- Cameron realises that Gaby's date is Gavin Heywood.
The phone goes and Debbie answers it. It's Rick, who wants to meet up but Debbie says that they shouldn't even be talking. Philip, Julie, Michael and Hannah have gone out to dinner to make up to Michael for accusing him over setting fire to the cottage, so Jim is over at Number 32 looking after Debbie. They joke about how she's not trusted, and then as Jim comes through, Debbie pretends that the phone call is a wrong number and hangs up.
Debbie tries to tell Jim that she doesn't need supervising and that her family could be gone hours, but Jim is insistent that he stay and look after her as those were Philip and Julie's wishes.
Stephen tells Phoebe that Hope's condition has stabilised but she's still critical. Stephen suggests that they postpone the wedding so that they can devote all of their attention towards Hope getting better. Phoebe is a bit confused; they were going to do that anyway. Stephen tells her to think about it.
Debbie is using the sewing machine (!) and Jim is reading. Debbie points out that it's half nine and he could go home as her family will be back shortly. Jim tells her it's ok - at home he'd only read his book, so he might as well do it at Number 32. Debbie doesn't look chuffed.
Outside Number 32
Rick picks some stones up and chucks them at the window.
Debbie abruptly stops sewing and says that as it's so late, she might go to bed. Jim tells her off her not tidying up after herself. She tries to get away with it, but Jim forces her to tidy up the sewing machine.
Outside Number 32
Rick has picked up a much heftier rock and chucks it at a window. Unsurprisingly, the window breaks.
Jim hears the window break.
JIM: What the hell?!
He hastily gets up, and Debbie follows.
Outside Number 32
Rick realises what he's done and scarpers. Jim shouts after him, but he gets away. Jim is appalled at what this neighbourhood is coming to and goes back inside to call the police.
Jim picks up the phone to call the police, but Debbie is worried and insists that he doesn't. Jim reckons that it might not do much good but he should report it. He goes on about how the police could track the hooligan down using footprints, but Debbie confesses that she knows who the culprit was. Jim is shocked.
Outside Number 28
Gavin Heywood and Gaby are having a pash. They've had a good date and Heywood suggests having another tomorrow. Gaby is very keen.
Gaby walks in and spies Cameron lying on the sofa. She's surprised to see him, but Pam said he could stay - Pam and Brad have gone to bed. Gaby wants to know why Cam has stayed up for her, and he tells her that she shouldn't date Heywood. Gaby thinks she's old enough to make her own decisions, and thinks that Heywood is refreshingly charming. Cameron is aghast but Gaby is annoyed that he's trying to run her life. She tells him to keep his noise out of her business.
Benito is installing new locks and a new alarm system for the house. Cathy is relieved; she hasn't felt safe ever since the house was ransacked. Benito thinks they should wake Rick but is surprised to hear that he was up early and is already at the car yard. Benito is pleased at this new streak of responsibility, and thinks that he's the one who caused it by giving him a job.
Jim knocks at the door and is very annoyed about the broken window at Number 32. Cathy is quite amused at the idea that Rick was throwing gravel at Debbie's window to get her attention, and she reminisces with Benito about how he used to do that. Jim still isn't too impressed and points out that Rick is supposed to be being kept away from Debbie. He tells them that they must pay for the damage and that they should keep a tight reign on Rick.
Benito starts to fume and rants about how it's Jim's family who sent Debbie and Rick to London together. Jim calmly points out that it had nothing to do with him, but Benito carries on ranting about it not being a good example for the two teens. Jim tells him that it's not an excuse for Rick to go around vandalising other people's property.
Benito is unimpressed at this slur on Rick's name. Cathy thinks it's unsurprising that the kids are trying to break the ban, and Benito says they'll keep an eye on Rick but the Robinsons have to keep an eye on Debbie. Benito also tells Jim to look at his own behaviour!
JIM: I didn't come here to be insulted. You'll get the bill in the mail.
Silently, he lets himself out.
