Ida stops off at Susan's house to deliver some misdirected mail, and also the big gossip that Mike's moved! And he left no forwarding address! Huh, do you think Carlos will just take over the lease, or will they return him to the condo that's supposedly been under construction all this time? Or, wait! Did Carlos just make up that story so he could live on Wisteria Lane and be near to Gabby! Ohhhhh.
And now, finally, finally the MAVO WRAP-UP! And again, this week's secret ingredient is GOSSIP.
MA tells us about the "careless talk that deals in polite fiction" down at the Scavoria, where two employees dish about how they'd love a promotion, but apparently it takes flirting with Lynette to land one. Tootie, who overhears the comment, looks ill.
Then there's "nasty speculation that's based on not-so-polite fact": Jordana (again!) and some other Wisterian power-walk down the Lane, wagging that "he may be dating Edie, but everyone knows he's still in love with Gabby." And sitting, reading a book behind a bunch of foliage but well within earshot, is none other than Edie. Aww, that stinks. I still think Edie's treatment of Mike was the pits, but if Carlos is indeed still in love with Gabby as MA has just confirmed, then Edie needs to move on and find someone that's truly deserves her and is in a position to act on it.
MAVO: "How do we protect ourselves from the venomous sting of such idle gossip?" A kid rides up on his bike and stops next to Mrs. McC, who's sweeping off her front walkway, and he stutter-asks if she's the old lady who kept a body in her freezer? MAVO continues: "The best way is to just tell the truth." Mrs. McC semi-sadly confirms that she's the one, all right. And then she leans in and whisper-yells, "SCARY, AREN'T I?" The kid jumps and rabbits off. MAVO: "And wait for people to start talking about someone else." And with the apparent close of Mrs. McC's arc, and Wisteria Lane virtually mystery-free for the first time in I think ever, I'm guessing we'll be meeting that gossip-churning "someone else" soon enough, yay!
Next week: The Shoo-In Mayor becomes the Actual Mayor, and Susan follows Mike into the woods and does a lot of tripping and falling. Wait a second, isn't Felicia living off the grid in some woodsy spot these days? Oh boy!