In Sunday's episode, flashbacks — new scenes, not clips — go back even before the pilot to show how each woman developed as she did. Handyman Eli Scruggs (Beau Bridges) "is brilliantly woven through the tale of each of our lives," [Nicolette] Sheridan says.
The stories reveal how Gabrielle started being so selfish; where the seeds of Bree's business career were planted; when Lynette gave up the idea of a full-time career; and why Susan went from "being idealistic to a little cynical" about love, [Marc] Cherry says.
This season has been better than some previous ones but nothing could top that first season, so it should be fun to go back to those early days when the loyal fans first fell in love with the ladies of Wisteria Lane. To check out two preview clips for tonight's 100th episode,
The old Gaby, in all her self-centered glory:
And remember when Rex was alive? Check out a brunch with the Van de Camps and the Scavos:
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