In the party bathroom, Ashley apologizes for her mom's immature behavior. Ashley is wearing too much purple eyeshadow, and Lucy's hair is asymmetrically parted just like Serena's was. Lucy realizes that having a "hip and cool mom" isn't all it's cracked up to be. Serena isn't really hip and cool, though. Just because Lucy thought so, that doesn't mean it's true. Serena would be hip and cool if she had a career that allowed her to work from home and make tons of money, and if she listened to Pavement, and if she wore really kick-ass boots. Until Lucy meets such a woman, she should just stay quiet.
Annie tells Matt that Ruthie tricked him. He is upset, and his hair looks silly.
RevCam steps out into the back yard to talk to Ed. Oh, no! Ed is smoking! Now we know he's evil for sure! They haggle back and forth for a while. Then Ed tells RevCam, "You're not his father." "Neither are you," RevCam says. Ooh, burn. RevCam must have new writers backing him up this episode. He looks ready to cry as he tells Ed that Robbie belongs at the CamPound. He ends up threatening to inform the cops of Ed's whereabouts if Ed doesn't leave town. RevCam urges Ed to do the right thing and put Robbie's needs before his own. I like the way RevCam backed up his family values with blackmail. That was nice.
Matt accosts Ruthie in her room. "The devil made me do it," she tells him. Shut up, Ruthie. Matt demands an apology. Ruthie doesn't think she did anything wrong. Matt lectures her about lying for a bit and then leaves. Mary calls to check on Ruthie. "I wanted to make sure you learned your lesson because I don't want you to end up in Buffalo like me," she says. That's so pathetic, I won't even bother to comment on it.
Annie tells Simon that his paper isn't his best work. She lectures him about working up to his potential. The phone rings. It's Lucy, begging for a ride home. Annie quickly tells Simon to start rewriting his paper. Then she puts on her superhero cape and flies off.