Ah, so now we come to the part of the show where RevCam sticks his nose into the business of the tertiary characters and resolves all their problems in sixty minutes or less. He's at the house of Renee's father, who tries to shut the door on RevCam, sullenly claiming he doesn't have a daughter. Like a bad case of termites, RevCam refuses to go away, despite the fact that Renee's father closes the door on him again. He has the good sense to give up after the third door-slamming, though.
In the guys' bedroom, SuperMom is telling Simon, "The puppies are not your fault, but you should have told us about the shoes when Happy ate the first one." Good heavens, I certainly hope Simon's not the father of the puppies. He promises to find a way to pay for the ruined shoes. When Ruthie asks, "How?" Simon tells her, "This is an adult conversation." Okay, this scene is just...wrong, and in so many ways.
In the CamKitchen, Dopey joins Annie for a cup of coffee. She says she didn't even know that he drinks coffee, and tells him there are things about her that he doesn't know either. She says she was "really good at English Lit." Dopey claims he's not bad at it either, but I don't hear the rest of what he said because I'm too busy howling with laughter. It was something about him going to the library to work on a term paper. Annie acts like that clears up a big mystery. And what mystery would that be? When the subplots are as light on substance as, well, pretty much everything in this episode, it gets hard to keep track of them, you know? The only story on this episode that would have made a good plotline is the one about Annie's mother, but they've spent most of the episode ignoring that one. Now Matt asks straight out if Grandma is going to die. Annie explains that she has a rare form of leukemia that is hard to treat, and she's in the advanced stages of it. It's done without the usual Spelling cheesiness and is a pretty moving scene, actually.
It's also well done when RevCam tries to talk to Matt about the news he's just learned. Then they go and wreck it all by having Dopey tell his father, "I don't think we should tell the kids. I don't think they're old enough to deal with it yet." Oh man, why couldn't Dopey be the one with the terminal illness? I guess extreme annoyingness isn't usually fatal -- unfortunately.
At the high school, Mary is asking Jeff what time he will pick her up for their date, so I guess they got everything sorted out. They even have a deal: no kissing. Right. Because kissing would be evil.