At this juncture, Bob learns that he was a wee bit responsible for Dr Wayne's death. But exasperated at being held back at the hospital he tries to escape to his home. He falls down on the road but is rescued by Helen. The frivolous character that Bob is, he starts flirting with Helen the moment he sits in the car. Helen is miffed and says that she is the widow of Dr Wayne Philips. Bob's concussion hits him back. Helen takes him back to the hospital and is alarmed on learning that this indeed is Bob Merrick, the man who was somewhat responsible for her darling husband's death. After recovering and on being discharged from the hospital, Bob cuts a cheque of 25,000 dollars and goes to hand it over to Helen. But the manner he does so is extremely casual, supercilious and huffy. Helen smashes his ego saying that no amount of money can undo the harm he has caused and he should quit closing matters with money like this. Bob is struck and leaves at once.
One day when he tries to force Helen to listen to him while she is on her way back to the hospital, she meets with an accident as she is not attentive on the road. A cruel stroke of fate takes away Helen's vision and more blame is pummeled on Bob who also suffering inside. He keeps visiting her but she refuses to meet him. But at last, while on her regular trips to the beach, she encounters a man called Rob Robinson and becomes fast friends with him. This Rob is none other than Bob and he disguises himself as Rob because the very name of Bob is hateful to Helen.
A beautiful and quaint love story that doesn't have the rushes of young blood but is peaceful to the core. Bob Merrick's love for Helen is not just a carnal desire. His love traverses years and generations. He is one man who loves this woman because he sees the beauty of her soul and wants to give her all the happiness no matter what. Sometimes Hudson might not fit well enough with the much elder Wyman but that is exactly what the director wants to depict. That true love does not depend upon looks or age. It is a sublime feeling that unites two beautiful souls.