Harold sad about losing out on the tickets
Max and Summer having a chat about Caleb
Stu being hit by a truck
Stu is still lying unconscious by the roadside as cars drive by him, not stopping to help at all. Help! I need somebody. Help! Not just anybody! (Ah, yes you do)
Connor is trying to fatten Toadie up with toasted sandwiches before dinner, which Carmella finds extremely odd. Sindi bursts in to tell them that Stu's disappeared so Toadie offers to drive around to look for him. Connor and Carmella are to stay behind in case they hear anything. Just as they're about to go, Sindi gets a phone call - Stu's in the hospital.
Summer is still annoyed with Max and holes up in her room with the phone to call Lisa. Lyn comes by with some potatoes as an excuse to visit. Her and Max hold a whispered conversation in the hallway about Summer. Max wants to pay Caleb a visit to tell him it's over between him and his daughter, but Lyn tells him that Summer will cut Max out of her life if he does that. Lyn manages to convince him that Summer has to work this problem out herself.
Connor and Carmella return from the hospital after seeing Stu. Connor notes that he's never seen Sindi so worked up before. They get to talking about Carmella staying safe and she tells Connor about a plan her and Lucia concocted. She used to have a bodyguard called Frank Romano when she was younger so they're going to employ him again to hang around for a couple of weeks to keep things orderly. Carmella also lets slip that she received some more flowers from her secret admirer, which makes Connor mad. He starts to go over to Number 28 to give Dylan a piece of his mind but Carmella convinces him to stay put – she doesn't believe it's him. “This is freaking me out like you wouldn't believe but until we get some hard evidence we're going to have to sit tight.”
Summer gets off the phone with Caleb and announces to Max that they're meeting tomorrow to chat. Lyn “casually” pops over with Oscar so she can show Summer some knitting patterns and not to check up on Max at all. No siree. Ozzie pinches some carrot off the bench that Max was chopping up, hehe.
Once they leave, Max offers to show he's on Summer's side by driving her to meet Caleb the next day. “I'll sit in the car the whole time. With the radio on. Loud?” Summer doesn't see that as an option though. She appreciates her dad's concern but she wants to manage this on her own. Besides, she knows how to box! She can crouching tiger, hidden dragon with the best of them.
Lou, Gino and the gals arrive back in the hall after seeing The Producers. They're all happy and jovial, looking forward to a few glasses of champagne (by the sounds of them they've already had some drinky drinks). Harold looks put out, especially when he finds out that they're all going back to Gino's new pad for a nightcap – without inviting Harry. On a totally random note, Gino's pink bow tie is quite fetching.
Number 28 – Suse's House For Lovable (and sometimes injured) Strays
Toadie and Sindi bring Stu home from the hospital. He's okay apart from a slight concussion and a severely bruised hip. The truck didn't knock the cranky from him though as he brushes off offers of assistance from Toad (Marisa makes a boo-boo saying exasperatedly to Stu, “Toadie, he's just trying to help.”). Toadie lets the viewers know that the police caught up with the guy who hit Stu and charged him. Good. They ask if Stu's okay and Stu angrily asks if either of them have ever been hit by a truck and left by the side of the road “like road kill.”
TOADIE: There's some low-life people out there in the world.
STU: Yeah. You know what I realised today? No one gives a toss about people like me.
TOADIE: Aw, that's not true.
STU: Not when it comes down to it. People like me are just too much hard work.
TOADIE: Mate, there are millions of disabled people all around the world doing useful and important things.
STU: (slight pause) Thanks, Toad. You're the first person to call me disabled.
Toadie and Sindi look guilty while Stu makes his way to bed.
Summer strolls along to find Caleb has set up a picnic for them containing all of Summer's “favourite things” (sadly the picnic contains neither bright copper kettles or warm woollen mittens). Caleb tells Summer that he doesn't want to break up he just wants to pig out and have a chat. Sum readily agrees (a dog randomly wanders by in the background, a culprit of the great Timmins doggie jailbreak perhaps). They pick up their drinks and Summer proposes a toast, “To moving forward.”
Max is reading an Anger Management pamphlet (it looks like there's a picture of himself on the cover. Eh?) while Lynnie and Oscar saunter in the back door, with Ingo pointing to the pretty studio lights up above. She's trying to distract him from going to see Summer but Max is on to her. He says that he “can't share your Zen-like calm about all of this”, but Lyn reassures him she's been through all of this before. Many times.
LYN: (whining) Max, would you please let me give you some advice?
MAX: (imitating Lyn) Didn't you give me some advice yesterday?
LYN: Didn't you practically ignore it?
MAX: If I'd practically ignored it I'd be down at the park right now.
LYN: Yeah and then Summer would leave home.
MAX: I wish you'd leave home.
LYN: Aw come on, Max. Then you'd have no one to argue with.
Connor is on the phone to Lucia whispering about how he thinks they should cool things off for a while. Carmella of course is eavesdropping in the background and thinks Connor is having an affair. She grabs the phone and screams down the line that she'll find out who the other person is and she'll be sorry. Connor tries to tell her who it was but Carmella starts to throw dinner plates at him. There's more crockery smashing around in there than at a Greek wedding. Connor manages to blurt out that it was Lucia and is rewarded with a plate in the head for his efforts.
