- Lou and others looking at some strange white packets.
- Lyn and Joe discussing his fear of flying.
- Connor telling Lou a big bald angry man is looking for him.
A big bald angry man called Dermott is asking Lou about the delivery he picked up from the docks. Connor tries to explain that they think there was a mix up, but Dermott is only interested in the whereabouts of his stuffed kangaroos. Lou tries his best to pretend that he didn't know what was in the boxes. With Connor, Valda, Max and Harold listening in, Dermott demands Lou hands over the boxes. Harold mentions the police and Dermott gets all defensive.
HAROLD: You and you're kind are a scourge on society.
DERMOTT: Listen pal, where do you get off?! I didn't ask to be bald.
Everyone looks around, and Harold confusingly shrugs his shoulders.
Joe has just finished his relaxation exercises. Karl and Joe are discussing their forthcoming New York trip when Susan walks in, she is glad the fear of flying session went well.
SUSAN: Eighteen hours in economy will be a sinch.
JOE: Yeah, easy apart from listening to Karl's footie stories.
SUSAN: You've got no problem then; you'll probably sleep all the way.
Joe thanks Karl and leaves. Susan congratulates Karl for helping Joe, but she notices he is slightly edgy. She asks him what's wrong, and it doesn't take her long to realise he is scared too!
KARL: Your 100,000 feet in the air, you've got no control over the plane whatsoever.
SUSAN: That's why they have pilots.
Susan continues comforting a nervous looking Karl.
SUSAN: We'll talk about something much more pleasant.
KARL: Like what?
SUSAN: Road statistics.
KARL: That's more pleasant!
SUSAN: Well everyone knows you are safer in a plane than a car.
A plane flies over the house; Karl looks worryingly up to the ceiling.
Dermott is telling Lou and Co about loosing his hair in his teens, and that he was bald by the time he was 30. Everyone is listening intently. Valda thinks that with the amazing advances in medical research, something should be available. Dermott however has tried everything, and his last chance was the revolutionary periwinkle extract, which is hidden in the kangaroo's. Dermott tells everyone about his B.U.M.S group (Bald Unhappy Men's Society). They are hoping the government will listen to them, but at present the extract is only available in California. Max has heard recently that women find bald men sexy but Dermott still feels hard done by. Harold being Harold thinks it is still wrong to import a treatment that hasn't been tested. Lou tells Harold to shut up and to give Dermot a break. Lou instructs Connor to get the ‘stuff' out of the van. Valda says she can't imagine what it is like to be without hair. Somehow she manages to change the topic onto her dogs! Everyone quickly disappears.
Joe is carrying a suitcase into the kitchen, and he plants a kiss on Lyn's head. Joe has decided to go on the trip to New York, and Lyn is really happy with his decision. Joe explains it's all about rationalising your fears. Then they are faced with the problem of the neither of them knowing where his passport is! Valda walks in on them discussing the missing passport.
Karl is offering to help Susan with the ‘already' done washing up. Susan discovers a leaflet in the bin for a football fundraiser. Karl obviously wants to go, but tells her not to worry about it. He knows how she enjoys her Sunday's off, and likes enjoying them by relaxing.
SUSAN: Mind you, you could always go on your own.
KARL: What by myself?
SUSAN: Oh Karl! Come on. You're a big boy!
Susan continues to encourage him to go, which results in him pulling an odd face.
Lyn and Joe are discussing what is needed for his trip.
VALDA: You're gonna need a blow up pillow for the flight, a good pair of support hoes and a big thick Jackie Collins novel.
Joe wishes Lyn was coming too, and is disappointed she will be missing out on the fun. Valda says he isn't the only one having all the fun! Valda announces she is selling her stamps so Andreas can come to Erinsborough; she plans to throw him a big party. Lyn says she is looking forward to meeting him.
Heather is annoyed with Boyd because Max called Tyson's parents about the party. The party has since been cancelled. Summer winds Boyd up by telling him “Socially he is a goner”. Heather continues having a go too. Much to Summer's surprise, Boyd says Max has agreed to let them hold the party there.
