Desperate Housewives

Season 2 Episode 12

We're Gonna Be All Right

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 15, 2006 on ABC
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Episode Summary

After a number of bad dates, Susan finally meets Dr. Right. Susan flirts with a handsome doctor, but they accidentally headbutt. Meanwhile, some old pictures of Gabrielle turn up on the Internet. Tom is alarmed when his kids come down with chicken pox -- because he’s never had it. Bree gets arrested. Lastly, after months of silence, Noah Taylor contacts Mike Delfino.moreless

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  • good

    this was a pretty good episode of housewives but not brilliant but that seems to be the trend of this season the susan storyline was fairly weak im getting abit tired of susan's tortued love life im not intrested in this doctor as we all now she is going to end up withj mike in the end the lynette and tom stuff was ok but once agian just filler the bree storyline was by far the best this week as it has been nearly every week this season i liked her scenes with betty and im glad that the betty storyline seems to be getting abit juicermoreless
  • Season 2, Episode 12.

    I liked this episode! At a blood drive, Zack finds out that he has the same blood type as Mike! Betty reveals she is leaving because "her mother is ill." I can't believe Bree fell for it. Unless she really didn't... Lynette must take off from work to take care of her kids who have chicken pox. Haha, Tom was so cranky when he had strep throat that he and Lynette were in marriage counseling. Gabby's gardener Ralph finds nude pictures of Gabby on the internet! He wanted her to sign it. LMAO that was awesome! I liked when Mike lied to Noah. The episode was definitely entertaining. =]moreless
  • Un capitulo divertido que hacia falta en la historia.

    La nueva ilusión de Susan es un tipo muy lindo que puede reeemplazar fácilmente a Mike, así tenga muchos años menos que ella. Definitivamente comprobé que Gabrielle en el fondo es una mujer que necesita un hombre que la protega y sentirse segura. Bree sigue lidiando con ser la mujer de la casa y se empieza a embarcar en el mundo de la bebida, pero de paso le hace un muy buen comentario a Betty, la cual la deja pensando sobre lo seguro que puede ser para los Applewhite seguir viviendo en Wisteria Lane. Lynette entiende que su marido también tiene miedos irracionales y los enfrenta.moreless
  • Bland, but watchable


    Susan ends up going on a blind date with a weird guy who makes stupid jokes. The date is not going well, but to make matters worse, Susan accidentally head butts him. So of course she has to take him to the emergency room where she meets Dr. Ron and instantly falls for him when he helps her end her awful date. Some old pictures of Gabby turn up on the internet, and are brought to her by her gardener. She is upset when Carlos won't defend her honour, but eventually he ends up throwing the guy who posted the pictures through a window, much to Gabby's pleasure. Tom is worried when the kids get chicken pox, because he has never had them before, and he asks Lynette to look after them. Lynette asks Tom to get a vasectomy. Susan wants to see Dr. Ron again, so she lies about her symptoms, and ends up being made to have a cat scan she doesn't really need. Bree goes on a date with the Inspector from Rex's case, to find out some more information about the Applewhite's, but he is hurt when he finds out why she went out with him. Bree has a few too many glasses of wine and ends up getting arrested by the same Inspector on her way home. Later he feels bad about the situation and gives her a call with some information.moreless
  • As usual a great installment

    As Lynnette and Tom test their marriage when Tom says that he wants options for if he wanted to start another family, Gabby and Carlos test theirs.

    Carlos caves in to his aggression when Gabby's ex- boyfriend says that she isn't pretty enough for the internet. Is the old Carlos coming back?

    Bree is arrested by a police officer she was going on a date with. Is it her perfume that attracts such crazy men?

    Betty Applewhite wants to move. Will she leave Wisteria lane for good? Something is bound to happen before she leaves.moreless
Robert Cicchini

Robert Cicchini

Scott Tollman

Guest Star

Albert Garcia

Albert Garcia


Guest Star

Greg Germann

Greg Germann

Jim Halverson

Guest Star

Jay Harrington

Jay Harrington

Dr. Ron McCready

Recurring Role

Kurt Fuller

Kurt Fuller

Detective Barton

Recurring Role

Alejandro Patino

Alejandro Patino


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Bree and Det. Barton are paying the bill, we see Det. Barton take a cash note out of his wallet and put it on the table. When the camera switches to Bree, he's shown doing that again.

    • When Bree gets into the house with the bags, you can hear glass clinking inside the bags, but when she gets things out of the bags you cannot see anything with glass.

