Back in the CamPound, Joy is asking, "Are all ministers' families like this?" Thank God, no. I grew up living next door to various ministers' families, and they've all been pretty nice. It's true, there was that one boy who used to ride his bike down the street while wearing a bucket on his head. He also used to urinate in my mom's flowerbed, but at least he wasn't a stalker. Robbie uses Joy's question as a dig against Dopey, who does not consider Robbie to be a member of the family. After delivering a seemingly endless soliloquy about how the guys are lucky to have each other, Joy leaves. She has inspired Robbie to express his admiration of Dopey. Dopey's not won over, though. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Robbie's heartfelt plea was delivered about as woodenly as if he'd been ordering pizza.
Lucy calls Jeremy and tells him how disappointed she was when he didn't stand up for her against his parents. Despite that, though, she wants to get back together with him. This revelation is met with silence. Finally, Jeremy says, "I don't want you back." The revulsion in his voice makes me howl with laughter. So if he doesn't want her back, what does he want? The engagement ring he gave Lucy. The fact that he needs to sell it to buy sheet music makes me laugh even harder. When Lucy hangs up the phone, he smiles, looking almost evil. What a jerk. I love this guy.
Ruthie comes in and tells Lucy that the police let Simon off with just a warning. She asks if Lucy called Jeremy. Lucy says, "He called me, and I called him back. And I shouldn't have." Well, actually, Lucy, since you told him you'd call back, you really did have to call. It's one of those extremely basic etiquette things the writers don't seem to understand. Lucy apologizes to Ruthie, and the girls share a hug. Ruthie asks why Jeremy called, and Lucy explains about the engagement ring. When Ruthie asks if Lucy is planning to return the ring, Lucy charmingly sneers, "He'll have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands." Ruthie wrinkles up her nose to imply that this statement was cute, rather than repellent. I think Lucy's statement clinches the fact that the writers know absolutely nothing about etiquette. There are probably some legal issues involved, too, but since the Glenoak legal system seems to operate on RevCam's whims, Lucy probably doesn't have to worry about that.