Darcy defending Serena's honour from Karl.
Marc asking Steph back to his top floor apartment.
Tad decides to confront Harold and says the silent treatment is stupid and Harold replies back what would he like him to say then. Tad asks what is wrong and what has changed so much that they can't talk to each other, half joking by mentioning that he hasn't even criticised the music either. This is met my silence, so Tad asks if all this business with Cherry really that disastrous? Again, Harold says nothing which prompts a frustrated Tad to accuse Harold of being immature and adding that Madge would never have acted like this. This does get Harold's attention as he turns round and angrily looks at Tad but fails to say nothing as Tad heads through to his room.
Steph arrives home to be met with a friendly grilling about her staying out all night from her mum and Flick. They rib her and Flick adds that if she'd stayed out all night like Flick then she'd be in for it and Lyn replies back that it is just caring about her family. Steph hugs her mum at this point and when they break apart, Lyn asks why Steph smells of aftershave! Flick goes over to smell too and tries to rib her sister but Steph doesn't take the bait. Flick adds that if she knew what Marc looked like then she wouldn't need to be so nosey. Steph tries to describe him but can only say one word – gorgeous! Lyn pipes up and says that yesterday he was just okay, to which Steph replies that “things change”. Flick just wants to know why Steph is hiding him and so Steph describes him as having the best of Tom Cruise, mixed with the best bits of Leonardo de Caprio as she makes her way into her room.
As he tries to unlock the door of the surgery, Karl spots a very close Darcy and Serena approaching and they break apart the minute they see him. Karl enquires where they got the coffees from as TCS is closed for some reason and Darcy replies it is a blend Serena has made. She heads inside to get ready and Karl tells Darcy that he's been fielding calls from pharmacy's asking if his signature is valid or not. Darcy makes a joke of it and doesn't see what the fuss is about especially since they're on top of the problem now and the scripts will run out soon anyway as he too heads inside.
Tad comments to Harold when he arrives in the kitchen, that he thought Harold would be at work by now. Harold replies that he didn't fancy it and Cassie hasn't opened up either and jokingly adds that the world won't stop if the patrons don't get their morning coffee for one day. Tad says that he can't leave the shop closed for the day and volunteers to open up and get other's in but he couldn't really care and ends up snapping at Tad.
Steph arrives and presents Marc with some flowers and an invitation to spend the day with her. He says he can't as he has work to do but Steph turns on the charm and appeals him.
The Coffee Shop
Tad organises the staff before heading to Uni just as Darcy and Serena come in. Serena asks if Karl has been hassling him over calls from pharmacies adding that she thought it would have died down since she made the statement to the police. Darcy assures her they did believe her and she asks how he is going with Karl but Darcy isn't worried about that, he's more concerned about them as a couple.
Steph cons Marc into trying a Scotch egg as they have their picnic but refuses a bit herself!
The Coffee Shop
Serena asks for a word with Karl as he finishes his lunch and reluctantly agrees but would prefer to eat his lunch alone. She says the situation at work has become untenable and feels it would be better if she left. Karl is secretly celebrating and agrees to give her one week's pay as lieu of notice. When Serena walks out of the shop, Karl breaths a humungous sigh of relief and a smile creeps onto his face.
Harold stands with his hands on Madge's chair before going through to the livingroom and sitting down and trying hard not to cry.
Steph walks Marc back to work even though they don't really want to part. Steph says that she can wait until this evening before seeing him again but Marc replies that he's got to fly to Hong Kong tonight on business…and invites Steph along! She is reluctant to say yes because it is insane but he replies that is good enough reason to! Marc asks if she has a passport but Steph is still reluctant so he asks her to look him deep in the eyes and say she isn't going to HK with him.
Tad arrives home surprised to see Harold still at there, so Tad tells him about staying at the Scully's unless Harold wants him to stay – he doesn't. He then tells Harold about how he's organised TCS rota so it is fully staffed for the rest of the day and he'll lock up. “Good” and “thank you” Harold replies before it dissents into silence again.
Flick and Lyn are shocked to hear Marc's invitation to Steph to accompany him to HK and she is still swithering whether to go or not.
Darcy and Karl run into each other and Karl tells him that Serena has resigned. Darcy is annoyed to find out he wasn't consulted and adds that she is the best thing to happen to the surgery and him in a long time. “You have to be joking,” replies Karl, so Darcy asks when was the last time he saw him this happy? Karl replies that he couldn't care less about his love life but is stunned by the bit about Serena being good for the surgery with prescription pads going missing, police arriving, irate phonecalls being received from pharmacies. Darcy eventually gets the picture and agrees to her leaving and paying half the costs but only to keep the peace.
Darcy finds Serena waiting for him and gives her a leaving gift, so it can remind her of him when she turns it on. He invites her on a date tonight but she turns him down and suggests tomorrow night instead.
Steph finishes getting her things ready as she waits for Marc to arrive…in the limo taking them to the airport! They hear a toot and Lyn shouts to Flick telling her to get out the shower now if she wants to see Marc. Too late, he arrives and hasn't got time to hang around and wait, so Lyn says her goodbye, telling Steph to have a wonderful time and to enjoy being treated like a princess. Flick arrives just as they leave and asks her mum if she is ever going to meet him?
Tad is round seeking advice from Karl over his problems with Harold as he feels like he has done something wrong. Karl says it might not be Tad's fault and suggests keeping things in perspective, like when he had his own personal problems and lashed out at those he loved. Tad agrees but is still puzzled as to what is going on, so Karl suggests just giving Harold the same support since his world has been turned upside down this year.
Tad arrives home and the then sleeping Harold is surprised to see him because he thought Tad was now living at the Scully's. Harold asks if he's forgotten anything and Tad replies no, he just wants to talk but Harold doesn't see the point and besides they've agreed to disagree on all aspects of shared living and has had enough. Tad doesn't think so and replies that he doesn't want him to be this way and apologises if he's pushed Harold too far adding that it is just him being stupid sometimes. Harold still isn't saying anything, so Tad thanks him for being good to him. Harold reacts though when Tad mentions Madge's name.
Harold heads into the kitchen and breaks down crying and Tad suddenly twigs as to Harold's behaviour of late – the first anniversary of Madge's death. Tad apologises profusely for forgetting it and Harold turns and hugs him letting his grief pour out.
Darcy mingles his way through the dancers and spots Serena exchanging something for money. He grabs the guy who just did the business with him and wrangles whatever it was out of his hand. Darcy holds it up – one of the missing prescription scripts.