CamRob telling Katya it's over
Janelle telling Kim that he has to sort out whatever it is with Dylan because nothing is going to ruin her big day
CamRob insisting Connor stays for a beer
CamRob is gets into his ute and as he reverses the tarpaulin at the back blows up ever so slightly and the camera zooms tantalisingly in…and over, so all we get to see is a lump under the tarpaulin as he drives off down the street.
Janae, Janelle and Bree are sat doing nails at the table and Janae thinks the colour looks great on Janelle. She thinks it looks maybe a bit…tarty? That suggestion comes from Bree but Janelle prefers the word bold. Janae thinks it looks hot.
In the lounge, Izzy is being fitted for her dress by Lyn when Susan comes in with drink (shocking behaviour) and Lyn swings round to tell her she will have some and in the process sticks a pin into Izzy, to which she objects. As I think most of us would.
IZZY: You did that on purpose!
LYN: Oh Isabelle, that is ridiculous! I've got a voodoo doll out the back I keep for that.
Maybe some Kusan fans have that in common with our Lynette then.
Susan chuckles away in the background as Lyn tells Izzy to stand still.
Back in the kitchen, Katya offers the three at the table hors d'oevres. Janae refuses to let Janelle touch them so Bree pops one in her mouth for her. Cue Janelle rushing across the kitchen to get rid of the food to Janae yelling ‘not on your hands Mum!' Katya suggests a glass of wine. Tut tut, wine is not the answer Miss Kinski.
Angie crashes in, closely followed by Kev, moaning the house is too quiet so she wondered if she had the wrong one. Kev tells Janelle she looks good and Janelle replies it is natural beauty, to which Janae replies natural beauty that it takes 2 hours to find! While shuddering at the thought of what my Mum would say to such a remark, I notice Janelle playfully punches Janae and plays the ‘my nails haven't dried yet' card as to why she shouldn't be hit back. Although they're probably already ruined from the whole spitting food out incident.
Angie complains Kim shouldn't be there the night before his wedding (or re-wedding as Kim points out) and Kev drags him off for a few drinks at Toadie's. Janelle yells out to Kev to behave, to which he responds…yeah right…
Once they have left Angie calls to the girls to get the party started! Glass of wine in hand, dance move perfected. Janelle cheers, Janae rather more sarcastically.
Kim is led into the kitchen to find a gathering of RS males which Toadie organised with the help of ‘reprobates' Stingray and Dylan. Kim even gets the honour of two Random Extras who have come down for the party. Kim says a few quiet ones is all he is up for though, because tomorrow is the best day of Janelle's life. Oh, and his too after some prompting. Anyway, he doesn't want a repeat of the last time. Toadie realises he remembers it, but Kev isn't that impressed as who doesn't? Stingray and Dylan have no clue what they are on about though. Kim maintains he isn't proud of it and Toadie enlightens Stingray and Dylan (not to mention viewers everywhere) when he reveals Kim turned up to the registry office ‘tired and emotional with a bucket'.
General calls of derision greet this announcement and Kev puts viewers everywhere off their dinner by adding that it was half full. More calls of derision and then we're informed it was full by the end. So no chance of dinner now then. Kev decides he still have a good time tonight even if he's straight come the morning so hands him a beer to join the rest. And they all say cheers.
RealCam is lying serenely in his hospital bed while FakeCam aka Robert is having a ramble about how much trouble RealCam has caused him. He needs to focus and keep his eyes on the prize (quite ironic really with what happened with Katya as this is a phrase I've often heard referring to girls) and he had to get rid of that Irish prat. He is interrupted by the sister and asks her about the transfer to Mildura Hospital. These things take time and there is a shortage of beds. So he will make a donation to the church and she will see what she can do. A most uncorrupted system. Anyway, to rather ominous music CamRob enquires after the whereabouts of sister Mary Catherine, although she has now moved hospitals. Der der der…
Lyn is showing Izzy her new altered dress in the mirror but Izzy still isn't happy because it makes her look frumpy. Lyn says she isn't a surgeon. Or a comedian according to Izzy. Although she's entertaining me quite well right now. Susan gets a really nice dress apparently. She storms through to the kitchen to tackle Janelle who refuses to change the dress because no one upstages the bride. Izzy storms off again and Janelle refuses to allow Angie to go after her. Bree tells her she was just using her for sport. Listen for the cheers of Kusan fans everywhere. Susan comes through to tell Lyn that Izzy has left, to which they have a little giggle of shaaame. Lyn asks Susan if she went with Karl and Susan replies it was nice. Lyn is about to question her further when Janae comes in and asks her to do Janelle's roots. Lyn goes to the kitchen, with a last ‘later' to Susan. Oooh. Gossip.
Katya offers her a top up and then pours one for Angie who has just appeared. She tells Katya she is sorry to hear about her and CamRob, or ‘that Cameron bloke'. Susan looks shocked. Angie tells Katya the are plenty more fish in the sea and goes to change the music. Susan asks Katya why she didn't say anything about the break up. Katya tells her that she would have had to say it out loud and then it would have seemed real. * sob* If I didn't know he was an murdering evil twin I might be feeling sorry for her right now. Susan just gives her a big hug.
