Darcy asks Karl for some more time to get the money together, but Karl reminds him about the repayments on the computers. Libby tries to get to see Dame Margaret by talking into the security system about returning a car from the mechanics. Lou walks in on Darcy and Tess.
Tess tells Darcy that she's not the type of person to have a fling and that she really feels something between them. Darcy agrees, but is caught out by the phone. It's Dee inviting him to a doubles night with Toadie and Sheena.
Dee tells Darcy to meet at around 8pm, but he is being very cagey in his replies. She hangs up and tells Toadie that they are on.
Darcy hangs up and asks where they'd got to. Tess tells him she needs some time to think about it, she agrees it's a 'don't call me, I'll call you' situation.
Drew tells Karl and Susan of the extent Libby is going to, to try and get an interview with Dame Margaret. Drew explains how she is keen to get the interview as Dame Margaret hasn't given one for years. Karl asks if she's overdoing it, but Susan recons she wouldn't do anything that would jeopardise the baby at all. Libby tells Harold of her plans to give Dame Margaret chocolate as she said in her last interview you can never have too much. Harold wishes her luck and asks if she can get an autograph for him. Libby tells him to consider it done and returns to the table. Susan asks her plans for the interview with the great lady. Libby tells her she's going to start by pretending she's in the neighbourhood, popping over and sucking up.
Dee tells Toadie he's got to get used to being stood up if he's going to start dating nurses, but he doesn't seem to downhearted as he's tells Dee, Sheena will stick to her word and meet him tomorrow. Dee goes to get some more drinks, and asks Lou how his break was. He tells her he's glad to be back, as a typical 'homebody', and Dee agrees things are the same old, same old. While she orders the drinks, Darcy sneaks up on Dee and smooches her from behind. Lou gives him a dirty look, but says nothing.
Harold gives Libby a few more pointers for the interview and tells her about a show Dame Margaret did in 1972. Libby admits it was before she was born, but Harold tells her it wouldn't matter. Karl asks if Harold has heard anything from Lou, but he recons he went straight to the pub to sort out his empire. Drew tells them it's time for him to take Lib home, but she asks if they can go via Dame Margaret's again. Drew isn't keen on the idea.
KARL: Give in Drew; she'll only badger you till you agree.
LIBBY: Ah, for once he's right.
They say their goodbyes and leave. Karl tells Susan about Darcy's latest idea of spending the money he owes him for the computers on putting artwork up in 'The Waiting Room'. Susan tells him it might make a nicer alternative to the posters on skin diseases, but Karl argues that they are informative, and anyway, she has her own arguments with Evan at the school. Susan tells him that she's going to consider Evan suggestions with an open mind and that perhaps Karl should do the same with Darcy's
Dee tells Darcy that she has the early shift in the morning, so he offers to take her home. Before doing so he pops over to ask Lou if he could keep what happened before a secret, and makes out that Tess was coming onto him. Lou tells him there's no reason for him to mention what happened. Darcy thanks him, and goes to join Dee.
Harold has locked up and is busy doing his accounts when Lou pops over. Harold tries some friendly banter and tells of what's been going on while he's away, but as soon as he asks how Lou's been, he clams up and decides it's time to leave. As Lou leaves, Karl pops in to collect Susan's diary. Harold tells him how Lou was very quiet and there was almost no reason for him to come over. Karl suggests he goes to see him and ask what's wrong as there is nothing to loose.
Harold pops around to see Lou and apologises for the previous evening. Lou starts off trying to avoid the subject by offering a pot of coffee, but eventually opens up telling Harold he has a lot on his mind with Madge and things, and it was just his way of coping. He tells him he'll let him know when they stop being friends, and offers him the cuppa.
Susan finishes talking through her ideas and hands the paper over to Tess, who's a million miles away. Tess admits that she's been distracted lately and Susan agrees that the new year twelve system is just a lot more complicated but no better organised than the last one. She advises Tess to get an early night and arranges to meet her another time.
Darcy chases Tess out to the car park. She tells him she doesn't know what to think, so he tells her to stop running away from him, and grabs her around the arm.
DARCY: I can't stop thinking about what's happening, It feels so right, but you keep acting like there's something wrong.
TESS: Well, duuurr. As my year tens would say. That's would be because there is something wrong with this Darcy.
DARCY: Only if we don't deal with it.
She tries to leave but he grabs her arm and brings her back to him.
DARCY: We can take if further if we want to.
TESS: How? By going behind Dee's back, I can't do that.
DARCY: I agree. I understand. The thing is. You're the one that I want Tess.
TESS: Well that's tough, because you can't have both of us.
Darcy agrees, and starts making a story about how he's not really interested in a relationship with Dee, but it's Dee that's pushing it, and that it's her she really wants to be with.
Lou tells Harold of the plans they have for the fishing competition. Drew arrives and Lou confirms with him that the competition is on, but they are one man short. Harold politely declines, so Drew wonders about Darcy. Lou tells him that wouldn't be such a good idea as Tess is on the team, and anyway he's spoken to Darcy and he is busy. Libby arrives and informs them all that Dame Margaret left a message on her answer phone, to contact her that afternoon. Harold mentions that it's the afternoon and that she should ring her now.
LIBBY: I'm not. Well she didn't say call, she said contact. Now I can only assume that means she wants me to drive over to the house. If I'm wrong, well, it's an easy mistake to make. But gosh, here I am! Thanks for this, I'll see you guys after I have my interview. Tata!
She gleefully skips out the door, sandwich in hand.
Darcy invites himself to Karl and Susan's table, where they are enjoying lunch. He tells Karl about his latest business opportunity, and Aora Laser for the surgery. Karl is a bit taken aback as they cost around $200,000, but Darcy tells him they can organise a lease buy scheme, all they would need is a $10,000 deposit. Susan inquires as to what it is. Karl tells her that it's a machine for minor cosmetic surgery procedures, and it would make it's cost back within a year. Darcy tells them he has shares tied up which he would be able to sell to cover the deposit. Karl agrees that he could write off the money he owes on the computers as a deal, but recons they should still give it a bit of thought before rushing in.
Outside Dame Margaret's Mansion
Libby sits in her green little bug, watching the gates to Dame Margaret's house like a hawk, waiting to pounce at the exact right moment. The gates open and a gardener walks out. He turns the corner, leaving the way clear for Libby to grab her bag and make a dash through the gates and up the driveway.
Dee is in mad panic get ready for work mode when Darcy arrives. He asks if they can talk as it's important. He starts by telling her that he's going through some changes in his life at the moment and that he's been spending a lot of time with.... She asks him who, and he bottles out of the truth. Instead telling her about his and Karl's investment in the laser machine. She congratulates him.
Dame Margaret's Mansion
Classical music is playing as Libby approaches the front door. As Libby is talking through the door intercom, Dame Margaret opens the door. She tells Libby that she did not expect her to come and was only going to tell her that she doesn't give interviews. Libby bends over in pain, dropping her bag. Dame Margaret tells her not to try and guilt trip her into it, as all journalists are the same, but Libby tells her she thinks something is really wrong and that she doesn't want to lose her baby. Dame Margaret agrees to let her inside.