Some boy named Jim with crutches and a cast walks up to Simon's locker to say hi. He invites Simon to TP a cheerleader's house that evening. Simon makes his patented face of moral-dilemma sufferance.
At Eddie's pool hall, Mary asks the bartender if she can leave her post for a few hours to car-shop. She babbles about the good tips she made that morning and how they'll eventually add up to enough to purchase a new car. The bartender is unrealistically patient as he tries to reason with her. Then she asks if she can borrow his car. He says "no," which I guess means, "Get your sorry ass out of here. You're fired" in whatever language he's speaking. He tells her she can have an hour for lunch. She leaves her apron on a chair as she exits with a smile. Man, I'm glad Jessica Biel's leaving the show this season. Now if they could just get the other actors to quit and then replace them with hot guys of my choosing, this would be a quality television program. ["You should write a letter. I mean it." -- Sars]
At the dinner table, to which Matt has invited himself, Ruthie stands and yells that she hates Ms. Riddle. Annie tries to placate her, and then Simon calls her an idiot. "No wonder you don't have any friends," Ruthie snipes at him before running upstairs. RevCam tells Simon that his remark was uncalled for and then starts to yell after Ruthie. Lucy gets up and sulks that she has homework to do. Simon goes upstairs to "make some friends," and maybe after that he'll "make some gold." Simon is so facetious. The camera pans to Matt, who's eating corn on the cob in a ridiculously hoggish way. It actually made me snort a little. But then of course they showed him doing it about six more times and it stopped being amusing. Annie asks Matt, Eric, and the twins, "Who wants pie?" Eric perks up, asking if she had time to bake a pie that day. Annie says she had time to take one out of the box and heat it up in the oven. She tells him to go get the pie, and then gestures so that he'll understand that she wants to have a private talk with Matt. Simon comes down and suspiciously claims that there's no more toilet paper in the bathroom. Annie tells him where to find more and he leaves. StuporMom asks if Matt heard that she has a class with Heather. Matt drops his corn and asks if Heather told Annie about the wedding. Annie asks if Matt still wants to spend the rest of his life with Heather. Matt cuts her off, saying something isn't right. Then he jumps to the conclusion that Annie is breaking up with him on Heather's behalf. Whatever. But Annie doesn't deny it, and Matt storms off without his pie, which Eric is now bringing in. Annie reveals that she broke up with Matt for Heather. She leaves as RevCam makes a face at the pie and scrapes it off his plate. What a jerk. Why couldn't he bake a pie? What does he do all day besides get in people's business and mimeograph old sermons? See if I'd even buy a Dolly Madison pie from the gas station for such an ingrate.