The boys playing around with Angie's bra and then Angie appearing
Elle asking Ned if there is someone else
Ned thinking the worse about Izzy's bruise and driving off to find Paul
Angie visits her sister-in-law to see how the Timmins are going … or to start a game of “My Child Is Better Because…” It is game over when Janelle mentions Janae hooking up with a super spunky medical student and they will probably be married with kids in no time! She can't wait to be a grandmother…how about Angie?
Angie furiously tells Toadie and Connor how low Janelle is. Although the Toad does point out she went over with full intention to celebrate +their+ miseries to make herself feel better. Mouth agape, Angie does not believe it! She is just proud of her son and besides, there is not much to brag about anymore!! The Timmins are winning at the moment because they are all together as one family unit. The Rebecchi's ought to do the same, and with that Angie plonks down a big photograph of her and Toadie amongst the many other trinkets she's left around the house. She'd leave them in her room, but ya know she doesn't really have one… and don't worry about her! It is not like she can force Toadie out of his room, he is a lawyer and needs his room
Seems Toadie's own personal space will now involve sleeping on the couch. Connor whispers this seems a little much for a short stay however Toadie thinks it'll be fine! Angie heads out with the intent of buying the fellas new jocks. No, not boxer shorts. They need support so it's a “supermarket 6-pack” for them.
Janelle is furious with Ange for making her feel like they are a bunch of low lives. She tells Kim they'll show them all up by having the biggest, most swish wedding ever! Kim seems hesitant, as their wedding should just be about love…but Janelle has had enough of feeling small.
JANELLE: Up your nose to the rubber hose!
The General Store
Angie congratulates Harold and Lou on the revamp…nevermind the entire complex burnt down and they had to rebuild. She notices that they're a bit glum, and why as everyone seems happy? They share the news of Paul's new café and how it will slowly kill them. Oh that is no problem! According to Angie, the roadhouse had a flash new competitor but they showed them in the end. They can't lose heart, and just to learn a few tricks. Lou looks excited but points out Dylan is working for Paul… nah! Angie doesn't care, her loyalties lie with the small business owners and she'll teach them tricks until the very end.
Toadie and Connor walk in so she hands them their new underwear. They hurriedly hide them away. At their table Connor whispers Angie mentioned fighting until +the very end+. She could be here for weeks! Months!
Neddy absolutely demands to the receptionist that he see Paul. RIGHT NOW DAMMIT OR ELSE! Doesn't work I'm afraid. Izzy bolts in and tells him to go away, he will make the situation worse. If he really liked her than he'd leave it alone. It is none of his business. At that moment Paul rocks up and Ned shouts that it's disgusting the way he treats people. Paul fires back his treatment of Elle. Just when you'd think Neddy would blurt out something about “hitting” his girlfriend, Izzy hits him in the chest. Hard. She explains Ned is angry about the coffee shop war.
Paul leaves and Izzy once again tells Ned to stop and leave this alone.
Elle is down in the dumps over an article about love and finding a soul mate…Paul and Izzy try to cheer up. Coming up with a sure-fire cheer up plan, she suggests Elle see someone else. Not have a boyfriend, just a flirt! Appreciation Therapy. Paul backs this up and hands over a wad of cash to “fund it”. Heck, Elle isn't going to disagree and she thanks them both and leaves.
Paul also thanks Izzy for her help. He is about to thank her further, because Izzy has a plan to get rid of Ned…no, not involving a shovel but getting the boy out of town. She thinks of the big-wig producer, Michael-Threp-Michael. Give the man a call and offer him accommodation in exchange of part in a small play.
Elle has found her new cheer up buddy, Stu. She invites him to some of the Finest French Champagne, to which he wearily accepts. Yes, he is Ned's brother but she just wants a sympathetic ear and if they are both okay with the situation, than what is the huge deal? … Exactly, just sit back and enjoy it.
The General Store
Lou whoops in delight after Angie let him in on where they can get some cheap beef. Whole beast for the price of a chop! Simply, they go to this farmer and he will give them a fresh beastie and they simply get out the machete themselves. Harold is mortified at the thought, but Angie shrugs it off. You get used to it.
