Desperate Housewives

Season 5 Episode 24

If It's Only In Your Head (2)

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 17, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Bree tells Karl about Orson's shady blackmail scheme, and Karl finds a way to scare him off, but things backfire when Bree becomes upset with him and Orson still doesn't leave her. Tom learns he's been accepted in college after all, and Lynette worries her cancer might be back. Katherine and Mike head off to the airport to get married in Las Vegas afterwards. Ana Solis (Maiara Walsh), Carlos' niece, arrives on Wisteria Lane to stir up some trouble. Karen and her sister Roberta (guest star Lily Tomlin) break into Dave's home, and in the meantime Dave comes closer and closer to exacting his revenge schemes, and no one is safe.moreless

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  • The 5th Season Ends With Dave Taking Susan And MJ To A Fishing Trip, While Mike Finds Out About Dave's Plan. Does Dave Reach His Endgame?

    My favorite finale so far of the series (7 Finales). The finales of "Desperate Housewives" are always something special. The mysterys are solved in a very clever way and the cast is always at top form. Well this finale is no expection. This season's mystery has been predictable but it has been very entertaining from the very beginning. Casting Neal McDonough as Edie's new mysterious husband was a terrific move from the writers. No other man can do such role as well as he could. That aside, this finale is dramatic and heart-pounding. Mike found out about Dave's plans in a very clever way. The scenes with Dave, Susan and MJ are very good. In fact, they are even frightening. Seeing just Dave's plan unfold was awesome. My heart was racing from the very beginning of this episode and it sure ended in the same way. The conclusion to this "Dave" plot was AWESOME! It was plausible throughout and just plain entertaining. The group hug of the Delfino's was brilliant because it was emotional. Susan and Mike are ment for each other. James Denton and Teri Hatcher give their best performances in the series to date. This episode ends with a cliffhanger which is better than the previous season's cliffhanger.moreless
  • finale

    overall this was a pretty good finale we get to meet ana gabys niece i think gaby may have of met her match with ana im sure she will be casuing all sorts of troble next year

    bree and karl finally kiss this was so obviously going to happen im not sure that it is a good idea though the bree of the first season would never be attracted to a man like karl

    lynette discovers that she is preghany agian i mean come on cant the writers thing of anything better for her character

    susan and maynard are saved by mike and dave goes to a looney bin

    the cliifhanger this week was who has mike married katherine or susan im pretty sure it will be susan but if it is she is abit of a cow for marrying the man her best friend loves

    excited for next season and i hope itm improves on this season which has been average at bestmoreless
  • Interesting.

    First Lynette, she learns she's pregnant again. I would have thought that after three pregnancies, they would either be careful or would have gotten an operation. I wonder if they'll get one now.

    And Bree, I kinda find it interesting that she is hooking up with Karl, I wonder how Susan would react to that. I'm sure Karl will beg her for mercy if he tries to dump her. And Gabrielle, she's probably met her match in Anna or will have her hands full no doubt. I'm sure among the things that might happen will be the Scavo boys fighting ober her. And Susan, I hope she's not the bride. Cause is she is Katherine is going to raise hell. I like the banter between Susan and Mike as a divorced couple.moreless
  • Average ending, no life-changing cliffhanger...

    Season 3's cliffhanger remains one of the best to be honest. And last year's was really good, however this year's the writers were apparently on their own strike because this mystery should have been solved around midseason, maybe in February. In the meantime, Lynette is hilariously pregnant with twins - AGAIN! Bree appears to have started an affair with Karl, Gabrielle's niece moves to Wisteria Lane and is a complete b!tch, and Susan and MJ's lives are in grave danger at the hands of Dave...Now this part was very tense but the conclusion was unsatisfactory and the cliffhanger is frustratingly tantalising mainly so the Susan or Katherine for Mike lovetriangle will end because the writers have made Dana Delany a pathetic desperate shell of her character. What happened to Adam? Anyway, the worst finale DH have ever done and if you disagree, re-watch the other four!moreless
  • Bloody Hell! (part two)

    Well, what a great season finale! Very dramamtic, very tense and very emotional! But first...

    Lynette: Gosh I really didn't see that coming - she's pregnant? with twins? I wait to see the consequences of this revelation in season six...

    Gabby: I am surprised she didn't slap or kill Anna. I can see some very interesting and very juicy story lines coming up in the next series. Also, it appears she is turning Carlos against Gabby, which is bad.

    Bree: shocked that Karl had the nerve to do what he did, but was even more shocked when Bree accepted this and was happy to be juicy. Go Marcia Cross!

    But the whole Susan-Mike-MJ-Dave thing rocks! Very powerful and well acted by Teri Hatcher - especially the moment when she thought MJ was dead. And the ending... I reckon its Katherine, but who knows...moreless
Maiara Walsh

Maiara Walsh

Ana Solis

Guest Star

Marie Caldare

Marie Caldare

Lila Dash

Guest Star

George Wyner

George Wyner

Dr. Rushton

Guest Star

Mason Vale Cotton

Mason Vale Cotton

MJ Delfino

Recurring Role

Daniella Baltodano

Daniella Baltodano

Celia Solis

Recurring Role

Madison De La Garza

Madison De La Garza

Juanita Solis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Lynette holds up two fingers, Tom asks her if she is about to recite the "Girl Scout Oath". The "Girl Scout Promise and Law", as it is called, is recited with three fingers held up.

    • This is the second season finale episode in which Mary Alice doesn't appear, in which there is no mystery resolution, and in which no major character dies.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Dr. Rushton: I'm glad you came in. We've got your results back and the tests did pick something up.
      Lynette: So, it is the cancer. Oh God, I can't go through this again!
      Dr. Rushton: No, no, no. Nothing like that. You're pregnant.
      Lynette: Excuse me?
      Dr. Rushton: About six weeks or so.
      Lynette: Are you sure it's not cancer?

  • NOTES (5)


    • Episode Title: The episode title, "If It's Only In Your Head" is a lyric from the song "Putting It Together" from the 1984 musical Sunday in the Park with George. The full line is 'A vision's just a vision if it's only in your head. If no one gets to see it, it's as good as dead! It has to come to light." The line "A vision's just a vision", taken from the same lyric, was used as the title for another episode earlier this season.