Back at the CamPound, Annie goes on a tirade while slamming innocent glassware around the dishwasher: "No hanging at the mall, no nightly catch-up on the phone, no nothing! You go to school, you work very hard, you get good grades, do well on your SATs, and go to college --" Lucy interrupts her before she can get to the part about rushing through an engagement to marry an abusive robot. She doesn't understand why Annie is mad. Annie says that Lucy's look was totally inappropriate for her age, and could have implications. "You asked me if you could go to the mall. You didn't ask me if you could go work the mall!" Annie shouts ridiculously. Like everyone else on the show, Annie is mad because she has been lied to and deceived, and "typical teenagers" don't do this kind of thing. Um, actually, Annie, they totally do. Annie doesn't know if she'll ever be able to trust Lucy again. "We lost something today, Luce," she says, as if the fucking world almost ended because her daughter wore ugly clothes, which is pretty hypocritical of her when you think about it. Lucy is crushed by this, and wants to know if she can ever get her mom's trust back. As if cued by Satan himself, which is a possibility, Ruthie enters, wearing a hot pink bare midriff complete with two feather boas, eyeliner, blue eye shadow, and bright red lipstick. "I'm Lucy!" she says, evilly. Now, how did Ruthie even get these clothes? Surely she didn't go to the mall and buy that shirt or those boas all by herself. This is not explained; Lucy volunteers to clean Ruthie up, and Annie says that she and Lucy can get their trust back "with some work...eventually," and you just know that she's going to hold this one over poor Lucy's head for the next three years.
Simon lets Stan into the house. RevCam immediately comes out of his study to spy on them. He probably has a Tertiary Character With Problems Detector in there or something. Stan is sort of annoyed that Simon told his secret, but from the way Simon was carrying on about the sacredness of his "most excellent" promise, I thought Stan would be much angrier. Simon tells Stan that he didn't tell Matt all of the secret, and then they walk away. Whoops! Matt was spying on them from the nearby couch the whole time. He and RevCam spring into action. RevCam says he has a "hunch," and leaves. Matt volunteers to do his part by telling Annie where he went. Way to pitch in, there, big guy.