Beth is trying to sell a vacuum cleaner to a creep. He tells her to give him a "private demonstration".
Doug is telling Lou that Pam is very over-worked lately and now has picked up a cold bug. Brad is behind the bar and tells them that he has a new girlfriend. Lou asks him to keep it quiet from Lauren because she's very vulnerable just now after the accident.
Lauren is chopping lettuce behind the counter and chops a bit off her thumb too.
Gaby chats to Wayne at a table about their love lives. Gaby reckons Mark is more interested in Annalise and Wayne says they suit each other - both shallow and up themselves(!) Lauren overhears them saying how glad she is that they're still friends.
Pam comes home from work with a terrible cold and says she has to go straight out again to work at the hospital - they need the money to pay the mortgage. Doug is ironing and Pam tells him not to. Doug is worried about Pam's health though - he thinks she's pushing herself too hard and the scary background music would seem to agree with him!
Lauren is walking along with some shopping but the bags split and the contents fall out all over the floor. Some passersby help her pick them up and give her a hand to carry the stuff to the Coffee Shop. Lauren tells them that she hurt her back in a riding accident and had to give up her job in the stables.
It seems that Beth got away from the creep who tried to lock her in his flat for a "private demonstration". Wayne and Brad are both appalled to hear the story and decide to go round and sort him out. Brad and Wayne argue over who's going to knock him out. Brad starts to say that he's Beth's boyfriend but stops suddenly when he realises he isn't anymore.
Wayne has come to sort out the creep who is called Dennis. He reckons Beth is just paranoid but Wayne grabs him by the shirt and demands Beth's vacuum cleaner back. The bloke shuts the door in his face.
Doug is cooking dinner when the phone rings. There's silence on the other end of the line and Doug just puts it down. Pam comes in looking knackered and says she'll skip dinner - she just wants to have a bath and crawl into bed.
The phone rings again and Doug starts to rant down it, but it turns out it's the Matron at the hospital. It seems she wants Pam to do another shift tonight and Pam agrees. Doug is not impressed, saying he's worried about her. She puts on her shoes ready to go back to work.
Beth is worried that Wayne will get himself into trouble. They chat about their new relationships for a minute until Wayne comes in. Wayne explains that he didn't deck the bloke. Brad isn't impressed and says the bloke has just got away with it. Wayne invites Beth out for a bite to eat and Brad asks if he can make it a foursome by inviting his girlfriend, Ally.
Ruth and Jacob (the passers-by) are chatting to Lauren at the table and telling her that she's doing a great job at the Coffee Shop. They ask Lauren if she has a boyfriend and she tells them she's single and lonely. They encourage her to keep her chin up.
Gaby comes in and is very surprised to hear that Pam is doing another shift - she's worried about Pam too. Doug feels so useless but he can't do anything without his tools.
Beth and Wayne are getting ready to go out. There's a knock at the door and it's Brad. He introduces his girlfriend, Ally. She is very dressed up. Wayne thinks he knows her from somewhere and looks thoughtful.
Ruth and Jacob come back and ask Lauren to help them with a charity they support - food for streetkids. Lauren gives them some leftovers and they suggest that she comes along to meet the rest of their group. Lauren isn't sure at first, but she is lonely, so she agrees.
Doug and Gaby are just finishing dinner when there's a knock at the door. It's Lou, come to see how Pam is. They gossip about Brad's new girlfriend and Lou's worried about how Lauren will react.
Beth, Wayne, Brad and Ally are ordering cocktails. Wayne mentions Brad's bucks party and Ally is surprised to hear this. Brad says it's a long story.
When Brad is at the bar, Beth and Wayne interrogate Ally. Wayne simply can't remember where he knows her from.
Lauren is making a sandwich when Lou gets back from the Willises. He breaks the news to her that Brad has a new girlfriend - someone they don't know. Lauren says that Brad is a free agent and can do whatever he likes. She tells Lou about the couple she met at the Coffee Shop and that she's going out with them tomorrow.
Beth, Wayne, Brad and Ally are hanging out. Brad and Ally go to dance. Beth is a bit depressed and Wayne asks Beth if she's jealous. She denies it.
Doug has fallen asleep waiting up for Pam. She comes in, coughing her lungs up. Then she collapses on the living room floor. Doug bends over her in great worry.