Rupert tells Toadie that Charlie isn't a student and he shouldn't marry her: he presents him with a letter she sent him that backs him up.
Toadie is in the back, reading over the letter while Amy and Anne shout to him. Amy warns Anne to stay away from the stinky mucky number 30 all the guys smell horrible. Anne thanks Amy for taking her in and Amy thinks her mum loves Anne she's the princess she wishes Amy was. Amy calls Toadie to serve them again, and he looks to the door, mentally digesting what was in the letter. He gets up and goes out to them.
Jock isn't getting the hint as far as him staying at number thirty goes. Lance brings up his Perry Como records as one way in which they can never be compatible. Joel thinks he can't be so critical when he likes Star Trek. Joel thinks Jock might clean for them. And what will happen when their invisible housemate doesn't turn up? They go through some prospective housemates: Anne, Geri... Joel wants Lance to ask Anne and he doesn't want his ex staying there. They almost agree on Spiro but he's a chick magnet he'll get all the chicks and they'll get none. Lance wonders about Stephanie she might want to move out. And it just happens to be tea time they go off to ask Steph.
Amy is singing the Wedding March as Toadie walks past and Anne can't believe he's getting married. Toadie wonders if she thinks that no chick would be desperate enough. He glumly shuffles his carcass to the bar, where Bill is waiting to be served. He's going to outfit the new salon! Toadie's reaction is less than enthusiastic. Anne and Amy invite him to join them and Anne is able to persuade him.
Shoot' shouts Joe at the telly, thinking that the girls could have even got that one. Lyn is trying to show him the advert for a manager at the new salon at Lassiters and she's desperate to know what he thinks. Joe's worried about the hours, but Lyn brings up all the extras they have to pay for. The boys arrive and upon Lyn opening the door Joe shouts You idiot!' He tells them that they're too late and they've already eaten. Nonetheless Lyn goes off the get some leftovers they can heat up at no. 30. Joe tells them to remember this when it comes to setting up the street party.
Bill asks how things are with Anne. They have a minute until Big Ears gets back and he coaxes her to open up. She's a bit depressed, she admits, and feels stupid for thinking Fanto wasn't like that. He can tell her he told her so but Bill says that he's grown out of scoring cheap points like that. They talk about Anne staying at Amy's. Amy brings over more drinks. As Toadie leaves they try to get him to stay but he won't. Amy believes that Toadie's had more up and downs than a jumbo on the north run to Heathrow'. Bill says that there's a bit happening.
Lance tosses a bit of food to Bob who eats off the floor. Joel thinks Lance should maybe clean the floor. There's a knock at the door and Joel gets it instead of it being Jock, as they had expected, it's Charlie. Joel shouts about her arrival to Lance, who is pretending to cough loudly. He invites her in, telling her it's time they made friends. They go into the kitchen where Joel says they got off on the wrong foot and they put the past behind them. Toadie arrives and Charlie tells him that she was just about to ask the guys about being in the wedding party. Toadie tells Joel and Lance to give them a minute they need to have a word.
Later at Number 30
Toadie reads from the letter Rupert gave him:
You don't realise how much you need me and it would be so wrong for me to leave you. I'll marry the guy from uni to stop them sending me back to England. That will prove how much I love you.'
He tells her he got it from Rupert. She says he wrote it - to get her back. Toadie points out it's written in her handwriting. She tells him he's copied her writing before. Toadie says she doesn't even go to uni, which she denies. He points out that if she had a student visa she'd have no problem renewing it. She sat in the law lectures to get close to Rupert. She tells him not to do this. Toadie is going to check in the morning whether she's enrolled there and he'll find she's not there. She tells him firmly that he doesn't understand.
Bill leaves. Amy thought he would never go what's the verdict about William? Anne says there's nothing going on. Amy thought they were getting on like a house on fire. Anne says they're friends and she's just out of a relationship. Amy thinks she's a bad liar. Anne wants to drink up and get on she has exams.
