Desperate Housewives

Season 3 Episode 21

Into The Woods

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 06, 2007 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Susan goes into the woods to try to find Mike. Gabrielle gets into an argument with a meter man who gives her a ticket. Victor is elected mayor, and Gabrielle goes back to teach the meter man a lesson. Edie's ex-husband comes back to collect Travers. Lynette realizes she has feelings for another man.moreless

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  • Season 3, Episode 21.

    Susan goes into the woods to try to find Mike. Gabrielle gets into an argument with a meter man who gives her a ticket. Victor is elected mayor, and Gabrielle goes back to teach the meter man a lesson. Edie's ex-husband comes back to collect Travers. Lynette realizes she has feelings for another man.

    Susan and Mike's relationship at the end of season 3 seems way too much like a fairy tale... Getting back together, the proposal, the wedding... Then she gets pregnant in season 4! I'm glad that they get divorced, just to add drama to their happy ending. Good episode, otherwise, though. I just wasn't crazy about Susan's plot.moreless
  • This is such a good show!!

    To be honest I love this show, season three is very good and i've really started to enjoy lynettees character! Glad she didn't have an affair and was happy that tom said he wouls stay with her anyway! Susan was very funny in the woods as you'd expect. Glad she and mike are back together. Gabby was very funny and at her best! Victor was an idiot! The best scene was lynette in the bathroom crying just great!! Such a great show can't wait for the finale but sad to see it end! This show gets better as it goes. I LOVE this show!!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • really good.

    lynette and rick are pushed even closer together when they are robbed. he soon confesses his feelings for her. tom finds out about there relationship and tells rick to quit. though, lynette fires him. it kinda felt weird that lynette thought she was doing it for herself, but really he would have quit anyway. susan goes into the woods, hence the title to find mike. she is paired with this tour guide who just does not get along with her. susan gets lost, but in the end, her and mike are reunited and get back together. just how it should be. also, gaby thinks marrying victor will give her a lot of power, so she goes up against a cop, which leads her to some interesting info about her soon to be husband. this was a very funny and good episode.moreless
  • Susan goes and finds Mike.

    This was one of the best episode the whole season! Lynette and Rick get robbed and also get closer. Tom finds out and doesn't like it all and tells Rick to quit his job. Gabby gets in a fight with a police officer that doesn't go well. Susan heads off to find Mike and later ditches the ranger and gets lost. Mike later finds her and they get back together. I was glad they got back because they do seem better then Ian even though I like Ian at the beginning. Lynette also fires Rick and then she moves on and Tom agrees to come back to work.moreless
  • An ordinary person is transformed into a victim.

    Scavo pizzeria is robbed and robbers close Lynette and Rick into a walk in freezer and Tom is asleep and they had to stay there all night. Tom becomes suspicious of Lynette and Rick and he wants Rick to quit and Rick tells Lynette that he has feelings for her and she tells him that she has nothing to offer because she is taken.

    Gabrielle goes into a fight with a police officer and now she thinks she can do whatever she wants because Victor is elected mayor.Because of the fight she discoveres the dark secret of Victor.

    Edie's ex husband drops by and he wants to take Travers and Carlos now doesn't want to see Edie anymore because the only thing he really loved was Travers and he will be seeing Edie once every week.

    Susan goes to the mountain to find Mike but gets into a fight with a guide and then gets lost all by herself but ultimately gets reunited with Mike.

    Loveable episode.moreless
Scott Atkinson

Scott Atkinson


Guest Star

Greg Evigan

Greg Evigan

Charles McLain

Guest Star

Todd Kimsey

Todd Kimsey

Ranger Thompson

Guest Star

John Slattery

John Slattery

Victor Lang

Recurring Role

Jason Gedrick

Jason Gedrick

Rick Coletti

Recurring Role

Alec Mapa

Alec Mapa


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Though Edie's ex husband is named "Charles McLain", his name is never mentioned in the episode.

