Cut to Bree, lying in bed in the mental ward, and struggling and struggling against her restraints. Nice segue! A janitor comes in to mop, and Bree tries to feed him some line about how she's only tethered due to a little prob she has with sleepwalking. She's supposed to be set free at 7 AM, and seeing as it's 8 already, maybe he would be so kind as to undo her restraints? For a second, her sweet talk seems to be working, but then he leans on his mop and, reasonably, says, "Lady, I can't let you out of your restraints. I'd get fired." Bree keeps pushing it, flirtily asking what his name is, blah blah blah, and maybe he could just "loosen" her cuffs, you know, just to make her "more comfortable." The janitor leans down, and for a second it looks like her dumb ploying is actually going to work. But then he says, "Do you think I'm stupid?...Two seconds after I loosen these little restraints, you'll try and scratch my eyes out and make a run for it. Well, I'm not falling for it, you psycho little bitch. In fact I hope they keep you tied up for the next month, because I get a reeeeeal kick out of watching a prissy little whackjob lying in your [sic] own filth." Wow, that janitor sure is mean. And yet, it's nice to have the tired old "flirty mental patient" gambit smacked down so thoroughly.
(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?