Mrs Mangel is singing David's praises when Mike and Jamie arrive. Mike tells Jane that David is in love with her and is preparing to win her over. He sarcastically pleads with Jane not to do it whilst Mrs Mangel listens in. She says it says at least David chose to spoke to Mike and doesn't have a criminal record! She tells Mike that he should take Jamie home instead of taking him outside in the cold, and comments that with he and Des looking after him she wonders if the 'poor boy' will be fed. Mike leaves and Jane worries that she may have encouraged David. Mrs Mangel tells her that she could do a lot worse than David.
David is telling Henry about his encounter with Mike. Henry is trying to iron and asks David to help him out. David won't show him as he thinks Henry has to learn by trial and error. David is pretty much distracted by his discussion with Mike and now plans to confront Jane. David says he has a great friend in Mrs Mangel and asks why not many people in the street like her. Henry tells him that Madge and Mrs Mangel don't get on and never have done.
Jane is revising for her business studies course. Mrs Mangel tells her she should talk to David as he is in the business field. She once again compares David's fortune to Mikes and says that one day David will have his own accounting business. Jane tells her that she loves Mike and that's why they have stayed together for so long.
Madge and Harold return from their honeymoon, blissfully happily. Across the road Mrs Mangel is reading her newspaper and sees Harold and Madge kissing. Harold tells Madge he can't keep his hands off her as Mrs Mangel calls over. She tells Harold that he still has belongings of his in her house. Harold says he and 'Mrs Bishop' will be over to collect them later. As Madge heads inside Harold wants to obey every tradition and carries her over the threshold.
Harold falls to his knees as he makes the front door, much to Henrys amusement. David appears from his bedroom and tells Madge and Harold that he moved in to keep Henry company.
Des is feeding Jamie and Mike asks if he can help out. Des says no and changes the subject to Harold returning from his honeymoon. Mike thinks they should enrol Jamie in a full time crèche and they argue over who will pick up the application forms.
Henry is trying to do his accounts, having neglected them for so long. Madge says he should ask David for help but he refuses. Madge is sorting out her laundry and Henry pulls her black negligee from the pile and pokes fun at her. Henry tells Madge about David and says he has no sense of humour and is too much of an organiser. Madge thinks Henry is too old for sibling rivalry but he wants him to go back to Mrs Mangels. Madge tells him he's only here for a few weeks and says he'll have to get on with him, like it or lump it.
David is helping Harold unpack the car. Harold is returning to work and tells David he can take the time to get to know Madge. David says he is surprised that Madge works in a bar. Harold says it wouldn't be his first choice of a job for her but as she likes it there he's happy.
Mrs Mangel collects the rosters and tells Jane about Madge and Harold cavorting in the street. She thinks it was a false show of affection just so Madge could say 'He's mine'. Jane asks why she's so upset about it and Mrs Mangel says she's not jealous, she just feels sorry for Harold, as his standards have collapsed.
The Coffee Shop
Harold is restless and tells Mike he can't wait to get home after lunch to see Madge. He tells Mike how he woke up in the night and just looked at Madge; he couldn't believe what a lucky man he was. Des arrives and Mike gives him the forms for the crèche. Harold's not convinced a crèche is a good idea and is glad he didn't have to do that with David.
Mrs Mangel is showing David around the hotel grounds. She comments that Madge has a problem with discipline as she is too friendly with some of the staff. As they head towards The Waterhole Mrs Mangel sees Madge off duty talking to Tim, one of the barmen. She heads over and asks what the conversation was about. Madge says Tim would like the weekend off as his Sister is getting married. Mrs Mangel says he's left it too late and tells Madge she's in charge whilst Madge is on holiday and doesn't want to be undermined. Madge says Henry can do the shifts but Mrs Mangel says she doesn't think that would be a good idea. Madge tells her to stop casting aspersions and tells her that she is jealous, so jealous of she and Harold that she played the organ dreadfully on their wedding day. Madge walks off leaving Mrs Mangel and David speechless.
The Coffee Shop
Jane is buying morning tea from Harold. Jane tells Harold that David brought her some flowers only she didn't have time to say thank you. She asks Harold if he would thank David on her behalf. Harold says it would be a pleasure and says that David has a brilliant future ahead of him due to his social skills and intellect!
Henry is still working on his accounts when David arrives home. He offers to help but Henry turns him down. David asks if Madge is an active churchgoer. Henry says she goes some Sundays but that's about it. David wonders what Madge and Harold have in common and Henry asks him what's on his mind. David tells Henry that he just witnessed an argument between Madge and Mrs Mangel, Henry tells him not to worry about it as they have one every week. David thinks there is no excuse for name-calling and is worried that Harold may have made a mistake in marrying Madge. Henry challenges him and David says Madges behaviour was vulgar. Henry grabs him by the collar and tells him to keep his lip buttoned in the future. Madge arrives and is in shock at what she sees.