7th Heaven (1996–2007): Season 9, Episode 17 - Tangled Web We Weaved - full transcript

The Camden kids panic about their cover-lie for "Simon's" (actually covering for fickle, unfaithful Mary's) secret after Annie phones with Carlos; she doesn't learn it yet, but decides to surprise-visit Mary in New York excited about the fictitious baby; the following family calls only weave the web of deception and misunderstandings ever tighter, even gold-honest Kevin gets ragged in; even when Eric's overhears an unclosed line, he keeps it secret for Annie but visits Simon, also on false pretenses. After dragging it out of Ruthie, Martin wisely abstains from compounded lying. Martin and Mac, who sort of hopes to get her on the rebound, catch Vincent dating another girl, but only to make Ruthie jealous, who brushed him off with a lie, next Vincent goes make up with her.

Carlos, it's so good
to hear from you.

You know, Mary has been
so out of touch lately,

we've called and called,
but we haven't heard from her.

Oh, oh, gosh, how's,
how's Charlie?


I hate that you guys live
so far away,

children grow up so fast.

Any chance that you could
bring him by one weekend?

Oh, I know.

I know, I just wish you
and Mary lived closer.

Well, it must be
hard for you

with most of your family
living in Puerto Rico.

Well, just know that
we're here for you.

Okay, uh...

Any news?

Anything going on
with you two?

Oh, yeah, okay.

Things seem to be fine, yeah,

even with Mary
traveling so much.

Well, maybe she'll get tired
of traveling.

I know, I know.

She loves it.

But who knows?

Maybe that will change.

I don't know, maybe you two
will, you know...

think about having
some more children.

We're in trouble, big trouble.

Mom's talking to Carlos.

It's like the Spanish
Inquisition by phone.

Well, he's not
coming here, is he?

It doesn't sound like it.

Well, obviously,
he's not going to mention

that she's having another baby,
since she's not.

I think we'd better call Simon.


Because Simon got us
into this lie,

he should get us out of it.

Well, I don't know
how he's going

to get us out of it.

Only the truth is going
to get us out of it,

and it's not our truth to tell.

Maybe it's best if Carlos
does tell Mom

that Mary's not having
another baby,

and then maybe all
of this will just go away.

Go away for how long?

I mean, once they find out
the truth,

they'll find out
we were all lying.

And worse, they'll find out
why we were lying.

Yes, but they'll know we
were trying not to hurt them.

So, it's okay to lie to them to
protect them from getting hurt?

No, but...

But what?

W-Wait a minute.

Suppose Carlos
is calling

to tell them that
Mary moved out.

Well, shouldn't he let Mary
tell them that?

Well, he should,
but since Mary hasn't...

wait... maybe...

maybe he's calling to tell them
that everything's okay again.

Maybe Mary moved back in.

Maybe Mary was just going
through a crisis

and they found a way
to work it all out.

Okay, suppose we tell them that,
and then we just tell them

that we misunderstood
something Mary said

and we thought she said
she was having a baby.

What would we have misunderstood
that led us to think that?

I don't know,
but maybe Simon does.


Take that.



I'm not answering that.

Only family calls before noon.

What if it's an emergency?

It's always an emergency.

You'd better get home
this weekend

and help us figure out what
we're going to tell Mom and Dad,

because Mom has been talking

to Carlos, and this whole lie
is going to unravel

unless we come up with more,
better and different lies.

Call me.

Oh, it's nothing.

Evidently, my sister, Mary,
has decided that...

she doesn't want to be married
and have a baby,

although she is married
and has a baby,

so she's taking a little break

and we're trying
to cover for her.

I'm sure it will all work out.

Sometimes it's tough
telling someone something

that's so... I mean, it's just

that people aren't perfect--
we all know that--

but when it comes
to telling someone something

about ourselves
that isn't so great,

we just have a difficult time.


So, I'm just saying
Mary's not a bad person

just because she doesn't want
to be married or be a mother.

Well... no,

but it does make her
an irresponsible person.

