Following Nick's death in a car accident with a drunk driver, Alex runs away from his new home in Chicago by hopping on a bus to Indianapolis with a plan to talk Ann and Barbara into letting him move in with them.
Barbara and Ann return home one evening to discover they have an unexpected house guest, Julie. It seems Julie has left Max due to severe marital problems. She thinks he's having an affair and confides in Ann and Barbara that she indeed has cheated on Max. Max soon arrives after a phone call from Ann, and is in for a shock as Julie plans to drop her bombshell on him.
Ann's cousin Sophie stops in Indianapolis for a visit. She quickly hits it off with Schneider. However, Schneider is later caught in a quandary. Should he take Maxine, a girl who he considers flashy and attractive, or Sophie, who he considers rather plain and mousy?
Turned down for a loan from a bank,Ann and Francine receive the money from,of all people,Schnieder,who vows to be only a silent partner. Question is,can he stop talking and butting in long enough to do so?