I have been watching Desperate Housewives since season one and aside from the season before last I have watched them all. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching the ladies of the show. There have been deaths and people who played an intricate part in the show move on but nothing bothered me as much as last nights episode.
We all know it’s the final season, which in and of itself is sad I love this show. The episode was filled with the ups and downs like every other episode of course, but the death we were all hearing about shocked me. Most series finales end with most of the main characters happily ever after and I thought for sure the couples in this show would end the same way. Not so much.
If you haven’t been following up to now you have probably missed Ben getting into trouble with the loan shark, Renee paying off his debt, the loan shark threatening her, Mike standing up to the loan shark on behalf of Renee because he was going to try to keep getting more money from her. All that led up to last nights event. Last week Mike caught the loan shark breaking into Renee’s home to send a message that he was the one in control not her. Mike beat up the loan shark and sent him on his way telling him never to come back with the loan shark replying “You should have killed me”.
The episode last night makes you think Karen is going to be the one to die this season with the reappearance of her cancer and her trying to commit suicide. Fortunately Karen lives and promises to try. The episode wraps up with Mike and Susan sharing a sweet moment on the porch and him making sure she knows how much he loves her. She heads in to start dinner and turns to say “Oh one more thing” at the same time a black car pulls up and the loan shark yells “Delfino”. Mike turns around as a gun points out, he pushes Susan out of the way and is shot in the chest and dies.
THEY KILLED OFF MIKE! Yes, it made me cry and I am sure next week will be no different when they have the funeral. Why in the world did they need to kill off Mike, I mean really what was the point in that? I just knew that the series would end with all the couples happy and together (though it could be a turning point for Tom & Lynette) but obviously I was way off. I really was shocked at the character they decided to kill off.
If you watch Desperate Housewives what did you think of Mike’s death?