Lou finding out that Valda owns his house.
Izzy announcing that she's pregnant from Karl.
Susan's blowup with Karl.
Izzy rushes to comfort Karl. Karl apologises to Libby about the news of the pregnancy, telling her it wasn't planned. Of course it was, Libby says, if not by you then certainly by her. Karl doesn't want it to affect his relationship with Libby, but Libby tells him they don't have one, relationships are built on respect, and she's lost her respect for him, and she's sure Mal and Billy have as well. Libby runs back inside, Lyn and Valda go into Lyn's house and Karl and Izzy leave.
Susan tries to calm Libby, but she can't. She asks why Karl's doing this to them, weren't they enough for him? At this, Susan starts to cry again and Libby comforts her.
Karl says he has to go back, he can't leave them like that. Izzy stops him, saying he can't make any difference right now. Karl's worried he's about to lose his family. Libby didn't mean it, Izzy says, Besides we're about to have a new family so we could move away and start fresh. Karl tells her that he can't walk away from his family, regardless of what they think. He's astounded that Izzy thinks he could replace them that easily. Karl asks if the incident would have happened if she didn't say anything. You knew the situation was delicate, he tells her. “What were you doing in the street anyway? Enjoying the fallout?” Izzy gets upset at his reaction.
Lou seeks legal advice from Toadie about Valda being his landlady. Toadie laughs and asks him how it feels to have the glass slipper on the other foot. Toadie tells Lou that he doesn't pay Valda rent, which makes him a guest, not a tenant, which means Valda could throw him out at any time. The bottom line is, he doesn't have an arrangement with Valda, it's her name on the deed. Lou corrects her: it's Ipanema Investment Group name on the deed. Lou mentions that the real estate agent has a letter from Ipanema saying that he has permission to stay in the house. Toadie asks for a copy.
Susan notices their out of tissues. Libby says she knew, she's been using Susan's top. The two of them laugh. Libby says that what she said to Karl, she doesn't regret. Susan says she might eventually. The fact that he's Libby's father makes his behaviour harder to accept. Susan says that she'll get over it, and Libby asks if she really will. Valda and Lyn come around and Susan apologises to them for what they saw. Valda refers to Izzy as a “brazen-faced cow”. Darren also comes around, but seeing that there's already visitors decides not to stay long. Susan tells him to stay, joking that he could rate her performance, which he does – 9 out of 10, she lost a point because there was no blood. Libby wonders if there was anyone in the street who didn't see the performance. “I don't think the Bishops were home,” Darren says. “Don't worry, they did a little performance of their own this week,” Lyn says. Darren tells Libby he'll understand if she wants to call off their plans for tonight, which Libby does, saying Susan needs her, but Susan insists, telling him she'll have her ready by 7.
Karl has been lying on his bed, Izzy comes in and says she wouldn't blame him if he hates her. Karl tells her he doesn't, and reassures her that she hasn't messed up his life. Izzy says that the pregnancy has cost Karl far more than herself. Karl says that he can't change it, he might as well live with it. Izzy asks if he would change it if he could. Probably just the timing, he says.
Scott is making a pyramid from all the glasses from the kitchen. Toadie wonders why the editor of a newspaper wants to interview Sindi after hours in the pub. “I don't know, I'm not a mind reader,” Sindi says. “But you can predict the future, that's as good as,” Scott says. Toadie's advice is to go as herself and look professional. Scott's advice is that going as herself would be boring. “Do you really think that Athena's parents were called Mr and Mrs Starwoman?” Sindi agrees, she should get a pen-name and a whole new look. She should go in character to the interview. Some of the names they think of include: Sindi Stargazer and Madam Mystic, but decide on Mystic Madam. But Sindi and Toadie don't know what she should wear. “Do I have to come up with all the good ideas?” Scott asks. Scott suggests a mu-mu, with lots of jewellery. “Where will I get a mu-mu?” Sindi wonders. Scott gives the glasses he just got from the kitchen to Toadie, and pulls Sindi out the front door. As soon as the door closes, a crashing sound is heard from inside as Toadie drops the glasses, then he yells out Scott's name. “You knew that was gonna happen, didn't ya?” Scott asks Sindi.
