In the final sequel Jo's Boys, Tom comes for a visit and tells Jo he's gotten into the worst scrape of his life. Every time Jo tries to guess, he just says, "Worse." Finally he confesses: "I'm engaged." Jo's reaction? "If Nan has yielded, I'll never forgive her!" Tom assures her, no, it's not Nan. Jo's response to that? Hurray! Finally! She doesn't care who it is, she loves her!