DeAnn Welker writes: It might not have been the most important storyline of the week, but Bree and Keith moving in together sure was the most fun -- mostly because Orson returned and moved in with them, too. As Keith and Bree were settling in to their new life together (with Keith replanting the flower beds destroyed in the riot using manure as fertilizer), Orson showed up and asked to stay there until he found his own place, since Judy kicked him out. Bree, feeling she should always do the polite thing, said yes without consulting Keith.
Dinner that night didn't go well, as insults were lobbed across the table. When Keith couldn't get the upper hand verbally, he threw food. And Orson, not too sophisticated to stoop to Keith's level on this matter, threw food right back. Bree stormed off in a huff, then went to Judy and found out Orson had actually left her because he's still in love with Bree. Keith felt vindicated and wanted Orson OUT. NOW. Bree tried to kick him out, but agreed to let him stay until he found a place. Keith stormed out, sure that Bree must love Coq au Vin more than Sloppy Joe (not just their preferred foods, but great nicknames for those two, right?).
She chased him down and rolled in the manure to prove her love, and they kissed happily as Orson watched sadly from the front porch. I think he got the message. And their dinner fight brought us this delightful exchange:
Orson: Your cologne is making my eyes water.
Keith: Actually, it's steer manure.
Orson: To each his own.
Not one to be rolling around anywhere was Susan, stuck in the hospital with one crummy kidney. She tried to fight doctors' orders that she would need dialysis, and wanted to get by with herbal remedies despite Mike's protests. But when she tried to walk MJ to the cafeteria for ice cream and had a seizure, she changed her mind and brought in her girls to make sure they will help Mike with MJ should anything happen to her. They tearfully agreed.
Oh, and the episode tried to trick us into thinking Mike shot Paul Young by having Felicia Tillman call him and call him a "naughty boy," but by the end he showed up to tell her he'd never do that and did NOT do that. So she's still wondering who did. As is Paul, who found out from the cops that Felicia's his mother-in-law. Uh-oh.
Meanwhile, Gaby bought herself a fancy Grace stand-in doll to play house with after Juanita's therapist told them to get rid of all of Grace's photos and artwork. And Renee told Lynette about her one-night stand 20 years ago with Tom. Turns out it was after Tom and Lynette were engaged, but they were on a break or something. Lynette told Renee she hates her a lot, and then asked her not to tell Tom she knows. Because she wants to torture him, of course. This should be fun.
DeAnn Welker is a writer and editor in Portland, Ore.