Later, Tom's being questioned at the police station while Rick and Lynette sit next to each other in the hallway. Like that would happen. Rick tries to get his flirt on, so Lynette gets up and storms into the cops' office to set them straight. At first she gives them a second motive for Tom by telling them about her history with Rick, but then she lies to the cops and claims that she saw Tom sitting in his car at the Founders' Ball listening to the basketball game on the radio. So Tom's sprung. Rick's not happy, but aside from sharing a long, long stare with Lynette, there's nothing he can do.
Out in the car, Tom and Lynette have a total blow-up: he's mad at her for still not believing him, even though she just lied to protect him; and now, after that scene in the cop shop, he no longer believes that she never slept with Rick. He gets out of the car and storms off. Better hope he doesn't have any matches on hi-- oh, who am I kidding, can we just get this gigundous red herring off my plate, please? It's stinking up the whole table.
Edie drops off a couple of items with Gabby: a box of dog biscuits for Roxy, and some advice for Gabby to quit yelling and smacking Carlos. "If you're not going to treat Carlos right," she warns, "there are plenty of women out there who will." Despite herself, Gabby seems to take the advice to heart. Or at least, to empty, black cavity where heart is normally found.
Susan wants to move so she doesn't have to see Orson every day, but Mike has decided to forgive him. Not good enough for Susan, who wants Orson to go to prison. Mike says that in addition to not wanting to leave Bree without a husband and Benjamin without a father, he needs to forgive Orson the way Susan has forgiven Mike for stuff in the past. But if Susan can't forgive Orson, Mike will understand. Wow, rehab has made him kind of sanctimonious, hasn't it?
Lynette's in bed alone when two of the kids come in wanting to know why Tom's sleeping on the couch. Lynette claims it's "something he did that made mommy really mad." Yeah, she doesn't seem to be the only mad one. They bring up what they overheard last week, about Tom saying Rick wanted to take her away from them. And that's why they burned down Rick's place. Dude, kids are idiots. These two are getting such a time-out.
On what I'm just randomly guessing is the next day, Susan comes to visit Bree to tell her that she plans to forgive Orson, but it's going to be with her usual lack of elegance or grace. She's warning Bree that she might not be around so much, but she'll forgive Orson eventually. Just then, Orson comes out of the house with a suitcase, and as he gets into his car and drives off, Bree whispers hoarsely to Susan that she has no such plans. Well, that should make it easier on Mike and Susan, right?