Toadie looking forward to winning awards for his footie prowess!
Sam telling Marlene that he's decided to pay her fine for her. Marlene telling him that she still has to serve her sentence.
Karl looking horrified after learning that Susan has agreed that Toadie can stay at No. 28 while Angie and Stonie are away!
Toadie and Billy are talking about their plans for the holidays while making breakfast. Karl and Susan emerge from the bedroom area, Susan insisting to Karl that she *told* him Toadie would be staying – and it won't be for long: then they can go on their holiday. Karl grumbles that they won't be able to go because the insurance company won't give them insurance with a Rebecchi in the house! He storms off to work.
Sam is muttering at Jo that Marlene is being so stubborn; he thought telling her about Cody's service would have shaken her out of it. There's suddenly a knock on the front door and Jo answers it to Sheriff's Officer Rafferty. Sam joins them as Rafferty announces that he's there to issue the cumulative warrant against Mrs. Kratz by means of the seizure of goods. He asks Sam if he wishes to make a payment on Marlene's behalf, but Sam says he isn't in a position to do that right now. Rafferty then gets on his mobile ‘phone to colleagues to organise the removal. He steps inside and hands Jo and Sam a list of items they're planning to take – such as the second television. Sam stands there looking annoyed.
Libby is talking to Mal at the counter about getting her car finished, but Mal tells her that they should wait until Stonie gets back. Libby, looking annoyed, sits down with George at a table. George asks Libby how the footy video is going and Libby sighs that she's a bit stuck. George suggests that she show some big marks and goals but also include some interviews with the players. At that moment, Rupert Sprod comes in and George smiles at Libby that there's her first interview!
It's evening- time. Jo and Sam sit down on the floor in the corner of an otherwise- empty lounge room. Sam sighs that maybe he can use his first modelling cheque to buy some new furniture. There's suddenly a knock on the front door and Luke comes in. He looks around in astonishment and asks where everything is. Sam explains that it's been confiscated. Luke murmurs that he was actually hoping he could move in today... Sam replies that it's fine by him – just bring some furniture! Luke suggests that he could give Mark a bell: his stuff's at No. 30 and they could probably borrow whatever they need, at least until Marlene gets her stuff back. Changing the subject, Jo asks Luke how he's feeling, adding that he seems a bit better. Luke nods that he's feeling a bit better; he doesn't know what it was, but he reckons it'll be over by the time the medical's due. Jo muses that they've *both* got big exams to pass: her aerobics exam is in the morning. Luke smiles that the Sheriff's done her a favour by giving her so much space to practice in!
Rupert Sprod is sitting at the table as Libby focuses a camera on him and Toadie and George watch. Libby starts the interview and asks Rupert if he's putting the footy ahead of school. Rupert, however, tells her that football doesn't come first anymore – if anyone makes him an offer, he'll rethink, but otherwise it's more a dream than reality. Libby asks what *else* he likes. Rupert tells her that he's into photography: he likes playing around with images on the computer. Libby, looking suddenly interested, tells him about her junior cadetship as a photographer. She asks Rupert if he knows what he wants to do after he finishes school. Rupert says he does, but he doesn't really want to say. George chips in to tell Libby to ask him more about footy. Looking fed up with hearing Rupert big- note himself, Toadie asks George quietly if she wants to head down to the coffee shop, as he's heard enough. George, however, says:
GEORGE: No way! He's the biggest spunk I've ever *seen*!
TOADIE (disbelievingly): *Him*?
GEORGE: Yeah! He's a babe!
Billy is sitting at a table with Mel. Mal walks over with a family- sized pizza and tells Billy to take it home to feed the Toad. He adds that he reckons Susan and Karl are testing them while they're out to make sure they can look after the house. At that moment, Toadie walks in, looking upset, and cries:
TOADIE: It's the worst.
Mel asks what it is. Toadie tells her:
TOADIE: It's George. She's got the hots for Rupert Sprod.
Billy tells Mal they'll have the pizza *there*!
Libby finishes the interview and tells Rupert that she thinks he's going to make a great team captain. Rupert says he's pretty nervous. George asks why and Rupert tells her that being captain... the team thinks he's going to turn the whole team around without them having to *do* anything. Libby and George assure him he can do it. Libby then says she has a confession: she thought he was another stereotypical footballer. Rupert asks how she'd define that. Libby tells him:
LIBBY: I thought you were thick.
