Ben is trying to convince Lisa she's being paranoid about what Lou has in mind for the netball team. The main thing is to get the sponsorship money. Lisa agrees she is being paranoid and will wait to hear what Lou has to say. Toadie and Billy burst in, Toadie throwing a ball to Ben. They argue about who was losing their game when they were kicked off the oval. Ben asks them if they want to go to a movie later.
LISA: Sounds like a pretty wild night in store.
BEN: Well you know, three cool dudes cruising town...
LISA: Yeah, with any luck you might actually bump into them!
Darren is pouring wine in the kitchen and Debbie apologises as she thought he knew Helen would be here. She suggests going out for dinner tomorrow. That sounds good to Darren but he's fine with tonight too as he likes Helen. He goes through to the living room to tell Helen that dinner is ready. Helen is looking at the video he has rented but Darren tries to persuade her it's not that good.
Susan is clearing up as Billy and Toadie are eating ice cream.
TOADIE: Whoa, ice cream headache! Gone.
SUSAN: Well if you didn't inhale your food like that… honestly!
BILLY: Speak for yourself. You always finish before us.
SUSAN: Well that has less to do with speed than the actual amount of food consumed. The size portion I have doesn't need a truck to bring it to the table!
Toadie says he is in training for his mum's cooking. Billy can't believe Toadie has got the day off school on Monday for Angie's birthday. Ben arrives to take them to the movie but Susan asks if their homework is up to date; she understands they have several major assignments due!
TOADIE: Well we've got one or two but we were told not to rush into them!
BILLY: Give it up, mate. The problem with having teachers for mothers... they know more about the homework than you do. Mum, we're in good shape. We did a lot of work this afternoon.
SUSAN: Right, would that have been before or after you spent two hours booting a footie around the oval?
TOADIE: How does she know all this stuff?
BILLY: She's a mother; they've got a network!
SUSAN: So, what's the movie?
BEN: Um, something- or- other 3. It's a trilogy. It's supposed to be really good.
SUSAN: Not too violent I hope?
TOADIE: Nah, just heaps of sex!
BILLY: It's got like a really intelligent plot!
Susan agrees to let them go and she will enjoy the peace and quiet.
Philip orders food at the bar and Lou says he understands Philip got kicked out of the house for Debbie to do some hot entertaining. Philip says he doesn't think Debbie would see it like that as she is looking after Helen! Lou finds it hilarious. He asks Philip if there would be any tax advantages to him sponsoring the netball team. Philip says it would be 100% tax deductible. He pointedly says he needs to get back to his paying customer.
Ben, Billy and Toadie are having milkshakes because the movie was sold out and they didn't fancy the one about the singing ducks! Toadie suggests checking out the new virtual reality game at the arcade but Ben says he thinks he will have an early night. Billy says they might need some change. Ben gives Billy his car keys to help himself to the change from the ash tray while Ben goes to the pub to get a slab of beer for the house.
BILLY: So tell me about this game. It doesn't have anything to do with singing ducks does it? [Toadie hits him] Ow! Hey, you quacked my ribs!
TOADIE: Well you should have ducked!
Ben buys the beer from Lou and Lisa is there too. Lou suggests the name Lou's Little Ladies for the netball team! Lisa realises he isn't joking and is disgusted; it's patronising and sexist. She tells Lou to think of something else and leaves. Lou asks Philip and his client what's wrong with Lou's Little Ladies. They don't look impressed.
Lassiters car park
Toadie and Billy are counting the change from Ben's car. There's $15 but Billy only has a $20 note to give him. Ben asks Toadie to hold the beer so he can give them some of his change from the pub. Lisa comes along and sees Toadie holding the beer and Billy giving Ben money.
Helen has her eyes closed so Darren puts his arm around Debbie and kisses her. Helen says she must have dozed off. She says she'll watch the end of the film another time and goes to bed. Darren and Debbie kiss again but this time Philip arrives home. He apologises for interrupting but Debbie says she'll go and make a cup of tea. Philip sits down next to Darren who looks thrilled.
