- Karl and Mal arguing about Mal forcing Harold out of The Coffee Shop.
- Rosie asking Lou to do the Salvation Army reading on behalf of Harold.
Lou and Harold are getting ready to go to the church service. Harold is still angry about the coffee shop, but trying to see the good in it.
Lou is trying to explain to Harold that he is going to do the reading for him, but Harold isn't listening to him, and continues to talk about what he is going to say during the reading.
The Coffee Shop
Dee tells Terri that she is sorry that she is leaving. They are saying that Darcy would be OK if he didn't have such a huge ego.
TERRI: The sad thing is Darcy would be an OK guy if he didn't have an ego the size of Ayer's Rock
DEE: Don't look now but the ego has landed.
DARCY: Hello ladies hope you weren't talking about me.
DEE: Forget Ayer's Rock, his ego is the size of the Southern Hemisphere.
Mal is telling Ben that he is sorry that he won't be sticking around to watch him grow up.
Libby asks him what is stopping him from moving back home. For one Catherine loves London, and also he feels that if he moves back, but he doesn't think that he will be welcome. Mal tells her that he left as a nobody, and that now he is on his way to being a somebody all people can do is criticise.
He thinks that Karl treated Libby differently as she was clever, and he feels that he has to prove himself to his father.
Libby has a go at Mal for closing down Harold, but Mal refuses to get into another argument. Lib wonder's if Mal has told Karl the real reason he is being so vicious is to prove himself.
Lou has still failed to mention to Harold that he is going to be doing the reading, Harold seems excited about doing it.
The Coffee Shop
Terri is asking Dee about her history with Darcy.
Darcy sends them coffees in an attempt to find out what they are talking about, but the girls tell him to get over himself and don't drink his coffee's
Libby is trying to get Mal to open up to Karl about the Cuppa Diem situation.
Mal is reluctant, but admits to Karl that he feels that he has never had any faith in him.
Karl thinks this is ridiculous, and tells him that he is very disappointed in him for fleecing Harold. Karl says that he has always supported him, but Mal says that may be the case, but he has never had any faith in him.
Libby tries to mediate the situation, but Mal and Karl just come to blows, and Karl tells him that he can either clean up his act or move out.
The service is in full swing, with the congregation singing a joyful rendition of Onwards Christian Soldiers. Lou seems to be really getting into it, possibly in an attempt to impress Rosie.
As the time comes for the reading, Rosie is about to introduce Lou, but as she sees Harold standing up, Lou shrugs and Rosie changes that to introducing Harold.
As Harold struggles with reading his passage Lou stands up to offer his assistance.
LOU: It took God seven days to make the world, it will take Harold a month to read this, unless I help him out.
Darcy needs Karl's help, he wants to know about his record, Karl is suspicious.
KARL: Is there something you should be telling me?
DARCY: Well there was that indecent exposure charge.
DARCY: Well I was eighteen I streaked at the cricket.
DARCY: And the bucks party, but they said it would wash off.
The phone is ringing, Mal is storming out with his bags, and with Darcy in his ear Karl asks him to leave.
Lou's reading goes down a storm, even if Harold looks a little disappointed not to have done the reading himself.
Afterwards Harold tells Lou that he fears Rosie will be disappointed in him. Lou says that is not the case, He also says that Harold should ask her out on a date, as his feelings for her is the worst kept secret in town.
When Rosie appears, she tells Lou he is a real star, Harold offers an apology, but Rosie says it's fine. Where Harold should take the opportunity to ask her out, he skulks off.
The Coffee Shop
Karl tells Harold that he has tried speaking to Mal, but to no avail, he couldn't make him see sense.
Karl tells Harold that whatever happens he will have his total support, and that Mal has moved out, as he had to give him an ultimatum. Karl is a bit disappointed as he was happy to have him home.
Lou's Place- In The Office
Darcy barges in on Lou to tell him that he made a small miscalculation on their share venture, and presents him with a cheque.
He also asks Lou if he knows how closely the tax department liaise with the police, to which Lou tells them that they don't normally, but if Darcy is doing something below the belt he should rectify it straight away.
Rosie comes into the office to thank Lou for his help with the reading, and asks him to come to the next church meeting with her, and then afterwards she would like to cook dinner for him.
Lou tells her that maybe she should be asking Harold to dinner, but Rosie tells her that actually she really wants to have dinner with him.
Lou is trying to palm Rosie off with Harold, but Rosie tells her that it is quite clear to her that they both feel the same way about each other, she is fond of Harold, but she feels differently to Lou. They share a certain chemistry, and she would like things to develop further.
She tells Lou that she will have a word with Harold in an attempt to spare his feelings, and eventually gets Lou to agree to the dinner date.
Mal is telling Libby that he regrets fighting with Karl. He doesn't think that he is necessarily in the wrong, but maybe they can resolve things.
He is interrupted by a phone call from his boss, and tells him that there isn't much support for the company in Erinsborough, and that they should maybe move to another area, it doesn't seem like the boss likes this idea, so Mal backs down.
When the phone call ends, Libby asks him if the maybe has turned into a No? Mal says that yes it has, and says he will find a hotel to stay in.
Dee has sold the chair back to Lou in exchange for a months free rent. Stu is impressed.
Darcy arrives and Dee and Terri have a little surprise for him. They laugh as they know that he was worried that she was conducting an investigation on him, but actually they were making a file on his love life.
Terri says its her way of saying goodbye, and tells him that her advice to him is to clean up his act. Her parting gift is one last kiss and leaves. He deserves to be happy just like everyone else.
The Coffee Shop
Mal is continuing with his quest to get Harold to buy into Cuppa Diem. He tells Harold to think about it, as the deal will be going ahead. Harold throws him out.
Rosie pops her head in the door to see how Harold is, he asks her if she would like to come home with him for dinner, he has a lovely casserole.
Rosie agrees and tells him that she thinks of them as the best of friends, but that is all she is able to offer. Harold is taken aback and looks upset, he tells Rosie to just go home, and he will stay at the coffee shop. Poor Harold he is just not getting a break at the moment.