Toadie asks Lyn how her friendship with Susan is going.
Boyd telling Sky that his body is the only thing he's in control of.
Toadie loving his Lawman costume.
Toadie admires himself in his Lawman costume in front of the full-length mirror. Bob runs away from the crazy yelling man in the tight, tight Lycra.
Susan is surprised to see Lynnie at the door with a basket of muffins. She tells Susan this was the best excuse she could come up with to come over – she wants them to be friends again. I'll be your friend, Lynnie! (I haven't had dinner yet…).
Sky and Boyd are watching “bad American TV” until Sky flicks it off – she wants to have a chat. Sky knows he's been down on himself lately but she wants him to know he's a special person; kind, funny, smart, and even nice to old people and animals. Boyd wants to know if there's a point before he barfs. Sky, not appreciating the rudeness, snippily tells him that he's more than just a beefcake and wonders if his attitude has something to do with what the cops said. Boyd doesn't want to listen though and puts the telly back on. Sky flicks it off again though; they're late for the big show at the hall.
Susan is telling Lyn a few home truths as they sit down at the kitchen table. She mentions that it's not the first time they've fallen out and made up, and it's not the first time it's because of Lyn's views. She wants them to clear the air properly. Lyn tells her that ever since she was a little girl she's loved going to church. She's always believed in good and evil, heaven and hell and now she's had to contend with all these shades of grey, which she's just not used to. Susan says that if they're going to be “real” friends she needs to know that she can be honest with her. Lyn smiles and agrees that a good friend tells them when they've behaved badly, “and I've behaved very badly”. They smile at one another and all is well in the land of Susan and Lyn once again.
Max is nervous about commentating on the wrestling match and annoyed at Connor for leaving him in the lurch, but Steph says he'll be fine. So fine in fact that Max nearly hangs himself on the railing trying to get into the ring. Smooth work, sailor.
Stella Steph helps him get his groove back by encouraging him to be louder with his announcing and Max takes on the role with gusto. Boyd, Sky and Izzy look on in amusement.
Max yells out the contenders for the night, The Ox and The Lawman. The make their way into the ring all burly and hyped up. Lynnie rushes in to show her secret support for Toadie. Steph is astonished to see her there but her ma says she's just trying out new things.
The wrestling begins. The Sindi Watts Book Of Wrestling Terms is back in the library so I'm going to rely on old Batman cartoons to help me out. Ahem…
POW! ZAPPO! PUNCH! KAPOW! SNARF! GIZMO! GALOOMPH! WIZZBANG!
Lynnie yells at The Ox, he's being a right old whippersnapper and hurting Toadie. Steph and Izzy can't believe Lyn's excitement. Girl's got moxy alright.
It's Paul's turn to have a chat with Susan. He says that the kids at Erinsborough don't know enough about hands-on business skills, and offers his services to teach them just that. Susan says that they really can't afford it but he says he's willing to teach for free. Susan's eyes light up; free to Susan is what the word Gucci is to Sindi. “You'd have to speak to Candace Barkham the principal but I would put in a very good word and I'm sure she'd say yes, especially if you keep using that free word!”
Susan answers the door to Karl who has come by to drop some forms off. He also wants a chat (I think Susan should start charging – she can insure her voice box that way) but doesn't realise Paul, his #1 nemesis, is there.
KARL: Paul, we're a bit like an accident aren't we, we just keep running into one another everywhere.
PAUL: It's going to get a lot worse I'm afraid. You see if all goes well I'm going to be teaching at the school with you.
Karl glowers at Susan as Paul leaves which makes her slightly recoil.
KICK! ZINKLE! POW-WOW! STOMP! GRRRR!
The Lawman seems down and out but with a bit of encouragement from Lynnie he gets back on track and beats The Ox. Everyone cheers. Max tries not to burst a vein in his forehead with all the yelling. Toadie leaps up on to the railing in triumph. I cry with the thought of having to recap more wrestling next Friday.
Karl is expressing his disgust about Paul, his #1 nemesis, to Susan.
KARL: Who would have thought it, ay? Paul Robinson, the philanthropist.
SUSAN: Karl Kennedy, the adolescent. Do you have any idea how petty you sound?
He admits to her that he doesn't like Paul, his #1 nemesis, at all, and wonders if he's the only one thinking rationally around here. Susan tells him that yes, Paul has made some mistakes, but so has everyone else “present company included”. He should be able to make up for them. Susan also says Karl better watch himself, “people will turn away from you not from Paul. You should think of that next time you want to get in a cheap shot.”
Max, Izzy, Steph, Sky and Boyd all say how much fun the wrestling was to watch – it even surprised a few of them just how much they liked it. Steph's impressed at Max's hidden talent of commentating.
STEPH: In the red corner, another big meathead!
SKY: In the blue corner, the human muscle, Thick As A Brick!
Boyd doesn't appreciate the muscles = no brains comments and goes off to talk with Krystal from the gym. Sky had a quiet word with Max and tells him that Boyd has been really different since the police interview. Steph agrees and says all the diet stuff seems a bit extreme. Sky says he should be back at school where he belongs and Max says she's right, but he hasn't been able to talk any sense into him.
