Flick telling Tad she needs an alibi to go out. Joe telling Lyn that they need money urgently, or they may lose the house. Simone and Tad kissing in The Coffee Shop and Joe catching them, asking what's going on.
The Coffee Shop where Tad Loses Out
Joe asks Tad who he's kissing, and Tad says Simone's a friend. Joe then asks if Tad's going out with Flick or not - he's bought her jewellery and was kissing her. Simone is furious, but Tad says it's not serious with Flick, he can see other people. Simone storms out and Joe tells Tad that he's pathetic.
Ramsay Street where Tess wants to Play
Steph is screaming at Rex to get off the lawns of number 32 - especially as Tess has been doing some work on the flower beds. Steph asks Tess if she'd like to join the number 30 poker nights now that Daniel's left, and Tess says she'd love to, but she doesn't really know how to play. Steph offers to teach her - right now!
The Coffee Shop where we find Flick Struggling
Flick and Lyn run into each other at TCS, and Felicity says she's meeting someone. Lyn thinks it's Tad - and by the way, isn't he a bit young for her? Flick reminds her that Tad is actually older than her by a few months. She tells her mum why she likes him...he's deeper than he looks, he tries really hard, he has a great sense of humour and they just click. Lyn tells Flick to invite Tad round for dinner, but Flick doesn't want him subjected to Joe asking lots of questions.
The Scullys' where Connie wants to Go Shopping
Michelle is sitting on the sofa looking really fed up - she tells her mum that she doesn't want to go back to school tomorrow, so please can she transfer? Lyn says yes, if it doesn't get better. Connie comes in and asks who wants to go shopping - Michelle, of course! She says they'll go to the mall and buy some clothes. Flick doesn't want to go - she has a date later.
Joe has also come home and says that they have a problem with Flick.
No 32 where Tess is Learning
Steph is teaching Tess how to play poker. I'd explain what she's saying but I don't understand it. Apparently you should never try to fill an inside straight? Sounds painful to me. Tess answers the phone to Brendan and invites him round for dinner. Steph doesn't seem to approve, but Tess feels that her husband is making an effort.
The Scullys' where Joe is trying to Be Sweet
Joe sits down next to Flick out the back of the house, and asks her if it's serious between them? Flick thinks he's about to talk about sex. Joe says that he doesn't think Tad's all that into Flick because he saw him with another girl. Felicity asks if he said something to Tad, and isn't happy that he did.
She then quickly covers up by saying that Tad wouldn't do that to her.
The Bishops' where Tad is Very Annoyed
And so would I be.
FLICK: Of all the brainless acts, what are you doing snogging Simone in front of God and everybody?
TAD: Where do you get off?!
Honestly, Felicity is SO selfish. She's almost as annoying as her younger sister. Flick offers to talk to Simone and explain everything to her. Tad tells her he's had enough - this pseudo-relationship is over. Flick says that nobody dumps her. Well, that's just tough, lady!
The Scullys' where Joe is Exasperated
Joe and Lyn are sitting on the sofa waiting for Flick to come back from seeing Tad. Chelle and Connie return from shopping, and Michelle has a pink feather boa. And not a good pink. Henry has also bought a PC for Flick, and the deposit and rest of the payment are interest-free. Joe looks exasperated.
The Bishops' where Flick is the One On Top
Flick and Tad are getting their stories straight. Oh, Tad - why?! They agree that she tried to dump him, but he begged for another chance, and she gave in as she cares about him. Oh, and he can never speak to Simone again. Tad asks what about he and Simone - she'll speak to Simone and explain the situation.
The Scullys' where things are Getting Worse
Outside, Henry tells Joe that Connie likes to do things for the girls, like mother like daughter. He can't afford to pay for the whole computer - he has very little money at the moment. So, perhaps...Joe could reimburse for the deposit, and lend him some cash? A few hundred, perhaps?
Joe agrees, and looks worried.
Inside, Connie is showing off her tap dancing and Michelle is very impressed - let's hope we don't have to watch her practice. Lyn tells Connie that Michelle's worrying about going back to school. Connie tells her not to give in to a bully - she's very talented, and the bullies aren't worth it.
Later that evening, Flick is explaining that Tad is on probation, and Joe thinks that she should give Tad up completely. Connie suggests that they should all go out together to Lanzinis for an evening meal. Chelle agrees - it's fabulous, and really posh. Joe says no, because it costs the earth. Flick and Chelle asks to go just once - after all, their grandparents will pay.
STEPH: You just don't quit, do you? All you care about is what you're going to get out of people. If dad says we're not going, we're not going, alright?
The Coffee Shop where Simone Ain't Listening
Flick and Tad run into Simone at TCS, and Felicity asks if she can explain what happened. She storms out, and Flick and Tad follow her.
The Scullys' where Joe is Leaving
Henry asks Joe if he can pick up some cash for him on the way to work. Joe says of course he will. Lyn comes in and asks Joe if he has to do this job - it seems like such a step back. Joe retorts that at least he has a job. Joe and Lyn hug goodbye.
Erinsborough High where I haven't recapped for A Long Time
At school Flick is telling Simone about her dad and how strict he is, and Tad says he's not actually going out with her. He begs Simone to believe him, but she won't - if he can lie to Flick's parents why wouldn't he lie to her? Good point. Flick won't tell Simone why she needs an alibi, so Simone isn't believing anything and walks away.
The Scullys' where Joe Returns
Joe comes home and tells Lyn that they're on the way to solvency, the meeting went well. Lyn is really proud of him. Henry comes in and asks how the meeting went, and did Joe manage to pick up that cash for him? He did.
There's a knock at the door and Lyn answers it - it's John, a former employee of Joe's. Joe owes him thousands since the developers went bust - he wants what he's owed, and when will he be paid? Joe says he's working on it.
Connie comes in and asks what's going on. John tells her - all Joe's subcontractors are waiting to be paid.
This is just too painful, which is why I'm grateful for: