Oh, Mary Alice, what did you do?
Paul Young (formerly Todd Forrest) is Mary Alice's widower.
After his wife's death, his life spiraled out of control. The perfect suburban world that the two of them had killed to create came tumbling down. When he discovered that Martha Huber was to blame, he decided to take justice into his own hands by strangling her. Things went from bad to worse for Paul. Soon the whole neighborhood turned against him, including his son. And, when Mrs. Huber's sister, Felicia Tilman, framed Paul for her own death to avenge her sister, Paul went from Fairview Country Club to Fairview Penitentiary.
Almost ten years later, he returned to Wisteria Lane with both a new wife and a devious plan in tow. Eventually, Paul admitted to the murder of Mrs. Huber and soon found himself back in prison to atone for his crime. And still today, he laments over his wife's death, unable to get over it.
After Deirdre overdosed once again, Todd and Angela renamed themselves Paul and Mary Alice Young and moved to Wisteria Lane with their baby to start a new life. The Young family's beautiful, happy life on Wisteria Lane was nearly destroyed when Deirdre arrived on their doorstep, seemingly sober, demanding to have her baby back. Paul attempts to hold Deirdre back, but she hits him on the head with a fire iron, and he falls down. As Deirdre made her way to the staircase, Mary Alice stabbed her and killed her. Mary Alice and Paul chopped up her body, placing it in to their child's toy trunk, and buried it under their pool, which was scheduled to be filled with concrete the next day.
Years later, the Young family's neighbor, Martha Huber, learned of their secret from her sister, Felicia, who had worked with Angela back at Dorothy Drake Rehabilitation Center in Utah. With this knowledge and in financial trouble, Martha began to blackmail Mary Alice. In desperation, Mary Alice committed suicide. ("Pilot"/"One Wonderful Day")
I don't care what her reasons were. Maybe she was depressed, maybe she was bored. It doesn't matter. She abandoned her husband and her son. And I'll never forgive her.
Mary Alice, prompted by a mysterious blackmail note, kills herself after what seemed like a perfectly normal day. At the wake at the Young's house, Paul and his son Zach receive a basket of baked goods from Bree Van de Kamp. It is hinted that something is under the pool, and later confirmed when Zach wakes up in the middle of the night to the sound of a pickaxe, and he sees his father breaking into the pool's concrete base. ("Pilot")
The item Paul dug up from under the pool was an old toy chest with dancing teddy bears and balloons on it, which he moves to the garage. Susan comes to talk with him whilst he is wrapping it up and loading it into the trunk of his car, and Paul tells her that he is angry at Mary Alice for abandoning him and his son, and that he will never forgive her for that. Paul later dumps the chest into the river, but the chest re-emerges to the surface out of his view. ("Ah, But Underneath")
Zach starts to believe that Paul didn't care about Mary Alice, as he had not yet put out an obituary notice in the paper; Zach tells Paul that when he dies, he'll do the same to him. Zach finds the gun that his mother used to kill herself with and confronts Paul as to why he kept it. Paul asks Zach if he has taken his medication and the doorbell rings. Zach greets Bree who invites them to the dinner party she is holding in his mothers honour, Paul then appears at the door to tell her that they shall not be attending. Zach slips the gun to his father. The next day, Paul sees a report on the news about the toy chest he dumped in the lake, Zach sees it and becomes suspicious, Paul sticks a "for sale" sign in front of the house that night. ("Pretty Little Picture")
The ladies listen to a tape Bree snatched from her marriage counselor's office, in which Mary Alice reveals that her real name is "Angela". The girls discuss sharing the blackmail note with Paul and Gabrielle comments on how creepy he is. Later, when they give him the note, Paul breaks down and leaves in a hurry. Some time later, Paul comes up to Lynette and Gabrielle and explains to them that Mary Alice had problems and she often left little notes to herself. The one they shared with him reminded him of how complicated it was living with someone with psychological issues. The ladies don't buy his excuse. Paul meets with Mr. Shaw, and asks that he track down the person who sent his wife the note. ("Who's That Woman?")
