- Helen doesn't know whether to tell Julie about the secret she found in Jim's letters.
- Julie wants a housekeeper, but Philip laughs at the idea.
- Wayne tells Helen that all of the charges have been dropped against him.
- Annalise and Beth plot to get revenge on Harvey.
Philip is on the phone. It's unclear what he's arranging, but it's clearly expensive. He reckons that for the money, "She'd want to be sensational!" Regardless, he agrees to the booking. Hannah wanders in and wonders who he was talking to. Philip tells her that it's a surprise that he's organising for Julie.
Helen is crying to Pam. Pam says that if Julie has a right to know, she should be told. Helen says that it wouldn't do any good, as it would just cause pain. Pam asks if Helen wants to tell her what the situation is. Helen declines, telling her it's just a family matter. Helen apologises for having involved Pam. Pam tells her she would like to help if she can.
HELEN: Please, Pam, don't mention this until I decide what to do. I'd appreciate it if it's kept a secre-
PAM: (kindly) I wouldn't know what to mention. Don't worry.
Helen ushers Pam out, apologising that Pam caught her at a bad time. Pam double checks that she's ok and leaves. Helen leans on the wall and is clearly still very upset.
Philip opens the door and Julie falls through it with two heavy bags of shopping.
Philip removes the set of keys from her mouth.
JULIE: I said, I couldn't get the door open!
Philip laughs. Julie struggles in with the heavy shopping bags.
JULIE: I'm going to have arms like a gorilla!
Philip is bemused as to why she hasn't put them down! Julie stops and moans about how she hates supermarkets.
PHILIP: Look, you go in and have a rest and I'll put them away.
JULIE: No, no, no, you always put them in the wrong place.
Philip groans angrily.
JULIE: There's butter in that one!
PHILIP: Well, I'll put it in the fridge(!)
Hananh and Julie go into the living room. Hannah asks if Julie's in a good mood now and proceeds to tell her again about Jim's letters that Helen found. When Hannah says that they're romantic, Julie guesses that they're from her mother and says that she'd like to have a look at them.
Number 26 - Kitchen
Helen is cooking dinner, but looks distracted. Wayne tells her that Vince Roland had no alternative but to lift his suspension and so, he can go back to school whenever he feels up to it. Helen thinks that's good news, but Wayne is unsure - so much mud has been flung in his direction, he thinks some of it is bound to have stuck.
Gaby arrives with a bottle of champagne because she's heard the good news about Wayne and thinks he might like to celebrate. He ushers her into the living room. Gaby is surprised when Wayne doesn't want to open the champagne. He tells her that he's jacked off with how quickly people turn about in their attitudes - one minute he's guilty, the next minute everything's fine.
WAYNE: Everyone except Helen had me pegged as a killer.
Gaby tells him that she didn't think he was guilty. Wayne thinks she has a funny way of showing support!
GABY: Well, I'm sorry. I was confused.
WAYNE: How do you think I felt?
Gaby thinks the main thing is that it's over. Wayne doesn't say anything but he doesn't look like a happy chappy!
Harvey walks in and goes past Beth without either of them speaking. He kisses Annalise. Annalise wonders why he didn't speak to Beth. Harvey tells her that he dropped Beth so she's probably pining for him! Harvey tells Annalise that the magistrate has hit him for an $800 fine and it's cleared him out. Annalise asks if there's anything she can do and Harvey wonders if she's got a spare grand lying around(!)
Annalise tells him that she hasn't, but she'd do anything to see him smile again. Harvey says he doesn't feel like it, but he soon cheers up when Annalise suggests an afternoon doing, "Well, you know," in one of the hotel's suites. She explains that she can do it thanks to her friends in housekeeping, and they can get champagne and a spa. Beth overhears the conversation and turns around and smiles.
HARVEY: Oh, babe.
ANNALISE: Is that a yes?
HARVEY: Absolutely! Sounds fantastic.
ANNALISE: Told you I could do it?
HARVEY: (confused) What?
ANNALISE: Get your smile back!
Harvey departs. Beth goes over to Annalise.
BETH: How did it go?
ANNALISE: He fell for it, hook, line and sinker!
They laugh and whoop in delight.
It's late at night and Helen calls Rosemary in New York. Helen apologises for the time of the call. Rosemary worries that Helen's ok, but Helen reassures her.
The picture cuts between Number 26 and...
Rosemary's Office - New York
Helen tells Rosemary (who's reading the New York Times!) that she's been packing up Jim's personal possessions and she'd been looking at photos of Anne and Rosemary together.
HELEN: The two of you were so close.
ROSEMARY: Yes, best friends.
HELEN: It's funny how you forget things but do you remember when she moved in with you before Julie was born?
HELEN: I presumed that they were having problems but their marriage had always been rock solid until then.
