Opening Doors
Episode 14 of 17 within Season Four. Item 88 of 191 overall.
Production number 414.
Jordon Nardino - Writer
Dahvi Waller - Writer
David Grossman - Director
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Lynette finds out who was responsible for starting the fire at Rick's restaurant: the twins, Porter and Preston, but learns that Kayla was the one who inspired them to do so. She decides to take Kayla to a therapist to sort out her troubles, but Kayla threatens to go to the police and tell them who committed the crime. Bree gives Orson an ultimatum to turn himself in for running over Mike but he refuses and moves in with Edie who kisses him during a drunk act and Bree sees them through a window.

Susan meets Karl at a Lamaze class. Karl is now married to Marisa, a law professor, and tries to show off until Mike declares that he went to rehab. Gabrielle joins forces with Bob and Lee to catch her new renter, Ellie, in the act when she starts suspecting that she is a hooker. Ellie later confesses to Gabrielle that she is using her room as a tattoo parlor, but is shown hiding drugs in her drawer. Katherine finds out that Dylan is secretly meeting Wayne and gets ready for a confrontation. 

original airdate--May 04,2008   rating--16.76 million


music--Theme song--"Desperate Housewives" by Danny Elfman

  1. "Opening Doors" by Stephen Sondheim (Song title from Merrily We Roll Along)


Trivia: song by Stephen Sondheim from the musical "Merrily We Roll Along"

Goof -- When Lynette is speaking to Kayla about giving the idea of starting the fire to the twins, in the mirror behind Lynette, you can see a man in a blue shirt.

  • When Kayla opens the door while carrying the umbrella, the strap is secured around it. When she steps out on the porch, the umbrella strap is no longer secured.


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regional titles

Opening Doors
Influence néfaste
Le porte che si aprono
Puertas Abiertas