Harold telling Madge they won't find Wendy. Michelle agreeing to help her friend go back to the ScaryHouse and find her camera. Flick and Paul catching Tad hiding in a shopping centre.
A Shopping Centre somewhere in Erinsborough
Tad tells Flick and Paul he's hiding from someone he doesn't want to see, and would like to leave, but Flick and Paul want to go and see a movie. Rachel spies Tad and calls over to him; she wishes him a happy birthday.
The Coffee Shop where Madge and Harold Can't Agree
Madge wants to track down Wendy by using a private investigator, but Harold really isn't keen. Madge doesn't understand - she could be the only witness for Harold, but Harold feels like he's in a movie - it's all surreal.
A Shopping Centre somewhere in Erinsborough
Rachel talks to Tad as Flick and Paul watch on. Rachel tells Tad to enjoy his birthdays whilst he's still young, and offers to buy him a coffee, but Tad says he wants to go and watch a film with his mates. Rachel says goodbye and walks away, but Tad calls her back - would she like to come round to his house later on? Yes, thank you - she might just do that.
The Bishops' where we have a good Plot Device
Flick, Tad and Paul discuss the movie - they guys loved it, Flick wasn't so amused. Especially the scene where the guy's arm was cut off. Tad thanks his friends for one of the best birthdays he's had, and Paul asks if Rachel will pop by - Tad says probably not.
There's a knock at the door - ooh, great plot device, it's Rachel! She's brought Tad some presents and Paul and Flick quickly excuse themselves.
The ScaryHouse which isn't at all Scary
Michelle is creeping round ScaryHouse in a creeping sort of a way. Wow - she's annoying. The door opens enough for someone to stick his head out. Damon asks if he can talk to Michelle - he doesn't understand why she and her friend have been harassing him, and filming him. He asks her to come inside and discuss it, but she runs away.
The Bishops' where this Recapper is a Little Moved
Tad brings Rachel a coffee, and she asks why he's called Tad - I've always wondered that! Apparently it's just a nickname. She's brought him a cake that she's baked - it's a ritual of hers. Every year she bakes him a cake and puts the right number of candles on it, then wishes him a happy birthday, wherever he might be. Now she actually gets to see him blow them out, so she tells him to make a wish.
That was actually quite moving, I found myself welling up for a second...
The Scullys where Michelle is Forward
Michelle calls Damon and she asks him why he stopped answering her emails, and he says he's been working hard so hasn't had time. She apologises she couldn't keep the bracelet, and he agrees that her mum was right - she shouldn't accept gifts from strangers. Michelle asks if she can email him again and he agrees.
Strange little scene, that. One of those filler ones, maybe.
The Coffee Shop where Harold is Aggressive
Flick and Paul come into TCS and Madge asks after Tad; Paul tells them he's with Rachel, and Harold thinks that's really nice. Paul and Flick order chocolate shakes - yummy! Lou comes in on business, just as Michelle also comes in.
Lou is trying to sell 7-legged toy stuffed Octopi to Madge and Harold for them to sell in the shop, but Harold is having none of it - he's quite aggressive, in fact.
The Bishops' where Rachel and Tad are Getting On
Rachel is leaving and Tad thanks her for the cake and T-shirt - it's ace! Rachel also thanks Tad for his letter, and says she felt awful the last time they met.
RACHEL: I can't believe my son's grown up to be such a sensitive and caring young man.
As she's about to leave she says she'd like to see Tad more often, but they'd have to keep it between themselves. Tad agrees, and seems happy with that. As she goes, he says Tad is shirt for Tadpole - his family have fishy nicknames.
The Scullys' where Steph is Unhappy
Lance and Steph are watching bad afternoon television. Lance tells Steph to have a nap but she needs to try and stay awake. He asks her if she'd like to talk about anything, and she'd like that. She tells Lance that she keeps seeing the bike accident in her head every night (we flash back to various scenes of the accident). Steph says she wanted Steph to move but she didn't, and she thought she was dead. Because of that she can't sleep at night, and she wishes she could stop thinking about it.
Lance tells her it's only been two weeks, she needs to give herself time. But Steph is feeling guilty that Lib's hurt and she's not. But Lance reminds her that she's still here, she's still alive, and everything's going to be fine. Steph isn't convinced.
The Coffee Shop where Madge and Flick Care
Flick is reprimanding Michelle for going to ScaryHouse, and she threatens to tell her parents. Paul thinks it's all a bit weird, but Flick says maybe Damon has agoraphobia, she learnt it in psych. Flick tells Michelle that she can go back to the house on condition that she goes with her.
Cut to Madge telling Harold to go home - he's too wound up about everything that's been happening. Harold agrees to go home to relax, and kisses her goodbye.
The Bishops' where Harold and Tad like to Talk
Harold is asleep on the sofa just as Tad is leaving the house. Harold asks after Rachel's visit, and Tad says it went well - Rachel's really nice. He tells Harold about the cake baking ritual, and thinks that maybe she really does care about him. Tad thinks that maybe the whole adoption thing has been harder on Rachel than on him, and still has birthday hours to party to, so is going to Flick's.
Lou's Pub where Madge is Sweet
Madge tells Lou that Harold's under huge pressure with the Tasmanian business, but Lou is upset that he was embarrassed in public. Madge apologises but tries to get Lou to see what he's going through. Lou asks how things are going, and offers his help if Madge needs anything.
Madge offers to take some of the Octopi!
The Bishops' where Wendy sees the light
There's a knock at the door and it's Wendy. She wants to talk to Harold, still thinking he's Alfie, and she wants her money! Harold and Wendy talk for a while, and eventually Wendy says she'll accept proof he's not Alfie if she can see his shoulder - Alfie had a tattoo on it. Harold shows her his shoulder she sees the light! Hallelujah! Harold asks her to help him prove his innocence, but she says she's not going anywhere near the cops.
Oh, this is so exasperating, and we had no Susan today, so quick - cut to: