- Marlene is testing out the intercom system at the surgery, much to Karl's annoyance, as she has only just checked 15 minutes ago, She also tells him that there are no patients at all yet.
- Darren tells Lou that he has messed things up. Lou asks him if he needs to talk.
- he police take Toadie to the station with Louise, after catching the pair begging in the street.
Karl is testing out the equipment is in working order, as there is a distinct lack of patients. Libby and Susan drop by to see him, and he is telling them that he is frustrated with Marlene. She is sending patients away prescribing Chicken soup. He also says that because he has no patients he had to spend the morning scraping bunions from Marlene's feet.
Karl says that he sent Marlene shopping for the afternoon to preserve his sanity, and he wishes that she would go back to the pub.
The phone rings for Karl, it is Sergeant Costello from Erinsborough police with something to say about Toadie, Karl explains that he can't get away from the surgery, and it turns out that Susan is going to have to go to the station to pick him up.
Hannah is bored. All her friends are all away on holiday, so she has nothing to do.
When Debbie gets home, she is in a foul mood, she says the renovations are not going well. She says that there are arguments between Darren and Wayne, and Wayne is not working for Darren anymore.
Debbie isn't sure what to do, or where she stands, she asks her father for advice, he tells her that Darren is probably just blowing off steam and wait and see how things are tomorrow.
Darren has been knocked back for a loan. He tells Lou that Wayne has offered him the chance of cheap goods, but it involved the robbery of a warehouse. Darren confesses to Lou that he was going to go through with the robbery, but things fell through and he pulled out. He tells Lou that he couldn't feel worse, not only has he let Lou down he has let himself down. He is up to his eyes in debt and can't get the job finished. He confesses to Lou that he needs his help.
Karl is giving Toadie a dressing down for pretending that he and Louise are beggars. Toadie tells Karl to chill out as there has been no harm done, but Karl is angry. Toadie worries that he will tell Lou and Marlene.
When Toadie is sent to the car, he and Susan are not sure if they should tell Lou and Marlene or not.
Libby and Billy are passing the basketball to each other whilst lying at opposite ends of the couch, Billy tells her that if Anne wants to speak to him again, she has to make the first move, but Libby tells him not to be stupid, and lets on that she knows about his trick of standing outside Anne's bedroom window bouncing his basketball loud enough until she hears it. With this Billy disappears to put the trick into practice.
Debbie is there to talk to Libby, she tells her it's about Darren, when Libby asks what's wrong with him, Debbie says that she was hoping that Libby might be able to tell her.
Phil, runs into Debbie and Libby, he says that the shop is looking good, Debbie wonders if it will ever been finished.
Hannah bounces in looking for Toadie. Libby says that if she is looking for company she should pop into the surgery to see Karl as patients are not knocking the door down to get into the surgery.
Phil says that he will have his annual check up on the way home, Libby thinks he would welcome the business.
Lou and Darren are talking.
LOU: At the end of the day you're family. I'd never turn my back on you. I'll help you out but there's a catch.
DARREN: Name it.
LOU: It's not just this once, it's whenever you need it.
LOU: We have been at loggerheads far too long, it's time we started working as a team.
DARREN:I don't know if the best team work in the world could get me out of the mess I'm in right now
LOU: Don't worry we'll sort out your cash problems and we'll get your renovations finished on time.
DARREN: I don't know what to say mate, thanks.
LOU: Well I'm not doing this as a favour, I'm doing it because believe it or not I care, and one day I'll get that through your thick skull.
DARREN: I think I'm starting to get the message.
LOU: There's one other thing, lets keep this to ourselves, if Marlene found out you were thinking of returning to your old ways she would have a heart attack.
As Darren leaves the pub he runs into Phil on the way out, who tells Lou that Debbie is looking for Darren and she doesn't even know if the shop will be finished, Lou tells Phil to trust him it will be finished, and Deb will be back in business before she knows it.
A woman comes into the pub. She is looking for Lou, when Lou asks how he can help, she asks him to explain why his daughter was found begging in the shopping centre that morning with Toadie.
Lou is shocked, and the woman who is a social worker attached to Erinsborough police suggests he reviews who he allows to baby-sit Lolly.
Toadie is showing, Susan, Libby and Billy the sign he was using to aide his earlier begging. 'My sister and I need train fare home to see mum'
Neither Libby or Billy are impressed at what he has done, and thinks that getting let off with a warning, is getting off very lightly indeed. Susan thinks that its a pity that Toadie doesn't share their sense of what's right and wrong.
