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"Children Will Listen" is the eighteenth episode of Desperate Housewives.



Susan's mom, Sophie Bremmer comes to visit Susan when her boyfriend Morty allegedly abused her. Susan fears that if she does not bring the two back together, Susan will be living with her mom--forever. When she visits Morty, he tells her that Sophie made the first shot and that is why he threw a book at her. When Susan tells Morty to reconcile with her, their meeting turns into a violent one.


When Bree watches Lynette's children, she demonstrates her method of discipline when one of the twins misbehave. Lynette takes the news bad since she never hits her kids. When it comes time for Lynette to punish them once more she uses Bree as a threat which gets them to behave.


Bree and Rex visit Andrew at Camp Hennessy where Andrew refuses to talk to Bree. Bree marches in the room just as Andrew announces to his dad that he might be gay.


Carlos tells Gabrielle that he wants a baby once more. Gabrielle says that she does not want one, but what she doesn't know is that Carlos has been tampering with her birth control for months. A week later, Gabrielle will be pregnant. Soon after, Gabrielle and Carlos are visited by the chairman of the hospital where Mama Solis' stayed while in her coma. Carlos is surprised when Gabrielle accepted money which was for their negligence of Mama's case.


  • Although credited, Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan) does not appear in this episode.
    • In the original script the character Edie was supposed to have a storyline where she got in touch with her biological father, but that was later dropped.
  • This is the first of many instances where a character throws something at the wall.
  • The episode title Children Will Listen comes from the Stephen Sondheim musical, Into the Woods.
  • French Title: Les grands malheurs de Sophie (Sophie's Great Mishaps / The Great Mishaps of Sophie)
  • German Title: Mutterglück (Joy of Maternity)
  • Hungarian Title: Szófogadó gyerekek (Dutiful Children)
  • Italian Title: Figli (Children)
  • Spanish Title: Los niños escucharan (The Children Will Listen )


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