- Terry answers the phone to Charles. She slams the phone down.
- Terry is angry that Daphne is having dinner with Charles.
- Eileen and Max bond.
- Eileen arrives at the Ramsays, telling Shane and Danny that she's their new housekeeper. Shane sits down heavily.
Max comes out of the bedroom and sees Eileen there. She forces him down into a chair and then bustles round getting them breakfast.
SHANE: She was just explaining to us, Dad, that you hired her last night.
MAX: Last night?!
Eileen doesn't let Max get a word in though as she serves them all out some bran(!) Max finally gets in that he didn't mean to employ her as a housekeeper but she's not having any of it(!)
EILEEN: It seems I've underestimated you Mr Ramsay. I thought you were a man of your word.
MAX: Now, hold on...no-one accuses Max Ramsay of going back on his word!
Max has realises he's painted himself into a corner.
MAX: She's right...I did ask her to housekeep. So she's housekeeping.
EILEEN: Good! Well there we are then! One big happy family!
She starts trying to spoon-feed Danny his bran(!)
Sarah is up early and makes a lot of noise, waking Daphne with the loud music.
DAPHNE:(spotting toast on the table) Oh! Lovely fresh toast.
SARAH: Actually, Daphne, that's my toast.
DAPHNE: Oh, sorry about that. I thought it was my bread.
SARAH: It's our bread...but it's my toast.
Daphne stands up to Sarah and tells her to stop drinking her orange juice in that case! She explains that in this house it's one for all and all for one.
Des comes out at that moment and Daphne starts to make them some scrambled eggs. He asks Daphne about her date last night but she doesn't tell him who it is. Apparently he's loaded though(!)
Just then, Julie rings Des up to ask him for a lift to work, and one home as well.
Julie is reminscing about how many times Des has been let down by women(!) Eileen comes in through the back door to borrow four eggs and some flour. Helen is astounded to hear that Eileen is housekeeping for Max.
Shane and Danny are ganging up on Max, but he reckons they can't manage the house without a woman's touch. He tells Danny that he's been getting lazy since Maria left.
MAX: She's here on trial and that's that!
Just then Eileen comes back with the eggs.
Julie is helping Sarah with her training at the bank while grilling her about Des's domestic habits(!) Julie goes over to Des and orders him to come out with her and Sarah tonight - and he'll have to bring another guy to make up a foursome. Des looks a bit shell-shocked but obediently goes over to ask Larry to join them. However, Larry has choir practice tonight(!)
Helen is painting when a mystery person leaves a picnic basket on the doorstep. But it's not a mystery for long, it's Douglas who was hiding round the corner. He invites Helen out for champagne.
Helen and Douglas are having champagne sitting on the grass on a tablecloth. He says he doesn't do it often - not since his wife died. Helen is the first woman he's been out with since he was widowed. He tells her how special she has become to him then kisses her hand.
Daphne comes in and Terry follows her. She apologises for shouting at her about Charles, but he's not a great guy - he's dangerous. She says he's a sort of a crime-boss - he was the one that broke in and messed up the place: to frighten her. Now he's trying to get even with her. Daphne doesn't believe her when she says Charles is trying to kill her. She thinks Terry is behaving very strangely and advises her to concentrate on her marriage. Terry isn't impressed. She tells Daphne to ask him straight out why he's got it in for Terry, and then look closely at his face. She'll see the truth.
Shane comes over and Daphne tells him that she's got a dinner date at home. Shane is rather jealous and wants to know who it is.
Just then Julie comes in, ready to go out (at least I think she is, she appears to be dressed for work though!) Des, Julie, Sarah and Shane head off for town. But Shane turns back to ask Daphne if she's serious about her new date.
SHANE: Whoever he is, Daphne, I hope he's good enough for you.
DAPHNE:(firmly) Goodnight, Shane.
Daphne and Charles are having a candlelight dinner. Daphne brings the conversation round to Terry and she says she thinks Terry is being hounded by a nutcase - after all, he left her a wreath on her wedding day. Charles says that maybe it was her husband. Daphne silently picks up on this straightaway - she never told Charles that Terry had a previous husband.
Daphne and Charles are having coffee. Charles doesn't really want coffee though, he wants "some fun". He starts insulting Daphne, saying it's years since he's had to pay for sex. She throws him out of the house. Charles says she'll regret her actions - no-one treats him like that.
When Charles has gone, Daphne calls Terry, but there's no-one home.
Daphne rushes in through the back door. Terry happens to be there. Daphne tells Terry that she was right about Charles - he really is a shady character.
Helen comes in (dirty stopout!). Apparently she's been out on Douglas's motorboat and the engine failed. She seems rather drunk and is laughing hysterically to herself.
The Bank, the following morning
Julie and Sarah are telling Larry what a good time they had last night. Des gets a phone call and calls Julie off to a corner.
DES: Julie, there's been some bad news.
JULIE: Bad news?
DES: There's been an accident.