Writer: John Upton
Director: Jovita O'Shaughnessy
Jack Scully: Jay Bunyan
Lori Lee: Michelle Ang
Mr. Martin Cook: Tony Bonner
Ruby Dwyer: Maureen Edwards
Cookie suggests Summer has the LCSD.
Jack tels Lori he's not going back to New Zealand and Lori asks if she's still what he wants.
Boyd is counting his shrapnel in the Coffee Shop and Steph guesses it's for Summer. He admits it's for the leather jacket she wanted. Boyd tells Harold she's scared of the operation and then Steph gives him the $20 shortfall for the jacket.
Stuart comes in looking upset and Steph guesses it's because of Flick. He's trying to resist phoning Flick for the third time since yesterday evening.
Lyn asks Jack if he's told Lori yet. He says there's nothing to tell because everything between him and Lori is fine, so he doesn't even know why he said it, except that he was a bit lost from leaving soccer and moving to Australia. He feels the problem is him, not Lori and it's up to him to fix it. Lori comes in with some shopping and is very keen to cook dinner. Lyn gives in and thanks her, but is obviously not happy about it.
Summer has decided that she doesn't need the operation but Max tells her she'll be fine. She admits she's scared but he says they'll be there with her. Boyd shows her the jacket and Max is impressed when he says Steph helped out.
Ruby helps Harold to clean up in the Coffee Shop. He notices her bracelet's missing and says he'll help her find it when she says she must have lost it gardening. She says he's wonderful and she's going to be able to start paying back the money for her son. Rosie comes in and isn't too pleased to see Ruby and Harold looking so cosy. She asks him to let the plumber in to Max's house as they're off to the hospital for Summer's operation. Ruby points out that he's always helping people out and the two women 'agree' that he's a treasure as Rosie said.
Cookie is reassuring Summer who's in bed waiting to be prepared for the operation. Max tells her he'll be there beside her and she tells him she loves him.
Lori and Jack fool round in the kitchen with Harvey, but Lyn comes in and tells Harvey to go outside. They ask Joe to take Lyn out while they cook.
Lyn tells Joe she's convinced Jack's having second thoughts and wants some space. She wants Joe to talk to him, but he thinks he's a big boy and they shouldn't interfere. She adds that she's worried that Jack might be making a big mistake and he might leave Lori devastated.
Summer has had the operation, which was a complete success. Steph arrives with some flowers and Max tells her the jacket was a big hit. He thanks her for coming in and says Summer thinks she can do no wrong. They both laugh as Steph says it's true. Boyd looks on disapprovingly.
Ruby's looking after the Coffee Shop while Harold checks on Max's house. Rosie asks when he'll be back. He calls-'I'm back'. Ruby leaves and he thanks her for helping, then reminds her they're going to see a film the following night. Rosie's not too pleased. Harold and she talk about Summer and the plumber until he realises the till is a bit short. Rosie tells him to ask Ruby. He says she would have mentioned it, but he can tell that Rosie's not convinced and she says there's something he really ought to know about.
Jack and Joe are in the garage. Joe tries to talk to him but Jack points out that he and Lyn had a few downs too. Jack thinks Lori will be fine when she relaxes but is missing her family as she's very close to them. He admits he's feeling a bit guilty about the sacrifices she's made and realises that's put the pressure on a bit. Joe says it's because she loves him and says 'good for you' when Jack repeats that they will work it out.
Harold is beginning to get angry with Rosie who has told him that according to church contacts there are no 'Dwyers' in Moe. He says he hopes she doesn't think Ruby had anything to do with the missing money. She adds that some women at the church have also mentioned that Ruby likes a flutter on the horses. He agrees with her that it's 'gossip' and adds the words 'ugly' and 'malicious' before asking her to leave, because he's surprised she'd even repeat it.
Lyn keeps showing Lori the sample fabrics for Susan's wedding dress, which she's making, and asking her opinion. Lori is very uncomfortable about it and eventually says she can't judge as they're obviously for the 'slightly older' woman. Lyn complains about it to Steph, who says Lori's just being honest. Lyn expects her to do some 'sucking up' to her boyfriend's mother.
Summer is sitting up asking what people have brought her. She's keen to try on the jacket, but Max wants her to wait until the following day when she goes home. Max asks Rosie to take Boyd to cricket practice so he can stay on, so Steph offers to do it as it's on her way. Boyd is very cool with her so she asks if he treats all her father's friends in this way or if it's just her. She tells him he needn't worry because they really are just mates. He says yes, that's what Max told him-that he likes Steph as a friend, but nothing more.
Summer asks Max if she was brave. He says yes, she was very brave and wonders why she's asking. She says she saw a film on TV where a girl had an operation and died. When he asks why she didn't mention it to him so they could discuss it, she says she didn't want to scare him. He tells her he'll never let anything like that happen to her.
Steph comes in to the Coffee Shop and asks Harold why he's looking so glum. Lyn overhears her ordering a vanilla slice and asks if she's celebrating. Steph answers that she's cleared up for herself a misunderstanding which could have caused her a lot of embarrassment.
STEPH: You know how it feels
LYN: Course I do, I married your father.
Lyn realises Steph isn't going to tell her.
Stuart comes in with photos of Flick and 'males'. Lyn and Steph tease him and he says he's happy, glad Flick's happy but he obviously isn't.
Lori and Jack are fooling around when Lyn arrives with lunch to make sure her son is eating properly. They call out to her that they're going down to the High School to check on enrolment details, so she has to hold the lunch for them.
Rosie comes in to the Coffee Shop, where Harold's very cool-- 'I'm in no mood for soft soap'. She says she has come to apologise, and he tells her angrily he's found out Ruby's son has the father's name and does live in Moe. He also found the money which he'd mislaid himself. He asks her why she seems not to want to see him happy. He moved on when Rosie rejected him and now he's found the first happiness for a long time with Ruby, she seems intent on ripping her out of his life. 'Is there something I don't know?'
Max talks to Joe and Steph in the pub about his anxiety over Summer. He wants to get to 'more important things' like the competition, but Steph says she's going to be too busy and can't be his partner any more.
Stuart comes in looking very worried and joins them. He rang Flick again and a male answered. He insists he trusts Flick, but this is killing him, so he's going to New York as soon as he can.