- Dylan thanks Paul for trying to help them in prison
- Karl gives Boyd a job at the surgery
- Harold prank-calls Paul
Lassiters Car Park
Dylan and Sky have finally brought Dylan's car home from Colac. Bree comes up and asks why he didn't tell her where he was going, she was worried. Dyl promises he's not going away again, and Sky says that while he's with her he'll stay out of trouble or be punished. Dyl finds this kinda kinky, and Bree walks off, oozing with teenage-disgust at her big brothers canoodling.
Paul almost hyperventilates as some Random extra's almost bump into him. Harold sees and asks if he is ok. Paul tells him about the crank call, and Harold says it must be worrying.
Kim asks if Dylan wants to help him service the Combi. Dylan says yes, but gets distracted by Paul, running over and asking him if he is ok. He asks if he can drop over later to have a word with Paul. As Paul walks off, Dylan watches him in an idolising-type fashion, which could also be taken as a weirdo-obsessed stalker-type fashion, but anyhooo...Kim looks kinda sad.
Bree goes off at Janae for stealing her Potato Gems, and Janelle gives them Stingray's dinner to share. He won't come out of his room, or eat for that matter. Dylan says the fresh air takes a bit of getting used to. Kim tells them about the job he's got at Lassiter's starting tomorrow. He talks about getting a house of their own after a bit of saving, but Janelle thinks Lynnie might still need a bit of their support. Kim doesn't think he will quite enjoy taking orders from Paul, but Dylan jumps to his defence. He has built himself up from nothing, and is living the high-life because he deserves it. All Kim wants is a fair days pay for a fair days work. Dylan assures him that's what he'll get.
JANELLE: ...Who's for dessert?
Boyd is talking to Karl about starting work tomorrow, and Karl assures him he will find it interesting for all of 5 minutes...Bree and Janae come in - Janelle has sent them to buy dessert, because Lynnie's sick of them pinching the cheesecakes out of the freezer! Boyd tells Janae his news about starting work in the morning, while Bree and Sky discuss the finer points of chocolate muffins. Bree lifts the lid on the container to select a muffin, when Harold slaps her wrist and pulls them away. Bree protests she was going to pay, but he waves her off. Sky demands to know what that was about, but Harold just prattles on about stopping a habitual wrongdoer.
Kim has found some half eaten cheesecake in the freezer, because the girls are taking too long. He asks Dylan what he is going to do with his life now. Dylan isn't going to give school another crack, but wants a taste of the real world. Kim suggests a trade job, but Dyl replies that chicks dig suits. He wants to aim a little higher than a sparky or a plumber. Kim wants him to remember that 'for every Kerry Packer, there's a Bondy" but Dylan just thanks him for the vote of confidence and goes to see Paul. Kim stabs his innocent piece of cheesecake in defeat.
Harold has come back for his muffin trays, which Paul returns to him *gushing* about how thankful he is to him. There's a knock at the door, and a quick check on BigBrotherCam#001 reveals it to be Dylan. He has come to talk over some business. Paul thanks Harold again for popping by, and Dylan apologises for his losses. He wishes he had never suggested the plane trip. Harold says a little *too* quickly that it wasn't his fault - he seems somewhat surprised that he blames himself. Harold leaves in a hurry, and Paul and Dylan get down to talking business.
JANELLE: There's a face like a smacked bum!
Kim explain that he feels like Dylan has changed, and Janelle says he may be past needing a father-figure. The girls come home (with no evidence of dessert, I might add!) and Janelle asks Bree if she'll go over her book with her - they are meeting with the publisher next week. Kim is excited and Janelle agrees to let him have a read. When he leaves the room, Bree asks if she is crazy - how many guys is she with in the book! Janelle protests that Chanel never does the deed with any of them thankyou very much!
JANAE: yeah, but she slags off Tim for the entire 350 pages!!
Bree kindly adds that if her Dad reads it, he is just going to get in the van and drive off. Janelle drags her over to the computer chair, and Bree asks what she is doing.
JANELLE: What does it look like I'm doing? I'm chaining you to this thing! We need to do a re-write...and fast!!!
BREE: (to Janelle) Are you CRAZY?
JANAE: (deadpan) Yes.
Bree complains that it will take ages, but Janelle suggests one of those 'find replace' thingies, and change 'scumbags' to 'spunk rats'!!! Janelle has to go and distract Kim. Never mind Kim, I'm distracted by the blatant Fan card shot of Carla they are trying to pass off as a picture of Steph on the shelf behind Janelle! Janelle goes to put the kettle on for Bree's long night. Janae escapes to Boyd's just as Dylan barges in the front door.
Kim asks how he went, and Dylan says he asked him for a corporate job, but Paul said no.
JANELLE: And there I was calling him my favourite neighbour!!!
Dylan says he gave him 2Grand and said if he could double it, then he'd hire him. Bree pipes up that if someone gave her $2000 she'd start a book-editing business...Suddenly Dylan realises what Paul has done - he has handed him a challenge - this is a test to see if he can build himself up from the bottom, and that is SO COOL! I'd say that is too much HARD WORK, but hey, each to their won. Dylan excitedly goes off to start planning.
Janelle is excited he's so grown up and ready to take on the world, but Kim only has an eye-roll and a 'yeah terrific' in him at this point in time. Will keep you updated on further celebratory progress from one Kim Timmins.