Paul is angry at Zach, as he is arrested for breaking into Bree's house and decorating it. Luckily for them, Bree doesn't press charges. He and Zach are then arguing in their house, and a punch is heard followed by a fall. Bree knocks on the door and Zach answers it. Paul is sitting on the floor with a bloody nose, having just been punched by Zach. ("Come in, Stranger")
Paul sends Zach to a mental institution. Julie breaks in to talk to him, and he tells her about a mysterious "Dana." Paul holds a garage sale and one of the things amidst the items is a baby blanket with the name "Dana" embroidered upon it. ("Running to Stand Still")
Edie Britt does a realtor walkthrough at the Young house, prepping for a sale, and Paul notices she left behind her files... complete with a stationary matching the one Mary Alice's blackmail note was written in. He confers with Mr. Shaw, saying he is torn on what to do, and Mr. Shaw gives him the options: for five grand she's hurt... for ten grand she's gone. Paul chooses the latter option. Later that night, Mr. Shaw meets Edie at the Saddle Ranch, a cowboy bar, and strikes up a conversation. ("Anything You Can Do")
Mr. Shaw, pretending to be a fellow real estate developer, lures Edie out into the middle of nowhere under the premise that he has a new project that may be of interest to her. As he goes to his trunk to presumably grab a gun, Edie reveals that the purple stationary she uses is actually something she stole from her housemate: Martha Huber, unintentionally saving her own life. Mr. Shaw tells this to Paul, who then goes to Mrs. Huber's house later that night, and insisting that he help her carry her groceries inside. Inside, they talk and she confesses to sending the blackmail note to Mary Alice and does not seem to feel any remorse for what she caused. Out of anger, Paul hits her on the head with a blender and strangles her to death.("Guilty")
Paul buries Martha's body in the woods along with the blender he used to strike her. He returns to Wisteria Lane and starts to wash the blood from his clothes. Zach escapes from the institution and Paul confronts Julie about it, as she has been sending letters to him whilst he was there. She denies knowing where Zach is, though Zach is actually staying in her room. ("Suspicious Minds")
Zach continues to stay with Julie, while Edie starts a search for Martha Huber, since she hadn't returned home. Zach is found by Susan and Mike, and Paul tells him to suppress his troubling memories and he re-imposes his enigmatic domination. ('Come Back to Me")
When Susan catches Zach kissing Julie, she immediately alerts Paul of the situation and demands that he do something about it. Paul tells her it is irrelevant, as he is selling the house, much to the dismay of Zach. Later, at the dance which he and Susan are chaperoning, Paul is asked by her about Dana, he tells her that Zach accidentally killed his baby sister, this is not true. He later tells Zach the truth about Dana and Zach uses this to blackmail his father into staying on the Lane so that he can be with Julie. ("Your Fault")
Felicia Tilman arrives on Wisteria Lane with the intent of finding out what happened to her sister, Martha. At Paul's house she sees a photograph of Mary Alice stuck on his fridge. Felicia recognizes her as Angela, but Paul assures her that the woman in the photograph is Mary Alice, and he doesn't know someone named Angela. When Paul watches an old video of Mary Alice, he sees that Felicia is at her party, since they both used to work at Dorothy Drake Rehabilitation Center. Paul becomes worried that Felicia will figure out his lies, so he plants some of Martha's jewelry in Mike's garage to frame him. ("Love is in the Air") Mike is arrested after the girls tip off the police. However, Susan provides his alibi. Zach throws a pool party at Paul's house when he is not there. ("Impossible")
Felicia denies that Mike had anything to do with Martha's murder, as it seems very implausible. However, Paul is very insistent, which makes Susan suspicious. Later, when drunk, Edie and Susan discuss Paul and decide that they want evidence that he killed Martha, so they break into his house and find a tape of Mary Alice back when she was Angela. When Paul comes home, they hide behind the sofa. Edie pops up and tells him that she is there because she likes him and she starts kissing him to distract him as Susan escapes, Paul is flattered and kisses Edie back. ("The Ladies Who Lunch")
The police come to Paul's house and question him about a toy chest that was purchased many years prior, as he is listed under the purchases. Zach lies to the police, saying their chest broke years ago when he stood on it as a child. Once the police are gone, Paul starts to tell Zach more of the truth. ("Children Will Listen")
