Toadie and Billy being loud, watching television; Darren unable to work at home.
Darren telling Lou to lay down house rules for Toadie; Lou not thinking it's a problem.
Lance meeting Perry, who can't believe Lance won't dance with Amy.
Lance agreeing to dance with Amy.
Perry telling Lance that he only pretended to dance to help Amy out.
Lance telling Amy hes's had enough; she can find someone else to push around.
Darren and Libby have gotten some dinner, but there's nowhere to sit down, as there is trash and food everywhere. Toadie says he'll clean it up later, and dismisses Darren, saying he's exhausted. He's leaves to go to bed, not feeling well, but Darren doesn't want it left like this when there's not a clean plate in the house. Darren is furious and wants to leave it to Lou to lay down the law with Toadie.
Darren gets into his van, and Libby says she'll leave him to it - she has some study to do. As Darren drives off, Amy and Lance return, and she tries to persuade him that she only lied because she knew he'd have a great time once he was there. Lance walks off.
Lib turns up at Toadie's, and tells him that Darren's gone down the pub to talk to Lou about him. Ever self-centred, Toadie thinks Darren's worried about him being ill, but Lib corrects him - Darren is *complaining* about Toadie. Lib points out the mess, and the fact that Toadie would never have gotten away with this at number 28. Libby tells Toadie to smarten up his act.
Amy is knocking away to speak to Lance, but he's not interested in her lies anymore. Lance tells her that she treats him like a puppy, and that she always has to have her own way, getting other people to lie as well. She tries to placate him by trying to kiss him but he pushes her away, declaring that he's sick of being treated this way. He doesn't want to see her for a while. Amy's sure he doesn't mean that, but leaves anyway.
Darren tells Lou that he's sick of being ignored, he's sick, he's sick of the mess, and he won't put up with Toadie being so out of control.
Darren and Lou return home to find the place spick and span - Lou is thrilled, the place hasn't been this clean since Marlene left. Darren can't believe this, and Lou can smell Anzac biscuits in the oven, too! Toadie appears, and tells Lou that he made the biscuits as he knew Lou would enjoy them after a long hard shift at the pub. Darren is furious.
Harold is cleaning his tuba on the sofa, and Madge brings him a cup of camomile tea. She herself has caffeine! Madge decides this is the time to confess all - she has to have an operation. Harold is shocked. Madge admits the tests showed something wrong with her blood vessels in her brain, they need to 'reset the area,' urgently. Harold can't believe that Madge discharged herself and says that she can't stop him from worrying.
Paul comes out his room, and Madge and he go the kitchen, leaving Harry alone in the lounge, looking shocked. He tells Paul everything's fine.
Cut to later and Paul has finished playing his new song on his electric guitar. Madge and Harry are really pleased with it, telling him he's done well. Harold sits with Madge and demands to know more about the operation, who tells him she's booked in for the op tomorrow. He wants to know when she was going to tell him, and she says it was all so fast that she hardly had time to think.
He wants to know when she's going to tell Paul, and she promises to tell him tomorrow. Harry puts his arms around her, and Madge tries not to cry, saying she doesn't know how Harold puts up with her. He tells her he loves her. And her stubbornness. He knows that the surgery will all be fine.
The Coffee Shop
Madge gives instructions to Toadie about the laundry and everything whilst she's in hospital, saying that they're routine check up tests. Amy comes in early looking for Lance, but he's not around. She admits that ballroom dancing has gotten in the way, and tells him about the Perry lie. Toadie tells her that she has to stop playing dirty tricks on Lance - it just won't wash with him. She thinks that she should buy him something to sweeten him up, and Toadie calls her on her attitude. He tells her to stop buying things, lying and sweetening her boyfriend - just apologise for what she's done, and stop trying to make Lance do everything her way all the time. That way, Lance might just forgive her.
Lib opens the door to Darren, who wants to know if it was her who got Toadie to clean up - because someone tipped him off! Darren is cross, but play-chases Libby to the sofa, and she admits that if he gets thrown out by Lou then he'll end up back at theirs! She also tells him that Toadie starts uni today, so won't be around much anymore. Darren tickles her when she admits that she's not sorry for what she's done!
Madge is hovering the floor, and Harold stops her, saying that he'll do the cleaning. He also tells her that she needs to go and tell Paul, but she doesn't know where to start. Madge calls Paul from his room, and he thinks he's being hurried for school. Madge tells Paul that she has to go back to hospital today for an operation. Alarmed, Paul wants to know if it's serious, and she says that it is; it's major surgery, and she'll be in for a week or so.
Paul desperately wants to know if she'll be okay, but she doesn't know, so they hug as Harry watches on.
Amy spots Lance walking over the bridge and chases him, telling him that he's being stubborn, and that he's not really mad at her.
The Coffee Shop
They go into the coffee place, and Lance continues to ignore her, then snaps. She's been manipulating him since day one, and he's fed up.
Amy is still chasing Lance, and admits that she's told some white lies, and surely he won't let that come between them? He tells her it's a truckload of lies, and she says that she knows it's wrong, but she persists in her argument that she's used to getting her own way. She tells Lance she still wants him, and there won't be any more tricks and games - and for Lance to be her dancing partner!
He's had enough - he has an opinion on things, and she has to respect that. He wants to decide how he dresses and how he looks, and what he does. And he'd like to take her to the movies tonight. Amy kisses him and tells him she loves him.
Toadie has cooked breakfast for Lou and Darren, and Lou asks Darren to watch Lolly whilst he waters the garden. Darren sits at the table with Louise, and Toadie continues to cook. Toadie starts to leave - including leaving behind all the dirty dishes. Darren tells the Toad that he's onto him, but Toadie declares that it doesn't matter because he and Lou are very close now, which means he can do what he likes.
Harold is putting on his jacket and Madge comes out the bedroom with an envelope for Harry - just in case anything should go wrong. She wants Harry to read it if anything goes wrong in the operation, because she wants him to know how special he is to her. He leaves it by the phone so that Madge can tear it up when she comes home. She crumbles, and falls into his arms, telling him how terrified she is. He hugs her back, reassuring her that there's no reason to be so scared.
Madge pulls away, telling him that she's always so strong, but she doesn't know how to fight this. He tells her that he's not going to read that letter, because when she's recovered, and walks back through that door, she's going to tell him the contents of that letter to his face. He hugs her again.
Toadie is ready for uni, and asks Lolly's opinion about what to wear. She says nothing. Darren isn't very impressed. Toadie pretends that he's used all the hot water, which annoys Darren. But he annoys Darren even more when he suggests that Darren is jealous that he's going to uni.
Darren walks off - he's not jealous, he just hates Toadie's domestic habits.
Madge and Harold leave the house, and Harry can't remember if he locked the back door. He runs back in to check, but Madge has another dizzy spell, and collapses, falling down the outside stairs of number 24. Harold emerges, sees his wife at the bottom of the stairs and screams her name.