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Edie Williams
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Edie Britt
Edie McLain
Edie Rothwell
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Real Estate Agent
Family members
Ilene Britt - Mother
Unnamed Father
Unnamed Stepmother
Charles McLain - Ex-Husband
Umberto Rothwell - Ex-Husband
Dave Williams - Widower
Travers McLain - Son
Paige Dash - Stepdaughter
Helen McCann - Sister
Unnamed Brother
Unnamed Stepsister
Austin McCann - Nephew
Steven Dash - Brother-in-Law
Karl Mayer - Ex-Fiancé
Carlos Solis - Ex-Fiancé
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Edie Britt was the most predatory divorcée within a five block radius. Her conquests were numerous, varied and legendary.
Mary Alice Young

Edie Williams (née Britt, previously McLain and Rothwell) was perhaps the most reviled woman on Wisteria Lane, yet she never really understood why. Strong-willed and self-employed, when Edie saw something she wanted, she got it. And nothing would stand in her way. Edie was not your typical housewife, as she'd rather go out clubbing and hooking up with indiscriminate men than to stay at home and do the chores. Well known for her sexual appetite, Edie soon acquired the status of "neighborhood slut." But after her fellow housewives raised concern about her behavior, Edie decided to leave the Lane for good. She returned 5 years later, apparently a reformed woman...with a new husband in tow, who brought with him a dark past and a plan for revenge. Edie died in a shocking accident involving an electrical post, after discovering her husband's evil plan. Edie perished just as she lived - as the 'complete and utter center of attention'.


Early Life

At the age of sixteen, Edie's father announces to her and her mother that he is leaving them both for a woman he was having an affair with. In the past, Edie had come into possession of a collection of horse figurines, but a week later when her father had returned for his things, and Edie and her mother go to the movies to avoid him, he steals the horse figurines. When confronted about this, he claims that Edie is too old for them, and that his new girlfriend's ten year old daughter would appreciate them more. ("Connect! Connect!") Edie lost her virginity in a cow pasture. ("Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know")

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Edie seduces her tennis instructor. ("Pilot")

As Edie grew up, she slowly became a slut. She would seduce anyone she found attractive. Once, Edie starts randomly making out with her handyman. He drops the toolbox as she starts kissing him. Another time, Edie is being taught tennis by some guy, both dressed in the appropriate tennis equipment. As he is teaching her a move, Edie turns to him and they start making out as well, and he drops the racket as he sits on the couch, with her on top. And one other time, Edie is sitting on her couch, at night, with a priest in her house, holding a Bible. Edie pushes him to land on top of her and they make out as well, while the Bible is dropped to the floor. ("Pilot")

At an unknown point in her life, Edie is married, divorced, and remarried to someone else. Edie moves to Wisteria Lane with her her second husband, Umberto Rothwell, and they live in 4362. Their happiness doesn't last long, however, and they divorce, and Edie keeps the house. ("Ah, But Underneath")

Season 1

I hate Susan Mayer. Everytime I see those big doe eyes of hers, I swear to God I just want to go out and shoot a deer.
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Edie tries to win over the new neighbor, Mike. ("Pilot")

When new neighbor, Mike Delfino, a plumber, moves onto Wisteria Lane, Edie begins her conquest to get him in bed with her. She visits his house with a casserole, hoping to get a date, but she's interrupted by Susan Mayer, who is also interested in Mike. After he tells the girls he is busy, Edie asks Mike to "look at her pipes". Later, Edie makes another attempt at winning Mike by inviting him over to her house for dinner. When Susan finds this out, she sabotages their date by calling Mike over to fix a plumbing emergency. The next day, Susan finds out Edie has a man over at her house. Jealous, She tries to sabotage their night again by interrupting them, asking for sugar. However, when there's no answer, she sneaks inside and accidentally sets the house on fire when hearing Edie having sex. Susan is then relieved to find out that the man was not Mike. ("Pilot")

After having her house burned down, Edie, with help from her friend Martha Huber, search through the remains for any belongings that still have any worth. She asks Martha if she can stay with her until her insurance comes, and Martha allows her too. Martha then finds a measuring cup, thinking it's worth something, but Edie tells her it isn't hers. This makes Martha become immediately suspicious, knowing someone burnt the house down, but Edie doesn't seem to care. When Mike and Susan prepare for a dinner together, Edie ruins it by getting Mike to sympathize with her because of her house burning down, and she's invited to the dinner. During the dinner, Edie gets along great with Mike's dog, Bongo. This angers Susan, so she tries to get along with Bongo too, to impress Mike, but things end badly when he swallows her earring. ("Ah, But Underneath")

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Edie pulls out the big guns to seduce Mike. ("Who's That Woman?")

