Bob gives the full blow-by-blow of his busy weekend, which includes the zoo, aquarium, Rodin museum, and of course Mrs. McThing. It also features a stranger in a hallway who knows his name and where he lives.
It’s chaos in Alton when the biggest storm of winter hits. Marj is out driving when it does and has to make an emergency stop at Bob’s parents’ house. She doesn’t even have boots with her and runs almost barefoot to their door. In the end she finally gets home safe, but snow on the roads means that her new life in Champaign will be delayed a few days.
Bob sends a postcard during his weekend in Philadelphia that includes a review of Mrs. McThing and a thank you for some spectacular cookies.
Marj travels to St. Louis to see Point of No Return, starring Henry Fonda. Just a day later, her relationship with Bob passes its own point of no return when she gets “I love you” in writing.
Bob says hello from the Big Apple.
Marj bakes some cookies, pays her taxes, goes to the movies, and has a tooth extracted in a productive weekend. The army approves Bob’s move to Arizona and she is not happy about the Yuma-to-Alton telephone rates.
Bob and Bob (Marsh) pass weekend inspection again and land in Philadelphia on their way to NYC. Marj’s last letter has him thinking about their relationship and he says I love you for the first time… sort of.
After receiving Bob’s letter from Philadelphia, Marj warns of seductive dangers lurking in big city cocktail lounges, and scolds him (jokingly, mind you) for writing it in his underwear. While on the subject of said paramour, she daydreams about his homecoming, only to fret that work might keep her away when the time comes. She ends on a happier note by recounting the tale of last night’s babysitting and announcing that Dad is back from the hospital.