Katya slips off a cliff and CamRob saves her. Susan tells Scott he needs to be careful with Rachel – and make it clear that they can't have a relationship.
Scott says he doesn't want to hurt Rachel's feelings, but she's not giving him a choice – they can't be together. Rachel comes home, and wants to know what's going on – Scott asks for a minute alone with Rachel.
Number 22 where Lyn wasn't Listening
Isabelle can't believe that Janelle wants her to be her bridesmaid. Paul corrects her – Janelle wants her and Susan.
ISABELLE: I'm picturing apricot. I'm picturing puffy sleeves.
PAUL: Actually she was mentioning something about yellow.
ISABELLE: Yellow makes me look haggard, oh she is *good.* You know, I bet she only wants to do this so she can get a discount on Lassiters from you.
PAUL: Got it in one. But she likes you, too.
Isabelle wishes that Janelle would just hate her like the other frumps in the street – then apologises to Lyn: “no offence!” But Lyn wasn't listening.
PAUL: You have got to go to this wedding. It's going to be a tacky, grotesque bogan parade. Sorry, no offence, Lyn.
But Lyn wasn't listening.
Paul wants a mullet wig for the wedding!
There's a guy called Sean who is arriving in the morning – complete change of subject – and Paul thinks he's going to make them a lot of money. He's coming in from the States. Lyn has some research on Sean Dempster which indicates he's done really well in the US. He's going to invest in Steph's Baby Utility Belt. Goodo.
CamRob and Katya return home, and Paul is delighted because for every investment Sean makes in Australia, he will get a cut. They'll be so wealthy, that they won't remember what cash looks like.
ISABELLE: Like the queen?
PAUL: The queen? No, she pays tax, the silly old duck.
Isabelle hands CamRob and Katya some champagne, and Cam acts all funny, which catches Izzy's attention…
Scott tells Rachel that he stepped over the line; he likes her, big time, and thinks she's nice and smart, but he's a bad influence. She wants to know who this is coming from, and Scott confesses that it's Susan, but she's right – he's trouble and Rachel deserves better. He's eighteen and already been to jail, he's been done for drink driving. And Susan's right – he's not good for her and it has to end. He leaves, and Rachel is devastated.
Cut to later where Rachel barely touches her food. Susan asks them if they want to watch a DVD later? Rachel suggests Romeo and Juliet – watch what happens when adults come between young people. Susan suggests that they could watch what happens when you don't rush in, and patience wins the day. I don't remember that storyline in Romeo and Juliet?!
Zeke suggests another film, but he's going to a mate's, anyway, so he doesn't care. He's going to Kevin's. Kevin someone's. Susan offers to take him but he'd rather walk to keep fit. As he leaves, Katya comes home – she's been with CamRob.
Rachel thinks that Katya's lucky – apparently romance is only allowed when you're old! Katya wants to know what's going on, and Rachel tells her that Susan is ruining her life!
RACHEL: She says I'm too young and too stupid to know what I feel. What do you say?
Susan looks at Katya expectantly, in a “go on, then, prove you're a parent and back me up” way!
Number 22 where we find CreepyCam
Paul offers to help Lyn with some folders. She reminds him she's got Oscar tomorrow, so he promises to keep her up to date with a phonecall. They leave.
CamRob and Izzy are on the sofa, and discuss Lyn and Paul's relationship. Ah. Plyn. I'm on the Plyn ship, I have to confess. Isabelle says she doesn't feel threatened by Lyn at all, and asks for an update on CamRob and Katya – things looked dodgy earlier. He says that he doesn't like public displays of affection, that's all – they're tacky! Beside, he's falling for an older woman…
But Isabelle is too interested in a brochure on a hotel that Paul will be a part of which costs $2000 a night. Part of the Sean Dempster investment deal thing.
CreepyCamRob gives Izzy those CreepyEyes and and a CreepyUpAndDown look.
