Steph at the doctor's
Harvey licking Joe and thinking it's Lyn
Izzy slyly suggesting they break into the lawyer's house
Paul and Izzy breaking in and hearing the door open
Upon seeing the cleaning lady approach, Izzy and Paul do what any person in their position would do – jump into a cupboard and pull the curtain back! The lady continues walking towards the cupboard and picks up a spanner…she goes towards the closet and opens it. BUT, it is just to pull out a vacuum cleaner. However, neither the vacuum cleaner nor the radio are working. She walks off to reset the electricity switch and EVERYTHING goes off – including the alarm. Quickly turning it off she starts cleaning. Uh oh, Pizzy are trapped!
Steph is hanging around, looking VERY worried when Karl bumps into her. She explains she's there to see Stanno. Yes.
Max is on the phone to Stanno, as Steph as her mobile off and he knew they were having lunch…
Karl questions Steph about her mate, but she explains he's up on another level and just got lost.
Max thought they were having lunch together but them blames himself for getting confused. Hanging up, his face is a mask of confusion.
Karl asks if Steph is doing ok but of course she is. She “grins” for his benefit and he walks off.
The front door slams shut and Max calls out Steph's name but is instead greeted by Boyd! Hurrah, he's back from Study Camp. He enquires about Anthony and Kayla…they're doing okay and asks about Steph. She's good too. Thanks Max. He asks about Izzy but Max thinks it's just a bit too full on right now. Nevermind. Let's talk about Max instead. He's turning the big 4-0 tomorrow!
MAX: The average life expectancy is 84, so technically speaking I got 2 more years before I'm middle aged!
Enough about Max talking, let's hear about Study Camp, Boyd. Well…he's actually come to huge decision in his life. He wants to join the priesthood. No sorry, he wants to do medicine. Hurrah!
The lady continues her cleaning duties in the main bedroom. Some of these duties also include picking up black lingerie and holding it against yourself. “She obviously gets paid by the hour,” snarks Izzy.
Lyn is watering the garden when who should approach but Joe. Of course. He makes some small talk about water pressure and gardening whilst Janelle and Janae gossip near the car. They get a good giggle about how Joe wants another lick.
Meanwhile, back to Lyn and Joe. He continues to make more awkward small talk when Harvey bounds over. He starts licking Joe, which only make Janelle and Janae burst into more laughter. It hits Joe like a ton of bricks that it was HARVEY who was doing the licking on the couch. Lyn is all ‘eh?' but never fear as Janelle clears up the whole situation. Joe mutters something about chook poop and walks off with his sunnies in tact…his pride, not.
Yes, the lady is still cleaning – she's doing the lounge now. Paul whispers they need to stage a break out right now, or next time she'll probably come back here. Once her back is turned, they sneak past her and duck behind the couch. Ironically, “Don't Look Back” plays as they stage their break out. She does look back, but doesn't seem them. They continue to sneak out of the house and walk off as if nothing ever happened. Wicked.
Boyd can't believe Izzy has shacked up with Paul but Max believes they deserve each other. The only person who is innocent is Karl. Speak of the devil, it is Karl right behind you Max. Boyd quickly diverts the conversation to career advice about becoming a doctor. Karl is happy with the news but cautions it's tough but Boyd knows: only Top 1% of students nationally. Karl of course will offer his assistance and announce it is a cause for celebration! Boyd also adds it's a cause for celebration as they will have their “very own middle aged man in the family!”
KARL: No 40 is not middle aged! In fact I'm not that far into it myself, given life expectancy is 88!
BOYD: Gee that number keeps going up eh?
Max says Steph isn't making a huge deal out of all of this and Karl agrees – she seemed very concerned about a mate of hers down at the hospital. Max looks taken back, but agrees. Boyd and Karl talk more about studying medicine whilst Max ponders about this mystery.
Izzy pours them champagne, no doubt toasting to a wonderful victory! All they need is their cigars and a cat.
IZZY: I wonder what the losers of the world are doing right now!
PAUL: Tell you what, why don't we take a stroll around the neighbourhood and find out?
IZZY: I know why don't we stage a break in at Susan's house, rearrange her books. That'll drive her nuts!
PAUL: (scoffs) You're not serious?
IZZY: Why not? We know what we're doing now. We've proved we're an invincible team!
Sorry, Paul has had enough house-breaking-in-excitement for one day….well, there are some other “shared interests” they could pursue. Paul again disagrees and wants to mark some papers. Listen miss, they share a house and a bit of history but they lead separate lives. They see other people. Pouting, Izzy doesn't want to see other men right now. Paul is unapologetic and suggests she go read one of Susan's books. (no doubt her collection of “love stories” maybe she should break into Lyn's and steal Janelle's manuscript)
At breakfast, Janelle and Janae continue to have a good laugh about Joe and Harvey. Lyn asks them to stop it, as she was humiliated and Janelle immediately gets the idea. She scoots Janae off for some delivery.
