At the Ramsay's:
It's breakfast time and Tom's all dressed up. Everyone wants to know what's going on but he insists there's nothing wrong with a man taking care of himself. He tells them he's taking Jean out again at lunchtime and Madge won't believe him. Charlene comments that there's two lady killers in the house now - Shane didn't get in to three o'clock that morning. Tom proudly says he must have been out “chasing skirts” and Madge is horrified, even more so when Charlene tells Danny he'd better hurry up - he's got a reputation to protect. He smugly tells her he does all right, thank you very much.
At the Robinson's:
Lucy is stuffing as much food into her lunch box as she can and Helen warns that she'd better eat it all. The kids go off to school and Jim asks Helen if he thinks Zoe would mind if he sent her a bunch of flowers? She is sure she wouldn't and asks if he's starting to come to terms with things? He sadly replies that he doesn't have much choice.
Scott and Nikki meet up with Charlene and Mike and split into couples, holding hands. Lucy tries to do the same with Bradley and he quickly pulls his hand away. She asks why he won't and he answers “Because you're a girl! What if someone sees us?!” They stomp after the others who are now walking past a disgusted Mrs Mangel. She calls after them to think what an example they're setting to “the littlies” and Bradley shouts back “We're not little, we're engaged!” before grabbing tight hold of Lucy's hand and marching her off, then letting go again very quickly. They talk about his mum and Jack getting engaged and he thinks it will be alright living in the hotel but he'd still rather have Des as his dad. They get onto the subject of Mrs York and Lucy says she wants to show Bradley how she isn't eating properly.
Clive is reading out his underwear ad from the newspaper. He's setting up a stall to flog all the junk he got at the auction. Daphne goes to let Jim in, he's brought a tiny bunch of roses for Zoe which Daphne strangely thinks she'll love.
On a street:
Bradley and Lucy sneak up to Mrs York's and leave Lucy's lunchbox on her doorstep. Bradley rings the bell and they run off.
Mrs York opens the door in confusion, but then sees the packet. She picks it up.
Daphne is saving some buns for Mrs York - for the stray animals she feeds. Madge is forced to tell her that Mrs York eats the buns herself - she's fallen on hard times. Daphne is really surprised to hear this because Mrs York has such a nice big house, but Madge explains that the upkeep on the house is financially crippling. Apparently she refuses to apply for the pension either, seeing it as charity.
Outside the Coffee Shop:
A commotion is going on between Mrs Mangel and Clive. Mrs Mangel is outraged that Clive is selling ladies' underwear. Jack Lassiter is quite amused and explains to Mrs Mangel that he gave Clive permission to set up a stall, but he didn't know it would be underwear!
MRS MANGEL: I'm going to the police!
CLIVE: My first dissatisfied customer. Ah well.
Jack picks up some underwear and says he might buy some for Andrea - they're engaged. Madge is surprised to hear this.
Tom and Jean are having lunch. They are enjoying each other's company and chat about their lives. Tom says he's been on his own for ages, but he'd think about another relationship with the right woman.
Madge comes up at this moment and tells Tom he might have some competition - she saw Jean at the hospital with Clive. Jean hastily gets up, saying she's got an appointment to get to. Madge looks triumphant but TOm is upset, saying Madge never knows when to stop. He charges after Jean.
Charlene, Scott, Mike and Nicky are laughing about the knickers. At the counter, Mrs York has come in to pick up the scraps for the "strays". Mrs York is surprised to see some casserole in the box with the old buns and Daphne explains she had a small portion left over, and even strays deserve a treat. As Mrs York is leaving, Mike and Nikki stop her and tell her that the gymnasium fund has been cancelled, so they want to give her her money back. Mrs York doesn't believe them and asks if they left sandwiches on her doorstep this morning. Then she goes back to Daphne and gives her the casserole back.
MRS YORK: I am not a charity case!
Outside the Coffee Shop:
Clive is still trying to flog knickers - in the rain! Mrs Mangel comes up with a policeman. The policeman tells Clive he's meant to have a licence, and they'll have to sort things out at the station.
Jack and Andrea are behind the bar. He gives her a wrapped present - it's French underwear from Clive's stall(!) Jack tells Andrea that he's had a couple of offers on the hotel, and he's thinking about having a change of scenery. He's thinking about going back to the bush. Andrea doesn't look very keen. Jack tells her that a wife's place is beside her husband!
Lucy and Bradley see Mrs York in her garden. She asks them if they left the sandwiches and they are forced to admit it was them. Mrs York tells them off and tells them not to leave any more food. But she knows Lucy and Bradley didn't mean any harm, and asks them to help them put a new collar on her dog.
Clive is back from the police station - apparently they "threw the book at him".
CLIVE: It was sheer hell. First the interrogation and then the rubber hoses...but I wasn't going to sing, not this guy. They were tough, but they weren't going to out-tough me! I told them I was a citizen, told them I knew my rights! Dammit, this country was founded on the free enterprise system! The humble farmer with his hands in the soil...
DAPHNE: Let me guess. They told you how naughty you were and let you off with a warning.
CLIVE: A very severe warning!
But it seems Clive hasn't been charged. Also, they confiscated all his goods! At least he got rid of the stock though(!)
Madge has got some groceries for Mrs York and Daphne offers to come round to see Mrs York with her. Madge knows Mrs York will be angry, but she won't have her starving to death.
Lucy comes in and confesses to Helen that she took sandwiches round the Mrs York. Helen is surprised to hear that Mrs York is the old lady that Madge was talking about. But Lucy says that Mrs York is refusing charity or help from anyone. Helen explains it's Mrs York's pride getting in the way, but that's her right.
Mrs York's house
Madge and Daphne have arrived.
MADGE: Mrs York, we've brought you some groceries.
MRS YORK: You've got no right to! And you've got no right telling people that I need help!
Madge tries to reason with her - there's nothing wrong with accepting help when it's offered. It's not pity - they're friends helping out. But Mrs York won't have it and shuts the door in their face.