Though they decided to form a chemical company to keep from having to include Squire, the gents discover they don’t have much money to fund it. Can Abner get Lizabeth to dip into her sugar bowl to invest into the company? Lum coaches him on how to butter her up, but Abner gets a little confused.
Squire enters to say he’s finally relinquishing his claim as a Hamstead heir, but he wants to loan them the $50 they need to find out about the formula. Is he still trying to weasel his way into their company?
Lum turns him down for now. Abner finds himself back on the phone with Lizabeth to apologize for his conversation earlier. Is there hope to get back on her good graces? Maybe, but it could bankrupt the company.