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Desperate Housewives Season 2
Desperate Housewives season 2 poster.jpg
ABC promotional poster for the second season of Desperate Housewives. Clockwise from the top right: Susan, Gabrielle, Bree, Edie, and Lynette.
Series Desperate Housewives
Country of origin  United States
Network ABC
Original run September 25, 2005 (2005-09-25) May 21, 2006 (2006-05-21)
No. of episodes 24
DVD release date August 29, 2006 (Widescreen, Boxset)
Previous season Season 1
Next season Season 3

The second season of Desperate Housewives, an American television series created by Marc Cherry, began airing in the United States on September 25, 2005 and concluded on May 21, 2006. The season consisted of a total of 24 episodes, including a two-part season finale. Additionally, two recap specials aired on January 1 and April 23, 2006. The series' narrator, Mary Alice Young, continues to tell the stories of her former friends and Wisteria Lane residents Susan Mayer, Lynette Scavo, Bree Van de Kamp, Gabrielle Solis, and Edie Britt as they deal with the problems and challenges in their lives. The yearly mystery for the second season focuses on new neighbor Betty Applewhite and her family.

Desperate Housewives maintained strong ratings in the United States during its second season. The second season was the fourth most-watched network television series with an average of 22.2 million viewers per episode.[1] The series was broadcast in Ireland from January 3 to June 13, 2006 and in the United Kingdom from January 18 to June 21, 2006.

Season two was released on DVD as the six-disc box set Desperate Housewives: The Complete Second Season - Extra Juicy Edition in Region 1 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment on August 29, 2006,[2] in Region 4 on October 4, 2006, and in Region 2 on November 18, 2006. It is available for purchase on the U.S. iTunes Store as both the complete season or individual episodes.[3]

Contents

Production

A map of Wisteria Lane with numbered lots indicating the addresses of the homes of the series' fictional characters
This map of Colonial Street, or Wisteria Lane, depicts the cul-de-sac's remodel for the second season of Desperate Housewives, during which Edie Britt's home (the lot labeled '4362') and the park were added.

Marc Cherry, Tom Spezialy, and Michael Edelstein returned as executive producers for the second season of Desperate Housewives. Screenwriter Kevin Murphy also returned to the series, this season as a co-executive producer alongside George W. Perkins, Chris Black, Joey Murphy and John Pardee.[4] All but Edelstein and Pardee also served as writers. Season one writers Alexandra Cunningham, Jenna Bans, Kevin Etten, and Josh Senter were joined by new series writers Bruce Zimmerman, Dahvi Waller, Alan Cross, Ellie Herman, Jim Lincoln, and Scott Sanford Tobis.[4] Bans and Senter also became story editors. Nine directors serviced Desperate Housewives, including season one directors Larry Shaw, David Grossman and Arlene Sanford. Wendey Stanzler, Robert Duncan McNeill, Pam Thomas, Randy Zisk, Stephen Cragg, and Tom Cherones directed episodes of the series for the first time during this season.[4]

Cherry left a majority of the season's writing to other staff members, which many critics faulted as the reason for the decreasing quality of the series.[5] Edelstein left the series after the first thirteen episodes of the season,[6] and Spezialy followed in May 2006.[7]

Colonial Street, which is the location of Wisteria Lane set for the series, went through additional changes prior to production on the second season. The cul-de-sac, known as "Circle Drive" by crew members,[8] was heavily remodeled. Previously unseen in first season, "Circle Drive" contained a church facade, which was replaced by Edie Britt's second home,[9] and the Colonial Mansion building, which was destroyed and replaced with a park for the series.[10]

Cherry has since said that he regrets most of the second season and that ABC's decision to order an additional episode for the season forced the series to work on an abbreviated schedule.[11] Cast member Teri Hatcher has also mentioned production problems during filming for the series' second season, including incomplete or delayed scrips.[7] She and fellow cast members Marcia Cross, James Denton, and Felicity Huffman have all expressed concerns of the series' declining quality both with the writing staff and the press.[7]

