Writer: Philippa Burne
Director: Julie Bates
Mr. Martin Cook: Tony Bonner
Robert Wright: Richard Veite
Connor and Nina discuss fundraising for Michelle.
Cookie turns up for his massage.
Dee's nervous and knocking things over and admits that she was surprised he's the 'Martin' who was booked in for a massage. He wants things to 'lighten up'. Darcy has apparently told him she's really good, which makes her look thoughtful.
Flick and Toadie talk about a job that's going in New York. He doesn't want it because wild horses wouldn't drag him from Dee and he wants to finish his law degree and she's not planning to apply as she's only just got together with Stuart and things are still not really right with Steph. Stuart comes in to say he's booked her in for her driving test. She feels she's not ready, which he wants to fix with lots of practice.
Nina's at the Scullys' discussing what to wear for the gig at the pub. Lyn suggests they raid Flick's wardrobe. Michelle's a bit cool and keeps dashing off, distracted. Tickets are going well and Joe compliments Connor on organising it. He says it's not too much for the girl he loves.
Cookie talks about how wonderful it is to have someone taking care of his needs, rather than looking to him for answers about life or death and asks Dee to prolong the treatment. He mentions Toadie being her boyfriend, saying he wouldn't have picked him. He seems to make her uncomfortable by talking about being 'at her mercy'. When they've finished, he comes out still getting dressed and when he sees her react, says he didn't think she'd mind as she's a nurse. Dee's very tired and happy to go home for a take away with Toadie.
Toadie takes Dee home and makes dreadful puns about driving, so Flick and Stuart race out for another lesson. Dee's very tired and Toadie gets concerned that something's wrong as he's seen her so little since she got back. She insists there isn't and she'd tell him if there were, but he still looks worried.
After bidding Stuart a romantic farewell at the door, Flick finds Michelle's still up and they have a talk. Michelle seems very flat and asks Flick about the US. She eventually admits she doesn't want to go-she's not just scared and nervous, she really doesn't want to go and doesn't know what to do.
In the morning, Lyn feels they're not listening to her when she checks if someone's fed Harvey. Joe's wearing a hooded jacket Flick feels he shouldn't go out in, but he insists he's taking Harvey for a run and refuses bacon and eggs. Lyn points out he always has bacon and eggs on Saturday and if he can change, so can she-by going back to bed to read the paper. Flick and Connor talk about Michelle's nervousness. Connor wishes he could go with her as he hates the thought of her being over there by herself.
Cookie overhears Dee and Toadie talking about going away for the weekend and offers them the free use of his beach house for a weekend. He then offers to give Dee a lift to work as he's going there anyway.
Nina tells Connor she's feeling confident since her performance and the pub's bound to be better.
Flick asks Toadie who should win if you have to make a choice-your family or your partner. He thinks he waited a long time to find Dee-but he wouldn't find another bunch like his family, either. She won't explain why she asked, but says it's just something she was thinking about.
Cookie and Dee get to work. On the way in from the car park, he tells her how good it is to talk to someone who understands work-sometimes his wife is just in a different world and she doesn't understand at all how he feels or what he does. He knows a lot about her because he has heard Toadie on the radio. He feels he should be happy with what he has.
Joe arranges an evening in the garage for football, laughing at the idea someone might bring his wife. Lyn comes in as he's still talking to someone on the phone, joking about it and quizzes him about the exclusion of women except for washing uniforms, as they can enjoy football too. He tries to retreat to prepare the garage, but she insists he stay and says he has to tell her what's really going on.
Connor and Nina are at the pub, ready for her to sing. He's busily spruiking for her, but is tackled by someone who's there for an air-hockey competition. It makes Nina nervous, but he reassures her that it will just help make a crowd.
Lyn and Joe are talking-Lyn says she's surprised as she thought Joe agreed life got better as you got older. He feels more of his life is behind him than in front and he wants to grab on to what he has left. When she asks him if this means he's changed his mind about the baby, he tells her part of him feels exhausted and is about to talk about the financial strain when Michelle comes in and begins to tell them she's been feeling selfish because of the pressure she put on them. They won't hear any of it and give her an envelope containing her ticket to New York.
The pub's very noisy and crowded. Connor comments on Nina's increased confidence but when she starts to play, the noise becomes impossible. Connor asks them to be quiet and they get stroppy, but Joe's able to get rid of them by asking them quietly. One of them leaves with a parting shot at Nina-'I don't reckon your pop star's got much chance if she can't handle a few people having a good time.'
Stuart has made a giant sandwich when Flick arrives. She's a bit nervous and admits there's something wrong. He's apprehensive that she might say 'We need to have a talk', but relieved to hear her say no, that's not it. He tells her he loves her but she goes on to say she has something to tell him that he won't like