Desperate Housewives Season One Episode Guide

Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot
Original Air Date—3 October 2004
In the pilot we meet all of the characters, at Mary Alice young’s funeral. Lynette’s sons get in trouble by jumping into the pool, Susan tries to make something to bring to the funeral, but burns her macaroni and cheese.


Season 1, Episode 2: Ah, But Underneath
Original Air Date—10 October 2004
The ladies find an anonymous letter in Mary Alice’s belongings which suggest that Mary Alice was hiding some terrible secret. Susan and Edie continue to fight for Mike’s affections. But Mike’s dog pays the price when Edie crashes his dinner date with Susan. Meanwhile, Gabrielle realizes that her lawn boy, John, is taking their fling to heart, and that Carlos may actually be catching on. Bree goads Rex into couples therapy, where the neurotic doctor may be the one who needs the most help. Lynette resorts to drastic measures to keep her kids in line, but it blows up in her face. Mary Alice’s past resurfaces despite Paul and Zach’s efforts to keep it buried… literally. Also, Susan’s secret of accidentally burning down Edie’s house may come back to haunt her as the measuring cup she left in Edie’s house is found, by the nosy and bossy Mrs. Huber.


Season 1, Episode 3: Pretty Little Picture
Original Air Date—17 October 2004
The four ladies decides to organize the dinner the late Mary Alice was organizing. Gabrielle is blackmailed by a 9 year old girl, Bree tries to hide his broken marriage and Karl returns to Wisteria Lane to discuss terms with Susan.


Season 1, Episode 4: Who’s That Woman?
Original Air Date—24 October 2004
Cash-strapped Mrs. Huber figures out that Susan had something to do with Edie’s house fire and tries to blackmail her, in which Susan is forced to recruit her daughter Julie to find Mrs. Huber’s incriminating evidence. Carlos becomes suspicious that Gabrielle is seeing another man, but targets the wrong suspect: the cable guy instead of gardener John. Lynette balks when the twins’ teacher insists the boys have A.D.D. but tries to salvage the matter by separating the boys. Bree struggles with her rebellious son Andrew after Rex moves out. Both Susan and Edie continue to vie for Mike Delfino’s affections, both of whom are unaware he has an agenda when he’s revealed to have a map and personal files on all Wisteria Lane residents, including Susan. The ladies show Paul the anonymous blackmail/death threat letter sent to Mary Alice, unaware that he already knows about Mary Alice’s troubled life and he secretly hires a mysterious “associate” named Mr. Shaw, to find out who sent Mary Alice the letter.


Season 1, Episode 5: Come in, Stranger
Original Air Date—31 October 2004
A break-in on Wisteria Lane leaves the neighbors feeling vulnerable, especially Susan, who reluctantly accepts a date with persistent police officer Rick Thompson, after Mike Delfino appears indifferent to her. Unknown to everyone, Mike Delfino is revealed to be the burglar as he accidentally left a screwdriver behind. After Rex takes the kids away for the weekend, a lonely Bree finds herself bonding with Mary Alice’s troubled son, Zach. Meanwhile, Lynette and Tom pull out all the stops to get their uncontrollable twins, Porter and Preston, accepted at a prestigious private school. The unexpected arrival of Carlos’s overbearing and controlling mother, Juanita, puts a crimp in Gabrielle’s covert love life with gardener John. Things get worse when the two go shopping and Gabrielle takes drastic measures to keep Juanita oblivious to her secret.


Season 1, Episode 6: Running to Stand Still
Original Air Date—7 November 2004
Lynette locks horns at the twins’ school with officious mom Maisy Gibbons, who is trying to produce a “politically correct” play about “Little Red Riding Hood.” Susan continues to investigate the mystery of Zach’s sudden disappearance. When Susan finds out that Paul put Zach in a mental institution, she and Julie go to investigate till Zach lets out a long-suppressed family secreting involving the name ‘Dana’. Juanita Solis comes closer to discovering Gabrielle’s dirty little secret affair with gardener John but Gabrielle learns and takes advantage of Juanita’s gambling habit to give her the slip. Bree comes undone when Rex suggests they hire a sex surrogate, but …


