Joe telling Karl to mind his own business - Jack tells Edwina he wants her
Scully's/The Coffee Shop:
Joe comes into the house with Ozzy and Jack runs into the kitchen and asks Edwina if she'll meet him. She says she will meet him, by the lake at quarter to eight.
The Coffee Shop:
Taj tells Edwina she seems ‘cagey' after she hangs up and she tells him, her mother always get to her. She tells him that she has to go around to her aunt's place tonight, but says she still wants to meet up with him later on.
Joe says that he (Jack) seems pretty happy and Jack says he is, “things are finally going my way for once.” Joe says he has to go to the loo and tells Jack to change Ozzy's nappy.
Susan complains that she's eaten too much and gets up, taking the plates with her. She notices a brown box, and asks Karl what it is. He says it's a present from a patient and opens it when she asks what it is. It's of course a bottle of scotch. Susan says it's a shame. Karl asks why. “You won't drink it and I don't like scotch.” She continues saying it'll make a nice present for someone. Karl seems like he is about to make an excuse, but Susan starts complaining about the lack of hot water. Karl says he'll call the plumber, but Susan tells him to call Joe, after all he installed the hot water system for them. Karl says it's out of warranty, but Susan insists that Joe would fix it if he asked nicely. Karl disagrees saying it's easier to get a plumber.
Susan: “You would rather pay a plumber then go next door?”
Karl: “I would rather buy a new hot water service made of solid gold then go next door.”
Karl says it'll be alright, he'll just boil the water in the kettle. Susan thinks the whole thing is ridiculous and he should just sort out his lovers' quarrel tiff with Joe. Karl says what's ridiculous is that she can't accept that “people can be good neighbours, without being the best of friends.” She bites back saying, “People can be childish without being children.” Karl bargains with her, saying that if the water isn't back, he'll boil enough water for a bath, for her, “I will fill it with your favourite violet bubble bath and I will scrub your back.” She says he'd better. “Actually,” He says, “I might get the plumber to scrub you back.” And kisses her on the lips before walking off when she doesn't do anything but look at him, unimpressed.
Lyn and Gino are talking about an elderly client of Lyn's who insisted on having her hair dyed bright red. Gino then tells her it's good to have her back and thanks her for having a birthday drink with him. Lyn's surprised he never said anything and Gino says he tends to overlook birthdays these days. He's worried someone will be counting. Lyn says they have to do something. Gino says he's enjoying having a quite drink with her. Lyn insists they have to celebrate and starts calling up the other ‘girls'. Gino brings up Oscar, saying she hasn't seen him all day, but Lyn says she'll see Oscar tonight and tells him to stop worrying.
Karl has just finished filling the sink with hot water and Susan says he might as well do the dishes while he's there. Karl says he should've seen that coming and starts putting the gloves on. Susan then stops him and says she'll do them. Karl is suss. “Why what are you trying to avoid?” Susan kind of laughs and says nothing. Karl isn't convinced and Susan confesses, “Phoning Carmel.” She tells him that Carmel rang and left a message, “she wants to talk to me.” Karl says she's obviously trying to soften Susan up and Susan says she can't blame her. They'd have done the same if it was one of their kids. Karl tells her, none of their kids would never have done what Darcy did. Karl lists all of Darcy's sins (minus a few) and Susan tells him she knows that, “I just never thought I would have to give a testimony against my own flesh and blood. It's not an easy thing to do.”
Near the lake:
Edwina walks up and apologises for being late. Jack quickly moves towards her and Edwina pushes him away, asking him if he'd ever heard of the art of conversation. He asks if she's seen any good movies lately. Edwina says there are few things they have to sort out, like what he's after. She asks him if he wants a relationship with her. A serious relationship with her. He tells her he cares about her and he thinks he might even be falling in love with her. Edwina is far from convinced and slaps him, then walks off, leaving Jack to hold his wounded ego. Jack runs after and says maybe the falling in love thing was laying it on a bit thick. Edwina tells him, she's sick of guys who only want one thing. He tells her that's not fair. “No it's not fair,” She tells him, “To me.” Jack apologises saying he didn't treat her properly and she says he hasn't, nor has he treated Nina fairly either. Jack says Nina is going overseas with some other guy and will probably get it off with him. Edwina tells him, he's letting his jealousy get the better of him if he doesn't realise that Nina would never do that to him.
Susan is talking on the phone to Carmel, telling her there isn't much she can do. It sounds like Carmel has asked Susan to lie and Karl takes the phone from her and tells Carmel in a not so polite way that Darcy is getting what he deserves. After he hangs up, Susan tells him he had no right talk to her like that. Karl, getting a bit too riled up, grabs the scotch bottle and starts opening it. “What are you doing?” Karl says it's a good scotch and he can sample it at least. He then closes the bottle again and says it's for the guests now. He apologises for being too harsh to Carmel. Susan tells him that Carmel is in debt, the lawyers have taken her money and she can't pay her mortgage. She thinks they should help Carmel, but Karl says they won't. They'll go to the court and tell them what kind of man Darcy is.
