When the family goes to a Chinese restaurant in China Town, Homer is disappointed by the unoriginal and lame fortunes from the fortune cookies. Homer impresses the restaurant owner with his own brand of fortunes and is hired as a writer. From one of his fortunes, Mr. Burns is told that he will find true love. When he's being given a ticket by female cop Gloria, he decides to ask her out. Initially, Gloria feels that Mr. Burns is too old for her, but when Homer tells her about all of Burns' exploits, she begins falling for him.Mr. Burns continues dating Gloria and has Homer come along on their dates to support in a "youthful" way. While bowling, Mr. Burns decides to propose to Gloria and she accepts. When Burns goes to buy champagne, Gloria and Homer are kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend Snake. Snake takes them to his hideout where he ties she and Homer to chairs and tries to win her back. The police arrive and there's a standoff. When Homer inadvertently catches on fire, the whole place goes up in ablaze, leaving Gloria trapped inside. When Burns sees her trapped, he musters up enough energy to save her. Only when they come out, Gloria realizes that she's still attracted to Snake's bad boy image, leaving Mr. Burns loveless again.