- Alex promising there are no more secrets between him and Susan
- Harold calls Connor 'David'
- Elle saying to Ned 'next you're going to be telling me you can't read' and Ned looking suitably guilty
Ned reads aloud to Elle from a postcard on the fridge. Elle says that's easy - he's read it before, what about his script? Ned is all 'I don't have to prove anything' and he can't believe Elle would think he's that stupid! Elle says she thinks he has a reading problem, which is different. She's not accusing him of anything - she just wants to help!
Harold is woo-hooing about what a great team he and Connor make, but Connor just wants to know if he realises what he called him. Connor points out Harold called him David, and Harold mumbles that it was just a slip of the tongue, before heading off to the Mission. Connor says he'll join him later, he just has some things to do.
Elle is telling Izzy all about her Ned-troubles - she can't believe she put her foot in it like that. Izzy can't believe how hung up Elle is on him and points out he can't be that bright if he doesn't realise what a catch she is.
IZZY: Elle, you're a stunner with a personality to match!
Izzy goes on to say that all Ned sees in Elle is the adoring fan - he needs to be begging her for attention. Elle says it's easy for Izzy - he worships the ground she walks on, but if she ignores him for a day he forgets she exists.
IZZY: Then *we* have to make him appreciate *you* properly!
ELLE: It scares me when you say 'we'...
Elle finally agrees to let Izzy help her. 'How do I win Ned over?' The gal's eyes scan across the room towards Toadie, who is checking out the catch of the day in his tissue, and screwing up his nose. Yum.
Alex and Suse discuss dessert, while Zeke annoys Rachel on his new skateboard.
ZEKE: I'm practising!
RACHEL: For what? The Loungeroom Championships?
Bree arrives and gushes about how much she luuurves Disney and how faaaaabulous this new movie is they are going to see. Alex is all 'are you sure no one else is going' but Bree and Rachel leave, promising they'll tell them all about it later.
ALEX: You know, if I didn't know any better, I'd say they were meeting boys.
SUSAN: Ooooh, do you think?
ALEX: What, you already knew that?
SUSAN: Alex, she was painting her nails.
Alex goes into ProtectiveDad™ mode, and wants to get out there and rip every last red hair off Jake WeasleyRinter's head, but Susan convinces him to give Rachel the benefit of the doubt - 'how is she going to learn to do the right thing if she's never allowed to do the wrong thing?'
Max sits down to dinner in front of the telly, when there's a noise at the door...Oh god, it's Gus! Aha, no, it's Summer! Max is happy to see her, even though he wasn't expecting her till tomorrow - he's got his times mixed up again! But at least he won't have a lonely night in front of the TV now - Steph's visiting her Dad for the night, and Boyd's on a road trip with Janae, and Izzy isn't there either, because they were all expecting her back tomorrow! Summer is all excited, asking if Steph is big now, and Max says she'll have to wit and see, but onto more pressing issues...has she been watching the OC? Summer reminds him about the pathetic three channels of Regional TV, and Max says it's lucky he's been taping it for her! They plan a TV Marathon, but after Summer goes to see Bree. Before she leaves though, she doubles back and tells Max she loves him. All together now, awww!
Susan greets Summer with a big hug, and introduces her to Zeke and Alex. Summer is after Bree, but Susan says she's just missed her - although she should try her luck at the General Store, because she suspects they stopped for milkshakes. Summer leaves and Alex is back in ProtectiveDad™ mode. He wants to go find Rachel, but Susan tells him to calm down. She asks if he is so protective of Rachel because of Katya, and points out the Rachel isn't going to necessarily follow the same path. She asks if he trusts her as a parent, and when he says he does, she asks him to let her show him she knows what she is doing.
Rachel leaves after promising to fill Bree in on the movie and all the details on the way home. Bree settles down with a book, but jumps up excited when Summer comes in. She tells Summer she's covering for Rachel, because she's gone to the movies with Jake Rinter. 'But he's in year 10!' Summer exclaims, and asks how old Rachel is. Bree says she is their age, but she looks 16 and is heaps pretty. And she is covering because:
BREE: She'd do it for me, coz we're, like, best friends!
SUMMER: (looks away)
BREE: Aaaapart from YOU!
Izzy points out to Elle how competitive Ned is - once he sees her with another guy, he'll be dying to get to her. Elle thinks that Ned will see through their plot, but Izzy says that contrary to what others say, guys are not bright at all - once their ego is threatened, they'll do whatever you want! Elle ponders this for a second, before asking Izzy a question - 'why don't you love my dad?' Izzy is suddenly pre-occupied serving a customer.
Connor comes over to Toadie and the card tower he has just completed, and asks if he wants to have a drink with him. Toadie is stoked, and says it's his shout.
