Stingray and Sky switching the coffee lids in the Coffee Shop
Mac nearly running over Summer.
Mac is telling Stu about last year's police ball and how Steiger was doing lots of ‘funky moves', dressed in a fake bone through his nose and a tattoo that said, “Pigs can fly”. As she's drinking her coffee, she is a bit shaky, which Stu notices. She brushes it off and starts to recall how amusing the ball was. Stu uses this moment to ask how the ball is… and when she says it's only really good for higher ranked officers, he asks if she would like to do something another time. Unfortunately, Mac does not take this well, abruptly standing for them to leave.
Cut to Sindi and Lil who order something from Harold. Sindi tells Harold that he should have his predictions, but cannot seem to find it under all of this fanmail from her column. She reads one about a person who has quit smoking due to Sindi's predictions and finally pulls up Harold's. Harold is unable to write his down as he's left his diary at home but is sure that Lil will be able to play witness. Sindi reads that due to a Mars alignment, Harold will have to be careful about his loved ones as they face some sort of peril. Lil laughs it off, noting how vague they are after they cannot figure out any of the Bishops who may be in danger. She then tells Harold that her coffee is a weak and just tastes different. He replies that someone else told him about it, but he is selling more coffees than ever so it can't all be bad.
Lil is driving in the Bishops' blue car when she is pulled over by a police car. She mutters that she is stupid to herself, as Stu hops out and walks over. Lil is grateful that it is Stu and says that she is down to her last points and David would kill her if she got another fine. Stu simply asks for her license, as she ran a red stop sign and is booked.
Connor is setting up the pub for the morning, when Max and David come walking in – David chatting happily about Max's upcoming wedding. He is truly happy and hopes that he and Steph are as happy as him and Lil. He is so joyous, that he places an arm around Max's shoulder and almost immediately places it back down after Max glances at him. Max gives Connor an envelope address to Lou which was propped under the door and asks why is he here on his day off. Connor tells him that Lou had some trouble sleeping because of the court case and needs help in shifting the kegs. As Max walks away, Connor whispers to David if he knows about the bucks night. Max overhears this and swiftly turns around and tells them that he's a bit too old for any of that. They both protest, Connor insisting that he it's tradition and he will be letting down all the red-blooded males in Erinsborough. Leaving, they both whisper to one another that they' will have to take matters into their own hands and can't let him ‘turn his back on the ritual of manhood'.
Stu hands back Lil's license which she snippily takes back. He knows her and her circumstances. She thought that their ‘friendship can rise above the petty revenue raising of the so called law.' After she drives off, Mac congratulates Stu on not wavering. He apologises if he crossed any lines before and Mac agrees and points to their police patches and says that they're for a reason.
Connor hands Lou the envelope that was left under the door and as he opens it, he is extremely shocked to read the words: “See you on the inside.”
Lil stalks into the house with frustration over her ticket. She then suddenly spots Harold's diary sitting on the kitchen bench. Cautiously looking around, she grabs it and starts to rifle through his weekly planner, seeing appointments for the dentist, buy a new trowel and Lou's court case. She then hears David coming through the door and quickly puts it away. David has walked in with two rose bushes, one white and one red. He tells them it's for Max and Steph and hopefully it'll hint for him to start fixing up their front garden. He sees Harold's diary and hopes that Lil wasn't reading his ‘private bits'. She denies all allegations and starts to tell him about the awful ordeal that she had today. She was on the road and there was no other traffic so she “sneaked past a stop sign” and got booked by Stu. David of course isn't pleased and before he can lecture her, Lil interrupts him and asks if he should be taking these over to the Hoylands. Once he leaves, she quickly opens the diary again.
Lou is worried that this is a message from Rocco, as ‘he has seen enough cop shows' to know what this message means. Toadie is calms his down, telling him it was probably a prank or something. Connor buts in and disagrees, but Toadie tells him that this is a private conversation! Mac and Stu then arrive and Lou thrusts the letter out to them. He wants Rocco kept away from him, though Stu is pretty sure it's out of their hands. She is also certain it was just a prank in bad taste. Toadie and Stu think that he'll be fine with his court case. He is a ‘big man, with a big heart, who takes it on the chin and rises up to meet the next occasion.' Lou asks if he's going to use that, and Toadie quickly writes all of this down.
Steph is mixing a big bowl of chocolate when Max comes up behind her and dips in a finger and smears it on her shirt. He is appalled and thinks that her shirt needs to be put in the washing machine, unbuttoning it a little. They've got the house to themselves with Summer away and Boyd ‘with the gang'. They start kissing, until they hear some knocking at the door. They both try to ignore it at first as it might be about more wedding chatter, or it could be Harvey who Max has had to put back in the Scully's yard again, before Max realises it could be Lou. Upon answering the door, David sticks out the two rose bushes and starts to blabber on about how he the wedding talk this morning made him think of them and thinks that these would look really good in their front garden if he just yanked out another bush. Seeing Steph and smelling the chocolate, he is about to move into the kitchen before Max abruptly pushes ‘Dave' outside, citing that he's got a lot of BAS stuff to do and he should just leave the roses outside. Steph tells him he was very naughty, but Max is offended that David is telling him that his gardening is horrible… before he can say anything else, Steph removes her shirt (she has a yellow singlet underneath), telling Max she ‘might just go start the washing machine' and he lustfully stares before following.
