Laura has just read about Clark Rice in the newspaper. The name Clark Rice evokes strong emotions in both Rob and Laura as the man who won and almost won Laura. The story... After Rob and Laura had become serious about each other, Laura was crowned "Bivouac Baby" at Camp Crowder, the title which also came with an obligation to be raffled off for a date. The winner of the raffle was Cpl. Clark Rice. Clark ended up being attracted to Laura, and Laura in turn admitted that she had a good time with Clark on their date. After some convincing by Clark that she should know about Rob for sure before committing her life to him, Laura agreed to see Clark again to test that commitment. The idea of Laura dating another man while she made up her mind between himself and Clark didn't sit well with Rob, who ultimately forced Laura to choose before Clark's imminent transfer overseas.
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[Millie tries to help Laura decide between Clark and Rob through a point system
Clark wants to be a lawyer.
Ooo, a lawyer. That's very good. That's another ten points. And Rob wants to be a comedy writer - which no one knows how to be one, so he'll be struggling and starving and probably never make it - so we'll give him one point.
Millie, you're pushing Clark.
I am not. Well, the score is twenty to eight in his favor, you know. I didn't make these numbers up!
Yes, you did!