Paul's being considered as a late draft for Collingwood
Joel asks Dee for the real reason why she doesn't want him to go
The Coffee Shop
Joel feels that he's getting mixed signals but Dee says it's not that complicated: she's going to miss him because he's a really good mate. Joel still gets the feeling she doesn't want him to go. She says she doesn't but she wouldn't be a good friend if she stopped him from pursuing his dreams. Joel thinks ‘friend' is the wrong word. Dee says she's his best friend then: his closest confidant.
Paul is going on about what a great game he had. Harold dashes off to get some food from the Coffee Shop. Lou wants to know how Paul got on and he says he's certain to be selected for the draft at Collingwood. Tad looks surprised to hear this news.
Toadie lets out an exaggerated yawn: because, he tells Joel, as yawning is contagious, it's a surefire way of seeing if a chick is looking at you. The chick in question isn't yawning.
Toadie's meeting up with Tim Collins and mentions that ignorance is ‘bliss' which makes Joel think of Dee. He relays to Toadie what Dee said earlier on. Joel knows from the way she's acting it's more than that. He can't leave without knowing if he has a chance. Toadie says he will forget her once he's moved away but Joel needs to know how she feels. Toadie reiterates that he shouldn't mess Dee around: it's friendship and that's all.
Matt is excited about his car but Evan and Maggie are a bit cynical about it all. Evan doesn't see how Matt driving a fast car and working in a pub is going to help him work out what he wants to do. Maggie witters on about Uni but he thinks they don't approve of anything he does. He and Leo go for a drive. Maggie and Emily go off to see Bob.
Joel is excited about the next research trip. Dee is more interested in the marine biologist job at the local zoo. Joel thinks it doesn't compare. Maggie and Emily appear to see little Blue Bob (“Who could resist little blue Bob?” as Joel says). Dee and Maggie go to get coffee.
Toadie tells Tim that he's been seeking out lots of potential investors; two deals so far. Tim isn't happy to hear he's managed so little. Toadie goes to the bar and Harold tells him Paul's good news. Harold also brings up the dodgy insurers, Reinhart, and thanks Toadie for his warning: he's got insurance with someone else now. Tim hears all of this and angrily reminds Toadie he told him not to tell anyone.
Toadie tries to explain but Tim only wants to know how many people he told. Tim's very annoyed to hear that Joe's a builder as the building industry is the worst affected. Toadie says they were close mates who stood to lose everything. Tim thinks Joe will tell everyone else who's in the same position. Toadie reminds him that they told the richer players in town – why not help others too? Tim thinks he's missing the point: part of practicing law is based on confidentiality. He's betrayed Tim's trust and sold him out.
The boys sit down for some celebratory food. Paul thinks it's too soon to celebrate as he hasn't been drafted yet. Harold is sure it'll happen. Lou thinks it's funny how things turn around so quickly. Tad imagines Paul's picture being pasted everywhere but Paul wants to be cautious. The great thing about footy is that even boofheads like Paul can make it!
Toadie shows Tad and Paul a newspaper report about the game that mentions Paul very positively. Toadie wishes him well for the draft.
Matt pulls up with Maggie and Leo in tow. Matt invites Tad and Paul to go for a spin and Maggie and Toadie watch them drive away. They both don't get it. Toadie tells Mags about his trouble at the law firm. He doesn't like all the politics and is thinking about chucking it all in. Maggie understands but reminds him he can't do anything decent if he walks away. They go for a coffee.
Lou has a TV set up in the pub and champagne on ice. Paul really appreciates it. The programme comes on and they all gather round the TV to feel it's ‘warming glow' (as Homer said). Paul is mega nervous.
Maggie and Evan are talking about Matt and uni as the man himself walks quietly through the front door. Maggie won't go back to uni to make it easier for Matt – she'll do it when and if she wants to.
Matt was showing off his car to his mates and Evan *still* doesn't get it. He thinks Matt is turning into a typical petrolhead. Matt wishes he wouldn't go on about it (don't we all). Matt is taking responsibility for his own life but Evan doesn't know when to stop. He's like that with Maggie and uni and the bullying at school too. He has to start letting people live their own lives (well said).
They're still watching and it's heading towards the end, where it gets really exciting. Harold thinks it's torture. The clubs have two minutes to make their choice and Collingwood are about to make their final choice. Unfortunately, when it comes through, Paul's name is not the one that's read out. Paul knew it was too good to be true.
Dee and Joel are going to look after Emily and Leo does some breakdancing. All very exciting. Joel tells Emily that he's leaving for Queensland. Emily asks Dee why she's not going as Dee and Joel do everything together. Dee tells her that they're not breaking up – they're ‘just good friends'. Emily won't let up on the questioning (she gets that from Evan).
The champagne is still on ice and they're still watching the show. Tad thinks it's a blessing: Paul would want to play for a team that actually wins a game! Paul wishes he had never opened his mouth about the whole thing. There are only two teams left in the national draft and Harold thinks Paul still has a chance but Paul tells them that no one but Collingwood would actually talk to him.
Joel is reading a story to Emily while dressed up in a tin foil hat and sash. Dee is playing the part of Sleeping Beauty. Joel's just about to rescue Dee when Maggie arrives back. Emily wants to hear the story's ending – otherwise the princess will never wake up. She won't go and Leo asks that Dee and Joel pretend to kiss so they can go. Joel finishes the story and plants a kiss on Dee's cheek. Emily is happy (yay!).
They leave and Joel and Dee look at each other.
Tim says everyone makes mistakes but it's how we react to the mistakes that defines us. Toadie can't afford for the partners to find out about the leaked information, so Tim wants him to do something for him (in exchange for him keeping his mouth shut). Tim's been working on a case where he forgot to lodge the forms correctly and this might jeopardise his chances of being made a partner. He wants Toadie to take responsibility for the forms. If Toad does this no one will find out about the leaked info. Toadie says he can't be the fall guy; he won't be blackmailed. Tim says he has no choice: either he does it or he can forget about the internship and kiss his career goodbye.