Sky and Boyd see Steph and Stuart hugging.
Toadie receives the cheque from Rocco.
Outside the Scullys:
Boyd is standing next to the bike, bleeding from a cut above his eye, when Joe appears and asks what the hell he's doing. Boyd runs, but Joe grabs him to stop him getting away. Max comes out and tells Joe off for manhandling Boyd. Boyd and Joe both try to tell him that Joe didn't manhandle him and he's misunderstood what happened, but Max sends Boyd back inside, along with Summer who has come out to see why her dad's shouting. Max and Joe have a screaming session because Joe tells him his kids are out of control and Max retaliates that Joe has to discuss with him any problem he has and keep his hands off them. They're silenced when they see that Steph and Lyn, Connor and Toadie have come out to find out what was happening. Max offers to pay for the damage and Joe yells again, beginning to say that this is the last thing Steph needs, when she says 'dad, it's all right and is led away by Lyn, looking stricken as she keeps turning to see them.
Max asks Boyd why. Boyd says he saw Stuart and Steph and he'd been promised his job back but Steph's now back at the garage so has taken his job. They were hugging so he thinks they're together. Max is a little taken aback but covers it up and tells Boyd that Steph and Stuart are friends and a hug needn't mean anything, but if they really are together, it's none of their business as things move on and Steph's entitled to see whoever she likes. Boyd is still sullen and only reluctantly agreeing, so goes off with the First Aid stuff to tend to himself. He reminds Boyd, who's obviously not keen, to say the least, that he has to go round and apologise tomorrow. Boyd wants her to apologise for taking his job off him. Summer comments to her father that boys are so crazy.
Max: He was just letting some stuff out, that's all.
Summer: But he didn't have to do it like that.
Max: No, he didn't. Sometimes it's hard to keep what you're feeling inside.
Summer: You manage to don't you, dad?
Max: I try, sweetie, I try.
Toadie and Connor talk about Boyd, whom Toadie thinks is out of control. Toadie tells Connor he's going to give back Rocco's cheque as it's far too much and it feels like he's being bought, paid off for later. After some scary mob talk, just as they discuss some easy ways to get it back without actually meeting him, Rocco rings and Toadie's summoned to his house. Connor's scared to drive him there, but reluctantly agrees just to drop him off.
Steph finishes talking by phone to Roberta Marley and tells Lyn she's left the egg harvesting too late. Lyn tries to persuade her and it begins to pressure her, but she's been told the risk of infertility is very small now and rather than delay the chemo, which the specialist says isn't a good idea, she'll just go ahead with the treatment the following morning. Joe comes in saying he's cleared up the glass and will order a headlight which will be charged to Max. Steph comments it's all such a mess, which she's responsible for since Boyd hates her, but Joe replies that teenage boys always have problems and she's not to worry. She says she can't not worry, as she has chemo in the morning.
Max asks about Boyd's eye and tells him that if it's tender or sore at all they'll need to get it checked. He reminds Boyd about the apology and gets him to agree to do it that day. Boyd's still not very cooperative so Max warns him to keep his opinions to himself. Summer reminds Max he'd promised to go riding with her and they go off, as Boyd has said he'd prefer to go alone to apologise.
Outside Rocco's house:
Toadie and Connor pull up outside and Toadie persuades Connor to wait for him. Just as they're 'discussing' it with more mob-phobic banter, Rocco appears and insists they both go inside. Music's playing and when Rocco says it's his daughter Rosario and she's beautiful as well as brilliant, Connor shows a bit too much interest for his liking and is promptly put in his place. When they admire the house he comments that it took years of hard work but today he needs a hand - a big hole has to be dug........
Summer's thrilled that Lisa's mother's with her and keeps saying what a coincidence it is. The girls ride off without noticing how cool the adults are towards one another and while they make plans for when Max and Andrea Jeffries are married, Andrea makes it obvious there will be no chatting and the adults sit straight-faced on the bench, with nothing to say to one another.
Steph's a bit shaky and nervous as she and Lyn talk about the chemo. Joe has been to buy her some magazines. Just then, Boyd arrives wanting to talk to Steph. Joe thinks it's not a good time, but Steph agrees to talk to him. He sullenly says he's been told by Max to apologise and he'll pay for the headlight. Steph wants him to say it was lousy and he's genuinely sorry but instead he says he won't do it again if it makes trouble for Max. He tells her he saw her with Stuart and raises his voice at her as she denies they were 'making out' as Stuart's just a friend. Joe comes in and tells him to leave, but he says he was going anyway.
Max and Andrea are talking between clenched teeth and exchange snappy remarks about the children and their upbringing, especially Boyd. Summer and Lisa are delighted they're talking, but when they arrive smiling smugly are quickly taken off by the two adults, who are by now very clearly angry at one another. The children just exchange a puzzled look.
Toadie and Connor are digging the big hole for a fish-pond, their mob talk at full strength.
Connor: Have you asked him about the cheque yet?
Connor: All right good. So he still thinks you're his lawyer.
Toadie: And your point is
Connor: Well, they shoot lawyers, don't they?
Toadie: Only when they lose a case and as far as I'm concerned there's not going to be a case to lose.
Connor: Tough words. You weren't too tough when he was telling you to dig holes, were you?
Toadie: Shut up!
Rocco appears and agrees the hole's deep enough.
Max apologises and has to convince Summer who thinks that when he says she gets under his skin, the situation with Andrea isn't like the films, where they start out hating one another and then like each other, then love each other and get married. She fancies that scenario, but he says he likes things as they are. Boyd arrives home and they head off to get his eye checked as it seems infected
Rocco says Toadie deserved to be paid because he wrote letters and all the tenants paid up. He got where he is with hard work and loyalty, by working only with people he trusts and tries to give Toadie a jacket. Toadie says he can't be under the obligation caused by accepting any gift or the $3000. 'What $3000?' it turns out the accountant, his cousin, made a mistake and it should have been $300. The fact it was a cash cheque and Toadie could have just kept it impresses Rocco further and he kisses Toadie to welcome him to his family.
Steph's about to leave for the chemo. She's being pessimistic about not being pretty, losing her hair etc and Lyn reassures her that it sometimes doesn't happen. They head off.
Boyd has had his eye checked and he and Steph have headed off to buy chocolate when Max sees Steph, Lyn and Joe getting into a lift nearby. He checks the lift indicator to see what floor it has gone to and realises from the list it's the Oncology Department. The children return from buying chocolate and they leave, but as he's about to drive off, Max switches off the engine, tells them to wait in the car and goes up to the 5th floor. He wanders around looking for the Scullys then hides as Joe and Lyn come past and talk to a doctor. He sees Steph sitting up in bed reading a magazine, hooked up to a machine and pauses to watches for a while through the window, taking it in, then goes into the room. Steph looks up when she hears the door open, sees him and says in surprise, 'Max...........' He just stands there looking.........