Karl informs Darcy that Tess won't be going through with the marriage. John Allen asks Lou if he can meet Louise.
Lou admits that it is all going a bit fast so agrees to call him, once he's had time to think it through a bit. John leaves.
Karl runs into the Coffee Shop fresh from the footie field and spots Darcy. He tells him of Paul's last run of the match to score the final goal for the team. Darcy though isn't all that interested, and on realising Karl apologises. He suggests he takes the rest of the day off from the surgery, and Darcy thanks him. He tells Karl that although the routine helps him, but there's still so much to sort out like the cancelling the arrangements, and the house. Karl asks him what he's going to do and offers for him to come and stay with them. Darcy thanks him for the offer but points out that it's time he found a flat of his own. Karl invites him around for dinner that evening.
Lou arrives and says hello to Lolly who has just started watching a video, but is quickly told to 'be quiet'. He wanders through to the kitchen, where he tells Harold about John. Lou tells him how John is a decent bloke with no faults, just trying to get through a difficult situation. He confesses that it makes it hard to be angry with him. Lou isn't able to forget that Cheryl lied to him for all those years, but Harold reminds him that he's got to forgive. Lou tells him he can't just yet.
LOU: And do you want to know something else. He's young, just the age Lolly's father should be.
Darcy watches on as Susan puts the remaining touches to the meal. He tells her she is good to talk to when in the need of a sympathetic ear. He asks if she's heard from Tess, but she tells him only on the basis of tidying up things regarding her work and pay with the school. He worries that she may start saying bad things about him behind his back, like Alice did. But Susan doesn't believe that she'd do that. She invites him to stay for dinner, as Drew is coming to join them too; so he runs to get a bottle of wine from the car.
Darcy hops into the car to pick up the bottle of wine. Whilst he's doing so Dee comes over and asks if he's told Karl of his plans to sell the surgery, as Tess told her everything. She tells him that if he doesn't tell them then she will.
Darcy pours around another bottle of wine as they sit and relax after dinner. He asks if Karl and Susan have had any more plans regarding a holiday house, but Karl says they couldn't decide on bush or beach, and that they probably won't get around to going anyway.
DARCY: What happened to my adventurous Aunty Susan?
SUSAN: She got old and tired I suppose.
Darcy doesn't let it rest and tells them they should take a risk.
SUSAN: Ah yes, but that would mean Karl would have to part with some money.
Karl isn't impressed and the topic soon turns to cricket. At the sound of the word, Drew suddenly perks up and agrees with Karl that they should get the Erinsborough cricket team underway again. Susan reminds them that with the baby on the way, and fatherly and grandfatherly duties coming up, they may not have time for the season. Drew admits he's still not got used to the name of 'dad'. Darcy tells how he used to play cricket at school and that he'd be interested in joining the team. Drew warns him that it won't be easy to join.
DREW: Top break professionals we are. Give the Pommie test team a run for their money.
KARL: Gee that's not saying much Drew!
Darcy suggests that they meet down the pub, so they can give him a few pointers.
Lou tells Harold that John has requested to meet Lolly, but that would mean he has to tell her what's going on and if he wait's till she's older, she could hold it against him, but if he tells her now, it could be enough to traumatise her; she's only six years old. Harold recommends that it might be an idea to go to a counsellor to talk about it, as they'd have more experience at it.
Toadie is playing around with Bob in an attempt to cheer Dee up, when there is a knock at the door. It's Darcy. He asks for some space to talk with Dee and it is pretty clear that he hasn't told Karl about the plans. He spiels to Dee the sales talk of the business, telling her that he is looking out for Karl and Susan in this, as they are family. Dee admits that it's up to Karl to make the decision, but Darcy seems intent on securing the deal and then telling Karl, to save himself from loosing it. Toadie peeps through to hear the end of the conversation as Darcy leaves. Dee tells Toadie that the one thing that annoys her about Darcy is you never know if he's a saint or a sinner. Toadie would put his money on him being a sinner.
