When she has Susan alone, Edie gleefully announces: "I have some news that's probably going to devastate you. But I wanted to be the first one to tell you. Karl is about to pop the question." For those of you who might wonder at the cattiness, and also hubris, of announcing a looming proposal to your man's ex-wife, I'm totally with you. And yet...didn't Susan race over to gloat to Edie the split second after Mike asked her to move in? Edie rushes to offer Susan a tissue, but Susan's just kind of confused. So Edie presents all the evidence: the ring, and the pre-nup, and the soufflés. And the way Edie describes it all, she's clearly so, so excited! Eeee! Susan, like every single person in the viewing audience, gets that sinking "uh oh" feeling. She tries to reason with Edie, pointing out that "Karl is a lawyer, and it could just be a pre-nup for another client." Edie: "Boy. Jealousy is one ugly thing up close." Edie looks into the mirror and pats her hair: "If you'll excuse me, I'm going back to my table and getting engaged." Susan does her patented squeak of impotence.
Back at the table, the soufflés arrive. Off to the side, Susan scribbles a little note and asks the Waiter of the One Line to deliver it to the "handsome" man with "dark hair." But of course the waiter delivers it to the wrong man. The wrong guy opens the note, and it reads, "Be careful! She thinks you're about to propose." I think they actually used brow pencil to write the note, nice! The man turns to his date and yells: "You never stop! I told you I'm not divorcing my wife. I'm in this for the sex. If you can't accept it, then go to hell." The man throws down some bills and totally just leaves! (Come and knock on my door! We've been waiting for you! Where the kisses are hers and hers and his! Three's company, too!) Susan signs hugely. Edie, getting nervous, starts digging around her soufflé with her spoon. When she doesn't strike gold, she actually puts her hand right in there and starts digging around. Karl looks at her like she's crazy, and well, she kind of is. Edie: "I thought you said this dessert was special." Karl: "When you put it in your mouth and eat it. What's wrong with you?" Susan cringes, Edie looks embarrassed, and the wah-wah music swells!