Len tells Helen she hasn't changed and is as beautiful before. Helen remembers where she heard the name Mary Pengelly; Nell mentioned her.
LEN: Yeah, well I wouldn't care to hear Nell's opinion of Mary. In fact, I wouldn't care to hear anything about Nell at all! You know what I fear most about dying?
HELEN: You look very fit to me.
LEN: Yes, yes, and I intend to stay that way. No, I'm scared stiff there'll be an afterlife and I'll have to meet up with that dreadful woman again!
Michael wants to know who this Nell is but Len says it's better not to know. Helen introduces Michael properly to Len Mangel. So this is infamous Len Mangel who was heard of but never seen back in Mrs. Mangel's day. Len and Michael warily shake hands.
Cody is sitting at a table by herself and Mark guesses she's waiting for Michael. Cody thinks he's forgotten about her but Mark says he's probably just caught up with Doug.
CODY: You guys always stick together.
MARK: Hey, I'm just trying to be positive. What do you want me to say, he dumped you?
CODY: Has he told you that?
MARK: It was a joke, Cody.
CODY: Well it's not very funny.
MARK: Yeah, well I'm just trying to cheer you up. I'm sorry if I'm getting it all wrong. What are you worried about anyway? Why would he lose interest in someone like you?
CODY: Why not in someone like me?
MARK: Well, you… you're very…
CODY: Oh, I'm a spunk, is that what you're trying to say?
MARK: Don't get me the wrong way.
CODY: Are you trying to say that looks are all that counts?
MARK: No, I'm not.
CODY: That's all you guys ever think about isn't it… sex?
MARK: Well, it's better than death and taxes, huh?
Danni makes fun of Brett who has just arranged an appointment with his hypnotherapist and asks why he's going back. She tells him he just needs to loosen up and the best way would be to throw a party! Brett says they wouldn't get away with it with Helen keeping an eye on them. Danni thinks they could get around that but they just need some money.
DANNI: Are you sure Mum didn't leave any extra money around?
DANNI: She usually does for emergencies, you know, like there is now.
DANNI: I have to have a party, Brett!
Julie is furious that Hannah is delivering papers on her bike. She tells Debbie it looks like they can't afford to keep their children unless they work on the streets. Hannah refuses to stop and cycles off.
Len tells Helen that he was visiting Mary before he moved in with her; his visits were relief from Nell's incessant nagging. Helen suggests his "visits" may have been the reason for Nell's behaviour. Len says perhaps, since Mary turned out the same way and could be worse than Nell! He left again and is with Gwen now. He told Mary he was going for a swim and left his clothes on the beach which is why people thought he drowned.
LEN: I was going to come back later and scare hell out of her. You know, give her a heart attack. But she beat me to it!
HELEN: You're not a very nice man, Leonard!
LEN: Well, maybe that's because I've never found a woman who truly loved me, Helen!
Len asks Michael if he likes the medals and Michael says they're a part of history. Len wants his DFC and his own campaign medals but Michael can have the rest.
LEN: Not a bad deal, eh? And you get them without even being shot at!
Danni tells Cody and Debbie about her party idea but she can't afford it on her own. They are amused that Cheryl won the lottery but Danni gets less pocket money than they do!
Philip arrives home to find Julie moving out of their room and into Hannah's.
PHILIP: What did I do? What's happened?
JULIE: You've lost your senses, that's what.
PHILIP: Julie, if you don't mind me saying so, it could be debated who's lost control around here!
Julie tells Philip she won't have Hannah delivering papers and they have another row about him buying the newsagency. Until he comes to his senses he's sleeping on his own.
Michael arrives looking for Doug as they're doing more renovating. Cody asks why he didn't meet her at the coffee shop yesterday and Michael says it wasn't definite. Michael says sorry and Cody says everyone's sorry around here, revealing that Cody is pregnant. They have a conversation about safe sex. Cody asks if Michael wants to break up with her because she wouldn't sleep with him. Michael tells her everything's fine; he's happy the way things are. Cody doesn't look convinced.
Brett tells his hypnotherapist Sophie he doesn't measure up to other guys, and girls just want to be his friends.
BRETT: I don't want to be friends. I want to be lovers. I want to break hearts left, right and centre! I want them to groan and tremble with excitement every time they see me! I want their knees to go wonky and I want them blushing and giggling, just dying to get a piece of me! I want to be like Daniel Day Lewis!
SOPHIE: But you can't be; you're Brett Stark.
BRETT: Yeah, I'm Brett Stark. Maybe if I change my name to Daniel Day Lewis, would that help?
Sophie tells Brett he can be as successful as anyone if he tells himself he can do anything. She counts backwards from 10 and tells him when she gets to 1 he will be far more confident.
Julie is maniacally cleaning the table and complaining to Helen about Philip exploiting Hannah for manual labour. Len arrives and Helen explains to Julie about the medals. Michael isn't home but Len hasn't really come to see Michael. He tells Helen he'd love a cup of tea.
Brett emerges from his room in a leather jacket and tries to sounds cool. Danni seems oblivious as she tells Brett she's calculated they're missing out on about $700 a year each compared the average pocket money. Brett lets slip that Cheryl left him the credit card, but it's only for emergencies. He puts some sunglasses on and leaves the house.
Debbie and Cody are sitting on the grass talking about the paper business when Brett appears on his bike and tries to impress them. Danni joins them and they wonder who Brett's trying to impress. Brett falls off the bike and does a forward roll.
Michael is in a bad mood and Doug says he'd hate to be his girlfriend given his moods; he doesn't know what Cody sees in him. Michael retorts that he's not sure he's going to be Cody's boyfriend for much longer.
Cody helps Brett up. He lights a cigarette, claiming he's been smoking for a while, but starts coughing. Debbie looks bemused.
Len is showing Helen photos of Mary Pengelly.
LEN: Quite a lovely woman, don't you think?
HELEN: I've no idea. I'd have to have known her.
LEN: No, I meant her looks.
HELEN: I know what you meant but that's not how I judge a person.LEN: Oh, don't you? Anyway, she's not in your league. You're a cut above the rest as far as looks go!
Julie overhears from the dining room and looks ready to vomit. Len finds a photo of young Joe and Amanda (unseen). Helen asks if they keep in touch. Len says Joe seems to have settled down since he married Melanie and has forgiven him but Amanda won't have a bar of him since he left Nell. Julie comes in with the tea.
HELEN: Nell was extremely upset, Len.
LEN: Yes I know. Too bad.
JULIE: That's not a very nice thing to say.
LEN: Well she wasn't a very nice woman.
Helen tells Len she has some chores to do and removes his hand from her knee. Len tries to kiss Helen as he leaves but she won't let him.
JULIE: Well, he certainly took a shine to you.
HELEN: Oh, he's just an old devil. I wouldn't be surprised if he's a bigamist!
JULIE: Well if he is you're next in his sights!
Len knocks on the door again and asks Helen if he might take her out for a meal some time.
Brett is on the phone to Sophie, telling her that it's not working out. He starts out confident but it all ends up in a mess. He might need another session anyway to give up smoking! Danni overhears and asks Brett if he's trying to impress someone. Brett says he's trying to win Debbie over and Danni tells him he's not going to impress her by killing himself. Danni suggests he just ask her out but Brett says he doesn't have much money.
DANNI: Yes you do… the credit card!
BRETT: That's for emergencies only.
DANNI: And what do you think this is?
BRETT: Look, I don't even know if I have the guts to ask Debbie out anyway.
DANNI: Hey, sure you do. You can do anything!