Desperate Housewives: Season 1, Episode 23

One Wonderful Day (22 May 2005)

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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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Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)


Gabrielle, Susan and Lynette rush to the hospital in the middle of the night after receiving a phone call from Danielle telling them about Rex's heart attack. Dr. Craig suggests to unamused Rex his not getting any better indicates Bree was tampering with his medication. Rex writes her a note telling her that he understands, and then dies not knowing the truth. Lynette's marriage takes a dramatic turn after Tom, who quit his job 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. Carlos finally learns the truth about Gabrielle's affair with John, and he vows revenge as he is carted off to jail. A revenge-seeking Mike abducts Paul to a deserted quarry, intending to shoot him after finding out that he and Mary Alice killed Deirde. The deranged Zach holds Susan hostage at Mike's house intending to kill Mike after learning from Felicia that he intents to kill his father. A series of flashbacks to the late Mary Alice's life... Written by Anonymous

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Rex: Bree... I think I'm having a heart attack!
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A Great Season Finale
24 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One Wonderful Day is the final episode of the first season of Desperate Housewives.The following events happen:

1.Tom finds out through his boss that Lynette tried to get him fired, and decides to be a stay-at-home dad, telling Lynette that it is now her turn to work for the family.

2.The other housewives come to comfort Bree while she stays with Rex at the hospital. They make amends with each other.

3.Edie meets the new residents of Wisteria Lane.

4.Gabrielle testifies for her husband Carlos.Also,John finally tells Carlos that he was the one having an affair with his wife.

5.Susan is taken as a hostage when Zach holds her at gunpoint, hoping to find Mike.

6.A series of flashbacks reveal Mary Alice's real history and her reason for suicide.

The season finale was absolutely fantastic. It was very well written and acted. Plausible through out and just plain entertaining. The conclusion to the Mary Alice's story was perfect. Just perfect. The opening scene was excellent where everything is explained in the flashbacks.It was very well done and also very scary.

Just a great show.

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