Ruthie finds Lucy in her room. It should come as no surprise to anyone that Lucy seems to have made zero headway in moving out of her parents' house during the hiatus. Lucy invites Ruthie to join her and Savannah on a trip to the Promenade, where Lucy wants to buy flowers for the dinner. Seeing an opportunity to escape Annie's evil clutches, Ruthie says she'd be happy to go, adding that she doesn't really understand why Lucy is buying flowers that Grandma Jenny will never see. Lucy says that she likes to think that Grandma Jenny and Grandpa Charles are "smiling down" on them from Heaven. I'm glad someone remembered poor old Grandpa, although I really doubt that he and Grandma Jenny are going to take time out of their busy Heaven routine of playing Cloud Golf with Benjamin Franklin and Beethoven to watch the stupid and boring Camdens go about their stupid and boring lives. Especially since the one time they did try it, they totally saw the CamRents having sex in the kitchen while the CamKids sat around in the living room, and vowed to never, ever do it again. Lucy asks Ruthie why she has an attitude. What attitude? I think Ruthie's question was reasonable, especially since we've never seen or heard anything about celebrating Grandma Jenny's birthday before, nor did anyone seem to care too much when her husband, Grandpa Charles, died. For that matter, where have the Colonel and Grandma Ruth been lately? No one seems to give a crap about them, and they're actually alive. A phone rings off-screen, and Annie screams to Ruthie that it's Vincent. Amazingly, Annie will allow Ruthie to speak with him. Lucy says hello to her baby. Insert shot of very cute baby.
Ruthie enters the attic room and picks up the Lame Clear Phone, placing the speaking end of the receiver firmly under her chin. Vincent says he's ready to pick Ruthie up. Ruthie asks if she can just meet him on the Promenade instead, since she'll be there with Lucy anyway. As she's speaking, the Cheesy Split Screen suddenly comes into full effect. You know, I don't even mind the Cheesy Split Screen anymore. In fact, I kind of love the way it just randomly appears and disappears in scenes, regardless of whether or not the phone conversation has ended. It adds a sense of movement to a show that has absolutely none. Vincent and Ruthie make plans to hang out at the pool hall, and Ruthie hangs up on him without saying goodbye, to the wail of the Saxophone of Wayward Daughters.