Loris telling Ned that all she wants to invest in his business
Janae telling Boyd and Susan she's quitting school
Stingray trying to kiss Sky and her pushing him away
Ned has just finished cleaning out the gutters on Loris's house and she remarks that it's been a long time since she's had a man in the house to she's let things slip a bit with the upkeeping lately. She asks Ned to mow the lawn for her too and he comments that he seems to be doing all the work while Loris does nothing. She says he's really sweet and could teach her husband a thing or two. Ned wonders if it's not time that Loris buried the hatchet with her husband, but she reckons there would be no point, instead she and Ned should really talk about the details of their new business venture. Why doesn't Ned come over for dinner around seven and they'll talk about it then? He says that sounds good.
Janae's on the phone to someone who hangs up on her and growls in frustration just as Rachel and Stingray come in through the door.
JANAE: (to the person who was on the phone) Morons!
STINGRAY: Hello to you too!
Rachel can tell that Janae's a bit stressed and asks if she and Stingray should go again, but Janae says it's fine. She's just a bit frustrated with her lack of success in getting an apprenticeship, that's all. It's not that easy to get one apparently, especially if you're a girl. Stinger is playing with Bob (who seems to have had an extreme makeover as he looks different from before) and asks if the girls think he and Bob are alike. Rachel thinks they do and actually, I do too! Janae senses that there's more going on between Rachel and Stinger than just friendhsip and works out that the two of them are back together. They look guilty at being found out and Stinger even tries to deny it, but Janae tells them not to bother, everyone can see it anyway! Rachel reckons they need to find the perfect time to announce the fact that they're back together.
Harold, Sky and Lou are starting up their movie watching (perhaps the Miyazaki one they talked about yesterday?) after a short interval when there's a knock on the door and Lou goes to open it. As he gets up from the sofa he takes Harry's glad of Tazzle with him much to Harry's displeasure. I think he was lying when he said he wasn't addicted, it's all he's drinking now it seems! Ooh, it's Stingray who's popped over, how lovely! Stinger seems a bit surprised to find Lou at the door and says the first thing that comes to mind- he's really stoked that Lou is getting on so well with his Mum. Lou says he's glad to get Stinger's approval, probably because everyone else is disappoving of it. I'm guessing that's because everyone else still thinks of Janelle as married to Kimbo, Lou-bear, and we want you to go back to your babushka! Stinger asks Lou whether he and Janelle have planned to get ‘biblical' because he really doesn't want that. Lou's only reply is a cheeky smile that says ‘just you wait and see'. Urgh, Lou-bear, me thinks you should go find Mishka again, no? No more coming on to married neighbour ladies, puh-lease. Stinger doesn't seem very amused by this 'biblical' prospect and Lou tries to make things right again by saying that he and Janelle are just friends, but it's too late, the mental image of Lou and Janelle cannot be erased from Stinger's mind.
The weird music that's in the background (it sounds like something you'd hear at sunrise in China when in a park full of people practising qi-gong or something) continues as Harold tells Stinger to stop listening to what Lou has to say.
HAROLD: Lou and your mother is a union made in hell and the whole world knows it!
Hehe, if I didn't know better Harry's still grumpy because Lou took away his Tazzle!
Sky pulls Stinger aside so that they can have a chat in private. Sky asks him what he was playing at the other day when he tried to come on to her and why he's now acting like it never happened. Stinger just says he knows he's a hufta and Sky agrees with him.
Now back on the sofa again where Lou has gone back to watching the movie together with Harold. Lou's not really into this movie as it's not his ‘cup of sake'. Harry asks Lou for some clarification of one part of the story that he doesn't understand himself and when Lou can explain it all without problems Harry's quite impressed.
HAROLD: You know, your comprehension is pretty impressive for somebody who claims they have dementia.
LOU: Well, I've still lost a week, haven't I?
Harold reckons Lou's accepting his diagnosis way too easily, but Lou says he's just accepting the obvious.
