(Mary Alice’s House * On a table is a picture of Mary Alice, Bree, Susan, Gabrielle and Lynette hugging and smiling.
"My name is Mary Alice Young, and before I died, my life was filled with love, laughter, friendship, and, sadly, secrets."
(Mary Alice exiting her front door, taking out the trash. )
"The secrets had begun fifteen years earlier when my name was Angela Forrest, and I was living a life of quiet desperation."
(Mary Alice serving breakfast to Paul, who is pouring orange juice while sitting at the dining room table.)
"I'd feel it every morning as I made breakfast for my husband."
Paul: "If you could stop by the market today, that would be great. I'm out of shaving cream."
(Mary Alice in the supermarket parking lot. )
"And during the errands I ran in the afternoons."
(With a supermarket apron on, a bag boy loads groceries into Mary Alice’s car. She hands a tip to him.)
Bag Boy: "So Friday's double coupon day. You'll save a bunch if you come on Fridays."
"Even at my work every evening."
(Mary Alice at the hospital. She approaches the nurse’s station with a file folder. A younger Felicia Tilman is talking to a nurse who is looking at a calendar at the desk.)
Nurse: "What a lovely calendar. Was this taken around here?"
Felicia: "Oh, no. That's way out in Fairview. I have family there. Isn't it idyllic?"
(Mary Alice begins putting files away. Felicia hands her another file. )
Felicia: "Here, Angela. You can file this."
Mary Alice: "Oh."
"To me, each day was gray and meaningless. And then one night, suddenly..."
(Mary Alice taking out the trash. A young woman approaches in the dark, carrying a baby.)
Deirdre: "Hey, Angela."
"There was color."
Mary Alice: "Deirdre. What are you doing here?"
Deirdre: "I need some money."