Lucy follows him and asks him to help with her Homecoming Queen campaign so that he can meet people. He thinks she's just asking because she feels sorry for him. Lucy admits that's true, but claims that they can help each other. I think if she really wants to help Simon, she should lend him her tweezers and some eyebrow bleach. Simon agrees to help with the Homecoming Queen campaign, but nothing is ever said about the tweezers or the bleach.
The irritating demon urchin Ruthie is chatting up the Colonel in the kitchen. She complains about her homeroom teacher and about the fact that the CamRents are not moving quickly enough to extricate her from the class. So Ruthie has gone "way over their heads." She points upward to indicate God. If you think that's cute, you're a much nicer person than I am. Ruthie is envious of Mary for not being in school, and she points out the "billions" of jobs Mary's had this summer. The Colonel realizes he can manipulate his granddaughter into revealing all her older sister's secrets, so he and Ruthie settle down for a good gossip. It's a rather unappealing sight.
Hey, speaking of unappealing, it's time for another scene with Mary. She knocks on her boss's door and then walks right in before he even has a chance to answer. Some leftover remnant of politeness from her childhood inspires her to apologize for all the personal calls she's made today. Her boss makes the mistake of asking for details, which she is more than happy to provide, offering up every minute particular of her incredibly boring financial situation. He looks bored, but he's got no one to blame but himself. He did ask, after all. I didn't ask, though, and I'm damn sick of her whining. How many more episodes until she leaves? She proves herself to be stupider than I ever thought possible when she asks her boss to advance her two weeks' salary. He says he won't be able to accommodate her. She turns around to walk away, but he stops her, saying that they have to talk. Mary puts on a look of extreme irritation, shaking her head as she rudely asks, "About what?" He tells Mary to shut her mouth. Oops, that was me. Boss guy just tells her to shut the door. She finally realizes something is wrong; her boss confirms it. Unfortunately, we don't actually see Mary get fired. I can't believe they have time to include scenes like Ruthie talking about the colour of her dinner and then they leave out something as fun as Mary's firing.