The Coffee Shop
Paul is telling Daphne off for lifting boxes of stock and threatens to tell Des(!) Paul says he doesn't know how women would cope with having babies without men around(!) They chat about Paul's engagement and Daphne says it's terrific - she's really pleased for them.
Paul apologies to Daphne on Jim's behalf. Daphne tells Paul that Scott and Charlene really love each other and people should respect that.
A woman is showing Scott and Charlene a room. It's not the $40 one - that went at 7.30am. The one they're looking at is $55. The place is grotty and all the facilities are shared with the rest of the building. When the woman has gone, Scott says the place might clean up alright(!) Charlene looks doubtful.
The Coffee Shop
Madge brings in the pies for the Coffee Shop and puts them in the kitchen. Madge suddenly realises that she's left her handbag at home with her purse in it. Daphne lets slip that she knew about Charlene's plans and Madge is angry with her. She tells Daphne that when she's the mother of a teenager she'll know what awkward is.
Charlene isn't impressed by the room - she hates it, but Scott is trying to persuade her. But since it's their only chance to be together, she agrees. The woman comes back and says it's cash only. They have to pay a bond - 4 weeks' rent in advance though. They tell the woman they can't afford it.
Scott and Charlene are sitting dejected in Scott's car. Scott says they'll figure out a way to get the bond money. He says he'll sell the car, but Charlene doesn't want him to - he loves the car. Scott says that he loves Charlene more. They have a pash. Scott says maybe they could try getting a loan from Paul in the meantime.
Madge has come home for her purse and answers the phone to Rob - Charlene hasn't turned up for work. But just then she arrives so he hangs up.
Helen comes round to offer Helen a lift. Madge is in a tizz about Scott and Charlene. Helen says Scott has been looking at flats to rent in the paper. Madge is worried that they'll find somewhere, but Helen doesn't think so - everywhere is too expensive.
Scott is asking Paul for a loan until he can sell his car. Paul doesn't want to go against the family though. Paul tries to reason with Scott - he understand his position, but he can't live on love. Scott insists that he's going to sell the car and move in with Charlene. Paul suggests selling the car privately and reluctantly agrees to give him a loan.
The Coffee Shop
Scott comes into the Coffee Shop in a good mood. Daphne tells him that everyone is only on his back because they love him. Scott asks Daphne for a favour - he's wants to put an ad for his car in the Coffee Shop. Daphne agrees.
Paul comes in having had a bad morning at work. Helen placates him and they start talking about Scott and Charlene. Paul admits to lending Scott some money for a flat. Helen is appalled to hear that they're going to rent a slum in Elliot Park Road. Helen tells Paul that she's going to suggest to Jim that Scott and Charlene move in together - at the Robinsons house.
Scott tries to give the woman the money for the bond, but she's let it go to another renter. Scott is very disappointed.
Scott drives up and tells Charlene the bad news about the room. Charlene says maybe it's a good thing - they can do better than that slum. Scott still wants to sell his car so he can pay Paul back.
A man is knocking on the door when Scott drives up - he's come about the car. He offers the bloke a test drive but he wants to take it on his own. Scott says he'll come along with him though.
Scott and the man pull up outside the Robinsons having done a test drive. Scott gets out to get the service manual, leaving the man in the car. (Nooooo!!!!)
Madge comes in to see Helen - she's still in a bad mood about Charlene. Helen tells her that she wants them all to get together and plan something tonight. Madge suggests that they all come round to her place this evening.
When Madge has gone Paul tells Helen that her suggestion is mad, but Helen says that if they don't help Scott and Charlene, they're going to lose them.