Down in the CamKitchen, Annie is freaking out because she thinks someone has stolen the CamFood. Mary sulkily says that she didn't do it. Annie gives her a little pep talk, trying to convince her that nobody's accusing her of anything. She even explains the difference between someone asking and accusing, as if Mary were a five-year-old -- which, in many ways, she is. I think it's hilarious that the writers are finally trying to riff on her stupidity. It certainly took them long enough to capitalize on what the viewers have been laughing at all along. When Dopey and Simon walk in, SuperMom starts complaining about the missing cheese and luncheon meat, holding up the remaining mangy bologna slice for everyone's inspection. Ugh, she's also holding up an individually wrapped processed cheese slice. Isn't that the stuff that's called "cheese food"? I guess they have to explain that it's edible, since you'd never guess that from its smell or texture. No wonder the CamKids are so stupid if they're never receiving any nutrients from their food. SuperMom melodramatically threatens that whoever has eaten the vile "food" will have to go to the store and replace it. As she asks, "Now, who ate it?" she curls up her lips in a way that makes her resemble Popeye. Despite that, RevCam still calls her "a creature of strength and beauty." What that has to do with anything, I'm not sure. In any case, no one is admitting to stealing the "cheese food." When Lucy comes in and starts complaining about someone going through her drawers (tee hee), RevCam attempts to solve the mystery by asking, "Who is missing?" SuperMom actually has to count her children, which is pretty pathetic. She and RevCam smile at each other when they realize Ruthie is the missing one.
Ruthie is still in the Treehouse with this week's Tertiary Character In Need. She has indeed taken all the missing items and stashed them there. How she got all that crap out of the house without being caught is mind-boggling. And doesn't "cheese food" need to be refrigerated? Ruthie tries to entice her friend to play with Simon's Gameboy or Mary's makeup. Shaking her head the entire time, Ruthie's friend gives a little speech about this being their "secret place, where everything is nice and nothing bad happens." Considering this is the place where the con man carpenter fell and threatened to sue the Camdens, the place where Cruella banished the kids when they defied her, and the place where the kids played that nasty, stupid game of Survivor, I'd say plenty of bad things have happened here already. Ruthie's friend's wooden "acting" is just the icing on the cake. I feel a little bad saying that, since the girl is cute and soft-spoken and seems like a very gentle person, but I think it's safe to say we have finally seen the worst acting on this show. Ever. What the hell was Brenda thinking? Who cares whether the part of the Muslim girl is played by a real Muslim?