Last night, the Desperate Housewives treated its viewing public to what WOULD have been a pretty huge surprise, if not for the secret's untimely revelation during Nicollette Sheridan's trial last week. But even with the world's first court-mandated spoiler, the event was pretty shocking. If you haven't heard the news or seen the episode yet, do not read on.
The long-running series killed off one of its major characters last night: Mike Delfino (James Denton). Mike was one half of DH's principal romantic couple since the inception of the series. Mike and Susan (Teri Hatcher) have treated audiences to a relationship that, despite rocky bouts, has generally been substantial and worthy of genuine emotional investment.