One day, Susan notices Edie trying to impress Mike while she washes her car in a swimsuit, and she's mortified to see it working. She interrupts Edie's plans by giving Mike junk mail horded by Julie. Martha Huber later discovers that Susan burnt down Edie's house, so she blackmails her. She tells Susan to let Edie get with Mike, as she is annoying to live with, or she'll tell the police. Susan is forced to agree, and when Mike offers to go on a date with Susan, she turns him down, insisting he go with Edie instead. ("Who's That Woman?")
When Susan goes to spy on Mike, who is with another woman, Kendra Taylor, Edie tags along. Later, Mr. Shaw approaches Edie to kill her, as Paul Young believed she blackmailed his wife, Mary Alice, who committed suicide. ("Anything You Can Do") After discovering that forty dollars has been stolen from her purse, Edie accuses Martha. This then leads to them both arguing. Martha insists she didn't take the money, but Edie explains she overheard her on the phone to the bank, and she knows she is having financial issues. Angry at Edie spying on her, Martha kicks her out of the house. Later, Mr. Shaw approaches Edie, ready to kill her. He soon discovers some evidence that proves Edie didn't blackmail Mary Alice. However, this sadly incriminates Martha. ("Guilty")

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Edie helps search for her friend, Martha, who is missing. ("Move On")

When Gabrielle Solis decides to run a fashion show showcasing the women of Wisteria Lane for charity, Edie helps out by modelling some of the dresses. However, when Martha fails to show up for a dress fitting, she starts to become worried for her. ("Suspicious Minds") Still looking for Martha, Edie thinks about breaking into her house. She asks Lynette Scavo if she has a key to Martha's house, saying that she left her laptop there with personal information she doesn't want anyone to see. After Lynette is unable to help, Edie gets the police to look for Martha and enter the house. ("Come Back to Me") After reminiscing about Martha, Edie meets Martha's sister, Felicia, who came to Wisteria Lane to find out what happened to her. Later, Edie helps the neighborhood search for Martha in the woods, but they're unsuccessful. She later attends Julie's as Karl Mayer, Susan's ex-husband's date; and Susan becomes furious when she learns they made out during her marriage to him. ("Move On")

Edie Britt throws Martha's ashes on Susan. ("Every Day a Little Death")

After Martha's body is discovered in the woods and recovered by police, Edie plans a funeral for her, but is saddened to realize only she and Susan are the mourners. They both go to spread Martha's ashes at a lake that meant a lot to her. During the car journey, they talk about their pasts and Edie reveals she was an outcast who smoked. Moments before releasing the ashes, Susan reveals to Edie that she burned her house down. In a rage, Edie throws the ashes all over Susan. ("Every Day a Little Death")

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Edie helps Susan search for evidence that shows Paul killed Martha. ("The Ladies Who Lunch")

Susan becomes depressed after she learning of Mike's past, and Edie, encouraged by Lynette to tries to be closer with her and pays her a visit to try and cheer her up. The two of them go to a bar, and Susan explains how she thinks Paul is Martha's real murderer. Fueled by a revelation Edie makes about how Paul acted weird around Felicia, the two women break into his house, searching for incriminating clues. They find and watch part of a videotape labeled 'Angela's Award Party', that features Mary Alice... receiving an award. Paul comes home, so Edie distracts him while Susan sneaks out. ("The Ladies Who Lunch")
Susan is asked out on a date by Bill Cunningham, one of the men building Edie's new home and who had dated her briefly. She asks Edie's permission to go out with him, but she isn't given it. However, she goes out with him anyway. Edie tracks them down and scolds Susan for it. ("There Won't Be Trumpets") Later, Paul approaches Edie in the hopes of learning why she was in his house some time earlier, and Edie explains it was all Susan's fault, as she has this theory that he's evil and that he murdered Martha. Lynette later asks for some advice on how to deal with Annabel Foster, Tom's work colleague, and she tells her to keep her friends close, but her enemies closer. ("Fear No More")

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Edie is furious when she discovers Mike and Susan have got back together. ("Goodbye for Now")

Whilst on a date with George, Bree spoon feeds him and Edie watches from another table, causing awkwardness for all involved. Edie later talks to Bree and she tells her that she can have anyone she wants and that she chooses the town's pharmacist, and even if it is not cheating, she is still somewhat unfaithful to Rex. ("Sunday in the Park with George") Edie brings donuts to Mike Delfino one morning, and is aggravated to find that he and Susan have gotten back together. Mike then suggests to his girlfriend that they move in together, and thus they start all the preparations for that. Edie stages an intervention with Susan's best friends, who are concerned that Mike might still be not as good as he lets on, but the idea falls through when Susan tells the girls that for the first time in a long time she is genuinely happy. ("Goodbye for Now") Edie later welcomes new neighbor, Betty Applewhite, to Wisteria Lane, and questions why she bought the house without even visiting it. ("One Wonderful Day")

Season 2

I feel awful. I should have told you that I was doing your ex. Well, it would've been the classy thing to do.
As Edie's house nears completion, she watches as the finishing touches are added. Later, while at the

Edie attends Rex Van de Kamp's funeral. ("Next")

construction site of her house, Edie is approached by Susan, who is looking for Mike. Edie tells Susan she heard about the hostage situation with Zach, and she mockingly asks if he hurt her in any way, for example, "pistol whipping". Later on, Edie answers Mike's cellphone, and when she learns it's the police calling, she gives it to Mike; and they tell him they found Zach's dead body. ("Next")

