Lynette and Tom are at home, and they've got eight million money-type papers spread out on the bed. They're trying to squeeze a Nora payoff out of their vastly depleted savings without having to dip in to the kids' college fund. Lynette guesses they need about $30k up front to get Nora to sign away her claim on back child support payments; otherwise, if Nora takes them to court and she wins, Tom and Lynette could lose the whole house. Tom is bummed. In fact, he's on the verge of a tantrum: he keeps saying how very "screwed" they are. Lynette is frustrated and sad, but she's still hanging in there: "I know we're using up a huge chunk of our savings, but if it keeps that crazy woman out of our lives, it's the best money we've ever spent." Well said.
Bree, after a night in restraints and a day of janitorial abuse, is apparently primed and ready for a session with Dr. Not-So-Good Barr. Bree readily agrees that her story about her daughter running off with a murderer was indeed a doozy. Barr grills her about what's really going on, and she admits that the reason she hasn't been talking about her kids is probably because she's "ashamed" about how much she's failed as a parent. Barr asks her what she would say if her kids were standing right there in the room with them. Bree, with scary intensity, tells him that she'd ask Andrew for "forgiveness," and she'd tell Danielle that she has "a plan to protect her." Right on cue, Barr swings at her juicy, juicy pitch: "And just what is that plan?" he asks. Bree answers by throwing the relaxing desk sand garden right into his face; then she takes off. Bree walks slowly, deliberately down the hall until the alarm sounds. She steps behind a pillar and waits. MacOrson is there, reading to his quiet "friend," and he locks eyes with Bree. She nods a warning plea for him to stay quiet, and he nods his agreement with her plan. Two guards run in from outside, and Bree catches the door before it closes. With one last intense look back at MacOrson (he nods approvingly at her), she's off, off like a pair of too-tight shoes.
Gabby and Susan are hanging out at Lynette's house. Yay, I love it when the ladies lounge together. Susan is telling them how she has the whole proposal all planned out, right down to the Elvis Costello CD. Gabby, ever practical, asks who has the ring. Susan chirps that Mike has it. Gabby: "So wait, you're going to get down on one knee, pop the question, and while you're down there, dig in his pocket?" Lynette: "What if you pull out his key chain?" Susan: "Then I find a way to force it on my finger." Ha. (And yet...how hard can it be to get a key ring onto your finger?) Suddenly Penny's baby monitor comes on, and Carlos can be heard saying something like, "Oh Xiao Mei, where'd you learn to kiss like that?" Lynette goes to turn it off, saying that the baby monitor is "always picking up weird frequencies," but Gabby stops her, saying she wants to hear. The three woman stand there, listening. After a few seconds, it's clear that Money and Carlos are sexing it up in a car somewhere, and an embarrassed Lynette shuts it off.