Madge intends to fight her demotion with Paul as sex discrimination.
Bronwyn is hoovering when there's a knock at the door - it's Sharon. She's come to borrow a dress because she has a date with a surfie type calle Dwayne (nice!). He's taking her to the surf club!
Todd is moping around the house looking fed up. There's a ring on the bell and it's Melissa - she's come to talk things over with Todd, so Helen makes herself scarce. Apparently Todd and Melissa arranged to go out tonight, but Todd doesn't feel like it. He's obviously still upset about the American bloke. Melissa tries to reason with him - they're even now and they should just forget about it. Todd eventually agrees and they hug.
Madge is telling Gloria about threatening Paul with the Equal Opportunities Tribunal. Harold isn't very impressed and says that Madge is taking things too far - if Paul stands his ground, Madge will have to carry through her threat. Madge accuses Harold of being in the Dark Ages - there's a principle involved here.
Paul is musing about putting a book stall in the lobby. Melanie is in a bad mood - she's heard about the discrimination situation at the bar. Paul insists that he was acting in Madge's best interests - there's always been an issue with drunk customers at the Waterhole. Paul insists that he's always had women in strong positions in the company. He tells Melanie that he's hired a new assistant manager for the office - and it's a woman!
Hilary sees another man coming out of No.24.
Todd is bored again and still can't quite get over the American bloke. But he's going out with Melissa again tonight. Helen advises him to come to terms with the situation - he's not being very fair to Melissa.
Just then, Hilary comes round to see Helen and speaks to her quietly in the kitchen. Todd listens at the door(!) Hilary tells Helen her suspicions about the new neighbour's occupation - she's entertaining gentlemen at all hours of the day and night(!)
HELEN: Are you suggesting she's running some sort of...establishment?
HILARY: Let's not mince words, Helen. That young woman has turned Paul's home into a house of ill-repute!
Todd asks Helen about the new neighbour - he's thinking of going over to see if she needs any gardening done. Helen tells him to wait a day or two(!)
Paul comes in and tells Helen that he's a bit stressed and explains about the sex discrimination problem. He wants Helen to have a word, but Helen says that she thinks Paul is in the wrong. Paul says he's only trying to protect his staff, but Helen points out that he could hire a bouncer or a burly doorman. He says he'll think about it and talk to Madge again on Monday.
Hilary is spying through the window at No.24. She explains to Sharon about the "illicit and unsavourty goings-on" across the road. Sharon has put fake tan on for her date and looks very brown indeed. Hilary thinks she looks very unnatural! Just then, another man goes into No.24.
The man is talking to the new neighbour - she tells him that she's given the neighbours the brush-off and intends to keep a low profile. The bloke (Alan) tells her that three months' rent has been paid for her.
Melanie tells Madge that she really admires her for taking a stand against Paul. Harold rolls his eyes. He asks Madge if they're going to cancel their trip overseas - if she takes her case to Equal Opportunities, it could drag on for months, and damage their relationship with the Robinsons, too. Madge admits that she's been a bit short-sighted. She reluctantly says she'll have to reconsider, but she needs to take one last action.
Sharon comes in - her date was an absolute disaster because her tan melted under the hot lights in the club. Apparently Dwayne dumped her and went off with another girl. Hilary isn't at all sympathetic and sends her off for a shower. Sharon sits down and leaves a stain on the sofa, much to Hilary's displeasure.
Hilary comes in for a word with Paul - she's concerned about the use his tennant is making of his house. Paul is sure Hilary is mistaken - and anyway, it's not his house, it's Gail's. Hilary says she won't stand by and watch Ramsay Street be turned into a Red Light District(!)
Sharon shows Bronwyn her dress that she borrowed - it's ruined. Bronwyn isn't pleased but Sharon promises to make it up to her.
Madge tells Gloria that she's going to talk to Paul again. Gloria tells her not to back down, but Madge says Paul's intentions were sincere and she doesn't want to see him in trouble. Also, there's the overseas trip coming up. Instead, Madge has decided to resign to make her point. She can afford it with her lotto winnings.
Paul and Melanie are waiting for the new manager to arrive. It turns out to be the new neighbour from No.24! Paul introduces her as "Linda Giles". Melanie looks shocked.