Louise is the only child John Allen will have: he and Sandy can't have kids
The sidecar that Drew's fixing up is stolen
Harold wasn't too happy to hear about the theft, according to Drew. Drew is about to break the bad news to the owner when he and Steph hear the noise of a bike engine. The joyrider almost stops then heads off when he sees Drew. Steph yells at Drew to get in the car with her and they pursue the bike.
Harold isn't happy with the perception that just because a kid's homeless it means they've got to be some sort of criminal. Then he gets onto the poor turnout at the meeting. Lou had a good excuse for being absent though and he tells Harold about Sandy Allen's surprise visit and the bombshell she dropped on him. He told her to butt out of their lives (in the nicest possible way).
Steph and Drew return: Steph knows that it couldn't have been one of Harold's street kids who was the culprit. Inside they find the bike, safe and sound! A considerate joyrider (it could only happen in Neighboursland).
The Coffee Shop
Bianca finds out about Zack and Michelle reluctantly tells her some details about him. Bianca is eager to meet him but Michelle isn't so enthusiastic.
Harold urges caution: maybe shutting the Allens out completely is a bad idea. Louise might end up resenting Lou: at the end of the day it's her decision and not Lou's. Lou isn't up for changing his mind and changes the subject to Harold's homeless shelter. Harold's not sure about the whole idea now with the lack of support. Lou says it might be that people don't want that kind of thing in their neighbourhood. Unfortunately sometimes things don't work out the way you want them to.
The Coffee Shop
Steph and Drew apologise to Harold for blaming the street kids for the theft. Harold thinks that news of innocence is slow moving, and it's worse when there's a presumption of guilt – he points to Steph's experiences with Larry (Woody) on that count. Steph is a little uncomfortable but agrees.
Joe arrives and Harold takes him aside to ask if he supports his idea. Joe does and thinks that people are only supporting it because it's Harold's idea, not the idea itself. Joe isn't that optimistic that Harold will get enough support.
Michelle wonders whether they should just give up: a better way of living is impossible. Zack tells her not to think that. Bianca appears and starts flirting with Zack straight away. Michelle is not chuffed.
Libby and Drew are over to look after Lolly. Who should arrive but John Allen and Lou says he'll talk to him in his office in one hour, but not here. Libby and Drew wonder who the man was.
The Coffee Shop
Harold is talking to the council man, Murray Gordon, and tells him the theft was not down to the street kids. Murray is more worried about the lack of support from the local residents. Although Murray admires him there are problems: the premises are small and there needs to be strong support from the neighbours. And, off the record, how does Harold suppose he cope without Madge? He has to think about it.
Zack brings some carrot cake to the table and Bianca asks for a taste.
Steph and Drew are talking about the pitfalls of banks and her extra $1000 when the phone rings: it's the owner of the sidecar, asking Drew and Steph if they want to take it for a test run at Calder tomorrow! They're both very excited about the prospect. Joe appears and Steph asks about Harold: Joe thinks he has a hard road ahead. You try to do something good and you just come up against barricades.
Lou's Place – Office
John Allen appears and apologises for Sandy's behaviour. John proposes they have a meal together, all three of them, but Lou says he can't – too busy. John leaves, having failed to convince Lou to come over.
Louise is over with Libby: she goes out the back to brush Bob's coat, leaving Libby with Dee. Lib feels a kick and presses Dee's hand to her stomach so she can feel it too. Dee changes the subject to lunch. Lib says Dee is so good with kids – she'll be a great mum one day. She's not sure about herself but is so glad she has Drew and doesn't know how women go through it alone. Dee nods along.
Drew is over and Lou tells him the truth about who John Allen is.
Steph doesn't want Lyn to know about Calder and tells Michelle not to tell; she'll just worry. Michelle is far away in a daydream and Steph knows it's about Zack. Michelle shouldn't worry: Zack is probably just as insecure about the whole thing. If she likes him, though, she should go for it: if not, someone else will.
Lou feels like the Allens are invading. He doesn't care about DNA – he knows he's Lolly's father. Drew thinks he's been more than fair: if he was Lou he would make sure the Allens stayed far away.
Dee, Libby and Steph talk about love.
Lolly presents her dad with a picture she drew of Goldie, John's dog. Once she runs off again Lou calls John up and agrees to talk with him, face to face.
The Coffee Shop
Zack and Michelle talk. Zack thinks Bianca is really full-on and she and Michelle don't seem to have anything in common. It's not like he doesn't like Bianca but he and Michelle really hit it off. He feels really comfortable talking to her.
Joe comes in and Harold tells him what the council bloke told him. He won't give up the fight. Joe pledges his support.
Lou tells John that the drop-in visits can't go on as they're not fair on anyone. If the Allens are willing to put Lolly's needs above their own then they can have her for one day a month. John is takenaback: that's not enough. He and Sandy want – and are entitled - to be more of a part of her life than that!