It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a ratings stunt!
Marc Cherry has confirmed that a plane is going to come crashing down on Desperate Housewives' Wisteria Lane this season, for the show's midseason cliffhanger.
And now ABC sources are spilling this cool little nugget of info: The plane might end up being none other than one from Lost's Oceanic Airlines.
So wait a minute, does that mean that if/when Lost resets this season with an alternate reality (if that hydrogen bomb did actually go off), Jack, Kate, Sawyer and the gang could crash on Wisteria Lane instead of the island?
Sorry, no such luck, Susan Mayer. Jack Shepard will not be dipping his ladle in your special sauce...
The plane's Oceanic branding would just be a fun little Easter egg for Lost fans to find. And while the crossover has yet to be finalized, I'm told the higher-ups at ABC are keen on the idea.
"Everyone loved how well those 'ABC House' promos did last year," one alphabet-net mole tells me, referring to the promo spots in which characters from different ABC series mixed worlds (see above). "We're looking at ways to find more fun crossovers between shows, and so the idea came up to have the Desperate Housewives plane be Oceanic."
What do you think of Lost's mythology filtering into other ABC series? Perhaps Hurley could pay a visit to Modern Family? Smokey's next victim could be treated at Seattle Grace? Or, oooh, I know: How about Charlie or Penny crossing over to Flash Forward? (Nahhh, that'd be too weird.)
And hey, speaking of Lost, any theories on what will happen if the bomb does or doesn't go off? Where will Oceanic Flight 815 end up? The comments are yours for the taking…And if you're really good and eat your vegetables, I may even join you down under.