Madge thinks Harold has been kissing Eileen(!). She calls him a sanctimonious hypocrite and gets revenge by arranging a date with Rob Lewis!
Helen is making a frame because she's received a painting from Frank. Daphne laughs knowledgeably, but Helen says that Frank is just a friend and a colleague! She puts Jamie carrycot down on a chair and comments that there are lots of weird romances going on at the moment - Eileen and Harold, for example! Helen tries not to laugh, but is worried about Madge's ire.
They chat about Lucy and agree to go together and visit her in hospital later. Jim is busy at work - the new place is certainly keeping him busy. But at least Charlene is enjoying her apprenticeship.
Charlene asks Rob where he's been - he went to lunch three hours ago! She's done all she can on the car and berates Lou for leaving her on her own for so long. She thinks her work should be more closely supervised - she's not ready for the responsibility he's foisted on to her. Rob apologises and says he'll try to be less restless from now on.
Rick is hanging out with Lucy when Helen and Daphne arrive for their visit. When Rick has gone, Daphne laughs that Lucy has got a boyfriend, but then Helen gets a letter out of her bag all the way from France - it's from Bradley!
DAPHNE: Bradley is still the true love?
HELEN: Oh, yes, well, you know these Parisian types. Women find them irresistible!
Lucy has opened the letter and is reading it now. Her face falls.
LUCY: Bradley, you rat, how could you? You broke your promise.
HELEN: Darling, what's wrong?
LUCY: He found some girl in France and says he can't write to me anymore. He's dumping me, Gran!
Scott is studying, while Charlene moans to Madge about Rob's lack of work ethic. She thinks he's lonely and has lost direction though. Madge is preparing to go out on a date with him.
CHARLENE: I get the impression he could go bush at the drop of a hat. And bang would go my apprenticeship again.
MADGE: Alright, I won't do anything drastic. But he'd better not try any hanky-panky!
Henry comes in looking for food and asks if Scott is playing darts tonight. Charlene is not pleased, but Henry says it's the semi-final. Scott invites her along, but she says it's no fun watching darts. He promises not to be late.
CHARLENE: Alright, I'll keep myself company - again! Hope all the feathers fall off your darts!
Scott goes after her to smooth things over while Madge glares at Henry.
MADGE: Wonderful, Henry. You should have been a marriage guidance counsellor(!)
HNERY: Don't blame me just because they're having a domestic! Some people just don't know how to relax and enjoy themselves, that's all!
Lucy is crying that it's so unfair. Helen is trying to comfort her, saying there are lots of boys in the world. Lucy agrees and says that Bradley has buck teeth anyway(!) She asks after Bouncer and Daphne tells her Bouncer can't wait for Lucy to get home. Lucy also asks after all the Neighbours. Lucy shows Daphne her physiotherapy ball - she has to squeeze it in order to build up the muscles.
LUCY: You know what? From now on this ball represents Bradley's neck!
Harold is looking for his keys while Mrs Mangel sits quietly in the living room, knitting. He's trying to get to the dry cleaners in order to get his trousers cleaned. Mrs Mangel says Harold seems very flustered about his dinner engagement with Eileen, but he insists he isn't.
MRS MANGEL: Mr Bishop, I hope you regard me as a friend.
HAROLD: Yes, yes of course.
MRS MANGEL: I hope you'll forgive me for mentioning it, but Eileen Clarke does seem a few years older than you...
HAROLD: Yes, yes she is.
MRS MANGEL: Can you be compatible?
HAROLD: Mrs Mangel, that is not even relevant. I am simply introducing Eileen to the pleasures of a vegetarian lifestyle!
MRS MANGEL: Vegetarian lifestyle?! She's interested in more than coriander and basil, Mr Bishop, and I don't need to read the tealeaves to tell you that!
She goes on to talk about Madge, but Harold has found his keys and rushes off.
Charlene and Scott have made up and are eating their dinner chatting amicably. Rob arrives to pick Madge up for dinner and dancing. Henry teases them.
When Madge has gone, Scott and Henry head off for the darts tournament, leaving Charlene to clean up. She isn't happy.
SCOTT: I won't be long. You alright?
CHARLENE: Yeah, yeah, go on. I'm not a nagging wife, Scott. I just like being with you.
SCOTT: Yeah, I know. I'd better going. And I won't be late - promise.
Charlene looks sad.
Daphne and Helen are still hanging out and chatting about Lucy. Apparently her recovery is going well and Beverly says she'll lead a completely normal life. Helen is sorry she didn't keep the letter from Bradley until Lucy was feeling stronger.
Lucy is re-reading Bradley's letter and crying.
Rob and Madge are having dinner. Rob is very enthusiastic about them having an evening out. Madge eventually manages to get a word in and says they're friends and that's all. Rob says that's fine - he knows she's on the rebound from Harold. He enjoys her company and he's not under any false impressions. Anyway, he's not sure if he's going to stick around much longer. Madge is horrified and says she thinks he should stay in Erinsborough for everyone's sake.
ROB: Well, if any woman could persuade me to stay, it's you, Madge.
Charlene is asleep on the sofa when Henry and Scott come in. They won the darts and are very pleased, but Charlene is fed up and wants to go to bed. Henry makes himself scarce.
SCOTT: Why are you so upset?
CHARLENE: I've been alone all night, Scott. It's not fair, you keep waltzing off with Henry all the time. I thought we'd be together.
SCOTT: Well, we are, mostly! I didn't think I'd have to give up spending time with my mates. Do you want me to wear a ball and chain for something? Try to see my side of it. What are Mike and Henry going to think of me if I tell them I can't go out anymore because I'm married?
CHARLENE: They've got nothing to do with us! You care more about what they think than you do about us!
SCOTT: Listen, I'm wrecked and I didn't come home to fight with you. I thought you'd be pleased - we won tonight!
She goes off to bed without another word.
Hospital, the following morning
Lucy is still very upset. Rick comes to see her and she explains what's happened with Bradley. Bradley didn't know she was in hospital, but it still hurt. She hasn't eaten any of her breakfast. Rick says Lucy is probably too good for him anyway, and anyway, it gives him a chance. He kisses her gently on the lips.
Charlene is in a right mood and tells Henry she's sick of him dragging Scott off to play darts. He has to concentrate on his study. Henry protests and says that Scott makes his own decisions. Scott comes out and asks Charlene if they can forget about it. She doesn't think she's being treated fairly.
Harold puts a video on for Mrs Mangel to watch during the day - "An Affair to Remember". Mrs Mangel asks Harold if he's in a romantic mood and asks how his dinner went with Eileen.
HAROLD: Eileen is really discovering the joys of a vegetarian lifestyle!
MRS MANGEL: Poppycock! She's not interested in vegetables, she's interested in you!
Harold says he's a good judge of character and he can make his own decisions. Now things are over with Madge, he wants to put it all behind him - and he can go out with anyone he wants to.
Charlene tells Madge that she's had a row with both Scott and Henry. Madge refuses to get involved. She tells Charlene that Rob was thinking of taking off again, so she was forced to agree to go out with him again. He just thinks Madge is playing hard to get when she says she just wants to be friends! Charlene is worried about her apprenticeship.
MADGE: Rob's not a bad old stick, but he certainly isn't Harold. That's the worst part of it, I'm going out with a man, wishing he was someone different! Oh, what have I started?!