Izzy and Darcy's first encounter.
Izzy and Tom butting heads.
Max and Jack confrontation.
Max is reluctant to help out Steph and Jack at The Pub today because of what their little confrontation the other day. Steph can't believe that Max did that, considering she can't do anything wrong when it comes to Izzy. He says nothing, but reluctantly agrees to go help out at the pub, even though it's his day off. Summer comes in to check her email - she still hasn't heard from Caleb.
Izzy tells Karl that Darcy gives her creepy vibes and it feels like he's just staring at her. Karl thinks that you'd get that with men who have been in jail...but asks if anything is wrong. He says he already had a word to Darcy, per Susan's behalf. Izzy is surprised that Karl would do that, but knows how much he likes to play the night in shining armour, with a slight worried look on her face.
Susan apologies about what Libby said to Tom last night. He knows he wasn't much better, storming off like that but he needed time to think. Susan knows that he was at the Church praying, and says that it's okay - but he need not keep it a secret. It gets a little heated when they discuss how each copes, Tom with his faith and Susan with her friends and family...they just cope in different ways. Tom brightly suggests that they get some DVD's and lunch and just spend the afternoon together.
Jack delegates some minor handyman jobs to Max and Steph, much to Max's delight. Steph is proud of her brother for focusing on his work, but then looks very worried when Jack pops two pills into his mouth. He assures her that they're vitamin tablets.
While Susan gets her lunch, Izzy quizzes her as to why she is sponsoring Darcy, after saying how dangerous he is. She knows that Susan is just playing the old damsel-in-distress game just for Karl's sake and warns her of this.
IZZY: No I think you're playing the victim because you know that it gets to Karl. And I want you to know that I'm aware of it.
SUSAN: Could I have my change? Actually, you're dead right. I spend every minute of every day scheming to rob you of a husband. And if everything goes according to plan, Karl and I will be together again very soon. In fact, we might even remarry on our 30th wedding anniversary. So stay on your toes.
Finding the mail box empty, Summer glumly sits down on the pavement. Susan walks over and the two talk about how much love sucks... They get interrupted by a shiny white limousine which pulls up beside the two. The window magically rolls down and Caleb pops his head out the window.
What soon begins as a small disagreement about what to do with the afternoon, quickly turns into a full blown argument between Susan and Tom and the spiritual aspect of his life.
SUSAN: I don't know what role we're suppose to play in each other's lives.
She tells him that she had no idea where their relationship is headed, but Tom says they can work that out as they go along. Susan doesn't think it can.
SUSAN: I'm beginning to think that...
SUSAN: I think we need to clear our heads.
TOM: No I know what I want. I want you.
SUSAN: No, you want aspects of me.
She can't support him in his spiritual aspects of life and despite his persistence, doesn't think he can compromise either. Tom beings to wonder if Susan thinks he just used her to escape the priesthood, as she did too.
TOM: You used me to escape Karl. Or from the pain of breaking up, it's a fact that you're still not over him. What Susan? You think I didn't know? You were lost, I rescued you!
SUSAN: We rescued each other.
TOM: Well, I used to think that. Now I'm not so sure.
Susan tells Tom that she didn't regret anything about their relationship, but you know, "you me and God, it's a bizarre love triangle." Tom wonders what will happen after they take their break...and the he hugs her.
Max plops down on the couch, exhausted from his hard yakka. Jack soon excuses himself after Max and Steph get a little marital, but assures them both that he'll have a quiet night in and take care of himself. Steph then notices Summer's letter on the table which reads that Caleb whisked her off and not to worry as the chauffer will drop her home safely.
Tom informs Izzy that he hasn't told Karl, and that he's leaving. He once again urgers Izzy to tell the truth, she says she will at the right moment.
IZZY: Whatever happens, I know I'll get what I deserve.
She asks if he can grant her forgiveness for lying to him, but all he says is that God has to forgive her. She looks frazzled at the thought.
Izzy sits in the pub reading "Vanity Fair" and enthusiastically greets Karl as soon as enters. He surprises her by announcing that he will treat themselves out to a 'Beyonce' type of lifestyle of leisure.
Jack anxiously rings up Mac on the phone, wanting to know if she's free tonight...
At the very posh establishment, Karl and Izzy enjoy the sun in the garden whilst a manicurist does Karl's hand. They spot Caleb and Summer. Summer excitedly greets them (introducing them as her Aunt Izzy and her boyfriend, Dr. Karl) and Caleb tells them his family owns this place. They decline Caleb's invitation to join them for dinner.
KARL: Your thirteen year old niece has joined the ruling class.
Arriving on the doorstep, Tom tells Susan that he's leaving town...right now. He's going to go to Bendigo, repair some relationships and so forth. He thanks Susan for being there when he really needed a friend and wonders if anything will be different with time. Watching him leave, she pops in an "Affair to Remember" and watches it once more.
Karl and Izzy sit down to their expensive dinner, and ponder at the special unfair treatment that Caleb is receiving.
Summer phones up Max, telling him not to worry about her dinner. Max, however is worried, even though Summer assures him that the chauffer is chaperoning them. Max wants to speak to the guy, but unfortunately can't as he's doing laps around the block looking for a park.
The big kids (Karl and Izzy), impatient about their quality of service begin to muck around, throwing pieces of food at one another. Caleb looks over and asks if they always behave like that. He goes over to their table and asks them if they would quieten down.
CALEB: Excuse me. Hi. I'm trying to entertain my guest.
KARL: Sorry. It won't happen again.
CALEB: Thank you.
KARL: Who does he think he is, Prince William?
Karl thinks they should stage a walkout after Izzy suggests a motel up the road as a better idea. They soon run out, laughing and Summer just looks mortified after Caleb tells the waiter to just put the meal on his bill.
The white limo pulls up in front, as Max and Steph are putting out the rubbish. Max is none too impressed that his young 13 year old daughter is arriving home at 10:30! Caleb butts in, saying they took all the precautions. "We left a note saying what we were doing. We run to say where we were. We were contactable the whole time." Max tries to finish off his rant, but unfortunately the window rolls up and Caleb speeds off into the night. Summer happily bounces into the house.
Steph tells Max that she'll catch up and walks over to Number 26 after she sees Jack in the car. She makes him stop and asks where he's going. He meekly answers the shops and then gets into a tizzy telling Steph that he can do whatever he wants, driving off.