Mary tells Simon she's taking him and the Demon Urchin out for dinner. She also tells him that Lucy's taking a boy out on a date, and Simon says that's very progressive. Yeah, for 1965, maybe. Lucy points out that Andrew asked her out. Mary's still smarting from losing the "cool" electric van argument, so she snottily asks, "But you have to drive?" Lucy basks in her victory by reinforcing the fact that she will be driving him "in Mom's new car." Simon must still be in his Little Man of the House phase as he tries to smooth things over by saying, "But still, it's very emancipated of you to take a guy out." Mary concedes defeat by saying, "It is, isn't it?" I guess for this show it would be. But I would like to point out that the show ain't over yet.
Lucy leaves, and Simon tells Mary that Eric took the minivan to go to the hospital to talk to Hank. Mary says, "Big mistake." Simon says, "No one ever listens to the kids." Aw, isn't it cute that the kids are smarter than their parents? Well, it isn't, but some writer probably thought it was. Mary leaves to break the news to Annie and Julie. Simon looks at Happy, who's lying down sadly in front of the closed door to Ruthie's room. I'll bet Happy's wishing she was on a good show.