- Sheila is thrilled to learn that Naomi and Mark are seeing one another
- Intrusive thoughts about Mark prevent Paige from TITTNL with Tyler
- Mark warns Paige that Tyler can be a bit of a handful, but she doesn't want to hear it
- Kyle feels inadequate when Nick takes Georgia to the ballet
- On learning of Daniel's marriage, Madge tells Harold that she wants to meet his fiancée
Harold is sitting alone on a bench, until Madge arrives to join him.
HAROLD: Hello, my love. I was wondering when I'd see you again.
She asks whether he should be out of hospital; Harold insists Karl's given him the all- clear.
MADGE: You'd better be careful. If people see you talking to yourself like that, they'll think you've gone dotty.
HAROLD: Oh, no. They don't take any notice of an old fuddy- duddy! Anyway, they're all either texting or tweeting. They don't know what they're missing out on.
Madge comments that the lake is lovely as ever, and asks about the changes to the Complex. Harold tells her about the fire of 2004 and how they had to rebuild it.
MADGE: Oh, what a shame! I really liked the pool, and that little bridge.
HAROLD: Yeah. Time marches on.
MADGE: There is one thing that I think's a change for the better.
HAROLD: Oh yes, your hair! You know I always…
MADGE: Darling, you only dye twice.
Madge says she was talking about the coffee shop now being called Harold's. He admits he rather likes that too.
MADGE: Ah, you're a legend in your own lunchtime, Harold Bishop.
She hugs him and they laugh. She then asks after Amber, saying the sooner they get to meet her, the better. We cut to a distant shot of the bench, and see that Harold is alone.
Paige chats to Imogen outside Harold's. Imogen is researching tenants' rights and subletting for Tyler, who came to her legal stall at the festival yesterday to ask her about it. Paige thinks he was just making excuses to see Imogen.
IMOGEN: You're the one that he kissed!
PAIGE: Yes, which he regrets, and so do I. As of now, I am a Brennan- free zone. So if you wanna go there, please – be my guest.
Imogen insists Tyler's not her type. The conversation is interrupted by the arrival on the scene of Mark and Naomi, arm in arm. Mark suggests they stop off for breakfast, but Naomi sees Paige and claims Harold's looks too busy. She suggests they go home and have breakfast in bed, but Mark insists they need to refuel before that (!) and Paige awkwardly shows them to a seat.
Kyle, Josh and extras are looking for one of the water leaks, as Terese exposits to someone on the phone about their progress. Kyle has found something in a drain, but says he has no idea what it is – and promises to let Terese know when he finds out.
As Terese leaves, Georgia arrives – Kyle left before she got up this morning, so she tells him about how much she enjoyed the ballet last night. She wants to take him for brunch to tell him all about it, but he's busy fixing the leak, so says he has to take a raincheck. They kiss and Georgia walks off – receiving a text from Nick as she goes which says ‘Thanks for last night : )'. Georgia smiles.
Outside Harold's, Paige serves Mark and Naomi with their breakfasts. Naomi's self- conscious, telling Mark once Paige has gone that she feels like the whole world's watching them. Her discomfort is only compounded when Sheila turns up, ostensibly to have them taste her latest cakes for the ‘People's Choice Award' element of the bake- off – to help her decide which are the most popular.
MARK: Isn't that cheating?
SHEILA: Oh, listen to you! Always the policeman!
Naomi tries desperately to get rid of Sheila, sensing she's only hanging around to snoop on her and Mark. Sheila tells Naomi to come to The Waterhole later to taste the cakes.
SHEILA: You too, handsome, if you want to!
Sheila bustles off, and Naomi apologises to Mark for Sheila being overenthusiastic. Mark doesn't seem remotely fazed, though.
Amber is showing Chris a family tree of the Robinsons that she's been working on, since she's about to marry into the family. She adds that Chris will be on the tree too soon, due to his baby with Lucy, and offers to give them a copy when she's done.
