Des and Harold intimate that Joe has been receiving stolen goods in order to meet a very low quote for the Coffee Shop renovations.
Joe comes in and Bouncer greets him eagerly. He seems to have take quite a shine to Joe now.
Joe tells Jane that he quit at the Coffee Shop. Jane is worried - she has bills and a mortgage to be paid. Joe says he had to leave because Des and Harold accused him of stealing. Jane is surprised that Des behaved in that way and decides to go round to sort him out.
JOE: She remind you of anyone just then, Bouncer? The old girl might have left, but her spirit lives on!
Malcolm is telling Des that he's done the right thing with Joe but Des isn't so sure. Malcolm offers to take over the renovations himself.
Jane comes round and has a right go at Des. She reckons he's changed since he's gone into business with Harold. Des suggests that Jane invites Joe over tonight to have a chat.
JANE: And give him his job back, you mean?
JANE: That's very generous of you Des, and on behalf of my Uncle Joe...forget it!
Jane comes in and is surprised to see that Bouncer is eating. Joe says there's nothing that can't be fixed with a good heart-to-heart and a cold beer.
JANE: Don't feed him too much, will you?
JOE: Why not? It's been a long time between feeds for the old mutt!
JANE: Because I still intend to have a go at Mr Bishop. And if he doesn't apologise, I might just feed him to Bouncer. I want this dog hungry, Joe!
Sharon begs Bronwyn not to paint over Nick's mural. Henry come round with some paint. Bronwyn offers him a coffee but he says he hasn't got time - he is doing the renovations at the Coffee Shop and needs his beauty sleep! Bronwyn is clearly lovesick for Henry, but he is oblivious.
Malcolm is on the phone to Leanne offering to meet her for lunch tomorrow. Des tells him he'd better not let Leanne get in the way of renovating the Coffee Shop
Mike comes in and says he's been for a hamburger with Jessie, the girl he's been tutoring, on the way home. Malcolm warns Mike that Jessie has a crush on him and he ought to be careful.
DES: You're her teacher, mate!
MIKE: Yeah, I know, but I'm beginning to wish I wasn't.
(The following morning)
The bell rings and it's Jessie - she's come to ask Mike for a lift. Des is suspicious because Jessie only actually lives a couple of streets from the school - there was no need for her to walk all the way over to Ramsay Street
Henry comes in and tells Des he's got a lawnmower job on this morning, but he'll make up for things this afternoon. Des says he'd better - Malcolm has taken the whole afternoon off to see his girlfriend. Henry tells Des he's given up on women - if there's no chicks interested in him, it's pointless him being interested in them.
Bronwyn is looking through some magazines asks Sharon if the way she dresses make her look like a guy. Sharon says it does! But it's not just the clothes - Bronwyn is so capable at everything, guys like girls to be feminine and helpless(!)
SHARON: If you really want Henry to notice you, maybe you should invite him over for a romantic candlelit dinner or something.
BRONWYN: Nah...I don't think he's that type.
SHARON: Take it from me, Bronnie, all men are that type!
Sharon offers to help Bronwyn to pick out some clothes.
Malcolm is saying how shoddy Joe's work is and that he and Henry will have to start from scratch. Jane comes in and tells Harold how angry she is with him. She wants Harold to apologise but he refuses.
JANE: Joe was right to walk out on a suspicious, petty-minded little tyrant like you!
She stalks out.
Bronwyn has come round to see Henry to invite him over for dinner tonight. He casually accepts saying they'll make it a barbecue, but Bronwyn wants to cook something nice. Henry has had a letter from Charlene who has apparently patched up her latest row with Scott.
HENRY: It'll only make the next bust-up harder, I don't know why they keep trying!
BRONWYN: You shouldn't give up on someone you care about.
HENRY: Oh, Bronnie, not you, too! Don't you understand there is no such thing as true love, it's a myth! Something writers invented to sell more books, it just doesn't exist. I don't know why everyone makes such a big deal about it. I give Scott and Lennie two months, at the most.
BRONWYN: Sometimes I wonder why I even bother to give you the time of day, Henry Ramsay.
She stalks out.
Harold is sawing wood himself while Malcolm waxes lyrical about his girlfriend. Joe comes in and tells Harold he didn't steal anything - he's come for his tools. He takes his saw out of Harold's hand and then goes round and gathers up his other tools. He calls Malcolm a scab!
Jessie tells Mike that she doesn't want him to be embarrassed about her. He says he isn't embarrassed - he's quite attracted to Jessie, but it's an awkward situation. But he reckons what they do in their own time is their own business and invites her out to a movie tonight(!) Jessie kisses him on the cheek and then they kiss properly.
Outside the classroom, Sharon has come to beg Mr Muir to lift her suspension. He says he'll have to discuss the situation with Mike, and is shocked when he opens the classroom door to find Mike kissing Jessie!