Dopey delivers food to an elderly shut-in who's clad in a wifebeater and bathrobe. Why this guy would want to invite the Dopester inside is beyond me, but he does. Dopey refuses, claiming to be "on a tight schedule." I hope that's RevCam's casserole he's handing to Mr. Shut-In. Oops -- I meant to type, "I hope that's not RevCam's casserole he's handing to Mr. Shut-In." I was going to change it, but upon deeper reflection, I realized that the first sentence really does express my feelings better.
Annie dines with the GramRents at the "great restaurant" next to the airport that her mom had recommended they visit. Personally, I find that the best restaurants are always around airports, don't you? Why, when I get a hankering for a cheap, greasy buffet and a lap dance, I know that the airport area is the hot spot to see and be seen. We learn that Annie's mom has just started drinking wine, and that she no longer gives a crap about her cholesterol. Okay, okay! Dying mother with a devil-may-care attitude, and Annie can't deal with it. Yeah, we get it! To be fair, it has interesting possibilities as a storyline, but as with most serious issues on this show, the writers don't quite pull it off.
Save me, Jeebus! Ruthie is having a tea party with her imaginary friend, and I have to watch it. The closed captioning says that this friend's name is "Hoowie," and as a recovering closed-caption editor, I can tell you that the captioning folks probably got that spelling from a script, meaning that the writer intended it to be spelled that way. I have to wonder, though, if the writer realized that "Hoowie" sounds just like "hooey."
Dopey walks into the diner where his girlfriend works. He's just in time to see her stretching to put something on a high shelf. She's wearing a shortish skirt, but because this is 7th Heaven, we don't actually see her ass or anything. Here's a bit of trivia. She may just be the world's dumbest woman, because she says she's been waiting to date Dopey "for a long time."
The doorbell rings at the CamPound. Lucy and RevCam both scurry to answer. RevCam graciously allows Lucy to do the actual door-answering, though he hangs around to spy. Huh -- what is that? It looks like someone propped up a piece of plywood on the Camdens' doorstep. Wait -- my mistake. It's actually Lucy's date, Jimmy Moon. He says something complimentary to RevCam, who replies, "I can see how you charmed my daughter," which sends me into hysterics, because I'll bet Stephen Collins was secretly wishing he could put a little spin on his delivery of that particular line. He suggests watching the movie with Lucy and Jimmy, but Jimmy shoots him down by handing over an extra copy of the movie that he'd dubbed for him. Man, somebody ought to report his plywood ass for copyright infringement.