We first meet Mary Alice Young on Desperate Housewives just moments before she blows her brains out.  The first season of the show was about the mystery of why this seemingly happy housewife commited suicide.  As we delved into her and the neighborhood's secrets we learned why.  Althougth not alive, Mary Alice serves as the show's narrator and is  thus stilla  very prevalent character.

Mary Alice Young Quotes

Bree Van de Kamp had a weekly routine she'd been following for years. She cleaned on Tuesdays. She paid her bills on Wednesdays. She did her laundry on Thursdays. And after these daily chores were completed, she would reward herself with a little drink. What Bree didn't know was this latest addition to her routine had been noticed by her friends. And it had now become part of their routine to discuss it.

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It was at that moment it occurred to Ida, God may work in mysterious ways, but he isn't particularly subtle.

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