Two months have passed since the season closed, and Gildersleeve was left at the altar by Leila Ransom. For this first show of the season, we find him trying to relax at a resort. With wartime rationing and shortages, he is a rare, single male who gets the attention of all the old biddies in the hotel. Gildy is so dejected that he pulls the plug on Leroy and Marjories fun.
With bickering kids added to the mix, Gildersleeves seeks solitude at the lake where he meets a very nice lady. Is she the woman of his dreams? The one who might help him to stay longer and relax? A courtship seems to be building, but some tender moments just can’t last. In the end Judge Hooker calms down Gildersleeves with a promise of a relaxing round of golf. Relaxation flies out the window when Gildersleeve finds out who the rest of the golf partners are to be.