Mary Alice says there's a lot you can do with money in the suburbs, as Bree pulls the check for the car out of the envelope. She says: "You can pay for a night on the town," as lovely Gaby comes down the stairs to Carlos. "You can provide a private school education," as Susan has MJ trying on his cute, tiny uniform. "You can purchase a token of affection," as Mike kisses Katherine, who's fondling her fake pearls. But Mary Alice says that the one thing you must never do with money is use it as a weapon, because someone always gets hurt. As she says this, Bree tears up the check from Lynette and leaves it on the counter. Then she walks out of the kitchen and the breeze blows some pieces of it around. I don't get what Mary Alice was saying. Was Lynette using it as a weapon? Or Bree? Or both? Or neither? I am so confused by that wrap-up voiceover. Someone please explain. [As someone who has endlessly waited for a check I've written to show up in my bank account, I think Bree is the one hurting Lynette here. - Z]
Anyway, next week things hopefully go back to being simple enough for me to understand. It looks like Lynette tells Tom they're going to lose everything. Orson finds out Andrew might be making more than him. Katherine is either feeding MJ or getting him prepared for a haircut, judging by the size of bib/drape she's putting around him. Susan tells Katherine she's devious. And they promise we can see a longer preview on ABC.com. I'll take their word for it.
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