7th Heaven (1996–2007): Season 10, Episode 20 - And More Secrets - full transcript

The cookies and milk 'truth serum' curse works on: the truth about Simon's ring and Kevin's generous offer to pay it for him as a present get known till it makes him and Rose 'call off' the wedding, yet Simon insists to keep working to pay 'his' debt. Meanwhile dad blurts out to the twins that he replaced the expensive ring Annie gave him after losing it years ago, while Kevin tries to find his before Lucy after losing it too. Annie gets mad enough to curse Mr. Riley, who owns the building her teenage mothers center needs, with warped results.

Let's go.

You... You scared me.

I'm coming.

Why didn't you just
yell up from the stairs,

like you usually do?

Well, apparently,
this is more effective.

More effective? Or you
just wanted to scare me?

No, I didn't want to scare you,
I just wanted to hurry you.

The boys are
waiting in the backyard.

Oh, no!
I forgot to charge this.

Oh, well, good--
then I take it

you won't be talking
to anyone today,

so I can rest easy that
I won't be hearing any more

life-altering secrets
about any family members.

I knew it-- you're still angry
about Matt and Sarah.

That's why you popped up here
to scare me.

Why don't you pop across
to New York and scare them?

They're the ones who eloped
and then lied about it

and had a wedding, not me.

And it never occurred to you
that your mom

might get upset when you gave
this news to us?

It was big news.

It's old news.
It's really old news.

I mean, Matt and Sarah
didn't even think

you would care, it's so old.

I do care and your mom
really cares a lot.

I know that now.

I'm sorry I told you.

I'm sorry Matt and Sarah
did what they did.

I'm really sorry.

Yet, I don't get
the feeling you are.

Which is why you tried
to scare me.

You know, I was really
just trying

to move things along,
just to get

you and the boys
to school on time.

Dad, I can't help what Matt
and Sarah did; I can't.

And if you're trying to get me
to hurry up and get out of here,

why are you blocking the door?

David and Sam...
didn't say anything to you

about anything, did they?

No? Nothing about...

my keeping something secret
from your mother?

You told the boys a secret
you're keeping from mom?

I did; I don't know
why I did, but I did.

Then my guess is your
secret will be out

by the time you
get home from work.

I'd say around 3:00
to 3:30-- snack time.

No, the cookies are
in my briefcase

and I drank all the milk.
I'm not stupid.

Yeah, so it was the cookies
talking when you decided

to tell two seven-year-olds
your big secret.

Look, I can't pick
the boys up from school.

If they tell her,

she is just going
to absolutely explode.

Your mom is already so angry
at Matt and Sarah and you that--

she's ready to explode now.

Well, maybe you do something
that would make her

so happy she wouldn't
be angry with you

or anyone else for
the rest of her life.

And that would be...?

Get Mom's new
best friend Rose

to call off her
marriage to Simon.

Rose may have changed,

but I know Mom still doesn't
want them married.

I just know it.

I got it.



Who is this?

Somebody keeps
hanging up on Daddy

and Daddy's starting to get
a little bit annoyed.

Where's Daddy's wedding ring?


I don't care!

He told me we could
have it for $400!

And then someone, I don't know,
maybe this someone was you,

told him we had $500,
now he wants $450!

I don't care if he thought
we were borrowing the money

instead of paying cash.

No, no...

What did you say?

Hey, you listen to me,
mister, and you listen good!

Wait... You tell the owner
if he tries to force another

$50,000 out of me,
then I curse him!

The owner of the building
that I'm trying to turn

into a teen home-- well, he
found out that we had cash,

and now he wants more money
or he's pulling the deal.

Can you believe it?


You curse him?


No, not $25,000 more!

Not one penny more!


He what?

I need to see you outside.


I think Savannah ate
my wedding ring.
What do I do?

Uh, well...

Hmm, I think we better, uh,
defer to Annie on this one,

but, unfortunately,
at the moment, I believe
she's putting a curse

on the owner of that
building she wants to buy.

We have to do something.
Should I give her that stuff
that makes her throw up?

What stuff?

I don't know.
I don't think we have any.

Go to the hospital with me.

Oh, I, I don't think she
needs to go to the hospital.

Look, she's fine.

She'll probably just
pass it; babies do that.

I can't just wait
until she passes it,

then Lucy will know I let her
eat my wedding ring.

Look, I got wedding ring
problems of my own, okay?

