Summer tells Lyn the truth about her singing.
Susan sees Karl in the pub with another woman, whom she is not aware is a drug rep.
Max is wearing a very unflattering baseball cap and swinging a bat around, as Summer is protesting about the piano lessons that Max has arranged for her to take with Nina, saying that he might even buy her a piano. Boyd enters wearing a cricket outfit that is very obviously too big for him, but Max assures him that he will 'grow into them' Neither of the Hoyland kids look too happy about their new found hobbies, that seem to have been forced upon them by Max. Rosie comes in and swears that Boyd looks just like Max in his cricket outfit. Max tells them that they are going out for tea again.
Susan pays a visit to Karl, he wants to explain to her about the woman in the pub but she says that there is no need as it is none of her business. Karl lovingly looks at her and tells her that it is her business, and he is not seeing someone else and never will. Ah the days before Isabelle Hoyland.
KARL: I just wanted to clear up a misunderstanding, Darcy was here earlier and he said that you saw me today at lunch.
SUSAN: Karl, you don't owe me an explanation, it's your business.
KARL: Yes it is, well it was, it was business.
SUSAN: I don't expect you to remain single forever
KARL: Susan listen to me, the woman that I was having lunch with Nicole, she's a sales rep for a drug company, it was a business lunch.
SUSAN: Well even so it's none of my business.
KARL: Well yes it is your business, I'm not seeing anyone else, and I will never either. Furthermore if you wanted to come to this ball then I would love you to come, otherwise it's just me and Darcy flying solo. If you are uncomfortable I would be there...
SUSAN: I'd love to.
KARL: Are you sure?
KARL: It's tomorrow night!!
SUSAN: Yeah I know that.
KARL: That's good. We'll meet here for drinks at 7?
SUSAN: Okey Dokey
KARL: Great! Such a sweet scene as both do little to hide their happiness at their impending 'date'
Lou is again busy as he is the only one working, and is refusing Harold's help with the rush. Harold tells him that he will never be able to handle all the orders, but Lou sarcastically tells him that it is like telling Santa Claus he will never deliver to every house. Max upon seeing Lou's dilemma whilst waiting ages at the bar has a proposition for Lou. Telling him that he is looking for some flexible work, Lou not very subtly tells him that he can't afford help, but undeterred Max says that he is willing to work twice as hard for every hours pay for a regular member of staff. Lou takes him up on the offer.
Susan is sitting at the counter telling Lyn excitedly about her impending date with Karl at the ball. Susan tells Lyn and Harold that she is nervous and that she hopes that Karl is a good dancer. Telling Lyn that she is not sure what she would have worn to previous dances as she can't remember and doesn't want to turn up in something she has already worn to another ball. Lyn excitedly offers to lend her one of her outfits, as she is a terrible hoarder and is bound to have something that will suit. As they leave they bump into Rosie and Summer. Rosie enquires as to how Lyn's throat is, to which Lyn sheepishly says it's a little better. Rosie asks if this means that they will see her at choir practice. Lyn says that she will be giving it a miss, and that she feels that Rosie should have been honest with her about her 'lousy voice' from the start, and then promptly leaves. Rosie looks both stunned and embarrassed, whilst Summer without a hint of guilt on her face gives her grandmother a knowing look.
Max is giving Boyd a cricket lesson, telling him that it all comes down to psychology that he should never show his fear. Lou and Karl stand at the side spectating trying to give advice, to which Max tells him to ignore. As Max tries to excerpt his superior knowledge telling Boyd that he won't go soft on him, Boyd hits a really long ball and Max is forced to go running into the distance for the ball to which the spectators take great delight.
Rosie asks Harold if he got the impression that Lyn was making an excuse not to go to choir practice last week, but Harold says that he thought that Lyn was looking forward to the concert. Rosie thought the same, but it now transpires that Lyn is not coming back because she has the idea that they don't think that she is much of a singer. Rosie says that she handled things badly, but she has no idea how Lyn found out. Harold looks a little disappointed and embarrassed, but Summer pipes up that Lyn already knew all about that when she spoke to her:
SUMMER: But she knew all that when I talked to her
ROSIE: You talked to her? What did you say?
