Katherine can't keep herself from thinking about her dark past and the secrets she's been keeping and the horrors she's been running from. However, her daughter Dylan is more than determined to find out the truth, so she goes to the one source she can trust: her stepfather Adam (guest star Nathan Fillion). In the meantime, the women of Wisteria Lane learn about the Mayfairs' separation, and try to comfort Katherine. Susan receives a visit by her cousin Tim (guest star Chris Carmach), who came to help her with her taxes while Mike is in rehab, and she worries that Tim might be interested in Dylan. Lynette has a sudden realization that she has a lot to thank for, which is why she decides to become more devoted to God, but when Bree tries to help her friend choose a religion things don't go as expected. Meanwhile, Gabrielle decides to remarry Carlos, but Edie tells her the unpleasant truth about his condition.moreless
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(Bree and Orson are coming downstairs)
Tim: You guys are out of here?
Bree: Yes, I'm gonna run some errands and Orson is taking Benjamin to the park.
Orson: Actually, I thought I might take him to the museum. You know how much Benjamin loves Matisse.
Bree: Benjamin doesn't love Matisse, he loves purple. Please, stop trying to turn our son into an intellectual.
(she kisses Orson goodbye and leaves)Orson: If you saw how her first two turned out, you would understand how important it is to me to fight the Van de Kamp DNA.
(Susan and Julie are visiting Mike at rehab)
Julie: How's your occupational therapy going? Do they still have you scrubbing pots in the kitchen?
Mike: Oh, no. Once they found out I'm a professional plumber I got promoted to scrubbing toilets.
Susan: Well, maybe you won't mind doing a little scrubbing when you come home next week.
Mike: Actually, the doctors kinda frown on that. They encourage us to leave that sort of stuff behind.
Susan: It doesn't have to be toilets. I mean it could be sinks, bathtubs.
Mike: You're making me wanna use, Susan. (turns to Julie) This junkie thing is awesome.
Susan: Oh, I forgot. Tim has some questions about the taxes. Do you mind talking to him?
Mike: No, I don't mind. Though I can't believe he'd have any trouble with your cookie tin filing system.
Carlos: Dammit! What the hell is going on?!
Gabrielle: I'll tell you what's going on! In three months! Four, tops!!
Gabrielle: Uh-oh is right, you blind bastard!
Carlos: Ow! All right, I'm sorry! I shouldn't have lied!
Gabrielle: Oh, no, no. I think it was a fantastic plan. I mean there's no way I ever would've figured out that I was married to a permanently blind guy!
Carlos: Ow! All right, I just thought that by the time you did, you'd be used to the idea and maybe then you wouldn't leave me!
Gabrielle: Leave you?! Why would I leave you? Do you really think I'm that shallow?
Lynette: (to Reverend Sikes, at church) The reason why I am asking you this is because there are wars all over the world, and it seems like every month some dumbass walks into a school and starts shooting children. So I'm thinking, God's love, I'm not so sure.
Orson: (to Bree) Did she just say dumbass?
Edie: Hey, Gaby. I heard you and Carlos got married yesterday. I guess this means you win.
Gabrielle: Oh, Edie, it wasn't a competition. But yeah, I guess I did.
Edie: Yeah...but I think it's all for the best. I mean, after all, I've could've never been the hero that you are about to be.
Gabrielle: Hero? Why am I a hero?
Edie: Committing your life to a man who's blind? My God, you're gonna have to do everything for him. Dress him, shave him, lead him to the bathroom, pray that his aim is half-way decent.
Gabrielle: It's not a big deal. Carlos is gonna get his sight back in three months, four, tops.
Edie: Is that what he told you? You poor gullible fool.
Gabrielle: What are you talking about?
Edie: Well, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but I talked to the nurse and she said that his condition is... oh, what's the word? Um... oh, yeah. Permanent.
Gabrielle: I don't believe you.
Edie: Call the doctor, if you'd like. And apparently, he was begging Carlos to tell you.
