Karl tells Susan that Mel needs discipline, but it's really Danni that's the problem.
Sid is appointed caretaker of the Reuben White Memorial Fund - he's on the council payroll now.
Helen cries to Brett that she feels that Reuben is still with them.
Front garden of No.26
Brett and Helen are doing Tai Chi and Helen says she's been thinking about Reuben, but is grateful that she had a chance to know him at all.
Marlene comes over and tells them that Albie has been stolen - her traps were circumvented by cutting the wire(!)
All of the Kennedys are having breakfast. Billy starts talking about how cool tattoos are and Karl and Susan say how hideous they are.
KARL: Anyone who would even consider getting one is a damned fool!
Cheryl is trying to get Lou to come to Susan's formal meeting. Danni is rather embarrassed that her and Mal's sleeping arrangements will be discussed in open forum.
Helen and Sid are having breakfast, but Lucy has got Helen's order wrong. Helen asks if she's OK as she clearly has something on her mind.
Helen tells Sid she has some ideas about the community garden. Sid says the council gardener has been over with a long list of rules and regulations - he's always tried to avoid them. He's not sure he'll have much say in what goes on. Helen offers to have a word with Lou to see if he can get the rules relaxed a bit but Sid says he just wants a bit of peace and quiet. He's grateful for everything they've done for him, but he's too old to stop being his own boss now - he thinks it may be time to move on.
Back garden of No.22
Marlene is in the garden in her dressing gown reporting the theft of Albie the gnome to the police on her cordless phone. The police are not impressed, particularly when Marlene tells them that the gnome resembles Sean Connery(!) Just then, she finds the gnome though - he's in the spa with swimming goggles on. Gnome-y music plays.
The Kennedy kids and Brett are generally bickering with each other. Lucy is looking at the photos she look of Sid. Libby reckons that Billy is trying to impress Olivia.
LIBBY: Just don't come running to me when she pulls your heart out and crushes it like a grape!
Billy is reading a magazine about Dale the popstar, because apparently Olivia loves him. Billy brings up the subject of tattoos again and Libby realises that he's thinking of getting one. She warns him that Karl would freak.
Helen is sorry that all their efforts with Sid have come to nothing. Lou is disappointed too and comments that it would have been a lot easier if he had just left the land to Sid. Helen tells Lou that it's her fault - she made Reuben change his will so it didn't include her and he forgot to put Sid in the new will.
The Kennedy and Stark kids are talking about the forthcoming formal meeting. They're not happy that they haven't been invited to it. Danni says they should stand up for their rights - by crashing the meeting.
Outside the Coffee Shop
Helen sees Sid and tells him she's worried about him - she'd prefer him to go and live with his daughter. Sid tells her that she's interfering and nosey - but actually he's decided to go and live with his daughter after all - they've converted the garage into a little flat and he's going to care for their garden. So it's all sorted out. Helen is pleased, but then gets upset about Reuben. Sid comforts her and walks her to her car.
Danni and Mal are discussing their course of action at crashing the meeting. Brett, Libby and Billy turn up. They all agree to stick together.
The meeting is already going on. Karl is ranting that Mal and Danni's relationship is too intense for kids of their age. Cheryl doesn't think banning them from seeing each other will do anything. Lou thinks Karl is very old-fashioned.
LOU: What were you doing in the sixties, anyway?
SUSAN: Playing with his microscope.
Just then, the Kennedy and Stark kids arrive. Karl tells them that the meeting is private, but they insist that they want a say.
Helen is looking at some wedding photos of her and Reuben and crying a bit. Marlene comes in through the back door and tells her how wonderful the wedding was. She comforts Helen and Helen says it's about time she stopped wallowing. Marlene thinks Helen is coping very well with Reuben's death, but Helen doesn't think so.
HELEN: Everything seems to have come crashing down around my ears!
MARLENE: Well, it always does, doesn't it? Sooner or later.
HELEN: Yes, I suppose so. Marlene, I knew he was dying, why wasn't I more prepared?
MARLENE: You can't be prepared for something like that. And keeping yourself busy after something like that doesn't work either. You have to give yourself time to mourn. To deal with the grief.
Helen realises she's right.
MARLENE: You know, I don't think you ever get over a death of someone close. You just get used to missing them.
Mal is ranting at Karl for cutting him out of a family meeting. Brett thinks they should all have been invited to the meeting - it's all about Danni and Mal's lives anyway. Susan tries to be a peacemaker and says they just didn't want a disruptive meeting. Brett, Billy and Libby start to disperse. Mal tells Karl he's fed up of being treated like a child.
BILLY: Maybe this would be a good time to get a tat. Well, I couldn't be in any more trouble!
Mal, Danni, Brett and Libby are all sulking about the meeting. Danni worries that she and Mal will be banned from seeing each other.
MAL: There's only one answer to this.
DANNI: Yeah? What?
Apparently Susan voted with Cheryl and Lou! and Danni and Mal will continue to be allowed to see each other. Just then, Mal and Danni barge in and say they're not leaving until they've had their say.
DANNI: We don't care what you've decided, because it doesn't apply anymore.
MAL: Danni and I are moving out together. And there's absolutely nothing you can do to stop us!