- Bess has a dizzy spell.
- Lucy speaks to Evil Lady Friend of Charles (ELFOC) in the park.
- Bess rings her financial advisor and arranges a meeting.
- Charles threatens Terry, saying he might hurt Lucy to get to her.
- Paul and Terry argue over how the decisions are going to be made in their marriage.
Number 30, the following morning
Paul has made a peace-offering breakfast for Terry. They chat about Singapore. Terry suggests that they both go part-time so they can spend more time together. Paul gets angry again, but Terry says she gets lonely by herself. Terry says that when she was working she had something to live for, and in fact, she can earn more than Paul can. Paul is furious and says Terry shouldn't follow Bess's example. He storms out.
Helen is sketching Bess and they are chatting about Women's Lib - Bess thinks their generation got strong in the war!
Paul comes in and is very cool towards Bess. Helen tells Bess that Paul is very old-fashioned about Terry going out to work.
In the kitchen, Paul is telling Jim about seeing Singapore, then gets on to the subject of Terry working. He says Bess has been putting ideas into Terry's head. Jim says that he agrees with Paul in a way, but Terry could get a part-time job to fit in with Paul's schedule. Paul won't hear of this though.
Scott comes in and says he admires Bess and is going to do his school essay on her.
Jim and Bess have a conversation about Terry and Bess insists she was just keeping Terry company. Jim suggests that Bess doesn't give Terry any more advice.
When Jim has gone, Helen tells Bess that Douglas is on his way over - but that there's nothing going on. Bess thinks that there should be! She tells Helen that the world is full of lonely people, and Helen should grab any chance of happiness that she can. Bess says that if Douglas proposes, Helen should go for it!
Daphne is visiting and Terry tells her about the fight with Paul. Terry says she hates being by herself - it wouldn't be so bad if she had a job.
Garden of Number 30
Daphne sees Paul on the way in. She tells Paul that Terry is in a right state and he should sort things out. She berates Paul for not letting Terry work - now Terry is forced to spend vast amounts of time being lonely.
Paul is heading off to work. He tells Terry to have lunch with Daphne today so she'll have a bit of company.
Helen is showing Bess her paintings when Douglas turns up. Helen introduces Douglas to Bess. He picks up some of the paintings and admires them.
Helen and Douglas head off to their meeting at the art gallery. Bess tells Helen to stay out all day if she wants - Bess is there to look after the family.
Bess has come over to see Terry. She explains that one really has to work at a marriage - it's a partnership.
Helen and Douglas are chatting about art. Helen says her paintings are quite straightforward but Douglas says it's a charming style. Douglas says he'd like to invite Helen to dinner tonight, but he has to see his sister tonight. But they arrange to have dinner tomorrow night.
Terry comes round feeling a lot better after her conversation with Bess. She asks Daphne how she'd feel if someone she was really keen on once came back. Daphne says it's a bit like that with Shane - but as far as she's concerned, it's all over between her and Shane.
Terry is going to cook Paul a nice dinner for tonight to make up with him.
Scott comes in and tells Bess and Jim that he got top marks in the essay competition. Bess is very excited for him.
Bess suggests to Scott that he writes a book!
Paul has brought a friend home - a woman, Stephanie Jackson. Terry isn't pleased because she thought they were having a quiet evening. Stephanie can see Terry has plans for the evening, so heads off. Paul isn't pleased that Terry froze Stephanie out.
Jim is watching the news when Helen comes home. She and Douglas haven't found a suitable gallery for her exhibition yet.
Scott comes out to tell Helen about winning the essay competition. Now he's going to do a biography of Bess. Jim isn't too chuffed, saying Scott has other schoolwork to think about.
Helen tells off for being so negative about Bess - she says he should read the Scott's essay himself. Jim says he doesn't need to - he had quite enough growing up with Bess.
Paul and Terry are having a very frosty dinner. But eventually they start laughing and tell each other how much they love each other.