Helen waves a toy rabbit around the corner of the room which makes Phoebe laugh. Helen's pleased at Hope making it through the night. She thinks that Phoebe should be more excited but Phoebe is pre-occupied, believing that Stephen doesn't want to marry her anymore. Phoebe is very confused as to why he's blowing hot and cold, but Helen explains Stephen's feelings over being worried that she just wanted a father for Hope. Phoebe is confused over why Stephen didn't tell her himself and Helen warns that now is probably not the time to make a decision that may affect her whole life.
Debbie calls over with a letter for Doug which got mixed up in the mail for Number 32. Gaby invites Debbie in for a cup of tea. Debbie asks about Gaby's big date with Heywood (that makes no sense whatsoever; how would Debbie know?!). Gaby gushes about how wonderful Heywood is and Debbie thinks she's really lucky - she's not even allowed to talk to Rick anymore. Gaby tells her to hang in there. Debbie thinks the holidays will drag without being able to hang around with Rick.
Debbie tells Gaby that she's got a job interview for promotions in a shopping centre. Gaby is impressed, as job interviews are scarce in the current climate. Debbie admits the job is only for a couple of weeks but she's confident that she'll get the position. Gaby warns that there could be lots of applicants. Debbie reckons the job has her name written all over it - and she can't wait to have some cash without having to beg Philip and Julie for it.
Cathy and Benito are ranting to each other about the state of the neighbourhood. Cathy thinks that with neighbours like Jim, she wishes they hadn't moved into Ramsay Street! Benito grumps about how when their house was being ransacked, no-one lifted a finger. Cathy points out that Jim certainly didn't - and he's supposed to be the representative for the neighbourhood watch scheme!
Benito says that Rick isn't getting off scot-free - he should've known something was up with him disappearing to the car yard at first light. Benito sets the alarm code before he goes to work, and Cathy tells him not to be too hard on Rick - if he pays for the window, that's punishment enough. Benito finishes setting the alarm and laughs as they leave, saying that no-one will be able to break in now!
Cameron has called Heywood into the Waterhole to talk. Cameron tells him it's not business; it's personal - he doesn't want him seeing Gaby anymore. Heywood is intrigued as to why, and when Cameron explains his reservations, he agrees. Cameron is surprised that convincing him was so easy and Heywood explains that she was just a bit of fun. Cameron is still confused, but Heywood says that he's a reasonable man and they both have to work together - and he doesn't want any friction.
Cameron thanks him and Heywood tells him that he's too uptight - too rash, and always trying to fight the system. Heywood thinks that once Cameron can handle his stress, they'll make a good team. Cameron says that he'll try and Heywood asks if he's settled down enough for him to shout Cameron lunch? Cameron agrees. Heywood smiles.
A group of girls are waiting for an interview. Debbie is called up to see Matthew Forrest.
Matthew Forrest's Office
Debbie walks in with her CV and goes to take a seat. Matthew tells her to remain standing. He asks her to turn around slowly. Once she does, he tells her that she's not what he was looking for. Debbie is bemused and protests that he hasn't interviewed her.
MATTHEW: I've seen all I need. Thank you.
DEBBIE: Well, why? I can do the work. You haven't read my resume.
She hands over her CV. Matthew glances at her name and tells her that he's sorry. He asks her to get the receptionist to send the next girl in. Debbie puts her hands on her hips (oh dear) and refuses to leave until she finds out what she did wrong.
Matthew tells her that she didn't do anything wrong, but she's too ordinary looking - too plain. Debbie is very upset and leaves the room.
Debbie bolts through the Reception area in tears.
Cameron and Heywood have finished their lunch. Cameron apologises for coming on strong earlier. Heywood leaves to do some work and he tells Cameron to relax.
Cathy enters the Waterhole and looks shocked as she passes Heywood. She asks Cameron who he was, and he tells her. Cathy is surprised to learn that Cameron knows him and hasn't just been investigating him.
CATHY: He came to see Marco in the Coffee Shop once.
