Betty and Cathy complain that Reggie neglects them by scavenging for money while on a date. Veronica says that won't happen to her, but makes the mistake of having a picnic by a creek where gold was once found.
Archie writes an article on male superiority for the school paper which makes Veronica and Betty angry. Veronica drops Archie, with Betty only too willing to pick him up. Archie decides to become a "lone wolf" and check out other girls.