Lori telling Connor she's moving to Adelaide.
Lou and Harold finding the gold watch in the garden.
Charlie telling Jack to get off his arse and go see Nina.
Karl giving Izzy the second ring.
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Karl asks Izzy if getting married is still the plan and she says that of course it is. Karl suggests they make it happen in a couple of weeks – Izzy is less enthused. Harold bustles in wanting to tell them something but scurries out again sensing that's he's disturbed a moment. Izzy rushes out after him though saying to Karl to let her digest the news. Karl looks confused.
David brags to Lil that he got a pay rise from Toadie without even asking. Lil wishes Karl were as generous.
Connor has bought a little leprechaun suit for Maddy to wear. He's sad that he has to let his daughter go to Adelaide. Carmella reminds him there's always Toadie's suggestion to consider but Connor's had a rethink about it and doesn't think it's a good idea. “Can I make things any uglier? I don't want to put Maddy through that.” Carmella keeps pressing the idea until Connor tells her to drop it adding that it may be something her dad would do but he isn't going to.
Lil is moaning about not having a pay rise since she started. David says that he got his because he took on extra tasks to ease the workload on Toadie. Lil thinks this is a great idea and stands up to talk to Karl about it as he walks in. Karl's not in the mood to chat though and tells her now isn't a good time. Lil goes all Honeymooners on him after he shuts the door in her face and says, “One of these days . POW! Right in the kisser.
Harold informs Izzy he's taking some food to Susan's for Ben's party. Izzy takes Jack's order to him and he notices the bling bling ring on her finger. He thinks she's got cold feet and says that it's a shame she can't realise that Karl is good for her. Izzy wants to know why Jack has done a 180 on his opinion of her relationship with Karl. “All I'm saying is that you've been a lot more happier and a lot more settled with the Doc.” They get to talking about Nina and Jack tells Izzy he's decided to go to America to be with her, he's just going to Bendigo next week to see his dad first.
Lil jumps on Karl again when he's finished with his patient to inform him about all her hard work.
LIL: What I've done is I've arranged all the magazines in alphabetical order… A to Z. KARL: Yeah, people have actually been complaining to me about the magazines. They say they're out of date by about two J-Lo weddings.
She starts to tell him that she'll put a weekly reminder on the computer to buy more mags each week but his attention has already strayed as he calls his next patient up. Lil quickly gets one more reminder in that his grandson's birthday party is on that afternoon just in case he forgot. Karl looks at her incredulously. “Of course I remembered.” David has witnessed this whole scene with his hand covering his face.
Karl is waiting in the kitchen to get an answer from Izzy (or quite possibly to get away from Lil the reminder lady). He's been fretting all morning because Izzy seemed very uncommitted about the whole wedding idea before. He thinks she wants to say no but she reassures him that they will marry. Karl's pleased, “You'll never find anybody that will love you as much as I do.” Izzy's face tells a different story though when they hug – she looks as excited about the wedding as she would if she were about to go on a boat race.
Jack walks past David and Lil having lunch. They're arguing about the spell check on the computer. Lil doesn't like how it Americanises everything (I disagree – it's my favorite thing and includes such colorful language…).
Karl and Izzy are also there eating lunch, discussing the wedding. Karl thought she'd like the whole traditional do but Izzy thinks people would snigger at her if she were to go with the “virginal, white bride” look. She just wants something simple. Karl thinks she's not very excited about their plans but she says she is, standing up and calling out to Lou for a bottle of champers to celebrate. “Karl and I have set a date; two weeks.”
Jack makes a face as Lil and David come over to congratulate them. Susan and Ben come in at the appropriate uncomfortable moment and meander over to Jack. She asks him what all the commotion is and he tells her Karl and Izzy have set a date. Susan looks startled for a moment but regains her composure to congratulate them herself. Lil scores some time-off from Karl to help Susan set up things for Ben's party (nice way to show him your work ethic, Lil).
Things are happening at party central. The babies are crying and the lollies are plentiful. Lil asks Susan if she's okay with the recent developments – she says she is, except for the fact that Karl and Izzy are set to marry on the anniversary of when Karl and Susan remarried a couple of years ago. Nice one, Doc. Lil can't believe her ears, “What a pig!” Susan says Karl probably didn't realise. “Oh God that makes it even worse,” Lil replies. The ladies wonder whether they're getting married for the right reasons.
Izzy intercepts Susan on her way to the sausage rolls and says it's a great party. Susan says Libby had one for him on his actual birthday but she wanted to do something as well. Jack walks over with Oscar (in a cute little bee outfit) when Susan makes her escape. He asks how she can marry Karl when she doesn't even love him. Izzy says he's being stupid and doesn't know what he's talking about.
Izzy goes over to Connor who has leprechaun Maddy with him (who's not a happy little elf – she's screaming quite a lot). He and Carmella decide to take Maddy home, she's on a sugar high apparently.
Karl goes to help Susan with the food. She says that he and Isabelle must have worked out their problems. He agrees and says it was all because of her great advice.
Connor and Carmella are getting Maddy ready to go when Lori and Nick arrive. Connor finds out that he could have had Maddy for a few more hours but Nick butts in and says they wanted to get her settled with them again first. Carmella suggests they stay for a coffee then. Nick doesn't want to stay but Lori thinks that would be a nice idea.
