- Joe says he thinks he has seen it all but Lyn doesn't know what to do.
- Valda tells Rosie that Harold and her have formed a bond; Rosie says she is not his type.
Karl is there and meets Valda, she says the boys are out and offers to help. He says it is a fundraising matter; she gives Karl Stella so she can see her face as she cannot put her down and can Karl look at her as a doctor is close to being a vet. Karl says maybe she is taking time to settle and how is she coping. Valda says moving out of his place was the best thing she has ever done as she is having a ball with Lou and Harold, she likes Harold and if you can happily spend an evening with a man baking cakes and signing Gilbert and Sullivan who needs that other stuff. Karl agrees, she says Harold is a good talker and leaves.
Penny drops some food as Dee comes in, Joe tells Penny it is the best cup of coffee that he has had there. Joe asks if Dee is coming home or going to work, she is going to work till 2 AM and Joe leaves.
Dee wants a herbal tea and orders peppermint, she says it must be good to know that there is a doctors surgery so close by as kitchens can be dangerous, Penny says she has avoided injury so far unlike a certain doctor they both know and asks if Dee wants some food. Dee wants a bran muffin.
Karl meets Harold and says he just met Valda and I suppose desperate times call for desperate measures, Harold is not with him. Karl says keeping Valda at bay, but Harold explains it was Rosies work, and it is amazing how a few well chosen words from the right person can make. Karl asks is he worried about Valda spreading the word is if the Rock Hudson type, which Harold says it is quite a compliment. Karl says it is good they live in enlightened times, which confuses Harold so Karl explains Valda doesn't see Harold as a ladies' man and that Harold "bats for the other team", "a friend of Dorothy's" Harold is shocked that she could think that of him but there is nothing wrong with that. Karl says it seems Rosie has some straightening out to do and he will see him round.
Steph is pushing Ben and meets Rosie, Rosie asks how Ben is after the tests, Steph says all clear now. They are both relieved, Rosie wants to ask Steph how she is travelling and now it is over it is a relief and the whole thing with Marc never felt right anyway. Rosie says it is good to get on with things and she is always at the other end of the phone if Steph needs to talk.
Penny is there to see Darcy as she wants to make an appointment; she keeps getting hot flushes and feels breathless.
Harold thought Rosie gave her the wrong impression on purpose, she says she didn't but it does make a good alibi. Harold thinks she said something that gave her the wrong idea, but Rosie says there was no right woman ... and Valda being Valda jumped to conclusions and not to fret as she will sort it out.
Valda comes in so Harold stands up and takes her order and leaves.
Rosie says she thinks they have their wires crossed, when she says Harold isn't looking for a relationship with a woman she didn't mean he doesn't like women he does. Valda knows that they get on well. Valda does not believe her and thinks Rosie is as well. Rosie says Harold is not the man she thinks he is but Valda doesn't want to talk about it as she thinks Rosie is predigest and would offend Harold.
Joe is on the phone he knows Ducksy has a problem but doesn't know why he cannot fix it.
Lyn arrives for lunch, but he has to go to another job as the truck driver won't unload until he gets paid and offers to make some calls. She says it is ok and it will keep.
Rosie tells Summer she cannot have lollies straight after going to the dentist, Summer says Rosie promised a treat so Rosie agrees to an ice cream after lunch before going back to school.
They meet Dee and help her take her stuff to the surgery; Rosie says she can count her as a regular customer. Rosie asks if Dee knows if Steph has any problems, Dee explains she is hard to get close to since the Marc disaster, she thought her new beginnings party would help but it was a catastrophe. Rosie asks if she has made time, Dee has which Rosie is sure she has, Dee says she has changed she was the bike riding free spirit before. Rosie says she needs reminding of who she once was.
Karl says Lyn's annual mammogram has come back clear, she is relieved and all things considered she is feeling good. She thanks Karl and Susan for last night as it was so good to sit around the table and talk, now they feel they can face the problem together even if they don't know how yet. Karl says there is no easy start and they have good instincts. Lyn says it is hard with kids and work, Karl says the eternal juggling and not to leave it so long until they have dinner again.
Harold explains he was not offended just surprised she could get it wrong, Rosie says once Valda gets an idea into her head it is hard to get it out again and she has tried really hard.
Summer asks Steph what she does with her wedding dress now, does she keep it or take it back. Steph says she is not sure but if she is getting rid of it Summer will be the first to know. Summer asks why she didn't get married what went wrong, Steph is not sure and it is a long story. Summer thinks Marc did not want to marry Steph as he did not love her, and is she ok. Steph says it is nice to hear it loud and clear, Summer is glad as she thought Steph was going to cry. Steph likes a girl who calls it like she sees it.
Dees table fits, Karl asks how the course is going, Dee says really well she did most of the anatomy and biology is nursing so she will be finished in a few weeks. Karl says when she is qualified she will start and believes it will be good for the surgery, Dee offers Karl a free sample which he agrees to.
Karl is lying down being massaged by Dee; she is talking about a house on the beach. There is a crash and Dee finds Karl has fallen asleep so goes to investigate and meets Darcy who asks what she is doing there. He says he did not know it was definite. Penny come out but has to go. Darcy tells Dee it is none of her or Karls business as nothing is going on. Dee says Penny is a patient he could get struck off if she makes a complaint but Darcy will not listen, she says he doesn't have a clean record so he cannot afford a scandal. He says it is clean and is sure it doesn't look that way to a jealous and possessive ex-girlfriend.
Dee is upset and goes back to massage Karl, who wakes up to say she is good.
Steph tells Rosie she is not in the mood for counselling, Rosie says she will only council after she had trashed Steph. Steph says she is happy to play but not talk. Rosie says to rack them up.
Valda asks "lamb chops" to say hello to Harold, and asks Harold if he has any plans as they are going out as she realised they are playing "Breakfast at Tiffany's" at the garden cinema, she booked them tickets. Harold asks why she is sure he wants to see that movie, he says she thinks he would want to see that movie. She says you're not one of these the book was better, he says it was better and she may of got the wrong impression from Rosie that he is something he is not. He knows there is nothing wrong but has been married twice and an active member of the salvation army and if Madge was alive today. Valda says he wouldn't be the first; the death of a loved one often takes us on a journey of self discovery. She says I know this is new to him and a big adjustment; she had a second cousin who spent years denying it making himself miserable and one day he sat everyone down and said it out loud. Harold says he did not need to say anything. She says the big fear is everyone is going to reject you but he will be pleasantly surprised as they don't live in the 50s anymore. Harold then kisses Valda on the lips before saying oh god he is sorry. She says it is alright and hugs him tightly.