Lyn invents ‘The Summons'
Toadie wrestles The Ox
Paul inviting Izzy up to his suite
Izzy tells Paul that she's not going to throw her relationship away with Karl but he says he's not asking her to. “Not a word said to anyone. No strings attached.” Izzy briefly contemplates this but then breathily says sorry to him, kissing her finger and placing it on his lips before she leaves.
Lyn is over sewing Toadie's wrestling outfit and trying to coach him when there's a knock at the door. She answers it and has a total fangirl moment because it's none other than Kev Carnage! You know, that famous wrestling dude who's tall and has long hair! Yeah, I don't know either. At least this Kev really *is* a big one unlike Toadie's dad.
Toadie fandorks out as well while Kev tells him an email was sent out – they're wrestling one another the next day. Toad is overjoyed and suggests they work out some moves in the backyard; he's got the mat out there and everything. Lyn urges him to tell Kev about The Summons but when Toadie takes credit for it she gets him in an armlock.
LYN: Who came up with the name?
TOADIE: Ow! She did! She did!
LYN: (to Kev) I've had five kids I'm just teaching him pain.
All Toadie's excitement drains however when Kev informs him he has to lose, it's the Carnage's turn to win this time.
Serena asks Stingray, who is juggling oranges, to stop bruising their fruit and come zip her up. She's wearing the only dress her dad approves of to wear to the youth forum and wouldn't you know it, Stinger ends up ripping the back of it. Before Serena freaks out too much, Dylan appears out of nowhere (seriously, was he in the kitchen?) and asks if she's got a needle and thread.
We cut to Dylan sewing the finishing touches into Serena's dress. The crisis? She is over. Stinger jokes with his brother, wondering if there's something they ought to know, “the talent for sewing, the flair for women's clothing. It's a little bit Gianni Versace if you ask me!” Oh, Stinger. Don't aggravate the monkey. Oops, too late. Dylan gets up in Stingray's face and informs him that he used to mend all of Stinger's clothes when he was younger, Janelle was useless at it. Serena flounces over and gives Dylan a kiss on the cheek, thanking him.
Number 30 Backyard
Lyn watches Toadie and Kev wrestle.
Oh, you wanted more detail? Darn it. There's lots of death metal music, yelling, flipping, Bob barking, face-smushing, Lyn coaching, wrestling-mechanics, blood, sweat and tears. I made those last three up but it makes it sound cooler.
Kev finishes by doing a fishhook move stretching Toadie's mouth out like the fish he claims to be then suavely puts the moves on Lynnie. Non-painful ones of course. He says she brings out the best in him and that it was really nice meeting her. Lynnie's got an admirer! Once Kev leaves, Toadie tells Lyn he's not losing no matter what he's been told to do. Lynnie looks distressed.
(Home of the porch light and driveway according to the stock shot).
Lil has a late night visitor in Paul Robinson. He claims he came over to see David but he “conveniently” forgot Dave was at the youth forum. Paul watches Lil cooking and stares a wee bit too long because Lil notices the eyes boring into her. He tells her he'll come clean, “I'm glad I caught you alone like this. I've been meaning to make you a proposition. One that I know we'll both enjoy.” Lil looks taken aback. Hehe.
It turns out Paul wasn't talking about the horizontal mambo; he actually wants to offer Lil a part-time job. She wonders why he chose her, she doesn't have any qualifications but he says he wanted someone who was compassionate and intelligent. The pay is obviously very good judging by the happy look on Lil's face and it will fit in with her surgery work as well when it reopens. ‘The Helen Daniels Philanthropic Fund' is what Lil has been offered – named after Paul's late grandma, Lil would be in charge of sifting through the many charities and picking out the ones to give money to. Lil is quite charmed by Paul and this business offer but has to gently ask why he tries so hard when he jokingly says he'll burst into tears if she doesn't accept.
LIL: It's obvious you've got a big heart but you seem to drive yourself really hard to try and prove your worth. I was just wondering that's all.
PAUL: Yeah, um, I've got a lot to make up for. I've done some things I'm not too proud of, Lil. And I want to be a better person. I just want people to see that. Well, to really believe that.
