Today's show is dedicated in loving memory to Mary Fickett, the first Ruth Martin.
At the Martin Compound Tad calls Jake, worried that their parents didn't call like they usually do every Sunday. As Dixie enters, the doorbell rings. Surprise, it's Ruth! Later Opal and Krystal enter, stunned to see Ruth. Ruth explains that Joe has been asked to return as a consultant at the hospital, which means the patriarch and matriarch of Pine Valley are moving back! Tad quietly freaks out. He is so happy that he worries something bad will happen. Dixie tries to calm him as there is another knock at the door. Surprise, it's Jamie! Tad practically faints with happiness as he embraces his son.