Writer: Katrina Foster
Director: Jovita O'Shaughnessy
Jack Scully: Jay Bunyan
Lori Lee: Michelle Ang
Taj Coppin: Jaime Robbie Reyne
Ruby Dwyer: Maureen Edwards
- "Alone In My Room
" by X3
Harold discovers the burglary
Jack goes to Nina's house
Nina tells Jack it's wrong for him to be there, but he wants to know what the kiss was about. Just then Taj arrives, so Jack leaves, reminding her that there's a rehearsal at the lake. Taj wants to know if they need to talk about Allie, but she says no.
Lori's helping Joe do the dishes and asks if he minds their change of plans. He says no and that he doesn't want a contribution from her as she's family. She smiles and says she'll have to give it to Lyn then, so he says being stubborn must run in her family too.
Michelle asks Connor if he's been hearing weird noises outside the bathroom. She can see he's reading and not listening so goes on to build up a big story. He eventually pays attention and tells her about an article he's looking at where Irish people are really put down. She suggests he write a letter to the editor.
Taj is apologising to Nina for not telling Allie about her. Nina wonders what's going on, But Taj assures her she's the most important person for him.
Lou's at Harold's house, but doesn't want to stay there. He leaves to get organised at home when Ruby arrives. She's obviously feeling down. Harold 'makes her' tell him that her rent has been put up and it's too late for Harold to help out by making up the difference, as they've already re-let it. Harold suggests she come and stay in Tad's room until they work something out. Lou overhears.
Lou's outside watering the garden when Rosie arrives. He asks what she thinks of Ruby and she answers that she seems to have an unusual amount of bad luck. They agree that Harold being Harold can't see she's wrapping him round her little finger. Lou describes her as 'quite a performer' and tells Rosie about the rent raise. She tells him she's been suspicious for some time and wonders about the coincidence of the door being forgotten when the burglary took place and possible carelessness even by her sons. Harold comes out and tells them Ruby'll be staying, despite the house being less welcoming since the burglary. He gets advice from Lou about a discount warehouse to replace the stolen things and mentions to Ruby that they'll go straight to the bank.
Jack's on the phone to Lori's mother, obviously answering lots of questions. Lori wants to hear so doesn't answer Michelle's question about noises outside the bathroom. Jack's giving all the right answers and both girls agree he's really cool. Lori says she just loves him.
Connor's finishing his letter in the pub and asks Joe's help. Joe's impressed but one paragraph doesn't make sense. He tells him to write as he'd say it and from the heart. Connor assures him he's not writing to impress.
Harold's rehearsing people in the Lassiter's park, doing a warm-up exercise where they have to be animals, to 'let out the animal within'. He goes on to do a 'trust' exercise, where Ruby and Rosie are partners, though Rosie's unsure. Rosie actually calls her Rosie when she asks if they can just be friends.
Michelle's impressed by the letter and Joe clearly admires it. She talks to Connor about staying in Australia as his visa is expiring. She asks what he'll do if he can't get it extended. 'Marry you'.
Harold asks Ruby to go and get a stereo for him, using $1000 cash. She really doesn't want to, but he gives her his car-keys and insists. Rosie's looking on, very disapproving.
Nina is rehearsing with Lori, who wants it to be a love story and not about market gardens. Nina frowns as she says people want to see her and Jack as star-crossed lovers.
Meanwhile, Harold's trying to persuade Jack that the audience wants to see that he and Nina belong together.
Lori thanks Nina for being so great in helping her to settle in and when Jack and Taj join them says she's looking forward to starting school as she has friends. Taj adds that Jack is a ready-made captain of the football team. (I refuse to call it the 'footie' side).
Harold and Rosie go off together at the end of the rehearsal as she has to give him a lift. He realises she's a bit cynical when he says he hopes there's a new sound system waiting for him when he gets home.
Jack and Nina have been left on their own to pack up the stuff and nearly kiss when she breaks away and says the feelings will pass – she wants to be with Taj and they're bad for each other ( I think that's what she said)
Lori and Taj are in the Coffee Shop when she asks if he finds it weird watching Jack and Nina. He says he's wondering a bit about her reaction to Allie, saying he thought they completely trusted one another and he'd never hurt her, he couldn't. In return, she says she's not homesick, it feels like home and she's with Jack, which is where she belongs.
Lou is questioning Harold, who doesn't like it, because Ruby's late home. He is trying to tell him his eyes are closed to her and he can't believe he trusted her with $1000, but Harold insists she's a very good friend who's down on her luck. He'd trust her with his life and if Lou's a friend of his, he'll do the same.
Rosie has stopped to read a map when she sees Ruby coming out of a place called 'Money Cave' looking very intense. The women's eyes meet and Ruby races off. Rosie sighs and leans back in the car-seat.