7th Heaven
Changes

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RevCam moves on to dispense more wisdom -- this time to Lucy, who's lying, virtually catatonic, on her bed. He pries into her personal business until she gets up and storms off. That was sweet of him. After Lucy leaves, Ruthie comes into the room. When RevCam does not scurry off immediately, Ruthie says, "I'm honoured. I see you'd rather be with me than the others." I doubt that's true, and I'd hardly call it an honour in any case, but whatever. They're trying to play Ruthie off as some sort of omniscient narrator here. I guess some people find that "children dispensing wisdom" thing entertaining. I'm not one of those people, but I'm grateful that Ruthie doesn't have her own subplot. See, this episode could be much worse. Obviously I spoke too soon, however, because the little troll says, "I'm just a couple years away from puberty. Pre-puberty. Pre-pubescent, they call it. So I'm going to be going through some changes." Aauuurrghh! My ears! My eyes! This isn't exactly a subplot, though -- more of an excuse for RevCam to launch into a long-winded, nonsensical speech about controlling our reactions to changes and "doing the best we can for who we are." I know the writers always love to wield the episode title like a mallet in a Whack-A-Mole game, but this is insane. I thought it would be interesting to keep track of how many times the word "change" gets flung around, but I quickly realized that it would be a full-time job. I think it's safe to say they've hammered the whole "changes" concept into the ground already, and we're only twelve minutes into the episode.

RevCam informs Robbie of the impending family dinner, but Robbie's got an airtight excuse ready, since Annie already asked him to take care of the twins for the evening. Robbie forlornly asks if Eric has spoken to Mary. RevCam gives him a very manly pat on the shoulder and assures him that everything will be all right. All their sexual chemistry is still there, by the way.

Lucy's trying to make her escape from the CamPound when RevCam stops her at the front door. He lets her off the hook for dinner but starts busting on her about leaving New York. He asks her whether she'll be returning to New York and Kolbel Seminary, his alma mater. He only seems concerned because he "pulled some strings" to get her into the seminary. That's right, Eric, it's all about you. Lucy bitches him out and leaves, slamming the door. That gets her out of dinner, I guess. Dopey drops by to say he's leaving to look for a job. RevCam drones about his stupid family dinner for a bit before letting Matt leave.

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