Desperate Housewives (2004–2012): Season 5, Episode 15 - In a World Where the Kings Are Employers - full transcript

Susan starts her new job as a teacher's aide to MJ's school in order to give her son the best that she never had. But when Mike leaves their son in Katherine's care while he works, ...

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He's in your band?

This is too dangerous.

There were victims
of both violence and hard times.

We're sort of broke.

I thought Scavo's was doing well.

When times get tough,
people do without things like pizza.

And beneficiaries...

- The deal closed. I got the bonus.
- Oh, my God!

...of good work and perseverance.

Congratulations on your new job.

Congratulations on
getting me out of your office.

It's not hard to spot a mother
who works outside the home.

Just look for someone
who dresses in a hurry,

eats her breakfast
while rushing to her car

and applies her makeup
as she drives away.

But the surest way to spot a mother
who works outside the home?

Just look for a child...

MJ, why aren't you dressed?

We're gonna be late
for our first day of school.

...who gets sick
at the worst possible moment.

- Hey, guys, how you doing?
- He's sick, I'm late. Thanks for helping.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. I've got to work.

So do I.
And it's my first day at a new job. I win.

Look, I'd really like to help you out,
and spend some time with my best bud,

but Mrs. Nelson's septic tank
is expecting me at 9:00.

You're a plumber. Mrs. Nelson
is not expecting you on time.

In fact, if you show up before dinner,
she'll turn cartwheels.

I'm a teacher. It's different.

Wait, I thought you were
just a teacher's assistant.


Listen to me.
The whole reason I went back to work

is so we could both afford to give MJ
the things we felt he needed.

Now, I'm doing my part,
it's time you do yours.

I'll reschedule Mrs. Nelson.

I got to go. You get lots of rest
and drink plenty of fluids, okay?

You never left me
when I was sick before.

I know, honey,
but Mommy has a job now.

Come on, we talked about this.
You understand, right?

Don't be sad.
I am gonna pick you both up at 6:00.

Yes, it's not hard to spot
a woman who works outside the home.

Just look for a woman

who leaves her house every morning
feeling incredibly guilty.

It begins just after sundown.

After a long day at the office,
exhausted people start coming home.

Some are met by faithful pets,

some are welcomed with dry martinis,

others are greeted
with dinner on the table.

Then there are those
who return from a long day at work

only to discover...

...unpleasant surprises.

Good. You got my note. Come on in.

Okay, sure. Where's MJ?

- Here I am, Mommy.
- Hey, baby. How's my boy?

I missed you so much.

- Are you feeling better?
- Yeah.

Katherine made me soup
and read me a story

and showed me how to play blackjack.

What are you gonna remember?

Always double down on a pair of aces.

- That's cute. Where's Mike?
- Plumbing emergency.

Mrs. Nelson's toilet began erupting
and I wasn't busy, so...


Well, thank you very much
for helping us out.

Come on, MJ, it's time to go.

Thank you.

We already thanked her, buddy.
Let's not make her uncomfortable.

Thank you for having us over.

We are so honored
to be the first guests in your new home.

Your stunning new home.
I can't believe this.

The theme of my first place
was early-American beanbag.

Well, it's all Andrew.
He's the one with the taste. Please.

He's running late. Do you know why?

He's cleaning up a little mess.

Someone didn't know
you couldn't serve

bacon-wrapped shrimp puffs
at a bar mitzvah.

I knew.
I just thought if they tasted mine,

they might change the rules.

So, would you like something
to nibble on before dinner?

Is that cut crystal?

It's exquisite.

Andrew again.
He's got expensive taste.

- Thank God he brings in the big bucks.
- He does?

He does now,
ever since you gave him that raise.

This is a delicious snack!
Did you make this?

Yeah, it's just party mix.

- You gave Andrew a raise?
- A tiny salary bump.

Tiny is not the word
for your extraordinary generosity.

Look, there's pretzels and cereal.

