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Go, go Desperate Housewives! While I've continued to enjoy DH this season, like any show beyond the first seasons, the plot slips over time.
This season, sure, we had the tornado, a case of arson, a crazy girl, and plenty more, but the drama that went down in last night's finale really made me remember why I love DH!
The new mystery for this season was the Mayfair family appearing on Wisteria Lane. Everything was very odd about them, including that we were getting hints Dylan was not really the original Dylan - which was actually a bit dropped from when Julie was suspicious near the beginning of the season until this finale.
The ex-husband coming back in the picture really stirred things up, making the conclusion of the season pretty great!
We got the return of Adam who was ready to get back in the Mayfair ladies' lives, but of course, crazy Wayne had to jump in to kidnap and beat him so he could fake death, then be a real hero when Katherine and Bree were being held hostage by Wayne for info on his daughter.
And what a story we got for the answer to the Katherine mystery! I suppose it could have been worked out by clever viewers from the info we already had, so maybe it wasn't that creative of a mystery.
We already knew Julie didn't believe Dylan was the same girl she knew as a kid, and that Katherine was crying over a secret grave in the woods.
At the time, this was suspected to be her ex-husband, but when Wayne appeared alive and saw Katherine to prove to us that was really him, well, the real Dylan being in that grave was reasonably obvious.
But good and tragic story nonetheless that Katherine actually covered up the death of her daughter because her aunt convinced her Wayne could get her charged with it as murder. Now it looks like auntie wasn't as sweet as we thought!
All this drama was pretty excellent set against the perfection of the usual housewife drama, which this time was the gay couple's commitment ceremony. Always the perfect DH set-up to have some of the ladies freaking out about the classic suburban drama like party planning, while another is freaking out about her husband, daughter, and herself being hunted down to be murdered by a psycho ex.
Wayne killing Ellie was a good touch too! Gotta love when all the drama comes together and creates one even more enormous problem, but one that actually ends up letting it all get wrapped up nicely together.
Besides the drama, which let's not forget included Lynette getting arrested because of Kayla's outrageous lies, my favorite part was the women all coming together to help Katherine after all their resistance to being friends with her.
It was great to see Bree use their gossip skills to pull together a story, which was really the truth they just didn't know before, for them all to tell the cops so they'd know how awful Wayne really was, and the police couldn't get away with covering for the crazy guy again.
Now for the flash forward to five years in the future! A lot of this showed what we would expect like Lynette's kids continuing to be troublemakers, but also some surprises like Katherine still being around and being friends with them, Gaby looking like a mess and having kids, Andrew showing up in a suit and showing that he somehow works with Bree, and Susan coming back home to a guy who was not Mike!
So does this mean next season will keep us in that future, or will we get a mix of that future and present? It would seem strange to show us this then not do anything about it, so what will be the master plan for Season 5?
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