The Anderson dinner table is graced with candle light and fancy trappings, but Jim doesn’t see the point. Will Jim’s reluctance over romance mean anything to the children? What’s the occasion for the romantic setting? The kids are dispensed of so Louise will have a more intimate meal with her date.
Is somebody going to get hooked? Should marriage be based on something more substantial than trickery? Don’t be ridiculous, says Margret. What happened the night Jim proposed to Margret? Jim is still disgusted with the trappings of womanly wiles that get used to set the mood of a romantic evening.
With the women on the hunt, it’s time to move in for the kill. That’s the cue for Jim and Margret to leave the happy couple alone, while they have coffee in the living room. The quiet romantic moment is shattered when Bud and Cathy return in need of a referee. Jim distracts the kids in the play room, as Tom gets better acquainted with Louise. Will the shouts of the kids put a damper on the evening? Will a proposal be forthcoming?