Close up of the Lame Clear Phone. It rings. Ruthie picks it up. Vincent begs her to talk to him. Ruthie hangs up on him.
RevCam takes out the garbage, and finds the jacket. Were I to find clothing in my garbage, I'd probably leave it there. But RevCam, hearing the Wailing Saxophone of Shameful Secondhand Clothing, takes it.
Kevin offers to help Annie with dinner, but she says it's "all under control." Annie likes it when things are under control. She likes it a lot. I'm kind of confused as to why she's putting saran wrap on what appears to be a bowl full of lettuce. Perhaps she's practicing for her nightly asphyxial suicide attempt. Annie asks Kevin if he's okay. He says he's "adjusting to being a dad." RevCam, holding Ruthie's jacket, comes inside, so Annie runs away, as dictated by the 7th Heaven Law of Spatial Relations ("such that if one character leaves the room, a vacuum of space is created that must be immediately filled by a new character. Conversely, should one character enter a scene already containing two characters, one character must immediately leave the scene to restore equilibrium"). Kevin asks RevCam if they can talk outside.
They go outside. An awkward conversation of meaningless small talk ensues until Martin enters the yard, forcing Kevin to leave the scene, according to the 7H LSR. RevCam says hello to Martin and moves to go inside, but Martin asks him to wait. "I was just wondering what you were doing with Ruthie's jacket," he asks. Could these people BE any nosier? Like, if I saw my dad holding my brother's jacket, I wouldn't think twice, let alone ask him about it. But this does allow the "plot" to "progress," as RevCam explains that he found the jacket in the garbage, and asks Martin if he knows what it was doing there. Because Martin is about to answer this question, the scene suddenly cuts off.
Vincent has finally gotten through to Ruthie on the phone. He says he's never going out with Margo again because she was so mean to Ruthie. "Maybe that's the kind of girl you really like," says Ruthie; "rich, skinny, mean." As opposed to Ruthie who is poor, curvy, and mean? And how is Margo "rich" just because she gets her jackets new? Vincent says he made a mistake. "Yeah, you did," says Ruthie, and hangs up. Vincent calls her right back, taking the time to dial all seven numbers instead of just hitting the redial button. It takes time away from the rest of this show, and that's just fine with me. Ruthie answers. Vincent apologizes for Margo again. He says she must be insecure. "There's no excuse for her pointing out that my mom buys me used clothes that weren't good enough for her," Ruthie says, helpfully catching any latecomers up on the show's first exciting twenty minutes. She hangs up on Vincent again. The phone rings. "What?!" Ruthie answers. Of course, it's not Vincent, but Zoe. Oh, the hilarity of expecting one person to be on the phone, but getting another!