Luke agrees to be Sarah's pretend boyfriend for when her ex- fiance turns up.
Karl tells Phil that the bank has withdrawn his loan offer now he's not a working doctor.
Harold rings Helen, but slams the phone down. Helen is sure it was him though.
Phil suggests that Karl finds another lender, but Karl doesn't think there's much hope. Phil says he could get a second mortgage on No. 28, but Karl doesn't think that Susan will go for it.
Mal comes in and starts talking about how he and Karl can do up No.22 when they buy it. Phil distracts Mal by offering him work cleaning up the yard of No.32.
Helen insists that Harold was definitely on the phone. Phil is sceptical, saying he thought Helen was over all this stuff. But Helen is now sure that Harold is really back - and thinks he'll call again when he's ready.
Sarah is explaining the ruse about Luke pretending to be her boyfriend to Danni. She's not impressed and tells Sarah there's no way Luke is doing it. She's not happy with Luke either.
Susan pops around for a word with Luke and notices the tense atmosphere. She arranges with Luke for him to do his talk on Thursday morning.
When Susan has gone, Sarah desperately tries to talk Danni round, but Danni stalks out.
Mal asks Karl to help him out in the yard of No.32 tomorrow. Susan comes in and asks Karl how it went with the bank. He tries to tell her about the loan problem, but Susan is distracted by the lid being off the mustard(!) Eventually Karl gets the news out, and Susan is shocked. He casually says that a second mortgage on No.28 is the best way to raise the money.
Sarah thinks that Danni is being unreasonable. Luke says Sarah will just have to face the music.
Susan is silent as Karl talks about a second mortgage.
SUSAN: The whole point of an investment property is to *make* money, that's why it's called an investment.
KARL: I know that...
SUSAN: It's not meant to jeopardise this place.
KARL: It won't jeopardise anything...
MAL: Did you tell the bank you were working for me?
KARL: They weren't interested in my casual earnings.
SUSAN: I knew this would happen.
KARL: Getting upset is not going to help...
SUSAN: Well, you can't walk away from a good, well- paid, reliable job and expect life to carry on as usual!
KARL: I know that as well.
SUSAN: I don't think you do!
KARL: Susan, it's not the end of the world...
SUSAN: You're not going to risk this place, Karl, it's our home!
KARL: There's no risk!
SUSAN: Oh, there is a risk, of course there's a risk! I'm not going to let you do this to us, it's out of the question!
Danni is having dinner. Mal comes in and joins her. She tells him about the situation with Sarah wanting Luke to pretend to be her boyfriend.
MAL: What goes around, come around...
MAL: This reminds me of some of the games you played after we split up, that's all.
DANNI: Here we go...what's that supposed to mean?
MAL: Think about it.
DANNI: That was totally different!
MAL: Oh sure, sure...
DANNI: Why are you picking on me?
MAL: I'm not, I just think you ought to lighten up a bit. Luke's trying to help Sarah out of a jam and you're going off like he's cheating on you.
DANNI: I am not!
MAL: Alright, let's just drop the subject.
DANNI: Look, you don't know what I have to put up with...
MAL: All I'm saying is, it sounds like a hoot! Chance to help out a flatmate, where's the harm?
KARL: Look, I know it's my fault. I know if I went back to medicine we wouldn't have a problem. But I can't. I just can't.
SUSAN: When I was about seven, my dad decided to expand his business. We were going to be rich. He mortgaged our family home. Of course, it wasn't a risk, it was money in the bank. Unfortunately, things didn't go quite as planned. Demand went down, not up, and the business couldn't service the loan, so it went bust. And along with it, we lost our family home.
KARL: You never told me this.
SUSAN: Well, I never had a reason to. the day that we had to move out of our house, was the first time I'd ever seen my mum cry. I wanted her to stop, but she couldn't. So I started crying too. And I didn't know why I was crying, I was crying because she was crying (getting upset) I won't risk this family losing its home!
KARL: OK, OK! But we paid our deposit, remember? If we pull out now we could lose it all.
SUSAN: Talk to Lou. Explain the sitaution.
KARL: Of course I can. But whether he'll give us a refund or not's another matter.
SUSAN: Well, maybe that's the price that we have to pay.
Harold Bishop drives up and the street seems almost familiar to him as he looks around it. He heads to Helen's place.
Phil is incredulous at Ruth's list of needed minor repairs to No.32, feeling some of them are ridiculously trivial! There's a knock at the door and Debbie goes to answer it while Helen mocks Phil's skills as a handyman(!)
Debbie opens the door, to find Harold there, dressed in his Salvos uniform.
HAROLD: Ah...I was wondering if a Mrs Helen Daniels might be in?
HELEN:(slightly stunned, from the kitchen) Harold, how wonderful to see you.