Paul asks Edie why she really broke into his house, and she reveals that it was Susan's idea. He meets with Susan and lies to her again by telling her that Mary Alice changed her name because she got into a fight with the relative that she was named after, but Susan is doubtful. Paul is mad at Zach for continuing to stalk Julie and Susan tells him he is not to see her anymore, he is angry. Felicia flashes back to a conversation that she had with Martha who recognised a photo of Angela as her neighbor, Mary Alice, Felicia reveals that Angela went missing at the same time as the baby of a drug addict did, she recognises Zach to be this child. Zach sets Susan's kitchen on fire and Susan hires a personal investigator (Mr. Shaw) to look into the Youngs. ("Fear No More")
Shaw tells Paul that Susan hired him and Paul gives him all the lies that he told Susan in the past so that he can relay and confirm them, she then believes them when he does so, but is still suspicious of Paul. Paul drugs Zach and tells him that they are moving. Felicia finds Zach is unresponsive and brings him to her house. When Paul comes to pick him up, Felicia warns him to leave since she knows that he killed Martha. Felicia advises Paul to not put Zach through being a fugitive and that he is better off. Mike finds out that Paul bought the toy chest that contained Deidre's body. ("Sunday in the Park with George")
Paul goes on the run and leaves Zach a box of stuff to keep him comforted, Felicia gives them to him, he is enraged and storms off. In the baseball mitt that he left his son, Felicia finds a note from Paul saying that he didn't really leave Zach and would later meet him at the ball park at a certain meeting time. Felicia tells this to Mike who meets him there, knocks out Paul and drags him off. ("Goodbye for Now")
It is revealed that Mike has taken Paul hostage and takes him out into the desert to kill him via gun, they stop and Paul tells him all of the secrets regarding the Young family, Mike puts away the gun and leaves Paul in the desert to find his own way home. ("One Wonderful Day")
Oh, she's good.
Paul's mail gathers up for a long time as he is still finding his way home from the desert. The pile keeps getting bigger until one day the mail man throws a letter into an empty mail box. Paul is seen rifling through his mail looking scruffy. ("They Asked Me Why I Believe in You")
He is seen by the other
housewives when he goes out an mows his lawn, they are all shocked to see that he has returned, particularly Susan who calls the police saying that she knows he killed Martha Huber but she needs to get her journal from Mike, proving that she was blackmailing Mary Alice, the Wisteria Lane mob, along with the police, go over to Mike's house but he refuses having the journal, Susan questions him but he says that Paul could also reveal how Mike took him to the desert to kill him. Paul asks Susan about Zach's whereabouts the next day, she denies knowing. He pulls out a missing persons flier and a knife and advances on Susan and she confesses that she gave him money and sent him to Utah to find Paul, he leaves. Mike asks Paul why he returned to the Lane and Paul tells him that Susan sent Mike to Utah, causing their break-up. ("I Wish I Could Forget You")
Zach Young finally returns to Wisteria Lane to find his disgruntled father. He re-settles back into his old domestic life. Zach asks about his birth mother and Paul tells him that it's true, how him and Mary Alice bought him from a drug addict for a better life. Paul lies when Zach asks who his real father is, as he knows it's Mike, he says however that he hasn't a clue. Paul goes over to Mike and tells him that Zach is home and that Mike is to leave the two of them alone. Mike tells Paul that he will not remain silent and that if Paul tries to leave then he will phone the police. ("Coming Home")
Susan sees that Zach is home and quickly informs Mike who tells her that he must stay away due to Paul's instructions. Paul prepares to home school Zach who asks him if he killed Mrs. Huber because of the blackmail note, Paul denies it. Julie and Susan take Zach out bowling where he meets Mike so Mike and Zach can bond out of Paul's watchful eye, it almost work until Paul finds Zach asleep with the bowling scores in his trash with Mike's name on it. He storms over to Mike and knocks him down telling him to stay away from his son, Mike punches Paul back, Susan witnesses the fight as she drives by. ("One More Kiss")
Mike visits Paul and warns Paul and Zach to leave town since Detective Sullivan will be arriving shortly to get Zach. Paul warns Mike that if they leave it is permanent and that he will never see his boy again. Zach listens to this in joy seeing as he has just discovered that Mike is his biological father. ("Thank You So Much")
Detective Sullivan asks Paul to accompany him to the police station for suspicious credit card behaviour, Paul denies this but has to go anyway to which Paul obliges. Paul has to be taken to a prison bus transport as there is no room for him and he is to be taken out of the city. He is surprised to hear that one of the prisoners knows Noah Taylor (Deirdre's father) and the prisoners begin to beat him up. Zach is worried about his father and Felicia returns to the Lane. Mike informs Zach that Paul is dead however it is seen that he walks free from the bus having won the fight himself and as his arrest was an error he has to be let go. Mike tells Paul that he must be careful with Noah as he has many connections. Zach agrees to meet Noah (his biological grandfather) and tells him that the only reason fro doing so is that Noah will no longer hurt Paul. ("There is No Other Way")
