Edina is in a hurry to get the house ready for the minimalist tastes of her visiting friend Bettina and husband Max. As a result, Saffron temporarily moves into her University's Halls of Residence and Patsy is pretty much ignored. When Bettina and Max arrive, however, they are no longer minimalist trendsetters but extremely harried parents of a newborn boy. Patsy reaches her limit with Edina's plans and storms out. Edina tries to be patient with her houseguests, but they cause so much havoc in the house that she leaves for a breather. At Joe's Cafe, the estranged friends try to shamelessly one-up each other: Patsy hijacks a lunch with Zandra Rhodes and Britt Ekland, claiming that they all knew each other in their heyday, and Edina forces her client Lulu to have lunch with her. Both lunches bomb miserably. Back home, Saffron returns to find Edina plotting to get rid of Bettina and Max. As Saffron and Gran comfort Bettina later, Edina and Max have a quick fling which can be heard via the baby transmitter in the kitchen! Bettina and Max leave, and it turns out that that was the intended result of Edina's fling. She and Patsy make up after the fact.