Desperate Housewives/Running to Stand Still

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Running to Stand Still
Season 1, Episode 6
Airdate November 7, 2004
Production Number 106
Written by Tracey Stern
Directed by Fred Gerber
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Running to Stand Still is the sixth episode of the first season of Desperate Housewives, and the sixth episode overall.

Starring: Teri Hatcher (Susan), Felicity Huffman (Lynette), Marcia Cross (Bree), Eva Longoria (Gaby), Nicollette Sheridan (Edie), Steven Culp (Rex), Ricardo Antonio Chavira (Carlos), Mark Moses (Paul), Andrea Bowen (Julie), Jesse Metcalfe (John), Cody Kasch (Zach), Brenda Strong (Mary Alice), James Denton (Mike)

Guest Starring: (in credits order) Sharon Lawrence (Maisy Gibbons), Sam Lloyd (Dr. Albert Goldfine), Lupe Ontiveros (Juanita "Mama" Solis), Stacey Travis (Jordana Geist), Gregg Daniel (Dr. Sicher), Joy Lauren (Danielle), Shannon O'Hurley (Mrs. Truesdale), Lucille Soong (Yao Lin), Shane Kinsman (Porter), Brent Kinsman (Preston), Pat Crawford Brown (Ida), Paul Denniston (Waiter), Cindy Lu (Nurse), Kathy McGraw (Receptionist)


Plot Overview

Susan finds out that Zach is in a psychiatric hospital and gets her daughter Julie to sneak in and talk with him. Gabrielle's attempt to blackmail her mother-in-law has unintended results. Lynette squares off against Maisy Gibbons, a rival mother at Briarcliff Academy. When Rex tells Bree during marriage counseling that he is unhappy with their sex life, Bree decides to surprise him at his hotel.


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