I can see why they call it party mix.
It's like a party in a bowl!

When you say "extraordinary..."

He's exaggerating. They're children.
It just looks like a lot of money to them.

My God! Is this a '96 Latour?

I know. Andrew bought a case of it
at a wine auction

to celebrate that huge raise.

Once you've had a few glasses of this,

you're not gonna remember
this evening at all.

We'll see.

Boy, dinner without the kids.

It's nice to eat
without having macaroni thrown at you.


We really wanted to find a way
to thank you both.

- Thank us for what?
- Saving our marriage.

Please, it was our pleasure.
How did we do that again?

Bradley had been working around
the clock and I was feeling neglected.

But things are different
now that he has Carlos.

We have never felt closer.

And, Gabby,
I know I've been relying on Carlos a lot.

I hope it's not a problem,
his being away from home so much.

I'll be more willing to forgive
once his bonus check comes in.

The only person more excited than
Gabby about that bonus is her jeweler.

Brad, don't.
It's been such a nice night.

But he's gonna
hear it tomorrow anyway.

Hear what?

Look, I'm sorry,
but we're foregoing bonuses this year.

- Can I get anyone dessert?
- Beat it! What?

It's the economy.

Our CFO feels
we need to do some belt-tightening.

But do you know how much overtime
Carlos has pulled?

How many trips he's taken?
He's killed himself.

For God's sake,
don't do this to my jeweler.

But, Gabby, no one's getting a bonus.
Not even Brad.

So this was his bonus?
A salad and a stuffed chicken breast?

Look, hopefully next year will be better.

We're ready for dessert now.
Wrap up 10 lobsters to go.

Tom? Come here.

We haven't had a customer
in about half an hour,

so maybe we should just
close up early.

No. I've got an idea.

Hey, everybody, hey.

Take off your aprons
and come sit near the window.

- What is this?
- It's called psychology.

Come on! Hey, guys.

Nobody wants to eat
in an empty restaurant, right?

So, guys, this is what we are gonna do.

As soon as you see someone go by,

you laugh,
act like you're having a great time.

It'll draw them in.

So now we have pretend customers?

Gee, let's think of something to do

with all the pretend money
we're gonna make.

Trust me, this is gonna work.

Okay. Hey, you guys, you're a group
of old high school buddies.

You haven't seen each other
since the big game.

And you two,
you're on a hot date, okay?

All right. Hey, look, there's somebody.
Laugh, have a great time.

Awesome. Just like that.


As much as I love
Tommy Scavo's improv theater,

we need to face some facts here.

It's a slump. We'll ride it out.
We've done it before.

It's not a slump. In this economy,
people aren't eating out as much.

Between that and Porter's legal bills
and paying Bree back,

we are about a week away
from going bankrupt.

- Honey, please. Have a little faith.
- I did. For seven years.

Now I'm gonna be a realist.
And I need you to be one, too.

Okay, I understand you're worried.
I am, too.

But we can make it.
We just have to be creative...

If we sell this place now,

we can escape with some dignity,
and maybe even some money.

But if we keep on going like we are,
we're gonna lose everything.


No. I am not going out like this.
I am not gonna be a failure.

Please tell me
they just saw a customer.

So, with all the calories we just burned,

I'd say we deserve a huge lunch
at a fancy restaurant.

You do like to live well, honey.

Why not?
Life is brief, and mostly sucks.

Got to grab all the good you can
while you're on this side of the dirt.

That was very poetic.
But, sure, we'll go any place you want.

That was easy.

Well, since I'm on a roll,
how about this?

Let's go away this weekend.

Pick a five-star hotel with a great spa
and just live it up.

I don't know about that.
I've got a lot of stuff I need to do.

Come on.

Big fluffy robes, long massages.

Do you hear that? That buzzing.

- No, I don't hear anything. Maybe it's...
- Shh...

I hear it up here sometimes.

What the hell is it?

