Lynette and Tom are dressing for Bree's dinner party. He hasn't shaved, and springs the news on him that the dinner is actually an ambush job interview. He's pissed off, but she whines and gets him to agree to shave and brush his teeth.
Casa Hodge. Bree's publisher, Bruce, arrives. Bree takes his coat, but he has to retrieve his mini tape recorder before he does so, noting that he would be lost without the ability to instantly record every idea that comes into his head. He mistakenly calls Orson "Orville," and after Bree corrects him, he records a note: "Idea for children's book -- kid who gets the crap beat out of him because he has a goofy name. Could be Orson." The Scavos arrive, and Bree tries to talk up Tom's brilliance to Bruce. But as soon as Tom walks in the door, he staggers off to the kitchen in search of a beer.
Susan's doorbell rings. She opens the door to find Katherine standing there with some flowers. Katherine tells her that she's there under duress to apologize (at the watchful Mike's insistence), even though it is clear to Katherine that Susan should be apologizing for ruining the party. Katherine counts to three, decides that she's been there long enough to make Mike think she apologized, and walks away. But Susan calls her back, busting her for having lied about the painting (while also apologizing herself). Katherine thinks it's different, because it's so hard for Katherine to be constantly reminded about his relationship with Susan.
At Casa Hodge, they appear to be just about done with the main course. Bruce thanks her for the meal, and she tells him that she just wanted him to meet Tom. Bruce gives Tom an opening to talk about his career in the ad business, but Tom can't muster more than a half-hearted "I don't know." Lynette talks him up, but he just sits there like a big pile of crap. Bree and Orson leave them to talk in private while they fetch dessert. After more of Tom's indifference and Bruce's pitch, Lynette realizes that she wants the job, and mentions that she also has advertising experience. Tom stands up and asks to speak to her in the kitchen. Once there, he busts her for trying to steal his job. She points out that he didn't exactly seem eager to call dibs on it. (All of this takes place in front of Orson and Bree, by the way.) Tom says that she has messed with a bull and will get the horns, or some such bluster, and they stomp back to the dining room. Bree tells Orson, "Maybe we should slice the tarte in here. I don't want to bring a large knife into this." Oh, Bree, you and your prophetic powers. Commercials.