Caleb tries to go in for the pash with Summer but she'll have none of it and pushes him away. Caleb wants to know what all the ‘moving forward' stuff was about then but Summer tells him he doesn't do things like that to people he supposedly cares about. He asks her why she doesn't like to pash but she doesn't have a firm answer, she just knows that it makes her uncomfortable. Caleb then becomes quite the spiggin Clinton and calls her a weirdo. Summer retaliates by calling him a freak and a bully before running away. He starts to follow her but the damage is already done you Hawaiian-shirt wearing meanie.
Connor has a big fat Irish head bump from the plate throwing fiasco and is bandaging it while telling Carmella the truth. She eventually believes him but can't believe that Lucia got him to do that. Connor admits that it sounds extreme but in the end he found it kind of fun. “I'm starting to think an affair would have been easier to understand,” laments Carmella.
CONNOR: Lucia just wanted to see if I was, um…
CARMELLA: Oh my God what is this, the middle ages?
CONNOR: (Mr Suave) Well I don't know, maybe I'm the type of guy who'd ah, slay a dragon for you.
CARMELLA: (cracking a smile) You always know the right cheesy line don't you.
They make a run for the bedroom. I'm sure they're just going to knit or something. Perhaps a lovely jumper from Lynnie's pattern book.
Number 28 – Suse's House For Loveable (and sometimes heartbreaking) Strays
Sindi is still trying to make conversation with Stu but he remains silent. She gets frustrated and tells him he can't keep shutting people out like he is but he says he just wants to be left alone. She tells him that's very self-destructive behaviour but Stu changes tactics on her, asking her the last time she cried.
SINDI: Stuart I'm trying to help you.
STU: Yeah? Well here's the awful truth. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be sitting here in the dark waving a light stick around. If I hadn't have played the hero I wouldn't be in the living hell I am now.
Crash! Tinkle! Smash! That's the sound of Sindi's heart breaking into a million pieces.
Max is washing the car when he sees Summer sprinting in his direction. Lyn just happens to be taking Oscar and Harvey for a walk at the same time. Summer tells them all about what happened and wants to get reassurance that she's not a weirdo. Max and Nana Scully tell her she did the right thing. Summer's worried about what people at school are going to say but the adults tell her that if her friends say anything they're not worth having as friends in the first place.
Caleb, the meanie, runs up the street wanting to try and talk with Summer. Max goes all protective papa bear to his bear cub and warns Caleb he's done enough damage. Lyn diffuses the situation by getting Max to come inside with her to give Summer a chance to speak with Caleb, the meanie. Summer authoritatively tells him he's got five minutes, “it better be worth it.” Caleb stands there and says nothing to carry us off into the next scene. You're off to a good start there Hawaiian-shirt boy.
Lou is still going on and on about his new best mate Gino. They're like totally best friends forever and have so much in common! Harold hopes he can count on Lou to be around when their business gets off the ground but Lou assures him he will. He also reminds Harry that it was his idea in the first place that they didn't spend so much time together, hence the apart time now. Gino saunters in and Harold takes this chance to reclaim his friend, inviting Lou over for one of Lil's home cooked meals. Lou will have to take a raincheck though; he, Gino and their new lady friends are spending the weekend in Daylesford – Harry of course is not invited.
Caleb has found his voice (2m22s) and is telling Summer that he's sorry. We find out though that he's a victim of peer pressure. Summer doesn't understand why he lets his mates get to him like that, “When I first met you I thought you were really special. Not like any other meathead boy.” She tells him she can't stand for this ‘my way or the highway' stuff anymore and that there's only one thing to do – she's breaking up with him. “I never want to see you again.” Hehe, aloha Caleb!
Number 28 – Suse's House For Not So Loveable Strays
Sindi is on the phone apologising to the integration aide for missing the appointment the day before. When she hangs up she calls out to Stu that she's made lunch for him but he doesn't care. Sindi dumps the food into the bin.
Connor and Carmella come out of the bedroom oddly happy about the knitting they were doing. Must have been one hell of a cross-stitch. Toadie brushes past and announces that he's taking Bob down the shops but Connor will have none of this fresh air and exercise nonsense. He sits Toad down and starts massaging his shoulders. Carmella is extremely weirded out and says she saw a documentary on this once, “they call you people feeders.” Toad says he really should get out and he and Connor compromise to one stroll around the block.
Before Toad gets too far though he walks back in with a package for Carmella he found on the doorstep. They open the card attached which reads, “When the two halves of the heart are reunited we will be together forever.” Carmella opens up the parcel to find a silver necklace with half a heart charm on it.
Number 28 – Suse's House For… Oh, You Know By Now
Sindi finally loses her cool when Stu doesn't accept her help again. She tells him she can't do this anymore and that him blaming her for his blindness was the last straw. “You can't keep treating people like this. Either you seek professional help…or I've got no choice but to leave.” Stu looks a little taken aback by this.