Mrs Mangel tries to make things up to Jane, but Jane is still upset with her. Mrs Mangel cries.
Helen tries to comfort Mrs Mangel, telling her to give Jane more time. Mrs Mangel pours out the story about her desparate financial situation and says she's deeply sorry about what she did. Paul is sceptical, saying Mrs Mangel was out to cause trouble.
MRS MANGEL: Tell Jane I understand why she turned her back on me, and she's not to feel badly about me.
She wanders off, dejectedly. When she's gone, Helen tells Paul off and says he can't go on punishing Mrs Mangel forever.
Madge turns off Charlene's music and tells her to go to the shops. Charlene tells her to go and ask Harold to come back, and stop taking everything out on her. They talk about Charlene's employment and Madge says she'll have to think of something other than being a mechanic. Charlene says she's exhausted all her options and has applied to go on the dole. Madge isn't overjoyed about it, but she does understand how hard Charlene has tried to get a job.
Jim and Jane are having a chat in the living room. They talk about Jane's parents, who don't want to know her. Jim says that Mrs Mangel does care for her very much, even if she has a strange way of showing it. Jane says Mrs Mangel can't seem to accept that she's all grown up now. She doesn't want to go home, but Jim suggests at least talking it over with Mrs Mangel. Jane agrees.
JANE: Thank you, Mr Robinson. I wish I had a father like you!
Jane comes around to see Mrs Mangel, who bursts into tears at the sight of her. She apologises for her behaviour again and just assumes that Jane is coming home. But Jane says she hasn't decided yet - she wants to discuss some ground- rules first.
Madge is on the phone to Max and is evasive when Charlene asks her about the conversation. Harold comes in and Charlene goes to make him and Madge some tea. Madge and Harold sit down awkwardly in the living room.
Jane is telling Mrs Mangel that she wants to come and go as she pleases within reason - after all, she is an adult now. Mrs Mangel isn't too keen and makes disparaging remarks about the Robinsons. Jane tells her off and says she has to get on with the neighbours from now on. Mrs Mangel agrees she'll try not to interfere in Jane's life - but she does feel responsible for Jane.
MRS MANGEL: You couldn't mean more to me that if you were my own daughter.
JANE: And I couldn't love you any more than I do now, Nan. I really missed you, you know?
Jim is opening a parcel from Lucy - there are presents from France for all of them. There's a photo inside of Lucy and Bradley too. Jim is really looking forward to Lucy coming home next week.
Madge and Harold are still having an awkward conversation. Harold finally gets to the point and says he has something very important to say to Madge. He says that Jane has made things up with Mrs Mangel, and now he wants to do the same with Madge.
HAROLD: I've been very hard on you, Madge, and I'd like to apologise. Of course you've changed after all these years, I should have known to expect that.
MADGE: I'm sorry I was such a big disappointment.
HAROLD: But you're not! No...I just need time to adjust, that's all. I love you just the way you are, Madge. Can't we try again? I'm not talking about a marriage, not straight away. But you agreed to an engagement once before. Won't you again?
MADGE: If it's a long one, of course I will.
HAROLD: I couldn't ask for more.
Charlene comes out and they tell her that their engagement is back on.
CHARLENE:(pleased) About time you two got your acts together!
Jane has come to pick up her stuff and is heading back to No.32. Helen tells Scott to get on with his chores. While he's wiping the dishes, Charlene comes in through the back door. They talk about Charlene's employment situation and also Madge and Harold's engagement.
CHARLENE: I reckon they'll be really happen.
SCOTT: Yeah! I wish we could get married.
CHARLENE: I don't know what Mum would say about that!
SCOTT: 'Oh, not yet, wait until you're older, Charlene!' I love you.
CHARLENE: I love you, too.
SCOTT: Don't you reckon we should get married?
CHARLENE: Yeah! One day. I'd like that.
Paul is helping Jane into the house with her suitcases. Mrs Mangel awkwardly thanks him (and the Robinsons) for taking Jane in and apologises for what she put him through. Paul generously offers her her job back. Mrs Mangel is very grateful and promises never to cause Paul any trouble ever again.
Jim, Helen and Scott have brought some champagne around to celebrate Madge and Harold's engagement. Charlene puts out the glasses as Madge is on the phone to Max again.
They drink a toast.
JIM: To Madge and Harold!
MADGE: Here's to us!
No.32, the following morning
Mrs Mangel has got her work uniform in and is preparing for her first day back. Jane warns her to watch her attitude at work. Harold comes out and Mrs Mangel nosily asks him why he was in late last night. Harold tells her about the engagement and Jane congratulates him, but Mrs Mangel doesn't look too chuffed! She tells Harold that a long engagement is good in case they have a change of heart. Jane warns Mrs Mangel not to make trouble. Harold goes off to the kitchen to get his breakfast.
MRS MANGEL: I can't help feeling sorry for Mr Bishop. He's making a big mistake. He should never have got mixed up with that Mitchell woman!
Jane rolls her eyes.
Max has apparently arranged a job for Charlene. She tells Scott that the job is as a motor mechanic apprentice - in Brisbane.
CHARLENE: I'd have to go up there to live.