'Desperate Housewives' series finale: One last trip down Wisteria Lane


So, cards on the table: It's been a good couple seasons since we paid any kind of close attention to the ins and outs of "Desperate Housewives," which we suspect puts us among at least a sizable chunk of the audience watching Sunday's (May 13) series finale.What we were primarily interested in was how the show would leave the four women who have been such a big part of the television landscape over the past eight seasons. The answer: In a pretty good place, for both the show and its characters. As subversive as the show loved being about the conventions of nighttime soaps, it always took the side of its main characters. Happy endings, with a touch of sadness, were about what we expected, and creator Marc Cherry and Co. delivered pretty nicely.The big plot engine of the past few episodes -- Bree's trumped-up murder trial -- ends less than halfway through the two-hour...



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