Season 1, Episode 7: Anything You Can Do
Original Air Date—21 November 2004
Susan is miffed when Mike gets an unexpected (and very sexy) house guest, named Kendra, which forces him to postpone their first official “date.” However, unknown to Susan, Kendra has been sent by her father who has hired Mike to search for her long-missing sister. Susan and Edie decide to follow Mike and Kendra on their night out together and they end up at a Country-Western bar. Lynette becomes steadily more dependent on the twins’ A.D.D. medication. Later, Tom is not happy when Lynette tries to take over his concept of new “Spotless Scrubs” to his clients. Gabrielle becomes jealous of the “other” woman, Bree’s daughter Danielle, in John’s life. Meanwhile, Bree’s kids mutiny when they learn that their father is divorcing their mother. A man has a heart attack while jogging and lands on Mrs. Huber’s lawn. But the crafty and malicious old lady dumps the body on Bree’s lawn so that she’ll call the paramedics and they will ruin her lawn instead of hers. Andrew gets into a serious car accident that puts Mama Solis in the hospital, right after she finally busts Gabrielle and John having sex in Carlos’ house. Bree and Rex are also called to Andrew’s school after he shoves a kid into a locker. Also, the enigmatic Mr. Shaw comes closer to solving who was blackmailing the late Mary Alice, and he focus on Edie as the prime suspect.


Season 1, Episode 8: Guilty
Original Air Date—28 November 2004
After their son Andrew accidentally ran over Carlos’ mother Juanita Solis, Bree and Rex help Andrew cover the incident up by disposing of the car and the evidence, yet guilt-addicted Bree rebukes Andrew for showing no remorse. Susan grows suspicious of Mike Delfino’s real reason for moving to the street when she discovers a load of cash and a gun hidden in his kitchen drawer, but ends up stuck in his bathroom floor. Lynette reaches the breaking point in her addiction to the twins’ A.D.D. medication as she tries other measures like acupuncture to release her stress; only to deal with the disturbance of her four kids during a session. Lynette realizes its time for drastic measures after she has a disturbing dream with Mary Alice. The mysterious Mr. Shaw gets down to business as he develops a relationship with Edie whom he suspects was Mary Alice’s blackmailer, but learns that the real culprit is Mrs. Huber. Mr. Shaw also has a connection to Mary Alice Young as he talks to Paul Young afterwords on the phone who decides to take matters into his own hands. Gabrielle questions the priest John confessed her adulterous affair with to about his professional secret while Carlos stays with his comatose mother Juanita in hospital.


Season 1, Episode 9: Suspicious Minds
Original Air Date—12 December 2004
Looking to give her life a purpose, Gabrielle decides to organize a glamorous Halston fashion show for charity highlighting the ladies of Wisteria Lane. But Susan is less than charitable when she discovers Gabrielle’s adulterous secret. With Carlos’ mother now out of the picture, Gabrielle and John consider getting back together. But John’s mother, Helen, thinks that her son is sleeping with Susan and not with Gabrielle. Before Carlos can find out about all of this, he is arrested. Bree and Rex are now at odds with each other on how to punish Andrew for putting Mrs. Solis in the hospital and finding drugs in his room. But Bree decides to take Andrew’s egotistical and out-of-control behavior into her own hands by tipping off the school to the pot in his locker to get him kicked off swim team. Elsewhere, the police investigate the skeletal body in a toy chest that Paul Young dumped in the river, and begin to close in on his secret. Also, Lynette uses her business acumen to poach a nanny, named Claire to look after her four kids, but ends up getting involved between Claire’s current and hostile employer, Alexis.


Season 1, Episode 10: Come Back to Me
Original Air Date—19 December 2004
Uber-mom and control freak Maisy Gibbons returns, and her secret life of being a call-girl intersects with Bree’s when she finds out that Rex is cheating on her after he has a heart attack, and Bree unleashes her inner “woman scorned”. Meanwhile, Gabrielle’s financial predicament worsens as she gets a taste of her own medicine, courtesy of Carlos’s jail house confession. Susan plans to take her relationship with Mike to the next level, and Lynette, suspicious (and a little jealous) of her new nanny Claire, decides to secretly videotape her of her interaction with the kids. Also, Susan betrays Julie when she learns that Julie is hiding Zach after he escapes from a clinic hospital, and she has Mike send Zach Young back home to his father, who makes a startling admission of his own.


