RevCam waltzes into the CamKitchen through the back door. Because he is a walking cliché, he's bringing Annie a bouquet of roses and a heart-shaped box of candy. But first he has to torture us for a while by dancing around with the roses, and singing tunelessly into the bouquet. Finally Annie stumbles into the kitchen, sporting a majorly frumpy look and a big-time attitude. For some reason, RevCam gets down on one knee to hand her the roses and chocolates. She looked annoyed with him before, but I'll bet this was the final straw. Annie says she doesn't feel like going out for their "big date." When RevCam tries to persuade her to change her mind, she tosses his flowers into the sink and rudely wanders off with the chocolates. Honestly, it's hard to feel for either of these unpleasant characters.
Oh, no! Ed Begley Jr. is going to be on this episode! I'm pleased to report, though, that at least Brenda Hampton didn't write the script. Some far-too-cheerful crappy tune plays in the background during the rest of the credits, as RevCam tries to work up the guts to go into the CamBoudoir and deal with Annie. I'm trying even harder to work up the nerve to deal with the unfortunate reappearance of Uncle Hank. Maybe the special theme of this week's show should have been "Courage." Or they could just call it like it is and name this episode "Boring Heap of Trash," since so far, all we've seen is an endless retread of the Camdens fighting because Annie is menopausal. RevCam is still trying to get her to have dinner and "conversation" with him. He's cancelled their dinner reservations and offered to make a nice meal for two, but Annie's still not receptive to his overtures. Looking extremely irritated with Eric, she puts down her chocolate box and storms into the bathroom, slamming the door behind her. Never one to take a hint, RevCam calls out, "Dinner for two coming up."
Next, he pesters Ruthie and Happy for a bit. Ruthie's supposed to be writing a school essay about what she wants to do when she grows up. Ah, there's our first mention of tonight's "work" theme. RevCam suggests she think of things "[she's] talented at and make a list." Ruthie's assertion that "that's gonna be a long list" pretty much proves that math is not among her talents. It's safe to say that giving advice is another skill she doesn't possess, since she insists that RevCam should apologize to SuperMom, even though Eric says he has not wronged Annie in any way.