At Gabrielle's engagement party, Edie finally confides that she's seeing Carlos. Gabrielle pretends to be happy for her, but the next day day she orders her to stop seeing her ex-husband, "or else." Edie tells her she's not going to and to do her worst. Gabrielle calls on old favors to get Lynette and Susan to give Edie the cold shoulder. Once she realizes what's going on, Edie sets out to top her. She makes Lynette an offer she can't refuse: Catering Travers' birthday party. Lynette agrees, since she knows Gabrielle will be busy with Victor. Susan also gets roped in when Edie tells her she's got 20 copies of her children's book and all the children are expecting autographs.