Kim is shoveling dirt, as Janae walks Boyd to work, assuring him he is going to be fine. Karl arrives and Kim yells out to Boyd that he gets a rash on his hands everytime he picks up a shovel. Boyd diagnoses an allergy to hard work, and recommends 2 weeks of surfing. Paul snaps at Kim for being too chatty, and Kim begrudgingly gets back to work.
Janae is bouncing some rubbery concoction on the bench...turns out she tried to bake Boyd some cookies for morning tea...but they turned out kinda...special. Janelle says she should have just used the tube of dough in the fridge that you just slice and bake. I say she should have just taken Boyd the dough, yummo!! Janelle suggests she go and buy some of Harold's - LoverBoy™ won't know, or care. Bree emerges looking slightly green. She's finished the book, but is feeling kind of peaky.
JANELLE: But all those double espressos were meant to help you express!
BREE: My teeth hurt.
JANELLE: Well you should stop grinding them, love!
Janelle goes to run Bree a bath, telling her 'no pain, no gain - it's all in the name of saving a marriage!'
Karl explains some of the filing to Boyd, before taking in a patient. Janae comes in and asks how it is going, and Boyd tells her it is more about filing at the moment, but it's good.
JANAE: Don't worry, I'm sure even George Clooney had to go through the boring stuff first!
BOYD: Uh...George Clooney wasn't actually a doctor...
She hands over the cookies, and Boyd is stoked. He suggests she takes some out to her Dad. Janae says she thinks he might be a bit ashamed...like he thinks he is embarrassed of him, when the truth is as long as he is having a go, she is proud of him. Boyd asks if she has actually told him that...
Janae spreads the love with her Basket of Goodness, telling her Dad to keep up the good work. Dylan runs up after Paul, and practically wets himself with excitement, telling Paul he gets the challenge now. Paul is all 'smile nod and pat you on the head' and tells him to keep up the good work.
KIM: Need a hanky for that brown nose, mate?
He warns Dylan again about Paul and his greed, but Dylan says he is sick of this. Paul is going to help him make something of himself, and he doesn't need Kim dragging him down just because he is still stuck digging holes!
Paul is narky because the landscapers are taking longer than he thought they would, and he accuses them of trying to bleed him dry. He tells Kim to get digging, and keep to the plans. Kim says he knows what he is doing; he was doing hard yakka way before Paul started getting his manicures. Line. Overstepped. Waiting for Paul's reaction...he turns and walks away. Kim is surprised, and immediately starts trying to provoke a reaction. When he gets none, Kim just starts pushing more and more. Paul starts flashing back and goes into hyperventilation-overdrive. Kim tells him where to shove his job, and do his own landscaping.
In the kitchen, Harold has made Paul a cup of chamomile tea to sooth his nerves. Are you sure that's *all* that's in that mug, Harry Paul says he doesn't deserve his help - he is too good to him. Harold wants to know what exactly came over him, and Paul replies that it was fear...pure fear...
Karl sees off another patient, and Karl starts to tell Boyd what to do now, but Boyd already knows it - he's learning fast. Boyd follows Karl back into the surgery, and asks him if he could be right in assuming that half the job is putting the patients' minds at ease. Karl says that support and reassurance is a big part of the job. Boyd asks what happens when the patient thinks that they know better...they refuse treatment...Karl's inner light bulb pings, and he carefully says that a patient has the right to deny the treatment.
BOYD: Even if it will make them sicker?
Karl assures him that the patient/doctor relationship is an ongoing partnership, and generally the patient will choose the right path...and if he wants to know anything specific about Steph's illness, and how to support her, he only needs to ask. Karl congratulates Boyd on a good days work, and says he can go home.
KARL: Although the big test comes tomorrow...
BOYD: Oh yeah, and what's that?
KARL: Rose. Belker.
Paul can't work out why he snapped like that, Kim was doing a good enough job, and he is Dylan's Dad. Harold comments on his closeness to Dylan, and Paul replies that he has big plans for him. Harold suggests Paul focus his energies into things like that, rather than all the other 'nonsense' that is going on.
PAUL: Well, you've done your good deed for the day, Harry - another basket case ready to face the world!
No, no Paul it's nothing like that - don't you know what they say about keeping your friends close but your enemies closer???
Sky comes in as Paul leaves, and asks Harold what's up with the Prince of Darkness. 'Have you been putting more laxatives in his foccacia's, granddad??' Harold tells her not to be so ridiculous, and Sky tells him to chill, it was a joke, Joyce. Sky hands over his dry cleaning she has picked up, and tells him Lindsay called from the Salvo's, and she thinks he should call him back. Harold takes his dry cleaning out the back, and hastily zips the zip over the Salvo logo on his jacket.
Janelle is yelling at Kim about quitting his job, and starts throwing bowls at his head. Luckily they are the non-smashable ones he got her for Christmas. We have them in our house too, brilliant invention LOL! Janae once again escapes to Boyd's house, as Kim tells Janelle that Paul is a mongrel and won't even show a bit of common respect. Janelle says she hopes the kids appreciate that when they are in the gutter starving! Dylan asks what happened, and Kim says his mate Paul Robinson, that's what - ruthless scumbag. Dylan warns him to watch what he says about Paul around him. Kim warns him about Paul yet again, but Dylan says who else is he going to look up to? Janelle warns him to go easy, and Kim says to remember that next time she chucks a bowl at his scone...Dylan says not to try the man of the house routine, they don't NEED him! So why doesn't he do the one thing he is good at - LEAVE!