Libby telling Lil her and Darren are still just “good friends”.
Stingray avoiding telling Serena who Shazza is.
Mac trying to tempt Jack into using the money Lyn left.
Connor, Darren and Libby are the only ones left in there. The boys are playing pool but Libby is trying to get Darren to leave. Darren won't budge though until he and Connor have played the best out of three. When Lib goes to the loo, Darren lets Connor in on a little secret – He took some advice from Lou about taking things slow with Libby so he wouldn't make any mistakes this time around.
Mac is still trying to tempt Jack into using the money but Jack is actually thinking sensibly for once and says he can't risk it. Mac says she can double the money “guaranteed”.
Darren asks Lib what she's going to do about her dad's birthday but she says she's doing nothing. He thinks that Karl will be gutted if she doesn't see him but Lib doesn't think so. “With Izzy all over him like a rash I doubt he'll even notice.”
Karl and Izzy's
Izzy is spoon-feeding Karl birthday cake and covering him in kisses. Karl is lamenting over the fact that he'll be fifty next year. They get on to the topic of money and Karl assures Izzy that they won't always live like they are now. Izzy says that it doesn't matter “as long as I've got you I don't need anything else”.
The trio are talking about Harold taking money into Lou and Connor brings up the fact that Darren was all right when he was in prison. There's an awkward pause and then Darren says that he could look out for himself in there. As soon as Darren sinks the last ball and wins his second game, Libby grabs him and gets out of there quicker than you can say Jim Robinson.
Karl and Izzy's
While Karl is in the bathroom Izzy is looking at real estate in the paper. She circles a house that is valued at $900,000 and calculates that they'd have to pay $2000 off per week if they were to buy it, much to her shock. Karl hops into bed and Izzy leaves the paper open on the kitchen table for him to see in the morning.
Darren and Libby come home to a dark house and Lib asks him if he wants to stay and “talk”. Stingray makes his presence known in the kitchen and scoffs at them. “Woah, talk! Is that what you oldies are calling it these days?” He makes the rest of his drink, laughs at them and leaves them to it. Darren almost makes it another early night but Libby calls him on it. He finally tells her that he spoke to Lou and he thought he'd keep things nice for as long as he could. It doesn't take long for them to start kissing though and they make their way to the bedroom.
Mac is trying to make a quick getaway in the morning after spending the night on the couch but Jack wakes up before she goes. He apologises for their dud night but she's all cranky because he wouldn't trust her with the money. She only perks up when Jack enquires whether the money would definitely double.
Serena is eating Tim Tams and lollies for breakfast while she vents at Harold how annoyed she is with Stingray and his bum tatt. Harold calmly asks her if Stingray already had the tattoo before they got together and suggests to her that it may not even be a person. He tells her the story of a sailor friend of his that had a frightening boating experience once and how his friend and his crew got the name of the boat tattooed on their rear ends to remember how they survived the occasion. Serena clues in that Harold might be the one with the boat tattoo. Harold doesn't say anything but gets a knowing smirk on his face when he turns away.
Susan is on the phone with Tom who is at his dad's bedside in Bendigo. She tells him to stay as long as he needs and then they do that schmoopy “no you hang up!” thing. When she does hang up, Stingray makes fun of her in a baby voice “bye… I love you… I miss you so much!”
Susan: What have I told you about eavesdropping, cheeky chops!
STINGRAY: Ah, it's a good way to find out stuff?
He's making breakfast for everyone, which just happens to include their houseguest Darren, much to Susan's surprise. Stingray tries to get all the goss but Susan cuts in to stop him. “So, kids, how was it?” Libby gives her a funny look and Susan says what she meant was “the pub, dinner, thing… date”. They say it was good. Susan asks Lib to take over some birthday cards to Karl when she sees him that were sent to their house by mistake. Susan is surprised when Libby says she's not going over to visit. She tells her that it may hurt to see him but it will hurt a lot more if she doesn't.
Karl and Izzy's
Karl is about to sit down to a nice breakfast of cake when he sees the property Izzy circled in the paper. He says that they'll be able to have a house one day but Izzy pretends that it doesn't matter that much. Karl is all depressed that he can't provide for them, “Didn't turn out to be much of a catch, did I?” Izzy assures him he is though.
Outside Grease Monkey's
Olivia is in the police car making a deal with someone on her mobile while she thumbs through Lyn's money that Jack gave to her. She hangs up and hides the cash when Stu comes back with the coffees. Olivia says that they've been called out to a domestic call and Stu reckons that it's just another neighbour that has dobbed in the people next door for shouting too loud. Olivia gets angry with him and says for him to keep his opinions to himself.
Karl and Izzy's
They're still on the house issue. Karl wonders why he hasn't got anything to show for 30 years work and Izzy reminds him gently that it was his choice. She doesn't understand why Susan is living comfortably now while they have to struggle. Karl says he didn't know she felt like that and Izzy says she just wanted to be honest, which meant getting that off her chest. She goes off to work to leave him to think about it “but it's your decision and I'll support you no matter what”.
Stingray has to help Harold out collecting the Salvo tins for wrecking things in the allotment. Sitting at the counter they find Susan, Jack and Connor all nursing a cup of coffee. He gets a bit annoyed that they're not at the Coffee Shop.
HAROLD: Poor Isabelle's over there with no customers just contemplating her navel.
Susan: Which I imagine is becoming increasingly more difficult…
Susan, Jack and Connor tell Harold that his coffee doesn't have any pizzazz anymore. Harold scoffs that they're addicts, “either that or totally insane!”
Stingray is at the door telling Serena about the coffee update. Serena thinks they should put things back to normal now so that her granddad doesn't lose anymore business. She also stops Stingray from coming in the house each time he tries until he says the magic words. “Okay, I'll talk about Shazza”. The story goes that he and Shazza met down at the shops one day and became inseparable… that is until she was murdered by a fox. You see, Shazza was Stingray's guinea pig. “My best friend,” he says sadly. Serena can't believe it.
Karl and Izzy's
Karl gets the shock of his life when Libby and Ben come over to see him. Ben says a very cute “Happy Birthday, Granddad!” to the overjoyed birthday boy. Lib also wishes him a happy birthday and he says that “it is now” and gives her a kiss on the cheek and a hug. Libby looks pleased that she went.
Serena still can't fathom that Stingray got the name of a pet tattooed on his bum. He says that he didn't want to tell her because “what sort of a cake taker gets his dead animal tattooed on his bum?” Serena gives him a smile. “My kind of cake taker!” He's all happy now and she gives him a kiss.
Stu and Olivia are on their break after sorting out the domestic. Everything was worked out all right and Stu assumes that the couple are making up as they speak. Olivia says that Stu's problem is that he always thinks the best of people. Stu correctly guesses that the topic of domestic violence is close to home for Olivia and says that if she ever needs someone to talk to, he's there “no ulterior motive”. He tells her that for what it's worth she should be proud of herself for not letting a tough childhood ruin her life. Olivia looks touched and says that her answer is yes. Stu looks confused until she tells him that she'll come to the police ball with him.
STU: That wasn't what I was…
OLIVIA: Just shut up before I change my mind.
Outside the pub
Darren and Libby are waiting for their lunch outside when they realise that with Karl babysitting Ben they've got a free afternoon… to talk. They jump up and run away just as Connor brings their meals out.
Harold comes by to tell Connor that he's seeing Lou that afternoon. He's still torn about Lou's request for the money, as he doesn't want to contribute to the unfairness on the inside, but realises that he can't leave his best friend in danger. “I'm doing the wrong thing, but it's the only thing I can do.”(/div)