I almost suffer a relapse during this next scene with Simon and Deena. They're still in the restaurant, and Simon's trying to convince Deena that he wasn't doing anything wrong by draping himself all over Diane at the pool table. Deena, who's decked out in an orange T-shirt with a fugly heart cutout on the chest, says, "If being caught making out wasn't bad enough, now because of that girl, my father thinks you're some sort of middle-school Romeo." I don't even bother trying to suspend my disbelief because I am way too busy laughing.
Mary is chatting it up with Deena's dad at another table. He's asking her if she has a boyfriend, and when he finds out she doesn't, he praises her for being smart enough to know she's too young to date. Mary says, "I'm only single right now because my last serious boyfriend moved away with his son to go to college out of state." Whatever that's about, I don't even want to know. We're saved from hearing her blab on any more about it when some restaurant guy pages Hank and RevCam for a telephone call, which Mary takes instead. It's Annie, who tells her to hurry home since Julie's in labour. Mary suggests that the hospital might be a good place for Julie to be right about now. Annie asks how she's supposed to get Julie there without a car. I don't know, Annie, while you were busy calling every restaurant in town, did you consider phoning for a little something I like to call a "taxicab?" They're a great invention, you know. If Glenoak has restaurants (and its very own supermodel), I'd find it very hard to believe they didn't have a single cab company. But I guess that's just the kind of writing that makes 7th Heaven the top-rated show it is.
Lucy and Andrew pull up to Andrew's house in the "cool" electric van. Andrew just sits there looking dorky until Lucy rolls her eyes and gets out of the car to open his door for him. Then he asks her to walk him to the door. She says, "Why not? This date couldn't get any worse," which I think she's supposed to be saying to herself, except she says it loud enough that there's no way Andrew could not have heard, considering he's only about four feet away when she says it. On the front porch he says he had a great time. I have to give Lucy credit for just saying, "I know," and not lying about what kind of time she had. She turns to leave, but he grabs her and starts kissing her. It looks like they're both enjoying it enough that they don't notice Andrew's parents come outside. What's with all the creepy, overprotective parents on this show? Is it supposed to be Pleasantville or something? It's a strange world when the Camden 'rents seem like the sanest adults in town. Right there on the porch, with both his parents watching, Clueless Andrew asks Lucy out on another date. Lucy declines and runs to her car. Smart girl, that Lucy.