Mac telling Jack she can double his money.
Harold bringing Lou his protection money.
Mac agreeing to go to the police ball with Stu.
The prison inmates ganging around Lou.
Darcy tends to Lou's injuries, which just consists of a black eye. Darcy says he was lucky that he stepped in this time, but he should sort out this protection money as soon as possible.
Jack is on the phone with Lyn, telling her that everything is fine and that the electrician hasn't been around yet, so the money is still safe where she left it. He hurriedly gets off the phone as soon as the he hears someone at the door. It is Mac, who is amused that Jack left about a million urgent messages on her voice mail.
MAC: Be alert, but not alarmed.
Jack immediately starts asking where the money is, as she promised to double it. Mac says she might have even have tripled it...but at the moment is is having "slight technical difficulties" but promises it'll be ready soon.
Stu is daydreaming on the coach, when Toadie walks in from sleeping over at Susan's (still clad in his PJ's). He accidentally steps into Stu's breakfast, further increasing his frustration. Stu says he didn't get much sleep either, and Toadie asks it if was because of the "screaming and pooing machine" that is Maddy, but Stu has no idea what he's talking about. Toadie starts moaning about the baby, however Stu is more understanding as babies are just babies. If he could pick between Maddy's screaming and Sindi's barking...well he would pick the baby anytime. Stu then excitedly informs Toadie of how he is going to the police ball with Olivia and soon starts to waffle on about her. He doesn't even realise when Toadie leaves the room.
Mac wonders if Stu has ever wanted to just escape from life, from all of its hassles, though not in a quick holiday, but in the pick up and move way. He says a such a place does exist - his home of Oakey. There is no traffic, no hassles, though people do know everything about you. He invites her to his parents' house sometime, where she would be sure to be taken care of. The place does have its moments of excitement, like the annual roadie and says of the year when Libby went into labour. A guy in a red shirt walks in and he and Mac exchange knowing looks.
Storming in, Jack exclaims to a builder that he has put something in the wrong place! The guy says he was just following the plans, but Jack says that they're the old ones and should have followed the revised version. He replies he never received such thing, but Jack disagrees. The builder is about to call Joe, but Jack says they'd just be wasting more time. It'll cost a fortune, but it's already been done and they should just move forward.
Bored and looking for something to do, Serena makes a suggestion to go see 'Magic Dirt' who will be playing soon. Stingray can't be bothered and wants to go DO something. Serena says that they're talking, but he says that is what old married couples to. He then gets a brilliant idea - Dumpster Day and drags Serena out the door.
Darcy walks back into the cell and informs Lou the protection money thing is sorted and he won't be hassled for it again. As the "place works on a system of favours" he was able to pull a few strings. Lou's still skeptical, but since Darcy robbed Lou's pub - he owes him for it and now Lou doesn't owe anyone anything.
While Darcy is doing sit-ups, he tells Lou that he wouldn't trust him either. He says he made a lot of mistakes in the past, but given his time in here has made him really think. He always appreciated Susan's unrelenting support, but knows that things are much to different, even though Lou says that a lot has changed. Darcy knows he used think he was invincible when he was free, because there would always be someone to forgive him. A woman usually, Lou noted, though for Darcy that there was "one woman but she's gone."
Just as Mac and Stu are about to leave, the guy in the red shirt approaches their table and slips some money under Mac's coffee cup. Stu wants to know what this is, and the guy pleads with Mac that he is only on a few more points. Stu isn't sure what to do, and asks her if he should arrest the guy for attempted bribery. Mac just tells the guy to get lost and congratulates Stu on sticking to his guns, as he just passed the test. Stu knows he would never compromise his principles, though she points out that in some circumstances she knows it could look tempting.
Stingray and Serena are perched on top of a garden shed, looking below on a full dumpster. Stingray comments on the "perfect conditions" for a first timer like Serena and recalls his first dumpster jump was filled with chicken bits and some old cooking fat. At the same time, Harold and David are walking in the allotment garden and just as the two teens jump in into the dumpster, David runs over to them. He tries to help Serena out, but ends up slipping over in the process. Stingray didn't know "he had it in him" as David hops up from the ground.
