(Whose idea was it to stage this grueling marathon? Dear ABC, why are you trying to hurt me?)
Susan stops by Mike's house to see if he's okay (i.e. to ask again what he meant by "the ring"). Turns out that salad shooter really did a number on Mike's mouth: he chipped a tooth, and now he's all hopped up on pain pills. (Drugs which he obtained from where, exactly? Ex-cons aren't really supposed to be dabbling in prescription pills sans prescription. LJS: crooked George lined Mike up with a supply of pain pills back when he was still alive?) Susan digs MacOrson's card out of her purse; then she jumps right in with ring talk. She grossly asks Mike if there's "anything in particular" he wants to ask her? Zzzzzzz-plonk goes the baited hook into the water. But it turns out that, no, Mike actually doesn't have anything to ask of Susan -- not with her all wrapped around Karl's finger. Susan thinks that's ridiculous! Oh, Susan knows that Karl is "playing" her, but the house is "going to be a great place for [Julie] to live." Plus, when Karl "makes his move," he's going to discover that he's the one who got played! It's nice to see that Susan's heading in to this with eyes somewhat open, and yet...this plan can't end well, right?
Danielle and Matthew are in their seedy hotel room, and Danielle is hangry. Matthew, tired (like he's said fifty times already), reminds her that they have no money. You mean they ran away without having any plan whatsoever about how to support themselves? This is why Danielle thinks they should go back to Casa Mental Vacation and get the cash out of the safe. Danielle even knows the combo! Well then, why didn't she just burgle Bree before she and Matthew blew town? Mature Matthew argues that a return to Fairview is just too risky. Not, Danielle insists, as risky as trying to deal with a hungry Danielle: "I can get pretty bitchy when I'm not fed."