- Harold and Serena telling Lil to come home.
- Izzy telling Paul she knows his secrets.
Izzy's Office (yes, this scene was reeeally this long!)
Paul tells Izzy that she's got him – he shot JFK. But Izzy thinks his ‘charm' is quite ‘distasteful.' Paul gives in and asks what he has done, and Izzy drags out Santa's naughty list – looks like it's coal for Paul this Christmas – tsk tsk. She starts with ‘Little Miss Idaho,' aka Lee Thomas, and his shifty dealings. He thinks she can't prove it, but he's forgotten she graduated from Spy School with Honours – Agent!Izzy has got the emails, the incriminating photo's…but the best thing of all…”The missing diamonds?” guesses Paul…no Paul. No. It's the missing gloves…da dum! Now, Agent!Izzy knows that Paul could afford to buy himself another pair, but none as…special, as these ones. These ‘special' gloves are the ones that link him to both arson, and murder.
Paul laughs and tells her she's been watching too many cop shows, but he's not getting out of it that easy, oooh no. Paul tries to use the excuse that he wasn't even there the night of the fire, but Izzy is quick to point out that it's a bit too obvious that he didn't just happen to arrive the next day to play saviour to the poor lost souls of Erinsborough.
Izzy has a theory – he wanted the property, but knew that Harold and Lou wouldn't sell. A box of matches, a few oily rags…but it must have put a dent in his day when ‘crazy old Gus' interrupted…because that's what happened, isn't it? Izzy points out that no one needs to know about this, but it's a pity about the button. Paul applauds. Nice one Nancy Drew. However, he doesn't think her story will cut in court – the gloves are a nice one – did she think that up all by herself. Izzy lowers her voice…
IZZY: I scanned the button, and sent a copy of it with everything I know to my solicitor. So if anything were to happen to me, the truth is my legacy.
Paul still doesn't know whether to believe her. Izzy says she always knew he was a bad boy, but can't believe he would stoop to killing a ‘sad mentally ill man.' Paul tries to come back at her by saying that she has secrets herself, but Izzy says that there is lying, and then there is murder – looks like she'll be getting to heaven first! She says she did all the snooping for fun, but Paul is scared now. He wants to know what it will take to keep her quiet.
Janelle is happy to have the Timmin's kids together under a roof that isn't a caravan roof, and wants to celebrate by having a ‘proper tea' ie, nothing frozen. But the girls are quick to point out that she can't cook to save her life – last Christmas they had to sr@pe the burnt chook out of the microwave. But Stingray says maybe Dylan could ‘stick on the frill apron' as he is by far the best cook in the family. Dylan decides he will make a roast, but the budget is a little tight. Janelle apologises, but the girls say it's ok, they don't mind.
PAUL: You're really enjoying this aren't you?
IZZY: Who needs television?
He asks what she wants – money? No, he's splashed enough of that around already. However the loan for the Bar is now a donation – she owes him nothing. She also wants him to stay away from Karl and her family – if he hurts the people she loves she'll take him down. And as for her little secrets, they are to stay in the vault.
IZZY: Are we clear?
He batts his eyelids and asks if there is anything else, but she says he has to be joking – the only reason she stayed with him for that long was so that she could dig up all the dirt she needed. Oh Paul how we love watching you squirm. He thinks he should leave before he does something unwise. Good idea, Pauly Boy. He makes a hasty exit, but not before Izzy the UN Negotiator warns him that his dealings with ‘Little Miss Idaho' had better not affect her family or friends businesses.
Paul's Hotel Room
Paul smashes his breakfast tray down across the bed in a fit of rage. He is looking for his next defenseless victim when Lil knocks on the door, asking what's going on, and if he is alright. He says he is, he just had a bit of an accident with the breakfast tray. Lil asks who won, and then asks what is really going on. Paul feeds her some story about Chrissie using their son to get at him. Lil comforts him. She is sorry his son can't see what a good person he is. Good? Pah.
David is sitting with his arms folded, moping like a great big…mope. Harold comes in and David tells him he doesn't know what he is doing – all he can think about is Lil. Harold starts to talk about ho he can get her back, when Bree and Janae enter, looking shifty, and begin putting food into their bags. David pours his little heart out, but Harold is distracted by Bree and Janae. He excuses himself from MelodramaticDave™ to serve some customers, who Janae pushes in front of, complaining that the prices are too high, but Harold feels they are very reasonable, and no, he doesn't give credit to new customers. Janae puts on her best seductive voice, and asks “not even for a little sugar?” Poor old Harry is horrified, so Janae changes her tune – her parents have just lost their jobs because the factory closed down. You know, the one that closed down! So the family hasn't had a decent meal for over a week. Sob. Good old big hearted Harry parts with a Lasagne, meanwhile, Bree continues loading up her bag with food.
Stingray comes in asking where the girls have been – Janelle has been looking for them. Stingray introduces the girls to ‘Hazza – just about the best guy you can meet around here.' Aww, what a sweetie. Harold looks strangely and says their mother must be…uh…very proud.
Paul's Hotel Room
Lil is helping Paul clean up the breakfast tray. He pours her a cuppa, and asks how she is adjusting to hotel life. She replies that she is actually quite liking the time to herself. Paul says that's not a crime – it is pointless running back home if it doesn't feel right. Lil asks when he knew the wheels had started to fall off his relationship – lately she finds it so hard to get close to David. Paul replies that there was plenty of love in the beginning – but people grow apart. He asks if she is sure she still wants to be with David. Lil isn't sure what she is going to do.
