Paul telling Izzy that the lunatic is going to cost him everything and Izzy replying only if Paul lets him.
Harold telling Lou on the phone he's coming home to finish what he started.
Janae lets herself in while Boyd is on the phone to Steph (she's having a nice time with Lyn). They chat a bit about Steph's trip when she spots some photo's on the table and while holding one up (one of Steph and her sisters from the her non-wedding day) asks what they are out for. Boyd explains he is putting together an album of pics for the baby and she thinks it is sweet idea and he is a great guy for doing that. Janae then comments on the mess the place is in and Boyd says he's been cooking but they can eat out instead. Janae however has other things they can do since Boyd is home alone (Max is living at TSB which is strange thing to do since Steph isn't there atm).
The General Store
In the kitchen Lou is on the phone to Harold leaving a message begging him begging him to return his call to explain his earlier phonecall.
In the store Sky hears the call Lou has made and tries to get rid of Dylan saying she's got to help Lou close up but he is a bit reluctant to do that since they've just arrived. Sky literally chucks him out the store to work on his hot dog card and then makes her way into the kitchen.
Lou explains he got Harold's voicemail again and both wonder where he is. Sky asks Lou if Harold really did try to kill Paul.
Paul informs Izzy that he just swept the driveway and he feels that he has got on top of his anxiety problems and Izzy comments that is because they are back together as a family. He then wonders why Elle returned home so suddenly and if Izzy had a hand in that. Izzy says she helped things on… a bit but didn't meddle in anything. Paul heads though to the livingroom and Izzy thinks he is mad at her but he allays her fears by telling her he is just glad to have Elle home.
The pheromones are obviously in abundance today and Paul wants a return to his physical relationship with Izzy.
We leave Paul and Izzy getting down to as much action as a PG programme will allow and cut to No. 32 where Boyd and Janae are pashing away. Just as Boyd is suggesting they go to his room…and tidy up…Dylan interrupts them!
Janae isn't impressed at being interrupted and is even less impressed when he wants Boyd to come with him to check out his paint job on his hot dog cart. Boyd isn't exactly keen to go so they arrange to meet in the morning.
The General Store
Sky is trying to quiz Lou on the original call from Harold as they try and interpret the message (coming home to finish what he started) and Lou hints that Paul could be in serious danger. Sky tells Lou that they will have to turn Harold into the police.
Janae and Boyd are still pashing away and when the pashing stops, Boyd tells her that he missed this (the pashing) recently. Janae drops a bombshell on him by asking if they can lay off of the physical stuff. Boyd is a bit confused by this and she explains that she thinks she is going to get burned again given her past and that she wants a breather… but only from the physical stuff and only for a while. Boyd questions if things are good between them and Janae replies “one hundred percent”. Boyd still looks confused as we head into the first break.
Dylan shows off his hot dog cart to Janae and Boyd and she isn't at all impressed with his handiwork (pictures of mermaids) and wonders what they've got to do with selling hot dogs anyway. “Artistic license” replies Dylan before adding that sex sells! Janae asks how many he has sold so far and rather than be forced to say he's sold none, replies that he isn't open for business yet. Sky comes and she too isn't impressed and tells him he's got to re-do it because it is disgusting. So far the boys seem to be the only ones to like what is on the cart (we don't get to see it).
Sky and Harold prepare a feast in anticipation of Harold arriving (he told Lou not to pick him up at the airport) but Sky is still worried. Lou wonders if he is reading more into it and tells her that they shouldn't contact the police and they can stop Harold if it comes to the worst. Just as he is telling Sky that Harold is a good man and is just lost and doesn't deserve to be dobbed in, Harold arrives home.
Sky hugs him relieved to see him and Lou shakes his hand before asking how he is. “As well as can be expected” replies Harold before telling them that he tried to kill Paul but has returned to put everything right. Both are stunned by Harold's confession and he assures them that there is nothing to be scared of and mentally he's sorted himself out and that he isn't dangerous. Sky tells him that she was really worried about him and Harold apologises for burdening them.
They try and interest him in the breakfast feast they prepared but Harold turns it down as he is going to go and see the police and tell them everything.
Boyd and Janae get close by the lake and Boyd wants to know if the ban on all things physical is still in place and reassures her that he isn't like Mike. Janae breaks it off and heads away after telling him that he just doesn't get it, so Boyd asks her to explain it again.
JANAE: I've had a lot of experience for someone my age, too much, and I can't change that but I can't ignore it either.
BOYD: You know that stuff doesn't matter to me.
JANAE: No Boyd, you don't get it. I've set up this routine, this way of behaving around guys, all guys. It's not right.
Boyd reminds Janae that the only person judging her is herself and she tells him not to pressure her over her decision and she wants to know if she has his support.
