- Annalise gets a poor review for her poems from a Jill Lette
- Brett has an article about bulimia published. Danni is worried that Debbie will be upset
- Mark and Annalise give in to physical temptation
- Rick is doing a skydive
Edge of aeroplane
RICK: I can't, I can't do this!
CASSANDRA: Yes. You. Can.
RICK: No, no, please, I can't do it!
CASSANDRA: So, what are you going to do? Go down and tell your friend you wimped out?
RICK: Yes, I can handle that(!)
CASSANDRA: I'm going to count to three, OK?
RICK: No! No!
CASSANDRA: Yes! You can do it, Rick!
CASSANDRA: One...Two...don't hide from your fears, Rick, reach out and grab them! Three!
She pushes them out of plane and they start freefalling (with small guide parachute)
Annalise and Mark are having a post-sex breakfast (ew) They are very cozy with each other. Annalise says that they can't base their whole relationship on sex. Mark suggests they find something they have in common...like good looks and fantastic minds(!) She suggests they each write a list.
ANNALISE: I bet you put sex first.
MARK: I bet you do too!
Cody is recording Cassandra and Rick coming in to land. She runs over to them.
RICK:(excitedly) I did it! I did it! It was great, it felt great!
CODY: Were you scared?
RICK: Scared? Are you kidding, I've never been so scared in my entire life!
CASSANDRA: Yeah, the first step's always a bit of a doozy.
RICK: I can't believe I actually did it. I did it!
CODY: What was it like, falling from that far?
RICK: Sensational! It's the best experience I've ever had, when are we going again?!
Cassandra and Cody laugh.
A man has come in to look for a car. He tells Lou he's from a theatre company and they need a van to go on tour. Lou says he'll look into it -he might know of a van, but it's elsewhere. They agree that Lou will bring it to the theatre.
Debbie is back from the rehabilitation centre for a visit. She tells them that she's settled in OK and some of the other kids are nice. One of them is good at hairdressing.
They are looking forward to Doug's house-opening. (This is the reason Debbie has been allowed home for the weekend)
Debbie says all the kids muck in with chores at the centre.
DEBBIE: It's not easy, though, Dad.
PHIL:(sympathetically) Keep trying, princess.
Mark and Annalise are looking at their lists. They have got a few things in common such as both hating watermelon and liking sleeping(!)
Rick and Cody are watching the video of the parachute jump.
RICK: I just can't get over it. That's me, I actually did it!
He says he's now saving up for his next jump!
Hannah heads off to bed. Debbie says she might not go to the house-opening as everyone will be there. They promise to look out for her.
PHIL: We don't mind, and nor will Brett, he really cares!
HANNAH: Yeah, he even wrote a thing in the Erinsborough News!
DEBBIE: What thing?
HANNAH: I saved it for you, I cut it out...I'll get it.
PHIL: Pretty good, I thought. Very eloquent, and very sensitive.
DEBBIE: About what?
Hannah brings the article back and Debbie looks at it.
DEBBIE: This is awful!
PHIL: What's wrong with it, it really makes the point.
DEBBIE: How could he do this to me?!
PHIL: Do what?!
DEBBIE: I trusted him and he goes blabbing to the world!
HANNAH: He doesn't even say your name.
DEBBIE: He doesn't have to! Everyone in Erinsborough, all the kids at school are going to know that it's me. I'm never going to forgive him for this, never!
Annalise wobbles up the street on a tandem that she's just bought. Mark is cleaning his van.
ANNALISE: You're looking at our new hobby!
Mark does not look convinced.
ANNALISE: Come on, we can go places together, we can get exercise, fresh air, we can go on picnics.
MARK: Yeah, it's a good idea I suppose. You're not just a pretty face after all, are you?
ANNALISE: No, just the usual genius.
She wants to go straight out, but Mark says he has to get the food ready for Doug's event. Annalise is disappointed.
Over a musical montage, the fayre is being set up. Pam tries to knock a sign for motorbike rides into the ground using ever-bigger sledgehammers(!)
The council member declares the house open.
Phil and Hannah try to persuade Debbie to come to the house-opening fayre. She is still upset about the article.
PHIL: If anything, the article will make people more understanding.
DEBBIE: Brett still had no right to publish my problems.
PHIL: You shouldn't let it get to you. You should go off and show your hair-thingies off. And let people know how good you're feeling.
Debbie takes this in.
HANNAH: Yeah! Look, I'll stay with you the whole time and you're going to have lots of fun!
DEBBIE: Well, how could I refuse an offer like that(!)
She hugs Hannah, fondly.
PHIL: Sounded more like an order!
HANNAH: So, you'll come?