Season 1, Episode 11: Move On
Original Air Date—9 January 2005
Edie organizes a neighborhood search for the missing Mrs. Huber, just as the absent annoying and busybody’s sister, Felicia Tilman, arrives on Wisteria Lane to investigate her disappearance. Meanwhile, Bree resigns herself to her marital state and asks an attractive pharmacist, named George Williams, on a date. Susan’s ex-husband, Karl, suddenly returns for a visit in which Mike gets a little jealous over her attention to her ex-husband, while Edie plots to score with Karl. Paul Young, fearing the police will discover his murderous secret, plants Mrs. Huber’s stolen jewelery in Mike Delfino’s garage. Lynette fears that Tom is attracted to their nanny Claire. Also, Gabrielle sinks to new depths when she’s forced to get a job as a spokes model for a sports car.


Season 1, Episode 12: Every Day a Little Death
Original Air Date—16 January 2005
The residents of Wisteria Lane finally learn Martha Huber’s fate when her body is discovered, and the truth has unexpected consequences for Susan. After learning that Mrs. Huber left behind a journal, Susan is forced to confess to Edie about her role in the fire that burned down Edie’s house who takes her to a location to scatter Mrs. Huber’s ashes. Meanwhile, Bree finds her new beau, George, getting a little too close for comfort, leading him to shoot himself in the foot. While taking yoga classes, Lynnette takes advantage of Parker’s shaved head and uses it to play on the symphony of the no-nonsense receptionist who thinks that Parker has cancer, and allows Lynette’s children in the day care center. Carlos returns after making bail, but his homecoming isn’t quite what Gabrielle had in mind for he is under house arrest, making it difficult for either of them to make money. Also, Mike’s employer, the shady Noah Taylor, terminates Mike’s services at Wisteria Lane. But Mike refuses to give up for it’s revealed that both are searching for a certain ‘Deidre’, Mike’s ex-wife and Mr. Taylor’s daughter, who disappeared over 10 years ago and Mr. Taylor suspects someone on Wisteria Lane is responsible.


Season 1, Episode 13: Your Fault
Original Air Date—23 January 2005
When Lynette’s father-in-law, Rodney Scavo, pays visits Tom’s family, she unwittingly learns a family secret: he’s been consistently cheating on his wife, and Tom has known about it. Susan is disturbed by Julie’s growing romance with Zach and decides to chaperon the Spring Dance at Julie and Zach’s school to keep an eye on them, Paul does the same to keep an eye on Susan when she suspects that she may know their family secret. Rex attempts to reconcile with Bree as she tries to play hard-to-get, while the pharmacist, George, maliciously plots his own agenda. Gabrielle is shocked when John’s parents, Bob and Helen, demand her help in convincing John to move back home and go to college as he officially turned 18, and no longer wants to live at home hoping to pursue a relationship with Gabrielle as her new provider with a gardening business.


Season 1, Episode 14: Love Is in the Air
Original Air Date—13 February 2005
Susan looks forward to a romantic Valentine’s Day date with Mike. But breaking into a neighbors house in his continuing search for clues, Mike gets shot by the jittery owner, and tries to hide it from Susan during their dinner out. Susan knows he’s lying when he claims to have accidentally shot himself, but she still does not know why. After reconciling their relationship, Bree discovers something new about Rex when it comes to his sexual needs. Lynette is cranky and lonely old neighbor accuses the Scavo twins of thievery as Lynette tries her best to handle the situation. Gabrielle’s work adventures continue as she gets a gig as a mattress model for the “Siesta King” Charles Skouras. She soon gets fired and ends up working as a cosmetics girl and had a meeting her her hostile ex-maid, Yao Lin. The annoying Felicia Tilman stumbles upon a clue in the Young family past when she recognizes a photo of Mary Alice as a Utah hospital worker named Angela who worked with Mrs. Huber in Utah.