Reception

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Viewership and reviews

The seasons premiere aired on September 25, 2005, ranked first in the 9:00pm Eastern Time Zone (ET) (8:00pm Central Time Zone [CT]) with 28.4 million viewers.[12] The episode drew in the second-largest audience for the series in its history and was the most-watched fall season premiere on ABC since Home Improvement and Spin City nine years earlier.[12] For the first half of the season, the series enjoyed larger ratings than those of season one. However, all 24 episodes averaged 22.2 million viewers,[1] 1.5 million less than season one.[13] According to the Nielsen Ratings system, Desperate Housewives ranked as the fourth most-watched program of 156 regular primetime network programming during the 2005-06 television season.[1]

Many critics agreed that Desperate Housewives suffered a sophomore slump and that the second season failed to live up to the first.[14][15] Henry Goldblatt of Entertainment Weekly gave the new season a 'B', blaming the deteriorating quality on the fact that it "morphed into four series," with "the actresses [wandering] through their separate scenes."[15] Robert Bianco of USA Today suggested that the series' weakness was due to Marc Cherry leaving the episodic screenwriting to other writing staff members.[5]

Awards

Desperate Housewives received seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations for its second season, including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Alfre Woodard for her portrayal of Betty Applewhite) and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Shirley Knight as Phyllis Van de Kamp). However, the series did not win any of its nominations.[16] Nevertheless, for the second consecutive year, the series won a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Music or Comedy. The series' four leading women - Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, and Eva Longoria - each received nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, though none of them picked up the award.[17] The season also won all of its nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Felicity Huffman picked up the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Lynette Scavo while the entire cast won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for the second year in a row.[18]

Casting

Teri Hatcher (Susan Mayer), Felicity Huffman (Lynette Scavo), Marcia Cross (Bree Van de Kamp), and Eva Longoria (Gabrielle Solis) returned for the series' second season as the core cast members. Season one principal cast members Nicollette Sheridan (Edie Britt), Ricardo Antonio Chavira (Carlos Solis), Mark Moses (Paul Young), Andrea Bowen (Julie Mayer), Cody Kasch (Zach Young), Brenda Strong (Mary Alice Young), and James Denton (Mike Delfino) also returned to the series as starring cast members in the second season. Rounding out the season's main cast were Alfre Woodard (Betty Applewhite),[19][20] Doug Savant (Tom Scavo),[21] and Richard Burgi (Karl Mayer),[22] all of whom had recurring guest roles in the series' first season.

Steven Culp and Jesse Metcalfe, who starred in season one as Rex Van de Kamp and John Roland, respectively, did not return to the series as starring cast members. Metcalfe appeared in a recurring guest role capacity. Culp's character was killed off in the first season finale,[23] but returned for the two-part finale of the second season.

Season one recurring guest stars Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew Van de Kamp), Joy Lauren (Danielle Van de Kamp), Mehcad Brooks (Matthew Applewhite), Brent Kinsman (Preston Scavo), Shane Kinsman (Porter Scavo), Zane Huett (Parker Scavo), and Roger Bart (George Williams) received "also starring" credits and were billed separately from the main cast after the opening credits. Bart was killed off in the ninth episode of the season,[24] and was no longer credited as a result. Page Kennedy starred as Caleb Applewhite until the seventh episode of the season. He was dismissed from the series and replaced by NaShawn Kearse after reports of Kennedy engaging in inappropriate conduct on set,[25] which were later denied.[26] Both Kennedy and Kearse received an "also starring" credit.

Kyle MacLachlan, who would later become a series regular in season three, was introduced as Orson Hodge in the final episodes of the second season.[27] Other notable guest stars from the second season include Pat Crawford Brown as Ida Greenberg, Carol Burnett as Eleanor Mason,[28] Ryan Carnes as Justin, Bob Gunton as Noah Taylor, Harriet Sansom Harris as Felicia Tilman, Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey, Shirley Knight as Phyllis Van de Kamp, Bob Newhart as Morty Flickman, Kiersten Warren as Nora Huntington, Lesley Ann Warren as Sophie Bremmer, and Gwendoline Yeo as Xiao-Mei.

