Even though Lucy never mentioned the Camden code word for stalking -- "ice cream" -- stalking is obviously what she has in mind, since she drags Mary down to the pool hall to spy on Jeremy. Great plan, Lucy. When Mary points out that Jeremy may see her spying on him, Lucy replies, "I'm stealth. I'm a cat. He won't even see me." Sure enough, Jeremy walks over and asks what's she's doing at the pool hall. Anyone stupid enough to concoct such an insane spying plan in the first place is certainly stupid enough to compound its failure by telling Jeremy that she and Mary are waiting for their dates, and that's just what Lucy does. She pushes Mary off to go find their nonexistent dates and then accepts Jeremy's invitation to join him at his table.
The parade of loathsome exes continues as Lucy sees that Jeremy's companion is vile Mike, that sexist, manipulative jerk that Lucy used to date. It would have been great if Jeremy and Mike were dating each other, but they're just waiting for Mike's girlfriend and her friend, whom Mike set up with Jeremy. Are you following all this? Do you even care?
The dates arrive (Mike and Jeremy's real dates, that is), and Mike makes the introductions. The girls are both about three feet taller than Lucy, and I think they're made up to look glamorous and sophisticated -- or at least what passes for glamour on this show. Personally, I think they look a little skanky and mall-ratty. Mike's date displays her alleged sophistication by acting bitchy and dismissive toward Lucy, which almost endears her to me.
Simon's date arrives and immediately starts making out with him wildly. The idea that Simon could inspire this much ardor in anyone made me and my husband laugh so hard that I didn't hear any of their dialogue. Not that it looks like there was much dialogue. I'm so glad to see that Maria has continued the tradition of wearing red to celebrate Valentine's Day. And here I was thinking that tradition had died out around junior high.
So what, exactly, was RevCam's big VD surprise for Annie? Well, in the backyard, he's brought out a bottle of wine, a couple of wineglasses, some candles, and a really ugly floral display comprised of some roses in a watering can. He leads Annie out to it blindfolded, just so he can build up her hopes more and then increase the disappointment when she actually sees it. Alas, there are no party hats to brighten the mood either. At first, Annie tries to be polite and praise him for it, but since she also calls it "pathetic," her compliments don't exactly sound sincere.