Slowly it dawns on Gabby and Carlos that with an identifiable father back on the scene, the adoption is once again in jeopardy. Gabby looks sick. "No," she says with mama-bear conviction. "I'm not giving up the baby." Slowly, she walks, with babe in arms, past the bouncer boyfriend (who's now wrestling with an orderly and a security guard). Carlos runs after her and tries to stop her. Gabby: "Do you really want to leave this beautiful baby girl with that white-trash freak show?" Carlos gives in, and together they race to their car, pausing guiltily while a fleet of cops run past them to, I guess, go contain the bouncer boyfriend (or maybe the alarm tag that all newborn infants are given triggered the law?). Once at the car, Carlos struggles to get the car seat in place. (Listen up, Britney! They're on the run from the law and yet still they pause to get the baby all safe and strapped in.) After Carlos tries and fails to get the seat buckled, Gabby takes over. And clip, snap, thunk! The baby's in. Hey, Gabby's going to make a wonderful mother after all! That, or she's just really versed in the assembly of restraint harnesses. Carlos: "You know this isn't going to end well. They're just going to try and take her back." Gabby, caterpillaring her way into the front seat, grunts, "Maybe, but we don't have to make it easy for them." Gabby peels out of the hospital parking garage, smashing the box the car seat came in on her way out. Foreshadowing? And, if yes, of what?
And it's finally, finally time for the nutjob MAVO wrap up! "Temptation comes to all of us. Whether or not we succumb depends on our ability to recognize its disguise. Sometimes it arrives in the form of an old flame, flickering back to life." Susan, sitting in front of the fire, holds her hands out to the warm, and then touches her lips, her mind a million miles away (in Karl's pants). "Or a new friend who could end up being so much more." Hempy feeds coffee to a grateful, if essentially catatonic, Bree. "Or a young child who awakens feelings we didn't know we had." Gabby cuddles with the baby. "And so we give in to temptation, all the while knowing, coming morning, we'll have to suffer the consequences." We see the exterior of what is, I think, Gabby's house? The lights are all on, but then upstairs, one light goes dark. Hm, I don't get it.
Next week: no Housewives, which is great because I'm moving! But starting a fortnight from now, it'll be non-stop Fairview action until the season finale. (Pray for me.)