Paul tells Harold that Vera must have sufficient grounds to make such an allegation, and Madge tries not to laugh(!) Harold is beside himself with indignation, saying that Vera is old enough to his mother! Paul says it must have been the hug he gave Vera and that Harold shouldn't go around pawing people(!) He advises Harold to talk Vera's sister down before it does to court!
Adam is reading the jobs section of the paper while Rory tries to persuade him to come down to the beach. Adam sees a job for a salesman but Rory thinks it's a waste of time. Rory tells Adam that he's taking Christina to his parents' beach house this weekend but is forced to admit that he hasn't actually asked her yet(!) He is very confident though!
Dorothy is meeting a date from the dating agency. He asks her out again on the weekend but Dorothy says she's very busy at the moment.
Jim comes in and orders a pie. He asks after Vera and admits that Paul told him about the sexual harassment charges. Jim tries not to laugh, but Harold is not amused. He's tried ringing Vera but her sister keeps hanging up. Jim suggests sending flowers!
Outside the Coffee Shop
PAUL: We're going in the coffee shop, want to join us?
CHRISTINA: And risk being molested?!
Caroline laughs and says that news travels fast. Christina is going shopping and offers to make dinner tonight. Paul thinks she would have been going out with Rory - he's pretty keen. He goes into the Coffee Shop.
CAROLINE: You know what I think? I think he's eating his heart out, Chris. I think Paul's jealous.
CHRISTINA: Hmm. I wish!
CAROLINE: As a matter of fact, I'm certain of it.
She tells Christina that Paul intended to make her a dinner with champagne to celebrate her modelling job, but she went out with Rory. Christina's hopes start to rise. Caroline advises her to play it cool - to keep going out with Rory until Paul goes crazy!
Caroline asks Paul how keen he thinks Rory is on Christina. Paul doesn't really want to talk about it but before Caroline can probe further, Vera comes in.
HAROLD: Well, well, well, look who's here. I wouldn't have expected to see you here again.
VERA:(timidly) No...I suppose you must be very angry.
HAROLD: Angry?! Angry hardly covers it. I am shocked and disappointed! And I really don't think I did anything to deserve all this!
VERA: Oh dear, I was afraid you'd say that!
HAROLD: Just what do you think you're playing at?
VERA: Oh, I'm not playing at anything, Mr Bishop, I really don't know how all this happened! It seems to have got rather out of hand, hasn't it.
Vera explains that her sister Gwen insisted on reporting Harold, saying he was obviously trying to take advantage of her and Vera was entitled to compensation! Harold protests his innocence and Vera apologises and says she'll try to get Gwen to remove the complaint. Harold says that if she doesn't he'll sue for defamation of character!
Joe answers the door to Eric. Eric asks where Sky was at lunchtime. Joe says that Eric wasn't there to pick Sky up - he waited for half an hour.
ERIC: I had a crisis at work.
JOE: Oh I'm sorry, mate, that's different. Pardon me for cancelling my jobs and sitting around waiting for you!
Eric says he's sorry and he doesn't want things to be unpleasant.
JOE: Listen, mate, I have had enough of your Mr Mice Guy act. You're a two- faced ferret if you ask me! Bet you're feeling pretty smug about this overseas stunt.
ERIC: It's not a stunt, Mangel. I do have to move overseas!
JOE: As if you haven't been planning it all along!
Just then, Sky hits her head on a box and Joe kisses it better for her.
ERIC: You can't take your eyes off them for a minute.
JOE: No. And you can't promise to take them out and then dump them because of some crisis at work, either.
ERIC: OK, point taken. Now, can we arrange a time for me to have her again?
JOE:(laughs) You've blown your chances, mate. As far as I can see, it's less than a week until the hearing starts. So don't think you've got any rights to another visit.
ERIC: I don't think that's entirely fair.
JOE: Maybe not. But them's the rules. I'll see you in court.
Jim has given Dorothy a lift home because the workshop still hasn't fixed her car. Dorothy asks Jim if he's getting back into the business any time soon, but Jim doesn't want to. Dorothy asks Jim to have a look at her swimming pool equipment. Dorothy's friend is sitting outside in the car and watches as Jim goes into the house with Dorothy.
Dorothy's friend (John) knocks on the door and asks Dorothy to go to a Mahler concert tonight. Dorothy says she's afraid she has other plans tonight. Jim comes in and Dorothy introduces him to John. Jim says he'll get his tools to fix the swimming pool. John says he'll call Dorothy next week.
Adam and Rory come over to see the twins. Rory tells Christina that he's taking them to his parents' beach- house. Christina says that they've only just met, so Rory amends his invitation to include Caroline and Adam too. They all agree. Paul comes in and Adam invites Paul along too. He says he'd feel like the odd one out, so Christina suggests inviting Melanie. Paul says he doesn't think he wants to come.
Joe is laughing about Harold's sex charge. Joe is also worried about the court - he can't understand half of what his own solicitor says, never mind Eric's. Madge tells Joe not to worry too much.
The twins are packing their things to go to the beach. Rory and Adam are already dressed in floral shirts. Paul is reading the newspaper and quietly rolling his eyes at Rory. He suddenly says he'll come along after all and goes to pack his things. Christina looks very pleased, but Rory less so!
Vera comes in to tell Harold that her sister is dropping the charges against him. She begs him for her job back, but Harold doesn't think it would be a good idea. He agrees to think about it though. In the background, Jim and Joe stifle laughter.
John pops around to see Dorothy and tells him he has something important to discuss with her. He wants to talk about their future. Dorothy assures him that she's not trying to fob him off, but John interrupts.
JOHN: What I'm trying to say is that I don't want to lose you to another man. Dorothy, will you marry me?