Desperate Housewives

Season 8 Episode 23

Finishing the Hat

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 13, 2012 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: The flashback showing Mary Alice moving in contradicts a flashback from the season 1 finale also showing Mary Alice moving in with her husband and son, where her hair was much longer and her house was yellow as it was for the first four seasons of the show - not green as it remained during the filming of this episode.

    • Mary Alice Young committed suicide on a Thursday (the beginning of the series) and Susan moved also on a Thursday (to close the story).

    • References to the first season:

      Bree was introduced to the audience as a conservative woman and the audience said farewell to her as a conservative woman again. She is the only person not married to the same person at the end of the series. Bree started as being married to Rex Van de Kamp and then she ended married to Trip Weston.
      Gabrielle and Carlos were introduced amidst a quarrel and they are shown quarreling "happily ever after." She starts the series married to Carlos and ends the series married to Carlos.
      Susan is first introduced as a single woman with a daughter and leaves as a single woman with a son, a daughter, and a granddaughter. She starts out the series not married and ended the series not married.
      Lynette bumps into Natalie Klein in the grocery store, which prompts her to accept the job, and this mirrors the pilot, with the same characters and situation. She starts the series married to Tom and ends the series married to Tom; she is also first shown yelling at her children and is last seen yelling at her grandchildren.

    • The characters were bid farewell to in the same order as they were introduced in the pilot episode: Lynette, Gabrielle, Bree and then Susan.

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