Beverly is shocked to find Melissa unconscious - she's had a seizure!
Melanie spots Matt pulling into the street and walks towards him. Jim commends Matt on his driving and remarks over what a shame it was he had to give up the scooter. Melanie agrees a car is much more convenient, especially when it comes to dates and stuff!
Matt is taking his test tomorrow and Melanie offers to help him out – some of those examiners can be so foul! Matt doesn't look too enthusiastic and says they won't have time as his test is at 11.30. Melanie offers to sit with him on the way to the test centre. Matt tries to get Jim to agree to do this but Jim's busy with the workshop. And besides Mel has sat the test 5 times! As Jim says, that kind of experience can't be bought! Matt finds himself accepting her offer.
Madge and Harold have a joint interview in the morning with the Erinsborough News – both think it might be the making of their respective campaigns. Eddie thinks their rivalry might spill out into their private lives (despite Harold assuring him otherwise). After all, happy families don't sell newspapers! Harold thinks the reporter will be very disappointed then. Madge wonders if maybe they shouldn't have agreed to the interview and Harold thinks she's worried his superior views will show up her naive views. Eddie offers to go through Harold's manifesto with him but he doesn't think he needs to.
Beverly tends to a hungover Todd, remarking that at least he doesn't feel like Melissa does right now. She was in a critical state but she will be okay. It's Todd's fault – he should have got Boof to leave the flat and refused to drink. Todd fears Melissa's parents will never let him see her again.
Jim arrives, having had a visit from Dorothy and discovering Todd skipped school. Todd just runs off, leaving Beverly to fill Jim in on the entire sorry saga. Jim immediately picks up on the fact she was working and not around to supervise. He asks why she brought Todd to live with her if she wasn't going to look after him! He wants to talk to Todd but Beverly gets him to leave it until tomorrow. Jim makes it clear he intends to stop Todd's bad behaviour.
The reporter has Harold and Madge talking over each other already and Eddie makes a joke about them constantly squabbling over their opposing viewpoints. Harold then talks about enterprise as Madge makes a face; councils have to respond to the needs of the small businessman! Madge scoffs at this – women are the ones who are unrepresented, not small businessmen. Harold says he's all for preserving Erinsborough's heritage but then Madge reminds him of his plan to get rid of the Jack Ramsay Memorial fountain. He says they mustn't confuse sentiment with true historical heritage. Madge disagrees Ramsay was a mere gambler – he was a mayor and pioneer who did more for this town than any of Harold's small businessmen! The reporter loves all this stuff – it seems to her that there's some dissension in their marriage. They disagree and hold hands but then Madge pulls back too quickly. The journo notes this with glee.
Jim interrogates Todd about why he wagged school. He thought he had more sense but Todd gives him no reason for it. Jim thinks he can't be trusted and Todd is finding it hard to respond as Jim says it was down to the fact he thought he wouldn't get caught. Beverly might be busy but her neglect of him is no excuse!
Beverly has to respond – yes, she has a job, just like him. Jim doesn't think it's the same. She chooses when she works and it's also her decision to spend time with another man. It's no wonder Todd's lost all sense of moral direction! Their screaming match sends Todd running from the room, clearly upset.
Melanie and Matt are on their way to the motor registry. Melanie is sending Matt on an easier route but her interference leads him to forget to indicate and stop at ‘Stop' signs; in short, she's proving one big distraction.
Madge is talking about industry and Harold thinks she's rather politically naive. She argues that she's just using common sense. Harold believes her assertion that companies should clean up their own pollution is too idealistic.
MADGE: Oh put a sock in it, Harold!
The reporter has heard enough. Harold reminds her to put in his slogan ‘Enterprise for Erinsborough' but the journo thinks her readers will be more interested in the battle royale that's brewing. She thinks it'll be amazing if their marriage survives it!
Dorothy tells Helen that she now knows why the painting was familiar to her; there was a theft on St Valentine's Day, 1975 and the description fits Helen's painting. Helen thanks her, meekly, and Dorothy remarks it's sad she'll have to give it up. Helen thinks that it's been missing so long that the owner must have been compensated. If the painting went to the insurance company, no one could enjoy its beauty when it's sitting in a vault. Dorothy realises Helen simply doesn't want to part with it.
Melanie and Matt seem to be a bit lost. Melanie spots a cop car in the rearview mirror and tells him to chill. Matt tells her to put on her seatbelt but she's distracted by the sight of Eddie coming in the opposite direction, riding his bike and pulling the Mobile Munchbox. She tells Matt to pull over but he won't, so she reaches for the wheel. Faced with the car coming towards him, Eddie ends up cycling into a ditch!
The police car races up to Matt's car as Eddie pulls himself out of the water in a daze.
Boof is looking for Todd but Beverly informs him he's at the hospital and Boof is no longer welcome around here. Boof asks if she's going to stop him and Jim says he will. Boof says there are other places, then leaves.
Jim apologises for accusing her earlier. Beverly says it's hard for Todd to take sides and wonders whether to send him back to Annette. Jim thinks the best thing would be for Beverly to come home, but she isn't ready. Jim asks if she has any other reservations. She doesn't - their marriage is important to her.
Just then Ewan arrives with a picnic basket.
JIM: No other reservations, right?
Matt is upset that he failed his test and Melanie tries to make it up to him by making lunch. She tells him she just got a little confused with the street directory and wasn't to know the police were following them. Looking on the bright side, he only got a warning and not a ticket; Eddie wasn't hurt badly and they saved most of his food. But nothing she says changes Matt's mind.
Madge and Harold are making lunch and still haven't managed to leave politics aside. In fact they get into a lovely debate about their differing views – Madge thinks Harold is a hypocrite, while Harold thinks she's too idealistic. Her blatant attempt at feminism was just a way of getting into the journo's good books. He thinks a woman's place is in the home, which has Madge branding him a sexist! Eddie hobbles in but they're too busy squabbling to offer any sympathy.
Ewan thinks they should've had the picnic outside – sunshine would make Beverly feel better. She tells him that she and Jim weren't only talking about Todd earlier but their future too. Ewan asks if they came to a decision.
BEVERLY: I thought I knew Jim when I married him. He was warm and loving, strong…he had opinions and he could be maddeningly stubborn at times but he wasn't closed, authoritarian or jealous. I thought he respected me and my career, admired me for the person I am, but that's just gone. I don't know what happened – I doubt we'll ever get it back. The marriage is just finished.