In Bree's catering kitchen, Orson's admiring Andrew's pen (and, no, that's not a euphemism, THANK GOD). Andrew got a Mont Blanc pen, which Orson is jealous of (again, NOT a euphemism, although ... with the way this storyline goes, it sort of might as well be). Andrew says he's always wanted a Mont Blanc pen, and Orson guesses he can afford it now with his new raise. Andrew's surprised: "Oh, you heard about that?" Orson says he did, but then Bree storms in and interrupts with actual work. She tells them the Chamber of Commerce called to add forty people to the guest list. Orson's pissed, because he only planned for 100. But Andrew says it's no sweat. Because the Chamber's famous for doing this, he already booked the extras, and since it's last minute, they can get away with charging an additional 30 percent for the changes. Uh, yeah, I'm thinking he's worth that raise. But I think Orson's thinking he's just a bit of a show-off. Andrew leaves, and Bree asks what they'd do without Andrew. Orson agrees, and says he's worth every penny they pay him, then he asks how many pennies that is. She's not telling him, because it's not his business. She'll only say that Andrew moved into a new home, so she gave him a cost-of-living increase. Orson wonders whose cost of living, since he can afford rare wines and fancy pens. Orson's all, "Oh my god, is he making more than me?" She tells him to stop this and says she's not telling, and storms out.
Orson calls someone (bank? accountant?) to find out how much Andrew makes. The guy would be happy to give him the information -- since Orson says he's Bree's business partner -- if he can provide the password. He cannot. The guy even helps him out, saying it's the name of Bree's childhood pet. Orson guesses every stereotypical dog name in the book, from Fluffy to Marmaduke, but he clearly doesn't know it. Orson would like the guy to ask him a different question: her date of birth, Social Security number, or her real hair color. ("Trust me. It's not what you think it is.") But the guy hangs up.
Lynette comes home, and all the kids are sitting around the kitchen table. She says if they're waiting for dinner, it will be a while. One of the twins tells her they're there because Tom called a family meeting. Lynette tells them she knows what it's about: Tom must have decided to close the restaurant, so she needs them all to be very supportive of him, okay? He walks in right then and Penny blurts out that she loves him. Lynette says, "Not yet." He tells them he'd like to talk about the pizzeria, and Lynette tells him they all support him 100 percent. He says that's good to know, because he just had to let all of their employees go, so now the kids have to be his new wait staff. Everyone looks shocked, and they all look at Lynette like, "The hell?" Parker says no way, and Tom tells them if they do this, Scavo's could start making a profit again. Penny says she's nine, so she's not sure this is even legal. Tom tells her "Happy Birthday," because she's fifteen now. Lynette gets up and they huddle with their backs to the kids. She says she thought he was ready to close the place after their talk, but he says he's not ready. I love the way this scene is shot, because it's a tight close-up on Tom and Lynette, focused on them. But in between their faces are Parker, Porter and Preston, out of focus, but all totally staring at Tom and Lynette. They want to know what their futures hold; is it pizza? Anyway, she tries to talk him out of it, but he reminds her she said she'd support him 100 percent. She says, "That doesn't sound like me." Heh. No, it doesn't, but you did say it. She agrees to go along with it, and goes back to the table and tells the kids that they're all going to support Tom. The kids grumble, and one of the twins tells Lynette that they'll be putting Tom and Lynette in a cheap nursing home 30 years from now when they're old and feeble.