• Genre: Comedy
  • Air date: Apr 17, 2005
  • Network: ABC





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Live Alone and Like It

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Live Alone and Like It

"Live Alone and Like It" is the 19th episode of Desperate Housewives.



Susan's mother begins to set up double dates with Susan which she objects to.


Lynette surprisingly cares for Mrs. McCluskey after she collapses in front of her. Karen then thanks her for what she did and begins to start intruding on her life. Lynette agrees that she should have someone to take care of her even if it is the enemy.


Bree and Rex bring Andrew home from deprogramming camp and Bree arranges a dinner with their church's pastor, Reverend Sikes. At the dinner, there is awkwardness when Bree blurts out that Rex is into S&M. The following day, Bree tells Andrew if he doesn't change he will go to hell. Andrew then goes to see Reverend Sikes who tells him to reflect and repent on his actions. Andrew then tells Reverend Sikes that when his mother least expects it he will do something terrible that it will "rock her world".


Gabrielle's credit card becomes frozen and begins to see John once more who offers her his student card. When Gabrielle maxes out John's credit card, he claims it is stolen and must befriend a rich admirer to pay for her meal.


  • Originally the episode was supposed to extend the relationship that bloomed between Edie (Nicollette Sheridan) and Paul (Mark Moses) by the passionate kiss that occurred in episode sixteen ("The Ladies Who Lunch").
  • The episode was originally titled An Unexpected Song which comes from Andrew Lloyd Webber's play, Song and Dance.
  • Although credited, Paul Young (Mark Moses), Zach Young (Cody Kasch), Julie Mayer (Andrea Bowen) and Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan) do not appear in this episode.
  • This is the second time that Bree embarrassed Rex at the dinner table. The first was in Pretty Little Picture, when she said that he cries after he ejaculates.
  • The episode title Live Alone and Like It comes from the movie, Dick Tracy which was composed by Stephen Sondheim.
  • French Title: Vivent seules et, comme il (Living alone and, as)
  • German Title: Einsame Herzen (Lonely Hearts)
  • Hungarian Title: Élvezd a magányt! (Enjoy the loneliness)
  • Italian Title: Il piacere della solitudine (The pleasure of loneliness)
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