- Annalise telling Stonie that she'll keep seeing him but there's no commitment - and he has to keep his big mouth shut about Kerry.
- Jen's 'Stairwells of Time' banner falling into the water at Lassiter's.
- Mr. Hails discovering that Lance has been taking his things and giving them to the Martins.
- Annalise snapping at Mark for palming Jo off onto sleazy Marty Hackman.
It's evening- time and Jo is eating sprinkles on bread. Marlene sighs at her that it's not very nourishing, and she offers to do her a couple of chops. Jo, however, says the sprinkles on bread are the only thing she feels like. There's a knock on the front door as Marlene tells Jo that she and Annalise are trying to get on and some sleazy character is trying to take advantage. She opens the door to Mark and asks him curtly what he's got to say to himself. Mark explains that he came round to see Jo - he feels terrible. Annalise asks him angrily what would have happened if Jo hadn't got away from Marty Hackman; what if he turned violent? Jo accuses Mark of just wanting to get her off his back. Mark insists that it wasn't like that. Jo, however, retorts that she's had enough of his fibs: it just proves he never cared about her in the first place.
Hannah tips a box of presents from Lance onto the kitchen table, sighing at Jen and Philip that she *told* Lance not to spend so much money. Philip asks where she thought he got the money *from* and Hannah explains that she knows his family's loaded; she guesses she thought he got massive pocket money or something. Philip tells her to make sure she returns everything.
Stonie is lying on the couch, eating a bowl of ice cream and wrapped in a blanket. Angie comes in and sighs that his appetite never ceases to amaze her. Stonie groans that it helps: his throat's on fire. Angie tells him to leave some for tomorrow night - for her birthday. She adds glumly that it's a bit sad, though... Stonie tells her that his dad would be there if he could. Angie murmurs sadly:
ANGIE: And your brothers, bless 'em.
Karl emerges from his treatment room, hands Cody some files and tells her that they can wait until the morning. Cody sighs that she's had enough for one day, with the emotional bull with Adrian. Karl remarks that it's good to see her taking some affirmative action against him. Cody gets up to leave, but as she does so, Karl says he'll get her to do some extra shifts next week. Cody, however, reminds him that she's got exams. She asks if she should ring some temp agencies, but Karl says he'll do that. He heads into his treatment room. Cody goes to leave, but pops her head into Karl's treatment room, where he's just setting up a mini television, which he quickly tries to hide! Karl tells her to go! He then takes the 'phone off the hook and lies back on the treatment bed to watch TV, a smile on his face!
Angie takes Stonie's temperature and checks his throat and his glands, commenting that he *has* got something. Stonie sighs that it's her birthday tomorrow and he's the only Rebecchi she's got there and he's stuffed. Angie, however, murmurs that she's too old to go worrying about birthdays. She heads out into the hallway to get him some juice, tears welling- up in her eyes...
Mark walks into the coffee shop where he finds Marty Hackman at a table, reading a newspaper. He sits down with him and tells him coldly that he heard about his little sleazy antics with Jo Hartman. Marty just shrugs that Jo's a tease. Mark lunges at Marty suddenly and grabs the lapels of his jacket, snarling:
MARK: Don't ever, EVER talk about her like that again, OK? Annalise and Jo, they pay you rent. They're your tenants. Respect them. Understand?
He adds that if Marty wants to keep Crowley on his side, there's to be no more funny business. With that, he lets Marty go.
The next morning, Sam hangs up the 'phone and tells Annalise that that was his mum: she's calmed down a bit about his dad; now he just has to get his dad to talk to her to sort things out. He then tells Annalise that it would be good if *they* could sort things out too. Annalise insists that there's nothing *to* sort out. Sam demands to know what's going on, then; does he have to make an appointment with her? Annalise just muses that it's probably a good idea, the way things are at the moment. With that, she gives Sam a quick kiss and heads out to work, leaving Sam looking frustrated.
Angie is talking on the 'phone to Toadie when Stonie walks in, still wrapped in a blanket. She hangs up, sadly, and sniffs, tears welling up again. She murmurs that Toadie forgot all about her birthday: Aunty Coral had to remind him. Stonie removes a parcel from under his blanket and Angie takes it happily. She opens it to reveal new moccasin slippers - grey with pink trim! She puts them on in delight and beams that they're just like the ones she's had her eye on! She adds that Big Kev said he'd buy her some when the old ones wore out. Her voice trails off and Stonie asks if Big Kev still hasn't called. Angie sniffs that he'd better hurry up - she's got to get off to work. She goes on sadly that she called Shane, but he's lost his 'phone privileges for a couple of weeks.