Hey, you know what?
I kind of like that hotel idea.

- Really?
- Yeah, you're right. Life is brief.

Why don't you go call the travel agent
and see what's available?

You know, you're kind of sexy
when you buckle.

I'm gonna call right now.

Dr. Heller? Listen, I got your latest text,

but, you know,
it's been a few weeks now

and people are freaking out
about you being gone so long.

So now there's a staff meeting
on the 15th,

and if you're not back by then,

I'm just gonna have to tell people
that I don't know where you are.

So, will you please just call me?

Hey, Mike. How's it going?

So far I've broken off three of
these stupid plastic sprinkler heads,

- but other than that, I'm great.
- Good.

Look, I was coming over to ask,

what would you and Katherine think
about going camping?

Man, I love camping. When?

My schedule gets busy on the 15th,
so it would have to be before then.

I don't know, this weekend?

I'm definitely up for it.
I'm not sure Katherine will be.

If she doesn't go,
then Edie won't go, and...

I guess if Katherine knows
another girl's coming,

- maybe I can convince her.
- Good!

Tell her the menfolk
will do all the hard work.

Build the fires, dig the latrines.

I wouldn't mention that latrine part
until we're actually at the campsite.

That's a good point.

I'll dig my gear out tonight.
It's gonna be fun.

Yeah. This is gonna be fun.

My, that's a beautiful pen.
Is it a Montblanc?

- Yeah. Yeah, I've always wanted one.
- Yeah.

I guess you can afford it now
with your new raise.

- You heard about that?
- Sure did.

The Chamber of Commerce just called.

They've added 40 people
to their guest list.

Damn it. I only planned for 100.
We're gonna need more tables.

Relax, they always pull this crap,

so I called the rental company,
had them put a few extras on the truck.

- We'll be fine.
- Thank God.

But you know what?
We can tell the Chamber people

that because it was so last-minute,
we had to bump our fee by 30%.

I like the way you think.

What would we do without him?

Yes, he's worth
every penny you pay him.

By the way, how many pennies is that?

I'm not discussing Andrew's salary
with you. It's none of your business.

- You're right, it's not. So, how much?
- Andrew moved into a new home.

I simply gave him
a cost-of-living increase.

The cost of living in a home with
silver pens and rare French wines?

Honey, please don't do this.

Oh, my God,
is he making more than me?

Orson, drop it. I'm not telling you
how much Andrew makes.

I'd be happy to give you
that information, sir.

Am I speaking to the account holder?

No, I'm her business partner.

- Very well. Account number?
- Yes, 85973.

- Name on the account?
- Van De Kamp's Old Fashioned Foods.

- And password.
- Password?

For security purposes.

Oh, yes, of course. It's...

You know,
it's completely slipped my mind.

It's the name of her childhood pet.

Oh, right.

- Fluffy.
- Nope. That's not it.

- Fido?
- No.

Spot. Rover? Mittens?

- Sorry, sir.
- Marmaduke! Old Yeller!

I cannot give out any information
without the password,

which you obviously don't know.

Then ask me a different question!

How about her date of birth?
Her social security number?

Goodbye, sir.

How about her real hair color?
Trust me, it's not what you think it is.

If you're looking to get fed,
it's gonna be a while.

No, Dad called a family meeting.

Yeah, Mom,
he said it's about the restaurant.

Oh, boy.
I think I know what this is about.

Listen, kids, things have been tough
down at the restaurant,

and I think your Dad
has finally decided to sell it.

- Wow.
- I know.

- Is he gonna be okay?
- I don't know.

That's why we all have to be
really supportive. Are you with me?

Hey, guys. Good, you're all here.

- I love you, Daddy.
- Not yet.

So, I wanted to talk to you all
about our pizzeria.

Just know we're 100% behind you.

That means a lot because
this was a really rough day for me.

I had to let all our employees go.

So, starting tomorrow,
you kids are my new wait staff.

Tom, what the hell
are you talking about?

