Clive tells Graham and Kate that he was in love with a girl called Linda and had planned to marry her. Unfortunately, she died of a cerebral haemorrhage while he was out at work. She had rung him at work complaining of a headache and he'd been angry at her disturbing him, told her to take an aspirin and go to bed. He put work first and she died. Graham argues that he was a good doctor and what happened was not his fault but Clive can't forgive himself and won't, ever.
At the Ramsay's:
Charlene and Madge feel they shouldn't have gone to the funeral, it was a family affair. Tom argues that they were her friends and had every right to be there - and Shane should have been too. Charlene thinks he should see it from Shane's point of view but Tom can't. Madge sends Charlene off to the shop to buy them some lunch, then apologises to Tom. They start to argue but are interrupted by Danny on the phone. Tom tells her not to mention Jean to him and she lies that everything's fine.
Scott is mowing the nature strip but stops to chat to Charlene. They moan about how they are being treated like 5 year olds, not being allowed to see each other. They decide to meet up at the back of Lassiters - Scott will go now and Charlene will follow two minutes behind. Cunning plan, except Mrs Mangel has spied on them and decides to follow.
At the Ramsay's:
Madge and Tom are discussing Shane “shooting through”. Madge is adamant he will be back before the Court case and will need Tom's support when he returns. Tom isn't impressed.
Charlene wanders about shouting for Scott who is hiding in some bushes. She walks past his hiding spot but is followed by Mrs Mangel. Thinking Mrs M is Charlene Scott jumps out and hugs her! Mrs Mangel whacks him with her handbag and Charlene looks horrified.
Graham (finally) apologises to Clive for the way he's treated him. Clive graciously accepts his apology. Graham promises to give up the big brother act, he will support him in whatever he wants to do from now on. Clive is relieved and decides to celebrate with a neighbourhood bbq. Kate is unsure about the timing, with the funeral and everything. Clive just thinks that's all the more reason to celebrate.
At the Robinson's:
Helen hugs Shane and tells him she's thrilled he's back (he's only been gone a night!) as she thought she'd have to find another driver. He thinks she should probably still do that, incase things go badly in Court. Optimistic Helen says innocent people don't get convicted and asks him to do a driving job for her that afternoon. He is reluctant as he's nervous driving now but allows her to talk him into it. He goes off to let Madge and Tom know he's back. Helen tells Paul she has a favour to ask of him too - will he move back home whilst his father's in the States (he's going on a business trip)? He agrees as he's sick of hotel food.
At the Ramsay's:
Shane apologises to Tom for not being at the funeral and tells him he was at the hospital instead. Tom backs down and says that was probably harder than going to the funeral. They talk about finding the man who gave Shane the brandy and Shane says it's hopeless. Besides, he doesn't reckon he'd recognise him even if he could find him. He answers the door whilst saying this and despite my expectations that it's going to be the Brandy Man it's actually Mrs Mangel, come to tell tales about frisky teenagers in the bushes at Lassiters. Madge is horrified and Shane throws Mrs Mangel out as Charlene creeps in rather sheepishly. She ignores Madge's demands for her to explain herself by quizzing Shane on when he got back but Madge will not be ignored. She tries to tell Madge that she only met Scott to talk but Madge is more worried about what Mrs Mangel will tell the neighbours. Charlene walks out, upset that Madge cares more about the neighbours than she does about her.
At the Robinson's:
Mrs Mangel has moved her sights on to Scott and is complaining to Helen that she's still having palpitations, in fact it's a miracle that she's able to stand here talking to her. Paul agrees that indeed it is and throws her out, assuring her that Scott's punishment will fit his crime. Helen answers the phone to Madge, also complaining about Scott. She hangs up and tells Scott she was hoping Jim could go away on his trip with nothing to worry about. Scott is annoyed - they only wanted to talk. Further argument is prevented when Jim comes in asking who's upset Mrs Mangel? Helen lies that she's upset because Clive's having a bbq and Mrs M hasn't been invited. Jim buys it and asks has he been invited? Reassured that he has, he goes off to change and Paul tells Scott that he will sort him out himself. Scott tells him to forget it and storms out. Paul comments to Helen that she didn't warn him he was going to be chucked into the deep end.
Mrs Mangel smirks as Charlene crosses the street to talk to her, thinking she has come to apologise. Charlene quickly sets her straight and asks her who she thinks she is interfering in everyone's lives? Mrs Mangel is shocked by the wicked child and tells her she's a wastrel, just like her father. Charlene retaliates that Mrs M's family don't even come near her, probably can't stand the sight of her. Madge hurries over as Charlene begins questioning whether Mr Mangle is chained in the back yard incase he escapes. She apologises to Mrs Mangel and drags Charlene home, who shouts a final “stupid old bag!” over her shoulder for good luck.
At the Ramsay's:
Clive invites Tom and Madge to the bbq. Charlene is thrilled but Madge tells her she's not going anywhere. She asks Charlene what she thought she was playing at speaking to Mrs Mangel like that. Charlene answers that she deserved it, but agrees that it will probably make her worse. Madge calmly tries to explain that even though it seems like she's being tough on Charlene she's only trying to protect her from herself. Charlene shakes her head and says all she wants to do is have some fun. Madge is upset at this and says Charlene has always thrown everything she's ever done for her back in her face. Charlene gets off her high horse and says she wasn't thinking but Madge says that's her trouble, she never does.
Shane is dressed in his chauffeur uniform as Helen wishes him luck. She reminds him he's a good driver but he's nervous. His hand shakes as he starts the car and Helen watches him drive off, concerned.
At the Waterhole:
Paul is working behind the bar as his barman's off sick! The punters are complaining and a familiar face offers to give him a hand behind the bar. I'd recognise that huge moustache anywhere, it's Brandy Man and wouldn't you know it - he's looking for a bar job! He introduces himself as Alex Carter and Paul agrees to let him help out for the rest of the shift.
At an office block/hotel:
Shane picks up his client and starts to drive out of the car park but is cut up by a hoon. He apologises to his client but tells him he has to get out - he can't drive. The client is outraged and says he won't be putting any more business his way but Shane is frozen to the wheel, reliving the car crash and Jean's death. Incase anyone had forgotten the Brandy Man's huge moustache we are also treated to a flashback of him giving Shane the brandy, then cut to Paul in the bar telling him he's got the job and can start right now.