Summer asks Steph to be her mum for a day.
Jordan tells Darcy to leave Chloe.
Summer and Steph are very happy with the way the parade went. Summer suggests she should dress like that more often, but mentions that Max has said the tomboy image suits her too. When they meet Max, he gives Steph some perfume--she wonders if it will go with her 'tomboy image'.
In the pub, Darcy's chatting to Chloe about the success of Cookie's barbecue and the effect on Darcy's reputation of mixing with Cookie. Lou's there, to Darcy's surprise, checking on the business, when he should be at home resting.
Jordan arrives and seems very friendly but as soon as Chloe goes off for a phone call, she turns nasty and warns him not to get too comfortable-his thing with Chloe is dying in front of him, it's only a matter of when.
When Max and the rest get home Max isn't pleased to see Boyd there when he should be at school. Boyd has been on the phone pleading with Heather. Max thanks Steph again so she teases that it's nice to shed the tomboy, grease monkey image every now and then. He says the tomboy remark was taken out of context.
Max asks Boyd if he's Ok and if it was Heather on the phone. Boyd doesn't want to discuss it and goes off to school. 'Welcome to the world of woman troubles', Max says.
Karl gets in really worried that something's wrong, because Susan rang the surgery and asked him to come home urgently. She asks if it means something has to be wrong to want to see him urgently. She pulls his shirt out and tries to grab him, but he goes on about his waiting room of patients and how it keeps a roof above their heads. He drags himself away saying he'll be home as soon as he can and she answers breathlessly that she will just be there........'waiting'.
Jordan suggests the three of them should go and check out a new club even Chloe might like. She reluctantly agrees when Darcy and Jordan join forces to persuade her.
Libby's at the garage trying to put together the wooden toy Drew started. She and Steph laugh at their attempts to prove they can be handy with no help from men. Steph refers to the tomboy remark again and in conversation that follows, Libby suggests she doesn't want to admit that she's got the hots for Max.
Steph reacts, saying whether she says nice or nasty things she's not believed when she says she's not interested in him. She lists reasons why he won't do, starting with his relative age and ending with him being a single widower with two kids, too much baggage. Libby goes very quiet and Steph, realising what she's said, apologises.
Susan's reading a magazine when she hears Karl's car arrive. He comes in a bit frisky and keen to 'pick up where we left off', but she's apparently very distracted and keen to watch the soccer, telling him there's a dinner in the microwave he can heat up.
He grins to himself and says he's sorry for interrupting just at the kick-off, as he knows how important her soccer is to her. She starts to come round a bit when he says he's quite happy just to go to bed and read a book and retaliates with an offer of 'dessert'. That seems to tempt him, but they're interrupted by Libby and Ben arriving home.
They realise she's a bit down and fragile, but she won't stop for food or to talk to them.
Chloe, Jordan and Darcy are in the pub ready to go to the club when Chloe receives a phone call about a meeting at 6 am the following morning. She has to read several reports before then and says she can't possibly go to the club and they will have to go without her. Darcy really doesn't want to go, but Chloe insists.
Max tells Rosie about the tomboy remark being just something he said to Summer. He realises she's teasing him a bit and tells her to take off her 'matchmaking' look, as it's one of her flights of fancy and there's nothing to it.
She goes into the office where she's been told Lou's reading some car magazines she gave him. He's very cold towards her when she suggests they might have dinner, saying he came for some peace and quiet and he doesn't have time, so she says briskly that he's to give her a call when he's not so busy and whenever he's ready.
Susan and Karl are still playing their 'disinterested' game; she's watching the soccer and he's reading a leaflet on Arthritis and Diet. Steph comes and when she asks if she's interrupting something, Karl answers 'sadly not'.
Steph and Libby go outside to talk-Steph still apologises, but Libby says it wasn't her fault--she just hadn't thought about herself in that way. Steph says it's not the fact that Max has been married before or that he has two kids that put her off-he manages to do that by himself. Steph reassures Libby, who in turn tells Steph she's 'just between engagements, while she herself is 'out of the race'. If she were single, she wouldn't go after a man with a one-year-old. She reminds Steph how they laugh at themselves for still being at home with the parents but feels things will change for Steph. Just then Max arrives nearby with his shopping, asking if they haven't got homes to go to. He asks Steph over to watch a Grand Prix race, but she answers that she promised to see it with her father. Libby points out that she could have 'cancelled her father' and they both laugh at how 'tragic' she is.
Max goes in to the house, where Summer's been spying. She wants to go and see Steph on some pretext but he says she didn't want to come round and has probably had enough of them for one day.
Karl finishes his pamphlet and says he's going to bed. Susan immediately switches off the TV and rushes towards the bedroom too. Outside the door, they stop and laugh until she grabs his tie and pulls him into the bedroom.
The following morning, Karl has just finished a big breakfast in the Coffee Shop, served by a very affectionate Susan, when Darcy comes in and comments on his chirpiness. He wants 'what he's having'. Lou comes and asks about going to see Lolly. They both think it's not feasible because of his condition, until he explains that he's had a fright and he just wants to make sure he does see her again, just in case. Karl agrees to write letters of introduction and explanation so that he can go.
Chloe comes in, calls Darcy's name and then slaps him saying she never thought he'd 'try it on ' her own daughter. In the background is Jordan, looking very smug.Darcy tells Chloe the truth is that after they went to the club they chatted for a while then Jordan met her friends so he got bored and left early. He seems to start convincing her that Jordan just wants to get him out of her mother's life by saying he practically jumped on her and Chloe says 'Well someone is lying'.
Max asks Boyd what's wrong and Boyd tells him he said some made up things he regretted and now Heather won't even talk to him. Max says he's not the first to have indulged in 'locker room talk' and it' a good lesson to learn early on. He sits down to give him some advice as there's a lot more to come.
In the Coffee Shop, Max comments on Steph's perfume and she gets a bit embarrassed.Lou comes to talk to Rosie and apologises for treating her very badly in the past weeks. She's really nice to him and glad to see him looking better. He says he'll be away for a couple of weeks seeing Lolly and while he's away he wants her to think again about their relationship, as friendship isn't enough for him.
Karl comes home for lunch, despite, as Susan says, the waiting room full of patients. She's looking at their wedding photos. He asks her how much she remembers-just bits and pieces. He tells her she looks just as beautiful now and he could marry her all over again, thinks for a second, then gets down on one knee and asks her to marry him again. She laughs and immediately says 'yes' then kisses him.