Paul and Gail are working. Paul wants to call it a day. But Gail is set to work through the evening, saying she has a few things to do for the charity function that weekend. And on top of that she has to find a replacement compere. But if Paul is going home, he can get started on dinner, something simple like Duck à l'Orange will do. Paul tells her he'll get something from Lassiters kitchen. Gail thinks that's a great idea, he can take it back to the office and they can work a bit longer. Paul's phone rings. Gail gestures for him to answer it. But Paul thinks it's bad for his manager's image to answer his own phone. Gail's smile is very funny, but she walks around the desk anyway to pick up the phone. And guess what? It's her old Airline mate Glen Matheson! Gail gestures to Paul it's for her. Paul looks a bit: , and leaves. Gail is talking to Glen on the phone, saying it's been ages, and when he flew in. Glen asks to meet her somewhere. That's fine with Gail
GAIL: I'll have to bring my husband along though.
And yes, she is now an old married woman (does she not look utterly content talking about Paul this way?), but Paul would love to meet Glen (yeah, really!). She makes a date for the next day.
Madge is upset about Henry. Charlene tells her not to be - Henry will come back. Madge says Henry sounded very determined and starts to cry a bit. She wants him to be at home with the family so they can all support each other. Charlene says maybe it will be good for Henry to be out on his own for a bit. She is worried, too, though. Nobody feels like eating their dinner.
Mrs Mangel is still being frosty with Mr Bishop about the movie, saying she's had the most awful palpitations. Harold admits that he has another movie on order - Bambi!
Harold tells Mrs Mangel and Jane that Reverend Sampson came in to the Coffee Shop today. Mrs Mangel assumes it was to enquire about her health, but Harold tells her that Rev.Sampson wanted to talk to him about the church choir. He's invited Harold to join the choir.
JANE: You have a very nice voice, Mr Bishop. I've heard you singing in the shower.
Harold sings a scale and says he needs to practise.
MRS MANGEL: Not here, Mr Bishop!
Harold retires to his room and continues singing scales in there. Mrs Mangel rolls her eyes.
JANE: Come on, Nan. He isn't hurting anyone. And he really does have a very nice voice...once he gets going...
Mrs Mangel winces at Harold's arpeggios(!)
Paul and Gail have finished eating. Gail is talking about Glen, that it's been 4 years since she's seen him, and that he's the reason she went to work for the airline. And maybe if Jeremy hadn't come along and swept her off her feet she might have ended up married to Glen. She adds that might have saved her a lot of pain. Paul thinks it sounds like the frying pan or the fire to him. But Gail says Glen is more open and honest, she is actually surprised he's still single, but it'd take a special girl to tame him. Paul guesses Glen was surprised to find out she was married (to him!!!!). Gail says he took it in his stride, and knowing Glen he might still be hopeful.
PAUL: (whilst making coffee for both of them): Charming! (transl: What a slime!).
GAIL: That's exactly what he is. Charming, good looking. It's a shame you can't meet him.. (transl: I know!)
PAUL: I wouldn't want to cramp your style. (transl: I want to smack him already!)
GAIL: Don't be silly. (transl: You're more than welcome to try! But you have to be careful cause he's rather fit, and he has a pulse rate of 58!)
Paul says he'll have work to do, and he'll ask Jane to help.
GAIL: Are you sure you don't mind me going? (What does she want Paul to say here??)
PAUL: Ofcourse not, we both agreed we were free to see other people.
GAIL: We also agreed we wouldn't embarrass eachother. So if you really don't want me to go, I won't (Again what does she want Paul to say here??)
Paul doesn't mind, but does ask her to be discreet. Gail says there's no need for discretion. They're old friends, nothing else. Paul's not convinced, from what she said about Glen. Gail agrees he was always difficult to keep in line, but she'll try. Gail goes to sit behind her desk and drink her coffee. Paul looks: It's funny how she is quite open and honest about going out, it's like she is talking to a very good friend, she really confides in him. And she also seems relatively happy that Paul doesn't mind her going out. Curious what you guys think of this.
Madge approaches Henry who is sanding down the bridge. She wants to know where he was last night and he says he was sleeping on a friends' couch. He says the Ramsay house isn't is home anymore, it's Scott and Charlene's. Madge says it was so important to them both to have a home together, and Henry and Charlene were always so close. Henry says that the marriage has changed things - he doesn't think things can be like they used to be. Madge says she can't tell Scott and Charlene to leave. Henry says he knows, and he'll be fine.
