Helen, looking rather fetching in a dressing gown and curlers, and Rosemary are in the kitchen talking about Helen's upcoming meeting with Derek's solicitor. His daughter is accusing Helen of being a gold digger whilst Rosemary has problems of her own with Tracy. Jim is very bubbly which surprises Helen as he got in late the night before. In the face of Helen's questioning he refuses to divulge who he was out with the night before.
Toby is asking why Kerry doesn't want to go to hospital - is she scared? She says that they'll feel more comfortable having her family around - like the baby's own private 'welcome home' party. Joe doesn't think it's such a good idea for Toby and Sky to be around during the birth - the miracle of birth can be rather scary (apparently for Joe rather than the kids)! Kerry reassures the boys that even though having a baby hurts and is hard work, she'll be happy because there will be a baby at the end.
Helen is welling up - the painting she promised Derek she would finish is complete, even though she couldn't keep her promise to finish it while he was alive, but there is another promise she made which she intends to keep.
Melanie thinks Candace she should take it easy given that it is her last day, but she wants to talk to Paul about when the PR job starts. Melanie isn't sure there even is a PR job.
Jim walks in as Paul walks out the office in a fabulous pair of tartan trousers and explains that Caroline is in the office going over the papers he gave her yesterday. Candace corners Paul and asks about the job.
Jim is in the office asking if Caroline would like to go out again sometime, but she is reluctant - Jim is still a married man.
Paul enters the office with Candace but Mr Udagawa calls from Japan so they'll need to talk later.
Derek has left properties, stocks and shares to his daughter but leaves $250,000 to Helen to establish an Art's Scholarship Fund, from which Helen should draw a salary. Diane, Derek's daughter, is not amused, claiming that Helen conned him. However, the lawyer was a close friend and has a daughter from Derek to read to her. He assures her, through the letter, that he is not senile and that he loves Helen and hopes Diane should come to lover her as he did. As Diane runs out crying, her lawyer informs Helen that she is contesting the will.
Candace enters, she wants to know where she stands. Paul is impressed with her secretarial skills but doesn't think Candace has the PR skills necessary; Melanie has it all in hand - there is not a job available.
Caroline is not amused - Paul used Candace. He retorts that sometimes women get what they deserve in spite of their feminine wiles.
Bev isn't amused by Kerry's decision to have a drug-free home birth with no intervention but Bev is concerned that she hasn't thought of the possibility of complications that could threaten both her and her baby's life. Kerry promises to come to the surgery and talk about it.
The Coffee Shop
Candace lies and says she refused a job from Paul; there is still a lot of travelling she'd like to do. Melanie says that if there was a job then she wants it - a girl can't be a secretary all her life.
Helen loathes the idea of fighting Derek's daughter to carry out her obligation to him. There is a knock at the door - it is Diane. She understands that Helen is just carrying out her father's wishes, she won't stand in the way of the Arts Scholarship; in fact she would be honoured to work with Helen. Helen would be delighted and offers her a cup of tea but Diane isn't up to socialising, instead she hands Helen a painting of her father's.
Jim phones Caroline - he'd like to take her out to Dinner at Edward's and she accepts.
PAUL: What's the matter with the guy? Is he married or something?
She tells him to butt out.
Helen is glad things have worked out this way and Rosemary wishes she could fix her obligation to her friend so easily.
Paul assures Melanie that there is no job but she's not taking no for an answer. With Caroline's help, Melanie winds up taking Caroline's PR responsibility from her.
Toby is asking how long it takes to get the baby out; she says she was six hours with Sky. Joe pipes up that that is only if there are no complications. Kerry agrees to talk to Bev about the possibility of complications if Joe promises to keep an open mind.
Rosemary is on the phone and she doesn't want to call Tracy to the phone. She is glad she made it through without having to talk to her. Jim comes into the kitchen is a swish suit as Paul comes in the back door.
PAUL: You didn't have to get all dressed up for me dad!
Jim makes it clear he didn't - he's off to Edward's with a secret someone. Paul's face is a picture as he works out that Jim and Caroline are going to Edward's together.