WARNING! THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS A MAJOR DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES SPOILER FOR THOSE WATCHING THE SHOW AT UK PACE.
Teri Hatcher has admitted in a new interview that she is not a fan of the latest Desperate Housewives twist, which aired in the US last night (March 11).
Teri’s character Susan lost her on-screen husband when Mike Delfino (James Denton) was shot in a drive-by attack.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, she said:
“I’ve got to be honest, I think it was a bad idea. When I heard about the plan of his death, I pitched a story idea that in the finale he would be in an airport in Bolivia and MJ and I would run into his arms and discover the whole thing had been some undercover witness protection programme.
“It’s sad to me that Susan, who started the series as a single, unloved mother, ends now in the same way. I always thought the audience wanted to see Mike and Susan finally happy and safe but that place did not sustain itself for Marc or ABC, I guess.”
Denton himself had previously said:
“I was really surprised. Any other year, I would have been disappointed, but at this point I figured, well, we made it… As an actor, you just hope people care.
“I remember lying in the threshold [filming] with the blood pouring out of me looking up at the top of the porch. I’ve been there for over eight years, and I’ve done so many scenes on that porch… It was a little creepy… It was sort of fitting.”
What do you think?
Watch the heart-wrenching scene below: