Joe buys Hilary's statue from the garage sale.
Joe is preparing to go off to work all night when Jane and Mark come in from their afternoon picnic. They've had a fantastic time. Joe offers Mark a beer, but he has to head off and make some business calls.
MARK:(to Jane) Thank you for the best day of my life so far.
JANE: Yeah, me too.
MARK: I'll call you tomorrow.
He heads off.
TOBY:(to Jane) Are you in love?
JANE: I might be.
Joe says that Mark is a real investment but Jane says she's a bit scared about how fast it's all happening. She agrees to look after Toby while Joe is at work. Joe also gives her a parcel to post to Mrs Mangel - the statue that he bought from the garage sale. His parting shot is to tell Toby to stop moping about the billy cart.
When Joe has gone, Jane tells not to worry about the cart.
JANE: Your dad will fix it. He won't let you down.
Henry is talking to himself animatedly in the kitchen when Des comes in. Des is worried about Harold's back and asks Henry to start work tomorrow - providing the renovations are finished. He agrees, but then is horrified to hear that the new manager is Mrs Chubb.
HENRY: Mate, look, I have got something on tomorrow, I just remembered...
DES: It's alright mate...
HENRY: No, really I have to do Mrs Kennedy's lawn...
DES: Mrs Kennedy's lawn?...look just calm down, OK, I'll be there all morning, so there won't be any friction.
HENRY: Well look, if I have to work with the old battleaxe I want a raise cos she...
DES:(firmly) Don't give me a hard time, Henry! I've got enough problems thanks to Joe.
Henry sighs in resignation to his fate.
Mangels, the following morning
Jane and Toby are having breakfast and she warns him not to nag Joe about the billy-cart. Joe finally gets home - he's finished the work at the Coffee Shop but is exhausted. Toby says Joe doesn't have to do the billy-cart until he feels better.
JOE: Flamin' billy-carts. I've got enough on me plate without worrying about that, d'ya hear me?
Katie is counting the proceeds of the garage sale - $26. Hilary moans at Katie for having "unhygienic money" on the table and moans about Paul being away from Gail for so long, too. She suddenly notices that the figurine has gone and searches frantically for her. Katie sheepishly admits that she sold it at the garage sale.
Hilary starts shaking Katie and Beverly fends her off.
HILARY: WHO DID YOU SELL IT TO?!
HILARY:(calling from outside) Mr Mangel? Mr Mangel?
She comes in and finds Joe asleep at the kitchen table. She demands the figurine back - the one that Joe bought at the garage sale. He's suspicious that Hilary is so upset and realises that it must be valuable. He says that possession is nine-tenths of the law and anyway - he's sent it off to England!
Joe and Hilary are racing to try to catch Jane before she gets to the post office. They screech up outside the Post Office just as Jane gets there and fight to get it off her. Joe finally gets it, but refuses to hand it over!
The Coffee Shop is quiet this morning which is just as well as Mrs Chubb is already bossing Henry around. Des offers to stay on to help out, but she shoos him away.
Hilary has trailed Joe back to his house, demanding that he hand over the figurine.
JOE: Get off my back, lady.
HILARY: Not until you give me that figurine.
JOE: You're not very grateful, I could have let you walk home from the post office!
HILARY: This is a joke, isn't it?
JOE: Am I laughing?
HILARY: Well, you certainly seem to be enjoying yourself. But enough is enough. I am very upset about this, so please.
JOE: Oh, 'please' now, is it? That's a new one. Please.
JOE: Hang on, I'll get used to it...
Hilary asks if Joe wants her to beg but he doesn't - he just wants her to get lost so she can get some sleep.
HILARY: If you sell that, you're no better than a common thief!
JOE: Oh, mind your language. Maybe the Mangel family could do with a family heirloom. Maybe I'll open a flamin' art gallery!
Hilary threatens to call the police but Joe says there's no case. Hilary says she's off to get legal advice.
JOE: I've got two words to say to you, lady...
HILARY: I'll be back, Mr Mangel!
When she's gone, Joe rips open the parcel.
Beverly has come in for morning tea and asks what the special is.
HENRY: Only Countess Dracula knows the answer to that one!
BEVERLY: I'll risk it!
In the kitchen, Mrs Chubb tells Henry she's trying to work him out - he seems like a jack of all trades. Henry says he just works when he can - he hasn't got a firm plan for his future as of yet. Mrs Chubb says he should get himself organised if he envisages a long-term future with Bronwyn. But then Bronwyn has never been one to organise herself either - "what happened in Narrabri proved that". Henry says he knows all about it, but it's clear that he doesn't as Mrs Chubb starts talking about Bronwyn's old boyfriend Tom. Henry is shocked to hear that there was "a scandal" but Mrs Chubb says it's not for her to provide the details.
Henry brings out Beverly's morning tea special and it's a huge plateful of food. Des is shocked but Mrs Chubb explains that it's a perfectly normal size portion of food for morning tea in Narrabri for men working in the fields. Des takes Mrs Chubb off to the kitchen for "a talk".
Joe is asleep at the kitchen table again when Hilary comes back.
JOE: Not you again. Fair dinkum, if you were a bloke you'd be in intensive care by now.
HILARY: Keep on threatening we can easily add assault to the theft charge!
JOE: For the last time, I bought the flamin' thing. Lord knows it's just an old prized piece of junk.
HILARY: Well, I wouldn't expect you to know anythign about it. That would take taste and intelligence.
Hilary informs Joe that she's taken legal advice and she can sue him if she wants to.
HILARY: I'll drag you through every court I can find. I'll do everything I possibly can to make your life pure misery. I'll...I'll ruin your name in this area, I'll destroy your business!
JOE: You'd really do all that?
HILARY: And more. I want what's mine.
There is a bit of a stunned pause from Joe.
JOE: Have it then.
He tosses the statue to her.
HILARY: That is sensible. And now I believe I owe you five dollars.
JOE: Keep it. Buy yourself a face-lift.
Business has picked up a bit in the afternoon. Des has had a word with Mrs Chubb about the portions and everything is OK now.
At a table, Mark and Jane are talking about their relationship - Jane really does believe that Mark is genuine now. He gets the diamond necklace out again and Jane finally accepts it.
HILARY: The man is a neanderthal, Beverly. Straight out of the trees. A rude, insufferable creep.
Beverly tells her to be a bit more charitable - at least Joe gave it back. She tries not to giggle at the thought of Joe and Hilary speeding to the post office in Joe's ute.
Katie comes in and Hilary tells her that she got the statue back. She apologises for shouting at Katie so fiercely this morning and Katie accepts her apology.
HILARY: Beverly, do you think this thing might have a curse on it?
BEVERLY: Why, are you hoping some of it might rub off on Joe Mangel?
Toby is playing with some toys and wakes Joe up. He's not pleased - he's only had two hours sleep! Toby asks Joe to work on the billy-cart but he has to go and line up some work instead.
TOBY: It's your fault it got wrecked now you won't fix it!
JOE: Don't you raise your voice to me.
TOBY:(angrily) You just tell lies! Liar, liar, liar, liar...
JOE: If you don't settle down I'll put a match to the thing!
TOBY: I hate you! I wish you weren't my Dad!
Joe smacks him on his bottom and Toby runs out.
JOE: Toby! You get back here or I'll give you a hiding you'll never forget.
Toby runs into the storeroom under the house and hides in a box.
JOE: Toby, I'll find you, and when I do, you're going to regret it!