Writer: Anthony Morris
Director: Jovita O'Shaughnessy
Chris Cousens: Simon Mallory
Svetlanka Ristic: Deidre Rubenstein
Joe telling Jack he can work one day at the site.
Lil and David agreeing to keep their money problems a secret from Svetlanka.
Chris telling Serena he can't wait till she's sixteen.
Jack's looking at plans for the building site and thinking of long-term jobs he can do there. Lyn's trying to gently tell him that Joe's only agreed to a day's work, but she's proud of him all the same.
David, Lil and Harold are cleaning up for Svetlanka's visit. Harold's complaining about a physio lady he has to see. David and Lil ask Harold not to mention their money problems to Svetlanka, and Harold gleefully comes up with a plan. He'll keep their secret, if he can get rid of the physio lady. David and Lil aren't impressed but can't say no.
Joe gets up from bed and isn't pleased to see Jack still up watching TV. Jack says he'll be fine getting up in the morning. Joe doesn't believe him and resignedly goes back to bed.
Joe tells Lyn that Jack's not up yet. Lyn wants to wake him up, but Joe says it's his own fault for staying up so late. He's about to head off to work when Jack walks in the back door – He's dressed, had brekkie and loaded up the Ute already.
More cleaning and fussing. Harold's in the kitchen wearing only a singlet on top and is trying to cook French toast. Serena comes out in a low-cut top and Lil is horrified. She orders Serena to change and won't listen to her protests. “Go and get changed, now! And Harold, would you go and put your shirt on!”
Harold answers the door to a lady and immediately assumes David didn't cancel the physio. He says some horrible things to her, tells her she's not wanted, and says she can leave. The lady is shocked. Lil and David come in, “Mamma!” cries Lil and hugs the lady. It's Harold's turn to be shocked, it turns out Svetlanka got a taxi to their house to save them money and didn't tell anyone. Everything between Harold and Svetlanka is soon alright though when he explains he thought she was the physio – Svetlanka also despises physios and can see where he's coming from. Serena comes out and greets her grandma.
Jack tries to tell Joe some plans he thought of, but Joe won't listen and says Jack should get back to digging the trenches.
Jack's digging and getting blisters on his hands. Joe says there's an old builders secret for that – gloves.
Lil has given Svetlanka the grand tour of casa de Harold, but she is far from impressed. She wonders when she'll get to see the house David and Lil are building. While Lil's trying to distract her from that, they don't see Serena sneak out the front door.
Jack's still working away while everyone else is on their lunch break. Lyn brings lunch around for her boys. Jack declines though and says he has to catch up on some work. Lyn says to Joe that Jack has to eat, but Joe says it's Jack's call.
Serena tells Chris she didn't want to be around people who didn't care about her. Serena wants to know how they feel about each other and falls for Chris' smarmy lines when he says they love each other. He gets up from the couch they're on to put on some music, and while Serena isn't looking he trains a web cam on them.
Birthday preparations for Serena are underway. Svetlanka is bossing Lil around in the kitchen. Lil goes to find Serena, and David pulls her aside to ask when she's going to tell her mum to stop hassling her. Lil says it's just her mum's way. She comes back out from Serena's room and quietly tells David that Serena's missing.
Lyn's worried at the state of Jack's blistered hands and how tired he is. She tells her worries to Joe but he says it's just part of the job. He also says that Jack put in a good days work. When Jack comes back out into the kitchen, Joe offers him a full time job much to Jack and Lyn's delight.
David and Lil are arguing about Serena's whereabouts, with David determined she's not with Chris. Svetlanka butts in and says that none of this kind of mess happened when they were living in Perth. David yells at Svetlanka to be quiet.
Chris and Serena are kissing, but Serena breaks it off when it gets a bit heavy. Chris gives her a ring for her birthday and she is sucked into his web again. They kiss, then Chris gets up to answer the phone in another room. Serena hops up and goes to the computer to look at a magazine near it. She accidentally bumps the mouse, which activates the web cam view on the monitor. She's confused at first but then realizes what's going on.
Lil and David are arguing again about Serena and how they both treat her differently. Harold breaks it up and suggests they do something more productive. David says he's going to, he realizes Serena probably is with Chris and is going to call the police.
Chris doesn't keep up the charade for very long when he realizes Serena knows. He says she was cracking on to him from the moment she saw him. Serena yells that he's pathetic and makes her sick. She storms out of the studio then leans against the door, crying her eyes out.