I-I sympathize--
I-I do-- but...

Okay, all right.

We'll... We'll go
to the hospital.

But I'm telling you,

it's not an emergency;
she'll pass it.

That's all they're
going to tell you.
She'll pass it.

Please, can we go now?

Uh, I'm going to run
an errand with Kevin.

Milk-- pick up some milk.

Thank you.

"Cursed," that's what I said.


Hey, where are you?

Where am I?
I'm with your dad.

Where are you and my dad?

We're running an errand.

Why are you running an errand
with my dad?

Why not? Where are you?

Ah, I just walked in.

I left my checkbook and I want
to go to the bank today.

All right, well,
have fun at the bank.


Lucy, it's me, Rose.

I've been calling
and hanging up all morning.


I didn't want to talk to Kevin.

So, why didn't you just call me
on my cell phone?

I didn't have that number
and this one was listed.

Oh, so, anyway...

So anyway, I don't know
how to ask you about this,

but are you and Kevin giving us
a gift of cash for our wedding?


It was supposed
to be a surprise.

How did you find out?

Some little birds told me.

Cookies and milk!

I heard Ruthie's theory,
but I don't really see

where cookies and milk have
anything to do with this.

It has everything to do with it.

We wanted that money
to be a surprise.

We wanted you and Simon
to start out debt-free.

I'm really touched
by your generosity,

but maybe you should have
mentioned it to Simon,

because I think he may have
taken incompletes

in all of his classes
so he could work more hours.

And you let him?!

I didn't know.

The boys told me.
The boys told you.

Oh, Simon,
I can't believe he did that.

I can't, either.

I can't believe I made him
get me that ring.

I feel terrible.
You do?

Of course I do.

You didn't seem to feel terrible

for the past six months.

I never thought he'd actually
buy this ring for me,

to tell you the truth.

And when he did...
well, I do love the ring.

But, of course,
I love Simon more.

And if I could
take this ring back...

I still probably wouldn't,
but I still feel badly

that Simon buying it
has caused so many problems.

Well, I, I guess
the only thing you can do

is just tell Simon the truth.

Tell him that the boys told you
about the wedding gift

and about taking incompletes,

and maybe it's not too late.

Maybe he can stop working
and start studying.

I mean, maybe
he can scramble and finish

one or two of his classes.

If I tell him,
he's going to be really upset

with Sam and David.

You could send us
the wedding gift

and no one has to say anything.

I could, but I think you should
tell him the truth anyway, Rose.

I mean, you don't want to start
your marriage off with a lie.

All right, I'll tell him.

Thanks for talking to me.

Oh, you know what?

Uh, tell Simon to give us
a call, okay?

I will. And thanks again
for the teapot. Good-bye.


These girls have no place to go.

No, their families
don't want them.

They're about to become mothers.

And some of them are already
living on the street.

No, we may have half a million,

but we don't have
one penny to waste.

The, the building
needs total renovation.

I mean, it's falling down.

Nobody else wants it.

And, you know, I'm not
gonna pay more than $400.

We agreed to $400.

It's the lawyer
for the building owner.

No, yeah, no, I will...

I will not take it back, no.

I am not take--
fine, he can call me here.

These people make me so angry.

What aren't you taking back?

The curse, I cursed a guy--
the building owner.

He's greedy.

He's taking advantage
of this woman's generosity

and our situation,
so I cursed him.

I cursed him, and I'm not
taking it back.

What does that mean,
you "cursed" him?

I don't know.
I don't know why I said it.

But I'll tell you,
it's the first thing I've said

that got his lawyer's

What's wrong?

Oh, well, nothing.

I... I just never heard
you curse someone before.

But if that's what
you want to do.

You know what? Never mind.

No, go ahead,
Reverend Kinkirk.

Give your mother
a little lecture.

I know you're dying to, what,
lecture me on cursing people.

I don't even know
what to say about that.

Well, you want to say
something, so say it.

I do want to say something.

I-I came over here
to tell you something.

Well, tell me.
Well, I just want you to know

that Kevin and I are
giving Rose and Simon

a special gift
for their wedding.

The teapot?

No, that was
their shower gift.

We're giving them
something else.

Okay, and...?

And, uh, what
we're giving them

is enough to pay
for Rose's ring,

because, you know,
we don't want them

to start their marriage
off with that burden.

Oh, Luce,
that's very generous.

But it may be best to let Simon
learn a lesson here.

