Happy Endings for “Desperate Housewives”
The women of Wisteria Lane fought alcoholism, cancer, cheating husbands and straight forward attempts on their lives for eight years, but in the finale of TV serials on Sunday, four characters of “Desperate Housewives” lived a happy and a fairy tale kind of ending.
Teri Hatcher’s Susan Dlfino said the new home owner, “this street is many things but boring is not one of them” while packing up and saying goodbye to her shameful street as the Wisteria lane’s ghosts looked on.
Fans didn’t know what is there ahead for Susan, but they definitely caught glimpses of future of her three friends, Felicity Hoffman’s Lynette Scavo, Eva Longoria’s Gabrielle Solis and Marcia Cross’s Bree Van de Kamp. The women are not desperate anymore, having discovered their own professional and personal success.
Gabrielle is relaxed that neither her husband Carlos nor Bree went to prison for killing the stepfather who hurt her physically as a child. She operates a successful shopping website in future, and she moves to California mansion with Carlos.
Happy ending for Lynette gets her back with her husband Tom and they move to New York, where Lynette gets appointed as a CEO, and years into her future, she is seen playing with her grandkids in Central Park.
When the serial created by Golden Girls writer Mark Cherry, began in 2004, it helped ABC to refresh, bring Teri Hatcher’s career back online and prove that people would definitely tune the channel to see women who are more than 40 in lead roles.
The show became an instant hit with critics and audience, on an average there were more than 20 million viewers per episode and it was the best new drama of the season.