- Boyd comforts Sky after finding out David is dead
- Max introduces Karl to the world of internet dating
- Harold has lost three members of his family, and someone is to blame
Izzy arrives home to find Paul has turned into a mushroom, sitting in the dark. She realises suddenly that he must be upset about the memorial, but he says he didn't go. He knows that it is his fault Dylan and the rest of the casualties died. Izzy says he doesn't know for sure he is the target, but Paul says he has to be – now people died because of the way he has lived.
Susan and the kids are looking at some photos from a skiing holiday, and the kids are keen on going. Alex says he doesn't see the fun in sliding down an icy slope. Susan asks where his spirit of adventure is (Rachel chimes in that he doesn't have one) and he replies skiing just isn't his type of things.
SUSAN: So you've done crazy, impetuous things have you?
ALEX: Of course I have!
RACHEL: Name one!
Alex remembers the time he streaked in their street…Rachel and Zeke recount the story of Alex hearing a bang in the street (someone had run into their parked car) and running outside in nothing but his green boxers with pink bunnies. The neighbours came out when he started arguing with the driver, but he ran inside and died of embarrassment when he realised what he was wearing!! Susan takes it *all* back – Alex is just a wild man!
Izzy tells Paul to think logically – who would hate him enough to blow up a plane full of people, and wouldn't he know if someone wanted to hurt him? Paul says all the things he has done in his life, there are a line of people who probably want him dead. Izzy says that whoever did it would have realised Paul survived by now, and if they wanted hi gone that badly, they would have come back to finish the job. Obviously, the bomber got who they wanted. Paul doesn't think much of this – does she really think Lil, David or Serena have mortal enemies? Or Dylan and Connor? Ok Dyl may be rough around the edges, but he is just a kid.
IZZY: Ok, so it was just someone who wanted to blow something up then!
There is a knock at the door, and Paul mutters he doesn't want to Starlight Express anyone. It's Harold – he's come with some extraordinary news – Dylan's alive! Paul does a very good guppy impersonation, as Izzy says that's wonderful and they should be celebrating!
Karl, Joe and Max listen as Steph reads out one of Karl's emails to him. She thinks the woman sounds perfect for Karl, but Karl notices she as a tattoo on her upper arm. Steph says it's only little and it's pretty. Karl doesn't thin he could be with a tattooed woman.
JOE: What's wrong with tattoos? I got a couple myself!
KARL: Proves my point…
Joe suddenly remembers that getting a tattoo was on Max's list of things to do before the baby arrives. Max quickly says it was just a joke, and Steph laughs Max would never cope under the needle – Max? With a tat? It'd never happen! Just to prove it, Karl flicks a pen like a needle and puts it near Max who pulls away. They all laugh.
Boyd slides in the door to be greeted by a not-very-impressed doctor. He says the time for his interview is almost over, and he had better have a good excuse for his lateness. Boyd mutters that it was a personal matter. The doctor says he can have the ten minutes left of the interview, but he doubts he will ba able to impress him now.
Susan tells Alex to streak the empty plates over to the sink, and they all have a snigger at him. Alex is hurt they think he is a stick in the mud, so he proclaims he is going to get his gear off and streak around the street. Susan and the kids are laughing uncontrollably by now. Alex goes to strip, but then says he doesn't want to embarrass Susan…Susan says she isn't embarrassed at all! And he doesn't want to set a bad example for the kids…worst excuse in the book, Susan says. Ok, ok – he is the world's most boring person. The kids say they love him anyway.
As Boyd tells the doctor how well he did in his exams, Janae sits on a chair outside, because, y'know, of course the door is conveniently open… Boyd promises the doctor he has the commitment medical school takes, but the doctor doubts it, given his late arrival. He says the interview is over, and Boyd gets up to leave. Janae meets them at the door, and wants to know why Boyd didn't say why he was late. She goes on to tell the doctor the story – today was her brother's memorial service, but hey, he just rocked up in the middle of it – he was lost at sea after the plane crash, but he just turned up and it was a big shock. But then he got arrested for something her *other* brother was already arrested for…so it's been a very emotional day. She then says that Boyd has a passion for medicine and any university would be lucky to have him…if they don't accept him…well, they're a ‘fully c*ap University'!!! ‘Janae' Boyd sighs…
The doctor can't understand why, despite their extreme nature, Boyd didn't reveal the circumstances surrounding his lateness. Boyd says he didn't think it was his place – it was Janae's personal business. And besides, aren't doctors supposed to be professional, and not make excuses to their patients? The doctor replies that that is the theory, with a small smile on his face.
Karl gets off the phone after arranging dinner with a woman off the internet. Joe says it could turn out to be a whole lot more *wink wink* but Karl says it is just a first date!
Max and Steph come out of the office, and Joe and Karl ask what they are talking about. Steph says Max is getting a tat...and he has arranged a guy to come around with the…tattoo thingy…tonight. He's getting Stephanie's name on his upper arm. Karl reminds him of the pain, and the risk of infection, but Max says it won't be too bad – it's only four letters!
