Karl and Izzy kissing in the lift
Harold badmouthing the Salvo's
Sky rejecting her old clothes from Boyd
Gus comes back from the shops and remarks to Max that he hasn't drunk his tea yet. Max says to Gus that he doesn't have to hang around to look after his sorry carcass, but Gus says he's going to do some odd jobs around the house. Max gets serious and offers an apology to Gus for not giving him a second chance on the rigs. Gus says that he's the one who should be apologizing and confesses to Max that he was the one placing dummy bids on the house. He hastily explains it was a practical joke gone wrong and gives Max a cheque for $40, 000 - The amount Max and Steph were over. Max is stunned and confused but Gus runs out of there before he can say anything more.
Harold is getting outraged at something in the paper and shows David, but David is more excited to see and ad that says The Who are touring for one show only. He says to Lil that they should go but she isn't keen. I think I'll survive not seeing four, fat, receding hairlines bouncing around on stage. Harold and Sky are petting Cheep the chick. Harold tells Sky that Walter Mouse broke his leg and is in hospital and asks if Sky wants to go to the hospital with him to visit. Sky says no. She tells him that the chick has to go back to school tomorrow where it'll probably go on a farm. Harold doesn't think this is the case and looks distressed.
Outside the Coffee Shop
Harold walks by Susan, carrying a Salvation Army collection tin. Susan looks pleased that he's getting back into things and stops him to donate some coins.
Karl comes by and asks Susan if his careers talk at the school is still on. Susan says it is, it would have been too much of a hassle to find someone else at the last minute. They seem a bit awkward talking to one another.
Max wakes up to find Gus reading the paper on the other couch. He tells Max that Summer rang from camp while he was asleep, but he didn't want to wake him up. Max tells him he'd like to talk to Summer next time regardless of him being asleep or not. Gus also says that he was speaking to someone from the bank and he took the liberty of arranging a meeting between Max and the bank guy, who's going to come to the house. Max tries not to be too annoyed and says that next time he should just leave it as his and Steph's business. Gus can't see the harm in it and says he was just trying to be a good mate. He goes off to get Max a juice leaving Maxy boy looking perplexed.
Susan is in the room by herself getting everything ready for Karl. Libby rings her on her mobile to tell her that the job interview went really well. Susan's pleased, she mentions to Libby that Karl is scheduled to talk today. Libby can sense her distress and says that she'd love for Susan to come and visit one weekend. Susan starts to get upset and Libby tells her to stay strong. Susan says she has to go, hangs up and tries not to cry.
Karl finishes his talk and the class gives him a clap.
Karl and Susan are talking about how well the talk went and seem to be chatting like they used to. Susan said that his bunion story got their attention, I think you won a few minds over today. Karl smiles at her as she walks out.
Boyd comes in the door as Max is seeing the bank guy out. He seems to know about the cheque Gus gave Max and asks if he thinks it was all a bit weird. Max says he rang the estate agent and they eventually told him that Gus was the mystery bidder, so he just decided to accept the money and not have the debt hanging over them, Gus has always had a weird sense of humour, it just backfired on him this time. He starts to tell Boyd a funny story about Gus when the man of the moment walks in and jokingly threatens to tell Boyd about the Darwin story. Max decides it would be better to stop talking. Boyd gives Gus a dirty look.
Outside the Coffee Shop
Susan is telling Lil that it was weird to be around Karl when he was acting like nothing had happened between them. Isabelle's finger snapping comment kept running through my mind. Lil says she's a saint for not throwing something at him. Susan sees the ad for The Who in the paper and tells Lil that her and Karl bought tickets ages ago for it. She asks if Lil wants to go. Lil looks caught but says she'd love to. David comes by and tells Lil that he got the last of their boxes out of storage. He's also irritated to learn that Lil's going to the concert when she told him not long before that she was dead against the idea.
