Desperate Housewives

Season 5 Episode 19

Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know (2)

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 19, 2009 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, there is a flat tire. Susan asks Mrs. McCluskey to fix it, because she doesn't know how to. But in "Every Day a Little Death", Susan fixes Edie's flat tire when they were going to the lake to remember Martha Huber and spread her ashes.

    • Goof: At the end of the episode when the camera pans across the Scavos' backyard there is a swing without any seat in it.

    • Goof: As Susan recalls her first meeting with Edie, the amount of her doughnut goes from less to more between shots.

    • Goof: When Bree is visiting her husband in prison the waiting room and the people in it changes. First there is another woman in with Bree and the signs on the wall are different. Later,there is an older man with a briefcase with repositioned signs. Then once again it changes back to the original scene.

  • Quotes

    • Susan: Oh, you met Ed?
      Edie: Oh, yeah. I've gotten to know him...quite well.
      Susan: Yeah?
      Edie: We're kinda...doin' it.
      Susan: Doing what?
      Edie: It.
      Susan: Ed is married!
      Edie: Yeah, I'm a naughty girl.
      Susan: No, you're being immoral! You're committing adultery!
      Edie: Actually, Ed's committing adultery. I'm just gettin' laid. You know...forget I ever mentioned it.
      Susan: I can't forget something like this. Helen is my very good friend.
      Edie: I thought you just said that she was...
      Susan: She is annoying and I hide when she knocks on my door, but she does not deserve for you to be wrecking her marriage.
      Edie: Where are you going?
      Susan: Home.
      Edie: Oh, so you're not gonna be my friend anymore?
      Susan: I don't think so.
      Edie: I thought you said you didn't like running!
      Susan: Well, that depends on what I'm running away from!

    • Edie: (voiceover) Two days after I kicked the proverbial bucket, my husband asked my neighbors to do me a favor. You could tell from the looks on their faces it wasn't something they...wanted to do, but...they agreed to do it, anyway. So the next day, they piled into a car with two thermoses filled with coffee, a basket filled with baked goods and an urn that was filled

    • (Katherine brings food to Lynette)
      Edie: Ugh! What is that?
      Katherine: It's a health shake of fermented brown rice, and for her entry, a salad of radish, burdock root and bok choy.
      Edie: Mmm. What's for dessert, waterboarding?

    • (Lynette opens the urn with Edie's ashes and looks inside)
      Lynette: Kinda looks like cat litter.
      Susan: Lynette, don't look at Edie.
      Lynette: Or what, I'll turn to stone? She's all rough and gritty.

    • Mrs. McCluskey: We still gotta figure out where we're gonna spread the ashes. Now, it's gonna be some place that was meaningful to Edie.
      Gabrielle: Well, Edie once told me she lost her virginity in a cow pasture. If we can find that exact field...
      Susan: ...We'd find a lot of traumatized cows.

    • Bree: (talking about Orson) So, you're not... trying to start up something?
      Edie: He's in jail. My boobs are impressive, but they can't bend iron bars.

    • Susan: Why don't we talk about Edie?
      Lynette: And say what?
      Susan: I don't know, but she is the reason we're on this trip. Uh, maybe we could share memories or tell stories.
      Lynette: Hmmm... Why don't you start with the time she tried to steal your comatose boyfriend? That was fun.
      Susan: Okay, I was thinking of stories that put Edie in a positive light.
      Gabrielle: And after that fives minutes is up, then what do we do?

    • Mrs. McCluskey: Bup, bup, bup. I believe I called shotgun.
      Susan: God, she is so good at that!
      Gabrielle: She should be. She's been doing it since she road shotgun on an actual stagecoach.

    • Edie: Well, well. What are you doing here?
      Bree: I wanted to see you.
      Edie: And you didn't bring muffins?!

    • Edie: (opening voiceover) So I'm driving my car the other night, and what do you think happens? I crashed into an utility pole. Then, to add insult to injury, I was electrocuted! What can I say? It was one of those days. All my neighbors heard it happen. So they quickly left their microwaved burritos, and their expensive jars of moisturizer, and their racy "Pay-per-view" movies, and they hurried outside, excited to see what all the ruckus was about. But then, when they saw it was me, this weird thing happened. For a moment, no one moved or said anything. They just stared. And then, without warning...
      Gabrielle: Oh, my God.
      Edie: (voiceover) All hell broke loose.
      Katherine: Does anybody know CPR?!
      Lee: (speaking on cellphone) There's been an accident.
      Mike: Edie! Can you hear me? Answer me!
      Edie: (voiceover) Yes. Everyone suddenly became very concerned, which was touching, but ultimately... pointless. Moments before the ambulance finally arrived, I heard someone whisper...
      Susan: Don't worry, Edie. You're gonna get through this. You're gonna be just fine.
      Edie: (voiceover) Susan Mayer...wrong again. Two seconds later, it happened. With all my neighbors surrounding me, I took my last breath. The good news? I died just like I lived, as the complete and utter center of attention.

    • Edie: (closing voiceover) And that is how Wisteria Lane came to be my final resting place. My ashes were spread over grass I had once walked on, beneath trees that had once given me shade, on top of roses I once admired and beside fences I once gossiped over. And after my friends had finished saying goodbye, a wind came along and took what was left of me into the air. As I looked down on the world, I began to let go of it. I let go of white picket fences, and cars in driveways, coffee cups and vacuum cleaners. I let go of all those things, which seem so ordinary, but when you put them together they make up a life. A life that really was one of a kind. I'll tell you something: it's not hard to die, when you know you have lived. And I did. Oh, how I lived!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: The title of this episode comes from the song "The Ladies Who Lunch", taken from the 1970 Stephen Sondheim musical, Company.

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