‘Desperate Housewives’: Nicollette Sheridan trial reveals [spoiler]

What’s set to happen?

It’s never a good thing when you end up finding a major revelation about a show way too early … and when this revelation comes via a court case, it’s even worse — which is something that we now have officially found out. On Thursday, the trial surrounding Nicollette Sheridan ended up revealing something about the upcoming few episodes of “Desperate Housewives,” and you better not read on if you want to avoid spoilers.

James Denton’s character of Mike is no longer going to be upon us by the time to series finale airs. It’s a bold move to talk down the plumber, and according to Entertainment Weekly it is going to happen as a result of some interactions with the mob.

So while the news about Mike’s demise is stunning in that it’s hard to see one of these ladies on Wisteria Lane having a happy ending at all now, it also is effective from the standpoint of showing us just how frustrating the trial involving Sheridan has to be for ABC. We don’t know whether or not show creator Marc Cherry ever ended up striking the actress violently before her dismissal from the show, or whether or not the passing of Edie was planned long in advance. (Both of these issues are key parts of Sheridan’s lawsuit against Cherry and the show.) We also don’t know just how this case is going to end up ending — it’s rare these days to see an entertainment case like this make it to trial, and it just goes to show just how steadfast and stubborn both parties are.

We do know one thing at this moment, though — “Housewives” producers have to be shaking their heads. If there’s one thing you want to keep secret, it’s when characters end up biting the bullet.

Do you think this secret being out in advance hurts the show in any major way?

Photo: ABC

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