Susan discovers Edie has been seeing Karl Mayer when she sees him leaving her

Edie confronts Susan. ("You Could Drive a Person Crazy")

house one morning, dressed in a robe and boxer shorts. She tries to tell him he cannot date Edie, but the request is ignored. Later, Susan confronts Edie about dating Karl, and Edie explains how awful she feels about it and admits she should have told her first. After Edie tells Susan that she and Karl had sex in a jacuzzi, Susan tells Edie that Karl said he still loved her, clearly upsetting her. Edie confronts Susan immediately, calling her a liar. After a small struggle, Susan accidentally runs over Edie with her car, breaking her leg. ("You Could Drive a Person Crazy")

Edie starts to former a closer family-bond with Julie, and decide to perform at the church together. Susan


Edie and Julie put on a horrible show. ("You'll Never Get Away from Me")

disapproves of this since it's for mothers and daughters only. Susan decides she wants to perform with Julie instead, Edie tells Julie that it's fair, and takes back her pitch pipe. Karl confronts Susan, and she tells Karl that Edie is spending to much time with Julie. At Julie's church, Susan starts playing the piano, and Julie starts to sing. Karl and Edie watch from the audience. Susan feels guilty and quits playing. Susan tells Edie that she should perform with Julie. Edie and Julie perform together, and Edie plays the piano off key causing Karl to think Susan set her up. Susan denies this, but lifts Karl's hand back up and has him continue recording Edie and Julie's horrible performance. ("You'll Never Get Away from Me")

Edie finds a flyer for the missing Zach Young, and so she asks Susan what will happen if they find him. Susan reveals to Edie that she doesn't think Zach will come back. Edie see's right through Susan's plan and tells her that she knows that Susan is using this situation to get close to Mike. ("My Heart Belongs to Daddy") Betty Applewhite


Edie, Susan, Lynette, and Gaby watch as Bree goes into full rage after being betrayed by her late husband. ("They Asked Me Why I Believe in You")

visits Edie to give her mixed up mail that was delivered to her house by mistake. Edie goes to get Betty's mail when Betty see's the TV, and finds out that someone has been arrested for murdering Melanie Foster. Betty rushes home, and Edie comes out with her mail only to find her gone. Later on, Bree invites Susan, Lynette, Gaby, and Edie to Rex's reburrial. Bree is in full rage because Rex thought Bree poisoned him, so Edie, Lynette, Susan, and Gaby follow Bree to Rex's new grave that is far from her own. The four ladies watch as Bree has a coniption. ("They Asked Me Why I Believe in You")

When Paul Young returns to Wisteria Lane, Susan tells all the residents that he is crazy, evil, and killed Martha Huber. Edie, and some other residents follow Susan to Paul's home. Paul makes an allibi, and Edie asks if Susan has been smoking something. ("I Wish I Could Forget You") When Susan returns Mike's belongings following their breakup, Susan witnesses Edie and Karl fighting, and Karl driving off after breaking up with Edie. Karl spends the night at Susan's house, and ends up sleeping with Susan after she finds out that Karl and Edie split up because Karl had a picture of Susan under his mattress. The following morning, Susan tells Karl that he needs to patch things up with Edie. Karl does as Susan says, and Edie confronts Susan, thanking her for fixing her relationship with Karl. Edie gives Susan the picture that Karl was keeping saying that he won't need it anymore. ("Color and Light")

At the girl's poker game, Susan announces that she has found her father, and plans to introduce herself. Edie

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Edie finds Susan's garage door, branding her a 'whore'. ("Coming Home")

makes a joke saying that Susan can introduce herself to her father by saying that she's his '40 year old love child'. ("That's Good, That's Bad") After Susan's stepmother, Carol spray paints her garage door to say "WHORE", Edie drives by Susan's house and Susan asks what Edie wants. Edie say, "That pretty much says it all", referring to the garge door. ("Coming Home") Edie and Karl attend a party Bree Van de Kamp's house, and witness Gaby and Tom kiss. When a dead body is found in a car in front of the Applewhite's house, Edie tells the girls that she always thought Betty was suspecious since she bought their house sight on seen, moved in during the middle of the night, and there are always noises coming from her house. ("One More Kiss")

At the blood drive, Edie, Susan, Lynette, Bree, and Gaby watch Betty Applewhite, as they are getting suspecious about her and her son. ("We're Gonna Be All Right") Edie and the others are upset when Bree invites Betty to play poker with them, however, they did not realize that Bree was being blackmailed by Betty. ("There's Something About a War")

Susan and Edie confront Bree about her suddent friendship with Betty Applewhite, and Bree does not give a clear response. Edie also tells Bree that Danielle and Matthew were making out in the park. Bree storms away from Susan and Edie, and Susan says that Edie could've sugarcoated it. Later on, Susan goes to Karl and Edie saying that she needs health insurrance for an operation. Edie suggests that she quickly marry someone. The following day, she introduces Susan to a gay businessman in need of a wife, Gary Grantham. Susan and Gary almost get married, but Gary's life partner convinces him to call it off. Susan gets ready to have Edie find her a new "husband", but Karl offers to remarry Susan, and not tell Edie. Susan excepts Karl's proposal. ("Silly People")