I got it all worked out.
You and I will handle the days,

and the kids will join us after school
and on the weekends.


At the risk of sounding spoiled, no.

Come on, it'll be fantastic!
We'll love working together.

Why? We don't even like
living together.

Look, labor is our number one cost.

If we can eliminate it,
we'll start making a profit again.

You're not even gonna pay us?

- I'm nine. Is that even legal?
- I think so.

But just to be safe, you're now 15.
Happy Birthday!

Mom, please do something.

I thought maybe
after our conversation today,

- you'd realize it's time to pack it in.
- I have got to do this.

I can't walk away from that place

until I have done everything
that I can possibly think of.

But having the kids work there?

You said that
you were behind me 100%.

Really? That doesn't sound like me.

- Lynette.
- Okay, fine.

Kids, we are gonna support your
father by working in his restaurant.

You've got to be kidding me.

Just so you know, 30 years from now,
when you and Dad are old and feeble...

You're putting us in the cheapest
nursing home you can find.

Yeah, I got it.

Mrs. Solis, I didn't realize
you were here.

I've got your bracelet all polished
and ready for a night on the town.

Well, put it on and have a good time.

Turns out I'm not gonna be able
to afford it right now.

Unless you can help me out
on the price.

What did you have in mind?

You give it to me and then call your
insurance and say it was stolen?

I didn't think so.

I'm really sorry
about the bracelet, Mrs. Solis.

Perhaps I can show you something
a bit less expensive.

Maybe some earrings?

Will you excuse me a minute?


Carlos, get in here!
I've got a real shockeroo for you!

You are not gonna believe this!

Brad! Hi! What's going on?

He just stopped by with great news.
I'm getting that bonus after all.


I went to our CFO and I told him
it just didn't seem fair

that my right-hand man
should go unrewarded.

Isn't that great?
What kind of guy does that?

I think I know the kind.

So, Brad, what sort of bonus
are we looking at?

How does 20 grand sound?

Like a great jumping-off point.


Honey, you heard Maria the other night.

Your hard work is what's
brought them so much closer.

Pay no attention to my wife.
Twenty grand is a fantastic bonus.

You know, now that I hear
the number out loud,

it does seem a little low
after all you've done.

Twenty-five is probably more fair.

Brad, come on. Saving a marriage?

Can't put a price on that,
at least not a small one.

Gabby, will you knock it off?
You're being rude.

You're right. I'm sorry.

Just, I really wanted to buy this bracelet

I saw today downtown
in this little jewelry shop.

You know the place, honey.
It's right next to the Lexington Hotel.



- Are you sure?
- Yes! You deserve it! You both do.

I don't know what to say.

You're the only one getting a bonus,

so what I think might be best
is if we all agreed not to say anything.

- Do we all agree?
- Absolutely.

Now if you'll excuse me,
I'll leave you two to business.

All this negotiating
just goes right over my head.

"Thunder McFadden." What a hoot!

What's that?

It's my porn name.

No, a friend sent me an e-mail.

You take the name
of your childhood pet

and the street you grew up on,
and voil?,

that's the name you'd use
if you were a porn star.

So I'm Thunder McFadden.
My buddy here is Snoop Windemere.

Hey, who would you be?

Orson, I'm preparing a buffet for 200.

I don't have time to explore

my hypothetical career
in the adult film industry.


But you should know
that's why people find you so rigid.

Because you can never just let go
and have fun.

Coco Saugatuck. Happy now?

Sure am! Thanks, hon.

Of course, it could just as easily be
Munchy Cedarhurst.

- What?
- Or Taffy Swallow.

We moved around a lot
and had three dogs.

Bree, focus.
It has to be your favorite pet.

Like if I asked you,
"What's your childhood pet?"

This is the one you'd say.

I didn't really have a favorite.
I loved them all equally.

Oh, please.

If Coco, Taffy, and Munchy
were in a burning building

and you could only save one...

