Lucy answers the phone in her bedroom. It's Tammy, and she wants to know if Lucy's going to the big party. Lucy says she'll think about it.
Mary catches Dopey in the kitchen. He's packing up what's left of the Camden food to take home with him. He informs Mary that he and Chickenhead weren't fighting about sex and that she can tell Lucy that. Mary replies, "I'm not your messenger, and I don't care what you and Shana are doing." Like the Grinch, Matt walks out the door with all the family's food, but not before saying, "That's right, you don't care about anybody but yourself." Dopey, they just can't win with you, can they? You're pissed when people show interest in your stupid problems, you're pissed when they don't. Make up your freakin' mind already. Oh, and don't forget your laundry!
Dopey's back at his own place, checking his messages. Get this, Chickenhead has actually left the following message on his machine: "Hi, this is Shana for Matt. Matt, listen, I'm sorry about today. I really don't want to see other people, but I do want a time out from you. I'll call you." Well, that's a new one. I've never heard of anyone being dumped via answering machine, especially when it's a machine shared by the dumpee's roommate. Do I feel any sympathy for Dopey? Ask me again when I'm done laughing.
Ma Camden informs Simon that his bad mood is bringing down everyone else in the house. She tells him that if he pretends to be happy, eventually he will become happy. She also tells him how to sustain a good mood: "Once you get your mood up, help someone to actually do something that contributes to someone else feeling better or getting what they need." I know, I thought that was a little convoluted too. I'll try to translate: people who have nothing to contribute to the world but an endless whine about how bad things are tend to make others want to slap them really, really, really hard. She means you, Simon, so quit yer bitching and do something.
Lucy's talking to her new popular friends in the hallway when Mary drags her away to apologize for being so down the night before. She goes on to say that it's probably all in her head that she and the other basketball players are being shunned by the school. The popular girls giggle on cue, and Mary looks over at them. "Okay, maybe people are shunning me," she realizes, but at least she still has her family. One of the popular girls chooses that particular moment to come over and say, to Lucy, "See you on Saturday. Party, party!" Lucy hems and haws about the party and finally says, "It's not like I got in trouble, right?" Mary lays on a big ole Dopey-style guilt trip when she says, "You did nothing. Except join a whole group of people who are trying to exclude me." Unfortunately, Lucy falls for it, watching uncomfortably as Mary stalks off in a huff.