- Gaby agrees to move in with Kris
- Macca talks Ms Teschendorff into holding the ball, and he's going as her partner.
- Gaby tackles Kris about the huge bill for the photography.
Debbie is excitedly telling Macca and Ms Teschendorff about the history of debutante balls. The council have approved the use of the Town Hall.
(Macca is sitting opposite Debbie in a really inappropriate way, with his legs spread.)
Debbie really wants to have dance lessons so they all know how to dance. Ms Teschendorff suggests that she and Macca have dinner tonight to talk the lessons over.
Kris insists that he's not trying to rip her off.
KRIS: It's not personal.
GABY: Lassiter's is *my* responsibility so I hope you understand when I tell you I *do* take it personally, very!
KRIS: It's purely financial, look, no individual is losing! Look, if I thought it was coming out of your own pocket...
GABY: You're rationalising, not explaining.
KRIS: Lassiter's is still making good money out of this. And so are all the others for that matter. And if I make a decent profit out of it along the way, what is the problem?
GABY: I feel cheated! That's the problem, you took advantage of me!
KRIS: No, not you!
GABY: Yes, *me*. I'm the manager of Lassiter's.
KRIS: You don't understand. It's my ex- wife. She's a big earner and well, I felt like I need to make the same kind of money she does.
Gaby is stunned.
GABY: You're saying that you're using me to compete with *her*?! That's pathetic!
KRIS: No, it's not like that, it's...I felt like I needed the bank balance for my self- respect.
GABY: Kris, your personal life and your financial life are not separate! Now, you can't blame your green on your wife, and you can't ignore my career just because it suits you!
Debbie thinks Ms Teschendorff fancies Macca.
DEBBIE: I think she's making a fool of herself.
CODY: Somebody is.
DEBBIE: Excuse me?
CODY: I just think you're going to get hurt, that's all.
DEBBIE: No, he likes me, I can tell. The problem is this uniform, it makes me look like a kid.
CODY: No, the problem is, you *are* a kid, in his eyes anyway.
Debbie is determined to go shopping and buy a few new outfits, so she can look more adult.
Through the medium of musical montage, Debbie is trying on a few things and Cody is helping.
Gaby and Cheryl are commiserating with each other. Gaby's not sure what to do about Kris - he is good value, generally. Cheryl advises her to pay a quarter of his bill and then fire him - today.
Debbie is still trying things on, saying everything makes her look like "a blimp". Cody says she's only a size 8, so hardly a blimp!
KRIS: This whole thing is becoming ludicrous.
GABY: Why, because we'll only pay a quarter of your bill?
KRIS: I don't care about the bill! Don't pay it at all.
GABY: It's OK, we're not looking for any favours(!)
KRIS: All I care about is how this affects you and me!
GABY: Well, it's made me decide to terminate your contract with Lassiter's, how it affects you is your business.
KRIS: Gaby, stop it, be serious.
GABY: You don't think I'm serious about your contract?
KRIS: I don't care about the contract! I just want to talk about how this affects *us*.
GABY: Kris, there *is* no "us". Now, there might have been, but there isn't. And there won't be.
Kris looks devastated.
Debbie is still going on about being fat. She decides to go to the bathroom.
Pam tells Gaby that she had no choice but to fire Kris and end their relationship. She agrees, but is upset about it.
GABY: I'm going to ruin my kid's life and end up alone!
PAM: You are going to make a wonderful mother! And as long as I draw breath, or your father, or your brothers and sister, you and this baby are never, ever going to be alone.
GABY: Thanks, Mum.
No.26 (Debbie's room)
Debbie is showing Cody what she bought.
DEBBIE: I can't wait for Andrew to see me in it, it'll blow him away.
CODY: I know what you're on about.
CODY: Macca. He's the reason you chose local government for the mass communications project, isn't he?
DEBBIE: Oh, yeah, and you didn't just take media so you can meet the celebrities? That was very obviously, Cody.
CODY: I know you've got the hots for Macca, right? But what's he ever done or said that make you think he feels the same way?
DEBBIE: Heaps of things.
