Lucy gets agitated about seeing a new friend and in her frustration manages to move her fingers.
Later, at the hospital:
Paul is given the good news about Lucy and jokes that “just when they thought things were safe at home, Lucy's back!” Jim goes off to ring Helen with the news and Lucy complains that Paul has only brought her fruit.
Outside the Ramsay's:
Helen rushes over in her slippers to tell Scott about Lucy. He is pleased, but still worrying about money. He insists to Helen that he's fine, but she pushes until he tells her that he's now buying all his own food and paying half of the bills. Helen thinks she and Jim should help out but he won't hear of it.
Madge asks Charlene if Scott is really going to go through with his silly idea about paying his way. Charlene points out that he's made up his mind and besides, this is important to him. He's sick of everyone saying he's “just a schoolboy”, even though he's the same age Jim was when he got married. Madge hadn't realised how touchy he was and gives Charlene a hug, saying she doesn't know who's more stubborn - “You, or that pig headed husband of yours.”
Outside the hospital:
Bev tells Jim Lucy will now have physiotherapy but it's likely to be a full recovery. He's impatient to have his little girl home and she remarks that Lucy means a lot to him (er, doh!). He says Lucy isn't the only one… he'll never be able to thank her enough for all her help. He wants to take her out for a quiet Sunday night dinner tonight but she's not so keen. She's been trying to make things easier for him but isn't going to be rushed now. Jim gets huffy and says he‘ll be drawing his old age pension before she makes her mind up.
Outside the Robinson's:
Helen finds Jim moping around in the garden and tells him to get things off his chest. She guesses it's Beverly and he recounts what happened at the hospital earlier. He's sick of waiting in reserve while she makes up her mind about “the other bloke”. Helen thinks he should take his mind off things by coming inside and talking to Paul and Rob about the workshop.
Rob thanks Paul for giving him his room back at the hotel. They sit down to talk business with Jim and look over the plans. Rob thinks it looks a good business but isn't sure about going into it himself after he let Jim down before. He's worried he might get itchy feet again. Paul suggests he works for a wage instead of being a partner. Rob agrees he'd feel better that way and they shake on the deal. Rob heads off to the pub and Paul tells Jim he should be pleased he didn't take Rob on as a partner - he's unreliable.
At the hospital:
Bev is pushing Lucy back to her room when they bump into Rick, the boy she wants Lucy to get on with. Lucy finds him, and his jokes, pathetic. Beverly laughs that “You Robinsons are hard to please!”
At the Ramsays:
One Robinson is very pleased indeed - Charlene almost knocks Jim off his feet when he offers her her apprenticeship back. Scott congratulates her and says he's been missing the grease all over her, but something is obviously bugging him. He goes off to see Paul.
At the Robinsons:
Scott asks Paul for his old job back, full time. Paul tells him he's mad to think of quitting school and offers him a loan instead. Scott refuses. He tells Paul that Charlene will be earning a lot less than she does now if she takes the apprenticeship. Helen comes in and they quickly change the subject, but she knows exactly what they're talking about and tells him he can't leave school. He won't listen and says if Charlene wants the apprenticeship she's going to have it - and it's his job to support her.
At the Ramsays:
Charlene wonders why Scott didn't seem all that excited, until Madge points out the money situation. Paying the bills will be impossible now and Scott will have to give up his ideas of independence. Charlene has a think then says something else will have to be given up - her apprenticeship. Madge is shocked and tells her she can't, it means everything to her. Charlene tells her that Scott means more.
Charlene goes out to find Scott but sees him skate boarding off down the street.
At the hospital:
Lucy is bored. Luckily Rick is here to entertain her with his vampire impressions. She still isn't overwhelmed with laughter. He persists, telling her laughter is good exercise. Reluctantly she is drawn into conversation and tells him jokes.
At the Robinsons:
Jim is annoyed that Charlene is knocking her apprenticeship back and tells her that apprenticeships don't come along very often, especially for girls (as if she didn't know!). Helen thinks Scott has talked her out of it and she quickly sets them straight. Helen tells her that her apprenticeship means as much to Scott as it does to her, and she tells them the truth about the money situation. Jim is relieved and says if money's all that's wrong then he's perfectly willing to help them out. Paul lets slip that Scott is looking for a job to help them out and both Charlene and Jim are outraged. Helen thinks they should talk things over and Charlene goes off to do just that, pausing to dreamily sigh that she can't believe he was willing to give up school for her. She leaves and Paul grins “Young love” at Helen, who tells him he's not too young to have forgotten either. Old romantic Jim in the corner says he thinks Love's the silliest thing ever invented.
At the hospital:
Bev goes to check up on Lucy and finds her in stitches (Ho ho!) at Rick's jokes. Beverly wants her to rest but she's keen to talk to Rick more and makes him promise to come back the next day. Once he's gone Lucy asks Bev to ring Helen and ask her to bring in her dressing gown from Paris… (oh yes???).
On Ramsay Street:
Charlene is sitting on a water hydrant, waiting for Scott, who skateboards round the corner and falls off. She tells him he should take it up professionally, especially now he's not going to be a journalist. Not many places take cadets who don't finish school. He is upset that Paul told her, but they'll never get by if he doesn't get a job. Charlene tells him he's dumb - he wants to be a journalist. Scott replies that he wanted to be a fireman once, so what? She doesn't want him to play the martyr because she'll feel guilty. He asks how she thinks they'll live then? She tells him that she's given up her apprenticeship and he asks how come she can be a martyr but he can't? “Are you a saint and I'm not?” They both argue about how the other can't give up their dream and how they're only doing it because they love each other. They sit on the kerb and agree that neither should give up their career, they'll have to tighten their belts and live on nothing. Scott - “There is one thing. If I have to live on nothing, then I'm glad it's with you.” Charlene agrees and gives him a hug.