fans were blown away last night by a tornado that hit Wisteria Lane, wreaking havoc and ending two lives in the process. Unfortunately, though the episode went out on a stunning cliffhanger with the neighborhood in ruins, fans will have to wait awhile to see how their favorite characters pick up the pieces. Though the entirety of the two-part episode has been completed, the next hour has not yet been scheduled by ABC.
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Filming on the two-parter wrapped up just as the writers' strike began on November 5, but creator Marc Cherry wants the exciting conclusion to be used to kick off a fresh batch of new episodes. That means that the strike will have to end before the cliffhanger will be resolved, and with the way talks are currently going between the writers and producers, there's no telling when that will be.
fans are sure to be left in agony over the wait, especially after seeing two controversial characters meet their makers due to the tornado. The winds made sure that Victor and Sylvia will no longer be causing trouble for the ladies of Wisteria Lane, but the fates of many of the other characters still hang in the balance. At the end of last night's episode, we were still uncertain whether Lynette's (Felicity Huffman
) family survived the ordeal, and we have no idea what will become of Mrs. McCluskey (Kathryn Joosten) now that her house has been obliterated.
According to Cherry, inspiration for the deadly twister came after seeing the reaction to last season's thrilling hostage crisis episode, in which Lynette was shot and other characters were killed. "It taught me the value of doing something exciting," Cherry stated, adding that a natural disaster provides "a perfect backdrop so that the stakes are high for everyone on every single level."
The stakes, not to mention the fence posts, are more volatile than they've ever been on Desperate Housewives
. It's just a shame that fans may be waiting months to see how Wisteria Lane gets rebuilt.
- Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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