When Edie is snooping through Karl's briefcase, she finds a pre nup and an engagement ring, causing her to think Karl will propose on Valentine's Day. Edie thinks Karl will propose to her at dinner since he takes her to a fancy restaurant and buys her a fancy dessert. Edie spots Susan and her boyfriend, Dr. Ron dining at the same restaurant. Edie pulls Susan aside to alert her about (what she thinks is) Karl proposing. Susan tries to tell Edie that he is not preparing to propose, but Edie thinks that Susan is just jealous. Edie returns to her dinner, only to spend the rest of the night with no proposal, and no ring. That night, Susan confronts Karl, and tells him why Edie is upset. Karl assures his ex-wife that he plans to marry Edie, but the following day, he remarries Susan. ("Thank You So Much")


Edie is presented with a surprising gift at her engagement party. ("Everybody Says Don't (season 2)")

After Edie tells Susan that she is planning a surprise wedding at their "engagement party", Susan and Karl are forced to confess their marriage to Edie who still does not know. As they are about to tell Edie, she already has company: Dr. Ron who has told Edie everything about their relationship. Edie throws a vase and is very angered at the both of them. In order to keep Edie quiet and happy, Karl agrees to throw Edie a lavish wedding and Susan is forced to make all of the arrangements and to be her bartender at the engagement party. At the engagement party, Felicia presents Edie and Karl with a gift: her sister Martha Huber's teeth in the hope of reminding everyone that Paul killed her sister. Paul is then humiliated and forced to leave the party. ("Everybody Says Don't")

One morning, Karl finally decides to leave Edie by sneaking out before she wakes up. As Karl is ready to walk out


Edie's wrath gets the best of her when Karl leaves her. ("It Wasn't Meant to Happen")

the door, Edie wakes up and confronts him before he leaves. Karl doesn't explain why he's leaving her, so she chases him out of her house. As Edie is ready to hit Karl's car with a rake, Karl drives away, but is hit by a garbage truck. Later, Edie seeks comfort from the other housewives, especially from Susan, whom Karl has also betrayed. Edie then enlists the help of Susan when she has suspicions about who Karl is cheating with. Edie soon takes Susan to a Hooters-type restaurant and accuses a waitress of being slutty. A fight soon ensues and Susan is forced to intervene when Edie is attacked by several waitresses. The following day, Edie thanks Susan for helping her and alerts her that she has hired a detective to learn who Karl has been spending his time with and not to be alarmed. ("It Wasn't Meant to Happen")

Edie hires a private investigator, Oliver Weston, to determine if Karl was cheating on her with another woman.

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Susan's house + fire = Edie's revenge. ("I Know Things Now")

When Weston arrives on Wisteria Lane, he hides in the bushes of a neighboring home and records Karl and Susan talking in the garage about their one night stand. Weston is soon discovered by Mike Delfino who asks him why he is snooping around. Mike punches Weston in the face, but Weston reveals that he has a tape of Susan and Karl talking about their affair, and will send it to Edie. Susan tries to pay off Weston, but when she doesn't have enough money, she writes Edie an apology letter instead. After Mike pays off Weston, Susan attempts to retrieve the letter before Edie receives it, however, her plan does not work, and Edie learns of Susan and Karl's betrayal. When Susan visits Mike, Edie sneaks into Susan's garage, and drenches her house in kerosene, setting it on fire. ("I Know Things Now")

After Susan's house burns down, Edie watches as Susan is talking with the other housewives. Susan soon

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Edie catches Susan wearing a wire. ("No One is Alone")

realizes that it was Edie who burned the house down. Hours later, Susan quietly visits Edie and asks if she was the culprit. Edie admits that she did and gloats that Susan cannot tell anyone since she has no witnesses. Susan then pays Mike a visit and asks if he can find her a wire so that Edie can confess. Susan then visits Edie the next day and receives the confession she had desired. Edie quickly catches on and chases Susan down the block. Edie is halted when she is stung by a nest of yellowjackets. Susan later visits Edie in the hospital where Susan offers Edie a deal to keep her out of jail. Edie declines and swears ongoing revenge against Susan. ("No One is Alone")

Season 3

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Edie hosts the openhouse for 4352 Wisteria Lane, but overhears Karen McCluskey scaring away potential buyers by telling them the story of Paul Young murdering Felicia Tilman. Edie throws Karen out in the rain. Later on, Edie is showing the Young house to an older couple who ask if the street is quiet. Edie says that there is no street as quiet as Wisteria Lane, but as they open the front door, Parker Scavo's entire birthday party is running down the street yelling and screaming. Edie quickly closes the door and decides to show them more of the inside. During that same day, Edie shows the house to a same sex couple, and when she goes to open a closet, she finds Gabrielle Solis's surrogate, Xiao-Mei hiding. Edie calls Gaby and has her pick Xiao-Mei up. ("Listen to the Rain on the Roof")

In the middle of the night, Edie hear's a noise outside her house, so she grabs a shot gun and walks outside only to find her nephew, Austin McCann. Austin reveals that he was planning on spending the night, and heading to Mexico in the morning after a fight with his mother. Edie tells him that he's not going to Mexico, and that he can live with her. At Bree Hodge's wedding reception, Edie runs into Julie Mayer and asks her if she's met her nephew, Austin. Julie says she didn't recognize him with a shirt on, and walks away. Later on, Susan asks Edie if she's having a good time. Edie replies saying that she was until she saw Susan. ("It Takes Two")