Valda comes downstairs and notices Lou is still there. He tells her he's sought legal advice, and wanted to give her a hand packing her bags. He can't be thrown out without at least a month's notice, and right now, she's the one who has to leave. “Over my dead body,” Valda says. “That can be arranged,” Lou says, “although I don't really fancy the idea of tripping over your bloated carcass every time I try to get to the front door.” Valda thinks he's lying, and says she's changing the locks. “Fine,” Lou says, “just make sure you leave me the new key!” This is followed by the evil Lou laugh. Lou tells her he knows she orchestrated the whole thing just so they'd end up living together, because she still fancies him. “Nowhere near as much as you fancy yourself,” she says. “You're deluded. Forget the legal advice, you need a psychiatrist.” Their little argument is interrupted by Scott and Sindi, who need to borrow a mu-mu. “You're the only woman in the street suicidal to have one,” Scott says. Sindi explains why she needs one, and while this conversation is going on, Lou has picked up a flower and is doing the old “she loves me, she loves me not” thing, flicking the petals at Valda. He stops when Valda hits him in a sensitive area.
Sindi is carrying out her job interview dressed as Mystic Madam. Toadie and Scott are impressed with how well she plays the part. Darren comes in and asks what's happening. “Come in for dinner and get a free tarot card reading?” He sits down at a table with Libby. He tries to convince her not to turn her back on Karl. Libby says it feels like she and Susan have been replaced. Darren says she could either reject her father and her half-sibling, or accept them both and have no regrets. “When did you get to be so wise?” Libby asks. “Probably about the time you said I was dumped,” Darren replies.
Valda and Lou are still bickering.
VALDA: And as for your suggestion that I have romantic feelings for you, what kind of a fool do you think I am?
LOU: A fool in love.
VALDA: And you'd know all about that, wouldn't you? I'm not the one who made a fool of themself over that superannuated hoofer.
LOU: What about your speech at my wedding? The “oh, look at me” type speech. You were besotted with me then, you're besotted with me now.
VALDA: I think it's you that is besotted with me!
VALDA: Oh, sorry, my mistake. It wasn't you who sent me flowers, then. It wasn't you that wrote me a note and invited me out to dinner.
LOU: I was heading for a nervous breakdown, I did not know what I was doing!
VALDA: Oh really? Then why are you still here then? Can't bare the thought of our being separated.
LOU: Oh that is laughable, ha, ha, ha.
VALDA: It's hysterical, ha, ha. So, why don't you show me that you don't care, and leave?
LOU: No, why don't you show me that you don't care, and you leave?
Sindi is thrilled that she got the job. She kisses Toadie and Scott complains. Toadie asks when she wants to move back in. Scott is excited about moving back, but Toadie says it might be better to stay at the Kennedy's, where he doesn't have to sleep on the couch. Sindi says it's not a good idea to be moving back in just yet. Toadie thought they sorted out the issues. Sindi makes a deal: she'll consult her charts, and if the planets are aligned, she'll move in with him.
Tom tells Izzy that she needs to tell her partner that the baby isn't his. Izzy says she can't, things have gone too far. Tom says that if she can't be honest with those she loves, she'll be destined to live an empty unfulfilled life. Izzy stands up to go, and Tom tries to keep her there, but she says she's made up her mind, she knows what she has to do.
Valda and Lyn discuss her living with Lou. Lyn asks if she still has feelings, and Valda denies it and quickly changes the subject to Susan. Tom is in the shop and overhears, wanting to know what has happened. They won't tell him, and Lyn says she should be left alone right now, to sort things out on her own.
Sindi says that Mercury is aligned with Venus, which is creating a very negative energy force field and could be destructive in a relationship. Toadie wants to see the printout for himself, which turns out to be something on the legless lizard she printed from the National Geographic website. “The legless lizard is 60 centimetres in length, and likes to wash its eyes with its tongue,” he reads aloud. “Sweet!” Scott exclaims, grabbing the page from Toadie. Sindi explains that she doesn't want to rush back into their relationship. Toadie understands, just not too slow. “We can arrange the occasional sleepover,” she says.
Karl wakes to find that Izzy is not there, and she's left a note:
Firstly, I want you to know that despite everything, the past few weeks have been the happiest in my life. You given me love, reassurance, kindness and support, and in return I have forced you into a position you neither wanted nor asked for. My life's one big stuff-up. You deserve more, so I'm leaving. I think it's best for everyone. I really love you Karl. Izzy”
Tom visits, and says that he has found out there is some sort of crisis and wondered if she needs help. He mentions his talk with Izzy (not mentioning her name), and feels he should do the same as he told her. He tells her he can't help how he feels, and he shouldn't pretend to himself: he loves Susan.