- Paul telling Izzy they are two of a kind.
- Conner tells Serena he loves her.
- Paul telling Izzy's lawyer he will pay him tomorrow, and the lawyer threatening him.
Lil and David tell Serena they are happy for her and Connor, much to Serena's surprise. They just want her to be happy. They still think there are a few things to discuss, however, and they remind her that Connor is a lot older, and he is a father – he has responsibilities to Maddie. Serena says she knows, and she doesn't mind playing second fiddle sometimes – it is good that Connor puts his family first. Joe pipes up, saying she has a good point, but apologises after he gets ‘the look'. Harold comes out wrapped up in his dressing gown, wanting to know what time it is, because the music from the Good Ship Pizzy seems to be getting louder. David gets up and Lil asks where he is going.
DAVID: The Playboy Mansion. I'm going to tell the one legged Hugh Heffner what he can do with his doof-doof.
LIL: You leave his doof-doof alone.
Lil says it is exactly what Paul wants, so don't take the bait. Harold wants to call the cops, but Joe doesn't think it is a good idea. He says Paul doesn't have anything against him, so he'll go over and give him a piece of his mind. Dave is all ‘yeah, go J-Meister!' but Joe is all ‘yeah, I'll just go over and part-ay the night away!'
Pizzy's Playboy Mansion
Joe is boogying on down, while…alcoholing on down LOL. He tells Paul it is a great party, and Paul says he is glad he could make it. Meanwhile, Sky is asking Dylan if they can leave yet. Dylan thinks he owes it to Paul, but Sky says he owes him nothing. Paul comes over and Dylan says they are thinking of leaving. Paul wants Dylan's advice on something, but he says it can wait till the morning. Izzy tries to butt in and dance with Paul, but Paul pushes her away, because he is in the middle of something. Sky says they are leaving anyway, and drags Dylan out the door.
Sky asks Dylan what adventures he has planned for them, and Dylan thinks the moon is perfect for a moonlight stroll. Sky is like ‘that's all?' but Dylan thinks it is romantic. Joe heads up the conga line that conga's past them, and Sky agrees that ‘a romantic night it is…'
Connor and Serena are playing tonsil-hockey, but Connor suddenly pulls back. He thinks that Lil and David's blessing is a minor miracle, and he feels like they are abusing it. Serena takes this as Connor not being sure about ‘them' anymore, but he assures her that he is – to be sure he's sure! Connor just wants Lil and Dave to know that they can trust them, so he sends Serena home, with the promise of seeing her tomorrow.
A dressing-gown-clad Lynnie opens the front door and asks a totally sozzled Joe if he has any idea what time it is.
JOE: Hang on, I can tell ya…(looks at watch)…What does that say?
Lyn drags him in the door and says she'll put the kettle on, but Joe doesn't want a drink – he didn't come for tea. Lyn says she knows, and it just isn't on.
LYN: Calling in here in the middle of the night, hoping to get lucky!
Joe says that's not what he is doing, and says he has mucked it all up – he wanted to talk. Lyn holds the door open and tells him to say what he wanted to say, and then go. Joe tells her he has been trying to say it for ages, but he hasn't had the courage to get the words to come out.
JOE: Look, I think you're a fair dinkum top Sheila.
Lyn's resolve softens as he goes on to tell her all the things he finds attractive about her – inside and out – and says he just finds her really attractive. Lyn tells him he might feel differently in the morning, but he says he has been walking on air since they met. Lyn shuts the front door and invites him to stay for a nightcap, but by the time she comes back with the drinks, Joe has fallen asleep on the lounge.
Number 26 (morning)
We hear Joe moaning ‘oh Lynnie…oh Lynnie….that tickles Lynnie!' but we soon see Harvey is actually licking his face! Dylan laughs and calls Harvey away, just as Lyn brings breakfast into the loungeroom. Joe suddenly sits up and asks where he is, and Lyn says he called in – remember? Joe thought she kicked him out, but she says she changed her mind after he said some really wonderful things to her. Joe is a bit worried he can't remember what he has said to her, but Lyn assures him it was beautiful and she was very touched. Joe is suddenly glad they had their little chat, but he makes his excuses about having work to do, and leaves Lynnie looking somewhat miffed.
