- Janae interrupts Boyd and Sasha's study.
- Connor is B-U-S-T-E-D spying on Jenny.
Boyd and Janae race each other to the General Store, as Max pushes the pram and Lyn walks with Ozzie up the street. Karl comes out of Number 22 and asks how Charlie is doing. Max replies he is a little grizzly, so they took him for a walk to give Steph a chance to rest. Karl comments that she is a lucky girl, and Max tells him that they are just lucky to have her home.
Lou comes out and asks if Karl is doing house calls. Karl says the food poisoning outbreak has hit half the neighbourhood, and Izzy was affected particularly badly. Lou thinks that is *such* a shame ….and it will be so bad for business too…Karl laughs that he and Jenny will have to find somewhere else for breakfast! Lou asks how Jenny and him are going, and Karl says it's a one-day-at-a-time type relationship. Now *why* do I get the feeling that will come back to haunt him??
Dylan is horrified by the front page of the paper, which reads ‘CHILI CON CARNAGE!' in BIG LETTERS. Lou just thinks it is downright hilarious. “Nothing like ruining a good business in record time!”
But as Dylan walks away, Lou is stopped in his tracks by something on the next page…
Oh and what a next page! ‘GRUBBY NIGHT OUT FOR GOVERNMENT GIRL!' Wow, it seems like half of Erinsborough has made it in the BIG LETTER headlines today! These particular BIG LETTERS are accompanied by a picture of Jenny McKenna herself, stuffing money down some half naked guys pants. Some people have all the fun. She can't believe it. Karl can't believe it either, but for other reasons entirely! He knew she was going to a hen's night, but she failed to mention the so-not-average guys she was fraternizing with! Jenny says this is serious – someone is out to ruin her! And if being followed wasn't bad enough, she has to go to the Uni for a live interview on UniFM! No prizes for guessing what the questions will be about! Karl says that the audience just wants to be entertained. Stingray lets out a HUGE burp behind them.
KARL: I rest my case…
Steph is cuddling Charlie, Lyn is singing and dancing doing the ironing, and Ozzie is being Ozzie. Max comes out in his workpants and a singlet (or vest for you UKer's playing at home!), and Max/Stax fans faint en mass. I mean…he asks Lyn if she has seen any clean work shirts. Lynnie, in all her domestic goddess glory, has ironed one for him, and he comments that she is a god-send.
LYN: Maybe you could thank God by getting Charlie christened…JOKE JOYCE! I know I'm not allowed to say anything…
Steph, who is looking very pretty and girly in her new top and pretty skirt, goes to get up with Charlie, but Lyn does her ‘OMG Steph, you can't move, you might break!' act, and takes Charlie, telling Steph she needs to rest. Steph protests that she has been resting all morning, but flops back down on the lounge.
Boyd comes in and asks if Sasha can come over after Uni to study. Steph says that's fine, but Lyn says it is Charlie and Steph's nap time then, and there shouldn't be anything to disturb them. Hrm, this from the woman who last week lectured Max about how Charlie needed to learn to sleep with noise around…
Max says Sasha is considerate, he's sure it will be fine. He and Boyd leave, and Steph doesn't even get to say goodbye.
Lou answers the door to Dylan.
LOU: Ahh, what do you know? It's the Sultan of Salmonella!
DYLAN: Alright, alright, enough with the names! Is Sky home?
LOU: Indeed. Sky? The Duke of Diarrhoea is here!
DYLAN: Ok, ok enough with the names!
LOU: but I've got so many! Like … The Prince of Puke! The Gangster of…
HAROLD: I'm sorry Dylan. Lou is one of those unfortunate souls who derives pleasure out of other people's misfortunes.
LOU: But it's so entertaining!
HAROLD: Not to people whose lives are rich and full!
LOU: Well that rules me out then, doesn't it!
Sky comes out and Dylan says she looks better. Sky feels better too, and she's going to do the radio show – Jenny is coming in! She also has some drawings to show JP. Dylan says she only saw him yesterday! Lou delights in filling Sky in on the dirt from the newspaper, and makes Sky promise to ask the right sort of questions! Dyl wants to go to Uni with Sky, but she says she'll see him later.
Connor is on the phone to Toadie, all alone in the big house, and missing his boyfriends. There is a knock at the door and Connor goes to answer. It's Karl, demanding…answers. Connor looks at the picture in the paper.
CONNOR: Hrm…looks like he feels the cold…
Karl whacks him with the paper, and Connor swears he doesn't know a thing about it. He got taken off the case when his cover got blown. He's now not sacked, but not being given work either – it's like purgatory! Karl says he is now hired by him. He is to sneak into the agency and find out who is following Jenny. Connor whines and whinges, until Karl flashes money at him, then he appears to be sold.
