Jan has been smitten with Clark Tyson and they've been studying together. However, when Marcia casually, steps in the family room, Clark is instantly smitten. Jan becomes insecure about her looks and seeks out ways to get rid of her freckles. However, later, not wanting people to feel sorry for her, Jan makes up an imaginary boyfriend, George Glass, just in time for a surprise birthday party, being thrown by her family.moreless
No longer feeling needed around the Brady household, Alice makes up a story about an ailing aunt in Seattle in order to leave. Later the family finds out the truth and put "Operation Alice" in effect in an attempt to make her stay.moreless
At the annual unclaimed freight auction, a mysterious woman asks Mrs. Stone to buy a wooden Chinese horse statue and gives her $100 cash. She explains she has to meet her husband out front and doesn't wait for Mrs. Stone to reply. After a lively bidding war, Mrs. Stone wins it for $50, but she has no idea where or to whom she should deliver the horse. Thus begins an interesting adventure for the Stone family, especially when Jeff proposes an International spy ring shipped the horse from China (a Communist country during the cold war). Later in the episode some of what Jeff suggested seems to be coming true, but also more, too. Tune in to see how the Stones react and how it turns out. Do the Stones end up behind bars for helping spies destroy the United States of America, is there a harmless explanation, or something in between?
Upon returning from a wedding for one of Mary's friends (who is 19), various circumstances test the faith Dr. and Mrs. Stone have in Mary and the confidence in how they raised her. Dr. and Mrs. Stone spend the episode both fearing the worse and wondering how to find out what is going on with their 18 year old daughter, while still showing the respect she earned and deserves. After all each event taken by itself means nothing, but when viewed together they're enough to cause the heart of any well adjusted and responsible parent to skip more than a few beats. Tune in and see how they handle their own growing pains as the parents of an young, sensible, responsible, and levelheaded adult woman.moreless