Gabrielle and her young lover, John, are surprised when her husband Carlos comes home unexpectedly. John jumps out of the window, but fortunately Carlos can't see that he's naked from the waist down, only that he's trimming the hedges as usual. Carlos surprises her with an expensive necklace but she is blasé. He asks her what's bothering her and she says their marriage isn't exciting enough anymore and that she wants him to surprise her more often. She shows up at John's after deciding it's too dangerous for them to keep meeting at her house. After they have sex, he presents her with a single red rose. "It's perfect, just like you," he says, and she realizes he's in love with her. Carlos surprises Gabrielle with a brand new sports car. When he asks her if it's the best gift she's ever gotten, she lies and says, "Yes," even though John's gift clearly meant more to her.
[break]Susan and the other women try to decide what to do about the blackmail note they found in Mary Alice's things. When Susan stops by to see her husband, Paul, he tells her he doesn't care what Mary Alice's reasons were, so she hangs onto the note. Meanwhile, Paul has dug up a trunk that was buried beneath his pool. He wraps it in plastic and dumps it in a local lake, but it surfaces almost as soon as he's gone.
Bree asks Rex if he'll cancel the meeting with the divorce lawyer and start going to a counselor instead. At Dr. Goldfine's, Rex says Bree doesn't like to talk about her feelings, and that he doubts she even has any. But Bree's too distracted by a loose button on the doctor's jacket to listen. When Rex is delayed for their next meeting, Bree meets with the doctor alone and instead of telling him her problems, she insists he let her mend his button.
[break]Mrs. Huber helps Edie go through the ruins of her house and gets suspicious when Edie denies that a still salvageable measuring cup is hers. Mrs. Huber finds out from Julie that Susan had lost her measuring cup and puts two and two together.
Lynette's rambunctious boys won't buckle up in her minivan and she is pulled over by a cop. But when the officer criticizes her mothering, she snaps and he is so intimidated, he lets her off with a warning. Mrs. Huber gives Lynette advice on how her mother dealt with her: she would leave her by the side of the road and drive off. In desperation, Lynette tries this tactic. But when she comes back for her boys, they're nowhere to be found. A neighbor has taken them in, and is threatening to call social services on Lynette. But the boys attack the woman, coming to their mother's defense. They may not be perfect, but at least they're loyal.
[break]Susan is horrified when she runs into Mike while she's throwing out her garbage in her bathrobe, sans makeup. She asks him to dinner anyway, but since she's a terrible cook, he offers to host. Edie stops by as Mike and Susan are unloading groceries and Susan has no choice but to invite her. Susan is discouraged when Mike's dog, Bongo, doesn't seem to like Susan, but adores Edie. To get Bongo to like her, Susan dabs gravy on her ear. All goes well, until Bongo starts choking -- he's swallowed her long, dangly earring! The evening is over as Mike rushes Bongo to the vet. Mike tells Susan he was so upset because Bongo was his late wife's dog. Susan is relieved Mike isn't mad, but she realizes he's still not over his wife. What she doesn't know yet is that he's keeping a gun, a pile of money, and a map of Wisteria Lane in his kitchen cabinet.