Desperate Housewives about to serve up a big twist
And 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.