Season 8
You Take for Granted
You Take for Granted
Season 8 | Episode 816 | Aired 03/10/2012

Susan is understandably upset when she learns her hubby is packing a gun in his pocket. Mike spills the details about the situation with the loan shark. The police will have a patrol car swing by their place, but there's really nothing they can do. Susan is furious that Mike has put their family in danger. But thanks to Renee, she soon realizes that Mike's only crime was trying to help some friends who were in trouble.

Susan takes a seat beside Mike on the front porch to reveal the reason she first fell for him. It's because he doesn't get scared. He always takes care of people. Mike recalls how helpless he felt when his dad used to beat his mom when he was a kid. That's why, as a man, he can't ever walk away from someone in trouble. He does get scared of one thing though. He's afraid that he's never made it clear how much he loves Susan. She assures him that's never been the case. Ever.

A black car makes its way down the lane. The vengeful loan shark is inside. Mike pushes Susan into the house once he sees the gun in his hand. BANG! Time slows down as we see a montage of memorable moments from Mike and Susan's life together. The memories end when the bullet reaches its target.

Mike his struck in the chest. He slumps to the ground. A panicked Susan does her best to stop the intense bleeding. Her anguished screams echo through the neighborhood. We're left with the unsettling, heartbreaking image of Susan wrapping her arms around Mike Delfino's lifeless body.

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