Annie yells at Lucy for leaving Ruthie with Vincent. Lucy shrugs and says she told Ruthie to call, and Annie elephant-stomps away. ANNIE ANGRY! ANNIE GO CHECK ON FAKE CHOCOLATE CAKE TO MAKE SURE IT NOT BURN!
Eddie's Pool Hall. Vincent and Ruthie finish a game, and Vincent asks if they can eat dinner now, because he wants to talk. Uh oh.
RevCam comes home to find Annie glaring at Grandma Jenny's Liar Layer Cake. She tells him about Ruthie disobeying her orders. "I am really angry. And I am really disappointed," says Annie, tears springing to her eyes. Oh my god, Annie. If Ruthie disobeying your stupid little made-up one-date-a-week rule that you never applied to any of your other children makes you this upset, then I hope that Ruthie takes up smoking or something so you can throw yourself off a bridge. RevCam says he'll go get Ruthie, which won't be difficult considering the fact that all CamKids have homing devices implanted in their bodies. Annie tells him not to bother -- once Ruthie gets home, her dating privileges will be taken away for a while. "A LONG WHILE," Annie says, shaking with misplaced rage. Annie says her special night is ruined -- wait! No, it's not! Because Annie is going to go off on some weird tangent about how being a mother is not about letting your kids do whatever they want so that they like you. "I want her to like me, and I want her to love me. But I think what's most important is that she respect me. And, um, this is just utterly disrespectful," she says, and it's a good thing Annie has realized this now after raising only four screwed-up kids. Hopefully, she'll figure out that kids don't respect parents who create arbitrarily rules before SamVid come of age, although considering the fact that they've already seen a long-dead relative they never met get a bigger and better birthday celebration than their own, it's probably already too late for them. RevCam gives Annie the crappy collage, and she cries some more.
Lucy finds the twins in the hallway, all dressed up for the big dinner. I've never known children who were so eager to put uncomfortable formalwear on as these two. SamVid explain that they want to look their best for this dinner, just in case Grandma Jenny and God are watching them. I laugh and laugh at the idea that God, or Grandma Jenny for that matter, don't have anything better to do than watch this crazy-ass family sit around the dinner table and talk about what a bad-ass Ruthie is now. Speak of el diablo, SamVid wonder if they should go get her. "Maybe she's still getting dressed," Vid says, looking sort of hopeful at the thought of walking in on a half-naked sister. SamVid say Ruthie better get here soon, because if she's late, she won't get any of Grandma Jenny's Chocolate Cake That Isn't Chocolate. "[Bark!]" says Happy. " " says Savannah. I have to say, the addition of Savannah to this show just gets better and better; now, instead of having just one time-filling reaction shot from a character who is incapable of understanding, let alone truly reacting to, what's going on, we get two!