- Janae slapping Serena.
- Karl and Izzy being startled.
Damsel-In-Distress (DID), Izzy peers out of the doorway in worry, as Knight-In-Shining-Armour (KISH), Karl enters the castle once more. On his quest of discovery, he found out that their little intruder was just a bin knocked over and apologises to his DID for being a bad KISH. Nevermind, DID is in the mood for something more fun…and tries to lure her KISH into the chamber. KISH however is a little out of breath and apologies, but DID understands completely.
Dave wraps his green dressing gown around him tightly, as he's about to march over to the Scummins to give them a good talking about the politics of living in Ramsay Street! Thuggery is not tolerated. Serena tries to get him to stop, but Lil agrees that this sort of behaviour isn't the way to go. They cause such a ruckus that they awake Harry…with his own blue flanny dressing gown. David lets him in on TheSlap and his action plan, but Harold is against it.
DAVID: What else am I suppose to do? Stand by while they turn Erinsborough into a ghetto?
Calmly, Harold replies of course not but Janelle Timmins is a master at shouting matches and it wouldn't really solve anything either.
HAROLD: Oh David she'd have you for breakfast. Screaming matches and empty threats? That's what she's good at!
He suggests they sleep on it and tomorrow, with logic and level headed thinking on their side, they just may get their point across to the Timmins clan.
The sun is shining, so it must be morning and we pan down to a snoozing Dylan. He must know it's morning too, ‘cause he abruptly wakes up and resumes his “spying” on Karl and Izzy.
The target's approaching. She's wearing the same things as last night. She's looking a bit mussed up. She's doing something to the doc. They're leaning close. She's just giving him a kiss. Ooh ahh, it's a full on pash. Now she's, she's sort of got him around the neck.
Outside Karl's Car
Meanwhile, Izzy and Karl enjoy a little morning banter. She giggles last night was the best and Karl agrees wholeheartedly! They've got to get off to work and such, with Izzy needing to grab her stuff…but Karl interjects and asks her to stay…for good…move back in! He's sure, and they lean in for a kiss before he drives off.
Dylan notes Karl drives off and Izzy's about to head back in to…but doesn't. Dylan quickly ducks. (I guess Paul didn't think to give Dylan a spycar with tinted windows)
Izzy backs up and peers around the street.
“Whooo…” is the noise he makes into the voice-recorder.
Janelle (in her lovely bright blue dressing gown) can't believe the nerve of David accusing Janae of such violence! He's not! Janae slapped Serena and needs to be dealt with.
JANELLE: Wooo…it's playground stuff!
Lil asks Janelle (as a mother) if she wants her children solving problems this way…then turns to Janae for some understanding.
DAVID: (quietly correcting her) Janae.
LIL: I know you're upset about what happened. But Serena is really really sorry and you know, it's actually between her and Stingray.
JANAE: So butt out then?
LIL: Yeah butt out then!
Things are about to get heated, when good old life-coaching Lyn simply asks if Janae should just apologise. Janelle won't have a bar of that though, no one has the right to talk to her like that in her own home! (figuratively speaking) Before Dave and Lil leave, he throws a few choice words – next time he will call the police and “who knows what they may find out!” Janelle looks a little scared for a moment, before realising David is just calling her bluff.
It's Paul's class and he asks Stingray if Dylan will be joining them. He shrugs it off, he's not his keeper. Paul steps outside for a moment – telling those in the class who haven't done their homework to do so in 5 minutes.
Dylan's Car/Erinsborough High
Dylan's busy…doing something as his mobile rings. It's Paul of course, wondering where he is. No worries, he's been spying on Izzy for the entire night…though obviously doesn't spot Izzy right now…running up to the car.
PAUL: Good good and where is she now?
(Izzy snatches the phone)
IZZY: She is right here
PAUL: Who is this? What's going on?