It's a tough lesson,
not buying things on credit.

Yes, it is, but, you know,
he'll get through this.

You don't have
to bail him out.

Simon's feeling
really, really pressured

and this is what Kevin and I
want to do for him.

I just thought you should know.

Well, you can change your minds.

We could, but I don't think so.

You know, I'm upset already
about Matt and Sarah,

you know, eloping

and then still having
the-the big wedding.

And-And I'm upset

that Ruthie had to tell us,
not Matt and Sarah;

and I'm upset that she had
to wait so long to tell us;

so I could real easily
be upset with you and Kevin.

I don't want you to be upset
with Kevin and me,

but we already decided
to give them the money.

Well, why does everyone

want to tell me things,
all of a sudden?

Why are you telling me this?

I just wanted you
to know why we're

giving it to them now,
instead of later.

Simon is taking incompletes
in his classes,

because he's working
too many hours

and he doesn't have time
to get to class and to study.

What? Okay, now I'm
officially upset

with five out of seven of my
children and a building owner.

And if you don't leave,
I might be more upset.

Wait... five out of seven?

What did Mary do?

I don't know, but I'm sure
it was something.

And I'm sure someone
will tell me about it.


Yeah, that's what I said.


Where are you?

Tell her.

I told you Savannah and I
are with your dad.

Yeah, okay.

Eventually, I'm going to find
out where you and my dad are.

Look, Rose called.

Sam and David told her
that Simon is taking incompletes

in his classes
because he's working so hard

to pay for that
stupid ring, so I,

I think we should just go ahead
and give him the money.

I can hear that!

I don't care.
I already told Mom.

I'll call you back.



Simon, I hope I didn't
catch you at a bad time.

No, I just walked in.
What's up?

"What's up?"
I'll tell you what's up.

My blood pressure.


Well, can they
do something about that?

"They"? How about you.

I'm not following you,
but I just got home

from a 4:00 to 12:00 shift, so
I'm not exactly alert right now.

What's going on
with your blood pressure?

If I weren't in a hospital
waiting room right now,

I would be screaming
at the top of my lungs.

You're taking incompletes
in all your classes?!

Okay, uh, just take
a deep breath and...

I don't want
to take a deep breath.

What are you thinking--

I'm paying all that tuition
for incompletes?

Are you okay?

No, I'm very, I'm very ang...

I'm very, very angry.

I know that, but, but are you
in, like, critical?

Are, are you stable?

Should you even be
on the phone right now?

Probably not.

David and Sam.




You're not at the hospital?

The hospital? Why would I be
at the hospital?


Uh, who's hurt?
Who's at the hospital?

No one, it's just Dad.

"It's just Dad."?!


No, no, it's fine. It's fine.

It's just,
it's something anger-related.

What, but like somebody shot him

or like he's having
a heart attack?

No! No, no!
Nothing like that!

It's just high blood pressure.

high blood pressure can lead

to a heart attack!

I didn't know that. I...



Hi. What are you doing
at the hospital

and why didn't you tell me you
have high blood pressure?


Mom, I didn't mean
to scare you, okay?

I think Dad's okay.
He's just upset.

Yeah, I-I got him
on the cell phone.

Cell phone?

Okay, what, what is going on?

I'm not at the hospital for me.

I'm just at the hospital,
where I found out

that Simon dropped his classes
and is taking incompletes,

just so he can pay for that
stupid engagement ring.

I know.
Lucy and Kevin

are paying for that stupid
engagement ring,

which I think is a really stupid
idea, but what are you doing

at the hospital, and who at
the hospital knew about Simon?

It's a long story.

Well, once upon a time...

Savannah swallowed
Kevin's wedding ring.

Oh, is she okay?

I mean, those things
usually just pass.

Well, I tried to tell him that,

but we're at the hospital

Okay, so you're okay?

Well, I lost my temper
when I found out

that Simon dropped the classes.

Well, you can't afford
to be angry.

Let me be angry.

Yeah, I don't think you
can afford to be angry either.

I think you're angry enough.

I mean, you already put a curse

on some poor guy
you don't even know.

Why does everyone
have a problem with that?

You know what?
Nobody can curse anyone.

I can't curse anyone!

I don't even know what it means
to curse someone.

The words just
came out of my mouth.

But, evidently,
they're very powerful words.

Yes, they are.
You wouldn't like it

if somebody cursed you,
would you?

