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   1x23 - One Wonderful Day

US : 22 May 2005

Cast : Ryan Carnes (Justin) Alfre Woodard (Betty Applewhite) Mehcad Brooks (Josh Applewhite) Richard Burgi (Karl Mayer) Harriet Sansom Harris (Felicia Tilman) Doug Savant (Tom Scavo)

Writing : John Pardee & Joey Murphy and Marc Cherry & Tom Spezialy & Kevin Murphy

Direction : Larry Shaw

.: Review:.

It's a not-so-wonderful day in the neighborhood, as past actions come back to haunt the men and women of Wisteria Lane. Real estate agent Edie Britt gets an unwelcoming reception from Wisteria Lane's new neighbors (Emmy Award winner Alfre Woodard), Betty Applewhite, a strict disciplinary mother and her son, Matthew (guest-star Mehcad Brooks), as they begin to rock in what is an already complicated neighborhood. While a new mystery is about to develop, the mystery surrounding Mary Alice's suicide is resolved when Susan and Mike team up separately from Felicia to bring Paul down.

Paul recounts the events that led to Mary Alice's suicide to Mike when his life hangs in the balance. Felicia (guest-star Harriet Hanson Harris) also fills in some blanks that Zach wasn't aware of---which leads him into taking Susan hostage at Mike's home and vowing to kill Mike on revenge for his father.

Lynette's marriage takes a dramatic turn after an upset Tom, who accidentally quit his job under false pretenses due to Lynette's manipulation, vows that it is now her turn to go back to work and he'll be staying home with the kids. However, the Van de Kamps have much more to worry about with Rex in the hospital and in serious jeopardy as his life begins to slip away after having his heart attack and the mystery on why isn't getting better from the doctors and medication.

In the end, with neither Bree nor Rex knowing the real truth about each others part in the matter and about George (Roger Bart does not appear in this episode) tampering in their family affairs, it ends both Bree and Rex's life and marriage together on a very sour note. Also, Carlos finally learns that John and Gabrielle have been lovers for a while, and vows revenge as he is carted off to jail. In a shocking climax, Zach's actions threaten the lives of both Susan and Mike when learning the truth about himself and his family from Felicia Tilman.

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"Desperate Housewives" ended its breakout first season on a high note, scoring its best ratings yet in leading ABC to a dominating ratings win Sunday.

ABC averaged a 12.3 rating/20 share for the night, finishing way ahead of second-place CBS, 7.7/13. FOX took third at 5.3/9, while NBC managed only a 4.3/7 with a lineup that included a couple of reruns. The WB trailed with a 1.7/3.

Among adults 18-49, ABC's 8.5 rating was more than double that of No. 2 FOX, 3.6. CBS, 2.9, was third, while NBC, 2.1, finished fourth, while The WB came in at 1.1.

CBS started the night on top with "60 Minutes," 6.6/13, at 7 p.m. It edged out ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," 6.2/12, in households, although ABC grabbed more total viewers. "Dateline" was third for NBC, while FOX aired the movie "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones," 3.9/7. The WB went with a "Charmed" rerun.

ABC took over the lead at 8 p.m. with the second hour of "Home Edition," 10.3/17. "Cold Case" ended its season with a 9.3/16, while "Episode II" moved FOX up to third. "The Contender" averaged 3.7/6 for NBC, beating the season finale of "Charmed," 2.2/4, on The WB.

At 9 p.m., "Desperate Housewives" posted a huge 18.5/28, nearly beating the combined total of the other four networks. CBS stayed in second with a "CSI" repeat, 7.5/11, while FOX's movie was third at 6.4/10. NBC's "Crossing Jordan" repeat was fourth, ahead of "Steve Harvey's Big Time" on The WB.

ABC's momentum continued at 10 p.m. with the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy," 14.1/23. CBS got a 7.3/12 from a "CSI: Miami" rerun, while a repeat of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" averaged 5.3/9 for NBC.

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