Desperate Housewives

Season 1 Episode 10

Come Back to Me

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 19, 2004 on ABC
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Uber mom Maisy Gibbons (guest star Sharon Lawrence) returns, and her secret life intersects with Bree's. Bree unleashes her inner "woman scorned" after Rex's sordid dabblings nearly kill him. Meanwhile Gabrielle's predicament worsens as she gets a taste of her own medicine, courtesy of Carlos' jailhouse confession. Susan plans to take her relationship with Mike to the next level, and Lynette, suspicious (and a little jealous) of her new nanny (guest star Marla Sokoloff), decides to secretly videotape her. Lastly, Susan betrays Julie by sending Zach Young back home to his father, who makes a startling admission of his own.moreless

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  • Bree has fire in her eyes...

    Rex is revealed to be having an S&M affair with a character we thought would only have one stand-alone arc with Lynette. Lynette sets up the nanny she so badly wanted. Gabrielle becomes a part of Carlos' conspiracy, and Julie is caught when Mike and Susan catch Zack.

    The highlight of the episode has to be the speech Bree made to Rex. How a calm and collected character like Bree can become a fiery force of nature is enthralling. My main concert with the episode is how storylines seem to drag. Lynette's nanny storyline is incredibly boring, and Zach was returned to Paul a little too soon. The storyline didn't move forward much, but this was another entertaining installment.moreless
  • great episode

    this was anotherr really gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood epiosopde frommmmmmmmmmmmmmm desperate housewives with some really great momenys and of corusejhd some really beg shock i loved the susan and mike stuff and julie hiding zach in her rooom was alsoo pretty funny this show is so good and so addictive its crazy desperate housewives is so addictive its like a drug
  • Sólo dos cosas salvan este episodio.

    La verdad es que el episodio en sí no genera tanta atención como otros lo pudieran hacer. Por un lado ver a Gabrielle perder la confianza en el buen actuar de Carlos es una desilusión terrible. Y por otro lado la excelente escena entre Bree y Rex en el hospital, después de él salir de la cirugia de corazón. Lo demás en el episodio es relleno, la desconfianza de Lynette y su nueva niñera, la desconfianza entre Susan, Julie, Zach y Mike. El episodio tiene un tema muy bueno, pero pudo haber sido explotado de otra manera, una en que hubiera sido más apasionante y un poco más adictivo.moreless
  • The trust...

    Lynette has a hard time trusting Claire and thinking that she can handle her boys and it ultimately leads her to by nanny cam and to see what is going on.

    Gabrielle moves all of her stuff from the house to keep it from the feds after her car has been taken from her but she finds out that Carlos is guilty after all after he tells her everthing.

    Bree finds out that Rex has strange sexual needs and that Maisy Gibbons fulfilled those needs. Rex has a heart attack and he survived the operation and Bree tells him that she will destroy him.

    Susan wants to seduce Mike but she finds out that Julie has been hiding Zach and she sends Zach back.

    Finally Edie wants to find out what happened to Martha...

    Another great installment.moreless
  • s&m on rex wow i thought was gd to put sometime like that in.

    well wat can i say S&M well nice lol dont ya think so but dus rex die im not sure. well wat can i say S&M well nice lol dont ya think so but dus rex die im not sure. well wat can i say S&M well nice lol dont ya think so but dus rex die im not sure. well wat can i say S&M well nice lol dont ya think so but dus rex die im not sure. well wat can i say S&M well nice lol dont ya think so but dus rex die im not sure. well wat can i say S&M well nice lol dont ya think so but dus rex die im not sure.moreless
Sharon Lawrence

Sharon Lawrence

Maisy Gibbons

Guest Star

Marla Sokoloff

Marla Sokoloff


Guest Star

Shawn Doyle

Shawn Doyle

Mr. Hartley

Guest Star

Lucille Soong

Lucille Soong

Yao Lin

Recurring Role

Brent Kinsman

Brent Kinsman

Preston Scavo

Recurring Role

Shane Kinsman

Shane Kinsman

Porter Scavo

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • When Susan borrows the candles off Julie, she takes three from her room, however later on when she returns them, she only places two on the side.

    • When Bree and Rex are fighting, she opens a door in the dinning room and screams "Andrew, Danielle..." After the door you can see a corridor despite the fact that we know for sure that after that door we should see the big room with the stairs and the door.

    • The song that plays while Susan gets ready for Mike is "Here I Am Baby" by Al Green.

    • After Bree tells Rex that she wants her revenge on him "to hurt as much as is humanly possible", she picks up her handbag and starts putting it on her right shoulder. However, in the very next shot, she puts it on her left shoulder instead.

