Libby suggesting Darren buys a place of his own to live in.
Lou telling Darren that women talking about housing want to talk about the ‘m' word.
Libby telling Darren she'd like them to live together, Darren's not so keen….
Amy comes over to see if there's any news about Ben from Lance, but he knows nothing more, and the doctors can't give them any concrete information. Lance tells Amy that his mum isn't coping too well, and Amy suggests they go and sit with Ben for Ruth.
Amy has an idea to get Lance's mind off his half-brother – ballroom dancing! Amy would like to learn, and needs a partner…
Libby thinks that getting a house together should be the obvious answer, if they have a future together. Darren thinks she's taking this the wrong way; they don't need to have a five year plan and to move in together just yet. Libby asks him if he remembers when he was leaving town, and she chased the bus in her car and asked him to stay; Darren does remember. Libby says that thought this was forever, but now it seems like Darren wants out.
Darren denies it – he doesn't! So Lib tells him they're not teenagers anymore, and they need to start thinking about the future – it's what adults do, after all!
Lance can't believe that Amy's interested in ballroom dancing – it's daggy! He's seen it on telly, and it's all sequins and fake tans and posing! Amy claims that dancers are athletes, and maybe it will be an Olympic sport one day…! She wants Lance to keep an open mind; because he's not great at conventional sports, maybe he should give this a try, and it could be fun. But Lance is worried he'll look like a geek. Amy guesses that he's scared, and so she's going to do something about it – and puts some music on and makes poor Lance dance to it in the middle of the living room.
He is completely useless.
Paul and Hannah are listening to Mike playing the electric guitar. Hannah looks bored, whilst Paul is entranced. Hannah tells Paul that she'd like the three of them to do something together, not something that she's bored with, please! She suggests the Coffee Shop but they're not interested; Harry tells them to go with her and be fair – they should do something that they can all take part in. So as they leave Paul and Mike start talking about the latest in the electric guitar music scene…
Darren makes Libby a cup of tea and tells her he understands why she's trying to map her whole life out. He understands that because she failed university – very unexpectedly – she wants to plan the rest of her life because it's not going to be as easy as she imagined, and she needs the security.
Libby takes offence at his attempt at psychology, and can't believe that he thinks she sees their relationship as a second prize to her degree, as a security blanket. She storms up from the sofa and furiously can't believe that he never talks about their relationship by using the word ‘love.' All she wants is to share their lives together, their hopes and dreams. And to be in love.
Darren admits that maybe she's right. But at the same time Libby has been different lately. Libby says she wants something more than endless fun, and Darren thinks that maybe she wants to get married…and Libby realises that he's scared of having to do just that!
Amy tells Lance to loosen up a little, but it looks like loosening up is the least of Lance's problems; he's the most incompetent dancer, ever. Amy suggests he try and look as if he's enjoying it, but he's not having any fun, and turns the music down. Amy turns it up again. Lance turns it down, and off. He thinks his inability to dance is genetic, and Amy realises that she's hurt his feelings. She suggests they go to the club and watch the others and see if he's interested, but Lance claims he'd rather leap head first into a huge vat of boiling oil.
The Coffee Shop
Mike, Paul and Hannah are seated at a table, and Hannah is still bored by the conversation about Metallica. She tries to join the conversation by talking about Savage Garden, but is quickly dismissed by Mike, so she goes to the counter to talk to Madge, who has a headache. Madge tells her that the boys will grow out of it one day.
Darren is washing his van and listening to music, and Phil approaches him. Phil asks if he's okay, and Darren asks after Ben; Phil says that there's no change and they'll just have to be patient. Darren thinks it's great that Ruth has Phil there to support her, and Phil tells Darren that he proposed to her about five seconds before the crash and she hasn't mentioned it since. Darren understands – he's having problems with Libby, too. Lib constantly talks about the future and marriage, but Phil thinks there's nothing wrong with discussing it. Darren says it's just too soon for them, but Phil tells him not to worry – Libby just loves him and is an optimist!
Phil catches Hannah, Paul and Mike heading out of number 24 and asks where they're off to, and tells them not to be late to make sure they're at the airport on time.
The Coffee Shop
Madge sits down with Libby who sits alone at a table. Libby tells Madge that men are so selfish – everything's always on their terms! Mention commitment or marriage, and they're off running! Madge tells her that plenty of women experience that, and reminds her that Darren loves her very much – she can see that from his behaviour.
Madge also tells Lib that she's smart, independent, strong-minded, and maybe Darren finds that hard sometimes. Maybe he's a bit of a chauvinist. But maybe he'd like to be in the driver's seat, maybe he wants to be the one to do the asking…and Libby decides that Madge must, of course, be right, and runs off before Madge can say anything else…
Amy's at the door for Lance, and tells him all about the ballroom dancing class – she's signed her and Clara both up! She loves the glamorous dresses, and the sexy men in their tight pants. Lance's ears prick up – what? The men? Under 25 and looking so sexy? Amy mentions there was one guy there who was particularly cute and she'll obviously have to dance with him if Lance can't be there. Lancey-boy looks a little jealous at all this. Sneaky, Amy, sneaky.
Paul is now plating the electric guitar, badly, Mike is looking all interested, and Hannah is virtually asleep. Hannah tells Mike that he has half an hour before he leaves and he hasn't even packed, yet. Mike and Hannah make their way home, and Harold tells Paul he needs a word with him. Harry asks Paul if he's realised how rude he has been towards Hannah, who he virtually ignored. Paul realises that he owes her an apology, but he's no good with girls. Harold tells him to do the decent thing.
Darren is playing with Lolly and making kookaburra sounds with her! Libby turns up – she's had some time to think, and she realises that Darren thinks he's losing control of the situation. So whilst she still wants to get married, they can put it on the back burner for a while. Darren looks not so delighted by that.
Paul has turned up to say sorry to Hannah, and tells her that he had stuff in common with Mike, but knows nothing about Hannah. She tells him she tried to do the right thing by being friends with him, as he was the newcomer in the street, and he can go home now and tell Harold that he's given his apology. She closes the door in his face.
The Coffee Shop
Amy tells Lance she can't wait to learn the tango – it's such a sexy dance! Lance warns her against accidents when dancing, but she's not listening. Madge is serving drinks, and Cassandra comments on her looking pale; Madge admits she still has a headache. She drops some china, and Cassandra tells her to go home and have a lie down.
Amy is still telling Lance all about the different men at the club – Riccardo, Kyle and Charles so far – and now Damien. All of whom are star quality, apparently. Lance is taking the bait in the slightest – there is no way that all these men are gorgeous! Amy admits it, but she was desperate to get Lance to the club, and please would he give it one little chance! But no, he won't take part! He's not interested!
Paul returns home and tells Harold that he apologised to Hannah; Harry is very proud of him. Paul picks up his guitar, as Harry goes out to water the garden, and Madge returns home. She asks Paul to put his headphones on, but then Madge has a funny turn and nearly collapses. Paul offers to go and get Harold, but she stops him – and makes him promise not to tell Harold about what just happened…