Among the names on the tree we can see parts of are Harold; ‘Margaret Mary Mitchell' (Madge); Madge's first husband Fred; Daniel's parents Scott and Charlene; Helen Daniels and her sister Bess; and David Kazalian, Lucy's ex- husband. Amber explains to Chris that Madge was Daniel's grandmother, but that she passed away – and adds that she and Daniel are having lunch with Harold today. Amber's visibly nervous about meeting him, and Chris remarks that ‘old people love dorky stuff' – hence, Harold should be very taken with Amber's family tree.
Georgia is sitting outside The Waterhole, smiling wistfully, when Nick shows up. She tells him that the ballet last night was better than she could have imagined, and says she can now tick it off her ‘baby bucket list'. Nick pretends not to know what she means, and Georgia explains it's her wish- list of things to do before she has kids. She offers to buy Nick brunch to say thanks for last night, and keeps insisting until he says yes – her previous dislike of him evidently completely forgotten. He smirks as she goes inside to order.
Sheila is bullying extras into rating her cakes out of ten, when Naomi comes in. Sheila immediately asks where Mark is.
NAOMI: Nice to see you too, Mum!
Sheila congratulates Naomi on having made a good choice with Mark, but Naomi berates her for embarrassing her in front of him earlier – and asks Sheila to back off a bit.
SHEILA: Well he is your boyfriend, isn't he?
NAOMI: Yeah, I guess, you know. But we're taking it slow. Nothing too serious.
SHEILA: I have seen the way you look at him. This is the real deal, and you shouldn't be ashamed of that. Seriously sweetheart – what are you afraid of?
Naomi looks pensive as Sheila walks off.
Daniel and Amber are having lunch with Harold. Amber is gushing about the family tree as Harold studies it, and goes on about how Agnes Robinson and Frederick Ramsay have inspired her and Daniel as a couple, given how their families disapproved of their relationship too.
AMBER: When I saw the ring that Agnes wore, and the way she looked, it was so perfect. When I looked at her, I could feel how she felt. The love, the heartache…
Madge has appeared, and talks to Harold – but Daniel and Amber can only hear Harold's words, causing confusion.
MADGE: Isn't Daniel handsome?
HAROLD: Yes, absolutely.
AMBER: Oh, so you know the story, then?
HAROLD: No, no. Err, yes. Charlene must have mentioned it sometime. Carry on.
MADGE: Keep it together, Harold!
AMBER: So Agnes and Frederick were separated by war. But everyone knew that it was because the fates were against them.
DANIEL: It's not that we think the fates are against us. We're just sick of everyone giving us such a hard time.
HAROLD: I do realise that Paul and your parents aren't in favour.
MADGE: No, because she's a teenager!
DANIEL: Well, Lou supports us.
MADGE: Oh, he would (!)
HAROLD: Yeah, well, he's an incurable romantic.
AMBER: Look, I know you think that we're young.
DANIEL: Yeah, we're just like Mum and Dad.
AMBER: Daniel and I do not want to lose each other the way that Frederick and Agnes did. That's why we want to get married.
MADGE: Hmm. Looks like love to me. Maybe they do have what it takes.
Harold smiles, alone again, as Daniel and Amber gaze fondly at one another.
Georgia and Nick are having breakfast, and get onto the topic of kids. Nick doesn't have any, and he says it's for the best since neither of his marriages worked out. He says he's always wanted a family like Terese and Brad, but has never found the right woman. Georgia says she's sure he will.
Kyle shows up, proudly reporting that he's found the leaking pipe – so now he can spend time with Georgia. He goes in for a kiss, but she initially snubs him, saying he has to have a shower first! Nick watches them, frowning.
