Steph telling Boyd she's glad he was with her when she collapsed - Summer boxing with Joe she hits him accidentally - Toadie tells David Thomas was scamming him from the beginning
Tim & Toadie's office:
David asks Toadie not to tell anyone. He doesn't want his family to know. Toadie tells him they will find out eventually.
David says he brought them all the way from Perth for nothing. The tells Toadie something will come up and thanks Toadie for all his help.
Steph and Max are on the couch. Max fluffs up Steph's pillow.
Max: How's that?
Steph: Yeah, if they gave a medal for cushion plumping you'd be a certainty.
Max touches her arm
Steph: It's all right, I'm still a bit sore
Joe comes in and gives Steph a blanket and Summer gives her a cup of tea.
Summer: Boyd's so cut he had to go to camp. He really wanted to be here when you came out of hospital. He thinks he saved you.
Steph: I think he saved me too. Don't worry I'll still be here when he gets back.
Summer tells Steph that Joe is teaching her how to box. Steph says that Joe tried to teach her but Lyn wasn't too happy about it.
Max: I'm not sure I am either
Summer starts to show her boxing moves to Steph.
Steph: I can see I'm gonna have to stay on the right side of you Sum!
Summer looks worried: Steph I would never fight with you.
Summer gives her a hug.
Max & Summer leave, Steph says she'll see them this afternoon
David is sitting on a bench starring out into space. Liljana walks over to him saying she's been looking for him, She wants to have lunch with hi,. David tells her he's had a busy morning and he's not really with it at the moment. He tells her he's already eaten and has a busy afternoon. Lil tells him the reason she wanted to have lunch with him is to tell him she sold some of he stocks David gave her to buy him a share in the horse Lou was talking about. David tells her he gave her those as a nest egg. Liljana tells him that with their own business they don't need them now.
Sindi and Toadie are eating lunch.. Sindi says it must be awful trusting someone and he takes everything. Toadie tells her it's the business they're in and no one goes to see a lawyer when everything is ok. Sindi tells Toadie they should have a drink after work to cheer themselves up. Toadie makes an excuse about having lots of work to do. Sindi tells him he needs to come up with a better excuse as she is his PA and knows how much work he's got on. She said she just wanted to go as workmates as that is what colleagues do. Sindi gets up to leave and Toadie calls her back. Sindi tells him she can understand why he's saying know but says it will get awkward if everytime she says or does anything he thinks she's making a pass at him.
David is on the phone trying to find a job, he gets rejected. His mobile rings. He says he's only missed one payment and there's a check coming at the end of the week. He then gives in and says ok but don't come to me, I'll bring the car to you this afternoon.
Outside the Bishops:
David is looking at his BMW. Toadie drives up in a new car. David goes over to talk to him. He asks Toadie to keep an ear out and let him know if he hears of any jobs going. Toadie says the finance world isn't really his thing. David tells him it doesn't have to be in finance it can be anything like office work, book keeping or anything until he can get something else. Toadie tells David he can use the phone, fax etc at his office if he needs to.
Steph is asleep on the couch. Joe wakes her up to give her a protein shake saying the nutritionist said she should have hem. Steph makes a comment about not having them all in one go. Joe puts it down and goes into the kitchen. Steph follows and tries to talk to Joe but his phone rings. Joe is talking on the phone while cleaning the over. He burns himself and Steph tells him to run it under some water. Joe snaps at her an walks out. Steph calls after him.
Joe is leaning on his truck with a towel around his hand. Steph says she wants to take a look at his hand. Joe tells her it's just a stupid burn and it will be all right. Steph tell shim it's not all right. He's doing way too much and it's smothering her. Joe tells he he's just frightened of loosing her. He says he promised himself he wouldn't show her how scared he was but it's hard. He tells her he knows she's going to be ok but just seeing his little girl in a big hospital bed and knowing there is nothing he can do is just too hard. Steph says she'' sorry because everyone is running around after her and forgetting about themselves. Joe says “I don't want to loose my little girl” Steph hugs him. Max starts walking over from number 32 with a bunch of roses. He sees Steph and Joe hugging and turns and walks back home.