Episodes

Series
#
Season
#
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
24 1 "Next" Larry Shaw Jenna Bans & Kevin Murphy September 25, 2005 (2005-09-25)
Zach runs away after holding Susan hostage and unsuccessfully attempting to kill Mike. Mike confesses that Zach is his biological son, forcing Susan to end their relationship, as she cannot be around Zach. In the wake of Rex's death, Bree Van de Kamp must suffer through the company of her disrespectful mother-in-law, Phyllis. While in jail, Carlos refuses to forgive Gabrielle for her infidelity, despite her insisting that he is the father of her baby. Lynette secures a job at an advertising agency and immediately learns how difficult it will be to balance work and motherhood. Betty Applewhite and her son, Matthew, do their best to keep up appearances while they are secretly keeping a prisoner in their basement. 
25 2 "You Could Drive a Person Crazy" David Grossman Chris Black & Alexandra Cunningham October 2, 2005 (2005-10-02)
Susan is dismayed to see that her ex-husband, Karl, has moved in with Edie Britt. Meanwhile, she and Mike continue their relationship on a casual basis. When Phyllis sees Bree seeking comfort in George Williams, she implies to the insurance company that Bree had a motive to kill Rex. Fed up with having to bring bills to Carlos in jail, Gabrielle demands control over their finances. Lynette releases a rat in her house to urge Tom to clean while she is at work. Betty slips sleeping pills into the food of her son and secret prisoner, Caleb, to keep him quiet. 
26 3 "You'll Never Get Away from Me" Arlene Sanford Tom Spezialy & Ellie Herman October 9, 2004 (2004-10-09)
Bree takes a polygraph test to clear herself of suspicion of killing Rex. She urges George, her suspected accomplice, to take one as well; both pass. Susan is jealous when she learns that Edie and Julie are entering the church family talent show. Betty deals with Caleb's near-escape while Matthew tells her to be nicer to the neighbors. Lynette is unable to get the morning off from work to accompany Parker on his first day of school, so she joins him via live video chat. Gabrielle finally lets go of John when she sees him with another woman. She apologizes to Carlos for having an affair, wholeheartedly for the first time. 
27 4 "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" Robert Duncan McNeill John Pardee & Joey Murphy October 16, 2005 (2005-10-16)
Susan reconnects with Mike and agrees to help search for Zach. She finds him but sends him to search for his father in Utah when he begins to ask about Julie. Gabrielle hires a successful lawyer, the handsome David Bradley, to help him get her husband out of jail. Andrew acts out when Bree tries to incorporate George into their lives, prompting her to send him back to a youth detention camp. Lynette sees the toll her long hours have taken when her son, Parker, creates an imaginary friend who is somewhat of a surrogate mother. 
28 5 "They Asked Me Why I Believe in You" David Grossman Alan Cross October 23, 2005 (2005-10-23)
Susan learns that her agent and longtime friend, Lonny, has been embezzling her money. Hoping to make working with her boss, Nina, easier, Lynette takes her out drinking. However, Nina soon begs Lynette to go to the bar every night. Carlos only agrees to hire Bradley as his lawyer after Bradley threatens to pursue Gabrielle if he opts otherwise. Bree is horrified to learn that Rex died believing she had poisoned him. Chicago police arrest a man in the Melanie Foster murder case, prompting Betty to write an anonymous letter explaining that they have arrested the wrong man. This angers Matthew, who thinks that she is turning Caleb in. 
29 6 "I Wish I Could Forget You" Larry Shaw Kevin Etten & Josh Senter November 6, 2005 (2005-11-06)
Paul Young returns to Wisteria Lane and questions Susan about Zach's whereabouts. Susan tells him that she sent him to Utah. Paul later mentions this to Mike, who breaks up with Susan over the betrayal. Bree and George consummate their relationship. Lynette buys a new suit after finding out that she is the butt of jokes around the office. After being shot at the courthouse, David believes that he is in love with Gabrielle, but she discredits this claim. 
30 7 "Color and Light" David Grossman Marc Cherry November 13, 2005 (2005-11-13)
Lynette arranges a weekly play date between her and another couples' children so she and Tom can have some downtime. They soon discover, however, that the other children's parents have a secret hobby of making sex tapes. Bree accepts George's marriage proposal. Later, George attacks Bree's psychiatrist, Dr. Goldfine, who had convinced Bree to reconsider the proposal. Susan and Karl sleep together in a drunken mistake after he and Edie break up. The next morning, Edie tells Susan that she and Karl are back together. Betty and Matthew discover that Caleb has escaped. After entertaining her model friends from New York, Gabrielle finds Caleb in her house. She tries to run away, but falls down a flight of stairs. 
31 8 "The Sun Won't Set" Stephen Cragg Jenna Bans November 20, 2005 (2005-11-20)
Gabrielle suffers a miscarriage after her fall and represses her grief. Susan's mother admits that Susan's biological father is a local businessman, not a deceased war veteran. Lynette worries that her children will not react safely when approached by a stranger. Bree breaks off her engagement from George after he proves to be jealous and possessive. Matthew continues searching for Caleb but is sidetracked by a blossoming relationship with Danielle. Caleb is found one night and arrested. Gabrielle identifies him as the intruder and Betty silently warns him to stay quiet. 
