In the kitchen, Simon is clarifying that RevCam believes Ruthie might get a pony but that he doesn't think Deena's parents will change their mind about Simon. Eric starts to deny this, but Mary barges in and starts yelling at him. She asks if he's praying against her. She continues convolutedly on the subject in a way that's supposed to be funny. RevCam says, "Of course not," and she's mollified enough to leave, fortunately. Simon tells his dad, "This is why you should keep your work at the office." RevCam says that the world is his office. "Don't we know it?" Simon coldly jokes at his father's expense. Man. RevCam's getting disrespected left and right in his own home. He should find another family to bug for the day. (That's me, helping you out with foreshadowing. You're welcome.)
Matt and John are on the street, fish-wifing at each other and trolling for chicks. One appears and asks if they know where the hardware store is. The chick looks racially ambiguous, like she could be white, African-American, or both. I'm only telling y'all this because it figures into the plot later. The three young people smile at each other through several thousand shots.
The phone rings and to Simon's dismay, his dad answers. Eric says it's Sgt. Michaels so Simon takes off. The short of it is that the sergeant's trying to help RevCam find the boy who wrote the letter. RevCam says something like, "The letter says this Sunday, so I have to find him by Sunday." I don't remember the letter saying anything like that, but whatever. It's Saturday. RevCam needs to get a move on. First he looks heavenward, though, and says, "Help." Okay. It's off on another Busybody Quest for y'all's hero. What? He's not my hero. You take him!
This all-new episode of 7th Heaven is brought to us by the gyrating youths of Dr. Pepper and Polaroid, and is followed by the sexy teens of Popular. Sin is all around us!
In her bedroom, Mary is saying that God isn't answering her prayers because she's not deserving. Well, it's about time she figured it out. She's saying this to Lucy, who's continuing her Pimp Fashions theme in a red vinyl jacket with faux leopard trim. Lucy suggests that God wants her to quit hanging with the "big, fat, liar, seducer, delinquent." Her sister protests that Lucy's talking about the guy Mary loved. Lucy says she's talking about the real guy, not the pretty picture Mary painted in her head. Tell it, Lucy. Testify! Lucy tells Mary that she needs to get out of the house. She suggests that Simon and they take the twins for a walk. Mary doesn't want to have any fun. She wants to sit there and be miserable, and misery does not love perkiness. "Whatever," says Lucy. I second.
Next Lucy accosts Simon in his room. He's staring at his photo of Deena. Simon doesn't want to accompany her and the twins to the Glenoak Promenade, because then he might miss Deena's call. She's not supposed to call him, but she might if his prayers are answered and her parents change their minds. Lucy tells him he doesn't necessarily get everything he asks for when he asks for it. Simon won't budge, so she leaves.