MAVO: "If there was one woman Lynette never expected to see again, it was Annabel Foster. Eight years earlier," cut to Annabel and Tom making out in an elevator, "Annabel had begged Tom to marry her, but he told her that he wasn't the marrying kind. Then one day..." Cut to Annabel and Tom in different outfits, cuddling in the same elevator. Lynette gets on the elevator and Annabel gets off. "Tom happened to meet a rising young executive by the name of Lynette Lindquist." Tom and Lynette eye each other. Cut to the elevator doors opening again to reveal Tom and Lynette making out. She looks like she's wearing the same outfit, but she's carrying a different bag, so I guess this isn't the same day they first met. "And after a few torrid weeks, Tom decided that perhaps he was the marrying kind after all." Tom sneaks over to press one of the elevator buttons to buy a little more make-out time, they giggle, and the doors close. "Causing an embittered Annabel to move back to Chicago, permanently." The doors open onto an empty elevator, and Annabel walks in carrying a box of stuff. "Or so Lynette had hoped."
Back in real time, Annabel comes over to Lynette for a big hug. "You look fantastic!" Annabel lies. I think they deliberately made Lynette look awful in this scene because isn't that always the way? You run into the Woman From Out Of The Past on the day you didn't take a shower or lacked the energy for lipstick, or you have a blistering rash all over your face. "And you!" Lynette says to Annabel. "You're...here! In the office! Tom's office!" Yes, Annabel informs her, it's been going on three months now: "Didn't Tom tell you?" "It a, must have slipped his mind," Lynette says pointedly. Tom looks suitably busted. "Ah," Annabel laughs, "afraid to tell the wife you're working with the old girlfriend? I guess that makes me your dirty little secret," she says, tease-poking him in the stomach. After some uncomfortable laughter all round, Lynette turns to go, telling Tom that she'll see him later. "I can't wait!" he says. "Oh! Almost forgot," Lynette turns, "your file!" And with that she HURLS the leather file at Tom. Annabel laughs a little machine-gun laugh, and Lynette salutes them both as she pushes out of the office. Uh oh Tom!