32 9 "That's Good, That's Bad" Larry Shaw Kevin Murphy November 27, 2005 (2005-11-27)
Susan begins to build a relationship with her reluctant father, Addison Prudy. Carlos receives early parole with the help of Sister Mary Bernard, who poses a threat for Gabrielle's marriage. Lynette is promoted after Nina is fired. The police tell Bree that George was most likely responsible for her husband's death. George attempts suicide, hoping to win her back after she broke off their engagement, but she watches as he dies. 
33 10 "Coming Home" Arlene Sanford Chris Black December 4, 2005 (2005-12-04)
Gabrielle thwarts Carlos's attempts to do charity work with Sister Mary. Andrew returns home and Bree confesses to him that she watched as George committed suicide. Addison's wife sees him and Susan together and thinks he is having an affair, forcing Susan to tell her that she is his daughter. Lynette fights for office daycare so she can see her children more often. Zach returns home and reunites with Paul. Betty and Matthew successfully sneak Caleb out of the mental hospital, but not without the attention of a private investigator. 
34 11 "One More Kiss" Wendey Stanzler Joey Murphy & John Pardee January 8, 2006 (2006-01-08)
Lynette is upset when Gabrielle kisses Tom at a neighborhood party. Gabrielle insists that it was only a joke. After Bree voices her disapproval of Andrew's homosexual relationship, Andrew threatens to tell the police about Bree's role in George's suicide. Betty and Matthew find that a private investigator hired by the Fosters has broken into their home, fell through their stars, and accidentally shot himself. They plan to dispose of his body and car but accidentally lock the keys inside the car and the body in the trunk. Susan and Julie help Mike connect with Zach without Paul's knowledge. When Paul finds out, he confronts Mike and they have an altercation. Susan drives by and accidentally crashes into the private detective's car. The trunk door pops open, the body is discovered, and the neighborhood begins to find the Applewhites suspicious. 
35 12 "We're Gonna Be All Right" David Grossman Alexandra Cunningham January 15, 2006 (2006-01-15)
Susan fakes medical symptoms so she can see Dr. Ron McCready and ask him on a date. When she comes clean, he is angry because he could not figure out what her ailment was; however, he did find that she has a wandering spleen. Lynette learns that Tom has thought about having a second wife and family if she were to die. Gabrielle finds out that an ex-boyfriend has posted nude pictures of her on the internet. Bree is arrested for a DUI and must walk home from jail. Betty sees her and offers her a ride home. Bree denies being drunk, but Betty does not seem to believe her. Bree furiously mentions the several controversies surrounding Betty's family, which prompts her to put the house up for sale. 
36 13 "There's Something About a War" Larry Shaw Kevin Etten January 22, 2006 (2006-01-22)
Gabrielle tells Father Crowley that Sister Mary and Carlos have had sex, which, much to Gabrielle's pleasure, leads to Sister Mary being transferred to Alaska. Tom is given a job at Lynette's firm despite her reluctance. Bree finds out about Matthew and Danielle's relationship. Later, she sees Caleb in the window of Betty's house and recognizes him as the intruder. To help protect the Applewhites, Danielle tells Matthew about Andrew's hit-and-run, which resulted in Carlos's mother's death. Betty threatens to tell the police about it if she tells anyone about Caleb. Susan is nervous about being Dr. Ron's first splenectomy patient. 
37 14 "Silly People" Robert Duncan McNeill Tom Spezialy February 12, 2006 (2006-02-12)
Carlos and Gabrielle take in Xiao-Mei, a former slave who is faced with deportation, as their maid. Susan finds out that she does not have health insurance. Karl agrees to remarry her so she can use his benefits, but they both agree to keep Dr. Ron and Edie in the dark. Bree sneaks into Betty's home to talk to Caleb. Later, Betty explains to Bree how Caleb murdered Melanie Foster. Lynette is dismayed when she sees Ed taking advantage of Tom during a series of office hi-jinks. Noah Taylor, Zach's biological grandfather on his mother's side, demands that Mike bring him to see him. 
38 15 "Thank You So Much" David Grossman Dahvi Waller February 19, 2006 (2006-02-19)
Bree babysits Lynette's children and passes out drunk, leading Lynette to conclude that she has a drinking problem. Gabrielle's mother, Lucia, shows up unexpectedly. She offers to be their surrogate mother, as Gabrielle can no longer conceive children. Gabrielle, still angry at her mother for not protecting her against her sexually aggressive stepfather, kicks her mother out. Edie is hurt and disappointed when Karl does not propose like she thought he would. Mike tells Paul and Zach to leave town before Noah can track them down. 
39 16 "There Is No Other Way" Randy Zisk Bruce Zimmerman March 12, 2006 (2006-03-12)
Paul is arrested and almost killed by Noah's hired thugs. Andrew, seeking emancipation and an early trust fund, accuses Bree of hitting him while she was drunk. Bree joins an alcoholics anonymous program, not willing to let Andrew win. Gabrielle and Carlos's visit to an adoption clinic goes awry. Tom struggles for power in his marriage. Dr. Ron finds out about Susan's marriage to Karl immediately after she professes her love for Mike while under anesthesia. Felicia Tillman returns to Wisteria Lane. 
