Bill gets fed up with Toadie's laziness and sacks him.
Michelle is reading a magazine about the Millennium Bug and tells Lyn and Joe that they're all going to die! Joe says that nothing is going to happen.
Flick says that it would be better if they were thrown back to the Dark Ages - then everyone would live peaceably without stuffing up the planet(!)
In the kitchen, Lyn is irritated and is stressed out about her interview tomorrow. she's worried because she'll be competing with much younger women. Joe reassures her and says that the job will be hers.
Toadie is sawing things and tells Bill off for being quiet. Bill says that he's fired and he should go and see the girl. Toadie stomps off.
Lyn is trying on a leopard-skin dress(!) and Flick is giving her opinion that she'd look tarty in it. Joe snaps at Michelle for banging on about the Millennium Bug and tells her to go and wash the dog.
Flick wonders if everyone in the street is going to the party, and Michelle teases that Bill Kennedy might be there(!). Lyn mentions that Bill is working late at his workshop. Flick looks thoughtful.
Susan is testing Karl on cricket trivia. He says he has to make sure he knows more about cricket than Joe Scully(!)
Madge calls round to make arrangements about Lolly and Susan says they're happy to take her from tomorrow. Lou can't get back because of the bad weather. Madge says she might be gone a couple of months - she'll have to wait and see how things go with Charlene's little boy. Karl assures her that they'll look after Harold.
Bill is trying to drill something, but his eyes are closing.
Flick is pouring some coffee into a flask. She then sneaks out, but Michelle sees her.
Flick comes in with the coffee and Bill is pleased, but surprised to see her out so late. He tells her she'd better get back. Flick says it's OK and offers to help him with his work.
Lyn gets up - she's still brooding about her interview. Joe follows her out, yawning, and tries to calm her down. He asks her if she's really sure about the job and she says it's just what she wants. Joe takes her back to bed.
Susan tells Karl playfully that she thought they were having an early night. He is engrossed in cricket trivia though. Susan says she hopes he's not staying up to see a live broadcast of some obscure cricket match that Joe doesn't know about(!) She throws the TV Guide at him and he laughs.
Susan says they haven't had a Ramsay Street party for ages and tells Karl not to get carried away in the one-upmanship with Joe.
Susan asks what he thinks the new millennium will hold for them. Karl tells her that technically the new millennium doesn't start until January 1st 2001(!)
Susan talks about having an empty nest. Once she dreaded it, but now she thinks she and Karl will be fine.
SUSAN: In fact, I'd even go out on a limb, and say that the new century will be smooth sailing.
KARL: Do you think it's too late for that early night?!
They head off to bed.
Flick is sweeping up while Bill varnishes some wood. Flick chats away but Bill is deep in concentration.
Toadie comes back and says it took him ages to get away from the chick. He's a bit freaked out by her because she collects china ornaments and he's bored her silly talking about it. Flick says she used to collect china cats, but now she does better things with her money, like donations to WorldVision. Toadie and Bill smile rather strainedly.
Toadie apologises to Bill for being selfish. Bill lets him off the hook and says it's time to call it a day. Flick wants to carry on, but Bill says they'll walk her home. Flick looks pleased.
Susan is telling Bill off for being so tired, especially when he's around powertools.
Lyn calls round and Susan wishes her luck with her job interview. Karl comes out in a mood wearing a dressing-gown and with shampoo in his hair, complaining that the shower is cold again.
SUSAN: (calmly, to Lyn) Would you excuse us while we have a domestic? (angrily, to Karl) DON'T expect any sympathy from me, Karl. I am so angry about this. It wouldn't have happened if you'd accepted Joe's offer of help.
Lyn offers Karl a shower at their house and he reluctantly agrees.
Michelle is listening to an article about the Millenium bug on the radio.
Lyn brings Karl round for a shower and tells Joe that the Kennedys hot water system has packed in. Joe smiles wryly as Karl is forced to ask him if he'll come over later and have a look at it.
Karl, Susan, Billy and Lolly are having breakfast. Karl tells them that he was humiliated asking Joe to look at the plumber and Susan teases him. Karl goes off to work, but he's not really cross. Bill goes round to No.30 for a shower.
Michelle asks Flick why she's so tired and says she saw her sneaking out. She says she won't tell their parents if Flick buys her some new sneakers.
Madge is leaving for Queensland and tells Harold that she's worried about leaving him on his own. She wants him to take things easy and he agrees. She tearfully hugs him goodbye and gets into a taxi. She tells him to enjoy the party for the Millennium. Harold waves her off, sadly.
Michelle is still banging on about the Millennium bug. Flick goes into the bathroom and Michelle smiles mischievously. Flick screams and Bill makes a sharp exit from the bathroom - he's been having a shower there!
Bill is telling Toadie what happened about the Scullys and they are having a laugh about it. He says that the shower at No.30 was occupied. Toadie teases him about Flick and Bill tells him not to start rumours.
Flick comes in at that point to apologise about the shower. Bill asks if they can keep it to themselves. Flick says she'll see him at the party. When she's gone, Toadie teases Bill about his "hot date" for the party.
Lyn tells Michelle off for reading her magazine incessantly. Lyn tells Michelle that the interview didn't go too well.
Joe comes in having bought more food for the party - including champagne and prawns. Lyn says she didn't get the job and they can't afford to splurge. Lyn shouts that they haven't got enough money for any of these things. She's sick of him trying to impress the neighbours when they've got bills coming out of their ears.