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Desperate Housewives

Season 5 Episode 1

You're Gonna Love Tomorrow

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 28, 2008 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Five years have gone on Wisteria Lane, and the lives of the housewives are forever changed. Bree is now a successful businesswoman in charge of a rising catering company and about to publish her first cookbook; her success causes partner and friend Katherine Mayfair to grow envious and feel undershadowed by Bree. Lynette is now dealing with hellish teenagers who fail to obey her rules and act out in the worst possible ways, and worst of all, her childish husband fails to see just how badly the twins are ruining their own lives by not getting the rules. Gabrielle is the frumpy mother of two little girls, and she feels guilty when she realizes her daughters are overweight. Susan is hiding a secret lover (guest star Gale Harold as Jackson Braddock), and Edie Britt returns to Wisteria Lane with a new man in tow (new series regular Neal McDonough as Dave Williams).moreless

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  • Our favorites are still here but it takes getting used to

    The things I found hard to hard to get used to were one, Gabby all of a sudden is a mother of two, and while having two children can do that to you, I was a bit disappointed that it did that much to her. Instead of the tight jeans and her glamorous figure, you have her in drapy drape like oversize tops intended to hide her figure, something that is the complete opposite of Gabby's wardrobe intentions in the opening 4 seasons.

    The twins Preston and Porter had to look five years older and it was a shame that the original ones could not continue. This is disappointing as well because while Gabby wasn't playing the same role, the role of housewife flirting with adultery, she was still Gabby, but the twins are gone and their replacements in this first episode didn't do much to impress. Doesn't anyone else miss the raspy voice of Porter or was it Preston, that voice that sought to explain themselves out of their predicaments? Lynette definite will take time to gel with her new twins. She was absolutely the twins' mother when she got on to them, but she's more of a relative, like an aunt, to the new twins.

    Katherine's performance in this 1st episode of the season contrasts against her debut and the whole lemon meringue pie thing with Bree. This time it is some whisked sugar and this tension between the two is seen again. If Katherine is so much like Bree, a perfectionist all neat and tidy, can we expect some weirdo stalking Katherine and getting into her undergarment drawers a la the pharmacist who drugged Rex?

    Susan and the painter takes a backseat to Gabby and the garderner. The painter all of sudden needs affirmation but the audience doesn't know anything about their relationship despite the flashback of the accident that killed a mother and her daughter whose paths crossed many times with those of Sunsan's. Gabby and the gardener were more sexy and edgy in terms of plot than Susan and her painter but Susan did a great job feeling for the victims of the accident much like the time she discovered it was Orsen who ran over Mike and left him on the street to die. Despite their trauma from the accident, it wasn't their fault at all for the stop sign which fatefully had been knocked over caused one car to drive straight into an on coming SUV on its way to a fancy restaurant.

    Gabby takes a much lesser role this season, I predict, for gettting mad at children for being overweight just doesn't compare to getting mad at Carlos for not having enough money for her pampering needs. Lynette has to deal with wayward teenagers but the stories for the twins will never match the parent/teenager struggles written for Bree and Daniel and Andrew. Theirs was a much serious conflict with teenage pregnancy, sexual orientation, turning one's back on one's mother and suing her, etc. Lynette's twins will be thankful is the writers offer them anything more than practical jokes that they get into.

    Perhaps a bit harsh based on only one episode but I'm having a feeling that 5th seasons of successful shows have their work cut out for them. Good luck in trying to top season 1 or 4.moreless
  • 5 years into the future..Susan is sleeping with a new man, Jackson. Lynette is now dealing with the antics of two teenage boys, while Gabrielle is wrangling two daughters. And Bree is now a cookbook author while Katherine is her employee.moreless

    I really enjoyed this season premiere! I don't think I've been THIS excited about the show in a long, long time. The beginning was VERY intense in my opinion, and Teri Hatcher did a wonderful job! The Bree/Katherine interaction was really good...I wasn't a big fan of Bree's enlarged ego! However, the flashback scene where Danielle took Benjamin back was quite sad. Lynette dealing with two teens was hilarious! Tom really annoyed me with the way he was handling things, until the end. I must say that his kicking off the mirror to his car was pretty funny. Gabrielle as a mother...I think it was done quite well to be honest. Not sure if it's entirely grown on me yet, but we'll see. Overall a GREAT episode and I can't wait to see what happens next!moreless
  • The 5th Season Begins With The Housewives As Their Lives Are Changed Forever After The Five Year Time Jump.

