Warren unknowingly delivering the guilt-trip to Charlene and asking her to be his girlfriend
Warren admits that he's liked Charlene ever since their school days. He knows he acted like a “drunk monkey” back then, but she can see that he's a different bloke now. Warren then does an impromptu catwalk turn to prove his point. Charlene agrees that he's much nicer these days, but she feels it's too soon after her ‘break-up' with Scott to become official. Henry, who has been eavesdropping, saves Charlene from further floundering by interrupting them and inviting them down to the park while he works (ah, that would explain why he's dressed like a ringmaster). Warren seems keen to spend some alone-time with Charlene by the pool, however, which makes Charlene all the more eager to join her brother. The trio set off on their merry way.
Mike and Scott are whining about their competition (Henry and Warren) getting in their girlfriends' good books. Jim, meanwhile, is trying to nap on the couch and wants them to shut their pie-holes. The boys escape to the kitchen, where Helen instructs them not to make a mess, before quickly heading outside. Hi, Helen. Bye, Helen. Scott can't see why Charlene hasn't told Warren the truth yet, and snitches that if she doesn't do it soon – he'll do it for her.
A cranky ballerina (Mabel) bitches at Henry for being late. He makes up a tall tale about running into a lion. Cranky Mabel rolls her eyes and lets him know that the boss (Johnno) will be around for inspection later.
Henry brings Charlene and Warren inside the ice-cream van where he works, which is quite the tight squeeze for three adults. Warren doesn't seem to mind being pressed closely into Charlene though. Ew. Some kids stop by for a sugar fix, including one downcast little girl I like to call Dollar-less Debbie (she always stops by but can never afford a treat). Charlene eggs Henry into giving Dollar-less Debbie a freebie – just as Johnno approaches. Henry shoves Charlene and Warren to the ground so his boss won't fire him on the spot. Warren thinks this is the perfect opportunity to lay a big smooch on Charlene – who is struggling to get away, but doesn't want to make a sound and get Henry in trouble. Johnno leaves and Charlene eventually escapes, but then Warren does a good deed by buying Dollar-less Debbie an ice cream and she thinks he might not be so bad after all…
Number 26 – Garage
Helen is clearing out all of her portraits when Paul and Gail arrive. Paul helps out while Gail expresses her surprise at seeing so many of Helen's paintings still lying around – she thought most of them had sold. Still feeling down about her talent, Helen glumly replies that people will say they'll buy anything if it's in a gallery. She only has good things to say about Gail, however, and is pleased that Gail's trying to make Paul less of a workaholic.
Paul and Gail head inside for afternoon tea while Helen finishes up. Paul comments on how his Gran has taken a shine to Gail – it looks like the “matchmakers” are still out in full force.
Daphne's trying to get Mike out of his slump over Henry and come to the Easter party at the kids' hospital with her and Des. Mike doesn't seem keen – until a mate rings to ask him to a film festival, and he lies and says he's off to play Easter Bunny for sick kids. Des and Daphne query his lie and find out that Mike's embarrassed about being skint (after buying so many Easter pressies). Des lends him twenty bucks and Mike thinks he's the best thing since a 80s mullet.
Gail and Helen are giggling over a photo album, which fills Paul with dread.
PAUL: Gran, hasn't anyone ever told you men hate people seeing their baby pictures?
Well, it can't be any less embarrassing than looking at your cartoon food t-shirt now, Paul. Scott tries to nick one of Lucy's Easter Eggs, but Jim still believes that she'll be back soon to claim them herself. Helen tells Paul that she spoke to Lucy on the phone and she sounded “very much the young woman of the world”. Scott must have nicked some of Ballerina Mabel's cranky pills too, because he's being a moody little cow to his family over Charlene and Warren.
PAUL: Hey, you can't have her two-timing you like that, mate.
GAIL: Oh Paul, she mightn't be doing anything of the sort.
PAUL: Just the same, if a girl's lucky enough to get a Robinson man, she doesn't stand him up.
GAIL: If Robinson men have all got egos like yours, then maybe it would do them good to be stood up every now and then!
Paul still reckons that Scott should go looking for Charlene. Scott leaves in a rage – a man on a mission. Gail tut tuts, “Now you've got him all fired up. She's probably not even near that boy.”
If only that were true, G-Meister. Henry is on a high because Dollar-less Debbie told all of her friends about her freebie (hang on, none of her friends even offered to buy her a treat? Scabs!), and Warren ended up buying ice cream for about a million children. Charlene's impressed by his goodwill, but not so much with his touchy-feely-ness. Scott walks in just in time to witness this display and sees red… and some green. Warren gets macho and reminds Scott that he was dropped. But Scott delivers a painful blow by revealing The Plan™ to him. Warren looks to Charlene for confirmation, but her guilty silence is all the answer he needs. He pushes Scott out of the way and leaves in a cloud of sadness. Charlene can't believe Scott was so cruel: he had no right to barge in and act like he owns her. She angrily tells Scott that she thinks of Warren as a good mate; therefore she's going after him to see if he's okay. Scott just stands there in disbelief.
HENRY: Mate, don't you know by now that you never tell Charlene to do anything?
Charlene chases Warren and tells him that they never meant for him to get hurt. Scoffing, Warren wonders what she expected to happen. “I really thought you were someone special. Well you and Scott were right; I really am a mug.” Warren stalks away leaving Charlene feeling awful – until she decides to keep following him.
Paul teasingly tells Gail that he's going to bribe Rob into showing him the Lewis family album one day. On the subject of her dad, Gail hopes that Jim and Harold are still going to invest in his garage – he hasn't been this excited since he worked on racecars for a living. Jim admits that he and Harold are going over the numbers one more time. Paul's just about to drive Gail home when Scott bursts through the front door and slams his way to the bedroom without a word. The family figure out his rudeness must equal dramas with Charlene.
Charlene is still trying to plead her case to Warren, explaining that she was about to be carted of to Brisbane by her mum – and she panicked. But Warren's all, ‘talk to the hand, sistah'. He seems to soften a little though when Charlene admits that she found herself starting to enjoy spending time with him. She wonders if they can still be friends, but Warren is still hurting and doesn't know what the future holds. They go their separate emo ways.
Number 26 – Scott's Bedroom
Charlene stops by to give sulky Scott an earful about his treatment of Warren.
CHARLENE: Bet you still get a kick about pulling wings off flies as well!
Scott turns the tables on her and wonders why she's so upset on Warren's behalf – it's been tough on him too!
SCOTT: Is that nerd more important to you?
CHARLENE: Maybe. He treats me very well, doesn't take me for granted.
SCOTT: Charlene, you're kidding aren't you?
CHARLENE: I don't know anymore, Scott. I've got to admit: I liked being with Warren.
SCOTT: Better than being with me?
CHARLENE: (getting teary) Not better, just different. Things have changed so much; you never used to get so agro. I feel as if I hardly know you anymore. I'm not even sure I still love you after the way you treated Warren today.
Scott looks crushed… Cue the cheery Neighbours closing theme tune!