Joe is talking to Ozzy, while hiolding the phone. He is asking him where Lyn is and why her phone is off. He speaks on the phone and tells Lyn (on her voice mail) that he needs her to go to the chemist, but then Jack walks in and he hangs up. Joe tells Jack to go to the chemist, but Jack is not in the mood and asks where Lyn is, Joe says that's what he'd like to know.
Gino, Lyn and the ‘girls' are doing the macarena. After the song finishes, Gino tells Lyn that he won't be offended if she wants go home. Lyn tells him that Joe is fine with Oscar and that he's been itching to be the number one parent. She also tells him about the whinge Joe had about Harold and Gino interfering in his bonding time.
Susan is complaining about her students opinions of Romeo and Juliet. That they all think it's about tyrannical parents rather then pride and prejudice. Karl suggests she use Pride and Prejudice as the text next year, but Susan doubts the guys would read it, and at least there's a bit of sword fighting in Romeo and Juliet. She then mentions Darcy, saying he isn't a bad person, Karl tells her “it depends on your definition. I define a bad person as someone who does bad things. Darcy has done bad things.” Susan tries to defend Darcy's actions, but Karl won't hear of it, “Darcy chose to be greedy” he says. Susan stands up, saying she doesn't want to argue with him and goes off to bed. Karl walks around aimlessly before his eyes settle on the scotch. He looks up in the direction of their bedroom before picking up a glass and pouring some of the scotch in it. He seems a bit hesitant before drinking it. After drinking it, he seems pretty pleased with himself. He looks up at the room again and picks up the teapot, pouring the tea into the bottle till it looks full again.
Gino is telling Lyn and the gals that he feels like he's celebrated 10 birthdays at once. Lyn then notices the time and says she'd better be off as well. Gino tells her to make sure she informs Joe that he insisted she go home hours ago and offers to walk her out.
Taj sees Edwina and says he didn't think she'd come, he tells her he has to go home soon because he's parents won't want him out so late on a school night. She says she needs to tell him something. Taj says it sounds serious and she tells him she was seeing Jack. He figures out that it was Jack on the phone and she says Jack wanted to meet her, and she did meet him, but only to tell him it was over between them.
Back at the pub:
Taj tells Edwina he and Nina had an idea that something was going on. Edwina says she's done some stupid things, but she doesn't want to be like that anymore. She thinks they'd make a great couple. If he can forgive her, but he says he doesn't know.
Lyn walks in and Joe starts hounding her about where she's been and why her phone was off. Lyn checks her phone and finds the battery is dead. Lyn asks if anything is wrong with Oscar and Joe tells her there isn't, except for the nappy rash, but what if there had been something wrong, how would he have contacted her? Lyn asks how she would've contacted him when their other kids were young. Joe keeps on hassling her about it, asking her what's wrong. Lyn tells him she doesn't appreciate coming back home to be told she is a terrible mother. She tells him he's making mountains out of mole hills and heads off to bed. Joe asks her if she's going to check up on Oscar first. She looks at him and says “'Course.”
“Right! That's it.” Susan is heard shouting. Karl walks up to the bedroom door just as Susan appears in her dressing gown, complaining about the water. Karl tells her he had a little fiddle and he thought he fixed it. Susan asks him if he had a cold shower too and he said yes, but he thought the water would've heated up by the time she had her shower. Susan tells him to call Joe, but Karl doesn't want to. She then says she's going to get a plumber. The most expensive plumber she can find and Karl is about to argue, but shuts up.
Joe tells Lyn he has to go to work, which confuses Lyn because she is the working half. Joe tell her he told her a few days ago that he had to go into work. Lyn says she can't just not go to work, she has clients. Joe tells her to call Gino and tell him she won't be able to make it till the afternoon. He also tells her that there is some shopping to do. Lyn asks how she is going to be able to do the shopping as well and Joe says she can take Ozzy with her. Jack notices the snarkfest going on between them and asks what's going on. Lyn and Joe at the same time say “Ask your mother/father.”
And the hawk circles her prey, eying…Ahem. Sorry. Susan is walking around classroom watching the kids read something. When she's moved away, Taj sees this as an excellent time to mention his little chat with Edwina the previous night. “You're a total sleazebag” he tells Jack, which sets him off and they both start creasing one another's nice white shirts. Susan steps in and tells them that's enough and they will go to the principal's office straight after class because they've been very bad little boys.
Lyn is browsing around when she spots this white statue. She looks like she's in a daze when she puts it in the pram and walks off. A man who was watching her follows her and when she's leaving and the alarm goes off, the man asks her if she's taken anything with her that she hasn't paid for. Lyn says she hasn't. The man then picks out the statue from the pram and says he's going to call the police.