Gloria’s boyfriend Ken returns from military service in Korea and seems changed. He is quick to anger and suffers from headaches. Gloria asks Dr. Crane for help but Ken refuses assistance, admitting he was discharged due to “shell shock.” Crane says Ken has a “guilt neurosis” because he couldn’t save a comrade during the war. When Ken’s car plunges off a bridge into a river, he escapes then dives back in to save Gloria. This proves to Ken that he’s not a coward and he can now recover and marry Gloria.
Jeff allows actress Rita and her stranded troupe to stay at his farm after their bus wrecks. He agrees to let them perform in his barn but his girlfriend Diana becomes suspicious of Rita’s intentions. Jeff falls in love with Rita but discovers she’s just using him to finance her chance at a career comeback. Jeff and Diana reconcile.
Meg tells Mark Ford she's always had bad luck and is the victim of other people's mistakes. She takes a job as a secretary for struggling radio/TV repairman Roy and they fall in love. However, when Roy's business becomes a success, Meg's pessimism and "persecution complex" affect their personal relationship. Meg asks Mark Ford for advice.
Lois Swann; Tod Berry; Henry; Mr. Healy; Allan Lund
Even as a teen, Lois constantly demanded material things as proof her parents, boyfriends, etc., really loved her. But as soon as she got the things she coveted, she lost interest. As a young adult, Lois falls in love with car salesman Tod but fears she’ll also lose interest in him if they marry. Tod catches Lois flirting with her boss Allan in an attempt to get a promotion and breaks up with her. When Allan attempts to seduce Lois, she flees and realizes that marrying Tod is what she wants most in life.