Hello, Little Girl

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"Hello, Little Girl"
Desperate Housewives episode
Episode no. Season 4
Episode 13
Directed by Bethany Rooney
Written by Susan Nirah Jaffee & Jamie Gorenberg
Production code 413
Original air date April 27, 2008
Guest actors
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"Hello, Little Girl" is the 83rd episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. It is the thirteenth episode of the show's fourth season and aired on April 27, 2008 in the United States.[1] The episode title references the Stephen Sondheim song of the same name from the musical Into the Woods.[2]

The song "Wow" by Kylie Minogue was released as promotion for this episode.

Plot[edit]

The next morning, after the ball, Lynette asks Tom where he had been when the fire took place at Rick's restaurant. Tom denies that he did it and he says he was listening to the car radio about the Cavaliers' basketball game and assures her that he did not start the fire. Rick comes by to the pizzeria and confronts Tom about the fire and that he found a matchbook from Scavo's pizzeria at the back of his restaurant. Tom again denies that he committed the arson and the men start to fight. Lynette tries to break the fight but fails and Andrew has to call the police. The incident leads to the police for an investigation about the fire. While waiting for Tom being questioned by the police, Rick expresses to Lynette that he missed her so much, and that makes Lynette uncomfortable so she barges into the investigation room. Lynette lies to the police that she saw Tom leave the ball momentarily, providing him with an alibi. After the police's investigation, Lynette and Tom argue when she still does not believe Tom. Tom reveals that he did not trust her with Rick, even though Lynette assured him that nothing happened between them. Later that night, Lynette finds out that Porter and Preston are the ones who set Rick's restaurant on fire, as the twins worried that Rick may try to take Lynette away from her family.

Katherine decides to start a business as a caterer to earn some money and she asks Bree to join. At first Bree refuses due to previous conflicts, but later agrees after some convincing. When Dylan is driving back home one day, she is stopped by a police officer for speeding, and the police officer lets her go with a warning. She meets the police officer again the next day, and he reveals that he is her father, Wayne Davis. He tells her that he tried to track her down and stopped her even though she was not speeding as he just wanted to see Dylan. He admits that he has been abusive to Katherine in the past, but he tells Dylan that her mother is not just a victim in this incident, and also beat him more severely than he would beat her. However, Dylan wants to talk to Wayne and she swears that she will not tell her mother about meeting him. When Dylan tries to help out Katherine to print out invitation cards for the anniversary Katherine is hired to plan, Dylan takes the opportunity to have dinner with her father with the excuse that she is going to the print shop.

Carlos gets a dog named Roxy to aid his mobility but Gabrielle wants the dog to help around the house. However, Roxy turns out to be more than a mere guide dog to Carlos. Whenever Gabrielle argues with Carlos, Roxy growls and barks at her. Gaby then reaches to her boiling point when Carlos allows Roxy to sleep on their bed. She then drives Roxy back to the dog training center the next morning when Carlos is asleep, however Roxy manages to chase Gaby's car back to their house. She lies to Carlos that Roxy had run away, but soon he discovers the truth when Steve, the coach from the dog training center calls him. Edie drops by their house to bring them dog food, that Carlos had asked her to get, one day and tells Gabrielle to be more kind to Carlos since he has changed. She even warns Gaby that if she does not treat Carlos right, other women will be willing to do so. In the end Gabrielle allows the dog to sleep with Carlos and her in their bed.

Susan is becoming very emotional when Bree and Orson are moving back to their house and Mike returns home from the rehabilitation center. Julie tells Mike about Orson's admitting that he ran over Mike during his sleepwalking. Mike learns the truth about his nearly fatal accident when he confronts Orson the next day, when Orson breaks into tears and asks him for his forgiveness. When Mike tells Susan about the incident, she storms into Orson's house and scolds Orson, and that news shocks Bree as well. Mike asks Susan to forgive Orson for his wrongdoings as he has done a lot of regrettable things himself and she had forgiven him, too. He also tells her that Orson has already suffered hell and that his actions are understandable, and that reporting him to the police would leave Bree without a husband and Benjamin without a father. Susan reconciles with Bree the next day and sees Orson packing his bags and leaving the house, indicating that Bree is not forgiving Orson for his past actions.[3]

Title[edit]

The title is a reference to the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods.[4]

Reception[edit]

  • This episode attracted 16.35 million viewers in its original US airing.
  • 11.60 Million viewers watched this episode in the UL coming 17th in weekly ratings.

Accolades[edit]

  • In the previous episode, Wayne had double circled Dylan's face in the newspaper. In this episode, her has single circled Katherine's face and Dylan's face. This is seen when he pulls Dylan over.

Awards[edit]

International titles[edit]

  • Czech: Ahoj, holčičko (Hello, Little Girl)
  • French: Partir en fumée (To go up in smoke)
  • French Canadian : La trangression des règles (Breaking the rules)
  • German: Hallo, kleines Mädchen (Hello, Little Girl)
  • Hebrew: לעבור על החוק (LaAvor Al HaHok; To Break the Law)
  • Hungarian: Helló, kislány! (Hello, Little Girl)
  • Spanish: ¡Hola! nena (Hello! Baby)
  • Greek: Γειά σου, Μικρό κορίτσι (Hello, Little Girl)

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