Janelle and Kim smugly waltz in and announce that the pair of them are getting hitched (again) and they are all invited! Angie smirks it's a bit expensive on a hotdog salary but Janelle shrugs it off – they can even afford to give Angie a table of her own…now that Kev has given her the flick.
Toadie overhears and immediately leaves.
Angie sadly apologises for not informing Toadie. It was just too painful. Simply put, the morning after their 33rd wedding anniversary, Kev woke up and announced the need for solo time. She left to hide from the shame, although now everyone knows she may as well head back. Toadie insist she stay and they will all accommodate her. She was right in saying his life is a mess, and she can straighten it out. Who better? She is a great person, good mother and he will help her sort out her marriage problems.
Lou makes a bold visit to Paul to inform him of their new secret weapon – Angie Rebecchi! A shining example of independent business success and he'd better watch out! Paul is unfazed but Janelle speaks up he shouldn't be so lax. She has a reputation back in Colac.
Anyway, they are here because they want quotes for a reception at Lassiters. Paul looks somewhat amused and casually informs them of the relevant people to speak to. But right now he has to take his phone (it's Michael-Threp-Michael) Kim mutters he doesn't care how great it is here, he doesn't want anything from that man.
Paul lets Izzy know Michael-Threp-Michael called back and…for a week's VIP treatment he will give Ned an audition! She is hugely ecstatic!
IZZY: Elle can leave that horrible Ned behind and get on with her life!
Stu recounts the nudey man with the pet python story to Elle. Yep, he has seen everything as a cop. She laughs, mentioning how nice this is. Just two mates hanging out. In fact, they need more champagne and totters off to get more.
Connor also totters over and coolly mentions how cozy this all is. Stu takes offence, as he is just being a mate and besides he is committed to Sindi 100%! If Connor is so suss about it, he can stay. He won't though, he doesn't have the time and is looking for Toadie. He thinks they are now stuck with Angie.
Elle comes back and invites Connor to stay, but of course he has to leave.
Connor hopes Toadie is joking about Angie as she is clearly not HoT material! He has just the smallest idea she will make them go mental. Toadie doesn't see the huge deal, and she needs him right now and yeah…the mental part could be true, however they will have their own persoanl maid who will do the cooking and cleaning. And apparently KILL for them.
Angie and Lou are about to depart on their beastie adventure. Connor is somewhat horrified at the poor defenceless animal! They leave and Toadie grins how cool it is.
TOADIE: See! See! She kills a cow and brings the meat back for us to eat, yeah! That is way more House of Trouser than you wll ever be nancy boy!
Our Harry is absolutely livid!! He cannot believe the nerve of Paul to donate to the hospital fundraiser. That was something he took pride in, and now Paul only wants to help out for his own business sake. Not that it matters, because he knows everyone will stand by him and The General Store. … those in Ramsay Street of course. Paul smirks and counts off the number of people (well mostly the Timmins' family) who don't have any issues about it.
Harold spits out loyalty isn't exactly Paul's strong point, but his regulars will stick with him. Unfortunately, Paul doesn't care. Loyalty isn't luxury he can afford right? But him? No worries, he has piles and piles of cash. He can run for years.
Leaving, Harold points out how disgusted his grandmother would be right now. Again, Paul doesn't care. He may have believed it if Harold were good. But he knows better. He wants to ruin the vengeful, the cruel Harold.
Stu thanks Elle for the champers but he should really go. Aww! She doesn't see why Connor should boss him around. She dangles the penthouse keys and suggests the two watch cable tv and feast on room service. He tries to decline, as he IS Ned's brother after all. Elle doesn't see the problem, again, she just wants someone to talk to. It's not like she will have her way with him on room service! Grabbing his hand, she runs into Lassiters.
It's Izzy with big news! Ned hopes she told someone about Paul, but alas no. She has news concerning Michael-Threp-Michael and a musical about Rose Porteous! He wants Ned to audition in Sydney!! However Neddy doesn't care. He loves Izzy and can't leave her with a violent man. No no! Izzy wants him to follow his dreams.
NED: Sounds like you're trying to get rid of me?
… never! He just deserves what is best.