Steph tells Max that he may not think she's qualified to give parental advice, but she's had pets that she treated better than Max treats Summer(!) Max doesn't want to hear this, but Steph persists that Max is out of touch with Summer's life. She tells Max to talk to Summer and not treat her like an inconvenience.
Karl comes round to find out why Harold hasn't come over for dinner - Harold has forgotten and invited Rosie over instead. Rosie arrives at that moment - she and Harold are having a fundraising planning evening. Harold offers her some of his soup that he's made.
Darcy and Chloe come in. They are in a very good mood after their day at the track. Darcy is pleased with his social networking and hopes it will get him places.
Karl and Susan come in to have dinner. Darcy and Chloe invite them to join their table. Darcy explains that they had a great day at the races and they saw Cookie there. He's offered Darcy partnership in a horse. Karl tells Darcy sarcastically that he's "really climbing the social ladder."
Steph is ranting to Libby about Max. Libby thinks Steph is being a bit over-the-top - Boyd and Summer are both good kids, and Max must have had a hand in that. Also, it's not easy to bring up two kids on your own. Steph says maybe if Max was a little bit grateful to her, things would be better between them!
STEPH: You know how some people just rub you up the wrong way?!
Libby looks at her knowingly and says that Max isn't a bad-looking guy. Steph looks horrified and asks Libby if she's had her eyes checked. She says that Max is "revolting".
Speaking of revolting, Max has just pulled a hair out of his nose (yuk). Summer heads off out saying that Steph, Libby and her are having a girls' night at Libby's place! Max stops her, saying he's hired a video for them to watch tonight, but Summer tells him that it's a very childish one. Max says that Summer is staying in anyway, they'll have a good time together. Summer says she doesn't want to. Max says that grown-ups like LIbby and Steph don't want to spend the evening with a ten year old. Summer is downcast. She tells Max that she doesn't know what she likes and what she doesn't. Max sits down and tells her to tell him what she likes.
MAX: Oh, please Summer. Your Dad doesn't like being a dag.
Harold has suggests a friendship wall to acknowledge their donors. Harold is really enjoying Rosie's company - a bit too much I think!
There's a knock at the door and it's Lou. He saw Rosie's car in the driveway. He's very hurt that Rosie was too busy to have dinner with him, but not too busy to have dinner with Harold! Rosie tries to explain but Lou is having none of it! He storms out.
Summer is explaining to Max the sort of films she likes.
MAX: Where did you get to like all this?
SUMMER: Dad, I do have a life!
Max isn't pleased to hear that Summer is watching MA rated films. He is interested though and apologises to Summer for being so way off the mark before. Sumemr says Max has more in common with Boyd, but Max says he loves Summer - he can see so much of her mother in her eyes and in her smile. They agree to talk about stuff better in the future - but Summer can't watch any films above PG!
Darcy is still talking about his wins at the races today. When Chloe has gone to the loo, Susan immediately demands to know if Darcy and Chloe are an item. Darcy says they're just friends but Susan says he could do a lot worse! (and usually does!)
Max has rung Steph to say that Summer isn't coming over. She isn't pleased and starts ranting to Libby again.
LIBBY: Just breathe, OK? We don't want him to ruin our night.
STEPH: Yeah, you're right. He does not deserve another second of my attention.
STEPH: He's a non-entity.
LIBBY: ...Let's move on.
They chat about the lack of child-care facilities at Uni - Libby has written them a letter about it. Steph is pleased to see the "old Libby" back in action.
Max has fallen asleep watching a film with Summer. She puts her pink duvet over him(!)
Coffee Shop, the following morning
Darcy is ordering a very hearty breakfast. His mobile rings and it's Chloe who's upset about something. He tells her to keep calm and he'll be right there. He charges out of the Coffee Shop, abandoning his breakfast order!
Max and Summer are having breakfast. Summer tells Max that she doesn't want to go to work with him today. She's going to go to the cinema with Rosie - she apparently rang her before and asked her. Max heads off to work.
Darcy arrives to find Chloe and a load of police. Apparently she had a break-in. Darcy hugs her.
Rosie has helped Summer to tie her hair up. Summer wishes Rosie could do her hair every day. She says Max is better with Boyd than with her - it's a boy thing. Rosie says that Max would do anything for Summer - but maybe he needs a bit of coaching to get in touch with his feminine side(!) She suggests they try to girly him up a bit!
Chloe is freaked out that people have been in her house, and scared that they'll come back. Darcy reassures her and says she needs something to cheer her up.
Rosie and Summer are ordering icecreams. Harold tells Rosie that the council have approved the friendship wall. Also he's got another idea for a tree-planting day. He suggests they meet up tonight to talk about it. Rosie tells Harold carefully that she's not free tonight. He should work out the idea on his own and tell her about it tomorrow. Harold reluctantly agrees.
Steph and Libby come in and tell Summer that they missed her last night. Rosie asks them to mind Summer for a minute - she has to pop and see someone.
Darcy has got a portion of fish and chips for them. Chloe has never actually had fish and chips before(!) She accidentally squeezes lemon into her eye(!)
CHLOE: I'm scared, Darcy.
DARCY: I know.
CHLOE: I don't want to be alone.
DARCY: I'm here.
CHLOE: Will you stay with me? Please?
The Pub - Office
Lou and Max are discussing the last details of their new partnership. Both are pleased with the deal. Max says he has some good ideas for the pub.
Rosie comes in and approaches the bar.
MAX: Guess what. Lou and I are going into business together.
ROSIE:(surprised) Oh good. I'm glad one of us met his exacting business standards(!) Better you than me, clearly.