Charlie says he doesn't know where to start and Lyn suggests the beginning. He tells Valda he liked her. He liked her a lot. But he didn't love her. He said that even though he didn't love her, he was prepared to stand by her and Valda points out that he didn't. He admits it, but says only with a little persuasion from Henry. Valda walks out and Lyn is about to follow her. She asks him why Henry would stop him from marrying Valda. Charlie tells her Connie wanted a child, and Henry couldn't give her one. Charlie tell Lyn that he's on his own now and he would like for them to get to know one another in the time he has left. He knows it won't be easy but he thinks they should try.
Lyn is looking around for Valda and spots her on the beach.
Valda tells Lyn that she's fine. Lyn tells her she's not, she's in shock. Valda then confesses that she'd always thought that deep down Charlie did love her. That in her entire life, she'd never been special to anyone. Lyn tells her that's not true, not anymore. She tells Valda to look at her. Lyn tells her she has a daughter, and "four beautiful...four and a half beautiful grandchildren. And we all think you are very special. And very much loved."
Karl walks in and Susan immediately picks up that the legal profession was less then helpful. He tells her about the two separate meetings he had both of which ended with the same suggestion. "I haven't got a hope of winning a arbitration so I better try and settle with Cameron out of court." Susan says maybe they're right. Karl obviously doesn't want to hear that. She asks if he's just going to keep on looking for a lawyer who agrees with him. Karl gives her a letter which came from Cameron's lawyer that morning. "He's not just suing me for wrongful dismissal. He's also seeking damages for, get this - loss of reputation and loss of future earnings as a result." Karl tells her he has to fight him because if Cameron wins, they'll be bankrupt.
Jack and Nina are making out in the kitchen, but she has to go and drop the contract off at Melody's. Jack airs his concerns about Melody not thinking about Nina's interests, but Nina tells him she's happy with the contract.
Karl and Susan are discussing Lib's reasons for zipping off to Grandpa Tom's and they agree it's probably to do with them. Susan asks him about the court case and Karl tells him all the devious plans he's come up with to kill Cameron. He says he thinks he'll talk to Toadie. Susan says he's had no experience with medical cases and Karl tells her it's a contract case and at least he can trust Toadie.
Lyn walks in to Charlie's room and watches him while he sleeps.
Jack suddenly mentions the day he left for England. He tells Joe that he his parents would not let him go, they'd turn the car back around and go home. Joe says he thought that was what he wanted. Jack tells him he hated it, that he felt disconnected from the rest of the family. Joe says they're going to have to do something to rectify that situation.
Lyn asks Charlie if he has anymore kids and he tells her he has one son, Michael. Lyn asks him he loves Michael and Charlie says of course. "Why of course? You didn't love me." Charlie tells her he didn't know her, he never had the chance. Lyn says there must've been something he could've done. Charlie tells her the whole world thought she was Connie and Henry's kid, "You'd think I'd have been popular if I'd rocked up at their place? Is it too late then?" He asks. Lyn says she doesn't know. Charlie and Lyn then set out for a walk on the wharf.
Charlie shows her his boat and laugh over the capabilities of the new technology he's got on the boat. "You miss it aye?" She asks and he says he does. He suggests they get onboard. She asks him if he was ever afraid and he says not as much as he is now. He's afraid of losing his dignity. She asks him to stick around for her. Charlie then pulls out a picture from his pocket and tells her he's been carrying it around for 30 years. It's a picture of Lyn that Valda sent to him. "I did love you Lyn. Just never knew what to do about it."
The Coffee Shop:
Nina tells Jack about her meeting with Melody the previous night. She asks him why he's not as suss about Melody as he was before and he says it was just the over-protective boyfriend in him.
Charlie asks about Valda and Lyn tells him she doesn't think Valda has anything to say to him. She tells him that Valda also carried a picture of Lyn around with her. Charlie says "you do that, when it's all you've got." Charlie tells her she was worth it. Lyn tells him she'll be in touch and Charlie asks her to let him know when the baby arrives.
Valda tells Lyn "this is where Charlie first kissed me." Lyn tells her to not let what Charlie told her yesterday make her bitter and twisted. Valda tells her she doesn't have the energy. She says that knowing what Charlie felt doesn't change her feelings. She had a great love and she's got Lyn to show for it. Valda then suggests they go swimming. Lyn says she's got no togs. Valda insists anyway. "Don't be a wet Nellie." They both take their clothes off and go into the water.