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Since its inception, Wisteria Lane has opened its doors to scores of talented guests, from Alfre Woodard to Dana Delany to Drea de Matteo to Vanessa Williams. But the finale will focus on the original four central characters: Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher), Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman), Bree Van De Kamp (Marcia Cross) and Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria).
And based on this other sneak peek, the terminally ill Mrs. McCluskey will get her usual share of clever one-liners. When the housewives offer to care for her so that she can die at home, she replies that they have problems of their own. "Bree's got her trial," she says. "Lynette's marriage is falling apart. Gaby, those kids of yours are turning into serial killers before our very eyes."
The real charm of this show has always been its sly humor, even in the face of death (or death-like embarrassment). Here's a clip of the show's funniest quips, selected by viewers.
-After a murderous sociopath shoots her frenemy Nora (Kiersten Warren), Lynette tells the gun-slinging killer that "maybe you deserved to be cheated on."
-Gaby takes on nuns! Her aggression towards them stemmed from when she was a schoolgirl and revealed to them that she had been raped. Nobody believed her -- one of the nuns blamed her "big imagination" which likely came from "trashy books and magazines" -- and, boy, did Gaby hold a grudge. Watch her get into a hair-pulling match with another sister, in a church no less!
-A tornado strikes Wisteria Lane -- and that's the least of these peoples' problems. The haunting music was thread within scenes of natural destruction, people being killed and realizing that their utopian neighborhood had been leveled. It's chilling!
We'll miss the drama, we'll miss the ladies and we'll definitely miss the mystic nature of Wisteria Lane, where anything could happen at any moment! So long, Desperate Housewives. Thanks for the memories!