MAVO moves us right into the next day. Gabrielle unloads a bike for Ashley. It even has a bell! She tells her to have fun, and starts to go. Ashley just stares at her. "What's wrong?" Gabrielle asks. Ashley doesn't know how to ride a bike. "Why did you ask for one?" Gabrielle asks. "Why don't you show me?" Ashley asks. Game on, Gabrielle. Game on.
MAVO: "After her talk with Lynette, Susan decided to take a look at her old photo album." Even though Susan didn't see Lynette get pissed about the photos because she had already gone inside? And even though they never talked about the photos? And despite the fact that it's the next day? Or is Susan BACK IN TIME? Okay, maybe not. At any rate, Susan zips through the photos. All of the snaps of Karl have his head snipped out. This scene, by the way, is totally MAVO-narrated, but it's full of "picture" puns that I simply will not recap. Susan eventually sighs and calls Karl and leaves him a message. She needs to talk to him tomorrow, when he drops off Julie. It's important: "Give my best to...Brandi." She hangs up and looks thoughtful. One of Karl's cut-out heads slips out of the photo album. Susan looks at it for a long time and then squinches Karl's severed head into a little ball.
Lynette's house. Lynette, in curlers, a face mask, and a robe, is giving Gay Matt instructions about watching the boys. Gay Matt is not concerned. How hard can it be? he wonders. In fact, his exact words are, "Beautiful, I don't need a pamphlet. It's not brain surgery. They're just kids, for God sake." He has a bottle in hand, so I presume he's heading off to feed the baby, so you know he's not totally checked out of the child-rearing. Lynette makes her thoughtful face -- her rage mitigated, I presume, by the "Beautiful," as mine would have been (I am easily sweet-talked) -- and calls Preston over as soon as Gay Matt trots off. "Sweetie, you know our rule about cookies, right?" she asks. "Yeah, we can't have 'em after 5 because sugar makes us hyper," Preston recites. "Tonight, anything goes," Lynette says, giving him a box. "Make sure you share with your brothers."