Double D's (that's what I'm calling Susan and Mike's house now). Susan's indignant about Stripper Rita being fired for her former job, especially since they didn't get mad at the kid's father, who obviously goes there. I think it's odd they have all of these conversations right in front of MJ, though it might explain why he's so open with his feelings for her. Stripper Rita apologizes and says she feels bad, so MJ offers her a big hug. Mike: "Down, Tiger." Stripper Rita says she's going to have to beg for her old job back or she can't make rent. Susan can't let her do that, so she pulls Mike aside and whisper-asks what he thinks about letting her move in, since Julie's gone. Mike: "You're asking if I'm okay with letting a stripper live with us? I'm going to go with no." Susan: "Why?" Mike: "I have no idea. I'm just really sure this is a trick question." Ha. Seriously. Susan says Stripper Rita's a nice girl, who's in trouble, and Susan likes to think of herself as a person who helps others, but she doesn't really do it that much. She wants her to move in. So he agrees, saying, "Let's go make an ex-stripper and a little boy very happy."
Bree shows Orson a suit for the Lackey's 50th wedding anniversary. She says she told him, but he says he hasn't paid a lot of attention to their social calendar since he thought he'd be dead by now. She says brunch with her family is next weekend, if he's still around. Orson: "Well, now you're just daring me." At the party, Bree asks Orson if he wants to go inside for the toast, but he'll pass on a speech about the joys of wedded bliss. So Bree goes in alone, and listens to the husband talk about how it hasn't always been easy; they've had their share of tragedy. But they've always been able to remember what made them fall in love in the first place. Nat King Cole starts in with, "I love you/ for sentimental reasons." Bree looks touched as she watches the old couple dance, then turns to see Orson wheeling himself toward the pool in the back yard. She runs out there yelling his name (but no one notices, apparently). He asks why she won't let him die, and she says she wants things, too: a party like this someday to celebrate their life together. He asks what there is about their life to celebrate. Bree says the Lackeys had their rough times, but they stuck it out. Orson says they're in love, but she couldn't answer when he asked. She says, fine, she'll answer: "I loved you once. Can I love you again? I don't know. But I would like to recapture what we once had. And how can we do that if you're not here? So, I'm asking you, please stay." He looks touched by this, but I don't even know how that's possible. Does anyone want to hear that speech from their spouse. Then again, he blackmailed her to stay even when he knew she didn't love him, so I guess it's probably enough for him. (Speaking of, why was it enough just to be with her then, but not now?) Anyway, if anyone cares, they kiss. And I think it would have been awesome if they'd rolled him backwards into the pool accidentally. [I totally thought that was going to happen. - Z]