- Douglas can't find a place for Helen's exhibition.
- Jim rows with his mother.
Robinsons, the following morning
Helen thinks Jim should apologise to Bess, but Jim says there's nothing to apologise for. Helen says that Jim could have been kinder in his words, but he says he can't take it back now. He says his mother should have been more like Anne was, but Helen says that everyone is different. Jim says that he'll talk to Bess next time she's in town. Helen tells him to talk to her before she leaves. Jim says he's off on a business trip anyway.
When Jim has gone, Scott comes into the kitchen and starts moping around. He's upset that Bess is leaving. He says he'll never forgive Jim for sending her away.
Scott is upset.
Helen tells Jim that Scott is very upset. Jim doesn't want to talk about Bess - he says she's always come and gone whenever she pleases. Helen says that Jim has hurt Bess terribly and he shouldn't be so angry. Helen urges him to call Bess. Jim says he'll call from work if he has time.
HELEN: Make time!
Shane asks Danny if he'd like a driving lesson this afternoon - but in the van, not the work Mercedes. Danny doesn't think Max will lend the ban.
Just then, Max comes in and Shane puts the question to him.
MAX: Promise not to break it? OK.
Danny is surprised but pleased. He tells Shane that Max is getting more and more human every day!
Paul and Terry are saying goodbye - Paul is off to the airline. Shane offers Paul a lift in the company car - he's got to go into the city anyway.
Max rings Miss Drew in the French department. They row about Max doing Danny's homework for him.
MAX: How dare you fail me! My French is better than yours anyday. I want a re-mark!
MISS DREW: I beg your pardon, Mr Ramsay? I got my degree at the Sorbonne in Paris.
MAX: Yeah, well I learnt mine from a Czechoslovakian! Now you can't get any more foreign than that, can you!
Miss Drew says that Max's French isn't that good and she won't give him a re-mark. She also accuses Max of being the type of plumber that charges exorbitant prices for shoddy work. She says that all plumbers are crooks and thieves.
Max takes exception at this, but Miss Drew hangs up.
MAX: Flaming teachers!
MISS DREW: Hate plumbers!
Terry comes in and apologises about Paul's bad words last night. Helen says that was nothing compared to the rest of the ructions last night!
Terry admits that she hasn't really thought about having children and Helen warns Terry not to let Paul talk her into it if it isn't what she wants. Terry invites Helen to come into town with her to go window shopping and have a bit of lunch.
Just then Douglas rings up. He invites Helen to meet him later. Helen asks Terry if they can make it tomorrow - Douglas has found a gallery for her exhibition!
Dodgy Charles approaches the house and knocks on the door. Terry answers it, but with the chain on. She won't let him in despite his protests. Charles says that Terry is putting them both in danger by hanging on to the tape. Terry says that he having it keeps him from harming her.
She lets him in and she says she won't give him the tape. He says that "Robert" will kill them both if he realises that the tape even exists. Charles says that Terry is on the tape too, but she insists she didn't do anything. Charles says that Robert is killing people for less than they are doing. He says he'll lose everything if the tape comes into the open.
CHARLES: I won't give up.
TERRY: And I won't give in.
A Coffee Shop
Helen is really pleased about the gallery - apparently, it's perfect. Douglas says he'll start organising programmes and publicity - and he'll pay for it all.
Also, Douglas has a proposition for Helen - a day in the country with a picnic to get to know each other properly. She agrees, but later in the week, when Bess has left Erinsborough - she wants to be around until then.
Bess is signing some forms. The solicitor, Edward, tells Bess that he'll miss her. Bess says that she's cheated better odds before - she might even stay round for years.
EDWARD: It'll be a greyer world without you, my dear.
Bess asks Edward to keep something for Jim - his father's war medals. She takes out the war correspondent badge out though, to give to Scott. They chat about families and Bess says that Jim has suffered more than she'd realised. She can't excuse herself - she should have noticed Jim's resentment.
EDWARD: He loves you.
BESS: I hope so.
Danny is moaning that Miss Drew gave him a hard time in class today(!) He's excited about his driving lesson, but Scott is distracted. Danny guesses that it's about Bess. Scott says that he can't let Bess go without his father knowing about her illness.
Just then Bess comes in and Danny heads off for his driving lesson. Bess gives Scott her war correspondent badge. He thanks her, but wishes she didn't have to give it to anybody. Scott asks Bess to stay - it's only Jim that's driving her away.
SCOTT: I might never see you again.
BESS: There has to be a last time for everything.
Bess says she's been along time, and her instinct is telling her to go. They hug. Scott asks her to stay for dinner tonight, but Bess won't. She suggests a farewell dinner for tomorrow.
Danny gets into the van, but Shane has to go back into the house to answer the phone.
Max comes up the street and finds the van empty with a big scratch up to the side of it.
Max comes in in a temper, and this isn't helped by Miss Drew ringing at that moment! She asks him for a truce.
MAX: Oh year? What's in it for me?
MISS DREW: Er...possible re-marking of your French essay?
MAX:(suspiciously) What's in it for you, then?
MISS DREW: A plumber that might be able to fix the knock in my drain pipes.
MAX: Ha! You've got a cheek!
He agrees to the deal though - providing she does the re-mark fair and square.
He puts the phone down.
MAX: The old battleaxe! I'll fix her pipes, alright!
He hasn't realised as viewers have that Miss Drew is actually attractive and fairly young! Do I see romance on the horizon?!
Danny is playing chess in the kitchen. Scott is upset about Bess's condition, but he doesn't feel angry about it all anymore. He hopes that Bess will tell Jim the truth before she leaves.
Jim is looking for a folder and ropes Scott in to help.
Max comes in and immediately starts shouting at Danny about the van. Jim admits that it was him - he swerved because Basil was on the road. He asks Max to get him a quote and he'll fix him up.
The wind is taken out of Max's sails. Danny tells him that he didn't have the driving lesson - Shane had to go to work. Max offers to take Danny through the driving rules while he knocks up tea for them - he thinks it's his turn.
When Danny and Max have left, Jim is still looking for the yellow folder. He's going on a business trip tomorrow afternoon. Scott is horrified that Jim will miss the farewell dinner for Bess. Jim says he's sure they won't miss his presence.