Back in Glenoak, Lucy and Robbie are on their all-important first official date. The mood is tense, and all they seem to have to talk about is how exciting it is to share their first official meal together. Lucy has even dressed up for the occasion, with a bulky pink sleeveless polyester turtleneck. Trust me, it's hideous. Lucy's next conversational ploy is to beg Robbie to share his feelings with her. Anyone who's ever tried that can probably tell you that it's not exactly the way to go on a first date. Hell, I've never tried it, but I still know it's a bad idea. Lucy discovers this for her own dim self when all Robbie can up with is that she is both "better" and "different" than Mary. At least it's starting to look like there won't be any second date. And if we're real lucky, maybe Lucy will be so traumatized by the memories that she'll never wear the frightful pink sweater again.
We finally get to meet Sasha's enchanting boyfriend, Larry. He comes up to Sasha to tell her he's been hanging with some friends in the pool hall. When Sasha whines that he stood her up, all he has to say for himself is that he needs twenty bucks to pay for his food. Simon looks on in disgust and then leaves. Sasha's upset that Larry promised to bring his friends home, but she goes with him anyway. I don't understand. He's not even cute.
Obviously, Cheryl has picked up some stalking tips during her association with the Camdens, since she has managed to track Dopey down in front of the library. Hee hee! I still giggle every time I have to type a sentence with the words "Dopey" and "library" in it. Matt and Cheryl apologize for being inconsiderate to each other earlier, and then Cheryl offers to talk to Mel.
Poor Julie. Not only is her marriage breaking up, but now she is forced to listen to Ruthie's stupid prattling about not being allowed to have a boyfriend. She gets back at Ruthie, though, by blathering on about Uncle Hank and what a jerk he is. Ruthie calls her insults "redundant," and feels compelled to explain the definition of the word. Julie says she's already aware of what "redundant" means -- which, considering her role on this show, is probably true. Annie walks into the room and banishes Ruthie, then starts badgering Julie about her marital woes some more.