At the Clarke's:
Zoe is cooking in the kitchen and Tony tells her it smells mighty good. She quips that it's the taste they might have trouble with - especially considering her omelette looks more like scrambled eggs. She thinks her cooking has taken a back seat as she was too busy concentrating on the rest of her life. Tony tells her that's what he likes about her, then asks whether she'd consider coming to work for him - he wants her to be his secretary because everyone knows that secretary's always marry their bosses. Mike barges in just as Tony tells Zoe that was a proposal by the way (it was??) Mike asks whether it's okay for him to move in for a while as Clive's family take up a bit of room.
Clive is practising magic tricks on Vicky to try and take her mind off starting her new school. She's more interested once he mentions that Lucy's looking forward to going to school with her and runs off to find her. Graham uses the opportunity to try and talk Clive into getting a "proper" job.
A doctor is torturing Des on the bed and asks how he put his back out. Des and Daphne come up with all sorts of excuses but he rightly diagnoses Hooneymooners back and says he will have to admit Des to hospital for a few days. After their protests he says the only other alternative is for Daphne to slowly drive Des home.
Outside the Clarke's:
Paul offers Zoe a lift to work then quizzes her about Tony. She tells him about Jean's death.
At the coffee shop:
Graham is still belittling Clive's job in the coffee shop. Kate is more supportive but Graham continues to joke about Clive playing tea parties. Clive tells Mike that Graham and Kate will have moved out soon so Mike can move back home. He says at least he has about 2 weeks until Des and Daphne get back....
Daphne is packing to come home while Des sulks on the bed. She jokes that she did take him in sickness and in health. They dream about sneaking home unannounced and having the house to themselves.....
Paul is dictating a letter with Zoe's help. He offers to buy her lunch to thank her for her hard work but she's swept off by Tony. Paul becomes grouchy and tells her a lunch hour is exactly that.
At the coffee shop:
Kate is helping out clearing tables and Graham tells her there are difficulties with the new house. She says she can't afford to leave yet, they're too busy. Graham is upset because he has no- one to play with. She suggests old colleagues he could catch up with but he's too grumpy. Clive comes out and Kate tells him Graham is going to a medical seminar that night - Clive could go too and she'll mind the shop. Clive smells a rat and refuses to go.
Daphne is feeding Des but he's already sick of being treated like a baby. There's a knock at the door and 2 burly removal men come in to remove Des to the car. They joke about it being his honeymoon then manhandle him out of the room.
Zoe tells Tony she needs more time to be sure about marrying him. He gives in then says at least come and work for him. She tells him she can't leave Paul because she has to prove she can stick at something rather than flitting from one job to another. He asks her if she has something to prove then how come she's been at lunch for an hour and a half???
At the office:
Paul is very slowly typing when Zoe and Tony return. They burst in play fighting while Paul tries to hear someone on the telephone. Tony leaves and Paul tells Zoe he is looking for an apology for her being late. She offers to make the time up and he answers "you bet you will."
Graham tells Mike he's sorry they're pushing him out. Mike is fine about it, families should stick together. Besides, the ape house hasn't been the same since Daphne left. Kate wants to know why it's called the ape house and Mike tells him about Clive's "interesting" previous jobs. He spots Grahams stamp album and Kate tells him it's worth thousands of dollars. Mike leaves and Kate comments that she thinks Mike has a case of hero worship towards Clive. Graham can't see why - Clive's throwing his life away. Kate thinks there are more important things in life than careers.
At the office:
Paul is angry that Zoe isn't going to work back late because she's got a date with Tony. He accuses her of putting her personal life before her responsibilities again. She gets annoyed and shouts that he can't talk - he hasn't even been to see Shane. Even more angry, she tells him about Tony's job offer and storms out shouting that she quits.