40 17 "Could I Leave You?" Pam Thomas Scott Sanford Tobis March 26, 2006 (2006-03-26)
Dr. Ron breaks up with Susan after he finds out that she lied about being in love with Mike. Gabrielle and Carlos find an attractive mother to adopt from; however, the woman, Libby, has not yet told the father that she is giving the baby up. After Andrew tells Bree that he will tell the judge she sexually abused him, she gets drunk and passes out in a department store. Her AA sponsor, Peter McMillan, comes to her aid. Lynette takes issue with a woman in her office who is still breast-feeding her five-year-old son. Caleb expresses an interest in Danielle. 
41 18 "Everybody Says Don't" Tom Cherones Jenna Banns & Alexandra Cunningham (teleplay)
Jim Lincoln (story)
April 2, 2006 (2006-04-02)
Bree takes an interest in Peter, who is also a recovering sex addict. Lynette is compelled to give a deposition in Andrew's emancipation. After discovering that Andrew lied about being abused my his mother, Lynette protects Bree and testifies in her favor. Dr. Ron tells Edie about Susan and Karl's sham marriage and punishes them. At Edie and Karl's engagement party, Felicia Tillman publicly accuses Paul of killing her sister. Libby goes into labor and when the baby's father expresses an interest in keeping it, Gabrielle and Carlos flee the hospital with the baby. 
42 19 "Don't Look at Me" David Grossman Josh Senter April 16, 2006 (2006-04-16)
Bree's parents show up on her court date with Andrew and have it postponed. They offer to take Andrew back to Rhode Island, but back out upon finding out that Andrew is gay. Gabrielle adjusts to motherhood after she and Carlos are granted temporary custody of Lily, the newborn baby. Parker begins to ask about sex. Susan sleeps with Karl again, thinking that he and Edie have broken up. However, Karl lied and Susan is furious that he made her the other woman. Felicia continues to antagonize Paul. 
43 20 "It Wasn't Meant to Happen" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry & Tom Spezialy April 30, 2006 (2006-04-30)
Gabrielle and Carlos obtain full custody of Lily, but Libby changes her mind and takes her back. Bree offers to be Peter's sex addiction sponsor, hoping to build a relationship. Ed has Lynette send dirty instant messages to his wife to save their sex life. When his wife finds out, she demands that he fire whoever is responsible. He blames Tom, as Lynette is too valuable to lose. Karl leaves Edie, claiming there is another woman. Edie hires a private detective to find out who Karl's other woman is. Betty sells the house without Matthew's knowledge. He and Danielle stage Danielle's near-rape at the hands of Caleb. Bree demands that Betty do something about Caleb. 
44 21 "I Know Things Now" Wendey Stanzler Kevin Etten & Bruce Zimmerman May 7, 2006 (2006-05-07)
Gabrielle and Carlos ask Xiao-Mei to be their surrogate so she can avoid deportation. Ed hires a forensic accountant, who uncovers evidence in Tom's expenses that he may be having an affair in Atlantic City. Betty discovers that Matthew set Caleb up before she poisons him. She locks Matthew in Caleb's old cell as punishment for making her almost murder her son. Edie learns that Susan is Karl's other woman and sets her house on fire. Andrew, still thirsty for revenge, seduces Peter and lures Bree to the scene. The next morning, Bree leaves Andrew on the side of the road. 
45 22 "No One Is Alone" David Grossman Kevin Murphy & Chris Black May 14, 2006 (2006-05-14)
Susan tries to get Edie's confession to burning down her house on tape. Edie catches on and chases Susan, but falls and is attacked by a swarm of yellowjackets. Danielle rescues Matthew and they run away together. Bree admits herself to a mental health facility for psychiatric observation. Lynette follows Tom to Atlantic City and sees him with another woman. When Tom returns to Fairview, he finds that Lynette has taken the kids and left. Gabrielle worries that Carlos is putting Xiao-Mei's needs ahead of hers, only a few days into the pregnancy. In a final act of revenge, Felicia frames Paul for her murder, even severing her own fingers, and leaves town. 
46 23 "Remember: Part 1" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry & Jenna Bans (teleplay)
Alexandra Cunningham & Tom Spezialy (story)
May 21, 2006 (2006-05-21)
Lynette learns that the woman she saw Tom with is Nora Huntington, his one-night stand from eleven years ago. She had a child and only recently contacted Tom about her. Lynette and Nora clash from the start and Nora announces she is moving to Fairview. Gabrielle begins to suspect Carlos and Xiao-Mei are having an affair. When she catches them in the act, she kicks Carlos out and tells Xiao-Mei she cannot leave as long as she is still pregnant. Betty discovers that it was Matthew who murdered Melanie Foster, not Caleb. 
47 24 "Remember: Part 2" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry & Jenna Bans (teleplay)
Alexandra Cunningham & Tom Spezialy (story)
May 21, 2006 (2006-05-21)
While in the mental health facility, Bree meets a visitor named Orson. Betty calls Bree to tell her about her new discover, and Bree escapes. She confronts Danielle and Matthew at her home. Matthew pulls out a gun but is shot and killed by the police, whom were called by Betty. Betty and Caleb move away to start fresh. Susan rejects Karl's gift, a house, and rekindles her romance with Mike. They plan dinner, but Mike is deliberately hit by Orson in his car and left for dead. The next morning, Orson visits Bree. 

