Desperate Housewives

Season 3 Episode 2

It Takes Two

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 01, 2006 on ABC
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It's wedding day for Bree and Orson but things don't go quite as planned. Meanwhile, the body of a dead woman believed to be Orson's ex-wife is recovered, which interrupts the reception. Susan goes on a date with Ian, but trouble ensues when his in-laws show up at the restaurant. When Nora breaks up with her boyfriend, Lynette decide to hook up Nora with someone at Bree's wedding in a bid to keep a occupied and away from the Scavo house. After discovering him trying to break into her house, Edie lets her 18-year-old nephew Austin come live with her for some time, and Xiao-Mei goes into labor.moreless

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  • good episode

    this was another good episode from desperate housewives 3rd season, and a rather big episode aswell as bree marries orson, im sure something she will regret soon as we dont know exacly what orson is up to and if he even loves bree, the other storylines this week were also good, having susan gett iknvolved in the mystery was good it felt very season 1, the gaby and carlous stuff was pretty funny but it kinda felt abit like the writers jumped the shark having the baby be black and them not keeping it thats 3 times know thaat we though we would see gaby be a mother and hasnt bee, overall though this was another good episode from season 3moreless
  • Matrimonio, hijo nuevo.

    Susan sale por primera vez con Ian, y este le hace un desplante que muestra el miedo que le tiene a dejar ir la esperanza de que su esposa en algun momento salga del coma. La escena donde Susan le ruega a Mike que despierte y le prohiba salir con Ian es maravillosa, triste y me llevó al borde de las lagrimas.

    Mientras tanto el matrimonio de Bree se ve opacado por el pasado de orson, que llega, pero ella enamorada no lo ve pasar. Y descubrimos además como es el hijo de Gabrielle y Carlos, hubiera deseado que hubieran dejado seguir la trama con un hijo abordo, mientras la insufrible de Norah sigue haciendo de las suyas en la casa Scavo (espero que pronto Lynette entre en un problema emocional y sicologico y asesine a Norah, jejeje)moreless
  • Bree and Orson wed; Lynnette tries to hook Nora up with someone at Bree's wedding; Susan tries to break-up with Ian; Edie's nephew comes to live with her; Xiao-Mei goes into labor; and a body is found, believed to be Alma.moreless

    This episode was a perfect installment to the third season of Desperate Housewives. It was very dramatic. I can't believe the Solis' lost another baby. That was the third they would've had. Bree adds more drama to her life and marries a suspected killer. Susan feels as if she cheated on Mike and attempts to break up with Ian, but she can't. Lynnette is tired of Nora hanging around her family and hooks her up with Carlos, which infuriates Gabrielle. Edie's trouble-making nephew comes to live with her. This episode was perfect. This is definitely one of the best episodes of the series.moreless
  • Weddings & newborns!

    It was Bree and Orson Hodge's wedding !!! Wow wat a quick engagement that was within a week haha. But weddings dont go down nicely in dramas... The girls cornered Bree before the wedding to warn her about Orson ! So being Bree, she asked him when they had already started the wedding LOL, of course he denies it, but bet she still has doubts !, At the end a cop came to the reception,and made them identify the body that was found ! It wasn't Orson's wife.. Or was it?? He said Tu me manques, Monique" ("I Miss You Monique"). Scandalous !

    Gabby is still fighting with Carlos. She agrees for him to go to Bree's wedding though, but as her guest not date lol. She starts flirting with a waiter ( well she pays him $100 as hes gay haha ), However he gets on with Tom's ex, and of course Gabby gets jealous ! They start fighting again over his Grandma's necklace, but Xiao Ming interrupts them and her water breaks on the dance floor !!!.. So they rush to the hospital and she gives birth to a black baby?? So of course Gabby gets all angry with the fertility doctor ! Aww I guess all their baby plans have gone now??.. :( I hope they work things out !

    Susan gets into a spot of bother again. She agrees to go out with the guy she met at the hosptial, Ian. But of course his wifes parents are dining there also ! So he says that Susan is one of the brain surgeons LOL.. and of course they had to ask her a technical Q ! Lucky for Susan she's an artist so she gets her way by trying to draw a brain diagram ! At the wedding they both talk to each other while supposedlly saying a speech to the happy couple. In the end she agrees to date him?! What about Mike !!!!!!!!!!! Susan also tracks down Orson's ex neighbour and tries to get info of her if he killed his wife ! Edie's nephew Austin comes to stay ! Of course he meets Julie Meyer haha. She was being a dork studying and his music was too loud, well you can guess the rest.. hmm wonder if they have relations coming up haha, wonder what Edie and Susan will say about that !

