Sean Kennelly is challenging long-time congressman, Sterling Hancock, for his seat. With the help of Ursula Snipe, a brilliant mathematician, Sean enlists Sterling in a plan to limit the voters to a small, controllable group. Their plan works too well as the election hinges on only one voter – Chad.
Father John McCabe has come to the end of a long service with the church of St. Mary’s. Filling in to hear confessions one last time, he must expediently deal with the problems of the day while also coming to grips with the impact he has had on lives past and present.
Annabelle Butte always dreamed that one day she would find her Prince Charming. When she meets Harry Beeste, a struggling tavern owner, and learns that he may be heir to a family estate, she pushes for a quick wedding. Annabelle, soon disillusioned by a tight budget and a talk with Harry’s Aunt Mona, files for divorce. The divorce hearing details what went wrong while revealing the true feelings and motives of the participants.
Charlie Tarver’s suicide was the ultimate cry for attention and act of revenge. A visit from Andy, a kindred spirit with unresolved issues, will help Charlie deal with his emotions and show him a life that could have been.
Velma Hardmann is interviewing a household manager to help with her daughter’s home wedding. Youngest daughter, Dixie, is interviewing a male stripper for big sister Ruthie’s bachelorette party. As Velma mistakingly interviews “Stallion” in the living room, her daughters put prim and proper Nigel Titford through his paces in the guest cottage. The characters may be in the dark but the audience will follow every misconstrued phrase.
Pat White and Pat Gray have come to the local television set of Rise and Shine, a morning news/entertainment show, to tape a public service announcement for their groups’ national convention of crocheters – called the Happy Hookers. When an accident knocks the news anchors out of commission just before going live, the two Pats are called on as emergency replacements.