In her dream, she takes Celia to a commercial audition, in which she perfectly plays the role of Stage Mom, to the point that, when the commercial director can't get Celia to cry for the bandage commercial and tells them "thanks but no thanks," Gaby tells her that Carlos fell down and hurt himself and might not make it. No tears, so Gaby adds that he landed on Celia's hamster, and Mr. McFuzz is dead. Celia cries, and Gaby tells the cameras to start rolling. In the future, a gray-haired Carlos tries to sneak a teenage Celia to summer camp, but Gaby catches them and puts a stop to it so that Celia can go to auditions. Carlos asks Celia to wait in the car and tells Gaby Celia stinks and is just doing this to please Gaby. But Gaby says God saved her for this, and no God would save a kid just to have a normal life. Then Carlos says he'll leave if Gaby doesn't stop what she's doing.
A much older, totally white-haired Gaby watches the bandage commercial in a totally rundown house. It's like a scene from Grey Gardens. When Celia comes in with groceries (bought with food stamps), Gaby gets a call and sets up an audition for a 25-year-old Celia to be a 15-year-old in a commercial. When Celia tells her she doesn't want to be an actress and has listened to Gaby tell her she's destined for great things for the past 20 years (only 20? Why does Gaby look 100, then?). But Celia doesn't want it, and just wants a normal life: marriage and kids. Gaby tells her if they give up, everything she's worked for is nothing. She says Carlos left and Juanita never calls, so this is all Gaby has. Celia agrees to the audition, and Gaby starts fixing her hair. Gaby wakes up next to Celia back in the hospital. Carlos comes in with coffee for Gaby and asks what Celia's going to do with her life. Gaby says no, buts he did figure out what she has to do to be special. Celia wakes up and looks at her as she says, "Absolutely nothing." That should have been sweet, I guess, but it was so entirely pointless that it just made me mad.
Lynette's having an ultrasound, wondering how this could have happened, since she felt fine after falling. The doctor says it doesn't take much to cause a tear to the placenta. He says one baby is fine, but if they don't operate on the other one, there could be a decrease in blood flow to the brain, causing a developmental risk. They rush Lynette in for surgery, as she starts to think about the baby she hasn't met. Flash to the what ifs of her holding a baby, and what if the child were disabled. She's trying to help a baby do hamstring stretches with a therapist telling her to tune out the crying. Lynette has to get up and leave in frustration, so Tom takes over and sings through the crying. [Awesomely, he sings "Brandy." - Z] Lynette tells the therapist they haven't seen any milestones since August, and that he should be sitting or crawling. The therapist tells her not to worry so much about what other kids should be doing, or it will drive her crazy. She tells her to focus on the progress he's making, but Lynette can't think of any. She walks off. Tom gives the crying baby to the therapist (that's convenient) and follows Lynette to the laundry room.