- David catching Serena and Stingray in bed
- Izzy and Paul arguing about the building contractors
- Lil telling David that she's just about ready to walk out
Serena asks David if he and Lil are splitting up, and tells him that she is sorry about Stingray. Dave says that it has nothing to do with it – it was just a row and everything will be fine. Serena goes off to do her homework.
Harold comes home and senses that something is wrong. David tells him that he thinks he and Lil might be splitting up. Cue Bold and the Beautiful stare from Harry.
Lil and Paul are re-discussing their project with Dame Clarissa. She now loves the idea, and is willing to fund it. Lil and Paul are over the moon and hug, before Paul goes of to get some celebratory Champers.
David is telling Harold how all he ever wants is what is best for his family, but asking Dame Clarissa for a job now seems like it was the world's biggest sin. Harold says that he is sure Lil knows he only had the family's best interests at heart.
Harold asks if Dave wanting more for his family has to mean money – afterall, money doesn't always equal love. Wise words, Harry. Wise words.
Stingray is complaining to Dylan about ‘Dave the spiggin hufta'. Dylan playfully punches his arm, but when Stingray flinches and complains, Dylan notes that it may be broken. Suse whisks him off to hospital to get it x-rayed, and Stingray tells Dylan not to get all “crouching tiger, hidden hufta” on Dave.
Dave comes down the stairs and bumps into Dylan, who is doing “crouching thug, hidden agenda” in the driveway. Dylan tells Dave that Scotty's arm is broken, and to watch it…because if he comes near Scotty ever again….ooowwaaah! Dylan walks off, leaving Dave to shake in his boots for a little longer.
Susan points out to Stingray that Dave has always had a grudge against him, and maybe she should talk to him. Stingray says it was just an accident, but thanks Suse for looking out for him. They reach the nurses station.
NURSE: Are those your x-rays?
STINGRAY: I hope so – or else they are some doc's happy snaps, which could be very embarrassing for everyone.
NURSE: Come on, I'll take you to get plastered.
STINGRAY: I'm underage and we only just met…
NURSE: Sense of humor…
STINGRAY: Can I get both arms plastered? I got a test coming up and I don't know nothing about Burke and Wills… 'cept they died in the dessert.
Susan goes in to visit Karl, who thanks her for the book, commenting that he is feeling very ‘essence of middle aged man'. He asks if she heard about his near death experience.
SUSAN: Bright lights and harps?
KARL: Roast lamb and you.
He tells her about his dream – it wasn't his life flashing before him, it was a single moment of happiness, and he was with her. He says he is truly sorry for causing her so much pain – the last few days have taught him a lot, and he now knows what he wants. As he takes Susan's hand, we all hold our breath…and then let it out when he says that he will never mistake their friendship for anything else again. They are friends, nothing more, nothing less. D'oh!
Izzy comes in as Paul and Lil are talking at a table strategically placed behind a pot plant. Paul is telling Lil how his priorities regarding his family were all wrong, and he can see that now. He admires David for having a more ‘modest style of living', but Lil just wishes he had more time for his family.
Paul says he would give up everything in a second for the right woman, and Lil wishes that David was more like that
Paul points out to Lil that sometimes people have to acknowledge that they want to go separate ways, and let the other go.
Coffee Shop…Where the plants have ears…
Izzy is now strategically placed at the table on the other side of the strategically placed pot plant , ears twitching as Lil and Paul continue their conversation. Lil says that Paul has made her see a lot of sense, and she will stick with David through thick and thin . She kisses him on the cheek and leaves, Izzy staring after her from behind her friend the rubber tree.
Janelle is playing on the floor with Oscar, when there is a knock at the door. Janelle asks Ozzie if he wants to get it. Ingo cutely points and Janelle replies “yeah, you're right…it should be me.”
Dave is at the door, his knickers all in a twist about Dylan ‘threatening him'. Janelle says he must have had a good reason, and that Dave looks alright to her – there is no lasting damage.
Dave threatens to call the police, but Janelle wants to know what happened. Dave's nose grows an inch as he tells Janelle a very watered down version of him throwing Stingray out of the house, but Janelle is just horrified to hear that her Scottie has a broken arm.
DAVID: He was in bed with my daughter!
JANELLE: So what? She's a hottie and so is he!
David looks like he is about to pop a gasket as Janelle slams the door in his face.