David tends to Serena's scratched knee and promptly says she could have broken her neck...is her neck alright? He turns to Stingray, telling him that this latest adventure of his is highly illegal, along with the mooning and stealing his car... Stingray thinks that David is just jealous, as he didn't do any of these things in his own youth but he says that there is plenty of time now.
Jack counts the money that Mac gave him and quickly realises that she has not doubled, tripled or even given him the original amount! Mac says that it is still coming, but Jack yells at her that he needs it right now! He starts to freak out that he has let the family business run into the ground, but Mac has a solution. Like he did with the wood, steal some stuff and get it back on insurance. Jack doesn't recall telling her about it, and starts to integrate her about when and where he told her. Mac thinks Jack needs to chill out and says she knows some people who would buy some plumbing fixtures off him.
MAC: Thieves always come a second time, ask any cop.
Jack nervously helps a guy load up a truck and in turn hands Jack back a wad of cash.
On his visit, Harold denies calling the authorities and tells Lou it was David's doing. Lou is less than impressed and asks Harold not to tell anyone about his black eye...especially his son! Harold asks if there's anything he needs and Lou dry asks for a "skeleton key in a cake". On his way out, Harold passes Toadie and says they need to get him out right now. Toadie tells Lou about the appeal that is going on next week, so that is a really good sign. Lou asks him for a favour for someone who has helped him in here...and asks if he can get Susan to come in here. Toadie thinks she will, but is it for him or the other person? Lou just asks him again for him to do this.
David asks the kids to help him with the shopping, while Serena and Stingray just look on. Stingray reckons they would have had a great time doing the shopping, nothing how great it is to skate on a frozen chook. David finally has enough and starts to spout off at him, knowing how well he can't control who Serena hangs out with, but he can control who comes into his home Ignoring it all, he deftly tells him "David my name's Stingray". David says that it's a hopeless situation and while he has tried to respect him, it hasn't been returned. Again, Stingray ignores it all. This is the last straw for David and chucks him out of the house.
Karl and Izzy's flat
While Susan signs some business documents, she and Karl reminisce a bit about their past and how some things have changed. She remembers them living in a "tiny two bedroom flat, a baby on my hip and not 2 cents to rub together." Karl notes that it hasn't change that much...but quickly stating he meant the thing about the small apartment. Izzy then arrives and Susan quickly exists, declining Karl's offer to walk her to the car.
IZZY: She gave me a look that could freeze an eskimo.
Karl warily looks at the papers again, knowing how bad it looks when it's written down in black and white. Izzy apologises, but Karl says it was his fault. Along with losing a heap of patients last year, he is also up to his head in medical indemnity insurance premiums. In fact, it hasn't been so bad since he opened up in his first year. Izzy asks if he said any of this to Susan about selling the house as he has his rights, but Karl said it wasn't the best time but will take care of it.
Stingray is settled with his dinner, when there is a strange noise. He quickly inspects the front door and is just about to open it when Serena startles him from behind.
STINGRAY: I was that close to forking you.
She apologises, but had to use the back entrance as David might have caught her coming. Stingray thinks it's a bummer, as he does respect the guy and all. Serena knows it won't work, as now they will try even harder to be together. She goes, but departs by reciting some Shakespeare.
SERENA: Parting is such sweet sorrow but I shall say goodnight until it be morrow.
Stu questions Lou's jail sentence term, but Toadie believes he is being made an example of. The two don't get into an argument between Lou's behaviour and the law though, as Stu does understand the toughness of the sentence. Mac soon arrives and Toadie is finally introduced. He sort of puts his foot in it, when he mentions how Stu is actually getting to know the girl this time compared to his last loves. Once he's gone, Mac asks Stu what he thinks he's doing talking to people about them as if they're together. Stu immediately apologises for it, and knows that he shouldn't but she has taught him so much these past few weeks. However, Mac is still unimpressed and says how she never should have agreed to go to the ball with him. Furthermore, she thinks that their partnership is not going to work out at all.