I hate the network promos that have the tendency to ruin episodes of popular shows like ABC's "Desperate Housewives."
All week long, ABC ran a promo showing Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman) looking at something in horror and screaming as if the world was about to come to an end. Or at the very least her world.
So watching Sunday's episode, "Something's Coming," in which a tornado hit Wisteria Lane, I knew The Scream had to be coming. I wished I didn't know because the end would have had more impact. The Scream arrived near the very end, when Lynette came out of the house she was holed up in and looked at the devastation of the other houses on the block and wondered if her husband and children had survived.
Viewers will have to wonder about that and several other things that lived up to its promo billing "as the best episode of the season."
Is Gaby's (Eva Longoria) husband, Mayor Victor Lang (John Slattery), as dead as he looked after getting struck by a flying object in the storm after fighting with Gaby's ex-husband and current lover, Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira)? Is Carlos, who fell to the ground after being hit by something, alive?
But perhaps the most important question is: Will the writers' strike end in time for these issues and others to be resolved this season or will Sunday's episode be the season finale?
If "Something's Coming" was the end of the season, it certainly was something to shout about. What did you think of it?
-- Alan Pergament