One of the reasons I hate it when the exit of TV stars from series is announced is that it can ruin the suspense involving their characters.
Take Sunday's episode of "Desperate Housewives," which ABC's promoted as containing a story line that would lead to the death of one character.
Since the exit of Nicollette Sheridan, who plays Edie Britt, has already been announced it was asummed that her character would die in what has been one of the series' best recent seasons..
Sure enough, after almost being choked to death by her mentally-ill husband, Dave (Neal McDonough), Edie escaped, hopped in her car and crashed into a tree after spotting Orson Hodge (Kyle MacLachlan) in the middle of the road. Orson, who has become a petty thief, was there after his most recent burglary escapade.
In the final scene, Edie's hand moved, which suggests she may be alive at least until the next episode, The show then flashed a "to be continued" line.
Do you think she's dead? Do you care? And what do you think of "Desperate Housewives," which remains Sunday's most popular series locally and nationally?
-- Alan Pergament