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Desperate Housewives: Running to Stand Still

Lynette disagrees with mom Maisy Gibbons when she tries to produce a "politically correct" play about "Little Red Riding Hood" at the twins' school. Meanwhile, Susan continues to investigate the Zach's disappearance and soon finds that his father, Paul, put him in Seacrest, a mental institution. Mama Solis comes closer to discovering Gabrielle's secret, and Bree comes enraged when Rex suggests they hire a sex surrogate.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x6
Production Number: 105
Airdate: Sunday November 07th, 2004

Director: Fred Gerber
Writer: Tracey Stern


  • Currently 9.4/10
9.4/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Gregg DanielGregg Daniel
As Dr. Siger
Recurring
Joy LaurenJoy Lauren
As Danielle Van De Kamp
Recurring
Lucille SoongLucille Soong
As Yao Lin
Recurring
Lupe OntiverosLupe Ontiveros
As Juanita 'Mama' Solis
Recurring
Richard RoundtreeRichard Roundtree
As Mr. Shaw
Recurring
Sam LloydSam Lloyd
As Dr. Albert Goldfine
Recurring
Shannon OShannon O'Hurley
As Mrs. Truesdale
Recurring
Sharon LawrenceSharon Lawrence
As Maisy Gibbons
Recurring
Stacey TravisStacey Travis
As Jordana Geist
Recurring
Chris Johnson (1)Chris Johnson (1)
As Harlan Copp

Co-Guest Stars
Brent KinsmanBrent Kinsman
As Preston Scavo
Recurring
Cindy LuCindy Lu
As Nurse
Recurring
Dawn Ashley Cook (1)Dawn Ashley Cook (1)
As Woman In Restaurant
Recurring
Pat Crawford BrownPat Crawford Brown
As Ida Greenberg
Recurring
Shane KinsmanShane Kinsman
As Porter Scavo
Recurring
Kathy McGrawKathy McGraw
As Receptionist
Main Cast
Teri HatcherTeri Hatcher
As Susan Mayer
Felicity HuffmanFelicity Huffman
As Lynette Scavo
Marcia CrossMarcia Cross
As Bree Van de Camp
Eva LongoriaEva Longoria
As Gabrielle Solis
Nicollette  SheridanNicollette Sheridan
As Edie Britt
Steven CulpSteven Culp
As Rex Van de Camp
Mark MosesMark Moses
As Paul Young
Andrea BowenAndrea Bowen
As Julie Mayer
Jesse MetcalfeJesse Metcalfe
As John Rowland
Cody KaschCody Kasch
As Zach Young
Brenda StrongBrenda Strong
voiced Mary Alice Young
James DentonJames Denton
As Mike Delfino
Episode Notes
Nicollette Sheridan (Edie Britt) and James Denton (Mike Delfino) do not appear in this episode.

Ratings: 24.6 million



Episode Quotes
Gabrielle: Yeah, I’ve seen who you’ve been busy with.
John: Danielle? Come on, I mean, she’s just a friend.
Gabrielle: Well, before you get any friendlier, let me remind you, I can do things to you she can’t even pronounce.

Lynette: Seriously, you’re taking your kids medication?
Jordana: Once in a while. Do you want a couple?
Lynette: Oh, that’s very kind of you, but I just smoked some crack a little while ago, so I better not mix.

Bree: (About sex) I love everything about it. The sensations, the smells. I especially love the feel of a man. All that muscle and sinew pressed against my body. And then, when you add friction. Mmm. . . the tactile sensation of running my tongue over a man’s nipple ever so gently. And then there’s the act itself - two bodies becoming one in that final eruption of pleasure. To be honest, the only thing I don’t like about sex is the scrotum. I mean, obviously it has its practical applications, but I’m just not a fan.

Julie: How am I supposed to blend in with a bunch of messed up teenagers?"
Susan: I dunno, pretend you're bulimic, gag a little.



Episode Goofs
While playing poker, Lynette's baby monitor flips from being on her left side to her right side.

As Susan follows Paul in her borrowed car, reflection of crew members can be seen in the window.



Cultural References
Episode Title: Running to Stand Still

"Running to Stand Still" is the title of a song by U2.



Warning: Desperate Housewives season 1 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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