Of course Lee and Renee immediately sniff out the horrifying scrapbook, which tears that whole lie into pieces, and there's some awesome dialogue. First, Renee's like, "This is shocking! Not because of the stalking but because you used to be cute." Then we get another reference to Lee's own personal stalking of Ryan Seacrest, always funny I guess. Then Renee and Lee go, "It's like the part of the movie when they go to the guy's basement and find the candles in front of the picture of the woman he's gonna kill!" Susan admits he's a little bit stalkery, but that anyway stalkers are often misunderstood, and then they find the lock of hair and they're like, "Girl, you are pulling a total Susan Delfino right now."
Gabs pulls every trick in the book on the way to the therapist's office, spread-eagling like Sylvester the Cat and pretending she's got a fever and pretending she's going to pee or throw up, and eventually she gets away long enough to hit the bathroom, hilariously tosses her coffee cup against the wall and then pries the window open with a nail file. Of course, Carlos is already on the fire escape when she gets out there, and she lays it on the line for him: "Look. You want me take pills, I will take them. You want me to see a hypnotist? Bring him to the house. Hell, I'll even let you hire a priest to do an exorcism. But what I am not going to do is talk to that woman in there... Because she wants to talk about my childhood!"
To his credit, Carlos shuts the hell up and you can see him going, "Gotcha." After a minute, and in a much softer voice, he asks permission to speak and then reminds his wife that she was able to talk to him about it, when they got married. And that he's been respecting her wishes to avoid the topic of her childhood ever since, but isn't interested in playing around with the idea that it's not still totally screwing her up. "You think that you've left it behind, but you haven't, Gaby. You carry that burden around with you." Which is what therapy is about, which is why it's terrifying. The terrifying idea of letting go. Much braver now, she sweetly asks if he'll come with, and they head inside, and she explains to the therapist how Grace and Princess Valerie were not about motherhood at all, but protecting children, and then starts to tell her story. You could have knocked me over. They did that so well! Well done, show.
Mike comes to get Paul, who's justifiably wary, and he's like, "The reason I didn't tell you where he was before is I didn't know what you wanted to do to him. But whatever it is, it can't be worse than what he's doing to himself." Paul pretends he doesn't care because of how the kid shot him, but Mike just looks him in the eye: "He's your son. He's my son. He needs our help." So they head over there, but first they make out a little bit in the pickup truck. It's a time of heightened emotion for everybody.