Roxanne is still hanging out on the lame Promenade, even though her shift is long over. I guess the producers just couldn't be bothered to move her onto another set. Anyway, Robbie calls her and makes a nervous joke about it being a long time since they last talked. Roxanne tells him to drop dead and then slams the phone down on him. You know, I think she's almost bitchy and wacky enough to be a Camden!
Oh, no -- not the Boring Buffalo Brother Beaux again! Their subplot is so incredibly inconsequential that I'd almost forgotten about it. Ben does make me laugh, though, when he shows up in the Garage Treehouse, claiming he needs a break from the CamPound. As he puts it, "It's kind of weird and busy over there." Word, Ben. T-1000 Kevin has spoken to their mother and found out that she caught Ben and his girlfriend in some sort of compromising situation. What exactly happened is never specified, much to my relief. Now it's Ben's turn for a stern patriarchal lecturin' from Kevin, who maintains that Ben should move out of the family homestead and get his own place. Hey, that's actually some good advice, even if it did come from the T-1000. Kevin adds that he himself won't be going home "anytime soon," since he's planning to marry Lucy. I find it amusing that this leaves open the possibility that once the marriage doesn't work out, Kevin may be going home again -- you know, at some later time. For now, Cyborg Kevin has helpfully booked a flight for his brother and arranged for Ben's girlfriend to pick him up at the airport. When Ben takes umbrage at having his life micromanaged in this way, Kevin challenges him to prove that he's a man. Trust me -- it's just as hokey and annoying as it sounds. Fortunately, RevCam comes in and interrupts to ask for Kevin's help.
Lenny informs his brother that he won't allow him to join the theater troupe. Paul is pretty upset. I'm sure it's not helping him any to hear Lucy apologizing for not being able to help more. Seeing Lucy is hard for me at the best of times, so I can't imagine how I would feel about having to look at her if I'd just experienced a huge disappointment. Aw, but she's looking so sad that I almost feel sorry for her. Then I remember all the ways in which her character sucks now -- and the fact that she'll probably go back to being a total bimbo next week -- and I get over it.
After the commercial break, she's in the CamKitchen, telling her parents that she's talked to Diane Dupuy, the head of the Famous People Players, and that they've come up with a plan to help Paul. I really hope that plan was conceived more by Diane than Lucy, or I wouldn't hold out much chance for success. As Lucy turns to leave, she runs into Robbie. After giving him her "blessing" to date Roxanne, she says, "And with that, you can officially consider me out of your and Roxanne's love life. Let her know that, would you?" See -- already, I'm starting to dislike Lucy again.
Having overheard this conversation, RevCam asks Robbie if he likes Roxanne. Robbie explains about Roxanne hanging up on him and how he's scared she'll do it again. RevCam says, "I think you're more afraid that she won't hang up on you. Call her back. Take a chance." Wow. That was some actual good advice. And from Eric, no less! Wow.