Lynette is racing around, about to leave the house for her second interview, when she discovers Tom lying on the floor. He threw out his back, it appears, holding one of the Ps upside-down. Lynette quickly grabs his feet and shoves them toward his chest, which creates a small crunching sound. Lynette: "How's that, better?" Through clenched teeth, Tom reveals that it is actually not better: "Can you push the interview? 'Cause I don't think I can take care of Penny like this." Lynette: "Don't do this to me, I don't have time to make a phone call, and I promised that woman that I would not let the kids interfere with this job." Tom says, "Well that was a stupid promise," and earns himself another painful leg pump. Lynette: "Remember that time when you were away in Tucson and I had a 104 fever but I still managed to take the kids trick-or-treating?" You know, Lynette has a point. Tom is clearly in pain, but he's still able to talk. Surely he could call around and get one of the neighbors to help out for a few hours? I mean, if his back had gone out after Lynette had already left, what would he have done? He would have figured something out, right? Lynette drops his legs, and Tom grunts painfully. "Tom, being a mom is like being an ER doctor: there are NO DAYS OFF! So get up!" Lynette does some motivational clapping: "Get up!" Tom strains and twists. "Jeez," Lynette says, "are you crying?" "Just a little," says Tom in a small, sad voice. Lynette stands there looking frantic, and then does an "oh for god's sake" and grabs Penny. And there she goes! She's bringing baby to the interview! "Give 'em hell, honey!" Tom yells after her. You suck, Tom.
Lynette rolls into the wacky, creative, and fun offices of the purple and orange. Stu the receptionist is there, his headset strapped into place as he goes in to take a huge bite of sandwich. He tells her to go right on in, they're just about ready for her. Lynette: "Listen, Stu, you look like a bright, responsible young man, I bet you just love kids. Am I right?" Stu looks rightfully panicked.