- Karl suggests Sarah be his golfing partner.
- Paul leaves Madge alone in the park.
A woman (Jennifer) brings Madge a glass of water. Harold rushes over, having been phoned by Jennifer. Harold wonders where Paul went, as he's not to leave her alone. Jennifer says she's sent one of the gardeners to look for him but they haven't found Paul. Harold decides to take Madge home and asks Jennifer to let them know if she sees Paul. He thinks Paul better have a good explanation, though Madge tells Harold not to condemn Paul before he's had the chance to speak for himself.
Toadie is studying for his assignment, while Nick does the dishes. Toadie gets a phone call from Karen asking what his plans are for tonight. Toadie's about to arrange to meet up with her, but Nick tells him off as he doesn't want to pretend to be him again. Toadie suggests she continue to speak to her on the phone, but she insists on a date. Toadie agrees to meet her at 7, while Nick looks angry!
NICK: What did you just say to her? What have you roped me into?
TOADIE: She wants to meet me at the pub and then take me to a party. Actually that would be you pretending to be me.
NICK: Yes actually except I don't want to pretend to be you.
Toadie and Nick complain about the mess they are in.
TOADIE: But now if she doesn't like you, she'll never talk to me again. If she likes you too much, well she won't be rapt in the real Toadie.
NICK: How do you get yourself into these messes?
Sarah brings Karl an icepack for his shin, apologising to him, she doesn't know how she managed to hit him. Karl says she has a spectacular swing for someone who hasn't ever played golf. Sarah offers to buy him dinner to make up for it, but Karl says he'll just go home to let his leg regenerate in peace.
The Coffee Shop
Paul arrives, asking Harold if he's seen Madge as he's been looking everywhere for her. Harold says she's safe at home but wants to know where Paul went. Harold asks to continue the conversation in the kitchen so there isn't a public display.
Nick is playing pool when Toadie arrives to check if Karen is here yet. He says his reputation is at stake and he doesn't want Nick to blow it. Nick tells Toadie he'll have to tell her the truth soon, but Toadie says he has to charm her over the phone first. Nick says Karen will figure it out as he doesn't have Toadie's sense of humour and it isn't something he can fake. As they argue about it, Karen arrives. Toadie puts on a horrendous accent (some bizarre mix of what I assume is meant to be either Scouse or Scottish) and introduces himself as Jarrod. Nick sends Jarrod off to get some drinks, but Jarrod tells Nick to talk about some of his wild parties. Karen seems interested while Nick looks awkward.
The Coffee Shop
In the kitchen, Paul explains what happened, admitting that he left Madge for quite a while. Harold tells Paul off for abandoning Madge. Paul admits he saw some kids at school and was worried they'd tease him if they saw him with her. Harold tells Paul he needs to face up to his responsibilities. Paul apologises to Harold, but Harold says it's Madge he should be apologising to.
Toadie and Sarah play pool, while Nick and Karen have a drink at the bar. Nick asks if Jarrod can come to the party.
KAREN: What is it with you two, are you inseparable? Everytime I see you, Jarrod, Toadie, there you both are.
NICK: Yeah, it's funny that.
Karl limps over to join Toadie and Sarah, asking to take Sarah up on that offer of dinner as Libby is busy entertaining. Sarah and Karl sit down together, while Nick and Karen join Toadie. Karen asks why ‘Toadie' (Nick) isn't as wild as Jarrod described. Jarrod babbles something incomprehensible in his accent, which Nick and Karen seem to understand (probably because they've read the script), before Karen goes to get ‘Toadie' (Nick) a coffee.
TOADIE: Why do I get the feeling she's not having the time of her life?
NICK: Probably because she's not, it's time you tell her the truth.
TOADIE: No, remember, I'm going to do that over the phone when I've well and truly seduced her with my personality.
NICK: Well then keep your relationship on the phone and leave me out of it.
TOADIE: Okay, okay I will. But just get me through this one date.
At dinner, Libby and Darren talk about how terrible Darren was to Brett. Darren admits he was jealous of Brett and has been since he was four, because mum adored him. Darren says he and Brett are friends now.
DARREN: Although I haven't told him that I flushed his teddy bear down the toilet.
LIBBY: You didn't? Oh Darren, poor little Brett.
DARREN: Oh come on, I was doing him a favour, it was last year.
Darren says it's usually been Danni and Brett vs. him. He never got on with Karl either, though Libby says he seems to like Darren now. They toast to all the good times.
Karen asks ‘Toadie' (Nick) if he needs another coffee, or can they go. They call Jarrod over and Nick suggests Karen take him to the party instead. Karl arrives, patting Toadie on the shoulder.
KARL: Toadfish, you've been ignoring me all night. Is there any reason?
NICK: No, no reason Dr Kennedy. It certainly wasn't deliberate by any means.
