Or: Eve and Gildy Get Together.
Leroy has been a sweet little angel around the house lately. Very helpful, and on his best behavior. The reason is soon learned when Miss Goodwin, the school principle calls. It’s report card time.
To divert attention, Leroy gets into an arguement with his sister, and other secrets are out. Still, Gildy stays on the topic and holds Leroy to task. A campaign to make Leroy into a respectable human being is launched.
As Gildersleeve takes Leroy clothes shopping, more secrets about Leroy come out. Not to mention more bickering with Marjorie. The joys of shopping with kids. Gildy is impressed with Leroy’s look in the new clothes, just not so much with the price tag.
Back home, the saturday meeting with Miss Goodwin is over, and Leroy entertains at the piano. The kids say their chummy goodnights, and Marjorie heads off to the library to… um, study. (yeah right, but she’s not fooling anybody.)
Eve Goodwin and Gildy are left on their own to talk. She drops veiled hints that Leroy needs a mother in his life, and that she might like the job. But when Gildy remarks that he’ll ask Leila, he can’t understand Eve’s leaving in a huff. Bad move Gildy.
Later at Peavey’s, Gildy and the Judge talk about the merits of being married. Gildy drops the question to leila, but wil she accept?
In the end, Gildy wonders if Leroy really needs a mom, and has a heart to heart talk with Leroy, but they decide to keep on the way they are. What a nice touching scene.
PS: One part of this episode is the bickering scenes between Leroy and Marjorie. Pretty realistic. It just goes to show that kids have always fought and hassled each other. Nothing new there.