Dylan Mayfair
Dylan 2
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Katherine Mayfair – Adoptive Mother
Adam Mayfair - Adoptive Stepfather
Lillian Simms - Adoptive Great Aunt
Bradley - Husband
A son
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Dylan Mayfair is the adopted daughter of Katherine Mayfair. She currently lives in Baltimore with her wealthy businessman husband, Bradley and their baby.


Early LifeEdit

Dylan was born in Romania, soon after her mother died from childbirth and her father was murdered. Dylan was sent to the orphange soon after that. She remained there until Katherine adopted her. She and her adoptive mother soon went to Chicago where Katherine remarried to Adam. Dylan, having little memory of Romania was confused that she had dreams of a strange man trying to abduct her. She told her babysitter, who suggested Dylan go to therapy, causing Katherine to fire her. In middle school Dylan took up the cello. In her final year of high school she and her family moved to Wisteria Lane due to the fact that Adam was fired for inappropriately touching the patients and having an extramaritial affair.

Season Four Edit

Dylan and her mother Katherine and her step-father Adam moved into Wistera Lane and it's revealed that Katherine and Dylan lived there twelve years ago. Dylan is reuinted with old childhood friend Julie Mayer however Dylan doesen't have any memory of living on Wisteria Lane or have ever knowing Julie. At the end of the first episode Julie tells her mother Susan Mayer that Dylan is not the same girl she knew twelve years ago and Susan becomes suspicious.

Dylan comes to conflict with her mother when she asks Katherine about who her father was and why she has never heard anything about him. When Dylan calls Katherine a monster she slaps Dylan across the face and neighbour Bree Hodge witnesses it. In the third episode of Season four Julie comes over to study while the adults go to Susan's games party and Julie and Dylan sneak into Dylan's old room but Dylan then says that if this was her old room that she would have remembered it. Then they find Dylan's childhood toys in there such as teddy bears. Katherine arrives home and asks Julie to leave, she then tells Dylan not to hang around with Julie anymore.


Dylan with Katherine, Bree and Julie.

Soon after in the seventh episode of the fourth series Dylan confronts her mother and tells her that she doesn't care what Katherine wants anymore and that she is no longer afraid of her. Katherine writes down Dylan's father's last known address and then tells Dylan that she can go and see him but she can't tell him where Katherine is as the last time she saw him she told him she was leaving him and he beat her up. Dylan tells her mother that she won't visit her father after all and walks away, however it's revealed Katherine lied and the piece of paper had nothing written on it after all. Soon after Julie convinces Dylan to go to the ball with her in order to let her hair down for once.

Dylan later meets her father Wayne Davis. They being a relationship and they soon tell Katherine the truth. Later on Wayne has doubts that Dylan is his real daughter. In the season finale Katherine is about to flee from Fairview to avoid Wayne however Dylan demands that Katherine tell her the truth which she does. The real Dylan Mayfair had died in an accident when a wardrobe fell on top of her - Katherine knew Wayne would return and if he knew Dylan had died then he would blame Katherine and kill her so she adopted a girl from an orphange who had a striking resemblance to the former Dylan. Dylan is furious knowing that she is not Katherine's real daughter and storms out. Wayne later confronts Katherine with a gun and also has Bree Hodge as a hostage. Adam manages to break into the house and save Katherine and Bree. Katherine holds Wayne at gunpoint whilst Adam calls the police, Wayne tells her even if he serves time he will get out and he will kill her. Katherine tells him she knows he would so she shoots him dead. When being taken to the hospital Katherine is delighted to see Dylan who sobs apologising for not believing her mother. In the final scene, Katherine learns she is engaged with a boy whose name is Bradley and he asked her under the Eiffel Tower.

The Missing YearsEdit

In the five-year jump between Seasons 4 and 5, Dylan moves to Baltimore, gets married and has a baby.

Season Five Edit

Dylan tells Katherine she wants her to come visit her because her husband isn't around much. Katherine is considering moving to Baltimore because she feels she has no reason to stay in Fairview. She states she only has a job; no children to raise, no husband and no boyfriend. However she starts to date Mike Delfino so she decides to stay on Wisteria Lane.

Season Six Edit

Dylan returns to Wisteria Lane to visit her mother after having been stabbed. She is hostile towards Susan because she believes that Mike and Katherine are married and Susan stabbed Katherine. Katherine was telling Dylan for months about Mike and gifts he has given her and trips they were planning. She soon finds out that Katherine is lying and her mother believes that she is with Mike and has a meltdown.

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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