Yeah, I guess,

but people can't help
who they are.

Oh, people can help
being irresponsible.

Maybe she can't.

I mean, sometimes, people
are irresponsible.

It just happens.

No, see, I'm not sure
if I agree with you.

I don't want to argue
with you-- I care about you.

I care about you, too.

Yes, but you might not
care about me

if I told you something about me

that I should have
told you about last night,

which is kind of why
I sympathize with your sister.

What are you trying to tell me?


Promise you won't
be angry with me.

What could you say to me
that would make me angry?



if this is about
our relationship

not being exclusive,
I thought that...

that was understood when we
got together last night.

It's kind of about that.

Well, surely you know,

when you're with a woman,

you're with every man
she's ever been with.

I'm sorry, could you...

could you say that to me
in another way?

Well, you know I've been
with other men,

you've been with other women.

So, I mean, now I've been

with every girl
you've been with.

I think that I know
where this is going,

so if you could just say
what you want to say.



You talking?

Oh, she looks so sweet in that.

I know, she looks sweet
in everything and in nothing.

I love this
little girl-- I do.

And I love all my girls:

you and Ruthie and Mary.

I know, Mom.

I love you.
I love you, too.

And I love Ruthie.

And she loves you.

And I love Mary

as much as I love you,
and I love Ruthie.

And I'm sure Mary loves you
just as much as Ruthie and I do.

So, why didn't she just tell me
that she's having another baby?

And why don't you
and Ruthie tell her

that you've already told me
that she's having another baby?

I mean, I want to be part
of her life.

I want to be part
of her having another child.

I can talk to her about that.

I've had lots of experience.

I'm her mother.

She should share this
with me, and frankly,

I think she should have shared
this little secret with me

before she shared it
with you and Ruthie.

I know, but the thing is,
she didn't,

and now we're in this
really awkward position

of knowing something
that we really didn't want

to know before you know it.

It's my fault.

I don't talk to her enough.

I don't call her enough.

I don't even go visit her
and Carlos and the baby.

You know what?

That's what I'm going to do.

I'm going to...

I'm going to go and visit her
and Carlos and the baby.

Oh, but...

but you need me, Luce?


You don't need me.

You're doing fine, just fine.

This will be a great opportunity
for you to learn

that you don't need me as much
as you think you do.

You and Kevin are going
to do just fine on your own.

But that's not the point--
I mean, the point is...

The point is,
I'm going to New York.

Hi, this is Simon.

Leave a message--
I'll call you back.

Okay, here's the thing.

Mom's going to New York

to see Mary so she
can get Mary to tell her

about the baby, and we all know
that there is no baby...

all of us but Mom and Dad,

who we have to live with
and you don't.

You got us into this.

You get us out of this.

You call me as soon
as you get in from class.

Wait, no, it's Saturday.

You're not in class.

Where are you?

With a woman?

Pick up, Simon.

This is important.

We need to come up
with a game plan.

Uh... hey, Matt.

It's, uh... it's me.

It's Simon.

Simon Camden.


call me... please.

Whenever you get this message,
just... just call me.

Uh... I'm in trouble...

I-I don't know.

Doesn't that sound great?

I can take off
after church tomorrow,

and then come back,
like, Wednesday.

You mean you get to officially
find out before I do?

Well, you got to unofficially
find out before I did.

All right, I guess that's fair.

I mean, no, it's more than fair.

You're... you're her mother.

Of course, I'm her father.

We can leave Sam and David
with Kevin and Lucy.

Oh... I don't think so.

Oh, Ruthie and Martin
will help watch them.

Yeah, and... and who
will watch Martin and Ruthie?

No... you go.

I'll... I'll watch the boys.

Oh, great.




Hey, Dad, glad I caught you.

I've been looking
for my phone for a week,

then I realized
maybe I left it there.

Yes, I found it.

God, I was going
to mail it to you,

but I just haven't gotten
around to it. I'm sorry.

No, I'm just...
glad you found it.

I've been waiting for a call

from that doctor
I did the seminar with.