At Edie's engagement party to Karl, Felicia pulls out a present for her, her sister, Martha's teeth, as Edie was her best friend, she publicly accuses Paul for her murder and humiliates him in front of everyone. He is forced to leave the party. ("Everybody Says Don't")
Felicia's games do not stop there, as Paul leaves his house he slips badly and discovers that his front porch has been covered in shortening. Later, when he's having a cook out, he lights the fire and it is much bigger than expected due to too much fluid. Later he finds his house has been covered in an exterminator's tent, Felicia assures the ment= that it was meant to go over her house, she arrives at each of these scenes. Paul attempts to grab Felicia's throat after she makes a crack about Mary Alice, she reveals to everyone how unstable he really is. ("Don't Look at Me")
Felicia sneaks into Paul's house and he catches her in his kitchen, she says she came round to "borrow flour", Paul and Zach get rid of all their food in case she tried to poison them. Felicia is later seen pumping out some of her own blood and add the bag to a whole stack of blood bags that she has in her fridge, all containing her own blood. Paul comes home and slips over on his floor, he turns on the light to see that blood is on his hands, and all along his kitchen floor, he follows the trail all the way to his garage where the cops are waiting, saying they have an anonymous tip that he killed Felicia. He denies it and they then see two of Felicia's severed fingers in Paul's car boot, they cuff him and take him to jail. Felicia faked her own death and checked into a mountain resort under the name: "Martha Huber". ("No One is Alone")
Paul is in prison and Zach visits him, he asks Zach to go to Noah asking him for money so that he can find Felicia, Zach goes to his grandfather and kills him to receive his money, Paul later phones Zach asking if the job is done, Zach lies and tells him that it is not and that Paul will remain in jail. ("Remember, Part 1"/"Remember, Part 2")
Turns out you and I share more than a cell block...
Paul appears to Mike in jail when he is arrested for the murder of Monique Polier. Mike tells some prisoners that he lost his memory and doesn't know if her murdered her or not, the think that it sounds all too convenient however Paul turns around and tells hi
m that he believes him, Mike does not remember him due to his amnesia. ('No Fits, No Fights, No Feuds")
Mike is attacked in prison and Paul quickly steps in and fends the guys off, Mike is then in Paul's dept. A prison guard later sees Paul paying the attackers off and alerts Mike of this, telling him that Paul is not his friend. ("Not While I'm Around")
Mike confronts Paul about paying his attackers and Paul reveals the truth about their past, mainly about how they both share Zach as a son. Zach pays for Mike's bail and Mike convinces him to go and visit Paul in jail. Zach assumes that he wants something from him but Paul assures him that that isn't true and that he just wanted to see him, he later asks if Zach will start a search for Felicia Tilman as they both know she's out there somewhere, Zach declines, saying that he has a future wife to think about (Gabrielle: his crush).("Come Play Wiz Me")
Oh, I know the neighborhood very well. The truth is: I used to live here.
Paul returns to Wisteria Lane... ("I Guess This is Goodbye")
Paul returns to Wisteria Lane in the final moments of season six, renting Susan and Mike's house. When Lee tells him about how nice the neighbors in Wisteria Lane are, Paul responds by saying, "Oh, I know the neighborhood very well. The truth is: I used to live here." Lee says that everyone would be excited to see that he has moved back. Paul says, "They absolutely will." ("I Guess This is Goodbye")
No one could ever love me.
Felicia Tilman was found speeding without a license and therefore arrested. The police found out who she is and freed Paul with a large settlement for wrongly imprisoning him. He moves back to the Lane and walks out on the street, he is first witnessed by Karen McCluskey who drops her groceries at the sight of him. The housewives start going door to door spreading the news of Paul's return and Gaby, Bree and Lynette visit him in his new house where he explains how Felicia is still alive and that he is angry with them for not believing that he didn't kill her and for not attending his trial or visiting him for all those years in prison. Paul later visits Felicia in jail where she says that she will do all in her power to make sure he is put back behind bars or killed, "whichever's easier". Paul buys his old house from Lee who was mad at him for not mentioning his 'past'. ("Remember Paul?")
