Because Mrs. Livingston has the flu, Tom asks Norman to sit for Eddie over the weekend while Tom is away on a last minute business trip to Sacramento. Also staying with Norman and Eddie at the Corbett household is Norman's bachelor friend, Rodney River, Jr. Tom wants to make sure that Rodney is not a carousing playboy bachelor, which Norman assures him Rodney's not. In actuality, Rodney is an actuary, whose professional life spills into his personal beliefs. Rodney assesses the risk of everything he does and takes precautionary measures to reduce the risk of accident, injury, illness and any other negative issue of which he may think. He is thus also a hypochondriac. The first problem that Rodney has is the sleeping arrangement, first all the germs he thinks are in Eddie's room (the room in which he is first assigned, but later has to move since he is allergic to the goldfish food in the room), and second the narrow couch from which he thinks he may fall off of. After a half sleepless night for the threesome, Rodney doesn't allow Eddie to go to his regular Saturday morning football game for fear of injury. OK'd by Rodney, Norman does allow Eddie to go visit with his friend in the building instead. When it's dinnertime, Eddie is nowhere to be seen. Norman's isn't concerned until Rodney voices his concern. Calling Eddie's friend, Norman learns that Eddie never made it to his intended destination. After calling others, Norman and Rodney, both now worried, decide to go and search for Eddie, but not before a telephone call from Tom who wants to speak to Eddie (Norman doesn't tell Tom that Eddie's missing). Norman and Rodney quickly find Eddie in the building elevator, which is broken - the door stuck ajar and the emergency button not working. Once they open and close the elevator door, the threesome now find they're all stuck in the elevator. Eddie's not worried, Norman only slightly so, but Rodney, afraid of everything, is on the verge of hyperventilating, that is until he finds that he's actually in no harm. This causes a further but more profound revelation that he doesn't need to be afraid of everything in life and that life really is for living, which he hasn't done up to this point. Just then, a savior comes to their rescue: Tom. Tom came home early since he had a premonition that something was wrong. However, finding the threesome in the elevator - Tom just assumed that they were heading off somewhere, the threesome not correcting him - Tom admits his premonition was wrong.- Written by Huggo
Mrs. Livingston and Tom have to be away at the same time so Tom enlists Norman's help in staying with Eddie for the weekend. Norman asks his friend Rodney to come over and help. Rodney is very nervous and borders on obsessive compulsive and sees danger and accidents in even the most mundane household items. But his fears could be justified when Eddie turns up missing.- Written by tomtrekp
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