At the Ramsays:
Party over, Madge is hoovering up and sends Charlene off to bed as she looks done in. She admits she is tired and Scott teases her about being 18 - “You're not a spring chicken anymore, Edna”. She chases him into the bedroom. Iron guts, steel stomach Henry sits down to polish off the rest of the food - “You told me to put away the left overs”
In the bedroom:
Scott has pinned Charlene to the bed and is insisting an old married woman like her suits the name Edna. She flips him over and whips him with her belt until he begs for mercy but he stops her because she's thrown him onto her manuals (God forbid they should get even more battered!). He tells her how much trouble he had finding them and she realises that's what he and Jane were doing last night. She apologises for nearly ruining the surprise and explains she feels jealous of the time he spends with Jane. He hugs her and says Jane is just a good friend who's helping him with maths. Fully forgiven he goes off to clean his teeth pausing at the door to say “If you're asleep by the time I get back (What?? On her birthday night??!) Night Mrs Robinson”, before returning to add “Edna!”. Charlene throws a pillow at his head.
At the Clarkes:
Eileen is feeding Harold, very quickly. She has a busy day ahead. Harold suggests he goes to the coffee shop too, to lend a hand so to speak. Eileen says they can cope as Sally is an absolute treasure. Daphne queries that Sally is both a caterer and a gym instructor but Eileen says she's explained all that - good nutrition and physical fitness go hand in hand. Daphne says she'd better not start doing aerobics classes in the middle of the shop.
In Scott and Charlene's room:
Charlene pins Scott's “Hunk of the Year” poster to her notice board. Scott asks what she thinks she's doing. She tells him it brightens up the room and he reminds her that she hated it yesterday. She says it isn't the photo she hates - it's the thought of all the girls at school chasing after him. He sighs that first she was jealous of Jane, now the girls at school. She promises never to be jealous ever again (Scott believes her, not) Scott tells her he loves her even if she is a stubborn, suspicious, nosy… She interrupts and says she can always use the picture as a dartboard. He laughs. She asks if he's studying with Jane again that night and he questions whether she'll get snitchy if he's late home for dinner. She protests that she won't even raise an eyebrow.
In the kitchen:
Henry is puzzled by one of the great mysteries of modern technology - how come you put matching socks in the wash and end up with odd ones? Madge suggests he look down the back of the machine, sometimes they fall down (No they don't, the washing goblins eat them!). Daphne enters the madhouse (the whole family are milling around the small kitchen) to see how Charlene enjoyed the party last night. Charlene says she shouldn't have let her whinge her head off like she did but Daphne tells her she didn't know at that time. She asks Madge if she knew Sally had done a gym instructors course as well as a cooking and catering course (preying on your mind a bit Daph?). Henry listens in keenly and Madge tells him not to hang around distracting Sally from her work. He asks “Would I do something like that?” Both Madge and Daphne answer with a very definite “Yes!”.
In the coffee shop:
Beverly and Helen are having a cuppa. Helen tells Beverly she is temporarily back in the workforce while Gail is in America. She reveals she has packed Lucy off to Emma's as she didn't like leaving her alone all day. Beverly invites her for dinner so she doesn't get lonely.
At the Clarkes:
Eileen is trying to prevent Madge coming in to see Harold when Beverly arrives for his check up. It's time for the sling to come off! Eileen and Madge argue about how much he'll be able to use his free arm but Beverly insists it is fine to put it to a little light use now. Harold says in that case, he's off to the coffee shop. Madge is shocked, he should still be resting. Beverly agrees that he can do a little and he and Eileen go off to work, leaving Madge to worry that Eileen has her eye on him.
At the coffee shop:
Sally is cooking by numbers from a book. She hides it as Eileen walks in. Eileen introduces her to Harold who says he was bored and lonely sitting at home all day. She tells him she knows how he feels, her hotel room is the same. Eileen insists she have dinner with them that night and won't listen to Sally's protests (however half hearted they may be!). Henry comes in and is pleased to see Harold back at work. Eileen fusses over Harold as he tries to serve Henry and they knock over a stand. Henry and Sally clear things up and Henry says to Sally he hopes she hasn't forgotten their date that night (Oh dear). She tells him she will have to cancel as she's expecting a phone call from her mum in her hotel room - things like that mean a lot to mums. He fails to hide his disappointment but says he understands.
At the Clarkes:
Harold says he is looking forward to this meal - the first he's been able to eat un-aided in some time. As he's setting the table he drops a fork but insists he can do things on his own now and can pick it up himself. Des says in that case, he'll probably be moving back to Mrs Mangels soon, yes? Gosh, picking up the fork is harder than Harold thought! Des will have to assist him. Eileen agrees Harold is much better off staying with them for now. Sally picks up a family picture and says how much Jamie looks like Des, but how little they look like Eileen. Do they take after his father? Des thinks so but doesn't want to talk about his father. Eileen says she has lots of photos of Des at Jamie's age. Sally asks to see them but they are at Eileen's unit. Sally pushes further, she is very interested in Des's past. Eileen forces Des to go and pick up the photo albums.
At the Ramsays:
Scott rushes home late for dinner. He apologises but Charlene is fine. She's even cooked him mince as a special treat for tea. She asks if he wants to take her to the pictures that night but he can't - Jane is in the middle of explaining some maths thing and he wants to go back over there after he's eaten. Warily, he suggests that they could go another night and checks that she's not going to “get all funny about it”. New improved Charlene insists she is fine. They can see as many movies as they want when his exams are over. Madge suggests that Henry take Charlene to the pictures with him and Sally (Cheers mum!) but he tells them Sally has cancelled on him - “Can you believe that? A chance to spend some time with the all-time, ace, hip, coolest dude in Erinsborough and she cancelled!”
At the Clarkes:
Sally, Eileen and Harold are looking at old baby photos of Des and laughing. He is embarrassed. They come across one of Des's dad and the mood changes. Eileen leaves the table telling Sally “that man left me all alone, to raise a boy all by myself.” Tactless Sally follows her into the living room asking if she's ever tried to track him down. Eileen obviously doesn't want to talk about him so Sally begins to question Des instead! He tells her if his dad had wanted them to be in touch he'd have contacted them.
At Beverly's flat:
Beverly sings the praises of take away food. They start discussing Frank Darcy and Beverly asks Helen why she doesn't invite him to stay. Helen says she is old fashioned and prefers the man to do the chasing. Beverly agrees. Helen tells her she doesn't think Jim ever really got over Ann's death, but that he's beginning to - Jim and Beverly getting together is the very best thing to have happened, for both of them (Jim and Bev).
At the Clarkes:
Sally leaves and Harold comments on what a charming girl she is. Des says it's funny the way she was looking at the photo of his old man. He flicks through the album but can't find the picture. Eileen says “it's typical of your father, a disappearing act was always his speciality!” They search around but can't find it. Des realises Sally must have taken it.