Mary, a 16-year-old neighborhood girl who is friends with Dorothy and the other women, comes by for a visit. The women learn that Mary is pregnant and her father has kicked her out. So The women offer to let her stay with them. It is later revealed that Mary used to stay at the house often while her mother was sick in hospital and later died as a result of her illness. Meanwhile, Blanche is receiving letters from a suitor in prison by the name of Merrill (nickname Moose). He comes over and is not what anyone expects.