Sadly, Mrs. McLandingham is on a fixed income and can't afford to hire herself a bronzed teenaged lawn-trimmer. Lynette suggests that if money is an obstacle, perhaps Mrs. McLandingham "should move to something less expensive, like a nursing home." Wow, they do fight dirty on the Lane! "Go to hell," Mrs. McLandingham spits. Lynette comes back with, "[A nursing home] run by Germans," and then she drags her cans up to the house. Halfway up she thinks of another zinger and turns to fire it off, only to discover that her adversary is suddenly staggering in the middle of the street, doubled over in an alarming half-crouch. Alarmed, Lynette shouts, "Mrs. McCluskey, are you all right?" Mrs. McLandingham falls to her knees and starts crawling toward her house. Lynette pauses for a second and almost reaches down to help her up, but instead runs to open Mrs. McLandingham's door so the path is clear for her to crawl back into her house (and out of Lynette's scope of responsibility). But before she can make it inside, Mrs. McLandingham collapses, facedown on her walkway. MAVO: "For a brief moment, Lynette was presented with an interesting choice of options." We see the Swedish family of Lynette's dreams, ready with their moving van. "And though she knew that she'd hate herself in the morning, Lynette chose to do the right thing." She sighs and takes out her cell phone. Her reluctance to do the right thing here is kind of lame, but for Lynette this is a big act of selflessness. So...soft claps for Lynette.
Mrs. McLandingham is being gurneyed into the ambulance. "I don't want to go alone, come with me," she commands Lynette. Lynette balks, citing the superior company of the trained professionals that come as a package with the ambulance, adding that she has a roast in the freezer. (And kids? Doesn't she have kids that need to be supervised?) But Mrs. McLandingham pleads, "Please, I'm scared," with a pathetic-ness that sways even Lynette. "If I die," Mrs. McLandingham says to Lynette as she climbs into the ambulance, "I don't want it to be with strangers." Lynette assures her that she's not going to die, and Mrs. McLandingham asks how she can be so sure. MAVO: "How could she tell her neighbor that some dreams were just too beautiful to come true?" The dream Swedish family waves goodbye to Lynette as they pull away.