    Lynette is still having a hard time with Nona. She cried on her shoulder as she broke up with her bikey bf, and wanted to stay the night at Lynettes !. As said earlier, Lynette got busted by Gabby for hooking up Nona with Carlos !moreless
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Rick Fitts

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Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson

Detective Ridley

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Dakin Matthews

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Carlos and Gabby are fighting over the pearl necklace, it breaks.
      Real pearl necklaces -- and as Carlos said the necklace has been in his family for years, we can assume they are real -- don't fall apart when they break as there is a tiny knot after every pearl. This is done to make sure you don't lose all the pearls in case the necklace breaks.

    • While preparing for Bree's wedding, Susan is seen wearing full hair curlers for the entire day, although at the wedding, her hair is straight without a single curl.

    • After Xiao-Mei gives birth to the Solis baby, you can still see her 'baby-bump' has not reduced in size.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • (Edie is about to give Austin a can of beer)
      Edie: Oh, wait. You're 18, right?
      Austin: Well, that's what my ID says.
      Edie: Yeah. Mine too.

    • Mary Alice: Have you met the perfect couple? The two soulmates, whose love never dies? The two lovers, whose relationship is never threatened? The husband and wife, who trust each other completely? If you haven't met the perfect couple, let me introduce you. They stand atop a layer of butter-cream frosting. The secret of their success? Well, for starters, they don't have to look at each other.

    • (Susan and Ian go out to dinner, but run into Ian's in-laws, Susan is put in an awkward position of explaining their daughter's condition because Ian referred to her as 'Dr Susan Mayer')
      Ian: Uh, let's give Dr. Mayer the night off, she was in surgery for 10 hours today performing a Craniotomy.
      Reneé: That's exactly the proceedure Jane had, how'd it go?
      Susan: Uh.., well...! I hear my, my phone vibrating! (into phone) um, hello? uh, Dr Mayer. Yea-what? you say that his brain, shut off? Oh, I'll be, right there, um, Stat! (to everyone else) I'm sorry, duty calls.
      (Susan then grabs a glass of wine on her way out and skulls the contents as she goes)

    • (Carlos and Gabby are at the Divorce Mediators, having an argument over whom parts with what)
      Gabrielle: (slaps Carlos' hand) Stop eating my fries!
      Carlos: I'm hungry.
      Gabrielle: You know what? The doctor said, (to the mediator) You should see his cholesterol, this man bleeds bacon grease.
      Mediator: Enough! You two are going to have to find a way to deal with each other, because you are about to bring a child into this world and divorced or not? Once that child arrives, you will be bound together for as long as you live.
      Gabrielle: Well in that case, (to Carlos) have some more fries.

    • (In the bride's room, after Susan, Lynette and Gabrielle shared their concerns - regarding Orson - with Bree)
      Bree: He did not hack her up and dissolve the pieces in acid!
      Gabrielle: I said it was a theory.
      Lynette: The point is, Alma disappeared under very suspicious circumstances.
      Bree: I don't have time for this. I'm getting married now.
      Susan: This is your day. You can push the ceremony back an hour. Now get that detective on the phone, talk things out with Orson.
      Bree: I can't talk to Orson. It's bad luck for the groom to see
      the bride before the wedding.
      Lynette: You know what's really bad luck? Marrying a wife-killer.

    • Orson: (to dead body) "Tu me manques, Monique" ("I Miss You Monique").

    • Gabrielle: You screw up our lives and the only thing you can say is "that's the way the cookie crumbles"?

    • Carlos: Hey, are there any decent, single women at this wedding?
      Waiter: Not that I have seen it.
      Lynette: Hey, Carlos. You should come over to our table, that's where all the hotties are.

    • Nora: I don't know what idiot stuck me at that table but every guy over there is a boring stiff!
      Lynette: All of them? What about Jerry? Jerry's fun!
      Nora: You mean Mr Fatty-Hair Plug? Oh yeah, he's a blast!
      Lynette: How about Steve? You know what, I hear his family has money!
      Nora: Well maybe they could all chip in and buy him some deodorant! I'm through with those losers, I'm gonna stay right here with you!

    • Gabrielle: Hey, you are supposed to be on bed rest!
      Xiao-Mei: I'm bored!
      Gabrielle: Well, why don't you try putting on a pair of pants? That should kill a couple of hours.

    • (Susan, Lynette and Gabrielle are discussing if Bree is making the worst mistake of her life by marrying Orson. Bree enters the room...)
      Bree: And what mistake would that be?
      Mary-Alice: Yes, a bridesmaid can question many of the brides choices...
      Susan: These dresses are hideous.
      Mary Alice: ... but the groom is not one of them.

    • Orson (after seeing the death body): "Tu me manques, Monique"
      ("I miss you Monique" in French)

  • NOTES (5)


    • Episode Title: "It Takes Two" is a song from the 1987 Stephen Sondheim Musical "Into the Woods". On a different note, it is also the title of a song from "Hairspray" sung by Link Larkin.