Episode 2.07: Color and Light (fka “I Must Be Dreaming”)
Airdate: November 13, 2005
Morty (Bob Newhart) helps Susan with one of her problems; Tom and Lynette learn more about their new neighbors; and Betty suffers a major loss. Meanwhile, Gaby reminisces with old friends, and Bree has a big question to answer.
George proposes to a horrified Bree at an engagement party staged by George and his mother, Francine (guest star Linda Dano). The Scavo kids accidentally watch the neighbors homemade porn video.
Veteran soap actress Linda Dano is joining the “Desperate Housewives” crew. Dano, who starred in “Another World,” “One Life to Live” and many other soaps, will play Francine, the mother of George (Roger Bart), the creepy pharmacist who’s in love with Bree (Marcia Cross) and might have poisoned her husband, Rex. “They sort of left me to my own devices as to what to play,” Dano said yesterday. “They wanted Francine to be dressed not high-end or low-end but somewhere in the middle. “She’s a colorful woman, bigger than life who’s got a big personality – and she’s absolutely devoted to her boy.” The episode, titled “I Must Be Dreaming,” is tentatively scheduled to air Sunday, Nov. 20 (9 p.m./Ch. 7). There’s no word on whether Dano’s role will be a one-time-only appearance or grow into a recurring character. “My scenes are with Marcia Cross and Roger [Bart], and they’re both lovely people and lots of fun,” Dano said. Source
One of the housewives goes to a loan officer to be a co-signer for a loan, but in a private moment, she tells him that her mother should not get the loan. Gabrielle’s model-friends immediately see she’s pregnant.
One of the housewives plays babysitter for another mother, who leaves in shame after this housewife reveals she saw a bit of ‘home-made video’. Another housewife goes shopping for a nice dress, but when she gets home, there’s trouble.
Guest starring are Sam Lloyd as Dr. Goldfine, Albert Garcia as Luis, Alejandro Patino as Ralph, Meagan Fay as Norma Harper, Brecken Palmer as Jimmy Harper, Larry Miller as Leonard Harper, Bridger Palmer as P.J. Harper, Alec Mapa as Vern, Linda Dano as Francine, Maree Cheatham as Ceal, Tanya Reichert as Allison, Michael Emanuel as Stan Grazi, Jill Brennan as mother no. 1, Lori Alan as receptionist, Robin Pearson Rose as Loretta, Steve Griffith as paramedic and Maria Cominis as mother no. 2.
Credit: New York Post, TV Guide Online, ABC, SpoilerFix.com.