Sergeant Herron telling the Police Academy recruits that they have six minutes to finish the tests.
Marlene realising Cheryl sent Lou the presents. Cheryl revealing that she's been teasing Lou about having an admirer.
Billy warning Toadie to be careful of Muzzer.
Luke sprinting for the finish line at the Police Academy physical training test.
Luke crosses the line and is told he took six minutes and one second. He pants in frustration:
LUKE: One second... damn it! I took an extra thirty seconds to get that stupid dummy.
Sergeant Herron comments that it was pretty stupid, that dummy thing; next time, Luke had better listen to orders a lot more carefully – but in view of the fact that he covered all that extra distance in nearly the allotted time, he's decided to give him a pass. A look of relief and delight crosses Luke's face!
Toadie is in the kitchen, telling Angie that he's going to try out for footy. A delighted Angie tells Toadie that she used to watch his dad playing football every Saturday afternoon. They head out onto the main shop floor, where Billy is sitting at the counter. He warns Toadie that he still has to make the team – and get super- fit within a week... The two of them head out.
Mal is juggling some oranges as Stonie stands looking bored. He turns to Mal and sighs that he never thought it would be this difficult, a two- minute piece – but he's completely stuck. Mal suggests he try mime, but Stonie rubbishes the idea. He takes the oranges Mal is juggling and starts juggling them himself.
Outside Chez Chez
Angie sits down at a table with Cheryl, asking wearily why she ages so quickly when the working day goes so slowly! She then notices that Cheryl has a letter in her hand and she asks her if she has a penfriend. Cheryl, however, asks her not to say anything, but it's a love letter to Lou that she wants him to think is from somebody else! Angie asks her mischievously what she's planning. Cheryl explains about how Lou isn't sure that that the present she bought him to thank her for buying the air ticket is from her. Angie asks if she can see the letter. Cheryl hands it over and Angie reads it. She then remarks that it's not exactly blood- boiling stuff – but with Big Kev being away so often, *she* can write a letter that would straighten a pig's tail!
Toadie is standing in a classroom with Andrew Watson, telling him that he understands what Watson is saying, but he *hates* it. Watson, however, insists that he understands that it's daunting for Toadie with people taking so much interest in him, but he should be going all out to make the most of what he's been given. He adds that it sounds to him as though Toadie doesn't believe in himself as much as the teachers do – but if he sticks with it, he won't have to struggle with *anything*. He tells Toadie to weigh up the pros and cons, and when he's made up his mind, he'll accept his decision. Toadie nods. He heads out of the classroom – then calls back:
TOADIE: Oh, Mr. Watson? I'm dropping out.
Andrew stands there looking frustrated.
Stonie is in the kitchen with Mal, who suggests to Stonie that he could do a rendition of ‘Waltzing Matilda' set in New York in the 1950s! Lou pops his head through the hatch and asks for a coffee and a piece of cake. Mal heads out on to the shopfloor. As he gets the cake, he suggests to Stonie that he do something set in the future; imagine what his life will be like in the Year 3000. Stonie just mutters that his life will be *over*. Changing the subject, he emerges from the kitchen holding an envelope and comments to Lou that his mum's been working on it all afternoon – some huge secret to do with him and Cheryl. Lou takes the envelope and opens it. He reads the letter inside:
ANGIE IN A SEXY VOICEOVER: “Louis, I love you. There's no plainer way to say it. I want to hold you in my arms at night and use you as a doona. Oh, if I could have my way with you for just one night, I promise you, Lou, you'd be ruined for all other women.”
Lou stands there looking quite flustered!
Sometime later, Angie opens the front door of No. 32 to find Lou standing on the step. He tells her that they have to talk: he got her letter. Angie asks blankly what letter he means. Lou holds up the letter Stonie gave him and says flirtatiously:
LOU: Angie, there's no need to be coy anymore. I mean, who else but you would think of calling me their doona?
He adds that he feels the chemistry too! Angie tries to get away from him, saying he knows Big Kev... She then adds in a panic that it's all Cheryl – she *swears*. Lou says, suddenly cool:
LOU: I know.
ANGIE (astonished): You *know*?
Lou reveals that Stonie told him that she was working on the letter and sharing some secret with Cheryl. Angie exclaims in relief that she had him going there! Lou tells her that he has a score to settle with Cheryl and she's going to help him do it. Angie asks him what he's got in mind!
A while later, Angie is standing with Cheryl, saying:
ANGIE: And then he told me he could feel the chemistry between us but didn't know if I could feel it too.
Cheryl asks her if she thinks Lou was pulling her leg. Angie insists that she knows what she heard – and besides, he had this look in his eyes... Cheryl comments that she thinks she'd like to see this reaction Lou had to Angie herself. Angie suggests that she come over to No. 22 and then Cheryl can see Lou's reaction when she's not looking. Cheryl, however, says Lou will never show his hand in front of *her*, even if she gives him all the rope he needs. She tells Angie that they should have dinner at *her* place – but she won't tell Lou where, and they'll simply pop by; and if he's not expecting anything, he can't prepare; that way, she'll be able to tell straight away if he's playing some sort of game or if they have a problem. She warns Angie not to say anything to Lou if she sees him before tonight. Angie assures her that she can keep a secret!
