Sindi leans forward to kiss Darcy.
Drew is talking to Susan but she isn't listening. She's singing Libby's lullaby as Libby holding Ben looks on in delight.
Susan and Drew are washing up after dinner.
SUSAN: You know I think that meat might've been off. It tasted funny.
DREW: Well it was…was unusual.
SUSAN: (chuckles) Oh Drew, was it really that bad?
Drew reassures her that she can cook, she must have learnt after she got married. Susan is amazed she can make so many things and wants to know if she's still got the knack even if she can't remember, she wants to make something now!
Penny's saying she doesn't understand Darcy and he then reminds her that Tess left him at the altar. She then reminds him that he treated her appallingly. They continue to argue/sigh and Penny's mobile rings. It's Sindi, confirming lunch. She hangs up and Darcy says he's coming too to meet the family and prove how serious he is about sharing the rest of his life with Penny.
Back Room of Lou's Place
ROSIE: You're a coward, Lou Carpenter, and you owe Harold the truth.
Rosie continues to rant on at Lou about guilt being a terrible thing and they all deserve peace of mind.
Susan and Drew look over their lemon meringue pie and start to tuck in. Apparently it tastes delicious, so Susan's pleased. However, she wants to know if she was a bossy mother-in-law. How do they get on? Drew says quite well most of the time.
SUSAN: This is the most comfortable I've felt anywhere in weeks!
Karl then comes in, there's a bit of chit-chat and he says he should go. Susan stops him and offers him some of her lemon meringue pie.
KARL: Thank you.
The Coffee Shop
Darcy encourages Penny to take a break from work and so she sits down with him, saying the only reason she's never introduced Darcy to Sindi before is because Sindi's a man-eater. Darcy says nobody could pull him away from Penny.
Rosie walks up to Harold at the counter and says good morning.
HAROLD: Uh, not really.
He tells her business is still slower than normal. In fact, it's pretty awful and he thinks he's going to have to let go of Penny.
Susan comes in and sits down next to Ben as Drew starts saying how Libby's giving a talk about journalism. Lou comes in to say hello to Ben.
LOU: Susan, how are you?
SUSAN: *says flatly* Very well, thank you.
As he leaves, Susan says, ‘I don't like that man.' Drew begins to tell her she is in fact very good friends with him and tells of Lou's custody battle for Lolly. Susan rants that this is really hard for her, people around her telling her they're her friends when she feels no connection to any of them whatsoever.
Rosie gets out of her car whilst her mobile rings. She answers to find someone's ringing about Summer needing a ‘flexible learning plan'. She says she'll meet them at 6.30 tonight. She then walks over to Lou who's watering the garden and she tells him to be a friend to Harold. Lou says there' no point rubbing salt into the wound now business is picking up. She tells him business is NOT picking up and Lou says he didn't realise. First though, he has to have lunch.
ROSIE: Honestly Lou! Sometimes your sense of priorities really worries me! You're prepared to put your new golfing mates ahead of your oldest friend! & no, I don't think I DO want to have dinner with you until I'm certain you're the sort of man I want to spend time with.
Animal Sanctuary place thingy
Penny's putting Roxy the cat into a box on a ledge inside the animal sanctuary. She goes around the corner as we see Summer cycling towards us.
Boyd yells ‘Summer!' and asks what she's doing here. Summer's bunking off school and she asks Boyd not to tell. He says he won't.
The Coffee Shop
Penny is getting increasingly nervous as she wanted Sindi to make a good impression but she's late. However Darcy tells her to chill out and Sindi arrives.
SINDI: Oh, it's a pleasure to meet a man who's refused on a marriage proposal from my little sister.
DARCY: Pleased to meet you.
At the counter of the Coffee Shop, Lou and Harold are talking about business being slow.
LOU: Look mate, this is a bit awkward to say but I owe you an explanation. The pub was the source of the food poisoning…not the Coffee Shop. I'm truly sorry.
Harold looks taken aback. He says he can't forgive Lou for this and starts telling him to make himself helpful.
Back at Darcy/Penny/Sindi's table, Sindi's joking that Darcy's a sour puss. Darcy plays along as Penny joins in. They're all getting on quite well.
Drew is working on a car and talking to Karl about Susan. Karl says Drew's given him the determination to see things through.
DREW: I'm glad, Karl.
KARL: She's my wife, I love her.
Karl wants to spend more time with Susan though, without her feeling threatened. Drew was curious as to why she feels so comfortable around him, he thinks it's because he's not immediate family. Karl agrees to join them for television tonight.
The Coffee Shop
Penny says she has to leave and leaves Darcy and Sindi to get to know each other a bit better. Darcy thanks Sindi for not mentioning their previous encounter and Sindi says no problem, chuckling to herself.
Karl comes in and Susan's surprised he likes this show. Of course, it's a family favourite. Karl sits down next to Susan and they much crisps together. Susan doesn't seem to mind.
Summer's sitting on the couch and Rosie comes over to her, furious to learn she's been bunking off school! Summer's silent and then flops back down on the couch. Rosie roars at her to get on her feet. Summer sighs and does that.
Drew, Susan and Karl are still watching TV. Karl and Susan are getting on really well, both chuckling at the TV. Drew makes his excuses and slinks upstairs whilst Susan teases Karl playfully.
The Coffee Shop
Penny's just about to leave but Harold stops her and tells her to sit down as he wants to talk to her about that but Lou then comes in. Harold says he's busy but Lou hints heavily and not so subtly that he has an idea so-there-is-NO-need-to-make-any-c h a n g e s-if he knows what he means.
HAROLD: Huh? … Oh!!
He says to Penny that they can have their talk later. Penny says okay and leaves and as soon as the door clicks shut, Harold hisses he was about to fire her. Lou insists he doesn't need to as he has everything under control.
Susan's curled up on the couch asleep as Karl clears away the plates. He then puts a blanket around her and leans forward, kissing her forehead. Karl goes to leave, looking over at her sadly.