Bree is telling Summer all about Zeke when Rachel comes back. Turns out Jake wanted to go further than holding hands, and Rachel walked out - but not before telling Jake that he had been dropped by a 14 YEAR OLD! Bree asks Summer if there are any hot guys at school, but quickly turns her attention back to Rachel, asking what Jake said when she rejected him, leaving Summer looking downhearted.
Max is muttering at the telly when Summer arrives home - Max is *so* busted, he's been watching the OC without her! He puts the first tape back in, and asks Sum if she had a good time with Bree. That merits a 'yeah, I guess' reply, as they settle back to watch TV, Max commenting how fast they change relationships on the show. Summer says it's no sooner than in real life, and then quickly changes the subject, telling Max how good it is to be home.
Alex is wondering when Rachel will be home, as Zeke tells Susan Rachel has changed - they used to look out for each other. Speak of the devil, Rachel arrives home and Zeke rushes over to crash tackle her with a hug. Alex asks how the movie was, and Rachel says it was good...although she didn't see it all...because she left...ok, she was with Jake and he was being 'persistent'. Alex nearly pops a gasket, but Rachel says she knows she deserves any punishment he gives her...nothing could be worse than keeping up with the lie. Alex tells Susan he was right about Rachel sneaking around, but Susan thinks the important thing is, she learnt a valuable lesson for herself.
Connor, Ned and Toadie are walking home when Connor suddenly snaps and kicks over PIE's recycling boxes. He starts yelling for 'Robinson' to get out here 'you murderer'. Izzy and Elle come running out as Toadie tries to restrain Connor. They tell him Paul isn't even home, and Izzy hurries Elle inside, as Connor yells that Paul shouldn't be allowed to live on the street when the people who belong there are dead because of him. Harold comes out wondering what is going on, and tells Connor to come home with him. Toadie thinks he should be going home with them - his mates - but Harold asks Connor to choose. He goes with Harold.
Ramsay Street (morning)
Toadie and Ned come out, with Toadie telling Ned he doesn't like the idea of Connor and Harold spending time together - it's like two grieving men who aren't grieving! He tells Ned he thinks he should bust him out whether he likes it or not, as Izzy watches from behind a tree. On Izzy's signal, Elle and some random guy bounce happily down the driveway, and Elle drapes herself over him, casting glances at Ned. Ned jogs off, and Izzy happily slips Mr Random a $50.
Summer is telling Max how busy they are kept at school, when Izzy comes squealing in the door and grabs Summer into a hug, telling her how much she missed her. Bree comes squealing in the door too, with a box of choccies, and her and Summer bounce up and down screaming excitedly, Izzy joins in too just for the heck of it. Max is all 'didn't you two catch up last night' but Bree says this is the day she thought she was coming home, so this is the day she's spending with her. Izzy grabs her and says Bree has to fight her for Summer, and Max throws a blanket over the lot of them.
Summer and Bree are talking about Susan's wedding and if they are invited. Summer goes to get the drinks and Rachel comes in with Zeke. Rachel starts telling Bree that Alex is talking to the private investigator about Katya today, but stops when Summer comes back, saying it's private. Bree asks if she watched Australian Idol, but Summer says they had rehearsals. She watched the OC till 1am though! Rachel says that's too violent, and Bree adds that the plot never moves - B-O-R-I-N-G!
Izzy is telling Elle the plan is going beautifully, when Ned comes in. he's like 'so I see you've got a bit of bloke interest' and Elle says his name is Jordan. Izzy says she wishes she had someone like that chasing after her, and Ned wishes them both luck with their love lives and leaves. Is it just me, or did Ned just walk in the Bar to deliver his lines, then walk right out of there again? Fair enough...
Over at their table, Alex is telling Susan what the investigator said. Katya seems to have dropped off the face of the earth. The investigator wants his permission to search 'outside the normal realms' - seems if he wants to find Katya, he has to break the law...
Bree and Rachel are talking about how great Susan is, and Summer is feeling a bit on the outer. She says Susan was really good helping Bree with her spelling, and asks if she still does spelling. Bree says she won everything, and keeps talking. Summer goes to get a drink, and strikes up a conversation about Gillard's with Zeke, which is cut short when Bree drags her off and says that's her ex-boyfriend, and Summer is *talking* to him! Summer is like 'yaand?' but Bree reminds her she is supposed to be her friend! Honestly, how rude!!!
Harold is nursing Connor, who is nursing a hangover. He can't believe how out of control he got, but Harold says it was the alcohol - he has been as good as gold while he has been with him. Connor thinks maybe he should talk to someone, but Harold reminds him of how good his Salvo work has made him feel, and Connor agrees it gives him some sense of fulfilment. Harold says his fulfilment is helping others, Jarrod's isn't. he is glad he has made the right decision, and Connor is glad he helped him see it.