Max is looking a bit dubious at the list Kev has given him and asking if he is expecting a couple of footie teams. But apparently whatever they don't drink tonight Max can buy back. I don't know why Max would agree to this as a businessman but he does and goes off to sort it out. Toadie is concerned and goes off to talk to his Dad about how he doesn't like Kim but to go easy, because of how much it means to Janelle. Big Kev points out that he thinks Kim is a no hoper and loser but he is still here for his bucks night. Toadie doesn't want to be a target for Timmins revenge either but Kev says all he wants is for everyone to have a good time. Toadie asks why this makes him worried and Kev adds with a sly smile he doesn't know. This is looking increasingly bad for Kim but increasingly good viewing. Yay!
Izzy comes over to speak to Toadie about the evidence she has now obtained against CamRob explaining she has the tape he edited to make it look like she was hitting on him. Toadie is extremely disbelieving but Izzy takes this as him being supportive of her disbelief until he tells her Cam is a nice guy. Izzy launches into a tirade about how that is all an act and how really he is evil. I don't think Rosie ever sat Izzy down as a child and explained the story of the boy who cried wolf. But anyway, Toadie asks how long she has been paranoid for. He doesn't want to know how she got the recording but tells her to look up a computer expert in the phone book who may be able to retrieve some or all of it for her. She hugs him and rushes off leaving a confused Toadie to wander back over to Kev and remark poor old Izzy might finally be losing the plot.
It really is the whole boy who cried wolf story all over again. Except girl of course.
Dylan says he isn't one for speeches but just wanted to say between him, Stingray and Km how proud he is of Kim coming back. Kim tells them he is so proud of how they turned out and how they are good boys. No, they are fine young men. *sob* And now they've said all the cheesy stuff, let's have a beer! Stingray clinks his water glass with the bottles but Kim tells him a few beers s fine, nobody is driving. Stingray tells him no, and after reminding him what fish do in water they clink again. Stingray tells Dylan to show Kim his review because…drum roll…the new menu at the SB was a HIT! The newspaper article (which interestingly is above one on an early morning blaze destroying something, oh the curses of the pause button) lavishes praise on Dylan's menu. They dash outside so Kim can gloat!
Kev, Toadie, Harold and Max come in from the other direction bearing beer and Kev wants to get the Barbie going to get some dead cow into them before the entertainment. NaiveHarold™ is unsure what this means but WorldlyWiseMax™ is able to enlighten him that it means strippers. Toadie wants to know what Kev has planned but he is not to worry because it is all harmless fun.
Angie wants to know when the stripper is coming round to Janelle's bash but Lyn says no strippers as children are present. Janae and Bree say that it all sounds fun to them and Angie agrees it's just harmless fun. Ooh déjà vu. Angie wants to know what Lyn has been doing in the bedroom because she might have a secret stash! Nothing that interesting though apparently because she has only been putting Oscar down. Janelle tells Angie this is as good as it gets because Saint Suse organised the entertainment. Angie complains she brought her spare (very scary) undies for nothing then. No matter what you were thinking there, they were just to throw at the stripper. Allegedly.
Toadie is asking Max why it is he always ends up in the kitchen at parties. Kev pops up behind him and replies that it is because that is where the food and booze is and hands around more beers. Stingray refuses beer from Dylan while Harold can be heard remarking that no one has touched his salad. Odd, as I really thought salad and bucks parties mixed well. Kev comes over to the table and says he supposes his two favourite nephews are getting plenty. Kim wants him to go easy but Kev maintains they must be fighting them off with sticks. Dylan does a sharp exit, the classic, ‘might just check on the barbie'. This does leave the way clear for Kev to plonk himself down next to Stingray and question him. Stingray tries to change the subject by joking about Kev's shirt. Kim realises and jumps in to help agreeing Kev is getting in touch with his feminine side. It's his party shirt. To which Kim replies Mardi Gras party and they do some high fiving. Kim 1 Kev 0.
Other side of the kitchen, Harold is asking Toadie if there has been any news from Connor…which there hasn't. Harold utters the immortal soap line, I'm sure he's all right. And Connor is officially doomed. They toast to absent friends.
Max comes in to tell Kim there's a young lady here to see him…a Miss Nova. General cheers from the guys apart from Harold who swiftly has a bout of tiredness and dashes off. And the stripper tells Kim to come with her, ‘big boy'. Oh this episode just gets better.
No luck for the girlies though as every male stripper in the city is booked. Not a single fat ugly mutt available. Janae wonders why they would want a fat ugly one. Over at the table they are laughing at the pictures of the wedding the first time round with scary 80s hair. Katya wants to know what the thing next to Kim is. I see where this is going and sure enough it is the infamous bucket and the photo album is snatched away. Janae agrees tomorrow's photos will be awesome. Hee She used the word awesome! Bree agrees it is the start of a whole new life. Janelle grabs them in for a hug and Janae who looks a bit sickened tells Janelle not to cry because she will go puffy. Cue knock at the door. Janelle has to get it according to Lyn because she is the closest and the rest all follow her into the living room. It's a policeman and Janelle wants to know what the charge is. For being an unlicensed hottie. Cue Janelle scream and giggling from everyone else. While he does his thing we discover it was all Saint Suse's work. And cue lots more shrieking at the stripper.
