RevCam arrives at Joy's house just as Sergeant Michaels and another officer are getting out of their cruiser. RevCam demands, "What are you doing out of uniform, Sergeant Michaels?" Michaels says he's been promoted to detective. As if Eric didn't know! Perhaps he was trying to throw the other officer off the trail, in order to keep up the illusion that RevCam doesn't actually run the town himself. The other officer explains that he came along because he is familiar with the case. Nobody asked him why he was there, but maybe he just senses RevCam's superior leadership skills and feels he has to account for himself. They all have to walk past Robbie's car to get to the house. I'm surprised no one writes out a ticket for Robbie. Isn't it against the law to have a car that ugly?
Has Robbie been made deputy for a day? He's the one who has to explain Joseph's disappearance to RevCam. He tells some ridiculous story about the police suspecting Ramon's old girlfriend of snatching Joseph. Why would she do that? There's some bullshit about her being peeved when Ramon married Joy's mother instead of her, so she's been harassing the family ever since. Wow. What a stupid plot. And what does it have to do with RevCam, anyway? Well, explains Deputy Robbie, the local police are trying to involve a judge and "the police in Arizona," but it's "complicated." You bet it's complicated. I guess Brenda Hampton's too busy chortling over putting her name on food props to bother researching even the most rudimentary facts about law or police procedure. That must be why she has Deputy Robbie suggesting, "They want to just get someone neutral to take back the dog and see if they can get the police to help grab the kid." Of course RevCam is that "someone neutral." What a clever plan! It's either that or have RevCam dress up like Murray the dog and hang around the ex-girlfriend's property in Arizona until he can snatch back the little boy. That's about as realistic as what they came up with. It's hard to tell whether Robbie means that RevCam is the one who should convince the Arizona police to get involved in this case, or whether Detective Michaels will be taking care of that -- not that he can force anyone in Arizona to do anything, seeing as how he has no jurisdiction there. But why am I even wasting my time trying to find sense in this plot? I'm sure there is none.