At a playground, Mary and some girls play two-on-two basketball until Mary gets knocked over by a girl wearing a giant T-shirt with a triangle cut out of the neck to make it extra ugly. The girl gives her a hand up and apologizes, but Mary is still kind of pissed. The girl repeats that she's sorry, and Mary asks her to tone the aggressiveness down -- it's only a practice. The two sit on a bench as the girl says that her dad told her that the harder she practices, the better she'll be. Well, sure, but it's probably not a good idea to knock your teammates over, potentially hurting them. You need them to play, too. The girl reaches for a towel, and a bottle full of pills comes flying out of it. Mary picks them up, a judgmental look all over her face, but the girl quickly says that the pills aren't steroids. They're "natural energy boosters" that her dad buys for her from a health food store. And everyone on the team is doing them! The girl puts two pills into her perfectly manicured hands that a real competitive basketball player would never have for practical reasons alone, and offers them to Mary. As is so often the case, Mary is confused.
In a remarkable display of continuity, the opening shot of the CamPound shows the RV parked in the driveway. It looks kind of like the product of a one-night stand between the Partridge Family bus and the Road Rules RV, with the Road Rules RV drinking a lot during the resulting pregnancy. Inside the house, Ruthie chews gum louder than anyone has ever chewed gum before as she wanders around the house. As Simon comes out of the bathroom, she finds his stolen-coffee-filled thermos. Ruthie sneers that she's going to tell on him for drinking coffee again. Simon fronts like he doesn't care, but when Ruthie goes to tell Annie, he stops her and begs her not to. Ruthie says she won't tell if he pays her. He agrees, then closes the door and tells her that he'll pay her even more if she'll do him a little favor. Then he whispers something to her, which is fine by me -- I don't care what the favor is, so I really don't need to hear it.