I got a call from him at the
hospital, but I missed him.

I tried picking up my messages
from our phone,

but for some reason,
it's not working.

Yeah, you... you have a couple
of messages.

Uh, do you need a code
to retrieve them?

No, all you have to do
is press one and hold it down.

Hey, you know, your mom's, uh,

just decided
to come to New York.

She could bring the phone
to you.

Mom's coming to New York?

Yeah, she wants to see Mary.

She's hoping Mary will tell her
all about the new baby.

Are you there?

Yeah... yeah, I-I'm...
I'm still here.


you know, maybe I'll just, uh,
pick up the messages myself.

Oh, I... I'm already listening.

Uh... there's one from Sarah.

She says call her...

but that was last week's.

Yeah, I'll just, uh, check them
when I pick up the phone.

It's okay.


Uh, okay.

Uh... before you said that,

I was already listening
to the next message.

It's from Simon.



Uh, what's the message?

Uh, he wants you to call.

All right, I'll call him.

Did he say anything else,
why he wants me to call him?

Um... I'm not sure I heard
anything more than that,

Just call him.

All right, I'll call him.

And I'll, uh...

I'll send the phone
with your mother.

Does Mary know she's coming?

You know, she might not
even be there.

She might be flying.

I-I think she's working
this week.

Oh, that's okay, I-I...

I'm sure your mom
will want to go anyway,

uh, even if it's just
to see Carlos and Charlie

and, you know, have Carlos
give her the good news.

Yeah, all right.

Thanks. I've got to run.

I'm in trouble... possibly.

I... I don't know.

Hey, Simon, I...

I think I just screwed up.

I left my cell phone
at the house

and asked Dad
to check my messages.

He said you called,
but that's all he said.

Did you say anything else?

You know, about Mary
or anything?

Call me at the house...
although I'm...

I'm not at the house.

I'm on rotation,
and you probably won't be able

to get me
at the hospital, but...

just try to reach me, will you?

Mom's going to New York
to see Mary.

I'm going to
the Promenade.

You want to
go hang out?

I've tried hanging out
with you and Mac before,

and it didn't work out so hot.

Besides, I told Vincent
I couldn't go out tonight.

You're tired of
him already?

No, and why do you sound
so hopeful that I am?

I didn't sound hopeful, and you
didn't answer my question.

There's just a lot of stuff
going on around here.

Yeah, everyone seemed weird
at dinner.

Not just tonight;
for the past week or so.

What's... what's going on?

There's just...

it's a family thing.

And I'm not family, of course,
so why should you tell me?

Believe me,
you don't want to know.

Do we want to know?


It's nothing, really.

Then, why
didn't you go out?

Yeah, you
like Vincent.

Well, I like you, too,

and I just want
to spend tonight with you.

So, you're going
to do something with us?

Yeah, you should, uh, play
a game with them or something.

Yeah, we want
to play a game.

Sure, why don't you
go pick one out?


You're welcome.

Oh, all right.

If you must know.

Mary and Carlos
might be splitting up,

but Mom and Dad think
they're having another baby.

Why do they think that?

Because we told them that.

Simon told them.

And then, Matt and Lucy
and Kevin and I

were just kind of
going along with it.


It just kind of happened.

Then, can't you just
kind of tell them the truth?

No, we want Mary
to tell them the truth.

So, you got your mom
to go to New York?

We didn't get her to go;
she decided to go.

And I don't know
if she'll find out about Mary,

but she'll definitely find out
that we all lied.

And then, what do we tell her?

You know, what if Carlos
lies and tells her

that Mary's just
at work or something,

and then Mom tells him
she knows they're having a baby,

and then Carlos tells her
they're not?

Then, you'll all be caught
in a lie,

and I guess you'll have
to come up with a new lie.

I hope not.

Got any ideas?

Uh... no.

I myself don't have
enough experience

in this level of lying
to, uh, help you, so...

see you.

Hey, you're
playing a game.

Can I play with you?