Lisa comes to collect some clothes of Libby's and tells Susan she's thinking of taking up stamp collecting to avoid the politics of netball team sponsorship! She says she'll get out of her way but Susan says there's nothing to get in the way of as the boys are out. At least she knows they're not getting up to mischief with Ben. Lisa feels obliged to tell Susan something...
Debbie apologises for all the interruptions and kisses Darren goodbye as he leaves. She says she'll make it up to him tomorrow. Philip tells Debbie he's going to have to take clients out a couple of nights next week as well. Debbie is frustrated as she has a business to run and doesn't get much free time. They don't notice Helen emerge from her bedroom behind them. Philip says he just doesn't like leaving Helen on her own in case she falls or burns herself. Helen says she can't believe she's hearing this. She doesn't want to talk about it now but they will discuss it in the morning.
Lisa is accusing Ben of selling beer to the boys. He shows Lisa the slab of beer and says he was changing money for the boys. Lisa realises she has been an idiot and tells Ben she "kind of" told Susan who went ballistic and took off looking for the boys.
Susan approaches Billy and Toadie who are talking about video games under the gazebo in the dark and makes them jump. She tells them she knows exactly what they're been up to and they're in more trouble than they can imagine!
Susan, Billy and Toadie have arrived and Lisa is explaining the misunderstanding. Susan apologises to the boys for flying off the handle and not listening to their side of the story.
TOADIE: Nah, no worries. If it had been my mum she would have chucked us in the lake, no questions!
Billy is less forgiving; he thought his mother trusted him enough to ask his side of the story.
Debbie tells Philip the next morning that Helen is strong minded and will naturally resent them trying to look after her. Philip suggests including her in things they do outside the home. Debbie asks if he is going to take her to some of his client meetings! Philip says if she and Darren were going to see a movie or something... Debbie says she and Darren are going out to dinner tonight and Philip says that would be just the thing to cheer Helen up. Debbie goes to break the good news to Darren!
Billy is still angry with Susan who apologises again. She is his mum and can't help worrying. Billy says he will be old enough to go and buy his own alcohol next year. Why can't she get used to him growing up like Mal and Libby? Susan says she knows she has to let go but if they have a hiccup like last night he'll have to get used to the idea that she's having a case of separation anxiety.
BILLY: I suppose I should be glad Lisa talked to you and not Dad. Can you imagine what the scene would have been like?
They agree not to tell Karl and they hug. Billy tells Susan to just remember he is not a kid any more and the camera focuses poignantly on the portrait of him, Mal and Libby.
Lou is stirring Darren by asking how his hot date was. Darren pretends it was just him and Debbie but Lou asks how Helen was and can't help laughing. Debbie arrives and Lou leaves to see Lisa. Debbie tells Darren that Philip has asked if they can take Helen out to dinner with them this evening as an apology. Darren thinks Helen will see right through it but agrees.
Lisa says she has probably blown the whole deal with Lou after storming out last night. Ben says Lou will think that if she's gone cold on the idea it's because she's got a better offer from one of his competitors and he will probably come knocking on the door... at which point there is a knock at the door! It is indeed Lou. He has agreed the team name should be a joint decision but Lisa really doesn't think they are going to be able to work together.
LOU: None of this defeatist attitude, sweetie pie! Um, sorry, sorry, Lisa!
Lou unfolds a list of names he has written down but Lisa isn't having it. Lou relents and tells her to name her terms. Lisa says they would be willing to wear his logo and have a sensible name like Lou's Legends, but the final say is with the team... and definitely no sexy uniforms. Lou agrees. His only condition is that the pub is the official team hangout. They shake hands on it. Lou steals Ben's half- eaten toast (yuck!) on his way out and asks him why he isn't working on his bus.
Helen tells Philip she appreciates his concern but not the way he's expressing it; she doesn't need constant supervision. In the future he is to treat her as a responsible adult. Debbie returns home and asks Helen how she would like to come out with her and Darren this evening. Helen refuses; they have their own lives to lead, as she has hers.
HELEN: Look, I know you both mean well but being treated as a child is intolerable. And if it continues, I'm sorry, it's going to be impossible for us all to live under the same roof.