Marcia Cross stars as Bree Hodge on ABC's Desperate Housewives.  Bree was changed forever when her husband, Rex, was killed by their pharmacist Roger, who was obsessed with Bree.  She has a rough relationship with her son, Andrew, who blames her for her father's death.

Bree eventually found a new mate, dentist Orson Hodge.  However, Hodge committed a hit-and-run and she demanded he atone for his crime  Orson then lost his practice and his life as he went to jail.

While there, Bree authored a best-selling cookbook as Bree Van de Kamp, and when Orson came out of jail he was stuck living in her shadow.

Bree Hodge Quotes

(after Andrew tells her he hates her) The opposite of love isn't hate. It's indifference. And if you hate me, that means you still care, and we're still connected and I still have a chance to set you right.

Bree

Rex: Since when do you make mistakes?
Bree: What's that supposed to mean?
Rex: It means I'm sick of you being so damn perfect all the time. I'm sick of the bizarre way your hair doesn't move. I'm sick of you making our bed in the morning before I've even used the bathroom. You're this plastic suburban housewife with her pearls and her spatula who says things like "we owe the Hendersons a dinner." Where's the woman I fell in love with? Who used to burn the toast and drink milk out of the carton? And laugh? I need her. Not this cold perfect thing you've become

Desperate Housewives Quotes

I love you once. I love you twice. I love you more than beans and rice.

Mike

There were many things Gabrielle Solis knew for certain. She knew red was her color. She knew diamonds went with everything and she knew men were all the same. But the one thing Gabrielle knew above all else...she would never want children. Unfortunately for Gabrielle, her husband, Carlos, felt differently. Yes, Gabrielle Solis knew without a doubt she didn't want to be a mother, but what she couldn't know was just how much her husband wanted to be a father, or that he'd been tampering with her birth control for months. Or that within one week's time, she'd be pregnant

Mary Alice