Boyd asking Sky not to date Dylan
Serena driving off in Dylan's car
Lil and Paul eying the red satin bed and making their way towards it
Looking mighty good is Paul, lying in his bathrobe on the deck of the yacht. Lil saunters over and gives him a knowing look, before straddling him and giving him kisses. Paul laughs she'll wear him out…though she doubts that. He sighs happily – this is everything he's ever wanted. Lil grins that it's only the beginning and the pair begin to make out.
Sky and Harold are in the kitchen, when Stinger makes a surprise (the kind where you barge into a house without knocking) visit – he's a bit angsty and looking for Serena. He wants to go into the shower when he finds out she's in there, but is stopped by Harold. Instead, Stinger and Sky have a nice chat themselves about her recent break up. Shrugging, she says they realised they were better off as mates.
SKY: As a couple we're about as well matched as the Poo and Paris!
Stinger gets a panicky look – Boyd and Serena have heaps in common! He'd even pick Boyd! Sky tells him to calm down, before Serena (head wrapped in towel) pops out. She's so sorry about yesterday, and asks how Dylan is. Oh, it doesn't matter Stinger assures – he doesn't know, nor will he find out!
You spoke too soon Stinger…Dylan presents him with two lovely surprises: a purple nurple on each side. Ouch! One for stealing the car and the other for letting his nutty girlfriend take it. Though, he quickly changes his attitude to jealously (crazy chicks go off WOO!) and wants to hypothetically know if Serena purrs. Stinger is extremely defensive and thought it was Sky he liked. Dylan slyly shrugs, he's playing it oh-so cool now.
DYLAN: Bro, you let a chick know how you feel about her and she'll have you running around her like a poodle!
Stingray can't believe he'd cause all that trouble in their relationship for nothing! He's defiant that their relationship would have ended anyway…Sky was “getting sick of the Swedish boyband look.” Stinger has another approach to the situation, guys like Dylan are caketakers for WANTING to cause trouble.
STINGRAY: There's a big difference between someone who makes a mistake and someone deliberately causes trouble.
Serena (wearer of long beaded earings) is not amused at the list of chores Harold has left. Well, young lady you should have thought about that before you stole a car! Once alone, Serena angrily tells a picture of Lil that she should be here. Her eyes turn to a big bottle of brandy…
Lil and Paul: poster couple for blissfulness as they lay their in each other's arms. It can obviously get better, ‘cause Paul magically pulls a bottle of champagne, then gestures to the gourmet lunch he planned.
Sky's over, as a mate though to see Boyd. She's gonna head off to the op shop and offers an invite…he's about to say yes (or at least it seems he wants to, just like old times huh?) but backs off after making up an excuse. Sky lets him know about a media project she has to do with Dylan…for being paired up, I mean not like that! (Freudian slip my dear)
She quickly gives him a friend kiss on the cheek before leaving…and not before meeting Janae at the door.
JANAE: I thought you and Boyd broke up
SKY: We did.
JANAE: What are you doing here then?
SKY: Aww Janae, you must be here to play with Summer. She's just in her bedroom.
Janae is straight to the point and asks if he's still together with Sky. He's not. Oh then, well she wants to hang out, maybe chill in his room? He denies her kind offer but Janae takes it the wrong way. “Don't you like girls?” Look, she was just bored and thought he might want to shoot some hoops. He finally caves, 10 minutes can't hurt.
Dylan is being all manly and smooth while he tries out his best “welcome Sky” poses. They involve him leaving against the doorframe, with a bit of his boxers showing. On his second try, he reveals his half his boxers and starts rubbing his chest with his hand…Stinger catches him in the act and starts laughing. This startles Dylan so much that his pants completely fall off.
STINGRAY: Aww dude you have no chance. Sky's like funny, wacky, freaky, funny…she's never gonna go for guy who thinks Kid Rock is a lyrical genius.
DYLAN: Just his early stuff!
He may not be book smart, but he can survive in the real world unlike some of those clowns Sky knows. Speak of the devil, it's Sky at the door – dressed in her op shop find: a red Chinese satin-like outfit. The boys' pay their compliments.
STINGRAY: You look like the love child of Christina Ricci and George Cant-stand-ya.
DYLAN: You look like a cross between a superhero and a Chinese restaurant!
Ahh…so anyway, Stinger is gonna disappear and write an essay or something while Sky and Dylan start on their assignment. She's got a brilliant suggestion – cross media ownership laws, it'll be great and Mr Robinson will hate it. However Dylan isn't so sure and wants to see the information first. He's not Boyd and has a mind of his own.
Once again, Lil and Paul are looking mighty content with themselves. He's just going to up and cast off so they can relax all they want. She grins that hasn't got her sailing outfit, but Paul is perfectly pleased with her current state of dress.
Once Paul heads outside though, he is greeted by three unsmiling men who are so ever pleased to see him. One of them (creepy man) makes a crack at how Paul seems to love other men's wives which prompts Paul to use the “leave the girl alone!' line. The men want Paul to finalise the council deal but Paul is hesitant as it's too soon. It doesn't matter, creepy man says as Lee wants it done. He gives Paul some final advice “women are such vulnerable and delicate creatures. Especially when they're in love.”
