- Phil admits to Malcolm that he is a secret romance novelist.
- Catherine tells Stonie that she's enjoyed hanging out with him.
- Catherine wins the contest to win a date with Sam.
Lou is telling Marlene off for cooking fried food (rissoles and chips). He answers the phone to Cheryl and is very pleased to hear from her. Apparently Danni is fine, and Cheryl hopes that she'll reconcile with Ben. She's coming home tomorrow.
When he's put the phone down, Lou wonders how Sam is getting on with his date.
Catherine and Sam are on a date. They are laughing about the newspaper interview they've had to do. They seem to be having a good time. Sam asks why she entered the competition and she says it was a spur of the moment decision. But it's turning out a lot better than she expected.
Phil has made a stir- fry for himself, Hannah and Debbie. He tells Hannah off for encouraging Mal to shave his head(!) Debbie can't believe that Mal believed Hannah! Hannah says that Phil could use it as research for his romance novel(!)
Catherine explains to Sam that she grew up with her grandparents for some of the time as her parents were off fighting green causes. They head off to the restaurant. Sam suggests that they could go out afterwards, but Catherine says she's got a job at the Coffee Shop and an early shift tomorrow.
Coffee Shop, the following morning
Stonie asks where Catherine went last night. She is not very forthcoming, but says that she had "a very pleasant evening with a very nice man". Just then, Sam comes in and Stonie is appalled to hear they went on a date last night. Sam asks Catherine out again (why is he asking in front of Stonie?). She rebuffs him, but says she wants to explain about the Sammy K competition thing. She actually did it on a dare. Sam is initially a bit takenaback, but laughs it off.
Debbie pops round to see Mal. She apologises for Hannah's behaviour. She says she's quite flattered and thanks him, but she's not over Joel yet.
Marlene is listening to Lou on the radio. He's having a rant about politician's pay so she turns it off.
Sam pops round and Marlene asks to borrow his mobile phone. She's fed up of resting and wants to get back to things. Sam has apparently been painting and says Marlene is going to love it.
Marlene asks him about the date and he wistfully tells her that he had a good time with a gorgeous lady. But she doesn't want to go out again.
Catherine is frying bacon in the kitchen when Stonie comes in. She is finding it difficult as she loves bacon, but is sticking to her vegetarianism. She asks Stonie why he was so rude to Sam this morning. Stonie says he and Sam always seem to go for the same woman and he sort of had an affair with Sam's girlfriend last year. But she's overseas now.
Lou and Phil are talking about Marlene and wondering if she might be able to come back to work. Mal comes in and teases Phil about the romance novels. Phil tells him off and shoves a chip in his mouth to shut him up(!)
Hannah sits down at the computer and reads one of Phil's romance novels. She decides to make some amendments, with an imaginary Phil talking back to her from the screen(!) She brings it up to date by referring to the lead character as a "rich dude" and other things(!) She doesn't like the main female character much either.
HANNAH: I think he ought to toughen her up for the 90s, don't you Holly?
Cheryl has arrived home and is telling Marlene that Danni and Ben had a spat that ended with Danni tearing her designs up. Marlene wishes Danni would just get a nice job in the bank(!)
Stonie tells Mal that he's joined The Wilderness Society(!) He wants to put some posters up. He's obviously trying to impress Catherine and is disappointed when she says she has to go and meet up with some University friends.
In the kitchen, Mal says that Catherine can see straight through Stonie. Stonie eats some bacon(!)
Debbie is reading Phil's book and pronounces it "not bad". However, she's surprised at some of the slang used, like "sleaze bag". Phil is shocked and goes over to look. He is not happy and says it must have been Hannah. Debbie says it might work out - it's trendy for the classics to have a re- write for younger readers - maybe Hannah could write the teen version of "Love's Lottery"! Phil isn't sure, but Debbie says it could double his market.
Marlene is picking up some of Lolly's toys when she falls to the floor, clutching her heart.