When Toadie is alone with Billy, he says that the worst part is that he had collected $50 before the police confiscated it and gave it to a deserving cause. However Toadie says that at least there is the $3 an hour he will be getting from Lou and Marlene for babysitting.
Billy doesn't think that he will still get paid, but Toadie doesn't think that they are going to find out, he doesn't think Karl and Susan will grass him up. He says that he is the master of the cover story.
BILLY: Tell me Toadie, when your planet was destroyed, did any more of you make it to earth?
Whilst Phil is having his annual check,, he mentions to Karl that he overheard the social worker, letting Lou know about Toadie's escapades. Karl wonders how Lou took it, and Phil suggests that it wasn't taken well.
Lou phones to ask Toadie to take Louise home ASAP. Toadie is on edge, he is worried that Lou is home early, and asks Hannah and Susan to lie to Lou to cover up what happened. Hannah agrees, but Susan says she still wants to discuss it with Karl.
Toadie is concocting a tale for Lou, telling him that he and Lolly spent the day, feeding ducks, and counting fishes. Lolly even picked him a flower.
Toadie: I said if she was a good girl, she could come back tomorrow to see me.
LOU: I'm sure she'd love to, but I don't think that will be possible.
TOADIE: Why not?
LOU: I don't think they allow visitors in the Intensive Care ward, which is exactly where you are going to be by the time I've finished with you. Because I know exactly what you were doing with my daughter this morning, and I know exactly how much money she raised on your behalf.
TOADIE: We were in the park I swear....
LOU: RUBBISH I had a visit from the social worker, and she told me the whole disgusting story. How could you be so low, as to offer to baby-sit a child so that she could beg for you.
TOADIE: It wasn't like that.
LOU:I don't want you anywhere near my daughter ever again, do you understand me?
TOADIE:(as he tries to leave) Loud and clear.
LOU: Sit down, I've not finished with you yet, I haven't even begun to make you pay for what you've done. Oh you'll be begging alright, but the only thing you'll be begging for is mercy.
At the mention of the word begging Lolly makes a cute shrug hand gesture and shouts 'No Money' and gives Toadie and Lou a big grin.
Susan asks Libby why she was drumming up business for Karl earlier, Libby says
that she was joking, but when Phil took it literally she didn't think it would do any harm.
Karl returns home to cheerfully tell the family that Phil was his first patient, and Helen has arranged to come tomorrow.
Susan gives Libby a scornful look, and forces Libby into admitting that she was telling people tat he needed the business.
Karl isn't too annoyed, and the family vow their support, Billy asks if now would be a bad time to ask for an increase in pocket money.
SUSAN: Hey if you want extra money, then you get out there on that street and beg for it like the rest of us.
The Kennedys have a giggle.
Lou is informing Toadie of his punishment, starting tomorrow he will be working for Lou at the pub, moping every square inch of the floor, clean every table, ash tray and toilet and every other nasty job that he can think of. AND he will do it without paying.
Toadie tries to point out that he is too young to work in a pub, but Lou tells him that he can do it whilst the pub is not open, so he won't be breaking any laws.
Toadie reluctantly agrees, and tries to apologise, but Lou is not forthcoming at accepting it.
Lou is still raging when Darren gets home, telling him that Toadie could give him a run for his money being a menace to society.
He asks how it went with his suppliers, and Darren tells him that things are all ready to be delivered to the Coffee Shop, and all he wants now is for Debbie to forgive him. Lou suggests that going round after dinner and explaining himself might help.
Karl and Susan are at the pub to offer their apologies to Lou, to which he says there is no need. The drama is over, and tells them that Toadie will be cleaning the pub for the rest of the school holidays.
They decide to have a drink, and Lou enquires how Marlene is getting on, Karl says 'excellent' and he is the best receptionist he has' LOL (note- it's the only receptionist you've got Karl) Lou doesn't look convinced.
Darren is telling Debbie the truth about his plans to rob the warehouse. He tells her that the only reason he even thought about it was because he was desperate, and he backed out as there is no way he could go back to that kind of things. He tells her that things are sorted now, and the Coffee Shop will be finished, he asks her if there is any way she could turn a blind eye to what he has told her and give him a second chance.
The episode ends before we hear Debbie's response.