Eddie arrives home with his mom's Scotch, but she's holding his scrapbook, and asks him why he would collect all of these articles about girls in Fairview who have been strangled or murdered. He looks down, and she begs him to tell her the truth: Did he have anything to do with it? He cries and barely nods yes. She falls backward in disgust and tears, asking how he could do this, since she didn't raise him to be like this. Eddie: "Didn't you?" She asks what that's supposed to mean, because this isn't her fault. He tells her to sit back down since she's upset, and he offers her something to drink. Buts she says he's going to try to blame her, so screw him. She picks up the phone to call the police, and he tells her to put it down. She tells him she's always said the worst mistake she's ever made is having him. So he hits her on the back of the head with the bottle of Scotch. It ruins her call, but only causes enough damage to keep her out for a second. She lunges at him, and he strangles her, with the teddy bear Mary Alice gave him in the foreground and a picture of them together on the mantle behind them.
When she's dead, Eddie's crying and heads out front, but Lynette's standing there. She sweetly asks him if he's okay, since he's trembling. He says he was on his way out, so she'll make it quick. She asks him to move in with them. Eddie laughs, sort of like, "You couldn't have asked me a week ago?" She tells him this isn't a healthy situation and he says, "Yeah, I guess it could be better." Just then Lynette notices Barbara's arm sticking out by the couch where her body's lying on the floor. She says "Oh my god," and Eddie's face turns briefly to rage. But Lynette finishes: "Is she passed out?" He says she is, and Lynette says this is why he needs to come live with them. He agrees. Lynette tells him to pack his bags and head over, then offers to help him pack or come back later to talk to his mom. Eddie: "Believe me, Mrs. Scavo. She wouldn't hear a word." She says okay and leaves pleased with herself.