Outside Mrs Mangel's:
Jane is sitting contemplating when Nel comes out to ask what she knows about an American trip - some travel agent has just been on the phone. Jane apologises, she should have told her sooner. She's off to America to be a model. Nel is gutted. She tells Jane she is running away from Scott and Jane agrees. She says it was more than just a kiss to her.
At the Ramsay's:
Henry thinks everyone has gone crazy - he's never seen Scott kissing Jane. Even if he had he can't see what the big deal is (!). Harold comes to the door to ask if it's true about Scott and Charlene separating. Madge confirms Scott has moved back next door. Henry insists it will all blow over. Harold agrees - if they help. Henry is sure that when Charlene wakes up they can all have a nice cup of tea and sort things out calmly and rationally. Cut to:
Charlene and Scott's room:
Charlene dreams of Scott and Jane in the park. They are playing on swings and roundabouts and Charlene wakes herself up shouting “Scott no!” as Scott moves in to kiss Jane. Henry and Madge run in. Poor Charlene is all confused. Madge gives her a cuddle and says she has to tidy herself up and go over to sort things out with Scott. Charlene refuses - she doesn't want Scott back, as far as she's concerned it's over.
In the kitchen:
Henry and Harold are discussing how things can so easily be blown out of proportion. Madge comes in and says she's never seen Charlene so upset - things are worse because Jane was her best friend. Henry and Harold defend Jane, saying they can't believe she would deliberately hurt anyone. Henry asks why Scott would have married Charlene if he wanted Jane. Madge tells him to look at his father. He says this is unfair, you can't compare Scott with the old man. Madge is disappointed with him, he should be siding with his sister. He just doesn't want Scott and Charlene to end up alone and lonely like Madge and Harold. They protest that they are nothing of the sort, then look at each other, confirming they are.
At the Robinson's:
Scott is still welded to his guitar. Lucy asks why he doesn't just go and talk to Charlene, she only lives next door. Jim agrees and Scott reminds him he said earlier that he should have a good long think about things. Jim says thinking doesn't stop him talking. Scott won't, he's already tried talking and Charlene won't believe him. He's going to stay at home until he finishes his exams. Paul arrives to introduce Gregg Cooper to Jim. He presumes Helen has already told him what's happened at the workshop. Oh no she hasn't. Jim sighs that he thought he'd had all the surprises he was going to get for one day.
At the Ramsay's:
Harold invites Madge out for dinner and Henry talks her into it. The door goes and Henry opens it to Jane, she's come to see Charlene. Madge refuses to let her see her. Jane points out that this thing will just go on and on if they don't sort it out but Madge thinks another time will be better. Jane says she can't, she's leaving that day for America. Madge reluctantly agrees to go and ask Charlene but she won't talk. Jane leaves, saying if Charlene doesn't want to talk to her that's her problem.
At the Robinson's:
Jim is impressed with Gregg's references. Paul asks if it's okay to leave Gregg with the family, he has to go and run Jane to the airport. She's off to America (She's going to America? Really? How many times can they mention America in this episode?) Scott overhears and goes out.
In the street:
Scott asks Jane if she's leaving because of what happened between them. She says of course not, it's a fantastic opportunity, anything can happen in America. Nel comes out and says a fond farewell. They load Jane's gear into the car and Paul drives her away leaving Mrs Mangel to pin the blame squarely on Scott's shoulders. Cut to the Ramsay balcony where Charlene is all alone watching…
In the Ramsay's' kitchen:
Henry is cooking tom-eggs - chopped bacon, onions, tomatoes all mixed in with egg dumped into a frying pan and served on toast. He's cooking it for Charlene because Madge won't go out if she doesn't eat. Charlene says she was hungry until she saw what was on the menu. She agrees to force some of the goo down and goes off to get changed. Harold arrives in his best suit. He asks after Charlene and is disappointed things are sorted out yet. Henry points out that she hasn't had the best example from him and Madge. A light bulb goes on over Harold's head. He asks Henry if he can help him with something.
At Lassiters Restaurant:
Harold and Madge are seated and the waiter tells them tonight is a special occasion. Harold tells Madge even the waiter can feel the romance in the air. He clicks his fingers and a waiter appears with a big bunch of roses.
At the Ramsay's:
Henry has to go out, with a funny uniform in a bag. He tells Charlene if she needs him he'll be at the Waterhole and she says she'll be fine, she's not going to slash her wrists. He suggests maybe she ring Scott while he's out but there's no need - he's at the door. Henry invites him in, remarking to Charlene “Lennie you remember Scott, your husband…” She turns her back on them. Scott says he's just come to pick up a few of his things. Henry leaves, saying he's sure they have a lot to talk about. Scott asks Charlene if they do have a lot to talk about but she doesn't think there's anything left to say and tells him to go ahead and take whatever's his. He heads for the record player (I'm sure that's Madge's,,,) and Charlene says she's heard Jane's gone to America (Has she? How come no-one mentioned that?), she bets Scott wanted to go with her. He says no, but he'll miss her because she's a good friend. Stupidly, Scott is shocked when this upsets Charlene who asks “Do you want your things or don't you?”. He doesn't - he just wanted an excuse to try and save their marriage, but he can see it's a total waste of time and leaves.
Harold tells Madge Charlene and Scott need a good example but she thinks what they really need is a good clip round the ear. They laugh. Harold steers the conversation back to him and Madge. He thinks if they'd been a better example “the kids” would say to themselves that mum and Harold had remained friends, and had even gone out to dinner where a violin started playing (cue violin playing Neighbours…). Harold apologises for his stupid pride ruining their happiness. A telegram arrives with Henry all dressed up. He reads out the telegram - “My dear, dear Madge. On this most romantic of romantic evenings I beg you to accept the token of my love which lies within the sweetly perfumed petals of the longest red rose” (Madge gasps as she sees her engagement ring, not at all securely wedged in one of the roses). Madge and Harold both smile and have a little kiss.