Max tells Steph he wants her to take an equal hand in parenting so she can stop criticising. Steph takes exception to this and points out that sometimes he sends out the wrong message to the kids that it is ok to explode if things don't go your way, since children mimic their parent's behaviour. Steph inadvertently mentions abusive behaviour, which she immediately regrets saying, and Max angrily replies back that he isn't an abusive parent unlike Daniel's father who was hitting his son. Steph continues to apologies for the wrong choice of words and reassures him that she'd never in a minute think that he'd hit his kids, but he has to learn to react better to different situations. They start trading insults at each other until they stand with their backs to one another across the island in the kitchen in silence.
Carmella is panicking over the magazine but Sindi reassures her it will be ok. Connor and Stu come in and join them. Sindi asks Stu if he found anything interesting in his briefcase. He says a lovely sandwich until Sindi eventually gets out of him that he found the tape and listened to it. Stu tells her he enjoyed hearing Sindi express her feelings for him, and tells her he feels like the luckiest man. Sindi sees Toadie arrive and telling him that she is the lucky one and kisses Stu.
Boyd gives Sky some earrings bought with his first wages and she thanks him and says does she get this every payday. Boyd says every second payday as he is going to upgrade the home gym. He then starts to dismantle a hotdog so that he hardly eats any of it and remarks to Sky about her food when she tries to get him to eat some of it. Sky tells him he's being brainwashed in his new job but Boyd tells her he's found something he enjoys doing and is good at and she shouldn't say anything until she has tried it. Eventually she agrees to go to the gym and give it a try.
Lyn is measuring Toadie up while he is talking to her about how he admires Stu for the way he is handling his disability but he still would like to punch him for moving in on Sindi. Lyn tells him not to worry about it, as Sindi and Stu aren't worrying about it and that good friends don't grow on trees and Toadie asks her how her friendship is with Susan, which Lyn doesn't answer. He then thanks her for measuring him up, as he'd feel weird going to someone else for help. He then asks her if he is being weird for wanting to do this and Lyn tells him it's just different but it's not her cup of tea.
Boyd comes home and Max asks how he is going at work. Boyd tells him it's great and he loves it and the people and how much he is learning but Max hopes he isn't being led astray. He then asks Boyd if he over-reacts. Boyd is surprised he's asking him and reassures Max that he only does it when it deserve it, and starts quoting examples to him. Max starts to feel embarrassed when Boyd is reeling them off.
Stu and Sindi are playing twister, which Sindi loses just as Toadie calls round. They hope he isn't here to cause trouble but Toadie apologises to them and admires their commitment to each other and hopes they all can go back to being mates. Stu and Sindi accept his apology.
Boyd is lifting some weighs when Sky comes in for her workout. She's joking about and Boyd tells her to be serious, especially with the weights, or she can get hurt. Sky is dressed up as Olivia Newton John, which doesn't impress Boyd, so he gets her to put a tracksuit on over her clothes.
Connor has been talking to Carmella's mum on the phone and Carmella is wondering why her mum keeps calling Connor. He tries to fob her off but she thinks her mum is checking up on her for getting a life and begins to doubt herself. Connor reassures her and she shouldn't have any doubts because he loves her and tells her to not let anyone think she isn't worthy.
Boyd is telling Sky how to use the machines correctly whilst she is commenting on the people using the gym. Boyd gets annoyed at her comments of his clients and her attitude. Finally tells her he regrets asking her to the gym and she should just stay home in future if she can't be supportive.
Max is on the phone to the bank getting a worked up at them for them not extending their mortgage until the insurance money comes through. Summer hears him and comes out of her bedroom listening to him say:
MAX: You only care about your own money don't ya? How about I come down and burn your bloody bank down and them we'll see how you cope when some miserable suit turns up and tells you if you don't make your payments on time we're going to re-possess your home. (He's almost shouting now) I mean where's your sense of decency mate, where's your common compassion? Oh whatever mate I've heard it all before.
