Brad is placing substantial bets on horses over the phone.
Phoebe tells Wayne that Stephen has booked himself into the rehabilitation centre. Wayne is confused - doesn't he want to come home? Phoebe says that Stephen has told her that he doesn't love her anymore. She says that since the accident, Stephen's entire personality has turned around. She thought the blood clot explained everything, but something else has made him stop loving her. Wayne thinks there must be some other explanation but Phoebe says she just doesn't recognise him anymore.
Lou has taken Rick out to practise his driving. Rick believes he's brilliant but Lou thinks his nerves have had enough for one day! He admits Rick's got a fairly good grasp of the basics but he needs a lot more practise. Rick asks when they'll go next and is gutted to hear that Lou has to work at the car yard to cover holidays for his staff. As a compromise, Lou offers him use of the car - but he has to have a qualified driver with him at all times. Rick is stoked.
Lassiter's Manager's Office
There is a graph on the wall, charting Phil and Gaby's sales progress - Phil is slightly ahead. Gaby reckons that she has Phil rattled - why else would he be piling extra work on her, leaving her without time to drum up her own business? Phil tells her that she's talking nonsense - he's only given her the work that is part of her job! She agrees that might be true but she doesn't think it's fair. Phil isn't very sympathetic!
Phil makes Gaby answer the phone and she puts through a client of his - the little old lady he's been sucking up to all week. Phil grabs for the phone and oozes smarm to his client. Gaby doesn't look at all impressed. Phil manages to get the client's business.
GABY: You are SUCH a crawler!
Phil laughs and chalks it up on the graph. Annalise enters Phil's office and asks about the PR job that Jack ordered him to give to Annalise. Now Gaby laughs at Phil! She leaves him to it. Phil tells Annalise that he's found something, but it hasn't been easy.
ANNALISE: Now, about the money, I'll need at least $750 a week, plus a clothes allowance. It's importa-
Phil tells her to hold on! He offers her a part time position at $150 a week - and certainly no clothes allowance! Annalise protests but Phil tells her that he is the manager and that is his final offer - she can take it or leave it.
Coffee Shop - Outside
Jack is reading through some reports. Gaby approaches him and says she has some ideas to run by him over the occupancy rates at Lassiter's. She explains that they're fine midweek with business people and they need to make their weekend packages more attractive. Jack asks her to put the details down on paper so he can look at them - but Gaby tells him she already has. Jack is impressed and suggests that they go back to the office. Gaby isn't keen and Jack realises that she doesn't want Phil taking any of the credit for her work. Gaby insists that she wouldn't put it quite like that!
Rick comes over the bridge and walks past the pair just as Jack suggests that they go back to his hotel room for "all of the privacy that they need". Gaby thinks it sounds perfect. Rick's obviously heard what has been suggested.
Lauren is gazing at some earrings that Brad has bought for her with his winnings. Rick walks in and takes a look - he reckons Brad must have robbed a bank to be able to afford them. Rick asks Brad if he'd be able to give him some driving lessons. Brad agrees - but isn't free when Rick wants him to be.
Annalise storms in - she's pretty annoyed. She reckons that Gaby's to blame for her not getting the PR job - she laughed at the idea of it in the first place. Brad thinks it's rubbish; why would Gaby do that? Annalise insists it's because Gaby hates her guts. Brad doesn't agree.
ANNALISE: She's so competitive. She hates everything about me!
RICK: I don't know about that. She seems to like your boyfriend.
Rick reveals that Gaby and Jack have just gone up to Jack's hotel suite. Annalise is not a happy woman!
Wayne arrives home - he's in a rush because he wants to get to the hospital to see Stephen. Helen seems really lonely and suggests that she put something special in for tea. Wayne tells her not to bother on his account. They discuss Phoebe and Wayne warns Helen that Hope will probably be returning to Phoebe soon. Helen thinks she'll really miss Hope. Wayne infers that there are problems between Stephen and Phoebe but then realises he shouldn't be discussing it. He tells Helen that she shouldn't worry as it isn't her problem.
Annalise bangs on Jack's door and demands that he come out. Jack appears - fully suited and very calm!
ANNALISE: Where is she? What is that tart doing in your room?
JACK: What tart?!
ANNALISE: Gaby, of course - who else?
Jack tells her to come inside the room so she doesn't disturb the other guests. She walks in and sees Gaby, fully clothed, sitting at a table with a pile full of papers.
ANNALISE: You're working!
GABY: Of course we are - what did you expect?
Rick is at the door - he wants a favour. Helen reckons it's nice to see Rick and keeps quizzing him about his parents. She tells him not to forget them and starts going off on one about people dying and not knowing how long we have on the planet. Rick looks quite put off! He suggests going for some driving lessons but Helen says she doesn't think her nerves can stand it! Helen is keen for Rick to stay and offers him something to eat, but he runs off.
Stephen is annoyed that Phoebe has been blabbing to everyone. Wayne says she hasn't - he's the only person she's told. Stephen remarks that he is one person too many! Stephen is really tetchy and thinks that Wayne should keep out of it. Stephen says it's a lost cause and nobody can help them. He says he came so close to death that it put his life into perspective. He took on too much with Phoebe and he doesn't want to be married to her anymore.
