Whoa, that is one ugly decorating scheme the CamRents have in their dining room. I keep expecting Belle Watling and her girls to show up and join the party. Simon is anxious to say the blessing. Annie wants to know why he's in such a hurry, and asks him if he has a date. Ew. Dopey says he hopes not, since he needs the car. Yeah, well, isn't Simon about five years too young to drive anyway? When Simon finally gets around to saying the blessing, he gives a cursory thank you for the food and then launches into his real agenda: "And if there really is a God, God, I know you'll find a way to get me that dog I want. Amen." Everyone laughs as though that were a really cute thing to say. Dopey informs the CamFam that he has a date. Mary uses that as an excuse to start whining about how unfair it is that the CamRents won't let her go out with older guys. Simon pipes up to tell us that "'dog' is 'God' spelled backwards." That's actually pretty funny, and it does remind me of this theory I've been harboring for a while. If I played tapes of 7th Heaven backwards, would I hear some demonic messages from Brenda, in which she advocates stalking one's family members and tells women that they're inferior to men? Come to think of it, I don't even have to play the tapes backwards to hear that. RevCam tells Lucy she's "looking awfully grown-up these days," which causes her to throw a hissyfit and storm off to her room. Hee hee. Wacky, nonsensical Camdens.
After dinner, back in the CamKitchen, we see RevCam walking around with a dishtowel on his shoulder while, off-camera, Annie shouts out, "Ouch! Darn it!" I immediately assume she finally lopped off a finger with the chef's knife, but no -- now she's trying unskillfully to fix the kitchen sink. RevCam tells her she's looking beautiful. She modestly demurs, saying she has grease on her face. It's true -- there's a small smudge of something that looks like eye shadow placed strategically across her cheek so she'll look cute. At least it draws attention away from her hair. She and RevCam make out for a while, and I'm shocked to see that there's actually some open-mouthed kissing involved. While it's certainly not the most erotic scene ever, it's still way better than their passionless, closed-mouthed kisses from later seasons. They both stick their heads under the sink and make out some more -- mm, romantic! -- until Simon walks up and spoils the mood by saying, "You know, a dog is a lot less trouble than a baby." Wow, now I think I know why Simon's dialogue has always been so crappy in seasons four through six: There must be a finite number of funny lines he's allowed to utter during his run on this show -- WB policy, you know -- and apparently Simon used up all of his in the pilot episode.