Orson, why are you being so morbid?

What? I just want to know
your porn name.

Okay, fine.

If I had to pick a favorite,
I guess it would be Munchy.

She was a bit rambunctious.

Father sent her to a farm
so she'd have room to run.

I cried for weeks and weeks.

Munchy? This was fun.

All right, that's a large mushroom
pepperoni pizza and two salads.

I'll get that started.
Tom, I need a large...

Large pep-mush at table nine.
I'm way ahead of you!

Thanks. And do you have
the calzones for table three?

- Oh, crap!
- Sweetie, I need two dinner salads.

What's the matter?

Parker said the only reason
you had me make salads

is because it's a job for babies.

Clearly that's not true

because you're not a baby,
you're 15, remember?

Also, I can't find my Band-Aid.

Okay. You fill water glasses,
I'll make the salads.

- Hey, Mom...
- Yeah?

- This is for table five.
- Thanks.

You didn't give them enough change.

Yeah, I know. I figured this out.

You can short people one percent
and they won't even notice.

If they've got a buzz on, three percent.

Okay, you make the salads,
I'll handle the register.

Dude, back off. That's my table.

Not anymore.
You can take the four-top of old farts.

- No way.
- What's going on?

He took my table.

So, take another one.
What's the difference?

Since I'm the only one here
who can wait on that table

without knocking over a glass
with my pants, how about I take it?

You, handle the cash register.
You, bus tables. Go on.

Well, look at this.

Everybody's happy,
things are running smoothly.

Don't worry.
I'm not gonna say I told you so.

Hey, Katherine said
you wanted to talk to me?

Yeah, come on in.

You know, you could have just called.

You don't have to use her
as an intermediary.

Really? I thought we were using
Katherine for all sorts of things.

Sending messages, raising our kid.

I don't see what the big deal is.

I have to work
and she has some free time.

- It's better for everybody.
- Well, it's not better for me.

Especially when
I'm not even told about it.

Fine. Here I am telling you.

I have to work Friday, so Katherine
will be picking MJ up from school.


What do you mean, no?

Let me remind you,
I have custody on Fridays.

Hey, thanks. Let me remind you
that the reason I agreed to custody,

is so our son could spend time
with his father.

- You have a problem with Katherine?
- No, she's a peach.

But she's not the one
that dragged me to court

to hammer out
some custody agreement.

Now, if you'd like, we can go back
and the judge can explain to you

the difference
between you and your girlfriend.

- Okay, you listen to me...
- Mommy? Are you guys fighting?

No, sweetie.

We are just trying to figure out
what is best for you. Aren't we?

I'll see you Friday, buddy.

Looks like
I'll be picking you up from school.

Andrew makes twice as much as me?

- Who told you that?
- A little bird.

Or should I say
a little dog named Munchy?

That's why you wanted to know
the names of my pets?

Orson Hodge, you are shameful!

What's shameful
is how much you're paying him.

Andrew has been with me
since I launched the company.

He runs every aspect of the business.
He deserves what he's making.

But I am your husband,
for crying out loud.

Yes, Orson, we're all aware of
how you got the job.

You know what the real travesty is?
I'm more educated than the lot of you.

I went to grad school. I'm a dentist!

No. You were a dentist.
Now you're a caterer.

And you're paid fairly based
on your expertise and contribution.

This is not about money, Bree.
This is about value.

And you're saying I'm worthless.

No. I'm just saying you're worth less.

I'm sorry, honey. I'm just being honest.

Very well.

Since we're being honest,
Munchy didn't go to any farm.

That's what parents tell their kids
when they just had their pets gassed.

- Hey!
- Hi. You got a minute?

- I have a really big favor to ask you.
- Sure.

I need a little detective work done.
It's about Bradley.

So, what's going on?

I'm gonna buy a golf club.

A baseball bat would be cheaper.

Maybe I should let you finish.