DEBBIE: Yeah. But if I see Brett Stark, I'm going to skin him alive.
Phil holds up an apple he is peeling.
PHIL: Ah, but can you do it in one piece?!
Over another musical montage, people are doing Lucky Dip games, Cody is playing the guitar (badly) and Lou is hanging pictures. Kids are playing, Rick is having his fortune told.
Annalise turns up on the tandem and ends up knocking Pam's sign down. Pam just growls in frustration(!)
Brett is throwing sponges when Debbie comes up to him looking thunderous.
DEBBIE: Hello, Brett.
BRETT: Hey, Deb! How are you?
DEBBIE: How do you think I am?
DEBBIE: How would you be if I smeared your name all over Erinsborough.
BRETT: Er...I don't know what you're talking about.
DEBBIE: Why didn't you just have a headline, 'Debbie Martin Is A Psycho'?!
BRETT: The news article.
DEBBIE: Brett, do you think I'm some kind of crazy slave to the pictures in the newspaper or something?!
BRETT: I didn't mean it like that.
DEBBIE: Well, that's what you wrote! Right there in black and white so everyone else could read it!
BRETT: Well you're missing...I wasn't aiming...
DEBBIE: Brett! For your information, OK, I've got enough on my plate without you putting my name up in lights. I thought we were supposed to be friends!
BRETT: Yeah, we are, that's why I wrote it for you!
DEBBIE: Brett. Look, not anymore, OK. Just stay away from me.
DEBBIE: Look, I hate you!
The chap from the publisher comes over and points out the writer of the bad review (who is talking to Mark)
She immediately goes over to them.
ANNALISE: Jill Lette?
JILL LETTE: Yes?
ANNALISE: I'm Annalise Hartman.
Annalise is holding a pie which she pushes into her face.
Kia-Ora House (inside)
DEBBIE: Oh, go away.
BRETT: Look, I didn't mean to hurt you...I wrote that stuff *for* you, not about you, I was only trying to help.
DEBBIE: Brett, go away!
BRETT: I couldn't handle seeing you so down. And then when you have to go into that clinic, well, it hit me, you know, how serious this bulimia stuff is. And I just thought, the more people that knew about it...well, not about you personally...that, well, the more I could stop it from happening. Especially to people like you. Sorry.
Debbie takes this in.
DEBBIE: So am I. I guess I over-reacted.
BRETT: I should have told you about the article.
DEBBIE: It's just that it feels like everyone's laughing at me. You know, calling me a weirdo.
BRETT: No matter what, I'm going to back you, Deb.
DEBBIE: It's true. I'm sick, I've known it for ages, I just couldn't admit it.
BRETT: Well, you're facing up to your problems now, that takes guts.
DEBBIE: It isn't easy.
BRETT: I bet it's not. I'll do anything I can, you know that, Deb.
DEBBIE: Thanks, Brett.
BRETT: And no more journalism, I promise.
DEBBIE: I'd appreciate that!
He invites her to come for a ride on Pam's bike and they head off.
In the garden, Jill Lette (who is pregnant) is cleaning herself up. Mark explains that Annalise is strange around pregnant women because of Mark's friendship with Gaby.
Jill says that her pregnancy has been the best thing for her and her husband and it's brought them together in a common purpose. Mark looks thoughtful. Oh dear.
Elsewhere, Annalise is feeling remorse for attacking a pregnant woman with a pie. Elliot says Jill deserves everything he gets(!) She invites him for a ride on the tandem.
Lou has sold Helen's painting for a lot of money.
Hannah, Debbie and Brett are talking about Annalise's pie attack. Hannah and Brett are laughing. Debbie says the attack was out of order and strops off, much to Brett and Hannah's surprise.
Rick is making cocktails from Cassandra and her friends -his new one is called "The Skydiver"!
Hannah has got a kaleidoscope and shows it to Brett and Lou.
LOU: Hey, these colours are great, aren't they? Very psychodelic, reminds me of my youth(!)
When he puts down the kaleidoscope, a black mark has been left on his eye. They start joking with him and Phil eventually sends him off to the bathroom.
LOU:(from the bathroom) Argh, you little horror!
They all laugh.
All the remorse has gone from Annalise and she's now glad about the pie incident again(!)
Mark has had an idea about what they can do together.
MARK: What's the one thing that binds people together when they're in a relationship? Apart from that?!
ANNALISE: I don't know, glue?
MARK: Wrong, wrong, wrong. Come on, what's the most magical thing two people can do when they're in a relationship?
ANNALISE: Break it to me gently.
MARK: I want us to have a baby.
Annalise's face falls. I agree, terrible idea.