Ruthie decides to spread the irritation. She visits Lucy and asks if she's dating Robbie. Lucy replies that she would never date Robbie. She wants to know why Ruthie is asking this, but Ruthie doesn't answer. We learn that Lucy is putting on make-up in the hopes of attracting guys. At least she's honest. Ruthie skips out of the room. Do kids actually skip out of rooms? Maybe just the ones who have no friends.
Dopey walks in the front door with his big bag. Annie's pretty underwhelmed. Matt claims he has to move back home "to protect the women." Annie gets to deliver a good line for a change when she says, "Congratulations -- that is the most ridiculous excuse you've used yet." Word, Annie. Matt is upset about the alleged romance between Lucy and Robbie. Annie says there is no romance. She wants to know if Dopey has told Mary about Robbie living at the CamPound. He evades the question by saying something about Mary having already hung up the phone when he told her about Robbie's living situation. Then Mr. Roper finds the broken lamp under the sofa, which leads him to suspect that Janet is having an affair with Jack, even though Chrissy had actually been hiding the lamp from her boss because it was a gift for his wife's cousin. See, it's all pretty complicated, yet pointless and uninteresting at the same time.
What it boils down to is that throughout the episode, Annie is going to keep alleging that Mary is upset because Robbie is living at the CamPound. She is wrong, and everyone else knows it, and even tells her so, but she's going to keep saying it anyway because well, I'm not really sure why. To fill up air time, I guess. Matt is going to keep thinking that Lucy is dating Robbie. That's because Matt is stupid and doesn't have a life. As a plot, it's wafer-thin, but if you have even a nodding acquaintance with this show, that shouldn't come as any great surprise. Personally, I think they should ease up occasionally on the "wacky misunderstanding" bit. But then, I'm not expecting a job offer from the 7th Heaven producers any time in the near future. So Annie is anxious to prove to Matt that Lucy and Robbie are not dating, and for some inexplicable reason, she thinks this can be done by asking Ruthie about it. Ruthie confirms that Lucy and Robbie are not a couple. I had no idea that Ruthie was considered omniscient. I mean, I probably wouldn't even rely on her to look out the window and tell me whether or not it's raining outside. But that's just me. Ruthie leaves to spread her wisdom to others in need. I assume she's skipping, but I can't confirm that. Dopey tries to sell his moving back to the CamPound as a good thing, but Annie shoots him down, saying that John really needs him right now. How the hell did she know John was meeting Priscilla's parents tonight? Doesn't anyone ever get any privacy around here? I should know better by now than to ask stupid questions like that, but sometimes I get so mad that I just can't help it.