Zoe tells Jim if she accepts his marriage proposal then it will be hard on his children accepting it. Jim promises her that all his family now want her to be part of his life. Doubtful, Zoe asks Jim to give her time to decide.
Shane tries to get the lawnmower to work when Tom joins him in the garden. Tom asks Shane why he stormed away from the swimming pool training and then got really drunk yesterday. Shane explains he was angry at being cut out of Mike's training – Tom jumps on the defensive telling his nephew that he only stepped in as Shane didn't want to really train Mike. Shane storms off when Tom tells him he's only got himself to blame for being s ‘drop-out'.
Jim gathers Scott, Lucy, Helen, Charlene and Nikki to tell them he's asked Zoe to marry him. Helen is the first to congratulate, followed by Nikki and Charlene who ask if they can be bridesmaids. Scott is hesitant but realises it'll make Jim happy. Lucy however screams she hates Zoe and only pretended to like her after Scott's threats. Lucy runs from the room telling Jim she never wants him to marry Zoe.
Daphne's Coffee Shop
Daphne can't believe Jim has proposed but is happy to learn how Lucy has ‘accepted' it from Zoe. Daphne urges Zoe to think carefully before accepting Jim's proposal and taking on a ready made family.
Jim tries to talk to Lucy but she only wants to talk to Helen. After Jim leaves, Lucy tells Helen that Jim doesn't love his family anymore and he's replacing them for Zoe. Helen tries to explain to her that Jim gets lonely – like Bradley without his father does. She also warns Lucy it could be her that Jim rejects if she continues to cause problems.
Daphne's Coffee Shop
Daphne tells Des she just wants them to remain friends only. Clive arrives and Daphne chats about Jim's proposal. After she goes into the kitchen, Des pulls Clive to one side to explain the flowers he sent on his behalf didn't work. Clive becomes annoyed when Des urges him to stop interfering to let Daphne fall back in love with him for just who he really is.
Outside swimming pool
Tom is training Mike who is swimming while Scott watches. Nikki and Charlene arrive in their swimming costumes and sit watching Mike. After Scott goes to join Mike in the pool, Nikki starts asking Charlene about how far her cousin has tried to push the physical side of the relationship. Charlene explains they've kissed but Scott wants to take it further. Nikki explains she just tells Mike ‘no' if she feels uncomfortable but Charlene jokes Scott is a little harder to discourage. Nikki warns her that if he won't stop pressurising her for sex then he doesn't respect her.
Charlene explains how she had sex with her boyfriend Greg back in Coffs Harbour because she loved him, but he dumped her afterwards and she regretted it ever since. Nikki is shocked.
Daphne's Coffee Shop
Clive suggests he use Jim's proposal speech to give to Des but Jim declines the offer. Clive congratulates him and informs him Zoe is ready to accept his proposal. Jim rushes off to find her and Daphne is furious Clive has given him this impression.
Outside Swimming Pool
Tom refuses to allow Mike any rest from training and warns Scott if he continues to distract Mike he'll have to leave the pool.
Madge tells Zoe she needs to consider Jim's proposal very carefully. Zoe receives another threatening phone call and Madge suggests she teach the guy a lesson and blow a whistle down the phone. Jim arrives and only upsets Zoe with Clive's misunderstanding. Madge discreetly leaves and Zoe again expresses she needs time to think. Jim can only again tell her she now has nothing to worry about before accepting. Zoe clearly isn't so sure.
Mike, Scott and Nikki arrive home from the pool. Daphne is not happy to learn how hard Tom is pushing Mike's training and explains he can walk away from it.
Shane is polishing his car while Danny suns himself on the bonnet. Tom watches from the balcony and shouts down to the boys how Mike has shown real promise and could even go to the Olympics. Shane reminds Tom that Mike may even not want to go that far. Shane remarks to Danny that he thought Max was a bad.
Zoe laughs at Des's attempts to write a love poem to Daphne. He steers the conversation back to Jim's proposal but Zoe tells him she still hasn't made a decision yet. Des leaves and Zoe finds a parcel delivered to her only to find a dead rat in the box and a note saying ‘you'll be next' – she screams and drops the box to the floor. The phone then rings. Zoe answers it and hears the man threatening her again. Picking up the whistle she blows really hard…
The loudness of the whistle screeches in Lucy's ear and she falls to the floor screaming. Jim and Helen rush into the room to find her laying on the floor clutching her ear in agony.