SUMMER: You know, we just talked about how her voice drowns everything out.
ROSIE: But I was saying that in confidence to Lou Summer, you should never repeat what you overhear.
SUMMER: But I said it in a nice way I thought that you had already told her.
Rosie looks rightfully embarrassed, but Summer can't seem to see the problem, ah out of the mouths of babes.
Susan looks aghast at some of the things in Lyn's wardrobe. Lyn points out a very 'loud' patterned dress, which she tells Susan says 'I am not a slave to fashion' Susan agrees that it definitely says that. Looking rather uneasy at the prospect of having to wear it. Along with a few more ghastly concoctions that are at best described as flamboyant 80's fashion, there is even a number with shoulder pads.
Rosie is still scolding Summer for jumping to conclusions, instead of listening to what Rosie is saying Summer spills a drink and then goes behind the counter to get a cloth. As she is doing so she steals Harold's diary and then disappears with it in the direction of the toilet.
The game of cricket is still going on and Karl has eagerly joined in as batsman as Max tries to show his skills. As Max sits down for a break he asks Lou if he has had any more thoughts on the deal with the pub. Lou says that he can, but he can only afford a low wage, but he can treat the place as his own, and take the kids in if he wants. Max says that is fine, but his condition that Spag bol is resurrected on the menu for Summer. Dee appears outside to ask the cricketers to keep it down as she only finished work at 6am and needs her sleep for the ball tonight.
As Lyn is convincing Susan that an orange frou frou dress is the way to go Dee appears at the door looking for headache tablets. When Lyn disappears to get them, Susan confines in Dee that she and Lyn have differing tastes, and that she is really not sure about the neckline. Dee says that if they get rid of the 'revolting' neckline it might work. Dee takes Susan and the orange frou frou dress with her and leaves.
Summer is still snooping about with Harold's diary.
Rosie is there to see Lyn, in an attempt to apologise about the mix up with the choir, Lyn looks upset and reaffirms to Rosie that she should have told her before that they didn't like her voice, because there are less humiliating ways to hear than from a ten year old child. Lyn thought that the choir was just a bit of fun and is still clearly upset about the way things have turned out. Rosie sensing that her apologies are falling on deaf ears makes her excuses and leaves.
Dee seems to have done an amazing job with the orange frou frou, the disastrous neckline has gone, and the dress has been transformed into a glamorous evening gown that looks magnificent on Susan. Susan says that she feels like a real woman, glamorous, even. Dee tells her that the shoes that she has lent her really make the outfit, and that she had bought them for her first date with Darcy. Susan is surprised to hear that Dee went out with Darcy, Dee tells her that it's a story that is too long for her to hear about now, but Susan asks her for the highlights as she has years to catch up on. As the woman continuing gossiping into the street as Dee is accompanying Susan home, a stray cricket ball hit by Max ends up hitting Dee in the face. Max is full of apologies as Dee is attended to by Karl, but Dee is having none of it. Karl tells her that she has to wait until the swelling around her eye has gone down until they can see how bad it is, and that she will have to go to the hospital. Does this mean that Dee with miss the prestigious ball?
Summer comes into the lounge and asks Rosie if she wants to know something about Harold. Rosie informs Summer that no, she doesn't as Summer's chatterbox ways have a habit of causing trouble. Summer however is persistent and tells Rosie that the secret is that Harold loves her. Summer tells Rosie that Harold has called her 'a winter bloom, a rose in June' Rosie asks Summer if she has read Harold's diary, and Summer says that she has just a little bit, and what is she going to do about it. Rosie looks very shocked and disappointed with Summer, Rosie scolds her and tells her that she is going to lose all respect from Harold and that she has to go to her room.
Rosie is telling Lou about what she has found out from Summer, regarding Harold's feelings towards her. Rosie says it is something that she wishes that she didn't know, but now that she does she feels as if she should talk to Harold about it, but Lou is insistent that he should be the one who talks to Harold.