- Toadie letting Stu know his scepticism over his upcoming marriage to Sindi.
- The adoption guy informing Steph and Max their small chances of adoption.
- Dylan laying his feelings for Sky on the table.
Dylan's huge declaration of love has left Sky feeling a bit…gobsmacked. She tries to say it's a bit sudden, but he disagrees. He knows how he feels and shouldn't she…? Sky replies she does know! But it's a bit soon, given her past relationship. Dylan offers to wait as long as she needs, but she still explains it's not that simple. Problems like Paul, or his anger…she not need to continue on though, ‘cause Dylan gets the message loud and clear. He's sorry for saying anything and stalks off home.
Quick pan of the household and it's well, a huge mess. Wrappers and food littered on every surface. Janae explains to her mum that she's really starting to fall for Boyd…but he won't take the bait every time she tries to show her true feelings. Never worry though! Janelle's got some great advice.
JANELLE: Hang around long enough and he'll forget why he was knocking you back in the first place!
Cut to the lounge where Stinger is lying in more filth whilst playing a video game. Dylan huffs in, visibly annoyed but directs his anger towards his brother and the state of house. Janelle overhears and announces she's finally made her point! She went on strike ‘cause they didn't realise what sort of work she did around here. (not mentioning how Lyn probably does most of the cleaning) She orders the boys to clean! Their sister is exempt as she went to a special dinner and did not try to stop her from seeing Bree at the spelling bee. While they do it, she and Janae will go spend some time together. Of course they object, but there's nothing more they can do except take it out on each other. Which is what Dylan does when Stinger mutters he opened his big fat mouth. (purple nurples again, OUCH!)
MAX: I might have to take you home and help you out of those overalls. Hey, we've got certain dress standards here we have to uphold.
STEPH: Do I know you?
Er…no, this isn't a Stax fanfic, it's SuaveSexyMax. He gleefully tells her the Department of Human Services called and…they're on the list! Lou pops over having heard their yells of excitement. Max asks if Lou could take a photo, as they need one for the Adoption Agency.
Connor (dressed in his spritely green leotard) practises his wrestling moves with a dummy, but to avail. He whines to Toadie why couldn't he practise again?
CONNOR: Why can't you just picture me as Eva?
Mr Toadie, dressed in a HUGE sombrero and drinking his colourful drink just gives him a Look. Stu wanders in, annoyed that the bank turned him down for a loan. Connor jokes that he'll need his cash ready – as Sindi will probably turn into a Bridezilla. Scary music plays. Horse drawn carriages, hundreds of guests, big posh reception centre…Dum, dum daaaah.
Sky and Boyd talk, as much as a former-serious-couple-in-a-relationship-who-are-now-trying-to-be-just-friends…can. He guesses Dylan is on Sky's mind and she weakly agrees. She lets on that they kissed last week.
STINGRAY: So, was this a kiss on the cheek. Or are we talking full aerobic action with all the trimmings?
Dylan (as the boys clean, hehe) replies it was enough of a kiss, but he's utterly confused as to why she's all cold. Stinger can fill in the gaps – the chicks here are snobs and think they're all caketakers. He should know, he dumped Serena.
Boyd is well, surprised. Dylan doesn't look like the type she'd usually go for. He's a bit…of a thud. Sky defends this, but agrees he's not the usual type she'd go out with. There's a bit of silence, but Boyd muses it's a similar thing with Janae. If she was not Stingray's little sister…It's not Sky's turn to be surprised. He is joking, isn't he?
The General Store
Steph's out of her dirty overalls and into a colourful sundress, complete with headband and poses so Max can take a picture of her behind the counter. He can't take it though, ‘cause Janae does not play the considerate bystander and walks through the flash to get to her table.
Janae explains to her Janelle she just wanted to know what was so great about Sky which is why she broke in.
JANELLE: You're gorgeous just the way you are.
JANAE: Yeah right.
JANELLE: I'm serious, you're a dead set hottie!
She promises to take her shopping once she puts some money together. Lou, again pops over to the table and flashes his dinky credit card – “Cashed Up!” Ones like these don't care about dodgy credit pasts (…even if their credit rating is on the ‘critical list') and even get same day approval. Janelle wants to know more, MORE!
Sky wants to leave, but not before she and Boyd have a heated exchange. He rubs it in she can't take him being with someone else. No, it's not that – it's just Janae.
SKY: I dunno Boyd. I just find Janae a bit…rough around the edges. A bit immature.
BOYD: Unlike her witty, intelligent big brother?
He goes off about Dylan and he's a crim, having spent his life behind bars.
SKY: Oh Boyd that is so middle class. Listen to yourself!
Of course it is, ‘cause that's what he is and that's what she is! Sky fires back to find something in Janae other than her looks. He blankly replies she's not stuck up unlike someone he knows! They both bitterly laugh that this friend thing could have worked.
