— Bang bang, my baby shot me down: Danny had loaned his family's gun to a still scared Julie, who was released from the hospital after her assault. When Julie heard someone creeping around outside, she grabbed the gun and handed it off to her terrified mother, Susan, who fired. Turns out it was Katherine, who was wounded in the shoulder. A panicked Angie feared that Katherine would call the police, who would trace the gun and learn that it was registered under the Bolen family's real name, so she did some fast talking and convinced Katherine that she'd look better to Mike if she took the high road and didn't get Susan in any trouble. But by doing so, she also fed Katherine's delusions that Mike still loves her.
Monkey business: When the mom of one of Juanita's friends told Gaby she was an unfit mother, Gaby worked frantically to earn the woman's trust back by bribing her child to come to a birthday party. When Gaby demanded a tired party monkey work too long, he attacked the event's hired clown, in a scenario that could only happen on Wisteria Lane or in someone's strange, drunken nightmares. But cheerful as ever, Carlos reassured Gaby that her lax parenting was what gave their girls independent natures. Always looking on the bright side, that Carlos.
Wearing the pants: Karen McCluskey convinced Lynette and Tom to hire Roy as a handyman, but he and Lynette clashed. Roy looked to Tom as the head of the family and didn't want to take bossy Lynette's orders instead. But turns out Tom wasn't offended by his wife's dominance — he told Roy that since she couldn't control her cancer, she needed to feel she could control other things in life, and he didn't mind letting her. A good husband, that Tom, and smarter than he lets on.
The perfect family: Danny confronted Nick about his relationship with Julie. Nick admitted his affair with the much-younger woman, but also claimed it was over for good. Danny threatened to spill the beans to his mother, which led to Nick sneering that Angie herself was far from perfect. Nick tried to talk to Julie at a party, but she didn't want anything to do with him anymore. And when Danny asked her if her mystery man could have been the one who assaulted her, she was quick to say that wasn't possible. Or was it?
What the maid knows: Bree and Karl now have a regular motel rendezvous, and their room is cleaned by the same maid each time. Thanks to Bree blabbing to Orson on the phone while the maid cleaned, her secret is now out. Feeling judged by the maid, an embarrassed Bree tried to defend her affair, only to end up confessing that she feels horribly guilty for what she's doing to Orson, although it's clear she has no intention of stopping the fling.
Bad plot point of the week: When Gaby's trying to hype Juanita's party to the girl's pal, Rachel, she really hooks her by mentioning that a clown will be there. Seriously? Seven-year-old girls love clowns? Doesn't everyone hate clowns?
Line of the week: "He's snaking a lady's drain, OK? And yes, I realize how that sounded. Get your minds out of the gutter." —Susan, discussing plumber Mike's whereabouts.