Karl telling Sindi and Stu the risks of the eye operation
Susan meeting Gary at yoga class
Boyd looking at the self-diagnosis website – Summer springs him
Sandy going off at Lyn in the salon
Janelle asking Dylan and Stinger to move in with her
Janelle waits… and waits… and waits for an answer before Stingray finally agrees. She dashes over to them and hugs them, saying she's the happiest mum alive. Dylan doesn't share her enthusiasm though. “Right, so we have one day of fun and everything's apples again is it?” Lyn tries to reason with him that Janelle's making an honest effort this time but Dylan won't listen – he's heard the same spiel before. He leaves and Janelle almost bursts into tears.
Lou is busy serving behind the counter (to a man that looks like Santa if he were on the Zone diet). Susan and Sindi are chatting away in the corner about her new fella she picked up at yoga. Sindi asks what he's like and Susan rattles off a lovely bunch of attributes and interests about our Gaz (walks along the beach, romantic candlelight dinners… paying woman to get frisky with him…). Sindi smirks at the blissful look on Susan's face, “I can't wait to sneak a peek at him!” Oh I think you've done enough already young miss. She leaves Suse to go to Stu's appointment with the eye specialist.
Summer has been taking spy lessons off her aunty and is searching the history of websites Boyd has visited on the computer. She comes across the schizophrenia one and is alarmed. Boyd barges into the lounge room and accuses her of spying on him, yelling that she should mind her own business. Steph hears all the fighting and wants to know what's going on but the both of them pretend everything's peachy keen.
Susan is complimenting Lou on the store while he wraps up her order of fish and chips. Or perhaps it's pass the parcel – how fun! Lou says he's concerned about the new bar though, he hopes it's not just a fad thing and then gets all nostalgic about his old pub. Susan leaves and passes the Timmins boys on her way out.
Stingray is trying to convince his brother that Janelle is for real this time but Dylan wants to know what his proof is. “I guess leopards don't change their undies, do they,” Stinger says, crestfallen.
Janelle's in a strop because of Dylan and apologises to Lynnie for not even asking about her billy lids moving in before she went and made a fool of herself. Lyn tells her to stop stressing and taking things out on herself. She sits Janelle down and says that they're friends – her house is Janelle's house (I was going to type that fancy ‘mi casa su casa' – my house is your house – but I don't know if it's spelt right and it could translate to ‘my foot is yellow popcorn' for all I know). Lynnie says if Janelle can sort things out with her kids they're all welcome. Heck, she's got a million rooms; she could have the whole of Erinsborough stay over. Janelle beams, “You're grouse, Lynnie. You know that?”
She jumps up to answer the knock at the door and is met by HandyAndy in a suit. Lynnie and HandyAndy make googly eyes at one another so Janelle takes that as her cue to make herself scarce. Lyn hesitantly checks outside the front door but HandyAndy tells her not worry – he and Sandy had a chat and she's agreed to leave them alone. Lynnie's over the moon.
Summer takes the laundry into the lounge room to fold but retreats when she sees Boyd there. He calls her back though and apologises for acting like a twit. She does the same and apologises for snooping, she's just worried about him. Boyd says she needn't be, his behaviour is probably just a side effect from the HgH. Summer continues her SpySister mode from earlier and tells him that it doesn't explain why he was looking at those sites before. Boyd lies and says it was for a school project.
Stingray is trying his best to get Dylan to remember the good times they had with their mum when they were little tackers. Some gems include; floor shows, Janelle singing the boys to sleep because Dwayne kept them awake shooting rats with a shotgun and buying cheap shampoo only to have her hair turn black because it was a hair dye (the label was in Chinese). Dylan is slowly won over by these charming tales and they head out of the shop.
Sindi and Stu walk in the other front door, back from the appointment with the eye specialist. He says he'll spare her the gory details but then goes on to tell her that they're going to fish around his eyeball for extra glass fragments. Ew. Stu can sense that she's worried and tells her he'll be fine.
SINDI: The specialist wasn't as big a doom merchant as Karl?
STU: Actually… Karl was pretty much spot on. There definitely are some risks.
Sindi freaks out and says that Stu can wait for a check-up in another six months but Stu says he can't last that long. “No matter what the risks are I've made my mind up.”
Connor walks into a dark house lit only with candles and asks Carmella if there was a blackout. His eyes nearly pop out of his head cartoon style when he spies Carmella wearing only a negligee. Apparently the sexy fairies have paid a visit. All the blood rushes to Connor's… feet as Carmella slinks her way over to him. They have a smooch but he misses the worried look on Carmella's face when she turns around. The CC's make themselves comfy on the couch as Carmella outlines her plans for an afternoon of sexiness. Connor asks if she's sure about taking things further. She answers him with a kiss and they start having a pash-fest in the sexy surroundings as the camera pans down to the flickering candle.
Candle, candle burning bright, will the CC's get it on tonight?
Number 30 – Home of the sexy
Carmella and Connor are still kissing. Connor again asks if Carmella is cool with everything, being the caring TV boyfriend he is and she kind of unconvincingly says she is. Their pash-fest is killed though when Stu and Sindi arrive home – much to Carmella's relief. She practically flees to the bedroom to clothe herself and says they'll go to the General Store for a bite to eat.
Connor asks how the appointment went and Stu tells him it's full steam ahead. “But once it's done you better be careful about what you get up to around here because, I'll be watching!” (Like Big Brother muah-ha-ha-ha). Carmella comes back out fully clothed and her and Connor head to the shops. “Keep your clothes on!” Stu calls out cheekily, adding in a dirty laugh for good measure.
SINDI: Stuart you can't say stuff like that.
STU: Ahh, it was just ‘keep your clothes on'.
