We salute the cast of Desperate Housewives, wrapping its eighth and final season. So long, Lynette; bye-bye, Bree; adios, Gabrielle; see ya, Susan. Au revoir, husbands and lovers—surviving, departed and dispatched. Go with God, Mary Alice, world’s chattiest corpse. In good times and bad, these women’s default positions were forgiveness and solidarity. The foundational ladies of the lane, embodied by Felicity Huffman, 49, Marcia Cross, 50, Eva Longoria, 37, and Teri Hatcher, 47, always had one another’s backs. Sisters before misters, yo!
The hardest part of being fierce is: “ . . . being willing not to please others. As any pleaser knows, that is no small feat.” —Marcia Cross
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