Lou blags on the phone to his bank manager that there's been a mix-up.
Flick tells Stu that she doesn't want him to go, but Stu says he's sorry but he's just signed up.
Flick returns home from work to find Marc there, he says they could go and see a movie, but Flick says she'd prefer to spend the night by herself, he goes to leave and she asks for the spare key back. He asks why and she says because he only had it to let the gas man in. He says it makes things easier, and she's too tired to argue so she lets him keep it.
All the dog walkers unite, and Joe and Lyn meet Toadie and Drew in the street. Lyn asks Drew how Susan is, having heard from Michelle what happened at the dance. He tells her at least Susan is back in hospital, so the doctors can keep an eye on her, and will tell Karl they sand their regards. Toadie looks up and sees a removal van outside number 32, and comments that it's time for a ‘Welcome to Ramsay Street gift pack”. Joe tells him that the pickled onions he gave them made him nearly blow the roof off – and talk to Lyn who had to share a dooner with him. Lyn says she'll miss the Hancock, and renters aren't the same. Drew says very obviously “Oh yeah, I can't stand those renters” referring her to the fact that Toadie rents – as do he and Libby, Toadie says especially the ones with kids and Drew chips in about tropical shirts and old cars. Lyn says she didn't mean them, Joe asks if she meant the other scungy renters in the street, and reminds her that they rented when they were first married, she still tries to worm her way out of it, and Joe tells her to just admit she put her foot in it, she will after all be one of the first to welcome in the new people. She says yes she'll take a casserole, which Toadie then adds will go well with one of his onions, to which Drew concludes will see them moving out in about a week. They go their separate ways to walk the dogs.
The Coffee Shop
Harold apologises to Flick that he wasn't at her training, something came up with the Salvation Army. Flick checks she's not doing anything wrong, but Harold reassures her she's doing well. He would like to go over some of what he calls “Coffee Shop Quirks” Gabriella – which is apparently Harold's name for the coffee machine – makes thumping noises for the first few cups of the morning. Harold is clearly amusing only himself, with these anecdotes. Lyn and Joe walk in still talking about casseroles, Flick goes to take their order. They are surprised, as the news has somehow not got to them that she's now working there. Harold butts in, singing Flick's praises. Lyn is so completely thrown that she doesn't know what to order. Joe remains silent.
Marc asks Toadie's opinion on Felicity's new job, and whether she should give it up as it's clearly going nowhere. Toadie starts talking about a film with Meg Ryan in it where she order a coffee everyday and ends up owning a franchise – Marc gets the message to butt out. Toadie turns around to the desk to find Lou there. Lou tells Toadie that he and Rosie are coming up to their 2 month anniversary, and wonders if Toadie has any spare complimentary tickets. Toadie spots Lou's scam a mile off, and tells him that the tickets are for guests. Lou then explains that money is tight, but he wants to show Rosie what she means to him – Toadie then admits he thinks there are some spare tickets and he'll see what he can do.
Joe approaches the door with a hot casserole. Loud music is playing, and there is no answer, so Joe leaves it on the step, as he leave someone moves the net curtains, to see him go, which Joe thinks he's seen out of the corner of his eye.
Rosie is telling Lou about a pet blessing service she's organising, she accuses him of not listening, but soon realises it's because he's taking 2 tickets to Showboat out of his desk drawer. She says they must have cost a fortune, being AA reserve and to stop spoiling her. He says he will when she stops being so wonderful, and money is no object.
The Coffee Shop
Rosie drops by to remind Harold about the pet blessing service. She tells him about the tickets and asks if he can recommend somewhere extra special to go to dinner. He recommends Lassiters, and she agrees, saying there was a nice romantic atmosphere last time she went. Harold can't comment on that, just recommend the restaurant. Rosie leaves to book immediately. Marc comes in to talk to Flick, she says she's serving, but he says it can't wait. He offers her the position of trainee manager at Lassiters. She asks to talk about it later, he says he needs an answer. She tells him that Harold has only just given her the job and she can't just leave. Marc says that he's offering her a real job. His mobile rings and he leaves to take the call. Harold tells Flick that she shouldn't worry about leaving, she's not going to be a waitress the rest of her life. He tells her not to make any hasty decisions and give herself some serious thought.
