RevCam is pacing in the kitchen, kettle in hand, when Simon comes in. They have a pointless discussion about dinner in order to establish that RevCam is going to go down to the hospital and talk to Julie's husband, Hank. Simon very reasonably points out that RevCam should ask Julie first. RevCam rudely wanders off without even responding. Then the writers whack us over the head with their Giant Overkill Hammer by having Simon say, "I'm only thirteen, and even I know he should ask Aunt Julie first." Hell, even Happy knows, as she barks to concur. I really wish they'd give her more screen time, but with better lines.
Ew, it's Ruthie in the upstairs hallway. Simon sees her and says, "Hey." Ruthie runs off to her room and slams the door. The playful music lets us know we are watching Wacky Hijinx.
Lucy and Mary are discussing the fact that Aunt Julie's problems may be keeping the "adults" busy enough that dinner will never get made and the kids will get to go out to eat. Awright. Thanks for being such a screw-up, Aunt Julie! Mary lets a crestfallen Lucy know that Lucy won't be driving since it would be "faster to put a saddle on Happy and ride her to dinner." That's a lovely image. The phone rings, and it's Andrew Nayloss inviting Lucy on a date to the movies, except he wants her to drive since he doesn't have his license yet. Lucy and Mary argue over which car Lucy will get to take, which is actually a fun, realistic scene -- except for the part about Annie's van being "cool" because it's electric. Yeah, I'm so sure.
Back in the living room, Julie is complaining that after she cleans the kitchen and washes the dishes, Hank will come in and re-clean the kitchen: "He cleans a clean kitchen!" Annie plays devil's advocate (tee hee) by pointing out that Hank is a doctor: "They're very...clean!" Annie is starting to work my nerves big time, so I'm really happy to see Lucy and Mary rush in and interrupt. Lucy gets in the first word and asks to borrow Annie's car for her date. Annie agrees, as long as Lucy promises to get her date home by his curfew. Mary makes a last-ditch effort to get the "cool" car, but Annie won't let her go out just driving around because Mary doesn't have "a plan." Julie brings the conversation back to herself by saying, "Yeah, you don't want to end up like me." Because an unexpected pregnancy is exactly like joy-riding. Mary suggests that being married to a doctor is not such a bad thing. Julie and I roll our eyes. Mary offers to take the other kids out to dinner. Despite the fact that Mary now has a plan, Annie still won't let her take the "cool" van. The girls leave, and Julie asks what happened to Eric and the tea he was supposed to be making. Annie doesn't know where he went. Julie says, "That's just like a man. Can't depend on them to do anything." Well, at least some of the time the bigotry on this show is an equal-opportunity sort of bigotry. Annie asks her if she wants some tea, and Julie looks completely annoyed when she says, "No!" See, it's those wacky pregnancy hormones again, making Julie act all difficult. Annie sinks down into the couch and gets this look on her face like she's trying to impersonate a big melting candle.