Harold is moaning to Scott and Madge over breakfast that his newspaper hasn't been delivered two days in a row. He goes off to talk to the newsagent again.
Scott tells Madge that Poppy is taking him to the country to do some research for the article - they've traced an Italian guy who came to Australia when he was young - he's 90 now.
Madge asks Scott if Harold has said anything about their wedding anniversary next week. Madge has a surprise lined up.
Paul and Gail's
Paul and Gail are having breakfast - Henry and Bronwyn are still making themselves scarce, apparently. Paul asks Gail if she's coming home. Gail says she will, as long as Paul doesn't put business before their marriage again. He promises not to.
Just then, Jane comes round and is surprised to see Gail there. She's pleased to see that they're back together, but looks a bit sad - she's obviously still devasted about Des.
Mike is just off to do an exam. He's a bit edgy about it and Des wishes him luck.
Scott is on the phone to Charlene telling her he loves her and he misses her. Madge is just off to work and tells Scott to keep schtum about her anniversary surprise - but Scott says he doesn't even know what it is!
Poppy arrives and she and Scott head off to the country. She's brought a picnic for them.
Mike comes in to see Jane. She's still distracted. Mike invites her out to lunch - he's just finished his exam and wants to celebrate. But Jane doesn't want to - she'd rather just brood about Des. Jane snaps at Mike and tells him to leave her alone. Mike slinks off.
Poppy and Scott have finished their interview and are heading back. Just then, Poppy's tyre blows out. She's upset - the spare is out of order too. They decide to start walking to a garage.
Paul and Gail are being all lovey-dovey, much to Jane's discomfort. Jane tells Gail that she's fed up - she doesn't know what's wrong with her - why can't she just find someone to be happy with? Gail says that probably fate is lining someone up for her.
Scott and Poppy are walking. Scott is talking about Charlene and how much he wishes her. Scott suggests that they job instead of walk. He accidentally pulls Poppy over and she hurts her ankle. She tells him to keep going and she'll just wait by the side of the road. He jogs off, saying he'll be as quick as he can.
Mike is watching TV and sulking about Jane. Mike tells Des that Jane is very upset. Des says he knows, but everyone goes through break-up. There's nothing he can do - there's no magic wand to wave. Des says that he doesn't want a relationship with Jane - it wouldn't work out. He doesn't know if he'll ever have a relationship again, and even if he did, he wants it to be with someone who wasn't a part of his old life. Des thinks Mike is still holding a candle for Jane. He denies it.
Side of the road
Scott comes back - the service station was closed and the phone had been vandalised. They decide to go back to the car, then Scott will walk back to the Italian guy's house. Poppy isn't sure she can walk on her ankle. Scott helps her along.
Gail is heading home when Madge comes in. She offers Madge a lift, saying she's moving back home. Madge tells Gail about her anniversary - she wants to book the bridal suite as a surprise for Harold. She asks Gail to book it under another name (Smith) to keep it a secret.
MADGE: I only hope Harold remembers!
Paul comes in and Harold asks him if he can book the bridal suite as a surprise for Madge on their anniversary next week(!) Paul suggests he goes all-out and books the Arcadia suite. He says the Arcadia suite makes the bridal suite look like a camper van(!) It's a bit more expensive, but he'll give Harold a discount. Harold is very pleased and tells Paul to book it. He tells Paul to book it under the name of Jones.
HAROLD: Oh, I hope Madge doesn't forget!
Poppy is sitting on the bonnet of the car and Scott is rubbing her ankle - it's pretty swollen. Poppy says that it's getting late - they should just sleep in the car. Poppy suggests they watch the sunset first.
Jane comes round to apologise to Mike for being horrible to him at lunchtime. She suggests a late lunch - she's taking him out to dinner. They head off.
Harold is wondering why Kerry is still over at Joe's. Madge says that Kerry probably likes Joe(!) She tells Harold off for being so openly disapproving about Joe.
Madge picks up a picture and says the frame has tarnished since she bought it A YEAR AGO (what a subtle hint!). She suggests getting the album out, but Harold says it's too much trouble - all the albums are in the back of the wardrobe. Madge accuses him of not being romantic! She stomps off to bed.
Poppy's car, the following morning
Scott wakes up and leans over Poppy to wake her up. He smoothes her hair back and looks at her. (Argh, Scott, no! Think of the greasy short one!)
Mr Scuros (Poppy's father) comes round demanding to know where Poppy is. Harold answers the door and says he doesn't know. He explains that Poppy didn't come home last night - he wants to talk to Scott.