- Paul learning that all the Affirmacon people have flown the coop
- Stu telling Sindi a colleague was knocked off his bike by a car
- The Timmins girls going on the run from the repo man
Ramsay Street – Timmins Car
Janelle, Janae and Bree make a bolt for the car with the two girls complaining all the way. Janae wants to sneak back and grab some makeup and clothes but Janelle won't let her. She snaps at her kids and demands that they're going to have a fun road trip. Mam, yes, mam! Eye Spy at twelve hundred hours, mam!
Paul's Hospital Room
Stu's in police mode interrogating Paul about Affirmacon. Paul tells him he thought the company was legit when he first joined but by the time he found out the truth it was too late to untangle himself from them. Stu asks if the company wanted him dead and Paul affirms this affirmation about Affirmacon. “I was never meant to leave that bush alive.”
The Timmins girls are taking a break, sitting roadside, eating some old sandwiches Janelle found under the car seat. Mmm, mmm. All is not lost though; they've got mints for dessert! Huzzah! Janae grabs one and pitches her sandwich at the nearby group of men doing some road works. Janelle sashays on over to apologise while Janae takes this as a perfect opportunity to start her documentary.
JANAE: (aims the camera at her) Oi you! Get your fat bum back here and stop flirting with those guys!
Janelle storms back and growls at her, saying she wasn't flirting.
JANAE: What were you doing with them then?
JANELLE: Just chatting.
JANELLE: The weather.
JANAE: Oh yeah, whether or not they'd like a nice piece of…
JANAE: … cheese sandwich.
Bree's getting sick of their fighting and tells them they're both the same when it comes to guys. Janelle's kind of quiet but Janae's quite adamant she's nothing like her mum. “There is no way we are the same!” she huffs.
Paul's Hospital Room
Paul's telling Stu his version of events of what happened in the bush, otherwise known as ‘Paul's Trip Into The Land Of Make-Believe'. He says that he was beaten and tied up by the Affirmacon heavies, then later on he untied himself, kicked a crony in the groiny, made a run for it but they caught up with him and pushed him over the cliff! Stu's having a hard time believing all of this, even though he wants to, and gives Paul his version of events i.e. he made a run for it when the truth came out, left his car in the bush then proceeded to jump off the cliff. Paul thinks that theory is crazy – he tells Stu if he finds Tony Corbett, and all the threatening emails he sent him, he'll have his man. Lets just hope that his emails haven't been wiped then…
Lil and David (who is working there today) are talking with Serena about her uni choices for next year. Serena wants to do something in marketing but she's worried about her marks these past couple of weeks. David and Lil say that their problems shouldn't affect her chances – David'll have a word with one of contacts to try and get her a holiday job. Serena's ecstatic and thanks her daddy. Lil's smiling but feeling kind of left out.
Paul's Hospital Room
Karl rushes in when he hears Paul having a nightmare. “Gajga! Ga! Lee le laaaargh!” he screams incoherently (I think he was saying, ‘Gah! Leave me alone! Graaaaagh!'). Karl tells him that the morphine can cause confusion. Paul wants Karl to speak to Lil for him but Karl won't hear of it, he doesn't want to cause more trouble for the Bishop family. He tries to leave but Paul wants to make a scene.
PAUL: Yeah, infidelity makes the world go round, you should know that, Karl. Or maybe you shouldn't, ay? Bedroom eyes, bedroom lies, we've all got our little secrets. You, me, Lil… Izzy.
KARL: No, no, don't you dare bring Izzy into this.
PAUL: Who says I am? Maybe it's just the morphine messing with my mind, ay?
KARL: As far as I'm concerned you are filth. I've always known that, ever since you dared to show your face around here, and now everybody else does too. And that makes me feel good. Now all I want in the world is to make you well so you can rot in jail.
Karl leaves and Paul still manages a smirk. An eeeeevil smirk.
Stu wants to know from Karl if Paul's story matches the extent of his injuries. Karl thinks Paul's story is quite fanciful and that he “could have got caught in a stampede of crazed emus” for all he knows, but finally admits that yes, apart from the arm and leg injuries, all the other boo-boos could have stemmed from being beaten up. Karl says that Stu seems to want to give Paul the benefit of the doubt, probably because he feels indebted for the eye surgery. Stu gets annoyed with this accusation and reminds Karl he's a police officer and he's able to do his job regardless of other circumstances, just as Karl is able to treat Paul “even though you hate his guts.”
Block Of Toilets – Middle Of Nowhere
The Timmins gals leap out of the car busting for a wee when they find out the toilets are locked for maintenance. Janelle suggests they all find themselves a nice tree to crouch behind but the girls are disgusted.
Janae turns the camera on her mum and sister as they have a chat about the spelling bee. Janelle says Bree should have more confidence in herself, why; she could be the first female Prime Minister! Janae wants to know why she couldn't be and Janelle replies that she thinks about boys too much. Bree takes this the wrong way and thinks her mum is calling her ugly.
JANELLE: Now, don't say that or I'm just going to get cross.
JANAE: Why should you get cross? You just called her ugly and me a slag!
Janae and Bree crack it, jumping back in the car saying they want to go home. “You're a moll of a mother!” Janae cries. Janelle starts to walk off and they ask where she's going. For a wee behind a tree of course!
JANAE: Oh that's gross.
BREE: (yells after Janelle) Yeah, I bet she gets bitten ON HER FAT BUM!
Their bladders soon overtake their fear of widdling behind a tree though and they run after their mum, trying to find their own outdoor bathroom.
