Desperate Housewives

Season 2 Episode 7

Color and Light

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 13, 2005 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Gabrielle tries to revisit her past when old friends come to town, but doesn't want anyone to know that she's three months pregnant when getting dressed up. With the aftermath of her breakup with Mike, Susan finds temporary solace with her ex-husband Karl as his relationship with Edie hits a bump. Also, the Scavo family learns more about the new neighbors, the Harpers, when they babysit their children and uncover a sex tape of the couple. Lastly, Caleb gets loose from the basement and roams around Wisteria Lane at night, which leads to major consequences for one of the housewives.moreless

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Albert Garcia

Albert Garcia


Guest Star

Brecken Palmer

Brecken Palmer

Jimmy Harper

Guest Star

Larry Miller

Larry Miller

Leonard Harper

Guest Star

Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd

Dr. Goldfine

Recurring Role

Alec Mapa

Alec Mapa


Recurring Role

Alejandro Patino

Alejandro Patino


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Gabrielle goes out to ask for help with the dress we can see that the door after her changes suddenly. The first time the door stays open after she gets out, but after that we can see that the door is closed despite Gaby not being near to the door.

    • When Danielle moves to straighten the bath towel on the chair, you can clearly see that it's in place and doesn't need to be fixed. In the next cut (where she bends over to fix it), it has been moved and need to be fixed.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Gabrielle: Bree, my friends are models, they're never happy for anyone.

    • Mary Alice: Yes, cameras are tools designed to capture images. But in truth, they can capture so much more. They can uncover hidden longing of men who should no longer care. They can reveal the extraordinary secrets of the most ordinary marriages. Most amazing of all, cameras can quietly and clearly reveal to us our dreams. Dreams we didn't even know we had.

    • Mary Alice: Cameras are simple tools designed to capture images. Images that tell us more about ourselves than we realize. They remind us of the long journey we've taken. The loved ones who traveled alongside of us. Those we lost along the way. And those waiting for us on the road ahead.

    • Danielle: Looking for something?
      Matthew: Uh, yeah. Actually, I'm looking for you.
      Danielle: Me? You're looking for me?
      Matthew: Yeah. I've been thinking about you, and that time we met, I thought you were really cool.
      Danielle: So you came to ask me out? 'Cause I'll say yes.

    • Dr. Goldfine: So you agreed to marry him just to be polite?
      Bree: Well, obviously there's a down side to having good manners.

    • Gabrielle: Some of my model friends are coming down from New York on Friday so I have to look better than ever. I can't have them thinking I moved to the suburbs and I shop at strip malls.
      Vern: When they see this dress they will crumple to the floor like the Botox tags they are.

    • Edie: Susan. Why are you so eerily calm? Mike Delfino just dumped you. The Susan Mayer I know would be a blubbering mess right now. Oh, come on, trot her on out. She's fun to watch.

    • George: Bree, will you marry me?
      Bree: Uhh?
      George: I love you, and I think I know how you feel about me, so why wait?
      Bree: George, Rex hasn't even been dead for two months!
      George: Yes, but if this death has taught us anything is that life is short, it's dumb to play it safe. If we see a chance for happiness we should grab it and hold on tight.
      Bree: See I thought we were going to a yard sale!

    • (After Julie discovers her parents in bed together)
      Susan: I have a good explanation for all this.
      Julie: Doubt it.
      Susan: You probably don't know your father and Edie broke up last night.
      Julie: You slept with him the same night he broke up with her.
      Susan: I said it was a good explanation, not a great one.

    • Gabrielle: How do I look?
      Bree: Positively glowing.

    • Bree: True love is great, but at this point in my life, I'd rather go to the opera.

  • NOTES (5)


    • The original title "I Must Be Dreaming" is from a Stephen Sondheim musical "All That Glitters" that he wrote at age 18 under the tutelage of Oscar Hammerstein II.

    • Episode Title: The title comes from the song of the same name from the 1984 Sondheim musical "Sunday In The Park With George".