IZZY: Well Paul. I am shocked. Using a school student to do your dirty work? You really will stoop to any level won't you? Let me tell you, you're never gonna find what you're looking for so why don't you call off your lackey friend and let him get back to school.
(throws the phone to Dylan)
What an idyllic scene…Janae is painting toe-nails. Bree reads and Oscar eats a piece of toast. The two girls are so absorbed that all requests by Lyn to do some chores goes unnoticed. Sighing, Lyn picks up Oscar and sees Janelle cooking up brekkie though she's forgotten to put the exhaust fan on, thus it's very smoky. Lyn cautiously brings up the Janae topic, wondering if she's been reprimanded for her behaviour? Her own experience with daughters if that they need to know there are consequences…
JANELLE: And I've told her. If she hits anyone again, she's not too old for the back of my hand!
Nodding, Lyn suggests a routine? When are they starting school? Janelle asks Janae, who in turn doesn't know. Then remembers when she called up they aren't taking enrolments for 2 weeks! Bree agrees – she called up the school too! Janelle believes it to be true “cause Bree's never told a lie in her life.”
Lyn says she's going to go now and Janelle asks if she could “be a mate and cover for her” as she's feeling seedy. She just needs some coffee and grease into her before work. Lyn doesn't know…when someone's away it puts a strain…Janelle protests she's not a shirker! She just needs an hour or two to be decent. Reluctantly, Lynnie agrees.
Lil and Paul have a business meeting. Or at least Lil is trying to run by ideas about an auction, or a masked ball. Paul is just staring at Lil, possibly daydreaming. He finally snaps out of it, and agrees with the ball idea – they could even have a masquerade! … a sign he wasn't listening as Lil suggested that before.
(Lil takes a sip of her tea and grimaces)
PAUL: Yeah, the 5 sugars you put in there probably didn't help.
LIL: You were counting!?
She's a little flustered, and goes up to leave. She'll ah, check her diary for their next meeting. Leaving, she only makes it around the corner before sighing at herself.
Paul however just picks up her cup with Lil's lipstick mark, gazing at it. He little daydream is interrupted by Dylan who has run around and makes a bit of a ruckus when sitting down.
The General Store
Janelle who looks a little weary half-heartedly asks the girls to share the food. Lil and David walk in but she asks the girls to zip it. Bree jumps up as she's going to do a bit of “window shopping”. She runs her fingers across the stationary, grinning at Harold.
Paul wants to know why Dylan was so distracted last night and screwed up this morning.
DYLAN: This chick distracted me.
DYLAN: No, not exactly.
PAUL: And is she worth it? “This chick”? Hey? Is she worth you passing this opportunity that I'm passing you on a silver platter.
DYLAN: I don't know.
PAUL: Let me set you straight there – she's not. No woman is.
DYLAN: Yeah, I know. But…
PAUL: She's in your head and you can't get her out.
DYLAN: Pretty soon I'm gonna have to start charging her for rent!
PAUL: Yeah well, the way I see it. I have a choice. See, my head's telling me to let you go. But, my heart is saying “why don't you give him a second chance he deserves it”? So what's it to be Dylan. Head or heart?
The General Store
David is extremely worried about council business, but can't tell Lil.
LIL: What? Are the boyscouts refusing to paint house numbers on the curb again?
Bree holds up a packet of lollies and is dumbfounded by the price Harold's asking for it! Annoyed Lyn walks in and heads straight over to Janelle, asking why she's not at work. They're overrun and need help. Janelle's so sorry, she was about to come when she felt a “sudden wave of nausea”. She doesn't want to spread it around you see and asks Janae to help her up as she's too dizzy. Lyn shrugs, so she'll just do the hair cutting and sweeping? All sarcasm goes unnoticed, and Janelle thanks her dearly as she hobbles out of there. Bree sweetly bids Harold goodbye.
Lyn does a dramatic sigh, asking Harold for a pick-me-up. But he's too distracted by the worried looking David.
