The death of a former lover (Laura Linney)--with whom he only kept in contact with through written correspondence--forces a U.S. Senator (Steven Weber) to look back on his relationship with her. They met as children, and he was forced to leave her behind for his strong political ambition while she chose to live the life of a struggling artist. This adaptation of A.R. Guerney's stage play was directed for television by Hollywood legend Stanley Donen (SINGIN' IN THE RAIN).