At the hospital, RevCam asks a nurse about Dopey. She tells him Matt has the day off. A patient in a nearby room overhears her call Eric "Reverend." That was a rather unfortunate occurrence, because now this guy thinks Eric is qualified to advise him on spirituality. Harold, the patient, is upset because he's just been told by his doctor that he has only six weeks to live. Eric asks if the diagnosing physician has informed God of this.
It turns out that Ruthie has tricked Robbie into attending a meeting with her principal. The principal uses her keen powers of insight to deduce that Robbie is not Ruthie's father. The causes Robbie to embark on the narration of his life story in a way that was probably meant to be amusing, or charming, or something other than the annoyance that it actually is. The principal says that she will meet with Ruthie and Robbie rather than Ruthie and a CamRent, and that they will see how it goes. The problem is that Ruthie keeps missing homeroom, but she refuses to tell the principal where she is during that half hour every morning. Robbie pipes up with a defense of Ruthie, insisting that the little troll must be covering up for someone. The principal asks if this is true. Ruthie just shoots Robbie a dirty look. Because it's Ruthie, the dirty look is overdone. The principal leaves the two to discuss the situation. Robbie discovers that Ruthie is indeed protecting someone else by keeping quiet, but since I can't imagine there's anyone in the entire world who would give a shit about this subplot, we'll just move on now.
Dopey's in the middle of his evaluation, and at least he's turned the hyper nervousness attitude down a notch or two. He says that sometimes he wonders if he should shoot for a job that requires no education or training. I'll bet he'd make a good lawn jockey, though he may need some instruction on how to hold up a lamp properly. Doc tries to convince him that there's nothing wrong with being an orderly, and that he can always do something else when he tires of it. Dopey insists he wants to be a doctor, but he's just not sure if he can get through nine years of school while trying to live the rest of his life. He insists that he actually has a life to live, even though I can't see how stalking his siblings and moralizing at all and sundry are of any value to society. Dopey goes on to emphasize how confused he is. Then the writers give me an early birthday present by having Matt call himself an idiot. I'm already laughing pretty hard, but when Doc looks at Dopey's file and notes that he is ranked third in his class, I just about lose it. Either Doc is celebrating April Fool's Day a little late or he's holding the class ranking sheet upside down. Dopey is thrilled, though a bit surprised by the notion that he has a good chance of getting into med school. Doc points out that it depends on how well the psychiatric evaluation goes. Dopey stammers out, "It's not going that well, is it?" I'd say that's a pretty apt meta-statement for the entire episode.