Up in Ruthie's room, PC is staring down with distaste at her gemette. Ruthie comes in, which must mean it's time for some more of her special counseling. How nice for all of us. She explains to PC that Dopey is merely a bad gift-giver, just like RevCam, who once gave Annie a vacuum cleaner for her birthday. Hey, what's so bad about that? When we first started dating, my husband gave me a cool retro toaster as a gift. According to the authors of The Rules, that's exactly the gift that shows a man's not interested seriously interested in you. I beg to differ. In any case, I'd rather receive a vacuum cleaner than some ugly gimcrack that I'd feel compelled to wear even if I hated it. Of course, when we decided to get married, I asked my husband for an engagement computer rather than an engagement ring, so what do I know? Ruthie natters on some more, finally convincing PC to accept her gemette. She finishes off the lecture by asking, "Have you got it this time? Because I'm a little tired of telling you the same thing over and over again." Believe me, Ruthie, you're not the only one who's tired of this subplot.
Dopey's down in the living room, bonding with Robbie, Simon, and the twins, who, for a change, have not been banished behind the couch. Robbie and Simon are looking awfully cozy sitting next to each on the floor with their shoulders touching. Robbie keeps trying to give Dopey advice, while Simon parrots everything he says. This succeeds in driving Dopey from the room, which was most likely their intention all along.
Over in Buffalo, Lucy is asking Pea-Brained Moron if he's ever wanted to shoot anyone. He says no, but that's probably only because he hasn't known Lucy and Mary for very long, and he hasn't even met Annie. Besides, I'll bet he's still thinking he'll be able to get down Lucy's pants soon. Ben sarcastically talks about how Mary has switched careers so often, and Mary tells him to mind his business. Pea-Brained Moron tries to defuse the tension by changing the subject. He tells Mary that Ben talks about her all the time and that he really doesn't have a girlfriend. This encourages Mary to start pleading her case with Ben, telling him she knows he has feelings for her because of the way he looked at her in her parents' living room. Yeah, Mary, but that was before he dumped your ass. Mary goes on to give a pedestrian, annoying speech about learning to love again, while Lucy and PBM look on in interest. Nothing like some light dinner conversation to make the evening a success. Ben still doesn't say anything, even when Mary practically begs him to take her back. As she gets up to leave, she doesn't look too worried about the failure of her plea. I'm sure that's because she's planning on stalking Ben until he gives in. After all, she has that "plan" she was talking about earlier. When Mary's gone, Pea-Brained Moron lives up to his name by encouraging his brother to follow her and not let such a fine woman get away. Ben takes his advice and goes. PBM and Lucy start making out in the restaurant. I'm sure a mass exodus by all the other grossed-out patrons of the restaurant will be next.