Dan is moaning that Madge hasn't made him a proper breakfast, but she's hurrying to get to work. He asks her what her job is. She gets a bit flustered and tells him she works in customer service, but is forced to admit that she's a barmaid. Dan can't believe it - Madge is a teetotaller!
Charlene comes in in her dressing-gown and asks Charlene to return her pearl earrings. Dan tells Madge that he doesn't approve of Charlene wearing jewellery.
MADGE: Dad, I really don't think that pearl earrings are a road to damnation. And don't call me Maggie!
Tom comes in and sits down rather frostily with Dan. He says he's spoken to Edna and she sends her love to Madge and Charlene. Tom has also found out the reason that Dan is in Erinsborough - Edna has left him. Apparently she never wants to see Dan again.
MADGE:(to Dan) Alright. What have you done this time?!
Clive is doing yoga when Susan comes out with the washing. She looks at him strangely and asks if he's OK(!) Clive says he likes to commune with nature.
CLIVE: You must dare to be magnificent. Your body is a temple and you must worship it daily.
Clive finishes his yoga and goes in to make a cup of tea. Susan is left giggling.
Helen is painting and talking to Jim about Home James which is apparently going very well. She asks Jim if he can come home for dinner today because Paul is coming round - she wants them to sit down as a family.
Charlene has made toast while Dan sits in angry silence.
MADGE: You beastly old man!
Madge has now spoken to Edna and apparently Edna is in floods of tears - there's all sorts of gossip about her town that Dan is having an affair with a floozy from the bowling club!
TOM: You low mongrel!
Madge demands and explanation while Dan looks shifty.
Clive is doing Tai Chi while Susan and Sam look on. He teaches them about proper breathing. Susan has got an interview today and Clive is very optimistic. They agree to meet up later for a cup of tea.
Dan is still not talking and everyone is exasperated. Madge goes to get ready for work.
Zoe has finished sorting out the computer and Paul is very pleased. Helen has got some information on Neighbourhood Watch and is reading it.
Madge comes in to get the float for the pub. Paul informs her that Clive will be giving her a hand - he has experience because he worked behind a bar to help put himself through Uni. Madge is clearly still a bit put out at her demotion from the office to barmaid.
Madge comments that the pub looks like it needs good clean(!) Clive is also there and start showing Madge the ropes, such as how to pull a beer. Madge has a go and doesn't do too badly at first, but then she ends up squirting Paul with beer.
There are about twenty glasses lined up on the bar(!) but Madge has finally cracked it! The first customer comes in and it's Dan. Madge warns him not to embarrass her and reluctantly pours him a beer.
Susan has been to two interviews, but she tells Clive that she doesn't think she got either of them. They start looking through the paper for opportunities. Clive comes across Paul's advert. Susan isn't sure - she thinks Paul might be hard to work for. But Clive encourages her and reminds her of her cashflow problems! She decides to go into Paul's office to see about the job.
Susan comes in and speaks to Zoe who shows her into Paul's office.
Paul looks through Susan's CV and is impressed. Paul is concerned at Susan's reliability - she might have to take time off if Sam were sick.
When Susan has gone, Helen chastises Paul, but Paul says he's not running a charity!
Susan tells Clive that she can't get a job because of Sam. Clive says Susan has got all the skills. Susan says employers just think single mums are tramps(!)
Paul, Helen and Zoe are looking through resumes for secretaries, but Paul doesn't want to give a single mother a chance. Zoe tells him that his attitude to Susan is unfair and Helen gangs up on him as well, saying she's a shareholder!
Outside the pub
Susan is still looking through the paper for a job. Madge tells her that Paul is a very difficult man to work for(!)
Helen is still trying to persuade Paul to give Susan a chance - they are desperate for a secretary.
SUSAN: Don't worry Sam. Mummy will find a job soon. She has to.
A lady is on the phone for Jim. Helen says she sounds quite confident.
HELEN: She said to tell you that she was the woman you slept with on Saturday night.