Sunday (Desperate Housewives)
|Desperate Housewives episode|
|Directed by||David Grossman|
|Written by||Lori Kirkland Baker & Alexandra Cunningham|
|Original air date||April 13, 2008|
“Sunday” is the 81st episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. It is the eleventh episode of the show’s fourth season and aired on April 13, 2008. This was the first episode written after the 2007-08 Writers' Strike. The title of this episode comes from the song 'Sunday' from the musical Sunday in the Park With George by Stephen Sondheim.
The show opens with the housewives going to Katherine's house offering muffins and jam, after hearing about her and Adam. Katherine reacts rudely and asks them to leave. She then walks into the woods behind her house, sits in front of a cross made of stones (where something or someone is buried) and starts crying. Dylan shows Julie the note (which states that her father was murdered) and tries to contact her stepfather to know more, but he calls Katherine and agrees to give her one last alibi, telling Dylan that her mother did not kill her father.
While everyone gets ready for church, Lynette decides to attend and embrace religion. She, Tom, and the kids go with Bree and Orson to a Presbyterian church, where Bree thinks Lynette is making a fool of herself by asking the minister questions. After church, Bree asks Lynette to attend a different church because she embarrassed her and Orson. Next Sunday, the minister asks where Lynette is because he liked the way she talked back and gives Bree credit for bringing such a nice new person. Bree then goes to the Roman Catholic church where Lynette is and asks her to come back to her church, but Lynette refuses. Later, Bree apologizes and Lynette accepts after stating she is into church because she wants to know why she survived both her cancer and the tornado.
Gaby manages to convince her Catholic priest to marry her and Carlos after some initial awkwardness but Carlos fails to reveal he is blind, leading Edie, who was told by the nurse of Carlos's situation, to do it. Gaby then tricks Carlos into falling several times for payback while preparing dog food with bad water from the dish basin as a meal. Carlos finally tells her he was afraid she would leave him. Saying she is not shallow and repeating "For better or for worse", Gaby reassures him she does love him and they end up in bed together.
Susan's cousin, Tim comes to town to help her with finances while Mike is in rehab. He says he got fired from his job for sleeping with his boss's 18-year-old daughter, even though he checked to make sure it was legal. Just then, Katherine and Dylan show up at Susan's so Katherine can apologize for her rude behavior. Tim recognizes Katherine from 12 years ago (whom he refers to as "Mrs. Davis", her former name) and can't believe how big Dylan got. Dylan says she is about to turn 18 and Susan starts to get nervous that Tim seems interested in her. The misunderstanding goes on until Susan hears her cousin having sex through the phone and runs out of Mike's rehab facility and is surprised to find the "girl" to be Katherine. Tim then reveals he lost his virginity to her but later witnessed her hitting her ex-husband with a candlestick, causing Susan to be afraid of her neighbor.
- This episode garnered 16.371 million viewers in the US. The episode finished 10th for the week in the UK with 11.5 Million viewers.
- Although they were credited, Joy Lauren (Danielle Van de Kamp) and Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew Van de Kamp) did not appear in this episode.
- Ricardo Antonio Chavira submitted this episode for consideration of his work for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards.
- Lyndsy Fonseca also submitted this episode for consideration of her work for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards.
- Czech: Nedělní ráno (Sunday Morning)
- French: Les faux pas (Mistakes)
- French Canadian : La foi désespérément (The Hopeless Faith)
- German: Sonntag (Sunday)
- Hebrew: יום ראשון (Yom Rishon; Sunday)
- Hungarian: Az Úr napja (The Day of the Lord)
- Polish: Niedziela (Sunday)
- Spanish: Domingo (Sunday)
- Swedish: Söndag (Sunday)
- Greek: Κυριακή (Sunday)