Vigilante Villa. The whole neighborhood's gathered outside Art's house, and they're carrying an amazing assortment of signs: "Leave Freak" and "Stay off my kid" are my personal favorites. Lynette watches from across the street, still looking guilty. Tom comes out and is wowed by how much the crowd has swelled in just the last fifteen minutes. Lynette tells him to go ahead and say it. Tom, without hesitating: "This is all your fault, you should have listened to me." Lynette, clearly shaken (pretty much her default these past few episodes), argues that there's no way she could have known that the neighborhood was going to devolve into a mob of people holding "Get off my kid" signs. Tom: "You tell people Frankenstein's on the loose, then you're surprised to see the torch-wielding villagers?" Hey, Tom: how's that pizza place coming along?
Tom turns to go inside and put the kids to bed, but he stops when he hears the approaching whine of an ambulance.
Snowflake hotel. Amy screams at Sherrie that she hates her and never wants to see her again. Amy stomps out and Sherrie stands there, looking crushed. Gabby picks up her phone and calls Bill to ask him out. Vern, standing behind her, gives Gabby a disapproving look that indicates he knows exactly what Gabby's done. Bleh. I'm so turned off by this storyline, I can't even come up with a way of telling you how turned off I am by this storyline. Gabby sucks.
The ambulance is parked out in front of Art's house. Lynette runs up and overhears a paramedic say into his walkie-talkie that "she's in cardiac arrest." Lynette looks totally sick with guilt. Two other ambulance guys wheel the sister out on a gurney, one of them frantically giving her CPR. Art runs out of the house to follow his sister into the ambulance, and one of the angry mobsters hits him in the head with a rock. Coincidence? Or well-plotted symmetry with the can of food that Art threw at Jackie from Roseanne's head to save Lynette's life during the Supermarket Standoff? Lynette starts screaming at the crowd to stop it, and she begs them to leave, but people are already way too worked up to listen. Art gets into the ambulance, and Lynette runs up to him and grabs his sleeve. He turns and stares at her with the hot rage of a billion suns, and she stands there, staring back at him the pleading eyes of a billion hungry puppies. He finally breaks the staredown and gets into the ambulance, and she wistfully says, "I'm sorry." Yeah, if there were any situation where "too late to say you're sorry" really applies, this is it. Not only that, but way to delay the ambulance getting to the hospital, Lynette.