Trixie asking Lou if they are going to be brave or lonely. Lou chooses brave.
Connor admits to Jack he has feelings for Nina.
Stu opens the paper and sees himself on the front page with the heading 'Life Mechanics Scam Exposed'
Stuart is on the phone to Jonathan's telling him about the story. He tells him everyone is going to read it and everyone is going to believe it. He tells Jonathon he needs to come down and make a statement. Natasha comes out and tells Stuart to come back to bed. Stuart snaps at her telling her he's on a private call. He tells Jonathan's again to come and make a statement. He asks him if the article is bogus.
House of Trouser:
The boys are cooking breakfast on their indoor BBQ. Toadie is reading the article on Stuart out loud. Taj wonders why they put Stuart on the front when Jonathon's the leader. Toadie tells Taj he had enough brains to get out. Connor says the Stuart is still their friend but he got involved because he wanted to. Taj asks them if they think they should call Stu. Toadie says he doesn't think Stu will want to hear 'I told you so.'
Lou is singing and counting money. He drops some money and bends down to pick it up. Trixie walks into the pub talking on her mobile. She doesn't see Lou who is bend down behind the bar picking up the notes. Trixie is telling her friend that this is the one and Lou really makes her happy. She talks about the wedding saying she's like a big one, as she likes to be centre stage. When she gets off the Phone Lou walks into the office. Trixie asks him if he was listening and says she's lucky she wasn't talking about her other boyfriend. Lou asks he if she really wants a flashy wedding. Trixie tells him it was just girl talk. Lou tells her he wants it to be the best day of her life. Trixie says she's always had a dream of a musical wedding like out of a Broadway show. Lou jokes about it being like Cats.
Joe says Oscar seems to be happier this morning. Lyn is cooking a huge breakfast for Jack before his exams. Joe says he thinks they impressed Jack he didn't realize he had such clever parents. Jack says the bacons going to be over done. Lyn tells Joe Jack has been in the bathroom for ages. Joe calls Jack. Jack says he doesn't want any breakfast as his stomach is playing up. (There are loud rumbling noises)Lyn says it's just nerves. Joe keeps talking about bacon and runny eggs. Jack tells him to stop it.Lyn: Are you really feeling unwell?Jack: Yeah I've been on the bog for like half and hour.Lyn: Oh sweetheart, what is it... runs or blocked up?Jack: MaaaaJoe: Well if it's blocked up son I've got some great herbal tea there.Jack: dad it's the oppositeLyn: Well then it's certainly nerves love. Have something to eat. What about some toast?Jack: Nah, I can't mum. It's more than just nervesJoe: It's probably all that no brand food we've been eating LynnieLyn: Joe don't say thatJoe: They use all the stuff they sweep off the factory floor.Lyn: No, No it can't be, the food is exactly the same it's just the labels that are cheap.Joe: No love, It's lucky I have a good constitution, otherwise I'd have some trouble down below as well.Jack: Oh, can you stop yaking about thisJoe: Well, you know a lot about your health from what goes down the tubes son.Lyn: I'll make you some peppermint tea loveJoe: That's why I'd hate to have a plumbers job. Imagine that heyThere are rumbling noises and Jack runs off to the toilet again.Lyn tells Jack she'll drive him to school but he's says he's ok to walk. Lyn tells Joe it's just his pride.Joe: Oh come off it love, remember when we first started dating. T was 6 months before I even knew you had a wee.Lyn laughs. Joe says Jack will be fine.
Jack arrives looking ill. There are rumbling noises again. And Jack asks what that was. Jack says he just missed breakfast. Taj says he's terrified asks Jack if he's nervous. Jack says not really.Jacks mobile rings and it's Lyn asking him how he is. Lyn asks if he made it to the chemist to get something for his problem. Jack walks away from Taj and tells her he didn't. He couldn't get in the line and he didn't get time. He tells Lyn he'll be fine. Taj asks Jack if he was buying tickets. Jack looks confused. Taj says because he mentioned lining up. Jack rushes off to the toilet again.
Stuart and Natasha are waking out of the house on their way to a life mechanics meeting. As Stuart opens the gates a group of reporters and cameramen barge in firing questions at him about Jonathon's scams and Life Mechanics. Stuart tells them to leave. They keep walking towards him firing questions at him. Stuart walks backward towards the house telling them to go or he'll call the police. He goes back inside the house and shuts the door.
Trixie is writing out a guest list. Lou stands in the doorway watching her. Trixie asks him what's wrong. Lou says he still has to pinch himself. Trixie tells him to stop as she's blushing. Lout ells her brides are suppose to blush. Connor walk sin and shows Lou the story on Stuart the paper. Lou says he wouldn't wish this on him. Connor starts to ask Lou for something and Lou realizes he wants his pay packet. Lou goes to get it.Connor: Your powers of perception are only surpassed by your beauty.Trixie: You always lay it on with a trowel ColinConnor: Only when it's payday and it's Connor!Lou suggest Connor get out the Vacuum cleaner but Connor reminds him it's his day off.Connor asks Trixie if she's making changes to the show. She says no she's doing her wedding list. Connor asks her how Nina took the news. Trixie and Lou look at each other.Connor: You haven't told her yet?
