Joe starts imitating Melanie on the microphone. Melanie comes in and is very upset.
Lochy tells Kerry that Toby is being weird. Kerry tells Joe about her chat with Beverly - that they should consider counselling.
JOE: I'm not having any kid of mine see a shrink.
KERRY: Joe, I know it sounds drastic, but we've got to keep an open mind about this. If we can't help him...
JOE: If we can't help, no-one else can!
He agrees to think about it though.
Melanie is very upset and Harold is trying to comfort her - the others were just being silly. Melanie rants at Harold saying he's let her make a fool of herself.
HAROLD: I'm sorry, Melanie. I just didn't want to hurt your feelings.
When Harold has gone, Matt tells Melanie that the neighbours were just thoughtless. Matt says he didn't tell Melanie she was an awful singer because she loved it so much and he admired her for that. Now all she has to do is find the right goal for her.
Madge is opening her birthday cards.
SHARON: How old are you this year?
MADGE: Six months older than at the same time last year.
EDDIE: Were you a war baby?
MADGE: Depends which war you're referring to!
EDDIE: The Boer War, naturally!
MADGE: Get lost!
Harold is upset about Melanie. Eddie has planned a birthday meal for Madge. When he's out of the room, Harold wonders how long Eddie is going to stay with them - he hasn't said anything about his plans.
Toby is playing with some cars. He stops immediately when he sees that Joe is watching him and goes to his room.
Lochy is playing with Dorothy's ornaments again.
DOROTHY: Tiffany, you do realise that if you break one of those you'll unleash a fearsome curse.
LOCHY: You said there was no such thing!
DOROTHY: I'm referring to the curse of Aunty Dot!
Lochy is bored and doesn't want to go back to No.32.
LOCHY: What really happens to someone when they die?
DOROTHY: That's a very big question!
She says that everyone has different ideas, but noone knows for sure. Some people believe in heaven, hell, reincarnation... Not everyone can be right, and that's why people get angry and upset when people die. Lochy wants to know how long Toby is going to be sad for. Dorothy says it could take a long time, and he needs their patience and understanding.
Melanie is playing a tape of her singing. She realises it's true - she's awful - and starts to cry again.
Eddie is cooking a nice dinner for Madge. They try to wheedle out of him when he's leaving, but he makes a sharp exit, to the shop to buy rice.
Matt has come round to see Toby. He asks him to come down to the trail bike track with him. He agrees quietly. Joe takes Toby to the vet with him - it's time for Bouncer's plaster to be off.
Matt tells Kerry how upset Melanie is about the singing - she's devastated. It's not just the singing, it's that everyone is laughing at her.
MATT: Now, I know Melanie can seem a bit dippy. But since I've been living with her, you can see there's more to her. I just hate her to be so upset.
Melanie has come round to see Christina. Paul apologises for his behaviour and Melanie tells him and Caroline off for encouraging her to take singing lessons. She's already decided to take up something else. She won't tell them what it is though.
Harold has set the table for dinner. Madge thinks that Eddie is being evasive about moving, but Harold says they're entitled to know how long he's staying - he can't stay on indefinitely. Madge says they'll just have to stop hinting and come straight out with it.
Dorothy and Lochy are watering the garden when Joe, Toby and Bouncer come back from the vet. Apparently Bouncer's leg has healed very well.
DOROTHY: I still feel terrible about the whole incident.
JOE: I'm sure Bouncer isn't one to hold a grudge!
Joe leans down to talk to Bouncer.
JOE: You're going to be a bit more careful, aren't you, mate? No more running on the road, or you'll get skittled again!
Joe realises what he has said and looks sick with himself. Toby mopes off.
Harold has given Madge a nice jacket.
HAROLD: Something to keep you warn on those cold winter mornings, eh?
MADGE: That's supposed to be your job!
Eddie come in and goes off to get Madge's present. It's a nice basket of flowers, chocolates and French champagne. He says it's the least he can do after they let him stay.
EDDIE: Just my way of saying, 'Thanks, mate, you're really bonzer!'
Harold feels he can't ask him about staying on now!
Paul has brought Melanie some flowers to apologise. She says she's forgiven him but she still won't tell him what her new hobby is.
When they've gone, Melanie tells Matt that she has seen some dance classes in the paper. Matt encourages her strongly - dancing is very romantic. But Melanie means tap-dancing!
Kerry has brought Madge a present - it's some feminist literature to inspire her for the election campaign. Harold rolls his eyes.
Toby is laughing at a comedy on TV. Joe hears him but Toby claims he wasn't laughing. He goes off to his room.
JOE:(despairingly) Toby, it's alright. It's OK to laugh, mate!