Dr. Albert Goldfine was the most accomplished marriage counselor in the city. He had dealt with problems ranging from substance abuse, to infidelity, to domestic violence. Yes, Dr. Goldfine had thought he'd seen it all. And then, he met the Van de Kamps.
|Mary Alice Young|
Dr. Albert Goldfine is the de facto marriage counselor in Fairview. He is introduced as the marriage counselor for Bree and Rex.
Bree and Rex visit Dr. Goldfine for marriage counseling. During the entire appointment, Bree engages in small talk with Dr. Goldfine, but is distracted by his suit jacket's loose button the entire time.
She returns to his office, fixes his jacket, and actually presses forth with a full appointment.
Goldfine, appreciative of Bree's domestic ways, asks Rex in the following session, "Regardless of her flaws, have you ever stopped and said thank you for all she does for you around the house?"
Dr. Goldfine continues to help Bree and Rex with their marriage, including their sex life. He encourages Bree to ask Rex about his fetishes, including domination ("Love is in the Air").
In the aftermath of Rex’s death, Dr. Goldfine helps Bree cope with her loss, as well as her new relationship with George Williams. Dr. Goldfine suggests Bree take her relationship with George slowly, after learning that Bree develops hives when she is with George in a romantic setting.
Dr. Goldfine's advice to Bree upsets George, who then stalks Dr. Goldfine on a jog. He beats up Dr. Goldfine and throws him over a bridge.
When Bree visits Dr. Goldfine in the hospital, he casually mentions that his attacker rode up to him on his "little blue bike." Bree has a moment of insight, as she had just seen George with a blue bike earlier that day. This new information prompts Bree to connect everything together, and she discovers the depths of George’s mad obsession.