So last night was the big finale of “Desperate Housewives.” Pretty much everything was neatly tied up. There of course were some dangling story lines. I think at the top of my list is Carlos and Gabby’s biological daughter. I guess she’s just permanently on the run somewhere with her parents.
Things looked pretty bad for Bree as the evidence against her was stacking up. Gabby was ready to sacrifice herself for Bree and Carlos, but Carlos nor Bree wouldn’t let her. However before both could stop her, Karen sacrificed herself. As she lay in her hospice bed all the girls took shifts with her. She overheard Gabby and Carlos arguing about what happened. She explained to the court that she knew that Ramon/Alejandro had molested Gabby as a child, and he was attacking her again that night . . . so she killed him with a candlestick. BEcause of her age and advanced disease, no charges were pressed against her.
Tom and Lynette made their way back to one another and agreed to try and work things out. Then Katherine Mayfair came back into town with a job opportunity for Lynette. Katherine had created a frozen food company in France which was booming, now she wanted to bring it to America. She wanted Lynette to head it up, in New York. However she said she was back with Tom and she just couldn’t do that, they just couldn’t move. Tom was of course beaming . . . Tom who has no job at the moment. When he later found out she was talking to Katherine about the job, he of course flipped. He thought she was once again putting her first and blah blah blah . . . I just tuned him out. Seriously, this is the guy who left her and a week later took up with a woman and then another week later they had moved in together. Stop talking Tom, just stop! Seriously, why couldn’t they have killed Tom instead of Mike?
Renee’s wedding was approaching and hit all sorts of snafus. The day of the wedding, Julie’s water broke . . . all over Renee’s dress. Susan and Julie headed to the hospital as Gabby scrambled to get Renee a new dress from her store. Shenanigans ensued of course. But the wedding went off. At the wedding Lynette made a loving toast about not forgetting what is important in a marriage. Her toast, and Julie’s baby, brought her and Tom back together. Meanwhile while the wedding went on, and the guests danced on, Karen sadly passed on.
The show ended with the girls playing poker as Susan was preparing to move away. She’s going to live with Julie and the baby to help her out, so that Julie can finish school. We never heard what became of Porter’s part in the kid’s life, I guess that’s up to our imagination. Susan and the girls promised they’d still get together every now and then and that they’d still play poker . . . but then Mary Alice’s narration told us that would never be.
Tom and Lynette move to New York, where she becomes the CEO of Katherine’s company. They grow old, and have 6 grand kids.
Carlos and Gabby also moved away. Carlos helped Gabby start her own personal shopping business. She later got a show on the home shopping network. They live in California.
Bree married her lawyer Tripp. They moved to Kentucky, where Bree ran for city council and became involved in conservative politics.
The show ended however showing the first woman to leave the lane, Susan. She said hello to the new owner of her house, who was hoping the suburbs wouldn’t be boring. As Susan drove off we saw all the ghosts of the past watching her. Mike, Karen and her son, Rex, The crazy pharmacist, Martha Huber, Alfre Woodard’s character, and eventually the final ghost was Mary Alice. There were a lot more ghosts watching her leave, some I assume were dead people we never knew. Others I remembered their faces, I just couldn’t pin point their stories.
The show ended with a shot of the woman who moved into Susan’s house locking some fancy box up in a cabinet as Mary Alice told us the world would always be filled with desperate people who never think their secrets will come out.
I really liked the end of the show. I hope some fan site out there posts a guide to all the ghosts. Oh and no . . . Eddie Britt was NOT one of them!