David is stressing about breaking Stingray's arm – he didn't mean for that to happen! Harold points out that he did overreact, and maybe he should learn from his mistake – accept that Stingray and Serena love each other, and move on.
Lil comes home, and Harold subtly disappears. David and Lil both say ‘I'm sorry' at the same time. She has brought him chocolates, and they say they love each other. As they hug, David begs Lil not to leave him.
Janelle is asking Dylan why no one told her about Stingray's arm, and Dylan said he didn't want her to know. Janelle interprets it as “he didn't want to worry me – what a sweetie!”
Dylan is worried Janelle is going to get mad at him about threatening Dave, but Janelle is proud – don't you know it's called family loyalty?! Just as long as Dylan didn't hit him…but he is too smart for that – Janelle is just pleased that he has ‘stayed out of Juvie for another day.'
Coffee Shop…The table of Insanely Jealous Izzy.
Izzy is flipping through the phone book, and Paul sarcastically remarks that it's a top way to find contractors. Izzy asks what he wants, Paul replies that he wants to ease her woes. Izzy fires back ‘just leave me alone – are you deaf?' . What she wants is a good concrete sander for tomorrow. Paul can arrange that, so what's her next problem? Izzy is disgusted with him making ‘pathetic goo-goo eyes at Lil over the table.' Paul laughs that she's just bitter about Karl chucking her out, but Paul wants her…he wants her baaad. He hints that the more free-time he has, the more he may be tempted to confess…
Izzy declares she would love Karl to know about the affair – honestly is the best policy, yada yada yada…honestly, you can just see the halo appearing…But that isn't the secret Paul had in mind…
PAUL: Do you think you could cope with Karl knowing the baby wasn't his?
(cue Izzy's turn at the Bold and the Beautiful stare…add a dash of pure horror, and just a pinch of utter shock…there – you've got it!)
Coffee Shop…The table of insanely jealous Izzy, who is about to have a conniption…
IZZY: How did you know about that?
PAUL: I traveled forward in time…
He explains that he is Big Brother…he knows all from the video footage.
PAUL: I can bring this world you've created crashing down around your ears…Secrets and lies are not a good foundation…
Stingray's cast is itchy, but never fear – Suse has given him an itching stick. He is all romantic with Serena – because he's her ‘hot lover boy!' She tells him that her Dad is really sorry for hurting him. Susan comes outside and warns them not to be late, but Stingray tells Susan that the way Dylan drives, they will be there 15 minutes before they have even left.
Dave comes outside, to find his tyres have been let down (old blue bomb is back by the way), and he immediately blames Dylan. But it turns out that it was Janelle who did the deed! She looks like the cat that got the cream, as Dave realises he can't report the ‘malicious, criminal act,' because then Janelle can just dob him in for ‘child abuse,' and anyway, he's gutless. She says she is proud of her boys, so to show them a bit of respect.
Serena, Dylan and Stingray come into class, Stingray is still using his Latin-lover voice. Serena tells him she doesn't like this new Casanova, so Stingray immediately clowns around. He says he can't believe his mum let down Dave's tyres, and that she must have watched too much Duke's of Hazard in the 80's – letting down tyres is ‘pure Dukes of Hazard!'
Serena says that maybe all this has brought Dylan and Janelle closer, and Stingray says he doesn't know, but maybe he and Serena should just do a Romeo and Juliet…without the poison…
Paul comes in and asks who likes statistics, and who wants to die. They are going to look at some figures from the Bureau of Statistics, and find out who is going to die before they are 20. Lovely.
Coffee Shop…Workplace of flustered Izzy…
Harold asks if Izzy is ok – she seems a little tired. Izzy asks if he sometimes thinks that the world is a game, and the rules change without you knowing. Wise Harold wistfully replies that the world is a funny place, and when all hope seems lost, it can also bring people back together. Izzy ponders this.
The class shares their findings. After the statistics on the age of drivers in motor vehicle accidents, Dylan decides he will be a more careful driver! The class is dismissed, but Paul wants a word with Dylan. He tells him he did good work last week, and wonders if he is up for more – a more sensitive task...is he loyal? Dylan eagerly replies that he is up for anything – he will do anything, he doesn't care who gets hurt…as long as it isn't his family…But Paul wouldn't consider that – he says that Dylan is now like a son to him.