"Love is in the Air
" is the 14th episode of the ABC television series
, Desperate Housewives
. The episode was the 14th episode for the show's first season. The episode was written by Tom Spezialy
and was directed by Jeff Melman
. It originally aired on Sunday February 13, 2005. This episode marks the first appearance of popular recurring character, Karen McCluskey
played by Kathryn Joosten
who would later become a main character in the show's sixth season.
The episode was originally titled What I Did for Love
which is from the musical, A Chorus Line.
It's Valentine's Day on Wisteria Lane and all the husbands and boyfriends are planning something special for their other halves. When Lynette receives a heartfelt plant from her kids she finds out it was stolen from Mrs. McCluskey's house who is Lynette's archrival. When the boys go over to apologize, they realize that she isn't that bad since she is still grieving over the death of her son who died at a young age. Rex tries to convince Bree to have S&M
which Bree scoffs at. Gabrielle fires Yao-Lin and gets a job as a model at a mattress depot. After she is fired, she takes a part-time job at a cosmetic store where one of her customers is Yao-Lin. Susan plans a romantic evening with Mike who is still recovering from a gunshot
wound from the afternoon prior. At the restaurant, Susan asks if he is ready to commit which causes Mike to collapse after his wound becomes out of control and Felicia learns a... Read More