Paul and Gail's
Gail reads the letter from Rob. He feels it is best if he just leaves and has told Gail he will be at the hotel until 5 if she wants to say goodbye. Henry realises his mistake and apologises to Gail. She tells him Rob should have given her the letter himself and says the damage is done. Henry leaves and Paul tells Gail not to take it out on anyone else. Gail says she is worried and tells Paul Rob has signed the garage over to Jim. Gail's main worry is that Rob will have thought she didn't care enough to say goodbye.
Henry is telling Madge about what happened with Gail. Madge despairs of him and asks for his help in displaying the wedding gifts as it's traditional. She says she wants to soften Charlene up before breaking the news that she has lost her apprenticeship.
Paul and Gail's
Paul is trying to draft a telex to Rosemary about the collapse of the Udigawa deal. He is clearly struggling and grabs Gail's attention by throwing bits of paper all over the house! When she asks what's wrong Paul tells her not to worry and sarcastically suggests she continue reading Rob's letter. Gail says that she will. Paul marches up beside her and says he doesn't see the point of reading the letter over and over. Gail says she is trying to find clues as to where Rob might be. The phone rings, its Mr Udigawa. Paul is thrilled as he is told that the deal is back on. When he gets off the phone he tells Gail the good news and then starts to pack his briefcase. Gail tells him she's not going with him as she wants to look for Rob. She tells Paul the contract means nothing, it's not as important as her father. She tells Paul he is obsessed with business and says the only reason he married her is because of the Udigawa deal. She brings up the fact that every day they lie to their friends and family.
Gail is having tea with Jim and Helen and she's still holding Rob's letter. She gives Jim the agreement, which puts him in charge of the garage. Jim is surprised that Rob left so swiftly, but Gail explains that he couldn't stand to see the garage being taken away from him. Jim says Paul came over and to get Jane and told them the good news about the Udigawa deal. Gail can't hide her sadness and when she leaves Jim and Helen wonder what's going on.
Paul is dictating a letter to Jane and thanks her for coming in on a Sunday. She says it's exciting to be part of such a big deal. Paul comments that he wishes everyone shared her view. Jane asks Paul if anything is wrong and he asks her if she thinks he is obsessed with business. Jane thinks he's dedicated and says it's clear he cares about other things just as much; anyone would only have to see him with Gail to realise that. Paul is taken back by her comment and gets the marriage contract out of his drawer.
Henry is on the phone to Melanie. Again. Madge wants some help to clean the house but she gets no response. Charlene arrives and is in a terrible mood. She tells Madge she never wants to hear Scott's name again as long as he lives. Madge says she knew they were too young to get married.
Scott is telling Helen and Jim the full sad story. The honeymoon was a disaster and he wished he had never met Charlene. Lucy asks if he will get a divorce and Scott cracks revealing he and Charlene had a great time and that their argument was all an act.
Henry is trying to convince Charlene that he knew she was joking. When Scott arrives Madge and Henry tell them about their name change. Charlene is surprised but Madge explains Fred was up to his old tricks. Scott and Henry think they can revisit the Ramsay and Robinson feud again but Madge tells them she doesn't want that to happen. Madge tells Charlene that's not the only piece of news and Henry explains the garage closure.
Henry thinks if he had delivered the letter on time Gail may have been able to stop Rob. Madge tells him not to blame himself, it's just plain bad luck. Charlene says they have to make their own luck. She still has her papers, which prove she is employable. With the fighting spirit back in play Madge tells Scott and Charlene she really hopes they make it. Melanie calls again and Madge tells her Henry is not in. Henry protests but Madge won't hear a word of it.
Paul and Jane are still working. Paul knocks a pile of papers off his desk including the marriage contract. Jane looks suspiciously as Paul tries to cover it up.
Paul and Gail's
Helen and Lucy come to see Gail. They make excuses as to why they are there but Helen admits they want to see if Gail's ok. Lucy gives Gail a bunch of flowers and tells her that a few weeks ago she just had two useless brothers, now she has two sisters. Gail tells them she is worried about Rob even after the trouble he caused. She points out that he is the only family she has. Lucy tells her they are her family too and Helen says they couldn't be more pleased about it.
Scott carries Charlene into the bedroom, which Charlene calls ‘Sardinesville'! Charlene isn't sure the room is big enough and asks Scott if he is sorry that they started out like this. Scott tells her that in 5 or 10 years they can look back and say they worked their way up all by themselves.
Paul and Gail's
Paul arrives home and apologises for being late. He tells Gail that Mr Udigawa told him about Gail's part in the deal. He realises that without her Mr Udigawa wouldn't have signed the contract. Gail tells him to forget about it but Paul says he is trying to apologise. He takes the marriage contract from his briefcase and hands it to her. He says he hates lying to the people that matter to them as much as she does. It's obvious their arrangement is making Gail unhappy and therefore Paul is giving her the chance to finish things. He tells her all she has to do is take the contract to the solicitor in the morning and they will give her a settlement straight away.