Darren and Libby's camping trip goes from bad to worse when the tent collapses.
Harold is scared at how fast Madge wants to take their relationship.
Toadie is about to ask Sarah out, but bottles it and ends up buying a scarf instead.
Lou pops by to find a tearful Madge, she explains how she went a bit overboard, and Harold ended up running. Lou thinks it's Harold who made the mistake and comments that she looks sensational in the dress. Madge offers him a coffee, but he's brought over a bottle of red that he was going to share with Marlene. Cheering up a bit, Madge goes to get some glasses.
Toadie arrives back with a scarf, which amuses Billy and Anne. Billy points out that he should've tried to say something that he believed in himself, as it's always easier making up a speech when you don't mean it. Anne suggests that he goes back and tries again, but Toadie doesn't want to.
Lou and Madge are enjoying remembering stories from when they were back at school. Madge can't help but remember a different girl who always had the boys chasing after her. Lou points out that she was pretty popular too, and asks if she regrets turning down his offer of marriage. Madge explains that it wouldn't have been fair on him as she still loved Harold. She just wishes he loved her back now. Lou decides it's time to call it a night, but not before telling Madge that she is a 'cool chick'.
Lou arrives back to receive the third degree from Marlene about sending out the wrong impression, coming home from Madge's house late at night. Lou reminds her that Madge and he are old friends and allowed to do as they like.
Next morning, Darren and Libby wake from sleeping in the car. Getting out the car, Libby drops the toilet paper into a muddy puddle. Having had enough, she asks Darren to drive her to a road house. He points out that the idea of camping was that they were roughing it, so she can drive herself. She takes the car keys and heads off.
Over breakfast, Madge explains to Helen that she ended up having an evening with Lou. She apologises for not listening to Helen's advice, and explains how she ended up scaring Harold away with romance. Helen suggests that rather than avoiding Harold, she should try and repair the damage by asking him over later that day.
MADGE: You mean milk and biscuits, rather than wine and flowers?
HELEN: Something like that!
Billy collapses onto the sofa with boredom, so Susan suggests they go to the cinema. Billy isn't keen, but Anne soon arrives and suddenly the cinema is a great idea. They try to persuade Toadie to join them, but he spent all his money on the scarf. Anne recons he should take it back and get a refund.
Madge comes into buy a cheesecake for tea later with Harold. Marlene is shocked to hear that she is leading both Harold and Lou along, but Madge warns her it is none of her business.
Toadie is trying to return the scarf as it 'doesn't fit'. Sarah is fed up of him though and suggests he takes his schoolboy prank elsewhere. Toadie confesses that it's not a schoolboy prank and that he meant everything he said in the letter. Realising he has a crush, Sarah suggest he goes to the coffee shop to wait for her whilst she serves some customers, so that they can talk it through.
Billy and Anne are talking films. He asks if she has any friends from her old school that are still about and is curious to know if she has a boyfriend, but she doesn't. He admits he is single too, but thankfully the awkward moment is broken up by Toadie arriving. He admits that he told Sarah the truth but they were interrupted. Anne is keen to hear what Sarah said, but Toadie recons they should head down to the cinema without him.
Libby arrives back with a hamburger, though Darren isn't impressed. He'd hoped it would be a romantic weekend away; just the two of them in the great outdoors. Libby however isn't enjoying herself, as too much has gone wrong. Darren asks for her to try and enjoy it, he suggests going for a walk, but she would rather just go home. He is annoyed that having tried to make it special, she has criticised at every opportunity.
Harold walks past Lou on his way to see Madge. Lou tells him he should be ashamed, having walked out on Madge the previous evening. Harold however is shocked to hear that Lou and Madge spent the rest of the evening together.
Countryside - Lake
Libby comes to where Darren is fishing at the lake. She apologises for being a pain, so he offers her the fishing rope as a gesture of peace. She asks if she is forgiven, but that all depends on if she is willing to be thrown into the lake. They begin to mess about, and it seems all is forgotten.
Toadie, Billy and Anne are enjoying their milkshakes when Sarah arrives. Realising that she was the reason Toadie didn't want to come to the cinema, Billy asks Anne if they can stay around to give Toadie some moral support after his chat with Sarah.
Madge brings the cheesecake to the table and asks Harold to let her explain about the previous evening. Harold however isn't so sure that things will work out and admits he had thought at one point that it would. Harold declares that Madge is no longer his type, which she is shocked to hear.
MADGE: Not your type!? I'm you're wife for Gods sake, and if planning a little romance with my own husband so offends you, then you're an even worse prude than you were before.
Harold points out that she was quick to have a drink with Lou after he had gone. Madge is angry to hear that Harold thinks that way, and points out it took her a long time to mourn his death.
HAROLD: Good grief woman, do you always turn into such a fishwife when you get angry?
Madge is not impressed at being a fishwife, and picking up the plate of cheesecake warns that Harold leaves before she turns into something even scarier.
Billy and Anne watch on as Sarah talks to Toadie. Holding his hand, Sarah tells Toadie what he did was sweet; but they have to be realistic; he's still at school while she is setting up her career. She suggests they stay as friends, even though he wants more.
SARAH: You'll meet a girl closer to your own age. You'll sweep her off her feet and make her the happiest girl in the world.
She tells him that if he ever wants to talk, or just needs a friend he can call her. Giving him a peck on the cheek she gets up to leave. Billy and Anne head over believing that Toadie and Sarah are now together. Toadie tells them not to underestimate the pulling power of the Toad.