Max finds Boyd and Sky
Susan tells Karl she told Libby they'd separated
Harold tells Liljana and David 'zip your lips'
As he and Liljana have just watched harold licking a serving spoon, David comments that ‘that man is not my dad' and tells Liljana he's worried that after the previous night's outburst Harold doesn't even want them around any more. Just as she's told him things will get better and he's responded ‘Don't speak too soon', Karl and Toadie come in. Karl thanks Liljana for the meal the previous evening, leading Toadie to comment that she's sucking up to the boss, which doesn't go down too well. He asks Toadie to come back to work soon as they're so busy.
Meanwhile, behind the counter, [with Behind The Scenes playing in the background] Izzy warns Harold that she's coming past him with a tray of hot muffins. He looks after her and suddenly pinches her bottom. She whirls round and slaps him hard across the face [to the line ‘Tell me what goes on behind the scenes'] then looks round open-mouthed. Toadie and Karl, Liljana and David look on, stunned.
Boyd's open-mouthed in just the same way as Izzy was, as Sky's aiming peanuts (?) at him. They're teasing one another and kissing quite happily until he says he wants them to meet back there for lunch, but she's still unhappy about facing Max, despite the fact that Boyd says his father doesn't care. She blocks his alternative suggestions for lunch and goes off to talk about an essay with Serena.
LILJANA: So the out-box is things I haven't done, the In-box is things I've still got to do.
David shows Liljana what In-box, Out-box and Sent items mean in e-mail programmes, but she doesn't understand ‘Reply all'
LILJANA: I mean I'm having enough trouble replying to one person, let alone everybody.
She answers the phone to someone who's changing doctors and comments ‘another one bites the dust'.
She tells Karl the patient wants to be transferred, replying to his question ‘why?' with ‘something about not wanting to give her business to the local playboy'. Karl sees that the row of waiting patients have heard her and tells her very curtly to come into his office. ‘Right now'. There he tells her that this has to stop – he doesn't care what she thinks of him in her own time, but he's her employer so he expects common courtesy while they're at work.
When she says she was just repeating what the patient said, he tells her he overheard what she said the previous night. She insists that her feelings about him don't affect her work and they agree very coldly that they don't have a problem so she can go back to work.
Serena's excitedly quizzing Sky about ‘it'. Sky seems very flat and eventually admits that although it was better than a kick in the shins, she'd thought it would change everything between her and Boyd for the better, but it hadn't. To Serena's question about whether she shouldn't have done it, she just replies that she doesn't know - it's ‘not worth writing a million love-songs over, that's all'.
David asks Liljana what Karl said. She tries to tell him, but they're constantly interrupted by Karl, Toadie and phonecalls, so she gestures that she'll send him an e-mail and types: I don't know how much longer I can put up with Karl's arrogance. He talked to me like I am a schoolkid. How did Susan stay married to an up himself snob for ….
Coffee Shop kitchen
Harold's complaining to Izzy about Karl who's ‘up himself' because he asks for skinny milk in his coffee just through vanity. She replies that he'll get them into trouble and he should keep his opinions to himself – and his hands too.
Serena's still asking Sky why '‘it' is so popular if it's such a big let-down' and suggests they may have made a mistake and might need more practice – at least that's what she read in a magazine. Sky's scathing about magazine advice but is saved from the questions by Boyd, who comes in and asks her to meet him in the park when she has a spare after lunch.
Liljana replies to Karl in clipped tones and David tells her that they need her income and that her ‘best has to be better' so far as her behaviour towards Karl is concerned Just then Toadie comes in and comments that if she's going to slag off her boss in an e-mail she should be careful who she sends the e-mail to. She asks David how Toadie got it – and he replies that she sent it to Karl too.
Harold's ordering a meal that's more than ‘rabbit-food and a cup of tea' because, in his words, he's had a hell of a day. Valda tells Susan how much he's changed and joins her at her table. Harold comes along to tell her she won't find Lou there. Valda argues but he goes off saying ‘you can fool some of the people some of the time but this old fool's wiser than you know'. Valda looks upset while Susan looks sympathetic.
