A Spark to Pierce the Dark
Episode 18 of 24 within Season Five. Item 112 of 191 overall.
Production number 518.
Alexandra Cunningham - Writer
David Grossman - Director
6 votes

Life is full of nasty shocks, Bree considers selling her business to save her marriage, Lynette is threatened by her new boss, boundaries are crossed for Gaby and Carlos, Katherine is caught in the most unexpected of circumstances and Edie's worst fears come true.Katherine, Mike, and Dave go camping. Dave brings his gun, and it will get used.

The newspaper reporter from the previous episode sends Edie info about Mike's connection to Dave's family's death. Dave attempts to kill Edie, but she runs out of the house - and then something shocking happens.

original airdate--March 22,2009      rating--14.75 million


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

  1. "A Spark to Pierce the Dark" by Stephen Sondheim (Lyric line from Broadway Baby from Follies)


Trivia: title comes from the song "Broadway Baby" from the Stephen Sondheim musical Follies.

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111 The Story of Lucy and Jesse
Next episode :
113 Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know

regional titles

Een Spark naar Pierce the Dark
A Spark to Pierce the Dark
Une étincelle pour Pierce the Dark
Ein Funken zum Pierce the Dark
A Spark go Pierce an Dark
Una scintilla per Pierce the Dark
Una chispa a Pierce la Oscuridad