Paul Young is recovering from his suspected heart attack. However, a hospital doctor says it was probably just stress, either that or someone’s trying to poison him. This gets Paul thinking about nice neighbor Susan adding more than just spices to all those meals she’s been making for him lately. Lab tests prove that the food he’s been eating was, indeed, killing him slowly.
In an attempt to get her job back at the school, Susan offers to help out with the upcoming open house. The snooty mum in charge warns her not to confuse them with tassels. In other news, Felicia secretly adds antifreeze to the latest batch of cookies Susan makes for Paul. But when the snobby mum sees the sweet treats, she snags them to serve at the open house.
Paul confronts Susan about all the lethal meals she’s been giving him. Obviously, she has no idea what he’s talking about. Then Susan realises Felicia’s been providing the antifreeze additives. Susan immediately makes her way over to the school where she has no choice but to announce to the crowd that her cookies are poison. Moments later, Paul arrives. The police are with him to arrest the woman he believes has been trying to kill him.
Tom books a surprise holiday package to Hawaii. The kids are ecstatic, but not Lynette. She’s been planning the family trips for the past 16 years. This year’s camping trip was supposed to include a visit with her sister, so Lynette challenges Tom to a battle of the vacations. Whoever convinces the kids that their trip is best is the one they’ll take.
Tom and Lynette rip into each other with a nasty war of words. It’s a pretty ugly scene that is witnessed in its entirety by a sobbing Penny. She thinks her parents are headed for divorce. Lynette and Tom agree that they need some alone time.
Renee does a background check on Detective Chuck Vance after Bree makes a dinner date with him. The big news is that he’s “technically” married. The guy filed for divorce a while ago, it just hasn’t gone through yet. Vance also checked up on Bree. Her police record made for interesting reading. Neither dater is thrilled to learn about the background checks.
For some reason, Carlos doesn’t want Juanita watching a horror flick called Bloody Stranger II because she’s having nightmares. To show Juanita she has nothing to fear, Gaby makes them sleep outside in a tent. Lee spooks the mother-daughter campers, but it’s only to prove that just because something seems scary, that doesn’t mean it is scary. But later an unidentified figure later hovers around Wisteria Lane, and it really is fright night…