Due to a recent mix up, Gildersleeves faces a breech of promise law suit. His troubles are temporarily pushed aside when Leroy enters crying, after being in a fight. Through all the happenings, Gildersleeves complicated love life needs attention. He had been engaged to Miss Goodwin, Leroy’s school principal, but hasn’t officially ended it. He goes to talk to her about it. If only Miss Goodwin will be a good sport and help Gildy out on a technicality. Yeah right, she’s a little too honest of a person for that, but Eve isn’t entirely without character flaws as we soon learn.
Still needing some legal help, gildy levels with Marjorie and Leroy about his troubles. He needs to prove that he was already engaged, and his breech of contract would be null and void. Can he count on his old flame, Leila? Birdie and Marjorie offer advice to grease the skids. Making a pitstop at Peavey’s, Gildersleeves gets more advice. Among other things, the two also talk about war related tensions of the day: rationing, shortages, and worries of attack on the homefront.
At Leila’s Gildy struggles to be romantic and pop the question. Leila can be fickle, will she go along for being engaged to Gildersleeves again?
Note: here’s some show history for those who may be joining the story late. To close the previous season Gildy and Leila were to be married. In fact, their wedding was cut short when Leila’s husband returned on the scene. He had been presumed dead, and during ghe Summer break, the writers killed him off for good. When the season started, Gildy was mad at Leila, and began an affair with Leroy’s new school principal, the lovely Eve Goodwin. They were close to being engaged, but at the crucial moment Leila came back into the picture, and the equally fickle Gildersleeves couldn’t make up his mind. Then there’s the whole mess with the Spanish dance teacher, Miss Delray. She wasn’t so quick to let her misunderstood engagement slide, and she’s raking Gildy over the coals.
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