- Des goes with Daphne to work.
- Maria tells Max that the boys don't trust him any more.
- Carol Brown tells Eileen that steps are being taken to drive Daphne out.
- Scott tells Kim on the phone that he's got the money for her. He tells her he loves her.
Maria says that Max's face would turn milk sour. He's still moaning about Shane and Danny calling them juvenile delinquents!
Danny comes out to have his breakfast, followed by Shane. Max is still ranting about the boys having secrets. Shane tells him to drop it. Max says he has a right to know where the boys get to.
Eventually Shane gets fed up and Danny offers to tell Max what they've been up to. Max is mad by now and runs off. Shane tells Maria that it's no big deal - he's training Danny so that Max will realise he was wrong about him.
There is a very frosty silence at Des's. Daphne is throwing away the latest notes she's received. Eileen says they are written by respectable people who care about the neighbourhood. Daphne says there's nothing respectable about anonymous notes. Eileen tells Daphne to pack up and leave - she's done enough harm. Daphne says she hasn't done any harm. Eileen says she's ruined Des's reputation and dragged the area down.
Daphne gets really mad but controls herself in the face of extreme provocation(!) Eileen tells Daphne to go back to the gutter! Daphne says she's upset noone - but there's a twisted mind behind the notes. Eileen thinks the note-writer is very courageous. Daphne thinks Eileen knows something.
EILEEN: Why don't you take my advice. Move.
DAPHNE: And give you the satisfaction? Nuh.
Daphne storms out.
Paul sees Daphne storming out of the house. She tells him about the latest notes. Paul wonders if Eileen is behind it, but Daphne thinks even Eileen wouldn't stoop that low. Just then Carol Brown walks past on her way in to see Eileen. Daphne and Paul look at each other.
Carol Brown has brought a book from the library about civil rights. Eileen tells her that Daphne has spoken to her in an awful way(!) Eileen says that she's checked and unless an offence happens there is nothing they can do about Daphne.
Eileen says that Daphne is "dancing" at the Anglers Club tonight. Carol says there must be something they can do. She's had words with the people in the street and they're all worried that Daphne will attract more of her kind and Ramsay Street will become another Red Light District(!)
Maria answers the door to Jim and Helen, who have come for dinner. She tells him to open the wine he's brought quick!
Max comes out and says he'll have a beer instead of wine. He says he's fed up of not having respect from the kids. Maria says that the boys are only training at the pool. Max is incredulous. He says Danny won't get anywhere without him. Jim thinks Max is being a bit unfair on Danny.
HELEN: Well, here's to an...er...pleasant evening!
They all clinks glasses. Max is still sulking.
Paul is getting his own dinner (ice-cream!) when Des comes round. Paul tells him that Des has a problem.
DES: Do you think the person...just remotely...with the poison pen...just remotely...could be my mother?
PAUL: Yep. Do you think it could be your mother?
DES: Well, in a word...um...yep.
Paul says that Eileen seemed so nice at first, but Des says Eileen is nightmare. He decides to go and sort Eileen out.
Des comes in. Eileen says she's done a lot for Des today - lots of cleaning. She intimates that Daphne isn't doing a good job.
DES:(angrily) Do you think we can have one conversation...just one...without you putting down Daphne?
EILEEN: Did I say Daphne? Did I mention Daphne? Oh believe me, she's the last person I want to talk about.
DES: You see?! There you go again!
Eileen tells Des to watch his blood pressure! His father had high blood pressure too and Des says he can understand that.
Daphne storms in saying that there was a bomb scare at the Anglers' Club - she couldn't do her act. It turned out to be a hoax of course, but Daphne didn't get paid.
Apparently the person who called to say there was a bomb...was a woman. Eileen decides to retire to bed at this point.
Daphne says she doesn't know if Eileen if behind the "Get Daphne" campaign or not - either way, she's moving out. She'll look at flats tomorrow. Des protests, but Daphne stomps off to her room.
Mrs Armitage runs in, saying to Helen that her husband has found another woman. She says that it's just for sex though(!) She says she'll sue her husband for every penny she has. She says she's still an attractive woman and Jim and Max have been looking at her(!) Then she goes on to talk about the notes sent to Daphne. Then she wanders off. Long-suffering Helen rolls her eyes.
Kim answers the door to Scott. She immediately asks for the money. She says she needs the money to buy food. Scott invites Kim to stay with them, but she says Jim will get her parents on to her. Scott says that she can't live there (it's a hovel), but Kim says she can do what she likes in the squat.
SCOTT: I really loved you, Kim.
KIM: Yeah. Look, if you want to have sex with me, it's OK, you know.
Scott looks shocked and says he'd better get home. She thanks him for the money.
Jim and Helen are playing backgammon when Scott comes in. He says he won't see Kim again - she's changed and is no longer the same person. He looks very upset.
Des comes in and tells Eileen straight that he's got her a new home - he's rented her a unit since she can't go back to her house in Perth. He won't live under the same roof as Eileen any more. He says Eileen can visit when she's invited.
Eileen starts to say that Daphne is behind this, but Des isn't having any of that - it's his decision.
DES: Have you had anything to do with this disgusting campaign against Daphne? Now come on - I want to know.
EILEEN: It's got nothing to do with me, honestly, Desmond.
DES: But you know who it is, don't you.
EILEEN: I promised Carol I wouldn't say anything!
DES: It's Carol Brown. Right. We'll sort her out later.
He takes Eileen offto see her new home.
Maria turns off the television so that Shane and Danny can talk to him. Shane says that it was the local championships at the pool today and they had a go. Danny shows Max a trophy - he won.
Des tells Daphne that she's definitely not moving out - this is her home. Daphne says she's already found a flat.
DAPHNE: This place is not big enough for me and your mother.
DES: I agree. So my mother's moving out. She's in her room right now, packing. I've rented her a unit. We've just been to see it.
DAPHNE: What?! Can you afford it?
DES: Well, I'll be in debt up to my eyeballs...but it's worth it!
There's a knock at the door.
DES: That will be Mrs Brown.
He walks purposefully to the door. He opens it. Daphne is just off out, so she leaves Des to it.
Des sits Carol down and tells her that he knows she wrote the notes about Daphne and did the graffiti etc. Carol admits it, saying someone had to do something to save the neighbourhood. Des rants at her and says her methods have no morality at all.
DES: You're a self-righteous bigot. And if I hear one more disgusting note, one more phone call, one more of your vicious attacks against Daphne, and I'm going to the police. Now get out of this house!
He slams the door behind her.
I sit in shock at Des being so masterful. What a guy!