While testifying in court during former “Desperate Housewives” actress Nicollette Sheridan’s wrongful termination trial on Thursday, series line producer George Perkins revealed another shocking death will soon rock Wisteria Lane.
Mike Delfino (played by James Denton) will meet his untimely demise on Sunday’s episode of the long-running ABC drama, Perkins revealed.
Denton was reportedly informed of his character’s impending death roughly two months ago, and the actor revealed details about his death to Entertainment Weekly on Thursday, saying Delfino will die “violently.”
“I [think it’s fitting] because he was such a shady character in the beginning. We weren’t sure what he was up to,” Denton told EW. “In fact, in the very beginning, [showrunner] Marc [Cherry] had this idea that Delfino might have mob connections and that’s why his name was Delfino. Then, when he had the whitest, WASP-y actor in town come in and be Delfino, he let the mob connection die.
“I think from the beginning he’s had this idea of Delfino and the mob and that criminal past. We just haven’t addressed it in four or five years,” he added. “It’s perfectly fitting and especially because they’re going to do some flashbacks in this episode that show his life flashing before his eyes. It’s going to be slow motion with scenes from the pilot all the way. I’m hoping some of that will be some of his criminal dark side.”
“Desperate Housewives” airs Sundays on ABC at 9 PM.