Dennis holds a terrified Meg at knifepoint, her police guards dead outside. She keeps calm, impersonates his mother, and talks her way out of trouble. The police burst in and arrest Dennis. The deprogramming gets underway at Driscoll with the deprogrammer, Colin Burton, shouting at Sharon, while she wibbles in a corner. Alpha Centauri calls Helen, who threatens to expose him as a shyster. Wally takes Ann out to dinner to stop her visiting Driscoll. After much screaming, Mrs Collins calls the cops. An upset Helen bursts into the attic to stop proceedings, and Sharon responds by sinking a knife into Colin Burton. The women send Pixie on various wild goose chases to find out the identity of her secret admirer (Wally, Dr Weissman, a delivery driver). They eventually tell her the truth and she thinks it's a hoot. Bea proposes that Petra, a qualified teacher, hold lessons for the girls.