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Sky plays a request for Stingray, who is sizzled and spinning around in circles…as you do. Janae comes in and he knocks her over. He tells her he hasn't been drinking…well, only beer, but it's all good, coz he doesn't like the stuff, he's just drinking it to get used to it! Janae has brought him lunch from Janelle…apparently she is going through a ‘loving mother' phase.
Sasha and Boyd come in, discussing Sasha's application to specialise. It'll mean a huge HELP debt, and she probably won't be out of Uni till she's 29, but….29! Exclaims Janae. Sasha says if she wants to be an oncologist, that's what she has to do. Heh. I wanted to be an oncologist once. Until I remembered that Id have to operate on people… Janae wants to know when she'll have kids. Sasha replies in her 30's, or 40's if she has to! Janae is horrified – that's so OLD! The poor kids' friend will think it's their GRANDPARENTS picking them up from school!
Steph quickly shoves some things in the nappy bag and hoists it on her shoulder. Lyn comes out and wonders what on earth she is doing! That bag is heavy! Where is she going anyway? Steph says she was taking Charlie for a walk. Lyn says he had a walk this morning already. The poor kid's not a dog Lynnie! Steph says she didn't get a walk! She is going crazy stuck at home! Lyn tells Steph there will be plenty of time for that when she is well. Now. Give Charlie his bottle, and she'll make them lunch. Then she can have a reeeally nice lie down! Won't that be fun kids!
As soon as Lyn is out of sight, Steph grins, grabs the nappy bag, and bolts. Heh.
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Sasha says she doesn't mind ‘that blonde chick's' radio show, she seems really switched on. Boyd laughs and says that is his ex-girlfriend – they went out for about 2 years! Sasha is surprised; she says Sky seems really smart. ‘What, unlike me?' Boyd asks. Sasha says no, it's just…she has to go to the library.
Karl and Connor come racing after Jenny – they have found out who has been paying the agency to spy on her – Tony Colt (?) – a fellow party member! Jenny is disgusted, and Karl can't believe a fellow party member would do it! Jenny says inter-party politics are sometimes dirtier than anything! Sky says it's time to go on air. Jenny tells Karl it's the last thing she feels like doing, but Karl tells her to go in there and stick it up Tony Colt's butt!
Lassiter's Lake Rotunda
Harold and Lou are making themselves some lunch, when Steph, who is wearing BlatantCarlaSunnies™ on her head, wheels Charlie over and asks if she can sit and join them. Suddenly she spots Max and Lyn racing around Lassiters, and ducks out of sight with the pram, begging Lou and Harold, for Charlie, not to say anything about her.
Lyn and max call out and ask if they have seen Steph. Err…if you look closely enough, she is right behind those bushes guys! Lou and Harold say they haven't, and Lyn says she ran off when she especially asked her not to! Tsk tsk Stephie Lyn tells them she is so darn willful! Max says if they see her, can they tell her that he and Lyn are looking for her? Lou says they will, and Max and Lyn race off.
LOU: Coast is clear, you darn willful girl, you!
STEPH: Anyone would think I was two years old!
HAROLD: Ah well, they're only worried about you.
STEPH: I know, but it's every minute of every hour of every day! It's worse than Radiotherapy! I envy you two, newly retired with no one to tell you what to do!
Harold thinks that Paul did them a favour putting them out of business, but Lou wants someone to share it with. Harold says that they are sharing it! Steph giggle's as Lou points out he meant the laydeeez. They put Sky's radio show on, and Steph says she is doing well with it. Harold says he always wanted to be a narrator of some sort…*cough* Rocky Horror *cough*…it must be in the genes! Steph wonders if Susan is listening to Karl's new squeeze on the radio…
Where of course, right on cue, RandomSuse is listening to the radio.
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Sky gets straight to the point, slipping in a comment about Conservative Jenny not being so conservative, you only had to read today's paper… Jenny tries to defend her actions of the weekend, while…
...Susan is laughing it up…
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Jenny feels that that is a misrepresentation of who she really is. Sky asks who she is, and Jenny replies…
…that she is a middle class woman with strong family values and conservative political views. Steph, Harold and Lou listen in as Sky asks where the family is.
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Jenny says just because she is a conservative leader doesn't mean she needs to dress badly. Sky says no, but she preaches all this stuff about family, yet doesn't have a husband!
Susan listens with interest…
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Jenny says she has a partner – Dr Karl Kennedy. Sky is all ‘yeah, dating, big deal!' Jenny says actually, in accordance with her family values, the doc and her are engaged to be married! Connor crash tackles Karl with happiness, Sky looks shocked and…
Susan raises her eyebrows at this sudden revelation!
