Desperate Housewives Episodes

2004, TV Show

Desperate Housewives Season 1 episodes

One Wonderful Day Season 1, Episode 23

In the first-season finale, it's time for residents of Wisteria Lane to pay for assorted crimes and misdemeanors, which means Gaby is about to face the music for cheating on Carlos and we're finally going to get some answers about Mary Alice's suicide. Alfre Woodard joins the cast as the newest neighbor, Betty Applewhite. read more

Goodbye for Now Season 1, Episode 22

Lynette goes a little too far to keep Tom's flirty ex (Melinda McGraw) from rocking the Scavo marriage any further; Susan finally makes up her mind about Mike; Bree begins to see George (Roger Bart) in an unsettling new light; and Carlos realizes that his legal woes are worse than he thought. Felicia: Harriet Sansom Harris. Mike: James Denton. read more

Sunday in the Park with George Season 1, Episode 21

As Bree's secret friendship with George (Roger Bart) continues to blossom, Rex's health begins to wilt; Gaby breaks her news to John, who decides it's time to come clean with Carlos; Lynette pulls out all the stops to seduce Tom; and Sophie's return to Morty inspires Susan to give Mike a second chance. Morty: Bob Newhart. Sophie: Lesley Ann Warren. read more

Fear No More Season 1, Episode 20

A health scare for Gaby turns Carlos' going-away party into a truly unblessed event; Lynette pulls out the big guns after learning that Tom is working with his ex (Melinda McGraw); Paul Young takes Susan to task for snooping into Mary Alice's past; and Bree goes behind Rex's back to resume her friendship with George (Roger Bart), who may be hiding more than just a crush on the unsuspecting Mrs. Van de Kamp. Sophie: Lesley Ann Warren. Ginger: Lauren Cohn. Felicia: Harriet Sansom Harris. read more

Live Alone and Like It Season 1, Episode 19

Lynette befriends Mrs. McCluskey (Kathryn Joosten) and soon comes to regret it. Elsewhere, Susan's newly unattached mom (Lesley Ann Warren) decides to put romance back into both of their lives. Tom: Doug Savant. Rev. Sikes: Dakin Matthews. read more

Children Will Listen Season 1, Episode 18

Susan's mother (Lesley Ann Warren) makes tracks to Wisteria Lane after she and her latest beau (Bob Newhart) part ways; Bree oversteps her bounds while watching Lynette's boys; and Mama Solis's hospital settlement unsettles Carlos, who lays into Gaby for making him accept a plea bargain. Porter: Shane Kinsman. Det. Burnett: Brett Cullen. Felicia: Harriet Sansom Harris. read more

There Won't Be Trumpets Season 1, Episode 17

Lynette's mouth gets her in trouble after she blasts a neighbor for trash-talking his deaf wife (Marlee Matlin) behind her back; Edie makes Susan pay for stealing her latest man (Rick Ravanello) by messing with Mike's tell-all letter; a death in the family saves Gaby's life, but ruins Carlos's; and the Van de Kamps unite to teach Andrew a harsh lesson. Tom: Doug Savant. Felicia: Harriet Sansom Harris. read more

The Ladies Who Lunch Season 1, Episode 16

A lice outbreak at the boys' school turns Lynette into a pariah, much like Rex after the arrest of Maisy Gibbons (Sharon Lawrence) reveals the contents of her little black book. Meanwhile, a sewage problem has Gaby drowning in money woes; and Edie helps Susan get over Mike, but ends up learning way too much about another man on the block. Felicia: Harriet Sansom Harris. read more

Impossible Season 1, Episode 15

Susan learns an awful truth after Mike's hauled in for questioning about Mrs. Huber's murder; Bree busts the wrong kid for bringing a condom into her house; John's roomie makes Gaby an indecent proposal; and Lynette plays dirty to keep Tom from scoring a primo promotion. Justin: Ryan Carnes. Julie: Andrea Bowen. Zach: Cody Kasch. John: Jesse Metcalfe. read more

Love Is in the Air Season 1, Episode 14

Valentine's Day goes from sweet to sour as Bree and Susan make unsettling finds about the men in their lives and Lynette's nosy neighbor (Kathryn Joosten) accuses the twins of stealing her missing things. Meanwhile, Gaby gets back to what she does best after the Siesta King hires her to model mattresses. Tom: Doug Savant. Felicia: Harriet Sansom Harris. Yao Lin: Lucille Sing. The Siesta King: Jon Polito. read more

Your Fault Season 1, Episode 13

When Tom's traveling-salesman dad (Ryan O'Neal) drops in for a visit, Lynette catches her father-in-law with a “business associate” who's missing some of her underwear. Meanwhile, Susan finds Julie in a situation not nearly as compromising with Zach, but it's just as troubling; John's parents (Kathryn Harrold, Mark Harelik) have a favor to ask of Gaby; and Rex wants to reconcile with Bree, but all she wants is the country-club membership. read more

Every Day a Little Death Season 1, Episode 12

The discovery of Mrs. Huber's body---and her secret journals---rocks Wisteria Lane, forcing Susan to cut a dirty deal with Edie to cover up her arson faux pas. Meanwhile, Mike's "client" gives him cause to hurry his investigation; Parker's chewing-gum mishap gives Lynette a leg up at yoga; Bree shoots down George...literally; and Carlos bugs Gaby to help him leave a legacy other than larceny. Felicia: Harriett Sansom Harris. George: Roger Bart. read more

Move On Season 1, Episode 11

News of Mrs. Huber's disappearance brings her equally wicked sister (Harriet Sansom Harris) to Wisteria Lane, where Lynette takes Tom to task over their too-nubile nanny, and Gaby hits a new low to make ends meet. Meanwhile, Susan takes a major step with Mike after learning about her ex's other “other woman”; and Bree sees a recovering Rex's reliance on her as a sign that she should start dating. George: Roger Bart. Copeland: Conor O'Farrell. Karl: Richard Burgi. read more

