- Lil telling David he had better not miss out on Serena's debate because of the golf, David promises he will be there.
- Carmella pulling away from Connor.
- Izzy telling Paul he is pathetic going goo-goo eyed at a married woman.
- Lil telling David she wants some time apart.
David says that this is his biggest break in years – Lil says he still broke his promise to her – if Ronnie Hill wanted him that badly, a couple of hours wouldn't have mattered. Harold randomly walks up and says that this won't help…but Dave says Lil has laid down the law. His wife won't support his business ventures – fine. If it is too much to ask, she can pack her bags. Serena comes out and asks what is going on.
Hoylands (Izzy's temporary abode)
Izzy is on the phone in a flap over some paperwork. She finishes on the phone, and Carmella and Connor arrive at the door – Connor is here for a shirt fitting for the new pub uniform, but Izzy says that isn't happening any more – she has over ridden Max's decision, as he isn't there). Connor offers to work naked, but Carmella and Izzy don't quite like the idea. With Erinsborough's own fashion sister by his side, Connor is sure he can find something, but…
CONNOR: Ok, the offer still stands. Me. Behind the bar. In my Birthday Suit. For half price. Serving drinks. Come on – what do you think?
Izzy and Carmella look sort of like a cross between someone who has swallowed a lemon and sat on a pineapple.
CONNOR: Come on girls! That was supposed to be funny!
Haha, Connor. A ha ha ha ha ha…er…
Connor says he might need to talk to Paul, and organise smile transplants for Izzy and Carmella when he is doing Stu's eyes. He tells them that Paul is funding the operation.
They point out how tragic it is that the culprit hasn't even been caught, and most of the evidence was destroyed in the fire. Except for…dum de dum…'that metal button they found under Gus Cleary.' Izzy raises her eyebrow and looks all…what could you call it? OMGWhatDoIDoWithThisRevelation-ey.
Lil has packed her bags, and Serena is running around after her, crying. She says it was just a dumb debate, and it doesn't matter. Lil says that this is about more than the debate. Serena asks David to ‘say sorry or something,' but he appears to either be mute, or have taken on a Vow of Silence.
Lil hugs and kisses Serena, and tells her she loves her, as Serena begs her not to go, but she picks up her bags and walks out the door.
HAROLD: She'll come around.
SERENA: She's gone.
Paul's Hotel Room (Izzy's other temporary abode)
Izzy and Paul are…getting frisky…but Paul pulls away – he has a meeting he forgot about. Izzy jokes that he will have to schedule her in sometime – he says what about between 7-8pm. Izzy says she'll just hang around and exploit room service.
She tells Paul that he is very much the hero for funding Stu's operation, but Paul replies that he just has good people in charge of the Helen Daniels Trust, and leaves.
Izzy dons her Agent99 gear, and begins rummaging through some drawers, looking for…er…evidence. All she finds is the hotel Bible, so her search widens to the wardrobe, where she finds…shock horror!...a pair of very familiar black leather gloves in a coat pocket. She shoves them away and makes a dive for the bed as Paul comes back in – he forgot something. Doesn't she know that's an unwritten rule of soapland?!?! He asks if she has been thinking about him, as she is flushed. As he leaves, she flops down in…what would you call that? OMGWhatShouldIDoNow-ness.
House of Trouser
Carmella and Connor are watching a movie cuddled up, but Carmella jumps up as Connor puts a hand on her shoulder, claiming she wants to get a start on dinner. Poor Connor looks sad and rejected
Liljana is looking at her wedding rings and crying. Paul comes in, surprised to see her, and she tries to hide her tears, but he gives her a hug, whispering that everything will be alright.
Dave is dusting...or something…and we can see a family photo on the shelf. He comes across a book of Lil's, and tells Serena everything will be alright (most used quote of the episode, I swear!). Harold tells Serena that they are out of Cornflower, and can she pop over to Lyn's and borrow some. He needs to have a word with David…nudge, nudge, wink, wink . Serena leaves and AngryHarry™ emerges from his shell.
HAROLD: How much do you value your marriage?
DAVID: Wha? Dad!
HAROLD: In case you haven't noticed, your wife has actually walked out on you.
DAVID: Yeah, and she'll walk back in before the…
HAROLD: Oh for God's sake – it's not a competition on who gives in first! Your marriage is at stake – the longer you stay apart, the more damage you will do.
