Desperate Housewives: Season 1, Episode 13

Your Fault (23 Jan. 2005)

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When Lynette's father-in-law, Rodney Scavo, pays visits Tom's family, she unwittingly learns a family secret: he's been consistently cheating on his wife, and Tom has known about it. Susan ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)


When Lynette's father-in-law, Rodney Scavo, pays visits Tom's family, she unwittingly learns a family secret: he's been consistently cheating on his wife, and Tom has known about it. Susan is disturbed by Julie's growing romance with Zach and decides to chaperon the Spring Dance at Julie and Zach's school to keep an eye on them, Paul does the same to keep an eye on Susan when she suspects that she may know their family secret. Rex attempts to reconcile with Bree as she tries to play hard-to-get, while the pharmacist, George, maliciously plots his own agenda. Gabrielle is shocked when John's parents, Bob and Helen, demand her help in convincing John to move back home and go to college as he officially turned 18, and no longer wants to live at home hoping to pursue a relationship with Gabrielle as her new provider with a gardening business. Written by Anonymous

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Ryan O'Neal plays Tom's father Rodney Scavo. They refer to his wife (Tom's mother) as Allison. Ryan O'Neal got his first big break as Rodney on the TV show Peyton Place (1964) and his girlfriend on the show was Allison. See more »


When Susan eavesdrops on Julie's and Zach's conversation through the phone extension, she is almost caught when Zach hears Susan's teakettle whistling. With Susan tightly covering the phone's mouthpiece, Zach could not have been able to hear the kettle, since audio only travels out of the earpiece speaker, not into it. See more »


[first lines]
Mary Alice Young: There is a look that parents of well-behaved children give to the parents of the not-so-well-behaved. It's a look that says, "You should learn to control your kids. After all, they're your responsibility."
[Susan gives Lynette that look]
Mary Alice Young: Of course, it was easy for Susan to feel smug with a daughter like Julie. She always brought home straight A's. She was helpful around the house. She was bright, affectionate and considerate of others. To her mother's way of thinking, Julie was the ...
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References Peyton Place (1964) See more »


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Lynette's Father-In-Law Visits
23 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lynette's father-in-law visits and she soon learns a family secret. Rex attempts to reconcile with Bree and Susan is upset at how close her daughter, Julie, is getting with Zach Young. Meanwhile, Gabrielle is shocked after John's parents come to her for a favor.

This was another pretty enjoyable episode and entertaining as well., i enjoyed meeting Tom's father even if he is a jerk.Also,I'm intrigued by what Tom's feeling about it. The Bree storyline was interesting as she and Rex starts to have their funny arguments.Also,we get to see how Susan becomes involved with her daughter's personal life. Overall,one will never lose interest of the show's first season.

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