Barbara is up for a promotion at the police station but must learn the hard way about sucking up, with a little help from Carol. Laverne tries her hand at matchmaking for Harry. Charley gets a tattoo and maybe more. Meanwhile, Dr. Weston tells a young evangelist to stop preaching.
Barbara tries to date a man named Fred who shows no interest in her while Laverne has to break the tie vote as to whether her home town of Hickory should install a traffic signal at its sole intersection.
Harry's mentor rejoins the hospital after being away. Later a member of the board approaches Harry telling him that they want to get rid of his mentor because he is making mistakes. Harry thinks they're doing this because of his age. But when Harry discovers he is making serious mistakes, he asks the man to step down or they'll get rid of him.
Barbara practices for a talent show while on a cruise. Harry tries to avoid two ladies who will not leave him alone. Charley steers the ship into the Bermuda triangle while Carol finds the man of her dreams.