When Gov. Gatling's standing date suddenly elopes, his cousin and Benson's former employer, Jessica Tate, steps in to escort him to a banquet honoring 87-year-old Baron Jacques D'Arvenaux. As is usually the case where Jessica is concerned, the simple situation takes a sharp turn toward complication when the Baron prevails upon her to remain at the governor's mansion for a few more days. The local newspaper quickly prints a poisonous gossip column, which refers to the governor's mansion as a convenient "love nest" paid for by taxpayers. Although Jessica is amused by the statement linking her romantically with the cultured octogenarian, the governor is alarmed by the story's implications. Arrangements are made immediately for Jessica to move into a hotel. That evening, the deteriorating situation becomes disastrous. Arriving at Jessica's suite to escort her to the opera, the Baron clutches his heart and falls to the floor dead. Jessica quickly telephones her friend and confidant, Benson. They decide that they cannot possibly allow the Baron's body to be found in Jessica's room. Together they concoct a plan: The Baron's remains are to be strapped upright to a luggage cart, pushed into the corridor, transported in an elevator, wheeled through a crowded hotel lobby, maneuvered out a revolving door and down the street into Benson's car. And, hopefully, no one will notice two people wheeling a dead man. The daring duo somehow manages to carry off this incredible plot, and the Baron is soon resting peacefully in his bed at the governor's mansion. The next morning, when the body is found, no one suspects anything extraordinary. As the time for Jessica's departure draws near, it is obvious that the relationship shared by her and Benson transcends camaraderie. The man that Jessica believes capable of anything finds himself unable to do only one thing -- stop missing the sweet, innocent Jessica Tate. © 1979 Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions. All Rights Reserved.