Darcy and Penny admitting that they are serious about each other.
Susan breaking down to Karl saying that she doesn't know any of them………….
Karl's making breakfast, pancakes. Susan tells him that she would rather stay over at Libby and Drews, that she feels more comfortable with them. Karl is disappointed and suggests that she should stay home with him, after all they need to be together, and their house holds so many memories for her. Susan's not sure and says she doesn't want to, not today. She very politely asks if they have another hairdryer as the one in the bathroom is broken. Karl offers to buy another and then says that he'll hand dry it for her. She refuses, “I'll do it myself”. Karl reminds her that he's done it before and she quickly responds that she can't remember that.
The Coffee Shop
Darcy walks in holding a massive beautiful bouquet of flowers. Penny is impressed. Darcy has some time of his hands, he's dropped his car off for a service at the garage, but Drew is yet to arrive. They chat about Karl's report about Darcy to the General Practitioners board, and he says he'll get a slap on the wrist at the most, and Penny shouldn't worry, but she should get a vase for these flowers because they're hers. They kiss.
Steph offers Drew another coffee, but he has to get off to work, Darcy is bringing his car in. Steph hands Drew his lunchbox, and Drew comments how Libby is superwoman, finding the time to make his lunch. Steph confesses that she made it; she wants to help out as much as possible and not be a burden to them. Drew assures her that she isn't. Steph asks him about dinner, she'll make her famous beef stroganoff (hold on, she can't cook). Drew explains it will be just the two of them as Libby is visiting her friend Karen and her baby and then is staying at her parents as Susan is not doing too well at the moment and it's difficult for Karl.
Karl's walks into the lounge just as Susan is about to cut off her hair. He jumps in and stops her telling her she loves her hair and she'll regret cutting it. It'll grow back, Susan reasons. Karl suggests that if she must have it cut, let a hairdresser look at it. He suggests Lyn Scully, she's very good, and he'll call her. Susan wants a morning appointment as she is going shopping in the afternoon. Karl says he'll take the afternoon off to go with her or maybe Libby can join her, but Susan wants to go alone. She apologises to Karl but she needs space. She also needs money and looks blank when Karl tells her she still has credit cards in her purse. He realizes she doesn't know what a credit card is and gives her some cash.
A very tired Dee is telling Toadie about her night out and how the Army boys know how to have a good time. Toadie is quiet, Dee thinks it`s his new job that's bothering him, but he says the job is fine. Dee wants to know what the matter is. Toadie tells her that he hasn't slept as he was worried about her as she wasn't home. Dee laughs at Toadie and says he sounds like her dad. He seriously says that he is sorry for caring about her.
A Good Hair Day
Steph has come in to see Lyn and has brought her a coffee. She is at work but is in between deliveries. Lyn tells her Susan is coming in for a haircut and asks Steph how she is doing. Steph explains that Libby is spending lots of time with her but it's difficult. Lyn is concerned that Steph is getting in the way and that perhaps she should leave the Kennedys to deal with it as a family. Steph says she feels useful and it's ok. Lyn insists that Steph takes a framed Scully family photo, so she doesn't forget them. Susan and Karl arrive and Karl introduces Susan to Lyn. Susan insists she wants her hair cutting and Lyn tells her that long hair is all the rage. She asks Steph what she things. Steph tells her that her hair is so lovely that if she cuts it she might be able to sell it for a wig. Lyn ushers Karl out of the salon. Steph manages to convince Susan to keep it long, so Susan asks Lyn just to tidy it up a little.
Dee asks Toadie to find her a table in the restaurant. He has a major strop and tells her that she should book like anyone else. He makes a snipe about her being the talk of the barracks and that she hardly knows this guy (Ray).Dee retorts that he obviously respects her more than Toadie does.
The coffee shop
Steph orders Chocolate Cheesecake for Drews dinner. Darcy comes in and invites Penny to dinner with him and his mum. Steph seems surprised that Darcy has invited Penny to meet his mum, it's not his style, but Penny says it is his style lately; he's the old fashioned boy of late. She is worried that his mum won't like her though. Steph says she will be interested to know what kind of woman produced Darcy Tyler.
A Good Hair Day
Lyn has tidied up Susans hair and she's impressed. Joe arrives and Lyn formally introduces them. Joe and Lyn arrange lunch. As Susan is paying for her haircut, she coyly asks Lyn if Joe was her first love, and when she realized how she felt about him. Lyn says she just knew, and that love is basic and that you always know who's the one.
Dee is ready to go out and Toadie is looking moody. The atmosphere is tense. Dee announces that “yes, I am going out with Ray, and don't you dare judge me for it”. She goes on to say at least she has a life instead of moping around. He says he'd rather be alone than hang out with no hopers. He goes on to add that Ray is here for a good time not a long time, Darcy took off with Tess, Stuart was in love with Flick and Joel wasn't ready to settle down. He suggests its time she had a reality check. She brings up his crush on the married Maggie from next door and suggests he get over what's bugging him or their friendship's over. She'd hate that, but it's up to him. The lights go out.
Steph and Drew are eating dinner in the dark by candlelight. Drew exclaims dessert is fantastic, did she make it. Of course, nah, it's from the coffee shop. Luckily the main course was cooked before the power cut; raw beef stroganoff can be pretty shocking. They reminisce about their camping trip and marvel at the fact that Libby hates camping.Steph suggests that they wonder around the neighbourhood in the dark and see what everyone is doing.
The Coffee shop
Harold decides the power won't be on any time soon so he may as well lock up shop. Darcy and Penny are sitting at one of the tables and offer to close up. Darcy says that their dinner by candlelight is very romantic, just as Dee walks in. Darcy invites her to join them and Penny offers to make her a sandwich. Darcy is introduced to Ray and Darcy says sitting in the dark is like going camping. Dee says in that case they should play a camping game, “Truth or Dare”,
Karl, Joe and Lyn are waiting for Susan to return. Joe says he'll go look for her in the car. Lyn says that Susan is probably having such a good time shopping that she has lost track of time, it's a new adventure for her. Karl is concerned that she is vulnerable because of her memory loss and agrees to go out looking for her. Just then Susan walks in and raves on about the shops and all the lovely clothes. Karl says he was worried, she shouldn't stay out late. She angrily reminds him she is 44 not a child. Lyn and Joe make their excuses and leave. Susan tells him she needs space, he's really getting to her.
Toadie is home alone and decides to go out.
Susan is reading by torchlight, some letters from Karl. He hears her and comes into the lounge and she hastily retreats to the spare room.
The Coffee Shop
“Darcy Tyler, truth or dare?”. After much prompting he chooses “truth”.
Penny asks if he is letting her down gently, is she being dumped”. He says he's changed his mind, he'll take a dare. Not allowed, answer the question. He says absolutely not, quite the reverse and kisses Penny's hand.
Dee's turn next. Truth or Dare?, “dare”. Darcy dares her to plant a big wet kiss on whoever it is who is walking through the door right now. It's Mr Grumpy himself, Toadie. Dee says she can't kiss him, he's her housemate, but the gathered clan insist.
Toadie plants a long lingering passionate kiss on Dee then departs, leaving Steph, Drew, Ray, Darcy, Penny and herself all absolutely speechless……………