Lynette and her cake follow Annabel into the lunchroom. Annabel comments that Lynette's becoming a regular fixture around the office. Lynette sticks to her story: she's there because she wanted to do something nice for Dugan. Annabel: "I suppose filling his blood stream with butterfat might be considered nice." Lynette: "Actually, it's fruit-juice-sweetened. Can I cut you? [Big pause] A piece?" From the other room we hear boss Peterson gathering the troops. Apparently, Dugan had a relapse last night and he isn't coming back after all. And since they're officially down a man, everyone has to step up. Peterson doles out some of Dugan's accounts to people in the office, and he gives Annabel the lead on the "Traveler's Hotel chain." She leaves for Hawaii in three days. Annabel insists that she can't handle Traveler's all by herself, especially if they're "moving into print." I've always thought businesses typically started out with print advertising and then, as they began making more money, to television, but maybe the Hawaiian Traveler's Hotel heretofore limited itself to web promotion? Skywriting? Peterson agrees, and allows Annabel to pick someone to take with her. Because it's not like they're a man down or anything -- now's the perfect time to put two people on a one-person job. And Annabel? Picks Tom. Surprise. Lynette -- who's been bustling around her cake this whole time-- sort of leans toward Annabel, cake knife in hand, and Tom, without even turning his head, senses her menacing form and puts his hand up to restrain her. Annabel gives them both a "take that" smile.
Episode Report CardEvany: B | 608 USERS: B-
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