- Des and Daphne row about Des and Joan's relationship.
- Maria feels a bit sorry for Max being all alone. She and Shane call round to Max, only to find him drunk with one of his neighbours(!)
- Helen finds a letter in Lucy's bag. Jim opens it and says they have a problem with Lucy.
Apparently Lucy has got an eye problem and the teacher wants Jim to take her to a specialist. Jim hopes Lucy hasn't inherited his problem - he had to wear glasses for a year when he was a kid and hated it. Jim says he'll take the day off work to take Lucy to the optician.
Joan is a bit preoccupied. Des gets her to tell him what's wrong by tickling her(!) Joan tells Des that she has to move out of the flat - the owner wants to move back in. She says she'll find somewhere but she's only got four weeks. Des says he'll help her sort it out.
Robinsons, the following morning
Helen tells Lucy that she's not going to school today. She's initially pleased, but when she hears she's going to the optician she is suspicious. She says there's nothing wrong with her eyes, but Helen says it's just a checkup.
Lucy has had her test with the optician and tells Jim excitedly about it. Apparently Lucy has a very slight astigmatism - it's nothing to worry about. But she'll have to wear glasses for a while, so things don't get worse when she gets older. Lucy isn't all that chuffed on the idea, but goes off with Helen to look at frames.
Later at the Robinsons
Lucy is wearing bright red glasses and is on the phone to a friend of hers. Apparently Lucy has been picked to be Sleeping Beauty and Simon Bond is going to be Prince Charming! She's very pleased indeed. Scott says that he's never seen Sleeping Beauty wearing glasses(!) Lucy looks a bit downcast so he hastily reassures her that she looks beautiful in her glasses. Lucy is upset - she thinks people are going to laugh at her. She takes off her glasses and bangs them on the table.
Helen comes in and Scott tells Helen what happened. Helen goes off to try to repair the damage.
Jim isn't pleased with Scott - he tells him he'd better fix things with Lucy or else. Lucy is still sulking. Scott tries to tell her that he was just teasing about the glasses.
Lucy refuses point blank to take the glasses to school because they might not let her play Sleeping Beauty. Helen rings up the teacher to ask her what the situation is. The teacher explains to Lucy on the phone that it's fine for her to still play Sleeping Beauty. Lucy happily puts her glasses back on and heads off to school.
Lucy has taken her glasses off again. She says that she doesn't want to be Sleeping Beauty any more. Apparently Simon Bond called her "four-eyes" and other names. She says that Simon won't kiss her in the play and that's the whole point of Sleeping Beauty - to be woken with a kiss.
LUCY: I wish I was dead!
(In the evening)
Scott heads off to see Danny while Lucy reads her book without her glasses. She admits that some words go a bit blurry and she gets a headache sometimes though. Jim says she has to wear her glasses to help her out. Lucy goes over to borrow something for a school project from Daphne.
Lucy and Daphne have a bit of a chat. Lucy suddenly looks interested in Daphne's reading glasses. They chat about glasses and whether men still ask Daphne out. Daphne says that of course they do. Lucy explains about the school play and Daphne says that Simon doesn't sound like much of a Prince Charming(!) Daphne suggests that maybe the play could get another Prince Charming instead of another Sleeping Beauty - one that doesn't mind kissing Lucy.
DAPHNE: It's something ever woman learns at some stage in her life. Men take a lot longer to grow up.
LUCY: I know what you mean.
Lucy heads off with the stuff for her project.
The kids are in bed now. Joan still looks worried but Des cheers her up a bit. Joan says that Des is very good to her - a divorcee with two children.
Des sits Joan down to ask her something. In fact, he gets down on his knees.
DES: I've been thinking about this for a while. And...um...how would you feel about marrying me, Joan?
JOAN: I'm very flattered that you've asked me.
JOAN: I've got to be completely honest with you Des. I like you a lot. Better than any man since my husband. But it's not love. Not yet, anyway.
Des looks a bit downcast. He says that Joan could love him in time, but Joan doesn't want to rush into another commitment - Des needs a wife who can give him 100% emotionally. Joan isn't ready for that yet.
Des asks Joan if she could come to love him in time. She thinks she could - she thinks any woman could. Des thinks that that's enough to give it a go.
DES: Look, I love you, very much. And I want to look after you and the kids.
JOAN: Well...if you can accept what I've told you. I am very fond of you.
DES: Does that mean yes?!
JOAN: It sure does!
He pins Joan down on the sofa for a kiss!
Robinsons, the following morning
Lucy is in a good mood this morning, and puts her glasses on. She tells Helen she's better get another paid with tinted lenses, so she doesn't have to squint on sunny days.
JIM: What brought this on?
LUCY: Dad, do you think I'm sexy?!
JIM: Er...yes, very...
Helen asks if Lucy had a revelation in the night(!) Lucy explains that she and Daphne had an in-depth talk about men and women. Helen says Jim had better buy Daphne a nice bunch of flowers!