Harold is making Madge a cup of tea to soften her up, but she tells him she'd better get them out of the dance competition or else. But Harold suggests they could actually do the competition and show everyone! Madge isn't impressed, saying they'll make fools of themselves. Anyway, she hasn't got anything to wear. Harold points out that it's only Anson's Corner Community Centre so Madge finally relents, but is shocked to hear that the competition is this Friday!
HAROLD: We will wipe the floor with them, Madge!
MADGE: As long as you don't wipe the floor with me!
Madge hands him a mop to practice with!
Todd comes in, dressed in his school uniform, and sits down at a machine. A bloke comes over to him and Todd asks him if he's seen Skinner. He says he'll come back later.
Madge and Harold are ballroom dancing in the living room, but are interrupted by Mrs Chubb. Harold invites her in and introduces her to Madge. Mrs Chubb has come to meet Harold and Madge as they are Henry's parents and Henry is going out with Bronwyn. Madge asks Mrs Chubb pointedly why she has felt the need to come over and check up on Henry's background. Mrs Chubb says she's only met Henry once - this morning, tending her ferns. Madge tries not to laugh and Harold looks rather panicked(!) But he still invites Mrs Chubb to join them for dinner.
Toby is setting the tables while Jane works on preparing some food in the kitchen. Jane explains who is coming over to dinner tonight and they get to chatting about Jane's parents who are in Hong Kong. They agree that it's rotten when you're not with your mum, but Jane says that Toby will soon make friends, just like she did. Toby tells Jane that he does have one friend - her! They starts cooking together and Jane ties an apron on Toby.
Joe comes in and mocks Toby in his apron, saying he looks like a girl. he tells him to take it off immediately. Toby takes off the apron and throws it in anger, then runs into his room.
Jane is telling Joe off for scaring Toby half to death - he's only nine and a long way from home - but Joe says that Toby is a wimp. Jane says that Toby needs love. Joe says he didn't have love when he was a kid, so he had get tough and survive on his own. Jane points out that that's hardly what he wants for Toby and he should try being a bit nicer to him.
Harold, Madge and Mrs Chubb are sitting down to dinner. Harold and Mrs Chubb are getting on very well but Madge is still suspicious of her. They chat about ballroom dancing and going to Church. Harold offers to take her to Church with them one day. Mrs Chubb comments that Henry must be a lovely young man, since he comes from such a wholesome family!
Jane, Gail, Joe, Katie and Toby are having desert. Gail tells Toby about cubs, and Katie tells him about riding horses. Gail offers to take Toby riding.
GAIL:(to Joe) How long's he staying for?
JOE: Until Nolene's back. Until then, we're all stuck with him.
Toby looks downcast.
Mrs Chubb thanks Madge and Harold for a lovely evening. She insists on seeing them dance before she leaves, but Harold end up standing on Madge's foot. Mrs Chubb offers to stand in for Madge at the competition and Madge is only too delighted(!) She and Harold have a trial dance and she's quite a good dancer.
Todd comes in to see Skinner. Skinner isn't impressed with Todd for dobbing him in to the police, but Todd explains that Nick is family. Skinner intimidates Todd and tells him he owes him a really big favour - and now he's going to pay him back.
SKINNER: Understand? ...mate?!
Harold and Mrs Chubb are still dancing with the odd foot-tread! They try a slower dance that goes a lot better, however, they end up falling on to the sofa with Harold's face in Mrs Chubb's lap!
Skinner forces Todd into the house by bending his arm behind his back. Skinner proceeds to rob the place, but Katie comes in. Skinner grabs her as a hostage.
Gail wonders where Katie has got to. She and Jane go into the living room, while Joe and Toby have a chat in the kitchen. Joe seems a lot more reasonable and tells Toby that he's sorry for what he said earlier about being stuck with him, but Toby reckons that Joe doesn't want him.
JOE: Let's face the facts, boy. You don't like being dumped, and I don't like being dumped on. There's no point crying about it!
TOBY: I wasn't!
Joe tells Toby that he's got to be more of a man - stop hanging around the kitchen and the girls.
JOE: Then we can be real mates.
TOBY: I don't want to be *your* mate, I hate you!