Back at the CamPound, Ruthie is having a heart-to-heart with Plot Contrivance. She's trying to convince Mrs. Dopey not to care about the ring, since she already has Matt, and he's much more important than a ring. I have my doubts about that, but since Dopey can't afford to buy a ring, the point is moot. I think it's time to move on, since I don't know how much more of Ruthie's wisdom I can take right now.
Over in "New York," Wilson's old landlady, Mrs. Corning, is showing Lucy and Mary Wilson's old apartment. She tells them that she's set up the utilities and the phone service and that she's even brought in some furniture from the garage. That hardly sounds tempting, but Lucy is thrilled that she's gone to all that trouble, especially since the girls are only planning to stay there for a couple of days. Mrs. Corning looks over at Mary quizzically, but before the woman can say anything, Mary suggests that Lucy go have her shower first. When Lucy disappears, Mary explains to Mrs. Corning that she is still planning to honor their agreement to have Mary rent the apartment permanently. Mary just hasn't told anyone in her family about this yet. Mrs. Corning asks, "This doesn't have anything to do with Ben, does it?" She adds, "You should never base your life decisions on whether a relationship is going to work out." Why do I find it so disconcerting whenever anyone says something that makes sense on this show? Because I do, you know. Mary says, "I plan to make this my home away from home whether Ben wants me back or not." I don't believe her, but Mrs. Corning does, and she hands over the apartment keys.
RevCam walks into the CamPound to find Annie and PC setting the table. He tells PC that Matt is waiting for her in the living room.
Dopey is indeed in the living room, and he's sporting a shiny brown shirt so ugly that it distracts me from the rest of the scene. It's not a very interesting scene anyway, as Dopey and PC apologize to each other and then Dopey gives her an engagement ring. It's all pretty ho-hum, until we learn the ring is fake. Oops, I mean it's gemette -- "a perfectly simulated diamond-like substance." PC storms out of the house. Is this what happens when you marry someone you've only known for forty-eight hours?
Lucy and Mary show up at a bar which looks suspiciously like the same one Lucy considered having half a beer at back in Glenoak. Officer Pea-Brained Moron walks over to the girls and compliments Lucy on her appearance. Lucy just smiles vacuously. PBM explains that his brother will be arriving shortly to be Mary's dinner date. And there's the brother now. I probably don't need to tell you that the brother in question also happens to be Ben, the hunky firefighter. Gee, what are the odds? Buffalo has a population of over 300,000, yet Mary has to rent out Wilson's old apartment, and now Ben is her blind date? I know it's also statistically unlikely for lightning to strike and kill all four of these losers right now, but that won't stop me from wishing that would happen anyway.