Zeke kissing Anne
Loris giving Janae money for their rent and says that a sensible girl would stay and finish school
Paul ‘fessing up to his shrink about coming back to destroy Erinsborough street by street
Anne assuring Janelle isn't a dud mum and wishing she was her mum
Bree is about to put a plastic vase in the ‘Scully' box but Janelle wants it, Lynnie never uses it anyway. Bree puts it in the Scully box anyway good girl and tells her mum there is no way she's going to live in a caravan park again, they could use the money Kim gives them to get a house for rent. While Bree's back is turned Janelle pinches the vase tsk tsk. She says what they need is a fairy godmother to give them the house.
Bree goes to get the door and what do you know it's Anne. Instead of being nasty she lets Anne in, warning her to watch her step there are boxes everywhere. Anne's sorry about the ‘misunderstanding' with Zeke and the formal. Bree says with a hint of sarcasm in her voice that it's okay she's sure it wasn't her fault, Zeke came onto her. Anne replies it was so embarrassing, she didn't know what to do. Janelle comes in and asks Bree to take a break and walk Harvey so she and Anne can have a little chat.
ANNE: I don't deserve such a good friend.
JANELLE: Oh hooray the first honest word you've uttered.
JANELLE: First rule of the sisterhood, never pinch your best friend's boyfriend.
ANNE: I didn't I was…
JANELLE: Oh bull. Now Bree might forgive you but I won't. You have abused this family's friendship Anne, and I want you to go and don't come back.
I'm sure listening in Bree's enjoyed hearing that and it's about time Janelle stood up for her!
Janae's reading up on apartments and houses for rent. Ned walks in and looks over her shoulder saying he'll miss them while eurgh deodorising his smelly armpit over her head. She admits she'll miss him… a bit, it'll be nice to find a place where they can't smell each other. Oo Ned stinks ay? He says it's going to be hard living out on their own. Janae says they've got nan's money it's just working out what she wants in return. Ned asks what if she doesn't want anything. Janae laughs that it must be nice being him, so trusting and innocent. He replies it's lucky she's got a generous grandmother. Janae thinks it's obvious he's never met her. Ned tells her he actually has, she's his new business partner.
JANAE: What? The rich old stick who's got you on permanent call? For personal training? The one that takes you to cocktail parties? No!
NED: Loris is not an old..
JANAE: Loris? Loris?! You're her toy boy!
NED: We're just friends!
JANAE: She's my grandmother!
JANAE (down the hallway): La, lala, la, lala, la, lala, la, lala, la, lala, la, lala, la, lala, la, lala, la.
Elle's here to talk to Max about some sort of meeting. She apparently talked to him about it on the phone yesterday, he's varying the bar's opening times and it's an issue for the hotel. They agreed to meet at ten to discuss it. Max doesn't remember it at all, and gets his notebook. Elle says it's understandable that it might've slipped his mind, after all he's going through a tough time. She asks she could come back later at around 11-11:30. Max agrees on 11:30 and for some reason in his notebook he puts down 9:30. Huh?
Oh well he's interrupted by Harold who asks if he's got any Tazzle in stock, his order hasn't seem to come through. Max isn't surprised, they've suspended production at the factory. There was complaints about hyperactive kids. But he does have one box left. Harold's happy and offers $50 for it. Sneaky Loris offers $100 for it. takes that Harold's a bit of a cynosure. He tells her it's his favourite and only tipple. She asks if he's noticed any side affects and he replies he has, it makes him feel twenty years younger and he has a sudden compulsion to take up knitting. Gah that's something younger feeling people do? Anyway Loris has the same symptoms which is very coincidental, she never accocitated it with Tazzle. Max says to Mrs… (she tells him it's Ms Beaumont) he's sorry, Harold got in first. She walks away to take a call from Ned, he wants her to do something that makes her feel uneasy from what I gather… and that she'll see him soon. Getting back to Harold she apologises and says she has to go but she gives him a card with her phone number. She tells him to give her a tinkle and she'll introduce him to gin Tazzles. He goes to tell her he doesn't drink but doesn't get the chance. Max thinks he's won a heart which Harold is looking mighty pleased about.
