Nurse Ratched says that when she does die, she wants Melissa to remember her fondly, not be relieved that her burden is finally over, like Annie was when her father died. RevCam offers up this pearl of wisdom: "It seems like there are two types of children: those who don't take care of their parents when they get old, and those who do." And some are sons, while the rest are daughters. Shut up, RevCam. Melissa and Mom ignore the silly man they invited into their lives as he blathers on about how Melissa should always do what her mother tells her to, and the church they don't belong to will always be there for them.
Annie kicks Lucy out of the car. She gets in and tries not to laugh as she tells Ruthie that she heard about Vincent. Ruthie says Vincent's parents thought he shouldn't see just one person, and he agreed because he didn't think their relationship was "going anywhere," i.e. Vincent found a girl who would have sex with him. Annie hugs Ruthie, and Ruthie asks her how she can be so nice when Ruthie was "so bad." Oh, good Christ, Ruthie, it's not like you murdered Vincent or, worse, TP'ed a gym. Annie tells Ruthie that she can't date for a month. Ruthie thinks that's just fine. Annie adds that Ruthie has to ask for her permission before she does anything, and she can only talk on the phone for fifteen minutes. So, Annie says, when Vincent calls, begging to Ruthie to take him back, she can only talk to him for fifteen minutes. And Annie assures Ruthie that Vincent will come back, because all teenage boys do. Yeah, don't build up false expectations in poor Ruthie's head or anything there, Annster. Ruthie says that the whole time she was with Vincent today, she couldn't enjoy herself because she felt so guilty about lying to Annie. Ruthie says the "pain" of being rejected and defying her mother was more than she could take. Would someone please give this family some real problems? Annie hugs Ruthie. "I'm here for you, Ruthie," she says, "to share your joy and your pain." And she'll never leave. "We'll get through this," she says, her arm wrapped around Ruthie's neck.