Ned and Toadie are adding some seasoning to their food from a new set up at the SB where you can spice up your food a bit if you're unhappy with the chef's doings. What's the betting this new feature will disappear again as quickly as the random newspaper rack that appeared in the Coffee Shop once in 2004 never to be seen again? The boys are discussing Loris's offer to Ned about investing in his business and Toadie reckons he should come with Ned to Loris's house in the form of a lawyer to make sure everything's okay in terms of the contract and all. Ned's not too keen on the idea until Toadie asks him a few questions about what would happen if something happened to the business later on and Ned realises that actually, a lawyer would probably be good since he himself knows nothing about this stuff.
Dylan appears at the door obviously not at Cam's funeral as Sky had expected him to be and Dyl fills Sky in on the faked illness thing and how Elle used that as a way of keeping him. Sky can't believe what she's hearing.
DYLAN: How could someone lie about something so serious? Argh, I'm over the line, I want nothing more to do with it. See, here's the truth- the only thing that I want is to be with you. I have never loved anyone else, you know that, right?
Sky doesn't reply as now all she can think about is her own lie to Dylan about the baby.
DYLAN: If you don't believe me after everything we've been through then I don't know what's left.
He goes to leave and stops in the doorway then turns back around and kisses Sky. She doesn't pull away. Ooh, a very cheesy 'The Bold and the Beautiful'-y feel there!
We return after commercials to what is supposed to be the continuation of the scene before yet somehow Dylan is now kissing Sky's temple while holding her instead of kissing her on the mouth, hmm. She pulls away from him for no apparent reason.
DYLAN: What's wrong?
Sky tells him she can't do it, she can't get back together with him. Dylan's confused, earlier she was the one who came to see him about getting back together, so what's changed? Well, for starters, we now know it's not your baby, Dyl! Sky doesn't say that though, she just tells him she's sorry and asks him to leave.
Izzy's at the bar filling out some forms when Boyd and Janae finds her there. Boyd suggests that she takes a break, but Izzy says she's okay.
JANAE: No way, you look like hell!
Izzy says she's just feeling a bit off after all the business with Cam and Janae asks if Max will be going to jail. Izzy defends her brother and says that he couldn't have known it wasn't Rob that he hit with the car.
Susan's paying her bills over the phone when Rachel enters, happily announcing she's got herself a date for the school formal- Stingray! Suse is a bit surprised, older boys aren't usually comfortable about being in a formal with younger students, but she's still happy on Rachel's behalf. Except Rachel hasn't asked Stingray to be her date yet. Rachel tries to convince herself that things will be fine anyway, she and Stingray has decided to be open and honest about their relationship now. Suse says Stingray is very welcome to come to the formal as long as he's prepared to stick to the same rules as the other kids and Rachel is sure that he won't have a problem with that at all.
Rachel is making Stingray guess at what great event she wants them to announce them being back together. After a few incorrect guesses she decides to tell him and he's having a hard time believing it. Rachel's not sure what the problem is though, if she came with him to his uni social then why can't he come with her to her formal? She guesses it has something to do with the age difference, but he says it's not because he's not that shallow. Stinger says he'll take her to the school formal and he'll be proud to do so too. That's good because then he can also join the rest of the students at the dance lesson at the school tonight- how fun! Well, Rachel thinks so at least, but Stinger doesn't seem too keen on it.
Lou's reading the Erinsborough News supposedly catching up on world affairs when Harry comes over to him asking for the Arts section. It turns out though that actually the world affairs section is the same as the sports sectionthese days because Lou's been stuck reading an article about the women's volleyball team for the past half hour! Hehe. Lou will be going to work soon though and Harry asks him to put in a bunch of orders when he gets to work. On the radio, which is on in the background, the newsreader announces how medical records have been thrown away by the hospital and Sky who's been lurking in the kitchen starts to get nervous. She suddenly has to leave for no apparent reason.
Outside (s)Wentworth Detention Centre(/s) the hospital
Even though all hardcore Prisoner fans know that the building in the background is really Wentworth Detention Centre aka. Ch. 10's old Melbourne studios, in this episode there's a hospital there. We know so for a fact because there are signs next to two big containers that tell us that the parking spaces are for hospital staff and doctors only. Oh, and to add to it a man in a white doctor's coat walks past so how could we possibly doubt the validity of the hospita now.
