- Marlene telling Colin and Annalise that her son, Patrick, is coming – but they have to keep it secret from Sam.
- Susan and Karl talking about modern kids being sexually active.
- Awkwardness between Sam and his father, Patrick, when they greet each other at Marlene's party.
Marlene comments to Patrick in surprise that she thought Sam would be a bit more enthusiastic for a son who hasn't seen his father for such a long time. Patrick, however, points out that they've got all the time in the world for family chats. Cheryl bursts in suddenly, accompanied by Brett, and she looks at Patrick in astonishment! They hug and Cheryl asks her brother how he is. He tells her that he's never better. Brett joins Danni and Mal and asks how the big reunion went. Mal tells him that it was a big fizzer. Cheryl asks what happened and Patrick tells her that he doesn't know. Cheryl then asks her brother how Sarah is. Patrick replies that she's fine. Cheryl asks if she came as well, but Patrick tells her that she'd already booked a holiday with her mates.
Susan is tending to Billy's hand, after he hit it with a hammer! Karl tells his son that he expects him to look after those hands so that he can become a surgeon; he wants *someone* to follow him into the profession! Susan tries to rip a plaster off Billy's leg, but he winces in pain! The ‘phone rings and Susan answers it to Angie. She listens and then tells Karl that Angie wants her to join Cheryl and Judy for golf tomorrow, as Angie can't make it. Karl says he'll come as well – it'll be relaxing. Susan bursts out laughing!
Marlene walks up to Sam and tells him curtly that she thought he might make more of an effort with his father. Sam mutters that he's said hello; what more does she want? Danni joins Annalise and Mal and says she wonders what it is between Sam and Patrick, as they're acting like strangers.
Across the room, Lou is asking Patrick how the drive down was. Patrick, however, is looking at Sam and he asks Lou to excuse him. As he heads towards Sam, though, Colin interjects and starts talking to Patrick about his relationship with Marlene. Sam looks at his father and then turns away.
Karl is putting golf balls along the carpet into a cup. Billy comes out of his room and says he's off to bed – he's got another early start tomorrow. Karl tells him that his work for Sam has been good for the soul. Billy heads to his room as Danni and Mal come in. Susan asks how the party was. Danni tells her that Patrick and Sam hardly spoke to each other and everyone felt really awkward. Karl comments that it's fairly common: people meet up after all this time and emotions are bottled up; they can't let go in front of the crowd. Mal and Danni go to turn in. Susan asks Karl if he's coming to bed as well, but he tells her that he wants to practice some shots.
The next morning, Karl is in his pyjamas and dressing gown, still practicing his golf. Susan emerges from their bedroom and sighs that he's crazy. She asks him in astonishment what time he got up. He tells her that it was about 3am – he couldn't sleep. Mal emerges from his room and asks what's going on. Susan tells him that his father's lost the plot! Billy joins them, asking angrily why nobody woke him, as Sam will kill him. Susan tells Karl that they have to be at the *real* golf course in less than an hour, so he's having some strong coffee!
Driveway of No. 24
Sam is packing up the ute when Annalise emerges from the house and asks him if he shouldn't be spending time with his dad. Sam, however, tells her that his dad can't expect him to drop everything. Billy runs over and apologises, saying nobody woke him up. Annalise asks Sam what time he'll be finished, as she thought she might organise something for him and his dad. Sam, however, shrugs that with Billy on board, he could be all day...
Patrick joins his mother in the kitchen and tells her that he's off to meet Danni for a tour of Cheryl's famous pub with the unforgettable name! He invites Annalise as well, but she declines. He asks about Sam, but Annalise tells him that he's gone to work. He heads out, leaving Marlene to comment to Annalise that she hoped things had *changed* between him and Sam. Annalise asks why they're treating each other as if they're strangers. Marlene tells her that first of all she'd have to understand about Patrick and Sarah. She goes on:
MARLENE: Some people are just not cut out to be parents. I mean, they were young... they were busy... they had good jobs...
ANNALISE: So what – they neglected him?
MARLENE: Well, no, I wouldn't say that. I mean, they loved him – certainly they loved him; it was just difficult to find time for him. That's when *I* took over.
ANNALISE: So they just dumped him on you?
Marlene tries to protest, but then sighs that she had to take him, otherwise she doesn't know *how* the boy would have turned out.
