Laura is concerned about Ritchie since he has been coming home from school with bruises. She thinks he's been fighting. He finally admits as much, and ends up in tears when he tells Laura who has been beating up on him: Pricilla Darwell, a girl. He obviously hasn't been fighting back. Ritchie states that her attacks are unprovoked, but Rob and Laura think that there's more to the story that he isn't divulging. So they decide that Pricilla's parents may be able to shed more light on why their daughter is doing what she's doing. After meeting Mr. Darwell and sweet-as-sugar Pricilla who says she loves Ritchie and would never beat up on him, Rob can't believe that Pricilla is the bully. But an eyewitness confirms Ritchie's story. Since another visit to the Darwell's doesn't seem to yield any resolution to the conflict, Rob and Laura have to decide what to do to stop Pricilla from beating up Ritchie while teaching Ritchie to do the right thing.
Did You Know?
"Margie Willett" whom Rob mentioned slapped him in high school was the name of Dick Van Dyke's wife. They went to High School together. See more
I mean, being beaten up by a girl makes him a sissy, and who ever heard of a boy saying he was a sissy on purpose?
Robert 'Rob' Petrie
A lot of guys in the army tried it.