LIL: But you're such an easy person to like! I mean, God, everybody does. No matter what you may or may not have done in your life it seems to me that you might be your own worst enemy.
(Keep that phrase in mind kids; we'll get around to it again soon). Paul takes himself and his home truths out the door, telling Lil he'll chat to her again soon.
Lyn is trying to talk Toadie out of quitting the match tomorrow. He thinks if he can't win then The Lawman will be seen as a person with no pride. Lyn shouts that no one knows who he is but then tries a different approach, saying that there might be a way to keep his pride in tact. Toadie stops dialling the wrestling organizers on the phone and says that Lyn's got five seconds to convince him. Lyn stutters and stammers for about three hours reaching no solution. Ring, Toadie! Ring!
David arrives back home and Lil asks him how the forum went.
DAVID: Excellent. It's great to see our young people being given a voice.
LIL: Where's Serena?
DAVID: Oh I told her to put out the rubbish.
He also tells her that he decided to shut down the skate park. Oh David, you are totally going to get spit-balled and wedgied next time you're around the youngins' for that silly decision. Lil gets snarky with it and suggests they shut the train station down too; it's got rubbish and graffiti all around it as well. Serena storms in and has an Izzy fit, saying they'll fight him till he's got nothing left and that she's leaving home and not coming back for three years. David's just proud he's got the teens to be passionate about something. Lil should take the new job payment to buy David a clue.
Izzy is on the phone with Karl when Serena and Stingray come in to get Serena's pay. Stinger tells his best gal that Dylan has really taken a shine to her and that he's seen so many new sides to his brother lately. (Serena, incidentally, has quite a few fifties in her pay pack. Maybe she can buy Dave a clue?).
Izzy keeps the conversation going with Karl after the teens leave. She wishes he were there; she's not really the same person without him. Izzy wants him to come home early but he's unable to and without her Karl-shaped barrier around she may just do something crazy (she doesn't tell him that last part of course). After she hangs up she takes a look at a poster advertising the new Lassiter's complex coming soon. Izzy takes a small delight in ripping it down while the guitar of complex emotions and beguiling temptations plays in the background.
Dylan is up late trying to finish his homework for Paul's class. Stingray interrupts Dylan's train of thought on the plight of homeless kids, he can't believe his brother has become such a study nerd. “What next? You adopt a baby?” Susan gets up to see what's going on and tells Stinger to go back to bed.
STINGRAY: I just want to get a glass of OJ.
SUSAN: No excuses.
STINGRAY: Dylan's up…
SUSAN: Back to spiggin' bed!
STINGRAY: I'm a spiggin' ghost.
Susan and Dylan make small talk and Dylan admits he tried to act like a smart alec last time in class so this time he wants to be prepared. Susan admires his determination.
Paul walks in to find David and completely ignores Izzy who he nearly ran into. Ooh, she's not impressed. David's sorting through applications for a new Environmental Officer and is finding it hard. Izzy says to Paul she really needs to speak with him so he briskly tells her he'll meet her at Lassiter's that afternoon.
David tries to keep the applicants to himself for “ethical” reasons but can't resist getting some help off Paul. Lil comes in to see them and Paul asks what she decided about the job. She says that her and David were up half the night talking about it and they decided she'd take it. Paul leaps up out of his seat to shake hands with her but I think he was expecting another hug or a kiss on the cheek.
Izzy should try something to get Paul's attention, like cartwheels or setting off flares. Or maybe just put on a brown wig, read coffee grounds and call people Tata and Bubba. Just a thought.
Serena has just finished telling everyone about her plans for a new fashion empire. Sounds like a lot of hard work. Save yourself some trouble and marry a Forrester, dude. Stinger's up next and is just flying by the seat of his pants. He makes up a million ideas on the spot ranging from speed dating for teens, swimming with white pointers and stunts on demand. The class laugh at him because the script directs them to, oh, and because he's spiggin' hilarious making Dylan more and more nervous about sharing his ideas. How is he going to top that? It turns out he isn't.
DYLAN: Shake it, I'm busted. I've got zip, you know what I'm saying? So choose someone else.
Oh, you go boyfriend with da homie speak. Paul's not hip with the cut of his jib and suggests Dylan work harder next time, yo. Dylan's like, “All that Mr. R, for real.” Preach it, brother. Peace out.
