Backbiters to the Future
Susan and Jackson "start over" six or seven more times before she finally agrees to let him move in with her. Unfortunately, by that point the rooms in her house have been painted on 23 separate occasions, and the layers of paint are so thick that the rooms are noticeably smaller. Jackson is happy with the new arrangement until Susan's ex-husband Karl turns back up, looking for a place to stay after his wife kicked him out of the house for cheating on him. Shortly thereafter, Susan's daughter Julie shows up on the doorstep, needing a place to hide out after witnessing shady business dealings at her law firm. Additionally, the ghost of Susan's murdered ex-husband Mike is now haunting the attic, but only MJ can see him at first. As a mutual concern for their daughter causes a flame to rekindle between Susan and Karl, Jackson turns to Julie for reassurance, only to find an intelligent, caring version of Susan who's a lot closer to his age. The two strike up an illicit romance, and decide not to tell Susan. When we rejoin the family five years later, Mike is beginning to make himself known to the family by occasionally fixing the plumbing, and the mob has tracked down Julie to Wisteria Lane, looking to put her on ice.
Katherine has moved to Maryland, has married a man who is not abusive or the ex-husband of someone she knows, works for a boss who is not an ex-convict or a control freak, and is doing quite well, thank you.
Edie is still a bitch.