What did you think of the way ‘Desperate Housewives’ ended? HollywoodLife.com readers — and myself — were hoping for more.
After spending eight years with the women of Wisteria Lane, Desperate Housewives fans figured they’d be reaching for the tissues during the show’s May 13 series finale. But instead of getting the warm, satisfying ending they’d hoped for, viewers watched in disappointment as four seemingly life-long friends — Susan (Teri Hatcher), Gaby (Eva Longoria), Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Bree (Marcia Cross) — parted ways, never to see each other again.
These women have weathered countless disasters together, both natural (hello, tornado!) and man-made (hello, all of season eight!), but they couldn’t manage the occasional Skype chat? I understand that it’s easy to lose touch with your friends, especially if you’re scattered across the country and raising your own families, but I at least expected to see Lynette and Susan together in their twilight years. I mean, they do share a grandchild! They’re family!
At its core, Desperate Housewives has always been about the strength of the four women as a group — particularly as they dealt with the dark secret of Alejandro’s murder in this final season — so to split them up just when they were finally in the clear felt like unauthentic, like something the women would never actually do if they were real.
Then again, maybe it was creator Marc Cherry‘s attempt to make a profound statement — that life doesn’t always work out as you plan it, despite your best efforts. And when you consider that Housewives‘ narrator is a woman who literally shot herself in the head in the pilot, it’s also possible that the series finale’s ending was just a way to get back to the show’s original roots.
So what do YOU think? Did the women of Wisteria Lane receive a proper sendoff, or were you hoping they’d all be TOGETHER for their happily-ever-afters? Leave a comment with your personal review of the show’s final moments!
— Andy Swift
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