Because no character can leave a scene on this show without another one taking his or her place, Ruthie comes in from the yard and says that RevCam's friends play "a mean game of hacky." Not as mean as your game, Ruthie, what with the trying to kick Simon in the face and all. Also, don't think I didn't notice how you called "hacky-sack" "hacky" in order to look cool. I just chose to overlook it. Suddenly, Ruthie asks the question every parent dreads: "Who is Keith Moon?" Well, you would think it was that kind of question based on the way Annie's face falls as she carefully chooses the words with which to answer her youngest daughter. Ruthie says that she thinks Keith Moon is going to come over later and play. All these references to The Who remind me that I could be watching the much better show they play the theme song of. Sigh. Annie explains to Ruthie that Keith Moon can't come over because he died of a drug overdose. She does not mention that the drugs he overdosed on were anti-alcohol pills, which he was taking because he was trying to get clean. Ruthie says that, from the way RevCam's "flower friends were talking about him," she thought they were expecting him. ["Maybe they meant Jimmy Moon?" -- Sars] Shut up, RevCam's flower friends. And shut up, Ruthie.
Ruthie leaves so Lucy can enter. Annie has a few things she wants to talk to her about, like the pager she found, probably when she was doing her hourly search of her children's' rooms. "Where did this come from?" Annie demands angrily, holding it up. Oh, Lucy. Beepers are so 1992. Lucy tries to deny that the beeper is hers, then admits that the beeper is Jordan's and that he lent it to her. Annie says that her "no-phone" rule was meant to include to "all forms of wireless communication, including beepers." At this point, I started thinking about how cool it would be if the beeper had gone off, and prompting Julie from the original Real World: New York to pop in and ask Lucy if she sold drugs, offending Lucy for the rest of the episode. That doesn't happen, though. Instead, Lucy asks how her mom learned to be so cruel. I would kind of like to know that as well. Annie responds, "It's in the Mommy Manual between 'crafts' and 'cuddling.'" And three pages from "banishing your children to the extremely unfinished garage apartment." Annie rapidly switches to her happy personality and goes to hug Lucy, who ducks to avoid the embrace and runs out of the room. Ruthie comes back in and asks if Jimi Hendrix is dead. Annie says he is. Ruthie wonders if Rev's band knows anyone who's still alive. Well, they know you, Ruthie, and you're still alive, so let us all hope that your theory is correct and you die soon.