Come Back to Me Season 1, Episode 10

Bree unleashes her inner “woman scorned” after Rex's sordid dabblings nearly kill him. Speaking of scorn, Gaby gets a taste of her own medicine, courtesy of Carlos's jailhouse confession; Susan betrays Julie by sending Zach Young back home to his father, who makes a startling admission of his own; and Lynette employs an underhanded tactic to keep an eye on her new nanny (Marla Sokoloff). Rex: Steven Culp. Julie: Andrea Bowen. Zach: Cody Kasch. Paul: Mark Moses. read more

Suspicious Minds Season 1, Episode 9

Rumors of John's married lover spread---to the wrong suspect---leading to a showdown at Gaby's charity fashion show. Meanwhile, Bree resorts to tattling to teach Andrew a lesson about smoking pot; Lynette goes on the hunt for the perfect nanny; and Mary Alice's son pays Susan's daughter an eye-opening visit. Claire: Marla Sokoloff. Edie: Nicollette Sheridan. read more

Guilty Season 1, Episode 8

Paul takes matters into his own hands after his hit man IDs Mary Alice's blackmailer; Susan pays a price for snooping on Mike; John dumps Gabrielle after Juanita's accident, which gives Bree some horrifying insight into her son's psyche. John: Jesse Metcalfe. Shaw: Richard Roundtree. Edie: Nicolette Sheridan. Mrs. Huber: Christina Estabrook. read more

Anything You Can Do Season 1, Episode 7

An unexpected ally helps Susan keep an eye on Mike's mystery “friend”; Bree one-ups Rex's guilt gifts for their kids; Juanita gets the goods on Gaby after John dumps her for trying to ship Danielle off to modeling school; a speed-freaking Lynette undermines Tom's ideas during his business dinner party. Shaw: Richard Roundtree. Kendra: Heather Stephens. Juanita: Lupe Ontiveros. Tom: Doug Savant. Mike: James Denton. read more

Running to Stand Still Season 1, Episode 6

Gaby cashes in on Juanita's gambling addiction to keep her out of the snooping business, while Susan bets on Julie to find out why Zach Young has been shipped off to a creepy teen rehab; Bree lets loose on her shrink after sending Rex into a rage over an intimacy issue that may be more his than hers; and Lynette gets a little help in settling the score with an alpha mom at her kids' school. Maisy: Sharon Lawrence. Mr. Shaw: Richard Roundtree. Juanita: Lupe Ontiveros. John: Jesse Metcalfe. read more

Come In, Stranger Season 1, Episode 5

Bree touches upon a Young family mess after reaching out to Mary Alice's son (Cody Kasch); a break-in on Wisteria Lane exposes Mike's motives for moving to town and expands Susan's pool of potential suitors; Gabrielle's mother-in-law visits with a vengeance, thanks to Carlos's suspicions; and Lynette puts her twins to work in order to get them into an exclusive school. Officer Thompson: Steven Eckholdt. Juanita: Lupe Ontiveros. John: Jesse Metcalfe. read more

Who's That Woman? Season 1, Episode 4

Paul feeds the ladies a shocking explanation for Mary Alice's eerie note; Susan measures out a cup of revenge after Mrs. Huber blackmails her into pushing Mike away; Lynette turns to self-medicating to cope with her kids' new ADD diagnosis; Gaby pulls a fast one to keep Carlos from discovering her afternoon delights with John; Bree's tough love impresses her petulant son. Mrs. Huber: Christine Estabrook. John: Jesse Metcalfe. Paul: Mark Moses. read more

Pretty Little Picture Season 1, Episode 3

Gab's afternoon delights catch the eye of her manipulative new neighbor; Rex puts a fork in his marriage at a dinner in Mary Alice's honor; Susan shows her angry side to her ex (Richard Burgi) and everything else to Mike. Meanwhile, Lynette teaches her husband a lesson in raising their little monsters; and Bree gets hold of a tape that could answer a lot of questions. Or inspire new ones. Mike: James Denton. John: Jesse Metcalf. Tom: Doug Savant. read more

Ah, But Underneath Season 1, Episode 2

Mike's dog pays the price when Edie crashes his dinner date with Susan; Gabrielle realizes that her lawnboy is taking their fling to heart---and that Carlos may actually have one; and Bree goads Rex into therapy, where the doctor may be the one who needs the most help. Meanwhile, Lynette resorts to drastic measures to keep her kids in line; and Mary Alice's past resurfaces---literally---despite Paul's efforts to keep it buried. Mrs. Huber: Christine Estabrook. Mike: James Denton. read more

Pilot Episode Season 1, Episode 1

As Wisteria Lane reels from Mary Alice's suicide, Bree has a grave reaction to Rex's request, Susan vows to kill Edie's shot at the new guy in town and Lynette realizes that motherhood has been the death of her career. Meanwhile, Gabrielle enjoys a lively fling with her lawnboy, and Mary Alice's husband tries to resurrect a long-buried secret in the backyard. Mike: Jamie Denton. Edie: Nicolette Sheridan. Mrs. Huber: Christine Estabrook. read more

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Premiered: October 03, 2004, on ABC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Following her suicide, Mary Alice Young keeps tabs on friends and family she left behind on bucolic suburban Wisteria Lane. But this being a prime-time soap (if a tongue-in-cheek one), they all harbor a sordid secret or two. Created by writer-producer Marc Cherry (a 'Golden Girls' alum), 'Housewives' was an instant hit and a frequent contender on Emmy night .

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