Helen tells Paul she's vacating her desk.
Helen charges out of the office, very upset. Daphne sits her down at a table. Helen tells Daphne that Paul is sacrificing his whole family for this deal. She says she doesn't want anything more to do with Paul - he's being driven by simple greed. Daphne says that it's not simple for Helen - Paul has investments in Home James.
Mrs Mangel comes up and says that Helen is right when she says the Paul has succumbed to greed. Helen says she's just as bad - Mrs Mangel asked for more money for her house! Daphne doesn't know what Des's decision will be yet - she'll try to talk him out of selling.
Mrs Mangel tells Helen that young people have no principles at all these days!
Charlene and Jane are skiving off school to go to the cheerleading audition. They start to do some last-minute practice.
Clive and Madge are talking about rising up against Paul Robinson. Ray Murphy comes in and orders an orange juice. Madge apologises for last night and explains there was an upset at home. Clive goes off - he wants to drop in at the Coffee Shop.
When Clive has gone, Ray says he wants to make up for last night.
Outside the Coffee Shop
Helen, Daphne and Mrs Mangel have joined forces and are discussing what it will take to stop the deal going through. Clive comes up and is surprised to see Mrs Mangel joining forces against Paul - but Mrs Mangel says she'd only been putting Mr Mangel's views forward the previous day(!) Now she's decided to follow her own instincts. Clive says he's never met Mr Mangel, but Mrs Mangel says that's because he travels a lot.
Clive tells the ladies that they make a propaganda attack against the council. Mrs Mangel takes out of her bag a list of all the local councillors and their phone numbers - she says she always carries it with her! Daphne rolls her eyes.
Mrs Mangel suggests that she contacts all the councillors, but Daphne says Helen should do it as she speaks their language!
Clive says it's an odd business with brother against brother and father against son. Helen says she doesn't care - this is one fight she intends to win.
Madge and Ray are getting on well, chatting away at the bar. Madge tells him that she loves going to the theatre and Ray says he's done a bit of amateur dramatics himself. He suggests that they take in a musical together.
Clive comes in saying he's had an idea - he's going to get the council to do an Environmental Impact study! Madge tells Clive to be careful Paul doesn't catch him plotting against him on his time!
The Coffee Shop
Clive tells Daphne a poster that he's made about saving Ramsay Street. "We must fight them in their corporate dens!" He suggests getting a petition up.
CLIVE: You see Daphne, I had a dream...
DAPHNE: Oh, good grief.
Jane and Charlene are still rehearsing, but Charlene is not doing very well. She's upset that she isn't getting the dance as well as Jane.
Ray asks Clive if he's serious about fighting the development plan. Clive says he is and Madge supports him. Ray says he's in favour of the new development and he's sold his own house (he lives near Ramsay Street). He says you can't stop progress, you should just take the money and move. Madge tells Ray he'd better not hang around anymore - obviously they haven't got as much in common as they thought.
When Ray has gone, Clive says he thinks Madge was a bit harsh on Ray.
Charlene and Jane arrive and meet Clive's friend Jenny. They give Jenny her $100 from Clive! She tells Jane and Charlene to go and change. Jane is worried - the others in the class look really good.
The Coffee Shop
Mrs Mangel comes in to ask Daphne if she's seen Jane. She says Jane has been wild recently and doesn't improve of cheerleading. Daphne rolls her eyes and says it's only dancing.
MRS MANGEL: Oh yes. I'm sure you'd know a lot about a profession that came to be "only dancing".
Daphne seethes but doesn't say anything.
Charlene and Jane are doing their thing. Jane is enjoying herself, but Charlene not so much.
Mrs Mangel tells Madge that she's found out from one of Jane's schoolfriends that she has gone to a cheerleading audition - she tells Madge that Jane has been led astray by Charlene!
MADGE: Are you telling me that Jane is too feeble-minded to make her own decisions?
She tells Mrs Mangel that a time comes when one's children are beyond their control - you just have to hope you've taught them to be good citizens. Mrs Mangel says that this hasn't worked out in Charlene's case - she's caused Madge no end of trouble, for example with the baby. Before war can erupt, Clive comes up and separates them. Mrs Mangel and Madge are appalled to hear that Clive set up the audition for Jane and Charlene.
Jenny asks Charlene if she's thought about what she wants to do when she leaves school. Charlene says that she wants to be a mechanic and open up her own garage. Jenny thinks that Charlene will do well, but she isn't good enough to be a cheerleader. Charlene is disappointed and walks away sadly. As she and Jane go to leave, Jenny calls Jane back and says that she's really good and she wants her to come back after her HSC. She thinks Jane would make an excellent member of their squad. Charlene is jealous of Jane and stalks off.