- Shane tells Max that he wants to move in with him.
- Maria tells Terry that Shane didn't cheat on her.
- Phil's wife turns up at the bank, much to Julie's shock.
Phil's wife introduces herself as Loretta and shakes Julie's hand. She asks Julie to call Phil.
Julie comes in and tells Phil that his wife has come to see him. He is shocked and sighs heavily.
Julie says that Loretta seems very nice and Phil ought to see her. Julie walks out.
Phil looks at a photo of his two children. Then Julie shows Loretta in. She tries to kiss Phil, he recoils.
Julie doesn't know which way is up. She tells Des that Phil's wife has turned up and she seems very nice. She tells Des she's got a bit of a headache and asks him to cover for her. She's clearly extremely upset.
Phil insists that he wants a divorce from Loretta. She doesn't seems to hear this though and says they can talk over dinner. Also she wants to stay the night with Phil.
PHIL: Loretta, why are you here?
LORETTA: To see a doctor.
She tells Phil that it's nothing - and that she's not pregnant.
Phil introduces Loretta to Phil. She tells Des that she's thinking about moving to the city. Phil shows Loretta out, forced to keep up appearances in front of the staff. Then he asks Julie to come into his office.
Phil tells Julie that appearances can be deceptive with Loretta. But he can't talk tonight because he's got to have dinner with Loretta. Julie is upset that Loretta will be staying over. She tells Phil that he lied to her - he lied about Loretta being an alcoholic on the skids. Phil begs Juliet o trust him, but Julie says he's made a fool of her. She walks out.
Garden of the Robinsons
Julie is crying in Helen's arms. She says that everyone will be laughing at her. Helen says that if Phil has lied about his marriage, it's better that Julie has found out now before it's too late. Julie says it is too late - she can't change how she feels now. She loves him.
Daphne is clipping a bonsai tree while Des tells her what happened between Julie and Phil. Des tells Daphne that he's going out to dinner. Daphne tries to get the details out of him but Des is tight-lipped.
Max is helping Shane move his stuff in - including a small television, much to Max's joy. Max gives Shane a key for his flat. He tells Shane he has to set some ground rules - he has to be up early, so suggests a 9.30pm curfew. Shane isn't very impressed but says he'll work something out. They agree on 11.30pm.
Des orders and orange juice from a man wearing a very strange bandana. He's waiting for a woman. A nice-looking woman comes in, but greets another man.
Shane is finishing his unpacking and generally rolling his eyes at Max(!).
Des tells the strangely bandana-ed man that he's waiting for a girl, but she's running late. The man suggests that Des crack on to one of the women already in the room(!)
A lady comes over and asks Des if he's been stood up. She asks how old Des is, but just then she's dragged off by her husband(!)
Shane is not very impressed when he finds an old diving trophy of his in the wardrobe. Apparently Max bought it back from a pawn shop. When he saw it in the window it reminded him of his dreams for Shane.
MAX:(seriously) Not a hell of a lot that's good in this world, son. There's a lot that's bad. I mean this business with your mother...I suppose I might have handled it better. Lot of good in that family. Now it's gone. ...Thanks for coming, son.
Des is still waiting at the bar - he's clearly given up. Just then a lady comes up and introduces herself as Joan Langdon. She apologises for last night and for being late tonight. Des is quite taken with her and they sit down to dinner.
Max is watching TV while Shane reads a book. He is cooking a leg of lamb for them. But when he takes it out of the oven, the lamb is raw. He forgot to turn the stove on! Shane bursts out laughing and Max joins in.
Des and Joan are getting on very well, and Des is telling her about Paul's bucks night. Joan tells Des she was really nervous about tonight - she's been on dates with the agency before, but it didn't work out. She is enjoying tonight though.
Joan looks at her watch and Des offers her a lift home.
Outside Joan's house
Des opens the car door for Joan and walks her to her door. He suggests a nightcap, promising that he won't jump on her(!)
Joan greets a teenager on the sofa - apparently she lives next door. Joan says she's got something to show Des. She opens a bedroom door and two children are asleep in the room.
JOAN: They're mine.