Season 1 | Episode 15 | Aired 02/20/05
Tom is disappointed when he is passed over for VP at his office and Lynette tells him he should have been more aggressive. When the man who got the promotion instead of him has a heart attack, Tom goes after the job and gets it. Lynette is thrilled for him, until he tells her it will take him out on the road more.
Lynette stops by Tom's new office and while she's there the boss's wife says she was the one who convinced him to promote Tom. So Lynette tells her how much Tom will miss of the kids' lives if he's gone so much. Her little job of sabotage works: Tom's promotion is revoked. When she sees how crushed Tom is, Lynette is remorseful, but she doesn't say anything.