Jim and Helen quarrel.
Scott comes out of his room to find out what's going on, just as Helen storms off. Jim tells Scott they'll have to get a takeaway for dinner(!)
Paul is relating to Gail about offering to buy Helen out. He thinks he was being perfectly reasonable. Gail listens wearily and then makes Paul a cup of coffee, while he continues to rant on about Helen.
PAUL: It's typically female, not one ounce of common sense!
Gail points out that Paul is being emotional enough at the moment and then offers to buy him dinner. Paul says he's too busy with work. Gail accuses Paul of sulking, saying she recognises the signs - her ex- husband Jeremy used to sulk too. She won't take sulking any more. Paul relents and agrees to have dinner with her.
Charlene is assessing what culinary "delights" to have for dinner tonight! Option include baked beans and vegemite. Mrs Mangel brings her around some curry, saying she had too much left after lunchtime. Charlene is pleased. Mrs Mangel eyes the caravan's interior and observes that Charlene has burnt her baked beans. Mrs Mangel thinks the caravan is very flimsy, saying any determined criminal could get inside in seconds! Mrs Mangel resolves to check on Charlene every morning!
Scott is valiantly trying to do some laundry while Jim has gone to get takeaway. Scott tells Helen that he knows how she feels - when he failed his exams his self- confidence was ripped to shreds. Helen agrees that there's nothing worse than giving something your best shot and failing. Scott thinks everyone should stop hassling Helen. She starts to cry and Scott hugs her.
HELEN: Scott. It's just that...I didn't think anyone else would understand.
Jim has come home with the takeaway. Both Jim and Helen have calmed now. Helen tells Jim that she won't buy Paul out after all, and she'll just see what happens with the painting. Jim hugs her and Helen tells Jim that it was Scott that helped her to change her mind.
Paul and Gail are having dinner. Gail thinks that Paul should send Jane on a business administration course - to improve her skills and keep her loyal to Lassiter's. Paul agrees and Gail compliments Paul on his business skills.
Helen is setting off to see Paul and clear things up with him. Jim wishes her luck. As she's about to leave, Mrs Mangel pops around. She asks Helen if she's heard anything about the painting competition and tells Helen she's grown rather fond of the painting. Helen offers to bring it around tomorrow.
When Helen has gone, Jim thanks Scott for helping Helen. Scott wishes he could just sort things out with Charlene - she hasn't even bothered to keep in touch since she moved into the caravan. Jim advises him to stick to his promise of giving Charlene space.
JIM: You really do love her don't you. Well, maybe it's time you reminded her of that.
Charlene is in her pyjamas and dressing gown and reading the paper, "Teenage girl murdered on lonely road"(!) She puts the paper down nervously and gets into bed.
Paul thanks Gail for taking him out tonight, but he's still preoccupied about Helen. Just then, Helen comes in and Paul's face falls. Helen comes up to Paul and apologises for intruding, but she's come to eat humble pie.
Charlene jumps at a knock on the door, but it's only Warren. She lets him in and puts the light on. Warren tells her that someone's been hanging around outside, so he's decided to sleep over to protect her - in a sleeping bag on the floor. He promises to behave himself, so Charlene reluctantly agrees.
Helen has sorted things out with Paul and they're friends again now. Helen is glad that she has a family to turn to after the business with the painting.
Charlene and Warren are chatting in the dark. Charlene thanks Warren for coming over - it was a bit scary. She tells him that Scott came to see her at the garage and agreed to give her some space.
CHARLENE: You're a terrific guy, Warren. I've thought about it a lot, and I've realised...I'm in love with Scott. I can't help it. I'm really sorry, Warren. But I warned yout his might happen.
WARREN:(upset) That's OK. Just forget it. We can still be friend, can't we?
CHARLENE: Yeah, of course.
WARREN: That's OK then. Sweet dreams.
We see an "intruder" approaching the caravan and knocking on the door. Warren creeps to the door and kicks it open, attacking the "intruder". But it turns out to be Scott!
Scott is stunned and impressed to see Warren there and won't let Charlene get a word in.
SCOTT: Save your breath, Charlene. I know exactly what was going on, what do you think I am, a fool? How many other little romps have you been having? Do you know what they call girls like you, Charlene? Do you?
He storms off.
Back inside the caravan, Charlene is very upset, saying things always seem to go wrong with Scott. Warren offers to talk to him, but Charlene says it's useless - every time they try to get back together it's nothing but trouble and she's fed up with it. Warren points out that he and Charlene never fight.
Helen has left now and Paul and Gail are paying the bill. Just then, Gail's ex- husband Jeremy comes in.
JEREMY: Hello, Gail.
GAIL: Jeremy, what the hell are you doing here?!