There's absolutely no question who calls the shots in the Scavo household: Lynette. But that's just fine by her husband Tom. His laid back, loving, and supportive personality allows Lynette to keep her sanity. And, in a house with five kids, sanity is a rare commodity.
These two have been through a lot together. Endless drama with the children, their professional rivalry, the revelation of a love child from a previous relationship, the failure of their family pizzeria, and Lynette's battle with cancer have all threatened to undo the strongest marriage on Wisteria Lane. But somehow, through it all, they've managed to keep it together.
At least until Tom took a high-powered job that consumed so much of his time that it left Lynette feeling neglected. The job enabled Tom to spread his wings and be in control, not something he was used to. And he liked it. So the dynamic of their marriage changed to the point that neither of them were happy and they decided a trial separation. Is it the end for Lynette and Tom, or will they find their way back to each other?
"Tom's like most husbands I know. He lives by the credo: Happy wife, happy life!"