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Desperate Housewives Recap 8.16 "You Take For Granted"

Confession time: I’ve watched Desperate Housewives since it debuted in 2004, and have only been truly shocked during one moment – the death of Bree’s husband at the end of season 1. That doesn’t mean that the show hasn’t had moments throughout its run that I’ve really liked or that have been shocking, but in terms of “unpredictable” surprises, Rex‘s death definitely tops my list.

That being said, tonight’s “big death” reveal would’ve been much more compelling and surprising had the news not previously leaked all over the Internet earlier in the week during the much covered Nicolette Sheridan trial. The hour’s plot was set up in such a way that anyone from supporting to main character could have gone based on their situation, and I don’t think (at least until the end) that anyone would’ve suspected Mike Delfino – or any of the Desperate Housewives husbands, for that matter. Nonetheless, it was still sad and heartbreaking to see the untimely demise of someone who has been both a part of the cast and the Wisteria Lane landscape for so many years. Read More...


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