‘Desperate Housewives’ series finale review: Saying goodbye

It's all over.

For fans of “Desperate Housewives,” there’s no question that Sunday night’s new episode was a sad one. It marked the end of eight years of drama on Wisteria Lane, and did so in a way that was fulfilling, even though a bit heavy at times with inspirational moments and big speeches.

There was quite a bit that happened over the course of the two hours — Renee and Bed got married, Susan suggested that she could tie the knot again someday (at least before making the decision to move), and Lynette was starting to deeply consider moving to New York in order to take a new job. It was nice to see one of the final scenes of the show featuring the women all playing poker together — even if they never met up for cards again.

The show ended with some updates about the women years down the road — and we say the payoff to some of the decisions that they ladies were weighing:

Lynette – She ended up moving to New York and becoming rather successful as a CEO.

Gabrielle – Speaking of success, Gabrielle ended up becoming an HLN host, making a fortune, and moving to California.

Bree – Bree left Wisteria Lane two years later with her new husband, and she ended up getting involved in local politics. She became a state senator in Kentucky.

Susan – Even though she was the first one to leave Wisteria Lane, she had the most emotional departure. She was watched by the ghosts of the show’s past, as the narrator said that they wanted people to remember to put their drama aside in order to be happy. As for if this actually happened, the new arrival into Susan’s home told us all we needed to know.

Do you think “Housewives” ended the show in a fitting way that brought back fond memories of the series’ eight-year run, or were you hoping for something more?

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