Mike worries that Archie may have unwittingly purchased a stolen watch. Matters become complicated when the watch is broken and Archie must find a repairman who will fix it and abstain from asking questions.
All about how the time a repairman and his black apprentice came over to fix the Bunkers' refrigerator. Mike and Archie exchange wildly inaccurate versions about what happened, but Edith knows the real story.
Gloria comes home shaken up and wearing clothes borrowed from a friend. She won't tell Mike what is wrong, but eventually she relents and tells her mother that she was walking by a construction site when a man pulled her behind a fence and tried to rape her. She passed out and he ran away. The question then becomes whether to report it or not. Edith convinces her by telling her how, when she was a teenager, a man tried to attack her in the same fashion. Gloria decides to tell the police and they send a detective over who advises her that testifying to the crime can be...
When a house in the neighborhood is put up for sale, Archie starts a petition to keep ethnic groups out. Henry Jefferson joins the effort when a Hispanic couple show interest. All this happens during a stifling heat wave in New York City.
Louise is planning a farewell party for Henry who is moving away to start his own business. The problem is that she can't get George to attend because he won't set foot in a white man's house. So, through a mangle of miscommunication, she manages to get Edith to agree to host the party at her house. Of course, during the party Archie has to give his full opinion of the proceedings and of Henry's new venture. George reluctantly arrives to give his brother a farewell toast.