Daphne gets a job house-sitting for a mansion.
Daphne puts Julie in her place.
A bloke called Geoff turns up at Joan's place.
Joan asks Geoff how he found her - he says the electoral roll. He picks up a picture of the kids, but Joan shouts at him and says he can't take the children from her and anyway she doesn't want him around them. Geoff says he only wants to see the children - he should have contacted Joan years ago. Joan is hostile and tells him that he can't expect to walk in after five years and expect her to be nice to him. When he walked out he ruined her self-confidence. He sees her engagement ring and says he saw a guy leaving. Joan says Des will be a decent father to the children.
Joan says that she doesn't want Geoff to see the children because they'll just be upset. She warns him not to ruin things for her and Des.
Eileen is on her way for a job interview as a secretarial assistant. Des points out that Eileen can't even type(!) Eileen says that she's really glad about the wedding and Joan will sort out Des's ideosyncrasier(!)
Geoff is begging Joan to let him see the children - she could just say he was an uncle passing through. Joan reluctantly agrees as long as Geoff doesn't tell them he's their father.
Des calls Joan to tell her about Eileen's job interview. She asks if she can call him back - she's got a visitor. Des suggests that she comes over later.
Joan tells Geoff she'll sort something out about him seeing the kids. He thanks her and goes. Joan looks very shaken by his appearance.
Job Interview Waiting Room
Eileen chats to another woman in the waiting room. The woman tells her that she can type at 80 words per minute. Eileen looks a bit worried as she is shown into the interview.
Outside the Ramsays
Danny comes home, leaving his bike outside. He calls to Maria but she isn't there. He finds their bank book on the table - there are only $10 in it. He pours himself a glass of milk and has a look at the engineering books that Jim brought him. In the pile is a book called "Cooking on a Shoestring". He starts to read it.
EIleen is telling the interviewers that her experience comes from life and generally won't let them get a word in(!)
Maria comes home with the shopping and finds Danny cooking dinner for them. She looks a bit worried at the mess in the kitchen and says that next time he should leave the cooking to her(!) She asks if Danny has done something(!) Danny says he's sorry about Maria and Richard and doesn't want to fight with Maria anymore. Maria says he could just have told her.
Maria realises that Danny has seen her bank book and is very angry.
Joan lets herself in and Eileen joins her. She tells Joan she's had a dreadful job interview.
Garden of the Ramsays
Maria says Danny shouldn't have been sneaking around and she wants to stop arguing with him. Danny is upset to hear that Richard is coming over to dinner - and that Maria has been spending money for dinner on Richard - Max's money. He shouts at Maria that she has no pride.
Des comes home and is surprised to find Eileen there with Joan. Des suggests that Eileen tries shop work instead, or bus driving(!)
Joan tells Des that her ex-husband Geoff turned up this morning and he wants to see the children. Des isn't very pleased, but Joan says Geoff just wanted to see the children. Des says that Geoff has a bit of a cheek. He sends Eileen away, much to her displeasure(!)
Des wants to know why Joan didn't tell Geoff to clear off. Des says he's worried about Geoff - he wants to know if Joan still likes him. Joan says Des is getting upset over nothing - Geoff will be gone in a few days.
Helen suggests that Jim finds something for Julie to do to take her mind off her troubles.
Lucy comes in and asks Jim what "irreconcilable differences" means(!)
Julie tells Helen that Des has been in a very bad mood today. Helen says that Des is giving her responsibility at the bank because he can trust her - Julie should be supporting him.
Helen pretends to be upset - she's behind in planning the wedding. She asks Julie to help her make up the guest list so Julie sits down with a pad and paper. (Clever Helen!)
Helen says not to invite Aunty Gwen. Julie and Lucy look a bit surprised.
Des and Joan are still arguing over Geoff - he doesn't think Joan should let Geoff see the kids. Joan says she doesn't have the right to stop him. Des says he doesn't want to kids messed up. He'll be adopting the kids and he should have an opinion. Joan is upset that Des is being so stern. Des says that once they're married he wants equal say in what happens to the kids. He apologises for going a bit overboard.
Joan says that Des is better than Geoff - but things have been hard for Geoff, they were just kids when they got married. Des says that he can see the kids once, but no more than that.
Des asks if Geoff coming back will make any difference to him and Joan. She doesn't answer.