CODY: No, Debbie, examples.
DEBBIE: Oh, OK. Well...what about the meeting today? He was the only one who listened to what I had to say.
CODY: So, he's polite! So?!
DEBBIE: Well, what about all the smiles and that wink, that's more than polite, Cody.
CODY: I just think...that's you're having yourself on.
DEBBIE: Well, you'll see.
Hannah is making food for herself and chatting to Helen. She drops butter on her costume and Helen helps her clean it off. Helen tells her to relax and show her the routine.
When Hannah has gone off to get her stuff, Helen looks dizzy again.
No.26 (Debbie's room)
Debbie insists that she is interested in local government(!) Hannah comes in to get her stuff, Debbie starts going on at her about the "poltergeist" again.
CODY: You are so rough on her.
DEBBIE: So? That's what kid sisters are for.
CODY: No, she really believes in all that stuff.
DEBBIE: I reckon she invented it just to cover up for all the stuff she's been breaking lately, I mean, poltergeist? Give me a break!
CODY: There is evidence it could exist.
DEBBIE: Oh, yeah, I've seen the movie.
CODY: Well, I think it's really interesting. In fact, I might swap media to psychic communications. What do you think?
DEBBIE: Give my regards to Freddie Kruger(!)
CODY: And if I do that...you could swap with me.
DEBBIE: Don't do me any favours, alright? There are aspects of local government I find absolutely fascinating.
CODY: Yes, like certain recreational officers(!)
DEBBIE: You got it.
CODY: Thought I did.
Hannah is showing Helen her routine. Helen is having trouble concentrating and tells Hannah her eyes are a bit weird.
Gaby and Kris are having a drink.
GABY: This afternoon wasn't easy for me, you know.
KRIS: I know. And maybe I do deserve to be canned form Lassiter's. It is your prerogative. I do love you, you know.
GABY: You need to sort out how you feel about your ex- wife. You'll never make a go of your new relationship until you've sorted out the old one.
KRIS: Honestly, I have no feelings for her. My kids, sure, I miss them so much it hurts.
GABY: I'm glad you do. But maybe your need for them is makes you think you want my baby and me.
KRIS: No, no! Look, it's not like that, really. I know that I have made a lousy decision, but it was business. It has nothing to do with my feelings for you.
GABY: I'm not talking about business either! We have dealt with that.
GABY: So, I've been forced to have a really good think about my feelings for you.
KRIS: Gaby...I know I've screwed up badly here, but I can make it better between us, really I can.
GABY: You're *still* missing the point, Kris. If I let myself get involved in a serious relationship with you, I'd have been cheating you and deceiving myself. Thank heavens I didn't make that mistake!
Hannah is still excitedly talking to Helen about her routine and wonders if she can have ballet lessons. Helen is still feeling unwell.
Helen is telling Pam that she's in pain with her eyes. Pam thinks the medication might need changing, although this is the second lot of medication Helen has tried. Pam advises her to avoid stress.
Cody asks Hannah about the poltergeist. She's reluctant at first as she thinks Cody will laugh at her. Cody says poltergeist happen to lots of young girls - why not Hannah?
Debbie comes out dressed in a very flashy dress. She's going out to meet Andrew. Hannah laughs at her and says Debbie looks like Annalise!
Gaby tells Pam that she's properly split up with Kris. She's a bit upset and worried. Pam agrees to come back on the team as birthing partner(!)
Gaby tells Pam that she's had another scan and the placenta is OK - it's just a bit low now. She hopes she can get in to the new birthing centre.
PAM: This is going to be the best and easiest birth on record.
Do I detect famous last words?
Cody comes in and is pleased to hear that the family are back on as birthing partners.
Debbie arrives and Macca nearly chokes at her dress and makeup. Debbie tries to order a drink, but Ms Teschendorff tells Debbie that she's underage.
DEBBIE: You just want me to leave so you can have him to yourself! I think that's disgusting at your age!
Cheryl asks Debbie to leave.
CHERYL: Come back when you're eighteen!
Debbie leaves the pub, embarrassed.