Sindi tells Darcy that he doesn't care about Toadie, and that all that matters is Dee. He tells her he's got a lot to loose. Michelle tells Nina she knows about her liasoning with Connor, and the way she's moved onto Jack. Nina tells her she and Connor are just friends.
Nina admits that she has betrayed Lori, and that she had feelings for Jack whilst she was with Taj. She tells her that she knows she'll have to pay for her mistakes and begs Michelle not to tell Lori.
Sindi brings Darcy a coffee, but he tells her to stop yacking and cut to the chase. She tells him that in the past the type of man she's gone for has been different to Toadie, but tells him that this time she's in for the long haul commitment. She asks Darcy to tell her a date that only Toadie's dream woman would come up with. Darcy is surprised to see that she's brought a notepad along as well. She claims she's serious.
Jack brings Lori home from her first morning back at school. She tells them it was great to see everyone again, even if she wasn't that up to date with the school work. Dee tells her it's time they started, so Jack heads off. He tells Lyn that he'll be a bit late after school as he's going to the library. Lyn tells her that she's very proud of him. He admits he may as well put some effort into studying if he's going to be at school. On his way out his phone rings. It's Nina; she's a bit panicked, but he agrees to meet her.
Toadie is busy putting together a legal case when Sindi pops over. He offers her lunch, which she says she'll take in return for tickets to the comedy that evening, followed by dinner at the steak house. Toadie is stunned that she managed to get tickets, and agrees to come.
Nina tells Jack about her confrontation with Michelle. Jack admits that he had to tell someone, and he couldn't keep it bottled up inside her. Nina tells him that she feels the same, but that's what they agreed they had to do. She is annoyed that she's kept her part of the deal and broken up with Taj, while Jack is still dragging his feet about breaking it off with Lori. He tells her things have changed. She asks him if what they felt was for real. He tells her he has to go.
Lori thanks Dee for her treatment. She tells her to keep up the good work. On the way out Dee mentions to Lyn that the swimming lessons Jack is taking her for are probably a really good way of keeping the hydrotherapy treatment going. She also mentions that perhaps Lyn should keep her eye out for her quieter moments she's been having, since the tingling in her feet. Lyn tells her Joe'll bring the massage table over later. Dee leaves, and Lyn calls Lori through from the kitchen. Lori admits that she doesn't want to be stuck in the wheelchair all the time, and wants to be able to help when the baby arrives. Lyn tells her that her key will be time and not to worry.
Taj cautiously approaches Nina in the corridor. He tells her that he has an interview for a job at Lassiter's later on. Nina tells him it'll be great, and a to look Mrs Lambert in the eye when he shakes her hand, as she thinks it's a sign of honesty.
Sindi is waffling about something or other, in her usual ditzy way. Toadie subtly looks at his watch claiming that he has work to do for his upcoming case. She agrees that it's probably time for her to go as she has a manicure in half an hour. Seeing the look on Toadie's face she tries to come up with an excuse, but digs herself into an even bigger hole. While she goes to the bathroom, her phone rings. Toadie goes to answer it and discovers a list of things he likes noted on a notepad in her bag. He asks her why the list, and she claims that she likes to write things down that come into her mind. He asks where she got it from as he's never told her some of the stuff he liked, that's on the list.
Sindi tells Toadie that she did a bit of research by asking some of his friends, to try to get to know the real him. Toadie tells her that's what dates are for, and if he wanted to do those things all day, he'd go out with himself. He asks her what she'd like to do.
Darcy and Dee's Flat
Darcy is unaware of Dee's presence in the flat as he walks out into the kitchen with a face pack and body wax thing on. He tells her he thought she was going shopping for her sisters present, but she tells him that she's already done it and she's going to put together a mix CD for her. She tells him not to be embarrassed of his 'fetching look' but he runs back to the bathroom. She tries to hide herself as she giggles.
Lori takes Lyn out to dinner as a thank you for what she's done for her over the past few weeks. They find that Nina has been promoted from chamber maid, and she shows them to a table. Lyn and Lori agree with the others having school tomorrow and Joe having all his friends around, they deserve some time to themselves.
On a separate table, Toadie and Sindi are enjoying a meal of their own. Sindi is telling him about the time when she responded to her philosophy teachers essay question of 'Why?' with 'Why not?'. He tells her that she was always in a much higher league of pranking than his toilet humour ever was.
Taj comes through to tell Nina that he got the job.
Darcy and Dee's Flat
Dee and Darcy are looking through his collection of CD's to try and find two more tracks to put on Dee's compilation disk for her sister. Darcy recommends Billy Reed but she doesn't think it'd be any good, so instead he puts on Human Nature's 'Don't Say Goodbye'. Dee remembers that it was a song they claimed as theirs when it came over the speakers at the airport when she was saying goodbye to him going on a conference. She remembers it was when she first told him she loved him. They sit in silence for a while listening to the song, Darcy recons letting a cheesy love song dictate a relationship is not the right way. Dee goes to get her coat, leaving Darcy listening to the song as it continues.
'Tell me baby, where did we go wrong?
How did we lose a love so strong?'
Dee asks Darcy if he wants to come along to the party as it'll be fun with a load of 16 year olds. Darcy tells her that he's already made plans. A few of the Arora fellows are coming around for a night of poker. He claims he fancies a bit of a flutter. They bid each other good evening and part!
Michelle tells Jack she just couldn't keep quiet watching Nina walk around as though nothing had happened. He tells her that he knows he's messed up and let everyone down as well as himself. She tells him that he's a complete idiot, but he's still her brother and that she loves him. She promises she won't tell anyone else.
Darcy's Batchelor Pad
Darcy entertains his poker friends. The chips are agreed as $100 each allowing the pot to run into thousands. Darcy agrees that's fine and the dealing begins. The dealer spiels out a load of numbers that mean nothing to a non-poker player (me), and it is agreed to begin.
Jack and Nina are playing their own version of cards with bets. They remember the different babysitters that they had when they were younger, and agree that Mrs K was better than the one who made greasy sausages. Lori and Lyn arrive back just in time to save them from boredom.
Taj comes to see Nina at the end of her shift. He tells her he's just had his uniform fitted and starts on Saturday arvo. She tells him Shirley will be on duty and gives him some tips about how to stay on the right side. He tells her she is good at observing people and sussing them out without interfering; something he liked about her when they first got together. She asks if he wants to go for a drink, but he tells her some other time.
Darcy's Batchelor Pad - The Home of Gambling Debts
Two men drop out of play. James (the dealer) raises the stakes by two. Two more men fold, leaving just Darcy and James in the game. Darcy meets his two and raises by two. James meets his two and asks Darcy to reveal. Darcy is holding five of a kind with wild cards. Unfortunately for him, James has a straight flush, and wins the game. Darcy asks for another round, but James advises him to bow out while he's down. James agrees an IOU of $1,800 with Darcy and thanks him for a great night. They leave for the evening, leaving Darcy a little stunned.