- Susan and Katya have a D&M about CamRob.
- Mishka thinks Lou should fight back at Paul.
- CamRob backs out of spending the night with Katya
Susan's sitting quietly on the couch with a book when Katya stalks in. Susan says hi, but rather than a ‘hi' back or asking how Susan is, Katya launches straight in to how she has made a complete fool of herself. Susan is all concerned and asks why, but Katya just says she should never have listened to her. I can hear the screams in Susan's defence already. Susan is just left stare after her.
Paul is helping Izzy as she limps in complaining she has ruined her favourite dancing shoes. Paul hasn't much patience for this and attempts to cut her off telling her to buy a new pair, or better yet the whole shop. Wish someone would tell me to do that. Izzy doesn't seem so enthralled though, complaining they were her favourite. Paul changes tack and asks her whose idea it was to go dancing on a floor made of Astroturf, and she replies it sounded cool (God knows how).
PAUL: It was lucky you didn't snap your ankles.
IZZY: At least I've got two ankles.
Paul scratches his chest monkey type fashion in response and giving it the old, ha ha ha you are so amusing…not routine, giving me time to fully appreciate this line. Izzy dashes off to the ladies while Paul reminds her they have the penthouse, but Izzy says she has had enough. Paul isn't too happy at this news but can't dwell on it too long as Mishka appears bearing food and wanting a word. She knows Paul is a bear in business, apparently, but he has kind eyes and they are the window to the soul. This wonderful little speech completely confuses Paul.
PAUL: You been giving the old Voddy a bit of a nudge eh, Comrade?
She doesn't understand so he puts it more simply, asking if she is drunk. She tells him she isn't, she just wants to know as he is so powerful (nothing like a bit of flattery) surely he can give back TGS to Lou. She hands over her food, which is so far covered by a cloth and it is revealed to be…wait for it…quiche. Only she pronounces it quish. Paul is incredulous she is trying to bribe him with quiche, but it is apparently very good quish. She only wants happiness for Lou apparently and he is a broken man without it. Paul calls her “babooshka” to which she objects because she is only 39 cue rewinding to check she actually said that. He tells her he won't help in a million years and she stalks off, leaving the quiche where it is.
Izzy conveniently returns just as she leaves. She asks what he was doing talking to her and he reveals Lou sent her with the “quish”. He drags her off, not before she has a quick bite of the quiche, and then goes back for a bit more.
Elle is in pyjamas watching TV when CamRob appears. His night went great apparently. Her night was disastrous because she hit on a guy at the club but all he could talk about was his gorgeous blonde step-mum. But she got him to buy her a drink and then ignored him. Go Elle! CamRob tells her Paul took Izzy for a drink but she doesn't care. He is quick to reply she could always drug her food again. Elle hasn't a response except to ask him how he knew about that. He is way too slow to reply which would make most people suspicious but not Elle when he tells her Izzy told him, because they have been getting ‘sort of' close and chatting. She complains Izzy is the enemy, and is manipulating him, to which he agrees and reveals Izzy has…you know. Someone yells “kill you” on the TV in the background while Elle questions if he means she has hit on him. She decides that CamRob should keep chatting to Izzy and when she makes her next move, he should tell Elle all about it. Cue “I have always loved you and part of me always will!” from the background TV.
Connor and Ned are at the bar and Connor has decided some girls are “hot to trot” because they are smiling at them. He elaborates that chicks are all for musicians apparently, and he always wanted to be a babe magnet, and of course now he is, this is how Bono must live. Ned agrees they are smiling at them and he is up for going over to them, which they do, Connor playing away as they go.
Focus fortunately switches to Lou and Mishka, where we have Lou reminding Mishka Paul is no fool and will smell a rat. She doesn't think so because he thinks he is smarter than them, and he shouldn't worry so much, and doesn't it feel good trying to outwit Paul?
MISHKA: Trust me, revenge, like vodka, is best served with the iceberg.
