Every Day a Little Death (Desperate Housewives)

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"Every Day a Little Death"
Desperate Housewives episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 12
Directed by David Grossman
Written by Chris Black
Production code 112
Original air date January 16, 2005
Guest appearance(s)
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"Every Day a Little Death" is the 12th episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. The episode was the 12th episode for the show's first season. The episode was written by Chris Black and was directed by David Grossman. It originally aired on Sunday January 16, 2005.


The people of Wisteria Lane find out the fate of Mrs. Huber. Lynette tries to get into a yoga class by claiming that her son, Parker, has cancer. Edie plans a funeral for Martha and she and Susan are the only mourners. When Susan learns from Felicia that Martha kept a diary, she is forced to tell Edie the truth about the house fire. Bree gets closer to George but decides to call it off after she sends him to the hospital by accidentally shooting him in the middle toe. Carlos arrives home on house arrest which is something Gabrielle had not expected causing a few marriage strains.

Title reference[edit]

The episode title Every Day a Little Death comes from a song in the Stephen Sondheim musical, A Little Night Music.


International titles[edit]

  • Finnish: Joka päivä pieni kuolema (Every Day a Little Death)
  • French: Avant qu'il ne soit trop tard (Before it's gonna be too late)
  • German: Asche auf mein Haupt (Mea Culpa! / lit.: Ash On My Head)
  • Hungarian: Halj meg egy kicsit minden nap! (You die a little every day)
  • Italian: Si muore un po' ogni giorno (You die a little every day)
  • Spanish: Cada día, una pequeña muerte (Every Day a Little Death)