Desperate Housewives: Season 2 (2005 - 2006)


Season 2
Desperate Housewives

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Critic Ratings: 8


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User Ratings: 72
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Air date: Sep 25, 2005
Air date: Oct 2, 2005
Air date: Oct 9, 2005
Air date: Oct 16, 2005
Air date: Oct 23, 2005
Air date: Nov 6, 2005
Air date: Nov 13, 2005
Air date: Nov 20, 2005
Air date: Nov 27, 2005
Air date: Dec 4, 2005
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Bree's a widow. Edie and Susan are fighting again. Lynette returns to work. Gaby's pregnant (and Carlos is in jail). And throughout the second series, noises coming from reclusive new neighbor Betty Applewhite's basement puzzle everyone on Wisteria Lane. After burying Rex, Bree (Marcia Cross) must contend with his meddlesome mother, then with obsessive pharmacist George Williams (Roger Bart). Bree also begins to drink heavily, has a falling-out with son Andrew (Shawn Pyfrom) and meets dentist Orson Hodge (Kyle MacLachlan). Susan's spat with Edie (Nicollette Sheridan) is over her ex Karl (Richard Burgi). Susan (Teri Hatcher) is mostly over him, but his health insurance is important to her. Although she meets a cute doctor (Jay Harrington), Susan's still interested in Mike (James Denton), but backs off after learning he's the father of Zach Young (Cody Kasch), who's mixed up in the convoluted aftermath of the murder that led to Mary Alice Young's suicide. Susan also plays matchmaker for her mother (Lesley Ann Warren) and her estranged boyfriend (Bob Newhart), and meets her long-lost father. Back at work, adwoman Lynette (Felicity Huffman) must deal with a neurotic boss (Joely Fisher), while Tom (Doug Savant) chafes in his househusband role until he, too, is hired by the agency. Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) is soon paroled, thanks in part to a feisty young nun (Melinda Page Hamilton). He also forgives Gaby (Eva Longoria Parker) for her affair with John Rowland. And those noises? Betty (Alfre Woodard), who arrives from Chicago in the middle of the night, stays to herself when she can. But her son Matthew (Mehcad Brooks) dates Bree's daughter Danielle (Joy Lauren). Matthew's brother Caleb doesn't get out much, but when he does chaos ensues.


