Helen says that now Jim is home, it's up to Jim what the punishment for Scott and Lucy is. But Jim says Paul's punishment must stand because he's been left in charge. Scott and Lucy go off to clean the garage.
Mike and Jane tell Des that they had a great time at the party, but they were home by 11. They mention that there were guys trying to gatecrash, but they left before they made any trouble.
Jane says that Mrs Mangel is now Clive's biggest fan for recognising her appendicitis so quickly(!)
Mike answers the phone - apparently there was a fight at the party after they left. However, now Scott will be in trouble because the mother of the party organiser is ringing the parents of the people who were at the party - therefore Paul will find out that Scott left Lucy on her own. Jane too will be in trouble with Mrs Mangel.
Scott and Lucy are scrubbing the garage floor and complaining loudly at their lot. Lucy says that Paul is mean and Scott says that Paul can't help it because he's a fascist(!)
Paul comes up and tells them to keep working.
Jim and Helen are catching up on his trip to New York. Apparently it went very well and he's had his first advance on his patent.
Jim asks about Zoe, but Paul comes in at that moment and offers to give Zoe a message - she's working with him at the office.
Helen goes to take some cake out to Lucy and Scott but Paul tells her not to. Jim tells Paul that he's being too tough - not everyone can live up to his standards. Paul takes offence at this and storms off.
JIM: Welcome home(!)
Paul is recounting Madge's failings as a secretary to Zoe and says he really appreciate her helping him out to get it sorted. They chat about Daphne and Zoe comments that Des has had a really rough time of it.
Mike is telling Jane that Mrs Mangel never lets her go out anyway, so being grounded won't be any punishment for her(!)
Mrs Mangel comes up at that moment and tells Eileen that the Clarke house is not a fit place for her granddaughter to be(!) Jane protests that she only lied by omission about going to the party. Of course, this doesn't wash with Mrs Mangel who calls Mike, Scott and Charlene a bad influence.
Des and Eileen defend Mike. Mrs Mangel says that she can't really expect better from someone with "his sort of background"(!) Then she starts intimating that Daphne is a bad influence on Mike - she might be respectable now but she didn't use to be(!) Des gets very angry and orders Mrs Mangel off his property. Mrs Mangel storms off with Jane in tow.
EILEEN: That's right! Lock her up! Lock her up the way you did your own children!
Des tells Eileen that she's changed her tune about young people and the freedom they have, but Eileen says that she couldn't let Mrs Mangel have the last word!
When Eileen has gone, Des apologises to Mike for blowing up at Mrs Mangel. He tells him not to worry about it.
Scott and Lucy are still scrubbing the floor when Mike comes up. He tells them about being banned from seeing Jane. Scott says it shouldn't matter because Mike said he wasn't interested in Jane. Mike admits that he didn't use to be, but he is now.
Lucy says wisely she and Bradley were in the same situation - they weren't allowed to see each other for ages!
Zoe is on the phone to Tony arranging a movie date for this evening. She tells Paul that she's sorted out the filing system and everything is back to normal.
Paul offers Zoe a couple of days' work filling in for Madge, but Zoe isn't sure. She doesn't want to go back to the way things were, but she finally agrees to a couple of days. Paul asks about her personal life with Tony and Zoe says she's never been happier.
Helen tells Jim that Lucy needs a friend her own age in the neighbourhood - she's been lonely since Vicky left. She also thinks that they should smooth things over with Paul - she doesn't want to go back to the days when Paul was barely speaking to them.
Scott and Lucy come in having finished scrubbing the garage floor. Jim says they'd better get on with their next chore, but they just want to spend a bit of time with him. Jim says they can leave the clearing out of the garage to him because there's some things he wants to sort through anyway.
Zoe is sorting out the computer files quite successfully. Paul makes Zoe a coffee and mentions that Jim is back from the States. He suggests that Zoe drops in to say hello, but she is reluctant. Paul offers her a lift to the hospital to see Daphne instead.
Jane sneaks round to see Mike to apologise for all the things that Mrs Mangel said to him. They nearly have a pash, but Des and Eileen come up at that moment. Des says they don't agree with Mrs Mangel's orders, but Jane had better go home before she's caught. Mike goes to walk Jane home and Jane looks very pleased.
Jim and Helen are talking about the people in America - Jim says he's enjoying doing business with them. scott takes the roster down off the fridge, but Jim thinks it's a good idea.
Helen gets Scott to take her to the Coffee Shop so that Paul and Jim can have a chat.
Jim tells Paul that he really appreciates everything he did while Jim was away. Paul is pleased, but says he's going to move to Lassiter's now that Jim's back because he needs his own space. Jim says Helen won't like it, but he understands Paul's reasons.
Paul says he thinks Jim is a great father. He also tells him that he's just dropped Zoe off and Des's place.
Zoe is having a cup of tea with Des and Eileen when there's a knock at the door.
It's Jim at the door. There is a bit of an awkward silence.
DES: You'll have to excuse mum and I, we're just going to get some stuff ready for Daph.
EILEEN: But Desmond...
Jim and Zoe are left to have a chat. Jim says he probably shouldn't have come, but he wanted to make sure that Zoe was OK. Zoe says there's no point raking up past history between them.
Mike and Jane are walking hand-in-hand. Jane says she'd better get home soon before Mrs Mangel gets suspicious.
Mike says he doesn't want Jane to get into any more trouble, but Jane says she's so lucky to have him and doesn't want to give him up. They have a pash.
MIKE: (about Mrs Mangel) I'd like to see her break us up now.