Scarlet Bar Office
CamRob is hunting for his MP3 and Izzy busts him. He accuses her of stealing it and she wants to know why she would. CamRob suggests maybe it is part of her evil plan to seduce him and Izzy wants to know if the reason he dropped Katya was because she could see through his games. He gets very angry at the mention of Katya and goes for Izzy's neck but she manages to run away out of the office and into the actual bar area with witnesses. He stops trying to grab her and tells her he knows what she did, but she knows what he did. He wants to know whether she knows everything and he walks away leaving a very worried Izzy behind him.
As they all come back into the kitchen clearly the No.30 sitting room set wasn't in use today Dylan tells Kim it's ok because she's gone. HE didn't mean to be rude but he wants to be able to look Janelle in the eye with a clear conscience. She was a very talented dancer Kim thought. So that would be the stripper then. And Stingray adds a big personality too, with a clap on the old shoulder. Kev tells Kim he looked like he was enjoying that and Kim agrees it was a bit of fun. Kev insists on telling him Miss Nova's real name, which is…Bruce! To general catcalls and disgust from the onlookers and gloating from Kev. Kim looks uncertain for a second but then adds for a young bloke he was certainly very flexible! To cheers and laughter. So Kim 2 Kev 0 then.
CamRob tells Paul that Izzy is starting to scare him and she thinks him and Elle are plotting to kill her! Paul tells him to ignore her and Izzy just craves attention like most people crave air. CamRob just wants to make sure she won't get to him but Paul maintains that he will never trust that woman again.
And fragile Susan is joined at the table by a fragile Lyn who was hoping for more from her shower. Susan agrees. Bree offers them Vitamin B. Janelle trots in full of the joys of spring and refuses the Vitamin B and reveals that the reason she is so chirpy is because she only drank water last night. She had fun watching the others get tipsy but didn't want a headache. Angie declares she is a smart cookie and they clink glasses. Izzy dashes in dressed in regular clothes and Janelle wants to know where her dress is. She says she won't be able to make the wedding because she is in the middle of a life and death situation and can't have piddly distractions, much to the amusement of the gals at the table. Janelle says it's ok, she has had her fun and never expected Izzy to see it through anyway. Izzy looks distinctly unimpressed and storms off again. Bree dashes off to help the florist and Janae drags Angie off because there is a ‘small problem'. And the way she says that suggests it may be quite a large problem.
And the ‘small problem' is Kim lying on his surfboard asleep outside No.30. He has been tied to it and is clothes-less with a water pistol to protect modesty. Angie curses Kev and then tells Janae to wake him up. She tries to while Harold goes on to Janelle, the basic gist being I told you so. They try and untie him but decide he needs to be moved inside since he can't be woken up. An amused Katya offers assistance but Angie wants it kept in the family so Katya and Harold move along.
Paul and CamRob appear at the end of the driveway at No.22 and spy Kim. Paul is much amused and remarks it is Des Clarke's bucks party all over again! Wow, what a continuity mention. Paul reminisces about staggering home dressed in a baby's bonnet and nappy (I'm betting not many viewers will remember that one) and how Jim tore strips off him. CamRob isn't listening though, he is just watching Katya disappear back into No.28
While Bob licks Kev's head, Angie's voice comes ringing though the house that she needs a hand outside. He mutters later and that he needs more sleep. Dylan and Toadie stagger out of the bedrooms to see Angie trying to wake up Kim. She eventually succeeds and he screams at waking up to the sight of Dylan with a knife trying to cut the ropes.
ANGIE: Shut up. If anyone's going to kill you it's going to be your wife.
She isn't wrong there. Toadie yells at Angie to keep it down but that just results in her shouting louder and storm off to the kitchen to wake up Kev pulling his head up by his hair.
Shot of outside and we can hear…
KIM: THE RING!!
He lost it when they stripped him!
Angie and Toadie both look gobsmacked and Toadie lets the sausage fall from the tongs.
After the commercials frantic ring searching is still ongoing at No.30 including in the empty cans. Angie comes in and yells at the sight of Kev asleep on the floor against the fridge but an unconcerned Toadie tells her he had a relapse getting some OJ. Angie tells Kim to find the ring and get down to Lassiters pronto or his life won't be worth living. He runs off to check the lounge room again and Angie shuts the fridge door against Kev.
Paul opens the door and when he sees it's Izzy, he tries to shut it but she forces her way in. She begs him to listen because he is in danger. He dismisses it but she yells Cam isn't in his right mind. He appears and says to Paul that he told him. Paul tells Izzy he is going to get a restraining order and that if she comes near them again she will be arrested. As he shuts the door on her she yells:
IZZY: I love you! Be careful!