Karl and Bree are meeting again. He tells her that he can get her everything she wants, but he might need her to lie and trick. He asks if she's up for that. She says she used to think of herself as a good person who always took the high road, but she's begun to realize she's capable of doing whatever needs to be done. Karl says that makes her the perfect client. Mary Alice says that on Wisteria, the bargaining is finished by sundown (I doubt that's true). A daughter (Juanita) agrees to go to bed early if her mother lets her dress up in her old gowns. A woman (Susan) lets her fiancée spend the night if he'll sleep on the sofa. A man (Mike) allows his lover to get close as long as they don't discuss the future. Mary Alice says everyone knows how to bargain on Wisteria Lane. We zoom in on Bree and Orson on the porch. She asks why he's up so late, and he says he has a proposition for her. He'll make her breakfast in the morning if she'll make love to him tonight. She smiles and says, "Why not?" He looks her up and down, holds her hand, and they walk inside. MAVO: "But sometimes they get more than they bargained for." In what way? He'll get more than sex, as in the divorce? Or she'll get more than breakfast, as in ... ? I don't think that was the strongest ending ever, but oh well. The rest of it was good.
Next week: Karl wants Bree to rob her own house, so they're breaking in together. Susan announces her engagement and Mike says he's off the hook for alimony. Not exactly what she planned. And Tom continues to be the most desperate housewife. He wants a facelift, which Lynette thinks he doesn't need. She asks what if she got a boob job, and Tom says he'd learn to live with it somehow. Ha. Karl tells Bree Orson's going to get half of everything, and she asks if it wouldn't be easier to just have him killed.
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