Dan toasts Helen for a beautiful evening and says it could be the start of something for them. Edna comes out and shouts at Helen for being a marriage-breaker(!) She tells Dan that she wants a divorce.
Helen tries to tell Edna that she and Dan are just friends, but Edna is unmoved and calls Helen a home-wrecker(!) Helen excuses herself and goes home. When she's gone, Madge tells Edna off for her behaviour towards Helen. Edna then tells Madge that she won't share a room with Dan.
TOM:(entering the room) Have you seen my anti-dandruff shampoo?
Madge says that Dan will have share with Tom. He isn't at all happy with this arrangement!
Madge and Edna go into the kitchen to make some cocoa and Madge tries to reason with her. But Edna says she wants a divorce as soon as she can.
Helen comes in to find Lucy and Ruth sticking magazine pictures in a scrapbook. They send Lucy off to bed just as Scoot and Charlene are finishing their studying. Charlene asks Helen how the dinner with Dan was and Helen tries not to roll her eyes.
When everyone has gone, Jim reads between the lines that the evening was a disaster. Helen says that Clive's latest crackpot scheme backfired - she was supposed to go out with Dan and act like a shrew so he'd go back to Edna. But apparently Dan said that he "liked a woman with spirit" - her!
Clive is sitting up with Sam who is teething. Madge storms in but soften when she sees Sam and starts fussing over him. She tells Clive about Edna's divorce plan. Clive suggests a change of tack - making Dan jealous.
Dan is as bright as a button but Tom looks knackered having spent the night on the sofa. Edna comes in having been out to aerobics(!) She tells Dan that she's got her own life to lead now. Madge slams plates of breakfast down and tells them to be quiet(!)
Tom is just off to Ipswitch to see Moira and his new granddaughter. Just then Shane comes in from Brisbane and greets everyone. Tom's taxi arrives and he awkwardly shakes hands with Dan.
Shane asks Madge quietly how she managed to get both Dan and Edna under the same roof. Madge says she's starting to think it was a big mistake!
Scott and Charlene are bidding Tom goodbye. Just after he's gone, Des drives up bringing Daphne home. Everyone comes from everywhere(!) and welcomes her home. Daphne allows Des to carry her into the house. Mrs Mangel sees this and scowls disapprovingly.
Edna tells Clive and Madge that she doesn't want Dan back - it's as simple as that. She says she's suppose to be in her golden era, but instead, Dan doesn't want to have any fun. She allows that they were very happy before though - Dan used to bring her flowers every day and take her out for tea on Sundays. Clive persuades her to give Dan a taste of his own medicine and Edna get interested in the idea. Clive suggests she goes out to dinner with a distinguished gentleman over 60, but can't think who. Edna says the gentleman doesn't have to be over 60 and suggests Clive himself!
Clive is rather takenaback and Madge is horrified.
EDNA: You're a doctor, aren't you?
CLIVE: Yes...but very rough!
Daphne has got a flower arrangement from Zoe. She is sitting playing Patience on the sofa while Des fusses over her. Daphne says she'd recuperate a lot more quickly if Eileen wasn't around(!) Des says he'll pack up her stuff and drop it off at her uni!
Des is giving a household roster a go. Daphne protests that her name isn't on it. Des wrestles her back to the couch to make her rest!
Jane and Mike are hanging out. Sue comes up and asks if she can talk to Mike about Maths. Then she invites Mike to a party on Saturday as her date, but Mike informs her that Jane is his girlfriend. Sue says that Jane is a dag but Mike says he doesn't care what she thinks!
Madge is telling Clive that she hopes the plan will work. Just then, Dan comes up. Clive tells him that he's thinking of taking Edna off his hands! Dan looks very surprised and calls Clive a "young upstart". Clive says that age differences in relationships are merely social conventions - it's got nothing to do with real feelings! Dan calls Clive a gigolo and storms off.
Ruth is on the phone to a friend asking for a temporary loan, but she isn't having any luck. Helen suggests that Ruth contacts the British Police about the situation. She says that Ruth is welcome to stay for as long as she wishes. Ruth says she doesn't want to be a burden and offers to help out with household chores. To start, she decides to make Helen some lunch.
Edna has been shopping. Dan comes in and snipes at her about Clive. Edna tells him to shut up and tells him that it's none of his concern. She tells Dan that he's grown into a bitter, selfish old man. But she wants to enjoy her final years - even if it's without him.
Mrs Mangel is dusting when a letter is slipped under the door. There's noone in sight, but she picks up the letter and reads it. Her face registers complete shock.
MRS MANGEL: Len! Len! I've just received the most disgusting letter! It's about that Mike Young! Oh, something will have to be done about him. I think I should contact the police!