Lucy and Mike go over their dating contract. Lucy agrees to accompany Mike to major school events, but aside from that she'll be free to date whomever she likes. "I actually feel good about this!" she says. Way to rationalize, Luce! Mike has pre-drafted several applications for her. He babbles about the various schools and their requirements. "Shut up and kiss me," Lucy says. Man, she's got a one-track mind. "Not until you get an acceptance letter," Mike says. RevCam comes down the stairs, overhearing this exchange and getting all happy. "Goodnight, son, and welcome to Lucy's life. I hope you'll feel free to join us anytime for a meal, movie, laundry...whatever you need." Mike thanks him and leaves. RevCam asks Lucy if she likes Mike. "I don't know," she says. Yeah, Eric. How can she know if she hasn't even kissed him yet? Don't go putting the cart before the horse, now.
Mary walks in and slams down the purloined college brochures. She says that she may borrow them again, but that she doesn't want RevCam getting any ideas. He smiles and gestures skyward as she goes upstairs, asking if his night could get any better. Ruthie comes down and says, "I hope not." Lucy asks what that's supposed to mean. Ruthie says that writing makes her hungry. Yeah, her and me both. She grabs a cookie and leaves.
At her door, Marcia thanks Simon for the stuff he spent money on and for the good time she had meeting Matt. Simon starts to leave, but then she kisses him. He gets into the car all morose. Matt jokes that he thought he'd be the one to get the goodnight kiss. Simon spells "shut up." Matt suggests they go to the Promenade and "pick up chicks who don't spell." Simon demurs, but Matt easily persuades him.
In the CamKitchen, Lucy tells Mary that she smells like smoke. She asks if Mary's smoking now. Mary says no, and asks if Lucy smokes. "You know how I feel about how dangerous cigarettes are," Lucy tells her. "Well, they're probably no more dangerous to your health than dating a mental patient," Mary fires back. Lucy looks shocked as hell. "Run that by me again?" she says. Mary informs her that her new friend Mike Pierce was hospitalized for a whole school year because he "went mental. He tried to kill himself." Mary sarcastically adds that she doesn't think he smokes, though, and then leaves. What a horrible person Mike must be. This never would have happened if he watched hour-long dramas that incorporated family values, I'll bet.
Lucy chases Ruthie up to her room and asks if she was eavesdropping again. At first Ruthie lies, but then she says, "So, your new boyfriend's crazy. It's not like the others were so great." Lucy tries to wrest the diary from Ruthie's grip. Ruthie hangs onto it, saying it's only for herself and her teacher to read. Lucy leaves and then gets on the hall floor and watches Ruthie's feet under the door for a few seconds. Then she smiles and goes away. I guess she deduced the diary's hiding place.