Writer: John Hanlon
Director: Gary Conway
Frances Nagel: Judith Roberts
Ruth tells someone on the phone that she'll be there in fifteenminutes.
Ruth tells Phil that she went to meet Graham Pinders.
Phil asks Ruth why she lied to him.
Ruth tells Phil that she did lie about going to see Graham Pinders.Ruth says that really she was organising something for Phil's birthdaynext week. Phil apologises for accusing her.
Paul is back from Port Lincoln. He got on well with his dad while hewas there. Harold tells him that Jade has rung him several times. Paulasks Harold if he was lonely by himself in the house. Harold says that hewas a bit. Paul says that he really appreciates everything Harold andMadge has done for him and he loves them both very much. Harold looksvery touched.
Paul is washing cars and telling Drew about his trip. He asks Drew ifhe's going back to Oakie. Drew says he's not sure yet. Lou tells Paulthat Pear Passion is ready to be bottled and offers him the job. Paulagrees.
Phil is reading the Erinsborough News. He sees a police noticeappealing for witness to Pinhead's accident - they think another vehicle wasinvolved. Ruth says she can't meet Phil for lunch - she has an errand torun.
Harold is practising his scales - he's joined the University ChoralSociety. Jade rings for Paul. He has a quick conversation with her andputs the phone down. Harold asks Paul if Leo is doing alright - he hasn'tsaid a lot about him since he got back. Paul says he was working welland his boss respected him. Also Leo is not into drinking with the otherguys on the ship. Harold is very pleased.
Joel is on the phone to Geri making plans for the evening. Paul comesround to see Tad but he isn't in. Joel sees Paul's friendship braceletfrom Jade. He says it sounds serious between them. Paul says that thingshave got a bit tricky - Hannah is coming home in a week. Joel asks himwho he likes best - Jade or Hannah. Paul says he likes them both - it'shard because Hannah's not here and Jade is.
The Coffee Shop
Frances the librarian comes in. She gives Harold a trilogy of "SouthSea Heat" books! Harold is very embarrassed and tries to tell her whathappened. But just then Lou comes in and sees the trilogy. He teasesHarold unmercifully about his love of stimulating literature(!). Frances isquite taken with Lou - she thought he was a fun guy.
Frances tells Harold that she's auditioning for the University ChoralSociety today. It's another interest the two of them have in common.
Lou, Drew and Paul are having tea. Paul is cleaning bottles ready forbottling Pear Passion. Drew tells him not to be too hard on him - he'sgot girl problems. Lou says that Drew has girl problems too - he shouldgive Libby a ring and he can even use the garage phone! Drew says Libbyhas gone to get away and wouldn't want him ringing her. Lou tells himthe other option is to take a cold shower(!)
Phil asks Ruth if she's organised anything at the pub for his birthdaynext week. Lou says that she hasn't.
Joel tells Drew that he's been looking miserable lately and he needs agood woman. He says Drew should hang out at University - he should do apart-time course(!). Drew says he's not in the market for a one-nightstands. He says he's already found the right girl, she just hasn't runghim yet.
Ruth is on the phone to someone and telling them off. Phil comes in andthinks she's organising his birthday again.
The Coffee Shop
Frances comes in and says she made a fool of herself at the choiraudition. She says she wanted to join because she's lonely - her husbanddied five years ago and her daughter lives in Sydney. She asks Harold ifhis wife is still away. She says she'd like to come round and prepare ameal for him and Paul one night. Harold tells her he's absolutelydevoted to Madge. Frances says she can see that and he's perfectly safe.
Drew is babysitting for Lolly. Paul comes round looking for Tad. Drewasks Paul if he's OK - he looks a bit down. He tells Drew he's scared totell someone something. Drew says it's best to just tell them - thesooner the better. He says he should tell Hannah about Jade before shegets back.
The other problem is about Paul's dad. He's going to do the same thing- say what he thinks. Drew wishes he could take his own advice.
Later at Lou's
Drew tells Lou that he's going to stay in Erinsborough - if he goesback to Oakie he'll never know if he has a future with Libby. Lou andLolly are very pleased. Lou tells him to give Libby a ring. Lou gets out abottle of Pear Passion to celebrate!
Paul is on the phone to Madge. Afterwards, he and Harold sit down todinner. Paul tells Harold with some difficulty that he wants to go tolive with his father. His father has put down a deposit on a house andPaul wants to join him there.