ROSEMARY: Mum, you know, relationships are hard - I mean, everyone has bad patches.
HELEN: Mmm, true, but I wondered if she had confided in you.
ROSEMARY: What about?
HELEN: As to why she left Jim for all those months.
ROSEMARY: Mum, Mum, that was so long ago.
HELEN: Yes, I realise that.
ROSEMARY: You knew Ann - I mean, she never gave much away. I do know that Jim wasn't too happy about her getting pregnant with Julie so soon after Paul.
HELEN: Well, that's hardly cause for a young woman to leave her husband.
ROSEMARY: There were other pressures. I remember she wanted Jim to leave his job. She didn't like the boss.
HELEN: Oh. Roger Bannon?
ROSEMARY: Yeah, yeah, I think that was his name.
HELEN: (deliberately) I seem to remember he was very fond of Ann!
ROSEMARY: (very confused) Was he?
HELEN: Oh yes, she and Jim were very close friends with the Bannons. They always did everything together.
ROSEMARY: Once Jim went out on his own, their marriage seemed to get back on its feet.
Helen thanks Rosemary and apologises for calling so early. Rosemary apologises that she wasn't more help.
Rosemary's Office - New York
Rosemary looks very disturbed and confused by the call.
Helen puts the phone down and sighs.
It's early morning. The house is very messy and Hannah and Julie are searching for Hannah's pencil case. Philip comes in, half dressed, and clutching a bunch of socks. He starts to rifle through the laundry basket.
PHILIP: How come I start off with pairs and I end up with a drawer full of odd socks?! Maybe I'm being robbed by a one-legged sock thief.
Julie tells him that he was responsible for sorting the last load of washing! Julie seems a bit cheesed off that Philip's left a load of newspapers lying around that he doesn't want any more, and starts to tidy them up.
PHILIP: Well, since you're taking the day off school, what do you intend to do with it?
JULIE: After I find her pencil case and your socks, I am going to spend the entire morning cleaning this filthy, dirty house! There's an inch of dust everywhere and the bathroom looks like somebody died in it.
Philip smiles to himself.
PHILIP: Guess what? *You* don't have to bother with any of that today.
JULIE: Philip, we can't live in this pigsty any longer!
Hannah yells that she's found her pencil case. Julie is pleased.
PHILIP: No, I mean, you don't have to bother with it because someone else is going to do it for you.
JULIE: Oh, who? The tooth fairy?!
PHILIP: I hired a housekeeper.
Julie looks at Philip in total shock.
PHILIP: Mrs Lovejoy. She'll be here this morning. So you're free to do whatever you like.
JULIE: You mean it?
Julie puts all of the newspapers down. She throws her arms around Philip.
JULIE: Oh, Philip Martin, I love you! My very own housekeeper, at last! ...this isn't a joke?
PHILIP: I promised, didn't I?
(Er, no, Phil, I think you'll find you laughed in Julie's face - there's a slight difference.)
Julie is stoked. Philip worries that she might get bored with all of the extra time she'll have, but Julie thinks there's no chance. She sends Hannah off to get Jim's letters from Helen. Julie is brimming with excitement and gushes about how she's going to spend her day.
JULIE: There's a new shoe shop in the arcade and they've got some terrific opening specials.
PHILIP: Imelda Marcos, eat your heart out!
Julie says that Pam might like to go too so she has something to wear for the races. She is in seventh heaven at having a housekeeper! Philip is left alone in the living room and he smiles at Julie's enthusiasm...but his smile drops when he looks down and realises he's still not sorted his odd sock problem!
Wayne directs Hannah to the letters. Hannah picks up the box and the letter with the revelation is left on the table. Wayne says he'll let Helen know that Hannah has them. He notices the stray letter.
WAYNE: Almost forgot one!
He drops it into the box and Hannah leaves.
Julie sits down with the letters and a cup of tea. A knock comes at the door - it's Ruby Lovejoy. Ruby hands Julie her references, and Julie is dismissive about them being necessary. Ruby is quite put out by this and points out that people put a lot of time into them. Ruby says she comes highly recommended, and Julie thinks that she'll be fine.
JULIE: Well, I'll leave you to it, shall I?
Julie sits back down.
RUBY: You've never had domestic help before, have you?
Julie looks most put out!
JULIE: ...not lately.
Ruby gives Julie a disbelieving look.
JULIE: (conceding) ...no, not exactly.
Ruby says that they should get some ground rules straight before they start, as they don't want to get off on the wrong foot(!)
Pam remarks that she didn't hear Gaby come in last night and wonders if she and Wayne had a late night. Gaby says that she went to the movies - alone. She tells Pam that Wayne wasn't in the mood to celebrate. Pam thinks that's an odd attitude given that he's been found innocent, but Gaby says that he was disappointed in her for not standing by him 100%.
