Martin stomps off, where he meets Cecilia concentrating very hard on walking down the stairs until she hits her mark and asks Martin what's wrong, and he says he just found out that his aunt wants him to go to college instead of playing professional baseball, and that she told RevCam so. Cecilia just smiles. "You think I should go to college?" Martin says. Cecilia just smiles. "What is this, an ambush?" Martin asks, seemingly unaware that he's the one who keeps it bringing up the subject with the people supposedly "ambushing" him. He says he's going to talk to RevCam, which for some reason makes Cecilia kiss him and say, "You probably should." Might I suggest that he wait a moment before seeking out RevCam? Because if he ventures into the basement, he'll witness something a hell of a lot more traumatic than anything he saw in Road to Perdition. Thankfully, he goes upstairs, and sits at the top. This is where Peter comes in and apologizes for what he said about his dad beating up Martin's dad; he only said it because he wants to be proud of his dad. Vic, naturally, is at the bottom of the stairs listening to this, and he looks dejected and heads outside. You're telling me with all the eavesdropping that goes on in this house of the half-whispered conversations, no one overhears RevCam curling Annie's toes in the basement?
There's a chocolate cake on a coffeetable, but Chandler is nowhere to be found. Lucy and Cecilia are sitting there, so the screen fairly crackles with energy. The phone rings, and we do one of those annoying split-screen things that no other television show even bothers with anymore. It's Kevin, saying he'd hoped Lucy would answer the phone. Lucy doesn't even recognize her own husband's voice. "Who is this?" she says, and after we pointlessly have him tell her it's Kevin, we go through this whole thing where he's calling her from their apartment and suggestively saying that she should come home so that they can have some dessert. It takes Lucy WAY too long to figure out what he's driving at, and when she finally does, she says, "What about everyone else?" and he says, "Let them eat cake," which passes for wit. The fact that you know Brenda Hampton was immensely proud of that line makes it all the worse. So Lucy hangs up and tells Cecilia that Kevin needs her at home. "Something about a smoke detector," she says, all the while making that annoying how-obvious-is-it- that-I'm-lying face that you only see on television and suggests that Lucy thinks Tori Spelling is a fine, fine actress. Cecilia doesn't even say anything, and I'm really starting to wonder about the ability of Jessica's sister even to remember any lines.