Gabby returns home with shopping bags in tow to find Creepy Man from the Hospital, a.k.a. Mr. Steinberg, sitting at the table with Carlos. A number of worrisome contract-looking papers are spread out before them. Gabby tries to pretend that she's never met Mr. Steinberg, but he assures her that they've already met. I can't believe Gabby didn't think something like this was going to happen. Carlos starts yelling at Gabby for signing the settlement check behind his back. "Oh, that!" Gabby admits finally. Creepy Mr. Steinberg excuses himself, and as he walks to the door, Carlos and Gabby silently hate each other with their eyes. The second the door closes, the screaming begins. Carlos thinks they should have used the money to pay for lawyers to keep him out of jail, instead of letting him agree to the plea bargain. Gabby yells that if he didn't take the plea, the government would have seized the money. Besides, says Gabby, "You had Laotian convicts sewing casual wear for two cents an hour, don't you think you think you deserve a time-out?" Yelling, yelling, yelling. "You know, once you calm down," Gabby says, finally, "you're going to realize I did the right thing, and when that happens, I'd appreciate an apology." Carlos glares. Gabby glares. The heat is on!
Susan is painting a picture of a mother lion cuddling with a baby lion. Purr! A screech and a crash sound outside and Julie runs to the window. "Gramma's here." Looks as though Susan's mom has crashed her car into...Mike's truck! Susan goes outside to investigate, and her mother hugs her and apologizes and flutters on about her lack of depth perception. Mike introduces himself and Susan's mom goes into conniptions -- "Susan's told me so much about you" and "don't just stand there, give me a hug!" and other supremely embarrassing mom-isms. Susan finally interrupts with the news that actually she and Mike are no longer dating. Susan's mom guesses she just made things pretty awkward. Mike says, "I never would have guessed you were Susan's mom," clearly referring to the shared ding-dong factor. "I know," Susan's mom gushes, "I look too young! I got pregnant when I was a tiny teenager!" Susan tries to interrupt, but Mom continues, "It was the first time I ever got drunk! Ever! Can you believe it! Her father was a Marine! Afterward, he gave me three of his medals!" Susan yells, "Mom!" I guess the cuddling mother and baby lion were meant to be more of an ironic foreshadowing? Chastened, Mom agrees to go inside and call the insurance company. As Susan turns to follow, she looks back at Mike and wonders what he's smiling about. "I used to have all these questions about how you got to be the way you are, they were all just answered." Susan stalks off, and Mike laughs like maybe he's still kind of under the Susan spell. Purr!