Since I'm going to be
away for a few days,

it might be nice if we
spend some time together.

Don't you think?


It would be nice.

What, you don't want
me to play with you?

Ruthie is going
to play a game with us.

She's tired
of going out with Vincent.

I'm not tired
of Vincent.

Well, didn't he ask you out
for tonight?

Yeah, he asked me out,
but I was going

to stay home tonight
and spend time with my brothers.

Oh, well, since I'm going
to be in New York,

you know, uh, you'll have plenty
of time with them.

Well, I didn't know that
when I told Vincent

I was staying home
to be with them.

Well, do you want to call
and tell him that?

Because I can play a game
with the boys.

No, that's okay.

I don't have to go
with him every weekend.

It will keep him interested.

Hmm, that's very smart
of you.

All right, well...

um, I'll go pack.

Bye, you guys.

Are you sure you want
to spend time with us?

Yeah, I'm sure.

You don't look
that happy about it.

I'm happy, all right?

Are you lying?

No, why would you say that?

'Cause you are.

I'm going to get packed
as quickly as possible

so I don't disturb you.

Well, you're...
you're not disturbing me.

I mean, I could read this
just as well in my office,

but... you're going
to be gone for a few days.

I just... felt like
being near you.

Are you okay with my going away?

You seem a little off.

Oh... I'm way off.

I think we both know that.

You're sure you don't mind
if I go?

No, you should go--
it will be good

to get everything out
in the open.

Is anything else bothering you?

Something I don't know about?

No, everything is fine.

Everything is fine,
or it will be.


She didn't come?



I thought she was coming.

I said I would ask her

if she wanted
to hang out with us.

I asked her, but she didn't want

to hang out with us.
Why not?

She said it didn't work out
that great last time.

Yeah, but that was before I knew
that she has a crush on me.

Had a crush on you.

She had a crush on you.

She no longer
has a crush on you.

She has a boyfriend.

Had a boyfriend.

I saw him wandering around
with some girl.

Would have been
the perfect time.

For her to hang out with us.

You're too old for her, and
you're not going out with her.

And if you do go out with her,

you're not going
to be my friend.

I knew you liked her.

No, I don't.

She's like a sister to me,

and I would never let my sister
go out with you.

Look, can you hold on a minute?




Look, I know
what this looks like.

Looks like you're cheating on
Ruthie, and we don't like that.

Well, I asked Ruthie out,
and she said no,

so I asked out somebody else.

Oh, that's really understanding,

you know, considering
the personal crisis

she's going through
with her family right now.

What personal crisis?

She told me she wanted
to hang out with Sam and David.

I thought that
was a pretty lame way

of telling me
she didn't want to go out.

But why are you upset
about this?

I know why he's upset,
but why are you upset?

She's like a sister to me, too.

Well, personally, I don't think

either of you think of her
as a sister, but whatever.

Look, what personal crisis?

She's not sick or anything.

You're lying.

She's sick, isn't she?
Is it serious?

She's not sick.

She and her brothers and sister

lied about something
her sister, Mary, did.

Like what, she cheated
on Carlos or something?

No, not like cheating on Carlos.

She left him, and they're all
covering it up

by saying she's pregnant.

It doesn't make sense
to me, either.

I... Shouldn't you
be getting back to your date?

Yeah, I guess so.

Good night.

I'm sorry about
that-- it was just

some guys from school.

Um, but they said
that the movie's sold out,

so maybe we can make it
some other time.

Well, we could
do something else.

All right, I'm lying.

I-I-I asked you out
because I like you,

but also because Ruthie Camden
and I have been dating,

and suddenly, she didn't want
to go out.

All right.

I've done stuff
like that myself.

So, thanks for being honest.

And if you ever really want
to go out,

I'll probably have
to turn you down,

I mean, considering
this happened.

Should I drive you home?

I'm not taking the bus.

There you go.

There they are.

My girls.

Hey, don't kiss her.

She's too young
to get drunk.

I'm not drunk.

I didn't even have a beer.

