In the CamBoudoir, Annie suggests that the CamRents forbid Lucy and Robbie to date. RevCam says, "Nah, I'm sure if we give them enough rope, they'll hang themselves." Oh, so is having a plot about auto-erotic asphyxiation part of the show's new PG policy? I'm sure it's safe to say that I'm not the only person who hopes not. RevCam gives a little speech about how people who get together for the wrong reasons always wind up splitting eventually. That's probably true, Eric, but don't forget that many of those people don't realize it until they're decades into a marriage. Annie throws out the idea that the kids may be experiencing "true love." I'm sure she's right, and that the best thing for Lucy and Robbie to do is to marry. After all, they've already been together a week, so I'd say it's long past time for them to get engaged.
Over in "New York," Mary's firefighter training supervisor is putting up a list of students who have passed the latest tests and are still in the program. Mary and her classmates rush up to check out the list. It's hard to tell from her initial reaction whether Mary passed, but since I couldn't care less, I'm not exactly biting my nails in anticipation. The hunky firefighter dude she made out with in the last episode comes up to talk to her, and we find out that they are both still in the program. The hunk thinks this is great, but Mary has to correct him. She says, "No, what would be great would be if Wilson was talking to me. Then I could call him and I could share this with him, because if it weren't for him, I wouldn't have made it." What, because he went jogging with you that one time? Why isn't Mary taking credit for her own accomplishments? Is it because a woman is nothing without a man? Nice sentiment, that. At least Mary's quick to take her share of the blame for kissing this guy, which surprises me a little. Mr. Hunky Dude says that all the guys who passed the test are going out to celebrate, and they want him to invite Mary. What's wrong with these people? First of all, how did they find time to organize a party in the thirty seconds or so since the pass list went up? And why can't any of these other classmates ask Mary himself? Are they all mute? They could still write her a note, you know. Mary launches into a much-too-long speech about how Wilson still is not speaking to her and how upset she is about that. She finishes with, "And you think that with all that going on, that I'm just going to kick back and party with the guys?" I don't know why she's acting so incredulous to be invited out by her classmates. Surely getting to know her future coworkers would be a much more productive endeavour than trying to worm her way back into the odious Wilson's good graces, in the hope that she can spend the rest of her life picking up his dry cleaning and Billy's damn bananas. ["Plus, what better time to drown your sorrows with beer? Oh, excuse me -- 'with half a beer.'" -- Sars]