Bree tidies up Andrew's room in preparation for Susan and Julie's arrival, while Danielle, bored and anemic, looks on. Bree manic-babbles about what fun it will be with all four girls living together -- just like a sorority! Ugh. Danielle: "Why are you pretending to be happy? I heard you walking around your room, all night long, crying." Bree brushes her off, and tells Danielle to stop worrying -- that Andrew is capable of looking out for himself: "And if he can't, he shouldn't have run away in the first place." Ooh, so Bree lied to Danielle and told her that he ran away? That's probably going to come back and haunt her. Of course, things people say coming back to haunt them is what this show is all about. Bree hugs Danielle, and gushes that maybe Andrew leaving will be a boon, seeing that Bree can now concentrate all her super-mommy powers directly onto Danielle. Danielle: "There's definitely room for improvement." Bree looks at her with question-mark eyes, and Danielle explains. And, you're not going to believe this, but apparently somewhere in the middle of Bree's alcoholic spiral, Danielle's birthday got overlooked! Bree is scandalized. And so am I, frankly; Appearances-Are-Next-to-Godliness Bree must have been pretty out to lunch for her to have missed her daughter's birthday. And isn't it really unlike bitchy Danielle to let such an oversight pass? In any case, Bree is sure fired up to make right with Danielle, and promises to throw Danielle a huge party. While Danielle thinks a rager might be "cool," what she really wants is Andrew's room. This seems to throw off Bree, who is obviously clinging to the idea that Andrew might return home someday. Which is weird, in light of how convinced she seemed that she didn't want him around just last week? Danielle: "Mom, you forgot my birthday. You're really in no position to negotiate." Bree hems and haws that Andrew may come back someday. Danielle: "He won't. Like you said: I'm all you have left." Just listen as the "horrible, unfeeling teen daughter" music swells!
Episode Report CardEvany: B+ | 562 USERS: C+
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