Jim is icing a cake that Helen has made for Lucy's homecoming. Helen tells him that Lucy will have to do a bit of homework as she recovers so that she won't fall too fall behind - Beverly says it's OK. Jim says he could tutor Lucy on Maths perhaps.
Daphne is lying on the sofa, very upset. Des and Mike come in. Daphne tells Des that she told her mother to go - she needed time to think.
DAPHNE: It's my fault my brother died. I killed him.
DES: Did your mother tell you that?!
DAPHNE: If I hadn't run away, she wouldn't have chased me, she wouldn't have tripped and fallen over and the baby would have lived. It was a boy, just what my father wanted. But he was premature. Too small to live and so that was that. No more babies. And all because of me.
Des says it was just an accident, it wasn't Daphne's fault - she was only 2 at the time! Daphne says her father did - he blamed them both.
DAPHNE: If it hadn't been for me, everything would have been different. My father would have had the son he wanted so much.
DES: It is not your fault. She had no right to tell you that, she should have kept her mouth shut.
DAPHNE: Even if she doesn't blame me, he still does!
DES: It was a long time ago, Daph.
He lifts her to her feet and gives her a hug.
Mrs Mangel is looking at the poster of Jane as the Lassiter's girl. She thinks maybe Jane should have worn something a bit more lady-like. Jane says at least it wasn't a bikini! Anyway, it was just a one-off thing to help Gail out.
MRS MANGEL: How much money would they...um, pay you...to wear a bikini.
JANE: I told you, this was just...
MRS MANGEL:(interrupting) You see, there's a lot of money to be made in this sort of thing. Publicity, promotions. What you need, Jane, is someone to protect your interests. Someone older and wiser with more experience of the world.
JANE: Nan, I think I can manage.
MRS MANGEL: Babe in the woods, that's what you are. That's what I told Paul. Anyone can take advantage of you.
JANE: Nan, what did you tell Paul?
MRS MANGEL: Oh, don't you worry, my dear, I'll take care of you. No smart young businessman is going to get the better of me! Now, off to bed. You need your beauty sleep!
She looks at the poster again.
Daphne is feeling a bit better now and tells Des that she'll be fine. She takes Jamie off to bed.
Des tells Mike that he won't let Daphne's mother hurt her again. In fact, he won't let her go near her again.
No.26, the following morning
Lucy has arrived home, wearing a trendy bandana. Scott comes in through the back door with a present from him and Charlene. Lucy opens it and it's a Tina Turner wig. Lucy loves it!
Jim tells Lucy that he's taken a few days off work to spend time with Lucy.
LUCY: It's so good to back home. After all, I thought I might never see it again!
Jane is looking at the Lassiter's poster, which is up on the wall. Mike comes along and tells her it's a great poster - in fact, he's got one on his bedroom wall!
Mrs Mangel has popped in to see Helen on the way to work - she's brought Lucy a scarf to wear. Lucy has got the Tina Turner wig on and Mrs Mangel is quite surprised to even see her out of bed(!) Lucy thanks her for the scarf, and for helping her through the operation. Mrs Mangel told her that she'd be home soon, running her down on her skateboard and she took great comfort from that(!)
Des is confronting Daphne's mother in a pub.
DES: I want to know what you think you're up to.
TINA: What do you mean, 'up to'?
DES: A mother is supposed to love her kid, right? First you ditch her. Then, years later, you come back into her life blaming her for the death of a brother that she didn't even know she had!
Tina says she didn't mean it like that - she was trying to help Daphne to understand her father a bit better, that's all. Des says that Daphne's father has behaved terribly in blaming Daphne for not being a boy. Tina asks Des how he'd feel if he could never have a son - that's really what happened to their marriage. Daphne was the one who suffered, and she wants to make it up to Daphne.
TINA: I suppose I'm trying to tie up some loose ends. I'm not trying to apologise for him, but you know when you leave something unfinished, unresolved, it eats at you? Daphne's father's a hard man, but I loved him once. And I feel I owe him this chance.
DES: A chance to make it up with Daphne? Why now? He's never been in a hurry in the past.
TINA: I know.
DES: He didn't even come to the christening.
TINA: He couldn't come, he couldn't face it...
DES: Why, couldn't stand to see his daughter happy for the first time in a while?
TINA: He's dying.
Des is shocked.
TINA: It's been a long battle. One he couldn't win. It's been hard for him to take, just as hard as admitting he was wrong. I didn't tell Daphne, I wasn't sure...you know her better than I do. If anyone's going to tell her, perhaps it should be you.
DES: Oh, hell.
TINA: I know you don't think much of me, Des, but I would like to see Daphne just once more, if I could.
DES: I don't want her hurt anymore.
TINA: Just to say goodbye? I'll be leaving tomorrow, gone for good...please.
Garden of No.26
Helen, Jim and Lucy are sitting in the garden. Helen is reading a letter from Frank Darcy aloud to them. Lucy is writing a list of things she and Jim can do while they're at home together. Helen says she should go for a nap first!
Tina and Daphne are having tea. Tina assures Daphne that it wasn't her fault - she never blamed her for the accident. Daphne says her father did, but she doesn't care - she has her own family now. But she would like to keep in touch with Tina - it would be OK to exchange addresses.
TINA: I'd like that. What a shame I'm going overseas tomorrow, we've been strangers for so long.
DAPHNE: Funny, isn't it. I mean, when you have a baby yourself you understand a lot more what it was like for your own mother.
She picks Jamie out of his cot.
DAPHNE: Would you like to hold Jamie?
TINA: Oh, I'd love to!
Daphne hands him over.
TINA: Thank you, Daphne.
DAPHNE: There you are. Grandson. Say thank to your grandma for your christening present, Jamie, we accept with pleasure. And we're glad she came to see us, aren't we!
Mike has been helping Scott with his maths homework. Jane comes in and asks Scott how Henry is. Scott says he doesn't really know, he's been keeping out of it. Jane apologises for interfering but as she's talking, realises that there some fans of the Lassiter's girl in the shop. They asks Jane for a snapshot. She agrees, but Mrs Mangel comes in and stops it, saying they'll have to charge professional rates! They say they're just tourists, rather bemused!
Garden of No.26
Jim and Lucy are hanging out.
JIM: If you hadn't been sick, I don't know what would have happened. We wouldn't have taken the time to stop and think. And I wouldn't have realised how much I miss you when you're not here.
LUCY: I love you, Dad.
JIM: Me, too.
Helen comes out to say that Ross is on the phone for Jim, and Lucy should rest a bit more.
Des comes in and Daphne greets him - she tells him she had a good time with her mother today.
DES: Did she say anything about your Dad?
DAPHNE: Not much, why?
DES: Well...seeing as you've patched things up with her, I was wondering if you're going to contact him.
DAPHNE: Give me one good reason why.
DES: Well, I don't know. Tie up loose ends? So you don't look back and say, 'if only'?
DAPHNE: Why should I? It wasn't my fault. If he wants to make peace, he knows where I am, I'm not going anywhere. He's got all the time in the world.
He looks deeply concerned.
Jim says he's going to have to go back to work - in fact, he's got to go to America. Lucy is upset that business is more important again.
LUCY: When I grow up, people are going to be more important than business. Especially when they're people I love.
JIM: I'll make it up to you, Lucy.
LUCY: Yeah, OK.
She storms off to her room.
HELEN: This problem at work, it's serious, isn't it?
JIM: It's about as serious as it can get. We're being sued. Could lose everything.