The Office, the next day
Gail is fiddling a bit with a piece of paper on Paul's desk. She asks Paul whether she can go out for a bit she wants to buy a new dress. Paul thinks she can take an extended lunch break, but work a bit first . Gail goes : Okay. Gail then asks whether she should do something with her hair. She used to dress up and go to the hairdresser and such. Paul wonders why she would make such a fuss, and Glen is probably balding and pot bellied by now. Gail thinks that's a ridiculous notion, it's only been 4 years. Madge enters asking if she is needed at work that weekend. Paul says they'll manage withuot her, and she can spend time preparing for Jamie's christening. Paul also tells her Mrs M will be back at work on Monday, so Madge is back to the Waterhole. But with the renovations to the Waterhole, there will be plenty of new responsibilities for Madge to sink her teeth into.
Madge wonders what will happen to Henry, but Paul says he'll keep him on. Madge tells Paul that Henry has moved out of home - if he's not getting tips in the bar, he might change his mind, however!
Charlene and Rob are working on a car. He teases Charlene for being a tomboy and probes her for information on what Madge is doing tonight. She tries to put Rob off going to see Madge. But Rob goes anyway.
Outside the Waterhole
Henry is not pleased to hear that he won't be working in the bar anymore. He says he'll manage though. Henry thinks Madge was hoping a bit less money would bring him home.
MADGE: I want you home, is that a crime?
HENRY: Well I'm sorry, Mum, but I won't be coming back.
Harold comes up to Madge and says he doesn't want to be at odds with her.
MADGE: I was just a little surprised to see you kissing Eileen in public.
HAROLD: Kissing? Good heavens, no, I was merely taking something out of her eye.
MADGE: Oh, what a load of twaddle.
Madge asks Harold if there's anything between him and Eileen. Harold says he's not sure - Eileen is very hot and cold.
MADGE: I see. So Eileen dumped you and now you're trying to get back into my good books!
Harold says he isn't - he just wanted to have a sensible conversation with Madge. He also says that Madge is making a fool of herself with Rob Lewis(!) He thinks Madge is going out with Rob to make him jealous!
Madge is outraged, and just then Rob himself comes up.
ROB: Is this guy bothering you?
MADGE: Yes. Yes he is!
Rob starts to warn Harold off, but Madge separates them. In front of Harold, she makes a date with Rob for this evening.
Harold tells Rob he's watching him, but Rob laughs and asks what Harold is going to do!
HAROLD: I will not be responsible for the damage I do
ROB: I live in terror of the day!
Harold is singing arpeggios in his room again. Jane is working at the office tonight. Mrs Mangel isn't sure Jane should be alone with Paul at night but tells her it'll probably be alright since Paul is recently married(!)
Mrs Mangel shouts at Harold to stop singing!
Jane and Paul are in the office looking through Gail's papers to find info about her replacement compere.
Gail enters looking rather smashing, with an open back black dress, and fancy hair. She wants them to meet Glen. Glen enters in his pilot's uniform. Gail introduces him to her husband, and then to Jane. Paul asks Gail about the replacement compere. Gail feels awful, cause she forgot about arranging anything. But she apologises for forgetting. Glen cuts in saying "everybody makes mistakes, Honey" and he's sure Paul is not going to eat her alive (maybe not, but he'd like a taste of her I'm sure!). Paul says it's alright, he'll sort something out, and to have a good evening. Gail apologises again, saying it's not like her to forget things. Paul says she had other things on her mind (tsk tsk Paul!). Glen urges Gail to hurry, since he made a reservation, they don't want to be late. Glen thanks Paul for allowing him to borrow his wife. They say goodnight and leave.
PAUL: Honey?? (and sort of rolls his eyes)
It's clear what he thinks of Glen .
Madge isn't pleased that she has to go out with Rob Lewis. Scott says he'll go down to the Waterhole and talk to Henry, but Madge says it will just make Henry more stubborn.
Rob arrives and takes Madge off.
Paul and Jane are working. Jane asks if he'll be joining Gail and her friend later. Paul says no, he's tired. Jane thinks he's a very trusting husband, cause Glen looks like he walked right out of the movies. Paul doesn't think Glen is that great, and those pilots are basically full of it, and are having one big affair with themselves. Jane goes: Ahun. Paul wants to know what that was about. Jane says it's so cute how he's jealous, cause Gail is out with Glen.
PAUL: Me! Jealous?
JANE: Of course you are, and don't try and deny it, cause you can tell a mile off.
Gail and Glen sit down at a table (very conspicuous place for a conveniently married woman to take her date). Glen compliments her on the service at Lassiters. Gail says it's Paul's doing, he pays attention to every detail. Glen thinks he's young to be in charge of a set up like Lassiters. But Gail says the Daniels Corp is much bigger. Paul just landed a multi million deal with a Japanese company!
GAIL: He's ambitious, but he hasn't let it ruin his personal life. You gotta admire him for that.
GLEN: And you obviously do.
Glen tells her to stop singing the praises of her husband, and tell him what she'd like to drink. Gail says he brought it up. Glen admits he'd hoped there might be room in her life for a little romance. But she did nothing but talk about her husband all evening. It's clear to Glen that she's head over heels in love with him. GAIL: Ahehs in disbelief.