Up in Simon's room, he and Ruthie discuss Simon's alleged luck some more. Like we can never get enough of that particular topic. He claims that his incredibly good luck is not responsible for him and Ruthie being grounded now; it's just that "George is a jinx." When Ruthie points out that they'll have to get used to having George around, Simon slams the steering wheel of his cardboard car with undue force, causing the Clapper-wired light to go out. Okay, just stop. Stop it with that stupid Clapper storyline already. Please? I'm not sure how much more I can take.
George walks into the CamRents' bedroom to see Grandma Ruth and the Colonel packing to leave. Terrified of being left behind in the CamPound, George begs to be taken to Buffalo with Ma and Pa Colonel. And now it's time for the heartwarming portion of the show, wherein the Colonel shows that he is actually Very Sensitive. He praises Eric and says to George, "If you're lucky, you'll grow up to be like him." Where is Eric throughout this exchange? Why, he and SuperMom are eavesdropping outside the bedroom door, of course. The whole Colonel-praising-RevCam bit is pretty nice, but the scene is effectively ruined when the Colonel tells George to be a good boy, and says, "That's an order." It would be hard for it to degenerate any further after George salutes and says, "Yes, sir," so the writers wisely stop it there.
Speaking of annoying scenes, here's a textbook example, as Dopey confronts the cashier from the hardware store. He explains to her about being mugged with his mother a few months back, in an episode which I never saw but which most assuredly sucked all the same. He tells Emma how frightening the experience was, and how it changed him. He says he "would like to have the old [Dopey] back." Somehow he relates this to giving his mother her wedding rings back, though I really don't see the connection. A commercial break leaves us all on the edge of our seats regarding the outcome of this scene.