Marge gets two free tickets to the ballet and asks Homer to come. However, when he gets his arms stuck inside two vending machines, Marge takes Ruth Powers with her instead. They have a good time and go out the next night, much to Homer's annoyance.
Homer goes out on his own, and runs into Chief Wiggum at his old make out place. Wiggum offers to give him a ride home, but decides to pull Ruth over for having different sized tail lights. However, Ruth speeds off, admitting to Marge that she stole the car from her ex-husband. Soon every police officer in Springfield is after them.
Just as Ruth is about to give herself up, Marge steers the car across the desert, unaware they are heading right for the Grand Chasm. Homer convinces Marge to stop, however, he and Wiggum go over the edge of the chasm, landing on a big pile of garbage.