Gabby is heading out of her house when she turns and finds Excon sitting out on her porch. She screams, and he tells her that her mail has arrived. Gabby: "You said you were leaving." Excon: "No, I said I was giving you space. I did: I was watching you from my car." Gabby tells him that the guy who broke into her house did nothing but steal ice cream, so she's in no real danger and doesn't need his protection. Excon insists that Carlos thinks Gabby needs his help. Gabby grabs her mail out of his hands and goes to lock her front door. He asks her where she's going. Gabby tells him she's going shopping, not that it's any of his business. Excon gets up and follows her, saying that all the shopping Gabby does "must be making up for something": "You know, Carlos has your number. He says you're one tough cookie. So tough you don't have to deal with your feelings. He's a perceptive man." Gabby: "He thought I was cheating with two gay guys. Are you sure you want to go with 'perceptive'?" Excon points out that Gabby lost the baby just a week ago, and that he's never heard of anyone "shopping out the pain," Gabby yells that she's tired of everyone giving her a hard time for the shopping, and that she'll deal with her pain her way! And really, I'm not sure what the big deal is here: "shopping out the pain" is a great American pastime (so says the girl who purchased a pair of shiny, red, knee-high, high-heel boots while under the sway of a burst appendix).
Nighttime, over at the House of the Magical Ivory Tickler. Matthew walks toward the door, putting on his coat, and Betty stops to ask him where he's going. Going to look for Caleb...or so he claims. Betty seems suspicious that Matthew would be going out to look so late at night. Matthew sasses that it's not like Caleb's been showing his face in the daylight. And then Matthew really lays it on thick, asking if Betty would "rather they just let Caleb run loose.": "He could be in trouble. Or hurting another girl." Betty, in a weirdly medicated monotone: "He didn't hurt Mrs. Solis. He was just hungry." Matthew: "Yeah, well, I wasn't talking about Mrs. Solis. But you know that." Then he walks right on out the door. And it turns out he isn't even looking for Caleb at all! He's just heading out to one of Wisteria Lane's many, many meeting benches for a late-late-night tête-à-tête offensive with Danielle! I sure hope for Danielle's sake that Melanie's killer was Caleb and not, say...Matthew.