Today's Opening Credits Timewaster takes place in the Treehouse of Lurv. Lucy carefully sets the table and sits down to eat pizza with Kevin. She then attacks her pizza with her fork, shredding it apart and removing all the toppings, making horrid facial expressions as she does so. The subsequent sickening close-ups of the pizza being mauled and Lucy's nostrils flaring are no match in nastiness, however, for the revelation that this episode was written by Brenda Hampton. I might as well curl up in a fetal position on the floor of my shower now and get it over with.
Kevin asks Lucy what her problem is; if she didn't want pizza for dinner, she should have said something. He's willing to eat whatever she wants. Lucy says that she'll just sneak into the house and steal some dinner from her parents. Kevin nixes the idea, saying that Annie wanted them to have dinner together, and away from the rest of the family. Lucy says that's just because Annie doesn't want Lucy to ask her about Charles. Kevin says he thinks maybe it's because Lucy's parents are sick of them always hanging around. Lucy refuses to believe this very reasonable notion, then asks if Kevin and Annie are conspiring to keep Lucy out of the CamPound.
Ruthie enters Martin's room without knocking and asks if he's sure he doesn't want to eat with the rest of the family. Martin says he's busy sending an email to his dad. Since when can the Camdens afford to have individual computers with internet hook-ups in their bedrooms? Ruthie asks if the email is about her mother, because the whole world revolves around the Camdens. Ruthie then asks Martin if Annie is "scaring" him. Well, duh. That's like asking if the sun is going to rise tomorrow morning. Martin says he doesn't get Annie being so happy, and he doesn't know how to act around her. Ruthie doesn't think Annie really is happy, Martin says she's sure doing a good job of faking it, then, and that he's been in a really good mood lately himself. Ruthie says she has too.