Ratings

United States

Episode number
Production number
Title Original airing Rating Share Total viewers (in millions) Rank per week
24
2-01
Next September 25, 2005 TBA TBA TBA TBA
25
2-02
You Could Drive a Person Crazy October 2, 2005 TBA TBA TBA TBA
26
2-03
You'll Never Get Away from Me October 9, 2005 TBA TBA TBA TBA
27
2-04
My Heart Belongs to Daddy October 16, 2005 TBA TBA TBA TBA
28
2-05
They Asked Me Why I Believe in You October 23, 2005 TBA TBA TBA TBA
29
2-06
I Wish I Could Forget You November 6, 2005 TBA TBA TBA TBA
30
2-07
Color and Light November 13, 2005 TBA TBA TBA TBA
31
2-08
The Sun Won't Set November 20, 2005 TBA TBA TBA TBA
32
2-09
That's Good, That's Bad November 27, 2005 TBA TBA TBA TBA
33
2-10
Coming Home December 4, 2005 TBA TBA TBA TBA
34
2-11
One More Kiss January 8, 2006 TBA TBA TBA TBA
35
2-12
We're Gonna Be All Right January 15, 2006 TBA TBA TBA TBA
36
2-13
There's Something About a War January 22, 2006 TBA TBA TBA TBA
37
2-14
Silly People February 12, 2006 TBA TBA TBA TBA
38
2-15
Thank You So Much February 19, 2006 TBA TBA TBA TBA
39
2-16
There Is No Other Way March 12, 2006 TBA TBA TBA TBA
40
2-17
Could I Leave You? March 26, 2006 TBA TBA TBA TBA
41
2-18
Everybody Says Don't April 2, 2006 TBA TBA TBA TBA
42
2-19
Don't Look at Me April 16, 2006 TBA TBA TBA TBA
43
2-20
It Wasn't Meant to Happen April 30, 2006 TBA TBA TBA TBA
44
2-21
I Know Things Now May 7, 2006 TBA TBA TBA TBA
45
2-22
No One Is Alone May 14, 2006 TBA TBA TBA TBA
46
2-23
Remember: Part 1 May 21, 2006 TBA TBA TBA TBA
47
2-24
Remember: Part 2 May 21, 2006 TBA TBA TBA TBA