KARL: What, you're the spokesman now?
Karl is confused by Toadie and Nick acting oddly and Sarah drags him away. Karl asks why Nick is pretending to be Toadie, to which Sarah says it's ‘very silly and complicated' and she'll tell him later. Nick thanks Sarah for helping. Sarah can't believe that Nick's been sucked into one of Toadie's scams. Karen comes over and (sarcastically) tells Nick it's been a great night, but he's obviously tired and she wants to get to her party so she leaves. Nick asks Toadie if he's going with her, and he says he won't. He says he'll call Karen tomorrow and tell her the truth then.
TOADIE: I'll give her a call and we'll have the best conversation so when I tell her the truth it won't matter.
Darren thanks Libby for a great night, telling her he'll be leaving in a couple of days. He gives her a long and passionate goodbye kiss.
Harold arrives carrying his golf clubs. Karl looks tired and says he hasn't been sleeping that well. Harold's the same when Madge is away, tossing and turning all night. Karl asks why Harold has golf clubs, he says he started playing in Tasmania and talks about how it's a pity that Ruth had to drop out of the competition. Harold notices that Karl is limping. Karl explains that Sarah injured him when she was practising her golf swing. Harold is impressed by how good the three of them are at golf and tells Karl his golf handicap. Karl nods along and tells Harold to get back to work, just as Harold practises his golf swing in Karl's office, and Karl has to jolt out the way to avoid being hit by the club.
The Coffee Shop
Libby and Darren are having breakfast. Libby says she hopes Karl doesn't come in.
LIBBY: Well last night he asked if our dinner meant that we were having a reconciliation and I said no of course not.
LIBBY: Well how do you think this looks. Dinner last night, breakfast together this morning.
DARREN: Yeah, I guess it wasn't exactly a goodnight kiss was it.
DARREN: I'm glad.
LIBBY: Yeah, so am I.
Darren asks if Karl would be upset if they get back together. Libby says he wouldn't be, he just wouldn't like all the chopping and changing. They ask each other if they've made the right decision. Libby says they need a break, everything is just getting too difficult. Darren nods.
Harold is surprised to see Sarah in the office as she's not rostered on until after lunch, but she's taking letters to the post office. She notes on how casual Harold looks. Harold says he wore it as a way of prompting Karl to ask him to be his partner in the golf competition but he hasn't asked. Sarah wishes he would as she's going to be hopeless.
SARAH: I don't know why, I haven't got a clue about golf. He tried to teach me yesterday and I nearly broke his leg.
HAROLD: But if you can't play and I can, why has he asked you?
SARAH: I don't know but please try and change his mind because with me as a partner he's not going to win at all.
Harold says he's pleased for her and Karl must obviously think she's the best person for the job (however he doesn't look very pleased.)
Toadie answers the door to Karen, who is looking for ‘Toadie' (Nick). He asks her (in his shockingly bad fake accent) how the party was last night, but she says she didn't stay long. Nick returns from a jog and Karen asks him if he wants to hang out today. Nick says he and Jarrod have plans for today, so maybe she should call later. She suggests that she goes to see him perform his radio show later today. Toadie thinks it would be difficult but Nick disagrees.
NICK: No Jarrod, enough's enough. I think if Karen wants to see the real Toad in action then I think it's about time.
TOADIE: Oh, hang on.
NICK: No I think she'll be in for a big surprise. Right Jarrod?
Nick leaves to take a shower.
Karl limps out the office. He tells Harold he's going out for an hour and a half on house calls. Sarah calls Karl back, and encourages Harold to talk to him. Harold says he and Sarah think that he should offer his services as a golfing partner for the tournament.
HAROLD: Well you see Sarah doesn't want to and here I am, ready, willing and able.
KARL: Right? Well I guess it depends on what you look like in a dress.
HAROLD: Ahh! Ay?
KARL: It's mixed!
KARL: The rules of the tournament. The couples have to be male and female!
Harold laughs, it's no wonder Karl didn't ask him to play.
HAROLD: And there was me thinking you didn't like me.
Karl laughs and leaves. Harold angrily shouts over to Sarah ‘it's mixed!'
Karen is waiting in the kitchen. Nick leaves the bedrooms and heads over to the kitchen when Toadie grabs him and pulls him to one side. Toadie asks why he agreed to Karen coming over to the station. Nick wants her to know the truth, but Toadie wants to tell her the truth on the phone, his way. He accuses Nick of ruining the love affair of Toadie's life. He wants Nick to talk her out of it, and he promises he'll tell her the truth this afternoon on the phone.
Nick joins Karen, thanking her for waiting. Karen asks if they'll have time to themselves today, she really wants to spend time getting to know him. Nick's about to stop her, but before he can, she leans in and kisses him, while Toadie watches from the corridor.