Anyway, we find Sky sitting one of these containers going through thrown away medical files when suddenly she hears a noise and stands up, looking out from the container to see where the noise came from. And what do you know, Izzy pops her head up from the inside of the container next to Sky's. What a coincidence! Sky looks less than pleased.
IZZY: Great minds, ey? Who wants their medical records falling into the wrong hands?
SKY: (trying to act innocent) I don't know what you're talking about. I'm looking for a necklace that I lost here…
IZZY: Don't insult me, Sky. What have you got to hide?
Izzy doesn't believe her and decides to try and work out what Sky is trying to hide. Since everyone knows Sky's pregnant anyway it can't be that, Izzy concludes. Sky works out that if Izzy's digging for her records too then she must also be trying to hide something, but doesn't do very well in sussing out what that secret is because Izzy turns the convo back to the topic of Sky's secret. It doesn't take long before Izzy realises that Dylan isn't the father of Sky's baby. Ooh, good work, Iz! Clearly your experience in this area has given you first-hand information on how to bust other people's secrets!
The gigantic rubbish bins where we left of before
We continue on from where we left off before the commercial break.
SKY: Go on, point out the irony! It's poetic justice. I got on my high horse about you not telling Karl and now I'm behaving just as disgustingly.
IZZY: You were just a morally sick teenager back then.
OMG, Izzy's really changed for the better lately, hasn't she? She's being nice to Sky of all people!! (/is shocked)
SKY: So what, now I've lost my morals?
IZZY: No, then you started learning that it's harder and messier as you go along. You wanna know something? If Karl hadn't found out the truth I think things would have been a lot better for all of us. For me, for Karl and the baby. You're doing the right thing. Don't tell Dylan, don't tell the father, keep your mouth shut and think of your beautiful baby!
Sky says the baby is all she can think about. Iz promises she won't tell anyone and Sky sighs with relief. Sky again asks what Izzy's trying to hide, but she brushes it off. Ooh, must be a doozy then, Isabelle!
A snazzy-looking Ned shows up at the door of Loris's (s)house(/s) mansion with a bottle of wine in hand and she's very happy to see him. Things turn a bit sour though when Ned mentions that he brought his lawyer Jarrod Rebecchi along too, and suddenly Loris has to face not only an abrupt end to her fantasises of a major PerveFest™ for the night, but also to spend the evening with one of the much disliked Rebecchis! Drat. Before Loris has time to cancel the evening though, Toadie shows up and what do you know, he recognises Loris from somewhere, he just can't remember where from! Loris says think he's kidding himself, maybe she's just got a very common face!
The Classroom™ at Erinsborough High
It's dance lesson time and Susie Q is supervising the students as they try to master the art that is the waltz. It's not going too well if I do say so myself, especially since Suse's ‘one, two, three's aren't really following the same beat as she repeats them over and over! Rachel's waiting for Stingray to arrive and he catches a glimpse of all the action from out in the corridor before making the decision to make himself known or not. We also get a very nice shot of a poster on the door that says there will be auditions on Wed October 10th at 3.45pm in the main hall, in case anyone's interested in going there. Oh, and ‘tech crew [is] also required to see Mr. Cohen on arrival'.
Before going in, Stinger takes a sip of (s)cold tea(/s) some alcoholic drink from a hip flask and for a moment there I wonder if he's going to join the Oodles of Noodles since he's acting just like Karl did before their first gig, minus the horrible leather pants/trousers! Turns out he's not though as he heads for the classroom where he meets Susie Q who's spotted him already! She must have been using her ninja powers again because somehow she's spotted Stinger in the corridor despite him crouching down for the past 30 seconds! Geez, she's good! Suse is not so good at smelling the alcohol in Stinger's breath though when they stand all of a foot apart, talking about whether he's to join the dance lesson or not. He tries to come up with an excuse for leaving, something Janelle told him he had to do, but when Suse says she could always give Janelle a call to convince her to let him dance instead, Stinger gives in.
Outside the classroom, Janae's taken Boyd to the school to look and laugh at the dancing kids. Boyd's not too keen on the idea of being at the school at night, but when he sees the dancing teens in the classroom he can't help but laugh and point at them in the same way that Janae does. Stinger is ashamed and gives up on the dancing to sit and mope in one of the corners instead while Suse shoos the new visitors away.
