Elle moving out.
Lou believing Harold could be dead.
Izzy has a new credit card which she is very eager to go and spend big on. She tries to enlist Paul on some lingerie shopping (those small change rooms…) but he says no. Oh dear! He even suggests she ask Janelle. Double oh no! And what? Paul is just way too busy for lingerie shopping.
Fine, Izzy can make her own fun! She steps outside and upon spotting the security camera gets an mischievous glint. She sits down and yells out in pain. Paul hears this and panics more when he can't spot Izzy on the security camera. Izzy continues to yell out, and grins when she hears Paul opening the door. Unfortunately he can't force himself out and just goes back inside. Sighing, she simply walks back inside.
Paul hugs her, asking what on earth happened. Izzy explains how she accidentally twisted her ankle…couldn't he have come out to help her? He ignores this and goes on to say how he knows the blind spot on the camera now.
The General Store
Elle and Ned do the big red circles in the paper for a place to shack up. Rather expensive places. Toadie notices and remarks Elle must not be after Ned's money… and is shocked in disbelief when Elle states looks and money aren't everything.
Elle goes to pay their entire breakfast and Ned asks him to quit ragging on Elle. His response is met with a roll of the eyes, as it is SO typical that a chick will upset the male-friendship balance. They turn a bloke against his mates! Ned mutters Elle was right about him…how he doesn't like women. And how she called him a misogynist! Toadie is shocked, no no no! He lurves women.
Izzy overhears Paul leaving a message for Elle. He is sad she won't return any of them. Yes, he threw out her boyfriend but still…meh. Izzy tries a more get-go approach in order to get Paul some medical help. He should just get on out of the house, get his diagnosis and get a treatment! Paul rebuts what is wrong is someone is trying to kill him.
The General Store Kitchen
Connor and Lou fumble about the kitchen, and Connor uses the opportunity to ask about Harold. Nope still nothing. In fact, Lou wants to file a missing person report now! Unfortunately according to Connor (from Stu) they can't do this, as they kinda do know where he is, and Harold did leave a note. Lou isn't convinced as this so-called note could be fake.
In order to prove his love and respect of women, Toadie compliments Elle on her accessories (though they are pretty darn fetching earrings!) and clothing. Paul rings her but as usual, she ignores it. Izzy calls out Elle answer the phone.
Cue to one-on-one talk (but not as Neddy the boyfriend will hear all too) as Izzy explains Paul's sickness. She believes him to be agoraphobic. And as he is sick, Elle needs to come home. He loves her…but that isn't enough for Elle. She wants an apology, a proper one. Other than that, no, she is staying put.
Lou makes a housecall, although Paul flat out refuses him until Harold gets a mention. Basically Lou tries to suss out whether Paul has had any “influence” with his absence, given the amount of the time the two spent together. Paul comprehends what Lou is really asking ie. what'd ya do with Bishop? Oh no no…Lou is just looking out for a mate. Cheerio.
House of Tea…
Elle believes Izzy is up to something schemey but Ned disagrees – she just wants to help out Paul. Meanwhile Toadie is swanning around pouring tea and baking fresh cakes in a further attempt to show his love for females. Ned really wants Elle to make up with her dad and she finally relents (after Toadie has his input too).
Immediately after Toadie pulls his trousers off and tells Ned to do the same thing. Right… no, Toadie does love women, just when they aren't living in his house.
Paul and Izzy muse over the thought of Harold being the attempted murderer… sure, it has been 2 weeks since the letters and his whole family died but it sounds so far fetched?
Elle has come-a-knocking with the promise of coming home if her dad apologises for being a big meanie to Neddy. And she will only move home if he sees a doctor. Paul gladly agrees and apologises. Hurrah! Crack open the champagne. Literally in the PIE household.
In the kitchen Paul decides Harold being the murderer is unbelievably ridiculous.
The General Store
Toadie and Connor talk the finer arts of sitting around with ones pants off. Connor does think his attitude is a bit…exclusive and Toadie treats every woman as if they are a conquest. Unlike him, Connor thinks himself quite sensitive and able to have females as friends. Toadie laughs and jotts off Michelle, Lori, Nina and Carmella as said examples.
Connor fires back he sometimes, well a lot of the time, humours Toadie with the taking-off-of-pants thing. Gobsmacked Toadie will amend his ways and learn everything he can about women! Spotting Elle, he kindly asks about the reconciliation with Paul and even tries to give her a hug. She sees through his charade and calls him a misogynist. He also smells strange. She shoves a handy copy of Cleo into his hands for further research on understanding women.
The General Store Kitchen
Lou's phone rings…it is Harold.
The whole gang are outside to collect the mail – Paul included. He even impresses Elle with his booked clinic appointment tomorrow. Paul starts to get a little shaky, so Izzy helps him back inside.
The General Store
Lou tells Connor that Harold is in Tasmania, as he said. He just needed some time to get his strength back so he can made amends. He didn't mention the Paul thing though. Connor knows Lou isn't telling him all and Lou finally admits of the phone message Harold received. It was from Paul who wants to talk. Connor is surprised as how would Paul know? Lou guiltily glances down, confessing he spoke to Paul.
Dinner is just about ready, although it is asked the security cameras be turned off. Paul nods, in fact switching the entire thing off! Ned arrives for dinner and after an intial surprise, Paul insists he stay.
Connor comes home to find Toadie doing further research – this time in the form of a Marie Claire magazine (I believe he is also a bit teary!). All Connor wants to do is take off his pants, watch the cricket, and order a pizza but Toadie declines. Instead he offers a massage, home made quiche and chit-chat! It is sweet Connor wants things back the way they were, however Toadie now realises he saw women as taking something away to the house, instead of adding something! … just something he learnt in the quiz.
The cozy little dinner soon turns chilly when talk turns to Ned's acting career. Paul scoffs he has waiters at Lassiters who are also waiting to be discovered. Elle defends her boy – he is very talented. In fact, they may go to London and New York to get some international exposure. And who will fund this…? Hmmm. Anywho, Paul fancies a walk with his daughter. Ned offers to tag along which offends Paul. What? He can't do it himself? No…just that he made need help, given his problem at the moment. Paul turns into CAPS LOCK PAUL – WHAT DOES HE KNOW YOU COUNTRY HICK?! Elle promptly leaves. Deal is off. Paul tries to apologise.
Paul doesn't know where this rage is coming from and berates himself for driving Elle away…again. Izzy tries to think of the positives and when he sees a doctor, things will hopefully go back to normal. They toast “to the future” just as a brick is thrown through the window. The note attached reads “Let He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone”. As the security cameras were turned off, there is no way of knowing who it was.
We know who the black figure is though, as it runs down the driveway. The mask is pulled away to reveal…Lou.