Boyd walks back over with Krystal and excitedly tells them he's just been asked to take a shot at the Junior Bodybuilding Championship. Krystal says it's going to be two months of extreme toiling but Boyd says he doesn't care, he wants to go for it. His family don't look too happy about his decision.
Lyn's over having a celebratory drink with Toadie and tells him he should get his costume framed as a victory reminder. Toad says he'd love to but the wrestling organizers have already booked him for his next bout. He's elated about that; he says he felt like a God up there in the ring. Lyn has some reservations though and says they'll have to work on his technique and crowd-rousing skills first. “You can't look like an amateur when you're pile-driving someone!”
LYN: And if this is going to be an ongoing thing I'm going to have to reinforce all the seams in your cossie.
TOADIE: Yeah, actually while you're at it um, the little Lawman wouldn't mind a bit more room in his chambers if you know what I mean.
By the look on Lyn's face the meaning of that statement is quite clear. She says she'll get on to that. Toad gives her the hot tip to “go large” and Lyn smirks and says she's heard that before.
Izzy, Max and Steph are having a meeting with Paul, going over plans for their new establishment. Everything seems to be going smoothly… that is until Karl walks in and sees them. Izzy freaks out but is surprised when Karl is very encouraging about the plans they've made, and even more surprised when he invites everyone over for dinner. Max and Steph take a raincheck, they're taking Summer to the movies, but after some initial hesitation Paul says he's in.
Lyn is showing Toadie a series of wrestling moves he should have done on The Ox – Pineapple, chairlift, socks, and grapevine. Yes, that makes no sense but that sting of words made as much sense to me as all the wrestling moves Lyn just mentioned.
After nearly cutting of Toadie's air supply with a gripping headlock, Lyn explains to him that her wrestling knowledge comes from all the times she pretended not to watch the wrestling when Joe used to have it on. She tells him that every wrestler also needs a signature move. They have a think and Lyn comes up with ‘The Summons'. Toad high fives that idea, he likes it.
Karl and Izzy's Flat
Paul gets off on the wrong foot by underhandedly insulting Karl's choice of wine. Karl doesn't lose his cool though and keeps a strained smile on. Paul mentions to Izzy that he'll be working with Karl at the school soon and Karl says he'll be an asset. Paul's wondering who this man is and what they've done with the Doc. Izzy tells Paul that they've got a meeting next Wednesday with the contractor but Karl reminds her they're supposed to be going to Sydney for a medical expo. Izzy says she won't be able to make it.
PAUL: Don't you worry, Karl. I shall personally volunteer to make sure that Izzy isn't lonely while you're away.
Hehe. I love me some double entendres.
Karl and Izzy's Flat
Paul is regaling them in all his travelling tales, expressing how much he hates staying in hotels all the time. Karl tells them a story about a patient who forgot where they were staying once and walked off a balcony. He then adds that Paul must miss his kids with all the travelling he does. Paul's smile slides off his face and he gets angry with the Doc, “Is that what this was all about? Soften me up with a few glasses of wine so you could stick it to me?” He gets up, thanking Izzy for dinner and walks out in a huff. Karl can't believe how his #1 nemesis reacted to his innocent question but Izzy is mad at him, “I have to have a working relationship with the guy”. He tries to put his point across but she chooses to respond by slamming dishes around in the sink.
Paul is on his mobile to Lil seeing if she's free for the day so they can work out a schedule for her, “now that you're the first lady”. He's disappointed though when she says she has other plans.
Izzy walks in and gives him a quick nod as she scurries past. Paul smiles to himself, he's got just the thing in mind to take his mind of the Lil disappointment.
Max wants to have a chat with Boyd about the whole bodybuilding business; he just wants to make sure that it's what Boyd really wants. “Have you thought about where all this is going? It's hardly a career is it?” Boyd says Arnold Schwarzenegger made a pretty sweet deal out of it, bodybuilder, and movie star, governor “come on, that's not a bad CV.” Max says he wants Boyd to have another think about going back to school but Boyd doesn't see that as an option anymore. He tells his dad that if he doesn't like his career choice, too bad. Hasta la vista, Boydy.
Boyd cracks an egg yolk into a glass and drinks it. Mmm, tasty. Kyal tries not to be sick. Krystal finds him and gives him his new workout schedule. She tells him it will be full on but Boyd thinks he'll be able to handle it no worries. Krystal informs him that he'll have no life for the next two months and that his family will probably wonder if he's still alive but he says he can handle it, adding that he and Sky are solid so there should be no trouble. Krystal says it's hard for people who aren't in the “business”, that's why she only dates their own kind. Boyd takes this on board. Kyal tries not to think about eggs.
Izzy is sitting in a towel enjoying the steam when Paul saunters in, clad only in a waist towel. The whole sauna is empty so of course he chooses to sit practically on her lap. She starts to apologise for what happened last night but he cuts in and says that they'll pretend it never happened. He leers sexily at her and asks if it's hot enough in there for her. “I could go hotter,” she breezily replies. As she gets up to turn the heat dial her towel catches under Paul's hand and falls off her entirely. She's mortified but Paul casually picks up the towel and wraps it around her. They stare at one another, desire overcoming the both of them. Ooh! Naughty!