The boys eat some of the gourmet food which Toadie got paid with, instead of cash and watch wrestling. Connor cheekily suggests one of the wresters worked better when he was teamed up…finally Toadie cracks! He'll do it! He'll partner Connor as long as he shuts up.
Sindi enters the ring and oohs over the bubbly. They offer it to her as they've had enough.
CONNOR: It makes me all giggly and flirtatious.
She has come over to talk details of the wedding. Uh oh and the boys exchange their looks. But never fear, all Sindi suggests is a quick trip to a registry office, then have a couple of mates over to party and let Harold do all the catering!
Max and Steph pose for the camera.
BOYD: One, two…you want some ham with that cheese?
Max isn't pleased with the picture though, he thinks he's like a serial killer! But the others disagree, citing it's ah, very natural. A solid, dependable father figure. Steph is pleased none the less and goes off to email it.
Alone, Max asks Boyd to spill it. The fact he ate six dim sims was a dead give away that something was up. He tells of his fight with Sky…he thought it'd stop once they'd broken up
MAX: The road from love, all the way back to friendship is kind of a rocky one.
He asks Boyd to take Bobby's advice about exes with a huge grain of salt. If it doesn't work out with Sky, don't worry about it so much. Boyd ponders this…then brings up the issue of age differences. Does it really matter? Of course it does…but Max knows what he thinks anyway. i.e. if you really like them than it does not matter.
MAX: But if you're telling me you have a crush on one of Summer's friends…then we're gonna have a little bit of a problem.
BOYD: Yeah, good one.
DYLAN: (grabbing Harvey's front paws, making him dance) Follow my lead mate and you'll have all the bitches after you!
STINGRAY: Gonna let me cut in or what, huh?
DYLAN: Not until I've shown in the foxtrot.
STINGRAY: He's a dog you idiot, dogs hate foxes!
Janelle and Janae saunter on in, visibly impressed with the cleanliness of the house! There's even a fresh flower arrangement. She hopes they have an understanding now and oh yes, they do. Well then, with that done she orders the fellas to come in…with their brand new, 106cm, split screen plasma television! She explains her investment in a little plastic fantastic.
Connor and Toadie are watching some Irish program complete bagpipe music blaring while Sindi and Stu talk wedding talk in the corner. She'll invite her parents…if they're not too busy and Penny…if she can get time off work. Stu's all happy though a little skeptical none the less, but she's gotta go. She's got casserole and of course the boys are more than welcome to come.
TOADIE: (passing background comment) Have you seen the Stepford Wives?
Stu comes over to gloat and grab apologies from Connor and Toadie but unfortunately his joy doesn't last for long.
TOADIE: You just fell for the oldest trick in the book.
STU: Oh. Here we go, give it to me Mr Cynical.
TOADIE: She's officially on record now, as saying that she wants a microscopic wedding. You were the one that said you wanted the bigger – so now anytime she suggests anything, all she has to do is remind you that it was your idea. I'd hide the chequebook if I were you.
Ramsay Street (morning)
Sky has a good full on perve a half naked Dylan while he washes his car. Close shot of Dylan's abs and stomach…Janae (also equally dressed in micro shorts and a skimpy midriff top) fiddles with the mail.
What am I suppose do, I don't want to be with you. Nothing left for me to say, I'm going my own way…
Boyd informs Steph he's gonna go skating and spots the Timmins' in the middle. He gets eye contact with Sky…so it's a full on triangle. Sky, Boyd and the two Timmins' in the middle.
What am I suppose do, I don't want to be with you. Nothing left for me to say, I'm going my own way
Janae sees Boyd and looks frustrated and decides she's going to ride off on her bike.
I'm going my own way. I'm going my own way.
Finally using her nerve, Sky walks up to Dylan.
SKY: Hey um, I like your bodywork Dyl.
SKY: And your car's pretty hot too.
After saying this, she gives Boyd a knowing look. He understands and nods to himself…then skates off.
Stu wants to know if Connor owns a decent suit, ‘cause he needs him to be a best man at the wedding – of course he does and happily accepts.
STU: A man needs a real mate by his side on a day like this.
He leaves and Connor asks why can't Toadie be happy. Toadie can't as this wedding is a farce and will be the biggest mistake of his life.
Sky is still standing quite close to Dylan and will not leave.
DYLAN: One minute you're hot, the next minute you're cold. I can't keep up with ya.
SKY: Yeah, I'm hot and cold. And today you're hot.
But isn't she too good for him? Did not want to be with him? Sky shakes her head, she never said those things. She was however, impressed with how he put his heart on the line like that. Sky believes they should be friends and see what happens from that. Dyl's fine with this and even hands her some stuff to help with the waxing of his car…
Max gets off the phone, looking fairly shocked. He informs Steph the adoption people showed their profile to a young woman and she likes it! They have to do an interview so they shouldn't get so excited…but who are they kidding? They joyfully hug, hurrah!