Charles is trying to get a job on the Brunswick Journal-American through Gayle Landis, the editor. She offers him a part-time job as Dear Amy, writing advice to lovesick readers. He agrees to be near Gayle, yet she asks him to 'spice up' his writing. Then Charles and Buddy come across a letter they are convinced was written by Sarah about secretly meeting a boy. Charles becomes worried and writes her back as Dear Amy with the suggestion she should talk to her mother, and not sneak around. Unfortunately, the article printed was not written by Charles and instead suggests they go to a motel!