Karl's Flat where Karl's a Natural Liar
There's a knock at the door and it's Zeke to watch the footie. He admits that he hasn't told Susan he's here so that she doesn't feel inadequate about trying to take on a male parental role as well as everything else! Bless him. Karl admits that the compassion business is difficult to maintain, and Zeke agrees – it's like lying.
ZEKE: Bree's tried to teach me, but I lack conviction.
KARL: It'll come.
Karl's concerned that Susan should know where he is and tells Zeke to call Susan and let her know that Kevin was out, and so Zeke tried Karl, instead. Zeke thinks that lying seems to come so naturally to Karl! How insightful of him. But he'd like Karl to give him percentage points on his skills in lying whilst he calls Susie.
Rachel wants to live back with Katya, but Katya backs Susan up – Scotty is too old for her. Rachel tries one last time – Stingray has a good heart and they really love each other. Katya tells her she knows how she feels – she did this herself so many times when she was a child and she was wrong. Katya tells Rachel she will have to do what Susan says. Rachel strops off outside – to see Scott.
Susan doesn't mind – she knows that Scott will keep his word. Susan promises Katya that Rachel will understand that it's because they care about her, and she'll accept it, eventually.
Number 26 where Rachel Begs
Rachel tries to convince Scott that they should see each other anyway. If they stick together, they can have a happy ending. But Stingray won't wreck things between her, Susan and Katya.
SCOTT: Just go.
RACH: Don't do this!
RACH: Please, don't. You can't break my heart like this.
Stingray closes the door on her, and Rachel is left outside, upset.
Karl's Flat where there's some Flirtin'
KARL: I hear that you're so dumb, you sit on the TV and watch the couch! But hey, it's alright, I like the way your lips move when you think - they could use you as a blueprint when they build a new idiot.
Karl is teaching Zeke ‘sledging' and Zeke's enjoying it. Susan, on the other hand, stands in the doorway, bemused.
KARL: Hi... this is not quite what it seems
SUSAN: Goodo... what exactly are you doing?
Karl tells her. Then Zeke gets the hang of it.
ZEKE: Reincarnation must be real, because no-one can be as dumb as you in one lifetime.
He's getting better, but Susan would like him to go out to the car, now, before he gets too far into it. Susan will be out in a sec – and Karl throws the ball to Zeke who catches it! Susan is impressed and does a cute “hey!” and affectionately hits Karl on the chest in an oh so flirty manner.
Susan asks if they had a good night, and they did. Karl asks after the new family – Susan tells him it's one crisis after another, and she wishes Alex were around. Karl reminds her to shout if she ever needs anything. She knows, and smiles in a loving manner before she leaves.
Karl gazes after her, and she fails to shut the front door.
Lassiters where it's All Coming Back
Paul and Isabelle meet Sean Dempster. Paul introduces Cameron, and then Katya. Sean has met Katya before – Paul suggests maybe that was at the hospital where Katya's a nurse? Katya does her evil face. Paul, Izzy and Sean leave, and Katya admits to Sean that she knows him – from before, when she ran away.
The Scarlet Bar where Isabelle is Nearly Funny
Scott's in a bad mood, and cleaning Karl's table. Isabelle approaches as Scotty leaves, and comments on Karl's new watch that Jenny bought him. He tells her he gave the old watch to Boyd as it was a bit fake and trashy.
Isabelle tells Karl that she wasn't honest about the watch – it was real. It was Paul's, who left it under the bed when they were sleeping together and he caught them. She can't believe that Karl fell for her line. It was worth $20K and he gave it away!
Izzy falls about in fits of laughter which would be funny if she weren't being mean, and Karl walks out.
Katya and CamRob are talking, and she's admitted the kind of life she's led, and how she knows Sean. (One assumes from this that Katya was a prostitute to earn money when she ran away.) She goes to leave, and CamRob tries to stop her, but Isabelle comes to take their orders. Isabelle asks CamRob what he thinks of Sean – he doesn't respond.
