Ian comes out of the bathroom, and Susan snaps into a standing position, looking supremely guilty. Ian says something to the effect that he hopes he wasn't too forward (he was), and that maybe she's not quite ready yet, and clearly he's been doing the coma watch longer than she has, but whenever she's ready, all she needs to do is say the word. Susan is too distracted by the smoothie situation to listen with her full attention. She just blurts that she's hungry, and he smiles and says, "Let's go to the blood bank and swipe some sugar cookies." Another funny line! On their way out, Susan stops a nurse and tells her that Jane may need a sponge bath: "She had a little accident." You know, when I heard that Susan was going to have yet another love interest, I was less than thrilled. But I weirdly like her and Ian together. I don't know if I like them as a couple, and I still don't know how I feel about him (other than that he's capable of casually asking out a woman in front of his ill wife?), but at least their dialogue is funny.
And now the inevitable scene in which Nora finds out about the birthday party. The party is in full swing: there are kids running around in birthday cone hats, there's a pony, and a clown, and streamers, and face painting. The cordless phone rings, and Lynette, the little idiot, picks it up. It's Nora! Surprise. And she immediately zeroes in on the sound of screaming children. Still dumb, Lynette tries to shush the party, which of course doesn't work at all. So Lynette scrambles to get inside and away from the noise, but the damage is done. Nora actually heard Lynette's shushing! She icily tells Lynette to let Kayla know that she called, and they hang up. Tom, looking worried, rushes over and asks Lynette whether Nora bought it. Lynette: "No. I think she'll be over here in ten minutes." So, classic Lynette: she decides to move the entire party.