Ruthie sits down next to Lucy, who immediately notices that she did not buy a book. Ruthie says the bookstore didn't have her book, but that she saw Vincent and he offered to drive her to the mall so they could check out the bookstore there. Lucy says she'll just call Annie and make sure it's okay with her. Ruthie says she's sure it will be fine; after all, this is for school. Lucy says she doesn't feel comfortable leaving the house with Ruthie and not coming back with her, but Ruthie says that she's "all grown up" and "the baby's in the pram." "Pram"? Is Ruthie English now? And who cares where the baby is? Lucy tells Ruthie to go to the mall, but if Annie has a problem with it, then Lucy is going to let Ruthie take all the blame. Ruthie says that's fine.
We have entered group therapy mode of the Melissa-Nurse Ratched storyline, and RevCam sits between the two as they talk about their problems. Melissa doesn't want Nurse Ratched to live alone. Nurse Ratched doesn't want Melissa to live alone. Great! They can both go live in a nursing home, and this weird storyline can end. "Why don't you get a roommate? Or better yet, why don't you get married?" asks Nurse Ratched. "Oh, I know -- it's because you're not involved with anyone and you're what, forty?" Melissa jumps back, stung. I can't imagine why she doesn't visit home more often. But I shouldn't feel sorry for Melissa, as she is an Evil Single Woman. I suspected as much when they said she had an MBA and a job, but now we have confirmation. Nurse Ratched and Melissa bicker about the nursing home some more, and Nurse Ratched says she wants to move into a small condo near a bus stop. "A bus?! I don't want you riding a bus!" Melissa hates buses. RevCam tries to insert himself into the conversation by mentioning the church's miracle van system again, but Melissa and Nurse Ratched ignore him. Nurse Ratched says that Melissa doesn't make her decisions for her, and vice versa. Although if Nurse Ratched did get to make decisions for Melissa, she'd make her quit that job she hates. Melissa says she doesn't want to quit her job. Nurse Ratched says Melissa is trying to get fired by jetting off to Glenoak all the time, even though she just said that Melissa should visit MORE often. Then, explains Nurse Ratched, Melissa can blame her for losing her job. Melissa says that if something happens to Nurse Ratched and Melissa isn't around, then Nurse Ratched can blame her. Not if she's dead, she can't! RevCam butts in and says that now that everyone is getting things out and starting to make actual progress, they should take a break and reconvene tomorrow. He also invites them to church, saying Nurse Ratched can meet some of the church seniors there. Melissa angrily says that she didn't come to RevCam so he could figure out a solution; she came so he could help her force her mother into the nursing home. "Get it?" she barks. "Yeah," says RevCam. Nurse Ratched look disappointed, probably because she can't order lobotomies on RevCam or Melissa, as they've both obviously already had them.