Wiksteria Lane

Eleanor Mason is Bree's uptight stepmother. A proper lady to whom appearances mean everything, Eleanor visits Wisteria Lane in "Don't Look at Me" to mediate between Bree and Andrew.


Eleanor and Bree had never had a good relationship, with Bree once commenting that she had to "work for every kind word" her stepmother had ever said to her, and Eleanor retorting that she had always known Bree "resented her because of her high standards", and even made a hurtful remark about Bree's peanut butter cookies.

Despite this, Eleanor did seem to have sympathy for Bree, confessing that she had always admired her determination, and that she would like to be more openly supportive but it is simply not her nature. She appears to share a close relationship with Andrew and Danielle. Although not their biological grandmother, they still refer to her as "Grandma".

Eleanor and Henry (Bree's father) had intended to take Andrew back with them to Rhode Island due to his dispute with Bree, who pulled a few stunts to sabotage this plan. She was ultimately successful through the revelation that Andrew is gay. Eleanor and Henry later leave and have not been seen since.


  • Carol Burnett was the closest to stunt casting the series had ever done up until that point, as every actor prior to her casting had to audition for a role in the series. However, in the same episode that featured her, Kyle MacLachlan made his debut in the role of would-be main character Orson Hodge, and he too was asked by Marc Cherry himself if he'd agree to join the cast.