Fearing that he is not sophisticated enough for Diane and may lose her to more sophisticated Sumner, Sam spends five days reading the novel War and Peace, recommended by Cliff, without sleep.
Unfortunately for Sam, Diane and Sumner find the novel too well-known to discuss during dinner.
When Sam removes the stuffed animals from the bed in readiness, Diane admits that she did not actually call the police, prompting him to throw them out of the window.
Sam rescues Diane while Norm and Cliff restrain Andy, who yells out "Mommy! Sam and Diane agree to have dinner with her ex-fiancé Sumner Sloane (Michael Mc Guire).Diane's former blind date Andy (Derek Mc Grath), who studied acting in high school, is unemployed because of his criminal record.He returns to Cheers intending to commit an armed robbery.Carla advises him to "be a man" and give Diane satisfaction in the bedroom.
Sam goes back, kicks the door open, and lifts up and kisses Diane.Diane begs Carla to let her take one night off, but Carla refuses and complains that Sam treats the incompetent waitress Diane too well.