We hear Joe ordering Nolene and Ted out of the house and slamming the door. Joe and Toby have a chat. Toby says he's happy to go and live with Nolene but he's a bit scared of Ted. Although he hasn't hit him much, he can tell that he only puts up with him because of his mum. Joe says they're a team now and noone is going to break them up. Toby hugs him and Joe breathes out heavily.
Nick is getting together some magazines for Helen but Lucy doesn't think she'll be very interested in car magazines(!)
Helen arrives home and she is installed on the sofa. There's a card from Rosemary who says she'll be coming to visit once she's got some business stuff out of the way. Beverly tells Helen that she must rest and Jim agrees - Helen has been waiting on the family hand and foot for years and now it's time they returned the favour!
Aunt Edie greets Bronwyn who is out doing some gardening. She asks Bronwyn if she and Henry have split up and Bronwyn confirms it.
Joe and Toby come out of No.32 and Joe shouts at Aunt Edie that her bin is blocking his driveway. She says she'll move it when she's good and ready, so Joe gets in his ute and runs over the bin on his way out.
Jim and Beverly are fussing over Helen. Helen says she's not completely helpless and settles down to read. Jim and Beverly withdraw for a bit. Helen says she does appreciate what they're doing but looks very frustrated. When they've gone she tries to pour herself a cup of tea but ends up dropping the pot and the cup. Helen starts to cry but Beverly says she must accepts her limitations.
Beverly is telling Helen that her recovery so far has been remarkable, but she mustn't push herself too far.
Lucy and Nick come in and Helen asks Lucy to drop over to Madge's to thank her for the cake she sent over.
Henry is composing an ode to Bronwyn on his guitar when Lucy comes in. Lucy grabs the lyrics Henry has written down, reads them and says it's not very good. Henry can't believe he's sitting around writing junk. He says it's time to admit defeat. Lucy can't believe that Henry is throwing in the towel, but it's over and he has to accept it. Lucy said that Scott and Charlene were always breaking up and getting back together and he shouldn't give up. Henry says that Bronwyn doesn't want to know about him and there's nothing anyone can do. He starts to sing forlornly again.
The bell rings and it's Nolene. She hugs Toby and says she's missed him but Joe is not at all pleased to see her. He's cross about Ted hitting Toby. Joe sends Toby out to find Bouncer while he has a chat to Nolene.
Nolene can't understand what's brought on the change in Joe - he never came to see Toby in six years, much less supported him financially. Joe says he's got to know Toby now and it's better late than never. Also, he loves him. Nolene loves him too and wants him back. But Joe says he can't risk Ted thumping him. They argue but Joe says the bottom line is that until things are sorted she can shove off.
Nolene comes out of the Mangel house crying and bumps into Aunt Edie. She tells her that Joe is keeping her child from her. Aunt Edie invites her in for a cup of tea at her house and says that all her sympathies are with Nolene. Bronwyn is still gardening.
Nolene doesn't think Joe is really interested in Toby - she thinks he's just trying to get at her. She doesn't want to put Toby through the family court. Her only hope is to catch Joe doing something that will show him up as a bad father. Nolene suggests that Aunt Edie could keep an eye on them and she agrees to tell her if she sees anything that might affect their case.
Clarke's front garden
Bronwyn is still gardening when Lucy comes up. She is having trouble extracting a bush from the soil so Lucy suggests that she asks Henry. Bronwyn reluctantly agrees and Lucy smiles to herself.
Henry is on the phone to a customer when Bronwyn comes in. She asks him to help with the bush and they talk awkwardly. Henry says he can't help with the bush as he's late for work. Bronwyn takes offence and storms out.
Jim suggests a game of Scrabble but Lucy and Nick say that Jim and Beverly can go out - they'll look after Helen. They're staying in anyway to do some artwork. Helen has a look at Nick's sketches and is quite impressed. Lucy asks Helen when she'll start painting again, but Helen says that could be some time. Nick tells Helen that he's going back to work reluctantly. Lucy gets a bit uptight at the mention of school.
Aunt Edie calls round with a letter she found in the letterbox. Aunt Edie asks if she'll think about coming home again now she's split up with Henry. But Bronwyn says that Des and Jamie need her there and she likes her independence. Aunt Edie says that the door is always open.
When Aunty Edie has gone, Bronwyn opens the letter and frowns.