See, I don't know anything about
golf clubs, but I know Carlos does.

So I was hoping you guys
could snoop around

and find out
what kind of driver Brad wants.

It's a gift. Sure, yeah.

We'd love to help out.
So what's the occasion?

No occasion. I just want to thank him
for being a wonderful husband.

Well, don't spend too much.
Why don't you just get him a card?

So, our marriage counselor said

we should get each other little gifts now
and then, to keep things spontaneous.

You're in counseling.
That's great.

We were. But we stopped.
We don't need it anymore.

- Are you sure about that?
- Yeah. Brad and I are solid.

Well, ice is solid, too.

Until it cracks,
and you're drowning in freezing water.

I'd stay in counseling if I were you.

Gabby, I'm home!
Can you come in here for a minute?

Brad gives me a huge bonus
and you repay him

by telling his wife
that they need marriage counseling?

I'm sorry, I think they do.

Their marriage
is none of your business.

Besides, I think
they're a very happy couple.

Who? Him and Maria?

Or him and the blonde
I saw him kissing yesterday?

- What? No way.
- Yeah. And Brad saw me.

Why do you think your bonus jumped

from a stuffed chicken breast
to 30 grand in a day?

Oh, my God. This is illegal.

I'm getting a bonus no one else
is getting based on blackmail.

- You're welcome.
- I can't believe you did this.

Thank God you came to your senses.

All right. Let's get in there and tell her.

No, we can't tell her.
We'd have to give the money back.

Don't we have a moral responsibility
to tell her?

It's like you said,
their marriage is none of our business.

He's the one who's cheating.

If we say anything,
it'll just make things worse.

- We're the good guys here, Carlos.
- Really?

Because it sure doesn't feel like it.

It's open.

- Susan, you got our message.
- Yes. And imagine my surprise,

because last time I talked to Mike,

he promised me
he was picking up MJ from school.

Mrs. Nelson had another
plumbing emergency.

Apparently this new oat bran diet
she's on is...

I don't need the details.

I had a long day.
I just want to pick up my kid.

Mommy, we had paninis for dinner.
You want one?

No, thank you. Let's go.

But we were gonna make
brownies for dessert.

Well, we can make brownies at home.

The box kind? Katherine says
those aren't real brownies.

Except when your mommy
makes them with love.

Good save. Let's go.


Look, I know you were surprised
to find MJ here again today,

but I really was trying to do you a favor.

I don't need you to do me any favors.

What I need is for everyone
to just stick to the plan.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
Mike watches his son.

He doesn't pawn him off
on his girlfriend.

I had a really fun time.

Big group coming in.
It is now officially Saturday night.


Great, they're kids.

One plate of spaghetti
and 15 baskets of free bread.

Stop being such a downer.

We're finally making a go of this place,
all you want to do is complain.

We're taking a break.

- Not now. We just got a big party.
- Good luck with that. We're out of here.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
What's going on here?

Those kids go to our school.

And you know who that big guy is?
Kevin McDermott.

The guy called me "Jesus" for
a year because I wore sandals one day.

If he sees me wearing this,
I'll never hear the end of it.

Fine. Don't wear the apron. That's...

No! I'm not waiting on a kid

who's gonna make fun of me
on Monday morning.

It's humiliating enough
having to work here.

- Humiliating?
- Guys, easy.

No, you're not humiliated

when you use the money
that we make here to buy your clothes.

- Tom, it's fine. I'll take the table.
- No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

Your mother can't wait
on this whole restaurant by herself.

Then you do it.

Porter, I am your father and your boss,

and I am telling you right now
to go take that table.

Or what? You're gonna fire me?
Go for it.

You think this is a joke? This is my life!

- Tom!
- No.

You're worried
about being embarrassed?

I put everything I have
into this restaurant!

All right, that's enough! Let go of him!
Let go of him! Let go of him!

Guys, I just sat a twelve-top.
Who's taking it?

I will.

I started getting our accounts in order.

