Mary and Simon kick back in one bedroom or another and moan about their respective lost loves. Lucy comes in wearing her yellow robe with moon appliqués which is SO Beverly Hills 90210 season-before-last - scrimp on wardrobes, much, Mr. Spelling? - and announces that she's ready for bed. She ascertains that her siblings are going to stay up moaning and groaning about their love lives. "I don't HAVE a love life," say Mary and Simon simultaneously. Man, that's freaking funny. Not. Lucy tells them to cheer up and turns to go. Mary yells after her to pray that Robbie will find a way to "get back in good" with Mary and the family. Simon adds his request that she pray for him to get back in with Deena's family. Lucy says that she's "not tying up the God Lines with either of those prayers. Got it?" She stomps away. Catty Mary remarks to Simon that Lucy's doing the best she can, considering the only two guys she's ever been in love with are Jimmy and Rod. Whatever that means. Simon asks about the "other one" that they both liked - "the one with the big lips." Mary says that they don't speak of him. Simon misses Deena. Mary misses Robbie. Gwen misses the toilet bowl when she runs to puke.
Ruthie gets out of bed to pray. "Please, God, give me a pony. I really, really want a pony. If you give me a pony, I'll never, ever do anything wrong again. This is Ruthie Camden and I'm asking you for a pony and sooner is better than later." CRASH! An Archangel appears and sets Ruthie afire in a furious blaze. Oh, wait. No. No one appears. Ruthie sighs. So do I.
At the Loser Bachelor Pad, Matt and John study. John stops to ask Matt if he believes all that stuff RevCam was saying about prayer at dinner. Matt wants to know why he asks. John asks what difference it makes. Matt says John must be asking for a reason. John's just asking. Matt makes a crack about John praying to pass a test. No, John's studying for the test. Matt asks why he's asking, then. "Forget it. It's not that important," John fumes, rolling his eyes. Yeah, really. Some minister's kid you are, you punk Matt. WARNING: MORE UNREALISTIC SCENAGE AHEAD. John lies back on his bunk and prays, to Matt's amusement. He admits that he was praying to find a nice woman to have dinner with - "a simple request from a simple man." Yeah - simple, all right. They snipe at each other a bit. Then Matt sets down his book and does his own mouth-breathing prayer, presumably for the same thing. John makes a face. I like John and I feel sorry that he has to live with Matt and Matt's hair.