Madge has brought Toby and Sky back to sleep at their house. She's still ranting at Brenda for letting Toby and Sky do whatever they like. She won't let Brenda get a word in edgeways.
No.26, the following morning
Michael and Helen are back. Helen is really excited about their trip and has had a wonderful time.
HELEN: I can't believe that everything's turned out so well. I keep wanting to pinch myself to make sure this isn't some delightful dream.
Jim's face is serious.
Joe and Melanie are eating breakfast together in bed. Joe tells Melanie about a dream he's had about her.
JOE: I can't remember when I felt this good. Are you sure?
JOE: That you're really in love with me?
MELANIE: Yeah. I just didn't know it before.
JOE: You don't know how long I've waited to hear you say that.
MELANIE: Well, you should have told me how you felt.
JOE: I wanted to, heaps of times. Glad I finally did.
MELANIE: Me too.
They start kissing again.
Toby and Sky are going to school. Toby is feeling sick after all the sweets last night and says he won't buy any today.
Harold comes out with a list of things that he and Madge need to do before departing, like transferring the bills into Brenda's name. Madge is still sniping at Brenda.
Jim has told Helen about Josh's accident and she's shocked that he's blind. Michael suggests that they go and visit him.
JIM: Remember we wrote to Michael's cousin, Alf?
HELEN: Oh, yes, I didn't tell you. We were looking for your sister Louise to invite her to the wedding.
JIM: I've since heard from Alf.
HELEN: What did he say?
JIM: Well, he was away droving and didn't get my letter until after the wedding.
JIM: Yes, it is. Funny thing, he said he didn't remember Michael having a sister called Louise.
HELEN: That's strange!
MICHAEL: I'm not surprised.
JIM: Why not?
MICHAEL: Well, Alf's branch of the family has never had a lot to do with ours.
HELEN: Oh, well that's sad.
MICHAEL: He's caught up with his horses and his cattle...he's never had much time for family ties.
He suggests they go to the hospital to visit Josh and they head off.
Harold suggests that Brenda gets some help at the shop for the lunchtime rush.
Helen and Michael arrive home and Madge and Harold greets them. They realise that Jim hasn't told Helen about the bigamy yet. Helen is still raving about her honeymoon and Madge catches her up with all the Ramsay Street news.
There is a montage of Melanie and Joe playing golf, hanging out by the pool, playing volleyball and tennis with huge racquets(!). Then they go boating on a lake and Melanie chases Joe in a golf cart. Also, they get pecked by some ducks.
Madge is telling Helen and Michael about the threatened school closure and they put on a supporters badge. Helen presents Madge with a travel rug from Tuscany. Harold is clearly feeling rather awkward about the bigamy so looks quite relieved when Helen and Michael leave.
When they're gone, Harold tells Madge he's going over to see Jim to "talk sense into him".
Madge tells Brenda pointedly that she's going home to look after the kids.
Harold is telling Jim that he *must* tell Helen about the bigamy. He says he doesn't know how to bring the subject up, but he knows Harold is right - he'll tell Helen today.
Harold, Madge, Toby and Sky are hanging out. Toby is doing his homework and Harold is preparing for their trip.
HAROLD: Just think, this time next week, it'll be on the open road for Harold and Madge!
Toby has finished his dinner and doesn't want dessert. He decides to have an early night. Sky is already in her pyjamas. Toby tells Madge that he realises now why noone lets them do *everything* they want.
Helen and Michael have come over to pick up the last of Helen's things. She offers to cook dinner and then they can look at photos of the wedding. She heads off down to the shop, leaving Jim and Helen alone.
JIM: Sit down, Michael. Michael, I know that you've been lying.
MICHAEL: What about?
JIM: Everything. I took a trip to Perth. Saw your friend Charles while I was there.
JIM: you've got him pretty well trained, mate, he was pretty cagey. But he confirmed my suspicions.
MICHAEL: What suspicions?
JIM: Louise isn't your sister - she's your wife!
MICHAEL: Did you...
JIM: And I've since had it confirmed that she's still alive, and you've never been divorced, have you, Michael?
JIM: I was hoping you might yell at me, tell me it was a mistake.
MICHAEL: No, no, it's no mistake. So, what are you going to do?
JIM: I've been putting off telling Helen, knowing what it'll do to her. But I can't put it off any longer. So, either you tell her, or I will.
Posh Hotel - garden
Melanie wonders what the kids with think about her and Joe getting together and Joe assures her they'll be over the moon. Melanie suddenly sits up - she remembered that she's actually engaged to Simon! She worried about hurting him. Joe asks her if she wants to head off home, but they decide to see out the weekend together.
Brenda comes in and Madge apologises for sniping at her. She tells her that the kids have been model children all night.
MADGE: You knew exactly what you were doing last night, didn't you?
Brenda tells Madge that she thought she's show the kids *why* they get disciplined and Madge apologises for being so awful to her. They laugh together.
Helen comes back from the shops to find a rather cold atmosphere.
HELEN: What's going on here?
JIM: I'll be in the kitchen if you need me.
MICHAEL: You er...you'd better sit down.
She does so.
HELEN: Michael, what is it?
MICHAEL: You know that I love you, don't you?
MICHAEL: I never dreamed I'd find anyone like you.
HELEN: Michael, what's wrong?
MICHAEL: I...haven't been completely honest with you. The fact is, I was married before...
HELEN: Oh. Then why hide it?
MICHAEL: It was difficult...to explain.
HELEN: I wish you'd told me. Still, it isn't the end of the world, it doesn't change the way I feel about you.
MICHAEL: Or the way I feel about you. But I'm afraid there's more. You see, my wife and I are not divorced.
HELEN: Oh. Michael...um...is she still alive?
He nods slowly and horror creeps across Helen's face.
HELEN: If she's still alive...
MICHAEL: I don't know what we're going to do about this, but I love you Helen and I don't want to lose you. I just hope that you can forgive me.