Connor brings through a box of stuffed kangaroo's that Dermott forgot to take; Lou doesn't have a contact number for him though. Max and Connor are discussing the lengths some people will do to keep their hair. Connor subtly mentions Max loosing his hair. Max quickly changes the subject to how you use the periwinkle. Connor tells him “You rub it on your head, and hope for the best”. Connor leaves just in time, so Max can grab a kangaroo from the box, and hide it up his shirt!
Joe and Susan are talking about the New York trip. Joe is concerned about taking aerosol deodorant on the plane; Susan suggests he takes a roll on. Susan tells Joe that Karl is at the football club enjoying a ‘pleasant Sunday morning'. Joe teases Susan about letting Karl go on his own, what with all that beer and girls in skimpy outfits! Susan is curious about ‘the girls in skimpy outfits' Joe quickly changes the subject.
The Coffee Shop
Jacinta tells Summer that her plan to get Boyd to deliver the papers to her street isn't working, and when he gets fed up with it, she will be waiting for her. Max comes into the coffee shop and asks Karl for some advice on behalf of a ‘friend'. He asks enquiringly about the periwinkle treatment. Karl tells him it is really good, and it's big news in the states. However it's not available in Oz, so you would need to know someone who knows someone! Max discloses that he knows the existence of a secret stash. Karl is curious as to how it got past customs.
MAX: They hid it in kangaroo's
KARL: You mean they got them to swallow it!
MAX: No, they were stuffed one's.
Heather and Boyd are making phone calls when Summer rushes in. She needs to speak to Boyd in the living room and Heather comes too. Summer asks Boyd whether he will stick to the paper round; it's obvious to them, that she has something else on her mind. Summer spills and says Jacinta cornered her in the coffee shop. Heather realises she knows Jacinta, and says she will sort her out, thus making Summer very happy.
An intrigued Susan comes to spy on Karl's activities. Despite Joe's description of events, she stumbles across people playing board games and eating biscuits. Susan tries to make a quick exit, but he suggests she stays to help him with his game of scrabble!
KARL: Fellas, you know my wife, Drill Sgt. Kennedy.
Joe is watching on as Lyn sorts out his clothes for the trip. A very subdued Valda comes in. Lyn catches her mistakenly helping herself to the vegetable oil, when what she is really after is something stronger! Joe jokingly offers to knock her up some chilli sauce and soya sauce. Valda tells them, the stamps she tried to sell are worthless, and she then announces that she is broke.
Lyn wants to know how all Valda's money can be gone. Valda blames all the expensive items she has bought lately, including cars, an engagement ring and hiring nannies for her beloved pooches! Lyn tells her to look on the bright side - she still has Andreas. Joe trying to be helpful suggests she sells her pedigree dogs. Valda cries whilst Lyn scowls at him, he does say he was only joking!
Heather and Boyd are discussing the party; she is interested to know how many people Max will allow in the house. Heather also enquires as to whether Max will stick around; Boyd assures her Max will make himself scare! Jacinta comes in and tries to wind Summer up. Heather interrupts, and threatens to tell everyone about the ‘ringworm'. Jacinta makes a quick exit.
Karl is peering over the bar at the box of kangaroo's. Max appears, he takes a quick look at the back of Karl's head then gives him a kangaroo.
Summer, Boyd and Heather are deciding what movie to watch, Boyd would rather Summer disappear and leave them to it. Max comes in, and Boyd introduces him to Heather. Without realising Max knows nothing about the party, Heather thanks him for letting them hold it at No 32.
Lyn is still telling Joe off about the dog comment. She compares it to someone telling them to sell one of their kids. He apologises to Lyn, but then quickly starts moaning about Valda spending all her money. After hearing Valda shout out, they both rush through to the front room. Valda is on the phone begging with Andreas. He hangs up on her. Valda tells Lyn and Joe that he was only ever interested in her money, and he called her a ‘silly old cow'. A sobbing Valda agrees with him, and says she is a silly old cow.