Felicity Huffman
as Lynette Scavo
Teri Hatcher
as Susan Mayer
Marcia Cross
as Bree Van De Kamp
Eva Longoria
as Gabrielle Solis
Nicollette Sheridan
as Edie Britt
Mark Moses
as Paul Young
Cody Kasch
as Zach Young
Andrea Bowen
as Julie Mayer
Richard Burgi
as Karl Mayer
James Denton
as Mike Delfino
Doug Savant
as Tom Scavo
Zane Huett
as Parker Scavo
Alfre Woodard
as Betty Applewhite
Shawn Pyfrom
as Andrew Van De Kamp
Jesse Metcalfe
as John Rowland
Joy Lauren
as Danielle Van De Kamp
Mehcad Brooks
as Matthew Applewhite
Roger Bart
as George Williams
Brent Kinsman
as Preston Scavo
Shane Kinsman
as Porter Scavo
Brenda Strong
as Mary Alice Young
Currie Graham
as Ed Ferrara
Jay Harrington
as Dr. Ron McCreadie
Pat Crawford Brown
as Ida Greenberg
Joely Fisher
as Nina Fletcher
Nashawn Kearse
as Caleb Applewhite
Bob Gunton
as Noah Taylor
Carol Mansell
as Pat Ziegler
Lee Tergesen
as Peter McMillan
Kurt Fuller
as Det. Barton
Kyle MacLachlan
as Orson Hodge
Melinda Page Hamilton
as Sister Mary Bernard
Kathryn Joosten
as Karen McCluskey
Shirley Knight
as Phyllis Van De Kamp
John Kapelos
as Eugene Beale
Adrian Pasdar
as David Bradley
Bruce Jarchow
as Mr. Bormanis
Paul Dooley
as Addison Prudy
Jeff Doucette
as Father Crowley
Joyce Van Patten
as Carol Prudy
Nick Chinlund
as Det. Sullivan
Betty Murphy
as Alberta Fromme
Lesley Ann Warren
as Sophie Bremmer
Nichole Hiltz
as Libby Collins
Nichole M. Hiltz
as Libby Collins
Sam Lloyd
as Dr. Albert Goldfine
Tom Savant
as Tom Scavo
Joy Bisco
as Melanie Foster
Dagney Kerr
as Nurse Heisel
John Mariano
as Oliver Weston
Richard Burt
as George Williams
Michad Brooks
as Matthew Applewhite
Julie Bowen
as Julie Mayer
Tanner Maguire
as Young Zach
Steven Culp
as Rex Van De Kamp
Jill Brennan
as Tish Atherton
Tim Monsion
as Dr. Cunningham
Shannon O'Hurley
as Mrs. Truesdale
Michelle Noh
as Hospital Nurse
Brenda Strong
as Mary Alice Young
Andy Umberger
as Officer Romslo
Carol Burnett
as Eleanor Mason
Brian George
as Mr. Pashmutt
Juliana McCarthy
as Cora Penmore
Alexandra Lydon
as Rita Rivara
Harry S. Lentz
as Headmaster Lentz
Ronny Cox
as Henry Mason
Robert Cicchini
as Scott Tollman
Lenora May
as Dr. Mackenzie
Wallace Shawn
as Lonny Moon
Nikki Braendlin
as Receptionist
Bob Newhart
as Morty Flickman
Kathryn Harrold
as Helen Rowland
Sam Horrigan
as Dale Helm
Dakin Matthews
as Rev. Sikes
Terry Bozeman
as Dr. Craig
Linda Dano
as Francine
Loren Lester
as Dr. Baker
Susan Diol
as Flight Attendant
Rende Rae Norman
as Mrs. Novak
Ridge Canipe
as Danny Farrell
Lizzie Peet
as Secretary
Mia Wesley
as Leila Mitzman
Barry Sigismondi
as Football Coach
Harry S. Murphy
as Mr. Lentz
Meagen Fay
as Norma Harper
Greg Germann
as Jim Halverson
Bob Clendenin
as Louis the Stalker
John Wesley
as Ty Grant
Jim O'Heir
as Sam Killian
Mike Gomez
as Priest
Bill Bolender
as Property Manager
Amy Hill
as Mrs. Pate
Brecken Palmer
as Jimmy Harper
Sonia Iris Lozada
as Blood Drive Nurse
Jesse Corti
as Social Worker
Larry Miller
as Leonard Harper
Vera Bridges
as Hospital Nurse
Elizabeth Sung
as Translator
Roxana Brusso
as Maternity Nurse
Sandra Purpuro
as Prostitute
Maura Soden
as Dr. Whitney
Lance Nichols
as Minister
Bridger Palmer
as P.J. Harper
Tracy Burns
as Receptionist
Garrett Warren
as Gangbanger
Mark Brady
as Officer
Wayne Lopez
as Air Marshall
Nikki Tyler-Flynn
as Noah's Nurse
Jon Spinogatti
as MRI Technician
Sally Brooks
as Lea Rappaport
Roberto Sanchez
as Police Officer
Joe Ochman
as Justice of the Peace
Reid Collums
as Bartender
Jane Lynch
as Maxine Bennett
Skip Stellrecht
as Booking Sergeant
Michael Emanuel
as Stan Grazi
Andre Ware
as FBI Agent
Darryl Alan Reed
as Security Guard
James Shanklin
as Det. Morgan
Nicki Micheaux
as Det. Schroeder
Lori Alan
as Receptionist
James Cantafio
as FBI Agent
Steve Griffith
as Paramedic
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Critic Reviews for Desperate Housewives Season 2

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Now the novelty is wearing off, and the hour is edging toward vapidity.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The [second season] still doesn't seem to have any traction. Even the twists aren't as twisted as they used to be.

Sep 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Fortunately, things ramp up a little bit in the end of the season. We leave the alcoholic housewife and pining daughter storylines for something with a little more bite.

Sep 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

With strong performances across the board, all that's needed to return Desperate Housewives to form is tighter writing and less of Susan Mayer shooting herself in the foot.

Sep 19, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

What was a bright, clever, witty, quirky and amusing series last season has gone flat.

Feb 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The show is adrift in silly contrivances (as opposed to inventive situations), painful dialogue and obvious wheel-spinning.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

How well [Marc] Cherry and company can keep adding layers while inching the existing stories forward ultimately will determine just how long the Alphabet net will wake up smiling Monday mornings, but so far, so good.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Accused of hawking a lurid form of conservatism, you get a sense Marc Cherry and his cohorts intend to say something profound about suburbia with their outmoded view of womanhood and the places they call home.

May 21, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Desperate Housewives: Season 2

  • May 05, 2019
    Sadly, since season one was full of great ideas and plotlines, it seems the writers ran out of them. Season two, at it's best, is still great, but nonetheless below season one's standards. And while season two definitely did have some highlights, such as Bree dating her husband's murderer George and her alcoholism, Gaby's miscarriage and Lynette catching her husband with Nora, there are also many lows. Especially Susan, the main character of the series' first season, suffers when it comes to new plotlines. That's not to say Susan wasn't the only thing that suffered to live up to the previous season's standards. The mystery started out great, but its anticlimactic end left much to be desired. While most things could've undoubtably be executed better, season two did deliver a great finale and added a new depth to Gaby and Bree's characters, the stars of this season. And when has character development not veen welcome? Overall, an okay season that decreased in quality from the last one.

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