Writer: Scott Taylor
Director: Helen Gaynor
Evan Hancock: Nicholas Opolski
Matthew Hancock: Stephen Hunt
Richard King: Brendan O'Connor
Bidder: Tony Bove
- Flick tells Joel that she has a feeling that everything's going to turn out right and they can go shopping for furniture tomorrow.
Toadie comes in with a whole heap of case files and books and drops them all on the floor. Flick tells Toadie that she and Joel are trying to find a flat and Toadie becomes very angry - he'll be down yet another housemate. Toadie asks if Joel put the announcement in the paper about Madge. He forgot - and is appalled with himself. Toadie scoffs at Flick's flat application form and says putting Occupation: High School Student won't get her anyway - landlords are looking for a stable couple. Flick suggests they say they're engaged and Joel doesn't look pleased.
Matt is grilling Tess for details about Dee, but then she comes in. Lou sends Matt off to do some work.
Tess and Dee ask Lou for tips about auctions - he tells them to wait until the last minute until they bid. Dee asks Lou to tell them what the reserve price is, but Lou says he can't do that, he'd be letting Phil down. They beg him for a little hint, so Lou taps his nose and says conspiratorially, "More than two dollars"(!)
Michelle has brought some chicks home form the animal shelter. Lyn thinks it's not practical - Harvey will eat them. Michelle says she'll keep them under a lamp in her room. Joe isn't keen - he doesn't want Flick to come back and find her room overtaken by chooks. Lyn and Jo bicker about whether Flick really will come back.
Toadie is still looking for cases to save his bacon, but not having any luck.
Michelle comes round and tells Flick that Lyn and Joe are really, really upset. Joel suggests that she goes home and talks to Joe, but Flick says there's no point. Michelle tells Flick that she's taken over her room and asks Joel and Toadie for some breakfast cereal to feed her chicks.
Matt is mixing cocktails and generally showing off. But Dee sees Darcy come in, much to her surprise, and goes over and hugs him. Matt looks despondent.
Joel is still trying to get Flick to go and talk to Joe. She's starting to get cross - she thinks Joel is on Joe's side. She says there's no point at all because Joe will just start shouting at her again. Joel tells her to just go over and tell her parents that she loves them and she's not doing any of this to hurt them. Flick reluctantly agrees.
When she's gone, Toadie tells Joel he's great at giving advice but not so good at taking it. Toadie says he must really, really love Flick or he wouldn't be moving in with her.
Flick tells Lyn and Joe that she loves them and wishing they weren't fighting - but she thinks they're doing the right thing. Lyn hugs her but Joe is completely unimpressed - he tells Flick if she really wants to make them happy, she'll move back in and start doing what she's told. It's actions that count - not words. Flick storms out. Lyn tells Joe off for being the most pig-headed person she's ever met and he's blown the only chance they had of fixing things.
Toadie thinks he's got Joel thinking about the whole Flick situation. He says whenever Joel is worried, he pampers Bob. At the moment, Joel is brushing Bob! Joel says he's looking forward to living with Flick. Toadie starts humming the wedding march.
Apparently there are at least three serious bidders at the auctions. Tess and Dee see Joel and Flick who are just off to look for a flat. Dee is not impressed and tells Toadie that it's a bit quick.
The auction starts.
Lyn is cleaning and being frosty to Joe. Joe says Flick is as much to blame as him but Lyn says Flick is only seventeen. Joe says when she finds out how hard it is, she'll come running back. Lyn is upset that Joe actually wants Flick to fail. He says that somehow he'll fix it.
It looks like Tess and Dee have won when another bidder enters. Dee wants to keep going but Tess stops her. The house is sold to the other bidder.
Tess and Dee are very disappointed. The bloke who won the auction comes up and introduces himself to Joe, Tess, Dee and Lou as Evan Hancock. Tess recognises the name as the new maths teacher at Erinsborough High.
Dee is very disappointed indeed at losing the house.
Joel and Flick are walking along when suddenly Joel stops and says he can't do it - it's her last year at school and his last year at university - it's the wrong time. Flick asks if he loves her, but Joe says, "Maybe not as much as you love me" Flick runs away.
Toadie says he's got the perfect place for them to live - now Joel and Flick are shacking up, they can both move in to No.30. Dee says she will, but Tess says she doesn't want to go back to student housing.
Evan Hancock comes in and tells Matt that he's bought the house - it turns out that Matt is Evan's son.
Joel comes in dejectedly to find Flick packing. He asks her to talk but she won't - he's made himself perfectly clear. Joel says she can't ask him to give up his final year of uni - they haven't even been together that long. They were rushing into it. Flick tearfully tells him that she completely loves him. Then she walks out.
Lyn and Joe are cleaning. Flick comes in and announces that she's broken up with Joel. She tells Joe not to say anything and storms off to her room. Lyn follows her. Joe is looking very pleased but Lyn warns him to keep his feelings to himself. Flick comes out again complaining that there are chickens all over her bed!
Evan asks Tess and Dee if he can buy them some champagne as a peace offering. Darcy says he'd love one(!)
Darcy tells Dee that they're going to be neighbours and they smile at each other.
Lou goes to take some more painkillers, but the bottle is empty.
Joel is sitting on the couch looking gutted. Toadie comes in and asks what's happened. Joel tells him that it's over with Flick. He says Flick loves him, but he's not sure if he loves her or not. He feels terrible. Toadie says he's made things worse for him - he's asked Dione to move in. Joel is very cross indeed. Toadie says that now he'll have an ex in the house and one over the road as well!