And now for the cancer scare that's hopefully going to put Tom and Lynette back on the path to togetherness (because I actually do hope these two manipulative Muppet Babies stick together, I really do). The doctor comes into the waiting room, and tells them he needs to see them both. Clearly something serious is going on here, and together, Tom and Lynette nervously walk into the doctor's office. First the good news: her goose egg isn't a concussion, but just a nasty bruise. And now, the potentially catastrophic news: the CAT scan also picked up something irregular about her nymph-nodes, and the doctor needs to conduct more tests. Lynette asks if this is cancer, and the doctor allows how lymphoma might be one possible explanation, but they'll need to run a biopsy to be sure. As the doctor shows them some hilariously incomprehensible slides, the Sad and Scary music swells, and this time Tom reaches out for Lynette's hand, and she grabs it fiercely. Aw, and now I'm crying. Again.
And sing it, MAVO! After some mumbo-MAVO about all the big and small questions we ask ourselves every day, etc., she starts dropping the big Qs:
"Will be I around to watch my children grow up?" Lynette tucks her kids into bed and then stands at the door, watching them with a steely, complicated forlornness. My friends? Felicity Huffman is hands-down the strongest male actor on this show.
Next, we see Gabby looking nervously on as the Mayor bosses around the flower guy. "Am I making a mistake by marrying this man?"
Edie watches Carlos (while he...hangs up a pair of pants? or something?), her arms crossed, her head on the doorsill. MAVO: "Could he ever truly love me?"
Susan and Mike curl up in front of the TV, and MAVO says, "And what happens when we ask ourselves the hard question, and get the answer we were hoping for? Well. That's when happiness begins." Aw, yeah. I know I go on and on about how much Susan annoys me, and how leaden Mike is, but I'm weirdly happy to see these two happy. Though maybe it's just end-of-season fatigue?
Up next: It's the season finale, and Carlos discovers that liar Edie's stash of birth control pills, Lynette's mother pays her a surprise visit, and Bree is back in town. Hey Bree, did you happen to run into Karl while you were off the ABC lot? How about Zana? CreePaul? Felicia? Justin? Oh. Well maybe you could give them a message for us?