Simon walks through the kitchen carrying a big box. Lucy asks him where he's going, but his response isn't very specific. Lucy asks him how the Board of Ed. meeting went. He says it was good, and he's still planning to leave home. Lucy asks if he's told RevCam that. "Nooooooooo," says SamVid. Of course not.
RevCam picks up the phone again, but is disappointed to find that Ruthie's off it and he can't listen to her steamy chat with Peter anymore. He gets over it by calling Det. Michaels at the station. As soon as Det. Michaels picks up the phone, RevCam chews him out for not having a wife or an anniversary dinner. Ha! I knew it. He wants to know why Det. Michaels lied to Kevin. Det. Michaels says that he has a date he doesn't want RevCam to know about. RevCam immediately dismisses this idea, because he's a good friend like that. Det. Michaels says that he does have a date, but no one at the station knows that he's divorced, so he told them he was going out with his wife. Yeah, I guess when you live in a town with people like Lucy who treat divorcés like pariahs, you would want as few people as possible to know about your divorce. RevCam asks Det. Michaels if he's found out anything new about the accident. He says that he's still looking into it, but he doesn't think there's anything new to find out, and he doesn't even know what RevCam is looking for anymore. The split screen makes a triumphant third appearance, and it turns out that RevCam and Det. Michaels are no better at their timing than Ruthie and Peter were. RevCam thinks that Det. Michaels is hiding something from him. Pause. Det. Michaels says that RevCam should get ready for a "budget meeting." Pause. RevCam asks how Det. Michaels knows about that, and tells him he's taking his job too far. Pot, meet Kettle.
Ruthie comes in, thus saving us from any more split screen cheesiness. RevCam asks her why Peter sounded "funny" on the phone. That's probably the closest thing to actual "funny" this show has ever had, then. Ruthie suggests that Peter might have sounded strange because he was "startled by [RevCam's] blatant attempts to listen into [their] phone conversation." RevCam shrugs this right off and asks if people are talking about Simon at school. How many times is this question going to be asked? HOW! MANY! TIMES! Ruthie says that no one has said anything to her face. That's true; Biggiesize is so tall that he made fun of Simon to the air about two feet above Ruthie's face. RevCam gives Ruthie permission to go to Peter's house to study, but tells her that in the future, he wants them "here, where someone is always available to snoop, and [they] know what [she's] doing every single second." Because the area on and immediately surrounding the make-out couch is being recorded on by a closed-circuit camera that feeds into a television in RevCam's bedroom. Ruthie thanks him for his honesty and leaves.