You wouldn't like it if someone
lectured you would you?

And how would you like it
if I told you and Lucy

that I can handle putting
together a home for teen mothers

without either of you
commenting on how I'm doing it?


Are you sure you're not having
a heart attack? You're okay?

I'm sure. I'm fine.

Good. I love you.

I love you, too.

But I'm still angry.

Nothing on the X-ray.

Let's go back to my house,
check the kitchen floor again.


I'm coming!

I'm coming.

Who is it?

Father Mulligan.

Hi. What can I do for you?

I'm hoping
you can remove a curse.

I have to tell you something.

I have to tell
you something, too.

I dropped a couple
of my classes.

I didn't drop them,
I'm taking incompletes.

I just couldn't work
the hours I was working

and get to class.

I told Sam and David
and I guess they told my dad.

What did you have to tell me?

Sam and David told me
about the incompletes.

They told you, too?
Yeah, and I told Lucy.

And I think maybe
she told your dad.

And your mom, maybe.

Why would you tell Lucy?

Because Sam and David
told me something else.

You know, I tried to call them

and then I remembered
that they're in school.

They just don't always get
their facts right, you know?

I, I mean...

I really don't resent
taking incompletes

to work to pay
for your ring-- I don't.

I was just tired
when I talked to them.

David and Sam did
say that to you, right?


I'm sorry if you resent
paying for my ring.

I know I shouldn't have
asked for it, but you didn't

have to buy it if you
didn't want to buy it.

No, that's where you're wrong.
I did have to buy it.

I had to buy it to make up
for asking you to move out

when I didn't ask you to
move in in the first place.

Well, you really are feeling
resentful, aren't you?

Yeah, actually, I am.

Yeah, I can actually
see that you are.

And if you're just
going to be resentful

that I made you marry me,

then let's just
not get married, okay?

Okay. Great.

Go back to Umberto.

That's what you really want,
isn't it?


I'm sure
Umberto can afford a ring

without having to work for it
day and night.

He can get you
everything you want.

I thought you could give me
everything that I want, Simon.

Because all that I really want
is for someone to love me.

By the way,

Lucy and Kevin are going to give
us money for our wedding,

so you can pay for the ring
and any other debts you have.

So you may want to wait until
you've cashed the check

to tell them we're
not getting married.


Did you get to the bank?

No, not yet.

Did you want to write
Simon a check

or should we get them
a cashier's check?

Uh, where's your wedding band?

Oh, um, I don't know.

Must be around
here somewhere.

Did you lose it?
Did I lose it?

It is so past her nap time.

I should go put her down.

Hmm, good idea.

Unless you want
to put her down.

Why would I want
to put her down?

Well, you're not usually
around to put her down,

so since you're here to put her
down, then I just thought...

Okay, I'll put her down.

Come here.

Has she eaten?

Of course she's eaten.

What'd you have for lunch?
Just lunch.

Oh, good,
'cause when I got home

there was some cereal
on her high chair.

It looked like she hadn't
eaten since breakfast.


that's because we ate out.
Ate out?

Yeah, that's where we were
with your dad.

Oh, well, uh, what'd she eat?

Some mashed potatoes
and peas and Jell-O.

From a cafeteria.

What cafeteria?

The cafeteria
down at the hospital.

They have really good food.

The cafeteria is so good
that you and Savannah

and my dad actually
went there for lunch?


Are you looking for this?

Oh, you found it.

Good. Thanks.

By any chance,
did you think that

maybe Savannah had
eaten this?

Your mother told you.
My mother knew?

I think so.

Could I please
have that back now?

I'm going to have
to think about that.

And about the fact that
you thought our daughter

swallowed a ring, and you
took her to the hospital

and you didn't even
bother to call me

and tell me
what was happening.

I don't know what got into me,
Father, I really don't.

So you'll take the curse
off poor Mr. Riley?

It's just that
I'm going through

a really difficult time
right now.

Well, I
completely understand.

You do, really?
Because nobody else does.

I mean...

Why would Matt and Sarah elope
and then lie about it,

and then get married
and then tell Ruthie,

and not tell any
of the rest of us?

I'm sure I don't know.


Annie's husband.

Eric Camden. Minister.

Oh, are you now?

I'm Father Mulligan.

I'm, uh, here about the curse.


You knew that Kevin and Dad

were at the hospital
with Savannah and you...

Hi, Father.

He's here about the curse.

