Scene 1-Amanda is nagging Tom for the way he eats. She annoys Tom and continues on about her gentleman callers
Scene 2- Amanda finds out that Laura has not been attending business school. Amanda talks to Laura about how she isn't benefiting the family and begins to support her idea of a gentleman caller.
Scene 3- Tom is about to leave the house during a fight with his mother to go to the movies. Amanda doesn't believe him and she attempts to get him to tell her the truth. Tom sarcastically says he is a criminal and in anger, throws his jacket, smashing some of Laura's gllass menagerie. This causes Laura to cry out.
Scene 4-After sparking her idea of a gentleman caller, Amanda berates Tom to find a caller for Laura. Amanda has it set in her mind that Laura won't do anything with her life, so the solution is to find a husband for her. Tom unwillingly agrees after her constant nagging.
Scene 5-Tom finally comes home one day bearing news for Amanda. He has found a gentleman caller for Laura. It turns out that he is an old friend of Laura's from high school. Amanda is ecstatic and has to prepare for tomorrow.
Scenes 6-7- The day has come for Laura's gentleman caller. Nervously, forced by her mother, Laura opens the door for Jim and runs to play the Victrola.
They awkwardly have dinner as Laura is nauseous . Jim later dances with Laura, breaks a piece of her favorite glass unicorn, and kisses her, only to find out he is engaged. This breaks Laura's heart , ending the hopes of a husband for Laura.