Edie is still trying to sell the house. This time, it's two gay men who are worried about the "rumors" they've heard about it. Edie pooh-poohs the rumors, and then immediately downshifts to talking about storage space. She reaches for a closet doorknob, and is right in the middle of telling them that they're "not going to believe what you can fit in [there]," when she opens the door to find Money, crouched on the floor, eating sandwiches from Edie's potential buyer plate. Money puts her finger to her mouth in a "shh," and Edie slowly closes the door.
Orson is over at Bree's house, and they've just gorged themselves on ice cream. Bree asks Orson whether she can get him anything else, and he's all, "You tell me," and then he starts sucking on her neck. Bree delicately detaches herself, reminding him of their no-sex-until-wedlock policy. He tries to play the "but now that we're engaged" card. Bree: "Does that change our core values?" Orson creepily alludes to the sight of her standing in front of the freezer with her clingy silk dress, which I only now realize is a reference to her erect nipples, I guess? Bree says that she wants their wedding night to be "perfect." Orson: "Actors want every night to be perfect; that's why they rehearse." Bree chuckles, but still she pushes him away. Hey, I have a question. Where's Danielle? You'd think that with her mother getting engaged again, there'd at least be a mini scene with Bree breaking the news to her daughter?
Down at the hospital. Susan lets herself into Mike's room and lies down beside him on the bed. She starts talking to him, gently: "So Ian, the one from the across the hall? You met him." That gets a small smile out of me. Susan tells Mike how Ian asked her out: "I know you're thrown," ha. "I was thrown too." But she sadly confesses that she could "use someone to talk to," and that she's "sort of lonely." The sad, sad music plays, and I kind of feel it! This is a sad scene, and Teri Hatcher does a nice job with it, and manages to keep it pretty subtle. She tells Mike that she needs to know if he's okay with her dating Ian. Interesting: at the beginning of the scene, Mike's mouth was slightly open, but now it's closed. Continuity problem? Or maybe it's a sign! That he's waking up! OR! That he's been faking all along! Susan tells Mike's closed mouth that she won't date Ian if he doesn't want her to: "In fact, I'd like nothing better than if you'd just wake up right now and tell me not to go out with him. Just wake up and tell me. Wake up! Please." She starts crying just a bit at the end there, and then she collapses onto his chest and sighs. The framing of the shot, with her head buried into his chest and his face fully exposed, for a second made me think they were actually going to have him wake up, which would have been so cheesy. (Though because my heart is a soft, soft pillow stuffed with puppy kisses and kitten dreams, I would have cried and loved it if that had happened.) But because this is a very realistic show and not a soap opera (laughs), Mike does not wake up. Susan kisses his cheek and tells him that she loves him, and then turns to leave. At the door she stops and tells him, in an odd zombie voice, "It really is just dinner." Uh huh. You keep on telling yourself that, Sooze.