    This is a very good way to start the season. The time jump was a very good idea from the writers since it gives the show new opportunities. The opening scene worked very well since the stories of Susan and Lila came together in a very clever way. Casting Neal McDonough was a great move from the writers. The other reason why I loved this season opener was the fact that many things happened and the plot developed. Lynette's and Tom's storyline was strong and I my interest never wavered. Gaby's and Carlos's plot was excellent because we see the other side of them as they have now two kids. Bree's and Katherine's catering plot was very good and entertaining. I laughed so hard when Katherine ambushed Bree in TV. Just go see it. Marcia Cross is the most beautiful woman in the world. The best scenes was Bree's and Katherine's scenes and Tom's and Lynette's scenes with their kids. James Denton delivered a powerful and convincing performance in the flashback scene at Susan's house. The worst part of this episode was Susan's and Jackson's storyline. I hope they break up and Mike returns. I hope.moreless
  • Alot can change in 5 years.....

    Unfortunatly change isnt always a good and that is certianly true with desperate housewives, i do believe that the five year jump was a mistake on the writers behalf it takes us out of the characters lives i mean for 4 years we have been on the journey with theses chacracters but now we have been removed from this journey to find gabriells is a mother of two, mike and susan are divorced edie is married to a creey white haired man, bree is a high powerd business women and lynettes children are older and even more annoying....

    This was an ok episode but i am totally agianest the five year jump and this epsidoe hasnt chnaged my mind..moreless
  • An amazing start to an amazing new season...

    To be honest, I wasn't expecting this five year leap to work very well - although I was excited to see how each character would be portrayed, I wasn't really sure if the show would have the same chemistry as it did from the the other seasons, or if it would be as well written as other episodes. Clearly, in my opinion, i was very wrong, as this episode works very well! The characters of Susan and Gabrielle are very different, in some ways better, in other ways worse - but it works very well. It's good to see that Bree has become a professional chef - which I always thought she would become one day; on national television. The characters of Edie and Lynette have also changed, but not as dramatically as Gabby and Susan - Lynette into a fully-fledged mother, struggling with delinquent teenage boys, and as for Edie - she's nicer, in some ways... Maybe having Dave as a husband has changed her - although he's very strange in a way as well... As for Katherine, I was a little disappointed in the way her character has turned out - I thought she would have a better storyline, now that she's accepted in the "Housewive" group... Summarising, very well written episode, hoping for a good season...moreless
Stephen Spinella

Stephen Spinella

Dr. Samuel Heller

Guest Star

Hank Stratton

Hank Stratton

Keith Kavendish

Guest Star

Thomas Kopache

Thomas Kopache


Guest Star

Gale Harold

Gale Harold

Jackson Braddock

Recurring Role

Kathryn Joosten

Kathryn Joosten

Karen McCluskey

Recurring Role

Joy Lauren

Joy Lauren

Danielle Katz

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Edie: You froze me out. You threatened to ruin my business and then you ran me out of town. Now it's taken me five years to stop hating you. The least you can do is show some respect.

    • Katherine: I thought we were partners.
      Bree: We are. That's why your name is on the dedication page.
      Katherine: You were right about the dedication, Bree. It really was the least you could do.

    • Bree: Katherine! Fantastic news. "What's Cooking Fairview" is sending out a camera crew tomorrow to do a piece of me and the book.
      Katherine: Oh, which I just finished this morning.
      Bree: You read it already?
      Katherine: Yes, I couldn't put it down. But I have to tell you, at least a dozen recipes are missing a pretty crucial ingredient.
      Bree: Really? What?
      Katherine: My name!
      Bree: Excuse me?
      Katherine: Bree, your book is filled with recipes that we developed together, and some of them are flat out mine!
      Bree: Oh, don't be silly. I may have based a few on your recipes but I always change something.
      Katherine: Like what? The font?

    • Susan: Edie, is that really you?
      Edie: You know someone else my age with a body like this?
      Bree: So...you're back?
      Lynette: What happened to your tenant?
      Edie: He came into some money and decided to move. So we thought, what the heck, let's move back!
      Gabrielle: We?
      Edie: Oh, you don't know. I have a husband now.
      Susan: Really? Whose?

