After the ads, Susan sulkily gathers her things backstage. Gabrielle comes over and apologizes. Susan doesn't say anything for a long time, but finally advises Gabrielle to clear things up with Helen before everyone in the neighborhood thinks Susan is sleeping with "an underage boy." Gabrielle pleads that she can't -- Carlos will find out and divorce her. "So what? You obviously don't love him," says Susan. And I see Susan's point, but I think Gabrielle's situation is a little more complicated than that. Gabrielle protests that she does love Carlos: "It's just complicated." What did I just tell you? Gabrielle says that there's got to be a way to fix this. "God. You are so weak," Susan spits, and starts to go. "Susan, don't be like this," Gabrielle calls after her. "What did you expect? A hug?" Susan asks, and storms out.
Next, Lynette steals Claire the nanny from her terrible employer by giving Claire a large raise and promising to be nice to her. Lynette is very happy to be a woman in possession of a nanny. Man, if this show were about only Lynette, my recap would be, like, a page long!
Julie and Zack hang out in Julie's bedroom. Julie wonders where he's going to go, now that he's escaped The Home For Kids Who Know Too Much. He tells her that he can't go home. He's not afraid of his dad, he says. It's him. He's really messed up. Julie presses him for answers, and Zack's all, "It's better that you don't know," all dramatically, and I can see why that would be attractive when you are, like, fifteen, but Julie, after a while? You just want someone who will go to the movies with you without being all, "I CAN'T TELL YOU MY TERRIBLE SECRET," because eventually your response will be, "I know you can't. Do you want to get ice cream before or after the movie?" and they'll get all shirty because you're not into their angst anymore and it's just a bad scene. Trust me. Anyway, Julie presents him with the Dana blanket and tells him she already knows a little. He makes sad noises. But that might just be because he's realized that he's wearing horrible man-bangs.