Mac asking Jack what kind of person he is.
Lou being cornered by fellow inmates.
Connor is running around like a headless chicken, trying to serve as many patrons as he can. He bypasses Karl and Izzy and their talk soon turns to Karl's upcoming 49th birthday. Izzy would like to throw a huge celebration, however Karl is reluctant as he feels his age. His mobile interrupts them and a newly arrived Harold asks how old Karl is. "The sexy side of fifty," according to Izzy. Connor walks over and immediately complains about how Lou and Max have just let him in the lurch alone. Harold is quick to point out that Lou has been extremely gracious towards Connor and he should not complain about a few extra shifts. This quietens Connor, and asks Harold to tell Lou that everything is running smoothly when he goes to visit him.
Lil busily prepares the house for Father Popovich's visit. David is still very reluctant on having the dinner, but asks if she has settled on any 'marriage problems'. She replies he can take his pick from: philandering, impotence, chauvinistic behaviour... and makes a hasty exit as soon as David realises the problems are related to him!
Walking through the yard, Harold recalls to Lou how beautiful Steph looked in her jeans and veil and whilst it was a great ceremony, everyone wished Lou could have been there. Lou thinks it's been odd that Valda hasn't seen him yet...and Harold gently breaks him the news of the Charlie/Valda wedding. He's stunned, then quietly asks if Valda was happy and Harold nods. Lou then leans over to Harold and asks if he can do him a favour...he needs him to bring something.
David doesn't understand why he has to have the problem! Lil says it's for the best because it is her priest and just makes more sense. She can't believe it is so difficult and if he really loved her he would just do it. Before David answers, there is a knock on the door.
Harold can't believe Lou wants that amount of money, especially in prison and while he knows that Lou is bored in here, hopes he won't be using that money to gamble. Lou assures him he's not and whispers about certain rules that govern this place and that you need to follow these rules in order to survive. Harold believes that Lou should stick to his guns and blow the whistle on this, but Lou would just like to survive and pleads with Harold that it is his only chance.
Jack hopes that Oscar has fun with daddy, as Lyn hauls out her last suitcase. She sits him down and talks to him about his grandfather whose health has been rapidly deteriorating ever since the accident. The doctors don't know if he'll make it, which explains why Joe missed Steph's wedding as they both know he wouldn't have.
She will be gone in the next couple of weeks and hopes that Jack will be okay. She congratulates him on his new attitude about work and clubbing and really appreciates it. Jack promises to keep this up, knowing how important it is at this moment in time. Before leaving, Lyn tells Jack that the money for the electrician is on the kitchen bench and to not forget about it.
Tom gives Susan a wonderful neck massage as Susan poses the question about Karl's big 49th birthday. She doesn't know what to do, as they always thought they would do something crazy like bungee jump before the big one. Tom says he can hardly be unbiased and thinks she should do whatever she feels is best. She thinks he's read her mind when he offers to go get them a dinner of hamburgers.
Izzy walks in with a huge box and orders some drinks from Connor, as Tom comes up behind and quickly puts in his order as well. They make some small talk, before Tom asks how it went with Karl and the baby. She tells him that it is fantastic, as Karl was wonderful about accepting the child. Although he was shocked, he realised that the child was hers and that he was willing to love it. Tom can't believe that he was so generous. Izzy then asks not to tell anyone ever about it, because Karl was quite adamant not to let this get out.
Propped with his feet on the kitchen table, Jack tells Harvey he's pretty bored as well, so goes to the telephone and quickly punches in Mac's number.
Lil and David clear the plates away as David tells her he doesn't believe the plan is working. Lil thinks David should be more convincing as a control freak with violent tendencies, but if it's not working maybe they should go back to the cross-dressing scenario.
LIL: Oh lots of men do it David. Look at the Scotts! It's nothing to be ashamed of.
DAVID: But I don't wear women's clothes!
LIL: Okay, okay. We'll just stick with the anal-retentive, bad-tempered, control freak.
Father Popovich reappears, and the three drink some slivovitz.
Susan bemoans to Tom that they shouldn't have eaten all that junk full of "fat and cholesterol" though Tom points out there was a bit of lettuce in there. She mentions to Tom he has handled his leaving the priesthood quite well, unless of course he just good at masking his true feelings. Tom says there are things that he misses like administering the sacrament or vainly, the respect...but he has made his choice. He has Susan and has absolutely no regrets.
Mac is over and ready to party hard, so looks a bit taken back when Jack talks of having a night in with a few dvd's. Jack replies that he feels really good after taking a break from the scene and thinks that maybe she should also get some rest in order to re-establish her "equilibrium".
Harold laments to Connor that it's an extremely lot of money Lou is asking for and has no idea what to do about it. He's exactly sure what he wants for, but from the sound of it may be protection money as Lou mentioned stuff about following rules. Harold thinks he should go to the authorities, but Connor strongly advises against as it would only make the situation worse. They hate to see Lou as a broken man, but realise that they can only bring the money in to protect him.
The two are watching, from the sounds of it a pretty boring dvd. Mac retorts than the reviewer liked "Love Actually" so you can't really put too much on his word. Jack suggests playing poker, but Mac informs him that her father taught her well and it would be just like taking candy from a baby. She thinks that they can do one thing and opens up her purse.
Father Popovich is about to leave, but first gives Lil a some parting words. He knows that Lil has just been a lazy church goer and her marriage to David is quite rock solid. As soon as he departs, Lil turns to David, frustrated that he was not more convincing. He should have worn her skirt but David says once again he will not wear her clothing!
Mac and Jack, complete with crazy loud techno music wildly dance in the living room. They are so into it that they don't hear a knock at the door. He goes to answer it, while she retreats into the kitchen. Jack upon answering it, finds an angry looking Harold in dressing gown. Harold kindly informs Jack that this is a residential street and he should turn down the music. Jack apologises as he and his friend did not realise what the time was. Harold peers around, but doesn't see anyone but leaves confused.
Karl and Izzy's flat
As soon as Karl enters the flat, he stunned to find a mass of candles strategically placed upon the room. Izzy enters in a sexy red dress and apologises for the fuss, but she wanted to do something for him. She assures him that it's just her and a cake and hopes he's not too mad. Karl looks quite happy and tells her that.
The two crazy kids gallop back into the living room, each can't believing that they don't have any money on them. Jack thinks that they can make their own "fun" and attempts to snuggle with her, before Mac leaps up to get a drink. While Jack puts on a new dance cd, Mac enters holding the envelope full of cash meant for the electrician. She thinks she and Jack could have a lot of fun with the money.