Harry's checking to see if Lou remembered all his tasks for the day and it turns out he didn't miss a single thing which makes Harry a very happy man.
LOU: If I didn't know any better I'd say you were deliberately testing me.
Harry just laughs it off and orders another drink for Lou and a ‘raspberry Tazzle, straight shot glass, no ice' for himself.
Janae and Boyd enter the bar, talking about Stinger's embarrassed face when they saw him dancing at the school. They walk over to the office and Janae reckons they should get themselves a video camera, it's just a shame that they can't afford it. Janae says that maybe they soon will, she could always ask her Nan for help with getting a job as she's got lots of connections.
BOYD: And the explanation to your Mum would be, what?
JANAE: That it's none of her damn beeswax!
Boyd looks at bit sceptical as to the magical powers of Nana Timmins!
Loris's mansion and the office at the Scarlet Bar
Loris is recounting some event with a minister to the boys when her mobile suddenly goes off with possibly the most horrible ring tone ever. She leaves the table and becomes annoyed when she realises it's her granddaughter at the other end of the line asking for help.
LORIS: Has that appalling woman taught you nothing about timing?
JANAE: Um, look, I've quit school. And before you say anything, I've thought about this long and hard.
LORIS: (sarcastically) I bet you have.
JANAE: Just, I'm not the academic type.
LORIS: (sighs) Take after your mother, obviously.
Is it very wrong of me to laugh here?
Janae asks Loris if she might be able to pull some strings and help her get an apprenticeship or some kind of job.
LORIS: You're a silly little fool, but you're my granddaughter to I'll see what I can do.
Loris tells Janae that from now on they'll play by her rules and that she can't come over now, they'll have to talk about this later.
Loris returns to the table again and can't help but mention that it was her granddaughter that called and what an awful mother that child has.
LORIS: That disgraceful woman has no idea how to raise…
TOADIE: Sounds like someone I know.
Oh, Toad, if only you knew how right you are!
Janae is throwing out all her school-related papers while discussing with Boyd what her Nan told her. Boyd's wondering what the catch is that Janae's Nan mentioned and doesn't think it sounds too good, but Janae says it's worth it if she can get a job out of it. Ned and Toadie return from their visit at Mrs. Beaumont's, talking about how she's the real deal since her drawn-up contract seemd okay and Janae can't help but share her news too- she's also going into business! Toadie isn't too pleased to hear that.
BOYD: Janae's happy to be the meat in the sandwich between her Nan and Janelle, aren't you?
TOADIE: From what I know about old lady Timmins there won't be any sandwich, just jaws of steel crushing the life out of you.
BOYD: You've met her then?
TOADIE: Yeah, when I was a kid. I don't really remember much, but I've heard the tales and I can tell you, she's one tough operator.
Way to go Toad in making Janae feel good about consulting her Nan! I'm sure she can't wait to play by Nan's rules now!
Sky opens the door to Dylan who walks straight in, clearly wasting no time in telling Sky the speech to win her back that he's prepared in his mind before coming over. He says he thinks that Sky is trying to do what she thinks is best for him, but it's not all about the baby, he'd feel and say the same thing whether she was pregnant or not.
DYLAN: …You are the one that I want to be with. The kid makes absolutely no difference.
SKY: Yeah, but the kid exists.
DYLAN: Then I get two people to love for the price of one. The question is, do you love me as much as I love you? Because that's all that matters, and I'm going to stand here getting more and more demanding because this is the most important moment of my life, right here. And the only way that you're going to shut me up is by throwing yourself into my arms and kissing me.
SKY: (getting teary) You make it sound so simple.
DYLAN: It is. I love you, and I think that you love me. What else matters?
Dylan says he may not have met the kid yet, but he wants that kid to be the happiest one on the planet and if Sky wants that too then the decision is already made. Sky gives in and kisses him and across the world the Skylan™ shippers are once more rejoicing at their favourite couple reuniting, despite the scene feeling like it's been taken straight out of an episode of The Bold and the Beautiful. Aww.