SINDI: No I didn't mean that I meant about the operation. You're making it sound like it's going to be a breeze.
Stu says that the operation is going to go ahead regardless of what Sindi's concerns are. He adds that if she's going to be negative about everything then he doesn't want her around him. “So either you be positive or I'm going to do this on my own.”
Outside Number 28
Stingray (on a massive happiness high – not sugar induced thankfully) and Dylan come across Susan and tell her that they're going to move in with Janelle. She says it will be sad to lose them both but it's fantastic all the same – and they're welcome to visit anytime they want.
Janelle moseys on out from Lynnie's in time to hear the good news from Stingray and engulfs her boys in a hug. “You little ripper! We're going to be a happy family again!” She promises Dylan she won't let him down. And hey, you know what would just be the icing on top of the cake? Totem tennis! Seriously. Janelle has found an old kit in Lynnie's garage and encourages the boys to play for old times sake. Besides, “there's some goings on over there we need to steer clear of for a bit… nudge, nudge!” Susan looks bemused.
Janelle you liar, the sexy fairies haven't paid a visit at all. HandyAndy is playing blocks with Oscar but only succeeds in making the tower they built fall down. “Uh-oh!” Ozzy cries out – who is this impostor and where is my dad the builder? Lynnie walks in with their coffees and laughs, asking if he wants to swap jobs, as he hasn't had much experience with kids. HandyAndy pauses, “Not as much as you…” Danger! Danger Lyn Scully, danger! Sadly Lynnie doesn't catch on and starts to talk about Sandy, and talk… and talk, until HandyAndy politely asks if they could change the subject. “I was thinking maybe we don't need to talk at all…” Ooh, HandyAndy is getting randy. Lynnie likes that idea as well.
Summer is distractedly playing cards with Steph. When Steph clues in and tells her to spill, Summer tells her about all her concerns for Boyd and how he was looking at a mental illness site. Steph says she'll have a word with him but Summer flies into a tizz and begs her not to; she'll get in trouble with Boyd if he finds out she dobbed. “Summer listen,” Steph placates her, “I've just got to make sure he's okay.”
Outside the Hoylands'
Boyd is trying to adjust the weights on the weight machine but only succeeds in dropping things. Steph casually walks out and asks for a word but Boyd guesses that Summer has let slip some things to her. Steph tells him not to be angry at Summer she was just concerned. She adds that he can talk to her if he's got any worries about the side effects of the HgH, “physical… mental,” but Boyd chucks a wobbly and says he's done everything she's asked of him so why does she have to keep at him? “Why don't you just back off, the both of you,” he retorts before stalking away.
Number 30 Pool
Stu is dangling his feet in the water when Sindi walks out with a bag of rubbish.
SINDI: It's okay it's just me.
STU: Yeah I know, I can smell you.
SINDI: No, that's the stinky recycling!
STU: (chuckling) Underneath that. I can smell your beautiful perfume.
Stu tells her he can almost picture her putting it on all “dainty” like. Sindi smiles and makes her way over to sit with him. Stuey gets all romantic and gooey with her and gently feels her face.
STU: You've got a cute little button nose, delicious lips…
SINDI: Don't stop.
STU: Okay. Cheekbones like… what's that line in that song? Cheekbones like… geometry and eyes like…
SINDI: No, eyes like…?
STU: Well the line in the song goes ‘eyes like sin' but to me you're more like pools of heaven…. (Slightly concerned) Please tell me it's just you and me out here!
Sindi then has a turn herself, gently caressing Stu's face. “I'm just looking.” She kisses him and apologises for being selfish. She realises that he needs her support and not her doubts. “I want you to know that whatever happens I'm there for you every step of the way.” Stu smiles at her. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Yes, the scene was that cute.
Carmella and Connor make their way to their seats while Lou burns himself on the coffee machine. Connor brings up her keenness to get away from the house before but Carmella just says she was embarrassed about being sprung. Connor thinks that she was having second thoughts but we don't get to find out more as Lou comes along and plonks himself down for a quick coffee break. They chit-chat about how busy he's been before Carmella makes a quick getaway – there's some things at the office she needs to do all of a sudden. Lou says he hope he didn't scare her off but Connor says he didn't, “It takes very little for her to try and avoid me these days.”
Look out! HandyAndy's gotten sexy… by taking his jacket off. He hasn't even loosened his tie for heavens sake. They've just put Oscar down for a nap and are making googly eyes at one another again. HandyAndy says Lyn looks radiant and Lynnie says she feels it. “I'm happy, and relaxed and just a little bit… sexy,” she smiles. Hee! HandyAndy leans in for the pash.
Outside Number 28
Dylan and Stinger are playing totem tennis while Janelle and Susan look on from the porch. Dylan has turned the game into ‘see how many times you can aim for your brother's head with the ball' though.
Janelle thanks “Susie-doll” for doing such a fabbo job with Stingray. She thinks he's got a real chance at a good future now and that she's got some pretty big shoes to fill now. Susan says she'll be fine and Janelle hopes that she can sponge some advice off her from time to time. Susan smiles, “Door's always open for you and the boys.” (My foot is yellow popcorn).
All of a sudden a white car drives up the road, beeping and tooting like nobody's business. Janelle looks concerned, “Oh no, what's this moll want?” Turns out it's Sandy and boy is she a cranky pants. “LYN SCULLY! GET OUT HERE NOW!” Janelle, Susan, Dylan and Stingray all move forward while Lyn comes out of her house (at that delightful invitation), wondering what the heck's going on. “How dare you…” she starts but is cut off by Sandy. “How dare I? What? Care so deeply for my kids?” The camera cuts to the back of her car where we can see two young moppets looking all sad and little. Lynnie looks mortified.