Paul and Caroline are chatting about business - Paul wants to get the boutique let again, it doesn't look good to have a vacant shop in the complex. He thinks he'll try Felicity Brent(!) He rings her then and there but she just swears loudly down the phone at him.
Dorothy comes round to collect the petition, but Harold has left it at the Coffee Shop. She'll pick it up tomorrow. Harold sees that Madge has a document from Births, Deaths and Marriages - it'll be the verdict on Michael Daniels. She is reluctant to open it.
Joe and Glen are hanging out. They talk about Melanie - he reckons this holiday will be the ideal time to tell Melanie how he feels - but what about Simon?
GLEN: This is your last chance. If you don't tell her now, you'll regret it for the rest of your life.
Joe realises that Glen is right.
Doug thinks Dorothy's petition is a waste of time. Caroline drops around to see Adam, but he's studying late. Gaby is there too and Caroline admires her outfit - which Gaby made herself. They get talking and Caroline reckons she should turn professional - maybe she could take over the boutique at Lassiter's! Gaby has even done a course in Business Management, so it would be perfect for her. Doug thinks it's a great idea and offers her a small loan to help her get started.
GABY: My own boutique! I can't believe it!
Madge has opened the document - it's true, Michael is definitely still married to Louise. Harold says there's still hope, they could have got divorced overseas or something. Neither of them are convinced though - how are they going to tell Helen?
Caroline and Gaby are talking to Paul about the boutique. Paul doesn't think it's a very good idea, especially in the current economic climate. Gaby is disappointed.
When she's gone, Caroline tells Paul off, but Paul says that a boutique is a very risky business. Caroline says that Gaby has a lot of talent, but Paul says it's not worth the risk.
Willises, the following morning
Pam is annoyed that Doug didn't consult her before offering the money to Gaby. She's rather Gaby went to Uni.
Glen calls round and Pam commiserates with him about Karen. Glen asks Doug if he can take the apprenticeship with him after all. Doug is delighted and suggests they meet up later to do the paperwork. When Glen has gone, Gaby tells Doug off for employing Glen. She's still very disappointed about the boutique.
Dorothy tells Joe what a nice bloke Simon is, much to his disgust(!) Madge tells Dorothy about the proof of Michael being a bigamist - they're trying to get hold of Jim in Perth to tell him.
Caroline tells Paul that she's found a tenant for the empty shop - a company called "Go-Getters". She is evasive as to the exact nature of the business, though.
Dorothy comes in having got nowhere with the council. Apparently the minister is going on television tonight - which gives Dorothy an idea.
Joe comes in and sits at a table with Glen. He's getting cold feet about telling Melanie how he feels. He thinks it'll just ruin their friendship. Glen rolls his eyes.
Dorothy has rung the television station and got TV time herself for tonight!
Paul has got to the bottom of the "Go-Getters" company. Caroline admits that the directors are her and Gaby - she's going to back Gaby personally. Paul is not impressed, but Caroline says she can sense a good business deal. She gives Paul the first month's rent and the bond.
Dorothy and the minister have met and are talking about the school closure. The TV program is called "The Scott Report". The TV interview begins and Dorothy is quite nervous, but does quite well in shooting the minister down at first. But he ends up shouting her down on class sizes issues.
Joe and Glen are talking about Melanie again. Joe has changed his mind now and has decided not to tell Melanie after all. Glen says that he might as well tell her - Melanie is going to move out and live somewhere else anyway! Glen think Joe is just scared of rejection.
The TV interview has just finished, and Dorothy has not come off all that well. Gaby comes in and tells her parents excitedly that she's going into business with Caroline. Pam isn't too happy - she wanted Gaby to go to Uni.
Dorothy is furious that the minister shouted her down. Madge and Harold are there too and comfort Dorothy.
MADGE: The time has come for really drastic action!