David mutters to Lil it's a diaster. A complete disaster! She tries to comfort him, it can't be that bad and the residents of Ramsay Street always band together…
DAVID: Soon…there may no longer be a Ramsay Street.
The entire Timmins clan is around the telly, eating and mucking about. They don't hear Lyn come in, but take notice when she switches the tv off. After getting their attention, she announces a few new house rules!
LYN: Everyone is responsible for their own mess. And that applies to every area of the house. If you take clothes off, you put it away in your room or you put them in the wash. Dishes, are not to be left anywhere but in the kitchen. Once you've finished using ‘em, you wash ‘em, you dry ‘em, you put ‘em away! Dinner is to be eaten around the table and not in front of the tv. There are no exceptions to that! Homework is to be done before dinner and completed before that tv goes on. And there is to be no slapping, hitting or violence of any sort. No one is to sleep over unless you ask me first. Does anyone have any problem with any of these things? Good! Now clean up this mess.
She also spoke to Susan, there are no problem with enrolments so Janae and Bree are good for school. Lyn throws them their blue uniforms.
Lil and Serena talk about the whole Boyd/Stingray situation. She really didn't mean to do it…but she couldn't stop thinking about Boyd. Nor did she think her secret would get out. Lil wants to know how she feels about Stingray…but truth be told, Serena has no idea.
SERENA: I really like him. But I don't' think I could live up to this idea he has of me.
LIL: Some men do that and turn their women into goddesses.
Serena laughs she's just not ready for that – and Lil agrees! She's 16 and is suppose to be having fun.
LIL: Teenage romances aren't mean to last.
SERENA: But yours did.
SERENA: You don't regret it do you? You know, being so young.
LIL: No. No. No…
Apparently if you say something three times it binds it into truth. I wonder who Lil is trying to fool.
What a nice family atmosphere as the Scummins all eat their dinner…in silence. Bree and Janae are scoffing down their corn cobs particularly fast.
JANELLE: You girls got a train to catch or something?
They are full soon and are about to leave, when Lyn stops them. Nobody can leave the table until they're all finished remember.
JANAE: But The O.C's on!
Lyn politely asks if anyone would like seconds and Stingray does, whilst grinning at his sisters.
The girls are about to leave again, they ALWAYS watch it, but Janelle tells ‘em to shut it and sit down.
JANELLE: Sit down the both of you and try and catch some manners.
They will sit together and talk like “proper families” do. Resume to silent eating. Janelle wants the salt from Dylan, but he's too distracted as well. Lyn tries to get the conversation flowing by asking if anyone has seen Boyd…Stingray did, but he was “busy” with Sky. Dylan's interest suddenly perks up and he mutters that Boyd's with the wrong chick. Stingray dares him to repeat what he said.
DYLAN: Boyd and Sky don't fit. Boyd and Serena sure, but not Sky.
STINGRAY: What did you say cookie pusher?
DYLAN: Boyd should dump Sky and get it off with Serena!
The “no violence” rule goes out the window as Dylan and Stingray wrestle over the kitchen table.
Paul tries to get David's attention, but the poor man is still distracted by doom and gloom. He mentions it's a council issue, something to do with the environment…they are going to get an “expert in the field” to hopefully clarify things tomorrow. Paul sighs, and yes, he knows the man. He did know about the water table rising too…
PAUL: Yep yep. His tentative projects show that the entire area is going to be completely under water in 10 years.
DAVID: Oh no. Why didn't you say anything?
PAUL: I didn't want to create mass panic. Well people would be rushing out to sell their houses for the 10th of the value. Mind you, that could be the only option. Unless of course you think our option is more viable. Which I hope you do. We'd really like you on board for this one David. We'd really like your expertise.
Pulling out some highly confidential blueprints, he shows David the “new look Erinsborough complete with water views.” It basically has 3 “wetland ponds” around greenlands and the houses/apartments situated around it. Ramsay Street is where “Wetlands Pond 1” is.