Tom's doctor prescribes him anti-anxiety medication, and Lynette doesn't approve (of course), so she gets him sent to a naturopath, who prescribes medical marijuana. She swaps it out with oregano, and he still gets totally high and happy about staring at his baby girl, Paige. The moral of the story: Drugs aren't necessary to be happy. All you need are Lynette and her platitudes. While he's getting happy, Gaby's getting sadder and sadder, as she starts Bob digging into finding the family that Juanita was swapped with. In the end, Bob calls the family and it gets "pretty intense." Carlos finds out, and tells Gaby that if this goes badly and they take Juanita away, he'll never forgive her, and they'll be done. Ouch!
And speaking of pain, Bree feels her own when she hits on Hot Handyman and then finds out he has a young and pretty girlfriend, Stephanie. She's so desperate that she decides to take Renee up on her offer to go out and find some studs at the bar. After Renee sexes Bree up a little bit, they head out, and who do they see but Hot Handyman? Renee heads over to hit on him and the bartender tells Bree that Hot Handyman's girlfriend broke up with him today. When Renee and Hot Handyman leave together, Bree obviously has no choice but to cause sprinkler damage and call Hot Handyman over in an emergency. She asks him on a date, and he accepts. The next day, Renee tells her it is so on.
Susan keeps on dancing for the cameras, and that crazy lady from Hung steals her bit about vacuuming an apron off. They get in a fight on camera, and then have a heart to heart, in which Susan learns Stacy Strauss (she had no other career options with a porn name like that, now, did she?) has been saying she's saving up to move home for six years. Susan tells Mike she'd rather they order Chinese food in for their anniversary than have a nice, expensive night out. Oh, and Paul's wife is invited to poker, and finds out that everyone thinks he murdered Martha.
Previously: Lynette's lifelong bad friend Renee joined the show and stirred up drama. Paul returned and did the same. And some other stuff, too, but I'll assume you've read the recaps. This week, Tom's depression is so important that he gets the opening Mary Alice voiceover. She tells us Lynette's tried everything to cheer him up: cooking, joke-telling, wearing sexy lingerie. But Tom's still depressed. So she sends him to the doctor, but is pissed when he comes home with a prescription for anti-anxiety medication. She suggests he go to Susan's naturopath, Dr. Ross, instead. She promises: "Whatever he says, I'll go with it." Tom comes home from Dr. Ross all happy and ridiculous, because his prescription is for medical marijuana. MAVO finishes, "Tom Scavo had been battling depression, but he was now facing a much bigger battle ... with his wife."
Then MAVO talks about how we all want happiness, even lesser players Celia (ice cream), Bob (new clothes), and Parker (cute girl). Then there are Bree, Susan, and Lynette, who want the gossip from Paul's wife, Beth. So they bring her a giant basket of muffins. Beth calls Susan her "landlady," but Susan wants her to think of her as a friend. Then she starts ridiculing the way she and Paul have decorated the house. They invite Beth to play poker, and promise to teach her to play since she doesn't know how. When they leave, Paul tells Beth never to confuse being nosy with being friendly. But he does want her to go, and give them all sorts of meaningless information. He hopes they'll think of her as a friend. She wonders why he wants her to be friends with people he doesn't like, and he replies, "In time, it will be useful."
Gaby and Carlos are meeting with the hospital execs, signing papers that say they agree not to bring legal action against the hospital, in exchange for the hospital stopping its search for the other family. Gaby hesitates, but then says the only person who can imagine her pain is the other mother, so she'll sign to spare her this pain. At Bree's, Hot Handyman shows her the yellow wall he's painted; she doesn't like it, so he tells her that no one looks at the walls when she's in the room anyway. Bree tells him he certainly knows how to sell yellow. Not as well as Coldplay, but I guess we can't all be Chris Martin. Anyway, Renee interrupts and tells Bree that, since they're both getting divorced, they should hang and look for guys. Bree says she's not really the type who hangs, and she's doing just fine finding guys sitting here at home, thank you. She casts a fond glance at Hot Handyman, but Renee doesn't see him. On her way out, Renee says, "Wow. A beautiful classy woman who can get a man without leaving the house. I don't see us being friends."