LYNETTE: I went food shopping yesterday. I kept having to put things back. I take a couple of cans of peaches and then I’d remember Tom was the only one who liked them. Put them back. Sweet pickles. Tom. Put them back.
BREE: I am so sorry. With everything that has been going on, I haven’t been there for you.
I am so sorry. With everything that’s been going on, I haven’t been there for you.
MIKE: What the hell is going on?
SUSAN: Well, I lost my earing and the girls here were kind enough to help me look for it.
BREE: Oh, there it is!
Desperate Housewives, Season 1
LYNETTE SCAVO & BREE VAN DE KAMP
Lynette: This is my old college roommate, Renee.
Bree: Hi, it’s so nice to finally meet you. Lynette has talked so much about her friend from college.
Renee: Oh, yes. You know how in school the pretty girls always hang out together? Well, I refused to go along with that.
LYNETTE: I love my kids so much. I’m so sorry they have me as a mother.
BREE: Lynette, you are a great mother.
LYNETTE: No, I’m not. I can’t do it. I’m so tired of feeling like a failure. It’s so humiliating.
SUSAN: No, it’s not. So you got addicted to your kids’ ADD medication. It happens.
BREE: You’ve got four kids. That’s a lot of stress. Honey, you just need some help.
LYNETTE: That’s what makes it so humiliating. Other moms don’t need help. Other moms make it look so easy. All I do is complain.
SUSAN: That’s not true. When Julie was a baby, I was out of my mind almost every day.
BREE: I used to get so upset when Andrew and Danielle were little, I used their nap times to cry.
LYNETTE: Why didn’t you ever tell me this?
BREE: Oh, baby. Nobody likes to admit that they can’t handle the pressure.
SUSAN: I think it’s just like we think, you know, it’s easier to keep it all in.
LYNETTE: Oh, we shouldn’t. We should tell each other this stuff.
SUSAN: It helps, huh?
LYNETTE: Yeah. It really does.
Bree: We’re your friends. Why would you shut us out?
Lynette: I just liked being able to throw on my wig and join you guys for a cup of coffee and a good gossip about the new neighbors. You know, for five minutes I could pretend I wasn’t a sick person. But once your friends know you’re sick, you can’t pretend anymore. Cause you can see it in their eyes. The fear, the pity.
Susan: Is that all you see in our eyes?
Lynette: No, no, of course not. You know what, let’s make a pact. No more secrets. From now on we tell each other every shocking detail of our lives.
Susan: I’m in.
Gabrielle: Me too.
Lynette: You with us?