Paul has given Serena and Stingray a lift home because Dylan took off somewhere and left them stranded. David can't believe Paul let Stingray in the car and says they should have just walked. Paul says he doesn't mind, and this way he can check out the place just in case Lil's home… er, so he can help David with some council stuff. Paul's a lucky thing though because Lil arrives not long after all excited about her decision-making skills. Their first lot of funding is going out to a remote Aboriginal group to help with medical supplies. “How can we ever thank this guy?” Lil's probably thinking along the lines of a cake. Paul's wanting a little sugar too, just not in the bakery sense is all I'm saying…
The Lawman and Kev Carnage wrestle.
More detail again? Okay. Susan, Serena, Stingray and an excitable Lyn watch on as the two men gallivant around the ring like caged animals on a bouncy castle. The Lawman picks up a book titled ‘LAW' and loudly asks the crowd if they want The Summons. That they do. Lawman lays the smackdown on Kev, hitting him with the book and picking him up and slamming him into the ground. Hey Lawman you're so fine, you're so fine you broke my spine, hey Lawman! (Insert clapping here).
Stingray can't help but notice The Lawman's foot is out of the ring, which is an automatic disqualification in the wrestling rulebook, page 40, rule #756 section 3C. Or not, either way The Lawman has lost but still gets to keep his pride as he almost won. He and Lyn share a secret thumbs-up.
Izzy meets Paul at the arranged time but cuts right to the chase. She doesn't like where they're heading at the moment and she doesn't want to jeopardise anything with Karl. Izzy wants to get out of her deal and says she'll pay him back with interest. Paul tells her it's all his fault and that he'd hate for her to lose out on her dream of owning a bar. He adds that they've both done things they're not proud of.
PAUL: You're an extremely easy person to like. Don't be your own worst enemy! See you make me feel good about myself; I don't want to lose your friendship.
(Ring any bells?). He says they should just put “the silly seduction game” behind them and be friends. Izzy takes a moment and says she'll think about it.
Dylan gets cut off by another car driving past and gets road ragey. He decides to follow the offending car and give the driver a piece of his mind. “Hey? What are you blind or something?” Offending driver, who seems to be a dogcatcher judging by the loopy leash thing he's holding, tells him to give it a rest “you moron” as he runs off somewhere in a hurry. Dylan doesn't take criticism well and decides that instead of giving him a piece of his mind, he'll give him a piece of his steering wheel lock as he jumps out of his car and follows unsuspecting driver man with the possible weapon.
Mr Paul Robinson has got charm, wit and flair
Yet he still can't tempt Lil and her pretty, straight hair
He offered her a job which she accepted with glee
But she still loves her Dave, which annoys Paul totally
Speaking of Dave, my councillor mate
Well he caused an uproar by not letting kids skate
At the youth forum he voted to close the skate park
Much to Serena's dismay it wasn't for a lark
As well as threatening to leave her household
Serena discovered she likes the Timmins mold
Not only does Dylan drive but he also sews
Stinger got a bit jealous, this will keep him on his toes
What Serena doesn't know
Is that there are two Dylan's side by side
One is Dr Jekyll
And one is Mr Hyde
Nice Dylan tried his very best for school
He studied his heart out so he wouldn't look the fool
But when Paul called his name out in class
Dylan just gave up and said he would pass
Bad Dylan emerged after this little charade
Taking off in his car, his anger displayed
Another car cut in front and Dylan did his block
By going after the driver with a hefty steering lock
Someone else who has two sides is the semi-scrupulous Izzy
One side loves Karl but the other just wants to get busy
And if only I meant that in the business sense
But alas, I don't, it's Paul's temptation making her tense
After a phone call to the Doc she resolved to be good
She backed out of her deal with Paul as best as she could
But he drew her back in, saying they'll just be friends
Pfft, yeah right! We all know how that one ends
Toadie and Lynnie were still on their wrestling high
Though Toad got narky when he was told to lose against some accountant guy
The Lawman fought dirty and brought out The Summons
But the accountant guy was too good and gave Toad a drummins
Oh, and Suse was there but didn't do much at all
She watched wrestling, helped Dylan and said "spiggin'", LOL