Stars Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman each received their personal copies of the top secret ending on 13 April – a month before the finale airs (13May12).
And Cross admits she had to wait before she could find out what was to become of her character Bree Van de Camp – because the final script was emailed to her as she was putting her twin daughters to bed.
She tells TV Guide magazine, “Once the girls were asleep I read it on my computer because there was all this anticipation.”
And co-star Vanessa Williams was at her daughter’s swimming competition when the electronic script arrived: “I put on my glasses and read the whole thing because I couldn’t wait.”
Meanwhile, Longoria, who insists the ending is “satisfying” for fans, admits the first read-through of the final script was an emotional experience.
She tells the publication, “(Narrator) Brenda (Strong) couldn’t get through her voice-overs, I couldn’t get through my dialogue.”
No one is giving too much away but creator Cherry has confirmed he will be making an Alfred Hitchcock-style appearance towards the end of the finale, adding, “We have many, many guest stars who have been killed off who make an appearance.”
And the writer/producer tells America’s TV Guide magazine that there will be a flash-forward scene, during which all the leading characters will be aged as viewers learn the fate of their favourite characters.