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  • Sunday, October 16, 2005

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    TEASER
    1. Mary Alice talks about how the inmates at the Fairview County Jail always looked forward to Tuesdays when Gabrielle arrived for her visit. And we see them in the yard watching as she struts in.
    2. In a flashback, Gabrielle walks in as one the men shows off his behind to her.
    3. Another flashback . . . one of the inmates dances for Gabrielle.
    4. Back in the present, Gabrielle’s walking with Carlos’ lawyer as they argue over her wish to have a conjugal visit with Carlos. When she tells the lawyer he works for her, the lawyer pointedly tells her he’s not her maid -- or her gardener. She slaps him, twice; he calls her a crazy bitch; the inmates help out from behind the fence. As a riot starts to attack the lawyer, the guards move in with gas. And Mary Alice tells us this was the nicest compliment Gabrielle ever received.


    ACT ONE
    1. Mary Alice tells us that the fathers in the neighborhood could come home to find their families waiting for them -- and we see several fathers do just that.
    2. But Lynette arrives home as Mary Alice us says it wasn’t that easy for working mothers.
    3. Lynette looks in at Parker and covers him up, also noting an umbrella near him/
    4. Lynette goes downstairs and tells Tom she wishes she could spend more time with the kids. As she goes to eat something, he tells her it’s been left out for hours, for Mrs. Mulberry, Parker’s new imaginary friend, a British nanny. Lynette frets that Mrs. Mulberry’s a surrogate mommy, but Tom cautions her about being too sensitive. And Lynette wonders why Mrs. Mulberry got a bigger portion of food than her.
    5. Outside, Mike kisses Susan but she wants a bigger kiss. He pulls away; having a casual romance isn’t working for him. Susan disagrees: casual means there’s no commitment -- but also no dating anyone else. Mike tells his girlfriend that Zach’s part of his package now, and if she can’t accept it . . . Mike walks away, and Susan rushes after him, insisting she accepts Zach. They give up their casual romance, and plan to have sex ASAP.
    6. At prison, Gabrielle downplays the riot she started, and Carlos is displeased to learn it was because Gabrielle wanted a conjugal visit. Gabrielle thinks sex would help, and loudly announces this before remembering others can hear. He tells her to get a new lawyer.
    7. Bree kisses George on the forehead outside her home, and also says it’s too soon after Rex’s death for her to do anything more. Andrew comes out with the garbage and clearly doesn’t care for George one bit. Bree invites George to dinner, and Andrew then tries to get rid of George. George and Andrew get into a shoving match, and Bree wants it to stop. She turns to leave, after telling George she’ll be serving fish for dinner on Friday.

    ACT TWO
    1. Lynette wakes up a sleepy Parker so they can have doughnuts together before she goes to work.
    2. Lynette’s in the front seat with Parker in the back seat of the car. But Parker makes her stop the car because he didn’t bring Mrs. Mulberry. She can’t convince her son to leave his friend behind, so Lynette opens the car door for her. But she’s forgot her umbrella . . . so Lynette runs back to the house.
    3. Inside the house, Lynette rushes in to find Tom with one of the twins. She can’t find the umbrella.
    4. Lynette runs back out and shows Parker a sunhat. Parker tells his mom the umbrella was left in the showe, but she gets mad at Parker and won’t go back for it. Parker throws his own fit, gets out of the car, lets Mrs. Mulberry out, and storms away.
    5. Bree’s doing laundry when Andrew’s about to leave wearing a horrible shirt. She makes him change his shirt right there. He says he’s not going to be at the dinner with George, but she blackmails him into attending by saying he can’t afford the entrance fee to the swim meet he wants to be in soon. Andrew’s appalled his mom would stoop to blackmail, and Bree says she’ll go to any lengths to assure even seating.
    6. Susan’s passing out fliers about Zach when a catty Edie approaches; she knows the truth about Zach’s paternity and tells Susan that Susan’s only helping Mike because she loves Mike.

    ACT THREE
    1. We see handsome lawyer David Bradley in his office as Mary Alice tells us he was successful because --
    2. He’s persuasive -- David persuades a woman to kiss him.
    3. He’s forceful -- he forcefully kisses a woman.
    4. And he wins on appeal -- he appeals to a woman to kiss him, and they do.
    5. David tells Gabrielle he won’t take her case. He also briefly talks with his secretary, as his lunch meeting’s been cancelled. Gabrielle vows to throw tons of money at David in exchange for his help in getting a conjugal visit for Carlos, but David’s frank: he thinks Gabrielle should leave her doomed marriage. As Gabrielle goes to leave, she reminds him he’s eating alone, and it’s probably not his first time to do so.
    6. Lynette’s with several people from Parker’s school, who inform her that Parker rammed a teacher with Mrs. Mulberry’s umbrella because he couldn’t get his imaginary friend a desk. Lynette’s apologetic, but the people are more interested in learning what caused this. Has there been a death in the family? Lynette musters some tears, as she realizes it’s happening because she went back to work.
    7. At the Van De Kamp dinner, George laughs hysterically at his own story, while Andrew chuckles along. In the kitchen, Bree tells Danielle she’s relieved Andrew and George seem to be getting along. Andrew asks George if he’s ever been with a woman; he also pushes George’s buttons further by mimicking the moaning sounds he heard Bree make when she used to make love to Rex. When Bree returns with cobbler, and then makes the same moaning sound as she eats it, George is set off, and tries to send Andrew to his room. Bree’s confused by George, who rushes away when Bree won’t take his side against Andrew. Andrew’s pleased

