Robbie worried he will be fired when pub owner Terra O'Neil's visits, despite his great business-boosting innovations like a baby salad and Friday live band. Instead he gets a proposition to take over as managing partner for 25% of the profit. Tina sees Syd behind his back about her 'pregnancy' symptoms, and tells him they're not ready for a baby; they both reconsider. Jim is finally back in the veterinary surgery, albeit it shadowed by his temp, and finds a way round a dog's minor owner's father's religious objections against medical 'meddling'. Syd's clinic is under suspicious scrutiny from Dr. Minkus and she risks being sued for alleged malpractice, yet refuses a settlement on principle. Phil and Joanie try to intercede for the needy with bureaucracy, notably sacked father Mike O'Brien's preteen son Ethan who needs special help to stay in his school where he's captain of the hockey team.