    • For Susan's symptoms she would need an MRI of the brain. However her head was not placed in the proper equipment and she was allowed to move her head while she was talking. Also, how did the doctor see a Floating Spleen in a MRI of the brain?

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Detective Barton: Bree. I have to say, I was very pleased to get your call. I mean. I'm surprisd you want to have anything to do with me, given our recent history.
      Bree:Oh you mean, you having suspected me of murdering my husband? Detective, that is all water under the bridge now.

    • Tom: I'm serious, Lynette. I don't make the money around here anymore. I don't provide for you and the kids. And I wasn't gonna let them snip out the last thing that makes me a man. (referring to a vasectomy)
      Lynette: Staying home and taking care of the kids doesn't make you less of a man. That's crazy.
      Tom: You expect me to calm your irrational fears. I expect you to calm mine.
      Lynette: You're you saying you're unhappy?
      Tom: A little bit, yeah.
      Lynette: Well, what we gonna do about that?
      Tom: I don't know.
      Lynette: Well, can't we just---?
      Tom: No, Lynette. I don't know.

    • Susan: Maybe we could go out sometime.
      Dr. Ron: (pauses, gestures...) Do you like sushi?
      Susan: I love sushi. I'm available tomorrow night...
      Dr. Ron: No, no, no... tomorrow's no good - I'll still be angry. I should be cooled down by Friday.

    • Dr. Ron: So, so... I was up all night, worried sick, digging through medical books trying to figure out some mysterious disease that doesn't really exist?
      Susan: Really? You were up all night?
      Dr. Ron: Yes! I don't enjoy telling people I think they're going to die! Especially not people I like!
      Susan: You like me?
      Dr. Ron: Yes!

    • Tom: (to Lynette) Hey, honey - good news! I checked on Penny and she didn't scream. I think she's getting used to the mask.

    • Carlos: I'm sorry, but this is your mistake. You're going to have to fix it yourself.
      Gabrielle: And I would love to, but I have the upper body strength of a kitten. I need a brute!

    • Lynette: So, you're saying if I died, you would want a second wife, and a family?
      Tom: Maybe...
      Lynette: I can't believe you've actually thought about this!
      Tom: Haven't you?
      Lynette: Thought about who'd I'm marry if you died? Hmm.... NO!
      Tom: It's a backup plan, I'm not going to use it!

    • Lynette: It's not the Ebola virus, it's chicken pox! You are being a baby!
      Tom: Yes, I am, and if you think I'm being a baby now, do I need to remind you what I'm like when I'm sick? Remember that time I had strep throat? We wound up in marriage counselling.
      Lynette: I'll call the office.
      Tom: Thanks, honey.

    • Julie: Mom, you're hot, and funny, and nice, and clearly desperate - and guys are into that. Play to your strengths.

    • Mary Alice:(narrating) Illnesses can take on many forms. Those of the body are easy to treat. (shot of Lynette treating one of her chicken-pox infested sons) Much more difficult are the hidden maladies that fester in our hearts. (Camera pans to Tom, who is away from his kids.) The secret addictions that consume our souls. (Shot of Ralph looking at Internet pornography) And the diseases we deny that affect our judgment. (Shot of Bree drinking a glass of wine on her porch) To survive, we need to find that special someone who can heal us. (Shot of Susan meeting Dr. Ron, giving him a muffin basket) But we can never predict who will ahve the cure for what ails us (Shot of Noah talking in bed as a nurse attends to him.) Or when they'll show up. (The nurse turns out to be Felicia Tillman.)

    • Edie: (referring to Betty's friendliness) I don't trust friendly women.
      Lynette: That's okay, they don't trust you either.

  • NOTES (4)

    • With much debate as to where Desperate Housewives is set, this episode solidifies that the series is indeed set in California. As Bree walks home after being released from jail she stops in front of a take out restaurant showing the area code 626 which covers most of the San Gabriel Valley and nearby areas in the northeastern portion of Los Angeles County, California.

    • This episode marks the return of Felicia Tilman (Harriet Sansom Harris), whose last appearance was in "You'll Never Get Away from Me". She has returned from Utah and has became Noah Taylor's nurse.

    • This marks the return of the entire opening credits sequence after a 5 episode absence.

    • Even though they are credited Mark Moses (Paul Young), Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew Van De Kamp) and Joy Lauren (Danielle Van De Kamp), Nashawn Kearse (Caleb Applewhite), and Richard Burgi (Karl Mayer) do not appear in this episode.


    • Episode Title: "We're Gonna Be All Right" is a song from the little known 1965 musical "Do I Hear A Waltz?" with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.