Des tells Daphne he wants to marry her and Daphne jokes that it will include Andrea and Bradley! Des tells her he intends for them to all live together. Daphne is furious and tells him she is marrying for love not for a lower housekeeping bill! Clive is watching all this and pulls Des to one side telling him he can employ Gift of the Gab to win Daphne back.
Shane arrives back with Debra and her father Lewis Fleming. Returning to work Clive meets Helen and they see Shane kiss Debra. Helen questions who she is and is furious to learn she is a Home James customer.
Following Shane into the pub, Helen tells Shane he is being unethical with Debra. Shane reminds her it is no concern of hers but Helen retorts it is if Lewis finds out and pulls his business away from Home James. Shane agrees it isn't a good idea to carry on but he's sure Debra will not let it end. Helen tells him she has an idea.
Jim and Helen are having lunch. Zoe is questioning whether they are worth sacrificing his family for. Jim tells her he loves her and he won't give her up. Zoe tells him she loves him too.
Scott tells Bradley and Lucy to quieten down with the tape recorder as Helen returns home. She informs them that Jim is out for dinner with Zoe and she is out too. Lucy remarks Jim doesn't care about the family any more. Helen tells her she is being stupid and she'll have to accept Zoe as Jim's friend.
Daphne refuses Des's invite to dinner when he phones her and tells Clive he'll never go out with Des again! Clive questions what she wants in a man. Daphne tells him "someone who is kind, gentle and considerate". Clive tells her Des is all of these. Daphne retorts Des could never be romantic!
Zoe gets prepared for her diner with Jim. Des questions her on what a woman wants from a man. Zoe tells him romance. Des suggests he could take Daphne to a footie match to propose...Zoe laughs telling him he needs to hire a matchmaker to sort things out.
Helen gets Scott to agree to baby sit Lucy as she and Jim are out. Jim asks Bradley to go home. As he leaves Lucy reminds him promised to her. Jim questions what Lucy meant but she tells him it was to do with school. Jim asks her why she hates Zoe so much. Lucy tells him because she is taking him away from her. Jim tells her she'll regret the way she behaved one day.
Des and Bradley leave to get a take-away meal as Zoe receives a phone call, again where no one speaks to her. Zoe tells Des if it continues she'll call in the police.
Zoe tells Daphne her old boyfriend Grant Lewis must be making the phone calls in revenge but at least she has Jim to protect her.
Lewis Fleming tells Helen he has little faith in women drivers. Helen threatens she'll take him to a works tribunal if it means she'll drive him around. Lewis apologises asking her to stop off to pick up Debra for his dinner date.
Jim leaves for his dinner date with Zoe. Lucy refuses to give him a kiss goodnight before he leaves.
Debra awaits the arrival of her father but is disappointed to see Shane is not the chauffeur but Helen. Debra suspects Helen has arranged this change.
Clive tells Des it is the best decision he could make to hire ‘Gift of the Gab' to woo Daphne back. Des agrees to hire Clive's services and they toast to ‘Des and Daphne'.
Des warns him it had better work.
Clive asks, "Have I ever let you down?!"
Des chokes on his beer.