Desperate Housewives

Season 2 Episode 7

Color and Light

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 13, 2005 on ABC
8.8
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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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  • good

    8.5
    this was a pretty goood episdoe of desperate housewives the gaby storyline was pretty funny with the whole dress stuff, im worried that she may have lost the baby though that would be a shame as it would be fun to see gaby with a baby, the susan storyline was pretty good i cnt believe she slept with karl!!! the lynette storyline was also pretty funny with the se tape haha, overall a good episode not great but goodmoreless
  • Susan and Mike decide to get married; the Scavos learn about the new neighbors; Gabrielle wants to reunite with her friends without anyone discovering she's pregnant; Caleb escapes from the basement.moreless

    10
    This episode is truly a series classic. It is very dramatic. It is so sad that Gabrielle lost the baby. Marc Cherry really goes out of his way for November Sweeps. Susan is engaged to Mike for one whole episode and it's already over. He calls off the engagement when he discovers she sent Zach to family members in Utah. Very amazing. Marc is very unique and talented. Especially when it comes to Desperate Housewives. In that same episode, which was deleted because the episode was too long, Susan wants a book published and is taken out by security. Marc Cherry is a godsend when it comes to creating dramatic television.moreless
  • Muchas veces seguir adelante es un camino muy dificil.

    9.6
    Que alivio ver en este episodio que Bree se está empezando a dar cuenta del error que puede ser una vida al lado de George, pero es triste verla resignada en una vida de salidas a la opera. Susan se debe sentir super bien al saber que Karl está con Edie porque no puede estar con ella (Susan) o bueno al menos yo lo estaria. Lynette sacrifica su descanso de fin de semana y gabrielle tiene un accidente el cual es posible la haga abortar, y para más drama el accidente ocurre cuando ella ya está más cómoda con la idea del embarazo.moreless
  • Susan and Mike decide to get married; the Scavos learn about the new neighbors; Gabrielle wants to reunite with her friends without anyone discovering she's pergnant; Caleb escapes from the basement.moreless

    10
    This episode is truly a series classic. It is very dramatic. It is so sad that Gabrielle lost the baby. Marc Cherry really goes out of his way for November Sweeps. Susan is engaged to Mike for one whole episode and it's already over. He calls off the engagement when he discovers she sent Zach to family members in Utah. Very amazing. Marc is very unique and talented. Especially when it comes to Desperate Housewives. In that same episode, which was deleted because the episode was too long, Susan wants a book published and is taken out by security. Marc Cherry is definately a godsend when it comes to creating dramatic television.moreless
  • Gabrielle panics when she finds Caleb in her closet and falls down the stairs, causing her to lose her baby. The Scavo’s befriend a couple who have a fetish for making sex tapes.moreless

    9.9
    This episode was so good! It was by far one of the best episodes of the series. It was both funny and heart-wrenching. I cried at the end when Gabrielle loses her baby and clasps her sonogram in her hands. It is the first time we see Gabrielle show deep emotion and is heartbreaking to see her suffering as she realizes how much she really loved her baby, now that it is gone. On a funnier note, the Scavo’s befriend a couple with sons of similar age to theirs, but things get awkward when they discover that the couple has a fetish for making home sex tapes. Lynette and Tom decide they are open-minded enough to handle the couple’s interest until they show off their sex room and offer to let Tom and Lynette use it to make a tape. Tom and Lynette’s faces were priceless—they looked so freaked out and uncomfortable!moreless
Albert Garcia

Albert Garcia

Luis

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

Vern

Recurring Role

Alejandro Patino

Alejandro Patino

Ralph

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • 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)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • 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".

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