After Bree accidentally runs over Juanita, Paul rushes to the hospital to join his neighbors, they clearly want him to leave but he doesn't, he tells them to pray which they oblige to. Beth soon arrives to the Lane and everyone sees her as a klutzy, lost woman and try to help her, however they are very shocked to learn that she is Paul's wife. Beth settles in with Paul and Paul is unhappy to hear that she refrains from having sex. Paul later buys fancy lingerie for Beth who is outraged that he thought she'd enjoy such a present, he tells her that he intends to help her work through her issues since she doesn't want to have sex. ("You Must Meet My Wife")
The housewives want to dish out all the dirt on Beth so they invite her to their weekly poker game which she is very excited about. Paul knows what they are up to when he sees them invite her and informs Beth of this. However, she chooses not to believe it. At the poker game, Beth tells the girls some things about herself and reveals that she met Paul through a service performed by the prison, letting outsiders marry convicts. Mrs. McCluskey tells Beth that Paul is suspected of strangling Martha, hence why all the neighbors hate him, Beth confronts Paul and assures him that she does not believe it and that even if it were true she would stay with him, he is very happy to hear this. ("Truly Content")
It is revealed that Beth has been sleeping on the couch every night and is therefore taking sleeping pills, Paul tells her that if she didn't sleep there then she wouldn't need the pills. Lee tells Paul that he has officially bought back his old house, Beth is surprised, he does not satisfy her high curiosity. He later asks Karen of she would be interested in selling her home, she declines, he makes very good points why she should and scares her a little, however she does not back down. Karen tells Beth of this interaction and she does not inform Paul, she knows he is up to something...("The Thing That Counts is What's Inside")
Paul finds an old billboard poster in a dumpster with Susan on it advertising her porn-site. He then goes on the site as someone who talks to Susan directly and she is shocked to see it's him, he then tells her that if she does not sell her house to him permanently then he shall tell Mike of her 'activities'. She is torn. ("Let Me Entertain You")
Paul finds out that Beth is a virgin in marriage counseling and they are advised to start dating. Susan tells Mike of Paul's blackmail scheme and he is very angry, Susan stops by his house to inform him that he has no leverage as Mike knows and is fine with it. Later, at a Halloween party, when Paul informs one of the moms of Oakridge about Susan's website, she gets fired. The next day on Halloween night, Susan comes into his house with a cave-man's club and starts trying to beat Paul to death with it, she is stopped by Beth who has a gun in toe and Susan leaves, Beth reveals that there isn't anything she wouldn't do for Paul and he knows that he can trust her despite his previous doubts. ("Excited and Scared")
Paul and Beth finally have sex and Beth begins to question his motives for returning to Wisteria Lane when she finds out that he has arranged for his old cellmate, Derek Yaeger, to move into his old house. He does not tell her the reason. Later, she visits Derek and asks him what the reason is, he too does not reveal the answer until she starts roughing herself up, making it look like he attacked her which would send him back to jail, he reveals Paul's plot of revenge. She later confronts Paul and he tries to defend himself, he is shocked to learn that Beth supports him in his conquest. ("A Humiliating Business")
Beth visits Felicia in jail and tells her that Paul refuses to bring up the subject of Martha, it is revealed that Beth is Felicia's daughter. Later, after sex, Paul asks Beth is there is something wrong as she seemed miles away, Beth says that she met someone who said that Paul killed Martha as she blackmailed his wife, he says it is idle gossip and that she should just ignore it, he tells her that Felicia Tilman is crazy. At thanksgiving, Paul is told that Beth never celebrated it as a child, but is happy now as she has something to be thankful for. She returns to Felicia saying that eh still does not want to bring up Martha. ("Sorry Grateful")
Paul reveals his master plan to open a half-way home for ex-cons in his old house, this greatly annoys his neighbors. He reveals that he has bought many houses as he needs the majority to vote for the half-way home to be aloud, there are fourteen votes and Paul has seven, he makes an offer to the people in the neighborhood causing a large argument between them. ("Pleasant Little Kingdom")
