- Douglas has a proposition for Helen.
Helen tells Jim that she has met a bloke called Douglas who has offered her an exhibition, but their relationship is strictly business.
In the kitchen, Scott and Danny have a chat. Danny says he can't handle school at the moment - he's just not interested any more, since Maria left.
Scott gives Jim his school report and Jim is pleased that Scott has made an improvement since last time.
Max is trying to work out how to use the washing machine. Danny comes in and gives Max his school report. Max has a look, but Danny's marks aren't too good. Max says it's understandable with all that's been going on. Danny is relieved that Max hasn't shouted at him. Max says Danny will have to improve his marks by next time. Danny takes over the washing from Max, who was about to ruin their entire wardrobes(!)
Helen is going out for dinner with Douglas and is a bit nervous. Douglas arrives and Helen introduces him to the family. He tells them that he really likes Helen's paintings and invites them along to the exhibition.
Danny is doing his French homework and Max sits down to help him along.
MAX: Well, this is easy. 'My husband has the flu. Will you give me something please?' Ah, simple. Mon mari a le grippe. Voulez-vous me donner quelque chose s'il vous plait?'
Danny stares at him in stunned amazement and Max explains that Maria's father taught him how to speak French. Danny thinks Max is joking and gives Max something to translate, which he does easily.
DANNY: Dad! You're fantastic!
Max settles down to help Danny with his homework. He starts telling Danny how he and Maria went out to a fancy French restaurant when they first started going out. One of the waiter made a crack about Max in French and he answered back fluently. Then Max sits down and mumbles away to himself in French while Danny can't quite believe this is happening! Danny makes them a cup of tea.
Helen and Douglas are choosing from the menu. Helen asks him if local art sells well, and Douglas says it depends on the artist really. He thinks Helen is very good, but she needs to be confident in herself. He says Helen could easily become the flavour of the month. Helen asks what the exhibition will cost, and Douglas says nothing - it's all on him. It's his job as the exhibitor.
Scott is writing an essay about an "unforgettable character". He is doing Grandma Robinson. Jim is a bit surprised, but doesn't say anything. Scott says it's a shame that Grandma Robinson missed Paul and Terry's wedding, but Jim says he wasn't surprised at all.
Just then, Paul and Terry arrive back from their honeymoon!
Helen and Douglas are talking about her family. Helen admits that she would have travelled and painted if she hadn't had to take over the family when Anne died. Also, all her plans were made with Bill, and she didn't want to go over to Paris on her own. Douglas thinks Helen is a remarkable woman. He says the children are growing up now though and Helen could pursue her own interests. He invites Helen to an exhibition this evening. She is a bit hesitant about leaving the family, but agrees.
There is a phonecall for Terry from her ex-husband. He insists that he wants the tape. Terry tells him (Charles) that he's sick. He tells Terry that he can get to her whenever he wants. In his hand is a newly-made key for No.30.
Max is still helping Danny with his French homework. Or rather, doing all of it! He starts writing an essay in French for Danny entitled "Les Vacances"
Paul carries Terry over the threshold of No.30. They have a look around in joy. Paul goes off for a shower while Terry goes into the kitchen. Scary music plays as she finds half of the photo of her propped up against a jar.
No.30, the following morning
Terry answers the phone, "Mrs.Robinson" and it's Charles again. He tells her he can get her any time he wants and puts the phone down. Terry doesn't tell Paul who is on the phone.
Max has burnt the toast to epic proportions(!) as he calls to Danny to get up. Danny says he doesn't feel too good, but Max says he'll have to go to school. Danny wants to stay home, but Max says he has to. Danny says that school is the pits, but Max says that everyone has problems, and you just have to get on with things.
MAX: Can't wait to see what we got for the essay!
Max is loading up his van and chatting to Jim. Jim thinks Max is doing a fantastic job with Danny. Just then, they see Douglas drive up, and Max comments that he thinks he knows him from somewhere. Suddenly he remembers - he did plumbing work for him and his wife a while back.
JIM: Ah, well that's certainly not right. He's a widower.
MAX: Oh no, he's not, mate. He's married!