Oh, yeah, that.

Our daughter,
the Reverend Lucy Kinkirk.

Father Mulligan.

I think I'll let the three
of you religious people chat.

I'll go pick the boys up
at school.

Thank you.

Uh, regular ministers at a
regular Protestant-type church?


You know, maybe I've come
at a bad time.

I think I can find my way
to the front door.

It was nice meeting both of you.

I'll talk to Annie.

Yeah. Sure.

Sometimes men lie
in an effort

not to upset their wives.

Which just makes us more upset.

Oh, no-- the boys.

You couldn't have told me
this months ago?

We didn't know months ago.

We only decided last week.

Well, it's really generous
of you,

but I'm not going
to take it from you.

I'm not gonna have you pay
for a ring

that I never should've bought
in the first place.

Hey, you're not the first guy
to buy a ring

that he couldn't afford, okay?

Don't keep beating
yourself up.

It's Simon.

I have to go.

Are you okay?

I'm just tired.

Well, now you can stop
working so hard

and go back to your
professors and tell them

you want to try
to make up the work.

I don't know.

What don't you know?

I don't know anything.

Thanks for the money,

but I don't think Rose and I
are getting married.

And I don't care to share that
with the rest of the family,

although you probably will.

I know you're not happy
with me right now,

but I want to drive up
to see Simon.

It's a guy thing.

I think it's even
a husband thing.

All right.

Hey, uh, do you want
your ring back?

Not right now, no.

Okay, well, uh,
it's a long drive.

Would you like Savannah and me
to go with you?

Thanks for the offer,
but I'll be okay.

I need some time alone.

We want to talk to you.

Hey, you were pretty
quiet in the car.

What's going on?

We know some more secrets
and we want to tell Mom.

But we don't want
to get in trouble.

Who are you going
to be in trouble with?

Because based on my experience,
I can tell you

that I would rather be
in trouble with just about

anyone else other than Mom.

Dad told you something?

About Mom?

Well, don't tell me what it is.

I don't want to know.

Just keep it to yourself
for the time being.

Hang onto it awhile.
See what happens.

We can't.
It's too big.

It might cause trouble,
big trouble.

All right.

I'm tried of being
the keeper of secrets.

After this, I'm getting out
of the business. Shoot.

Dad lost
his wedding ring.

And he bought a new
one and didn't tell Mom.

And she doesn't know.

Oh. Is that all?

Is that all?

Mom knows.

She's known practically
the whole time.

The hotel where you lost it
sent it to her.

But you see, Mommy never
told Daddy that.

Now, Daddy's been living
with this for almost 30 years.

When did she tell you this?

I don't know.
It was years ago.

Why would she tell you?

I don't know.
Why did you tell them?

Cookies and milk.

Cookies and milk.

Cookies and milk.

Why do I have the feeling

that you want to talk to me
about something?

It is about that stupid curse?

No, I'm staying away
from that one.

Uh, but we do have
something to talk about.

Something I really
want to talk about

and yet...
And yet, you don't.

And yet, I feel the same way,
so let's leave it at that.

Oh, if that's Father Mulligan,

just tell him
I'm-I'm not available.

I'm going to get that building
for those girls.

And you don't care
how you have to do it?

I have never heard
of grown men

being so afraid
of a stupid curse.

Like I could really
put a curse on anybody!

The whole thing is completely
childish and men are childish,

which is why it's working!



You wouldn't happen
to be Mr. Riley, the owner

of the building my wife
is trying to buy, would you?


Uh, come with me.

We're just cleaning
up after dinner.

Have you eaten?

Yes, I have.

As best I could,

I'll just go get her.

Oh, yeah.

You want some?


My mom and I used
to eat those after school.

Ah. Uh, milk?

Oh, yeah.
Gotta have the milk.

Gotta have the milk.

I'm really, really
sorry that my wife

has upset you
about this, uh, curse.


I mean, she's never done
anything like that before.

Uh, this, uh,
this building project

has come at a time when...

we're having a lot
of family challenges.

That's the way
Ma and I did it.

I see; that-that's a,
that's a new one on me.

Uh, so, does it bring back
a lot of good memories?

Oh, yeah.

I grew up in that building.

Just me and Mom.

My dad died
and left us the property.

Ma never wanted
to touch the place,

which is why it is what it is
today-- a run-down shack.

But, uh, it's a sentimental
shack, you know?

Where are you living now?

