Mary and Wilson meet in the park for a discussion. Mary tells him she's been thinking about their impending marriage. Slack-Jaw points out that he hasn't asked her to marry him yet. Heaven forbid that a woman should ask such an important question herself! It's a little disconcerting that Slack-Jaw's hair still looks wet. I'm assuming that this is the middle of the day, and yet his hair hasn't dried? Does he have some kind of magical hair that never dries? I ponder this while Mary explains that the Colonel thinks she "should start taking [herself] seriously." Slack-Jaw has the good manners not to snicker. He's pretty much a sexist jerk, though, since he doesn't want his woman working. He's even less thrilled when he finds out that Mary's new career aspiration is to be a police officer. And why does she want to be a cop, exactly? She explains: "I'm gonna get my own gun and everything!" Um, yay? Fortunately, the youth offence of TP-ing her high school gym two years ago will not get in the way. That's good, I guess, though it would be hilarious to see it come out as a "scandal" -- if you can even call it that -- later in her career. It's unclear whether she told the cops about that half a beer she drank last year, though. In any case, Wilson will not allow her to become a police officer. That's right, he won't give his permission. When Mary stalks off, I actually like her for a few moments. Wilson just sits on the park bench, opening and closing his mouth like a fish.
Back at the CamPound, Simon has apparently designated himself the town crier. He's in the upstairs hallways, calling out, "It's nine o'clock! It's nine o'clock!" Thank you, Simon. I'm sure that's an enormous help to all the Camdens who can't read a clock or don't have access to a wristwatch. Simon is upset because no one woke him up for school. Annie says that RevCam asked her not to wake Simon. RevCam explains, "I just don't think a man needs his mommy to tell him when to get up." Simon recognizes this for the bullshit it is, and asks, "Couldn't you have given me a little warning?" I never thought I'd agree with Simon about anything, but for once, I do.