Hospital. Susan charges inside and blows right past Yokas, which is incredibly thoughtful of her. "She's all right," Yokas calls after the whirlwind. Susan barely waves at her. Damn, that's rude. Yokas should take Suzy back.
Suzy is lying on a hospital bed being extubated. "Hey, baby," Chloe coos to her daughter. "You're going to be okay." Susan, standing in the doorway, wants to know why they tubed her. The doctor shares that Gerald had fed her a Xanax to knock her out, but the doctor did a tox screen and she's perfectly fine and healthy. Chloe spies Joe hovering in the doorway and strikes a defensive pose, hand on her hip and a scowl on her face. "What the hell are you doing here?" she spits. "Not taking drugs, that's for sure," Joe forgets to say. Instead, he waves to Suzy and coos at her, and the blonde cherub looks delighted to see him. Chloe taps her inner bitch and fires a barrage of angry insults at him, ordering him to leave. Joe, to his credit, ignores all this and never breaks eye contact with Suzy, constantly saying sweet things to her from across the room. Chloe needs to be spanked. Susan looks too embarrassed to do anything. "Get out of here!" Chloe screams. "GET OUT! We don't want you here." Joe obeys. The doctor excuses himself uncomfortably, and Susan follows him to ask privately if there were any signs of molestation on Suzy's body. "He never touched her," the doctor whispers comfortingly. Susan praises the heavens.
Susan creeps up to the bed and wins an ear-splitting grin from Chloe. "Hi pumpkin!" Susan coos. "I need to talk to mommy for a second." Suzy frowns. "You're leaving?" she frets. Chloe assures her they won't, and she and Susan exit, the latter glaring daggers through Chloe's back.
Chloe is all giggles and smiles, rejoicing at the safety of her daughter. She tenses when Susan's somber attitude cuts her first natural high in several days. "What?" Chloe beams. "This was not my fault, not this time." She seems more relieved at that fact than at the safety of her child. Sick. Susan starts lecturing her about going back into rehab, and that drug addiction is a disease that needs prompt treatment. Chloe obtusely argues that the drugs didn't do this -- a psychotic guy did. She seems to ignore the fact that her daughter wouldn't have been in the territory of a psycho if Chloe hadn't left her in front of a drug den. Details, details. "It was a slip," Chloe insists. "It's not going to happen again." Susan busts her by saying that Joe confessed about Chloe's previous slips. "Oh, so you're going to listen to that son of a bitch?" Chloe laughs resentfully. "He has a girlfriend -- did the bastard tell you that?" Susan levelly tells Chloe to check into a residential rehab program, and offers to take Suzy until the program is complete. "Oh my God, I am not sick!" screeches Chloe. "This was not my fault! I'm fine! We're both fine!" Chloe is so far in denial that she's actually speaking in hieroglyphics. And she's a wailing, screaming cow. I'm amazed Joe married her in the first place. Everyone in the vicinity turns to stare at Chloe. An older doctor and nurse shake their heads and tsk-tsk, as if to bemoan the tragic waste of life and Chloe's apparent eschewal of shampoo. Chloe maturely spits, "Mind your own business!" She then turns on Susan and angrily tells her sister to go home. "Hey, doctor," she sneers, her voice dripping with spite "Why don't you just go home?" I so want to slap her right now. And not in a good way, where the writers can at least be delighted they're getting some reaction out of the viewers. I just want to spit on her and steal her shoes.