- Helen (her arm in a sling) surprised that Pam and Tom know each other.
- Debbie giving Brett the hideous "It's Not You, It's Me" breakup routine.
- Phil pouring his hopes/dreams into the newsagency without telling Julie.
- Pam assuring Gaby how she will always be on her side, no matter what.
- Gaby replying that Pam is going to be a grandmother.
Pam's face drops.
PAM: Ohhhhh... Gaby... noooo... (long pause) I really thought you had more sense than this. I mean, you're not some irresponsible teenager any more!
GABY (forcing her tears down into anger): Grown-ups have babies too, you know Mum!
PAM: Yes, but they have them at the right time, in the right circumstances. They don't just *have* them without any forethought or planning.
GABY: HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT I PLANNED!
Pam reacts to this outburst by browbeating her daughter into admitting that she hasn't even told Stefano yet. Gaby explains she wanted to tell Pam first, since she thought her mother would be *pleased*. At this point, her father comes home to ask...
DOUG: Pleased about what? What's the problem?
PAM: Our daughter is pregnant.
Doug lights up with a sunny smile for Gaby, as he crouches down to warmly reassure her that this is nothing to get upset about, since a baby is not the end of the world. Gaby tearfully snarls that to listen to HER you'd think so, and Doug is aghast to inquire what on Earth has his wife has been saying?
Pam looks up at him in defiance of her shame.
Hannah is keeping busy at the shelves, while Debbie collects old newspapers for recycling. She is disappointed that everyone else is slacking off on the project since Rick is in Sidney, Michael is working with Doug, and Brett has gone cold on the whole idea since she told him he wasn't a romantic prospect.
Phil ahhhs in understanding, and advises his daughter to let Brett know that she still needs his help. As Debbie leaves with her arms full of newspapers, Phil tosses some sweets to the girl - so an arriving one-armed Helen catches the packet instead with her free hand!
Helen warns Phil that she's just been to the bank, who are very concerned about his resignation; they're convinced that Gaby isn't experienced enough to take over. However, Phil is quite sure that she'll be fine.
Brett stares into a mirror as he tries out a crazy new Hollywood image, evidently in honour of Ringo (the Beatles drummer not the boy who fetched cupcakes).
BRETT: YO FUNSTERS! This is Brett Starr, coming to you LIIIIVE from Burbank California, where the stars are just beginning to ARRIIIIVE!!
Suddenly there's a knock at the door, so Brett desperately tries to pat his wild hair back down into place as he runs over.
BRETT (praying): Please let it be someone who doesn't count (opens the door to find Debbie there so looks up to God) thank you so much!
Debbie is wondering why he hasn't shown up for the recycling project; she was hoping they could still be friends. Brett claims he didn't realise it was so late and will be over in a few minutes.
DEBBIE: If you're going to fix your hair it might take a bit longer than that!
Pam arrives and Helen says she was surprised to hear about Gaby taking over at Lassiters since she wasn't happy before. Pam says she's the last to understand what's going on at the moment. Tom arrives and tells Pam her outfit looks lovely. He invites Pam for a quick coffee since they're early for class.
Doug tells Gaby he's going to love being a grandfather. He asks if she's talked things over with the father but Gaby says he's not a factor. She decided to come back home for emotional support. It didn't occur to her she might not find it. Doug assures her he and Pam are both here for her. He tries to talk about the father again but Gaby doesn't want to talk about it.
Tom and Pam return after Helen has started the class.
HELEN: Late arrivals will find their fruit in their places.
TOM & PAM: Sorry!
HELEN: Just hold it. Feel it. Run your hands over it.
TOM: Sounds a bit kinky, doesn't it?!
Pam eats some grapes and Helen tells her the fruit is not to be eaten. Tom draws a face on his finger and tells Pam there's a worm in his apple. They laugh and Helen suggests they stick to cocoa in future. She asks them to stop disrupting her class.
Debbie doesn't want Hannah to help her and Brett with the paper recycling. Hannah thinks they just want to be alone and teases about them being in love. They check the first sheet and Hannah accuses them of copying her idea from the seeds she put on her card. She turns the blender on without the lid and pulp goes everywhere.
