“I Guess This is Goodbye”

In a season rife with a pair of mysteries we were not sure we wanted (the Fairview Strangler and the Bolens on the run), we were happy to at least have satisfying resolutions to them, making the season finale Desperate’s most thrilling and most explosive hour of the year, as per usual.  The Fairview Strangler ended with Eddie delivering Lynette’s baby and Lynette in turn convincing Eddie to turn himself in to the police.  Josh Zuckerman put Eddie’s internal struggle all over his face, and Felicity Huffman had one of her best mom moments of the series.  Scott Wolf-lookalike John Barrowman was impressive as Patrick Logan, and watching Angie blow him up was the funnest moment of the season, and one of the few times when Drea De Matteo was given something interesting to do.  And though it was sad to know that he was on his way out, Kyle MacLachlan finally had the opportunity to remind us why we have loved him as Orson Hodge so much, with his speech to Bree in which he explained why he loved her and why he cannot love her anymore.

Next up: American Dad!