Des tries to protest, but Malcolm starts accusing Des of trying to steal his woman! Leanne tells Malcolm that there's no harm done and they should just forget about it.
MALCOLM: How could you do it, Des?
DES: I didn't do anything!
Des tells Leanne to confess, but she is still sticking to her story. Malcolm tries to leave, but his back plays him up.
DES: I'll go. It is your house, after all(!)
Bronwyn arrives home and joins Nick and Sharon in the kitchen. Sharon is cooking dinner. Henry and Mrs Chubb come in - they are making an appointment for Henry to come around and do some odd jobs. She gives Henry the spare key so he can let himself in.
Back garden of the Mangels
Jane is bringing in the washing. Toby is looking a bit downcast and says that the other kids are making cars with their Dads for a race. Jane suggests that Toby shows his designs to Joe.
Joe comes in through the side door at that moment. He's making an effort and asks Toby how his day at school was, but Toby stomps off. Jane tells him that he'll have to keep trying with Toby - she suggests the car project to him.
Bronwyn, Henry, Nick and Sharon are messing around in the kitchen cooking dinner. Mrs Chubb comes in and sends Henry and Nick home, then looks a bit put-out when Henry kisses Bronwyn. When the boys have gone, Mrs Chubb tells Sharon that she's not old enough for anything serious, and even Bronwyn is only 18. She wants to supervise Sharon more closely though. Suddenly, Mrs Chuff finds a pair of men's underpants in the laundry basket and Bronwyn is forced to confess they are Henry's. Sharone interjects and tells Mrs Chubb that Henry must have left them when he came around for a swim one day. Mrs Chubb is very relieved at this explanation, and so is Bronwyn(!)
Joe and Jane are reading a letter from Mrs Mangel. When Toby comes in, Joe broaches the subject of billy-carts and suggests that they build one together. Toby looks both interested and dubious, but finally agrees. They start talking about finding parts and Joe says they'll go out in the ute tonight to get them.
Jim is posing for a sketch that Nick is doing. They chat about Helen and Nick says he's thinking of enrolling at evening art classes at Tech.
Des calls around looking fed up. He and Jim sit down and Des fills him in on what's been happening at home with Malcolm and Leanne. Jim tries not to laugh(!) but looks concerned when he hears that Malcolm's life savings are at stake. Jim suggests that Des tells Leanne the truth about Malcolm - there's no point in a relationship based on dishonesty, after all.
Henry calls around to see Bronwyn. She tells him that they nearly got into big trouble with his underpants in the laundry basket. She doesn't want to upset Mrs Chubb anymore, so asks Henry not to come over so often, so that Mrs Chubb will get used to their relationship.
Joe and Toby drive up in the ute. Toby is looking a bit downcast and still unsure about his and Joe's relationship.
Leanne is testing Malcolm on sports questions ready for the TV quiz. Des comes in and tells Leanne and Malcolm that they have to get some things sorted out. Firstly, Des owns the house.
DES: I'm fed up with the two of you pretending to be what you're not. Not only does my father not own this house, he sold his own house to get the cash to flash around to impress you!
Leanne is shocked, but Des goes on to force Leanne to confess that she doesn't want to marry Malcolm.
DES: Leanne, you are nothing but an outrageous flirt.
MALCOLM: I saw that with my own eyes...
DES: Leanne, I'm appealing to you. Dad and I were separated for years. Since he's come back, we've become really good mates. Now if you're not going to make any commitment, *don't* come between us! Now, I'll just leave you alone to think about things.
Joe and Toby are looking for parts and are starting to get along quite well. Joe finds some glasses and tries them on(!) and they end up having a bit of a laugh together. A montage follows where they find a load of parts and have a bit of a hug at the end. Aw.
Joe and Toby have got all their parts out on the table. Jim pops around and is introduced to Toby. Then he shows Jane a magazine he picked up on the plane - her picture is in it! Jim takes an interest in the billycart saying that he is an engineer and he's got Katie's billy cart all in hand! Joe narrows his eyes and says they'll see who wins!
Bronwyn is up in the night and is scared half to death when Henry creeps in through the back door. They kiss, but Mrs Chubb comes out with a headache and Henry is forced to hide under the kitchen table!
When Des gets back, Leanne has gone. Malcolm apologises to him for all the hassle. He's split up with Leanne, and he's more interested with patching things up with Des now. He'll concentrate on winning the quiz now. They sit down for a beer.
Mrs Chubb and Bronwyn finish their cup of tea. Mrs Chubb sees that the tablecloth is dirty, so whips it off, revealing Henry.
HENRY: There really is a simple explanation for all this Mrs Chubb!
MRS CHUBB: Yes, and it wouldn't take a simpleton to understand it.
BRONWYN: Aunt Edie, it's not what you think.
MRS CHUBB: There's only one thing I can think, Bronwyn.
HENRY: No! You've got it all wrong. You see, Bronwyn told me earlier that one of the table legs was a bit wobbly, I thought I'd fix it as a surprise, only she came out so I had to tell her, and you came out so...
MRS CHUBB: How very clever of you to think of an excuse so quickly, Henry.
HENRY: It's the truth!
MRS CHUBB: I didn't come down in the last shower. Get out of my house
BRONWYN: It's OK, Henry, I'll sort this out. See you tomorrow.
MRS CHUBB: Oh, no, you won't! I absolutely forbid it.
MRS CHUBB: You are barred from this house. If you so much as set a big toe inside my gate, I'll phone for the police!
BRONWYN: Fair go, Aunt Edie!
MRS CHUBB: It's for your own good, Bronwyn!
HENRY: Now just hold your horses, Bronwyn can see whoever she likes!
MRS CHUBB: I have nothing further to say on the matter.
BRONWYN: Yeah, well, I have! Aunt Edie, there was nothing going on. The only reason I stuck Henry under the table was because I knew what you'd think!
MRS CHUBB: Don't you get high and mighty with me, missy, this is my house, and as long as you live here, you'll do as you're told!
BRONWYN: Right. Then there's only one thing for me to do. I'll move out.
There is a shocked pause.
BRONWYN: Henry, do you reckon your mother would mind a house guest?
HENRY: I...she'd be rapt!
MRS CHUBB: Bronwyn, I'm warning you...
BRONWYN: Butt out, Aunt Edie! I'm old enough to do what I like and I've had it with you trying to run my life. Come on, Henry.
She leads a stunned Henry out of the house.
MRS CHUBB: Bronwyn, I warn you, if you walk out, don't bother to come back.
BRONWYN: Who'd want to?!