Elsewhere on the Promenade, Simon has commanded Detective Michaels to appear before him. Of course, Michaels must comply. Simon wants to discuss his role in helping that girl drop her baby off at the hospital two weeks ago. He insists that it was a "great" thing he did, although he feels a little guilty about wanting recognition for it. Somewhat uncharacteristically, Detective Michaels opts to set Simon straight. He does a decent job of reining in his disgust as he says, "I think what you're feeling is about one one-hundredth of what your friend is feeling." He adds, "Who do you think carries the greater burden, you or your friend?" When Simon has to stop and think about that, Michaels jumps right in with the right answer. I'd say he looks exasperated by Simon's selfish stupidity, but I'm probably just projecting. The guy who plays Detective Michaels just isn't a good enough actor to pull off "exasperation." Detective Michaels natters on and on, saying the exact same thing about sixty different ways. It's long enough for me to proofread the rest of this recap, do a couple loads of laundry, and have a quick nap. When I wake up, he's just winding down by offering Simon a slice of pizza -- and a winning smile.
I'm sure we've all been waiting anxiously to find out how PC's old and dear friend Susan is going to change Ruthie's mind about RevCam. Or not. Susan tells a terribly wearisome story about how she and her father fought and didn't speak for five years. Blah blah car accident, blah blah reconciliation, blah blah Ruthie talking to RevCam about her fears. It's a little hard to care about someone we've just met, and I can't say Susan's story is powerful enough to override that. Still, Ruthie is moved by it, and she agrees to go see Eric. She's not so deeply stirred, however, that she remembers to say thank you, or even goodbye, to Susan before she goes.
Back at the hospital, even though Lucy and Cyborg Kevin aren't speaking to each other, Ben and Robbie have maneuvered them into a meeting in the cafeteria. Except it's not even a real meeting, since Ben and Robbie will be interpreting for them -- you know, since they're not actually speaking to each other. So, is this as thoroughly irritating and puke-inducing as it sounds? You betcha. The two losers iron out their differences and banish Ben and Robbie off to do…well, what do these guys actually do on the show these days? After a make-up kiss, Lucy is right back to badgering Kevin to propose to her. Here's a newsflash, stupid: If he's already said he wants to marry you, and you've already said you want to marry him, why bother with some lame-ass, totally staged proposal? Just proceed directly to calling yourself engaged, and make those wedding plans. An engagement is the public declaration of the intention to marry. Just announce it already and quit it with these dreadful promises from Kevin that he will somehow "surprise" Lucy with a proposal later. Trust me -- it's really not going to be a surprise anymore.