The Patridge Family's concern about manager Reuben Kincaid leads them to believe he needs a wife. After one unsuccessful attempt by Danny, Shirley decides to do some matchmaking of her own. She has a barbecue and invites Reuben and Cathleen D'arcy a wealthy cosmetic manufacturer. For Cathleen and Reuben, its love at first sight and it isn't long before they announce their marriage plans to the family. Bad news accompanies the food when Reuben tells them that he'll no longer be able to manage the group because Cathleen wants him to handle all of her affairs. He does, however, set up one last booking for the family and after going over the details; he bids a sad farewell to Shirley and the kids. When the family arrives in Miami Beach for their show, everything starts to go wrong, their hotel room is too small, the new press agent never shows up and there's a dispute over their contract. Danny, who was the most upset about losing their manager, decides to take over and phones Reuben for advice. After the conversation, Cathleen becomes annoyed when Reuben laughingly recalls some of the good times he's had with the Family. The next night, before the performance, there's a knock on the door. To the Partridges' surprise, and delight, it's Reuben. When the family learns that the marriage was called off because of Cathleen's dislike for kids, Reuben is once again bombarded with love and affection from the Partridge Family.