Cody ranting at Jo for setting up a surprise meal for her with Stonie.
Cheryl asking Janine to let her help her.
Sam grunting at Annalise as he tries to stuff his face with pizza as an initiation to join The Lemmings!
Annalise is laughing at Sam about grunting like a pig, pointing out that poor Colin was most upset! Sam insists that it's all finished with; he passed his initiation and is now a full member of The Lemmings. Jo comes in, looking downcast, and Annalise asks in concern what's wrong. Jo sobs that the meal for Cody was a complete disaster. She explains about trying to set her and Stonie up and about how Cody went berserk. Sam reminds Jo curtly that Cody told her to butt out; if she wants to be friends with Cody, why doesn't she try listening to her for a change? Jo runs off to her room, in tears.
The next morning, Cheryl is telling Janine that in a family they have to be honest and share things and support each other, otherwise there's no point in belonging. Janine hesitates and then says they'll talk about it some other time. Cheryl sighs that Brett's right: she's as stubborn as a mule. She hands Louise to her daughter and heads off to work. The ‘phone suddenly starts ringing and Janine stares at it. She waits several seconds before placing her hand on the handset... but she takes it off again and just stares at the ‘phone as it keeps ringing.
Jo, Annalise and Detective Illich are sitting in the lounge room of No. 24 with Roger Reynolds as he looks a report entitled ‘Robot Revolution'. He comments that it's very good; they obviously know their business. He adds that it's one of the best market surveys he's seen – so they should go for it. He tells Jo and Annalise to start selling the advertising space and he'll start getting the magazine into production. With that, he heads out, saying he'll be in touch. When he's gone, Annalise sighs that she's glad that's over. Detective Illich, however, tells her that they've still got to grab him. Annalise asks what's next. Illich tells her that he gives them a cheque from a bogus company, buying advertising space; they give it to Reynolds and when he banks it, they grab him. Jo comments warily that she doesn't like this – not one little bit...
Mark is being wheeled out of a cab in a wheelchair. Ren and Luke are with him and Mark comments that it's good to be home in Ramsay Street. Luke smiles that it's all coming back to him. Mark, however, remarks that there are still some big gaps. He then spots Susan and Libby outside No. 28 and calls over to them. Susan calls back hesitantly to welcome him home. Libby just stares at him. Mark asks Ren if Libby was one of the kids she said he hassled. Ren tells him that it's all forgotten about, but Mark murmurs:
MARK: I don't think so...
Brett is sitting on the steps outside the school, about to eat his lunch, when Susan comes down the steps and sits next to him. She tells him that she thought she ought to tell him that she just had a ‘phone call from World Vision: they apologised for taking so long to reach their decision, but the standard of finalists this year was particularly high, etc. etc. etc. Brett remarks that Samantha probably won it. Susan replies that she asked about her: she made the short shortlist. She goes on:
SUSAN: No, they said the person that won was quite exceptional: you know – mature... well- read... sensitive... articulate... comfortable in any situation...
Brett comments that it was probably that guy from South Australia; he has a terrifying IQ and was smooth as. Susan says:
SUSAN: It wasn't him. They said the person that won was called... Brett Stark...?
Brett's mouth drops open in astonishment! Susan bursts out laughing and apologises for teasing him! She beams that he won: he's going to Africa!
Libby is sitting at a table with Jo, who is telling her about the police wanting her to trap this Reynolds character. Jo, however, adds that she wants it over and done with as quickly as possible, so she's worked out a plan: she takes $1,000 cash from the AnnaJo account and hands it to Reynolds; she tells him it's advertising money, he pockets it and they've got him. She tells Libby that she has to take a photo of him accepting it. Libby asks if that isn't entrapment. Jo, however, insists that it'll be all right – and Libby will have an exclusive photo for the paper; she's going to be famous! Libby smiles that she'll do it! She and Jo get up to leave. At that minute, Brett comes in and tells Libby excitedly that he won the World Vision trip to Africa! Libby congratulates him but says she can't talk now. She heads out, leaving Brett looking deflated.
Cheryl is pouring a beer when Lou comes in. She asks him how his show went, but Lou looks mock- aghast that she didn't listen! Cheryl then tells him that she tried to open Janine up on the Ross thing, but she as good as told her to mind her own business and that she'd never bothered before, so why start now? Lou remarks that that's a bit rough, isn't it? Cheryl tells him that Janine never seemed to need the attention; she was the self- sufficient J. Lou tells Cheryl that she's done the best thing she can by her kids. Cheryl sighs that she wishes Janine wouldn't keep bottling things up as if everything's OK. Lou says he's read a lot about blokes like Ross; what he did is incomprehensible. Cheryl murmurs that she's scared for her girl.