Season 1, Episode 15: Impossible
Original Air Date—20 February 2005
Mike is arrested for questioning about Mrs. Huber’s murder by police after Lynnette shares her suspicious about him. Susan, refusing to believe the accusations, gets Mike freed by claiming that they were together the night of Mrs. Huber’s disappearance, but later feels betrayed when she learns about Mike’s criminal record. John’s roommate Justin attempts to blackmail Gabrielle with his knowledge of their affair by becoming her new gardener. Tom has a shot at the VP promotion the Scavos wanted, but Lynette fears that with the more responsibility and longer hours, she’d be home alone with their four wild and out-of-control kids more than ever and tries to discourage him in taking the job, or else… Bree is shocked to find a condom, and even more so when she learns it belongs to Rex nor Andrew, but Danielle, so she turns to John. Zach’s pool party for the teens on Wisteria Lane gets out of hand when Julie attends and sees another side to Zach while John has a talk with Danielle about his reluctance to have a relationship with her. Unexpected persons are “outed” in their sexuality when Susan catches not Danielle with Zach but Andrew and Justin naked in the pool.


Season 1, Episode 16: The Ladies Who Lunch
Original Air Date—27 March 2005
Maisy Gibbons’ series of unfortunate events shock the residents of Wisteria Lane when she is finally arrested for solicitation right out of her own house. This leaves unexpected consequences for Bree and Rex when Maisy’s little black book becomes public of all her clients, including Rex… Gabrielle and Carlos also face a crisis when their sewer system goes out at their house and they don’t have the money to fix it. Lynette braves a scandal herself when it’s rumored that the twins, Porter and Preston, may have started their school’s head lice epidemic. But Lynnette figures out that fellow housewife and home mother Tammy Bremmer started the rumors to divert attention away from her own trouble-making son Topher and save his birthday party. As Susan sinks into depression over her breakup with Mike, she finds a surprising ally: Edie whom she confides in her problems and suggests they sneak into Paul Young’s house to look for any evidence of his involvement in Mrs. Huber’s murder.


Season 1, Episode 17: There Won’t Be Trumpets
Original Air Date—3 April 2005
Mama Solis finally awakens from her coma, but she dies in a freak accident before she can tell anyone her knowledge of Gabrielle’s affair with John. The residents of Wisteria Lane all attend the funeral of Juanita Solis as Carlos and Gabrielle fret over their financial, court issues, and funeral costs. Gabrielle also finds out that the hospital was negligent if Juanita’s death, and offers her a generous settlement offer. Lynette befriends a deaf woman, named Alisa Stevens, whose daughter also attends Barcliff Academy with her rambunctious twins, Porter and Preston. But her newfound friendship is tested when she interferes into Alisa’s marital problems after overhearing Alica’s husband saying bad things behind Alica’s back. Bree encounters more trouble when it comes to disciplining her son Andrew and arranges to convince Rex to get serious help. Susan finds herself attracted to Edie’s hunky new contractor who’s sticking around the neighborhood, but Edie doesn’t want her to go on a date with him as a favor to their fragile friendship. Susan also rejects Mike and refuses to listen to him or even read a confession letter given to her about his past.


Season 1, Episode 18: Children Will Listen
Original Air Date—10 April 2005
Susan’s neurotic and obnoxious mother, Sophie Bremmer, pays an unannounced visit after she and her boyfriend, Morty, call it quits. Meanwhile, Gabrielle faces Carlos’ wrath after he learns about the hospital settlement and tries to change their prenuptial agreement in order to keep Gabrielle in check while he plans to serve his jail sentence. As a result, Carlos’s anger and possessiveness drives Gabrielle back to John. Lynette and Bree experience a chill in their friendship after Bree babysits for Lynette’s wild kids and dares to discipline Porter over the knee. Bree and Rex visit Andrew’s teen rehab camp and she’s shocked their son comes out them about his homosexuality. Zach covers for his father when the police come knocking about the mysterious dead body in the toy chest, while Felicia gets closer to Zach where he reveals to her more disturbing details about his family in the past.


