Meeting up with a fellow gum shoe, Sam learns his client isn’t just a writer of soap operas, she writes several. Her melodramatic dictation of her latest tear jerker spills over into her dialog in telling Sam about her job for him. One of her radio shows ended when a staff member came up missing. Where is Martin, and what’s behind the mysterious telegram from Mexico? Cue the organ music for the scene transition.
Even the lead actress, Nora, waxes dramatic as she relates to Sam the insensitive writer. Agatha just doesn’t understand Martin… she never did… she never will… (sob, sniff). What might be learned from Martin’s sister? Clearing his mind, and filling his belly, Sam steps back from the ordeal. Soon however, bodies begin piling up. When Martin shows up disheveled, he has that classic soap opera malady… amnesia.
Continuing in melodramatic tones, Agatha and the doctor discuss how the amnesia came to plague young Martin. Meanwhile, Martin once again flees the scene. Sam’s investigating turns up a matter of blackmail. Not to mention murder. Sam untangles the mess, and delivers his report to his secretary, Effie Perine.