Bel Air.

My dad didn't just leave
us that building.

He left us 37 buildings.

But my mom and I
lived in that building

till I graduated
high school.


You know, it seems to me
if you're going to sell,

that my wife would
be the perfect buyer.

She plans to renovate it,
not tear it down.

It would be a home
for teenage girls.

For, well, teenage mothers
who are not married

and who may have become
estranged from their families.

Or girls who may not have
any other place to go.

Annie wants to clean it up
and take the bottom floor

and turn it into a store
where women can buy,

like, used maternity clothes,

baby clothes, baby furniture.

A place where
the young women can work.

A place with a day care center.

Unwed mothers?

Young women
who are having babies,

who aren't married to
the fathers of the babies, yeah.

I don't know if my mother
would like that.

Oh, yes, she would.

Hi, I'm Annie Camden.

I want to apologize
for what I said.

I've never said
anything like that before.

I don't know why I said it.
It means nothing.

I was, uh, feeling
very desperate

and, uh, it seemed
to be working.

So I'm, I'm sorry.

I was wrong.

I'm superstitious
as well as sentimental and...

a thing like that...
that-that curse...

that means something to me.

I take it back.

And he blesses you.

He's, he's a reverend.
Bless him.

I don't really...

Bless you, Mr. Riley.

Thank you.

Thank you both.


$400... Oh!

Um... no.

You can have it.

"Have it"?

I got lots of buildings.

I'll write it off.

You take care of those girls.

Set up some scholarships
or something.

Oh, bless you!

Bless you! Bless you!

Bless your little heart,
Mr. Riley.

Oh, bless you!

Well, I think we managed
to get something

from every food group.

Is dessert a food group?

We didn't get dessert.

I think I still have
some cookies

I took from the house.

So... you and Lucy

never called off the wedding
before the wedding, did you?

Yeah, the closer it got,
the more often we called it off.

But she never gave you back
the ring, did she?

Every time.

No kidding.
No kidding.

Didn't that make you angry?

Women don't always
mean what they say.

Sometimes they seem to be
a bit possessed.

Sometimes that's a good thing,

sometimes that's a bad thing.

And they're not just in moods,
they are moods.

They go from one
mood to another mood,

and you just have
to go with the flow.

I'm held accountable
for everything I say.

And I don't think I should
just let Rose off the hook

and ignore everything
she says, and attribute it

to whatever mood she's in--
that's not fair.

That's not fair?

Simon, you sound
like a 12-year-old.

Of course it's not fair--
life's not fair.

If life were fair, we'd
take turns giving birth.

I wouldn't mind giving birth.

Yeah, you'll change
your mind.

Look, do you want
to marry Rose or not?

I guess.

You guess?

I do.
I want to marry Rose.

I'm just scared she doesn't
want to marry me.

I don't want to be the one
who gets dumped.

You should never make
a decision out of fear.

Don't call off the wedding
because you're afraid.

Don't not call off the wedding
because you're afraid.

If you love this woman,
be a man, find her,

fix this and go ahead
with your plans.

Don't put the
blame on anyone,

just take the


Don't you dunk?


I like the cookies
separate from the milk.

I'm a purist.

You know, I used to be
a twist and lick,

now I'm a dunker.

My whole family are dunkers,

except for Sam and David.

I guess they'll grow into it.

Lucy dunks in front
of the family.

When she's with me,
she twists

and scrapes the filling
off with her finger,

and then dunks
just the outside.

No kidding.
No kidding.

I think it's time
for me to go home.

We should be having cookies
with our brides.

Thanks, Kevin.

Thanks for driving all the way
out here just to talk to me.

You're about to become part
of the husband's club.

If you live through
the initiation, you'll be fine.

Why don't I go first?

Since I drove all
the way over here,

I think that'd
be a good idea.

I'm sorry,
my car wouldn't start.

I think it needs
a new battery.

And let me guess,
you can't pay for it,

because you're paying
for the ring.

That's right, I can't.

You know, I got you that ring,

because you love that ring
and I love you.

You make me feel terrible
for wanting that ring, Simon.

You make me feel like your
entire life began to unravel

when you bought it for me.

The problem is,
I couldn't afford the ring.

The bigger problem is,

I wasn't man enough
to just say that to you.

Yes, you did.

You told me you
couldn't afford it.

But because I've always
had pretty much

anything I've ever asked for,
I just didn't get it.

I don't work.

