Lucille tries in vain to get Dennis to throw a party. Albert can't find anyone to be in the tug-of-war. Lucille uses two girlfriends - Caroline and Tracy - as bait to persuade Dennis to have a party. Elsie returns but she and Steve are still unsure of each other. David discovers John is mad about football. Ken is angry when John is slow at his essay writing. Ena and Annie work on the men and get them to agree to the tug-of-war. John leaves home, leaving a suicide note.