The General Store
“My pretty. My precious! Mwahaha” – well that's pretty much Lou, hunched over his computer. Harry calls him over to talk about the disappearing ice cream in their freezer. Lou grins, he is selling it! His mate will collect the insurance money and Lou can happily sell the ice-cream for profit. Harold does not approve, but their talk gets interrupted by customers…a shirtless Boyd with Janae by his side. Harry points out the unwritten dress code and asks for him to put his shirt on. Janae starts having a go, but again is pointed out by Harold she's lucky to be allowed in here!
BOYD: Harold chill, she's with me.
Janae is as pleased as punch and hops off to find a table. Harold comments how fast Boyd is moving on…but he denies they're together. It's a big brother/little sister thing, really. Janae just seemed to have a chip on her shoulder and he's trying to help her out.
Stinger soon dashes in and quickly asks Hazza if he's seen Serena, which he hasn't. And like a flash, he's out of there. Lou shows Harold the newspaper with a shocking headline: “Toxic Waste Jeopardises Wasteland Project”
I walk a lonely road, the only one that I have ever known…don't know where it goes… Well, that's Serena's current state of mind - aimlessly walking around and crying. She eventually sits down somewhere and her phone goes off. It's Stinger and he's worried. She ignores it and opens up the alcohol bottle. While crying, she pours all of it out.
“Multinationals are slowly buying every outlet of media expression…” That's great Sky, but Dylan is bored. He wants her to get to the point! Stinger quickly runs in on his search for Serena. They haven't seen her, so off he goes again. Dylan picks up the paper Stingray left behind with the toxic headline. He nods that it's time for some objective reporting and dash off.
Paul's apologetic about having to go to work, but promises a full day when they can just set sail. Lil isn't disappointed at all, in fact she understands. Though, next time a guy comes to lure him away…she won't be so forgiving! She did hear the exchange, but no details – just that he sounded so terribly serious. Paul can't believe how lucky he is and tries to explain…but she shushes him. She understands. She muses they could just set sail…but they both have lives here.
LIL: I don't need grand gestures…I just need you.
PAUL: God, if anything ever happened to you.
LIL: It won't.
Her phone goes off – it's Serena. She tries to sound optimistic, but Lil realises her daughter sounds a little…off balance. Serena laughs at how much fun socialising is with a bottle of brandy. She's with some guys…though she doesn't exactly know where they took her. Lil, still calm asks where she is and she'll come and get her but is completely rebuffed and hung up on.
Number 30 – Pool
Slow pan of Janae's leg…to reveal that she and Boyd are enjoying some sun baking by the pool. Boyd's surprised to hear of the Timmins' sneaking in and using the pool whenever they please. She wants a drink and wanders if they'd have anything good…Boyd wonders if they should go home. Janae grins, hers or his? No, he needs to go home and do homework alone. Annoyed, Janae grabs her clothes and heads off. It's his loss.
Stinger is now on the phone leaving a message to Serena's phone, he wants her to know how worried he is. Janae struts in to get her drink, though she is pretty unimpressed by the drinks Lyn buys. It's like she is in a health food store! Stinger turns to her, casually mentioning how much time she's spent with Boyd. He warns her he's not interested and totally on the rebound! He's also worried about her reputation, this hopping from guy to guy is making him dizzy. Janae gets defensive, well as if she'd be interested in his mate. Besides…she's doing it for him, this way if he's with her, Boyd won't be interested in his “precious Serena”. His phone begins to ring.
Serena tearfully apologises for not calling Stingray back, he says it's fine. But she responds it's not, nothing's okay.
The General Store
Harold and Lou ponder the future of the land, if it's useless as a wetland what can they use it for? Lou cheekily suggests it into a breeding ground for radioactive swamp monsters. Paul sombrely comes in and they ask how it could have happened. Well, as he's just come from an emergency meeting – they believe it was chemicals rusted from the pipes of the old factory. Harry is saddened for the animals, which makes Paul look quite uncomfortable.
Lil reprimands Serena for her self destructive behaviour, it isn't helping anyone. Drinking?! Serena simply states she does not care. Lil sighs and grabs her water. Stinger, who has been watching this whole time, quietly asks Serena why she's faking her drinking. All Serena wants is her mum to come home, so maybe if she feels guilty she will.
Sky and Dylan come rushing into the laundry – Dylan quickly rinsing off the bird in the sink. Sky can't believe how much it was like Armageddon down there with all those dead animals. Unfortunately they're too late to save the bird…Dylan is outraged at how an idiot could let this happen. Sky quietly agrees, but soon realises he needs to take a shower RIGHT NOW. He's been up to his neck in the chemicals.
Lil tries to tell Serena that blaming her isn't going to accomplish anything, nor will hurting herself. Serena accuses her of being selfish when she walked out, but Lil wants her to understand she doesn't. She had to be true to herself. Lil sadly shakes her head, and asks Stingray to look after her. However Serena comes running forward and apologises for lying about the alcohol, she made it all up because she just wants her to come home. Mother and daughter tearfully hug each other.