Several couples are burdened by the consequence of decisions made several years ago but are
each presented with a choice that could correct the mistakes of the past and redirect their
The intervening times present new considerations that demand persuasion and
concessions before the participants are enabled to restore close relationships and to
regain the happiness of former times: lovers have drifted apart into lives that proved
unrewarding; mature couples find added strength in a closer union; advice from an elder
colleague directs a young couple into a happy future.
The coincidental theft of an Old Master from a provincial gallery creates stress and
discomfort among those affected but vengeful actions are reassessed and corrected.
All participants are drawn to a reassessment of past actions and to question the wisdom of
hasty decisions that have obstructed their path to a Happy End.