Desperate Housewives

Season 2 Episode 6

I Wish I Could Forget You

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 06, 2005 on ABC
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Episode Summary

As Susan's mother (guest star Lesley Ann Warren as Sophie Bremmer) prepares herself for her wedding, Susan is happy to learn that Mike plans on eventually proposing to her. Her happiness quickly fades away when she realizes Paul Young has moved back to the street. In the meantime, Bree develops a psychossomatic allergy because of her love affair with George, and Lynette is teased at work for wearing non-brand and/or old suits. Lastly, Gabrielle realizes the attorney she hired, David Bradley (guest star Adrian Pasdar), is developing feelings for her.moreless

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  • Mmmmmm.

    So I only really had one thing to say, I actually thought it was a bit over the top the way both Mike and Susan reacted. Mike all of a sudden seems to want to move heaven and earth for Zach even though he's never really spoken to the kid. Susan tried to help him, after making it clear they should break up because she doesn't want Zach around, Mike kept pushing her for more than just friends (yeah she didn't really stop him that much) but when she agrees to help, yes she finds him and she does try to do the right thing. She feeds the kid who attacked her SEVERAL times. She asks him to come back and then he goes on a rant about Julie. Susan's most beloved 'thing' in her life. This kid set fire to her kitchen, held her hostage, freaked out in her kitchen and kind of stalked Julie who doesn't want him around... and he starts talking about her.. Susan didn't just give him money to disappear as it's made to sound. She gave him some money to find family! Yes not much better but not as bad as it sounds.

    I actually felt entirely for Susan here. She lied and deserved some sort of karma yes. But I thought Mike's reaction like she was the devil was entirely BS. He should be closer to Julie by this point, and he can't even accept that Zach is seriously troubled. instead he constantly humiliates Susan and acts like Susan should just forget everything he did. So yeah, I think while Susan deserved some sort of punishment, what happened making it look like Susan is the worst human being and screaming in the street.. was a bit over the top. She didn't do anything wrong to me. A kid who's nearly killed you, hurt you and your house multiple times and started talking about your child.. yeah I'd bloody send him away too! She could've just left him there.

    Anyway, sorry rant over. I like Susan a lot I guess. I find her very relatable, she is pretty and fun, but also a bit hopeless and feels more human out of all of them.moreless
  • Bree, oh Bree.

    Gabrielle's new lawyer takes a bullet for her, and then realizes he's inlove with her. Bree get's a rash at the mere thought of "cheating" on Rex. Lynette buys an expensive suit to make a point. Paul returns to Wisteria Lane, and causes havoc in Susan's life.

    This episode was a big step up in writing from the previous one, but I do have problems with it. First, some of the characters are just so annoying that it becomes quite difficult to view the show. These characters include, Susan's mother, George, Lynette's boss, and even Paul. Paul just feels so last season. I mean yes, it's admirable that the storylines are so connected, and no loose ends are left hanging, but they should have taken their time bringing him back. Mid season 2 would have been good. Also, where are the Applewhites? Isn't the season supposed to be about them? They didn't even make an appearance!

    As the show moves forward, the leading ladies keep proving tha their looks are not the sole contributor to them leading their roles. Last season Felecity Huffman stunned, and this season, Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross are really breaking into their roles.

  • good

    good episode this week the bree storlyine was certianly the best the week george is so creppy i just hope bree figerere out what he is really like before it is to late the lynette stuff was abit of a filler but it was entertaining, the gaby stuff was ok but not great as was the susan stoeryline, overall a good episode but the bree storyline kind of saved it for memoreless
  • I didn't think it was great.

    The episode starts with us seeing George's previous rejections. I really find him annoying as a character. Bree and George decided finally to sleep together, but this was prevented as each time they tried to, Bree would break out in hives after the constant thoughts of her deceased husband Rex. Gabrielle and her lawyer were boring once again. After an incident outside the courtroom involving an unhappy client, this resulted in a gun being fired, and Gabby's lawyer was left holding the gun once the lunatic had run away. Unfortunately the security guard thought he was the culprit and shot him. Actually I take that back, because it wasn't unfortunate, the only unfortunate thing was the he didn't die (as terrible as that sounds). Paul Young's return to Wisteria Lane was finally noted this week, and he made it known to all the residents. I was surprised that the police didn't launch some sort of investigation into the matter. Susan's mother dippy mother pays another visit, and while Susan tries on her wedding dress for her, Mike finally confronts her about Zach (after talking to Paul Young). This results in the two running out into the street and having a public break-up which was sad. I did however like the way all the housewives walked out into the street at the end. A nice, but sad ending.moreless
  • Perfect example why this show is so great

    Wow, what a classic episode, it had the right mix of creepy/dark and funny scenes. Lynette\\\'s storyline provided quite a few laughs, i love every moment with her boss Nina and how she manipulated Tom once again - she\\\'s quite the cunning woman. Plus she looked fabulous in that new suit.

    Gabrielle\\\'s still on her way to become an even stronger and more independent woman. The storyline with the lawyer had a nice twist to it, because the writers made us believe we got another John on the hand, but it seems like Gaby has learned her lesson. Now if they just could give her a small belly already, she's been pregnant for quite a while now.

