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Desperate Housewives: Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know

Edie becomes the subject as the other housewives reminisce about her: with Susan recalling the first time they met; Lynnette remembers an unforgettable night; Gaby remembers an evening of friendly competition; and Bree remembers how thoughtful she was towards Orson.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x19
Airdate: Sunday April 19th, 2009

Director: Larry Shaw
Writer: Matt Berry (1)

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 4) Apr 29, 2009
NL (Net 5) Sep 15, 2009

  • Currently 7.5/10
7.5/10 (13 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Kathryn Joosten
As Karen McCluskey
Kevin Rahm
As Lee McDermott
Dot Jones
As Female Guard
Rowly Dennis
As Bartender in Dance Club
Shawn Woods
As Bartender in Biker Bar
Main Cast
Teri Hatcher
As Susan Mayer
Felicity Huffman
As Lynette Scavo
Marcia Cross
As Bree Van de Camp
Eva Longoria
As Gabrielle Solis
Nicollette Sheridan
As Edie Britt
Brenda Strong
voiced Mary Alice Young
James Denton
As Mike Delfino
Joshua Moore
As Parker Scavo #2
Doug Savant
As Tom Scavo
Charlie Carver
As Porter Scavo #2
Kendall Applegate
As Penny Scavo #1
Dana Delany
As Katherine Mayfair
Kyle MacLachlan
As Orson Hodge
Neal McDonough
As Dave Williams
Max Carver
As Preston Scavo #2
Shawn Pyfrom
As Andrew Van de Camp
Episode Notes
Ricardo Antonio Chavira (Carlos Solis), Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew Van De Kamp), Brenda Strong (Mary Alice Young), Charlie Carver (Porter Scavo), Max Carver (Preston Scavo), Joshua Logan Moore (Parker Scavo) and Kendall Applegate (Penny Scavo) do not appear in this episode.

This is the first episode in which Brenda Strong (Mary Alice Young) is not featured either on-screen or as the narrator.

Episode Quotes
Susan: Why don't we talk about Edie?
Lynette: And say what?
Susan: I don't know, but she is the reason we're on this trip. Uh, maybe we could share memories or tell stories.
Lynette: Hmm. Why don't you start with the time she tried to steal your comatose boyfriend? That was fun.
Susan: Okay, I was thinking of stories that put Edie in a positive light.
Gabrielle: And after that fives minutes is up, then what do we do?

Mrs. McCluskey: We still gotta figure out where we're going to spread the ashes. Now, it's gonna be some place that was meaningful to Edie.
Gabrielle: Well, Edie once told me she lost her virginity in a cow pasture. If we can find that exact field --
Susan: -- we'd find a lot of traumatized cows.

Episode Goofs
During the scene when Susan has a flashback to her first encounter with Edie, the amount of doughnut she is holding changes between shots.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know

The title of this episode is a line from the song "The Ladies Who Lunch," which is from the 1970 Stephen Sondheim musical Company.

Warning: Desperate Housewives season 5 episode 19 guide may contain spoilers
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