'Housewives': Who should get whacked?

94252__james_denton_lIn the same way that orange juice isn’t just for breakfast anymore, neither is violently bumping off series regulars on Sundays at 9 p.m. the sole territory of The Sopranos. Indeed, as the previews for next week’s Desperate Housewives seem to promise, somebody’s about to pay the ultimate price for drama’s sake. (Yay!) And while I realize Tom’s baby mama Nora (Kiersten Warren), quite possibly the most annoying character in a primetime universe that includes Horatio Caine and Ryan Seacrest, is the popular choice to go knockin’ on heaven’s door, let me suggest an alternate victim: the incredibly shrinking plumber, Mike Delfino.

Think about it — not only does James Denton (pictured, with Teri Hatcher) appear to have hired Kate Bosworth’s dietitian (negating his character’s all important hunk factor), but he’s also turned post-coma Mike into a bizarrely blank beast. Yes, the dude is supposed to be suffering from partial memory loss, but how’d his personality get misplaced in the equation? Better still, by taking Mike out back with a can of tuna, the writers can free Susan from a third full season of will-they-or-won’t-they hijinks and allow Edie to return to her patented brand of bed-hopping. Are you with me, PopWatchers, or would you rather see a different character check out during the Great Supermarket Massacre?

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  • Ed

    I want to see tomato juice all over her.

  • Fatima

    Fully support the killing of Mike.

  • Stephanie

    This show would get exponentially better if it was Susan that kicked it. I wish I could pull the trigger myself.

  • pn

    Let Susan go please!!!!!!!!!!

  • Paul U.

    I say Lynette, I hate her more with each episode. SHe is a really horrible wife and mother!

  • Gretchen Weiners

    Oh I definitely agree. The Susan/Mike/Edie storyline is soooo boring. If they kill off Aunt Jackie I’ll be a little mad.

  • Stephanie Travitsky

    While it is true that Felicity Huffman is now improving on the indie movie ciruit (TransAmercia), it would not make any sense what so ever to have her whacked. Wanna bet that Cherry is going to be sadistic and whack off one of her twin sons? My bets are on Ida and Nora. Nora is annoying unless Cherry is going to do a one season big-as-ed cat fight? Ida has no story line. She is a recovering alcoholic who shows up every now and then as a script filler.

  • Ernensto

    You are too smart Slezak I loudly AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Scott Freeman

    How about taking them all out, apologizing for every episode that aired after season one and calling it a day? I’ll watch next Sunday, then I’m done.

  • Jarett

    Kill em all, save for Felicity–then she can be the sole star of the show, the way it deserves to be!

  • Howard

    Where do you guys get bed-hopping for Edie? Aside from her confession in the opening yesterday (mad props for getting to third with the Rabbi), by my count she’s slept with three or four men since the show started: Paul Young, Karl, and now Mike (There may have been a construction worker somewhere, but I don’t know for sure). That isn’t the slut that they hyped her to be when the show began. Gabrielle has been far worse than that.

  • Rob

    Mike. Definitely. I like Susan with Hot British Guy much better.

  • Robert

    Lynette is the most well-developed character on the show. She knows she’s flawed but wants desperately (!) to be a good wife & mother. She’s a lioness (to steal from an over-generous description of Hilda from Ugly Betty).
    Kill Gabby–her character mostly evaporated after she lost the (first) baby anyway.

  • Ned

    I want Lynette whacked, but I’ve heard it might be Gaby because Eva Longoria wants to do movies.

  • Chris

    Ditto – Susan!!

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