Back at Mike's, Susan is telling him, with unprecedented confidence, how glad she is that he saved her from Edie's wrath (ha), because it proves that he's still into her. Who is this person? Where is the needy Susan we know and...know? Huh. Maybe regaining Karl's love has given her a whole new alpha male outlook on life. Whatever it is, it's an improvement, so I'm not going to question it too closely. Susan points out that Mike's always trying to beat up her new boyfriends, and that he's always looking out for Julie and Susan, and you know what that all means. Mike: "That you're high-maintenance?" Ha! Susan tells him he can joke all he wants; she'll be the one to "break the ice." She tells him that she's "never stopped caring" for him. He asks about Karl, and she brushes that aside as a mistake that would have never happened if she'd thought there was the slightest chance with Mike. She comes around the table and feeds him a bite of pie: "I know you like pie. And I know you like me." Wow, hello, New Susan! She and Mike are just about to kiss when a suspicious yellow glow fills the room. Mike: "Your house is on fire!"
MAVO summary time! She basically just recaps what she told us in her intro -- that everyone's hiding secrets, et cetera, et cetera. Then she ends with "But truth, no matter how ugly, always emerges, and someone we care about always ends up getting hurt." Mike and Susan run out and stand, stunned, and watch the house burn. Julie joins Susan (oh good, she's not dead!), and they hug each other as the fire engines start to pull up. MAVO: "And someone else will revel in their pain." We see Edie, watching the fire through her front window, sipping wine. MAVO: "And that's the ugliest truth of all."
Next week: Edie tears off Susan's shirt...what? Huh?