- Shane asks Max who Danny's real father is. Max tells Shane not to be too hard on Maria.
- Max says he can't help thinking of her with some other bloke, but he still loves her.
- Scott is helping Kim out. Paul thinks he should tell Jim the situation.
- Daphne shouts at her boss saying that he should keep his hands to himself. He warns her not to take him on legally or he'll fight her.
- Daphne's grnadfather, Harry Henderson turns up.
- Daphne tells her boss she's leaving her job.
Outside Kim's flat
Scott walks by. A bloke on a motorcycle drives up and tells him to stay away from Kim or he's a dead man. Scott tells Brad that Kim is his friend. Brad says Kim is coming back with him. He says that Kim is going to sell her baby - their baby.
Just then, Kim comes back from the shops. She tells Scott that she doesn't know what to do - but she's got to do something. Scott begs her not to make any rash decisions. He gives Kim some money.
When Scott has gone, Brad tells Kim to take no notice of Scott.
Maria is cleaning up when Max comes in and scares her. He says he's training to be a cat burgular(!)
She offers him a coffee. Max has had five calls, but Maria has told them Max can't do it. Maria says that Max can't drive, and she's sick of putting people off. Max says he'll sort something out.
Maria asks how Shane reacted to their talk. Max says that Shane doesn't know when he's coming back. Maria wants to know if Shane hates him. Max says that Shane needs a bit of time to come to terms with things. They start to row, but Max says they've been through this and now they just have to learn to live with it.
Des thinks Daphne's grandfather is a bit of a rager(!) He says that Daphne's grandfather is a bit short of cash for a world traveller! He's not sure if her grandfather is a world traveller at all. But they agree to give him a good time while he's there. Daphne is taking him sightseeing and then to the Senior Citizen's Centre.
Just then, Julie comes in through the back door.
JULIE: Have you got a parrot here?
Daphne explains about her grandfather's parrot. Apparently Des put it in the garden, next to Julie's bedroom window and it kept her awake all night. Des and Daphne try not to laugh.
JULIE: Some of us workers need our beauty sleep.
DAPHNE: I'm sure *you* do!
Des quickly offers Julie a lift to work.
Des's, later that evening
Daphne is exhausted after taking her grandfather around all day. She says he's a human dynamo! Apparently he met a lady at the Senior Citizen's Centre!
DES: The old devil!
Daphne fills Des in on the rest of their day. Apparently Harry has signed up for kung-fu as well - to teach it!
Harry comes in at that moment and Des tells him that the parrot bit him. He heads off to bed, leaving the parrot on the living room table.
DAPHNE: I think he's rather cute.
DES: Yeah, so was Attila the Hun!
Des's, middle of the night
Des is up because the parrot is squawking. He tries to feed it toast through the bars(!)
DES: Just shut up, you mangy old thing!
He puts a towel over the cage and tells the parrot to drop dead!
Kim is having a dream and calling out "No!" in her sleep.
Scott and Paul's room
Scott wakes Paul up. He says he was thinking about Kim. Paul guesses that Kim is pregnant. Scott says that it's not his baby - he never touched Kim. Paul can't understand why he's paying for a place for Kim then.
Des's, the following morning
Des knocks on Daphne's door and tells her to come quickly. He tells her that something terrible has happened - the parrot has karked it!
Des is hurriedly dressing to go to get a replacement from the pet shop(!) telling Daphne to hide the parrot.
Harry comes out and Des tries to stop him looking in the cage. Des says the parrot is lying down(!) Daphne suggests that Harry goes out for his job. Des says he'll get down the pet shop straightaway!
Scott and Paul's room
Scott is explaining to Paul about Brad. He says Kim needs help - she's got no-one and she won't go back to her parents. Scott is afraid for Kim with Brad hanging around.
Des has got the parrot's twin from the pet shop for $50. They look in the cage and the dead parrot's body has gone! They look at each other in puzzlement.
Harry explains that the parrot normally sleeps on its back(!) as if its playing dead.
DES: I knew it! I should have wrung its neck last night!
The parrot seems to have escaped. Harry comes out to get the towel off the cage, but luckily Daphne has got the replacement parrot into the cage. It doesn't squawk though, so Des suggests that it might have laryngitis(!)
When Harry has gone off for his shower, they hear squawking from outside and realise the original parrot is sitting in the tree outside!
Shane has come home, much to Maria's delight. He apologises for all the things he said to Maria - he was pretty upset about Danny's paternity at the time. Maria understands. Shane says he knows what happened now - he'd had no idea what had happened when Max and Maria split up all those years ago. Maria is just glad that things are out in the open. She asks Shane to promise to talk to her in the future - about anything.
Des has managed to catch Squawker (the original parrot). They put it in the cage and put the replacement one back in the box. Then Des goes outside and releases it(!)
Daphne has a strange phonecall to say "Watch out for Harry's bird"
Just then there's a knock at the door. It's a strange woman who introduces herself as "Harry's bird"! She comes in and hugs Harry. Harry says that Des will pay her taxi(!)
Harry explains that she's the lady he met at the Senior Citizens Centre - but she's not an old woman, she's one of the telephonists!
Danny is pleased to see Shane has come back. He asks him where he's been and he explains he's been camping. Danny had guessed right. They chat about Max.
Shane says that he didn't leave home for nothing - he needs to sort a few problems out. He can't do it here, there's too many pressures. Danny wants to know what the big mystery is. Shane says what Danny doesn't know won't hurt him.
Shane tells Maria that he's off to say hello to Daphne. But he asks her one more question. Why did Maria have an affair with another guy?
MARIA:(shocked) You mean he didn't tell you about the other woman?