Desperate Housewives

Season 2 Episode 5

They Asked Me Why I Believe In You

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 23, 2005 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: An elderly woman is seen coming out of Ida Greenberg's house as if it were her own.

    • Goof: In a flashback one can see Lonny and Susan in her house's corridor before heading to the hospital. In the second season finale, however, we learn that Susan didn't move in to that house until after Julie was born.

    • Goof: When the attendant brings Rex's body to Bree, he dashes off because he "forgot some forms". He clearly does not activate the wheel brake on the gurney. However, when Bree tries to move the gurney a few moments later, she has to ask the detective to "be a dear" and release the wheel brake.

    • When Bree is storming through the cemetery with the girls behind her, Edie's hobbling desperately to keep up, a good piece behind the other women, on her crutches. Yet less than a minute later she's caught up to then, seemingly with no strain on her part.

  • Quotes

    • Bree: Well, I have some good news. The police have finally released Rex's body.
      Gabrielle: About time.
      Susan: You must be so relieved.
      Bree: You know, mostly I'm just annoyed that the whole thing happened in the first place. I mean, how in the world could anybody accuse me of murder?
      Edie: Well, you are wound pretty tight. (everyone looks at her) What? The supermom is always first to snap. They've done studies.

    • Susan: What would you do if this happened to you?
      Julie: See, this would never happen to me. This kind of thing only happens to you.

    • Mary Alice: Since her first day on the job, it had been clear to Lynette Scavo that her new boss, Nina, was unusually tense. To help relieve her tension Lynette tried giving her boss thoughtful gifts. A soothing wave machine, aromatherapy candles, even meditative Chi balls. But nothing seemed to ease Nina's tension. Until one day, when it occurred to Lynette there was one form of relaxation she had yet to try. And although it had come about in a unexpected manner, Nina's tension had finally been released, the old-fashioned way.

    • Mike: Susan, he committed a felony.
      Susan: Okay, who in this room has not committed a felony, raise your hand. Ah, ah, ah. Not so fast.

    • David: You want to know if I'm interested in sleeping with your wife. Well, the answer is yes.
      Gabrielle: Carlos, he's kidding. Tell him you're kidding.
      Carlos: Shut it.
      David: And clearly, Gabrielle is willful, self-centered and manipulative. She's also beautiful enough to be worth the trouble. So, the minute we leave this room I'm gonna aggressively pursue her. And when I succeed, which I will, we are gonna fly to my chateau in Germany and have dinner in a local bistro. They make the best racolin in all of Europe. We'll make love by the fire and afterwards a little midnight skiing. (to Gabrielle) You ski, don't you? You're athletic, you'll learn. (to Carlos) Anyway, all of this only happens if you fire me. If you keep me on, your wife's off-limits. I'd get disbarred for sleeping with a client's wife and nobody's worth that, not even her. That's my pitch. I'll let you think about it.

    • Bree: My husband, the man I spent my life with for eighteen years, died thinking that I murdered him!
      Susan: What?
      Bree: Yes, the cardiologist shared this moronic theory with Rex and Rex believed him!
      Gabrielle: Are you sure?
      Bree: Yes, because he left a note. And it said, and I quote, "Bree, I understand and I forgive you." I spent eighteen years of my life with this man. How could he not know me?
      Edie: Well, maybe he was forgiving you for something else.
      Bree: I have done nothing to be forgiven for! I was a fantastic wife! When he was sick, I nursed him. When we were low on money, I stayed within a budget. I cooked his meals, I mended his clothes. For the love of God, I used to check his back for acne. And that miserable son of a bitch has the nerve to understand and forgive me! Well, the joke's on him because I do not understand and I do not forgive!

    • Edie: (to Betty about the mailman) Well, he was great, but then he had this stroke, and now we're lucky if he doesn't drool all over the coupons.

    • Lonny: It's past noon, which means it's now socially acceptable to start drinking!

    • Mary Alice: (narrating) Everyone in the world needs someone they can depend on. Be they faithful friends (shot of Bree walking away from the gravesite with Susan, Gabrielle, Lynette, and Edie.) Determined advocates (shot of Carlos talking with his new lawyer.) Or a loving family (shot of Lynette coming home to Tom and Penny.) But occasionally in life, the people we thought would always be there for us leave (shot of Lonny eating pizza alone) And if that happens, it's amazing the lengths we'll go to get them back (shot of Paul looking at pictures of Mary Alice and Zach while he opens his mail.)

  • Notes

    • While at the bar with her annoying boss Lynette steals the show by dancing wildly to Boogie Shoes by KC and the Sunshine Band. Felicity Huffman has also danced to this song in an episode of Sports Night when the gang went back to the office to party after an awards show.

    • Although credited, Cody Kasch (Zach Young), Richard Burgi (Karl Mayer), Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew Van de Kamp), Joy Lauren (Danielle Van de Kamp), Brent Kinsman (Preston Scavo), Shane Kinsman (Porter Scavo), Zane Huett (Parker Scavo) and Roger Bart (George Williams) are absent from this episode.

  • Allusions

    • In the scene where Lynette (Felicity Huffman) decides to dance at the bar, the song she dances to is "Boogie Shoes" by KC and the Sunshine Band. In the episode of Sports Night "Dear Louise", Huffman's character Dana gets thrown out of a bar for dancing on a table, and proceeds to dance to "Boogie Shoes" in the Sports Night office.

    • Episode title: The name of this episode comes from a song in a very early Sondheim work called "I Believe in You" which was written for television in the 1950s, but was unproduced. The song has appeared on several Sondheim compilation albums.

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