Gabby moves along to the table where all the Ladies are sitting, which is currently being positively regaled by a hilarious lie Bree is spinning about how she initially mistook her morning sickness as an allergy to chocolate brioche. Imagine! Susan and Lynette grill her about the due date ("not until the fall") until Bree swings the conversation back to the woman of the hour, Gabby, whom she chides for not having yet introduced her to the Mayor. Gabby gasps and heads off to go find her new husband so he can come and meet Bree. While she's gone, Bree remarks at all that's happened since she's been gone: Susan's getting married, Bree's "having a baby" (quotes used to indicate lying). They all turn to Lynette to ask her what she's been up to, but she just says she has nothing new to report -- because really, a happy wedding would have been a terrible place to start in with the cancer talk. But as Lynette rushes to say how "fine" everything is, her voice catches in this strange mucus-bubble sound which is very small and yet huge. Ladies and gentlemen: Felicity Huffman!
Gabby finally finds the Mayor: he's inside, talking to B.J. McBusive. Gabby's just about to call out to her brand-new husband when she hears him say, "I'm exhausted, I'll be glad when this day's over." Her face, which started out in a big smile, crumbles and she holds back, listening. B.J. compliments the Mayor for picking the best wife ever: "With her bringing in the Latino vote, the governor's mansion's as good as yours." First of all, ew. And second of all, what Latino vote -- aside from Carlos, what other Latinos live in this Desperate world? And third of all: why are these two men standing in front of a roaring fire on the hottest day of the year?
The Mayor tells B.J. that he isn't so sure if Gabby is going to go along with the governor's race, seeing as he basically promised her he wouldn't run. B.J.: "You're the husband now, things have changed. Be nice, buy her a few pretty things. Trust me, you'll be able to tame that little spitfire." And then! The Mayor says, "I'm not too worried, I've always been able to manage my assets." Oh, Mayor. And oh, B.J.! Have you maybe noticed that all the older-generation parents on this show are all revolting? Lynette's, Gabby's, Susan's, and Rex's mothers are all heinous, and Bree's stepmother is a total icicle in a wig -- though we love you, Carol Burnett! Tom's dad is a philanderer, Susan's dad is a huge disappointment. Carlos's mother at least loved her son in some way, but she was generally pretty scheming and awful (and look where it got her). And Edie's mother is depressing and accusatory -- or at least that's how she comes across in Edie's dreams? Could an entire generation really be this off-putting?