Mike can't believe that Susan wants to spend MJ's college tuition on first grade, and Susan says she knows they might have to give up some luxuries. Mike agrees: luxuries like food and heat. She reminds him of all the problems at MJ's public school, and now there are even budget cutbacks. Oak Ridge, on the other hands, is fabulous. Though with a name like Oak Ridge, it sounds more like a mental institution than a school. Mike would kill to send MJ there (Really? Start with Creepy Dave!), but he doesn't have a lot of money right now. Susan tells him her editor quit and her books aren't flying off the shelves, so could he pick up some extra shifts? He's already working around the clock, so he can't pick up more shifts. She asks what he did from the money he made on some big job he just finished. He tells her they're not married, so what he does with his money is not her business. She doesn't have a good comeback, and he leaves anyway.
Over coffee, Bree hands Lynette an envelope with a check inside, since she knows Tom and Lynette are going through some rough times. There's a lot of back and forth about whether Lynette can or will accept it, and then she finds out it's $20,000 (now that is a friend!), and tells Bree she can't take it as a loan or gift, but how would Bree like to be 15 percent partner on Scavo's? Bree is totally in, since she was going to just give it to Lynette as a birthday gift anyway. They shake on it. That's totally how business is done on Wisteria.
Gaby's meeting with her boot camp instructor, who wants her to understand what she's committing to so much that he makes her sign a contract. Seems a little much for an exercise class, doesn't it? I guess maybe intensity and being forced actually helps some people, though. Jillian Michaels' record would certainly indicate that's the case. He's annoyed she signs the contract without reading it, and he cites his Israeli army training at her. He thinks Gaby's not tough enough for his class, but she tells "Mr. Iraqi Army guy" (and then "whatever"s him when he corrects: "Israeli") that he doesn't know what war is until he's been a model, because being in the dressing room with a bunch of other size 0s reaching for the last rice cake is so much more difficult than the Middle East conflict. He also tells her she can't say any of his seven forbidden words in class, or she'll have to run a lap. The words: cake, tired, can't, donut ... That's four, actually, but who's counting? Gaby stupidly says "donut," and earns another lap, so she decides to read the contract. [I totally don't think "rice cake" should count as "cake." - Z]