"Desperate Housewives" Post-Strike Spoilers
Prime-time's hottest soap to pull the same trick they used between seasons 2 and 3.
The cast of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" is going back to work on Monday, February 25. In the meantime, Marc Cherry and his team of writers will be burning midnight oil to make sure the first scripts which have already been outlined undergo sufficient tweaking to be ready for production by then.
According to actress Brenda Strong, who gives voice to the deceased housewife Mary-Alice Young, the writers will accelerate the storylines. A significant amount of time will have passed since the January 7 episode, for which reason some of the previously rumored storylines will be dropped.
James Denton's character Mike Delfino, was supposed to have met a woman at the rehab center, who relates to his problems and he creates a bond with. Instead, the writers may focus on Mike's return to Wisteria Lane where he may finally learn Orson was the driver who tried to run him over in season 2 finale.
Originally, Orson was conceived as a villain whom Mike recognized from a prison. He was supposed to seduce Bree and take her money, and a mysterious woman he was meeting at Bree's clinic was going to be his accomplice. But the viewers liked Orson and the producers changed the storyline making his mother a villain instead.
But the change left several continuity omissions and those may finally have to be addressed in the upcoming episodes. Last year, Mike remembered seeing Orson in Monique's kitchen, but he never realized Orson tried to run him over. And would Orson really resort to such drastic measures just to protect his evil mother?
In any event, Strong promises all the juicy developments will be jam packed into the next 7 episodes, to make up for the lost time as well as enable writers to start fresh in season 5.
Can Gaby handle both Carlos' blindness and being poor again? Is Bree really going to work? What secret is Katherine hiding and will her ex-husband finally appear? And will Susan be happy with Mike when she gives birth to their child? Just some of the questions looming over Wisteria Lane when "Desperate Housewives" returns April 13.