I went to the pool hall
with the guys,

just like I told you I was going
to do, and I drank coffee.

Well, I thought you were going
to be home hours ago.

I wanted to wait until everyone

divided up and went
to their rooms.

I couldn't take
another family dinner.

I can't believe we're lying
to your parents about Mary.

We didn't lie.

I think we did;
you did, anyway.

You went right along
with what Simon told them,

and I sat there and did nothing,
which is just as bad as lying.

I can't believe it--
you're a minister.

Yeah, and I'm also a sister
and a daughter,

and sometimes people
have to lie,

like you didn't
just drink coffee.

Yes, I did.

I wanted to be awake
so I could stay up

with Savannah
and take care of her,

since you've had her
all day alone.

You're calling someone

while we're in the middle
of an argument?

I forgot Simon called me earlier
and left a message.

He sounded kind of depressed
or something.

Simon, Kevin.

Call me back.

Simon's probably depressed
or something

because Mom is going to New York

to visit Mary, Carlos
and the baby.

She thinks that if she shows up
in person

that Mary will tell her
about the new blessed event.

There is no blessed event.

There is no Mary.

So, someone should call Carlos

and tell him that we lied,
so he's prepared.

Prepared for what,
to lie with us?

I'm not making that call.

I'm not suggesting
that you make that call.

I'm suggesting that you
tell Simon to make that call.

It's me, Vincent.

I heard about
your family crisis.

Why didn't you just
tell me about it

so I didn't have to hear
about it from Martin and Mac?

I didn't tell
you about it,

because I didn't
want you to know.

Yeah, but you--

you should've thought
of something better

than you wanted to hang out
with your little brothers.

You've been acting really
weird at school all week.

Well, sometimes I like hanging
out with Sam and David.

Not tonight.

No, not tonight.

Tonight, there was the
aforementioned family crisis

that I didn't want you
to know about,

so I used Sam and David
as an excuse,

but I did hang out with them.

We played checkers.

Wait, what did Martin tell you?

And he told you and Mac?

Wait, Mac knows, too?


What, is he telling everyone?

I don't know.

Well, then why are you here

if you know that I didn't want
you around

while we had a family crisis
going on?

Because I wanted to tell you

that I was out on a date
when Martin and Mac saw me.

I-I thought you were
making excuses

'cause you didn't want to go out
with me anymore.

You thought I was lying to you.

Yeah, I did, and you were,
kind of,

so I asked out someone else.

You can do that, you know,
ask someone out,

and I can go out with someone
else if I want to.

Well, yeah, you can,

but I hope you don't--

not until we're not seeing
each other anymore at least.



I'll think about it.

Of course, take all the time
you like.

Well, I'd better go back inside.

Thanks for coming over.

Well, hey, maybe I can
go in with you.

I mean, maybe there's something
I can do to help.

I don't think so.

Well, now that I know
what's really going on,

you can talk to me, you know.

I mean, you can call me
if you need to talk.

I will.

Good night.

Good night.

Oh, Vincent just stopped by.


Is everything okay?

I just feel like taking a ride.

It's kind of late.

I know.

Well, do you want me
to go with you?

No, I, I feel like
being by myself.

Is there something wrong?

You could probably answer that
question better than I can.


Kevin, it's Simon.

Thank you for calling me back.

It looks like things
are getting complicated,

like they do, when people lie.


Lucy thinks someone

should call Carlos and warn him

that we told your parents
they're having a baby,

since they're not having a baby.


Are you going to call him?

Why not?

I kind of got my own problems

to deal with.

What kind of problems?

Maybe we should
just go home.

All right, I'll talk
to you tomorrow.

No, I meant
to your home.

What are we going
to do at my home?

She doesn't want
to hang out with us.

Get a girl your own age,
all right?

She's going to be devastated
when she finds out

Vincent was out
with somebody else.

You obviously don't know
Ruthie that well.

I'm sure she'll be fine.

Maybe, but you know,

maybe she needs somebody
to talk to.

The whole thing
with Mary, it's--


it's terrible.

