Kerry is protesting at Lassiter's. Paul shouts at her to get out. Kerry refuses and says her and her mates are taking a stand.
Jim, Beverly, Helen, Todd and Katie arrive home. Beverly says she'd like to go on holiday but they can't afford it. Jim gets a letter - he's been made the executor of his mother's will. Apparently there's quite a lot of money involved. Jim is surprised - he and his mother never talked about money. Beverly says maybe they can go on holiday after all(!)
Madge is crossly arranging some flowers when Harold comes back from orienteering with the Scouts. Madge is still in a bad mood about the vase. They argue about the vase again and Madge berates Harold for "giving away" her vase. She wants Harold to go and ask Jim for another $200! Harold refuses, but Madge says it'd be worth his while in terms of the atmosphere in the house!
Gail is really angry about the demonstration outside the gift shop and is ranting to Paul about it. She says she wishes Paul had called the police. But Paul said it wouldn't do their image any good to be splashed over the local newspapers. Gail wants to know where Kerry has got rent-a-crowed from. She says there's no point protesting about a bit of skin used from a kangaroo that was going to be turned into dog-food anyway. Gail says all she can do now is apologise to the guests for the inconvenience. She thanks Paul for supporting her though.
PAUL: Makes a change, doesn't it? You and me, working as a team together. I kinda like the feeling.
Mike suggests a mountain drive to Jenny, but before they can leave, the phone rings. It's the rehabilitation centre - a place has come up already and they want Jenny to move in straight away - today, in fact.
Katie says she'd like to have a swimming pool and Todd a trail bike! Helen tells them not to get too far ahead of themselves - they don't know how much Jim has been left yet. Jim dreams of expanding the business and taking Beverly on holiday. But he needs to talk to the solicitor first.
Madge is still in a dire mood about the vase. Harold tells her off for being childish. Madge apologises, but says that she really, really misses the vase, she loved it. Harold comforts her and says it was only a possession after all.
Just then, Kerry comes in, saying she's left Sharon at the Coffee Shop. She tells them that they're picketing the hotel because Gail wants to sell kangaroo-skin gifts in the gift shop. Madge and Harold are rather taken-aback but Kerry says that they've already as good as won.
Mike is disappointed that Jenny is leaving so soon - he's really going to miss her. Jenny says she can't put it off forever, she has to go for it. Mike promises to come and visit her. Jenny says she's scared, but she'll managed. Mike says he's really proud of her, and wants to help towards the cost of the rehabilitation centre. He's going to sell his car and give Jenny the money. Jenny protests, but Mike says if it really worries her, she can pay him back out of her compensation. Jenny agrees and goes off to pack.
Madge tells Harold quietly that they have to talk to Kerry, so when Kerry comes back from putting Sky down for a nap, Madge takes the plunge.
MADGE: Kerry, have you thought how many people you might hurt by doing what you're doing?
KERRY: What about all the kangaroos that are being killed?
Madge says that sometimes it's necessary - kangaroos can be a pest. And if the animal is dead already, surely there's no harm in using its skin for gifts. Madge says that Kerry is trying to ruin Gail's business. Kerry protests that there's an important issue at stake. Madge says that Kerry should think about the possible consequences for Harold, Henry and her - they all work for Gail. Things could get a bit unpleasant. Kerry says that Gail isn't the vindictive type, but Madge counters that Gail isn't the sort to see her business go down the drain either. Madge advises Kerry to think things through - she can't just go rushing in blindly. Madge reminds Kerry about the incident with Hilary's birds and how Kerry blundered in there, upsetting Hilary dreadfully. Madge says that everyone has the right to protest, but that Kerry should think about who might get hurt in the process. Kerry looks pensive.
The protesters are still shouting outside while Paul and Gail try to work.
Harold comes in for a word about Kerry. Harold tells them that Kerry is acting with the best of intentions, but Paul insists that Kerry is trying to hurt the hotel. Harold is surprised and says Kerry is trying to protect animals from being slain. Gail says that kangaroos do have to be culled but Harold says Kerry is protesting about the method by which this is done - and the methods used are inhumane. Paul says that in that case, Kerry should be protesting against the people who cull the kangaroos, not them. He raises his voice and says that he won't let Kerry run his hotel into the ground.
GAIL: Harold, I can't see how you can even begin to defend Kerry.
HAROLD: Because I think her actions are commendable. She believes in her cause, Gail!
GAIL: That's all very well, but she's stopping me from doing business, she's stopping me from making money!
HAROLD: So that's why you're so angry? You're afraid you'll lose money?
GAIL: Well it seems like a pretty good reason to me.
HAROLD: Oh dear, that's odd I'd never noticed it before.
HAROLD: How much you've become like Paul, how money is the only thing that really matters.
GAIL: Oh come on, Harold, that's not true.
HAROLD: Just an observation.
Now it's Gail's turn to look pensive.
Mike is pushing Jenny's wheelchair out to a taxi. She's sad to say goodbye to Mike, but tells him to give her a while to settle in before he comes to visit.
Jenny manoeuvres herself into the taxi.
MIKE: Jenny,I don't know how to tell you how sorry I am for putting you through this. I know I've said it a dozen times...
JENNY: It wasn't your fault! It was just one of those things that happens. Mike, I don't blame you. I never have done. I'm looking forward to getting on with my life. And I think you should do the same. Like, go back to teaching.
MIKE: That was a bit out of the blue, wasn't it?
JENNY: I mean it!
MIKE: Well I really don't think I'm ready for...
JENNY: You are!
MIKE: Jenny, you might think so...
JENNY: Look, do it for me. You said that I made you proud by not giving in. And having the guts to start again. Make me proud of you, Mike. Give it another shot.
MIKE: Well, I suppose I'll feel guilty if I don't after that, eh!
MIKE: Well, why not.
They kiss goodbye.
MIKE: Take care.
JENNY: You too.
The taxi drives off leaving Mike looking pensive. (there's a lot of that around today!)
Kerry has come to see Gail. She tells her she's calling of the demo for personal reasons. She says she hasn't changed her mind about the animals though. But Gail tells her that she has - she's thought about it and decided she agrees with Kerry - there are plenty of other souvenir products they can sell. Kerry is surprised but very pleased. She heads off to tell the other demonstrators.
Just then Paul comes back. Gail tells him that she backed down. Paul says Gail will lose a lot of money, but Gail says she'll gain a lot of friends!
PAUL: Have you lost your marbles?
GAIL: No, nothing of the sort. But do you realise what a bad influence on me you are. I was actually starting to believe that money was more important that anythign else. Luckily, someone picked me up on it just in time.
Paul says he doesn't necessarily agree, but Gail's in charge, so he's not going to argue!
The phone rings and Jim answers it while Helen and Beverly chat in the living room. Helen says she's worried about Nick - he's in a right state about Sharon and Skinner.
Jim comes in and says there's a lot of money involved in his mother's bequest - $150,000. But Jim isn't the beneficiary - Helen is. Jim's mother has left all her money to Helen!