He then slams down the phone and Summer comes over wondering if they are going to re-possess the house. Max cottons on that Summer has heard the conversation (and his behaviour during it). He apologises saying he was frustrated and she shouldn't have heard it. Summer asks him if he can go to the pool with Lisa, but a dejected Max tells her no as she is grounded. Steph comes out of the kitchen and gives him a look and Max tells her she was right (about his explosive behaviour).
Sindi is making practical arrangements of Stu's clothes (arranging them in colour). They discuss the moods that the colours of his t-shirts reflect. Stu hopes she hasn't changed her opinion of him but she tells him she is proud of him for what he has achieved.
Max is apologising to Summer and Boyd (and Steph) for condoning violence. Summer asks even when things aren't true. He says to not attack them but to leave them in their ignorance. Boyd pipes up and says you shouldn't let people get away with it, and that Max doesn't. Max apologies to them for not setting a good example and for the problems his behaviour has got them into and tells them, and that things are going to change. Boyd tells him he can't blame himself when he stuffs up. Max says he can and does but that in the future they should think and take a deep breath before reacting to something. Boyd asks if that is what he will be doing and Max says yes and that he needs their and Steph's help. Summer goes and hugs Max and then Steph.
Lyn is telling Toadie that she is proud of him for burying the hatchet with Sindi and Stu. He tells her he feels reborn for doing so. Lyn tells him he is going to look the part, and gives him something to put on, hoping that it isn't too tight but Toadie tells her that pain is good, and she hopes he is right about this.
During this the camera has been focusing on Lyn and Toadie's face, but it pulls away and we see Toadie dressed up in a wrestling suit, complete with facemask, with “LAWMAN” across the front of it.
Toadie admires himself in the mirror and thanks Lyn, says it is fantastic. An embarrassed Lyn tells him she only likes to help, and he goes up and hugs her asking her how he can ever thank her. Lyn replies by asking him not to get hurt but Toadie says pain is the name of the game.
TOADIE: It doesn't make my bum look big does it?
Lyn just looks at him.
Sky has been cooking an apology cake for Boyd using natural ingredients as way of an apology for the way she behaved at the gym. Boyd is impressed with it and tells her he should apologise too for going over the top and tells her it isn't a hobby but a career, and that one day he may have his own chain of fitness centres. Boyd spots some nuts in the cake and tells her he's had his quota of nuts for this week so he can't eat it, but will put it in the freezer. Sky looks at him and tells him that's one place he can stick it. Boyd tells her he never asked her to bake a cake but she says he should hear how he sounds.
Steph comes into the kitchen and spots that Summer has been crying. Summer denies it, blaming it on dropping stitches whilst knitting. Steph is trying to cheer her up with stories of about her learning to knit when Summer breaks down crying. Steph comforts her and wants to know what has upset her since she is her friend and her mum, so that makes her doubly qualified. Eventually Summer tells her about what happened at the school and saying that Steph wasn't her real mum and that she should have stuck up for her.
STEPH: Hey, come on you don't have to stick up for me.
SUMMER: But they were lying.
STEPH: Well let the lie, so long as we know the truth.
SUMMER: Why can't everyone else? You didn't do anything wrong.
Sky is wondering why Boyd has changed in the past two weeks. Boyd tells her why is it a crime to watch what he eats so Sky tells him because he it is making him weird. He tells her that it is easy for her to sit and judge him and she replies that she isn't just concerned. Boyd explains that he has caused his family nothing but grief in the past 12 months, so much so that Max is blaming himself for it, and that he has got to prove Max wrong and that he is responsible for his own mistakes and that with help from someone at the gym he can achieve something. Sky reminds him that they are all proud of him no matter what.
BOYD: My body is the only thing in my life that I have any control of. And looking after it is something I know I can do well. You're not going to stop me Sky. No-one is.