    ACT FOUR
    1. At home, Gabrielle gets a message from David, who wants to pass her on to a good divorce lawyer.
    2. An angry Gabrielle storms into David’s office. She thinks he’s acting inappropriately and doesn’t know her at all, but he calls her out on being a spoiled, pampered woman who expects excitement. He starts to hit on her but she ends this by informing David she’s pregnant. She negotiates a deal with David and hires him as Carlos’ lawyer, and wants a conjugal visit by noon tomorrow.
    3. Susan and Mike are at a park looking for Zach; they split up to cover more ground after first kissing.
    4. Susan gets two dishes of ice cream when the ice cream man points out Zach nearby. Susan runs after Zach, getting ice cream all over her in the process. She corners him -- but when he brandishes a 2 by 4, she runs away.
    5. A messy Susan finds Mike, and proceeds to lie about what happened as she claims she ate all the ice cream,
    6. Later, Susan’s told Bree and Gabrielle what happened. Gabrielle sides with Susan, calling Zach a freak, but Bree reminds them both that Zach is their friend Mary Alice’s son.

    ACT FIVE
    1. Lynette and Tom disagree about how to handle Parker, and he gently reminds his wife they can’t afford to have two stay at home parents. Frustrated, Lynette attacks the dishwasher. He suggests they hug Parker ten times a day, but while she poo-poohs this parenting method, Tom gives her a loving hug.
    2. Lynette finds Parker in bed with the umbrella and a book, as Mrs. Mulberry’s reading to Parker. He gets mad when she takes the umbrella away. Lynette tries to tell her son that even though she’s working now, her love for Parker is real -- unlike Mrs, Mulberry. This only makes Parker angrier and he calls his mother a liar.
    3. As Bree and George eat watermelon outside, Bree’s told George she can’t see him anymore as she needs to spend more time with Andrew. He claims he agrees, but thinks Andrew should return to the counseling camp for more aid. Bree doesn’t think that should happen unless Andrew really acts up again. George sweetly tells Bree he likes Andrew . . . who reminds him a little bit of himself.
    4. Gabrielle and Carlos are left alone for their conjugal visit, but they don’t have long . . . not that they need long, as Carlos has his clothes off in the time it takes Gabrielle to turn around. And they fall on the bed together . . .
    5. After having sex, Gabrielle wonders if they’re going to make it, and Carlos teases her that they just did. But Gabrielle gets serious: Carlos will be a dad soon and he’s going to need to get a job. Carlos is ready to start over with her. He also asks about the new lawyer, but before Gabrielle can answer, Carlos gets a call and learns there’s only 30 minutes left. They decide to make the most of it…
    6. Susan sees Zach on a bench, and urges him not to run away this time. He can’t . . . he hurt his leg running away from her before. She convinces him to go eat.
    7. Susan and Zach sit at a booth in a restaurant, eating. Zach learns his father’s alive but gone, possibly to Utah. He wants to go after his father but Susan thinks he should come back home with her, though she purposefully doesn’t mention that Mike’s Zach’s dad. But when Zach thinks he might still have a chance with Julie as he thinks about her all the time, Susan changes her tune with Zach and tells him he should go to Utah to find Paul -- and she’s going to give him as much money as he needs to get there.

    ACT SIX
    1. Lynette’s in bed but gets up . . .
    2. In Parker’s room, she grabs the umbrella.
    3. Lynette tosses the umbrella in the outside garbage.
    4. The garbage man takes the trash away, but the umbrella falls out and to the ground.
    5. Parker wonders where his umbrella is, and Lynette plays dumb, suggesting to her son that Mrs. Mulberry left to help Spencer, an English orphan without any hands. When Tom wonders what Lynette did with Mrs. Mulberry, she’ll only say he can’t prove anything without a body.
    6. Tom, Lynette, and Parker exit the house -- where Parker sees the umbrella. But before he can reach Mrs. Mulberry, a car runs over and destroys the umbrella. Parker cries over his dead imaginary friend, but when Tom thinks 911 might help, Lynette tells her husband Mrs. Mulberry’s gone.
    7. At the swim meet, Andrew gets ready to swim as George joins Bree. The devious pharmacist tells her he’s going to stay away from her because Andrew needs the space, but he does give her a lovely gift. When she’s happy about this, George kisses her. A fuming Andrew leaves the pool and attacks George before he’s finally pulled off of the pharmacist. George is bleeding as an irate Andrew looks truly out of control.
    8. Mary Alice begins her voiceover about good fathers -- as Andrew packs his things to leave, while Bree looks on.
    9. Gabrielle and Carlos are still together . . .
    10. Mike picks up a flier from the ground showing Zach . . .
    11. And a crying Lynette blames herself for the death of Parker’s imaginary friend. Tom comforts his wife, insisting that one day she and Parker will laugh about what happened.

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