- Hannah is excited that Julie is allowing her to have a horse.
- Lata tells Brett she'll play in the darts competition and will tell her Dad she's auditioning for the school play.
- Rosemary invites Debbie to come and stay with her and Tracey in New York for a while.
- Lata and Brett win the darts competition and hug happily. Vikram comes in and sees this.
Vikram tells Lata off for lying to him and takes her off. Helen tells him it's been a properly supervised event and that everyone has behaved well. Vikram is not impressed.
Danni pipes up and tells Vikram it was all her idea because she begged Lata to come in the competition. Vikram still isn't impressed.
Hannah is reading books about horses when Julie comes in. Julie warns her not to neglect Holly. Hannah's just wants to talk about horses, though!
Hannah is riding, watched by Phil and Helen. Helen jokes that Hannah might be a future Olympian!
Rosemary comes along and asks Phil if he's had a chance to think about Debbie coming to New York yet. He hasn't had a chance to talk to Julie about it yet. He looks a bit doubtful though.
Vikram hasn't turned up for work this morning and Julie is trying to fill in. Phil comes in and brings up the topic of Debbie going to New York.
JULIE: Philip, why is she doing this? Doesn't she think I'm capable of looking after Debbie when she comes out of the clinic?
PHIL: No, no- one thinks that. Rosemary thought Debbie might need a bit of a break. I don't know, maybe she does.
JULIE: She's had a bit of a break - in the clinic.
PHIL: I know. I want her home as much as you do, but if this trip will help her...
JULIE: I was looking forward to having my family together again.
PHIL: Nothing's definite. We'll talk to Deb, see how she feels.
DEBBIE: It's funny, you know? When I first came here, I couldn't wait to leave. Now I'm not sure I'm ready.
The counsellor assures her that is quite normal. Debbie isn't worried about the family so much, just her friends and school. She tells her about the potential trip to New York. The counsellor thinks it's a good idea for her to make a fresh start.
COUNSELLOR: You've made a lot of progress here, Debbie. You should feel proud of what you've achieved.
Lata has apparently been ground for two weeks - but it would have been worse if Danni hadn't tried to take the blame.
A teacher (Miss Stoner) comes in and says she hopes they're all going to audition for the school play next week. Lata asks her to write to her father for permission for her to attend and she agrees.
Cody is studying when Rick comes round with lunch (toasted sandwiches). She agrees to stop for lunch, but he'll have to stop distracting her after lunch.
Brett is thinking of doing stand- up comedy for her audition, and Lata a song. Danni thinks she's going of doing a dance routine. She puts their demo tape on from a random ghetto- blaster that definitely wasn't there in the previous scene. Two extras instantly get up and leave!
The counsellor tells the Martins that they've all made a lot of progress.
HANNAH: I can't wait for you to come home, Deb. I've told Painter all about you and she's really looking forward to meeting you.
PHIL: The horse. You'll be hearing that name a lot, believe me.
HANNAH: Painter's really cool, and smart, too.
She drags Debbie off to her bedroom to show her some photos.
The counsellor tells Phil and Julie that Debbie's return might not be as easy as they expect, Debbie is quite scared to come home. It's all going to take time.
PHIL: We'll give her all the time in the world.
JULIE: And anything else she needed.
COUNSELLOR: I'm glad to hear it. Debbie mentioned an aunt who had invited her to go to the States?
PHIL: Yes, thank you. Um...we were planning on discussing it when Debbie got home. What do you think? Good idea or what?
COUNSELLOR: It's a great idea, but...not until Debbie's settled into a normal routine here first. Too much change all at once could be very unsettling for her and she's got to look on the holiday as a reward, not an escape.
Brett is rehearsing some Shakespeare(!) Danni and Lata come over and they show him the dance routine they've been rehearsing. It's very 90s(!) Brett and some other kids end up joining in. Except one guy (Rupert) who mocks him. He throws an apple at Brett who ducks, and it ends up breaking a window.
Rosemary is just leaving and Phil, Julie, Helen and Hannah are seeing her off. They will make travel arrangements for Debbie later, providing Debbie doesn't change her mind.
Rosemary asks Helen to keep an eye on Gaby's work as a single mother.
Rupert says the window breaking was an accident and asks them not to dob him in because he's already on provation. Danni offers to take the blame - as long as he pays her $20.
Miss Stoner comes over takes Danni off. She just grins about her $20!
Rick is still distracting Cody because he can't help talking to her while she's studying. He ends up tipping hot chocolate over her notes. She throws him out of the house.
Hannah wants to go and ride Painter, but Julie says that Hannah has a lot of chores to do first. Julie tells Phil that he has to do more jobs around the house, and not just gardening and cleaning the car.
PHIL: It's a well- known fact that women are better at the simpler, less demanding tasks! That's why men let them do them.
JULIE: How generous of you, darling(!)
She hits him with the celery.
Danni apparently got off with a warning from Miss Stoner. Brett says Cheryl will be cross when she finds out, but Danni says she's too busy with the baby and the christening to care what she's doing.
Phil is reading the paper when Julie hands him a roster. Phil is going to have a go at the "simple, less taxing" jobs and she is going to do gardening and cleaning the car. Phil laughs.
JULIE: Well, darling, if you can't hack it, just say so!
PHIL: No, it'll be good for a laugh!
JULIE: Well, you can start by laughing your way to the laundry and doing the washing!
He claims there's nothing to it. So Julie sits down and reads the paper, telling him there's a big pile of ironing and a three course dinner to be cooked afterwards!
JULIE: Come on, Philip! Chop! Chop!
He goes off to the laundry.