Dave is all decked out with ear muffs, and checks his lawn mower, before giving Harold, also wearing ear muffs, the thumbs up. Harold, with his leaf blower over his shoulder, gives Max thumbs up. Max puts on his ear muffs, and gives both of them a thumbs up from next to his lawn mower. They all fire up the machinery, turned up to full power so they are super loud, and stand by, looking pleased with themselves…That is, until Paul and Izzy come out the front door looking comfy, with their morning coffee. The boys abandon mission when Paul and Izzy raise their coffee mugs to them happily. A disgruntled Max and Dave stalk over to Paul and Izzy, and Max tells Izzy how she chooses to run her life, and who she chooses to live with aren't his concern anymore, but the previous night? Give them a break.
PAUL: Top of the morning to you too, Max.
MAX: Haven't you done enough to make people hate you already?
Izzy says she'll never be embraced by the community, so she may as well have fun! Anyway, she adds, doesn't he have hi own worries? She heard things aren't too rosy at home. Dave makes a hasty exit, as Max asks what Izzy is talking about. Izzy just turns and walks inside, and Paul asks Max if there is anything else. Max says he can't be bothered, and walks off, just as Dylan jogs up. Paul tells him they are thinking of installing a security system, and he thought of Dyl because he has…experience. Dylan asks if this is all because he wants to install one. Paul says he just wants to know how people get around them and all that, but Dylan says he knows when he is being used, so be straight with him or he won't tell him anything.
Izzy throws some pills down her throat, just as Paul and Dylan come inside, Dylan exclaiming loudly about Paul wanting him to give burglary lessons. Paul says he is being blackmailed, and he needs some advice. Izzy covers up the real dirt her lawyer has on Paul, but promises it is a one off. Dylan says not if he gets caught! Paul says that is why he is asking for help – just like he himself has helped Dylan in the past. Dylan says he is no alarm expert, but he did pick up a few things from the guys in Juvie…what kind of system are they talking about?
Max takes out Steph with the laundry door as he comes inside – she is standing at the washing machine as he opens the laundry door. He apologises and asks her to remind him to get some fuel for the lawn mower next time he is down at the servo. Steph says she will get it for him.
STEPH: I'd do anything for you. (she cuddles into him)
MAX: What have I done right this time?
STEPH: Nothing…I just want to feel close to you.
MAX: Oooh, you like me all hot and sticky?
STEPH: Max Hoyland, not a second goes by in the day where I don't like you…you just remember that.
MAX: Is everything ok?
Max appears somewhat concerned by Steph's sudden display of gushiness. She says she is fine, but agrees Max stinks, so maybe he should go and have a shower. Max worries Izzy is getting to her. Steph says Izzy is just Izzy. Max thinks maybe they should get away for a while – today. Steph says she can't, shiftily saying she has…err…arranged to meet…err…Stanno for…lunch. Yes, lunch. Max jokes about being dumped for Stanno again, but he says she can make it up to him by making a MAHOOSIVE fuss about his birthday. Steph laughs, but when Max leaves the room, her expression turns to one of concern.
Joe comes moaning into the store.
LIL: Ooh, quick! Somebody call a doctor! This man is *clearly* dying.
LIL: So, you really went and put Paul in his place, hey Joe! Hey?! Hey?! Hey?!
JOE: Urgh, can't you see a bloke's suffering?
Joe tells Lil that he already has enough on his plate without her nagging – he tells her he laid his feelings on the line to Lyn. But whatever he said floated her boat! Always a bonus, Joe LOL! Joe is despairing though, because he woke up to the breakfast, the ‘smooches' and the lovey dovey, but he says it isn't a good start to a relationship if you can't remember the good bits!
JOE: Urgh. Water…
A random extra walks past, and Joe says g'day – nice shirt fella! LOL! I swear that dude pinched one of Max's LOUD shirts!
In the kitchen, Lil tells Harold he is skimping a bit on the butter! But anyway, as soon as she serves ‘that wreck of a man' they can start talking about next week's menu. Harry asks what she is talking about, but Lil says not to worry – they don't need him anyway – she and Dave have some great ideas, and he doesn't need to lift a finger. Joe comes in wanting a bucket, but Lil tells him to pull his head in, and exits the kitchen. The door swings back and hits Joe in the face. Must be the day for it LOL!
Sky and Dylan toast with Connor and Serena to their new relationship. Izzy comes over and makes a snide remark about them drinking orange juice out of champagne flutes, but Sky says she never remembered asking for a waitress, and to come back in ten minutes when she has thought of a comeback.
