Charlene and Scott have lit a fire on the beach to keep warm. They don't have any food, but Charlene says it's a bit of an adventure! She says they'll get jobs, but Scott doesn't think they've got a chance of getting jobs. He thinks they should go home. Charlene isn't keen, but Scott points out that it's better than sleeping rough. Charlene says she'll manage, so eventually Scott walks off on his own.
CHARLENE: You needn't worry about me! I'm better off without you anyway!
Mike is worried about Scott and Charlene but Cassie doesn't think they're worth the bother. Mike is not impressed - they don't have any money or a place to say. He wonders if they have gone home, and thinks that maybe he should go back too. He wants to go to Daphne's wedding. Cassie tries to talk him out of going, but Mike is adamant - he has to get a decent education. He doesn't want to end up like his father - he needs to get his HSC. He tells her he'll come back, but she doesn't think he ever will.
Daphne, Lucy, Jim and Helen are having breakfast. Lucy asks Daphne if she's scared of being jilted by Des again(!) The phone rings and it's Scott, to tell them he's coming home. They're pleased, but they're not happy that Charlene isn't coming with him.
JIM: Do you tell Madge or do I?
HELEN: I think it'd be better if we both do.
LUCY: Are you going to kill Scott when he comes home?
JIM: No, I'm not.
LUCY: How come he gets away with everything?!
Paul comes in, looking pretty good considering the raucousness of the bucks party the previous evening! When Daphne has gone, Paul laughs to himself and Jim and Helen look worried.
PAUL: I want to see the look on Daphne's face when she sees Des!
Daphne comes in. Zoe is looking rather sleepy. She tells Daphne that she invited Tony to the wedding. Daphne isn't sure that's wise - after all, Jim will be there. Zoe says it's all over between her and Jim, but Daphne says she isn't fooled. Zoe says it's over, no matter how anyone feels. Daphne comments that she always thought that Tony was the one for her.
Des staggers out of his bedroom in shock - his left arm is in plaster from wrist to shoulder!
DES: Now, I know what you're thinking. But I can explain everything!
Shane, Danny and Clive are all nursing hangovers while Madge tends to them. Jim comes in to tell Madge the bad news that Charlene isn't coming home with Scott. Shane tells Madge not to worry, Charlene will come home when she's hungry(!)
DAPHNE: I should never have let you out of my sight! Wait until I get my hands on Clive!
Des looks dejected - Clive says it was quite a bad break and Des could be in plaster for a couple of months!
DES: We can still get married.
DAPHNE: Zoe, get on the phone! I want you to ring Gary Thomas.
DAPHNE: Because Des and I are going to get married now.
DES: Oh, wait a minute, Daph...
DAPHNE: No. I've waited too long.
Daphne is determined to marry Des before anything else goes wrong(!) She wishes they'd just found a Registry Office in the first place. Zoe has been on the phone and lined up a 1pm wedding. Everything else will be cancelled.
ZOE: Maybe it's the Clarke curse?
DAPHNE: Oh, don't you start. The only blessing in this whole thing is that Eileen's away!
Mrs Mangel is brushing the pavement in front of No.32 when she sees Daphne and Des getting into the car, Des's arm sticking out through the passenger window!
DAPHNE: After we're married, we're going straight on our honeymoon.
DES: But I haven't got any clothes!
DAPHNE: You won't need any, it is a honeymoon!
Zoe urges Daphne to wait until tomorrow - they could wrap Des in cotton wool(!) But Daphne won't wait and gets into the car. Zoe ties a red rag to Des's outstretched arm to warn oncoming traffic(!)
Charlene is sitting in a bus shelter when Scott comes up. He tells her he's booked them both on a bus home tonight - they can explain to Madge that they haven't slept together. Charlene doesn't think Madge will believe them. They talk about how hungry they are, and that they can always stuff themselves at Daphne's wedding reception. Mike comes up with some sandwiches for them and tells them he's going on the bus home too.
Clive, Paul and Shane are shocked to hear that Des and Daphne have eloped. They mutter amongst themselves and are forced to admit to Zoe that Des's arm isn't actually broken.
Daphne is driving along - it will take a couple of hours to get there. Despite the dramas, they're in quite a good mood and tell each other how much they love each other.
Zoe can't get the marriage celebrant on the phone. Clive, Paul and Shane look very sheepish.
CLIVE: I've arranged the wedding of the year, she can't let that go to waste!
Clive decides to go after them, after all, he's the only one who can get the plaster off! Zoe agrees to mind the Coffee Shop.
Mrs Mangel is probing for details about Des and Daphne, but Zoe isn't forthcoming.
MRS MANGEL: Well, marry in haste, repent at leisure, I always say.
ZOE: Mr Mangel that bad, is he?(!)
MRS MANGEL: Mr Mangel is a gentleman, Miss Davies, and I will not have you casting aspertions on him.
ZOE: Sorry, Mrs Mangel, I don't know what came over me!
Paul comes in to get some food. Mrs Mangel obsrves that Paul is very bossy.
Des and Daphne have arrived.
DES: Are you sure you want to go through with this?
DAPHNE: Why, are you changing your mind?
DES: Of course not, it's just that you had your heart set on a big wedding.
DAPHNE: Des, I want you. In one piece! In a few minutes' time we'll be married and nothing will separate us ever again.
They go into a gazebo and Daphne introduces Des to Gary Thomas. There's also a couple of witnesses there.
CELEBRANT: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the marriage of Daphne Lawrence and Desmond Clarke.
As the ceremony continues, a car drives up in the background, sounding its horn.
CLIVE:(in the distance) Don't do it!
DAPHNE: Ignore them. Just go on.
Clive and Shane have arrived by now.
SHANE: Daphne, you can't do it.
DES: Oh, yes we can.
DAPHNE: You two have got a hide! What do you want anyway?
CLIVE: Look, I'm sorry, Daph, but I guess there's no other way of telling you but straight.
Shane hits Des's plastered arm and he recoils in pain.
SHANE: There's nothing wrong with Des's arm.
CLIVE: It was just a joke!
Des and Daphne look at each other and then back at Clive and Shane, disparagingly.