    • Goof: When Lynette and Rick are thrown in the freezer she states that it is 42 degrees farenheit in there and that they will freeze to death. Still there comes no "smoke" from their breath and if you look closly on the shelves in the freezer you don't see any frost on the stuff there.

    • Goof: When Lynette is cleaning off the tables while talking to Rick at the pizzeria, she is using a plain white cloth to wipe off the leftover food at the bar and when she is done, we can clearly see her putting the white cloth inside the tray. The next shot when she is walking away from the bar, the cloth is hanging from the tray and it is now blue with white stripes. When they turn the camera to Rick again, we can see that the cloth is missing from the tray. After Lynette breaks the plate, the cloth is back in the shot again.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Ranger Thompson: I'm sorry, I just can't let you go up there...
      Susan: (interrupting) Can't? There is no "can't" in love. There is a man on that mountain that I intend to spend the rest of my life with and nothing is going to keep me from him! Not fate, not destiny and definitely not you!
      Ranger Thompson: To finish my thought ma'am, I can't let you go up there alone. You'll need a guide.
      Susan: Oh. Cool.

    • Rick: I'm staying as long as Lynette wants me there. And make no mistake. She wants me there.
      Tom: Oh, buddy. You're not thinking this thing through, because Lynette will never leave her family. So the best, and I mean the very best, that you can hope for is to catch her in a weak moment and leave a wound in her marriage that will take years to heal, but it will heal, because I will stand by her and I will love her just as hard as she hates herself for what she did. You still feel like sticking around?

    • Susan: Mike, I twisted my ankle.
      Mike: Good. 'Cause now I get to do this. (picks her up and kisses her)

    • Mary Alice: (narrating) Anyone can end up a victim. Injured by the actions of others. But whether the damage is inflicted by a cunning ex-wife, or a blow delivered by the object of our affection, the time comes when we must pick ourselves up and continue on our journey. And if we can't, then all we can pray for is a rescue.

    • Susan: (lost in the woods leaving Mike a voicemail) Hey, Mike. Um... Listen, I know your cellphone is off but I-- I wanted you to know that I followed you up to the Hotsprings and... and now I'm lost... you know, in the off chance that I get devoured by mountain lion I-- I just wanted you to know I love you. (starts crying) I've always loved you. And I don't want any more drama. And if you take me back I promise there won't be. Unless I get eaten by a mountain lion and you know that will be dramatic, but it won't be my fault. Anyway, I hope it's not too late but if it is I just-- I just want you to know that I am so so... (cell phone beeps for low battery and cuts off her call) ...sorry.

    • Vern: I can't believe one dress could cost so much.
      Gabrielle: Well, I want to look fabulous tonight when Victor's elected mayor.
      Vern: Yeah, but isn't it bad luck to buy a dress for a victory party before the election?
      Gabrielle: Vern, focus. It's never bad luck when I look fabulous.

    • Toni: Look... After hearing your whole history with Mike, it doesn't take a genius to figure out what the problem is.
      Susan: What is it?
      Toni: You. You don't wanna be happy. You're a drama junkie. When there is no drama, you create it. You sleep with your ex-husband, you cheat on a coma victim, and now you're hiking up a mountain after a guy who has no idea you're coming.

    • Toni: What are you doing?
      Susan: It's a face-mask, it's lavender and honey, you want some?
      Toni: Honey, huh? So you're in the middle of the woods getting ready to smear your face with bear-food?

    • Victor: Are you familiar with the quote "from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded"?
      Gabrielle: Um, doesn't ring a bell.
      Victor: From the Bible.
      Gabrielle: (laughing) That explains it.

    • Susan: Uh, can I get a map to the hot springs? I'm gonna hike up there.
      Ranger: No problem, you got gear?
      Susan: Yep.
      Ranger: That's not gear.
      Susan: Why not?
      Ranger: It's tiny ma'am, and pink.

  • NOTES (3)