As the thick fog rolls in from the bay, Claudia is visited by her twin brother, Clifford. She puts on a positive front, but Cliff can tell there’s something bothering her. She is hiding in her house to avoid encountering Rexford Frome. Joan enters long enough to learn that she’s on the outs with her boyfriend. The company changes as Cliff leaves, and Paul arrives for his shot at cheering Claudia up.
Over at Hazel’s, she’s looking for her daughter Margret. Henry Barber thinks Rex Frome has a hand in the disappearahnce, and phones him. Will it help to throw his weight around? Suddenly, Hazel remembers the hiding place where Margret goes when her feelings are hurt. What’s the cause of her crisis this time?
A delivery comes for Paul, and Cliff speculates to his mom, Fannie, about a possible romance between Paul and Rex Frome’s sister. Though she had been married, she has been widowed, and earns a living teaching dance classes. Henry is still upset at the treatment his grand daughter was shown by Frome’s chef. He tries to convince Paul to forget about Mrs Abbott. Paul defends himself, and interest in the Frome’s.
Frome and his sister talk about the way Rex is flaunting his wealth. Paul arrives for dinner, and makes small talk with Mrs Abbott. They talk about old times, and the different worlds they lived in as kids. A phone call from Henry threatens to put a damper on the nice dinner together.