Alma Hodge
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Orson Hodge (ex-husband)
Gloria Hodge (ex-mother-in-law)
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To understand the journey of Alma Hodge you first need to know how it started. It began the day she wed Orson Hodge, a man she had tricked into marriage by getting pregnant. Alma was confident that as the family grew Orson's feelings would grow too. Then something went wrong and the baby she had counted on never came. So Alma found herself married to a man who seemed to despise her. Still Alma hoped things would get better, until the day she discovered Orson was having an affair. And Alma realised the only way she'd ever get her husband to appreciate her was to leave him, immediately. It was at that Alma realised it wasn't enough to leave her husband. He had to be punished.

Alma Hodge is Orson's ex-wife.

Storyline (Season 3)Edit


Alma tricked him into marrying her by getting pregnant, thinking that having a baby together would make Orson fall in love with her. Unfortunately she had a miscarriage and had trapped herself in a loveless marriage. Despite her great relationship with her mother-in-law, Gloria, and attempts to make their marriage work, Orson simply did not love Alma the way she loved him and had an affair with Monique Polier. When Alma found out about this, she threatened to leave him but Orson did not object so Alma decided she had to make him pay.


A year after her disappearance, Orson married Bree, and at their announcement party Carolyn Bigsby, Orson's old neighbour, showed up saying that he had murdered Alma, thus arising a wave of suspicion.

When Alma returned, Bree faints after knowing she is alive. Apparently, Alma disappeared mysteriously because she wanted people to think that her husband had murdered her, so that he would pay for the things he had done. Bree invites her to a dinner party with her friends, especially to show Susan that she is alive and that Orson isn't a murderer. Before the party, Alma injects herself with hormones. During dinner, Detective Ridley takes Orson to question him about Monique's murder, and Bree thinks Susan called the police, so she ends their friendship. Alma then buys a house in Wisteria Lane, the one in which Betty Applewhite used to live, and settles in. When the Hodges discover that Alma is their neighbour, Bree wants her husband to get rid of her. Orson goes to talk to her, but Alma manipulates him, blackmailing him over running over Mike Delfino in his car and burying Monique Polier, so he leaves. Alma then trains a parrot to say "Don't tell Bree", and when Bree visits her to tell her to move away, she hears the parrot and drops a glass of lemonade. When reaching for paper to clean it up, Bree discovers a picture of Orson and Monique and a bag containing Monique's teeth hidden under the linoleum. She leaves and gives Orson the teeth. He plants them in Alma's house, stating that she won't find them and that she will now leave them alone, or else he will call the police and tell them that Alma murdered Monique and kept her teeth.

Orson receives a phone call from his mother. He goes to Alma's house to find that she attempted suicide by slashing her wrists and even wrote a suicide note, saying that if she can't live with Orson, she doesn't want to live at all. Gloria didn't want to call an ambulance as she'd rather keep it between them. She offers Orson a drink, and he gets dizzy after drinking it. He asks Gloria if she's poisoned him and she feels offended. Orson then notices that Alma is up from the bed, looking well, and wearing lingerie. The two women throw Orson on the bed, and Gloria then leaves them. Alma tells her ex-husband she's been injecting herself with hormones, and it becomes clear she is going to rape him. When Bree arrives home, Andrew tells her Orson left to go Alma's, and when she arrives there, she finds the two of them in bed together. Bree notices her husband is unconscious and discovers two bottles of pills, one of sleeping pills and one of viagra. Bree realizes Alma raped Orson so she punches her in the face, calls Andrew, and asks him to bring a wheelbarrow.

The morning after, Bree tells Orson that Alma raped him, and he finally tells her the truth about what happened with Monique Polier. Orson goes to Alma's to tell her it's all over, that he told Bree the truth and that he doesn't need to worry about her anymore. She tells him she may be pregnant, to which he responds that he doesn't care. Alma then realizes that there is nothing else to be done, but Gloria doesn't give up, locking Alma in the attic and plans to kill Bree. After Alma tries to escape from her attic through the window, she falls from the roof to her death. Orson discovers her dead body and plants the suicide note and the bag containing Monique's teeth in her house, making it seem to Detective Ridley that she killed Monique and committed suicide. The charges against Mike Delfino were dropped, and, to add insult to injury to the now late Alma, Bree and Orson went on a honeymoon they had been planning for so long.

Alma was a very foolish and very delusional woman. She fell in love with Orson, but knew he did not love her back, and so she attempted to have him get her pregnant in the hopes that he would finally love her. After her miscarriage and finding out about his affair, she began to fall from sanity. Even after their divorce, she yearned for Orson and his love, and formed a partnership with her former mother-in-law to get them back together

She ultimately fell into insanity and had a twisted belief that if she repeated history (getting herself pregnant with Orson's child again), she would finally have him back. And thus, she lost all her sense of morals, and broke the final straw and drugged her ex-husband, telling him not to struggle and declared to him that she wanted their second child to be born of under her twisted perspective of "love", and raped him without a condom to make sure their potential second child was conceived in this depraved act. She finally realized that no matter how hard she tried, Orson would NEVER love her, as well as after destroying any possible hope of making him so naturally, after the blackmailing and the rape. Alma became disillusioned with her twisted romantic fantasy ever happening, and finally gave up winning Orson back.

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The Housewives

Susan Mayer · Lynette Scavo · Bree Van de Kamp · Gabrielle Solis · Katherine Mayfair · Edie Britt · Renée Perry · Mary Alice Young

Current Main Supporting Characters

Carlos Solis · Tom Scavo · Orson Hodge · Angie Bolen · Ana Solis · Mike Delfino · Julie Mayer · Karen McCluskey · Nick Bolen · Danny Bolen · Porter Scavo · Parker Scavo · Penny Scavo · Juanita Solis · M.J. Delfino · Celia Solis · Lee McDermott · Bob Hunter · Karl Mayer · Andrew Van de Kamp · Preston Scavo

Former Supporting Main Characters

Rex Van de Kamp · John Rowland · Dave Williams · George Williams · Jackson Braddock · Matthew Applewhite · Caleb Applewhite · Betty Applewhite · Paul Young · Zach Young · Austin McCann · Kayla Scavo · Dylan Mayfair · Danielle Katz

Supporting Characters

Adam Mayfair · Victor Lang · Ida Greenberg · Stella Wingfield · Ian Hainsworth · Nora Huntington · Alma Hodge · Alex Cominis · Phyllis Van de Kamp · Gloria Hodge · Xiao-Mei · Martha Huber · Felicia Tilman · Bradley Scott · Maria Scott · Ed Ferrara · Roy Bender · Justin · Millicent Tilman