Annie tells Lucy how grateful she is for the flowers and all the "trouble" Lucy went to to get them. Lucy takes all the favorite daughter vibes in, then "casually" mentions that Savannah is currently wearing the sweater that Grandma Jenny made for baby Lucy. And Lucy is wearing Grandma Jenny's locket. SamVid asks what Grandma Jenny gave them. "Well, she gave you and all of us Mom," Lucy answers. I'll never complain about getting a crappy present again.
RevCam walks into the kitchen, talking on the phone. He tells his caller that he knows "everyone in the Emergency Room," and he will "make sure [the caller is] taken care of." This may sound strange, but you have to remember that RevCam has had, like, five heart attacks, and Annie's given birth to seven children and made countless off-camera suicide attempts. So, between the two of them, they have to be very well-acquainted with the Emergency Room staff. I do find it alarming, however, that by virtue of knowing RevCam, this caller will now apparently be given access to better medical care. One wonders if PaulSmith would have survived had the Glenoak EMTs tended to his wounds BEFORE applying Band-Aids and Neosporin to Simon's. Anyway, while RevCam tries to calm down his obviously upset caller, Annie actually has the audacity to interrupt and ask if that is Melissa Gilbert on the phone. RevCam replies that it is, and Nurse Ratched was just admitted to the ER for angina and a possible heart attack. Annie grabs the phone away. "Hi, it's Annie!" she begins, as if this is an acceptable introduction to someone who is in the hospital with her mother and has never met you, let alone asked to talk to you. Annie tells Melissa to "hang in there, okay? It's gonna be fine." And how does Annie know that? When her own mother faced a health crisis, she DIED! That wasn't fine at all! And now, nine years later, Annie still hasn't gotten over it. Not that you every could completely get over something like that, or that a 75th birthday remembrance dinner is a bad thing to do, but I think it's obvious that Annie has some real issues when it comes to dealing with this stuff. Unless by "hang in there," Annie literally meant that Melissa should try to hang herself, which would make much more sense.
"I know how important your mom is to you," Annie tells Melissa, except that Annie doesn't know that, since she has never met Melissa before. Shit, I've actually seen Melissa and I have no idea what her deal is with her mom. Is she trying to force an able-bodied woman into a nursing home so she won't have to deal with her anymore, or is she just over-concerned? Does she hate her oil company job, or just her boss? Why can't she just get married and start a family, like a good, normal woman? And would it really kill Nurse Ratched to let them watch the World Series? Annie promises that RevCam will get to the hospital, then hangs up the phone. I hope Melissa had nothing else she needed to say to RevCam. He says he'll be right back, to which Annie tells him that "if [he's] not right back, even if [he's] gone for a long time, [she'll] be right here for [him] when [he gets] home." Oh, yeah, she'll be waiting for him, all right. Don't think I've forgotten what happened the last time RevCam skipped dinner to hang out with an Evil Single Woman. That time, only fast food got thrown into the garbage disposal. This time, certain parts of the RevAnatomy are sure to follow. But RevCam is so happy to get away from Annie's Mental Breakdown Dead Momma Dinner that he doesn't even think about that. He does a small double fist-pump and leaves.