Danielle's welcome-home party at Bree's. The strange guest list includes all of Bree's family, plus Katherine (business partner, so it sort of makes sense), Mrs. McCluskey (what?), and Edie and Creepy Dave (why?). But no one else. It seems like it should have either been all family, or all of Bree's lady friends from Wisteria Lane, but I guess the show only had so much time and it needed to get Katherine and Mrs. M in the same place as Edie and Creepy Dave. So this was as good as anything. Danielle and Leo are talking about how he got his job working for the EPA, and Katherine uses this as a reason to ask where he studied law (Cornell). Katherine's jealous, because she wished she'd gone to a school like that, but it wasn't in the cards for her. She asks Creepy Dave what about him. He says it wasn't in the cards for him either. Mrs. M asks him where he did go. He says he'd be embarrassed to say after Leo's tales of Cornell. He tries to move on, but Edie interrupts him to ask him to please answer Mrs. M's question. He says Mrs. M was just making conversation and she's like, "Well, then, tell me. After all, I'm your wife. Shouldn't I know?" He tells a sad tale of not having gone to college. How humiliating. No one who's ever amounted to anything took a job right out of high school to help their families, right? Oh, wait, that's not true at all. There is nothing wrong with going straight to work, but Creepy Dave compares this embarrassment to his childhood stuttering and his dad's drinking problems. I think it serves its purpose, though, in making Edie afraid to ever ask him anything again. Man, Creepy Dave is good at what he does. If only we knew what that was, exactly.
Susan shows up at Gaby's to apologize. Gaby's like, "You attacked my child and then me. Why should I even listen to you?" Susan brought alcohol, though, so Gaby invites her right in. And, before you know it, they're bonding over their parenting issues. Susan basically says she's tried to keep MJ from having toy guns but he turns everything into a gun, and he has figured out she knows nothing about boys so he goes straight to Mike when there's a problem. Gaby points out that's not a bad thing, since Mike's a great dad. But Susan says it will be bad if MJ needs Mike and Mike's not there. Gaby says it's not Susan's fault, but Susan says splitting up is at least half her fault. Gaby says Carlos is a hands-on, full-time dad and she still feels like she's not preparing the girls enough for how hard life is. She admits that her first response to finding out Juanita was a big, fat bully was relief that maybe Juanita wouldn't be a victim. Susan can't imagine Gaby's kids being victims, since Gaby's so strong. But Gaby once again talks about her crappy life, and says she's been beaten down. But Susan says she couldn't beat her today. Gaby says that doesn't count, because she was mad. And Susan tells her to get mad more often. Susan likes this bonding, and suggests they rumble more often. They toast each other as good moms, and then one of Gaby's girls hollers that they're hungry from the other room. Gaby responds, "So? There's waffles in the freezer. And get Mommy some ice!" It's an awesome way to end this scene, because it was getting a little precious for my taste.