Loris is trusting that Janae isn't home but Ned tells her that's why he rang. Janae pops up out of nowhere and says she knows about her and her boyfriend. But as gross as it is, it's her business but why all the secret plans with her. She better not be getting her on side to go against Janelle. Loris wants to get some things straight; first off Ned isn't her boyfriend, that idea is completely silly. Ned adds that it is ridiculous. Loris says the second thing is yes she's trying to get her on side so she can help her reconcile with Janelle. Janae doesn't get her, she's never going to win people over by telling them lies – she hates her mum. Janae warns Ned to watch her before storming off.
Ned apologises for telling her as they head to the kitchen. Loris says it's alright, it had to come out eventually.
It's a very dark office this psychiatrist is in. As she comes over to sit down Paul compliments on her ‘sexy' clothes, asking if she wore them for him. Ignoring that, the Dr says that last week he was trying to reconnect with things that made him feel happy when he was young and asks how he's going with it. Paul doesn't want to talk about him, he wants to talk about her… annoying Paul is back. She asks if he's regressing, back to the bad old risk taking ways. He replies he isn't it's just force of habit, he's actually settling down. While his behaviour is not great it's certainly more respectable. No more womanising, no more dodgy deals. She says that's very impressive but Paul's finding it dull, he's bored out of his brain. She suggests the other end of the scale, life's simple pleasures. The Dr asks what Cameron likes doing around the house. Paul says there was lots of things like gardening. He has a good old chuckle at the thought of him gardening. She asks why not, it could be a good way to honour his memory as well as provide quality time with his daughter. He can't really see Elle as the gardening type and I don't blame him! Dr thinks she might surprise him, that Elle might like to spend time with him no matter what they were doing.
Janae is explaining her case, that her and Boyd are living of her nan's money but she doesn't trust her so she's looking at finding a job. Max says she's too young for the Scarlet Bar and Steph says if she wasn't such a glamour puss she'd offer her an apprenticeship at the garage. Janae thinks that would be awesome which certainly makes Steph drop the veggie she's peeling. She asks if Janae's sure, it would be an apprenticeship to become a mechanic with filth and grease and oil and stuff. Janae tells her hello she cleaned up poo for a living plus she gets to wear overalls, and it would be great spending more time with Steph. Stephie tells her she isn't exactly working there at the moment, she changed her mind and Max didn't want her there anyway. Max says he has decent staff at the bar and he could spend more time with Charlie, it might be good for her to get back at it and stop worrying about him. Steph supposes so which gets Janae all excited and huggy before running out to by some funky overalls she saw at the mall.
MAX: What? You know you wanna go back.
STEPH: Yes but Janae an apprentice mechanic?
MAX: Ah don't worry about her, first broken nail and she'll be outta there. In the meantime you've given the kid a weeks work and a boost to her morale.
Elle storms in, she's had it with the housekeeping staff complaining about their workplace agreement. Paul tells her work has finished for the day so she should just relax, they are going to be spending some time together. Elle hopes it's Chapel St but no he thought they could enjoy the simple pleasures in life like gardening. Elle's thrilled, she thinks he's joking. Paul says Cameron liked gardening so he figured there must be something in it.
ELLE: Yeah there's probably something in reading too but it's not like I'm going to try that.
*cough*bimbo*cough*. Paul tells her it's shrink's orders to stop him going crazy.
Bree's packing up kitchenwares in newspaper. Lou's sure Janelle will find a house in no time, he can feel it in his bones. Well Janelle feels it in her waters (eww) that it's going to be West Waratah Caravan Park.
Lou hears Harold call out and heads into the lounge room to give Harold some social advice because he needs some. Harold tells him he met a woman this morning, stunningly good looking… not that it's relevant. She gave him her phone number and well…
LOU: So what's your problem?