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Sky thanks Jenny for her time and radical radical-ness, and congratulates her on her engagement. She walks out and congratulates Karl too, as does Boyd, who hopes he is coming to the buck's night! They head off, and Jenny asks if Karl is angry with her. Karl says he just resents being part of her lie, even if it is just to take the heat off her. She tells him it will just be till someone else's scandal comes along, but Karl can't help but wonder what the kids and Susan will think! Jenny tells him she knows it's not ideal, but he is the only person ho can help her… the only one she trusts…
Janae is lost in thought when Dylan comes over and wants to know why she isn't at school. She says it's Boyd…Dylan wants to know when she is going to get over the insecurity – she is going to bore Boyd to death faster than he is going to dump her! Janae reminds him of the painting Sky did of him in the nude that he touched up…Stingray comes along and is still all hyper.
Over at the post boxes, some things fall out of Steph's nappy bag and she groans and mutters at it as the boys run over to help. She says she can never find anything in the stupid bag, but…she spots Dylan's tool belt and grins. ‘Of course!' We never do find out what her Lightbulb™ was though, because Lyn and Max have found her.
Lyn rants and raves about rest, and worry, and keeping a closer eye, and Max says she should have left a note, and Steph says if they would let her out of the house it wouldn't have happened! Lyn wheels the pram off still muttering about it not happening again, and Max picks up the nappy bag and follows. Steph throws her hands up in defeat and trudges after them, feelin' a bit like a naughty school girl.
Number 32 (night)
Steph and Max are cuddled up with Charlie, and Lynnie is squashed on the lounge with them. Steph gets up and Max asks where she is going. Steph says she is going to give Charlie a bath, and Lyn says she will do it! Steph says she will do it, if she wants her help she'll ask for it!
Boyd and Sasha come out and Boyd asks if Sasha can stay for dinner. Sasha says they can finish studying tomorrow, but Max says he is making cannelloni and there is plenty to go around. Sasha and Boyd get back to it, and Lyn comments she thought it was beans on toast…Max says they have had a hard day…but there might have been a bit of bunging it on to impress Sasha…Janae stops dead at the front door. Lyn says she is a good friend to Boyd, and Max says he wishes it was more…nothing against Janae, but doesn't she think Sasha and Boyd are better sited? A little bit of time and help, and Boyd might realise it too…Janae looks miiiighty upset.
Jenny toasts her and Karl's ‘engagement' but he is still not too happy. She whips out an itinery – she has to go to New Zealand for a conference, and as her ‘fiancé' he would get to travel with her, all expenses paid, 5-star all the way. Karl is warming to the idea of playing the fiancé veeeery quickly…
Susan and Connor come in and Connor tells Susie Cruisey how much he misses Stu and Toadie already, because being stuck with Ned and Bob doesn't really cut it! Jenny leaves Karl's table and Connor goes off to get a table for him and Susan. Suse wanders over to Karl and says she believes congratulations are in order. Karl is like hehe…yeah…Suse says it was a bit fast – he was just saying how he wanted to take things slow…Karl cracks and admits it is a lie. Susan whacks him jokingly and says she knew it, as he explains it is just for positive publicity. Susan says she will keep quiet…and she accepts cash or cheque…
The Timmins boys run in with pizza, to find Janae upset. Dyl wants to know what Boyd did, but Janae says it is Max – he said she's not good enough for Boyd, and he should dump her for someone like Sasha. Dylan chucks the pizza boxes at Stinger and is off to give Max a piece of his mind. Janae tries to stop Stinger from going too, but he says the Timmins' are always getting put down, and it is about time it stopped!
Lyn and Ozzie are folding washing while Steph lays down with Charlie on the lounge. Someone bashes at the door, and Ozzie yells out WHAT'S THAT??!! Excuse me while I watch that again. And again. And ag….anyway…Steph says it had better be important, as Lyn answers the door to two angry Timmins boys, after Max. Max comes out to see what's going on, and Stingray says he dissed their sister! She overheard him! Max says what he says in the privacy of his home is HIS business! Boyd and Sasha come out and Boyd asks what is going on. Dylan says to tell Boyd what he said about Janae, or they will.
Harold and Lou get home from what Harold thought was a most uplifting film.
LOU: I'm sorry mate, but after three solid hours, the only thing that needed uplifting was my backside!
Sky *ahems* and wants to know who is responsible for this email she has printed. Someone has written away for a Russian mail Order Bride, and she wants to know who!!! Harold laughs, but the looks at Lou.
HAROLD: Louis, you haven't!!!