Max gives Kim a job.
Paul implores his stalker to come out and face him.
Harold stands over Paul who's got a hand to his chest and can't catch his breath.
Harold (in a strange, lifeless voice): Oh, this is nothing like you at all, is it, Paul? You're supposed to be the Big Man - (pause) - A strong man (another pause) - A survivor.
Izzy comes hurtling through the door to find Harry staring at her distressed beau and, in typical dramatic Izzy fashion, demands to know what's going on. Harold says he was only trying to make things better. She wants to call an ambulance but Paul won't let her – he wants her to stay with him.
Max is not a happy chappie, having just found out he has to cover for his sister for the thirteenth night in a row (unlucky for him). He relays this to Kim, who Izzy called in too. Kim tells him to go home – he'll handle it. This place'll be a doddle and, besides, Max should be home with his crook wife. Max is convinced but wants him to call him if needed.
Stingray and Dylan come in: Stinger's filming with his video camera and Dylan wishes he could be normal. This leads to them starting to fight and Max leaves Kim to handle it, glad that he doesn't have to. Kim gets them to lean over the bar so he can ping them on the head.
Izzy still wants Paul to see a doctor and Harold's still standing over them in a silent, threatening giant kinda way. Paul won't see a doctor – he's fine now. Harold thinks he should go and Izzy thanks him sarcastically for his efforts. Paul rebukes her on her tone once Harry's out of earshot, but she wonders why he just stood there! Paul informs her that he was helping him out – toughening him up and making him face his fears. Izzy can't believe he would do such a thing when Paul's so vulnerable. Paul argues that he isn't vulnerable.
Stingray tapes his dad talking to camera as they clear up the bar at closing time. They're talking about happiness and Dylan looks upon the scene with a kind of disdain. Kim asks about Stinger's film – Stinger has tons of film but isn't getting close to the answers! Kim, in Yoda mode, says it ain't about answers but questions. He surprises his son with a leaflet for the Eden Hills film festival, with entries to be in a month's time, that he picked up in a second-hand bookshop that Stinger didn't even know existed. Stingray loves the sound of the five grand prize money but Dylan urges caution – he hasn't won it yet. Kim says it's all about having a go, like Dylan and his mood rings, which leads to Kim reminiscing about a mood ring he once gave to Janelle (it gave her a rash). Dyl's turned a profit which Kim is proud about and wants to have a drink to celebrate. Dylan isn't happy – he shouldn't be getting freebies at this early stage in the job.
Stingray: Hey, how about you shout us with all your mood ring money, Dylan?
Dylan: Up your's, Tarantino.
Kim suggests they just go home. Stinger shakes his head.
The General Store
Lyn pops in to TGS, looking around and calling for Harold. He's sitting at a table and gives her a fright when he speaks up. She was passing and called in to help. Harold says he was praying so she decides to go but he asks about Steph and she tells him about the current situation. Harold will include her in his prayers. Lyn isn't sure if it'll be enough – sometimes you have to do something more –
This obviously strikes a chord with Harold who gets to his feet.
HAROLD: Yes, because evil happens when good people stand back and do nothing.
LYN (taken aback): Yeah…I suppose so…
HAROLD (firmly): No, I know so, Lyn. You see we're fighting a war against evil and we cannot – no, we must not – let it triumph.
Lyn looks shocked and is unable to say a thing.
Kim's asleep on the sofa and the boys talk while Stingray feeds Dahl. Stingray doesn't think Kim likes Janelle's book as he's reading it so slowly and points out that he usually reads really fast. Dylan thinks he just flicks through the pages to make himself look good. Stingray is upset that he won't give Kim a chance (Kim wakes at this point, but, in true soap fashion, doesn't let on…) and wonders why he lied about selling loads of mood rings when he didn't sell any. Stingray suggests he listens to their dad's advice but Dylan says Kim doesn't know anything – he's always broke. Stingray thinks he has wicked ideas and hassles his bro enough to get him to think it over. He then further annoys him by bringing Dahl to bed.
Front yard of Number 32
Izzy is apologising to Max as he takes out the wheelie bin but he's unconvinced it was a real emergency, given her past records of ‘emergencies'. As she begins to complain about Max leaving Kim to lock up Harold comes out onto the street with his wheelie bin and Izzy stares at him.
IZZY: It's him
MAX (loudly): Harold?
She's been up all night thinking about it...
IZZY (whispering): I know this is gonna sound crazy but it's not – I saw the look in his eyes, I saw the look –
MAX: What are you talking about?
IZZY: Harold was the one who tried to kill Paul.
Front Yard of Number 32
Back to where we left off and Max is rushing to his car, not believing anything Izzy has said –Harold's a good guy who serves homeless people food and plays hymns on his tuba. Izzy points out that he's spending a lot of time at number 22 but that argument falls flat when Max points out that everyone in the street is always popping over into each other's houses (‘tis the Neighbours way). Harold startles them with a bright ‘Morning' and chats about what a lovely day it is. He asks after Paul and Izzy tells him he won't be having visitors today.