Mark is taste- testing Sheila's cakes, and concludes that her pecan pie is the winner. But since Naomi's still hanging round, Sheila is evasive about discussing it with him, keen to appear as if she's backed off as per Naomi's request. Once Sheila's gone, Mark asks Naomi if he's done something to upset Sheila. Naomi denies all knowledge, but Mark says he knows something's going on – and says it's his job as her boyfriend to notice these things! Naomi seems awkward, but Mark feeds her cake and says they're not leaving until she starts smiling again.
Paige comes in to drop off some bread for Sheila, but sees Naomi and Mark being all kissy with one another. When Mark notices Paige, he goes awkward and stops kissing Naomi, who notices Paige too and looks put out.
Daniel and Amber are discussing their wedding plans with Harold, and what they'll do afterwards. They explain they're keeping the wedding simple, to save money – and Harold asks if it's for a mortgage. But they clearly haven't thought that far ahead, and say they'll either live with Paul or Lauren and Matt.
DANIEL: Or even something a little more creative.
AMBER: I hope you don't mean living in a car again?
MADGE: A car?!
HAROLD: You were living in a car?
DANIEL: Just like you, hey, Grandad? Must run in the blood.
AMBER: No offence Mr Bishop, but car- living was definitely not for me.
MADGE: I should hope not! Ask about the wedding.
HAROLD: Ah, the wedding, yes. What does ‘nice and simple' entail?
DANIEL: Oh, well, as you know, we booked the church where you and Granny got married, and then we'll have a picnic by the lake.
HAROLD: Oh, such a lovely place. Madge and I renewed our vows there. And the Salvation Army band played ‘Amazing Grace'.
DANIEL: Imogen tried to organise us a jazz band, but that's not really our thing.
HAROLD: The bridesmaid.
AMBER: Yeah. She's been doing a lot of the organising for us while I've been at work.
DANIEL: I cannot wait for you to meet her properly, Grandad. She has got this great dry wit. She's smart, she's hard- working…
AMBER: Yeah, she's gonna be a lawyer.
MADGE: Oh, I like the sound of her!
Harold smiles awkwardly at Daniel and Amber.
Naomi talks to Paige as she leaves The Waterhole, but conversation is stilted as they discuss the festival, and then Tyler. Paige insists her kiss with him was a one- off, and admits in passing that Mark warned her off Tyler. Naomi is curious to hear this.
PAIGE: I'm not really sure who he was protecting, though – me or Tyler. Anyway, I got the message loud and clear.
Naomi looks worried as Paige walks off.
Daniel is telling Harold about the tornado, and his proposal to Amber. He says they've been together ever since, except for Amber's two- week ‘sorting- her- head- out' period. Madge looks worried at this, but smiles when Daniel says to Harold that he could have used her advice then.
Imogen comes in, and Daniel introduces her to Harold, whom she politely greets.
MADGE: Good manners!
Imogen's come to discuss some wedding plans with Daniel and Amber before her shift at the law firm; Daniel explains Amber had to rush off and check on the photo exhibition.
MADGE: No manners!
Madge is visibly impressed as Imogen says she'll email through her other wedding plans to Daniel later on. She bids Harold goodbye, saying it was lovely to meet him.
MADGE: Do those two remind you of anyone?
Harold nods wistfully.
Paul asks Nick how his plan to woo Georgia for their bet is going.
PAUL: Ready to concede defeat yet?
NICK: It's all going very well, thank you very much. A few more hours of one- on- one time, she'll be all mine.
Georgia is having a drink with Kyle. She asks if he'll be able to help with the blood drive tomorrow. He says he'll be busy around the complex, but will come down if he finishes early.
KYLE: Otherwise you're stuck with Dr Jerk.
Nick is telling Paul that he'll be helping with Georgia's blood drive, at her request.
NICK: Reading between the lines, just an excuse to get a little bit closer to me.
PAUL: Yeah, or an excuse for her to be a do- gooder nurse for a worthy cause.
NICK: A worthy cause that I expect to see your face at. Preferably with a camera- crew in tow, Mr Mayor.
PAUL: Don't you worry about that; I will be there with bells on. Just to see you lose your bet.
