Helen and Frank are relaxing on the couch. He is staying in town for a few more days but is till reluctant to go out and meet people. Helen wants him to enter a competition but he refuses.
Charlene, Jane, Henry and Scott have drafted a letter for Georgette. They have it written it from Madge's viewpoint; the frustrated woman waiting for her fiancé to set a date for their wedding. Jane takes charge of the letter and will plant it in Harold's folder.
The Coffee Shop
Harold is answering some of the letters when Sally and Tony arrive; they want to get some food for Henrys party. Harold asks for Sallys advice in regards to one of his letters. She doesn't really understand what he is talking about and he decides to give up rather than arouse suspicions.
Mrs Mangel is upset about the house. She's fearful that she'll end up penniless and homeless. Jane promises she'll stick with her. Mrs Mangel tells Jane she loves her even though she sometimes neglects to tell her so. Harold arrives home and Jane drops the letter on the floor. She mentions to Harold that he has dropped some papers and he picks up her letter and puts it in his folder.
Sally and Tony are helping Charlene lay out some food. Jane arrives and tells them Harold has their letter. Charlene, Scott, Henry and Sally start dancing leaving Jane and Tony alone. There is obvious tension between them and Tony asks her to dance. She accepts.
Helen and Frank are reminiscing about the Bungle Bungles when Madge arrives. She is back from Brisbane and wanted to talk to Helen before returning home. Frank leaves them alone and Madge tells Helen she has a lot to talk to her about.
Jane and Tony are quite a hit on the dance floor. Scott suggests they enter the local dance competition. Jane is hesitant but says she'll think about it. The phone rings and Henry answers - it's Madge. She tells him she will be home in half and hour. Henry panics and tells her he has a few friends around. When he hangs up everyone goes into overdrive and starts clearing up.
Madge has just finished telling Helen about her holiday. She and Dan had a huge row hence her leaving before her time. Helen suggests she talk to Harold about her problem but Madge says she has to sort it out for herself.
Mrs Mangel tells Harold what a good wife she was to Len. She feels she fulfilled her part of the marriage contract and has now been left on the scrap heap. The doorbell rings and Mrs Mangel answers the door to find Frank standing there. They talk about the exhibition and Frank asks Mrs Mangel for a few minutes of her time.
Cue fast motion cleaning up! Charlene hears a cab and everyone gathers neatly on the sofa. Madge enters and is surprised to see everything in such good shape. Sally, Jane and Tony make their excuses to leave and Henry invites them to drop by again so they can 'play some more tapes'. Henry asks Madge if she's told Harold she's back but it's clear Madge is reluctant to see him.
Frank is look at the portrait of Mrs Mangel, which Helen painted. Mrs Mangel seems slightly smitten and Harold comments on what a nice chap Frank is. He is pleased that Mrs Mangel seems to have perked up since Franks visit.
Frank returns and is singing Helens praises. He doesn't think he'd have done such a good job of painting the 'crusty old boiler' aka Mrs Mangel!
Harold is reading the newspaper review of Franks exhibition. It's positively glowing much to the delight of Mrs Mangel. Harold mentions that Frank is a good friend of Helens and Mrs Mangel reprimands him for thinking anything untoward is going on. Jane arrives home and announces Madge is back. Harold tells Jane that he is now in the position to set a date for the wedding now his finances are looking up.
Madge is on the phone to Lou. She apologises for leaving the way she did and says it was because of her fight with Dan. She tells him she'll be in touch with him soon. Harold arrives and tells Madge how happy he is to have her back. He tells her he has set a date for the wedding - one month from the today. Madge tells him she's sorry but she's been having second thoughts about them getting married.