When the ship was returning to the Mainland, Herbert and Judy and Steve were not on it.
Herbert told Jeff he had bought him a house, and the lawyer had the title. That was all Herbert told him that was true.
To explain why he and Judy were not coming back on the ship, Herbert claimed he was investigating a business possibility.
Jeff, hearing he would get a house, didn’t question. He went aboard with his boyfriend and the other guests.
The ship departed to the Mainland, leaving Herbert, his bride, Judy, and her son, Steve in Paradise.
Although Steve was crushed by Jeff’s behaviour, Herbert took it as a victory. Jeff was out of his life, was out of Steve’s life. There would be no comebacks.