Season 1, Episode 19: Live Alone and Like It
Original Air Date—17 April 2005
Lynette learns that no good deed goes unpunished when she momentarily befriends the elderly, mean-spirited Mrs. Karen McClusky after saving her life, and Lynette regrets it when Mrs. McClusky will not leave her alone. Sophia decides to try and jump start hers and Susan’s love lives. Susan later finds the man-hungry Sophia in her kitchen with a man she picked up, and asks her mother to get rid of him. Bree forces Andrew to talk to the family priest about his conflicted sexuality; later Andrew tells Reverend Sikes about his feelings, and of his shocking plans to emotionally destroy his mother Bree. Gabrielle has her credit card declined in an upscale restaurant forcing her to improvise to pay the bill, and Carlos sends Gabrielle a big message/warring about what will happen if she leaves him. Gabrielle tells John that she still cares for him and restarts their sordid affair. Noah Taylor informs Mike that the skeletal remains found in the toy chest are Deirde’s, which makes Mike get back on the case where he gets ends up getting beat up by a corrupt detective who apparently still harbors a grudge against him for Mike’s long-ago crime.


Season 1, Episode 20: Fear No More
Original Air Date—1 May 2005
Gabrielle plans a big party to bid farewell to Carlos, who is about to head off to jail for eight months. Meanwhile, George Williams returns, much to Rex’s displeasure as he knows George wants to steal Bree away from him, while Bree continues to be unaware about the two-faced George’s obsession with her. Lynette is shocked to learn that Tom’s old girlfriend, Annabel Foster who he dumped for Lynette, has been hired at his firm again. A desperate Lynette turns to Edie for advice on how to deal with the situation. Susan and Julie encounter less-than-neighborly behavior from the Young family as Zach continues to stalk Julie. Paul interrogates Edie about breaking into his house, and she ends up telling him that Susan was behind it. Paul decides to lie to Susan again in order to cover up his murderous secret. Mike continues to investigate Paul Young and tries to convince the still-paranoid Susan to stay away from Paul. Gabrielle begins to suspect that she’s pregnant while shopping for a new car. After finding out that Carlos tampered with her birth control pills, Gabrielle retaliates in rage.


Season 1, Episode 21: Sunday in the Park with George
Original Air Date—8 May 2005
The psycho pharmacist George Williams continues to worm his way into Bree’s life by asking her out to dinner and hanging out with her. After Edie spies on Bree with George at a restaurant, Bree begins to feel guilty about sharing intimate feelings with George. Rex’s health continues to depreciate, with nobody the wiser thanks to George. Lynette tries to spice up her sex wife with Tom who, she fears, is losing interest due to his busy work schedule. Susan hires Mr. Shaw to investigate the Young family, unaware that his loyalties lye with Paul Young, so he ends up lying to her that Paul does not have any secrets. However, Mr. Shaw shows Susan Mike’s arrest record, yet Susan is not convinced that Mike is a bad guy and tracks down Noah Taylor and his other daughter Kendra (who Susan recognizes from a picture in the file she received on Mike): Susan learns that Mike killed a cop in self-defense and forgives him. Carlos lies to Gabrielle that his mother tampered with her birth control pills. Gabrielle tells John that she is pregnant, and he doesn’t take the news well. Morty proposes marriage to Sophia who accepts and Susan is relieved that her mother is moving out for good. Felicia takes action to help Zach by planning to drive Paul from the neighborhood for good.


Season 1, Episode 22: Goodbye for Now
Original Air Date—15 May 2005
Susan and Mike decide to move in together, much to Edie’s displeasure, who schemes against them using Susan’s friends. Meanwhile, Lynette takes steps to make sure Annabel doesn’t come between her and Tom, and the consequences make Tom lose his job. Bree comes to a realization about George who continues to interfere in her and Rex’s lives. Rex has another heart attack, though prior to it, George has permanently put in a wrench in Bree and Rex’s relationship. Carlos’ legal problems take a turn for the worse, and Gabrielle decides to leave him after discovering that he lied to her about tampering with her birth control pills. Carlos’ subsequent actions when he beats up John’s roommate, Justin, after thinking he’s the guy Gabrielle is cheating on, increases his jail time to eight years. Mike goes after Paul thanks to Felicia who gives him Martha Huber’s journal detailing Mary Alice’s past. Susan goes after Mike, though she doesn’t find him. Felicia takes the troubled Zach into her home and Mrs. Huber’s journal lands in the hands of Susan and Julie.


Season 1, Episode 23: One Wonderful Day
Original Air Date—22 May 2005
Tensions and conflicts endure between the different characters as the season comes to an end but leaves you hanging for what is to come.


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