The deacon has defended Roxanne and she has been found not to have murdered her husband. Now, there is nothing to stand in the way of his romantic passions for her...except for Thelma, and a fire in the church.
Thelma daydreams about beginning married life with the reverend. Meanwhile, the deacon has a vision of the reverend as his son-in-law. And then there's Reuben who sees the influence that Ernie has on one of his sons.