Previously: Porter had an affair with Anne Shilling, and then her husband beat her up. Porter threatened him with death. Meanwhile, Creepy Dave killed the doctor and lit the bar on fire. But he also saved Mike and became a hero. It was all part of his sinister plan.
Mary Alice tells us that something awful happened to Gaby. She was reminded of it when she looked in the mirror, glanced at an old modeling photo, or walked past a man (who didn't notice her). She has lost her looks. Which is so completely ridiculous. You can't take a woman this pretty, add a few pounds, cut her hair, tone down the makeup and say she's "lost her looks." She has NOT lost her looks. She's still prettier than almost anyone in the world, so shut up, stupid show. Anyway, she takes comfort in the fact that she doesn't need to be beautiful since her husband is blind. She walks into the hospital room where a doctor's looking at Carlos after his fall during the fire. The doctor says he's fine and, in fact, they found a bone fragment that they might be able to remove, possibly giving Carlos his sight back. He and Gaby are both excited. The doctor says he can fit Carlos in for surgery in about a month. Mary Alice continues: Gaby lost her beauty, but she now knows it's time to get it back.
After the opening credits, Mary Alice reminds us of the fire and tells us everyone is at Fairview Memorial Hospital. She says everyone is well on their way to recovery except for the man who started the fire, whose suffering is just beginning. Creepy Dave walks out of the an elevator in the hospital, where he's approached by two detectives. They want to know what happened, but don't worry: They're talking to everyone who was there. Creepy Dave says everything happened fast, and the detectives are very sympathetic. Creepy Dave asks if they know what happened. They do know it's arson and that it started in the storage room, and there was a body there that they don't think was the arsonist. Creepy Dave looks worried. On their way out, the detectives give him their card in case he "remembers" anything else, and then they remember he's the guy who saved Mike and they call him a "real, honest-to-goodness hero." He says, all sad, "If you say so." Dude, Creepy Dave, if you're going to be a villain, please stop being so emo about it.
Katherine's in another room, apologizing to Mike for not visiting earlier. She burned the first batch of cookies, and didn't think he'd appreciate the irony. He says he's so hungry, he wouldn't have noticed and then asks for a kiss. She's worried someone will see them, but he doesn't care. She admits she hasn't told Susan they're dating yet, because she's "waiting for the right time" since Susan's friendship is so important to her. She turns to leave and Mike tells her to walk out slowly and give him something to live for. Katherine leaves the room in a happy glow and runs right into Susan. Katherine asks how Jackson is. He's "just getting some stitches," which is code for "actor was in a motorcycle accident, but we want him to come back someday." Susan asks who Katherine's visiting, and she says everybody from the neighborhood who was hurt. She brought them all gifts. Susan didn't bring any gifts, but she gave blood, so she thinks that counts for something.