Title: Roberta Evans Begins to Sen se a Rival.
At the breakfast table, Henry Barber takes a break from the action at the swimming pool, and is acting a little grumpy. He’s upset at the behavior of his kids, and at not having any control in their lives.
Joan springs in, with her uncle Paul. Is he having any luck improving the attitude of the rebellious teenager by giving her some freedom? Will there be trouboe with the new boyfriend in her life? Paul has complete confidence in Joan, and her choices.
What about the situation with Cliff and Roberta Evans? Cliff is certainly in a cheerful mood this morning. Cliff tells Jack about his evening out horseback riding. His initial shock at losing 11 years of his memory, is being replaced by exuberance over the blessings in his life. He is growing close to his son, Skippy… er Andrew. Outside, Cliff goes to talk with Andrew as he takes a break from flying around the ranch on his new motor scooter., Is he worried over something? Skip is worried over broken promises in the past. Since the memory loss, Cliff has been improving the relationship with his son, and the evidence of it shows.
As Cliff and Skip take off together on the scooter, Hank reads the letter from his twin brother Pinky to his parents. Pinky is learning a lot about cooking. Mostly peeling potatoes, and telling how he’s dedicated to staying in the lumber camp all summer to work. However, there are under currents to the woreds he’s using, and what he’s really saying. Dan and Hazel show Hank how to read between the lines, and are aware of how home sick their son really is.
At the pool, Cliff joins Roberta. His mood has swung to being introspective. Does she understand his feelings about the complications of their relationship, and how it affects Skippy? She understands quite a bit, but it still hurts to have the relationship kept at a distance. Cliff is blaming himself for the losses of his past wives. Will he be the doom of Roberta? Is there any chance that Skip will warm up to Roberta?