Peter Smith suggests burning down the Robinson house to get the land!
Paul protests that reputable business men don't burn people's house down(!) but Peter says he must do what it takes! Peter says he'll have a word with Rosemary, but Paul says Rosemary will just call the police. Peter says that the Daniels Corporation are in as deep as they are, so they'll go down with him. Paul says that their business relationship is terminated.
Scott and Charlene are revising history work, but Scott is more interested in talking about his future glittering musical career! Charlene is still fed up that Scott didn't support her over the cheerleading. Madge watches this exchange silently and knowingly.
Helen and Lucy are cooking when Scott comes in. Scott comes in and asks Helen for a word - he wants to know if they'll buy him a new amplifier. Helen says that Scott already has one, and that one is fine. Scott says he'll need it when the band are rehearsing in the Robinson Garage. Helen is alarmed to hear about a band and sarcastically tells him that it'll be no problem at all(!) Scott sulks.
Peter has come back to see Paul. He suggests that he buys Paul out on the Ramsay Street houses already acquired. Paul won't sell them though, even when Peter offers to up the price. Paul says the development will just have to detour around Ramsay Street.
Lucy is complaining that Helen hasn't given her cake in her packed lunch like Ruth does! Scott is still messing about on his guitar and Jim tells him to study instead. He says that Scott can't afford to let his education slide. Scott says he wants a career as a songwriter, but Jim says it could just be a dream and he has to do his History assignment in the meantime. Scott storms off.
Paul is on the phone to Rosemary telling her that he's pulled out of the deal.
Madge comes in. She tells Paul that she can't find anywhere else to live, but Paul breaks the news that the deal has fallen through - she can stay in the house. But Paul is going to be her landlord now and he wants to arrange a lease. He suggests setting the rent at $100 a week and Madge is delighted.
Jane and Mike are chatting - Jane is grounded again and banned from seeing Mike. Mike suggests that they take the scenic route to school so they can still see each other! Mike says Jane should go for the cheerleading if she wants to. But Jane says she's going to stay at school and get her HSC. As Mike kisses Jane, Sue looks on with jealousy.
Helen is delighted to hear that Ramsay Street has had a reprieve. Madge enquires after Laura - apparently she's coping quite well. Helen says that she's a bit concerned about Ruth - she's becoming redundant in her own home. She says she always thought she'd be delighted when Jim found the right woman and she's ashamed of the resentment she feels. Madge tells her she's given so much of herself to the family it's only natural to feel a bit pushed out. Helen reveals that Rosemary wants her to go over to see her in the USA. She thinks she's going to go so that Jim and Ruth can have some time together. Madge thinks it's a wonderful idea and that Helen is very kind to do it.
Charlene and Jane are still at odds and aren't speaking. Scott and Mike are still trying to write their song.
Sue Parker's mate tells her that Scott and Mike are sending a song in to Brian Hanson. Sue says that they should give Scott and Mike some "help" She's got a plan it seems.
Later at the School
Scott runs after Charlene. She is very cold with him and says that he should be studying too. She tells him off for his insensitivity about the cheerleading. Scott says that the band is important to him too - he's always been in his father's shadow or in Paul's, but this is just for him.
Jim and Helen come in to tell Paul that they've heard the news. Helen apologises for the things she said at the house, but she feels she was entirely justified at the time. Paul is angry and refuses to accept Helen's apology. He says he was working on a professional basis but those he respect and loved chose to see him as mercenary. Paul says he does care about his family and Ramsay Street and feels hurt. Now Paul owns the Ramsay house, the Gibbons house and five others. Now he's Paul Robinson the ruthless landlord.
Jim points out that he and Helen only came to make amends. But Paul won't have it - he insists he was just trying to help all of them. (Yeah, right Paul, whatever!!)
Scott is messing about on his guitar again. Now even Lucy is telling him to study!
The phone rings and it's Sue pretending to be Molly Meldrum's secretary. She claims that Mr Meldrum wants to discuss his song at 9am tomorrow at his house. Scott writes down the address. Scott is very pleased and tells Lucy that he's going to be a star. Sue gloats and tells her mate that Scott bought the story.