Dopey comes downstairs to ask about his parents' "big date." He offers up the entirely inappropriate observation that the CamRents' relationship is not going well these days. However, Eric doesn't take offence. In fact, RevCam continues in the TMI vein by telling Matt that Annie is acting "really, really mean." I can't blame Dopey for wanting to escape this conversation, but then maybe he shouldn't have started it in the first place? We learn that Dopey has cancelled a date to work an extra shift -- a fact which surprises RevCam. I don't think it surprises anyone else, though, since it's been at least three minutes since anyone mentioned the "work" theme, so it's obviously overdue. When Dopey says, "My work at the clinic is very important to me," RevCam pretends that he's about to cry. I don't have to pretend, since we're not even a quarter of the way through the show yet, and this episode already feels like it's been going on for hours.
Next is an utterly pointless scene in which the leader of Mary's firefighter training course talks about relay races and teamwork. Mary glares at her co-workers a lot and sighs rudely throughout.
Outside the movie theatre, Lucy is interrogating Robbie about his friends. Robbie admits that he only invited one friend, Hugh. Since I have no idea what Hugh's last name is, I'm just going to assume it's Jass. Lucy is upset that Robbie is trying to set her up, and says that she's not over Jeremy yet. Robbie says, "What you and Jeremy had was special, and it may be a long time before you are truly attracted to another man." Ah, yes, Lucy's relationship with two-guest-star-appearance Jeremy was truly, monumentally special, but it doesn't look like Lucy's going to have any problem moving on once she sees Hugh and deems him "cute, really cute." I would have said "pretty," actually, but nobody asked me. I am mildly curious about the size of his ass, though.
Dopey arrives at the clinic to see the waiting room totally packed with patients. A nurse behind the front desk orders him to get to work cleaning out and restocking exam rooms. Instead, Dopey walks over to a patient and says, "We have to stop meeting like this." I don't recall ever seeing her before, but I think it's safe to say that continuity has never been a priority on this show. Dopey demonstrates his exemplary orderly skills by questioning the patient about her medical problems. My parents were visiting me on the weekend, and while my dad just rolled his eyes thirty seconds into the show and left to play Solitaire on my computer, my mom gamely sat with me and tried to watch. At this point, though, she asked, "What the heck? Why is the orderly diagnosing the patients?" I had to explain that Glenoak is a very special place -- a place where sympathy is a bad thing, and where nobody feels the need to suffer under the constrictions of logic. It's a place where stalking is commendable, and people are praised for taking action, even if these people are utterly unqualified to be taking any action in the situation. My mother said, "I don't think I can watch this anymore," and left to peel vegetables for dinner. I sighed rudely and went back to glaring at the TV.