    Bree decides to take her relationship with George one step further by sleeping with him, although she still feels married and must be riddled with guilt. I must say I find Bree the most complex housewife and the excellent Marcia Cross pulls her off flawlessly. I'm still not quite sure if George actually raped her - it was heavily hinted at, but ultimately left in the dark. I wouldn't put it past him as he gets creepier with every episode.

    Susan was her usual whacky, loveable self and I don't find her a least bit annoying, like quite a few other reviewers do. She provided us with one funny scene where all the neighbours pilgrimage to Mike's house in order to find out if Paul did actually kill Mrs Huber. A short appearance by Edie with one of the funniest lines of the episode ("What the hell have you been smoking Susan?") rounds this scene up nicely.

    And then came that powerful, sad ending scene, as past errors come to haunt Susan und Mike leaves her (for good?). Teri Hatcher's acting was really strong in this scene with her desperate screams and sobs. I really felt for Susan and even cried a little. Mike on the other hand, gorgeous as he might be, lost all my respect. After all he's the one with quite a few felonies to his name, but Susan was able to look past those and now he leaves her because she doesn't want that creepy kid around, who burnt her kitchen and held her hostage? I sincerely hope Mike'll have a change of heart and forgive her.

    So despite the sadly missing Applewhites, this episode showcased everything that I love about DH - hilarious dialogue, creepy secrets , dark doings and powerful drama. Go Girls!moreless
Scott Atkinson

Scott Atkinson

Policeman #1

Guest Star

Richard Jenik

Richard Jenik

Policeman #2

Guest Star

Julie Michaels

Julie Michaels

Slutty Woman

Guest Star

Joely Fisher

Joely Fisher

Nina Fletcher

Recurring Role

Lesley Ann Warren

Lesley Ann Warren

Sophie Bremmer

Recurring Role

Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd

Dr. Albert Goldfine

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Paul asks Susan: "Can I help you with those groceries?" which is the same exact line he asks Ms. Huber in Season 1 before he kills her.

    • Goof: When Paul is talking to Susan in her kitchen, he is holding the knife in different positions depending on the shots.

    • Goof: When Mike pulls into the driveway he's wearing his seatbelt in the truck and Susan pops up and starts questioning why he didn't tell the cops about Mrs. Huber. As the scene switches, he goes from having his seatbelt on to having it off without him ever taking it off.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • David: What the hell is this? I thought I told you to dress maternal.
      Gabrielle: Yes, you did, and I considered it for about a second.
      David: What happened?
      Gabrielle: David, I know you're the lawyer and all, but if you ask me, it's never a smart strategy to cover this up.
      David: We've got 40 minutes before the pre-trial hearing. Let's go home and get you changed.
      Gabrielle: What?!
      David: You want to get your husband out of jail? Got to dress like a pregnant, suffering wife, not the cover of Vogue.

    • Mary Alice: (narrating) Yes, every little girl dreams of a big white wedding. But some dreams just don't come true.

    • Mary Alice: (narrating) George Williams had never been lucky in love. It seems that the women he dated always invented reasons not to consummate their relationship. Sadly for George, it was one unoriginal excuse after another. But since he'd started seeing Bree Van de Kamp, George couldn't help but feel, his luck was about to change.

    • Bree: Paul, we've called the police.
      Paul: You didn't really need to do that.
      Gabrielle: We know what you did to Mrs. Huber.
      Paul: Wonderful. I see you've all turned into Susan while I've been gone.

    • George: What's wrong?
      Bree: I don't know. I felt something weird.
      George: Oh, that was my tongue. It extends farther than most. I should have warned you.

    • Susan: (to Mike about Paul) I just can't believe it. I mean, there he is, a murderer, just living right on our street and there's nothing we can do about it, because you're a convicted felon and I burned down that stupid house. It's not fair.

    • Paul: Anyway, here you go.
      Susan: Don't come near me.
      Paul: I'm just giving you back your pie filling.
      Susan: I don't want my pie filling.
      Paul: Oh, come on, just take it.
      Susan: No, stop! Put that pie filling down... slowly. I'm calling 911.

    • Ida: What's going on?
      Edie: Oh, Mayer thinks Paul Young murdered Martha Huber.
      Ida: Oh my God, I live right behind him.
      Alberta: I know, I gave him my keys so he could feed my cat.
      Edie: I win. I made out with him.

    • Edie: Well, someone might as well say it... Susan what the hell have you been smoking?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Although credited, Alfre Woodard (Betty Applewhite), Andrea Bowen (Julie Mayer), Cody Kasch (Zach Young), Richard Burgi (Karl Mayer), Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew Van de Kamp), Joy Lauren (Danielle Van de Kamp), Mehcad Brooks (Matthew Applewhite) and Page Kennedy (Caleb Applewhite) are absent from this episode.


    • Episode Title: The title of the episode, "I Wish I Could Forget You", is taken from a song in Stephen Sondheim's musical "Passion".