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Desperate Housewives

S8-E23 Finishing the Hat

S8-E23 Finishing the Hat



This is it — the very last episode ever. And it’s a real sob-fest with a birth, a death, a wedding, a secret and one final glimpse of Mary Alice, while in between there are references to the past, the return of a former resident and a slightly eerie “ghosts of Wisteria Lane” sequence featuring Mike, Martha Huber and Paul Young among others but not, for off-screen legal reasons, Edie Britt.

Creator Marc Cherry milks it for all he’s worth but it’s Kathryn Joosten as the terminally ill Karen McCluskey who steals the show. So no alien invasion, no life-threatening earthquake or terrorist attack — just a neatly written finale that will leave you in a sodden heap.


In the final episode of the drama, the four friends reach turning points in their lives - and some of them realise it may be time to leave Wisteria Lane. Katherine Mayfair makes an unexpected return to offer one of the ladies a tempting opportunity, Renee frantically prepares for her wedding to Ben, and a dying Mrs McCluskey decides to use the time she has left to heal a rift. Starring Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Susan Delfino Teri Hatcher
Lynette Scavo Felicity Huffman
Bree Van de Kamp Marcia Cross
Gabrielle Solis Eva Longoria
Renee Perry Vanessa Williams
Carlos Solis Ricardo Antonio Chavira
Tom Scavo Doug Savant
Ben Faulkner Charles Mesure
Juanita Solis Madison De La Garza
Mary Alice Young Brenda Strong
Mike Delfino James Denton
Karen McCluskey Kathryn Joosten
Lee McDermott Kevin Rahm
Bob Hunter Tuc Watkins
Porter Scavo Charlie Carver
MJ Delfino Mason Vale Cotton
Julie Mayer Andrea Bowen
Roy Bender Orson Bean
Martha Huber Christine Estabrook
Trip Weston Scott Bakula
Celia Solis Daniella Baltodano
Katherine Mayfair Dana Delany
Dr Bailey Wes Brown
Jennifer Lindsey Kraft
Jean Patrika Darbo
Natalie Klein Nike Doukas
Kent Todd Weeks
Director David Grossman
Writer Marc Cherry
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