Paul telling Izzy that she's the only woman who takes his mind off things.
Toadie being told to bulk up as The Lawman.
Dylan and Stingray setting the dogs free, and a police car behind them.
Not far from the dog pound
The boys pull up in a car park with a few others cars in there, turn off the engine and lights, and lay low. The police car continues on. Stingray yells at Dylan for doing a runner, and says they'll be in worse trouble now. Dylan looks out the window gets excited when he sees that the cops are long gone. Stingray is still worried, because they'll have seen the number plates. Dylan says that the plates aren't even his, and drives them home.
Sky has come around for dinner, and for some reason, Summer and Steph aren't there. Sky tells Boyd she's thinking about going to the gym again tomorrow. Boyd says it might not be a good idea because he nearly lost his job last time, and he'd rather focus on his training. Sky is hurt, and leaves, thanking Max for dinner and telling Boyd she'll call him tomorrow. Boyd tells her to text him, in case he's with a client. “So,” Max says after she leaves, “this is your new eating plan, is it? High in fibre, low in tact?” He tells him she was just trying to take an interest. Boyd tells him that this isn't a hobby, it's his future, and if he wants to succeed he has to keep his work life away from his personal life. Max says that success comes with balance. Boyd tells him he can't afford any distractions at the moment.
Stingray demands an explanation from Dylan about the stolen plates. Dylan tells him he took them off an unregistered bomb he found at the dump, because “it sounded like a good idea at the time”. Stingray is annoyed at his brother's reckless behaviour. Dylan asks if he had fun, and Stingray says no, but starts laughing. He suggests they should change the plates on the car in case the cops come.
Connor approaches Toadie and tells him he couldn't help noticing that he is on his third piece of chocolate cake and asks why. Toadie says it's because he's happy. Connor thinks that's weird because people usually eat that amount of cake if their unhappy or depressed. Toadie looks at his watch and says he has to go, but Connor keeps going after him. Fortunately for Toadie, Max comes in with a stack of boxes and asks Connor to help him.
Max comes over to Izzy and asks how things are going on the Coffee Shop side of the building. Izzy says things are flat out. Max says that would take her mind away from missing Karl. Izzy says she misses him but he's not the only thing on her mind. Max thinks the magical glow has started to fade. Izzy says there is a bit of tension and she starts to worry that the relationship might end. Max tells her that she is addicted to the spark of a relationship, and the minute that starts to go, she's off looking for another set of fireworks. Max tells her to think about what would make her happy in the end: a series of brief flings or something with substance. Izzy says she does love Karl, and Max tells her to go with the flow and let the relationship evolve.
Outside Hoyland House
Boyd lifts some weights and Toadie sees him. Boyd notices that Toadie has ordered a pizza. He asks if he ever considered doing some training himself. “I am in training,” Toadie says. “Can't you tell?”
Max comes out and comments at how early Boyd's training. Boyd says he thought he'd get in a session before breakfast, then another one at the gym. Max says he thought bodybuilders were supposed to give their muscles a rest after a day at the gym. Boyd says he is, he's doing a different area of his body today to what he was yesterday. Max warns him not to overdo it. Boyd says that Mo has been doing this a lot longer than he has, so he has to work twice as hard.
Toadie brings in his pizza. Connor confronts him with something he found last night: the Lawman mask.
CONNOR: Your secret's out.
TOADIE: Oh, there it is! I was wondering where that got to. It's okay though, that was one of my spares. I've got others.
CONNOR: Oh, I'm sure you do. I'm sure you've got a whole bag of tricks in there.
TOADIE: Yeah, well, you know, I try to incorporate a new move into ever performance. I'm uh, I'm sorry I've been keeping it all a secret.
CONNOR: I can see why you have.
TOADIE: Well, you know, it was embarrassing. I thought if people found out they'd treat it as if it were a joke.
CONNOR: Well, it isn't a joke, Toadie, it's depraved! And what's more, it explains the last nights, it explains the binging, you know, given that you've worked through a lot of personal issues lately.
TOADIE: What issues?
CONNOR: Is your self-esteem so low that you would lower yourself to this kind of behaviour?
TOADIE: I've been –
CONNOR: No! Spare me the mental pictures! Next thing you'll be showing me photos and trying to get me involved.
TOADIE: I was thinking of making some posters. I'm the Lawman!
TOADIE: The Lawman. Seeker of truth, justice and fair play.
When Connor realises, he is so relieved and excited he hugs Toadie.