After Julie's fuse-box explodes, she goes to ask if Edie can fix it. Edie isn't home, so Austin does it instead. When Austin is fixing the box, Edie comes over to ask Julie for her CD player back that she leant Susan when they were still friends. Julie says that it's with Mike at the hospital. Edie visits Mike at the hospital to retreive her CD player when she see's something unexpected... Mike opens his eyes. ("A Weekend in the Country")

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Edie takes care of Mike. ("Like It Was")

Edie watches as Mike awakens from his coma. Edie tells Dr. Craig, who tells Ida Greenberg, who tells Lynette, who tells Tom, who tells Carlos, who tells Gaby, who tells Bree, who tells Danielle, who tells Julie, who tries to tell Susan. Edie starts taking care of Mike in the hospital, and starts telling him lies about Susan. When Susan finally shows up at the hospital to visit Mike, he sends her away because he believes all the lies Edie has told him. ("Like It Was")

Season 4

The first thing you should know is that Edie Britt never actually intended to die. But someone she loved was trying to leave her. So, she planned every detail; from the silk scarf she'd hang by, to the suicide note detailing her despair. Now all Edie had to do was wait for her beloved to come home. You see told hold onto her man, Edie knew she had to find the perfect moment to let go...
Mary Alice Young
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Edie buys herself an engagement ring for when she plans to marry Carlos. ("Now You Know")

Edie's suicide attempt was actually a fake. After she kicks the chair over, she holds onto the scarf. She waits for the right minute for when Carlos returns to get his things. Carlos enters the house and she lets go. Karen McCluskey stops Carlos to talk to him about leaving the trash cans outside. Edie struggles to hold on. By the time Carlos gets upstairs, she is already hanging there unconscious. Carlos cuts her down just in time to save her life. As he puts his hand on her, Edie grabs on tight. One month after almost killing herself, she is let out of the hospital. She is introduced to Katherine Mayfair at her barbecue which Edie thought was her party. Carlos decides to stay with Edie until she recovers. This makes his ex-wife, Gabrielle Lang very upset because they planned to start an affair. ("Now You Know")

When Carlos isn't around, Edie looks through his stuff and finds out about his off-shore bank account. Edie blackmails Carlos to become enaged to her. Carlos reluctantly agrees to this. ("Smiles of a Summer Night")

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Edie is reminded of her attempted suicide by a stoned Lynette. ("The Game")

Edie plans to announce her engagement at Susan Delfino's charade party. Carlos forbids her to announce it, but she buys an engagement ring for herself to wear. Gaby sees this and is furious. When Katherine finds out that Gaby is flirting with her husband Adam Mayfair, she gets mad and reveals Gaby's past with John Rowland to Edie. ("The Game")

Edie finds out she has crabs and there is a chance Carlos might have it too. They have to use this horrible shampoo. Meanwhile Carlos warns Gaby who has to do it as well and has to trick Victor into doing it. At Bree's baby shower, Edie recognizes the smell on Victor. He says it was a kind of shampoo Gaby got him. Edie looks at Carlos who scratches, then Gaby who does the same, then Victor who does it too. Edie realizes what is going on and is furious. She smashes the crabcake she had in her hand. ("If There's Anything I Can't Stand")

Edie hires a private detective to watch Gaby and Carlos. Gaby, however, thought it was someone Victor sent because he left town for the weekend. Gaby and Carlos decide to wait six months to start up again. They have a goodbye kiss which the private detective took a picture of, he gives Edie the pictures at the end of the episode. ("Art Isn't Easy")

Edie sees Carlos moving out. Knowing about his affair she asks him if there was someone else. He says there wasn't. Edie goes to report his off-shore account to the IRS. Carlos had moved the money. Edie confronts him and he says he knows nothing about this money just in case she was wearing a wire. As revenge, she gives Victor the pictures. ("Now I Know, Don't Be Scared")

Carlos goes to retrieve a painting he forgot at Edie's house. She gives it to him with to big holes in it. She reveals that she gave Victor the pictures which worries Carlos. ("You Can't Judge a Book by its Cover")

When Victor goes missing, Edie gives the police a tip saying Gaby cheated on Victor with her ex-husband Carlos. ("Distant Past")

Edie and Gabrielle see the tornado headed their way. ("Something's Coming")

While on Gaby's front porch, a man mistakes her for Gaby and gives her the documents to the off-shore bank account. After he leaves, Gaby chases her. Edie locks herself into her house. Gaby throws a chair through her window and fights with Edie for the papers. They run back outside but lose the papers in the wind. Edie and Gaby run back inside when the tornado comes. Edie goes to her crawl space but Gaby refuses to get in with her. Edie doesn't care but Gaby gets in. Edie and Gaby start to get along and forgive one another. Gaby and Edie make up. ("Something's Coming")

When Edie finds out Carlos gave her fake jewelery when they were together, she reveals to Gaby that Carlos is blind permanently. ("Sunday")

Edie gets Carlos dog food for his seeing eye dog. She also confronts Gaby saying that she needs to treat him better now that he's blind. ("Hello, Little Girl")

When Bree decides to divorce her husband Orson Hodge, Edie asks her to take him back to his apartment when he wouldn't leave her alone. When Orson didn't want to go back, Edie let him spend the night. Bree thought this was really inappropriate but Edie didn't care. Bree thinks Edie might start an affair with him because she did with Karl Mayer, Mike Delfino, and Carlos Solis. When Edie and Orson get drunk, they share a drunken kiss which Bree see's while looking in the window. Both Edie and Orson regret the kiss. ("Opening Doors")

