Lynette is in the hospital visiting Susan, who still hasn't gone in for surgery. (I remember her surgeon saying they were going to "observe" her awhile first, but seriously, it's been days.) Susan confesses that she thinks she has to break up with Dr. Ron. Lynette gasps, "Why?," and seems all sad and shocked, which might make sense if we'd ever seen Lynette meet Dr. Ron, or even heard Susan telling Lynette about her new boyfriend. But that's fine! Susan: "Because he's a gem, and apparently he loves me...and I just don't know if I feel that spark, and I really want to." Lynette shakes her head like she knows exactly the depth and darkness of that particular nightmare. "And he keeps telling me how special I am, how much I mean to him, how much he wants to hold my beating heart in his hand," Susan adds. Lynette: "Ew." Ha! Susan wonders if maybe it's just that the "thunderbolt" hasn't hit yet, like it most definitely did with Mike, and with Karl. Lynette: "Yeah, yeah. Gotta love the thunderbolt." Susan: "Do I? I mean, I do. But I don't trust it anymore. Those relationships turned out to be disasters. Maybe I should stick it out with Dr. Ron. And I should try heading down a road that's growing, and slower...into a sort of kind of love that would sustain itself for fifty years. Right? Stability, comfort, endurance...I deserve that!" Lynette very supportively tells Susan that she absolutely deserves all that stuff. And then the two women sort of stare off into middle space for a few seconds, and then Lynette says, "But still, you gotta love that thunderbolt." Susan: "That's not helpful." Lynette, smiling: "Sorry." All in all, a nice and totally believable scene! And I'm not just saying so because I, like Susan, have struggled with that sideways reasoning before, that "what I know to be true might not be right if it always seems to lead to wrong" thinking. Though clearly that relatability helps, even if it is just one more nail in the "I'm a Susan" casket. But see? All it takes is just two of the housewives talking to each other in a small, quiet way for this show to work. Is that so much to ask?
Episode Report CardEvany: B+ | 1098 USERS: B-
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