Susan finds out who Harry Reems is the hard way. Well, not the hard way, but sort of by accident when Trina shows her a giant cut-out that she's planning to display at a party for Harry Reems' legal defense. When Sylvia (who is co-hosting the party) begins cross-examining Susan's knee-jerk aversion to pornography, Susan feels ambushed and takes off. Later, Trina gives her a dossier and Susan gets all fired up. When Bruce gets all dismissive in Susan's interest, she goes to see what the big deal is about Deep Throat, finds it amusing, and talks it over with Janet.
Bruce is less amused by the revelation that Susan's seen the movie, and forbids her to go to the party. So she waits until he slips out for his bowling-league championship, then puts on a foxy outfit and heads on over to the party. Seconds later, Janet shows up, announcing, "I didn't come here to support pornography. I came here to support Susan." Hilariously, she is the one who ends up having a chat with Harry in the kitchen during the party (he's fled there to avoid Gail).
Even more hilariously, Bruce and Roger storm into the party in their bowling shirts, all outraged and ready to fetch the little missus(es) home. Roger and Janet decide to stay to watch the movie. Bruce tells Susan repeatedly to get her things because she's heading home, but she tells him she's not; he does not take it well. When she finally comes home, they talk some more about the upheaval in their marriage, but come to no resolution. This is a sharp contrast to Janet and Roger, who end the episode getting it on in the middle of their kitchen.
Tom's started the new flight rotation. We learn that Trina's worried about Tom philandering, and he reassures her "I'm not that guy anymore." He's got good intentions: we see Tom at a party with his flight crew and he's noticeably restraining from indulging in all sort of monkeyshines. However, Trina's suspicious when Tom doesn't pick up the phone when she calls, and she reveals to us that she met Tom as a stew when they were working on an international flight and he was with someone else -- and she's afraid of history repeating itself.
And in The Children, Won't Someone Think of the Children? news: we learn that Sam is a pro at dealing with her mom (who, frankly, is channeling Amy Pohler's schtick from Baby Mama), and that she's wistful to excel at something. BJ tells her she's a 10 at handing her hot mess of a mom. Also, Logan threatens to get Teacher Doug fired, so Laurie gives her hot teacher a cold shoulder -- until a classmate's essay inspires her to tell Logan to let her go. Surprisingly, he does. This leaves Laurie free to pine after her teacher -- yippee! That girl doesn't realize how lucky she is that her parents are too busy fighting over Deep Throat to pay attention to where their nubile young daughter is after hours.
We open the episode with Trina setting out Tom's uniform for him while he sleeps. Tom and Trina's schedules are all off -- right around her bed time, he's got to be up to go to the airport. We establish that Trina's not happy Tom has the route, that they'll be separated, that Tom will be out of her sight. "You don't do well alone, Tom," she sighs. He assures her, "I'm not that guy anymore. And I wouldn't do anything to mess this up. It's too perfect. Do you have any idea how much I love you?" Thus appeased, Trina decides to send Tom off with a bang. So to speak.
Then morning breaks and we see Janet in her kitchen, practicing a Tupperware spiel. Awesome! I mean that sincerely. My passion for Modular Mates is probably indecent, but I refuse to apologize for liking a pantry in which all my dry goods are sorted and stacked by volume. Anyway, Tupperware apparently gets Roger going too, but Janet puts off his neck-smooching with "I just did my hair." Roger, still grinning, asks, "C'mon! Where's the crazy skinny-dipper from the cabin?" Janet protests that she exercised bad judgment. Roger leans in again and goes for the kill with "That's the most fun I ever saw you have." For a moment, Janet looks like she's about to concur, then she reminds Roger she's opposed to unscheduled sex. Janet, I feel like you and I have a lot in common thanks to our mutual passion for Tupperware, so let me say this to you as a friend: Have you noticed that your husband is hot? And hot for you? Carpe diem, my good lady! And carpe your husband.
Susan's making eats for the Tupperware party that she and Janet are co-hosting while Laurie attempts to raise her mom's consciousness with outrage-inspiring tidbits about Phyllis Schlafly. Laurie dismally concludes, "Carter better win this election, or women are totally screwed." Bruce comes down in time to chide Laurie for her language, and shrewdly avoids getting into a political debate with his kid. When he heads into the fridge to get breakfast, we see that Susan has done a little over-preparing for the party, so she decides to take an extra bowl of dip over to Trina's to see if Trina can use it for a party she's hosting the next evening.
Bruce is all, "Party? Why don't I know about this party?" and his alarm is understandable; for a brief moment, it might seem as though Susan's swinging without him. But Susan vaguely explains that it's for "some actor's legal defense" and waves him in the general direction of the invitation on the counter. Laurie gets there first, reads the invite and chortles, "Oh, wow. I don't believe this." Bruce peremptorily waves over the invite and we see his eyebrows go up.