While Morris rushes off to buy a corsage, Simon stands up, looking pleased with himself. After all, he's got a date with hunky, popular Morris! We see that Dopey's been eavesdropping from the door. No surprise there. The Dopester tries to dissuade Simon from going to the party, arguing that he'll never be able to avoid giving in to peer pressure to drink or smoke. He agrees not to tell the CamRents about what he overheard, though. Simon thanks him by slamming the door in his face.
Out in the hall, Lucy and Mary walk by, still arguing over whether Mary can go out with Lucy's friends, while Dopey confronts Ruthie about his admissions letters. He asks if her refusal means that he got rejected by the schools. Ruthie replies, "No." His next query, "So you're saying I did get in?" elicits a similar response. In frustration, Dopey asks, "So what are you saying?" Ruthie just talks some more about him not being "ready" to hear the news, but I suspect what she's really saying is that Matt hasn't had a decent plot in ages and that the writers are too lazy and unimaginative to come up with a real one, so they're going to drag this fakey one out over the course of the episode. The big problem with that, though, is that all the viewers already know Barry Watson's leaving after this season. That kind of brings the suspense level for this storyline down to zero. And really, is any viewer gullible enough to believe that Dopey would ever get into a school like Columbia or NYU? Actually, I was half-expecting the writers to have Matt try to get in somewhere that doesn't even have its own med school. Hey, why let facts interfere with the story?
Ruthie leaves, and Dopey confronts Simon again, upset that he's still planning to attend the party. Simon tries to reassure him by saying, "Remember, I was raised by Eric and Annie Camden, the uber-parents of Glenoak." Wait a second. Uber-parents? I'm going to take that as a shout-out to the man who designed the fine web site you're perusing right now. Thanks, Brenda! Dopey tries to get Simon to heed the lessons to be learned from the legendary story of Mary "Half-Pint" Camden, who was also raised by the CamRents. Simon just rolls his eyes and walks away. Dopey, presumably, goes off to harass someone else.