Lynette’s mom, Stella (guest star Polly Bergen), comes to town with news that she’s getting married. Her fiancé Frank (guest star Larry Hagman) is a total tool. The guy’s rude, crude and obnoxious. He’s also loaded, which is the only reason Stella is marrying the jerk. Judging by the actor who plays Frank, we’re thinking the guy may have made his money in the oil industry.
Tom convinces Lynette to suck it up and support her mom on her wedding day. But as she’s pushing the wheelchair-bound bride-to-be down the aisle, Lynette rolls her mom right out the door. Stella tells her daughter that she’s not really marrying Frank for his money. She’s with the guy because he needs her and that makes her feel good inside. With that, Lynette wheels her mom back into the church. Who knows? Frank has a bad ticker. Maybe he’ll keel over during the honeymoon.
Susan tries to become dialysis buddies with a man named Dick, whose bad attitude fits nicely with his name. He’s a mean old man who rejects Susan’s multiple attempts to be friendly. See, Dick’s been doing the dialysis thing for years. He has no room in his life for optimism.
Susan realizes Dick actually does have hope when there’s chance he’s being contacted for a new kidney. But alas, the call is for someone else. Susan can see the guy is crushed. She grabs a seat next to him and takes hold of his hand. Dick takes her hand, too. After all, you can never have too many dialysis buddies.