Have you ever
even met Mary?

but still, I feel
for all the Camdens.

I mean, I've went through
a divorce with my parents,

and it's not pretty.

Maybe since I have some
experience with that,

I can help in some way,

if only to be...

Mr. and Mrs. Camden don't
even know there's a problem.

Well, I don't think it'll take
them too long to find out.

You told me.

Maybe I shouldn't
have done that.

Yeah, maybe.

I'll see you tomorrow.

Kevin's talking to Simon.

You know, maybe we should
just tell mom and dad,

then mom wouldn't fly
all the way to New York

just to find out
we're all lying.

Go ahead.
By myself?

Well, you're the one who
thinks we should tell them.

Wh-What do you think?

I think we should
just let mom go.

I mean, maybe Carlos
wants to talk to mom.

Maybe that's what he
wanted to do when he
called her today.

She called him.

Ah, you know, none of
this would have happened

if Mary had
just told them.

I know, but no one ever tells
anyone anything that's this bad,

especially not from us,

especially not to them.

I, I just can't believe
that Mary actually thinks

that she can take time off from
her marriage, from her child.

And I can't believe

that just because I tried
to talk her out of it,

she won't even call me.

Can I come in?


He knows; I told him.

I told him
about Mary,

and I told him how we all lied.

And apparently,
he told Vincent and Mac.

I apologize, uh,

I don't know
what I was thinking.

I wasn't thinking.

It's okay.

I just hope that they don't
say anything to anyone

who will say something to Mom
and Dad before they know.

You heard anything from Vincent?

Yeah, I heard he was out
on a date,

but I heard it from him
which doesn't make it so bad.

And it's not a big deal;
I know he still likes me.


Savannah needs you.

Have you talked
to Simon?
Good night.

Go away.

It's me, Simon.


♪ ♪

Well, I'd better be going.

Well, it was great
seeing you, Dad.

It was a great

Well, had to be up here
for that family.

You're really dedicated,
driving this far

that late at night.

A minister's gotta do what
a minister's gotta do.

And a student's gotta do
what a student's gotta do, too.

Yeah, I'm, I'm...

so happy that you were
in on a Saturday night

and studying no less;
I'm impressed.

I, I thought you might be,
you know, out on date,

or in on a date.

In on a date.


That's why you drove up here,
to see if I was in on a date?


There was that family
that needed me.

How did you say you knew
that family again?

Oh, just people--

people I know.

Well, speaking
of people you know,

have you, uh, talked to Matt?

I have, actually.

Uh, he left his cell phone
at the house,

and he called today

and he wanted me to retrieve
his messages for him.

He's expecting some important
call, some doctor.

You know that I had called Matt.

I had a problem
with, um... calculus.

I just wanted to see
if he could help me out.

So you're...
you're taking calculus?

Yeah, I was-- I did.

It's-- I'm gonna have to drop
the class anyway;

it's no big deal.

B-But what did you say was wrong
with that,

with that family again?


Sudden wedding.

The-- well, like the kind
that, uh,

you could have had yourself.

The-the bride was
about to deliver,

and she wanted
to get married first.

That's quite a coincidence,
you know.

I mean, her being
in the same little town

that I go to school in.

Yeah, it is.

You know, Dad, I just, I just...

I can't help but thinking

that you're lying to me
for some reason.

Oh, come on. Me?


A minister?

Why would I lie?

Why would I drive all the way up
here to lie to you?

Oh, wait...

because you're lying to me
and your mother,

and I think you've got
all your brothers

and sisters involved in it,
and I can't take it anymore.

What kind of trouble have you
got yourself into?

Simon, what is it this time?

Did you make up
that whole thing

about Mary last week just to
get yourself off the hook?

'Cause I know Mary, I...

I don't think she'd hide
a pregnancy from us.

Actually, Dad, um,

I did make up that whole thing
last week

but to get Mary off the hook.

I realize that we can't really
protect her anymore.

I called Matt, and I told him
that I was in trouble

because I heard mom was flying
to New York.