Drew is telling Toadie that he wants to treat Libby, says nothing too expensive, but that he thinks Toadie has his finger on the pulse now he's working at Lassiters. Toadie assumes that Drew has been talking to Lou and is after freebies. Eventually Drew convinces Toadie that he doesn't know what's going on, and Toadie tells him that Lou is in financial strife, and asks if he know what's going on. At this point Rosie who has come to book a table overhears their conversation, but remains out of sight. They talk about whether it's anything serious, and agree that it's hard to tell as Lou keeps things to himself.
Marc comes through the door. Flick asks for her key back, saying that she should have her privacy to watch TV naked and stuff if she wants to. He asks if she wants a hand setting up the unopened DVD player, but she says no, she wants him to take it back, and that she can't accept the job offer either. He tries to reassure her that it'll be ok, but she says it's not, and neither is their relationship. He agrees to talk about it, so she sits down to do so, but he says he's catching a plane, and he'll be in Brisbane for 2 days. Flick is appalled. He leaves telling her to set up the DVD and watch Bridget Jones.
Drew goes up to number 32, which is still playing loud music and knocks on the door.
Rosie has gone back to the pub, to find Lou talking to a supplier who is saying that one of Lou's cheques hasn't cleared. Lou gives him half of the money, and tells him he should be glad of the business. Rosie again remains out of sight.
We see from inside the window Drew waiting on the doorstep for an answer, and then walking away.
There is a knock on the door and Lyn answers it to Flick, Lyn tells her off for knocking on her own door, and invites her to dinner as she's made too many tuna patties. Flick says she needs to talk. She says she doesn't deserve Lyn's help, but Lyn is her mum so she wasn't sure. Lyn tells her that she is her child and whatever has happened or will happen she will never turn her away. She loves her too much. Scene cut to when Lyn has made coffee. Flick explains that Marc has given up everything for her, including Steph, and she know how it must look to be whinging about it. Lyn tells her not to be silly, and Flick admits that she and Marc are having problems. Not exactly fighting, but it's never been easy, and they're not really a normal couple, she's younger, he has more experience, but her opinions are valid too, and it's like Marc knows what's best for her, her job, her career goals, but she has her own instincts. He's being controlling and it seems he's keeping up the relationship because he has to, because of how they got together. She knows he loves her, but she's not had anyone to talk to, except Stu. Lyn says she knows that Flick would like to be more than good friends with Stu, Flick agrees. But she's with Marc, and Stuart's going away, and with everything that's happened with Marc it would be wrong to end it.
Toadie brings round a list of shows for Drew to look over that he might be able to get tickets for. Drew thanks him and says he wasn't looking for that, but Toadie still doesn't believe him. Toadie asks why his pickled onions are on Drew's doorstep, Drew explains that he took them over to number 32 as a welcome gift. Toadie is insulted that Drew re-gifted, but Drew says that the onions aren't allowed into the house any more with the effect they have on his digestion and to blame Libby. Toadie says that's the sign of a good batch. He is more annoyed with the ungrateful mystery neighbour though. Rosie walks in asking to talk to them both, and asks them to be honest with her and tell her what's going on with Lou. They try to refuse to talk, but Rosie doesn't want to be fobbed off. Drew tells her they know something's up, but Lou's not talking.
Joe walks in with the empty unwashed casserole dish complaining that the new neighbours just left the dish back on the step with no thank you note. He knows that they were watching him when he dropped the casserole off in the first place, and they know where he lives. Joe leave Lyn to finish dinner, saying she has to do something, Joe also leaves muttering about teaching the new neighbours some manners.
Joe, Toadie and Drew all meet on their way to talk to the new renters, as they try to work out what's going on, the mystery neighbour turns the sprinklers on, Drew and Toadie run for it.
Lyn calls round to get something off her chest. She says she was so pleased when Flick called round earlier, but she didn't want to say anything in case Flick took it the wrong way. She's decided now that Flick needs to know what she thinks. She tells Flick that she's worth far more than Marc will ever be. They've not spent enough time together to be so sure they're in love, and what sort of future does the relationship have that's based on betrayal and hurt. To be obliged to be in a relationship is nuts. She asks Flick to look deep inside her heart and find out what it is she loves about Marc, or if she loves him at all.
Rosie walks in and Lou tries to tease her about the serious look she has. She asks if there's anything he wants to tell her. He says no. She says that she noticed the cash tin on his desk earlier, practically empty. She asks if he's been using the church's money to bail himself out of trouble.