PAM: What does he expect? All of the evidence looked very incriminating. Any reasonable person would've felt the same way.
GABY: Helen didn't. She trusted the person she knew. She was right. Can't blame him for not wanting me around right now.
Wayne is up and doing some marking. Helen comes in and says she has a splitting headache. Wayne wonders if he was too harsh on Gaby the night before. Helen says she doesn't want to say anything that might come between them.
Helen says that for a relationship to work, it requires mutual trust. She says that Wayne obviously felt that he didn't get that from Gaby.
WAYNE: No, I didn't. Thanks.
HELEN: Who was at the door earlier?
WAYNE: Oh, Hannah - she popped in to pick up those letters you found.
Helen looks shocked.
WAYNE: (cont.) Apparently Julie wanted to have a squizz.
HELEN: ...you gave them to her?
WAYNE: Yeah. That was all right, wasn't it?
HELEN: (faked chirpiness) Yes, of course.
Helen rushes out and tells Wayne to have a good day. He carries on with his marking, unaware of anything untoward.
Ramsay Street - Outside Number 32
Pam and Julie are going shopping and are talking about Ruby. Pam thinks she is professional but she can see how Ruby could be quite intimidating!
JULIE: Really? Oh, not for me! You know, it's funny. Somehow it immediately just felt right, giving orders! Guess you have to be born to it.
PAM: Mmm(!) I guess so.
Helen rushes over in her dressing gown. She calls Julie back.
HELEN: Are you going out, darling?
JULIE: Yes, Pam and I are off to give the plastic a thrashing for something to wear to the races! Do you want to join us?
HELEN: No, I can't. I'm sorry.
PAM: (seriously) Is there anything the matter, Helen?
HELEN: No, no, nothing.
JULIE: You do look a bit of a sight, Gran!
HELEN: (looking down at herself) Yes, I do.
JULIE: Oh, you'll never guess what Philip did! He went ahead and hired a housekeeper! She's in there now - it's *fabulous*!
Helen tells Julie that Hannah came and took the letters.
JULIE: Yes, I've been reading them.
HELEN: (worried) Have you?
JULIE: Oh, they're great. *So* romantic. And what a find! (to Pam) They were written by my father to my mother.
PAM: Yes. (she looks concernedly at Helen) Yes, Helen did mention them.
HELEN: I haven't finished reading them yet - I wondered if I could have them back?
JULIE: Sure. I'll drop them over later when I've finished.
Helen thanks her, but clearly isn't overly pleased at the answer. Julie goes off in high spirits with Pam. Pam shoots a concerned glance at Helen.
PAM: We'll talk later?
As soon as they've gone, Helen goes down the driveway of 32.
Ruby is cleaning. Helen urgently bangs on the door. When Ruby answers, Helen explains who she is but Ruby refuses to let her in the house with Julie and Philip both out of the house. Helen starts to argue with her, but Ruby says that *she* doesn't know who Helen is and so, can't let her in! Ruby shuts the door in Helen's face. Helen tuts angrily, and leaves.
Lassiter's Hotel Room
Annalise and Harvey enter the room. Harvey is made up.
HARVEY: Hey, babe, this is so cool!
ANNALISE: It's only what you deserve, babe.
Harvey dives onto the bed and bounces on it.
HARVEY: Just the way I like it - nice and firm! But I like my women nice and soft - come here, gorgeous!
Annalise shies away from him and tells him that he's got all afternoon so there's no need to hurry. Harvey comments that with working in the kitchens, he doesn't often see how the other half live - and he could get used to it!
He gets up to get some alcohol to help them to unwind...and then he sees the price list for the minibar and thinks they're unwound enough! Annalise tells him not to worry - she's got a mate in room service who's going to get them some champagne.
ANNALISE: Only the best for you.
HARVEY: I'll never make another blonde joke as long as I live!
There's a knock at the door - but it's not room service...it's Beth. She kisses him on the cheek and walks in. He looks very surprised when she goes and joins Annalise.
Julie and Pam are having a post-shopping trip coffee.
PAM: I hope it's not too cold at the races or I'll freeze!
JULIE: Oh, you've got Doug to keep you warm - that's what men are for!
PAM: Oh, *that's* what men are for!
Julie looks at their shopping and sighs happily.
JULIE: I wonder what the poor people are doing(!)
PAM: Buying all this, you're looking at one of them!
Julie says that shopping was fun and hopes that her housekeeper is still doing a good job! She says that she'll be giving everything a white glove test when she gets home.
Wayne enters and remarks on Julie skiving off school. Julie is surprised that he's back at work, and Wayne is defensive. Julie assures him that she never thought he was guilty of the murder in the first place. Pam looks very very uncomfortable.
