We have the aftermath of Martha’s finding out from Carlotta that her paranoia about Fred and Lisa having an affair is in fact right on the button. So after Fred and Lisa won the dancesport competition, Martha walked out to join them in the middle of the dancesport, applauded, then slugged Lisa. Lisa’s parents rushed in to take her to the hospital and shoo Fred away, while the incident became tabloid fodder. Of course, Lisa’s family doesn’t take this sitting down and smacks Martha back with charges for attempted homicide, which makes Martha seethe all the more as she sees herself on the short end of the stick, although her lawyer client from the club steps in to help her get out on bail. Martha doesn’t see anything wrong with what she did, justifying it as Lisa’s fault for taking Fred away from her.
At the hospital, Lisa’s family praise Gregory for watching over her all night, and try to kick Fred out when he visits, although Lisa asks for him. They see the incident as Fred’s fault, and Lisa’s father reams him out for both two-timing and being socially ambitious. He makes it clear that he will never accept Fred for his daughter. When Fred leaves, Lisa’s father then gives Lisa an ultimatum– she’s going to stop seeing him, and they’ll send her to America to continue her dance training there.
The day of their flight to America, Fred barges into Lisa’s house to see her, having learned she is leaving. He tries to appeal to Lisa and plead that he loves her and she shouldn’t leave, before her father gets him thrown out. Lisa, however, insists on going with him even if her parents cast her off without a penny and tell her never to return.
Fred brings Lisa home, but Martha barges in drunk and tries to attack Lisa again, exhibiting more histrionics along the way. Personally, I wanted to grab that bottle she was holding and smash it on her head to shut her up, but she gets ahead of me, and smashes the bottle on the floor– then tries to attack the two with the broken bottle. Nasty. Good thing Fred forces her to drop the broken bottle and throws her out, threatening to call the police if she ever comes back. However, she threatens revenge before leaving, and we next get a stereotypical scene where Lisa tells Fred she’s scared of Martha and he comforts her, while Martha plots revenge. She can’t let go of Fred and can’t bear him to be happy with Lisa, and even wants Carlotta to spy on them for her, so that she can find a way to drive them apart. Carlotta and the lawyer think she’s crazy and try to talk sense into her.
Meanwhile, Fred and Lisa settle into domesticity. Fred finds a better job as a backup dancer in a TV show, and they plan to get married. Lisa gets pregnant, and we get a lot of happy-couple montages, ending in Fred bringing Lisa to the hospital.
Fred and Lisa have a daughter whom they name Lisette, and they both think that she will be a dancer like her parents. Fred couldn’t get any present for the baby other than a pair of diaper pins whose heads are plastic dancing shoes, but Lisa thinks it’s cute anyway.
The lawyer assures Martha she won’t go to jail for what she did to Lisa. She wonders how she would ever thank him, and he says she can stop calling him “attorney” and start calling him by his first name. Martha dangles the possibility of being “more than friends” as long as she gets out of the case, which pleases him very much, although Martha later tells Carlotta she wouldn’t look twice at him if she didn’t need him. Carlotta meanwhile worries that she’s been married for quite a while now but she seems to be having difficulty getting pregnant. She encourages Martha to pay more attention to the lawyer, telling her to forget about Fred. Unfortunately, in the course of the conversation, which the club manager, Carlotta’s husband Douglas, joins, Martha learns that Fred and Lisa now have a baby. The look on her face, it ain’t good at all. She throws a tantrum over it again, bringing up her own dead child, and claiming that they have no right to have a baby while she is suffering. Self-entitlement much?
Fred has a new problem; he’s been laid off from work because they’re downsizing, and doesn’t know where to get money to pay the bills, the rent, and to buy food. Lisa doesn’t know this, but she knows what he’s been earning isn’t enough, and suggests that maybe she could find a job. However, he objects to this, saying he’ll take care of earning money. Douglas later approaches him, asking if he could moonlight at the club since they need dancers. Fred keeps it a secret from Lisa since he knows she won’t like it, as it’s the same club where Martha works. Only, when he gets there– Martha has been assigned as his partner. Fredwantstorefuse,