RUPERT: Maybe I *am*.
LIBBY: I don't think so.
RUPERT: It's taken you long enough to figure it out!
LIBBY: Maybe it was the first time I really bothered looking...
George, looking slightly jealous at this flirtation, tells Rupert that she's got some ideas for the team she'd like to run past him, so why don't they go to the coffee shop? Rupert invites Libby to come as well, to George's obvious annoyance.
The next morning, Billy, Susan, Toadie, Libby and Mal are having breakfast. Toadie's plate is piled high! Karl emerges from the bedroom area and Billy comments to him that he doesn't look like he got much sleep. Karl grumbles that Toadie has to be, without doubt, the loudest snorer in Erinsborough. He then tells Toadie to move, as he's sitting in his seat. Susan stands up and says she's finished, so Toadie moves and Karl takes his rightful place! Libby comments to Toadie that he gave up pretty quickly with George last night. Toadie tells her that he's going to outclass Rupert at the football match this afternoon. Libby says she's going to be taping it. The kids stand up to head off to school. Toadie cheekily asks Karl for pocket money!
Luke and Sam are carrying Mark's old sofa into No. 24. They put it down and collapse onto it! Luke asks Jo how her aerobics exam went, but Jo shrugs that when you think about how you did, you only remember the things you did wrong. Sam insists that she'll be fine. He then suggests they all go out tonight and celebrate. Jo, however, suggests that now that they have a sofa, why not party *there*?
Grounds of Erinsborough High
Coach Garfield and George are giving instructions to the footy team as Mel watches and Libby records the whole thing on video. The talk over, Toadie mutters to Billy that he's going to be watching out for Rupert...
A while later, the practice match is underway. Libby is still filming and when Rupert makes a good shot, she beams at Mel and George that he's *so* good. Across the field, Toadie tells Billy to kick the ball in nice and high next time he gets it. Billy warns:
BILLY: You'll get creamed.
TOADIE (snaps): Just do it.
A few minutes later, Billy gets the ball and kicks it high. Toadie goes running towards Rupert, who catches it and ducks out of the way – leaving Toadie to run straight into the goalposts! He collapses to the ground. Libby exclaims that she doesn't believe it! George points out that at least she gets to see it on replay! Toadie lies on the ground by the goalposts, apparently in agony.
Mal is sitting on the couch with Jo and comments that it's not as comfy as Marlene's! He then asks Sam if he could give them a hand with the car. The ‘phone rings and Jo goes to get it. Sam tells Mal that he can't help until the end of the week as he has to go and see this bloke about a photoshoot gig. Jo returns and beams that she's passed her exam! Sam gives her a hug. Jo goes on that she's been asked to take two new classes. Luke walks in at that moment, all suited up, and Mal asks him if he did another police test. Luke replies that it was hopefully the final interview. Mal comments that he looks stuffed. Luke tells him that it felt like a pressure cooker with everyone sitting around watching him – but he thinks he said the right things.
It's evening- time and Karl is putting Toadie's shoulder in a sling as Libby films it. Karl tells the camera that Toadie only has moderate damage. He then goes on that his knee ligament and thigh have taken a bit of a beating. Toadie asks how long he has to wear all the bandages. Karl tells him that he doesn't want to see him out of the sling within 48 hours – and preferably keep off his feet for a few days. He adds that if he doesn't follow his advice, he could be out of action for a lot longer. George chips in that Toadie had better listen: he could lose his spot on the team. Toadie says he was thinking more about the school dance. Karl asks when it is and Billy tells him that it's on Friday night. Karl says:
KARL: Oh, I'm afraid, Mr. Rebecchi, if you indulge any Friday- night fever, you'll be suffering from Saturday- morning swelling – in the worst possible way!
Marlene is sitting on the bed with Colonel Parker, listening to the tape recording of Cody's memorial service. She closes her eyes in anguish at not having been able to be there. Tears begin to well- up and her lip quivers. She sobs out loud:
MARLENE: Look at that very silly woman, Colonel Parker. I should've been there to say goodbye...