Chrissie gets a new job – but her employer thinks she's Caroline!
Harold is rehearsing his Rotary Club speech in front of Eddie, who thinks he should lighten the tone a little – put some jokes in or get some dancing girls, as he wants to keep them interested. Harold starts again, saying with a name like Bishop, you'd be forgiven for thinking he was running for the priest hood! Des comes in as he says this, hoping he isn't since there would be no one to run the shop. Des pledges his support to Harold and offers to look after the shop this afternoon as Harold has to do a lot of campaigning. Harold accepts gratefully and ropes him into hearing his speech once more. Des tries to stay awake.
Madge is worried that Harold seems to be so organised and she can't keep up with him. Kerry assures her that they can compete. Madge confesses feeling almost guilty about running against him but Kerry tells her she shouldn't – she's never seen Harold so pompous as she has during this campaign. How does she think he'll be if he gets in? Madge thinks he'll be obnoxious.
Madge is worried about the new candidate. Kerry will sound out the clued up refuge workers. Madge says Dawn from the refuge thinks Harold's backers are dodgy and Kerry vows to check that out too.
Chrissie comes in with a confession for Melanie. She was so mad at Caroline for putting her down, so took the job to prove her wrong. Chrissie is meant to be meeting the hotel board to put forward her ideas. Melanie thinks it isn't necessarily a disaster. She can still go to the interview and not take the job. It'll be a way of proving to Caroline that she can do it after all. Chrissie chews this over.
Kerry is on the phone and pleased that they're going to help her find out more about the new candidate.
Lochie is over and Kerry tells him Toby's gone to talk to a counsellor about his feelings after his mum's death. Kerry explains what he has to do there. Lochie thinks it sounds weird. Kerry asks her not to talk to Toby about it and she agrees.
A sullen Toby comes in, not saying much and leaving Kerry worried.
Joe is in to talk to Paul but he's unavailable so he tells Melanie about the problems with his plants. He's struggling to meet the contract's requirements with this budget. Melanie tells him that it's not even his fault and talks about the laundry invoice, which Joe makes it clear he didn't know was a laundry invoice! He finds out Paul knew all along. Melanie ventures that maybe Paul didn't do it on purpose but Joe is convinced he did and he's not getting away with it!
After commercials Joe lays into Paul as Melanie makes a quick exit. Paul thinks he deserves it for snooping round his office. Joe says he must've known it was impossible for him to supply plants at that price and Paul asks why he did it. Joe confesses he was desperate and Paul doesn't think that's his problem. Caroline steps in and says it actually is – Lassiters needs full-sized plants and they should compromise on it. Paul tells Joe that he still has to tender as low as their lowest quote. Joe agrees to that, so as long as it's not dodgy!
Chrissie comes in to Melanie's joy and she tells her she has no idea why she wants to go into business. Des picks up on this and Melanie has a brain wave. Des can help teach her about business! Des isn't sure but Melanie is sure he can help and Des tells Chrissie to come round for a couple of hours after work. Chrissie thanks him but doesn't look convinced and looks to Melanie – she wouldn't be doing it if it wasn't for her.
Joe arrives back, announcing to the kids that Madge needs people to deliver leaflets and there'll be some money in it for them! Lochie runs off but Toby doesn't want to – he's annoyed about Kerry telling Lochie about the therapist. Joe isn't pleased. Kerry tells him that Lochie was interested about where he'd gone so she told her. Toby feels she's making fun of him. Kerry tells him that he doesn't have to talk about it but counselling is a good thing. Toby still isn't convinced.
Madge has to negotiate pay with Lochie, just as Harold and Eddie start their own leaflet drop. Lochie thinks they should follow Harold closely so they can take his leaflet out and put hers in. Madge thinks that's a terrible idea but races on to keep up with her hubbie.
There follows a nice montage of Madge and Harold. Madge takes some of Harold's posters down, replacing them with hers. And then takes some of his leaflets from letterboxes, just as she said she wouldn't. Harold doesn't get a very good reception when he knocks on peoples doors. Finally Madge and Harold meet up and squabble over a letterbox, both arguing it's theirs. Then a bloke appears and corrects them; it's *his*! Madge and Harold scarper.
Paul gives Melanie a telling off for telling Joe about the contract. He tries to get her to explain. She tells him Joe simply jumped to a conclusion and she couldn't lie about it. Paul doesn't think that's good enough. She's meant to be his confidential secretary! Melanie thinks she'll get fired but Paul says she won't be for now – one more mistake though and she will be. Melanie is relieved and promises to be the best secretary ever. Paul will settle for loyalty. He tells her to take the file she was working on over to reception and not to let out any more on information on the way.
Chrissie tells Des that she's applying to be assistant in the hospitality industry. Des doesn't think that narrows it down that much and Chrissie is disheartened – she doesn't think she's cut out for it anyway. Des tells her that the ones who make it to the top believe in themselves. He didn't always do that – a motivational course helped him believe in himself and perform better in his job. Chrissie is pleased to hear he thinks that could help her too. Des wields a big book and they get started.
Joe asks Toby what he did at counselling. They find he drew a picture of a woman with long blond hair. Toby won't tell them who it is.
Kerry receives a phonecall from someone at the Women's Refuge. She's shocked when she hears what her contact has discovered about the new candidate!
Harold practices his speech with Eddie again, making jokes again. Madge comes in, having arrived back from the Single Parents Association and Harold thinks she won't get much financial backing from them. Madge doesn't care when she has their hard work and support.
Kerry arrives with some news she thinks they both should hear. The new candidate is being supported by the same group supporting Harold, the Erinsborough Small Business Association. Harold is shocked – they said he was the only one who could represent their interests. Madge thinks they might have lost faith in his ability to win. Harold can't believe it and Kerry asks if he's okay.