Whew. I am so relieved to discover that yesterday, when Beth told her mother that she was heading over to Mary Worth's apartment, that she actually was heading over to Mary Worth's apartment. I was worried that she might be lying to her oppressive mother and sneaking over to see Tom Harpman.
I'm also relieved that Tom and Beth never discovered that Mother Kinley was withholding Tom's telephone messages. If they had, it might have resulted in Dramatic Tension and made the story more exciting. And, heaven knows, we don't want that.