Beverly tells Madge tearfully that she doesn't know if Helen will survive. They cry together.
Sharon is ranting about school but Bronwyn is immersed in thoughts of love and looks like she's away with the fairies! Eventually Sharon snaps her out of it.
While Bronwyn pours the tea, Sharon sees Aunt Edie pull up outside in a taxi.
BRONWYN: Oh hell - Henry's in the shower! If Aunt Edie walks in here and finds him, she'll kill us!
SHARON: Ohhh no! What are we going to do?
Bronwyn tells her not to panic - and sends Sharon out to distract Aunt Edie while she gets Henry out.
Sharon rushes up to Aunt Edie and gives her many hugs. She lifts some ferns out of the car and tries to engage Aunt Edie in conversation about them, but Aunt Edie wants to get in the house as soon as possible. She asks Sharon if she has been drinking or taking tablets(!)
Sharon tries to get her to look at the garden and points out a rock(!)
Bronwyn is hustling a wet Henry out of the house, dressed only in a towel. As Aunt Edie comes in through the front door, Bronwyn closes the back door on Henry. Unfortunately, his towel is caught in the door! He hestitates, but hearing Aunt Edie inside he decides to make a break for it. He drops the towel and runs off down the back stairs, naked.
In the kitchen, Bronwyn and Sharon are plying Aunt Edie with tea and asking her about her journey.
Sharon notices that Henry's towel is caught in the door and whispers the situation to Bronwyn. They see the funny side and try not to laugh.
Aunt Edie gets up to take the ferns out to the greenhouse.
AUNT EDIE: Oh, there's a wet towel here.
BRONWYN: How'd that get there?!
AUNT EDIE: You girls are becoming very slovenly.
She goes out to the greenhouse, closely followed by Bronwyn and Sharon.
Aunt Edie marches into the greenhouse.
AUNT EDIE: Who are you? And what are you up to?
HENRY: Oh, good morning Mrs Chubb! Henry Ramsay, you remember?
Henry has got hold of a plant sprayer and is pretending to be doing gardening work - his bottom half is hidden behind some large leaves.
HENRY: Sorry I took the shirt off, it does get a bit warm in here at times.
AUNT EDIE: Well, it's hardly warm at the moment.
Aunt Edie is still a bit suspicious but Bronwyn steps in and says it's very good of Henry to help them out with the gardening.
AUNT EDIE: Yes, well. In future, dress properly, will you?
She goes off to the house.
Henry begs Bronwyn to get his underwear.
AUNT EDIE:(calling) Sharon! Bronwyn! Out here this instant! We've a number of things to talk about, so lets make a start, shall we?
HENRY: (rolling his eyes) I'll manage.
HENRY: If the police haven't called in ten mintues - I've made it!
He blows Bronwyn a kiss.
Harold is brushing dust off Madge's clothes and chatting to her about Helen. Harold is a bit stressed about the Coffee Shop and is fed up of Joe fobbing him off.
HAROLD: It's like trying to reason with a wombat.
MADGE: Yes, well, stay calm, right.
The back door closes and Henry comes in, protecting his modesty with some large leaves. Madge and Harold freeze in shock.
He goes off to his room to get dressed leaving Madge and Harold looking at each other in bemusement.
Outside the Mangels
Toby is rather nervous about his first day at school and Joe is completely unsympathetic.
JOE: There's no point being nervous. If anyone gives you a hard time, you just thump 'em!
Jane tells Toby that he can walk to school with Katie and she will help him out. Joe tells Toby not to bother hanging out with "the sheilas"(!)
Harold comes over to talk to Joe about the Coffee Shop. He says the job's still Joe's if he wants it. Joe says non-commitally that he'll think about it. Harold promises not to look over his shoulder.
JOE:(to Toby) Takes all kinds, mate.
Paul and Gail's
Gail is getting Todd and Katie ready for school. Todd is nervous about testifying about Skinner - after all, Skinner was good to him and gave him somewhere to stay. Gail points out that Skinner was using him - he just wanted Todd to help with the breaking and entering.
Jane comes in through the back door and asks Katie to keep an eye out for Toby today and she agrees. Jane invites them all over for dinner tonight so they can meet Toby.
Outside the School
Joe is talking to a teacher about Toby's enrollment. Joe is interested to hear that she is Greek by origin. He tells Toby to hurry up and get into school. Toby says he doesn't want to and look very upset. Mrs Petris tells Joe not to forget that parents are expected to do canteen duty(!)
JOE: Canteen duty? Strewth!
Aunt Edie is giving Bronwyn and Sharon some very boring presents like a sachet of lavender. Sharon wonders if Aunt Edie is going to stay long. It seems that Aunt Edie has had an argument with Bronwyn and Sharon's father and therefore her stay might be a lengthy one. Also, there's been a death in the family - Cassius, her beloved cat that she'd had for years. She starts ranting about the untidiness of the house and tells them they'd better shape up.
Sharon lets slip the Bronwyn and Henry are dating and Aunt Edie looks very shocked.
Harold is buzzing around Joe, much to his annoyance. Henry comes in and Harold demands to know why Henry was naked that morning. But Henry side-steps the question by telling Harold that he's entered him and Madge in a dancing competition. But Harold will not be distracted from his original question and Henry says it was just a joke that went wrong.
Katie comes in and tells Joe that Toby walked out of school at lunchtime and they haven't seen him since.
Bronwyn and Sharon are tidying the house. Sharon has applied for a part-time job, but she won't tell Bronwyn what it is - just that it's educational and artistic.
Henry drops round and Sharon returns one of his socks - the rest of his clothes are hidden under Bronwyn's bed.
SHARON: How did you get home?
HENRY: Well, I didn't exactly want streak across Ramsay Street, did I, not with half the population out getting their morning papers. So, I worked my way through the back yards like a commando!
They laugh loudly, but just then Aunt Edie comes in. She tells Henry that she doesn't like him, saying he's trying to court her niece and win her favour.
AUNT EDIE: If you are allowed to do that, Mr Henry Ramsay, it will only be under my strict supervision!
This wipes the smiles off all their faces.
Paul and Gail's
Madge and Gail are chatting about Helen - still no news from the hospital. Gail is quite enjoying having Todd and Katie to stay in the meantime though.
In the living room, Todd is looking very agitated. He tells Katie that he's worried about Skinner - he's going out to look for him. He just wants to explain to Skinner that he's still his friend - he feels he owes him for giving him a place to stay.
Jane is cooking dinner and is looking forward to having Gail, Todd and Katie around. Joe tells Jane that Toby has wagged most of the school day.
JOE: I'll give him something, Jane, there's a bit of back bone there. At least he didn't sit whinging in a corner, went and did something about it. Might be a chip off the old block after all.
Just then, Toby comes in. Joe asks about his school day and then tells him off for lying.
JOE: Why did you stay away from school?
JOE: Your mum's been letting you get away with blue murder, hasn't she? You stay at school in future, you got it?!
He taps Toby on the bottom.
TOBY: I hate you!
JOE: Yeah, well, get out of here before I give you another one!
Toby runs out of the back door.
JOE: Looks like there a bit of a spark about him!
JANE: You're going about it all the wrong way.
JOE: I know what I'm doin'.
Garden of the Mangels
Toby walks along despondently and sits down on the back step, crying. Bouncer comes up and licks him and Toby hugs him.
TOBY: I wish I could go home, Bouncer.