Mel can't believe what she is hearing. Paul admits that he would normally have chosen Mel for the job, but she is giving him such mixed messages he doesn't know what to think. Chrissie points out that Mel is enjoying her new job too, and admits she wants to stay on as secretary. So Paul accepts; Chrissie will have the job.
Joe, Harold and Madge are talking with the lawyer. Joe offers him a beer, causing the solicitor to ask if he's a big drinker. Madge says she can vouch that he's not an alcoholic. The solicitor informs Joe that as he's not in the wrong yet, he will do the talking for him. He informs them that it is an open court so they are all able to attend, should they wish to do so. Madge says they will be there.
Caroline is shocked to hear her sister has accepted the job. Chrissie points out that she has been learning and that Paul wouldn't have given her the job, if he didn't think she was up for it. Caroline warns her sister not to be shocked when Paul finds her not able to achieve a task. Chrissie isn't too worried about the job; instead she's puzzled over Mel not turning up at the pub for dinner. She decides to head over and see what's what. Paul arrives back, he admits to Caroline that his plan didn't work out, but recons they should give Chrissie a go and see how she copes.
Helen returns to find Jim still about. She thought he was off for a big night out with Paul, but Jim admits he knows it was her plan. Helen was just trying to help, but Jim points out he is more than capable of taking care of himself, such as doing the gardening, and sorting the house. She asks if he'll accompany her to the social event on Saturday, but knowing her plan, tells her that he'll get back to it. Right now he needs to sort out his bank account.
Chrissie comes round to find Mel isn't ready to go out. She thought they were going to go out for a drink, with even more of a reason now they've both got the job of their dream. Mel however, doesn't see it that way. She accuses Chrissie of going behind her back to steal the job of it. Chrissie is shocked, but Mel is clearly hurt. She claims that Chrissie won't be able to do the job, and that they can no longer be friends, as friends don't hurt one another like that.
Chrissie rearranges the desk to the way she likes it, different from Mel's layout. Paul wanders through and sees she's settling in. Chrissie enquires that now she's permanent would she be able to get a pay rise. Paul says to wait and see how she gets on. Giving her her first job of the day, Chrissie is soon stuck and not sure what to do. It seems the only person who knew how to do it was Melanie.
Madge pops over with some gingerbread for Sky. Mel reassures Madge that she'll look after Sky for the day, and reveals that Joe was a bit nervous this morning. Madge admits that Harold too was nervous, and she just hopes that it all goes to plan.
Joe's solicitor hands the judge the paperwork, before proceeding. He makes clear that Sky is in a loving home with Joe, and has grandparents just across the street. He proceeds to inform the judge that Mr Jensen hasn't had much contact with Sky or made any financial contributions. The opposing solicitor informs the judge that Eric is Sky's natural father and shall be the basis for their case.
Helen is intrigued to hear that Jim is going out for dinner, but he advises her not to get her hopes up too much, he's meeting an old colleague. Madge comes over, worried about how the court case is going. Jim assures her not to worry too much. Madge wonders if he'd like to help them organise an upcoming church event. Jim is certain that Helen told Madge, and kindly asks them both, as friends, to butt out.
Caroline points out that Chrissie has made two appointments with competing suppliers next to one another. She highlights, that the idea is that the two don't realise they are competing, but Chrissie claims she didn't know. Caroline mentions that Mel would've asked if she didn't know the answer to something. The two start squabbling, but quickly stop when Paul arrives. He asks that they leave the squabbling to when they're at home.
They all wait patiently as the judge reads over the proposal. He calls for the situation to be assessed again in six months time, but for the present, Sky is to stay with Joe, who will have interim custody with Eric receiving access of half a day each week. Both parties are to be assessed.
Caroline arrives and tells Chrissie the large group of dentists are checking out. The two sisters are soon joking and giggling together, though Paul tells them not to get too carried away. Turning to one another, the sisters agree to be friends again. Chrissie explains how she's managed to resolve that morning's issue, and found someone on reception to help her with another task.
Joe can't believe he has to give Eric access once a week, but Harold points out that they have to agree by the courts decision. Madge asks about the assessment, and Joe explains how a counsellor will have to come over and talk to them all. Joe is worried about it, but Harold points out that it's not down to how much they earn, or the house, so it's Eric who will have to be careful, not him. Harold reminds him that he's still got Sky and the court has backed him up.
Jim is just about to head out when Helen arrives back. She apologises for earlier and agrees to lay off. He tells her not to worry as he's found himself some female company, but refuses to tell any more and heads off.
Caroline tells Chrissie they've made a mistake. All the dentists missed their flight. Looking back at the paperwork, it appears Chrissie mistyped the time they were supposed to leave in the itinery. Caroline reveals it's going to cost them $20,000 to pay for their new flights (there were over 100 of them) and $10,000 to put them all up in another hotel for the night, as Lassiter's is fully booked. Chrissie begs Caroline not to tell Paul, but it's too late as he walks in the door.