Jim and Beverly's
Beverly comes in through the door and enquires where the kids and comments on how desperate things must be for Jim to have to be searching for money down the side of the couch. Jim finds a coin and they decide to flip it to see who'll get it. Jim wins but Bev insists that they play best of three. Instead they decide to have a quick kiss. Afterwards they discuss Helen's health and how she thinks they've been overloading her. They decide that from now on they're going to do their fair share of chores around the house. Before they can discuss it any longer, the kids arrive in. Lucy complains about Todd and how he's been teasing her about having a boyfriend. Talk quickly turns to Lucy's party. Lucy doesn't think she should have to help organise her own party, as Helen usually does those sorts of things. Beverly tells her that from now on, everyone will be doing their fair share of the housework.
Gail is making herself busy organising some paperwork when Paul sneaks up and scares her. Gail seems less than impressed. Paul doesn't understand why Gail's been working so late and thinks it's because she can't handle the top job (they'd swapped jobs as a dare in earlier episodes). An agitated Gail says that she can handle it and that she's on top of everything but Paul can tell otherwise. Gail picks up a ringing phone and speaks to Mrs. Mangel, explaining something about a misunderstanding. Paul asks what the problem was but manages to avoid his question by insisting that they get going for Lucy's party.
Madge and Harold's
Charlene is eyeing up some apartments in the paper that her, Scott and Madge can look at tomorrow morning. Madge however, is exhausted from all the flats she was taken to today and she wants to have a word with Paul tomorrow over the fact that Mrs. Mangel has been earning more money than her. Harold comes into the kitchen and asks if he can have a look at the paper but Charlene is adamant that she needs it and she doesn't want to miss out on any opportunity to find a good flat for her and Scott. Madge tells Charlene to apologise for her absence from Lucy's party tonight, she won't be able to go as she's so busy in the kitchen and if she sees Paul she might punch his lights out (much to Harold's disgust). Charlene reminds her Mum that she'll have to speak to Gail about it as her and Paul have temporarily switched jobs. Scott has just come out of the shower and boasts about the new assignment the newspaper have given to him - to write a profile on the old family's of the area, two of which he'll be focusing on are the Ramsays and the Robinsons. Madge says she'll have a look around in the garage for any papers on them to help. Scott, late for Lucy's party drags him and Charlene out the door. Harold, happy that they've gone reads the newspaper.
Jim and Beverly's
The gang are setting up food for the guests as Todd teases Lucy over whether her boyfriend Matt Cummings will be coming. Lucy manages to ware him off by threatening to stuff his face with a chicken. Helen comes in and asks what help she can be, but Lucy is having none of it and whisks her away in the kitchen to tell her all about Matt. Paul, Gail, Scott and Charlene arrive and happily greet Lucy. Gail walks through into the kitchen and starts talking to Helen. She asks if Madge is coming, but Helen says she's not, much to Gail's relief. Gail explains about the mixed up salary letters that went out to the wrong people and vows to sort the situations out with Paul knowing a thing. Paul walks into the kitchen and takes them into the living room to get involved in the party. Over in the living room Scott is telling everyone about the article he's going to write, and how he wants to focus on the Ramsay's and the Robinsons by digging up some historical documents. Beverly warns him not to go digging too much as some people don't like talking about their families too much but Scott says that he going to try and be respectful as possible. A distracted Gail walks into the kitchen, followed along by Paul while the discussion continues. Paul asks what she and Helen were talking about earlier to which Gail explains that she was just asking Helen for some help while Jane takes a break. Satisfied by her answer, Paul and Gail walk back into the living room.
Harold and Madge's
Madge and Harold are reminiscing over some old photos that Madge had found. Madge shows Harold a picture of Henry when he was in the cubs while they discuss how all kids should now be in the Scouts or the Guides, as they are such a good influence. The phone rings, which Madge picks up. It's her Dad. Madge tells him about Scott's article and asks whether or not he could send over some old documents. On the phone, they get into a little scuffle and say goodbye. Apparently, Madge's Dad is going to be arrived in Erinsborough tomorrow.
Jim and Beverly's
Jim is trying to be 'cool Dad' by assigning missions (I.e. chores) for the kids to do. Lucy sees straight through him though so Jim gets to the point by assigning the chores. Lucy thinks it's unfair that she should have to do anything as she's going to see Matt today. Jim tells her that she can see Matt once she's washed her clothes. Todd and Katie are both intrigued to meet Matt, especially Katie who wants to know why Lucy thinks he's such a 'hunk'. When the kids ask where Helen is Jim tells them that she left early for Lassiter's. Jim is suspicious that there is some sort of crisis going on there.
Paul arrives through, greeted by Helen who is acting as a receptionist for the day. Paul and Helen go into the office and Helen explains to Gail that Paul forgot some of his papers. Paul asks why there are so many people in the waiting room to which Gail explains that she's interviewing them for a job. Paul reminds Gail about the Mr. Udagawa meeting that they're both meant to attend to at lunchtime, which appears to be another thing that is stressing Gail out. When Paul leaves, Helen lets her feelings to Gail about her lying to Paul perfectly clear. Gail however, doesn't want Paul to think she can't be a good leader or boss.
Harold and Madge's
Scott greets Madge's Dad and welcomes him into the house as he complains about the price of air fares. He sees Scott's notes on the table, enquires about the article he's writing and allows him to borrow Jack Ramsay's diary - something that Scott is very thankful for. Madge's Dad's priority is speaking to Charlene. He wants Scott to call up at work and ask her to come home.
Charlene is waiting for her sandwich and orange juice to eat at work later on while a dressed up Lucy sits down on the table opposite. Charlene enquires about her look so Lucy explains about Matt, and them meeting up. As Harold comes out he overhears some of the conversation and thinks that Lucy is too young to have a boyfriend. Despite this, he comments on how wonderful she looks.
Gail has successfully calmed down the staff crisis. After some congratulations from Helen, Paul walks in and says that he's just had a conversation with three members of staff who have told him everything about the letters being mixed up. Gail apologises about not telling him, but assures him that the situation is under control. Paul however, isn't happy so they start arguing.
Outside Daphne's, Lucy has been stood up by Matt. She walks off, confused and upset.
Madge and Harold's
Charlene walks in, greets her Grandfather and asks why he told Scott to ring her up at work to get her home. He explains that he knows they've been looking for a flat, and he is offering them in a house. There's only one problem - it's in Brisbane.