Katherine and Lynette are both out pounding the pavement for votes, and happen to run into each other on the sidewalk. "Nice touch with the cookies," Lynette snarks. "Ditto on the [head] scarf," Katherine shoots back. Ooh, cold. Katherine finds Edie washing her windows and offers to deal with the fountain for her. But Edie only cares about Ida's rusty screen door. Cut to Lynette, promising to leave Ida and her nearly screenless door alone if she gets to be president. This proceeds in a predictable manner, cutting back and forth between the two, with Katherine promising to bring other people in line and Lynette promising other people that she'll lay off. Also, she's doing favors like cleaning out gutters and having her kids rub Mrs. McCluskey's feet. Without polling data, it's hard to say which way the street is leaning. But I think I see which one wants it more.
Orson and Bree are back at home, eating dinner with Andrew. Bree beats herself up for not realizing that Danielle would develop a maternal instinct, but Andrew clears things up: living with Phyllis sounds like more fun to Danielle than the McJob and community college that Bree was going to set her up with. "If you want that baby," Andrew bottom-lines, "you're going to have to outbid Grandma."
Carlos comes and knocks on John's door, saying he wants to talk. He even promises no beatings. Specifically, he's decided to forgive John for sleeping with Gabby. And also for falling in love with her. And that's about all he had to say. John wonders if Gabby is happy. "I think she is," Carlos "ventures." John doesn't look too happy to hear it. He should be happy that Carlos kept his promise of no beatings.
Time for the homeowners' association vote, which is being held at Susan's house. Lee reminds everyone that "a vote for Katherine is a vote for fascism." Which leads to some allegedly amusing malapropism with Ida thinking he's talking about fashion, as the gays do. I'm sure that's going to be a running gag all season, but I'm telling you right now that I'm done with it. Mrs. McCluskey calls the vote, and it's a tie: 14-14. So what now? Well, Edie correctly points out that Susan voted for both candidates, way in the back of the room. Susan finds herself the swing vote between one of her several best friends and getting rid of the clanging nightmare that's still outside her window. Rats, if only Mike were here. He's a member, right? Finally, Susan votes for Katherine. There's polite applause, and Katherine says she'll be in touch with various people about their "infractions" -- including Lynette. Man, that's just being punitive. Everyone leaves, grumbling, and -- hey, there's Nathan Fillion! I forgot Adam was even on this show, let alone married to Katherine (of whom he looks a bit embarrassed), since he was gone all last week and more than half of this one. From across the room, Susan mouths a "sorry" at Lynette, who just shakes her head, rolls her eyes, and walks out. Way to screw over the cancer lady.