Joe offers Tad an apprenticeship.
Joel tells Flick that deep down he knows what he ought to do.
Flick asks Joel if he thinks them being together is wrong. He says not. However, he says that they see relationships in different ways - it may not be wrong, but it's bad timing. Maybe they could try again in a couple of years. Flick is very upset and walks out.
Toadie comes in and is surprised to see Flick storm out.
Joe tells Tad that he should go back to night school and study the right subjects. Tad isn't keen to go back to study at all. Joe says once he's a qualified master builder he can rake in big bucks - labouring is only well-paid in the short term.
Flick is crying when there's a knock on the door and it's Harold. He asks if she's OK and she tells him she's been watching Steel Magnolias(!). Harold wants to go through the outfits for the Salvation Army fashion parade. Flick says she can't do the parade now. She tells Harold that she's got a school excursion to go to, but it's clear that she just wants to avoid Joel. Harold is very disappointed.
Toadie is asking Joel what he sees in Flick. Joel says he should never have let it come this far. Toadie says between Joel, Lance and Bill he's glad he's single. Joel says that he's sure that the ladies appreciate the favour(!)
Harold comes round. He asks Joel about the fashion parade but Joel says that he can't do it now - he's got a training client to see, but it's clear he just wants to avoid Flick. Harold tells him that Flick has cancelled too. Joel says he probably could do it after all then(!) Harold is very pleased.
Tad tells Joe that he doesn't want to do the apprenticeship - he'd rather keep on labouring. He doesn't want to make building a career, he just wants to get on with his life: school study is pointless to him. He asks Joe if he can keep labouring and skip the apprenticeship.
Harold asks Tess and Dee is they'd consider doing some modelling for the fashion parade. They agree.
Joe comes round. He says Lyn has a bag of stuff for him for the fashion parade. He'll get it now if Harold would like to come with him for a "walk". Harold agrees.
Joel comes round to see Flick. She reluctantly lets him in so they can talk. Joel says he feels really bad - he even tried to talk to Toadie(!). Joel says there's to be no more mucking around - they just tell her dad and go on from there. Flick is pleased and they hug. Joel says he thinks it'll be fine, they just have to work out what to tell Joe. They've already been sneaking around and that won't count in their favour. Joel says they should get their story straight before they tell Joe so they're ready for the questions he'll throw at them.
Joe is telling Harold that Tad isn't interested in an apprenticeship - it's all about the money and not being at school. Harold says he doesn't know what the best thing for Tad is at the moment. He understands how money and independence can be so tempting at Tad's age, but eventually he'll want to move on and then he'll have to go back to school. Joe says maybe he shouldn't have offered Tad a job in the first place, but he was looking forward to teaching him. He tells Harold that if he wants him to sack Tad he will. Harold says no - he promised Tad that he's let him make his own decisions.
Flick and Joel are still trying to get their story straight when Joe comes in with Harold. Harold enthuses to Flick about Steel Magnolias(!). Joel stands up and asks Joe if he can have a word with him. Harold picks up the bag of clothes and goes home.
As Joe and Joel are about to talk, the phone rings and it's Lyn calling for a chat.
Outside the Pub
Lots of students mug Toadie and try to get his shirt off him. He is rescued, however and gets into the outdoor studio.
Toadie mocks the students on air for failing to get hold of his shirt. He gives them money-saving tips like wearing a suit, going into an office and using their photocopier for free! Also, he suggests they wear sunglasses and pretend to be blind to get into places for free(!)
Joe hangs up the phone. Joel says he's just going to come out and say it - that he and Flick are together but they wanted to do it properly, discussing it with Joe. Joe says it wouldn't take a genius to guess how long this has been going on for. Joe is disappointed that they both broke their words. Joel says neither of them meant it to happen. He says it's a bad idea - Flick is far too young for him and still at school. He can't let Flick throw away her final year at school - it's too important. Joe tells Joel calmly that it's time for him to go.
Tess and Dee's (No.32)
Tess and Dee are discussing the modelling. Dee is a bit nervous.
The phone rings and it's Andre calling for Tess. He invites her out for a drink. Tess says she needs to have a talk to him anyway. She tells Dee that one drink is all it will take to tell him it's got to stop.
Flick is ranting at Joe for throwing Joel out of the house. Joe is very calm and tells Flick that Joel is too old for her - end of story. Flick insists that she isn't a kid anymore and Joe can't control her life. Joe says she's the one who's been running around behind his back telling lives. He says that she had to break up with Shaun because he wanted too much from her and Joel is a lot older than Shaun. Flick says that was ages ago, and she's capable of having an adult relationship now. Joe tells her to let it go. He goes back to work.
Outside the Pub
Toadie is still broadcasting money-saving tips. Another guy from the radio station comes up and tells Toadie off for his money-saving tips - he's causing a lot of problems. Toadie says it's just a joke, but the bloke says he's encouraging students to break the law! He says if they start getting complaints, Toadie will be in serious trouble.
Tess and Dee's(No.32)
Tess comes in from her date with Andre to find a mess in the house. She starts to clear up. As she does so, the viewer sees someone is watching her from another room.
Toadie is ranting about the radio station over-reacting to his money-saving tips. Joel really doesn't care. He tells Toadie that they've told Joe. Toadie says he's surprised he's still alive(!). Joel says Joe was really calm, which quite surprised him.
Flick comes in. Joel tells her they can't be together, but she says she can handle it. Joel says they can't defy her father - things are bad enough already. He kisses her on the forehead, tells her he's sorry and sends her home.
Toadie is ranting to Dee about the radio station - he's going to carry on with his tips regardless.
Tess comes in and tells Dee off for messing up the house. Dee doesn't know what she's talking about - she didn't leave clothes lying around and everything was tidy when she left. Toadie wonders who's been visiting No.32 in that case.