Gabrielle: No. No, no, no. This can't be true.
Edie: Look on the bright side. Women who are married to blind guys don't have to worry about makeup or getting fat...Are you sure you didn't already know about this?
Gabrielle: OK, I'm calling Dr. Dunlap.
Edie: You do that. Oh, and by the way, congrats on your big win!
Porter: I know about Jesus!
Tom: (to Lynette) See?
Porter: He's the guy who helps Santa.
Mary Alice: Faith is a belief in something that cannot be proven. So we trust in the words of the only father we've ever known (Shot of Dylan walking out of Adam's hotel room, she and Adam hug). We believe the promises of the woman who shares our bed (Shot of Carlos in bed, with Gabby sleeping on his arm). We rely on the example of dear friends who help us to be better people (Shot of Lynette and Bree going through the Bible and talking). Yes, we all want to believe in those we're closest to (Shot of Susan taking out the trash and putting it in the trashcan). But where there is doubt (Susan sees Katherine from across the street who's doing the same), our faith begins to vanish (Katherine sees Susan, smiles and waves), and fear rushes in to take its place (Susan smiles and waves back).
(Susan walks in on Tim in bed with Katherine.)
Susan: What the hell is going on here?!
Katherine: Susan, I'm so sorry.
Susan: No, Katherine. I know what you've been going through emotionally, so you don't have to apologize, (grossed out) and by the way your breast is out!
Katherine: Oh! That.(giggles and covers up)
Susan: (to Tim) You, on the other hand...
Tim: I know. I know...
Susan: I don't understand you. Is this something you do? You worm your way into a neighborhood with the promise of free tax preparation and then you jump on the nearest middle-aged divorcée?!
Tim: It's not like that. She came over for some drinks and we got to talk and started reminiscing and...all these old feelings came rushing back!
Susan: Oh, nice try Timmy. Like I'm really going to believe that. Shame on you, just...shame!
(Susan walks away and just as she closes the door behind her, she comes back again.)
Susan: (to Tim) What do you mean "old feelings"?
(Tim and Katherine get confused. They look at each other, Katherine tries to close the subject.)
Katherine: Do we really need to get into this?
Susan: What do you have to reminisce about? He was here for a week when he was 16. What could you two have even... Oh, my God, you slept together!
Katherine: Okay, before you get some sordid image in your head...
Tim: (proudly) She stole my virginity!
Katherine: Do you have to say it like that?
Tim: That's how I said it to every single guy at Band camp!
Susan: (points at Katherine) Shame on you! His mother trusted me to take care of him and you swoop in...like some...swooping sex-craved, oh, for God's sake, Tim, pull up the blanket!
Tim: You can't blame it on Katherine. I knew exactly what I was doing.
Susan: I don't wanna hear this. I'm done with both of you. Anybody needs me, I'll be at the mall, (points at the bed) buying sheets!
(Susan hears a female voice laughing on the phone while talking to Tim.)
Susan: (hangs up while freaking out) I've gotta go!
Mike: What? You just got here.
Susan: I know. But this visit was really more for Julie.
Julie: (scuffs) For me?
Susan: Yeah. You're going to college soon and I want him to tell you about the dangers of drugs! (to Mike) Scare her straight Mike! (she rushes to the door, leaving Mike and Julie confused)
Edie: (to the nurse) Hey, you! Do you know how long it's gonna be until Carlos gets his sight back because I have a two-word sentence I'd like to say to him and there's a hand gesture that goes along with it!
(Susan runs through the house to find Tim)
Susan: (as she opens the door) Get off that poor girl right now!
(Tim gets up and Katherine is beneath him)
Tim: I finished your taxes.
Gabrielle: (to Carlos) To avoid future confusion, I love you, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.
Gabrielle: I'll tell you what's wrong in (mimicking Carlos) "three months, four tops."
Gabrielle: Uh-oh's right, you blind bastard.
