April: "Talk to me or not, you're still grounded."
Lucy: "Fine, that's great, I don't care. I got mine."
April: "I mean, you know that you fucked up, right? You understand that rules exist for a reason?"
Lucy: "When they work, sure. I know that, I'm precocious as all get out and I'm appallingly well-behaved. Your determination to treat me like this is my first strike is seriously going to backfire if you don't take it down a notch. In this case, I wanted to meet Selena Gomez. I have explained this."
April: "And I want to meet the Pope so I can punch him in the face [Why ABC, you little rascal with that!], but you don't see me flying off to Rome! Because I have a commitment to you, and to the shop. We can't just do whatever we want to do because we want to do it."
Kind of hammered in there, this whole "April needs to cut loose" thing. Well, I guess if you think about her whole attack on Savi for betraying her as the Good Girls, it does go all the way back. And that too was dipped in survivor-guilt stuff having to do with not being able to "cheat" on Paul even three years after he was dead, even after finding out about his secret life -- even then being weird enough about it that she scared off wonderful Richard. So yeah, it's a thing. Even still, this conversational pivot is a little creaky-sloppy and saying it out loud doesn't help anybody. (Especially when it's Lucy, who is admittedly less of a pill than I let on, and who rocks this scene.)
Lucy, verbatim: "Well, I'm not sorry I went. It was the best moment of my life. She gave me a hug, and she wrote inside my book. She said Love, Selena."
April: "Compelling stuff. Why not just ask me to take you, then?"
Lucy: "First of all because I am so sure. Don't bullshit a bullshitter, Mommy. But second of all, you've been acting crazy. I don't want to disturb your routine further."
April: "How do you know I wouldn't have?"
Lucy: "Uh, you like just gave some speech about rules and responsibilities that would make Clark Kent barf. It is your life, it defines you. It's what we all love about you, it's why you're Jacob's favorite character. You are the only one with faith in anything on this entire show. You define the values Harry was talking about."
April: "And yet something in your tone makes it sound like somehow me following the rules is worse than if I was a stripper. Makes ya think."