Matthew Rush is a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who has fallen on hard tiems. Ben tires to help Matthew because he recognizes the extraordinary achievements the Medal represents.
Candy witnesses a robbery & shoots the robber, Campbell, in self defense. Campbells' wife, Lisa, plans for her brother in law to kill Candy, yet after meeting, Lisa realizes Candy is a decent man, & Candy & Lisa fall in love.
A Plaque for Mayberry
Mayor Pike (Dick Elliott) and the townspeople are shocked to discover that the last living descendant of Revolutionary War hero Nathan Tibbs is Mayberry's town drunk, Otis Campbell.
A Vote for Debra
Debra decides to run for school president, but Ray isn't sure he can handle the twins by himself during all those meetings -- so he votes against her.
Carrie finds out that there will be layoffs at her firm and that her boss might be one of the people fired. Doug gets in trouble with Deacon when he loses Deacon's koosh ball that was a gift from his son.