Stu's continuing with his one-man investigating coup by trying to find out information from Lil. Lil admits she knows nothing. Stu reiterates that there was nothing to suggest Paul was being threatened then? – This jogs Lil's memory, there was that one time where she thought they were being followed but Paul just told her she was imagining things (says he who sees Halluc-Lil-lations). He got her to drop him off at Southbank (near Crown Casino) after that though. “Crawling with surveillance cameras,” Stu chimes in.
LIL: Stuart is Paul telling the truth here? Was he being threatened by somebody?
STU: I'm starting to believe he may be the victim.
Lil looks slightly startled.
Stu walks in with Sindi in tow (and lets all take a minute silence here in memoriam for the ostrich that died to make Sindi's top… thanks) and tells her how torn he is over Paul's case. Sindi tells him not to worry, he's got his new undercover job to think of now! Stu's all, ‘Yeah, I'm kinda not taking that now. I feel kinda bad my colleague dude got hit and stuff', and Sindi's all, ‘I ran OVER him for NOTHING? … Erm, I mean why, baby?' Stu doesn't feel it would be right and there'll be other opportunities but Sindi thinks he deserves it for all the hard work he does. “I just think that some dreams should come true.”
Harold strides past them taking us into the new scene happening in the kitchen. David and Serena are hovering over the stove (I hope the customers like hair in their soup cause Serena ain't wearing no hair net) making a new concoction to serve to the masses because Harry's cauliflower soup was kind of rank. He asks them what their own soup is called. “Lets just say it's a Serbian surprise,” Dave and Serena grin.
Hospital – Paul's Hospital Room
(Hey is that Jenny from the GS waiting for a doctor?). Lil barges through the corridors to see Paul with Karl trying to stop her. “Where are you going after everything he's done to you?” Lil looks defiant. “I have to see him, Karl. I have to ask him questions.”
She walks through the door and stands by Paul's bed while Karl shakes his head and walks off. Paul asks if she's real and smiles when he sees he's not Halluc-Lil-lating. He says he's missed her and that he's sorry, reaching out his hand to hold hers. Lil remains rigid though and doesn't placate him. “I came here because I have to hear this from you. The truth Paul. All of it.”
Paul is wishing he could mend his leg and make a run for it.
Paul's Hospital Room
Lil wants to know every detail of everything Paul's done since he's been back in Erinsborough.
PAUL: The details are meaningless.
LIL: (gets upset) Don't tell me the details are meaningless. You came into my life and you turned it completely upside down. Now I need to know, I need to know who you are.
PAUL: You know who I am.
LIL: No I don't.
PAUL: Yes you do. You know the real me, Lil. I never knew that existed until I met you.
When he gets out of hospital he wants them to go to Europe but Lil angrily tells him they're not going anywhere, “we're finished.” Paul says he needs her and loves her and that she loves him. Lil agrees with that but it doesn't mean anything if she can't trust him. She says he'll be in her prayers and tearfully leaves the room, saying goodbye. Paul hoarsely cries out for her to wait but she rushes off down the hallway, tears streaming down her face.
Roadside – Even Further Down the Track
Janelle has been stopped by a police officer for speeding much to her chagrin. She also gets told off for Bree not having her seatbelt on. “Children should remain buckled up at all times,” Mr Plod says, “maybe you should be more of a responsible parent.” Oh. Dear. Count down to Janelle explosion: 5…4…3…2…1…
JANELLE: (bursts out of car) You think this is easy do ya? Well I've got news for you, buster, this is the hardest job on the planet! I tell them one thing and they ignore it, I tell them another and they do the opposite just to get up my nose!
And on her tirade continues until Mr Plod fears enough for his own safety from the psycho mum to let her off with just a warning. Janae and Bree, who have clambered on to the car roof to witness this fracas, congratulate her on scaring the cop and not getting a ticket. Janelle looks devilishly pleased with herself too.
Random extras are shown hoeing down into David and Serena's special Serbian soup. “Look at them,” Serena exclaims, “they're not even talking they're just eating!” Have you just met the random extras, dude? That's all they ever do. Harold's impressed with his son and granddaughter's culinary skills.
Lil walks in wondering what all the fuss is about and David invites her in to the kitchen to have a taste of the soup. Serena hovers in the background while Lil samples the food. “Aw yum! That's my (insert delicious Serbian foodstuff Carly can't spell here)!” Dave smiles, “Actually now it's my (insert delicious Serbian foodstuff Carly can't spell here).” Lil wonders how he made it so good and David stares lovingly at her, saying he must have paid close attention to the master. Serena continues to hover in the background with a beaming smile of ‘my parents are still in lurve!' on her face.
Sindi has taken on the revolting job of cleaning out the fridge and holds a dish up to Stu, asking him what's in it.
STU: It's a little universe for countless, million lives.
He sits down at the table with the paper and comments on the article about Trent's hit and run. “A metallic blue Sedan was seen speeding from the accident…”
The sinister music of ‘My Fianceé is a Psycho, Yo!' starts up as Stu's eyes glaze over. FLASH! We see a shot of Suse's car. FLASH! Close up of the scratches on Suse's car. FLASH! Scratches! Stu can see scratches galore! Meanwhile, Sindi has been rambling on about the grossness of the fridge and startles Stu out of his flashback gaze. He hands her the tea towel she was after and looks pensive.
Paul's Hospital Room
Two doctors leave Paul's room while Karl walks in taking their place. He starts to talk about Lil but stops when he sees Paul looking all sweaty and distraught. He asks if the doctors are any good and Karl replies they're the best in their field.
PAUL: I want a second opinion.
KARL: Well I doubt you'll get any better. Paul, what is it?
PAUL: (tries to stay manly and not cry) They say if I want to live they're going to amputate my leg.