Campaigning is over, and the promising election day results mean Eve Goodwin has promised to marry Gildy. It also means mother Goodwin will come to live with them. A mixed blessing for Gildersleeve. In his dreams, Gildy faces fear of losing his maid, Birdie, as images of his wedding day run through his head. Glad to leave the nightmares behind, Gildy is particularly generous with Leroy and Marjorie.
When Eve and her mother arrive, Gildy’s breakfast is cut short, and the previously unassuming old woman begins making her intrusions into Gildy’s routine. Is she trying to rush a wedding? Is an elopement more romantic? Gildy is still leading in the polls for mayor by a 2 to 1 margin, but could his opponent still win? That means Eve might not marry him… hey, is Gildy thinking of sabotaging his own campaign?
In campaign headquarters, Judge Hooker is thrilled at the landslide in early votes, but Peavey isn’t so sure. Gildy is moody, but it looks like it’s in the bag for mayor elect Gildersleeve when news comes in that his opponent has conceded the election. Leila enters to congratulate the winner. Is a chapter passing between the old flames that can’t be regained? With all the happy expectations of the win, and the wedding, why is Gildy still so distraught? There’s only one sure way to feel better, and that’s if the election somehow tips the other way, and for a loss for Gildersleeve.