Listen to the Rain on the Roof
Season 3 | Episode 1 | Aired 09/24/06
For Parker's birthday party, Lynette invites Kayla, but lies to Nora that they're just having "a quiet afternoon at home." Tom is worried what Nora will do when she finds out the truth and then has to reassure Lynette that he's more scared of her than he is of Nora. Nora calls to check on Kayla and correctly guesses that there's a party going on, but Lynette tells her, no, they're taking the kids out for ice cream. Knowing Kayla's on her way over, they bundle the whole party -- kids, clown, balloons, donkey and all -- to Gabby's backyard.
Nora shows up to an empty house and apologizes for thinking Lynette was lying -- until a kid with a party hat emerges from the bathroom and asks where everybody went. Tom is ready to cave again and let Nora into the party until Lynette tells him she always puts Tom first and she needs to know he'll do the same for her. So he tells Nora she can take Kayla home if she's not happy, but Kayla begs to stay and now it's Nora's turn to cave in.