DAVID: Dad, I know you're trying to do the right thing, and I appreciate it, but forget it. Lil loves me. She'll be back – you'll see.
Lil thinks she had better go home, but Paul seems to think a bit of distance would be better. Lil doesn't want to let the problem fester, but Paul says, going on his own experience it might be the best thing…he books her a room at Lassiter's, on him. Problem solved.
Connor is over, talking about his problems with Carmella. Karl asks if he has read up on Post-Traumatic Stress. Connor has – and he is running out of other ideas. Connor just wants to take care of Carmella, but according to Karl, she is afraid of intimacy – and the more Conner pushes her, the further he is going to drive her away.
Paul's Hotel Room, hosted by SecretAgentIzzy
And finds…oops…no…still rummaging….
Lil's Hotel Room
Paul sees her in and asks if she is hungry, but Lil doesn't think she can eat. She still thinks she should go home. Paul says if that's what she wants…but he is concerned about her – she needs to start taking care of her needs, and not just David's. She agrees, but feels guilty – there's Serena… Paul says going home would just create more tension – is that really what Serena needs?
Serena, David and Harold are sitting around the table picking at dinner. David has kept a meal warm for Lil – he still thinks she will come home any minute. Serena isn't impressed that David hasn't tried to call her.
DAVID: When she is ready to apologise…
Harold storms out – if Dave isn't going to find Lil, he is. Serena follows.
Izzy is…er…computer hacking…
Paul says that Lil is very brave, but Lil replies that maybe she is just stupid, and she is sorry for dumping all this on Paul. He phone rings, and she takes the call – it's Harold. Paul leaves.
Izzy is rummaging again, and comes across a letter, but takes another dive for the bed as Paul returns. She pretends to be asleep and ‘wakes up' – but Paul is surprised she is still there, and says he has another meeting to go to. Izzy puts on her best puppy dog eyes, but Paul really has to go. He leans in and kisses her, but is imagining it is Lil – that's right, folks – the preview tricked us again!!!
Lil, Harold and Serena are helping Harold move some things. Harold thinks that Lil should come home – there is no doubt David loves his family, and Harold is sure he would be willing to listen. Lil asks ‘then why isn't he the one here telling me this?' Lil is grateful of the support, but she isn't going to come home. Serena is upset – is it something she did? No – Lil just needs space.
Paul brings over a bottle of wine to celebrate David's new job. Paul says it is a great position, and that he had a word with Ronnie Hill and said Dave was the best man. Paul comments that there is no-one home – he thought they would all be celebrating. David says, no, it's just the usual family tension, but Paul wants to know more (because he has had a short term memory loss, you see ). David says that Lil has spat the dummy – Paul says there are bound to be slip ups when you are a good businessman like Dave, and he should be proud of his achievements…afterall, when they are filthy rich, Lil will change her tune.
Izzy has found something gross in the oven, and offers to clean it. Karl says no. Does Karl want her to go and get some DVD's. No. Takeaway? NO! NO NO NO! He has enough groceries to last him a lifetime. She agrees to a cup of tea, as long as she can make it. She notices a button is missing from Karl's shirt, and offers to take it home and sew it back on….but then she has a flashback – she is holding the gloves in Paul's room…one is missing a small metal button! The light bulb is well and truly lit, and Izzy runs from the apartment, leaving a confused, buttonless Karl standing in the kitchen with no cup of tea.
Carmella is in a state, yelling on the phone. Connor wants her to sit down and relax – she is tense, and he offers her a massage, which, to his surprise, she accepts. But as soon as he touches her, she cringes, and says it is too hard. Connor is ready to give up, but she sees his face and says he could try doing it softer…Connor massages her shoulders, while she takes up the swallowed-a-lemon-sat-on-a-pineapple face from earlier.
Izzy is rummaging again, as Paul. Clad. In. Towel. appears behind her, and she jumps. There is a knock at the door – it's Lil – Paul left his mobile behind. Izzy continues to rummage, as Paul. Clad. In. Towel. steps out into hallway with Lil. She digs out the gloves again, and sees that there certainly is a missing button. She looks all...hmmm…OMGWhatDoesThisMean…IsPaulAnArsonist/Murderer?-ey.