Mitzi Kinsky leaves and everyone assumes that she has sold her house to Paul, they are very worried and are angry at Lee for selling the houses to him. Lee sells his house to Paul after he is made an offer, as he thinks that Mitzi has already sold hers, they then find out that due to his sell, Paul has enough votes. Mitzi was called away by Paul who lied saying that it was a family emergency. At the protest for the home, a riot breaks out, causing chaos all around Wisteria Lane, Lynette blames Paul but he tells her that the riot was caused by her people, not ex-cons, he walks out on the street after the riot, now that his final act of revenge has been achieved, and he is shot in the chest by a mystery gunman. ("Down the Block There's a Riot")
After the shooting, Paul is merely hospitalised however the police begin an investigation and go door to door on Wisteria lane, looking for information. The police find out some vital information that they relay on to Paul, assuming that he already knows it (he doesn't): that Felicia is Beth's mother. Paul gets rid of the detectives and his sadness over the betrayal shown by Beth soon becomes rage. ("Assassins")
Bree reaches out to Beth and invites her to a meeting with the girls. Bree is delivered flowers and her, Lynette, Susan, Gaby and Renee go into the kitchen to discuss Beth, they coem back just as the delivery boy leaves. Beth finds a gun under her seat and she thinks that the girls are trying to frame her. The person who planted it is revealed to be the delivery boy: Zach Young. ("Where Do I Belong?")
Paul comes home and is thinking of a way to punish Beth, she tells him about the gun under her seat. She wakes up in the middle of the night to see Paul sitting in a chair, crying, she wonders what is wrong and he tells her that he is full of hatred for his neighbors. He plans a tip with Beth, and he plans to punish her on this trip also, thinking that she may have been the one who shot him, she then receives the gun used to shoot him from the detectives and sees that it is the same one that Mary Alice used to kill herself, he stops the trip and stares at a photo of him and Zach... ("I'm Still Here")
After seeing that Zach's mansion has gone into foreclosure, Paul asks Mike of Zach's whereabouts, explaining that Zach was the one who shot him. Mike lies to him and throws him off the scent and rings Zach to warn him of Paul. Paul realises that Zach is addicted to drugs and threatens to send him to jail if he does not comply with rehab, Mike and Paul decide to help him as they are both his father. ('Flashback")
Zach starts talking badly to Paul on the drive to rehab, Paul threatens him and pins him up by his collar but he is prevented going further by Mike, who is driving. Later, at rehab, Zach tells Paul that he is the reason that Mary Alice shot herself and that no-one could ever love him, Paul accepts this to be true. Later that night, he kicks Beth out of his house, she professes her love for him but he tells her that she is a liar as no-one could ever love him. Beth wonders the streets alone. ("Farewell Letter")
Beth walks into Paul's house like nothing had ever happened, he wonders what is going on and she treats what happened as an ordinary fight. She tells him that anything she thought was because of her mother and he reveals that Felicia didn't lie and that he did kill Martha. She leaves to the police station to inform her mother right away, she turns her down as she has no proof and loves Paul. Beth finds out that she is a kidney match for Susan and kills herself in the hospital, making sure that her kidney goes to her. ("Searching")
Beth is on life support and Paul refuses to let Susan have her kidney. He visits Felicia who attempts to make amends as she believes that Beth killed herself due to their feud. He later allows Beth's kidney to go to Susan after visiting her at her apartment, thinking that Beth's death was his fault for not believing that she really did love him. Felicia is let free due to her daughter being dead, she crackles an evil little smile. ("Everything's Different, Nothing's Changed")
Paul sees that someone is in one of his houses, he sees that it is Felicia, he is shocked to see her release and finds out what happened and that as that particular house was under Beth's name, Felicia is the owner, due to a will Beth made years before, he sees that Felicia has Beth's ashes in an urn. Felicia comes by his house to invite him to come and scatter the ashes by a lake with her. Paul brings a gun with him on the way and when the time to scatter ashes comes, Felicia reveals she stole it from him and that she could shoot him right there and then and get away scot-free, but she throws the gun into the lake. She is seen talking to Beth's ashes as what she scattered were actually just sweepings from the fireplace and she says that shooting Paul would be too easy and that she has bigger plans. ("Moments in the Woods")
