Annie pours herself a cup of coffee and drinks some immediately. Unfortunately, it doesn't burn her tongue off. She rolls her eyes heavenward for no apparent reason and stands there, looking like a total dork, until RevCam comes in. Then she starts badgering him about when he's planning to go back to work. She says she's still not used to him being home all day "like Ozzie Nelson." That's a pretty rude thing to say to a person you claim to love. Also, Ozzie Nelson? Isn't the vast majority of the audience made up of preteen girls? That reference ought to go over well with them. After twenty-plus years, RevCam's totally used to his hag-faced wife being such a bitch, so he just brushes her off impatiently and leaves.
Simon comes into the CamKitchen, and Annie starts prying into his business. He brushes her off too, and then hightails it out of there.
When Lucy walks in, there's no need to pry into her business. In fact, she just won't shut up about her stupid problems. It's the same old shit, like the fact that she feels she has to reassure mental abuser Kevin that she's trying to be good friends with his work partner, which is something that still makes absolutely no sense to me and probably never will. Today, however, she has a new stupid problem: She's been called to jury duty. Whine, whine, bitch, complain. Annie tells Lucy she loves her, gives her a kiss on the forehead, and leaves. Lucy looks confused. That was a pretty weird thing for Annie to do, but I'm convinced that she just couldn't take any more of the bitching, and that was just her way of softening the blow when she walked out on Lucy.
Today's Opening Credits Timewaster consists of Lucy trying to find the jury duty office. It takes her forever, although, in her defense, it doesn't look like there are any signs telling her where to go. She asks a couple of security guys to point out the way, which they do, literally. I guess it costs less to have extras point than it does to have them speak. Amazingly, Lucy is polite and patient throughout this entire ordeal, even when she has to go through a metal detector. All in all, it's pretty dull, even for a Timewaster.
When Lucy finally finds her way to the well-hidden jury duty office, she talks to the women in charge, Ms. Beane, who's played by Jackee Harry of Sister, Sister fame. It sure is sad to see her on this show, especially when she has to put up with Lucy. Ugh. You know, I wouldn't have thought 7th Heaven had enough money to compensate any halfway decent actor willing to act in scenes with Lucy. After all, there must be hazard pay involved. Lucy tries to get out of jury duty because she's a student and "special." No comment there. Ms. Beane addresses the room, asking how many of the people waiting are students. More than half of them raise their hands. Gee, do you think that might be a trifle unrealistic?
Simon is at school, talking to Cecilia, who, of course, is played by Asslee Simpson (tee hee -- thanks, Hoedogg). He reminds me of an overexcited puppy who hasn't been fixed yet, as he natters on about how great it is that Cecilia's dad says they can date again. Simon and Asslee, that is -- not Simon and her dad. Cecilia's looking severely underwhelmed. He tries to drag a little enthusiasm out of her, but it's no use. Not even his exposition of the fact that they're both supposed to be working after school draws anything more than an irritated eye roll.