Come on.

I know we shouldn't have lied,

but we didn't know
what to tell mom,

so I'm sorry for leaving this
on your machine,

but, hey, you didn't pick up,
and I wanted you

to know what we told them

and how sorry we are
about everything.

So, if you get a chance

call me before mom gets there
so we can talk.

So when is Simon gonna found out

if his girlfriend passed along
her little problem to him?

They had safe sex,
so he should be fine,

but Monday he'll find out
for sure.

We have to tell dad.

No, I don't think
we have to tell dad

that Simon could have
a sexually transmitted disease.

I think that's
personal business

that Simon should
take care of on his own.

He only called me
because he couldn't get Matt,

and he was in a panic.

Believe me, he's fine.

And you would know because...?

Because I would know.

Everyone should know
the facts, Luce,

especially if they're
having sex.

And what are the facts?

A condom was involved.

Well, if this doesn't scare him

into not having sex again, I...

It will for a while,

but then he'll go out
and do it again.

Guys his age and women his age
think they're invincible.

It makes me so crazy.

Well, Simon's not like guys
his age,

he's a lot smarter than that.

No, he's not, Luce.

I wish he were smarter
but he's not.

Well, what are we gonna do?

I imagine you'll pray
for him,

and even if that works,
next time I see him,

I'll to sit him down and really
talk to him man-to-man.

It's like I keep telling you,
your parents need backup.

Which reminds me, you'd better
let me talk to Ruthie again.

Do you have any eights?

Go fish.

Don't you know
how to play poker?

Yeah, but I don't want
to take all your money.

This is much safer.

You don't know
how to play poker.

Maybe I do, maybe I don't.

I think I heard something.

Maybe it's your dad.

Yeah, but he knows his
way around the backyard.

I thought
you'd be in here.

I went up

to the garage apartment,
but nobody was there,

and I saw all the lights on.

Come on in. I was just
getting ready to go to bed,

but you and Martin can play
cards as long as you like.

Oh, I, uh... I heard about
what happened with Mary,

and I just want to say,

if you ever need anybody
to talk to,

you know, I come from divorce.

I think they're a long way
from getting a divorce,

at least I hope so.

I think Mary's just taking one

of her little hiatuses
from reality.

Look, I don't think that either
of these guys think of you

as a sister, and I think
they both like you.

I know that, Vincent.

Were you just

hanging out in the backyard

to see what time
Martin went home?

No. I-I saw him going
down the street

as I was driving up the street,

and, yeah, I came back
and hung around outside.

It's after 11:00.

Who would be calling?

Who's on
the phone?

Is it


So, no one
picked up
the phone?

The lights
are out in
Mom's room.


But maybe
someone called
and hung up.

I am so happy
that you're all
here together.

Uh, who called?

Is everything okay?

Yeah, that
was your dad.

And he took a little
trip up to see Simon,

and they talked, and
everything's fine.

And he said if
I'd make waffles,

he'd love it if we'd all
have waffles together.

It's-it's something
we used to do

when the kids
were younger,

and Matt and Mary
and Lucy would come
home late from dating.

Uh, anyone
want a waffle?


Ah, it's late.

It's never too late for waffles.

Well, surely, you don't
want to make waffles.

I mean, you have to get

on a plane tomorrow
and go to New York.

Not until 3:00
in the afternoon.

Yeah, but we've got

to get up and go
to church tomorrow.

Maybe we should
just go to bed.

No, I don't think so.

Your father
wants everyone

to be right here
when he gets home.

Well, I just have
to call my mom.

Maybe you should just go home.

No, I don't think so.

Not as long as you
and Martin are staying.

I didn't know
you left me a message, Simon.

Well, I had, and now Dad knows.

Look, from what you told me
about the precautions you took,

I think
it's all going to be okay,

but now you get to go in
and get tested

and wait for the results

and go through
the miserable consequences

of being involved with somebody
you don't even know

and having casual sex.

How many times do I have
to tell you?

You're, you're really not ready
for that kind of relationship.

