It's the people that make a house a home. The competition is on when Bree meets Andrew's future mother-in-law for the first time, as each is determined to win over their son's affection; Gaby urges Carlos to accept a job which pays a six-figure salary even if it means spending more time away from home.
Meanwhile, Susan is feeling lonely while Jackson is away and turns to Lee for company; Lynette catches Preston speaking to his runaway twin on the phone; and Edie grows weary of Dave as he continues to exhibit some odd behavior.
original airdate--January 4,2009 rating--14.39 million *
music--Theme song--"Desperate Housewives" by Danny Elfman
Trivia: title comes from a song written by Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne
* The lowwest rated episode to date.