Mary comes downstairs to request permission for the double date. RevCam asks if Lucy wants to go out with Rick. Lucy walks in and asks, "Who's Rick?" SuperMom fills her in, and Lucy says she knew Mary was "up to something." Mary lamely says she didn't want to ask Lucy without asking the CamRents first. I'll bet she just knew that no sane girl would want to go out with anyone so closely related to the vomity Robbie. Predictably, Lucy is not sold on the idea, especially when she hears that Rick is "nice," which I have to agree is the kiss of death when describing a blind date. She tries to weasel out of it, but Mary keeps pushing the issue, promising, "We'll go to an early movie -- straight there, straight back." SuperMom agrees, which means RevCam has to back her up. Lucy says, "Thanks for asking me," to which Mary snarksomely replies, "You weren't doing anything, were you?" Hey, Mary, great technique for soliciting favours from your sister! Since things are going her way, Mary is gracious enough to tell the CamRents that she loves them. Then she runs off, shouting, "Yes!" Now that they're alone, SuperMom tells RevCam that they have to trust Mary and Robbie sometime. RevCam says he wishes he could lock Mary away until she's twenty-one. He pretends to be kidding, but we all know he's not.
At Dopey's swinging bachelor pad, Dopey is moping around over Shana, like he has been for the past thousand episodes. John comes in with a bag of groceries. He's all excited because he invited their "beautiful female neighbours" over for dinner. Despite a notable lack of interest from Matt, John plows ahead with the contention that these women are a "perfect match" for them. "I met my perfect match," whines the Dopester, "but she just happens to be in New York." John won't be brought down, though. He defines "perfect" thusly: "One woman is white, and the other one just happens to be of the African-American persuasion." What, no interracial dating? Personally, I could not care less whether people choose to date within or outside their own race, but because this is 7th Heaven, I can't help but suspect the worst. So I'm thinking it's probably important for the show to retain the really, really conservative demographic -- you know, like those Bob Jones University people who won't let you into their school if you're dating someone from another race. But I'm just cynical that way.