After an establishing shot of the sacred CamChurch -- complete with a background chorus of very perky, overly chirpy birds -- we get to hear hunky Tom's special sermon. He starts out with, "We're constantly caught in the process of having to make decisions, some easier than others." Tom takes special pride in humiliating every single person in the church. He begins with Mary, asking, "Should I go to a party, even if my parents wouldn't want me to?" Mary hangs her head in shame. Tom continues, "Should I rat on my brother or sister when I know what they're doing could put them in danger?" Oh Lucy, are you feeling the pain? I sure am, so I'm going to gloss through the rest of this. Suffice it to say that Tom manages to probe the sore spots of everyone present, except the CamRents and Dopey, who are much holier than thou, or than anyone else, for that matter. In any case, the only people present in the church are the Camdens and that annoying Judy Callaway -- the one with the dead "rock star" ex-husband. That's because RevCam has apparently given Tom the chance to spew self-righteousness in some sort of "dress rehearsal" sermon in his church on Saturday. That was nice of Eric, but mercifully, the whole fiasco is cut short when The Good RevCam reminds everyone that they have to drive Tom to the airport. Because Judy is lame, she is moved enough by Tom's speech to stay behind in church, saying it "feels good" to be there. Maybe she means that it feels good knowing the Camdens are leaving for the airport. I really thought the CamRents would try to hook her up with Tom, but it appears Tom has enough company already, what with his box of contraband ferrets that will be seized when he tries to step on a plane. In a sadly misguided attempt at humour, the writers have Simon ask, "Since we came to church today, do we still have to come back tomorrow?" RevCam tries to pretend-scare his family by telling them he wants to bring them to church every Saturday. Inexplicably, everyone is amused by this joking. What's much more comical to me, though, is that the scene ends with a shot of the ferrets skittering through the church. Now, since there's no way Tom could have not noticed that his ferret box was empty, I prefer to think he played a prank on RevCam by deliberately letting the ferrets loose. Now, that was funny, Tom. As Mary's frat-boy date would say, "Niiice!"
Episode Report CardCate: C+ | 367 USERS: C+
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