The only thing I know for sure is that Paul takes it to heart, connecting the dots from his earlier scene with Beth to the decision that he's about to make (despite her protestations, she never really loved him), which leads to everything else that will happen next, whatever that is. But that still doesn't explain what Zach really thinks, or even if we're supposed to reevaluate Mary Alice's place in all this. I'm sure it'll make more sense next week, but I'm at a loss for now.
McCluskey brings them back by their perfect ears, house destroyed: "They broke three of my collectible shot glasses. I was this close to having one from every state. You think I want to go back to Wyoming?" Somehow, of course, Lynette is validated by this, and tells them they are to immediately find a real apartment and real jobs. Awesomely: "We just got evicted, and we're really hung over. This is not a good time!"
After some back and forth we learn that this is all Lynette's fault, because she always takes over for their stupid asses to save time. Which honestly, somehow is disrespectful of both children and parents, but you do kind of have to see Lynette's hand in all this, and she manages to do the tough lifting herself: "I grew up with a crazy mom and two sisters to take care of. I was doing dishes and laundry when I should have been out riding bikes and throwing water balloons. I wanted you to have a childhood, but I let it go on too long. So I'm sorry." Then she offers to teach them how to make omelets, which is not a bad step on the road to being an adult, I guess, if you're starting from scratch.
Bree catches Keith thinking about Charlie, and demands that he move out of her house and go to Florida and stop dating her, which is all he ever wanted her to say. "Long-distance relationships don't ever work, that's true. Unfortunately, you're in one right now with Charlie. Face it." Which is the best way you could possibly say it, I suppose, and puts Bree clearly in the right for the first time in a while. I do prefer her when she's being awesome. She explains that though their October-December romance has its privileges, she also gets to pull the rank of the aged in times of crisis, like this one: "I have lived through more of life than you. Including having children, which is something you desperately wanted, and now you have." Done and done. And lovely, actually. He protests, but you know she's right and now she can have some other storyline. I won't entirely not-miss Keith, but this feels like a good conclusion.