Karl and Izzy wanting to be together despite what everyone else thinks.
Susan and Tom making up
Lyn is having a particular hard time with her psychology assignment (‘Sigmund Freud was a dirty old man!') as Jack walks and starts inspecting the leftovers in the fridge. She tells him that Tom can't help her out because he is over at Susan's eating dinner. They are both part of the same Amnesty International local branch and have decided to write press releases together, though Lyn can't understand why need to ‘get together, just do press releases'. However, Jack is only concerned that Lyn hasn't made him any dinner! He looks a bit taken back when Lyn suggests that he cook his own chops.
Set at dinner, complete with red wine, Tom compliments Susan on the lasagne with Susan returning the favour on the way Tom writes the press releases – she supposes that the content is close to his line of work. He tells her:
TOM: You know, I once asked a member of the congregation, whether he was inspired my sermon. He said he couldn't say – on account that he was catching forty winks at the time.
Jack is now happily munching on his chops as Lyn wonders when Karl will wake up and realise what a little home wrecker Izzy is. When Jack says how he tried to warn Karl, she tells him that she doesn't want anyone else to know about the two of them. She's quite disturbed that Jack and Izzy were ever intimate, but Jack finds it more disturbing about Lyn thinking about that!
JACK: Chill out! You're giving me one of those Freudian complexes.
Lyn is worried that Jack is going out tonight, again. He tells her that he was in the library all day and that he deserves a break, though she can't imagine how ‘doff doff' music is going to help. He tells her he'll go and have enough fun for the both of them.
The two are talking about Joe and Susan says how she could never really have a one on one conversation like they are sharing, as she thinks Joe is more of a ‘man's man' but doesn't think that Tom is a ‘ladies man!' Tom says he probably couldn't have a deep conversation with Joe either because he never accepted that Tom could join the priesthood. His theory was that every man must have a wife and children and anyone who didn't was a bit weird. Susan asks if he ever wanted all that and he says when he joined the church he was young and idealistic, but it is where he belongs. Susan once again says that she can't imagine the loneliness with Tom noting that they are getting back to the subject of celibacy. ‘Well yeah!' Susan exclaims.
Karl would like to break open the champagne, but Izzy suggests that they consolidate their relationship by her moving some of her things in. Karl's a surprised but Izzy thought they were ready to make a commitment to one another.
Tom tells Susan a story behind celibacy about ‘a young novice in training to be a priest, goes to the Bishop says, 'Your grace what kind of fun can a priest have?' To which the Bishop replied, 'Nun!'
Lyn knocks on the door and is wearing an apprehensive face as she hears Susan and Tom's laughter. She brought over some biscuits that she's just baked for them and gives them both a somewhat disapproving look when saying she thought the two of them were doing serious work, instead of joking and laughing around. Susan defends herself and Tom, saying that everyone always needs a break. Lyn says that's good, noticing she hasn't really seen the two of them lately and it will be good for a catch up. Susan and Tom look bit puzzled, but nod up in agreement.
Izzy thinks that Karl is too worried about what his family and friends will think and asks if he is having any second thoughts. He's not having second thoughts, rather he's very happy but needs to give his family time. She looks very upset, but Karl assures her that they will do it in a few weeks.
Giggling at something Tom said about a Bishop, Susan says they probably should not put that in the press release and looks down towards the other end of the table, where Lyn is just kind staring at them (holding a fidgeting Oscar). She asks about refugees for the press reports…'every country has them' though Tom sort of shuts her down saying that they can't make any generalisations. Lyn offers to do some research to help, but Tom asks if she still has that psychology assignment to do.
Lyn tells Susan it was the one from last week, Susan hopes that Lyn isn't leaving it to the night before and says she pretty much did it straight away. Lyn says that it's fine as she's only got a couple more things to do on it.
Susan offers to make some tea, with Lyn accepting but Tom says he has to go home – Susan looks very disappointed. As soon as he leaves, Lyn starts to question whether or not Susan has replaced Tom as her new best friend! Susan says it's nice to make new friends and it's great that Tom is so down to earth as she thinks it helps him relate to people. Lyn sort of warns Susan of getting too close, saying that Tom's job is a lifetime commitment and nothing could ever come between that.
Erinsborough Police Academy
Stu explains to Steiger how he helped find Toadie and put Rocco into custody, thus was a very good reason for missing his exam. Steiger antagonises Stu a little bit, saying Stu probably feels like he did a great job. Stu does think that and thinks he will make a terrific officer – Steiger agrees and motions to the table where the exam paper is.