Lassiters where Sean is Also Creepy
Karl is asking Paul if the watch really was worth $20K – and it was. He can't believe it!
Katya stands alone, and Sean approaches her, calling her by her previous name – Kathy. He'd like to get together with her, like old times. She tells him she's with her family now, so he asks if they know about her, threatening her that he'll be in touch. CamRob watches Sean walk away.
Rachel is writing about her experiences of losing the one she loves, and Susan and Zeke rudely interrupt her monologue by arriving home. Rachel puts her earphones on and doesn't want to talk to Susan.
Susan asks Zeke why he didn't tell her he was going to Karl's – she knows he was never going to Kevin's, because he's the worst liar! She's not angry, and so he tells her that he knows that Karl has caused problems between Susan and Katya before, and he didn't want that to happen again. Susan hugs him and tells him that he's the most thoughtful boy she's ever known. Aw.
She's pleased he's spending time with Karl – because eating chips, burping and scratching isn't her scene. So he can go to Karl's as long as he's stops the sledging!
Susan takes some juice to Rachel and apologises that there's an issue between them and she doesn't hope that Rachel is too angry for long. Rachel thinks it doesn't mean her actions were right, but Susan says only time will tell on that. And maybe Rachel will learn that it's not the end of the world.
Paul's Office where he talks about My Lyn
Paul's on the phone to Lyn, who's been on the phone to Sean's mother about the BabyBelt. Paul can't believe that the deal with Sean depends on “My Lyn” convincing “Your Mum.”
“My Lyn.” (/Hops on Plyn™ ship)
There's a call on Sean's phone – it's his mother. She makes a short call and puts the phone down. They have a deal and shake hands on it. Sean compliments Lyn – not many people get past his mother. He also agrees on the consultancy contracts.
Well done, Paul, I suppose.
Katya returns home to find Rachel crying on the sofa and she hugs her. She advises her not to grow up too fast. She doesn't want to see her little sister to get hurt, and asks her to promise her that they'll stick together.
CamRob arrives without knocking, and Rachel gives them some alone time. Katya knows what's coming – it's over between them; but Cameron doesn't care about her past, just here and now. Katya can't believe it, and she doesn't want to see Sean again, ever.
CamRob promises that no-one will ever hurt her. Ever.
Dum dum dum!
The Scarlet Bar where Lyn has a Big Crush
Paul and Isabelle sit at the table, and Paul welcomes Lyn when she arrives, showing off her influencing skills to Izzy. Paul reminds her of the huge bonus she'll get when he signs all the deals. Lyn and her pink punk streak give him a cute and coy look.
PAUL: *You* are magnificent.
He takes her hand, and she takes it away and says she has to go back to see Oscar.
ISABELLE: She has *so* got a crush on you! Even Cam noticed it!
PAUL: She has not!
ISABELLE: Oh come on, I love it! The suburban cabbage has a thing for my bad boy!
PAUL: Oh shut up!
Katya and CamRob come into the bar as does Susan to see Stingray. She's come to collect take-away, but she wants to talk about him and Rachel. She hopes he understands her decision. He says he gets it and there are no hard feelings, but he is clearly very upset and Susan looks a bit concerned.
Cut to later where Isabelle is celebrating Paul's new found riches, but Cam ‘accidentally' spills red wine and says he'll go change – he'll be back in ten minutes. Katya is left alone with Paul and Isabelle.
Sean is reading through some things at Paul's desk. CreepyCam turns up. He's killing time.
The door closes.
Line of the episode:
ISABELLE: Yellow makes me look haggard, oh she is *good*
Best performance of the episode:
Caitlin Stasey for a lovelorn Rachel
Best ‘Rock On' moment:
ISABELLE: Oh come on, I love it! The suburban cabbage has a thing for my bad boy!
The scene that TPTB forgot to include:
The one where Susan left Karl's flat – and walked straight back in again…