STEPH: Uuhhh - S-T-E-P-H-A-N-I-E...Max that's 9...
MAX: Yeah but no one calls you Stephanie, do they? It's Steph....now with an 'f'...
STEPH: Well that's my name! If you're going to get this done, you're going to do it properly...
MAX: Ok then, I'll get your full name! Either of you care to join me?
KARL: Uhh…I don't think I should get your wife's name tattooed on my arm…
Karl doesn't want a permanent blemish, but Joe says he might get ‘Lyn' in a secret place, to surprise her…Steph says the only place her Mum wants Joe's name permanently tattooed is on a wedding certificate… Joe laughs guiltily, before saying he thinks Max should get 'Stephanie Hoyland, my daaaarling wife' in a big love heart with flowers across his chest!
STEPH: Oh YES Max! That sounds LOVELY!!!!
MAX: *looks for a hasty escape*
Izzy has to go into work, and she wants Paul to come and have some dinner. Paul tells her just to go. Izzy doesn't want to leave him, but she can't let Max down. Paul says it is a good excuse, and just to go off to work – it is obvious she can't stand the sight of him. Izzy is like ‘what the?!' Paul says well he can't stand the sight of her either, and he's sick of her patronising him. Izzy's like o…….k…I'm just going to work…you get something to eat…
Janae and Boyd suck each others faces off…and a bit more…and a bit more…Janae asks Boyd if he thinks he'll get into the course. Boyd thinks he has a good chance thanks to her. She says she didn't do nothin'…anything, Boyd corrects her, and says she did everything – once Dr Mundy believed them, he was willing to give Boyd a full interview. He's proud of her, and Janae loves him all the more for being willing not to tell all the gory details of her life. They do the whole you're so special to me…no you're more special to me thing…before sucking each others faces off some more.
Izzy is on the phone to Harold, asking him to take something over to Paul, but warning him about his mood. She asks Karl about some counselling for Paul, but Karl says he would have to come and see him. Karl gets a message from his internet luuurver, saying she can't wait for their dinner. Izzy's all ‘who with the what what now?' and Joe blurts out that Karl hasn't even met her yet – she's from the internet. Izzy laughs – trawling the internet for dates? Are things that bad? Susan smirks from behind Karl.
Across the room, Max introduces Steph to a big burly tattooed piece of male called Spider. He calls out to anyone brave enough to get tattooed, to follow him. Susan wants to know what is going on and Steph says Max has an appointment for a tattoo…but she doesn't think he will go through with it…Alex suddenly decides that a tattoo would be an impetuous thing to do, and heads off with Max, leaving Steph and Susan laughing.
Harold has come around with food for Paul, but Paul accuses him of being pathetic and trying to replace David with him. Harold is hurt – his son is irreplaceable. He is just trying to make the best of a bad situation. Harold leaves and Paul looks…well, kinda like ‘carp why did I just say that?'
Scarlet Bar Office
Max is looking through a brochure with Joe when Steph pops her head in and tells Max not to let them ‘needle' him into anything. Max decides he should just get her name…Steph…with an ‘f'…Or you know what? Maybe just her initials, ‘SH'. Alex points out it will need full stops, otherwise it will be like Shhh…Spider starts up the needle…Max passes out.
Harold tells Janae it is wonderful news that Dylan is alive, and it's the answer to their prayers. As he walks away, Janae tells Boyd she didn't know what to say to him. Boyd says that's typical Harold – he can be happy for everyone else despite everything. Janae decides to go and talk to him. She goes over to him and thanks him for what he said. She knows how hard things have been on him and he doesn't deserve any of it, because he is just the best guy you could ever meet. And he truly didn't deserve to lose his family.
Max is telling Steph all about how he changed his mind – he *so* didn't chicken out! ‘Of course not' nods and smiles Steph.
MAX: You don't need me to have your name tattooed on my arm to know I love you, do you?
STEPH: Of course not! But it was very brave of you to consider it!
Izzy comes out and asks for an early mark, as Paul isn't well. On her way out she runs into Susan. They ask how each other is doing, and Izzy quietly tells her she came back for her…Susan says she was really brave to go after Elle. Izzy leaves as Alex comes out with a patch over his upper arm. They want to see what is on there, but it is the best kind of prize…a SURPRISE (/lame Willy Wonka joke). The kids ask if it is really there, and Alex assures them it is.
SUSAN: Well you are just an impetuous daredevil, you are!
Izzy comes home to Paul lazing around.
IZZY: Did Harold come over?
IZZY: Did you eat?
Izzy thinks it is time he snapped out of it and got over the plane crash – everyone else has (viewer's snerk…yeah that's for sure…*cough*)
Izzy has a note she found on her windscreen. She opens it, to find a blank piece of paper except for one line, a la the plane crash.
‘You were lucky…'