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Susan becomes suspicious of the true reason why Mike decided to move to Wisteria Lane. Lynette finally reaches the breaking point in her addiction to the twins' ADD medication then decides it's time for drastic measures after having a dream about Mary Alice. Mr. Shaw ends up developing a relationship with Edie and also has a connection to Mary Alice Young after he talks to Paul Young on the phone. Lastly, Gabrielle confesses her affair with John to a priest while Carlos' mother is in a coma at the hospital.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 107
Airdate: Sunday November 28th, 2004

Director: Fred Gerber
Writer: Kevin Murphy (2)

  • Currently 9.4/10
9.4/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Christine Estabrook
As Mrs. Martha Huber
Jeff Doucette
As Father Crowley
Joy Lauren
As Danielle Van De Kamp
Lupe Ontiveros
As Juanita 'Mama' Solis
Richard Roundtree
As Jerry Shaw
Shawn Pyfrom
As Andrew Van De Kamp
Alan Baltes
As Doctor Levine
Freda Foh Shen
As Dr. Chang

Co-Guest Stars
Brent Kinsman
As Preston Scavo
Shane Kinsman
As Porter Scavo
Zane Huett
As Parker Scavo
Dayna Devon
As Lori Jean
Nancy Abt
As Phil the Tile Guy
Rozz Witt
As Nurse
Main Cast
Teri Hatcher
As Susan Mayer
Felicity Huffman
As Lynette Scavo
Marcia Cross
As Bree Van de Camp
Eva Longoria
As Gabrielle Solis
Nicollette Sheridan
As Edie Britt
Steven Culp
As Rex Van de Camp
Mark Moses
As Paul Young
Andrea Bowen
As Julie Mayer
Jesse Metcalfe
As John Rowland
Cody Kasch
As Zach Young
Brenda Strong
voiced Mary Alice Young
James Denton
As Mike Delfino
Episode Notes
In addition to her narrating duties, Brenda Strong (Mary Alice Young) appears in this episode.

Ratings: 27 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Simon & GarfunkelThe 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) 

Episode Quotes
Martha: My idiot husband died and left me with a worthless pension. I was desperate for money. And it's better to take it from a bad person than a good one. How was I supposed to know she'd shoot herself?
Paul: She was a good person.
Martha: A good person who leaves her child motherless? Read the Bible, Paul. Suicide's a big no-no

Nurse: Mrs. Solis, it’s time for her [Mama Solis] sponge bath.
Gabrielle: Come again?
Nurse: Sometimes family members prefer to administer sponge baths themselves.
Gabrielle: I think I'll pass.

Bree: You know no matter what the kids do, I'll always love them . . .
Rex: I know.
Bree: But I'll never forgive them for growing up so quickly.

Bree: This is the most impoverish neighborhood in the city. Trust me, someone will steal the car.
Rex: How can you be so sure?
Bree: Because I have faith in the poor.

Episode Goofs
While the women are scrubbing the street following the accident, a sports car speeds past them. As it does, Lynette throws her scrubbing brush at the car, then goes back to scrubbing with the brush she supposedly threw down the street at the car.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Guilty

"Guilty" is a song by Barry Gibb.

Sacred Heart Hospital

The sign on Mama Solis' hospital room door reads Sacred Heart Hospital. This is the same hospital that NBC's Scrubs is filmed in.

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