Two brothers, Alex and Louis Thomas, open a small restaurant in New Jersey with their mother, Rita. On their opening night, Louis sleeps with the daughter of a notorious mafia boss, who burns down their home and restaurant, forcing the Thomas family to flee to Los Angeles.

There, Alex and Louis find work at a prestigious Beverly Hills restaurant, where they both fall in love with the same woman, Andrea, the beautiful daughter of the restaurant's wealthy owner. This sets off a chain of events and now their lives will never be the same again.

As the intrigue mounts, and the mafia is hot on their trail, Alex and Louis are faced with added danger, as the bonds of brotherly love are threatened by betrayal.

Along with Fashion House, this nightly "telenovella" aired 6 nights a week on My Network TV, a channel created as a result of the WB/UPN merger -- the weekend installment of the show was a recap of the week's episodes. "Desire" is an American version of the Columbian television program "Mesa Para Tres" ("Table for Three," which was the original title for this series). Original footage was available on My Network's official website.

Notes about this guide: The credits in this guide are incomplete -- My Network only airs opening title credits, which only include the names of the main cast (several key actors, and all guest-stars are omitted from these titles). Multiple writers and directors are used on each episode, and they are also not credited.

Episode Info

Prev: 1x81 -- At the Water's Edge (Dec/05/2006)

Nate HadenNate Haden
As Louis Thomas
Nate HadenNate Haden
As Louis Thomas
Michelle BelegrinMichelle Belegrin
As Andrea Zavatti
Zack SilvaZack Silva
As Alex Thomas
Zack SilvaZack Silva
As Alex Thomas
Kelly AlbaneseKelly Albanese
As Cara Gamarra
Chris DeRoseChris DeRose
As Joey Gamarra
Chris DeRoseChris DeRose
As Joey Gamarra
Eliana H. AlexanderEliana H. Alexander
As Rita Thomas
Al BandieroAl Bandiero
As Peter Evans


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1x81: At the Water's Edge recap: In their hiding place, George tells a gagged and bound Andrea that no one came for her. He raises his gun and prepares to kill her. Just as he raises his gun and is about to shoot her, Louis calls George on his cell phone. When he answers, Louis tells George, "I'm here! I have the money!" From their hiding place Victoria looks at the phone booth an sees Alex and Louis. Victoria tells George that Louis brought Alex with him. Angered that he brought Alex, George tells Louis he is too late. Andrea yells out to him, and Louis hears her. He tells George that he will bring the money to him, and to stay put. Louis hands his phone to Alex, goes to his car to get the money and his gun, and heads off toward George. On the phone, Alex pleads with George to not kill Andrea, George tells him, "It's too late, she's already dead!".. read more.

1x80: Brothers recap: George crawls on top of a bound and gagged Andrea. As he gropes her he tells her,"This was always a fantasy of mine. You. helpless. I'll be gentle" George starts to pull Andrea's skirt up, an she kicks him, knocking him into a table and breaking some glass. Victoria comes out, and tells George she needs to speak to him. In another room, she tells him she's concerned about the noise, and tells George to wait until they have they money, after they have the money he can do whatever he wants with Andrea. As they are talking Andrea frees herself an grabs a knife. When she goes after George, Victoria knocks her out with a pot... read more.

1x78: Flash Point recap: Cara and Marco meet the Russians on the docks. The Russians give Cara the heroine. Marco tests it, and then Cara gives him the okay to give the Russians the money. Once Serge has the money, Cara asks him to have some of his men load the crate of heroine into her van. When the men go to open the back on the van, FBI agents jump out of the back, and come from all angles with guns. Serge tells Cara “You will die for this!” As he is arrested Serge tells Cara that wherever she goes, she will be found and killed... read more.

1x77: Unforgivable recap: Louis arrives at Bella and attempts to overthrow Marco, who's soon captured by the police -- but not before knocking Jessica unconscious. Louis keeps Jessica company at the hospital, and the pair become unusually close. The FBI offers Cara and Marco a deal. George and Victoria kidnap Andrea and lock Alex in the freezer at Zavatti's... read more.

recap: Cara and Asher talk about getting the money back from Louis. Asher tells Cara getting the money back was too easy, Cara tells him to relax and that nothing is wrong. As they are talking, housekeeping knocks on the door. Cara tells them to come back later, but the girl comes in anyway telling them she doesn’t understand English. She picks up the trashcan, and Asher takes it from her finding the bug. The housekeeping woman yells “We’re blown! Move in!” FBI agents rush into the room and arrest Cara and Asher... read more.

Executive Producer: Stu Segall
Staff Writer: Jason Carvey, Jeremy Soule

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Recurring Guests

Xavier Tournaud as Christoph (6 eps)
Fiona Hunter as Erica (5 eps)
Scott Elrod as Daniel (4 eps)
Justin Sundquist as Attacker #2 (4 eps)
Ron Gilbert as Harold Zavatti (4 eps)
Sean Sedgwick as Attacker #1 (3 eps)
Kristen Kerr (1) as Claudia (3 eps)
Daniel Bernhardt as Vincent (3 eps)
Alexandria Schlereth as Jessica (3 eps)
Josh Kelly as Felix (2 eps)

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