Thank you.

Thank you for the lecture,
but when I said Dad knows,

I didn't mean
that he knows about me.

He knows about Mary.

I told Dad about Mary.


Wh-Why did you do that?

And if you were going
to do that,

why didn't you do it last week
before we all lied?

Because he picked up my message,

and I had to tell him
why I told you I was in trouble!

I-I-I... I told him

it was because Mom...
was flying to New York

to see Mary and Carlos
and the baby.

Okay, last week, you made up
this big lie to protect Mary

because you thought
it was wrong for us

to let mom and dad in
on her little secret,

and now, this week, you don't
care about protecting Mary.

You just care
about protecting yourself.

So, you told them the truth?

Yes, I told them the truth!

But not about yourself!

Vincent and I
were just leaving.

Oh. Good night.
Good night.

Well, I'm so happy
everybody waited up for me.

And I made


Waffles... go so well
with the truth.

Well, I guess there's no
need to go to New York.

I'll call Carlos in the morning
and tell him how sorry I am

this happened and that
you all lied to us.

I left him a message.

He knows about the lie.

He just doesn't know
you know the truth.

He could have
told you himself.

If he even knows.

He does know, right?

Mary has told him that

she's not just temporarily
based in another city.

I think we'll just
let Mary tell him.

Even though we know otherwise?

Are you sure that she's taking
a break from her marriage?

You're sure Mary isn't just

temporarily relocating
so that she can...

get a promotion
or some new training or...?

We're sure.

Well, she certainly needs
to tell her husband.

Well, we don't know
if she did or if didn't.

Surely, she did.

I think we need to talk to Mary.

Good luck.

She hasn't been
returning our phone calls.

So, Simon?


He just told you
about Mary?


I think what Lucy meant was,

did he know anything else,
you know,

about Carlos or anything?

Has he talked to him?

He didn't say.

Well, we'd better
be getting to bed.

I'd better be
getting to bed, too.

Mary can't do this.

She has a wonderful husband
and a beautiful baby.

I know.

And I know she loves them.

She'll come around.

It's probably not
as serious as we think.

We had a lot of arguments,
but you never left.

Well, I did
but never with the intention

of leaving forever.

I did take a few vacations
from you and the family.

Every mom needs to do that,

to have some time
on her own.

I really need to talk to her,
to reassure her.

But you can't talk to her,
and I don't...

I don't think we should talk
to Carlos, at least not yet.

No, we should give them
some time alone.

Unless Mary calls.

If she calls, I'm saying
something to her.

It's a deal.

If she calls, and you're
talking to her, find me.

I want to talk to her.

What are you going to say

to Carlos since you already
told him you're coming?

I'll tell him,
I don't know, I'll...

I guess I'll tell him
that I...

I changed my mind,
and I'll...

I'll try to come back
in a couple of months.

And if a couple of months go by
and nothing changes,

and we still
haven't heard from Mary,

then I think you and I

should go and talk
to Carlos face-to-face.


Oh, hi, Simon.

I was just about
to walk downstairs.

I just, I wanted to say
I'm sorry about everything.

And I'm sorry I didn't get up
and drive down there

so I could hear your sermon.

Well, maybe next Sunday.

Maybe you can come home
next Sunday.

Come home, uh, Friday night

and spend an entire
lecture-free weekend.

I think I will, Dad.

Are you okay?

Look, I know
they're waiting for you,

so I'm not going to keep you.

I'll let you go.

But I might call you later
when you're at the house, okay?

Well... look, you know
how this works.

If I'm not down there
when they finish the first hymn,

they'll just sing another one.

Tell me what's on your mind.


I have to do this.

I have to tell you
what's going on with me,

because even though I already
talked to Matt

and Matt says everything's
going to be fine,

I... I... I have to talk to you.

Look, I'm sure
your brother knows

what he's talking about.

Whatever it is, uh,
it is going to be fine,

'cause... I love you, Simon.

I'm your father,
and no matter what you do,

I'll always love you.