United Kingdom

BARB ratings are as follows (BARB ratings are the viewing figures of the Great British Public)

Episode Number
Production Number
Title Airdate (UK) WEEKLY
RANK
(Channel 4 only)
Total viewers
24
2-01
Next 18 January 2006 #6 4,520,000
25
2-02
You Could Drive a Person Crazy 25 January 2006 #7 4,480,000
26
2-03
You'll Never Get Away From Me 1 February 2006 #5 3,700,000
27
2-04
My Heart Belongs to Daddy 8 February 2006 #6 3,730,000
28
2-05
They Asked Me Why I Believe in You 15 February 2006 #9 3,220,000
29
2-06
I Wish I Could Forget You 22 February 2006 #12 2,980,000
30
2-07
Color and Light 22 February 2006 #10 3,100,000
31
2-08
The Sun Won't Set 1 March 2006 #10 3,100,000
32
2-09
That's Good, That's Bad 8 March 2006 #10 3,020,000
33
2-10
Coming Home 15 March 2006 #11 3,070,000
34
2-11
One More Kiss 22 March 2006 #11 3,070,000
35
2-12
We're Gonna Be All Right 29 March 2006 #12 2,990,000
36
2-13
There's Something About a War 5 April 2006 #13 2,730,000
37
2-14
Silly People 12 April 2006 #9 2,900,000
38
2-15
Thank You So Much 19 April 2006 #12 2,830,000
39
2-16
There Is No Other Way 26 April 2006 #10 2,700,000
40
2-17
Could I Leave You? 3 May 2006 #11 2,920,000
41
2-18
Everybody Says Don't 10 May 2006 #11 2,630,000
42
2-19
Don't Look at Me 17 May 2006 #11 2,960,000
43
2-20
It Wasn't Meant to Happen 24 May 2006 #16 3,030,000
44
2-21
I Know Things Now 31 May 2006 #15 2,750,000
45
2-22
No One Is Alone 7 June 2006 #18 2,590,000
46
2-23
Remember, Part I 14 June 2006 #13 2,750,000
47
2-24
Remember, Part II 14 June 2006 #18 2,750,000

DVD Release

The second season of Desperate Housewives was released in the United States on August 29, 2006 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment after it had finished broadcasting on television.[2] The six-disc set contained all the episodes from the season, as well as bonus features, including bloopers, two unaired storylines and other deleted scenes, and behind-the-scenes featurettes.[29] The DVD received released in other countries as well. In Region 2, it was also released as The Complete First & Second Season,[30] The Complete First, Second, & Third Seasons,[31] The Complete Series 1-4, [32] and The Complete Seasons One, Two, Three, Four, & Five[33] boxsets. The DVD received positive reviews on its video quality and its packaging and design.[34][35] Aubry D'Arminio of Entertainment Weekly gave the DVD release a 'B minus', citing the poorer quality of the episodes as the main problem.[36]

Desperate Housewives: The Complete Second Season - Extra Juicy Edition
Set details[29] Special features[29]
  • 23 episodes (24 counting two-part finale)
  • 6-disc set
  • 1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English
  • "Desperate Husbands: The Men of Wisteria Lane" featurette
  • "Iconic Housewives of Television" featurette
  • "Cherry-Picked" - Mark Cherry's favorite scenes
  • "Fashion & Couture" with costume designer Cate Adair
  • "Directing Desperate Housewives" featurette
  • "Juiciest Bites" - the Housewives' favorite scenes and desperate moments
  • Deleted scenes
  • Two unaired story lines featuring Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman
  • "The Whole Story" promotional commercial for the second season
Release dates
 United States  Canada  United Kingdom  Australia
August 29, 2006[29] November 13, 2006[37] September 27, 2006

References

  1. ^ a b c Series rankings for the 2005-06 television season. The Hollywood Reporter. May 26, 2006. Retrieved October 28, 2009.
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