As the second season opens, Mike returns back home to discover that Zach is holding Susan hostage and must find a way to rescue them both. Lynette decides to interview for an account executive position at a top ad agency, since Tom has agreed to stay home with the kids. Her potential boss becomes skeptical, so Lynette goes all out to impress her. Rex's mother, Phyllis, comes in for his funeral and ends up driving Bree crazy. Gabrielle starts feeling guilty about being unfaithful and starts visiting Carlos in jail.