There is plenty of movement on the big mystery this week, but it doesn't get us much of anywhere. Susan spends the whole episode trying to convince the police to look into Katherine's whereabouts the night of Julie's attack. But, because the detective is someone Susan was mean to in high school, that doesn't go anywhere good. In fact, turns out Katherine was on the phone with her daughter all night, and the phone records prove it. And Susan winds up in jail for not reporting her accidental shooting of Katherine. And when Lynette walks in on Nick and Julie fighting, Julie tells her about the affair and it doesn't take long for Lynette and Tom to suspect Nick of the attack. They tell the police, who call Angie, who wants to talk to him. She already knew about the affair, but she knows he didn't do it, so she lies and says they were together. They weren't, which makes Angie the most obvious suspect now, doesn't it? We also find out that neither Nick or Angie can leave the marriage no matter what, so after punching him in the face, she says they're okay.
Angie has Bree and Orson over to dinner, and a fight breaks out between her and Nick when he makes it obvious to the guests they were invited so Angie could audition for a job for Bree. Obviously, Bree wouldn't hire someone as "candid" (Bree's word) and "vulgar" (Angie's) as Angie. But then an Italian couple wants to have their 500-person anniversary dinner catered, but they want Italian food for their guests. Bree tries to steal Angie's recipes, but gets caught and ends up hiring her.
Finally, Gaby's still home-schooling Juanita, though not well. Carlos sympathizes and lets her get a housekeeper. That housekeeper just happens to have a Ph.D. in engineering, though, and ends up teaching Juanita instead of cleaning. Carlos lets her go because of the not cleaning, and Gaby comes clean (pun intended) that she wasn't teaching Juanita, because it's ruining their relationship. Carlos says he'll find a way for her not to have to home-school Juanita, but the housekeeper has to go.
Previously: Susan got mad when Lynette didn't tell Susan that Julie might be pregnant. Bree lied about a brooch Karl gave her, and Orson went to the antique store where she said she got it. But, oops!, they only sell furniture. Angie planted the seed for Susan to think Katherine might have attacked Julie.
Now: We get a bird's-eye view of Julie asleep on the couch as Mary Alice voices over that Julie's having trouble sleeping. Because every time she closes her eyes, she dreams of her neighbor. We see Nick, as we get the briefest of backstories: They met when she went to tutor her son. Then they had a chance encounter at a café, and he asked to see her again, and again, and again. Next thing she knew, she was having an affair with a married man. But after a close call (we get a close-up of a pregnancy stick) and told him it was over. Then a knock wakes Julie, as Mary Alice finishes that unfortunately for Julie, some men can't take no for an answer. He asks if he can come and she nods yes. Soon they're screaming at each other, which Lynette can hear when she walks up to the house. She's telling him he has to go, and he's arguing. Lynette knocks and says she was going to drop off candy Susan bought from Penny. She says hi to Nick, and Julie says Mr. Bolen was just leaving. He leaves, and then Lynette asks what was going on. She says she doesn't mean to pry, but then totally does, and Julie admits that he's the guy she thought got her pregnant. Lynette's like, "Why did you tell me this?" Julie says she asked, but Lynette says not for her; she would have bought anything since she's late for work. Julie insists it's over with Nick, and Lynette says not for her since she has to tell Susan. Julie protests, but Lynette says she has no choice after how mad Susan got last time. And "she already shot Katherine. Now she's got a taste for blood." Lynette wonders why he was here if it's over, and Julie says he wants her back. Lynette says to threaten to tell Angie, but he tells her he doesn't care because he loves her. Lynette asks Julie if she knows that's a lie, and Julie nods, but says she can't get over him and she gets so confused when he comes over. Lynette promises to take care of this, and not tell Susan. Mary Alice finishes that Julie would sleep well that night, finally. Unfortunately, Lynette would not. Title card.
More Mary Alice about a Fairview elementary school book, which Juanita throws on the floor at Gaby's feet soon enough. When Gaby yells, Juanita says she hates fractions; they're boring. Carlos sneaks in as the girls continue yelling about fractions. He hears Gaby give Juanita a real-life use for fractions: She takes Juanita's favorite doll and threatens to chop her into thirds. She asks what if she takes one third and buries it in the yard and puts another third down the garbage disposal. Juanita asks if Gaby's going to hurt the doll, and Gaby snaps that it depends on how Juanita answers the question. Carlos, exasperated, calls Gaby into the other room, where he asks her what's going on. She says she's teaching math, and maybe she's a little tired since she also has to cook and clean. He agrees it's not fair she has to do everything, so he'll get her a housekeeper. She says she'd rather have a tutor, but he says Juanita already had to leave school and Gaby can do this for her. He heads upstairs and then Juanita sneaks by, hiding her doll. Gaby tells her not to worry; her doll's safe, adding "If I'm going to chop anything off, it's going to be something of your daddy's." Inappropriate humor aimed at kids. I love it.
Susan and Mike are at a police station, explaining why Katherine should have been questioned as a suspect, not just a witness. The cops insist they're not trying to dismiss Susan's concerns, as they dismiss them by saying women don't typically commit crimes like this (they tend to keep at a physical remove, using methods such as poison) and talking about their lunches. Mike tells the cops he was skeptical at first, but Katherine does have motive to attack Susan. The cops laugh at the thought that Susan could have been mistaken for a 23-year-old and go back to their lunches. One of them is mad he didn't get pickles. Susan yells out to everyone in the room asking if anyone here understands that women can be psycho killers, too. Kathy Najimy thinks she might be able to help, and the other cops tell her to have at it. Kathy says she'll look at the file and swing by to get Susan's statement tomorrow. Susan's glad someone cares about justice more than pickles. She and Mike leave, and Kathy tells the other cops that she and Susan go way back, even though Susan doesn't remember her yet. "But she will." Sounds ominous.
Bree and Orson are walking down the street. She's annoyed he committed them to dinner with the Bolens, but he says they've been asking for weeks and he thinks Angie's earthy and charming. Bree agrees, saying that last week Angie asked her how much her dress cost (gasp!) and whether she still gets visits from her Aunt Flo. Orson kindly explains it's a euphemism, but Bree says she knows what it means. As they walk to the Bolens' front door, Orson says he stopped at the antique store she mentioned to try to get her another brooch since she gave hers to Susan, but the owner says they only sell furniture. Bree says that's odd, and she must have confused it with a jewelry store. She doesn't bother telling him Susan gave her the brooch back, though she should since that was innocent and had nothing to do with Karl. And it would save Orson from trying to get her another brooch and catching her in yet another lie. Angie opens the door and greets them warmly.