HAROLD: Give him my regards, will you? And tell him he's always in my thoughts. (You're not wrong there, Harry)
Izzy smiles uneasily and Harold leaves. Izzy thinks he hasn't grieved over Lil, Dave and Serena properly and now he's losing the plot. Max tells her that he has a lot on his plate and not to bother him with these little plots.
He leaves and Harold waves to her, which she returns. We see Harold start to walk up the driveway, his sunny demeanour disappearing when his gaze falls on number 22.
Kim is struggling with Janelle's book – nothing much happens. Stingray comes in with Dahl and Dylan is beginning to think he's becoming unnaturally attached to the bird. Stingray says that he's checked the film festival website and the stuff is so much better quality than his –they have better editing systems and so on. Kim believes content is most important. Maybe he could get a new programme but how – do over another servo? Lyn tells him not to even joke about it! Kim suggests a backer – Dylan has the cash to invest. Dylan isn't sure, although he thinks his brother could be talented. Kim and Stinger persuade him and he gets a big smacker on the lips for his trouble from his wee bro. When it sinks in the boys adopt the ‘how gross' disposition, making a big song and dance about it that amuses little Ozzy no end.
Stingray films his brother as he and Kim get into the van to go and get Stinger's software. Dyl tells him to do what he's told – it is his money after all. Dyl reminds him not to film anymore of ‘that damn bird' and they hit the ‘frog and toad'.
Stinger randomly focuses on Harold, who's staring, immobile, at the pavement outside number 22. Stingray focuses on Paul coming down the driveway. The combi backfires and Paul drops down to the ground, quite spectacularly. Then Stingray switches back to Harold, who nods slightly then walks up his driveway. Stinger shakes his head to himself.
Kim asks Max for a favour – he needs to start late. Max agrees and tells him that he had a good night with Steph – but he's convinced she's covering up how bad she feels. Kim has to go but tells him that he and Steph will get through this. He leaves and Max's smile fades.
The General Store
In the kitchen two pots are boiling away but Harold isn't moving an inch, doing that whole ‘staring into space' thing. Izzy comes in and makes him jump because he was too far away in his thoughts to hear her arrive. She tells him she doesn't want to say this but she has to before she goes crazy. She tells him that he didn't look like he was going to help Paul when he was standing over him, that he was happy he was in pain.
IZZY: Harry, did you try and kill Paul?
Harold can't say a thing, partly because it makes a nice cliffhanger as we go into the ads.
The General Store
Harold doesn't know how to answer her. Izzy just wants to know if it's true. His lack of an answer makes her think it is – he wants Paul dead! Harold shakes his head and gets very upset, breaking down. Izzy suddenly decides that she was wrong and tries to apologise but he yells at her to go away, adding a softer ‘please' at the end. She leaves and he continues to cry.
Lyn pays Paul a visit – she wants to see if the offer of more work is still open because she's read of this health retreat on the Gold Coast that would be really good for Stephie. Paul asks if she's available now, which she is, and suggests they start cracking.
Dylan is a little worried about being out here – he's meant to be getting Stinger's software and Kim's got work. Kim reminds him of how he used to love surfing – how it was the best feeling he'd ever had. He manages to convince him, for old times' sakes. But Dyl's worried about the cash – the combie always gets broken into. Kim points out that there's no one around and tells him to go and put his wetsuit on.
Lyn's job is debt-collecting and she can't believe who her first client is – the friend she had dinner with last night (it's a small world after all). She pleads her friend's case – she'll be good for the rent in a few weeks. Paul tells her that she's had more than enough grace – she might be her friend but she's only numbers to him and if she can't get the money from her he'll hire someone who can. She tells him that she'll do it.
High on their surfing experience Dylan and Kim run up the hill back to where the combi is parked. Only it isn't there. Dylan says he knew he shouldn't have listened to his dad – they should've gone straight to the computer shop! Kim tells him to calm down – he'll kill him if he doesn't stop whinging in a minute. Dylan asks how they're going to get it back but Kim's been through this before - they'll dump it down the road. But, Dylan reminds him, not with the money in it, and gets even madder when he discovers that Kim left the key on the front wheel. It wasn't only money – it was a chance for him to make something of his life but Kim doesn't care about anything apart from his precious waves! Dyl storms off.
Kim: Oh man!
Oh man indeed.
The General Store
Harold's in the kitchen and catches his reflection in the mirror. As he looks at it he has a flashback of Izzy from earlier on…
Izzy (voice over): You looked like you were happy to see him in pain, that you wanted to see him hurt –
Harold punches the mirror. Drops of blood fall on the floor. Harold looks back at his reflection, refracted disjointedly in the now smashed mirror.