Mark is looking round the lounge room and he comments to Ren that he doesn't remember it like this. Ren explains that it's been redecorated. Mark comments that they have a lot of new ornaments. Ren tells her that they're their new flatmate's: Colin Taylor's. Mark exclaims that he doesn't even *like* Colin very much. Ren smiles at Mark that *he* asked him to move in! Mark groans and asks how many *more* idiotic things he's done. He adds that it's clear he's offended the whole of Ramsay Street. Ren insists that they're friends; they're not going to *stay* offended. Mark murmurs that he's not sure he wants total recall.
Luke is lying on the couch while Helen works on a painting. Jen emerges from the kitchen and asks her where she got the inspiration for her portrait in the end. Helen replies that it was from Lou, definitely. Jen asks if she'd be right in thinking that it's not going to be naturalistic. Helen smiles at Jen that she can dig as much as she likes, but she's not going to give anything away until it's finished! Philip comes in with a pile of mail. He hands letters to Helen, Jen and Luke, who stirs from dozing on the couch. Philip asks him for a word in the kitchen. They head through there, where Philip says he doesn't want to seem inhospitable, but he was wondering how much longer Luke was thinking of staying. Luke apologises and says he knows he said he'd find somewhere else, but when he hasn't been working for Sam, he's been at the hospital. Philip indicates the letter and comments that Luke is obviously using No. 26 as his permanent address... Luke nods that Mark's home now, so he'll get onto it right away. Philip accepts this and heads back through to the lounge room. When he's gone. Luke opens the letter, reads it and then exclaims with a smile:
LUKE: You little ripper!
No. 24/Outside No. 24
Jo opens the front door to Roger Reynolds, who looks around and asks her if she's all alone. Jo tells him that Annalise and Richard are working on another contract.
Outside, Libby creeps along the balcony around the side of the house, holding her camera.
Jo tells Roger that she has some money for him: the first down- payment for some advertising space.
Libby peers through the lounge room window, slightly to one side so that she's out of sight.
Jo picks up a stuffed envelope, but Reynolds comments in surprise on it being cash. Jo tells him that they thought it would be simpler to cut out the bank.
Libby lines up her shot – but suddenly knocks over a large ornamental flower pot that she's leaning her knee on. It falls and makes a crashing noise.
Inside, Roger Reynolds goes and looks out the window and sees Libby running away. He then turns to Jo and asks her angrily what she thinks she's playing it. He grabs the money and runs out.
Philip finds Susan sitting alone in the bar and asks if he can join her. He sits down and comments that he understands Libby's going to the Newspaper Awards night. Susan nods that she's going with Brett. Philip asks Susan if she'd like to come with him, as Jen's busy. Susan smiles that she'd love to; she loves those black- tie events!
Across the bar, Sam is sitting with Cody, smiling that he heard about her fiasco with Joanna! Cody grins back that she heard about him and the Lemmings! She asks if she can join! Sam tells her that it's blokes only. Cody laughs that she's a good mind to take them to court!
Jo is telling Detective Illich meekly that she's sorry. Illich snaps at her that she's ruined two years of undercover work in one afternoon. Jo insists that she was only trying to speed things up. Illich retorts that he ought to charge both her and Annalise for hampering the police in their investigations; he could quite happily see the Hartman sisters hung, drawn and quartered. He storms out. Annalise turns to Jo and asks her angrily how she could be so stupid; she's as good as wiped AnnaJo out, as they have no operating capital now. Jo stands there glum- faced.
Driveway of No. 22
Lou pulls up in his car, with Cheryl and Brett laughing and joking. He has a bottle of bubbly. The three of climb out of the car – and suddenly notice a mess outside the front door, with plants ripped out and broken pottery lying around.
Everyone dashes inside, where Janine is sitting on the floor in the kitchen, crying and hugging Louise tightly. She sobs that Ross was drunk; he tried to kick the door down. Cheryl soothes that it's all right. Janine cries that Ross was kicking and banging and wouldn't stop until she said she'd call the police; she couldn't move. Cheryl hugs her and tells her that he's never going to hurt her again. Janine cries:
JANINE: How are you going to stop him?
CHERYL (grimly): Oh, I'll find a way, don't you worry. I'll find a way.
Luke and Ren walk into a restaurant and Ren asks Luke if he can afford it. Luke, however, tells her that he loves her, so she shouldn't worry about the expense; just enjoy it. He adds that she does like Japanese food, doesn't she? Ren smiles that she loves it! Luke then asks:
LUKE: How about Japan in general?
Ren asks what he's leading up to. Luke tells her that he's been offered a job; a real opportunity; a chance of a lifetime – in Japan; and he's going to take it. Ren looks surprised and unsure what to say. Luke adds:
LUKE: So – how about coming with me?
Ren stares at him in astonishment.