    • Maisy's handcuffs are always on her left side - if it looks like they're on the right it's because of the mirror. However, after Rex chooses stilettos over boots, when Maisy goes to sit down there are no handcuffs in sight at all - they re-appear in the correct place when the camera cuts to a closer shot.

    • Even though it's just a short glimpse, it looks like it's all wet outside when Mike and Zach leaves Susans' house. The road has a darker color than when it's dry, because when Mike and Zach are going up to Zachs' house a minute later it's all sunny outside and the road has its "dry-color."

    • The cuffs do switch sides, but only once. When we see her tuck them into her bra, it appears to be the right side, but we are looking at her reflection, meaning it's actually the left side she's tucking them in to.

    • When Maisy calls the ambulance, you can still hear the dialing tone when she's talking.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Bree: Were you with a woman? Did you tell her that you have a wife or does that hinder your pick-up style?
      Rex: All right. Even if I was seeing someone, I have every right to. Exploring options is the whole point of being separated!
      Bree: Options?! I'm not a mutual fund, Rex.

    • Mary Alice: No one knew where Martha Huber was, and Edie Britt was starting to worry. Edie didn't like worrying. She felt it gave her wrinkles. So, out of concern for her face and Mrs. Huber, Edie decided to find out what was going on.

    • Mary Alice: Every morality play has its cast of characters. There is always an innocent victim...a deceitful villain...a prosecutor who seeks the truth...a magistrate that dispenses justice...and a lawyer who charges too much.

    • Mary Alice: To understand Maisy Gibbons, you first need to know how she spent her afternoons. Her mornings were spent running errands for her husband. Her evenings were spent washing dishes and helping with homework. But her afternoons, well, they were spent in the company of men. Frustrated. Misunderstood. Lonely men. Willing to pay money to feel a little less lonely. And Maisy Gibbons was willing to help them.

    • Paul: Sometimes it's not good to look back on the past.
      Zach: But I can't help it. These images just keep popping into my head.
      Paul: Well, then you've got to find a way to push them back out again.
      Zach: Okay.
      Paul: More potatoes?

    • Mary Alice: Trust is a fragile thing (shot of Gabrielle reading Carlos's passport.) Once earned, it affords us tremendous freedom (shot of Lynette watching Claire take her boys.) But once trust is lost, it can be impossible to recover (shot of Bree walking into a marriage lawyer's office.) Of course, the truth is, we never know who we can trust. Those we're closest to can betray us (shot of Susan and Julie.) Or total strangers can come to our rescue (shot of Paul watching Edie enter Martha's house.) In the end, most people decide to trust only themselves. It really is the simplest way to keep from getting burned. (Gabrielle burns Carlos's passport.)

    • Maisy: You're not going to tell a soul. Bree, you may hate me, but you'd hate the humiliation a lot more.
      Bree: Oh, I don't hate you, Maisy. I pity you.

    • Maisy: (to Rex) You know me. I'm just a romantic at heart. Scarves or cuffs?

    • Bree: (whispering) As of this moment, Rex, I am no longer your wife. I am going to go out, and find the most vindictive lawyer I can find, and together, we are going to eviscerate you. I'm going to take away your money, your family, and your dignity. Do you hear me?
      Rex: Bree...
      Bree: And I am so thrilled to know that you still love me. Because I want what's about to happen to hurt as much as humanly possible. I'm so glad you didn't die before I got a chance to tell you that.

    • Maisy: Oh, Bree. What a nice surprise. Would you like to come in?
      Bree: Well, that depends. Are you having an affair with my husband?

    • Gabrielle: (as her car is being impounded) You call this a paint job?! I don't wanna see it again till it's perfect!

    • Susan: (to Mike after she hits him) I'm so sorry... I thought there was someone in the house.
      Mike: So you took your clothes off?
      Susan: No. My clothes were already off. I was going to seduce you.
      Mike: Well, it didn't really work.

    • Bree: I'll tell you what: then why don't you just call up your mystery woman and invite her over. I'll pull out the sofa bed, you can take her right there! (she opens the room's door) Andrew, Danielle! Daddy's going to fornicate for us!

  • NOTES (2)

    • The December 19, 2004 edition of "The Fairview Herald" seen on the dining room table in Lynette's kitchen features an article entitled "Local Businessman Arrested" with the picture of Carlos on the front page. However, the headline of a more dominant article above is "Library in Need".

    • Although credited, Jesse Metcalfe (John Rowland) is absent from this episode.


    • Episode Title: The name of this episode comes from the song of the same name taken from the 1965 Broadway musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, by Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane.