Lynette's unhappy with the new uniforms for the wait staff at Scavo Pizzeria. Gabrielle meets Victor's ex-wife, Penelope. Ian's parents, Graham and Liz, come for a visit.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lynette Scavo
Bree Hodge (credit only)
Gabrielle Solis
Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)
Julie Mayer (credit only)
Tom Scavo
Orson Hodge (credit only)
Mary Alice Young (voice)
Mike Delfino
Andrew Van De Kamp
Danielle Van De Kamp (as Joy Lauren) (credit only)
Preston Scavo (credit only)
Porter Scavo (credit only)


Lynette becomes unhappy with the new orange-colored uniforms for the staff at Scavo Pizzeria. Edie sets her sights more on Carlos as he and her son Travers spend more time together. After Gabrielle's wardrobe is ruined from a leaking heating system, she takes a dress used to be owned by Victor's ex-wife from his house since she likes expensive tastes. But later, Gabrielle meets Victor's ex-wife, Samantha, at a fund raiser where she recognizes the dress. Meanwhile, Ian's parents, Graham and Dahlia, come for a visit where the neurotic and klutzy Susan makes a poor impression on them, while she also finds some marital secrets that Graham is hiding. Also, Mike continues seeing his hypnosis therapist to remember his happier times with Susan. Written by dinaah

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8 April 2007 (USA)  »

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The Ladies Are Back
28 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Dress Big,the female characters are back after featuring their male characters in the previous one.

In it,Susan gets to meet her future in-laws and finds out that Ian's family have secrets.Meanwhile,Victor pursues Gabrielle despite the fact that she having traumatic experiences at home.We get to see new relationships in the show with Edie and Carlos going together as well as Victor and Gabrielle.The viewers will definitely find them interesting.As for Lynette,she experiences some loneliness with Tom away to the pizzeria all the time.Then she goes to visit her husband and finds out that she is on the floor.It was just good timing on her part to save her husband or she could have been lonely for many years to come.

Despite the fact that Bree wasn't part of it,we get to any another great episode of Desperate Housewives as I enjoyed all story lines that featured the rest of the main characters including Edie.

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