    • Photographer: The concept is, sweetie, you're taking the pie out of the oven, your face aglow with surprise.
      Bree: Why am I surprised?
      Photographer: Because it turned out so perfectly.
      Bree: Well, that's no surprise, my pies are always perfect.

    • Mary Alice: (voiceover) It goes by so quickly. In a flash, the life we knew is gone forever and we're left to ask ourselves: How could he have left me? When did my beauty start to fade? Why has my friend changed? Was I the best mother I could have been.? Of course, there are some people who understand how quickly time passes. That's why they're so determined to get what they want...before it's too late.

    • Mary Alice: (voiceover) It will happen to all of us eventually. The moment will come when we ask ourselves: Where did the time go? How did the children I once cradled grow up so very quickly? How did the life I dreamt of turn into a career I never expected? And how did that woman I saw each day in the mirror become someone I don't even recognize?

    • Edie: Mrs. McCluskey, you're still alive!
      Karen: It's nice to see you too, Edie.
      Edie: This is my husband, Dave Williams.
      Karen: So how did you two meet? (to Dave) You run a free clinic or something?
      Dave: I'm sorry, who are you?
      Karen: Karen McCluskey, Edie's best friend on the street.

    • Edie: Gaby, I have to ask... what the hell happened to you? Look at you, your clothes, your hair. Carlos might be blind, but the rest of us aren't.
      Gabrielle: I had two children.
      Edie: For what...breakfast?
      Dave: Edie? On your first day back at the neighborhood?
      Edie: (to Dave) You're right. (to Gabrielle) I'm sorry, Gaby. It was rude and insensitive and it won't happen again.
      Gabrielle: Really? Okay.
      Dave: Now, shouldn't we offer your friends something to eat?
      Edie: Oh, I baked some muffins.
      Lynette: (to Dave) Please don't take this the wrong way, but we love you.

  • NOTES (6)

    • Although credited, Joshua Logan Moore (Parker Scavo) and Kendall Applegate (Penny Scavo) are absent from this episode.

    • With this episode, Andrea Bowen (Julie Mayer), Lyndsy Fonseca (Dylan Mayfair), Joy Lauren (Danielle Van de Kamp), Brent Kinsman (Preston Scavo), Shane Kinsman (Porter Scavo), Zane Huett (Parker Scavo) and Rachel Fox (Kayla Scavo) all leave the main cast.

      Also in this episode, Neal McDonough (Dave Williams), Charlie Carver (Porter Scavo), Max Carver (Preston Scavo), Joshua Logan Moore (Parker Scavo) and Kendall Applegate (Penny Scavo) join the main cast. Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew Van de Kamp) is promoted from "also starring" to "starring" in the credits.

    • Music:
      "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" by The Ramones, performed by Gale Harold as Jackson Braddock.
      "Break on Through" by The Doors, performed by Kyle MacLachlan as Orson Hodge.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Germany: Die Zeit vergeht (The Time passes)
      France: Demain ne mourra jamais (Tomorrow will never die)
      Hungary: Röpül az idõ... (Time Flies Away)
      Italy: Il tempo vola (Time Flies Away)
      Czech Republic: Zítra tě budu milovat (Tomorrow, I will love you)

    • This is the first episode of the show, since the Pilot, that does not contain the "Previously on Desperate Housewives" sequence.

    • From this episode onwards the role of Gabrielle's daughter Juanita Solis is played by Madison De La Garza, replacing Kaili Say who originated the role in the flash forward at the end of the fourth season's finale. This isn't the first recast in the series: the Scavo kids were all recast for season five, for their characters aged five years, and Penny Scavo had already been played by Jordan and Dylan Clyne in season one and Kerstin and Darien Pinkerton in seasons two through four. Caleb Applewhite was played by both Page Kennedy and NaShawn Kearse in season two, and Karl Mayer was portrayed by an uncredited actor in the pilot episode, later being played by Richard Burgi. MJ Delfino was portrayed by uncredited baby actors in season four and is currently played by Mason Vale Cotton, and the same goes for Benjamin, who in a later episode is played by Jake Soldera.