After eight years Desperate Housewives finally draws to a close with this final season. The magic ingredients that made it such a phenomenon in the first place are all here - mystery, secrets, love, betrayal, death and more. There is a real sense of closure this season as the show appears to come full circle with a mystery arc that, for the first time since the first season, permeates each and every housewife's life in one way or another. The development of the main story arc across the season is strong and filled with the many twists and turns we have come to expect from Desperate Housewives over the years.
The writing remains top notch with more zingers than a KFC restaurant and emotion that always hits you hard. The four leads remain at the top of their game with Hatcher, Huffman and Longoria all remaining on fine form, but perhaps special mention should be reserved for Marcia Cross whose portrayal of Bree this season is incredible. Bree takes a central role in this season's story arc and it really shows how far the character has developed since we first set eyes on her icy cold facade during the pilot episode.
Despite being a huge fan of the show I felt the time was right for Desperate Housewives to bow out whilst it still could on its own terms. Eight years just feels right, and it allowed the writers to bring the show to a fitting conclusion. The final episode is perhaps one of my favourite endings to a television show ever. It's pitch perfect, with just the right amount of humour, drama and emotion. It features perhaps one of the best scenes the show has ever produced with the unforgettable Kathryn Joosten and the final moments will leave you laughing, crying and gasping - just as it always has.