In a last gasp before succumbing to the writer’s strike, Desperate Housewives certainly went out with a bang with one of the only sitcom/drama natural disaster episodes that I’m aware of. The giant tornado that tore apart Wisteria Lane was no Twister, but it actually looked pretty good considering they were on a TV budget. A surprising impalement by a white picket fence was definitely the highlight of the episode.
The best part of all of this is that it seems this episode may be the start of a new trend. Entertainment Weekly highlights a few recent disaster episodes here. With any luck, we’ll get a hurricane on CSI: Miami and maybe a couple earthquakes on Entourage in the near future.