- Flick tells Lyn that she's definitely moving in with Joel.
- Tad asks Jess what really happened with Susan.
Jess insists that she's telling the truth but Tad says it doesn't wash - he thinks Jess is lying. He can't believe he stood by her - she's pathetic. Jess walks out in silence.
Flick is reading through rental properties in the paper but they're way beyond their price tag. Flick reckons they'll find the money and Joel reluctantly says they could use some of his savings if it came to the crunch. He doesn't look very keen though. He sends Flick off to school saying that if she flunks it won't help their case. Flick goes, telling him that she intends winning the war with Joe.
Harold is on the phone to Phil trying to be brave. Tad comes in and tells Paul that Jess was lying. Paul does not look surprised. Tad doesn't know whether to tell Susan, but Paul says they've got bigger things to worry about - Harold's grief.
Flick has come to get some more of her things. Joe wants them to talk even if it means her missing a school lesson. Joe, Lyn and Flick all sit down and they immediately start to argue. Flick goes to get her things.
Joel comes to ask Susan if he thinks there's anything he could do for Harold. She says that he might keep the boys company. Joel also tells Susan that he's not going to Mal's wedding - something's come up. Susan guesses it's Felicity and wonders whose decision it is to move in together. Joel says he can't leave Flick high and dry - she'd have to go back home. Susan says that's where Flick belongs.
Garden of the Bishops
Harold, Paul and Tad are doing some work. Harold is on another planet and Tad and Paul are worried about him. They keep trying to talk to him, but he wants to keep working, even missing meals. He doesn't even want a cup of tea and insists he's fine, even though he's clearly not.
Joel is on the phone to his mother telling her that his girlfriend's name is Felicity, not Dione(!) Then he tells him mother that she's still at school and they start having an argument.
Flick comes in and interrupts so Joel hangs up. Flick gives Joel $500 for her half of the bond - she pawned some jewellery that her grandmother gave her. She reckons her grandmother would have been on her side anyway(!) Joel asks her what she's going to do for next week's rent, or the week after that.
Susan pops in to see Lyn just as Jess is leaving. Lyn says she seems like a nice kid - she can't believe what she's really like. Susan says she'd rather think about Mal's wedding. She asks Lyn for a conditioning treatment. Lyn asks if everything is alright with Karl - apparently Madge used to have a conditioning treatment whenever she wanted to get something off her chest about Harold. She says she'll really miss Madge's chats. Susan says sadly that there's loads of stuff they'll miss.
Tad and Paul are playing golf with stones. Tad finally says to Paul that Madge would be cross with them - she'd want them to move on. He thinks that Harold and Paul should go to Paris - it would stop them moping and Tad would love to have the house to himself for a while. Besides, it's what Madge wanted - the last thing she said was, "Go to Paris".
As Lyn massages Susan's hair, she tells him all about Joe and Flick's war. Susan asks if she's talked to Joel, but Lyn hasn't thought of that. She thought Joel was responsible but Susan says that feelings make people do silly things. Lyn decides that she will talk to Joel.
Harold is on the phone arranging hymns for Madge's funeral. Tad and Paul come in and talk to Harold about the Paris trip. He says it's out of the question. He gets quite cross and makes excuses about the Coffee Shop.
Tad and Paul says that Harold must do it for Madge - it will be a sort of pilgrimage. Harold looks upset and tells them they don't know anything about pilgrimages. He says he understands their noble sentiments but they have to face facts - Madge is gone and nothing's ever going to bring her back. :-( Pretending otherwise will only prolong their pain.
Jess calls round to see Susan. She opens the door in shock. Jess gives her a letter, saying she thinks she can help Susan.
Lyn has come to see Joel and sits on the sofa nervously. They get round to discussing Flick and Lyn says she hasn't come to blame him - there's far too much blame gone on already. She wants Joel to promise that he'll look after Flick. He says that of course he will. Lyn says it's a very important year for Flick and she doesn't think that Flick understands the implications of doing poorly. Joel gives Lyn his word that he'll look after her and Lyn starts to cry a bit. She says with difficulty that they all have to compromise, but she's clearly upset.
Susan is reading Jess's letter - it's a copy of a letter that Jess has sent to the Education Department confessing that she lied about what happened with Susan. Susan asks her why she lied in the first place, but Jess doesn't know - she just did. She didn't think anyone would pay any attention to her - no one ever did before. Susan wants to know why she changed her mind and Jess tells her that Tad told her off. Jess is upset that she will be kicked out of school. Susan is very generous given the circumstances and says that they'll have to talk about it with her parents, but she'd like Jess to stay on. Jess can't believe it.
Karl comes home at that moment and Susan introduces Jess just before she leaves. She gives Karl the letter to read.
Harold still doesn't want to eat and Paul get cross with him. Tad tries to calm Paul down.
PAUL: No! He's the one who's always saying, "Life must go on"
He storms out and Tad goes after him.
A Salvation Army man comes to see Harold with some fruit. Harold tells him he never gives up, but he does invite him to sit down. He tells him that he thinks God's deserted him. The Salvation Army man says that all faith is tested - it could be God's test of Harold's faith. He suggests that they read the bible together. He opens the bible and finds an unopened letter to Harold inside - he recognises Madge's handwriting.
Harold opens the letter and starts to cry.
"My love, if you're reaching for your bible, you'll be feeling very low. So, do something for me. Don't wallow in grief. And don't ask why. We've had so many good times together. We mustn't be greedy. Just get on with it, my dear. Do the things that need to be done. And learn to laugh again. I know God will help you through it, if you let him. And I'm not at all sure that I believe in him, but he's always looked after you."
Harold starts to sob and the Salvation Army man tells him that God is still looking after him.
Flick is talking about potential rental places. She's seen one and loves it. Joel says he wants to see it first. Flick says that she's got a feeling that everything's going to work out right and they can go shopping for furniture tomorrow!