I don't earn the money that
pays for tuition and books

and my apartment, and so I'm not
very realistic about money.

I don't pay that
much attention

to what things cost,
because I've never had a job

and I've never had
to pay for anything.

On the other hand, I've always
been very realistic about money.

I always pay attention to how
much every little thing costs,

and I've always tried
to earn my own money

and save every penny
anyone's ever given to me.

So I'm responsible,
totally responsible

for buying that ring.

And I'm going to be
responsible for paying for it.

This is from
Lucy and Kevin.

This is a lot of money.

Yes, it is.

Even I can see that.

This is our money--
our money together.

And I think we should open up
a joint checking account.

And we should only
spend the money

whenever we agree to spend it
on whatever we want.

But the ring...

the ring, I'm paying for.

I know I tried to rush
and pay for as much of it

as I could before
the wedding, but that's

because I hate being
in debt for it, and...

and my debt becomes your debt

and your debt becomes my debt
when we get married.

And I don't want you to share
in paying for your own ring.

Just so you know,
I don't have any debts.

I have savings and stocks

and something
called a "portfolio."

You want a prenup?

Are we getting married?

Let's see.

You're a twist
and dunk, right?

Yeah. I know your
family are dunkers,

but the only thing
my parents

ever agreed on was this.

I love you, Rose.

Will you marry me
on our wedding day?

I will.

Luce, I'm home!

In here.

Must be a Camden thing.

No, they're dunkers.

I know; I meant
the cookies and the milk.

Seems there's a lot of that
the past couple days.

I want to apologize
to you about

not calling you
about Savannah.

I should have told you.

Yeah, but,
then again, I'm pregnant,

and I probably
would've panicked,

and it all turn out okay,
so there's no harm done.

You would tell me if
you really lost your
ring, wouldn't you?

No, I don't think so.

I think I'd just buy a new one.


That's the truth.

Well, just remember
to put the inscription

in the new one you buy to hide
that you lost the old one.

What inscription?

You didn't know
that there's

an inscription in your ring?


There's not;
I would've noticed.

I can't read that.

It's so tiny,
I still can't read it.

And if I ever
did ever notice it,

I'm sure I just, you know,
I thought it was the name

of the jeweler, or the
gold weight or something.

It says "You bring out
the best in me."

You do bring out
the best in me.

Well, thank you, and you
bring out the best in me,

but I didn't inscribe
that in your ring.

That's why I knew it
wasn't your ring.

I picked it up when
you left it by the sink,

which you still do.

Well, I hate getting
soap on it.

Well, I, I noticed

that something
was written on it.

But it's so tiny.
I know.

I picked up a magnifying
glass and I read it,

and I didn't know how
or when it got there.

Uh, and then, the same day,
a tiny box arrived

from the hotel
where you had been staying.

Addressed to me?

No, addressed to both
of us, so I opened it

and there inside was your ring--
your real ring,

the ring I had given you;
your wedding ring--

so I knew you had
lost your ring.

And I knew you had bought
another one,

so I found the receipt
in your pant's pocket

when I took your pants
to the cleaners.

You check the pants pockets?


Didn't you wonder
how you could get

the same ring I gave you
for practically nothing?

Well, the guy felt sorry
for me.

No, he didn't.

He inscribed a ring that
probably, you know,

nobody picked up
or they brought back.


I didn't want you wearing
someone else's ring, so I,

you know, took it and inscribed
it and switched it.

And now you're wearing
the real ring

that I gave you
on our wedding day.

Why didn't you tell me?

Well, I knew you didn't tell me,
because you loved me,

and you didn't want
to upset me and, um,

I didn't want to embarrass you.

I figured, sooner or later,

we'd admit to one another
what had really happened.

But then one year passed,
and then another year,

and then another
and another and...

Well, all these years you really
have brought out the best in me.

I love you.

I know.

I love you, too.

You told Ruthie this story?

And Lucy and Mary.

They had their husbands' rings
inscribed with the same thing.

That way, if Kevin or Carlos
lose their rings

and try to replace it,
they'll know right away.

Until this moment, it has been
a Camden women's secret.

Well, Kevin has brought out
the best in Lucy.

But Carlos and Mary,
I don't know.

I don't think we've heard
the end of that story yet.

And Simon and Rose?

My mother told you that?

That has to be the longest-held
secret in Camden history.

You bring out the best in me.

We bring out the best
in each other.