Okay, just a little warning from us but this spoiler is so shocking you might as well take a breath. This spoiler is I think not actually bound to be revealed until the last second that executive producer, George Perkins was ask to stand under oath on the ongoing trial between creator Marc Cherry and ex-Desperate Housewives star, Nicolette Sheridan. Without further ado, here is the sad revelation.
The episode airing this Sunday kicks off with a vignette in which five different characters are shown, as it is revealed that one of them will die in the next 24 hours. And the one who doesn’t come out of the hour alive is Mike Delfino, played by James Denton.
Reflecting on how Cherry called to apprise him of Mike’s fate, Denton told EW.com, “That was the first time Marc has ever given me the ‘we need to talk’ line, and I didn’t think it was me getting killed because it was so close to the end of the series. Then he said, ‘We have this idea,’ and he told me…. God bless Marc. He wants so badly not to hurt anybody’s feeling… so he was breaking it to me gently.”
Denton’s only adverse reaction to the bombshell: “Oh, it’s a bummer because I won’t be around for the wrap [party].”
As for how Mike meets his Maker, it is a somewhat apropos ending, as the man who arrived on Wisteria Lane all those years ago hiding a mysterious and dark agenda is done in by mobsters. “It’s actually brilliant,” says Denton, who has long missed his character’s edgier days. “[He] was such a shady character in the beginning…. In fact, Marc had this idea that Delfino might have mob connections, and that’s why his name was Delfino…. We just haven’t addressed [that dark past] in four or five years.
The good news for fans of the long-running, if not always smooth-running, Susan-Mike romance is that Denton gets to share a powerful goodbye with longtime scene partner Teri Hatcher. “I told Marc, ‘I wish you’d give me scenes like this for the last five years,’” Denton told EW.com. “It’s a really nice scene.”
Source: TV Line