Lou is trying to tell Harold he'll face a charge of attempted murder if he goes ahead but Harold agrees that is the charge he should face since that is what he did. Sky adds that he'll go to jail but Harold appears not to be that concerned so they both have another go at trying to dissuade him from confessing all. Harold says that he's touched by what they are doing and explains that when he went looking for revenge he sunk to the lowest human emotion which can't go unpunished if he is to regain his self-respect. Lou reminds him that he is a decent man before adding that things got complicated when he was away.
Dylan is pleading with Paul for an extension to the deadline he set to double the $2k. Paul finally gives in to a two week extension when Dylan gets down on bended knees.
Dylan departs as Izzy answers the phone to Ned and tells him that Elle isn't home and takes a message to pass on Elle as soon as she comes in the door. She hangs up and Paul is a bit puzzled because Elle is upstairs checking her emails so Izzy thinking quickly replies that she is just trying to buy Elle some space to allow herself to think what she really wants. Paul is puzzled again by this and they debate if Ned is good enough for Elle or who she could date instead. Izzy suggests Dylan but Paul reminds her that the two of them can't stand each other which leads them off reminiscing about their past in how they acted before finally getting it on with each other and Paul wonders if that applies to Elle and Dylan too.
IZZY: I think they've got real couple potential.
Harold is upset at how he's got Sky and Lou embroiled in his problems and that it won't take Paul long to think that a third party is now involved - if he thinks about it. Lou doesn't think so because that was the latest and last attack on Paul but Harold says that he can't pay for his actions without implicating Lou. Sky suggests that he does nothing but Harold isn't having that. They then start debating the bomb on the plane and who should really be the one to be punished. Sky again says that doing nothing is the right and fair thing to do and Lou backs her up because nobody is suspecting Harold's involvement at all but Harold is still having a hard time accepting it as we head into the next commercial break.
Dylan is trying to come up with a new drawing for his cart as Sky comes in. She offers to lend a hand as Dylan is exasperating over the time it is taking to pay Paul the money back. Sky says things will come good in the end but Dylan tells her that she is going to have a different life to him and he keeps stuffing up the chance Paul gave him. Sky offers to help brainstorm some ideas and suggests he ask Max to sell hot dogs outside TSB at night but Dylan tells her he's tried that avenue already but Max rejected it, so she tells him that they could ask Izzy. Dylan likes this suggestion.
SKY: If Mr Evil likes it then so will Mrs Evil.
The pheromones have arrived at No. 26 now as Sky and Dylan start pashing only to have Janae interrupt them!
As Sky thought, Izzy loves Dylan's idea and he is startled for a bit before the exuberant pills kick in. Dylan hopes that Max won't be mad and Izzy assures him that she'll take care of her brother.
Remembering her conversation with Paul earlier, Izzy mentions to Dylan about him having the entrepreneur spirit about him and adds that she should have believed Elle. Dylan is taken a back at this comment and says he's off back to Sky to tell her the good news.
Boyd comes into the bar walking past the pashing Sky and Dylan to talk to Izzy at the bar. He confides in her about Janae calling a halt with the physical stuff until they get a handle on the emotional side of things. Izzy is a bit perplexed by this given it came from Janae and wants Boyd's take on it. He says it sounds fine on paper! Izzy assures him Janae is doing the right thing and asks Boyd if she is worth the wait and Boyd assures her she is. Boyd then thanks her for being a cool auntie.
Harold calls into see Paul and after getting the pleasantries out of the road, Paul wants to talk about the conversation they had when he was away. Harold is unsure of what to say so Paul continues and admits he thought it was Harold who attacked him and who made all the threatening phonecalls. Paul also tells him that Izzy thought he was the guilty one too but then asks Harold for his forgiveness for thinking such things when he was going stir crazy cooped up. A puzzled and relived Harold tells Paul that it was understandable as Paul goes off on one saying how much a pillar of the community Harold is as well as being his friend as we head into the final break.
Lou comes round to take Harold for a drive in the country to ease his worries but Sky tells him that Harold was supposed to be at work and Lou replies that he hasn't been into work all day. Just as Sky wonders where he could be, Dylan arrives and tells them that he saw Harold going into Paul's. Sky and Lou have gobsmacked expressions on their face.
Harold tells Paul that he needs to go as Paul apologises for getting all that he said off his chest. Harold says that there was no need to apologise and starts to head out when Paul mentions that everyone seems to walk out on him of late. As Izzy quietly comes home and stands at the back door, she hears Paul say that he has brought it all on himself (the isolation and the fear) as Lou barges into the house and makes up an excuse to get Harold out.
HAROLD: You don't deserve this Paul, no-one does.
LOU: Harold, don't do this.
PAUL: Don't do what?
HAROLD: No, I can't live with it any more Lou I'm going to tell you the truth Paul.