Finally able to remove Sheila’s engagement ring, Kate is shocked to hear that Kyle’s contemplating proposing to Georgia. Burying her true feelings, she encourages Kyle to go for it. But when he hears a throw away comment from Georgia about where they’re at in their relationship, he begins to question whether proposing is the right thing to do.
Meanwhile the parking ticket machine has been installed and business starts to drop off in both Harold’s and Charlie’s. At a loss as to what to do, and stressed and tired, Lauren blows off Brad, feeling awkward around him. Sheila witnesses this and manages to draw out the source of Lauren’s tiredness: her dreams about Brad. Sheila reassures Lauren they mean nothing and encourages her to put their heads together to solve the problem of the paid parking. Inspired, Sheila comes up with the idea of parking meter maids and coerces Amber into taking the job, unbeknownst to Lauren and to the horror of Josh.
And continuing her manipulation of Bailey, Gem informs him about a spot on the China trip (as Josie has pulled out) that Paul Robinson will pay for as part of his educational scholarship. Gem encourages him to apply, promising him that she will do everything she can to ensure he wins the scholarship. Bailey is further smitten.