Izzy, dressed in Karl's usual green shirt enquires about his schedule, as she wants to meet up for lunch at the pub. He says he might busy, so Izzy tries for dinner. Karl finally admits that he wants to give everyone a bit of time but Izzy says that if they love each other than nothing should stop them. He says he is right and wants to shout it from the rooftops… so he gets up and broadly announces ‘I LOVE!… ah what was your name again?' Izzy quickly gets up to tickle him and Karl whispers, ‘Isabelle Hoyland'.
Lyn is still agonising over her psych essay, having told Tom that she and Susan lost time chatting. He agrees in saying that Susan is very easy to talk to. She says she's known Susan for years now and that she is feeling a bit protective of her, especially during this period of her and Karl's separation. Tom says she's a loyal friend – Lyn agrees that loyalty is important in friendships or ‘anything else you may be committed to'.
As Tom exits, Jack enters. He's been up all night at a club which frankly shows on his face. Lyn is concerned that he won't be any use considering that he's had zero sleep but Jack breezily replies he's terrific and zooms out again.
A very smiley and happy Izzy bumps into Tom on her way to the Coffee Shop. Izzy compliments him, saying what a waste a guy like him is a priest. They sit down for a bit of a chat and Izzy proudly announces that she has solved all her problems – with finding a father for her baby. She has found one! Tom notes that he must be a good man in order to care for another man's baby. When Izzy doesn't answer, Tom deducts that she hasn't told him and is going to try to dupe the man into thinking he's the father. He pleads with her to be honest, saying that if the man loves her, he will stick by her but she is unsure and really can't do it.
Lyn is complaining to Susan that her essay sounds like rubbish. Seeing Karl walk in, Susan asks him what he thinks about Freud, though Karl is weary to answer the loaded question. Harold walks over and tells them a joke about Freud.
HAROLD: This chap was telling his psychiatrist, that he'd finally experienced one of those Freudian slips he'd been telling him about. And when the psychiatrist asked him to explain, he said well, he said ‘I was having breakfast with my wife this morning. And I meant to say, ‘Would you pass the sugar'. And I said, ‘You, you mad cow, you ruined my life, I'm leaving you!''
They all laugh, though it's a bit strained. Karl sits down with Susan and privately tells her that he and Izzy are making a commitment together. Susan is shocked, handles the news quite well and says he will have to tell Libby himself before she finds out via the grapevine. Lyn comes to sit down again and hisses to Susan that he can't believe Karl could commit himself to ‘that floozy'.
Erinsborough Police Academy
Steiger lets Stu know that he's got 30 minutes left in his exam and he'd better no waste it. Stu looks a worried about his paper.
Receiving a call from Mal, Susan takes it outside as Lyn pays the bill. She compliments him on the muffins but Harold says it's Izzy's recipe. On her way out, she gives Karl a piece of her mind. She snidely remarks that he's too old to involving himself with Izzy – especially when she really isn't that sweet young thing she makes herself out to be. He tells her he already knew about Izzy's fling with Jack, but Lyn is more annoyed that Karl didn't tell her – as he would of once, as a friend. She wonders what happened to that ‘decent bloke she used to know' as Izzy walks into the Coffee Shop and gives Karl a look from the kitchen.
Lou is back from Lorne as Harold comes bustling him to tell him the latest news that Izzy and Karl are officially an “item”. The two start to gossip that rivals Lyn as Stu and Jack (nursing an orange juice, looking less chirpy) look on amusingly. Harold wonders what brought the two together as they're so different in age, not that it really matters and look at Lou and Trixie! Jack feels that it's wrong because Karl is old enough to be Izzy's father and it doesn't look right, though Stu thinks that he's jealous. Harold says it's good to ‘follow ones heart' but Jack doesn't believe it's his heart Karl is following. And with that comment, Harold leaves them.
Lou and Stu comment on how tired Jack look. Jack replies ‘work hard, play hard'.
Karl sneaks up behind Izzy and kisses her on the neck. She's surprised to see him, considering the comment that Lyn made earlier this morning. After seeing some patients this morning, Karl says he's glad to be healthy and…in love. He now says he doesn't care what people think and wants to take Izzy out to lunch as they both grin cheekily at one another.
Proudly walking hand in hand with Izzy, Karl asks Lou for some lunch menus and some French champagne. He happily announces that he and Izzy are now a couple just as Susan walks in the door. She stares at them for a second, but then strides over to the bar to give her order.
Jack and Stu finish up their game of darts, as Stu asks how long Joe will be in Bendigo for. Jack's unsure, as it's a big farm and all. He bids Jack goodbye.
Susan is now seated as Tom comes and greets her. He asks her how her uni class went and she says that they'll get their results next week. They both hope that Lyn did alright and speaking of Lyn, mention how she had a word to both of them. Tom reckons that Lyn is frightened that Susan will ‘defrock' Tom. They laugh it off, although Susan looks a bit uncomfortable.