Writer: Ben Marshall
Director: Jeffrey Walker
Valda Sheergold: Joan Sydney
Alex Argenzio: Marco Pio Venturini
Jacinta Martin: Eliza Cotter
Burt Burger: Ben Taylor
After the play finished Harold talking about how great it was and Lou calling it a triumph over normality.
Steph rushing into the pub towards Alex asking if he is serious about the trip around Australia and saying that she would love to come.
At Lou's Place, Steph and Alex are looking over a map of Australia trying to decide where they will look for work first. Steph asks Max for some advice and he points out a range of places all over Australia for different times of the year that would be suitable. Steph asks Alex if he likes the idea of “rugrats” after Max comments on how you should leave making plans until you have kids and a mortgage. Alex says not until he is old.
At the Scullys Michelle is on the phone listening to the message on Connor's mobile message bank and she leaves a message asking him to call her or come over seeing as there is time before everyone is due home. She sits down on the couch and rubs Harvey's head asking if he still loves her, as there is a knock at the door. It is Aunt Valda. Michelle comments on how she had no idea that Valda was coming and Valda said that she thought that she would just drop in. She asks Michelle how she looks to which Michelle replies she looks great to which Valda says she has had a “peel” done. She also says that she has something that she has to tell someone and can't hold it in any longer when she spies her picture on the wall and says how it is a bit of a before and after. They then sit on the couch and Michelle tells all about the Connor and immigration situation. After that Joe and Lyn come through the front door with looks of shock on their faces that Valda is there. Valda tells them that she is in love and going to get married showing off the engagement ring at the same time.
At the Hoylands Summer is asking Rosie why in the play was the guy from the future wearing a space suit. Max then comes in saying “To bed you little worm” directed to Summer to which she replies that she is asking Nan a science question. Max calls out to Boyd to come and “hogtie” his sister, as Summer is delaying going to bed. Max and Rosie sit down for a chat and she asks if anything is the matter and if that problem is Steph. He says that nothing has happened except Steph is going away with Alex and that he wishes that she was going with him. He also says that he wishes that he still had a chance with her.
Back at the Hoylands, Max is saying how Steph is too young for him. Rosie says that she is 5 years his junior, 10 at the most. He says that they don't have that much in common to which Rosie says except they like the same things and each other. Max says that she is leaving town with Alex so it isn't a big deal. Max says that there was a moment of attraction and Rosie asks if he ever told Steph how he felt and he said not as such. Rosie says that he is scared of pursuing Steph because he is scared of losing her like his wife, Claire. Max says that he isn't ready and that Claire's death rips him up, Rosie gets up and sits down beside him and says that he needs to heal himself and that it is okay for him to love again. Max says that it is too hard and Rosie comes back with how if he wants to find happiness then he will have to fight for it.
Back at the Scully's Valda is talking about how she met her fiancée Andreas (not sure of spelling) as she is digging around in her suitcase for something. She pulls out what looks like a very fancy and sparkly dog collar and says that it is a little gift from her and hands it to Lyn. Lyn says that it is pretty and proceeds to put it around her neck to which Valda laughs and says that it isn't for her, it's for Harvey. Valda then says a bunch of stuff that has reminded her that the most important thing in life is family.
The next morning outside the Scully's Steph is pulling the cover off her bike. Joe says that the collar is coming off and Steph says to leave it as Valda is leaving in a couple of hours to which Joe complains that it is ‘diamante'. Valda then comes outside and comments on how she knows that she bought Steph the bike but wouldn't she prefer a car (I couldn't make out the brand of the car). Valda says that she is glad that she caught Joe; Joe though tries to get out of it by saying that he is off for a run. Valda says that she will join him but Joe says not in the shoes she is wearing (a pair of slip ons) she just says no worries they will just make it a nice little stroll and he can tell her why they threw that “nice little Irish boy” out of the house. Max and Summer are headed up the driveway towards the car and Summer is wearing the jacket that Steph bought her. Summer waves to Steph as she goes by on her bike.
At the Coffee Shop Harold delivers a coffee to Rosie and she asks how long it took him to re-write his masterpiece and that she would love to read it. Harold says “Oh No” as Joe and Valda come through the door of the coffee shop. Valda says Hello to Harold and then turning to Rosie calling her “Daisy”. Valda says that she would like a word with Harold in private and they head towards the kitchen. Joe says that she only bought an overnight bag and Rosie says that she will happily contribute to a taxi fare to the bus station. Valda tells Harold that she has met another man.
Outside Lou's Place, Max is setting up and Steph comes up to him and asks if Alex is there. She hands Max a box with what looks like some sort of car part in it and asks Max to pass it on when Alex gets there. Steph says that Alex told her that Max and told him that she wasn't adventurous enough for a trip around Australia and asks why he would say that. Max says that he had probably been drinking and Steph says that it sounded more like he was trying to talk Alex out of taking off on the trip with her. Inside Max is saying how he thought Steph would want to hang around until after the baby is born. Max asks if there is someone else that could stop Steph from going with Alex which she doesn't answer just as Alex comes through the door.
In the Hoyland's garage, Summer is stacking her bike ready for her paper round as another girl on a bike comes riding up the driveway and purposely runs into Summer's bike, knocking it to the ground and spilling the papers everywhere. The girl says that she wants Summer's job and Summer says that she got it first. This girl says that every time Summer does her paper round, she will be there and when she is, Summer will be dead meat and turns around and proceeds to ride off.
Back at Lou's Place Alex answers the phone and by the sounds of it, it is a personal call in respect to the trip that he and Steph are planning. Max looks on disapprovingly. Boyd comes in and says that if Max wouldn't mind, could he get a lift. Max tells him to wait a minute and then proceeds to give Alex a piece of his mind so to speak about tying up the phone, taking off after having only been employed “5 minutes”.
Back at the Scully's Valda is looking over some photo albums on the verge of tears. Lyn comes in and comforts her. Lyn says that they should make lunch together. Valda then questions why Lyn and Joe have done what they have to Connor. Valda says that if Lyn and Joe come down hard on Michelle now then they will lose her, and losing a child is the worst thing that can happen.
Back at the Hoyland's Boyd asks Max why he isn't yelling at him. Max says that he doesn't feel like it. Boyd asks if Max hates being at home looking after he and Summer instead of being out on the oilrig. Boyd then suggests that they go and get fish and chips and then clean the house afterwards. Boyd then gets up and picks the footy up and says that they should have a kick first. Max says that he doesn't want to as there is stuff to do and Boyd says he should come out anyway and pretend that the ball is Alex's head. Max then changes his mind and says “Alex's head it is”.
Back at the Scully's Valda is giving Alex the third degree to see if he is okay for Steph. Valda is satisfied that he will do and tells them not to do anything that she wouldn't do. Through in the kitchen, Michelle, Joe and Lyn are discussing Valda, as there is a knock at the door. Valda calls out that she will get it and calls out for Joe to give her a hand. Michelle and Lyn follow Joe through to the lounge. Valda signing a courier form for the delivery of her bags greets them. She asks who is going to help her unpack. Joe stands there with a shocked look on his face.