Charlene is working on a car, but quickly puts the bonnet down when Jim comes up. Jim says he's heard that Rob has been neglecting Charlene - and it's not good enough. Charlene hope Jim won't fire Rob - without the job, Rob will just go off wandering again. Charlene says she owes Rob one for giving her the apprenticeship. Jim says he'll have a word with Rob and see if he can get him to pull his finger out.
Outsdie the Waterhole
Eileen approaches Madge to tell her that Harold got nowhere with her despite his tendency to "come on strong"(!) Madge rolls her eyes.
Henry has been fixing the sign on the Waterhole. Madge tells Henry that the take was down by $45 and Paul thinks Henry was in on Kenny with it. Henry says he didn't do it. Madge believes him, but says he'll have to convince Paul.
Jim is ranting to Helen about Rob while trying to pack for America. Lucy wants Jim to take her for a drive to the riding school. But Jim says he's too busy with the packing and his papers to sort out for work before he leaves. Lucy is disappointed. When she's gone, Helen tells Jim to explain to Lucy exactly why he has to go to America. Jim says he doesn't want to worry Lucy with new of the court case.
Paul is talking to Madge and Henry. Paul wants Henry to see things from his point of view. It doesn't look good for Henry. Paul still thinks Henry helped Kenny cheat the Waterhole out of some money. And Henry basically can't work for Lassiters anymore, unless he can prove he is innocent. Henry leaves to try and prove his innocence.
Henry draws up in the car and sees Kenny and BB. He tells them about the trouble at the Waterhole. Kenny insists that Madge made a mistake, but Henry says that Madge is always very good with money. He tells Kenny that if he did it, he should own up.
When Kenny has gone, BB tells Henry that she thinks Kenny planned the whole thing - it wouldn't be the first time. Henry walks after Kenny and throws him up against a fence, saying he wants the truth.
Eileen has come round to see Helen. Lucy is still sulking. She is very concerned to hear that Helen and Lucy will be alone in the house while Jim is away. She tells Helen that on no account must she invite Harold for dinner - she might end up being the main course(!) Helen says that Madge was only joking with her comments about Harold. Eileen is shocked and says she's already mentioned it to one or two ladies! Helen says Eileen had better set them straight.
Harold is singing "All Things Bright And Beautiul" to himself when Jane comes in. She says that Harold's singing is improving. Harold is very pleased as he pours Jane a cup of coffee. He says his greatest ambition is to ing a solo of "Amazing Grace" at the church.
Jane looks at the Lassiter's Girl poster and feels self-conscious. Harold says she's very pretty, but humours her by covering the poster up.
Henry has a bruise on his chin but he has managed to get the money and the truth from Kenny. BB is with him and explains what Kenny did by remembering the serial number on the note.
Paul says apologises to Henry, for doubting him, and it won't happen again. He tells Henry to go back to work. Henry and BB leave as Jim comes in.
Henry thanks BB for her help. He says he'll come and get his gear from the house after work. Madge looks at Henry's chin and suggests a cold compress. Henry thanks Madge for believing him and sticking up for him. Madge says she knows a nice house in Ramsay Street with an available room...
Jane comes up and Madge tells her that Henry is coming home. Jane apologises for the horrible things she said to Henry and says if he doesn't go home, she'll always feel guilty about it. Henry says he's outnumbered and agrees to come home. (Hooray!)
Jim and Paul talk about the workshop and Rob in particular. Paul thinks Jim should sack Rob. But Jim doesn't think firing Rob is the answer, he just wants Paul to be hard on Rob if he slacks off, whilst he is away in the States. Paul thinks the workshop may be done by the time Jim comes back. Paul tells Jim he's already had complaints about bad service. Paul tells Jim he feels sorry for Rob too, but he's a dead los and he should get rid of him. But Jim insists on giving Rob a chance. Paul says he'll watch Rob closely, and if he makes one mistake he's out.
Charlene comes home and is stunned to find Henry there. She asks if he is back, but he winds her up saying he's just come to do his laundry. But then he tells her the happy truth and she hugs him tightly. She promises never to nag him ever again. They do a very complicated handshake(!)
Henry tells Charlene that Madge made him an offer too good to refuse - she said that Charlene would do all his washing and ironing for twelve months(!) Charlene throws his laundry at him!
Madge is telling Harold how pleased she is about Henry coming home. Madge invites Harold over for dinner, tempting him with steamed pudding and custard(!) Madge says that the kids are very fond of Harold - and so is she. Harold asks if Rob Lewis is on the outer and Madge says he's never been anything else. Same with Eileen. They both admit how fond they are of each other and say they've both been rather silly. They have a little pash.
Just then, Reverend Sampson comes in and Harold stands up quickly in embarrassment. Madge excuses herself, saying she'll see Harold tonight and wipes her lipstick off his lips(!)
Reverend Sampson tells Harold that most of the choir are women. Harold says they are all very good singers and stirs his passions up with their tuneful singing.
REVEREND SAMPSON: Yes, well, I think it's about time we had a little chat about those passions of yours.
Paul is saying goodbye to Jim as he's packing. He has some papers he wants Jim to give Rosemary. Jim agrees to look up Laura while he's there. Lucy says tearfully that it sounds more like a holiday than a business trip. She stalks off into the kitchen. Both Helen and Paul convince Jim to tell Lucy the truth.
Jim tells Lucy that he is being sued. He explains if he loses he'll have to pay a lot of money - he'd have to sell the house and the business. Lucy realises how serious things are and gives Jim her blessing to go on the trip. Lucy says she's not a little kid anymore - Jim should have told her. She tell Jim he'll win the court case and gives him a kiss.
Madge is cooking the evening meal. Charlene has agrees to eat the roast and not eat baked beans this evening(!)
There's a knock at the door and it's Harold. He is beside himself with rage. He tells Madge that someone has been spreading vicious rumours about him - he's been thrown out of the church choir. He tells Madge that he's been painted as a philanderer and his reputation is in ruins. He can't understand why anyone would do this. Madge looks very guilty!