- Paul proposes to Terry.
- Scott wonders whether to do work experience with Jim.
- Paul announces to the family that he and Terry are getting married.
The Robinsons recover from their shock and congratulate Paul. Helen and Julie go to get some champagne. Julie is very quiet but says she's happy for both of them. Helen asks if she's still upset about Phil. Julie clearly is. She thinks it's a bit of a snap decision for Paul and Terry though - they haven't been out together for very long and Terry did use to like Shane.
In the living room, everyone has a glass of champagne and Jim proposes a toast.
Terry asks Lucy to be her flower girl and she's very excited. She also asks Julie to be her bridesmaid, much to her surprise.
HELEN: Thank heaven we have a plumber in the family! Three grown men and they just disappear as soon as I mention a leaky tap!
Paul says that Terry won't be working after they're married because she'll be looking after the house, much to Terry's horror. She covers it up though.
Outside the Bank, the following morning
Julie is telling Des about the proposal. Des says that he's not surprised and Julie shouldn't interfere.
Paul and Terry have been looking for a ring, but Terry couldn't find anything she liked. Terry asks Paul about her quitting work - she doesn't think it's a good idea. Paul says he won't be there a lot while he's away with the airline. Terry says that her pay packet will help them. Paul says he just wants her all to herself, even though it's unrealistic and selfish(!)
Danny is asking Scott what he's planning for Paul's bucks night. He says that Scott will be the best man - it's traditional to ask your brother. Scott is shocked - he'll have to organise the bucks night, hold the ring, get flowers for the bridesmaids, make a speech at the reception etc. etc. Danny says he'd better brace himself(!)
JIM: Well, don't leave it too long, I'm so hungry I could eat Basil!
HELEN: I haven't even started it yet!
JIM: Basil! (whistles)
Scott comes in and sits down with Jim and Paul. He hints a bit about the best man thing but Paul doesn't bite(!)
Paul asks Jim how he feels about it. He says it's a bit strange - your first child getting married.
PAUL: Yeah. I miss mum, too.
Richard comes round to see Maria and is met by a frosty-faced Danny.
They sit in the living room in silence while they wait for Maria to come out of the shower. Then Danny storms out of the back door.
Richard invites Maria to dinner tomorrow night, but she has a lecture on. She suggests they meet for supper afterwards.
Des and Paul are having a beer. Des claims he knows how to handle women - be gentle, but firm(!) Des offers to be Paul's best man, but Paul says that Des will be on honeymoon, so he's got someone else in mind.
Helen comes round and introduces Richard to Helen. Maria is still wearing her dressing-gown(!)
Helen has come to tell Maria that she can't make the lecture tomorrow night. She thinks Richard is very good looking. Can't see it myself.
Helen tells Maria that she's fitting a dress for Lucy to wear at the wedding. Maria is surprised that Terry and Paul are getting married - she thought Terry was interested in Shane. Helen says it was a flash in the pan.
Danny and Scott are hanging out. Scott is trying to think of jokes to put into his best man's speech, but they don't know any clean ones(!) He starts to practice his speech and Lucy comes in and starts laughing.
Scott sees Jim outside the house. Jim asks why Lucy told him that Scott was practising a speech. Scott says it's a speech for Social Studies. Jim says that he was Max's best man. They compare notes on the best man's duties. He says he'll ask Daphne about buck's parties(!)
Paul and Terry come up and Paul goes inside to answer the phone. Terry tells Jim that she saw lots of nice rings today, but knew they couldn't afford them. Terry thinks that things are going a bit fast, but Paul is so enthusiastic to get married. Jim says she can't keep up the bluff about the ring forever. He tells her to come inside with him.
Helen, Julie, Paul and Scott are laying the table. Jim and Terry come in and Jim tells them that he's offered her Anne's ring. Julie isn't very pleased but just glowers quietly.
Jim tells Paul that Scott has been practising rituals at Social Studies in school - he's playing the best man.
HELEN: I completely forgot to ask! Who are you going to have as best man at your wedding?
PAUL: Who else? Shane, of course.
Scott's face is shocked and disappointed.