Recap / Penny And Aggie Her Private Chambers
"I do look out for number one... so you might think looking out for number one is all I ever do."
This arc picks up immediately from the previous one
, as Penny, wearing a babydoll nightie, wakes up to find Stan in her bed, albeit fully clothed. As she hits him with a pillow, he explains woozily that he'd passed out under
the bed during her party the previous night, but later found that uncomfortable. Thinking he was using drugs in her home, Penny gets even angrier, but Stan maintains that either Cyndi, or someone acting on her behalf, drugged his soda in order to make him embarass himself, because she's running against him for class president.
Penny doesn't see this as any concern of hers, given that Stan too had run a "sleazy" campaign the previous year. Stan says that's not his concern regarding Cyndi, citing her encouragement of Michelle's eating disorder. Rather, he's concerned about her possibly sabotaging Jack's and Katy-Ann's relationship, and wants Penny's help preventing that. Stan tells her about Cyndi's attempt, in Out Front
, to entice Jack out for drinks and discuss his sexual frustration. note
Noting how important Katy-Ann is to Jack, Stan is afraid his friend would never forgive himself if he blew it by cheating on her.
At that moment, Lynda, who's been eavesdropping with Rob on their conversation, calls Penny's name, setting off a mad scramble to hide Stan in her closet full of plush toys. Penny feigns sleepiness to her mother, who responds that she and Rob are merely going out for breakfast. As they leave the house, the parents discuss what they overheard. In contrast to their attitudes in the previous arc, Lynda is skeptical of Stan's story, whereas Rob believes him, because Penny believes him, despite clearly not liking him. Therefore, Rob argues, Stan deserves the chance to leave on his own as if undiscovered. He adds that, given the maturity Penny's shown just now, it's time they started trusting her again, and suggests they help her do something about Cyndi.
While her parents are out, Penny and Stan, having established trust, discuss how they
can put a stop to Cyndi's games. Stan says he'll be in touch...and then kisses her on the lips. He immediately apologizes to her, saying he did that out of habit upon leaving a girl's bedroom. Penny, recovering herself, says they should just both pretend it never happened; Stan agrees and heads out. Nevertheless, both are clearly shaken and aroused.