Does RevCam normally have conversations with himself in the mirror? I don't normally watch this show, so I wouldn't know. Regardless, RevCam is arguing with himself in his study while he tries to compose a sermon on inner peace and how to get some. It's kind of like a Christian version of that scene in Taxi Driver where DeNiro is all "are you looking at me?" in the mirror, except it's way scarier. Basically, Eric is illuminating the difficulty of achieving inner piece when one set of voices in your head wants you to "let go and let God" but another voice -- like the one that tells RevCam to stalk his kids and interfere in their lives -- wants you to control everything. A buzzer can be heard going off in the background. "Eric, dryer!" yells Annie the hag-faced preacher's wife from off-camera just as RevCam is getting somewhere on the sermon. Eric tries to stay focused while Annie keeps carping from off-camera about the fact that the jeans are going to get wrinkled. Um, unless Annie is meeting Halston and Andy at Studio 54 later, I'm not sure why she cares so deeply about having crease-free jeans. "They're just jeans!" says RevCam to himself. "This is my sermon!" Annie the hag-faced preacher's wife bursts into RevCam's study in all her hag-faced glory and reminds him that she's feeding the twins. "You said to yell if I needed help and I need help," she says haggardly. "I love you," says a voice in RevCam's head as he gets up to go to the dryer. "But sometimes you drive me...crazy." Damn, I thought he was going to say, "...to kill!"
But before RevCam can rescue Hag-Face's Palmettos from textural hell, the doorbell rings. He answers it with Annie behind him. It's Pat Boone, wearing one of those woolen "dad" hats that you only see in the old Sears catalogs. Like, back in the fifties when white-collar professional men wore hats, you'd see nicer versions of them on the street, but now you just see a few of them lying around at a local Caldor for $5.99. And they only get sold when someone needs one for a school play...or, apparently, when Pat Boone makes an appearance on 7th Heaven. It turns out that Pat Boone is Ken Smith, Captain Smith's dad. I thought the Captain Smith plotline died when Mary left the show. Whatever. He wants to talk to the Camdens about the fact that Mary "seduced" his son. Annie invites him in. "Yeah, come in, pal," says a voice in RevCam's head. "Because I'd like to kick your..."
Theme song. I have a question about Nikolas and Lorenzo Brino who, according to the opening credits, play Sam and David. Isn't there a law that says that if you're a child actor under a certain age, you can only work certain amounts of hours, and therefore most child actors with regular parts on TV series are usually a set of twins playing a single character in shifts like the Olsen twins? So if Sam and David are twins, are they actually being played by a set of quadruplets?