Karl is tending to a crook crocodile who's about ready to upchuck from drinking too much red cordial. Susan sits near Izzy and asks her how she's coping. Izzy admits that she has her moments but she just wants to move on and think about the wedding.
After a lovely awkward pause, Susan dashes over to the kitchen to get the birthday cake. Lil joins her and asks what their chat was all about. They duck down to find some birthday candles in the drawers and have a whispered huddle about the problems Karl and Izzy have been having. Izzy has made her way over to the bench and accidentally overhears Susan telling Lil that Karl confided to her about his relationship woes.
Karl sees Izzy and wonders when the cake will be ready because the kids are getting antsy. Izzy glares at him. “Why don't you ask Susan since she's the expert on everything.”
Lori says Connor and Carmella are more than welcome to come and stay with them whenever they like. Nick the buzz kill says that it would probably be better next year when they're more settled. He's also had enough of the tea and crackers and says it's time for them to get back to the hotel. Connor says a sad goodbye to Maddy (who bursts into tears right on cue – Aww). Lori looks upset at what's happening as well but Nick practically pushes her out the door.
“I'm not going to get to see her grow up, am I?” Connor laments. Carmella says there's always Plan B but Connor says he can't do it.
Karl and Izzy are arguing over in the corner. Karl says that Susan is always going to be his friend and Izzy snits that maybe he's not ready to let go of the past. Karl doesn't know what more he has to do to convince her that he loves her, “Unless you're looking for a way out.” Izzy says not to be ridiculous.
Meanwhile over at party central Lou calls for a speech to be made. Susan takes over from Ben because, you know, he can't form proper sentences and all. She thanks everyone for coming and adds that there's a double celebration to be had – “Karl and Isabelle have set a date for their wedding.” This doesn't sit well with Izzy though and she turns wild. “You are a hypocrite! You are nothing but a hypocrite!” Karl apologises profusely to Susan as he chases Izzy out the door. Susan, Lil, Lou and Jack look stunned.
Lou is on the computer looking up watches. He has just told Harold about Izzy's burst of anger at the party and they agree that she's a complex one.
Lou wants to find out the value of the watch on the net so he can get some dollars out of the whole debacle. Harold is just interested in the historical side of things and doesn't think the police will let Lou have the watch back anyway.
Lil has filled David in on the Izzy and Karl news as well. She hopes he's not in a bad mood because she wants to show him a list she's made – it's of all the extra jobs she's going to take on to back-up her request of a pay rise.
Karl and Izzy appear in the shop and Lil flounces over to him, waving the list in his face. After she tells him what it is he says that he was going to give her a fifteen percent pay rise in her next pay packet anyway – but now that he's got the list he'll have a read of it.
Lil goes back to David, happy in an outraged sort of way. She got her pay rise but it looks like she'll still be doing a heck of a lot of work. “And this effects me how?” David asks her, trying not to smile.
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Karl says he only talked out his problems with Susan because she's a friend but he won't do it again. Izzy's all, yeah, till there's another problem to be solved, “you always go running to her.” He says she's being unreasonable and she gets annoyed and wonders why he wants to marry someone so unreasonable then. Izzy storms out…
… Right into the pub. Her solitude is short-lived though because Karl follows her in and cuddles her. He says he doesn't want to fight, he loves her. Izzy relents and turns around to look at him.
Connor's got his sad puppy face on at the other end of the bar. Lou says he can go home if he wants and adds that he knows what he's going through. Connor starts to cry. “Lou, he took my little girl away. And she was just starting to get to know me… love me.” He goes to try and compose himself in the office but he only succeeds in making himself more upset.
Lori is having second thoughts about the move but Nick says that Connor will be okay. He then brings up Carmella's link to Rocco and reminds Lori that she wouldn't want her daughter growing up around that environment. “Look, once we get settled, we're going to be a real family. The three of us.”
Jack walks in and goes over to see them. He coos at Maddy and asks about her big car trip. Nick snits that he hopes she doesn't whinge all the way which makes Jack give him a funny look. Jack says she probably misses Connor already and Nick spurts out some more venom saying, “There's not much to miss.” Lori senses that Jack wants to speak with her and asks Nick to take Maddy back to Lassiter's for her.
Once Nick has gone Jack fills her in on his plans to reunite with Nina. Lori seems happy for him and says it's great that they both got the happily ever after they wanted. He says he probably won't get to see her for a while now but she replies that she'll always be thinking of him. “Yeah, me you,” he responds. They share a peck on the lips.
Jack spots Karl ordering drinks at the bar and takes his chance to go and chat with Izzy. He wants to know why she's marrying a guy she doesn't even love. Izzy says that he's misunderstood her. Jack tells her that she's not doing herself any favours by not being honest. Izzy's had jack (hehe… Jack. Geddit? Well I thought it was funny…) of this conversation and tells him she doesn't need his advice.
Lou answers the phone to Carmella. She asks if Connor's there but Lou tells her that he sent Connor home ages ago and that he should be there by now. “I hope he's not doing anything silly.”
Connor is lurking behind the wall of the hotel watching Nick pack the car with Maddy sitting in her pram beside him. When Nick turns his back to help Lori with something inside, Connor sneaks over and takes Maddy from her pusher. “It's okay baby, it's alright. Daddy's come to get you.”