While Carlos dozes, Gabby takes the opportunity to rifle through a plastic bag of his stuff, and finds a stack of letters. Gabby: "Who's Sister Mary Bernard?" Carlos's eyes spring open and he tries to grab the letters, yelling that they're "private." Gabby yanks them out of range and gives Carlos a petulant look until he explains that Sister Mary Bernard is one of the nuns who helped him to get out of jail early, and that she visited him a couple times. Gabby reads one of the letters out loud, mockingly: "When you walk with God every day, you learn that truth is understood in the mind, but faith burns in the heart." Carlos grabs the letters back and tells Gabby that she doesn't know what it was like in prison, "twenty hours a day, eight-by-ten cell, just you and your mind." Gabby: "So, pretty much just you," as in, Carlos has no mind. Zing! Carlos keeps plugging along with the earnestness, saying that he realized he was "a very bad person for a very long time, but now all that is gonna change. Because I'm on a new path." Gabby looks somewhat concerned at this news. Carlos to Gabby: "I want to do right by you, by my mama, and by God." With that, Carlos walks off toward the bathroom (and what're those? the barest hint of love handles? all the better to steer him over in my direction, I say!). Gabby: "What the hell did they do to you in that prison?"
All the ladies -- Lynette, Bree, Edie, Gabby, and Susan (still in her cowboy hat and still looking clam-happy) -- are sitting around the poker table, drinking an assortment of wine and beer. Poker night, yay! Lynette says that this is her last hand, and then she has to head back into work to look over a proposal she left on her desk. Lynette: "I have to go over it tonight or You Know Who is going to have my head." Lord Voldemort? No. As all the ladies chime in together, it's "Nina!" Ha! Bree: "You know this 'gainful employment' thing is really starting to cut into our social life." Lynette: "Well, if one of you would just agree to raise my kids, I wouldn't need a job. Any takers?" Edie laughs wryly. Lynette: "Yeah, well, I didn't think so." Also, how would having someone else raising her kids enable Lynette to stop working? Not having kids around doesn't negate the need for paying the mortgage, and I don't still don't think Tom's in any mood to go back to work since Lynette maneuvered him out of a job. But whatever, it's good to just have the ladies all in one room, they truly are nice, funny, and relaxed together, and the show really sings when the gang's all there.