- Peter dumps Julie because of her behaviour towards Anna.
- Anna tells Jim she's saying goodbye and going home.
Robinsons - one week has passed
Julie suggests going on a family picnic tomorrow, but nobody is keen.
Scott heads off to Danny's and Lucy goes with him. Julie starts banging on about Anna saying she couldn't have cared about Jim if she left so easily(!)
Paul answers the door to Mrs Brown who is selling raffle tickets for the school fete. Helen buys five dollars' worth. Mrs Brown asks after Jim, saying he's been gone a week now. She says it must have been a terrible blow for him to lose Anna. Then she bangs on about the Robinsons private business, like Anna not wanting to take on four kids. Helen quietly rolls her eyes to herself. She tells Mrs Brown that Jim will be back later today and then shows her out.
Julie says that Mrs Brown should mind her own business. Paul says if Julie had minded her own business, Jim wouldn't have left his family a week ago.
Max comes in. He's been training Danny at the pool. Maria is missing Anna and tells Max off for his part in her leaving.
Julie says that Jim was very sensible to go away for a week to have think.
JULIE: And although everyone blames me for the breakup, I still don't think it would have worked.
HELEN: Julie, shut up! I am up to here with this self-righteous attitude of yours. You've nearly destroyed your father by being just plain bloody selfish. And you have the audicity to stand there and still maintain that you were right, well I'll tell you something, you were wrong, wrong, wrong.
JULIE: I WAS NOT WRONG!
Just then Jim comes in. He tells her that he still wants Julie to apologise to Anna - by telephone. She says she won't. Jim says then Julie will have to leave the house, as they discussed.
JIM: Go and pack your bags.
Later at the Robinsons
Julie's suitcase is by the front door and Lucy is sitting on it. Paul is going to give her a hand over to Marilyn's.
Jim talks to the whole family. He tells them that he's done a lot of thinking over the last week.
JIM: I think you all know that I would do anything for any one of you. You also know that when I say something, I mean it.
Jim says that Julie won't apologise to Anna - and he hopes Julie will learn for this. Jim says that the family can visit Julie at her place. Julie leaves the house.
Mrs Brown has come round to sell raffle tickets and Daphne buys five dollars worth. Mrs Brown starts gossiping about Anna.
Just then there's a knock at the door and it's Father Barry. Mrs Brown is very surprised to see that Daphne is friendly with a priest. He asks her how things are at home. She says quietly that she hasn't been drinking.
When Mrs Brown has gone, Daphne says that she seems very lonely. She offers Father Barry a cup of coffee and they talk about Kim who's still in the squats. Then they talk about Jim and how sorry they are that the relationship has ended - Jim and Anna seemed so right for each other.
Lucy comes into the living room looking very dejected. She tells Jim that he sent Julie away. She is worried Jim will send her away too. They chat about the ring and Lucy is still maintaining that Anna took the ring.
Maria tells Max that Jim is back. She wants him to go and see him, but Max isn't keen.
Just then the phone rings and Maria goes to answer it.
Paul comes in from dropping Julie off. Paul is surprised that Helen didn't try to stop Jim kicking Julie out.
HELEN: Oh no. This is his house. He makes the decisions about his children. Besides, Julie knew the consequences of what she did.
Helen says that Julie should have apologised - but she wouldn't.
Jim comes in and tells Paul that he wants to be told if Julie needs anything. Paul isn't happy that Julie has been kicked out, but Jim is firm on the subject. He explains to Helen and Paul that he's tried everything to have the best of all worlds - to get married with Julie liking it and Max as his best man - but what's really important is what's right for him. And Anna is right for him.
HELEN: You're going up there?
JIM: Tomorrow morning.
Helen hugs Jim.
Anna has called Maria to tell her that she got married - an hour ago. Maria does not look pleased.
Des's - another week has passed!
Paul is reading on the sofa (why?!) when Mrs Brown calls round. She's come to tell Daphne that she's sorry that Anna got married - a week ago. She's come to tell Daphne that she's won a prize on the raffle - a year's subscription to "Family Circle". Mrs Brown says that Daphne probably won't be interested though - it's "not her style". Daphne says she's right and tells her to keep the subscription herself.
DAPHNE: From what I hear, your marriage is an abject lesson to us all.
Mrs Brown is most offended and storms out.
When Mrs Brown has gone, Daphne rolls her eyes. Paul says that Mrs Brown has a lot of problem and Daphne should ignore her.
Paul has seen Julie - he took her out to dinner last night. Apparently she is very homesick and the place she lives in with Marilyn is tiny.
Julie and Marilyn are having lunch in the park. Marilyn asks Julie to find somewhere else to live and she agrees. It's just to small for both of them to live in. Marilyn says candidly that Julie is very difficult to live with - she's tried to organise Marilyn and she doesn't like it.
JULIE: When do you want me to move out?
MARILYN: Oh, no hurry. How about...tomorrow?
Julie is appalled but Marilyn says she as a friend coming to stay. Marilyn suggests that Julie goes back home, but she says she can't.
Anna is sitting in a hotel room. She picks up the phone.
Anna has called to speak to Jim. She says she had to call because of Julie - Julie has phoned Anna up to apologise and she was sincere. Jim thanks Anna for letting him know. They awkwardly exchange pleasantries and then ring off.
Jim tells Helen that Julie has apologised. Jim says there's nothing he can do - it's come too late. Jim thinks Julie only did it to get back into the house. Helen says that Jim gave Julie an ultimatum and he must set a good example by keeping his end of the bargain.
HELEN: I've never really asked you to do anything for me, Jim, but for the sake of this family, I want you to bring her home.
Later at the Robinsons
Jim tells the family that they're all going to go and invite Julie to come home. Helen is very pleased and stays behind to get the meal ready, a bit tearfully. (Aww!)