Desperate Housewives/It Wasn't Meant to Happen

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It Wasn't Meant to Happen
Season 2, Episode 20
Airdate April 30, 2006
Production Number 22043
Written by Marc Cherry &
Tom Spezialy
Directed by Larry Shaw
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It Wasn't Meant to Happen is the twentieth episode of the second season of Desperate Housewives, and the forty-third episode overall.

Starring: Teri Hatcher (Susan), Felicity Huffman (Lynette), Marcia Cross (Bree), Eva Longoria (Gaby), Nicollette Sheridan (Edie), Alfre Woodard (Betty), Ricardo Antonio Chavira (Carlos), Mark Moses (Paul), Andrea Bowen (Julie), Doug Savant (Tom), Cody Kasch (Zach), Richard Burgi (Karl), Brenda Strong (Mary Alice), James Denton (Mike)

Also Starring: Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew), Joy Lauren (Danielle), Mehcad Brooks (Matthew), Brent Kinsman (Preston), Shane Kinsman (Porter), Zane Huett (Parker), Nashawn Kearse (Caleb)

Guest Starring: (in credits order) Currie Graham (Ed), Lee Tergesen (Peter McMillan), Nichole Hiltz (Libby Collins), Eddie McClintock (Frank Helm), M.C. Gainey (Claude), Sam Horrigan (Dale Helm), Alicia Brandt (Judy), Whitney Dylan (Kelli), John Mariano (Oliver Weston), Mitch Silpa (Jerry), Anthony DeSantis (Shirtless Man), Barry Sigismondi (Football Coach), Gary Wolf (Mark), Jesse Corti (Social Worker), Mark Brady (Officer #1)


Plot Overview

Gabby schemes to get Lily's birth father to surrender his parental rights. Edie reaches out to Susan when Karl breaks up with her, causing much guilt for Susan. Lynette tries to help her boss spice up his marriage, leading to problems in the office. Bree takes action when Peter's Sex Addicts Anonymous sponsor warns him to stay away from her. When Betty sells her house, Matthew and Danielle hatch a plan to get her to stop the move.


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