Karl approaches Lou who is preoccupied with decorating the pub for the Melbourne Cup. Karl breaks the bad news that he can't proceed with the purchase of No.22. Lou is gutted - he's relying on the money to buy Jo out of the pub. Karl apologises and Lou says he'd better ring his lawyer. Karl asks him about the deposit. Lou says he should have stuck with his golden rule about not doing business with friends. He'll see what he can do, but he'll have to talk to his lawyer.
At that moment the phone rings.
LOU: Chez Chez?
HELEN: I think you should get over here right away.
LOU: Helen, it's Melbourne Cup day!
HELEN: Harold Bishop is sitting in my living room this very second and I think you should come over here and see for yourself.
LOU: What is this, some sort of joke? Is Phil there?
HELEN: Philip! Once more he thinks I've lost the plot!
She hands the phone to Phil. Harold is sneezing over the dog. Lou hears Harold sneezing and looks shocked.
LOU: I'll be right there!
He puts down the phone and runs out.
HAROLD: I'm very sorry, my name is Ted. I have no idea who this Harold person is.
HELEN: But don't you remember anything? The street, me, this house?
HAROLD: No, nothing. Well, yes, alright, there was a vague familiarity outside, but that could be explained in any number of ways.
HELEN: We, uh...we thought you drowned, five years ago.
Harold looks shocked.
HELEN: You must have memories!
HAROLD: Well, yes, of course I have memories. Memories of Tasmania
HAROLD: That's where I'm from.
HELEN: Well, look, I'll take you back to your old house again, that might help.
HAROLD: I think it was a mistake me coming here...
HELEN: Harold, you must remember Jim.
HAROLD: (to Phil) Jim?
PHIL: I'm Phil. Philip Martin.
HELEN: No, no, Jim Robinson. This was his house, you were great friends! And you must remember Scott and Charlene... And you were in the choir! You must remember that.
HAROLD: Scott and Charlene? Who are these people?
HELEN: And Lou will be here shortly. Now, you'll remember Lou!
HAROLD: Look, I think I'll leave, I'm sorry it was...I, I shouldn't intrude...I really am awfully sorry. I know I told you I was having trouble with my memory but... Look, if I was this Harold...then surely I'd remember something of what you've told me. No, you've confused me with someone else...I'm sorry...
HELEN: Please don't go!
But Harold has walked out.
PHIL: So what do we do now?
HELEN: Well, go after him! Stop him, before Lou gets here! Move it!
Phil reluctantly heads out after Harold.
Just as Harold reaches his car, Lou drives up.
LOU:(stunned!) Harold Bishop! I don't believe it!
Harold gets into his car and starts it.
HAROLD: I am NOT Harold! I am Ted! Is everyone in this street stark raving mad?!
He reverses his car quickly.
PHIL: Harold! Harold, wait!
But Harold has driven off, tyres screeching.
LOU:(shocked) Mate, we have just seen a ghost!
LOU: There couldn't be two Harold Bishops. Not that identical.
PHIL: He said he was from Tasmania. Maybe he ended up there.
LOU: That's a hell of a swim, mate!
Phil serves him, Helen and Debbie some tea.
LOU: It can't be Harold. He drowned!
PHIL: Could he have been picked up by Russian subs? Or aliens?!
Helen glares at Phil. But they don't know what to do next.
Sarah is worried about her fiance arriving - he's over eight hours late and she still doesn't have a cover story to keep him away. Luke probes as to what happened between them, but Sarah is not forthcoming.
The phone rings and Luke answers it. It's Sarah's ex- fiance, calling from the pub. Luke puts Sarah on, telling her she can't keep running. Sarah is asked for directions to her place.
Mal is trying to organise Karl to go out to work. Susan asks Karl if he's OK, but he's clearly not. He says he's worried about losing the deposit. Susan reassures him that they'll get through this and gives him a hug.
Helen says she should have tried to introduce Harold to his old life more gradually. Now he won't want to talk to them, even if they go down to the op shop again.
HELEN: I should ring Madge.
HELEN: Harold's wife.
LOU: Now, that's not a call I'd like to make.
HELEN: Oh, Lou, how would she feel? But I'm afraid we have no choice, she has to know, she's his wife! And she has to know that he's alive and...here in Erinsborough.
Sarah is pacing. Luke suggests making a coffee. There's a knock at the door, but it's Danni. She's comes to give them the go- ahead about Luke pretending to be Sarah's boyfriend. Sarah is really grateful. She runs off to get changed(!) Danni apologises to Luke for being jealous, but Luke had better not enjoy being Sarah's girlfriend too much! Luke is confused about the ex- fiance, he's not sure what went on before him and Sarah.
LUKE: How hard can it be to fool an upper- class twit?