The next morning, Helen tells Hannah it sounds like breach of copyright. Julie arrives home from Brazil earlier than expected and Helen says Philip is probably at the airport waiting for her. Helen prevents Hannah from telling Julie Philip's news.
Doug hopes they're not going to spend the next nine months with nobody talking. Pam agrees they should talk.
PAM: So what exactly are your plans, Gaby? Do you intend to keep the baby?
GABY: What did you think I was going to do with it, Mum? Raffle it?
PAM: There's no need to be like that.
GABY: No? Well excuse me for thinking you might want to take an interest in your own grandchild.
Pam doesn't think Gaby has thought it through. Gaby doesn't think it's a big deal to have a baby and a career. She is going ahead with it.
Helen arrives to talk to Gaby about Philip leaving. The procedure for appointing a new manager hasn't been followed. The position needs to be advertised and Gaby is welcome to apply for it. Julie arrives and wants to know where Philip is.
Doug wants to know why Pam is so against Gaby having the baby. Pam says she's already raised four children. She knows Gaby's career will always take priority and she will be left holding the baby.
Philip arrives and apologises for missing Julie. Julie wants to know what he's been up to. Philip says he has a surprise for her…
Philip tells Julie the newsagency is theirs. It's a dream come true; a family business they can all be part of. Julie is horrified and storms out.
Doug arrives, looking for Pam; he thought she might be looking for a shoulder to cry on. They talk at cross- purposes as Helen assumes Pam has told him about the menopause but Doug assumes Pam has told Helen about Gaby's pregnancy.
DOUG: Don't spread it around though; I'd prefer to keep it in the family for the moment.
HELEN: Yes, of course. No- one need ever know unless Pam chooses to tell them.
DOUG: Helen, in a few months everyone will notice.
DOUG: Well Gaby can't hide it for much longer.
HELEN: Gaby? Why should it concern Gaby?
DOUG: I reckon it concerns her more than anyone! Not that you'd know it, listening to Pam.
HELEN: Are we talking about the same thing?
Julie bursts in, accompanied by Jaws music, and runs to the bedroom. Doug assumes Philip has told her about the newsagency and says he'll get out of the way.
Pam arrives and bumps into Tom who invites her to join him for coffee.
PAM: Helen might not approve if she saw us. She seems to think that coffee makes us disruptive.
TOM: It's nothing to do with the coffee. It's youthful high spirits.
PAM: Youthful, right. And don't tell me I'm only as young as I feel because I feel about 90.
TOM: Well you're the spunkiest looking 90- year- old I've seen in ages.
Julie is lamenting Philip throwing their family's future away. Helen tells her Philip has been under pressure for a long time. He has been feeding the ducks instead of working, and rollerblading in the street. She thinks they need to be careful how they handle this.
Brett and Debbie are making more paper when Hannah arrives with an official claim from her share of the profits!
HANNAH: My encycle… pedia says it's a case of bridge of copyright. You stole my seed idea and now you have to pay me… pay me something royal!
DEBBIE: Royalties? In your dreams, Hannah.
HANNAH: You have to. It's the law. And if you don't pay me they'll send you to jail, even if you are my sister. I don't think I won't let them!
Doug tells Gaby that Pam just wants her to be happy. Gaby is certain she will cope even if things don't work out at Lassiters. Doug asks if she can rely on some help from the father but Gaby tells him to stop fishing.
DOUG: It's not that Jack guy is it?
GABY: It's not anyone. As far as I'm concerned there is no father.
Julie asks Helen if the children have commented on Philip's behaviour but she says she thinks they're quite excited about the newsagency.
JULIE: Oh well, he could dance naked down the street with a light bulb in his mouth and they'd just cheer him on!
Helen reminds Julie to be tactful with Philip. Philip comes in and is surprised Julie isn't asleep but Julie says she can't sleep while he's ruining their lives. She tries to stop herself yelling and tells Philip she thinks they need to find someone for him to talk to about his confused state of mind. Philip tells her he's never had a clearer mind in his life.
JULIE: Philip, this isn't a joke. You obviously need help… professional help. And we're going to make sure that you get it.