IZZY: Connor, when you are ready to pull a few shifts at the bar you're always welcome, but when it comes to entertaining your friends, maybe you should stick to the school canteen.
Connor asks Sky if she is happy, and Dylan says she was stirring trouble, but Sky doesn't care – she says if there was a course on how to drive Izzy nuts, she would sign up on the spot!
Izzy's Lawyers Place
Batman and Catwoman, aka Paul and Izzy are sitting in the car dressed in their burglar gear. Paul reminds Izzy of what they have to do, but she says they have been through it a hundred times. Paul just thought she was nervous, and Izzy points out she has never done this before. Paul says he hasn't either, and reminds her it was her idea in the first place! Izzy says she just doesn't want to get caught, so make sure he disables the alarm.
PAUL: Yeah, yeah, yeah – come on, let's go and rob this scumbag. Should be fun!
Lil is telling Harold all about the changes she thinks he should make to the menu. He is a bit put out that she thinks his soups are bland, but she also thinks they should rissole the lemon slice and put in something more exotic. Dylan comes in with a bunch of flowers, and asks how much they are. Lil excuses herself, and Harold asks Dylan if the flowers are for Sky, and tells him she'll love them. Joe takes the flowers from Dylan and asks what he has done to Sky, but Lyn comes in and Joe turns to her, holding the flowers.
JOE: Oh…they're for him…not for me…
He passes the flowers back to Dylan, as Lyn tells him she is really glad he came over the previous night. Joe says he is too, but Lyn says she is sorry he had to leave so early…she supposes he got the job done, though. Joe is all…err…what j….aaaaah *that* job! He says he did get it done, but then changes his mind and says he didn't – he has to go and finish. Lyn stops him and says she knows it is awkward for both of them…
JOE: Crikey you're hard to work out!
JOE: Well, you weren't too shy last night!
DYLAN: Dude, got a joke for ya – what has four legs, a brown fur coat, and is a reeeally good kisser?
JOE: I dunno!
DYLAN: That's what I thought.
Dylan leaves, and Lyn groans and walks out too.
Paul and Izzy are at the window, on some scaffolding, and Paul says the power is cut, they just have to disable the back up battery. The window opens and Izzy says they have 35 seconds to disable the battery before the alarm goes off. Paul goes to climb in the window, but his leg gets stuck down the scaffolding. Izzy panics, but hoists herself up through the window. She races through the house, and throws the books off a shelf, revealing the door to the battery. She drills through it, as Paul says they have 20 seconds left…15….10…Izzy yells out which wires does she have to cut. Paul replies the red and the black – 5 seconds! Hurry! Izzy screams that there is no red! Paul says there is, just look for it! Izzy snips the wires, and the alarm gives a docile bleep, before switching off.
Steph is sitting on the table/bed thing looking worried, when Dr. Olenski comes in. She tells Steph it's ok – they are just taking blood this morning. Steph asks how long till they get the results. Dr. Olenski says gently that she understands Steph's concern, but the symptoms she has described could be anything – there is no reason to assume that this is another Cancer...Hang on – Dr Olenski wasn't an Oncologist the last time we saw her…Hrm…she's the female version of Karl, it seems LOL! Dr. Olenski says she'll try and rush the results, but in the meantime, Steph should try not to worry. Steph looks totally unconvinced.
Dylan rushes up the street and presents Sky with the flowers. She wants to know what the occasion is, but Dylan says there doesn't have to be one – he just loves her. Sky says they are nice, but Dylan is a bit put out by her reaction. Sky says it's just that he has been over-nice lately, and she wonders where her boyfriend has gone. Dylan reminds her she was trying to change him. Sky says she loves the romantic stuff, but if she's honest it is a little bit corny – she likes the bad boy aspect of him. She wants him to tone down the agro, but keep the rough edge. Dylan reflects that this ‘talking about our feelings stuff' really works, and if they keep going at this rate, he might ask her to marry him. Sky looks horrified, and Dylan laughs that he is kidding.
Paul has almost got the safe unscrewed from its hiding spot – only one screw left. Izzy says this is all a bit exciting…Paul says he would love to see the look on that slime bag's face. Izzy suggestively…suggests…that Paul take a break for a while – they have the whole place to themselves - but Paul firmly reminds her this is neither the time nor the place, and he'd appreciate it if she kept her mind on the job – he doesn't have time for her stupid games. They are both horrified however, when a door suddenly opens, then closes…Oooooh BUSTED!