HAROLD: Well do you think it would be too forward if I actually rang it?
Oh he cannot be serious! Lou's thinking the same thing. Back in the kitchen Bree thanks Janelle for giving Anne the flick earlier. Janelle says she liked Anne but she dug her own grave, she knew Bree was upset about her and Zeke. Bree admits she wasn't going to tell her that. Janelle agrees, she's a Timmins. Janae's arrived to announce she's found her true career – motor mechanics. Bree and Janelle have a laugh because well it is a bit hard to imagine. Janae tells her mum Steph's offered her an apprenticeship and gets out her overalls and asks what she thinks. Janelle says aren't motor mechanics meant to know about cars. Janae replies she knows heaps.
JANELLE: What goes on in the backseat doesn't count love.
Bree and Janelle laugh it up again so Janae thanks them for the Timmins vote of confidence and walks of in a huff. Lou gets up from where he was sitting and listening in, saying it was a bit unkind. Janelle says Janae knows they're only having a dig. Lou doesn't think she should've, it's a big step for Janae. Bree tells her mum not to break anything valuable before skidaddling but hey Janelle isn't that angry, she agrees with Lou. Lou tells her she's a great mum and keeps their feet firmly on the ground, but they all need their ego's stroked now and then. Janelle says he's pretty spesh, he replies he does his best.
Bree overhears Anne's making an update to her tape recorder diary again about how the Timmins' clan are on edge because of the move, so Janelle wasn't in a good mood and only lashed out at her because she was closest. She didn't mean it of course, she'll realise her mistake and apologise and welcome Anne back with open arms. Pffft. Bree finally breaks her silence saying as if, her mum meant every word. She warns Anne to stay away from them, no Timmins ever wants to see her again. Anne doesn't think that's true. Bree asks her to listen to herself, she's a pathological liar. She's lying to everyone, even herself. Bree doesn't even think she's blind, and throws away the cane and leaves Anne to call for her and feel around for her cane.
Paul's doing all the hard work gardening trying to get Elle involved, but she's too busy relaxing. He asks her if something he's dug up is a flower or a weed but really it looks like long grass. Elle isn't sure, and tells him to ring mum but like he would! Harold's spotted the gardening and thinks it's lovely. Paul tells him they're experiencing the joys of gardening together. Pfft like Elle is helping. Harold thinks that's excellent, and a good job their garden is a disgrace. Nice! Paul holds up the long glass looking thing and asks him if it's a flower or a weed. Harold says it's a bit hard to tell, the general rule of thumb is replant it. If it dies it's a flower if it grows it's a weed. Heh. Paul asks if he wants to come over and give ‘em more handy hints and Harold is delighted too. Paul says in return he'll fire up the BBQ and cook him lunch. Harold runs off to get some soy sausages. Elle asks who Paul is and he replies he's a good neighbour enjoying the simple things in life. Err.
Janelle's gotten some flowers which makes Bree think they are from suck up Anne. Janelle opens the card with them and reads out ‘To Janelle and the Timmins family, the key to number 26 Ramsay Street – yours to live in as long as you like. L'. Bree's a bit confused, she thinks Elle but Janelle tells her it's just the letter L. They're both stunned that it's their's to keep. Lou comes in with some biscuits and Janelle immediately hugs him and thanks him. Lou says he does want to help but he couldn't buy the house in a pink fit. Janelle asks who and find out, Loris has let herself in and can see they got her flowers.
LORIS: Hello bickie.
LORIS: Hello… you.
Cue shocked Janelle. After the break Loris is telling Bree how she bought this house from Mrs Scully, it's a good way to end hostilities. She's hoping they can make a fresh start for the sake of the children, after all it was her husband that had all the problems not her. Janelle thinks that's utter c.rap and she can shove her bloody house. Loris tells her she may like the delights of gutters and flophouses but can she think of her children. Janelle walks to the door, saying she mightn't have a idea where her and the kids will live but it will be a cold day in hell before she accepts anything from her so the ‘old bag' should get out. Loris refuses so Janelle grabs her and forces her out. Hehe.