Katya comes and apologises to Susan, who waves it away because we all have our moments. Katya tells her she still shouldn't have said what she did and she even left the door open. She gets up to shut it but Susan tells her to let Audrey out instead. The open door seems very convenient and sure enough CamRob appears to listen in to Katya telling Susan she tried to have an intimate moment with him but he kicked her out. She questions her thinking that emotional cripples could have a normal relationship. And this becomes even more difficult when one is an evil psycho impersonating his identical twin. She tells Susan he said he wasn't ready and she gives Katya her advice to go slow and not rush, but try and carry on because relationships are far too precious. As the camera swings round to CamRob listening in at the door.
Connor and Ned waves goodbye to the girls they were convinced a little while ago were so interested, who have to go wash their hair. Connor explains that was a line to get away, for which such clever detective work he deserves his very own detective hat. He can't believe the girls were less interested in him and Ned, who are like U2, young and sexy, than in Val Doonican, a.k.a. Karl in a woolly jumper. Connor decides Karl has to go.
Connor and Ned are buying drinks that they will need for the 5K run they plan to do, to start getting into shape. If girls are going for an old man over them, well it is wrong. Ned thinks they would be better rehearsing some music but Connor shoots him down.
Paul tells Izzy to get back to bed, there isn't any point in them both suffering but she says she has to see him off to work, ‘solidarity forever'. Lyn chooses that moment to barge in with Oscar. Paul thinks she wants him to drop them via the crčche but there has been a head lice outbreak so no deal, cue Izzy and Paul jumping back slightly, despite Lyn assuring them Oscar is creature free. Lyn thinks Oscar can stay at home, all those important people Paul has arranged for her to meet may be parents and understand. Paul disagrees, these people eat their young! Izzy won't look after him as she is already itchy apparently, so Lyn does the old, well, if you want to pay me to stay at home routine, so Paul agrees they will find something for her to do that is Oscar friendly. 1-0 Lynnie as they head out of the door.
Elle appears asking Izzy why she isn't going in with a definite lack of sympathy towards Izzy's hangover. CamRob offers her a glass to help it along and all Elle can do is tease her about alternatives, raw egg, liver, hair of the dog…she chases after Izzy as she heads back upstairs feeling even worse.
Cue the arrival of Katya at the door. Both she and CamRob talk at once and then do the you go, no, you go thing. CamRob apologises and wants to start again. Katya points out they have started again twice already but he wants to go for the record. She is free until she does the late shift at work so they agree to a picnic that afternoon as rather ominous music plays in the background. Watch out Katya!
Mishka orders a full breakfast from Elle but Lou refuses to eat anything from ‘Pond Scum'. Mishka is concerned he will get ill but he doesn't care, he won't eat anything. Elle stalks off back to the counter to run into Paul and Izzy and tell them Lou is in a bad way. Izzy remarks ‘That's life'. Compassionate woman. Paul is on the phone demanding more time but hangs up, defeated, to tell Izzy and Elle the planning inspector has found a heap of problems bad enough to shut them down. According to section 992 (aha!! *punches air at 992 mention*) of the planning act anyway. He can fix it if he throws enough money at them but does he want to? He eyes a despondent Lou being comforted by Mishka with a gleam in his eye.
Lyn tells the receptionist she is here to see…but the phone rings cutting her off. Oscar steals the scene by repeatedly pinging the little bell and the receptionist tells Lyn to take a seat, Mr. Masterman will be here shortly about the nanny interview. Lyn tries to object but the phone rings again, this time with a personal call. At least I hope it is after she tells the caller she was just thinking about them.
Mr Masterman appears and tells the other two people he is sorry to have kept them waiting but they will forgive him when they see the clause he has just written in to the Lassiter's contract! Heehee. He eyes Lyn and asks the receptionist who she is but is told it's about the nanny job so he follows Mr and Mrs Extra out of the room laughing about getting Paul Robinson. Lynnie leaves, telling the receptionist something better just came up.
Where Paul is cracking open the champagne, telling Izzy it will do her hangover a world of good. He has decided to sell TGS back to Lou at a cut price he can't refuse and wait for the council to descend on him. Ooh Mr. Robinson, you evil so and so. Even Izzy looks a bit shocked at this and gulps champagne down. Elle complains she ahs worked hard at it, but Paul maintains it wasn't her fault and he will find her something else. Izzy wants Elle to show some gratitude at the opportunities Paul has given her because not many people would to a girl with no experience. Elle points out Izzy ahs done pretty well. Paul demands they put their claws back in, he has made up his mind. TGS goes!
