We theme-cut from Bree's doorstep over to Susan's. Ian has come a-knocking. Susan, who is outside doing some gardening, ducks behind her car to avoid talking to him. Oh, Susan. But nice Mrs. McCluskey just happens to be strolling by, and even though Susan motions frantically for the old lady's silence, Mrs. McC maliciously outs Susan's hiding spot by bellowing a huge hello. Susan being Susan, she lamely tries to explain the fact that she's cowering behind her car by saying that she just dropped her "trowel," but the way she says it, it sounds very much like it's her "trou" she's dropped, as in pants. Which wouldn't be out of character, really. Ian totally confronts Susan on trying to avoid him, and she readily fesses up; it's just that things were so "awkward and complicated" the last time they talked. But Ian isn't there to feel the feelings. He's there to invite Susan to a party he's throwing for an "editor friend," who he thinks Susan really ought to meet. Oh that's right, Ian does work in publishing. And I guess so does Susan -- all they've been doing lately is hanging out at the hospital and having sex in bubble baths, so I kind of forgot that either of them had a job. Ian, fishing for details about Susan's love life, tells her she's welcome to bring a date, which he uses to segue to Mike and "that blonde woman who's been visiting him." Susan dismisses Edie as "just a neighbor" who "visits Mike after her Hepatitis-C treatments." The scene ends awkwardly with Ian pointing to Susan's nose and motioning like she's got some dirt there, but I can't really see anything, so I guess Ian was making a joke, I don't know.
Episode Report CardEvany: A- | 454 USERS: C+
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