Season 1 | Episode 1 | Aired 10/3/04
Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) seems to have the perfect suburban life. At least, that’s what she tells us in a voiceover. So it’s a bit shocking when she steps inside her house and shoots herself in the head. Mary Alice may be dead, but we soon realize that her voiceovers will live on as narration from beyond the grave.
Mary Alice's suicide rattles the other residents of Wisteria Lane, including her closest friends. There’s former high-powered businesswoman Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman), who is unable to manage her three unruly boys. There’s klutzy single mom Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher). There’s model-turned-trophy wife Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria Parker). And, finally, we have the perfect homemaker, Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross). These four ladies were Mary Alice’s best friends. And not a single one of them has a clue as to why she killed herself.