Hodges. Bree opens the door, and Orson questions it. She sweetly says she thought fresh air would be nice, but he wants it closed. She says she needs the fresh air, but Orson doesn't care and wants it closed. Bree says she knows he's angry at the world right now and she's going to help him through this, but all she asks is that he treat her with courtesy including the word "please." He asks what's with the sudden interest in etiquette, since he doesn't recall her asking him "please" before she cheated on him. She says the door's staying open, and he says he wants it closed. Bree: "No. You stink." Orson: "And you're a whore. Here's the difference: I can get clean." She agrees and takes him outside. She squirts him with dish soap and then hoses him off as he asks her over and over to stop. She says all he has to do to get her to stop is to say please. She mocks and annoys me and Orson until he finally begs her to please stop. Then he continues, "Please roll me over, please help me to the toilet, please, please!" He says that's his life now, asking her please for everything. He wakes up an hour and a half before her every day and thinks about how great it would be to get up, walk downstairs, and make himself tea without having to say please. She looks sad, walks to him, and tells him she's sorry. "Forgive me. Please." I hope the show doesn't expect us to believe that undoes everything they've done to each other, because they are some hateful, evil people. Commercials. I don't know if it's because I have been worn down by the constant ads, but I actually want to see The Deep End.
Oak Ridge Elementary. Gaby and Susan are waiting for the principal, next to a kid who's there for eating paste. Susan asks what animal group he is, and he says, "Giraffe." She's like, "Damn." The principal calls him in and tells the ladies he'll be with them in a moment. Gaby apologizes to Susan for getting her in trouble, but Susan says it's her own fault for getting carried away. Gaby says it was just so important to her that Juanita was doing well, because her kids are what she has to show for herself. She doesn't have a career; her kids are her job. Whatever happens to her kids, it's because of how she raised them. Susan says that at least Gaby gets to raise them; she worries constantly that she's not there enough for MJ. They compliment each other's kids, and their own, and say their parents are the crazy ones. And this crazy system using animals. Susan says reading is just as bad, with otters and penguins and seals. Gaby says she knows: Juanita's an otter, and what does that have to do with learning to read?! Susan's like, "Juanita's an otter?" She says MJ's a penguin, and they both go from laughing to worrying and feeling all competitive again. Because they learned nothing.