Edie: (to Carlos) You son of a bitch! I gave you my heart and all you could give me was fake jewelry?!
Carlos: Edie, I'm sorry! It's just that I never thought you'd find out until it was too late!
Edie: I just spat on one of your Jell-O cubes. Happy hunting.
Bree: Oh Lynette hi, you look pretty what are you all dressed up for?
Lynette: Well, I decided I should go to church today.
(Bree and Orson look shocked)
Lynette: Yeah, Tom said the same thing, anyway since your the most religious person I know I was wondering if you would take us to your church?
Bree: I would love that! We're leaving right now, you can follow us.
Lynette: Great, just give me a sec to sell Tom on the idea, you know he was raised Catholic.
Bree: Oh don't go Catholic, all that standing and kneeling and genuflecting, I go to worship not to work out.
Katherine: Ah, so word is out that Adam's left me, and you thought that muffins and jam would help me pick up the pieces.
Susan: The jam was Bree's idea.
Susan: I wanted to bring flowers and I was shot down, that's all I'm saying.
Lynette: Katherine, we didn't come here to upset you.
Gabrielle: No, we thought that you just might need someone to talk to.
Katherine: No, you just thought you'd get the juicy details.
Lynette: No, we came here we wanted to help you. To fix you lunch, or clean your house.
(They look around and see Katherine's house is spotless.)
Lynette: Or offer up our own houses for you to clean, if that's your thing...
Gabrielle: Oh shoot, did I miss mass? Was it at nine?
Father Crowley: Yes, Gabrielle, nine o'clock mass is still at nine o'clock.
Gabrielle: Oh, that's good to know. Uh, Father, can I talk to you?
Father Crowley: Of course, I've actually been expecting you to come by.
Father Crowley: Well, I thought you might need some comforting after your husband's death.
Gabrielle: Oh, that! Yeah, I was a little blue. But the good news is I've bounced back!
Father Crowley: Really?
Gabrielle: Okay, this may come as a little shock to you, but guess who's getting married again!
Gabrielle: And I was thinking maybe you could perform the ceremony!
(another long pause)
Gabrielle: Is Tuesday good for you?!
Father Crowley: Uh, Victor's only been dead two weeks.
Gabrielle: Yeah, I know, but I'm no good single. Honestly, I don't know how you do it.
Father Crowley: Well who is this man? Did you just meet him?
Gabrielle: No! No no no... it's Carlos.
Father Crowley: Carlos?! I didn't know you two were even speaking.
Gabrielle: Oh yeah, we bumped into each other a few months ago and we just fell in love all over again.
Father Crowley: A few months ago? But you were married six months ago.
Gabrielle: Boy, you're just determined to make this awkward, aren't ya!
Father Crowley: Oh, Gabrielle...
Gabrielle: Okay, look, in the eyes of the church Carlos and I were never divorced. Technically the affair was with Victor... and God smoked him! So we're good?
(Father Crowley frowns)
Gabrielle: Yes, I've been a bad Catholic, enough with the guilt thing, are you going to marry us or not?
Father Crowley: Fine, as long as you promise to stay married to Carlos for the rest of your life.
(Gabrielle begins to walk away, but then turns around)
Gabrielle: But if I don't, I promise you I will change religions!
Father Crowley: Thank you.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Nedělní ráno (Sunday Morning)
Slovakia: Nedeľa (Sunday)
Ricardo Antonio Chavira submitted this episode for consideration of his work in the category of "Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series" for the 2008 Emmy Awards. Lyndsy Fonseca also submitted this episode for consideration in the category of "Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series" for the same awards.
This was the first episode written since the 2007 - 2008 Writers Guild of America strike that crippled most of the television industry. The strike started on November 5th 2007 and nearly all writers were forced not to write any new scripts. However on February 12th 2008 a tentative 3-year agreement was reached and writers got back to work.
Episode Title: The title "Sunday" comes from a song in the 1984 Stephen Sondheim musical Sunday In The Park With George.
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