Edie is given the boot. ("Mother Said")

Bree confronts Edie about this and smacks her. Bree then sabotoges Edie's business. Edie goes to Orson's apartment to bitch about his soon to be ex-wife. Edie stumbles upon papers revealing Danielle and Austin are Benjamin's real parents. Edie blackmails Bree to be nice to her and do everything she says or her secret will be out. Bree tells Susan, Lynette and Gaby, and, to her surprise, they understand. They all end their friendship with Edie. Edie moves away to be near Travers now that she has lost her friends. ("Mother Said")

Time Jump

So I'm in Vegas, talking to this real estate convention; I do a little motivational speaking. And there, sixth row, center aisle, is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. So after I finish, I walk into the audience, and I ask this goddess out.
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Bree is shamed into being a better person. ("Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know")

Having been shunned by her friends, and blackballed out of Wisteria Lane, Edie moves from the suburbs and continues her life elsewhere someways off. With Orson having turned himself in for running over Mike, wanting to earn Bree's forgiveness, he starts receiving regular visits from Edie, who doesn't live too far away from the prison. Orson grows to enjoy her company, seeing as how Bree has yet to visit him, for she herself is too disgusted to go. Bree soon finds out about these visits though, and so she confronts Edie for them; however, Edie shames Bree for putting Orson through this and then not being there for him as he goes through it. While at first she tries to persuade Bree to give her husband the time of day, she ends up retracting that statement, instead claiming that Orson is actually too good for her. Bree takes into consideration all Edie has said to her, and ends up finally visiting Orson after all, and presumably continues to keep doing so until his eventual release. ("Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know")

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Edie, off to elope with Dave Williams. ("Connect! Connect!")

At some point Edie finds herself attending a real estate convention where Dave Williams speaks to the crowd. Sitting in the sixth row, center aisle, she is spotted by the motivational speaker who is instantly taken by her beauty, and so afterwards he bumps into her and asks her on a date. Apparently having sexual intercourse three times before their first dinner together, the two proceed to enter a relationship. Dave, however, has yet to move on from the death of his first wife and daughter, something he keeps secret from Edie; but when learning she once lived on the same street as Mike Delfino, the man who he believed was responsible for their passings, he decides to use this to his advantage. Edie and Dave elope, and Edie is convinced by her new husband to move back to Wisteria Lane, entirely oblivious as to what his true intentions are. ("You're Gonna Love Tomorrow"/"Connect! Connect!")

Season 5

You know someone else my age with a body like this?
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Edie announces her return to the lane. ("You're Gonna Love Tomorrow")

Dave Williams arrives on Wisteria Lane and pays off the tennent of 4362, allowing him and Edie to move back in. The following morning Edie decides to make her return known to those of the street, and so she washes her car in a swimsuit, which Lynette sees. Quickly, she calls the other girls, Susan, Bree and Gaby, all of whom march with her to Edie's home to confront her return. They come to learn she has a husband, and when meeting him and seeing how he's managed to start getting Edie to be a nicer person, they all take a liking to him. A party is thrown to celebrate her return, during which Edie runs into Karen McCluskey, surprised to see she's still alive. Karen meets Dave, and Edie goes off to thank the girls for throwing the party for her, which she believes to have been as an apology for driving her off the lane five years earlier. However, they correct that it was thrown as a way to show they've forgiven her, something Edie doesn't take lightly, for they blackmailed her, threatening to ruin her business. Dave interrupts the argument, calling Edie aside, who regrets letting him talk her into moving back to Wisteria Lane. She questions why he was so gung-ho over that particular street, but Dave claims it was simply because he thinks they can be happy there. Unbeknownst to Edie, however, that isn't the only reason. ("You're Gonna Love Tomorrow")

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Karen apologizes for insulting Edie. ("We're So Happy You're So Happy")

After a bad encounter with Mrs. McCluskey, Edie is ready to pack up and leave the lane once more, for everyone still sees her as a joke; however, Dave is able to get through to her and convince her to re-think things. Edie still questions why, of all the cities in the world, her husband wanted to live in Fairview, but is once again told because he believes they can be happy there. Dave later speaks with McCluskey, but to no avail; however, when her cat Toby disappears, he agrees to help her find him if she apologizes to die. Karen senses something off about Dave, which makes her fear him a bit, but she agrees to do so. Going over to Edie's, she apologizes, and the apology is accepted; Karen also asks that Edie let Dave know she stopped by and that things are now alright between the two. Edie, a little confused, agrees to this. That evening, Toby finds himself home, and McCluskey's suspicions for Dave rise. Needing internet access to research Edie's new husband, she stops by Katherine's house, who has a computer. ("We're So Happy You're So Happy")

Karen and Katherine start asking Edie questions about Dave to find out more about him. Edie realizes she hardly knows anything about her husband. At Danielle Van de Kamp's welcome home party, Karen, Katherine, and Edie ask Dave questions. Dave doesn't fully answer them. Dave reveals his father was an alcoholic. Edie apologizes to him on the way home and says she never should have wondered about the stuff Karen said. Dave then tells Edie that Karen could be going senile. ("Kids Ain't Like Everybody Else")

Edie wants to buy Mary Alice Young's old house but Dave doesn't. When Mike won't join his band, he and Edie decide to buy the house and rent it out to Mike without Edie knowing the real reason. ("Back in Business")

At Karen McCluskey's surprise party, it is Edie's job to get her drunk. ("Mirror, Mirror")

Mrs. McCluskey tells Edie she will be staying with her sister for a while. Dave later tells Edie about his late brother Steve who got caught on drugs. Steve went to prison and was killed by another inmate. ("There's Always a Woman")

TBA ("What More Do I Need?")