CAMERON: I doubt it. Maybe it was a lookalike.
CATHY: No, it was him, I'm sure of it. I heard him say something about delivering a package.
CAMERON: Heywood never knew Marco - I told you that.
CATHY: Maybe he says he doesn't, but it was definitely him.
Cameron asks when it was, and Cathy thinks it was 6 or 8 weeks ago. Cameron thinks that if Cathy isn't sure *when* it was, she can't be sure that it was definitely Heywood. Cathy is adamant that it's important - Heywood could be the missing piece that fits the pieces of the puzzle together.
CAMERON: I don't think so. Forget about Heywood. He's harmless.
Cameron leaves and Cathy looks surprised.
Debbie walks towards the lake, with Matthew's words echoing around her. She gazes at herself in the lake's reflection, with her arms folded and cries as Matthew's words about how she's too ordinary looking ring in her ears.
She picks up a rock and throws it at the water, disturbing her reflection. She puts her hands to her head and sobs.
Outside Number 22
Benito drives home with Cathy and Rick. Cathy is going on about Heywood being in the Coffee Shop. Benito thinks that he's tempted to do some undercover searching himself.
RICK: The name's Alessi. Rick Alessi!
CATHY: Er, Rick Alessi will be far too busy working at the car yard to pay for Debbie's window!
Rick's smile falls from his face. Benito is struggling to get the front door open and then realises it's the wrong key. He asks Cathy for the key, but there was a mix-up over which key they thought was correct and should be on the key ring. They're all despondent when they realise that they're locked out.
RICK: I've got it! How about I smash a window? I'm an expert!
CATHY: You're not funny, Rick.
Benito tells them it's not possible anyway - with the new alarm system that he installed, if they break in, it'll make the big bang sound like a sneeze! Benito gets out his mobile phone and calls for some help.
Stephen comes in with some flowers for Phoebe. There's been no change with Hope. Phoebe explains that Helen visisted and what she said. Phoebe says that she was at the lowest point of her life when she met him, and he gave her the strength to face up to motherhood. She says that being with him was like waking out of a dream. They reminisce a bit, and then Stephen thinks that she doesn't need him anymore. Phoebe says that she does - and come hell or high water, they will get married. She tells him to make arrangements for next week!
It's gone dark and the Alessi family are still stuck outside. Benito's run out of ideas over who to call next.
Gaby is dressed up for her date and keeps looking out of the window. She grabs her bag and takes out Heywood's office number and calls him. She gets a receptionist and realises that she's been stood up. She angrily screws his number up.
Gaby storms over to confront Cameron about Heywood standing her up. Gaby is really annoyed with him, and tells him that he's a creep - she wouldn't take this behaviour from Doug, let alone Cameron. Cameron tries to placate her but it doesn't work. Gaby warns him never to interfere in her life again and storms out.
Rick wants to break into the house because they can quickly turn the alarm off once they're in, but Benito refuses, pointing out that the alarm should sound for over 1k. Cathy thinks that they should book into a hotel for the night, but Benito doesn't have any cash or credit cards on him. Rick suggests borrowing one from one of the neighbours.
CATHY: Certainly not!
BENITO: I'm not going to crawl to Jim Robinson!
RICK: Debbie's dad will let us stay at Lassiter's.
BENITO: You don't borrow from your enemies, son!
Rick looks pained. Cathy thinks that as Benito's in charge, he should tell them where they're going to sleep. Benito gleefully suggests the car! Cathy and Rick are horrified.
Gaby is cutting the biggest slice of cake in the world. There's a knock at the door - it's Debbie, who's in tears. Debbie tells her that she didn't get the job and she tells Gaby the story of how Matthew said that she was too plain. Debbie sobs that it's been the worst day of her life.
Gaby is furious at what Matthew's done and calls him a sexist jerk - someone's looks have no impact on how they can do the job, and she thinks Debbie's gorgeous anyway. She tells Debbie to forget him. Debbie says that she can't - and she wishes that she could get revenge.