If we're gonna sell this place,

we should probably know
exactly how much it's worth.

I think this can all wait until morning.

Don't you?

Hey, I just booked us
into the Brunswick Inn for this weekend.


Prepare to be pampered.

Shoot, this weekend isn't gonna work.

Mike really wants us to do that camping
trip that we've been talking about.

- Camping? Have you met me?
- I figured you were gonna say that.

I just can't blow him off. This is
the only weekend that works for him.

Then you're on your own.
Have fun wiping with leaves.


Please don't tell Katherine
that you're not coming, all right?

Mike really wants her there,

and if she hears that you're not going,
she won't either.

Will you take me to the Brunswick Inn
next weekend?


Then I won't say a word to Katherine.

- Hey, when did you two get here?
- Just a minute ago.

They said they have something
personal they want to talk to us about.

Oh, really? What is it?

We're pregnant!

- Oh, wow!
- Yay!

I know. We are so happy.
But that's not all.

See, even though we've only known
each other for a short time,

your friendship has meant a lot to us,
which is why Maria feels strongly

that you should be
the baby's godparents.

Do you hear that, Carlos? Godparents.


You are such good people,
so kind-hearted and decent.

And that is the kind of influence
that we want in our baby's life.

How could we say no?

- I see you got your bracelet after all.
- Yeah.

But I'm not enjoying it as much
as I thought I would.

Okay, lunch and a movie.
You are one lucky boy.

I'm gonna take a quick shower.
Try not to get any crumbs on the couch.

What's wrong? It's peanut butter.
No crusts. Your favorite.

I want a panini.

I don't know how to make paninis.

It's just turkey and cheese.
Do we have any probolone?

No, we do not have any "probolone."

Can we borrow some from Katherine?

Absolutely not.

In this house,
we do not eat pretentious cheeses.

We eat honest,
American peanut butter.

Now, watch your movie
and I'll be back in a minute.

Would you make me a panini?

Sure, sweetie.
Does your mommy know you're here?

Hey, sweetie, how was your sandwich?

MJ? MJ, honey, where are you?

MJ, where are you? MJ!


- What is he doing here?
- He wanted a panini. He said you knew.

MJ, go wait outside on the porch.
I need to talk to Katherine.

You can take the sandwich.

Look, he showed up on my doorstep.
He seemed hungry.

You think I don't feed my kid?

Okay. Well, maybe he just
wanted to come see me.

Yeah, because you make it like
Disneyland over here,

with your paninis and your blackjack.

You're trying to do everything you can

to make him think
that you're the other mommy.

- What?
- You're trying to get your hooks

deeper into Mike by showing him
how much his son loves you.

Susan, I am being nice to the child
of the man I'm dating.

- How does that make me evil?
- No, not evil. Devious.

You know, I hate to tell you,
but your big plan is not gonna work.

Because from now on,
MJ's either at my house or Mike's.

- He is no longer allowed to be here.
- Yeah, that's gonna be tricky.

That's the way it's gonna be,
whether you like it or not.

No, it's gonna be tricky
because Mike's moving in here.


First of the month, he's giving up
his place and moving in with me.

So MJ is going to be spending a lot
of time here, whether you like it or not.

Orson, I'm glad you're here.

I was doing a recount of the goblets
for the Hopkins wedding reception

and we're short by about 30.

So, I have to run over to the supplier
and pick up the rest.

- Could you hold down the fort for me?
- Sure. No problem.


Hey, you know, Andrew,

it never would have occurred to me
to do a recount of the goblets.

Bree's lucky to have someone
as conscientious as you working here.


Thank you, Orson.
That means a lot to me.

It begins just after sunrise.

After a good night's sleep, people
leave their homes to go to work.

They do this so they can provide
a better life for their families,

so they can afford nice things

and have a reason
to get up in the morning.

And when their exhausting work
is done,

people come back home again,

and some begin counting the days
until their next vacation.