- Danny tells Scott that Mrs Forbes needs professional help. Scott agrees, but says they'll wait until after the funeral.
- Jim gets a letter asking him to be a referee for Max Ramsay in renting a flat. It seems that Max is going to leave Maria after all.
Greg and Julie are having dinner. Julie starts to talk about work, but Greg is more interested in finding out if Julie has a boyfriend or not.
Greg tells Julie that Des might not get the Canberra job because he lives with a stripper.
Shane is helping Max to load up his van. Jim comes up and tells Max he thinks he is making a mistake in moving out. Max takes offence and says he's moving this morning.
Max is writing his address down on a pad for Maria. He asks her to take any calls that come in from customers.
Shane gets upset as Max prepares to leave. He starts ranting that noone is doing a thing to stop Max from walking out of their lives.
SHANE: Look, it can't be mum, she's never looked at another man.
Shane also says that Danny will be upset. Max says it has nothing to do with Danny or Shane, it's between him and Maria. He leaves.
When Max has gone, Shane rants at Maria that she and Max are like a couple of kids with their lousy secrets. Maria says she can't tell him the real reason - it would make things worse for everyone.
Max is just moving in. He bumps into the concierge who tells him she hasn't had time to clean his prospective flat yet. Max goes into the flat. It's full of empty grog bottles and is dark and dingy. Also, the road outside is very noisy. Max sits resignedly down on the bed. Then he suddenly realises there's a woman sleeping in the bed!
Outside Max's bedsit
The concierge is having a row with the girl who was sleeping in the bed(!) She tells her to get out.
WOMAN: Living in this hole is enough to drive anyone to drink. I can't wait to get out of here!
Shane is reading the paper distractedly. He decides to go out. Before he does he has another go at Maria about having secrets. Maria tells him that things are bad enough without Shane carrying on.
SHANE: I don't know what this is doing to you, Mum. But I know what it's doing to me.
Shane stalks out of the front door. Helen comes in the back and finds Maria crying at the sink. She doesn't know what to do - she feels so lonely without Max. Helen tells her the first thing to do is get dressed up - she is taking Maria to the pictures. They really have to make the effort to get out. Maria is worried about leaving Shane alone, and also she's promised Max she'll be there for him to ring at 6pm about work calls. Helen won't have any of this and says that Max can just ring back later!
Max's bedsit is slightly more presentable now. An old man knocks his door and tells him to watch out for the concierge - if she takes a dislike to you, you might as well move out. Then the bloke invites himself in and sits down. He explains that he used to have that room, but he couldn't stand the smell(!)
Eventually he wanders off leaving Max shaking his head.
A few seconds later, the concierge comes round to see if Max has any complaints. He hasn't. He picks up the phone in the hall to ring Maria. But there is no answer at the Ramsay house. Eventually Shane comes out of his room and answers the phone. He reads out a message Maria has left about work jobs. Shane says that Maria has gone to the pictures. Max says he'll call back tomorrow. When he turns back to his room, he realises he has locked himself out(!)
Mrs Forbes's kitchen
Mrs Forbes has started cooking again - she's making dinner for Scott and Danny. She asks him what he wants to do with his life, but he doesn't know yet. She tells him that farms are a waste of time these days. Danny says definitely not going to be a plumber like his old man. But he's not going home - ever. Mrs Forbes says she has a message for them, but she can't quite remember. Apparently someone said it was "all right". But she can't remember.
Ramsays, the following morning
Shane and Maria are having a very quiet cup of tea. Shane says that he gave Max the message. He's still obviously very upset about the breakup.
The phone rings and Shane answers it - it's a call for Max. Shane tells the caller he isn't there.
Shane has come to look for Max. He knocks on the door with some trepidation. Max comes out of the shared bathroom and Shane gives him a message about a plumbing customer.
Max offers Shane a cup of tea as Shane looks warily around the room. He tells Max that he can't live in the bedsit - it's horrible, and besides, he owns the Ramsay house. Max says it has nothing to do with Shane. Shane walks out, not waiting for his cup of tea. Max tries the kettle, then the light and realises the electricity is off. He tries to open the curtain and it comes away in his hand.
Front garden of the Ramsays
Jim and Maria chat about Danny and Scott. Jim says he's had a phonecall from the police - he thinks they might have had some news.
The police have found Scott's wallet. Apparently they found it on a girl they picked up last night. Apparently they shot through with the boys' clothes and money.
The police think Danny and Scott could be anywhere by now - even in the Northern Territory.
Mrs Forbes' place
Danny is worried about Mrs Forbes's mental state. Just then she appears and tells them to get back to work.
When Mrs Forbes has gone, Danny tells Scott that sometimes Mrs Forbes is lucid and sometimes she isn't. But Scott likes it on the farm. Danny admits he does too. Scott says it's the closest thing they have to a home at the moment, they'd better make the best of it. It's not like they can go home - the police are looking for them. Scott thinks they can make a go of it on the farm, and look after Mrs Forbes as well.