Karl is raging that Boyd sold his watch
Connor is on the case to find the missing Carmella
Boyd proposes to Janae
It's all a little out of the blue for Janae who was still trying to get her head around the fact that she and Boydie had broken up. She refers to Boyd's ‘toy ring', which he informs her is actually the real thing. The main point is she's mega confused over what he wants; one minute he's Mr Romantic and the next the exact opposite. How does she know he won't change his mind?
BOYD: Because I love you.
Janae needs time to think it over and Boyd insists she takes the ring. He pleads for her to say yes. No pressure then.
Jenny arrives, talking to someone on her mobile. Karl's retrieving something from the oven that is now very burnt and most possibly inedible (he was expecting her home an hour ago). If only she had called. She reminds him that she's working hard for a reason and starts to kiss him only to be interrupted by her ringing mobile phone.
Max can't believe that Boyd really sold Karl's watch and wants to know what he bought – what can Boyd possibly need that costs twenty grand?
BOYD: I bought Janae an engagement ring.
Janae wants to talk to Susan. She brings up Susan and Karl being teenage sweethearts and blurts out that Boyd just asked her to marry him. Susan is impressed by the ring. Janae came to talk to her as Susan married a doctor when she was young. However Susan was a little older than Janae and, although she admits she never regretted it, she points out that Boyd is different, more ambitious that Karl was. The job will always come first. What about Janae and what she wants? Are her feelings strong enough to survive the ups and downs? She isn't trying to be a total pessimist; Janae just has to understand what she's getting herself into.
The General Store
Connor tries to explain to Mishka that he and Toadie don't pay here because of the bikini deal of many months ago. Mishka wants him to pay and Lou tells him to settle up, with a wink that tells him he'll sort it out later.
Too bad Mishka makes both Connor and Ned do the washing up as neither one of them has any money on them. But it gives the boys some time to talk about Carmella; Connor has located her in Scarsdale but that was a few months back.
Boyd says he's serious and wants to marry Janae. Just like he was dead set on being with Kayla and bringing up Ashley, as Max points out, along with his obsession with weights. Boyd thinks that was all different. They're both so young – Boyd doesn't know what he wants. Steph urges them not to get too worked up about it. Max instructs him to go and get the ring back but Boyd won't; it's his decision, his life and his mistake to make.
BOYD: Not like it is one.
The General Store
Lou wants to know how long nicotine withdrawal lasts and isn't happy to find that mental dependency can go on for years. Mishka angrily tells a customer not to drop their cutlery again and slams it onto their plate (now that's something I wish I could do). Lou groans as Harold says this could be the tip of the iceberg.
Jenny has forgotten about Karl's Scarlet Bar gig. She wants to get an early night so she's alert for work in the morning. Karl tries not to be disappointed but he understands. Then Jenny tells him to give her five minutes – she'll come along after all.
Boyd, dressed like he's going out guising as a surgeon for Halloween, comes in and tells Janae that work ‘was hell'. He can't stick around, even though he's just worked 18 hours straight. Janae reminds him of the triplets, who he hasn't even kissed yet. But he can't kiss them as they remind them of all the sick kids out there that he can't save. Janae stares at her $20 000 engagement ring…
… Janae stares at her $20 000 engagement ring, sighs and pulls it off her finger.
Karl and Jenny come in. Ned and Connor muse that they'll tell Karl tonight as Karl and Jenny walk over to Susan.
KARL: So, ready to listen some great music?
SUSAN: Oh, I thought you were playing.
Jenny sits with Susan and Karl goes over to Max, who tells him where the watch money has gone. Karl can't believe it.
Connor and Ned decide to tell Karl the ‘bad news' after the gig.
Boyd tells Steph that he wouldn't have asked Janae if he wasn't one hundred percent sure about it. Steph points out that Max is worried that Janae is the one hellbent on settling down but Boyd admits she's being cautious about the whole thing. Steph is surprised. Boyd thinks Max is being a tad hypocritical as he and Claire got together as teenagers. Steph doesn't have a problem with young engagements, as long as it's for the right reason. Boyd loves Janae and wants to be with her forever – isn't that the right reason?
Karl's singing his Jenny Time song and Susan is trying not to cringe and Max looks like he's about to fall into a coma. The random extras look more interested, though. Susan thumps Jenny on the shoulder, waking her up, and Karl looks a bit distressed to find she's fallen asleep through the song he wrote about her. Jenny tells him it was nothing to do with the music and Karl mentions the campaign, which is very gruelling.
Connor and Ned talk about why they're sacking Karl; he brings in the wrong demographic. Though there are a fair few chicks there tonight and they can't tell Karl in front of them. They decide to tell him tomorrow – gently. Procrastination mean anything to you, boys?
Steph rushes in, very happy, which is always nice to see, and tells Max she knows something he doesn't – Janae hasn't said yes yet! Max smiles.
Max thinks he's underestimated Janae; the fact she's taking some time over Boyd's proposal shows some maturity. Boyd gets carried away and he's glad one of them still has their feet on the ground. Janae says Max has never has liked her and he says it isn't so, only that he doesn't want Boyd to get married to anyone at the moment. Janae thinks she has him scared: he thinks she'll say yes just to spite him. She'll only say yes because it's what she and Boyd want. Max wants to know when she'll give her answer – Janae will see how she feels in the morning.
Karl is still a bit upset as he and Jenny climb into bed. She understands but she's worked so hard to get to this point in her career that she won't risk it for what is really only a ‘hobby band'. She realises they're a different points in their lives; Karl wants to slow down. He asks if they can compromise. Jenny is set on parliament and has to put everything into it. If she gets there it'll be her life. If that's going to be a problem for him then maybe they'll have to rethink everything.
Connor and Ned ask Susan for advice on how to break it to Karl. She thinks they are cowards, which they admit to. Connor goes to answer his phone and Ned asks Susan again if she'll tell Karl for them – Connor's pushing for it and out of control!
Connor returns and tells them that Carmella's parking ticket in Scarsdale was never paid. The car has been sold and no one knows where she is.
Outside The General Store
Mishka asks Susan for a cigarette but she should know by now that no one in Neighboursland smokes. Mishka tries to get her bag off her to check. Susan thinks she should get some professional help.
As she clears tables Mishka finds a cigarette butt and picks it up, smiling to herself.
The General Store
Lou tries to get Harold to come back – he can see what Mishka is doing to the place! Harold thinks Lou's unscrupulous and manipulative but Lou thinks they're such a good team. Harry agrees to come back.
Mishka comes in, quite happy. Lou wants to talk to her. She has such a forceful presence here that sometimes he feels less of a man! Mishka realises that she has to go right now and Lou hugs her only to pull away. Mishka says it was ‘only a little…'
Outside Number 30
Connor is going off to find Carmella and Ned wishes him the best. Karl appears as from nowhere and asks about doing a jam but Connor is leaving, so that leaves Ned to try and discourage Karl.
Susan tells Karl that she enjoyed last night a lot and Karl knows she lies but they have a good laugh about it. They talk about Jenny and Karl thinks she has so much energy, it's amazing. He admits to Susan that he was thinking about slowing down. Susan says that he won't want to lose her, even if she is on the opposite side of the political spectrum. She tells him to ‘rock on', does the corresponding hand sign, and they laugh again.
Outside number 32
Janae walks towards the house, ring box in hand. She tells Max that he'll be happy with the choice she's made. He thinks it's the right decision and she tells him to spare her. She walks further towards the house and pauses, thoughtful.