The morning of their scheduled night out to the theater, Brenda ditches Rhoda in favor of going to watch Benny in a roller skating competition. Rhoda is a little angry at Brenda but can understand. As morning turns to afternoon, Rhoda is surprised that she can't find anyone to go to the theater with her. She is so determined not to go alone that she even asks Jack, Johnny and Carlton in succession if each would like to go with her, each who turns her down for one reason or another. As she makes up her mind not to go, Carlton convinces her that she will have a better time going to the theater solo than staying at home. Although she isn't totally convinced, Rhoda does end up going alone. Although going out for the evening alone is much as she expects and not in a good way, Rhoda does come to an epiphany based on the people she interacts with that evening.