Gaby tells Cameron that they've done a good day's work with Slade losing his seat on the council. Cameron is upset that he had to some awful things, and could even have been killed, and he's got nothing to show for it. From now on he's looking out for himself. Gaby offers to lend him some money for his rent and reassures Cameron that he's put a criminal in jail where he belongs.
Pam and Doug come in, having been to the Waterhole. They've been celebrating the development deal. Doug has got some blokes lined up.
DOUG: How soon do you think we'll be able to get started?
CAMERON: I'm afraid I've got some bad news, Doug.
Lou is hilariously dancing to a tape when Beth comes in. Lou tells Beth that he can't let Annalise think he's an old fuddy- duddy and starts waxing lyrical about how wonderful his and Annalise's relationship is. Beth can't tell him.
Doug is ranting that Cameron told him that Hayward was on the level! Cameron says he literally could have been killed - there was nothing he could do. Doug moans that he's knocked back small jobs because of the development so he's well and truly out of pocket.
Gaby goes after Cameron and apologises for Doug. Cameron is very angry. Pam also runs out and apologises too.
Pam sees Jim cleaning his car and goes over for a chat. She awkwardly thanks him for all the moral support he showed her when Doug was missing.
JIM: Doug's a good bloke. You two have got a good thing going, I wouldn't like to see that change.
Pam asks after Helen and then wanders back to No.28.
Lou is hilariously dancing to a tape again when Annalise comes in. Lou tells her that a lady called Fiona rang and Annalise tells Lou that it's her mother. She'll call her back later.
They get comfy on the sofa and Lou suggests a nice dinner in - spaghetti marinara. Beth interjects dryly that they're out of spaghetti. Lou decides to go down to the shop to buy more.
When Lou has gone, Beth confronts Annalise about her kissing another guy. Annalise is defensive.
ANNALISE: You just keep your nose out of it.
BETH: Look! Lou is my friend and he's got a right to know what's going on.
Lou has come back for his wallet and asks what's going on.
Pam is cleaning the oven when Jim pops around. He's come to tell her that he's had a congratulatory phone- call about the toy drive. Pam puts the kettle on and they make small talk a little awkwardly. Pam asks after Debbie and Jim tells her she's missing Rick.
JIM: It's tough when you can't be with the one you care about.
There is an awkward silence.
Lou still wants to know what Annalise and Beth are talking about. Annalise tells Lou that she didn't go to Tech today - she ran into an old boyfriend (Chris) and spent the day catching up with him. Beth saw her giving Chris a "goodbye kiss" for "old times sake". Lou laughs and says he's not upset. Beth has conveniently gone for a walk and can't refute this!
Lou suggests they cook dinner together and Annalise agrees. Scheming little madam.
Cathy comes over to talk to Gaby and Cameron. Cathy says she'll try to get a message to Marco about the development. Cameron thinks that the police will take a very lenient view of Marco should he turn up. Cathy is very worried about Marco.
Pam finally address the elephant in the room - she and Jim can't be just friends again.
JIM: I can't go back, I care too much for you.
PAM: Yes, but nothing can come of it, so, we've just got to work out some way around this awkwardness.
JIM: I don't know if that's possible.
PAM: But I don't want to lose you as a friend!
JIM: All we can do is try. Maybe it gets easier as we go along, I hope so.
PAM: I'm so sorry, Jim. For everything.
Doug comes in at that moment and Jim makes a sharp exit. Doug looks suspiciously after Jim.
Cameron is looking through the jobs page of the Erinsborough News. He's fed up and broke. He does need to go back to the office to pick up some personal things though. In the background, Lou and Annalise are all over each other.
Doug comes to see Jim.
JIM: Can I get you a beer?
DOUG: This really isn't a social call.
JIM: Oh? What can I do for you?
DOUG: You can stay away from my wife.
JIM: Come on, Doug, I thought we'd been through all this.
DOUG: Yes, so did I. But for the sake of my marriage, I think it's a good idea if you keep your distance from now on.
JIM: Let's get something straight. Your marital problems are your fault, not mine.
DOUG: I know that.
JIM: What did you think was going to happen when you got involved with Jill - didn't you think it would affect your relationship?
DOUG: It was the biggest mistake of my life. But don't think for a moment that I love Pam any less.
JIM: The thing is mate, even before you got involved with Jill your marriage was getting rocky. You were spending too much time at work and leaving Pam on her own too much.
DOUG: I was doing it for my family.
JIM: I know that! But she needed you and you weren't there. Don't make the same mistake again, she's too good a woman to lose.
DOUG: You're right. That's why I'm asking you to keep away.
JIM: She loves *you*, she only turned to me because she was lonely. You do the right thing by her and you'll never have to worry. She made it quite clear that you're the one she wants.
DOUG: Thanks, Jim.
Doug comes to apologise to Cameron. Cameron assures Doug that his life was in danger - he didn't have any choice but to keep quiet. Doug thanks him for bringing Hayward to justice.
Beth is dumbfounded that Annalise has lied to Lou about kissing the other bloke.
Doug has brought Pam some flowers to "let her know how beautiful she is". They chat about Cameron and Doug says the Hayward job falling through might be a blessing in disguise - now he can spend more time with Pam. He decides to do small jobs from now on and to hell with big contracts.
DOUG: I'm not going to risk losing you again.
PAM: Don't worry, you won't. I'm not easy to get rid of.
Annalise and Lou have finished their meal. The phone rings and Lou answers it, but the person rings up. Lou suggests that it could have been Annalise's old boyfriend. She assures him that she only wants to be with Lou.
LOU: I just find it so hard to believe. How can I be so lucky?
ANNALISE: Well, you are. So am I. To have met a guy as wonderful as you.
ANNALISE: You know, I think there's only one way to top that romantic dinner.
LOU: Oh yeah?
Cameron is packing up a few things when a bloke called Eric comes in looking for Hayward. He gives Cameron a bag and says "make sure the boss gets that".
When Eric has gone, Cameron opens the bag to find it full of $100 bills.
Annalise's mother turns up looking for Annalise. Jim directs her to No.24
Annalise and Lou have retired to "do the deed" (yeuch). Annalise's mother lets herself in and goes into Annalise's bedroom looking for her. She walks straight out again in shock.
LOU:(coming out of the bedroom) Who the hell are you?!
FIONA: How *could* you! A man your age! She's only seventeen!
FIONA: Annalise! My daughter! She's only a child.
His face is one of utter shock.