Paul offers Harold another veggie sausage, Harold thinks they taste like the real thing but by Elle's spitting a bite of her's out and throwing it away I'm not so sure. She can't believe they worked for hours on one tinsy bit of garden. Harold tells her Rome wasn't built in a day and reminds Paul to get some seaweed extract, he'll be amazed at the growth spurt. Paul reminds him to give him the list of drought resistant plants later. Paul goes into his own little world on how after someone passes on you can be opened up to what life's all about. Elle says they should do this again sometime. Harold's sorry to leave but he must be off. He makes an exit and Elle walks over to her dad thinking it was nice work bringing Harold on board so with a bit of luck they never have to touch the garden again. Paul thought she enjoyed it. She says she had a ball but it's just… it's nothing, she had a really good time. Paul's glad coz he had a lovely time too.
Now the truth comes out! Paul had a rotten time, he wanted to hit Harold over the head with a trowel if he mentioned grafting one more time. The Dr explains it's a chance for him to be still but Paul doesn't want to be still, it only makes him miss Cam. She tells him he has to trust that it's for the better, he should remember how disgusted he felt with his behaviour from the past. He thinks it's better being disgusted than bored. She takes another turn, and asks if Elle enjoyed the gardening. He says surprisingly she did (pah!). He will stick with it a bit longer but for Elle's sake, it's obviously making her happy (pfft).
Garage & Grease Monkeys
Elle's sitting at the bus stop watching Max and Charlie turn up to offer to get Janae and Steph some lunch. He goes over the road to get their burgers from Grease Monkeys and leaves Charlie outside in the pram while he goes inside. Why oh why would any parent do that?? Elle gets an idea.
Loris is talking about giving up already because Janelle is never going to give up. Ned says that's where she's going wrong, he doesn't know what they used to be like but he knows her now; she's a toff but nice. So she just has to show Janelle the new her, she'll come around and he'll help her. They are mates after all…
Garage & Grease Monkeys
Elle's back at the bus stop, I wonder what she's done… Inside the Garage Steph has the great news of telling Janae she's got the job. She walks outside, screams out ‘Charlie!' and runs and takes the pram off the road screaming out for Max to come outside. Steph tells him that he was out on the road and could've been killed. Janae's looking worried as she joins them to hear Max say she swears he parked it outside the door. Steph tries to calm herself down saying there was no harm done, she just got a bit of a fright. Maybe the brake was left off or something. Max just doesn't know what's happened and Elle's looking smug. How dare you try and hurt innocent bubs. Bah!
Steph's put Charlie to sleep and comes into the hallway. Max says that he knows the phone call wasn't vital but he can't remember it at all. That, the footy tickets then this. Stephie tells him it's okay but Max doesn't think it is, she's got enough on her plate without having to deal with a nutty husband. He thought he was back on top of things this week but now everything seems to be going wrong again and he doesn't understand. Steph suggest posttraumatic stress, the doctor did say it could happen at anytime and she's sure it's that. She assures him together they can work through it, no matter what it is.
Number 26 – Night
Lou offers Janelle a cup of tea, when Janelle says the mug are packed he goes to get some from his place. Bree reminds Janelle she made a wish. Janelle tells her not to start, she has good reason not to like their grandma and after a quarter of a century she isn't getting her claws in now. Lou is back already, dragging Anne in with him. Janelle asks Lou to call her a cab and that Anne can wait outside on the porch, her family is going through hell right now and they don't have room for another troublemaker.
ANNE: If you knew what I know you would never do this to me. None of you would do this to me, you'd love me.
JANELLE: What are you talking about?
ANNE: I have wanted to tell you this so badly. But I wanted you to get to know me first, to let me into the family and to get Bree out of the way, out of all of our lives where she belongs.
BREE: You are crazy.
ANNE: You're my mother. You're my birth mother.
Janelle sure didn't see this one coming. What a scary little kid she is anyway!