RevCam finds Annie bawling over her old clock. She doesn't want to be "just mom." She tells RevCam that he has what people consider a real job and that he shouldn't let Simon get to him. He says she shouldn't let Lucy get to her. They wonder when the kids' opinions became more important than their own.
Mary's in her room, on the phone with Molly. Molly self-consciously asks if Mary will practice with her the next day. They make plans and then Molly says Mary's her hero. "No, I'm not. Believe me, I'm nobody's hero," demurs Mary as Lucy looks on. But, Mary, what about all the girls you've inspired to pose nude for gentlemen's mags? You're a hero to them!
"Dr. Pepper makes the world taste better"? The hell? I could have come up with a better slogan while playing bingo online with one hand tied behind my back.
We get to see Ruthie's stupid dream of being a queen. She's walking down a red carpet with two dogs on leashes. People wave. Ruthie's crown looks like the one from the Imperial margarine commercials. Simon wakes her. She thinks her dream will come true. Simon doubts it. Happy barks twice in this scene.
Lucy is trying to talk to Annie, who doesn't want to hear her excuses. Ruthie walks in and says she doesn't want to be "just mom" either. She wants to be the Queen. A twin says, "Ah oh." Annie asks what Ruthie saw on the biography that made her think she wanted to be Queen. Ruthie spouts some crap about castles and such. Annie tells her to finish watching the tape. She says, "You should do a lot of research on someone before you decide you want to be them [sic]. Or before you decide you don't want to be them [sic again]." This last is said with a guilt-trip-inducing glance at Lucy.