Coffee Shop Kitchen
Des tells Eileen off for using old food in the mousse.
EILEEN: It's not my fault the cat died!
DES AND MIKE: Ssshhhhh!!!
Eileen insists that the customers loved the mousse. Des asks her who ordered it and she starts to make a list. Des realises that Daphne had one, but may not have eaten it yet. He rushes off to ring her, but there's no answer. He runs out to look for her.
Daphne is just leaving Clive's when Des rushes up. Apparently she might have hepatitis. Des has the salmon mousse under his jumper - he tells her they've run out as a cover. Daphne says she's eaten some of it already, much to Des's horror.
Mrs Mangel comes up clutching her stomach. Daphne helps her into Clive's house for him to have a look at her.
The Coffee Shop
Eileen is still serving the mousse but Des says he'll be up for mass murder and makes her put it in the bin. Eileen is still protesting the salmon mousse's innocence. Des doesn't know what to do, but Eileen says to just bury the cat and forget about it! Des says as long as they keep it quiet from Mrs Mangel they might be OK.
Clive tells Mrs Mangel that her pulse is very fast. He says she'll have to go to hospital - it's more serious than just a virus. He rings Len to pack her a few things.
Susan goes to make some lunch for Tom but she's clearly very sick. Tom makes her sit down. He says that Fred treated both Susan and Madge very rough. He tells Susan she's got a beautiful baby in Sam. Susan says quietly to Sam that it's time to move on.
Quiet corner of Lassiters ground
Des is digging a hole to bury the cat in. The groundsman comes up and disturbs him though. Des distracts him by saying he's seen dogs around. He continues to dig the hole.
Susan is getting ready to leave. Clive comes to the door saying he's come to see how Susan is. He sees her bags packed and she says she has to go - it's no good staying here because it's not fair on Madge. Clive says there might be a room coming up in his place soon - if she hangs on at the Ramsays for a few days it'll all be sorted.
The Coffee Shop
Eileen is serving in the shop, she whispers to Mike that Des has gone to bury the cat.
Scott and Charlene come in and the tell them that Mrs Mangel has been rushed to hospital. Des, Mike and Eileen look very worried.
Clive comes in to have a chat with Madge. He tells her she was packed up and ready to go thinking she is a burden on Madge. He asks Madge to talk to her and ask Susan to stay. Madge doesn't look too keen and tells Clive that maybe she's mean and petty after all.
Des shows Mike where he buried the cat - they are exhuming the cat so the vet can do an autopsy! As they are digging up the cat, Ernie the groundsman comes back and asks what's going on. Des admits that there's a dead cat in the box. Ernie nearly chokes when he smells it.
Garden of the Ramsays
Susan is taking in the washing when Madge comes to have a word with Susan.
The Coffee Shop
Des tells Eileen to make herself scarce but they're too busy. They are all worried about Mrs Mangel and waiting for the autopsy on the cat.
Jane comes in and they all look at her guiltily. Des asks how Mrs Mangel is but apparently she is unconscious and has had an operation, but will be alright. They are all concerned but then Jane says it's appendicitis. Des, Mike and Eileen all start to laugh in relief and say how marvellous it is!
Madge is trying to reason with Susan about leaving, but Susan can't understand why Madge wants her to say. Madge says she's thinking of Sam. Madge says she could take up Clive's offer - at least there'd still be people around to help her look after Sam. Susan says it would be hard for Madge with her next door, but Madge says she can put aside her feelings. Then Madge plays her trump card and says that Susan shouldn't take Charlene's half-brother away from her. Fred has done enough damage and he doesn't have to win that one too.
The Coffee Shop
Jane is waiting for Scott and Charlene, but Mike says that they're at home working on their assignment for school. Mike tells Jane that he's not taking Sharon to the dance - someone else asked her first. But before they can continue the conversation, Des calls Mike over. He's had the results from the vet and they're in the clear - the cat died of natural causes. Eileen is pleased and says she'll make another batch of salmon mousse but Des says she will do so over his dead body!
Scott, Charlene and Mike are waiting for Jane to appear in the dress Helen has been altering for her. Scott asks Helen how much it would cost to hire a limo for the evening. Helen says $100, but it's free to people going to the school dance. Scott doesn't want it to be free though, and they talk about taking the bus. Helen says that they have special rates for new customers, and it's not very far, so it would only cost $20, including uniformed chauffer!
Jane is about to come out.
CHARLENE: Hey guys, whatever she looks like, just tell her she looks great, OK?
SCOTT AND MIKE: OK
Jane comes out in the dress. She has also let her hair down and taken her glasses off - she looks fantastic. Charlene and the guys are gobsmacked - Mike, especially.
JANE: Well? What do you think?