JULIE: You'd never kill anyone. Well, not in cold blood, anyway!
WAYNE: It's a real comfort to know that I had you on my team(!) Not like some people.
PAM: *Everyone* was behind you, Wayne.
WAYNE: Gee, from where I'm standing, it must have been a hell of a long way behind because I didn't see any of you for dust!
PAM: What I meant was-
WAYNE: Pam, please - don't insult my intelligence. You all thought I killed that bikie.
JULIE: That's not true.
WAYNE: You wouldn't let Lou put up the car yard for my bail - that's how innocent you thought I was! (to Pam) And *you* wanted me locked up so I'd be away from your precious daughter.
PAM: Oh, that's ridiculous.
WAYNE: Is it? What would you know about truth - either of you?
Wayne stalks out.
Lassiter's Hotel Room
Harvey drinks from the minibar and Annalise and Beth are on the bed. Harvey is confused that they're not angry with him for two-timing them. He tells them that's just the way he organises his life. He sits on the bed with them. Annalise tells him that they understand that he has needs.
BETH: Annalise and I are friends.
ANNALISE: That's right. So why shouldn't we share?
They both start taking Harvey's shirt off. There's a knock at the door.
HARVEY: That's not Sarah, is it?
Annalise tells him that they did think of asking her but they didn't want him to spread himself too thinly! Room service arrives with French champagne and caviar.
BETH: You know what I feel like right now?
HARVEY: I hope I do!
BETH: A spa. The three of us.
Beth and Annalise go to run the spa.
HARVEY: (to himself) Oh man, I must've been a good dude in a previous life!
Ruby is watching cartoons with Hannah, and gives her a plate of homemade biscuits. Hannah says she'd better not eat any more in case she eats too many to eat her dinner. Ruby says that one more won't hurt. Hannah eagerly accepts!
Ruby quizzes Hannah on Philip's job managing the hotel, and Hannah explains that Uncle Paul owns Lassiter's. Ruby asks what Julie does, just as Julie bursts in. Hannah shows Julie the biscuits, and then Ruby goes off to make the dinner. Hannah follows, wanting to help.
Julie sinks into the sofa, takes a biscuit and puts her feet up. She's extremely content.
JULIE: To come home to a clean house!
Lassiter's Hotel Room
Annalise and Beth are both fully dressed. Annalise is filling her handbag with bottles from the minibar. Harvey yells that they should hurry up and get in as the water's great!
ANNALISE: Almost ready, Harv! Beth's just helping me with my suspender belt. It's stuck!
Beth starts to giggle.
ANNALISE: Beth, you're such a butter fingers!
HARVEY: That sounds like a job I'd be an expert at.
Silently, Annalise and Beth creep from the room.
HARVEY: Guys? .... Guys?
Harvey emerges from the spa, covered in bubbles. He smiles uncertainly and looks around the room.
HARVEY: Come out, come out, wherever you are?
Beth and Annalise are laughing hysterically. Beth says she wishes she could've stayed to see the look on his face. They agree that it served him right for treating them like a couple of bimbos.
ANNALISE: He should be getting the bill about now.
BETH: A hundred, you reckon?
ANNALISE: Oh easy! That champagne and caviar costs a bomb! Then there's the room and...
Annalise opens up her handbag to reveal the contents of the minibar. Beth laughs. Annalise says that each bottle costs heaps!
ANNALISE: Mr I'm So Wonderful is going to be Mr Flat Broke by the time he leaves that room.
BETH: Yeah, and let's see how lucky he is with the babes then, huh?
Wayne is sitting alone reading the paper. Gaby enters and approaches him. Wayne asks if she's spoken to Pam. Gaby says that she has heard about the conversation, but reckons that Pam deserved it. Gaby apologises for letting him down, but wants to get back in the good books.
Wayne says that their relationship is based on trust, but she seems to have a problem with that. He reminds her of the situation with Annalise, and how Gaby was always ready to believe that he was the bad guy. He tells her he needs time and space to do some thinking. Gaby leaves.
Julie is reading a letter and is rapt at how sweet it is. Ruby comes in and says that their dinner is in the oven and it'll need another hour. Philip walks in and compliments her on how dinner smells! He kisses Julie and asks how it feels to be a lady of leisure! Philip leaves to see what's cooking because he's hungry, and Julie carries on reading her letter.
Julie's expression suddenly changes as she reads. Ruby leaves and bumps into Helen, who enters. Helen goes through as Julie is staring at the letter in disbelief.
HELEN: (brightly) Hello, darling.
Julie looks at Helen in horror.
JULIE: Is this true?
HELEN: ...I'm afraid so.
JULIE: It says...Dad wasn't my real father.
HELEN: Yes. I know.
Julie looks stunned.