Deanie is discharged from the mental facility and returns home. After a lot of initial questions from her mother (Audrey Christie), Deanie asks her whether Bud is married, but her mother doesn't know. When her friends June (Marla Adams) and Hazel (Crystal Field) drop by to see her, Deanie asks them to take her to see Bud, who is now staying out at his father's old ranch. The girls drive out there, and Hazel goes to fetch Bud after being told by Angelina (Zohra Lampert) that he's out back. Hazel tells Bud that Deanie is there. He wipes his hands and comes out to see her. When Deanie sees Bud, she runs to him but stops short of embracing him. They look into each others' eyes for several seconds before Bud breaks the silence by saying that it's good to see her. After another awkward silence, Bud invites her into the house to meet his family...his pregnant wife (Angelina) and baby Bud Junior. Angelina invites Deanie to stay for dinner, but she declines. Bud walks her back to the car. Deanie asks Bud whether he is happy, but he replies that he doesn't ask himself that question very much. He then asks her if she is happy, and she tells him she is getting married in a month but admits that she doesn't think much about happiness either. "Things work out awful funny sometimes, don't they?" Bud says, adding that he's very glad to see her again. They say goodbye to each other, and Bud promises to invite them all back sometime. Bud then returns to the house, kissing Angie as he comes through the door. In the final scene, back in the car, Hazel asks Deanie if she still loves Bud. Deanie doesn't answer but voices over the words of Wordsworth's poem,
Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower, we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.