Cuts between the Scullys' and the Boy's toilets:
Joe tells Lyn that Oscar is nice and changed and fresh as a daisy in a non-Gino manly way. Lyn comments about Jack starting his exam soon. The phone rings and it's Jack. Lyn asks why he isn't doing his exam. Jack tells her he can't move more than 2 meters from the toilets without being caught short. He asks Lyn to come down and bring him something to make it stop. Lyn says she wishes he had of got something on the way to school. Jack says he knows and he's an idiot. Joe suggests he go to the school nurse. Jack says he can't she's the biggest gossip and if this gets out his life will be hell. Jack says the exam is starting soon and begs Lyn to come down. Lyn agrees saying she's be there soon and will call him to find out where he is. Jack says he'll be in the toilet.
Trixie tells Connor she's tried to call Nina and she's left her a heap of messages and she won't call back. Connor tells her to visit her. Connor tells Lou and Trixie they should be ashamed of themselves. Lou says Nina has ignored Trixie. Connor tells them it's just because Trixie kept a secret from her for so long and now she's doing it again. Lou tells Connor this is none of his business. Connor says it is as he is her friend. Trixie says it seems it's more for him to be sticking his nose in private family business. Trixie says she thinks Connor likes her and is trying to win her over with a knight in shining armor routine. Connor gets up telling them he's going to find Nina. Trixie tells him not to tell Nina bout the wedding. Connor tells Trixie she's right. He's going to do what he's wanted to do for ages, tell Nina he loves her.
Lyn is outside the Boy's toilets. She calls for Jack but there is no answer. She goes inside and Jack rushes out of the cubicle and takes the tablets from Lyn. Lyn tells him the chemist said they were fast acting. Jack takes them tablets and rushes back into the cubicle. Some boys walk in and Lyn tells them they are busy and they'll just be a few minutes. Jack tells Lyn it's going to take a miracle for them to let him sit the exams now as it's so late. Lyn says if they have any compassion they will understand. Jack tells Lyn not to tell the supervisor. Lyn walks out reminding Jack to wash his hands.
Joe walks in reading the article on Stuart. Toadie walks in behind him pushing Oscar in his pram. They sit down. Joe asks Toadie why Stu id the scapegoat. Toadie says Jonathon probably saw it coming and did a runner. Joe tells Toadie I looks like he has a new client. In the office Trixie tells Lou she left another message for Nina. Connor walks in looking sad, Trixie asks him what happened with Nina. Connor says she wasn't home. Trixie says she's probably shopping. Connor says not, there was a To Let sign on the front lawn and a neighbor said that Nina, Nick and his girlfriend left for Bombay. Nick got a part in a musical and Nina went with them. Trixie is hurt asking how could she leave without saying goodbye.
Stuart is giving himself a pep talk saying that it will be ok, nothing to be ashamed of he's just being paranoid. As he's walking a woman throws and egg at him telling Stuart she wants the $5000 back and he's ruined her life. Toadie is watching and nodding, almost smiling.
Stuart is in his car leaving a message for Jonathon telling him he need to talk to him. He tells Jonathon he's beginning to believe what's in the paper. He tells Jonathon to call him back ASAP.
Trixie is arranging a bunch of flowers. She tells Lou she went crazy and bought half the shop. Trixie looks like she has been crying. Lou tells her it's ok. Trixie says she should of camped outside Nicks place when she heard the news. Lou says Nina's a big girl and it will be ok. Trixie says he's right and she's not going to let it ruin their happiness. She goes to arrange another bunch of flowers and starts singing 'You are my Sunshine' and starts to cry,
Stuart picks up the Life Mechanics book, goes out side and rips it up. He walks back in and sits down with his head in his hands.
Jack and Taj are discussing the Math's exam, they go and sit with Lyn and Joe. Joe tells them the secret is to understand d the question. Jack says it's actually knowing the answer. Taj asks Jack what happened to him before the exam and jokes about him forgetting his lucky pen., Jack says yeah and to call him superstitious. Lyn says that's why she drove over to give him the pen, she went into the class room looking for Jack not realizing he was waiting outside for her. Taj doesn't look convinced. Lyn tells Joe they are going shopping to get Joe another pair of [pants as he's worn the bum out of the other ones. Jack says he'll come. Lyn looks shocked that Jack wants to go shopping with them. Toadie walks in and asks Taj how the exam went. Taj said it was ok. Toadie tells Taj he's almost a fully-fledged member of the House of Trouser. Taj asks about Stu moving back in. Toadie tells him that there's a lot of hatred out there and tells him about the woman throwing eggs at Stu. Toadie says he ahs to go home to pick up some books and does Taj wants lift. Taj says he has some things to do and he'll see him alter.
Trixie is putting a vase of flowers on Lou's desk. Lou says Nina will come around. Trixie says they just need to communicate if Nick will let them and it's not like she's on Mars just in Bollywood. Phone rings and Lou answers it. It's Rocco. Lou asks him what sort of favour and tells him he'll be here waiting. Trixie asks Lou if there's problem. Lou tells her they are about to get a visit form a legitimate businessman.
House of Trouser:
Connor is putting up photos and as he's looking through them he comes across on of Lori. He keeps looking through and there is one of Michelle and then one Nina. Connor stare at them.
Stu is on the phone to his mum. He tells her it's all a beat up and it's sorting it out. There's a knock at the door and it's Taj. Stuart doesn't answer., Taj tells him he knows he's in there as his car is out the front. Taj keeps knocking, Stuart ignores him and sits in the step and rests his head against the wall.