The Halls try to relax at home, when a telephone call brings news of a visit from the Chairman of the Board. Is the colleague of Doc Hall trying to dethrone him from his position? Virginia tries to comfort him with a story of a personal flop of her own from her acting days. The visit from Mr Wellman is about a sharp editorial that appeared in the school newspaper. Doc Hall needs to see what is behind the printed outburst.
In the casual atmosphere, Virginia and Toddy talk about how he’ll handle the undergrad when he arrives, and in the process reminisce . about their first meeting after seeing Virginia’s London play. The student brings word that is easier to deal with than Doctor Hall expected, especially when he learns the disgruntled student who wrote the article is… Let’s just say there’s a surprise ending to the emergence.