- Shane tells Daphne that he's not ready to move in with her.
- Scott wants to leave school and go into catering.
- Des tells Eileen that he and Joan are going to have a marriage celebrant for their wedding.
- Danny thinks Scott is mad for thinking about leaving school.
- A woman comes round and tells Daphne that she's just the person she's looking for.
Daphne and the woman are having a chat - apparently Daphne has found a new vocation as a house-sitter. The house she is to sit for for a couple of months is huge! They look through the window of the house in awe. The woman has to head off then, but Daphne says she'll have them all over for dinner when she's settled.
Eileen has been over for dinner with Joan and Des. They all settle down to play Scrabble. Des and Joan discuss where the twins will sleep when they all move in with him. Eileen says she's worried about the furniture at Des's house and asks Joan to control her kids better(!) Des puts a word down as Eileen asks Joan to get the kids to call her Mrs Clarke, not "Grandma"(!) and arranges to go shopping for clothes.
Max is trying to record an answerphone message rather hilariously(!)
There's a knock at the door and it's Eileen looking for Maria. Eileen offers to help him record a message. She writes him a message on a piece of paper and he records something very professional-sounding! - Max is chuffed to bits! Eileen also offers to help Max with his accounts - he says he'll pay her for her time and trouble. Eileen is very pleased.
Garden of the Robinsons
Lucy is playing with Basil and Squawker. She tells Julie that Daphne has invited her over for dinner - by herself! Lucy says that Julie is the only person who doesn't like Daphne.
LUCY: Maybe it's to do with sex. I think you're frustrated.
Julie tells Lucy off and tells her not to talk about things she doesn't know about. Lucy says they're going to keep Squawker for Daphne when she moves out, but Julie says it'll be over her dead body(!)
Eileen is doing Max's accounts as Max makes her a cup of tea. She says they have a lot in common, with their marriages gone to pot(!) Eileen starts talking about Des taking on another man's children and how difficult it is. Max gets upset and tells Eileen to get lost. She storms out.
Eileen comes round. She shows Daphne some shopping that she's done for Joan. Des offers to take them over, but Eileen says she'd rather give them to Joan herself. Daphne tells them about her house sitting.
Des says he fancies a waterbed, but Eileen thinks they're immoral(!) Eileen says that next Des will want mirrors on the ceiling(!)
Des makes a comment about Eileen's marriage and Eileen takes great offence. She says she did everything she could for Malcolm, he didn't want for a thing. Des says he just doesn't want her criticising him and Joan, and Eileen shouldn't interfere. Eileen apologises for being over-enthusiastic, but she'll try harder. Eileen says she's had a terrible day between both Des and Max(!)
Joan is calming Des down over his row with Eileen. She says Des should try to meet Eileen halfway. Joan says that she wishes her own mother could be there. They talk about how her family didn't approve of her first marriage - they were only eighteen.
Julie comes round looking for Des, but he's not there. Just then, Des comes in from Joan's looking for a clean shirt. Julie tells Daphne that she was very selfish to give Squawker to Lucy as it'll give Helen more work. Daphne says she spoke to Helen first and it's fine. Daphne tells Julie that she's only making an issue because she doesn't like Daphne and that she shouldn't deprive Lucy of enjoyment because of her narrow-minded morality! Julie is speechless for once, and goes off to wait in the car.
Des comes out and Daphne tells him that Julie is waiting in the car.
Des says he'll see Daphne later, but then realises he won't, because Daphne will be gone. He tells Daphne he's going to miss her, and Daphne looks very sad. Des kisses her on the forehead.
Eileen is showing Joan the clothes she's bought for her. Joan is very diplomatic(!)
Des says that Joan and the kids can move in with him for the week before the wedding. She agrees, but doesn't want Terry to have to move out before she gets married. They talk about honeymooning by driving up the coast.
When Des has gone, there's a knock at the door. Joan doesn't look pleased to see the person at the door.
JOAN: Geoff. What are you doing here?