Ruthie's on the phone with Peter. RevCam picks up on their line from deep within the RevLair. He lies that he didn't know she was on the phone, then says hi to Peter. Peter says hi, and we see that he got the crap beaten out of him. He's got bruises where I didn't even know you could get bruises. It's a damn fine thing to watch. The special effects crew strikes again, and we get a three-way split screen of the phone conversation. Ruthie asks her dad to remove himself from her conversation so that she can have more room on the screen. He hangs up, and Ruthie and Peter's images push his image out of existence. Ruthie yells at Peter that she told him not to hit Biggiesize. "Believe me," says Peter, "I didn't." The whole conversation is littered with awkward pauses due to the fact that, because it's a split screen, they can't be edited out so the timing has to be perfect. And when you're relying on thirteen-year-olds for perfect timing, it's just not going to happen. But thanks for trying to spice up my 7th Heaven viewing experience, special effects team, all the same. But please don't show up for work for another three years. Ruthie asks Peter if he needs a doctor; he says no. RevCam picks up the phone again and tells them that he really needs to make a phone call. Then why doesn't he just use the house's second phone line? I guess the continuity department is on its three-year vacation. Ruthie says that she's coming to Peter's house. He asks her to bring him a lot of ice. And, because this is a totally normal thing for a thirteen-year-old boy to ask for, some make-up. Ruthie smiles evilly.
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