Lionel Barker, an old friend of Morticia' s, arrives at the house. Gomez is jealous of him, but he's actually a con man, working with his partner, Charlie, come to fleece the family. Gomez tries to drive him out by making him comfortable, and when that doesn't work he decides that jealousy can work both ways. He hires a maid, Mildred, in an effort to make Morticia jealous, but the maid just drives Gomez crazy. When Gomez tries to make her more assertive, Morticia does become jealous. Gomez decides he wants to make Morticia happy, by killing himself to free her to marry Lionel. All his efforts fail, however. Lurch gets Gomez and Morticia back together by playing their favorite dance, and everything is resolved. Lionel turns his attention to Mildred when he learns that she has become wealthy after investing in the stockmarket. Mildred and Lionel elope and Gomez and Morticia are elated.