Susan has returned from visiting Libby and Ben. She asks the boys what's been happening while she's gone. “Nothing,” they say. Stingray says he heard the washing machine stop, so they go and attend to that. Just as Susan sits down to a nice breakfast the boys have made for her, there's knock at the door. It's Steiger. Susan wonders if something's wrong, but he tells her it's not an official visit. He wanted to see Stu, but Susan says he's not there. Susan tells him he's not doing well, and is suffering from depression. Steiger tells Susan that his mother lost her sight a few years back, so he knows what it's like. He looks over and comments that Susan got her dog back, and tells her that he was called over to the pound last night because someone broke in and set all the dogs free, including Susan's apparently. Steiger tells her that he couldn't catch the culprit because in the interest of public safety they had to call off the pursuit, but they will find them. Steiger leaves, asking Susan to get Stu to call him. As soon as he's out the door, Susan starts in on the boys. She says it isn't enough that they broke in to liberate the dogs, but they got involved in a high-speed car chase, which endangered innocent people. Dylan says they weren't even going that fast and they just wanted to get Audrey home. Susan says that what they did was irresponsible and reckless, and they leave her no choice but to tell the police. Stingray begs her not to, because he'll go to juvie, and Dylan is 18, so it'll be prison for him. Susan says it can't get any worse, and she has never been more disappointed in them.
Connor keeps asking questions. How much does Toadie get, who's he wrestling next, etc. Toadie tells him he has to keep it a secret, he has a good reputation to keep as a lawyer. Connor offers his services as a manager, or maybe they could be a tag-team pair. Toadie tells him the Lawman works alone, and pretends to slam Connor's head into the table. Toadie tells him that he wants to do this himself. Connor asks if he has a wardrobe lady, and Toadie tells him that the position's already taken by Lyn. “She can sew, damn it!”
Boyd continues to push himself too far. He keeps lifting weights til he's red in the face and gets a pain in his shoulder. Mo has seen the whole thing and comes over to him. Boyd tells him he's fine. Mo says he had to pull out of a competition once, and says a lot of guys take on too much too soon. He says he worked years to get his body the way it is, and Boyd has just come in. He's no threat to him.
Izzy confirms Toadie and Connor's order: a chocolate thick shake, a slice of cheesecake, a bacon and banana sandwich, a cheeseburger and fries, and barbecue ribs. “I should bring the whole cow,” Izzy jokes. “Yeah,” says Connor.
When Izzy returns to the counter, she sees Paul walk in with an attractive woman. Izzy tells him that it didn't take him long to find a new playmate. Paul tells her people might think she's jealous, and tells he to admit that she wants him. Izzy says he has no idea what she wants, and tells him she wants a man who can make her feel secure and promise her some sort of future, a relationship that lasts more than 60 seconds. She tells him she is going to stay faithful to Karl. She admits she made a mistake, but it won't happen again. “Just say the word and I'll ditch the blonde,” Paul says. Cut to…
Karl and Izzy's place
Paul and Izzy start stripping each other in the bedroom like there's no tomorrow.
Sky sees Boyd eating a piece of cake and still rubbing his shoulder. “You are human after all!” she exclaims. Boyd tells her he's dropping out of the competition because he's a loser and will never be good enough, and if he had a clue what he was doing he would never have hurt his shoulder. Sky tells him Mo is just trying to psyche him out and he should be flattered that he sees Boyd as a threat. She says the guy is probably strutting around the gym right now thinking he's won a free ride to the titles. “I can't believe you got sucked in!”
“I can't believe I ate this cake,” Boyd says.
Steiger returns to the house. It would seem the station got a call from Susan asking him to phone her, but he thought he'd come around seeing as how he was in the area. Susan invites him in while Dylan and Stingray sit in the lounge room practically wetting themselves. Susan tells Steiger that she had a police matter, and asks the boys to say hello to the sergeant. But then to their surprise and immense relief, she tells him that she wanted to let him know that Stuart was home, but he's left again. Steiger asks Susan to let Stu know that the switchboard at the station is still his if he wants it, and he might call again tomorrow. Susan apologises for wasting his time. On his way out, Steiger tells the boys to stay out of trouble. As soon as he's gone, Susan tells them not to think they are off the hook or even remotely forgiven. Susan tells them that what they did was really dangerous. Dylan and Stingray sincerely apologise, promise it won't happen again, and tell her they appreciate what she's done for them.
Susan tells them that if it happens again she will hand them over to the authorities, and sends them to their room.
Karl and Izzy's place
Izzy comes out of the bedroom. Paul is making coffee for them. She tells him that what they did cannot and will not happen again. She again says that she is in a happy and long-term relationship.
“And I'm here because…?” Paul asks.
“My future is with Karl,” Izzy tells him, but doesn't seem entirely sure of it. Paul suggests they could carry on and Karl needn't know. He tells her that she has the best of both worlds: security from Karl and excitement from Paul. Izzy says Karl at least deserves some sort of honesty. Paul guesses that Izzy isn't completely honest with Karl. Maybe there's something she feels guilty about. Maybe she feels guilty because Karl left his marriage to be with her. Izzy tries to explain, but Paul kisses her. “Are you telling me you are happy with one piece of candy when you can have the whole shop?” he asks.
Sky lets herself in and calls out to Boyd. She gets to the doorway of the kitchen and sees him over the sink throwing something up. He says he's fine, but Sky says he looks awful. Boyd says that the cake was too much for him and he had to get rid of it. He had to make himself sick, but he always feels heaps better afterwards. “Can you say the words ‘eating disorder'?” Sky asks. She tells him he's freaking her out. Boyd says he feels fine and he has to get back to the gym to let Mo know he's back in the race.