Upstairs, Gabby distracts Carlos from looking for the pink slip by baby voicing that she's "sick of being bad" and that she wants "to be a better person too," all the while giving him a highly distracting rubdown. Clearly aroused, Carlos makes some feeble attempts to take the pink slip down to SMH, but Gabby keeps going with the kissing and the shirt unbuttoning, telling him the Sister "can wait five minutes" considering that they're giving her a car. Finally, Carlos gives in and lets Gabby tip him back onto the bed and then jump on top of him. I'm not sure what Gabby's trying to accomplish here. In the past, she's always held sway over Carlos by withholding sex. Maybe her newfound jealousy is prompting her to mark her territory? Confusing.
Lynette gets off the elevator at work and is immediately confronted with a layoff melee: people are weeping, hanging their heads, yelling, shoving, and carrying out boxes of personal items. Lynette bellies up to the receptionist station and asks New Receptionist Pat what the deal is. Pat, incidentally, is wearing a weird, high-necked blouse-thing with a print that, I think, features...elephants...and the Eiffel Tower? And Lynette is wearing a very snappy suit with a pretty and delicate silver necklace: it's double-stranded, with one small silver ball centered on the shorter strand and then three evenly distributed silver balls on the longer strand. It's a very classy necklace, and a far cry from Lynette's sad choker of yesteryear, and I very much want one of my very own. Pat, worriedly: "Ed keeps calling people into his office? I think people are getting fired."