Picks and Pans Review: 3 Reasons I'll Miss Desperate Housewives' Nicollette Sheridan

updated 03/09/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 03/09/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>1 SHE KNEW THE SCORE When Edie Britt exits the show this spring, Sheridan takes with her a special knowing humor. Edie, a smirker, seemed to comprehend just how petty the wives' traumas really are.

2 SHE WAS AN UBER COUGAR Proud poacher of neighbors' husbands and boyfriends, Edie sauntered around Wisteria Lane in short shorts and tight tops, refusing to cede sexuality to age. Tacky, but defiant.

3 SHE TOO WAS DESPERATE—QUIETLY In the end Edie just wanted a little love, usually from the wrong guy (like Neal McDonough, as her crazy spouse). Let's never forget: Edie rhymes with needy.

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