When her husband, Mike Delfino, Carlos Solis, Orson Hodge, and Tom Scavo all perform at Warren Schilling's night club, Edie hands out fliers to everyone. Porter Scavo also breaks into her house to steal Edie's gun during the show. When the night club catches on fire, Edie is the first to scream "FIRE!!!". Edie is terrified when Dave stays behind to help everyone out. Edie is thrilled when Dave comes out of the fire alive. ("City on Fire")

After the fire, Edie becomes worried that Dave is becoming obsessed about this. Edie reveals to Dave that the police think Porter had something to do with it. ("Me and My Town")

After Porter is arrested, Lynette sneaks into Edie's house to return the gun. While coming downstairs, Lynette notices Dave talking to himself which she finds strange. Edie goes to Susan Mayer's house later on to borrow a cork screw after breaking her own. Susan comments that Edie uses hers up in three months when it is supposed to be a life time. Edie gets a kick about how MJ is being mean to Katherine. Edie tells Susan that M.J. can tell Susan's resentment to Mike and Katherine's new relationship. ("A Vision's Just a Vision")

Edie notices Dave's unusual behavior is continuing. One night, Edie goes downstairs to the kitchen to find Dave talking to himself. Edie taps him and he accidentally smacks her across the arm. The next morning, Edie demands an explanation on why Dave is acting strange. Dave reveals to Edie that he had a wife who died in a car crash. Edie is furious with Dave because he never mentioned her while Edie told Dave about being divorced twice and her entire past. Edie gives Dave to the end of the day to pack up and move out as she is gonna file for divorce. ("Home is the Place")

The morning after Dave moves out, Susan, Lynette, Bree, and Gaby go over to Edie's house to confort her. After a few minutes, Susan announces she is moving in with Jackson Braddock to Riverton. All the attention is then turned to Susan which makes Edie upset. Later on while cleaning out the basement of Andrew Van de Kamp and Alex Cominis's new house, Susan tells Edie that the mail man mixed up their mail. Susan gives Edie her mail and Edie tells Susan she threw hers away. Susan and Edie then get locked in the basement when Susan accidentally lets the door close on them. Edie reveals to Susan how she was mad about Susan taking away all the attention. Susan tells Edie that Edie has had numerous failed relationships and she gave it the amount of time it deserved while referring to Mike Delfino, Karl Mayer, Carlos Solis, and Orson Hodge. Edie tells Susan that she has never gone without being in a relationship. She then makes up a timeline. Edie tells Susan how when she was sixteen, her father left her mother for someone else who had a daughter. One day, her father took her horse collection saying she was to old for them and she gave them to her new stepsister. Edie and Susan both decide to change and Edie lets Dave move back in saying she is ready to settle down. Edie and Susan also finally end their long time rivalry. Edie brings Susan her mail over later on. ("Connect! Connect!")

After getting back from a trip with Dave, Edie finds out her handyman Eli Scruggs died. Edie then remembers when she first moved to Wisteria Lane and she was having marital problems with her second husband, Umberto Rothwell. After divorcing Umberto for being gay, Edie and Eli had sex. ("The Best Thing That Ever Could Have Happened")

Edie asks Dave the difference from being married to Lila Dash and being married to her. Dave tells Edie that he and Edie have a more real marriage. Dave says he and Lila were like a fairytale. He says that the end of a fairy tale is death. Dave says love is only temporary which is why you have to make it last. Edie says she should have just asked if Lila was more pretty than her. ("Mama Spent Money When She Had None")

Edie wants her and Dave to spend a romantic weekend at a hotel. At first Dave refuses but when she hears ringing from the closet which Dave is hiding his doctors phone, he agrees to go. Edie starts calling travel agents. When Dave plans a camping trip instead with Mike, Katherine, and Edie. Edie refuses to go and decides to make Dave take her to a hotel the next weekend. Dave agrees. ("In a World Where the Kings Are Employers")

When Mike and Katherine move in together, they have a house-warming party and send out Edie and Dave to get liquor. At the drug store, a priest recognizes Dave. Dave and Edie walk away but Dave goes back. Edie watches Dave from inside an aisle. Dave tells the priest that he has remarried and started his life over again and wants him to leave them alone. After Dave leaves, Edie confronts the priest wondering if Dave and the priest have a history. The priest refers to Edie as Mrs. Dash. Edie corrects him saying her last name is Williams. The priest then says he didn't realize Edie kept her maiden name. Edie gets suspecious because her maiden name is Britt. When Edie gets home she searches for the name David Dash on her computer. ("Crime Doesn't Pay")

