Mrs Mangel is on the phone complaining to the carpenter who failed to turn up. Harold is on his way to the Robinsons where Madge is babysitting Todd and Katie. Mrs Mangel wishes him luck with the ‘delinquents' as he leaves.
Harold is answering some ‘Dear Georgette' letters and is oblivious to Madge rambling on about how harmonious the Robinsons living arrangements are. She tells him she wonders how he will fit in when he moves in with her. He tells her there will be no problems so long as there are no animals and strictly vegetarian meals!
Helen and Beverly arrive home and tells Harold and Madge about the factory fire.
Henry is persuading Sally to let him be her new flatmate. However she wants a flat mate not a live in boyfriend. Sally leaves and Henry assures her he has not given up yet.
Harold has told Jane and Mrs Mangel about the fire. He then settles down at the typewriter to do some more ‘Dear Georgette' work. Mrs Mangel asks him to make her some tea. Whilst he is in the kitchen she sneaks a peak at his files and is shocked to find out that Harold is ‘Dear Georgette'. Harold catches her snooping and asks he what she is doing.
Mrs Mangel: Good gracious. What is all this poppycock?!
Harold is angry that Mrs Mangel went through his files; he feels he has no privacy. He tells her how important it is that ‘Georgette' is anonymous. He tells her that Madge, Charlene and Henry already know it's him and it's only a matter of time before the rest of the street find out. Mrs Mangel wonders what qualifications Harold has and he tells her he has life experience.
Henry is wearing Madge's wedding dress so she can make some alterations! He is moaning about Sally and says he really wants to move in with her. Harold storms in through the back door and sees the dress. Madge is distraught.
Helen tells Beverly about Scotts suspicions. Beverly wonders if it's true and is afraid of how Jim will react f he finds out Ross can't be trusted.
Madge is sure that Harold seeing her dress is bad luck. She reminds him what happened to Eileen and Malcolm after the bride and groom fell off their wedding cake. Henry is sure it isn't bad luck. Harold only say Henry in the dress and there for it doesn't count. Madge is unconvinced – she will burn the dress!
Jim returns home with Scott and Charlene. The engineering works is burnt to the ground but luckily no one was hurt. Jim tells them the sprinkler system didn't work and says it will take he and Ross months to re-establish themselves. Scott and Charlene head home and Scott tells Jim he'll talk to him about Ross another time.
Charlene's upset because she doesn't know what will happen to her apprenticeship now Tony has gone. She is sure she is jinxed. Madge wants her to go shopping with her for a new wedding dress. Scott is still suspicious of Ross and thinks there may be more to the fire then they think.
Henry: ‘Where there's smoke there's…….
Jim has done an inventory for the insurers. Beverly reminds him that Lucy is returning home today for the school holidays. Jim thanks Beverly for her support and says he wouldn't have got through it without her. She assures him he and Ross can rebuild the business. Jim says the engineer works held a lot of memories for him.
The Coffee Shop
Harold is talking to Sally about Madge's superstitions. He is surprised she was so upset over the dress. He asks Jane for her opinion but she is engrossed in the paper, reading about burglaries that have been taking place of late. She asks how Tony is and Sally tells her he has gone back to Perth. Jane feels guilty when she learns his Dad is sick and wishes she wasn't so hard on him.
Mrs Mangel catches up with Henry and asks him to make a kennel for Bouncer. He agrees and tells her he'll do it at the weekend.
Jim is on the phone as Helen arrives. He tells she and Beverly that the fire brigade have called in the police – they suspect arson.