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Desperate Housewives about to serve up a big twist

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 15th 2008 3:21PM

Desperate HousewivesAnd yes there are MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! So turn back now if you don't want to be spoiled!

There's a big twist coming to ABC's Desperate Housewives. And it involves Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross wearing jetpacks and eating pills that will take the place of meals.

Well, OK, maybe they won't have any of that, but Desperate Housewives is taking a cue from Lost and will jump five years into the future in the last moments of the season finale in May. Cross let the news out on Ellen. But it's not going to do a back and forth in time like Lost, it's going to stay in the year 2013 (or will that be 2012, considering this season started in 2007?).

Of course, I have no idea what this means for the show. I remember Alias had a big twist ending in one of their seasons (well, they all had twist endings) where Sydney Bristow woke up in Japan two years after being knocked out by the bad guys. Will Desperate Housewives leave us with a similar cliffhanger? Or will it just be a simple jump in time, catching up with what's happening on Wisteria Lane five years from now? Will they tell us who became President in 2008? Was it Obama? McCain? Clinton? Gore? Bloomberg? Seacrest? And who did win American Idol in 2008, anyway? (The picture above shows the women of Desperate Housewives traveling through time.)

Maybe all of ABC's shows should try this. I'd love to see the women of The View transported to the time of the dinosaurs, fighting them with torches and rocks. Or maybe we can see what's up with According To Jim five years from now. Other than still being on the ABC schedule, of course.

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nani

I think it's a good idea to jump five years into the future. Isn't a fact that most child stars lose their charm during the awkward middle age? And by middle age, I mean their time between being playful children and being teenagers.

This implies a reverse of roles between Bree/Susan and Lynette.

I wonder what would happen to Gaby and Edie.
This could be interesting.

May 11 2008 at 2:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Picviewer

So to let them age the 5 years they'll just keep the makeup off for the episodes then? Seriously between the airbrush artists for the promo's and onset makeup artists they must be pulling a good salary down.

April 16 2008 at 12:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tezuka

It's the end of 2nd season of ALIAS that Syd woke up in HONG KONG. (not Japan)
I definitely remember the really fake setting (or just green screen)

April 15 2008 at 11:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Walt

A _tad_ dull?

They've run out of story.

April 15 2008 at 10:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jack

Like Walt on Lost, they need some device to explain why all the ladies are getting so old.


There, I said it.

April 15 2008 at 7:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mj green

I don't like it. The show is getting a tad dull, but I don't think this will help. Oh well, another one bites the dust.

April 15 2008 at 7:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Porchland

Gabby -- still a bitch.
Edie -- still a slut.
Bree -- still uptight.
Susan -- still stupid.

Surprise!!

April 15 2008 at 5:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jimmy

It feels like that DH became a lot less interesting after season 1, like if the subsequent seasons were a sequel to the first. The biggest issue is when Mary Alice stopped being a major force in the lives of everyone else, and just the narrator. What about Paul Young, and Patricia Tillman in hiding. Will Zach ever find out that Mike's his real father? And why has Mike been pigeonholed into really being a plumber when it was initially just a cover to investigate the disappearance of Deirdre? The first season was great because the mystery was bigger than the characters and their individual storylines, now its the other way around.

April 15 2008 at 5:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Kelvin

Zach found that out in the 3rd Season when Mike was in Jail, but this Season of Desperate Housewives has really gotten great again the 3rd Season sucked big time, but I think it's a huge ratings boost to get people interested in the show again, also to see Bree,Susan lugging toddlers and lynette dealing with 3 teenagers would be interesting and maybe they could pull another huge Mary Alice or Katherine Mayfair mystery on this new season

May 03 2008 at 1:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ORKMommy

Isn't it interesting how they're all wearing blue dresses when they make the time jump. I wonder if they planned that? Did they go shopping together? Will they answer my questions?

April 15 2008 at 4:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ryan

I welcome this. It's a great way to get rid of the annoying kids who will be annoying teenagers. Hm, on the second thought...

April 15 2008 at 3:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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