Sindi is sitting there knitting. Toadie walks in and makes a ‘nanna' joke to her and asks her to knit him a scarf. Sindi says “Only if you thin I don't want to marry you” Toadie tells her he's laying his cards on the table. He tells her he's having trouble forgetting how they met. Sindi tells him that she still went out with him long after Darcy stopped paying her and if it wasn't for Darcy they would never of met.. She tells him that she has never stopped thinking about him and when she took the job she thought there may be a chance for her but when she saw Toadie was still grieving for Dee she knew she didn't. Sindi tells Toadie it's not his fault she keeps falling for the wrong guy. Toadie leaves.
Steph and Summer are in the living room.
Summer: But of course dad says I should ignore Declan
Steph: Dad's always say things like that but you can't just ignore someone that says things like that about you
Steph: Gee I can understand why you want to punch him out
Summer: Yeah he deserves it
Steph: Boy's are hopeless aren't they
Summer: Yep, how do you mean?
Steph: Well he obviously likes you
Summer: No way
Steph: Yes way. Sum come on, guys do it all the time. They're too scared to tell you they like you so they insult you instead
Summer: No that's so stupid
Steph: Yeah but your dad and I said some pretty terrible things to each other before we were actually honest didn't we
Summer: Yeah you did. You even went away
Steph: Yeah how stupid and pathetic was that
Summer: Yeah but Declan Sands is such a unit
Steph: Sorry Sum but I really think he likes you
Summer: Now I'm really going to punch him out
Steph: See the trouble is with that though it may look like you like him.
Max and Joe come in arguing
Steph: What's going on
Joe: Max wanted to take you for a twilight picnic down the beach but I've told him you need to rest.
Summer: That's a great idea. You can come can't you Steph
Joe: She really needs her rest Summer, I'll get some videos
Steph: Do I get a say in this?
Joe: Of course you do
Steph: Right. Look dad's right. I don't feel like going anyway tonight.
Joe gives Max an I told you so look
Steph: but I don't feel like sitting around starring at the tele all night either, especially if you're choosing the videos dad. So why don't we just have a quiet dinner at your place?
Max: Yeah, that would be nice
Max invites Joe to dinner. Steph tells him he should come as she knows he has nothing on.
Joe: Well I guess someone's got to keep and eye on you to make sure you don't over do it.
Steph smiles & winks at Summer.
David is circling and crossing out jobs. Toadie comes in and gives David a coffee and asks him how it is going. David tells him he should go home. He then stops and tells Toadie he can't tell his family. David breaks down and Toadie tells him it's not what has happened to him but where he goes from here that counts.
Outside the Bishops:
Liljana is sweeping. David drives up in an old car. Liljana asks where the BMW is. David tells her he wasn't happy with the job Stuart did so he's taken it to a garage in Eden Hills and this car is a courtesy car.
Joe brings over a salad. Max thanks him and tells Joe he made Thai. Summer tells Joe Lisa's cousin is going to lend her a Kotsu Zu Video. Joe is half listening to her and half watching Max & Steph kiss and go into the other room. Joe tells Summer her forgot the “Oven ringing” then corrects himself saying he has to leave to ring Lyn. He tells Summer to apologize to Steph and Max.
Sindi comes over telling Toadie she's not staying. She tells him she is resigning. Toadie tells her there is no need to do that. Sindi says he does, it's not his fault but she's still in love with him. She tells Toadie she just can't turn her feelings off and knows he's still in love with Dee. She apologizes for it being such short notice but tells Toadie she has a suggestion about that.
Toadie thanks David for meeting him at the pub. David says drowning his sorrows is the next logical step. Toadie tells him he wants to offer him the PA's job. David says he doesn't want any charity. Toadie says' it's not. Sindi resigned and they need someone to start ASAP. Toadie tells him that Sindi has left details of what she was working on. Toadie makes a comment about her being pretty special.
In the kitchen Max is making a cup of tea.
Steph: That was a yummy dinner Max, thanks
Max walks over to Steph and kisses her on the head and sits next to her.
Max; Kind of funny your dad running off like that though
Steph: Yeah, I know. I think it's his way of saying he trusts you though. He's been going through this over protective things since I got back from hospital
Max: No kidding
Steph: I think he knows he doesn't have to worry when I'm with you.
Max looks at his watch. : Well I should probably walk you home after we've had these before he changes his mind.
Steph: Oh, I don't know. It's such a long way across the road there.
Max: Well maybe I should drive you
Steph: Oh, probably be less tiring if I just stay here.
Max Smiles at her
Steph: I just feel like having you hold me tonight, just hold me though, if that's not going o be to unfair on you is it?
Max: Oh Steph, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be.
They kiss and hug