Edie, Susan, Bree, and Lynette are over at Gabby's, and they're surrounded by an ocean of food; the people from Carlos's church all dropped by to comfort a grieving Gabby over last week's loss of baby Lily. Gabby, it must be noted, is not at all in the same terrible state she was when they repossessed Lily; she isn't even in the same country. She's relaxed -- maybe a touch melancholy, but not nearly as distraught as I'd expect her to be after last week's nuclear meltdown. Lynette asks if they're going to try again to adopt, but Gabby thinks she couldn't go through it again. She mentions the surrogacy thing, but she seems doubtful. Bree urges her to eat, but Gabby has no hunger. Gabby urges the ladies to take some of the food with them, and they all politely decline -- except Edie, who pounces on the offer and immediately grabs a pie. The ladies stare and stare. Edie: "What? Karl dumped me, so I'm alone. Food fills the void?" Xiao Mei the Money, wearing a full traditional maid uniform, is dishing up food in the back of the kitchen and sobbing quietly. At first, Gabby blames the maid's tears on missing Lily: "Xiao Mei, I appreciate your grief," Gabby says snottily, "but really, you're bringing everybody down. Will you pull it together?" In my opinion, Gabby could well deserve to be brought down, what with LOSING HER BABY. But it turns out that Money isn't even upset about Lily: her sadness is over the U.S. government and its desire to send her back to China. Money shows Gabby a whole stack of letters from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. And now, faced with the potential loss of her miracle maid, Gabby finally looks devastated. Money hic-cries that she can't go back to China because her uncle will sell her into slavery again. Gabby promises that she and Carlos will fix everything, and Money hugs her gratefully. Gabby lets the hug settle for a few beats; then she pats Money's back dismissively and brusquely tells her to pack up all this food for the ladies to take. Oh, and also? They're low on coffee.
Episode Report CardEvany: A | 563 USERS: C+
YOU GRADE IT