Edie goes to a local newspaper to dig information on Dave and his family. Edie finds out Dave had a daughter named Paige Dash who died in the same crash as Dave's late wife. Edie asks Dave later on if he ever wanted kids. Dave says he had a "friend" who had a kid that died in a car crash. Dave then says having kids wouldn't be worth it. Edie knows Dave is referring to himself and continues with her research. Back at the newspaper, an intern finds an article revealing that Mike would not be charged in the deaths of Lila and Paige Dash, but is told to wait until tomorrow to give it to Edie. ("The Story of Lucy and Jessie")

Edie needs to get more fax paper from the store before she can get the fax revealing everything about her evil husband. Karen McCluskey tells Edie that Dave is evil but Edie tells Karen how Dave had both a wife and daughter that died in a car crash. Karen apologizes to Edie saying she had no idea. Edie later puts in her fax paper. She gets the article and is shocked. Edie texts Dave and tells him to come home immediately. This stops Dave from killing Katherine Mayfair. When Dave gets home, he finds Edie sitting on the staircase drunk. Edie tells Dave she always wondered why he married her. Edie says she tried to believe it was for love but she never could. Edie holds up the newspaper article of Mike. Dave tells Edie that she should go to bed because she is clearly drunk. Edie refuses and attempts to call the police. Dave wrestles the phone from her hands and starts strangling her. This shocks Edie. Dave finally lets go and is more than shocked to see she is alive. Edie manages to get her car keys and runs out the door. While driving down the Lane. Edie tries to call Mike or Katherine. However, Orson runs in front of her and she swerves to miss him. Edie crashes into a utility pole. As Edie steps out of the car, she didn't realize water was under her. She holds onto the door when she steps into the puddle and she is electrocuted when the door hits the electrical wire that is dangling down. Edie falls to the ground and her fate is left unknown. ("A Spark. To Pierce the Dark")

After everyone hears the crash, Susan Mayer, Mike Delfino, Katherine Mayfair, Gabrielle Solis, and Bree Hodge all rush out to see what happened. When they saw Edie, they were all silent for a minute. Then they broke the silence. Katherine tells someone to call for an ambulance, Susan gets down to the ground to tell Edie everything will be all right. Edie dies two seconds later. ("Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know")


Season 5

I'll tell you something, it's not hard to die when you know you have lived. And I did. Oh, how I lived.
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Wisteria Lane serves as Edie's final resting place. ("Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know")

Edie is soon cremated, and Dave calls over Susan, Lynette, Bree, Gaby and Mrs. McCluskey, asking that they deliver her ashes to her son, Travers, for he has never met his new stepfather. Though reluctant, the women agree, and set out on a roadtrip to the boy's school. Along the way they each share individual stories of the more pleasant times they had with Edie, but upon arriving at Travers' school, the women are turned away. He's resentful towards his mother for never being in his life, and though he's sorry she's died, he isn't as sad as expected to be. Ms. McCluskey stops him from leaving though, and reveals what Edie once told her years before, about how she just wanted to give her son the best life she could... one which could not involve her. Travers mind on the subject does end up changing, but he tells the women to keep Edie's ashes, for she was closer to them, and they can most likely find the best resting place for her. And they do. Mrs. McCluskey comes up with the idea of dividing the ashes amongst her and the other housewives, and they each spread them amongst Wisteria Lane. ("Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know")

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A vision of Edie convinces Dave to kill MJ. ("Everybody Says Don't")

Dave is still hellbent on getting revenge, but his plans have changed. He has come to learn that it wasn't Mike driving the car that killed his wife and daughter, but in fact Susan Mayer. He plots to kill her son, MJ, as a means of revenge, and begins filming a tape which he plans to have released once it's all over. Dave isn't given a break though, for investigators are coming closer to making a breakthrough regarding the club fire, and he begins having hallucinations. First he sees Dr. Samuel Heller, who tells Dave he won't get away with it; then he sees Paige and Lila, the latter of which tells her widower that soon they will be together, so he shouldn't care about being caught; lastly he sees Edie, who tells him he should just get it over with. She calls his current plan boring, and believes it would be better if Susan knows why her son had to die, seeing as how the whole point is to make her suffer. Dave agrees with the vision of Edie, and that's what he plans to do; however, that is soon interrupted. ("Everybody Says Don't")

Season 6

I got lucky. The woman who handled the properties in the neighborhood, she slammed her car into a pole and got fried by a power line.
Lee McDermott

Since Edie's death, Lee McDermott takes over handling the properties of Wisteria Lane, with his first job being to sell the Bolen family a home. When showing them 4352, he acknowledges Edie, and how his new job was once hers until her untimely death. ("Nice Is Different Than Good")

Season 7

You're kidding. Edie's old house?
Lynette Scavo

When separating from her husband of ten years, Doug Perry, Renee stays with her college friend Lynette for a while and ends up taking a liking to the suburbs. Wishing to stay for good, she soon rents Edie's old house, 4362. ("You Must Meet My Wife")


  • Edie attends the First Methodist Church. ("Next")
  • Edie was originally going to be called "Evie McCall", as stated in the book, Behind Closed Doors.
  • Edie is based on the neighborhood slut featured in director Tim Burton's movie Edward Scissorhands, called "Joyce", and portrayed by actress Kathy Baker.


Gallery of photographic stills released to promote the character.

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