Writer: Lyn Ogilvy
Director: Tony Osicka
Fred Parkes: Colin Duckworth
Patrick Greenwood: Matthew Barnes
Sgt. Brian Richter: John Bishop
Bob: Trained by Anne Hura
Bonnie: Trained by Jason Hura
Anne comes back from the kitchen to find Fred apparently asleep. She touches his hand and realises he is dead.
Anne starts to cry a bit and stands looking at Fred for a moment. Then she wanders over to the phone looking lost and dials a number. Fred's corpse is motionless on the sofa behind her.
Hannah is making up the takeaway to look like her own cooking. She smears a bit of it on some saucepans and puts them in the sink! Then she puts the wrappings in the kitchen bin. She hears a knock on the door, so she lights the candles on the table and runs to answer it.
Joel is surprised to see that Hannah is dressed up - he's wearing jeans and a T-shirt. He says he could go and change but Hannah says he looks wonderful(!) He asks Hannah when the others are coming but she says it's just them! Joel sees the lit candles on the table and stops dead.
The Coffee Shop
Lance and Amy are snogging at a table. Amy's brother Patrick tells them it's disgusting. They offer to pay for Patrick to go to a movie but he says he's enjoying annoying them(!)
Amy goes up to Paul who is studying at another table and suggests that she introduces him to her brother Patrick. She tells him that Patrick goes to an advanced school so he won't have seen him round before. Paul tries to make conversation with Patrick but he is a bit out of his depth when Patrick tells him he's working on a perpetual motion machine(!)
At the counter, Lance is lamenting the fact that Hannah threw out his mould. He has to start his project all over again. Harold suggests something that doesn't need too much cultivation, like grass. Lance is interested. He asks Harold if he can put some in the fridge out the back as part of the project and Harold agrees somewhat reluctantly.
The phone rings and Harold answers it. A worried look comes over his face and he says, "Yes, Lance is here" He tells Anne to sit tight and he and Lance will be there as soon as they can. He'll also call in the surgery to see if Karl is still there. Harold puts the phone down and tells Lance that "something rather awful has happened."
Joel is eating dinner looking very uncomfortable. He complements Hannah's cooking and she says she made it all herself. Joel said he was expecting pizza and a video! He asks her rather awkwardly how school is going. Hannah says school's boring and she'd rather talk about him!
Sarah asks Toadie how Karen is. Sarah looks very depressed. Toadie asks if she's going back to the surgery because their rent is due and some other bills as well. Sarah says it might be a bit late because she's out of work, but she'll pay her share - she always does. Toadie says that they really must find some new housemates. Bill was going to move in but there's no chance of that now. Sarah says Toadie shouldn't have opened his big mouth about her and Karl. Toadie says not to blame him - her actions have left her without a job, money or another housemate to move in. Sarah wishes she'd never met Karl - she didn't want any of this to happen. She promises Toadie that she'll find another job.
Harold, Lance, Karl and the police have arrived. Anne recounts what happened - they talked and had a cup of tea, then she went to the kitchen and when she came back he was dead. Nothing seemed wrong when they were talking earlier. Karl says it was probably a heart attack or stroke but that's a matter for the coroner. The police ask if Fred had any next-of-kin but Harold says as far as he knows there's noone. The police ask Anne to come down to the police station and make a statement. She asks if she's in any trouble but they say she's not.
Anne wishes that Ruth was there. Harold offers to stay the night with them, but Lance and Anne say they'll be fine - Phil will be back tomorrow anyway.
Hannah offers Joel a coffee but he says he should get going because he wants an early night. It is clearly an excuse to escape. He offers to give Hannah a hand with the plates. She tells him not to, but he picks up the plates and goes to put the leftovers in the bin. Hannah desperately tries to stop him opening the bin but he does and sees the takeaway wrappers inside.
The Coffee Shop
Paul is telling Patrick that he has to design a flying machine to get across the river - for school project. Amy says that maybe Patrick could help - he's great at Physics. Paul shows him the plans he's drawn. Patrick looks at it and gives him some advice about the laws of thermodynamics(!)
Lance is on edge and keeps looking at the sofa where Fred died. He moves the sofa and tells Anne that he's spooked. She tells him not to be silly, but admits that she doesn't want to sit on the sofa either. She has brought in two plates of food. They sit on the floor by the table. Lance says he doesn't want to eat a dead guy's food. Anne wonders who'll go to his funeral. Anne says that she will.
Hannah is pacing when Phil arrives home. He's surprised to see her there - he thought she was staying with Anne and Lance. He asks her what's happened. She tells him that she invited Joel to dinner. Phil isn't very pleased with her. She says it's OK - Joel just thinks of her as a friend. He asks her what she was expecting! She says she doesn't know. Phil says it's good that Joel only thinks of her as a friend, but then he sees she is upset and hugs her telling her that it's not the end of the world. Hannah says it feels like it is.
Sarah is looking through the jobs section. Toadie suggests going back to modelling or to work for Lou at Little Tommy Tucker's but Sarah says she'd rather die. Sarah says that she needs a reference and she hasn't got one. Toadie says that Karl would give her a reference. Sarah asks him to help her - if she rings, all he'll have to do is pick it up. He isn't keen, but eventually capitulates and tells Sarah she's lucky he's such a pushover!
The Coffee Shop
Madge and Harold are talking about the death of Fred. Fred will have to have an autopsy and then they'll look for the next of kin. If they can't find anyone, the state will have to bury him. This doesn't sit well with Harold - the one thing that worried him when he'd lost his memory was the thought of going to a pauper's grave. He used to lie awake at night worrying about it. Madge says he doesn't have to worry anymore - it won't happen to him. Harold says no, but it might happen to Fred. Madge suggests that they pay for the funeral even though it'll be expensive - to give Fred a proper send-off. Harold is very pleased and tells Madge that he knows why he loves her.
Patrick and Paul are testing out lift with balloons. It is working quite well. Harold comes out and tells them to get off the roof - it's too dangerous, they could fall and break their necks.
Harold comes in with Karl's morning coffee. He asks Karl if he needs him to work all day tomorrow. He wants to know if Sarah is still working at the surgery - she's been acting strangely. Karl says he's surprised Harold hasn't heard, but he might as well get it from the horse's mouth - he and Susan have separated temporarily. Harold tells Karl he is sorry but then realises there's a connection with Sarah. Karl says it's all a mistake and it will all be sorted out soon. Harold looks very grave and leaves Karl's office.
Hannah joins Phil at the breakfast table. Phil says he's not mad at her about Joel - all's well that ends well. He tells Hannah to let things happen in their own time and in their own way and not to try to be something she's not.
Harold answers the phone to Sarah. He puts her through to Karl's office. Karl says he'll do her a reference for Toadie to pick up by the end of the day. Harold is filing and looks very troubled.
Anne is on the phone to Ruth when Amy, Patrick, Paul and Lance come in. Anne and Lance have set up two directors chairs to replace the sofa. Amy admires the new furniture arrangement and sits on the sofa. Lance tells her she's sitting where Fred died and she get sup quickly. They decide to go outside for a game of touch footy. Anne lingers behind and looks sad.
Harold comes into Karl's office. He tells Karl that he can't continue working with him because he has so little regard for his wife and family. Karl is very angry and tells Harold that it's none of his business. Harold says he has every right to feel secure and happy in his workplace and that Karl has let himself down. Karl tells Harold that he's an un-Christian hypocrite he's ever met and that if he's come to resign, he'll save him the bother - he's fired.