Remember (I)
Episode 23 of 24 within Season Two. Item 48 of 191 overall.
Alexandra Cunningham - Story
Tom Spezialy - Story
Jenna Bans - Teleplay
Marc Cherry - Teleplay
Larry Shaw - Director
17 votes

Bree, Susan, Gaby and Lynette fondly remember the day that each moved into Wisteria Lane, and how Mary Alice Young brought them all together.

Meanwhile, Bree gets some frightening news, Susan moves into a trailer, Lynette discovers Tom's secret and all is not well in the house of Solis.

original airdate--May 21,2006  rating--24.23 million


music--Theme song--"Desperate Housewives" by Danny Elfman

  1. "Remember": Part 1 & 2 by Stephen Sondheim (Song title from A Little Night Music)


Title reference: The episode title Remember is the title of a song sung by the quintet in the Stephen Sondheim musical, A Little Night Music.

Trivia: The episode title Remember is the title of a song sung by the quintet in the Stephen Sondheim musical, A Little Night Music.


1990: Mary Alice and husband Paul (formerly Angela and Todd Forrest) move to Wisteria Lane with baby Zach. (as revealed in "One Wonderful Day")

1992: Susan Mayer and her husband Karl along with 2 year-old Julie move to Wisteria Lane. While taking boxes out of the truck, she locks herself in as baby Julie watches from her stroller. Susan then tries to yell for help and meets Mary Alice Young who invites her in for coffee.

1994: Bree Van de Kamp and her husband Rex move in with children Andrew (6) and Danielle (5). Bree then introduces herself to Mary Alice and forces her son Andrew to apologize when he stole a garden frog statue.

1998: A pregnant Lynette Scavo and husband Tom quarrel while bringing baby items into their home. When the other ladies introduce themselves, they quickly become friends with Lynette since they fear her as an enemy.

2001: Rex has his prescriptions filled by his pharmacist (and future murderer) George Williams. Bree compliments George for having a solid upbringing as she argues with Rex about Danielle's hair color.

2003: Newlyweds Gabrielle and Carlos Solis move in. They are then greeted by the other wives while Gabrielle unpacks in her underwear. The situation becomes awkward when Carlos recommends he and Gabrielle have sex in the kitchen.

2004: Penny Scavo, Tom and Lynette's fourth child, is born.

2004: Gabrielle successfully seduces John Rowland, her gardener after being angered at Carlos's continued absences.

2005: Betty Applewhite prepares to flee from Chicago after discovering that Caleb supposedly murdered Melanie Foster; Matthew murders Melanie.


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Previous episode :
047 No One Is Alone
Next episode :
049 Remember (II) (season finale)
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