Out front, Bree and Betty are finishing up their stirring horse-shit conversation. Bree turns and goes into the house, and Matthew, who's been waiting in the bushes, comes out of hiding. Betty: "Anything?" He shakes his head no. Betty: "Well, that was a waste of time." Matthew, following Betty, lets out a small, secret smile and says, "Pretty much." Now what was that supposed to mean?
Susan's out watering her lawn when up walks Edie. Edie wonders if Susan's heard the big news: Edie and Karl are back together! Susan squirts out a startled "What?!" Edie: "And I know that he stayed at your place last night, which leads me to why I'm here: there's some stuff I have to say, and it's not going to be pleasant." Susan, looking guilty, tries to say something, but Edie cuts her off: "Whatever it was that you said to him...really helped!" Apparently, Karl, just moments after getting the big kiss-off from Susan, showed up at Edie's bearing flowers and apologies. Edie, with great difficulty, forces out a "thank you" for Susan. Susan: "I'm sorry, what?" Edie: "I'm not going to say it again; it hurt my teeth the first time!" Susan tells Edie that her news is "so unexpected on so many different levels" that Susan "doesn't know what to say." Edie: "Then say nothing." She reaches into her purse and hands over the photo of Susan and Karl that Edie found in Karl and Edie's bed. Susan is, again, confused. Edie: "Look, I appreciate whatever it was that you did last night, but it's still important for you to understand that I WON." She goes on to explain that, now that the photo has been returned, Susan can stop gloating over whatever "little hold" she had over Karl, because it's "officially over": "So you can stop feeling all smug and superior that he kept that...thing [the photo]." Susan assures Edie in a tired voice that she doesn't feel at all superior. Edie: "Good! Because you shouldn't. He made his choice, and it's not you." Susan: "You're right, he made his choice." Edie saunters off, and Susan, in an act of admirable restraint, neither yells after Edie something mean about her "explosive" sex with Karl, nor does she squirt Edie with her hose. Quite the big girl, our Susan!