Bree looks thoughtful when Sam shows up for work the next morning. She tells him she couldn't sleep, but is having trouble focusing on their liability insurance. So Sam makes coffee, as Bree tries to explain what happened yesterday. Sam tells her he knows that driven, successful people have complicated lives, and the rest is none of his business. But he then acts like it is his business by saying that children in this situation sometimes feel entitled, and it's hard for her to know whether to keep coddling him or cut the apron strings. She thinks that's a good question. Sam then sends her home to catch up on her sleep, since she hired him to do all this work. She tells him she's glad he's here and heads home. He pours himself coffee in a very deliberately selected "World's Greatest Son" mug. CREE-PEE.
Lynette's waiting at the bus stop for Penny, who doesn't get off the bus. The driver says he thought she'd stayed home sick or something, but one of her friends gives Lynette a letter that says Penny's run away. It's hard to blame her. After commercials, Lynette and Tom are presumably with someone at the police department who asks if there's any reason Penny would run away. They tell her what happened, to which the woman hilariously says, "How could you get your daughter's name wrong? Are you people involved in narcotics?" Ha. That's totally the only reason. Lynette says she's pregnant and forgetful, which surely the slightly heavy woman can understand. The woman, insulted: "I'm not pregnant." Lynette's like, "You're not going to look for our daughter, are you?" But the woman's phone rings and they learn Penny's used their credit card to try to book a hotel room.
At the hotel, Lynette finds Penny in a fancy room with a marble tub and a flat screen. Lynette's impressed. She apologizes to Penny about the cake and forgetting her birthday. She knows Penny hates her right now, but Penny says she doesn't hate her; she hates that. She points at Lynette's belly. Lynette says it's because Penny doesn't want to be the baby anymore, and Penny doesn't deny it, so Lynette points out the good news: With another girl, and once Porter leaves, they're poised to take over the house with a 3-2 majority, which means veto power on the TV and what takeout to get, and the toilet seat will never be up. She says this is their time to take them down, then tickles Penny, who says she's sorry she ran away and is ready to go home now. But Lynette wants to go ahead and stay in the room and order hot fudge sundaes -- "just us girls." Penny's in, but she suggests two more girls to really take the lead.