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There Is No Other Way 

Carlos and Gabrielle decide to adopt, but the process comes to be a lot more difficult than either had expected when they find out they have to be perfect roll models. But things get even ... See full summary »

Director:

Randy Zisk

Writers:

Marc Cherry (created by), Bruce Zimmerman | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Teri Hatcher ... Susan Mayer
Felicity Huffman ... Lynette Scavo
Marcia Cross ... Bree Van De Kamp
Eva Longoria ... Gabrielle Solis
Nicollette Sheridan ... Edie Britt (credit only)
Alfre Woodard ... Betty Applewhite (credit only)
Ricardo Chavira ... Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
Mark Moses ... Paul Young
Andrea Bowen ... Julie Mayer
Doug Savant ... Tom Scavo
Cody Kasch ... Zach Young
Richard Burgi ... Karl Mayer
Brenda Strong ... Mary Alice Young (voice)
James Denton ... Mike Delfino
Shawn Pyfrom ... Andrew Van De Kamp
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Storyline

Carlos and Gabrielle decide to adopt, but the process comes to be a lot more difficult than either had expected when they find out they have to be perfect roll models. But things get even worse when they find out that John Rowland's vindictive mother, Helen, is an employee of the agency. Susan checks herself into the hospital for her surgery, but she makes the mistake of confiding in a nurse about her infatuation with Dr. Ron. Meanwhile, a showdown between Bree and Andrew leads to a full out war between mother and son when the twisted Andrew plots to become legally emaciated from his mother so he can set eyes on his trust fund, and he resorts to having his boyfriend, James, beat him up and then hires a lawyer to claim that Bree attacked him. Also, the dying Noah Taylor attempts to have Paul Young killed, but when the attempt is unsuccessful, Zach persuades Mike to let him meet his biological grandfather. Also, Tom is having more difficulty at his job when he begins to resent having to... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In "Thank You So Much" Valentine's day was on a Saturday or Sunday. In this episode, They are showing Bree marking her chores off a calendar for February and March 2006. The calendar matches the real calendar and Valentine's day was a Tuesday this year. The calendar doesn't match their previous episode. And they do state that "today is Valentine's day." not that they are celebrating it on the weekend. See more »

Quotes

Nurse Ruth Ann Heisel: Time to check your blood pressure.
Susan: Oh, sure. Oh, that's a little tight. Does it have to be that tight?
Nurse Ruth Ann Heisel: Yes.
Susan: Oh. Okay. Ow, ow. That's actually starting to be painful.
Nurse Ruth Ann Heisel: Really? That surprises me. I just assumed you were dead inside.
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Written by Danny Elfman
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