Mac finishes taking a call from her mobile and tells Stu that she is leaving and the boys watch her go. Connor asks if he's scared of Olivia, because he is. Stu glumly tells them that he thought everything was fine and they pick up on the fact that he asked her out while they were in uniform. He tells them that Jack thought he should have a go, which immediately amuses the guys.
CONNOR: You took advice from Jack Scully!?
TOADIE: That's the funniest thing I've ever heard!
CONNOR: No one listens to Jack Scully stupid.
TOADIE: Stupidity and insanity all rolled into one!
Toadie hopes that Stu is the best police officer from now on, as after reading the latest 12-page report on police conduct, she could charge him with harassment. Stu thinks he's pulling her and leg and doesn't think she would do that, though he looks sceptical.
Lil, Sindi and Harold are seated, as Lil prepares to read Harold's coffee grounds. She has brought in her own coffee, cups and pot because they have a better element of power for her. To Harold's amazement, Lil uses her sight reading skills to predict that Harold is worried about his teeth (dentist appointment), can see him gardening and thus, needing a new trowel and lastly something about coming to a halt tomorrow (Lou's court case). Sindi is skeptical that Lil's reading is accurate as she is just using common gossip. She wouldn't even be surprised if Lil had read Harold's diary! Harold is astonished that Sindi could even think that and Lil agrees…while Sindi looks a bit worried.
Toadie is in the living room with bunches of paper strewn around him as he prepares his opening statements for Lou's case. Sindi quietly walks into the room, but goes unnoticed by him. She coughs, but he thinks that it's Bob! He finally notices her and finds his bit of paper and mutters that he is Atticus Finch. Sindi tells him she loves ‘To Kill a Mockingbird' and used to love little Phoebe. Toadie corrects her with the right book (‘Catcher in the Rye') and then suddenly notices how ‘delicious' that she looks. She guesses that he has forgotten about their plans that night, but Toadie is extremely worried about Lou's court case. She understands and tells him to get back to work.
Lou is over for dinner, as Harold fusses over him about tomorrow's case. He manages to put his foot into it and quietens down when he realises Lou probably doesn't want to think about it. He's about to start again before David comes barging into the house, holding the two roses bushes except this time they have been pulled out of their pots. David tells the three that Max is completely ungrateful as he saw that he had ‘uprooted, pulled out of their pots and…hurled into the streets!' Harold and Lou think he it's out of his character, but David is furious that Max would throw this back in his face. He knew how he didn't really want them and Lil agrees with him, calling it an outrage! He's going to go over there right now and sort him out. Lil tells him that Max is strong, but he asks who's got the muscle before he growls at her and marches out the door.
Max asks David why he took the roses out of their pots, but David denies it and says that Max did it! He admits that he wanted to ‘inspire' Max to clean up his front ‘wasteland' yard but didn't think that he would be so childish (stomping his feet as he says it). David accuses him of now lying about it but before the two men get into an all out argument, Steph steps in between them and apologises for it and that they will try better next time. As she grabs David, she notices his new muscles and compliments him on it. Before leaving, David tells Max he won't be able to go to the bucks' party.
DAVID: But Max, in view of what's happened I can't come to the bucks' party.
STEPH: What bucks' party?
MAX: I don't even want a bucks' party.
DAVID: Well then don't have one then! But I won't be there.
MAX: The man's a total idiot.
DAVID: Yeah and I heard that!
Steph then corners Max and asks what he knows about the roses. Max denies having anything to do with it, citing he wouldn't be that childish as Harvey comes walking into the house, his paws covered in dirt… They look at the culprit and Max dryly says that he has no idea how much trouble Harvey has put them through.
Sindi walks back into the living room, except this time she is not dressed in a sexy little outfit, but in a black suit with black rimmed glasses. She tells Toadie that she can lend him a hand if he wants, as she did work as a lowly secretary. He agrees, but tells her that he has a policy on removing jackets while in the workplace. Sindi obliges and then Toadie tells her it's time for a break! He wants to go into the ‘tea room' but Sindi says if they need to work on this important case for Lou.
Mac notices that Stu is a bit glum. She tells him that they're just two people sitting in a coffee shop.
STU: I'm thinking about you.
MAC: What about me?
STU: It's hard to say. I mean, well sometimes I just want to strip you naked. No, I mean get you out of the clothes…metaphorically, see. See laugh it up, laugh at the stupidity.
He hopes that they're still okay and she says that they're fine. She shows him that photo of Steiger at the police ball and the two laugh at it.
Harold fusses over Lou, offering him anything like a hanky, etc. Toadie leads them both in for the hearing.