Patrick, Danni and Mal head into the empty bar and Patrick remarks that he's impressed: his baby sister's done all right for herself! He comments that Cheryl must be raking it in. Danni tells him that there were a few financial hiccups to begin with, but that's all sorted out now; the only slight problem now is Lou and her mum working together, as they sometimes don't always see eye to eye. Patrick smiles that last night Lou was bending his ear about Cheryl's golf: he thinks she plays for the gossip, not for the game! Danni muses that if he's so cocky, why doesn't he challenge Cheryl and her friends to a tournament?! Patrick, however, tells her that he's not much of a golfer!
Cheryl is about to drive the ball, but Karl keeps chipping in, trying to give her tips. She takes her shot and Karl gloats when it doesn't go where she expected. She mutters at Susan that if Karl tells her to keep the eye on the ball one more time, she swears she's going to wrap the club round his neck! Brett walks over suddenly, dragging a trolley, and Cheryl introduces him to Judy, who asks if he's come to join them. Brett, however, tells her that he's working part- time, doing the jobs the other staff think are beneath them. Judy smiles that from what Cheryl has told him, he's destined for great things. Susan takes her stroke, but Karl criticises that as well. Behind his back, Susan almost strikes him with her club!
Colin is telling Marlene that Sam and Patrick are both grown men and have to sort this out for themselves. The door opens suddenly and Sam and Billy come in, Sam ranting at Billy about smashing a pile of tiles. He adds that he's sick of his sloppiness.
Cheryl and Judy are both looking for their golf balls amongst some trees as Karl gloats at Susan that he *told* them to keep their eyes on the ball. Susan snaps at him that he's not playing that brilliantly himself, but Karl just says:
KARL: Who's winning?!
He pulls his bag of clubs up to a tree and sits down to take a breather. Cheryl finds her ball and lines up to chip it. It doesn't go where she expected – but she suddenly notices that Karl has dozed off against the tree! Cheryl asks Susan and Judy if they're thinking what *she's* thinking. The three of them start walking off, abandoning Karl to the golf course!
Patrick is sitting on the couch. Annalise joins him and asks how his tour was. Patrick replies that the pub was great – he wouldn't mind a place like that himself. He asks if Sam's there to have lunch with him, but Annalise replies that he's having lunch on the job. Patrick says he hopes they make contact: he wants to make up for some of those years they missed out on together. He then suggests to Annalise that he take her to the coffee shop and treat her. Annalise accepts, saying she'd *like* to hear more about Sam's past! Patrick grins:
PATRICK: A long lunch with a beautiful woman. My life is looking better every minute!
Danni serves the golfers drinks, as Brett grins incredulously that they just *left* Karl there? Susan, Cheryl and Judy are just falling over laughing! At that moment, Karl comes in and says flatly:
KARL: You left me.
SUSAN (laughs): Well, we thought you looked like you needed the rest!
Karl asks what would have happened if a patient had seen him. Susan grins that they'd have known he wasn't available for consultation! Karl growls that he could've been injured!
Annalise is telling Patrick that she doesn't know what's eating at Sam; she really thought he would have wanted to catch up with Patrick as he hasn't seen him for so long. Patrick, however, tells her that he and Sam are fond of each other, but they've never been close emotionally. He explains that he wasn't around enough when Sam was growing up: too many commitments... trying to make something of himself... Annalise says she understands Marlene brought him up. Patrick, however, replies that he wouldn't say *that*: she helped out a lot and was the perfect grandmother really... He then comments that Annalise seems to be implying that he and Sarah were less than ideal parents. Annalise asks:
ANNALISE: Were you?
Patrick sighs and admits that he's guilty as charged; but if he had his time over, he'd do things differently. Annalise comments that it's a pity Sarah couldn't be there as well. Patrick admits that he has a confession about that: Sarah kicked him out, as she found him in what they could call a ‘compromising situation' with a friend of hers... He adds that it was a mistake, of course; he'd never *cheat* on Sarah – but she was quick to jump to conclusions and so he thought he'd clear off until she'd cooled down, and come and visit Sam. The shop door opens suddenly and an attractive woman comes in. Patrick stares at her. Annalise watches him. Patrick notices this and tells Annalise quickly that he's only human. Annalise muses:
ANNALISE: Yes, I'd already worked that out.
Grounds of the Lassiter's complex
Billy is carrying some rubbish to a dumpster. He passes Brett, who offers him a hand, but Billy says he'll be all right. Brett walks off. Billy walks over to the dumpster and stands on some crates so he can reach in – but as he puts the rubbish inside, he tips over and falls into the bin! A few seconds later, he peers up from inside, looking sheepish – but as he does so, he manages to dislodge the lid and it falls on him – just as the rubbish collection truck approaches. The truck slots two prongs through the side of the bin and starts lifting it into the air...