Toadie asks what he doesn't understand she wants to stay with Rupert and doesn't care how she does it. She tells him she met Rupert the first night she was there and it was love at first sight. She thinks he's scared of his feelings. She knows him.
Bill arrives and Joel takes him through to another room, filling him on the Charlie and Toadie situation.
Toadie asks if it was all an act. Charlie tells him he's sweet and they don't have to break up people get married and after a while they break up, but they can be happy in the meantime. He asks if she seriously thinks he would marry her after all of this. She says if he loved her he would. He shakes his head and tells her it's over. She tries to kiss him, telling him he can have her after all that's what he wants. He pushes her away telling her to go back to England and get help. I don't need your advice' she spits and leaves.
Lyn is typing up her CV on her laptop, although Joe had thought she was writing a bestseller. She's really serious about it and she needs the challenge. Joe thinks about it she does so many things in this house for others and she needs something for herself as well. He doesn't want her to think she has to do it but if it's what she wants go for it.
The next morning we find Lyn in the bathroom (they're bringing out all the rare sets today!) doing her hair when Joe walks in. She's up early to drop in the job application in person. Joe thinks she'll knock em dead. T-Rex appears with a large Hawaiian shirt in his mouth. Lyn knows who that belongs to Bullfrog. She'll take it back later. He tells Lyn to close the door. She asks if he's afraid of a few teenage girls and he admits that when he's got a razorblade at his throat, they terrify him.
Anne appears with some finished frames. Bill tells her not to rush with the next ones after she apologises for not having the other ones done. He understands the circumstances. He asks her to stay and have a coffee. He enjoyed the chat yesterday, even if Amy was playing matchmaker. She asks about Toadie and he fills her in. Anne asks why relationships have to be so hard.
Lance walks into one great big dirty giant cockroach heaven' as Joel tosses a piece of toast onto a plate and drops the other one on the floor. After a quick inspection he puts it back on his plate. Lance isn't going to weaken on the cleaning up issue and neither will Joel. Joel proceeds to spread peanut butter on the toast with his finger. He has his own personal plate which he keeps in his room and licks clean after each meal. He has an exam today. Lance takes a piece of toast off the plate (probably the one that fell on the floor) and says he has two short exams. They're unsure about Toadie they should get him moving.
Toadie's Bedroom the terrible twosome come in with some pans, bashing them like toddlers in an attempt to rouse Toadie. They tell him his exam is in an hour. He tells them to get lost. They point out that Charlie has won if he doesn't go and he thinks he can do what he likes. Lance says he's smart and can't chuck it after one bad experience. All roads lead to failure' says Toadie, and then bawls at them to get out.
Bill thinks Anne should still put her work into the exhibition Fanto is organising - even if he is a jerk. She isn't sure. But Bill says she should display her talent. She asks why he's promoting Fanto and he says it isn't him he's promoting, it's her. She'll think about it, but she's not sure she feels the same way about painting after Fanto. Bill says Fanto's lost his perspective and is obsessed with art. Having said that he finds him a loser and his superior attitude is a pain in the bum. Anne gives him permission to diss him.
Toadie has managed to get himself out of bed. He answers the knock at the door it's Lyn with his shirt and an apology. She tells him that she hopes the Bullfrog thing didn't stick. She knows he's doing exams at the moment and asks if he enjoys Law. He says he does. She's glad it's hard to find something you enjoy. She's having no luck with finding work at the moment. She tells him about the new place at Lassiters and she's going in trying she could fight or just roll over. He tells her good luck and she tells him good luck with the law. He watches her go.
Inside he shakes his head and rushes into the kitchen, picking up his backpack.
Outside Number 30
Toadie races up the path to his car, where Lyn is walking along the street. He thanks her and tells her good luck, jumping into his car and telling her that he can't stop they'll lock him out. Lyn is confused locked out of where? He drives away as Lyn looks on.