NEW YORK - In the closing moments of its season finale Sunday, "Desperate Housewives" flashed ahead five years.
The two-minute "jump forward" (expected to be a recurring plot device next season on the hit ABC series) began with a glimpse of the ladies' weekly poker game.
Gaby (Eva Longoria), the self-absorbed former model who has had marital ups and downs with Carlos, will apparently be a mom. After the game breaks up, she finds her two little girls are playing with her makeup and her clothes. "We're playing fashion model," says one of the kids.
Bree (Marcia Cross) will apparently have made a success of her catering business. She has a cookbook coming out. And she's clearly patched things up with husband Orson.
Lynette (Felicity Huffman) arrives home to find a police officer waiting. One of her twins, who by then are teenagers, has been arrested for stealing a car and taking it for a joyride. The last time this happened, it was the other twin.
Katherine (Dana Delany) is overjoyed when daughter Dylan phones to say she's getting married.
The most surprising twist comes courtesy of Susan (Teri Hatcher), who, in the present day, is happily married to Mike, with a newborn they named Maynard. But in the flash forward - the season's cliffhanger - Susan enters her house calling out, "Honey, I'm home."
The man who greets her lovingly isn't Mike.
"Did you miss me?" Susan asks.
"You know I did," says Mr. Who-Is-This-Hunk?
It's a question fans can mull all summer, while they ponder what other circa-2013 bombshells might be dropped next season. *