A natural disaster strikes Wisteria Lane! Which 'Desperate Housewives' character is gonna die?

Dh_lHear that? It’s the sound of chimes. The chimes of doom. A twister is scheduled to hit Wisteria Lane this Sunday, in what ABC is touting as Desperate Housewives’ Best. Episode. Of. The. Year. (A euphemism for: Last. Episode. Due. To. The. Strike.) When storm clouds settle over the abnormally sunny suburbia, I can’t help but wonder if a major character will kick the bucket. Natural disaster doesn’t always spell character death, but Lynette’s Oscar-worthy shriek in last week’s preview wasn’t because her beloved pizzeria came tumbling down, I’d bet that much.

So when the dust settles and the gay neighbors’ lawn ornament ends up where it belongs (on an island with Jack, Kate, and Sawyer), who do you predict will be lying amidst the rubble? Could it be Tom Scavo (played by Doug Savant, pictured, left)? The entrepreneur has been mysteriously absent for much of this season, perhaps in his quest to care for other illegitimate children. Or create the perfect pizza pie. The guilt trip he laid on his cancer-ridden wife earlier this season left a bad taste in my mouth, but I hope he finds a storm cellar before the twister touch down. Lynette’s dealt with enough grief this season. Her cancer. Her mother. Those pesky possums. Could the cyclone be the answer to Gaby’s prayers, silencing Victor before she gets the chance to serve him shots of tequila and cyanide?  Or will the shocking twists have nothing to do with tornados? Might Carlos (Ricardo Chavira, right) die in a confrontation with Gaby’s betrothed, a violent axe ‘mayor’er? Anyone predicting a Mike Delfino drug-overdose? A fatherless baby boy Benjamin? A Susan miscarriage? For whom will the bell toll? (And hey, let’s keep any commentary to predictions only, not the insider scoop. Watching The Perfect Storm isn’t exactly easy when you know how it’s gonna end.)

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  • Al

    They tend to knock off ancillary characters and I saw on some tv news/entertainment type show that it is two characters. So I would say the mayor, and the babysitter for Lynette.
    Another choice: her mom, or one of the gay guys

  • Stephanie T.

    All of them have story lines right now. As cruel as this may sound, since Lynette’s cancer scare is over Cherry might decide to add some more fuel to her miserable fire. The twins Parker and Porter will both die.

  • hannah

    i read in the enquirer it’s victor and mrs. huber .. not mrs. mcclosky(lynette’s babysitter) i love how they tout how people are going to die then it’s 3rd tier characters … how bunk

  • Ceballos

    I actually have no idea who’s going to die. As Stephanie T. said, they’re all involved in storylines, so it’s not easy to predict. And I love it. I LOVE that I don’t know what’s going to happen.
    If I had to guess, I’d lean towards Tom. I mean, SOMETHING has to make Lynette scream in such a primal way as we’ve seen in the previews. Then again, maybe it’ll be the one daughter (not the illegitimate one) that only pops up about twice each season.
    As for who I’d like it to be? Well, i said they all have storylines, but that’s not exactly true. Edie’s character needs to get a life. She’s got nothing going on other than trying to mettle in Carlos and Gabby’s affair. Not to be cruel, but if this is how they were going to use her this year, they should’ve left her hanging there in the season premiere. It also woulnd’t break my heart to see Mike gone (not gonna happen storyline wise) or Victor (could happen…his character’s gotta go eventually)

  • Erin

    My money is on Mrs. McClusky. They show a short clip of Lynette trying to keep her from going outside. You can just barely see the edge of her shirt sleeve, but it’s her. It would accomplish killing off a slightly beloved and interesting character that no longer really has a storyline, as opposed to offing someone like Mike, Carlos or Tom – who probably all have sizeable fan bases.

  • Mandy

    Hannah- isn’t Mrs. Huber the one who is already dead (killed by Paul?)?
    My money is on McClusky too, which would be a real bummer.

  • hannah

    oh maybe her name was mrs. huber … i forget her name but it’s the one old lady Edie was moaning to Dana Delaney (when she was running for town council) about her ripped screen door. And SORRY for the scoop, I didn’t read to the end where it said no spoilers …

  • Luis PJ

    When I read it off a Newsite…it sound like if tornado really hit the set…I was fooled but that a good thing?

  • NineDaves

    kathryn joostyn, the actress who plays mrs. mccluskey, has been killed off so many shows in the past (scrubs, etc), that she marc cherry put something in her contract saying she wouldn’t be killed off. so she’s safe. my money is on susan’s unborn baby. i think i saw her fall down the stairs in the preview, a la crossroads, the britney spears movie.

  • GOB

    My vote is for John, the gardener, to bite the dust. Can’t stand the actor, and the character is pretty useless for plot development at this point, but his previous story line makes him a big enough character that it wouldn’t seem as insignificant as killing off the mailman, or something. Or, if there’s some kind of opportunity for a cross-over episode, I’d appreciate the tornado taking out Ty Pennington over on Extreme Makeover. That would be some good tv.

  • Stephanie T.

    Mrs. Huber?! Huber was murdered in season one and her whacky sister avenged her death by cutting off her finger, and faking her own murder.

  • Christa

    If Nathan Fillion dies, I’ll never watch this show again. (Granted, they only let him have two lines per show. And he has a horrible wardrobe. But, dang, he’s pretty.)

  • Ceballos

    One more thing. Even though it looks like we’re headed that way, it would be disappointing if Susan lost her baby from that fall she took down the stairs. Not so much because the character would lose a child, but because that’s pretty much exactly how Gabby lost her baby in Season 2.

  • Stephanie T.

    Like I said Lynettes unearthly scream probably means that one or two of the characters are related to her (her mother, her kids (probably her kids),Tom, or her step-daughter Kayla who really does not have much of a part in the show anyway.

  • jason

    lynette’s mother is gonna get it. mrs. mckluskey (sp?) won’t die because marc cherry promised he would never kill here again (he’s killed her twice in other shows), that’s not inside scoop, she said it on a talk show. but she may blow away.

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