Serena telling Svetlanka that she's not going to lie any more
Lana meeting Serena and Sky in the Coffee Shop
Max and Steph receiving upsetting news at the doctor's
Born To Try plays over the scene as we see Nina and a friend being chauffeured by convertible into Ramsay Street. She is really excited to be back. Her friend is concerned about deviating from the set schedule but she says it's been so long since she's been back; it's something she needs to do.
Jack sprays bug spray into the hallway and hastily shuts the door. He rings up someone named Walt while…
Nina knocks on the front door.
Jack's telling Walt about something that is lurking in Oscar's room when all of a sudden he hears Nina call out his name. He looks very surprised and says he'll have to call Walt back.
Harvey barks at the door and Nina is pleased to hear him, calling back and asking if anyone else is home. Jack breaks into a grin and bolts to open the door just as Nina is about to walk away. He apologises for not hearing her and says he was fighting wasps.
NINA: Sounds like a scene out of one of my movies, but you're not wearing a wet sari!
Jack asks when she got back and she says the night before and that she's staying at Lassiter's. He stares at her for a moment until she asks if he's going to invite her in, she's “dying for a real Australian coffee” instead of the coffee she's had for the past year. Jack lets her in and stares in disbelief after her.
Max and Steph are worried about the fertility test results, Steph especially because of the high risk her chemotherapy posed. Summer walks out in her pj's claiming she's sick. Steph feels her forehead and she does feel clammy so Max relents and says she can have a day off school – just as long as she's sensible. “Like I've got the energy for anything else,” she replies matter-of-factly. Summer dawdles back to bed as Max rushes off to work.
Lana and Boyd have a flirty conversation as he pays for his drink. He jokes that he might do a runner and not pay but Lana jokes back that she can do the 100m in “20 seconds flat, you don't stand a chance”. Harold bustles out and asks Lana to put something away for him just as Boyd leaves and Svetlanka arrives. She spoon-feeds Harold a delicacy called slatco (sp?), which he loves. She had to bribe the Lassiter's kitchen staff with a goulash recipe to whip it up. Svetlanka says it's a thank you for what he's done for her. Harold tells Lana she can go to school and Svetlanka apologises for not offering her some slatco but “this is only for a woman to give to a man on whom she has set her heart.” Harold almost chokes on his slatco and then giggles nervously.
Lil is mulling over her stress related rash on her arm as she tells David that Harold told her about a jazz night at Lassiter's and she said they'd go as a family. Serena complains that she hates jazz but Lil gets her ‘tough cookies' voice on. Sky walks out all chirpy and trills about happy and wonderful things – Boyd's back from camp you see. David and Lil aren't as happy as her though and Sky sees that they're still “sulking over Svetlanka”.
Jack and Nina settle down for coffee in the kitchen as Nina tells Jack she's got an agent in the US and she may be going there to pursue more movie offers. He's really happy for her and tells her that she deserves it. Nina asks Jack what he's been up to for the past couple of months. He gulps down some coffee.
Lana is happy to see that Serena's back and asks if she feels better.
SKY: No, she just prefers to feel miserable among friends.
SERENA: Excuse my cousin; she can't function until she's had her first bite of human flesh in the morning.
Serena shows Lana some guys in her magazine but she says they're not her type – she did however see this cute guy in the Coffee Shop that morning who was “full on flirting” with her. Serena can't believe Lana has a potential guy lined up so soon and they twitter excitedly about it while Sky looks on not as amused.
Max has just got off the phone from Summer and he tells Lou that she still sounds a bit “peaky” as they set the pub up for the day. Lou gets around to asking about how the tests went. “About a D minus I reckon.” He says that if the tests say that they can't have kids they'll just have to try and accept that and move on with their lives. He says he's still holding out hope though because there's still a chance, “and even if we don't get to have kids it doesn't stop me and Steph living our lives to the full, does it.” Lou says Max is lucky to have that to look forward to.
Lil walks in telling Steph where she's left the car when she notices that Steph has been crying. She asks what's wrong and Steph tells her she may not be able to have kids. Lil draws her into a hug and says she mustn't dwell on all the negatives. She tells Steph about how she had a son that was stillborn and then how scared she was of losing Serena when she was pregnant with her. “You know, nature is an amazing thing.” Steph seems a little more comforted.
David walks in and starts ordering from Harold when he realises Svetlanka is sitting at a table. He initially declines her offer to join her but then sits down to talk about the money she offered his family. She maintains that there's no catch to the offer when David expresses his concerns. He says that if it were an act of love then she would be able to give them the money and return to Perth without seeing them ever again. “You said no strings attached, that's all I'm asking.” Svetlanka looks horrified and says she won't do it. David says she can keep the money then. “You've heard my terms Svetlanka, like it or lump it.”
Sky and Boyd express how much they missed one another while Boyd was away. She laughs and says he's going to love her “new money spinner with Sindi”. He doesn't look too impressed and says it's probably something like horoscopes for pets. She tells him about her little lingerie parties and Boyd's eyes nearly bug out of head like a Looney Tunes character. He asks what the chances of a private sales pitch are and she says she's game if he is.