Sky's happy that Boyd has made an effort and brought food. He looks at his watch.
David and Liljana are in a panic about the e-mail. He suggests that she can delete it while he distracts Karl.
David calls Karl just as he's checking the In-box and after getting him out of his office, starts to talk about the pictures in the waiting room. They have a pointless conversation as Karl keeps giving up on it and David has to think of something wilder to keep him there, until Liljana has had enough time to go in and delete the e-mail. To Karl's surprise, David suddenly completely dismisses his ‘concern' and says everything's fine after all, since Liljana's back at her desk.
Valda's talking to Susan about a job she's been offered teaching cookery, very handy as she can stick around and help Lyn now while Joe's away. Harold comes past after his steak pie and chips feeling as if he ‘…..could serve lattes to a million ingrates, I'm so full of protein'.
Susan comments that she's off to eat some leftovers again but it's Ok as she has no appetite. Harold turns quickly and tells her very firmly to stop feeling sorry for herself as it's very unappealing. To her plaintive cry that her husband has just left her, he just answers that he sees Karl bouncing in, eating like a horse and laughing, while she mopes around looking like something the cat dragged in, dressed almost in sackcloth and ashes and she hasn't changed her hairstyle in ages.
Susan flees as he asks her if she's 'after the sympathy vote' and Valda tells him off, saying he hasn't offered constructive criticism, as he claims, because he hasn't helped Susan but just hurt her feelings. She stalks off too, saying she's ‘shot of' men.
Sky's happily talking, but Boyd seems distracted, looking at his watch. She asks why so he tells her he has the keys to Daniel's house and they'll have it to themselves. She doesn't want to rush off and keeps talking, but he's obviously not listening. She tells him she knows what it's about and goes back to school without him.
Toadie's offering drinks – a gift from a client, but Liljana wants to go home. David has just agreed to this when Izzy arrives with some goodies for the workers. Izzy makes a catty little comment about Lil, which immediately changes Lil's mind. ‘One drink won't hurt'.
Valda arrives carrying a bottle. Susan says apologetically that she's feeling sorry for herself again. Valda reassures her that she doesn't need to race round the streets like Karl and shouldn't take any notice of Harold, but Susan says she thinks he might be right – just as he arrives to ‘apologise.'
HAROLD: I've come to apologise. Apparently my comments were destructive and not constructive.
SUSAN: Oh it's all right – I think you might have had a point.
HAROLD: Well anyway, there's a fashion magazine – might help you smarten yourself up a bit. At least you'll find a hairdo there that suits you a bit better.
VALDA: Oh Harold!
SUSAN: No, no it's all right. I'm sure I'll get a lot of inspiration from this. Thank you for your….......candour.
There's a party atmosphere. David's trying to leave but Liljana's intent on staying and goes over to interrupt Izzy and Karl, who are talking happily together.
Sky tells Serena that Boyd has turned into some walking hormone, so she feels she's lost her best friend and wants things to go back to the way they were.
Liljana is a bit tiddly and has just told Karl and Izzy a ‘blonde' joke David obviously didn't approve of when he seizes her arm and says they're going.
LILJANA: Susan would want me to stay and keep that man's hands off her husband. DAVID: Lil, you're making a fool of yourself. We're leaving. He bundles her out through the door.
So Beautiful by Pete Murray, which has been playing quietly in the background in the previous scenes, is heard loudly as Susan flicks through a magazine, looks disapprovingly in a mirror as she fiddles with her hair, then goes through piles of clothes, commenting ‘rubbish' and ‘gone' and putting garments aside, looking energetic and happy.
Toadie leaves with an apology for ‘unleashing the Serbian wine-god earlier'. Karl and Izzy joke about him being a harsh boss. Karl suggests they should go too and when Izzy says she's far from ready to call it a night, they decide to go back to his place where he can cook her a meal. They leave the surgery giggling but the last shot is of Karl closing the door and looking thoughtful.