Karl is chatting to Lou about The Who, but Lou isn't much of a fan. He says to Lou that he and Susan have tickets for it. Lou asks if they'd still go together. Karl said before today, probably not, but he feels they've made progress since. He thinks they can be friends and that Susan would be okay with going to the concert with him.
Harold is outraged to learn about the fate of the school chickens and Sky is pleased when Harold says he'll come to the school to have a few words with the teacher. He mentions to Sky that Walter Mouse would really love her to run his market stall that weekend, but she's still not interested and walks away. Lil is looking through one of the boxes they had in storage. Harold is astonished to find Kerry's old scrapbook in there. Sky rushes out of her room in a tizz because Cheep has disappeared.
David and Karl are discussing their mutual admiration of you know Who. Karl says that he and Susan have tickets to go, David looks surprised but doesn't mention that Susan has invited Lil to the concert instead of him.
Sky and Lil are looking for Cheep in the lounge room when Harold walks out with it, saying it got stuck behind his wardrobe. Harold chuckles at Sky's relief to see the chick, and how passionate she is about saving it. You probably don't want to hear this but you are more like your mother than you know. He says that she's caring, kind and compassionate just like Kerry and it's not anything to be ashamed of. Sky looks like she's taking some of this in.
Boyd's over for dinner. Sky is looking at Kerry's scrapbook and Harold is telling her that Kerry put it together so Sky could see what her mum was fighting for. David says to Sky that Joe gave it to them ages ago but it's been in storage forever. There's some other stuff in the box for her to look at but Lil says after dinner. When Harold and Sky see that Lil's cooked a chicken (no, not Cheep!) they say they'll just have veggies.
Susan and Karl are both in getting some take away for dinner at the same time. Karl brings up the concert tickets and says they should make some plans on where to meet for it. Susan is confused.
SUSAN: What part of separated don't you understand?
KARL: ... I just thought that after today we could be friends.
SUSAN: No you didn't think. You obviously didn't think or you wouldn't assume we would go to a concert together after everything that's happened.
KARL: I miss our friendship.
SUSAN: What is the point in us being friends. According to Isabelle all she has to do is snap her fingers and I'd lose my 'friend' at the drop of a hat.
KARL: You've got to forget about Isabelle, her ego's out of control.
SUSAN: Well then you're a good pair, aren't you.
KARL: No, we're not any... we're not any kind of pair. I just thought it would be a fun night out, that's all.
SUSAN: You can't deny you're chasing after Isabelle, can you? Can you?
SUSAN: (bitter laugh) Can't have your cake and eat it too, Karl.
Susan walks out leaving him to squirm.
Sky takes the scrapbook and a diary to read on the couch. The Bishop's and Boyd are cleaning up. David asks Lil why she's going to the concert when she doesn't want to. Lil tells him she's just being a good friend to Susan.
Sky comes to an interesting page in Kerry's diary.
I wanted to start by saying how happy you made me feel when I saw your little face for the first time. I want the world for you, Sky. And I'm going to make sure you're the most loved, the most wanted kid on the planet. Watching you grow has been the most wonderful experience I've had in my life. I just hope you grow up into a safer, happier world than the one we live in now. Maybe some of my actions will make a difference. And we can look back proudly, together, my darling Sky.
Boyd comes over to see if she's okay. She says she is and they cuddle up to read some of the diary together.
Boyd arrives home wanting to talk to Max but is annoyed to see Gus still there and even more annoyed when Gus tries to get him to talk to him instead. Boyd asks what he's still doing there and what Izzy would think of him practically living there. Gus says that she would think it would be fine seeing as they're going to be moving in together anyway.
BOYD: I suppose everyone's got a different idea of what commitment means, right?
GUS: I'm sorry?
BOYD: It's funny that she thinks she's so committed to you after she spent a very long, very hot few hours in a lift with Karl Kennedy, but you knew about that didn't you.
Gus looks shocked. Boyd is thinking, 'checkmate'.