In the kitchen, Matt tattles to his parents about Stan's Secret. Then Stan's mom calls and asks if it's okay if Stan sleeps over again. Annie says it is, then says goodbye before hanging up the phone! Well, I am impressed. Despite their many, many, many faults, at least the Camdens once had decent phone manners. RevCam says there's no how-to guide for having a son whose new best friend has a sister who's in a gang, as if this lack of tree-killing paper guides is a bad thing. Oh, me and my evil caring about the environment. Clarinets play as Annie frowns nastily to express worry.
Pop-rock music plays as Lucy and her friends walk around the mall for a while. Sounds like something interesting is going to happen, what with all this build-up! They go into the bathroom, and the scene ends. If this were a good show, I would probably feel unfulfilled at this anticlimax. But all I feel is bored.
I laugh heartily as Simon and RevCam discuss Matt and his "slick ways" of getting secrets out of people. "Slick ways"? Only if said ways are connected to his hair. RevCam says Matt did the right thing and Simon shouldn't be mad at him. RevCam then finds a way to state this episode's theme about parents having to trust their children to do the right thing. Simon leaves, and Annie comes in. She's wearing a horrible faux-denim dress. Like, it's not even real denim; it's just supposed to look like it. As bad as the sailor top? No, but getting too close for comfort. RevCam says that he's going off-camera to talk to Sergeant Michaels about the gang, and then he'll see Stan's parents on-camera. Once again he hammers in the message of the show by saying that "you just never know what your kids are up to when you're not around."
Trivia tip, care of ABC Family network: 25 percent of women say that money makes a man more attractive, especially when the money is being spent on them. Yes, facts that make a quarter of my gender look like shallow gold-diggers are an excellent way to portray women to any children who may be watching. Although this really isn't any worse than some of the stuff they say on the 700 Club, which is also shown on this channel, so I'll stop complaining...