Sade is on the phone with Mrs Stembottom, who is having a personal crisis. As Sade tries to calm her down, she gets interupted by Orville Sweenie. Her advice to Orville ends when Rush enters in a bad mood. It seems that he has been thrown out of the Bijou Theater. Sade understands, and relates how upset Ruthie Stembottom was on her phone call earlier. Does the Summer thunderstorms have something to do wit the dark moods? Vic has his own trouble when he can’t find an important business document. His boss, Mr Rubish is blaming Vic for its loss, though it may have been his own fault. Uncle Fletcher enters and tells how he’s giving his landlady 6 months notice before he moves out. What kind of offense has she caused him?
All the guys brood
over their troubles, all except for Orville. Sade thinks their problems are all ridiculous. Rush wants to sue the picture show for his embarrassment at being tossed out. Sade tries to calm down Vic from arguing with his boss, and Fletcher from having harsh words with his landlady. Has he been careless with his hyena grease? Sade lends an ear to let Fletcher vent over other abuses from Miss Keller, and wierd dreams he has had. Does she stick by her guns that it’s all just part of mid Summer madness? Vic just wants to go outside and eat worms.
Uncle Fletcher talks about the demise of various friends he once knew, as if to set the tone for the dark mood everyone’s in. Ruthie phones back, and Sade’s perky conversation clashes with the somber mood. A trend is begun as a phone call for Rush comes in to make amends for his incident in the Bijou. Vic’s mood does a turn arund when his boss calls to make peace, and a power business lunch is arranged. Will Fletcher respond the same when Miss Keller phones in? It appears the mid Summer showers have ended as the sunshine breaks through.