Desperate Housewives: Season 3, Episode 1

Listen to the Rain on the Roof (24 Sep. 2006)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Mystery
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Susan is visiting Mike in the hospital, who's still in a coma. There she's invited by another man to go on a date with him. Gabrielle and Carlos are getting a divorce, but they meet again when the mother of their baby disappears.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
Andrew Van De Kamp (credit only)
Danielle Van De Kamp (as Joy Lauren)
Austin McCann (credit only)


Six months later. Mike has been in a coma since the hit-and-run accident, with Susan by his side, and nobody suspecting it was the shady Orson, who proposes marriage to Bree, without either asking for sex first. Meanwhile, Gabrielle and Carlos are getting divorced, but they are briefly reunited when their pregnant surrogate mother Xiao Mei runs away after being unable to stand Gabby's constant bickering. While adjusting to having Tom's other child around the house, Lynette realizes that the girl's trailer-trash mother, Nora, is more than she bargained for when she keeps showing up at the house with Kayla as if Tom's other wife, and makes Tom decide who comes first, a birthday party does the rest. While at the hospital, Susan is asked on a date by Ian Hainsworth, whose spouse is also in a coma. During Bree and Orson's engagement party, the mysterious Carolyn Bigsby arrives, claiming that Orson murdered his wife Alma who he claims has left him. Edie is desperately trying to sell the ... Written by Anonymous

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24 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Xiao-Mei: [as Gabrielle brings Xiao-Mei her tray of food in bed] Where are my crackers?
Gabrielle: We're out... but I brought you a pickle.
Xiao-Mei: Pickles and soup? Who eats that?
Gabrielle: That's all I've got.
Xiao-Mei: Ever heard of a store?
[throws pickle]
Gabrielle: You did not just do that!
Xiao-Mei: I hate pickles.
Gabrielle: Pick it up!
Xiao-Mei: Doctor say only get up to pee... better for baby. Remember?
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Spoofs Twin Peaks: Episode #1.7 (1990) See more »


Desperate Housewives Theme
Written by Danny Elfman
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Tired of this
24 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Give me one more sad episode and I'm through with this show. Desperate Housewives is supposed to be my escape from sadness through ludicrous, yet wittily funny situational comedy and dialog. I hate sad Desperate Housewives.

Please fix this show.

I loved it the first season and some parts of the second season were good too. I'm not ready to go through another episode of letdowns and disappointments.

BTW, why are all of the characters doing the same things they did all of last season? Answers, I need answers.


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