Walking over, Janelle wants Lyn to know the two of them will have a laugh about it in years to come. Lynnie disagrees, there is no chance. He thought the dog was her, and he liked it! No, it's better this way or else imagine the fool she would have been.
Janelle points out they make fools of themselves in front of guys but it is about finding the right one who is worth it. This is not sticking with Lyn, she's come to realise she may be too old. She ought to treat herself with a bit of dignity…perhaps she has reached that stage in her life where realises she will be alone for the rest of her life. While Janelle has a hard time accepting this, Lyn continues – they get conditioned that being alone is bad, and then you get desperate but really there are worse things in this world.
Paul and Izzy examine the loot from the lawyer's home. He admits it would have been a challenge to get out of this situation…Izzy grins, duh! AH! But Paul never admitted to anything, never said a single word. So the $200K was really a gift? He laughs, silent. Items such as jewellery are among the possessions and also ah, “interesting” photos of the cleaner. No wonder she was wearing that black lingerie.
The head into the backyard and burn the evidence, goodbye black gloves! Joe pops his head over, scaring them both but he is just wondering if they're firing up the bbq, and if they have a spare snag! “Party for two” unfortunately and he grins, getting the idea. He would like another invite to one of their ‘dos though, was heaps of fun.
Folding the laundry and discussing guys, yes, that's a good past time. Janelle does agree now, she knows that as long as you've got good mates, especially sheila mates, then you are never alone. Lyn agrees, she'd be lost without Susan sometimes! She goes to get some more laundry and Janae pounces on her mother. She wants to know what Janelle is doing, she can see right through her ‘men are scum' talk. No, in fact she is probably happy that Lyn is alone, cause now she isn't the only one. Janelle corrects her, it's not her fault Joe isn't interested and she doesn't want a guy at the moment. But, she could have a guy if she really wanted. Really! Janae asks about their dad…and Janelle insists she doesn't miss him or want him back. They can't believe he'd go off with another woman like that. Janelle admits she may be right about one thing, perhaps she did want to see Lyn fail. But no more! She calls Lyn out and they both march out the door.
Joe is eating cheerios with tomato sauce, so he takes his time opening up the door. Once open, Janelle has to literally drag Lyn inside. She explains the situation. Joe is grub over here. Lyn is giving up on romance over there. Now stop acting like a couple of fools and work it out dammit! Lynnie whispers (though not very quietly) he's not interested, but Joe disagrees! He couldn't have it any clearer. Ah, so the girl from Colac “does it again” and leaves the two love birds alone.
Joe explains the reason he acted like a dill, is NOT because he's not interested but rather, he seems to embarrass her. She probably thinks he's a headcase, what with pashing the dog, or blurting out all that stuff when he was wasted. Lyn asks if that is how he felt just BECAUSE he was wasted, but he disagrees! No, he does feel that way about her. Grinning, Lyn exclaims she is not embarrassed or think he's a headcase. They pash. Awwwww. Janelle thinks so too as she grins in the window.
Boyd talks about getting into medicine, it's not just about a great VCE score but also about interpersonal skills. Steph arrives home and excitedly greets Boyd, wanting to hear all about his time away. Before he can do that, Max requests a word with Steph… Alone, she apologises for staying late with Stanno but Max knows all. He knows she was at the hospital, now what is going on?! Silent, she explains she hasn't been feeling right lately so she made an appointment with her ontologist. They won't get the results until tomorrow however.
It's obviously the next day and it's Karl who goes through the results with them as Steph's doctor is super busy and wanted her to get the results ASAP. Okay. Good news is, her cancer has not come back – she is definitely in full remission. BUT, they don't know what is making her feel unwell. They run through the symptoms again – nausea, craps, tiredness…Karl concludes it sounds like she is pregnant. Max and Steph are both quiet, but Karl explains they could just run a pregnancy test and see what happens.
The General Store
Janelle tries to persuade a fella to use Speed Freaks but he is definitely not interested. She slumps back to Janae and thinks hard about what they could do to lure him in…two girls walk by and the man's eyes light up. Zing! Janelle has got it and unzips her top a little to reveal some cleavage. Lyn may think men are losing in interest in women their age, but she knows what she can do. She saunters over once more and puts on a sassy voice. Purring down about whether he heard about the reduce rates for new clients…he again goes he's not interested but his eyes say a different tune when he gets a peek down Janelle's top. Janae looks kinda impressed and embarrassed.
While they wait for the results, Karl hopes he didn't scare Boyd off but Max waves it off. The test indicates…a positive result! She's pregnant! Karl understands it is hard to get excited as they've had so many disappointments but he can run a simple foetal heart monitor to give an indication of how things are proceeding.
Steph is hooked up to the machine and Karl explains a foetus develops a heartbeat around 5 weeks but this machine will work for a foetus around 10 weeks. If it's too soon, they'll simply get an ultra sound. There is no need to though, as they hear a very distinct heartbeat. Hurrah! Happy Birthday Max, indeed!