WAYNE: She deserves better than this.
STEPHEN: Fine! Now she can have better!
Wayne is furious at how Stephen is being.
Brad is studying the horses. Lou arrives to see Doug but he's being forced to watch a musical with Pam! Lou feels quite sorry for him. He spies Lauren's earrings and comments on them. Brad tells him that he got them with his winnings. Lou wonders if he has any hot tips and Lauren is quite put out that he's asking Brad - she's the one who works in the business! Lauren gives Lou a tip from one of the trainers, but Brad dismisses it - he reckons it hasn't got a chance. The pair start to discuss horses and Lauren looks bored out of her mind.
Lassiter's Manager's Office
Jack is telling Phil about Annalise disturbing him and Gaby. Phil finds it highly amusing and Jack tells him that it's not that funny - Gaby is a classy lady. Phil wonders if that means he's... Jack tells him that Annalise is quite enough as it is! He mentions the PR job and Phil tells him that he couldn't justify anything more than a part time position. Jack tells him to relax - he's the boss...for the time being!
Rick runs in, looking for Phil and Jack comments on his imagination. Rick apologises - but Jack says it's fine, it gave him a laugh. Phil asks what he can do for Rick, but Rick decides to run off instead!
JACK: Strange kid.
Annalise is telling Lauren about the situation - she feels like such an idiot and reckons Jack will be pretty annoyed. Annalise still thinks that Gaby is really sly! Lauren says she's ambitious but she wants to get ahead in the right way. Brad comes in and says that he's backed Lauren's tip. Lauren is pleased that he's listening to real form and not using his crazy system.
Wayne and Phoebe are discussing Stephen. Phoebe says that Stephen's accident has made her realise how much she really cares for him, whereas it's made Stephen realise that he doesn't love her at all. She says that what she and Stephen has got is really special and she's going to fight to keep it.
Lassiter's Manager's Office
Gaby and Jack are talking at one desk; Phil is on the phone at his desk. He puts it down and is pleased - he's got another client.
JACK: Another conference?
PHIL: I got a lead from a mate of mine at the gym. I followed it up and bingo!
Phil draws on the chart.
PHIL: Up she goes!
JACK: Smart move.
Jack comments that clubs often bring a lot of business. He says that it doesn't pay to be bashful about calling in favours. Phil agrees with him.
PHIL: Why, thank you, Gaby. That's very sporting of you!
GABY: Yes. It is. Particularly as I don't belong to any old boy's network. I have to get my business on my own merits.
PHIL: Oh come on!
GABY: It's true!
PHIL: I've seen you put those feminine wiles of yours to good use! I've never seen you complaining about the inequality of the sexes then!
Jack agrees and says that these things balance each other out. Gaby looks put out and Phil is gloating. Gaby warns him not to get too smug as she has some tricks to try out. Phil reckons that she's bluffing but Gaby warns him that she doesn't care what it takes to beat him - she will!
Rick is on some rocks, looking out to sea. (As you do!) Suddenly, a body drops off a cliff next to him. Rick rushes over to pull the body out and a guy appears, telling him not to worry. He reveals that it's a stunt dummy. He's making a movie next week so he's dropping lots of dummies off the cliff. Rick asks if he can buy the dummy off him, and as it is badly broken the bloke agrees. He tells Rick the dummy is called Roy. Rick reckons that Roy is just what he's been looking for!
Helen is painting a truly hideous portrait of Hannah and necking a glass of wine. The phone goes but it's for Annalise. Helen says that she's in the shower, but as she puts the phone down, Annalsie appears in her dressing gown. Helen says that it was Jack and he's had to cancel their plans for the evening. Annalise was worried that he was upset over the debacle earlier, but Helen says that Jack has business on. Helen seems pleased that Annalise will be staying in, but Annalise is going out! She reckons that if Jack wants to work, that's up to him but it's ladies night at the Geiger Counter! Helen tops her glass of wine up!
Lou is showing a customer around the yard. Rick runs up and puts Roy into a car. He runs over to Lou and asks if he can take a car for a ride. Lou looks over at the car and asks if Roy is a licensed driver! As he seems to be taking a closer look, Rick reminds him of his customer. Lou is distracted and says that it's fine for Rick to go.
Brad and Lauren are watching the horses. Gaby is dressed up to go out and Lauren compliments her, but Brad is obsessed with the horses. She thanks Brad for the earrings that he's bought for her. Brad says to say hi to Wayne but Gaby reveals that she's not seeing him - she's off on business. She leaves and Brad is yelling at the tv. The horse loses. Brad is annoyed that Lauren's hot tip failed.
Phoebe has taken Hope to see Stephen but he doesn't think that hospital is the proper place for Hope. Phoebe is trying to keep their marriage together but Stephen is horrible to her - he thinks he was just an emotional crutch for her to get through her problems and now he needs to focus on himself. Phoebe wants to be there for him but Stephen just shouts at her to leave him alone. A nurse comes in and suggests that Phoebe leave. Stephen tells her to get out and not to come back again.
Gaby approaches Jack's hotel room. She takes a deep breath and then knocks at the door. Jack invites her in and suggests that if they get tired of talking shop, they can find another way to amuse themselves. Gaby goes into his room!