Serena and Lana walk up to say hi. Boyd says “hi again” to Lana who looks shocked to see him there, especially when he says he saw her at the Coffee Shop that morning after she had just gone on about him to the girls before.
Nina asks if Jack is seeing anyone and is surprised when he says he isn't. “I didn't think you'd stay single for one week,” she smiles. Nina also isn't seeing anyone. She gets up to go saying that she's still pretty jetlagged. He asks if he's going to see her before she goes and she says she hopes so. Nina almost leaves before deciding to turn back around and lay a big smooch on Jack who readily smooches her back. They break apart and she looks at him. “It was really good to see you.”
Erinsborough High – Classroom
Sky is telling Boyd how Lana said she was flirting with him this morning but he says he wasn't and Lana needs to check on her definition of what flirting is. Sky says how tragic Lana is and that her and Serna bonded over “kitten heels and Robbie Williams” at the Coffee Shop. Boyd and Sky kiss and make up.
Harold happens upon Svetlanka on his walk who is humming a song to herself. He offers her a hankie and a sympathetic ear as she tells him she used to sing that song to Liljana when she was a baby. She asks Harold if he heard what David said to her and he says that he's sure his family will keep in contact with her once everything settles down and they realise she is genuine. She lays the sob story on Harold some more. “How long must they keep me in the wilderness? I'll be dead within the year!”
Max asks Steph how Summer is doing (she went home to check) and she tells him that she was ringing a radio station to try and win soccer tickets. He asks Steph how she's doing and says for her to not give up hope. “Well hope won't get me pregnant,” she semi-jokes. Max says he wants nothing more than to have a child with her but whatever happens they've still got each other. Steph says he's got children of his own though and says it's not the same when he reminds her that they're hers now as well.
STEPH: I'm not Summer and Boyd's mum. I mean I love them with all my heart but there is a difference.
MAX: I know, I'm not saying there isn't…
STEPH: So you think I'm overreacting?
MAX: Steph please don't misunderstand what I'm saying…
(Steph gets up to go)
STEPH: Excuse me; I've got work to catch up on.
MAX: But what about lunch?
STEPH: I'll grab a sandwich.
Max sighs in slight annoyance.
Lil notices Harold humming a familiar tune and asks how he knows it. He tells her that her mother was humming it before. She becomes cynical and says that she probably did it as a way of trying to gain some sympathy from her, “tug at the heartstrings” a little. Harold says that Svetlanka has really changed for the better and that she's only terrified about losing Lil forever. “Maybe she has.” He wants to know if there's a possibility that she could see that Svetlanka's changed but Lil emphatically says no.
Lana tells Serena that she had no idea Boyd and Sky were an item or else she wouldn't have said anything. Sky comes up to them and says it would be a good idea for Lana to stop making up stories. She says that Boyd told her there was no flirting going on and that it would be best for her and Lana to stay well away from one another. “And keep your beady eyes off my boyfriend.”
When Sky walks off Serena apologises and says maybe there were mixed signals or something but Lana angrily says there wasn't. She says that of course Boyd would lie in front of his girlfriend. Serena says she's never known Boyd to look at anyone else but Sky. “Yeah, well, I've got news for you,” Lana snits.
Lana bumps into Boyd who says he's sorry she had to cop an earful from Sky the other day and things will eventually blow over. Lana says they're already over for her which confuses Boyd. When Lana sees Sky walk in though she becomes coy and loudly thanks Boyd for the apology, which confuses him even more. Sky wants to know what that was all about but Boyd says he honestly has no clue.
Serena has Lana over and they're looking at magazines while Harold and Lil get ready for the jazz night. Serena says she would have invited Lana along but she knows it's because of Sky. Speak of the devil, Lana and Sky pass one another at the door exchanging glares as they go. Sky wants to know why Serena's associating with Lana after what happened with Boyd. Serena says Sky doesn't even know Lana and that she should “get a reality pill”.
Max and Steph are about ready to go and find out the results when Boyd and Summer have a sibling spat. Boyd wants Summer out of the house so he can have Sky over but she wins the battle because she's sick. Max and Steph leave and Boyd glowers at his sister.
David, Lil and Serena are purchasing a bottle of wine from Lou to take to the jazz night. They see Svetlanka sitting by her lonesome at a table giving them puppy dog eyes. David asks Lil if she wants to talk to her mother but Lil says no.
Sky flounces out in some white lingerie and asks Boyd if he's ready as well. Sky has taken the phrase “I'm game if you are” on a totally literal level as we see Boyd slink out in some pretty lingerie himself, all embarrassed. She teases him and says they should invite Stingray or Summer over to see him. Boyd starts to joke around and begins to strip some items of clothing off while doing a little dance. Sky laughs and sings along with a jaunty stripping tune, “ba da ba bum bum, come on Boydy…”. (Kyal and Stephanie look highly embarrassed here and are turning brilliant shades of red, magenta and fuchsia).
The doctor tells Steph some good news; she's completely fertile and is able to have a baby. The Hoylands' are ecstatic until the doctor continues with “unfortunately…” She informs Max that he has a very low sperm count and she thinks this is the reason they're not able to become pregnant. He says he's got two kids though but the doctor says production can slow down as men become older. Max and Steph look gobsmacked.