Henry barber relaxes, and enjoys the sights and sounds of the harbor with his son Clifford. Hazel pops in to break up the cozy evening just as Andy phones in to ask to spend the night with a friend.
Paul has to step out, and Henry Barber’s cozy evening unravels even more. The fog is rolling in nice and thick, and the family members out in it are up against various dangers as Henry sees it.
Meanwhile over at Claudia’s, Jack enters to borrow a roasting pan. Joan comes in from the cooling air. Did you just hear what the maturing teenager just called her mother? It has the adults in the room stunned, but pleasantly surprised.
Back home with Henry and Cliff, Hazel listens to her dad’s complaints at losing control over where his family is scattering off to.
It gets worse when Cliff gets a phone call to meet his lady friend, Roberta Evans. Hazel shares the latest about the success of her son Pinky on the debate team, and the road trip the team is taking. He’s yet another family member to disperse, and leave Henry to cozy up to the fire alone.
Will Henry settle for spending the evening lone? At midnight, Henry is long in bed, when two of his sons tip toe back in. Paul compares notes with Cliff on the females in their lives. How are things working out with Roberta? Is Nicollette still holding an important place in Paul’s life? Though they prowl silently, Henry wakes up to join them for a snack in the kitchen.