Season 1 | Episode 1 | Aired 10/3/04
At Mary Alice’s wake, Susan meets plumber/hunky new neighbor Mike Delfino (James Denton). Susan’s daughter, Julie, urges her mom to make the first move. So, Susan brings Mike a housewarming gift. But she's not the only one interested in Mike; Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan), the most predatory divorcee on the block wants him to come by and "take a look at her pipes." When Susan goes to invite Mike over for dinner, she’s alarmed to see Edie is already there. So she lies about having a clogged drain. We admire Susan’s initiative as a hot, prowling divorcee, but we question her commitment to her daughter’s education once we see her stuff Julie's school project down the drain to create the aforementioned clog.
Nosy neighbor Martha Huber tells Susan that Edie is having a man over that night. Susan assumes it's Mike. She goes over, measuring cup in hand, to "borrow a cup of sugar." It’s all very neighborly until Susan sneaks into Edie’s house through the back door. While Edie is busy with her gentleman caller, Susan accidentally knocks over one of the many candles burning in the living room. The room erupts in flames and Susan bolts, leaving her measuring cup behind. Gathering with the rest of the neighbors to watch the raging fire, Susan is relieved to see Mike stroll by. He wasn't the one with Edie after all. You know, Susan never did get that cup of sugar.