It's the beginning of the end, Desperate Housewives fans.
On Thursday, the cast of ABC's hit series came together to read through season eight's last episode, which will also serve as the series finale, airing on May 13.
"What a ride the last eight years has been," Felicity Huffman, who plays Lynette, reflected on her WhatTheFlicka.com blog Thursday after she joined Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher and other DH cast members for the final table read, where she "cried all over" the writers in the writer's room.
Prior to attending Thursday's session, a pajama-clad, makeup-free Huffman, 49, posed for a Twitter photo to mark the occasion. "Off to my last day on @DesperateABC. Hubbie wrote a sign, just like we do with our kids on last days of school," Huffman tweeted, along with a sign that read 'Last day of Desperate Housewives, 4-26-12.'
Moving away from the show's fictional Wisteria Lane is "like leaving your hometown for college. It's been eight years, but it's been a really dense eight years, and I think series and actors live in dog years, so every one year is actually seven! We've actually been doing this series for 56 years," Huffman recently joked to Us Weekly. "Which also makes it a little easier to swallow because it's like, 'Oh, 56 years?! It's time to go!'"
As the series wraps its run, the actress has her eyes on one major Housewives prop she'd love to take home as a parting gift.
"I'm going to take Gaby's Aston Martin," Huffman hints. "I don't think she needs it, Eva doesn't need it - I need it!"