- Cath being annoyed at Sarah telling Mal.
- Sarah reminding Cath she still loves Mal and needs to do something about it quick given Mal is leaving soon.
- Darren proposing to Libby.
- Billy kissing Anne when she was sleeping
Billy leaves No. 32 with a smile on his face and runs into Toadie who is surprised by the smile and wants to know why he has one. When Billy refuses to tell, Toadie tries to make out that they were up to something, well more than kissing, which Billy totally denies. Ruth arrives home and Billy tells her about Anne spraining her ankle before Toadie starts his interrogation of Billy again.
Libby is staring at the ring Darren has bought and he says she can change it to something else if she prefers. Lib replies that she is happy with the ring...if they were getting married. Darren automatically thinks it is because Libby doesn't love him but she reassures him that she does, but feels that since they got together it has been one drama after another. Darren pleads with her, trying to say that he has changed since they began seeing each other and that they can work things out. Lib reminds him that he thought she would find someone better at Uni and again he assures her that is in the past and despite the rough times everything will be fine from now on.
LIBBY: I wish I could believe that.
DARREN: You can believe it.
Their chat is interrupted when Toadie and Billy arrive home and Darren leaves after asking Libby to think about it.
Ruth massages Anne's ankle and is surprised by how much it is not hurting, to which Anne says it must be due to the massage Billy did. Ruth is further puzzled when Anne doesn't protest at being told she can't do the walk against want. Finally she confesses to her mum that Billy kissed her and that she was awake, just pretending to sleep and would like it if they could be more than friends now.
Cath wants a word with Mal but he is giving her the cold shoulder while playing pool. She tells him he means more to her than anything else in the world but Mal is acting like a block of ice. Mal is surprised to find out that Cath has booked a ticket on the same flight as him and she pleads to be allowed to go to Europe with him.
Cath is impatiently waiting for her answer from Mal even though she fears she has blown her chance with him. Sarah decides she has had enough of Cath's pacing and asks her to put the pacing to some use and to go and make some coffee! Cath doesn't see what her sister was getting at and resumes pacing the floor.
Darren is having trouble with Lolly not doing what she is told and is relived when Marlene comes in and relives him. He tells her about proposing to Libby and that it went down like a lead balloon. Marlene is shocked and accuses him of making the proposal and marriage sound like a bride to keep in with his girlfriend and is pleased to hear that Libby said no. Darren doesn't like what she has said and hopes that Libby will say yes because he loves her and will do anything to get her back.
Cath plays it cool when Mal arrives and Sarah makes herself scarce. Before he gets a chance to talk, she tries to tell him the good things about her coming with him and when that doesn't appear to work, she starts to beg but Mal rejects her offer because he feels it is something he has to do by himself so he can get his head together and experience new things.
Lib and Mal have a heart to heart about Darren's proposal and she confirms to him that she won't be saying yes and he thinks it is great her taking a stance, just like he did. Its Mal's turn now to unload his worries on his sister and explains that he would like it if Cath came with him but feels like she'd be walking all over him and it would be like accepting what she did. Lib says she is caught in the middle too - wanting to say yes but knowing it will be a complete disaster.
MAL: You hang in there Lib; you let your head do the talking. It's got a far better idea of what's going on inside.
No. 32 (next day)
Ruth has a go at Anne for walking on her ankle despite Anne saying it doesn't hurt. She is also a bit surprised at her daughter being up so early (7am) but Anne explains she is off to see Billy because she thinks he may admit his feelings towards her. Ruth puts her foot down and makes her daughter at least wait another hour before heading over to No. 28. Anne asks if she should mention to Billy about the kiss but mum advises her to wait and see what happens.
Someone else who isn't hungry - Cath because she wants to know what Mal has decided. Libby calls round and Cath thinks Mal has sent her but Libby wants some answers about her and Darren. Cath looks shocked when Libby says that Darren proposed to her and wants to know how serious things were between them. She starts by saying it wasn't serious, just one of those things but definitely not love.
CATH: I love Malcolm and I know Darren loves you.
Lib automatically pics up on how she knows Darren loves her and demands to know if they talked about her and she doesn't seem happy with the answer, so continues to dig and finally Cath tells her it was one of the most stupidest things she has ever done in her life because it has wrecked everything.
LIBBY: Well it's a pity you didn't think of that before!
Ouch and Cath is left to lick her wounds as Libby leaves.
Anne is disappointed to find out that Billy isn't home but perks up when Mal suggests where he could be.
The Coffee Shop
Darren sips his drink licking his wounds as Cath comes in and he sarcastically invites her to join him since they've got nothing left to lose. Cath gives Darren some hope when she tells him about Libby's visit and that she reaffirmed that there is nothing between them then or now. Darren how has a smile on his face and asks how she is going with Mal. Cath explains that it is all over bar the shouting and tells him that she wishes they'd never met!
DARREN: Ain't that the truth!
Marlene picks up on Darren's better mood when he gets home and he explains Cath's chat with him and that their might be light at the end of the tunnel over his proposal. She asks him if he would have proposed had Libby not broken up with him and he replies that he would have eventually and wants to know why she is asking questions given she is pro-marriage. "I am for the right reasons," she explains before asking given that Libby is his first serious girlfriend, what makes him think she is the one? Darren isn't amused at her line of questioning and reaffirms that they will make it and prove her wrong. Marlene then has a go at him for his attitude and that it seems like he is only going to get married just to prove a point before adding that doesn't seem like good grounds for a happy marriage.
Anne comes home wanting to doll herself up so she can accompany the boys to the footy even though she hates it. Ruth just laughs at her daughters behaviour and when Anne decides to go without dolling herself up, asks that she calls if her ankle gets sore.
The Coffee Shop
Billy tries to ignore Toadie when he is drooling over a customer, and suggests talking to the girl instead. Toadie is a bit reluctant so Billy decides to volunteer to see if she'll come and chat with them.
Libby calls round to see Darren and Marlene makes herself scarce to allow them to chat. Darren asks if she has thought about the proposal and she replies saying she's thought of little else. She starts by telling him that she's been thinking of all the good times they've had together, and Darren promises no more bad times - that they are over.
LIBBY: I can't marry you.
She explains that it is because she couldn't trust him, despite Darren saying he can, and that he constantly lets her down. Libby goes on to explain that he acts first and thinks later and that she can't believe that he is capable of changing. She hands him back the ring before leaving.
The Coffee Shop
Billy is at the counter talking to the girl Toadie was drooling over, trying to persuade her to come over to talk to Toadie. The girl hopes that Toadie is nice as him because she thinks he is really nice! Oops. And a big oops too as Anne enters the shop just as Billy is telling the girl she is nice too and to emphasise the point, puts his hand on her shoulder. Anne doesn't like what she has seen and starts to head out of the shop as the credits start.