Stu telling Steph and Izzy he wants to be a cop.
Harold sour on the idea of Lou going away with Trixie.
Karl telling Susan he doesn't love her anymore.
Trixie swans in, inviting Izzy and Harold to her and Lou's going away party that night at the pub. Harold's grumpy, but Izzy tells him to lighten up and says she needs a date so he has to go. Harold seems happier, then proceeds to ogle Izzy's chest. She incredulously asks him if he was just “copping a perve”, and he seems quite pleased that he was! Izzy doesn't know what's going on.
Karl's packing a bag to go and stay somewhere else, but Susan doesn't want to let him go. She asks him to stay in one of the spare rooms in the hopes that they can try and talk some more. He sees her desperation and says that he will, but it looks like he's only doing it out of guilt.
Toadie is going nuts over not having an office space still. His mobile rings but he throws it on the table in annoyance – Rocco keeps ringing him and he doesn't want to answer. He sees Stu with books all around him, and when Stu tells him he's applying for the police force, Stu's surprised that Toadie is encouraging about the idea.
Karl is unpacking his bag when Lou pops around to invite them to his big send-off that night. He sees the bag and thinks they're going away somewhere, but Susan says that Karl is just cleaning out an old gym bag. She says they'll come. When Lou's gone, Karl wonders if going to the party is such a great idea, but Susan says they can't spoil Lou and Trixie's big night and she'll be fine.
Lyn and Joe are filling in the application form for Making Mansions. Lyn's chiding him for being boring and suggests he changes his favourite colour from ‘brown' to ‘mandarin sunset'. Joe thinks that's weird and says, “how about dark beige?” They continue on with the next question, ‘How would you describe your lounge room?' Joe is surprised to learn that Lyn hates how their lounge room looks.
Lou and Trixie's
Lou is making publicity appointments for Trixie when she comes down the stairs in all her Hello Dolly garb and he gets distracted. They bathe each other in compliments.
Lou is holding a mini-press/photo call conference for Trixie, with a couple of reporters and photographers, heralding her return to the stage. Lyn, Joe and Oscar come out to see what all the fuss is about and Joe questions Lou on the whereabouts of his money. Lou says he'll get it all back when he returns from the tour. He signs the Hello Dolly contract.
Toadie and Stu are joking about having all facets of the law under the one roof. Stu will book the criminals, and Toadie will free them! Lou comes around with a chequebook for them so they can pay the rent while he's gone. He sees Stu studying and Toadie tells him Stu's applying for the police force. Lou doesn't think that Stu has the discipline for it and nonchalantly wishes him good luck.
Joe's annoyed that Lou won't pay him back the money, and says it's all about greed. Lyn innocently says they better not apply for the reality show then so they don't get corrupted as well. Joe changes his tune and gets to work on completing the form.
Lyn and Joe arrive, and Lyn apologises for Joe's outburst before. Lou says not to worry and tells them that they'll get their money back when he returns with a six percent interest. Joe likes this idea.
Harold and Izzy arrive and Lou shows the where the punch is. Izzy has the alcoholic one and Lou serves Harold the non-alcoholic kind.
Lou goes and gets Trixie from the pub office. She bursts out the door, still in costume, and right into a few bars of a show tune. Everyone applauds.
Karl and Susan are getting ready. Karl says Susan looks lovely, but Susan says she doesn't feel it. Karl says they don't have to go, but Susan still wants to.
Toadie is sorting through a pile of laundry bemoaning the fact that he has no clean shirts. Stu's in a bit of a funk over what Lou said. Toadie cheers him up by saying that Stu joined Life Mechanics because he wanted to help people so that's something. He also says that if he had have listened to everyone who said he wouldn't become a lawyer, he wouldn't be where he was today. Stu thanks him, but Toadie says not to thank him but to dress him – He wants Stu's shirt.
The K's arrive and bump into the Sculls'. Things are a little uncomfortable between everyone. Susan sees Izzy and they swap sullen looks. Toadie arrives not long after and Karl immediately takes him aside to talk with him. Susan looks worried.
Harold's at the punch bowls. He pours the non-alcoholic one out and gets himself an alcoholic one. After his initial shock, he discovers he quite likes the taste.
Susan watches Karl and Toadie talking as Trixie chats to her. When they're finished, Susan asks Toadie what Karl wanted. He happily tells her that Karl offered half his surgery to Toadie and Tim to use for their office. Susan is relieved.
Harold is still at the punch. Izzy goes up to Karl and asks for some medical advice about Harry. She wonders if they were supposed to expect a personality change.
Susan and Lyn are chatting when Susan sees Izzy and Karl talking. She gets upset and goes outside. Lyn gives Izzy an annoyed look and follows Susan out.
Outside the Pub
Susan's crying and Lyn goes up to her. “What am I going to say to the kids?” she asks Lyn through her tears. Lyn hugs her.
Karl's telling everyone that Susan must have a tummy bug. He says goodbye to everyone, but Izzy grabs him before he leaves. She says that he is probably the last person Susan wants to see right now and suggests he stay for the speeches.
Susan tells Lyn she thinks she's beyond trusting Karl now. She thought he was asking Toadie about a divorce, and then she saw him with Izzy. Lyn expresses her disgust at Izzy. She also says to Susan that it might be a better idea for Karl and Susan not to be under the same roof, but adds that it may just be her own preference “always wanting to rip the band-aid straight off”. Susan says at least this way there still could be a chance to reconcile.
Lou and Trixie make their speeches with Harold heckling them every chance he gets. Trixie presents Lou with a director's chair with ‘Executive Producer' on the back of it (Steve happily brings it out). Harold calls out that they should have put ‘Egomaniac' on the back instead, or better yet ‘Kidney Thief'. Everyone is stunned. “Harold Bishop, are you drunk?” asks Lou. Harold only gives him a snotty look and drinks more punch out of the ladle.