Stonie and Toadie are watching TV as Mal helps prepare dinner. Toadie leaps up and yells suddenly:
TOADIE: Aliens the size of a hand that live inside the human brain!
MAL: Yeah, right!
TOADIE: Shut up – I saw it on ‘The X Files'! Anyway, when they're asleep, they make their way out through your nostril!
Toadie uses his hand to mime an alien bursting from his nostril! Susan joins them and announces that dinner's ready. As everyone moves to the table, she tells Stonie that if he wants to stick around afterwards, she can show him a couple of performance techniques from around the world.
Jo has turned up at No. 30 and is dressed up, ready to go out. Luke, however, tells her that he's really sorry but he feels like death warmed up; he's exhausted. He adds that he just hopes it's not the ‘flu or anything. Jo suggests that he's probably just tired from the tests today – and he's lucky that he's got the best- dressed care worker in Erinsborough on his case!
Angie opens the door to Cheryl and Lou, who head inside. Angie asks Lou if she isn't going to kiss their hostess good evening. Lou kisses her on the cheek – twice – and gives her a hug! Cheryl doesn't look impressed. The three of them head into the kitchen, where Cheryl suggests coolly that they have a drink and a chat before dinner. Lou pulls Angie's chair out for her and tells her to sit down and relax. As she does so, he starts rubbing her shoulders. After a few seconds, he winks at Angie and asks how the coffee shop's going. Cheryl spots the wink and asks Lou what he's doing. She then sighs as ‘realisation' dawns:
CHERYL: Oh Angie, no *wonder* you were so eager to write that letter to him.
She gets up to storm out, crying that she can't believe it's taken her this long to work it out. She goes on angrily at Lou:
CHERYL: You send me off to Cairns and I think, “Gee, you're being nice,” when really all you wanted to do was get me out of the way so that you and this... this... this loud impersonation of me can get together and tickle each other's fancies. Well, fine, Lou Carpenter, I've got news for you: I plan on doing *nothing* for you in the future. As far as *I'm* concerned, our relationship hasn't even been *working* in the past few months. Now that I see how happy the two of you are, I'll leave you in peace. Your things will be on the lawn waiting for you when you care to come and pick them up.
With that, she marches out and the front door slams. Lou looks at Angie in concern and goes to follow his wife. At that moment, though, Cheryl comes back in and says:
CHERYL: Oh yes, there's one more thing: the next time you decide to play a little joke on me, I want you to think it through very thoroughly, because I am very, very, very, *very* good!
Everyone bursts out laughing!
Stonie is practicing his performance art with Susan as Mal, Toadie and Billy watch. They all burst out sniggering! Susan tells Stonie that it's very dramatic even though it's very controlled. Mal says he thought it was pretty cool! Stonie tells Susan that she made him feel really emotional – like they were on some journey. Susan smiles:
SUSAN: Well, I guess that's the whole point of performance, isn't it!
Lou is telling Cheryl and Angie about the woman at the bar who he thought liked him but asked Luke if she could buy *him* a drink! Cheryl smiles that it's so good to laugh after all this business with Brett and Danni. Lou suggests that they put an end to the practical jokes – they all got what they deserved. Cheryl, however, muses that *Angie* got through unscathed... Lou warns Angie with a grin that someday, somewhere, somehow, when she least expects it... Angie, however, asks if she can buy her way out of it with a cheesecake!
The next morning, Angie is asking Toadie if Mr. Watson was upset when he told him that he's dropping out of his classes. Toadie, however, says he thinks he took him by surprise. Angie asks if there's no chance of him changing his mind back again. Toadie insists that regular classes are the best thing for him. Angie warns him that he can't muck around in these classes. Toadie insists that he's going to try hard – he doesn't want her to be upset with him. Angie says:
ANGIE: I know school's not your thing, but you've got this amazing brain tucked in there somewhere. It's like somebody's playing a cruel prank on you.
Billy comes in and Angie looks at her watch and realises that the two of them will be late for school. Toadie assures her that he's never been late in his entire life!
Andrew Watson is saying:
ANDREW: Jarrod, you're late and you're in the wrong class – unless you've changed your mind and decided to join us after all?
Toadie, however, holds out a pile of books and says he just wanted to drop them off. Andrew warns him not to expect not to be noticed like he was before; he expects to see him nice and close to the front of the class where he can call on Toadie to answer lots of ‘interesting' questions. Toadie comments:
TOADIE: We're not off to a great start, you and me, are we?
ANDREW: I think we're doing just fine!
With that, Toadie goes to leave the room. As he does so, Andrew starts telling the other students that he'd like to introduce another member of the class: Georgia Brown. A girl speaks up and says:
GEORGIA: Just ‘George' is fine, thanks.
Toadie turns and stares at her. He then makes his way back to the front of the classroom. Andrew sighs:
ANDREW: Mr. Rebecchi, is there something else I can do for you?
TOADIE: Yeah, I want my books back.
ANDREW (blankly): Sorry?
TOADIE: I've decided to stay and I want my books.
ANDREW: I thought you'd made up your mind.
TOADIE: I *have*. I'm staying. Now, can I have my books?
Toadie picks up his books and then approaches the new class member, smiling:
TOADIE: Hi. George, is it? My name's Jarrod Rebecchi. I'm going to be in all these classes with you. Every single one of them!
He sits down next to George, who looks away from him rather warily!