Harold picks up the basket that the Timmin's girls swiped the food from, and realises that it is almost empty. Izzy comes in and asks if everything is alright. Harold could have sworn there were more Jam Fancies! Izzy says the new store is very impressive, and Harry is glad she likes it – but there is one thing missing…their little double act. He tells her if the Bar doesn't work out for her, she could always come back and work with him. Harold tells Izzy he went to see Karl earlier, and that someone is going to have to spend some time with him before he cuts himself off from the world completely – the heart attack seems to have knocked the confidence out of him. Izzy doesn't want him to resent her for pushing him – he is a lousy patient! But Harold suggests what if she were to help Karl without him actually knowing she was doing it. Sneaky, Harry. Sneaky.
Izzy asks if Karl is back on the no food diet – his fridge is full of food that hasn't been touched. Izzy wants to shout him lunch, but Karl is reluctant to go, even though it sounds nice. He has only been leaving the house for ‘essential appointments.' Izzy says that this lunch is an essential appointment, and he has nothing else planned anyway. He still doesn't want to go, but Izzy says that it will be fun – they will have a quick bite and then he can get stuck into ‘this whole agoraphobia thing' he has going on. He agrees to go for a drive, but Izzy says that it is such a nice day that she was going to walk, and besides, she wanted to look for…err…that…err…bracelet she lost when she was…err…jogging! Jogging? Yes – she has taken up jogging now, Karl!
IZZY: Yeah, you know the butterfly bracelet that you...err…bought me…look 5 minutes walk lets go.
Harry is getting fed up with Moping Myrtle's moping. He says it reminds him of when David was a little boy, but David points out that his wife has walked out on him. Harold understands it must be painful, but says that Dave has to do something about it. Harold gets worked up and Dave tells hi to mind his language – but he's angry, Dave – he'll say what he damn well wants! Dave can't remember the last time he talked to Lil, which frustrates Harry even more, He tells Dave to start with a little romance, and gives him a box of chocolates, telling him he'll get the flowers too.
Lil's Hotel Room
Lil is moisturizing her legs, but gets up to answer a knock on the door. She was expecting Paul room service, but it is Dave, who comes bearing gifts – flowers and choccies – and tells her that he misses her. Poor Davey and sad little puppy dog eyes tell Lil that he can't stop thinking about her, and he lost his job with Ronnie Sharp because he was too pre-occupied thinking about her. But Lil doesn't know what he wants her to say. David tells her he knows she can go on living without him, but he can't live without her. He wants her to come home. She doesn't have to answer him now, but he wants her to think about it. He tells her he is so sorry, and you can almost see the look in Lil's eyes changing from ‘Oh Davey I love you and your puppy dog eyes' to ‘must stay strong and impress Paul.' David apologises for disturbing her, and leaves. Lil looks torn.
Harold is accusing Janae and Bree of stealing the Jam Fancies, but the Timmin's won't hear about it. Janelle starts with the sop story.
JANELLE: Harold, you're a father.
JANELLE: Then you would understand the…
JANELLE: …and pain that I feel at having my children accused of something…so…
DYLAN: Plain wrong!
BREE: And immoral!
JANELLE: My children would never steal and it upsets me that you would even make such accusations, I will say good day to you.
HAROLD: Yeah well…
He leaves and Janelle cheers that they got away with it, but Scott isn't impressed. At his reaction to them lying to the neighbours, Janelle's tune changes, and she tells the girls that they can't ‘poop in their own nest.' She instructs them to go and get the food, and take it back to Harold, along with an apology. They aren't impressed, and neither is Dylan.
Karl is trying to keep up with Izzy, who is still looking for her ‘lost bracelet.' He checks his pulse, which is fine, and he doesn't feel too bad for walking a couple of Kilometre's. Izzy tells him he has to start pushing himself – a little bit of exercise each day, but he knows. He is just still scared that his heart will pack it in on him. Izzy says he can't let fear stop him from living his life, but Karl says it is a rational fear. He has stressed out all his life on overwork and nothing else – maybe he has had his last chance. Izzy tells him if he gives up now, he gives up on ‘all of this' . Karl says he knows what she is doing and he appreciates it, even if she did have to make up some story about a lost bracelet. And he tells her that she is right – there is a lot to live for. He takes her hand and thanks her for reminding him. Izzy looks genuinely sweet. Woah.
The Timmin's are sitting down for dinner – ‘2, 4, 6, 8, feed your face and don't wait!' Janelle tells them that after their carry on, there are a few things the girls need to know about the members of the street. Dylan jokes that they all wave to each other, and it is really weird. So anyway, Janelle's lowdown on the street: Max is a spunk, but hands off, because he is too old for you , plus he is married to Lynnie's daughter. That's Steph, and she's Belgium! Janelle points out that Bree could have a nice little friend in Summer, if she tries hard enough. Toadie keeps to himself, but he is on call if they ‘get in strife with the bacon.' Speaking of police, there is one living with Toadie, but he won't give them trouble, seeing as he can't actually see who is ‘chucking the rocks.' They have to be nice to Stu's ‘stick insect girlfriend Wendy.' But David next door is a stuck up snob and they should give him heaps, although they have to be nice to Serena of course. They should tread carefully around Lil, because there's ‘woohoo a bit of marriage trouble there!' Lou was the bloke they saw hosing down his driveway , and Janae asks if he and Harold are ‘you know…'
Dylan tells them to raise their hand and repeat the pact after him…
“I…your name…do solemnly swear to wave to my neighbours on the street, to lend them cups of sugar, and above all, to be nice to them at all times.”
Lil's Hotel Room
Lil is looking at a picture of David, but gets up to leave the room. As she opens the door, Paul raises his hand to knock. Lil tells him she was just coming to see him, and he closes the door behind himself, slipping the ‘Do Not Disturb' sign on. Naughty naughty.