MAVO tells us about Susan first noticing Eddie, the boy who sold her coffee (remember, he was on the shift at the coffee shop the morning after the girl's murder). Then Susan notices him drawing. She compliments him, and then offers to teach him. He thinks that would be great and then gives her whatever she wants for free. Her drink order leads to talk of Mike, whom Susan tells Eddie is her ex-husband now, and is dating the woman across the street. Eddie tells her a lot of people would want to date her. Cut ahead to a few weeks later, when she's at her kitchen table with him, complimenting his progress with drawing. She thinks he's gotten so good that she signed him up for two weeks at the Art Institute, and she's already paid for it. He gets teary and says it's the nicest thing anyone's ever done for him. He thinks his mom won't let him go, but Susan looks out the window at Mike and then tells him that the kind of love he has for art is the kind of thing he needs to keep fighting for, and he can't care what his mom says. She hugs him, and it's obvious he has the hots.
Awhile later, Eddie shows up at Susan's with an art portfolio and coffee drinks and treats. He's finished the classes and wants to show her his work, but she comes down the stairs in a wedding dress. He's actually confused: "Why are you wearing that?" She tells him she's marrying Mike, and Eddie's incredulous: "But he divorced you. He made you so unhappy." Susan: "He did. But then this madman kidnapped MJ, and so I went after him and then Mike came after us and saved us both. And we fell back in love." (Oh, and she sort of told it wrong; she didn't go after MJ: She went with him on the fishing/kidnapping trip.) Eddie doesn't think that makes any sense, and I totally agree. But that was Season 5 for you. She really wants the chocolate éclair Eddie brought her, but doesn't want to ruin her dress. She's having second thoughts, so Eddie tells her not to go through with it, and to marry him instead. She laughs, and he starts to get his don't-laugh-at-me rage face on, until she tells him how sweet he was to see her freaking out and know she needed a laugh. She doesn't know what she'd do without him, so she invites him to the church for the wedding. He looks at a picture he drew of her. Not that it's surprising, but he's really creeping it up here with Susan. Why her? Why does this show want us to think she's so amazing that everyone would love her most?