Driveway of No. 26/Ramsay Street
Helen, Philip, Hannah and Jen are tying a new 'Stairwells of Time' banner to Philip's car when Cody joins them and exclaims:
CODY: You are one sick woman, Jen!
Helen asks Cody how her ankle is and she replies that it's getting better by the minute. Helen is holding a letter and she exclaims suddenly that she's been invited to a Sh'gun seminar in Byron Bay! Jen and Cody climb into the car and Jen starts the engine. She heads down the driveway and onto the street as Philip, Hannah and Helen watch. All of a sudden, the car comes to a halt in the middle of the street as the banner begins to collapse! Jen quickly climbs out, rights the banner and calls out:
JEN: It's all right! It's all under control!
Hannah is sitting at a table with Lance. She's tipped a box containing his presents onto it and he tells her that he's sorry; it wasn't like he was stealing; his parents have got so much stuff that he didn't think they'd notice. Hannah, however, tells him that she thought they were things he bought for *her*, not someone else's. Angie comes over with milkshakes for them and looks at the pile of presents. She asks if there's anything else she can get them. Hannah replies coolly:
HANNAH: Lance, here, needs a conscience.
Angie looks at her and walks off. Lance then takes a ring out of his pocket and tells Hannah that it's to say sorry - and he adds that he bought it this morning, with his own money. He puts it on Hannah's finger and kisses it. From behind the counter, Angie suddenly bursts into tears and sobs:
ANGIE: I'm sorry. Silly of me. You hang onto him, Hannah, do you hear? Don't you let him go off working on barges like my Big Kev.
Jen and Cody are driving along, Cody talking about their forthcoming exams. They pass a policeman on a bike, and he starts following them, blowing his whistle. Jen sighs and pulls over. The officer cycles up to the car and peers in through the window.
Angie dashes into the house and asks Stonie if Big Kev has called. Stonie tells her he hasn't. Angie tells him that young Hannah's growing up: she got a ring off Lance today. She then asks him if he's spoken to Kerry, but Stonie sighs that it's over, and he tells Angie to drop it. He then goes and lifts a cloth off of some framed photos of the family - Toadie, Big Kev and himself - that he's put on the table. Angie beams in delight that it's lovely! She comments that he's so sick and he's gone to all this trouble! The 'phone starts ringing and Angie answers it. She suddenly lets out a scream and says loudly:
ANGIE: Oh, it's so good to hear you!
She turns to Stonie and tells him that it's Big Kev: he's singing her 'Happy Birthday'!
Mark opens the front door to Jo, who asks if she can come in. Mark lets her through. She tells him that she wanted to apologise: she said some really awful things last night. Mark points out that he deserved the lot of them. Jo, however, tells him that she slept on it and the whole Marty thing was her fault too: she just wanted a relationship so badly. Mark points out that Marty was a total sleaze. Jo sighs that as soon as anyone shows the teensiest bit of interest, she throws herself at them - but not anymore: she's going to sit back and wait for true love; someone who really deserves her. She asks Mark if they can be friends. He gives her a hug.
Jen and Cody are telling Lance, Hannah and Philip that they didn't have to go to the police station, but they got a warning for having the banner wider than the car and they had to take it down. Philip comments to Jen that he hopes that's the end of this silly competition stuff - she's taking it a bit far, isn't she? Jen exclaims that it's her favourite show! Cody reminds her that they've got exams soon. Hannah, however, tells Jen that she *wants* her to win! Jen declares that she's going to win this competition as well as study for exams!
Stonie walks into Karl's consulting room and Karl tells him to take a seat. He asks Stonie to describe his symptoms to him as accurately as possible. Stonie tells him that he's got a sore throat, sore eyes, headache and general fatigue. Karl then tells him to jump up on the bench. Stonie does so and Karl looks at his throat and then checks his glands before commenting that it could be viral - but he'll do a blood test and the lab can confirm things for sure. He tells Stonie to roll his sleeves up before saying:
KARL: You should tell this new girlfriend of yours.
STONIE: Why? What's it got to do with her?
KARL: Well, if it's glandular, then she's bound to have caught it. They don't call it the Kissing Disease for nothing, you know.
Stonie sits there looking worried. Karl says:
KARL: What's her name? Kerry?
STONIE (concerned): Yeah, Kerry...