Max accepting Daphne into the family
Shane announcing that he and Daphne are soon to be married
Helen and Shane are talking business when Shane notices that Des has bumped his car into *his* vehicle. Annoyed, Shane thinks it's because Des is jealous of his engagement to Daphne. Helen doesn't believe Des could be that spiteful, but Shane obviously thinks otherwise.
Des is making breakfast with Bradley and Lucy when Shane bursts in to rant at him. Des has no idea what Shane's on about, but goes outside to help him anyway. The kids look guiltily at one another... Methinks they know more than they're letting on.
Helen informs Shane that they've lost their first job because of his tardiness, which makes Shane even narkier with Des. Bewildered, Des can't believe Helen and Shane think he's done damage to the car on purpose. Shane and Des get into an argument over Daphne - Shane plays the jealousy card again on Des, but Des insists that he couldn't be happier for the two of them.
Clive and Harry Potter... sorry, Daphne (wearing ginormous glasses) are enjoying brekkie when Shane rushes in and does his ranting song and dance again. Clive makes himself scarce while Shane tells Daphne that he wants to get out of Ramsay Street and as far away from her ex as they can. Daphne reminds him that they won't be going anywhere until he and Helen get their business up and running. Her Coffee Shop salary alone won't help them.
SHANE: I didn't know money was more important to you than me.
Disgusted that Shane thinks so little of her, Daphne storms out.
Cluey Helen wonders whether Lucy and Bradley know anything about the car incident, but the kids proclaim their innocence... until Helen leaves the room. Lucy thinks that they better own up, especially considering the blue that Shane and Des had, but Bradley doesn't want to get into trouble. He thinks no one will believe it was an accident on their behalf.
Zoe brings Clive the costumes from the party so he can return them. While he's out, Zoe and Daphne talk about the bickering between Shane and Des. Daphne thinks Shane is being ridiculous and feels quite sorry for Des. Zoe can't help wondering if things are truly over between Daph and Des. Daphne points out that she wouldn't be engaged to another man if that were true. Des is her past and Shane is her future. But Daph sounds a little smitten when she shows Zoe a crystal bottle Des bought her and Shane.
DAPHNE: He's put a lot of thought into this.
ZOE: Maybe because he still cares.
DAPHNE: Oh come on, Zoe. I know I've made the right decision. Shane and I are going to live happily ever after. Just don't hassle me, okay?
Zoe agrees but doesn't look convinced.
Clive the costume collector is on his next stop, just in time to hear more complaining from Shane about Des.
Helen reminds Des of the expense of the car, but Des insists he had nothing to do with it. He's sorry Helen and Shane missed out on a business opportunity, but it wasn't his fault. Des then wonders if Helen is having second thoughts about the whole business venture. Helen admits that she is and apologises for taking it out on him. Des wishes that Shane were as reasonable as her: Shane refuses to believe it's over between Des and Daphne. Helen asks if Des *has* completely pushed his feelings aside. Suddenly, the background music of broken hearts soars, and the camera slowly pans in on Des as he assures Helen that he doesn't really love Daphne anymore. Oh the cheese! The cheese and the blatant lies!
Daphne's down in the dumps because Clive has been her only customer for the past hour. But when Shane stops by for a feed, she's not entirely happy either. The two eventually kiss and make up, but Daphne admits that it's been hard to get used to Shane's possessive side.
SHANE: It's a new feeling for me too. They way I feel about you I've never felt about anyone before. I just can't stand Des near you.
DAPHNE: All I want I've got near me now.
SHANE: If Clive wasn't here I'd get you to prove it...
Clive immediately stops eavesdropping and buries his nose back in his book.
Bradley's mum, Andrea, has had her 'crack on to Des' plans spoilt by Zoe, who has stopped by for lunch. Whilst Andrea is preoccupied, Zoe hisses to bewildered Des that Andrea is trying to bulldoze him into a relationship. Des insists that Andrea's just an old mate.
DES: I don't mean to sound bitter, but I won't be involved with another woman for a very long time.
Helen delightedly informs Shane that they have a regular booking one day a week. I still have no idea what their business is, but good on 'em. Shane wonders if this foundation is good enough for Daphne so they can start planning their wedding. Daphne's excited for him, but doesn't think one job is quite enough. Helen, however, thinks Daphne needn't wait for the "perfect time"; she should just go for it and enjoy her life with Shane. With Shane, Helen and Clive's expectant faces staring at her, Daphne concedes defeat but doesn't look too happy about it.
Andrea is trying to get rid of Zoe, both for lunch and for good. But Zoe stands her ground and informs Andrea that she won't be intimidated. Des hears the end of their bickering and can't keep quiet any longer.
DES: Okay, that's it. I have had enough. Now I manage to get one afternoon off per month, and I don't intend spending it watching you two spit at each other like a couple of alley cats!
Andrea tries to simper her way into Des' good books, but he orders both women out of the kitchen and out of his hair. He doesn't want his already bad day to get worse.
Lucy and Bradley are home from school. Young love seems to be blooming because Lucy is feeling quite jealous about the B-Man talking to another girl today (Janine). But Bradley says that they were just talking about Lucy - and the fact that she likes him.
LUCY: (about Janine) What a big mouth... but I do. Do you like me, Bradley?
BRADLEY: Yeah, I suppose so.
LUCY: Janine says you're a spunk.
Bradley looks chuffed and Lucy susses out if Bradley wants to "go around" with her. Bwah! That's so cute and daggy. Bradley supposes he will, which makes Lucy ecstatic.
LUCY: Can I tell Janine I'm your girlfriend?
LUCY: Why not? I'd only tell her.
BRADLEY: She's the biggest blabbermouth in the school. If you wanna go around with me, you'd better shut up.
Wow. What a catch you've scored yourself there, Luce.
Zoe stops by for some takeaway afternoon tea, and fills Daphne and Clive in on how predatory Andrea was towards Des. Daphne looks mortified, "I just can't understand what Des sees in that woman." Zoe assures her it's just platonic on Des' behalf, but that didn't stop him from yelling at them! Intrigued, Daphne leaves the shop in Clive's capable hands while she nicks down to the bank. Say... doesn't *Des* work at a bank? Fancy that.
Bradley asks Des twenty million questions while he's trying to recuperate on the couch. Seeking some peace, Des sends him down the shops to get an ice cream. Daphne passes Bradley on her way in, much to Des' surprise. His surprise grows when he realises that Daphne's specifically there to see him. She wants to let him know that she doesn't believe he pulled the car stunt for a second, and also apologises for Shane's rash behaviour. Daphne thinks that Shane will just have to get used to them remaining friends - she doesn't want to lose him. They then talk about Andrea and how full on she's being.
DAPHNE: Are you in love with her?
DES: In many ways I wish I were.
DAPHNE: You can't make yourself love someone.
DES: Yeah, that's right. And how important is love anyway? There are other reasons to get married.
DAPHNE: Des don't force yourself into a relationship you're not interested in.
DES: I might have to. There's something you don't know about... Um, I found out recently that I've got a son.
DES: (confirming) Bradley.