- Eileen wants Daphne to move out.
- Danny tells Max that he's won the local diving competition.
- Des puts Carol Brown in her place over her hate campaign against Daphne. He throws her out of the house.
Eileen is listening to Des's tirade in shock from behind her bedroom door.
Max does not look pleased that Danny has won his trophy. Maria tells him to be happy for Danny. Danny and Shane come in and Max ignores Danny's greeting.
Danny is very upset that Max wanted him to blow the competition. Shane says he just needs to think about the positives - that he won.
DANNY: Shane. I didn't do it for myself.
Danny has come round to see Des. They chat about Max. Danny says he doesn't know what to do - he only got into diving for Max and Shane and now Max has kicked him. Des says his mother is awkward too. Des says Danny has to start looking after himself.
DANNY: Wish I had a girlfriend.
DES: Join the club.
Danny says that he and Scott have got a bet going about Des and Daphne(!) Des says that nothing's going to happen there - Daphne's got a great social life, but he's not a part of it.
Shane is looking at Danny's trophy when Max comes in. He tells Max he should have told him about training Danny. Max says grudgingly that Shane did a good job with Danny. Shane says he really enjoyed training Danny - he's proud of him. Max asks Shane if he thinks he could go on with coaching - in general, not just Danny. He says it would be good for Shane to have a future in the sport.
Max tells Shane to put Danny's trophy in his room. (Shane's are openly displayed in the living room)
Maria comes in and rants at Max for making both boys miserable. Max says the boys have done well. Maria wants Max to tell Danny that. Max shouts that now Shane and Danny are training together, he has been pushed out. They don't need him to train them anymore. Maria says that that boys are growing up and he has to let go.
MAX: But where does that leave me?
MARIA: It leaves us. Doesn't it?
Max walks off.
Julie is telling Paul that she likes Danny, but thinks he is his own worst enemy. Scott shouts at her for putting Julie down, but Helen intervenes when Jim comes in, saying he need peace. Jim moans that the lawns haven't been mowed and Scott says the mower is broken.
Helen comes in to talk to Jim. She tells him that he has *got* to stop thinking about Anna. Jim wants to do it his own way though.
Des is reminiscing about his school days - his mate tried to talk him into going round the world with him, but Eileen talked him out of it.
DES: Ever since I can remember, women have been running me ragged.
Danny says that it would be amazing to go round the world.
Daphne and Father Barry come in at that moment. Father Barry congratulates Danny on his win at the diving competition. Des tells Daphne that he has to talk to her urgently, but she says she has to talk something over with Father Barry first. She takes him off to her room.
Des invites Danny to stay for dinner, but Danny says he'd better get home or Max will be cross.
Daphne is talking to Father Barry about a girl at the squat. She asks him to handle it as she's working tonight. They also chat about Danny and Daphne stiffens at the mention of Shane. She's clearly very annoyed with Shane. She says that she's not chasing him - she's got self-respect.
Daphne is walking out when a girl runs out. Danny stops her running into the road. Carol Brown comes out and shouts at Danny for handling her child(!) She says she'll talk to Max about it and also threatens to call the police! (The woman is a nutter!)
Des is burning toast and listening to the radio. He's also managed to boil an egg.
Des brings Daphne breakfast in bed and sits down on her bed to talk to her. She opens her eyes sleepily as Des opens the curtains. He says he's been trying to talk to her for 24 hours. Daphne tries to snuggle back under her covers, but Des is determined!
DES: You're the one who always brings home the visitors and I'm the one that feels like a lodger. My love-life is shot to hell and enough is enough! Hmmm?
DAPHNE: What time is it?
DES: Quarter to eight.
DAPHNE: Quarter to eight? Do you know what time I got home this morning? OUT!
She tells him again to get out and when he doesn't she throws some of her breakfast at him!
There is a frosty atmosphere at the Ramsays this morning. Everyone is silent at the breakfast table. Max offers Danny a lift to school and Danny declines.
Maria says that Danny should apologise to Mrs Brown. Danny says he didn't do anything. Maria says she knows he didn't, but an apology would help. Danny refuses, saying Mrs Brown should apologise to him. Shane agrees - Mrs Brown is crazy - and she's the one who ran the hate campaign against Daphne.
Shane is very angry with Max - he heard him on the phone to Mrs Brown last night and he didn't back Danny up. Maria tells him not to judge his father, but Shane isn't having this - Max is treating Danny badly. Maria says that Max is very disappointed about his life after Shane's accident.
Scott is looking for clean shirts and Julie is trying to get in the bathroom.
Jim calmly eats breakfast among the mayhem. Scott asks him if he has any work going for Danny, but Jim says things are a bit tight at the moment.
Scott catches Danny up. Danny tells him things are awful at home with Max. Danny asks about the work, but Scott tell him there isn't any with Jim. Danny is disappointed.
OUtside the Ramsays
Shane is heading off at a run - he tells Paul he's going to see about a part-time coaching position at the pool.
Julie sees Des and asks him for a lift, saying her car is playing up. Paul says in surprise that her car isn't playing up but Julie shushes him.
Paul sees Father Barry and asks him what he's doing today. Father Barry says he can't discuss it.
Garden of the Robinsons
Jim and Max are trying to fix the lawnmower. They reminisce about their schooldays. Jim says he's heard Danny is looking for a part-time job. This is the first Max has heard of it.
Shane comes in and tells Maria that he's got the job at the pool - it's only twenty hours a week, but it's a start.
He tells Maria that he's thought about things and says that he and Danny can't live their lives around Max's hangups. Maria asks Shane to be patient. Shane says that Max is trying to keep Danny down and he can't let him - he's his brother and deserves more. If Shane doesn't stand up for him, no-one will. Maria smiles.
Des has given Julie a lift home and send her straight off home - he wants to speak to Daphne.
Des storms in to talk to Daphne but she rather takes the wind out of his sails by presenting him with a beer and apologising for what happened that morning. She says she's been worrying about it all day - she has swamped Des. Des is rather takenaback as Daphne goes on to thank him for sorting out the business with the poison pen letters. Daphne says that from now on, the house will run for Des's convenience, not hers. Also, she'll sort out Des's social life.
DAPHNE: OK. Your turn.
Des is speechless and can't do anything but sip his beer!
Helen is making Jim and Max a cup of tea as Paul tries to raid the fridge. She asks him to take a book over to Mrs Brown - she doesn't want Mrs Brown to have an excuse to come over to see them(!) Paul groans.
Paul is crosses to Number 30 with the book for Mrs Brown. He finds her two children sitting on the front steps. One is very young - barely more than a baby. The older child, Josie looks upset and Paul goes into the house as scary music plays.
Paul goes into the house and finds Mrs Brown unconscious on the floor.