Karl and Susan are tidying up after the meal, she tells him she was very impressed at him turning the subject around to cricket and that for once she found it vaguely interesting. Susan mentions that it should be a good way of hopefully cheering Darcy up, after the wedding collapse. She recons it was good of Tess to call it of, if she had any doubts, but Karl isn't so sure how keen Darcy was to get married as he was still talking business on the day of his wedding. Karl informs Susan that there is no new word on the Chronicle. She admits it's making her nervous, and can't imagine what it's doing to Drew and Libby.
KARL: Let's just hope it's over soooooooooooooon.
He collapses onto the sofa.
SUSAN: Yes, not unlike the dishes.
She throws a dishcloth at him
Lou and Lolly have set up a picnic in the park, though they are playing hide and seek. Lou finishes counting out loud and has no trouble spotting Lolly's feet poking out from behind the barbeque area. He calls out that maybe she could be under the blanket or up a tree. Lolly runs from her hiding place, back to the picnic and gives him a hug. Lou looks up to see John running through the park towards them with a young guide dog in training.
Toadie is playing golf in the corridor leading to the kitchen from the bedroom, he puts it down to the kitchen but Bob tries to pick it up, so he takes another swing at it and accidentally knocks some china on the dresser. He puts the golf club down and slowly walks away.
Lou calls to John and invites him over to meet Lolly. He tells Lolly that John is a friend of his. Spotting the dog, Lolly asks if it's John's, but he tells her he is just looking after it until it grows up to become a guide dog one day. Lolly asks Lou if she can go on the swing, but Lou tells her his back isn't up to it, so John offers to push her instead. Lou watches on as John pushes Lolly on the swing.
Susan gives Darcy the interpretation of the articles in the paper about places to rent. He thanks her for the help, and she tells him that both she and Karl are there if he needs support. Seeing Dee walk in, Darcy offers to get Susan a drink and goes to the counter, where Dee is. Dee tells him that he has until that evening to tell Karl and Susan the truth about his plan, or she will.
Toadie walks in dressed in his golfing outfit of woollen jumper with tartan pattern. Karl is horrified to see what he's wearing and informs him that tartan went out of fashion years ago. He is shocked to see that Toadie is serious about it, but tells him he can borrow some of his wet weather gear. Toadie realises that Karl is being serious too, and confesses that he doesn't really have any clubs. He asks if he can use Mal's old set as he was left handed too and he hasn't taken them to England with him. Karl informs him that golf clubs are sacred, but tells Toadie he'll lend him a 5 and a 7, and probably a 3 and a 'wood'. It dawns on Karl that Toadie is going to need the complete set.
Darcy is looking through the papers for Total Health's proposal. He picks them up and leaves. Over at another table, Lou and Lolly are enjoying a milkshake. He asks her if she liked their new friend, John, and she replies that she did. He tells her that he has some news that's difficult to tell her, but in the end decides it doesn't matter.
Harold gets off the phone from Lindsay at the Salvation Army, and tells Lou of the shortage of spare beds they have at the moment. He tells Lou of his thoughts in putting the young lad up himself, but realises that it's not really a sensible plan. He asks how their morning in the park went, which leads Lou to tell him of their encounter with John Allen. He tells Harold that he didn't stick around to long and got to meet Lolly like he'd asked, so maybe their is no reason to tell her now.
Karl is trying to mend his golf ball putter returnee thing (that returns the golf ball, once he's managed to putt one into it), while Susan is carefully mending a photo frame. However, Karl manages to fix his gadget and the golf ball flies out hitting Susan on the head. He tells her it was a practice one, but she tells him he'll be having a practice divorce in a minute. There's a knock at the door which turns out to be Darcy. He comes in with a file, telling them he's got a proposition. He tells them that Total Health Cover have just rung with a proposal work $1.6 million for the surgery.