Susan begins to have sex dreams about Paul and goes over to his house to absolve her guilt once she notices how out-of-shape both it and Paul are. She tries to help him. It is revealed that Karen always knew that Felicia had faked her death. Susan begins to make Paul's meals and bring them to him. ("The Lies Ill-Concealed")
Susan continues to do this and she is shocked to find out that Felicia Tilman is back on the Lane and that her and Paul are almost friendly. Felicia begins to help Susan make the meals after giving her a sob story about Beth, she begins to also poison each and every meal with anti-freeze which will eventually cause a painful death. When Susan asks for her house back, Paul is enraged and assumes that it is the only reason that she helped him, he throws her out and then grabs his heart and collapses. ("I'll Swallow Poison on Sunday")
Paul is taken to hospital and forgives Susan who helped him get there. He is told a story by a doctor about a man whose wife was poisoning him with anti-freeze and Paul grows suspicious. He gets one of Susan meals tested and the results come back positive for traces of anti-freeze. Susan bakes a batch of cookies which Felicia pours an extra large dose into, these are given to the bake sale and Oakridge. Paul confronts Susan about it and she realises that Felicia is behind it, she does not mention this to Paul but runs away to get the cookies away from the school. Paul gets her arrested. ("Then I Really Got Scared")
Susan is taken into custody but it is revealed to Paul by Mike that Felicia helped her make those meals, Susan is set free. The police want to take Felicia in for questioning but she skips town. Paul plans to move but he is knocked out with a baseball bat, Felicia is the holder. He is hooked up to an IV full of anti-freeze as Felicia rambles on and videos a confession out of him for killing Martha, she is thought by the police to be miles away. He sees Susan has entered the house and she sees the scene, she walks away. Felicia hears sirens and walks out the back do
or, Paul calls in Susan who tries to untie him from the chair. Felicia goes round to the front of the house and sees that the street is silent, when she enters the house she sees that the siren noise was coming from MJ's toy police car. Susan hasn't quite taken the duck-tape from around Paul's arm yet when Felicia walks in a floors Susan, she attacks her and tries to plunge a needle full on anti-freeze into Susan's heart in a huge struggle. Paul wriggles free and pulls Felicia off of Susan and starts to strangle her, Susan assures him that he is not a killer and he lets go, Felicia grabs Beth's ashes and runs just as the police that Susan rang earlier arrive. Paul confesses to Susan that he wants to be the man he once was and he tells her that he did kill Martha, he confesses this to the police. ("And Lots of Security...")
But she was hiding something. You aren't... Right?
Bree visits Paul in prison after receiving a note in her mailbox that was written in the same fashion as the one Mary Alice received the day she committed suicide. Bree worriedly tells Paul that she wishes to know who is responsible. Paul tells Bree that as long as she has nothing to hide, she shouldn't be worried. Bree tells Paul that she doesn't
have anything to hide, but wants to know who is responsible for this so they can be punished. Paul is clueless, but asks if she told the girls because they are the only other people besides Martha who knew about the letter. Bree tells Paul that she didn't mention it to the girls so as to not cause a ruckus. Paul urges Bree to tell the girls because if Mary Alice had done so, things would have turned out differently. Paul returns to his prison cell. Later, Paul calls Bree from prison and reveals that when he confessed to the murder of Martha Huber, he mentioned the blackmail letter to a tall, white detective named Chuck Vance. This frightens Bree because she has begun to suspect that Chuck may have sent the letter. ("Making the Connection")
Paul's first wife who committed suicide as the result of receiving a blackmail note that read "I KNOW WHAT YOU DID. IT MAKES ME SICK. I'M GOING TO TELL."
Paul's second wife, whom he met as a prison pen-pal. Unbeknownst to him at the time, Beth is the daughter of his nemesis, Felicia Tilman. After a short but tumultuous marriage, she too ends up taking her life in an eerily similar way to Paul's first wife, Mary Alice.
- Along with Mary Alice and Zachary, Paul was originally given the last name Scott during the early draft of the script.
- Paul's real name is Todd Forrest.
- Both of Paul's wives have committed suicide via a gunshot wound to the head.
- Paul taught Julie Mayer to swim.
- If Paul hadn't dug up Deidre's remains, he probably would not have been caught.
Gallery of photographic stills released to promote the character.