NICK: We'll see.
Georgia defends Nick, saying he's a bit prickly, but really sweet once you get to know him.
KYLE: Sweet? Wait, should I be jealous?!
Daniel is paying for lunch at the counter while Harold and Madge talk.
MADGE: Oh, Daniel's a sweetheart. But let's be honest – he's a snowflake in a firestorm.
HAROLD: He is a nice boy. Wouldn't even let me pay the bill.
MADGE: Hmm, just like you. Which means he needs a strong woman who will be yin to his yang.
HAROLD: Oh, you mean like Rodgers and Hammerstein? Or Walt Disney and Roy? No, no, that was more business.
MADGE: But they were successful partnerships, though.
HAROLD: Exactly like us, hey?
Daniel and extras have noticed that Harold is talking to himself.
MADGE: Harold, people are staring!
HAROLD: Ah. I'll try to be more discreet.
MADGE: You know, I wouldn't be worried if he was marrying Imogen. But this Amber is as soft as he is. Softer, probably. I mean, they're like a pair of dandelions in a breeze. It's a recipe for disaster!
Madge says that as Daniel's grandparents, they have to intervene.
MADGE: We've got to convince him that this marriage is a mistake!
HAROLD: He's in love – it'll break his heart.
MADGE: Better short- term hurt than long- term pain. We've got to stop him doing this.
Daniel rejoins Harold, having ordered some cake in preparation for Amber's return.
Mark is randomly shirtless when Naomi shows up, with more cake from Sheila for him to taste- test. Naomi says she spoke to Paige earlier, and relates what she said about Mark warning her off Tyler. Mark says he didn't want Paige getting hurt, but Naomi is sceptical – accusing Mark of stopping being affectionate with Naomi immediately when Paige showed up earlier.
MARK: Well she's my ex. I don't want to rub her face in it.
NAOMI: Then why would you take me to breakfast at Harold's?
MARK: Well I'm not going to avoid places because she's there.
NAOMI: Oh, just so long as we don't touch each other while she's around!
Mark claims Naomi's reading too much into it – he just didn't want to hurt Paige's feelings.
NAOMI: What about hurting me?
MARK: Just wait a minute…
NAOMI: Because if you'd rather be with her, you need to say so.
NAOMI: I'll take that as a yes.
But she's already walking out of the door. Mark looks annoyed.
Daniel tells Harold how pleased he is that he's met Amber, so he can tell Scott and Charlene how amazing she is.
HAROLD: Yes. Look, Daniel – when Charlene and Scott married, they were very young. But they were very well- suited. Sort of like a good balance of differences. I suppose that's why they've remained so happy, eh?
DANIEL: Yeah, they still hold hands when they walk together.
HAROLD: Ah, yeah, yeah. Just like Madge and me.
DANIEL: Not to say that they don't have their arguments, though.
HAROLD: Well who doesn't fight?
DANIEL: Me and Amber don't.
HAROLD: … We need a partner, though, who has our best interests at heart. Sometimes that means challenging our opinions. But you can't do that unless you're strong- willed. You can't just float through life looking for the best.
DANIEL: What are you trying to say, Grandad?
HAROLD: Amber is a lovely girl. But I don't think she's the right one for you.
DANIEL: She's my soulmate, and we love each other.
HAROLD: Yes, but she has her head in the clouds. In fact, neither of you seem to be able to focus on the big picture.
HAROLD: Now, Daniel, Daniel – I'm sorry, but if you marry Amber, I'm afraid you'll be making a very big mistake.
The camera pans round to where Amber is listening by the door, horrified at what she's heard.
- Lou berates Harold, presumably for upsetting Amber
- Daniel challenges Harold to tell him he's on his side
- Mark asks Naomi why she keeps pushing him away
- Harold probes Imogen on her thoughts about Daniel and Amber's wedding…
- … and Madge thinks Imogen is hiding something