Random Place in the Country
Katya and CamRob are having their picnic. She remarks they could be a million miles from civilisation and he says that's why he picked it. He found it because he comes out into the bush a lot to think things through about who he is going to attempt to kill next. Katya tells him he has the most beautiful eyes and leans in for the kiss. Ominous music in the background, ooh and black gloves and red cable wire in CamRob's bag. Run run Katya, run like the wind!
There is some wonderful muzac going on in the background as Lyn comes in, eyes Paul and Izzy and remarks at the champagne when they haven't even heard her news yet! Izzy snipes that she actually managed to find something to do all day with Oscar. Lynnie fires straight back that Izzy is just brimming with the milk of human kindness isn't she? Lyn tells Paul she needs to speak to him now. Izzy resents it but Paul tells her to get lost for a couple of minutes. Except he puts it more nicely. Hah another one to Lynnie then. Izzy stalks off and Paul decides this had better be good. She has information to keep him from bleeding money. Paul wants to know if she heard that at the headlice clinic. Lyn gets up to go but he takes it all back to make her sit down again. So that's 3 up to Lynnie if we count this morning then. He asks her what she has.
LYN: You know that expression, the best things in life are free? Whoever thought of that got it wrong didn't they?
4-0 to Lynnie as she is demanding a price in addition to being on his payroll. She tells him it's worth a lot more than her courier wages. She is certainly milking this and good on her.
PAUL: Welcome to the dark side Lynette.
The other side of the SB, Connor is outlining to Ned how there should be no more songs with a river in them, no more songs that sound like funeral songs and no more songs written before 1985. His get rid of Karl in 3 easy steps plan then. Ned wonders why 1985, to which Connor replies that is the year they cancelled the Val Doonican show. All these sudden mentions of Val Doonican make me think he's going to miraculously appear in Erinsborough sometimes soon. Ned hasn't even heard of him, so Connor just sneers at him because he is sooo uncultured.
Susan wanders over to tell Ned she is looking forward to KenNEDy's next gig because he manages to make Karl sound good! But it could be his wonderful song writing talents. *Cough* Connor tells Susan Karl isn't the only song writer in the band, he writes too! This is news to Ned but apparently Connor still has to nail down the bridge.
SUSAN: Over Karl's turgid waters.
Connor just shakes his head and explains it is all just compositional jargon. She tells the she is only going to check Karl out anyway and leaves. Connor decides Karl definitely has to go because of his cross-generation appeal. So to Plan B. Give him a minute.
Random Place in the Country
CamRob has his arms round Katya but is looking at his backpack with the goves and cable in. Katya gets up and wanders off into her own little world about how this should be their place. CamRob has the gloves on and the cable in hand. All to the ominous music of course. He is about to strangle her when she swings round and asks if he wants to go for a walk. He assures her he is fine and she isn't coming on too strong and just wants to tidy up, he will catch her up. She wants to help but he insists and she wanders off, very suspicious. As she should be. Run faster!
Lou and Mishka are playing pool when Paul wanders in and wants to sell him back the GS. Lou and Mishka don't trust him and want to know why he is willing to give it back and then let Lou make repayments to less than a market value. He replies he is bored with it, and now he has finished screwing them over he has bigger fish to fry. Lou is still suspicious but agrees on the condition Lucinda's is a top class restaurant and not run in competition to which Paul agrees. He signs with “Babooshka” as witness. Paul throws the keys at Lou as he leaves and then chuckles away to himself outside the door at fooling them.
Inside, Lou and Mishka are congratulating themselves. They did it, or rather Mishka the goddess did, with a little help from Lou's mate at the council with his phoney inspection. Paul has been had!
Random Cliff in the Country
Katya is stood at the top of a cliff testing out the echo and throwing rocks off the side as CamRob advances. She remarks on the size of the drop just as He comes up to her with an ominous look, and she slips straight off the side. She holds on screaming at him to help her. He holds onto her and we are left with her pleading with him not to let her go and him telling her he won't.