Anne telling Bree they are going and not coming back and Bree re-telling it to Janelle.
Ned and Katya kissing.
Loris telling Janelle she is moving in.
Max annoyed at someone stealing the footy tickets despite what Steph and Boyd are thinking and Elle smirking to herself.
Paul and Elle sit in a corner completing a crossword puzzle (Elle is not exactly enthralled about it but says it beats gardening). The service at the bar is a bit slow and eventually Max comes out and his first customer is Katya. They exchange pleasantries and he tells her that he's bought a new car and puts the keys for it into a bowl behind the bar before going to get Katya's wine.
Paul saunters up to the bar to talk to Katya (he was watching her chat with Ned earlier before he left to get some food since they've given up sitting in at the bar) and tell her that she can do better than Neddy boy. She thanks him for the tip but replies that she isn't wet behind the ear anymore before leaving him to lick his wounds.
Janelle is trying to get Bree out of the car but she refuses to budge because she wants Janelle to take her to the airport to see Anne and her birth parents. Loris comes over to see what is going on and volunteers to take Bree to the airport and to say Janelle isn't happy would be the understatement of the year! They two of them end up having a tug of war with Bree in the middle until Bree tells Janelle that she is hurting her and insists that she wants to go because it is something she has to do. As Loris and Bree drive away, Janelle shouts that Loris has no right doing what she is doing and coming between her and Bree.
An upset Janelle calls looking for Lou but Harold says that he's got problems himself but when Janelle starts crying, Harold shows her into the house. Harold offers his words of wisdom and tells her that perhaps it wasn't meant to be (Janelle getting to know Anne) and hints that her own family would be better helping her than Lou. She tells him that she doesn't want to make the others feel bad, going on about losing Anne and tells him that she'd also feel guilty in front of Bree too given her birth parents don't want anything to do with her. Harold is very shocked to hear this.
While stocking the fridge, Boyd tells Max that Janae has gone to off to do an intensive training course on being a mechanic aka she is off on holiday and they need something to cover her absence and that they have to move out too because Toadie is wanting to put new tenants into the house while he is in Sydney. Max says that he's wanted to move out of No. 30 for ages and Boyd adds that is true but that they wanted to move out to get some privacy…which there will be no chance of at No. 26 with the Timmins'. Max suggests that they move into No. 32 once he's checked it with Steph but doesn't see it being a problem.
BOYD: Alright. When Janae gets back I'll do what normal married couples do and have the big chat face to face.
MAX: Yes and you'll do exactly as she wants eh?
Boyd asks how the new car is going and Max replies excellent before asking if Boyd wants to take it for a spin (he does) and so Max goes to get the keys…except they aren't there! Boyd suggests he put them somewhere else but Max replies that he definitely put them on the counter and that someone must have taken them.
Boyd gives his dad a look to say ‘sure you did put them there' given the missing footy tickets that was shown in the preview but Max is insistent that something is going on adds that he'll see.
Lassiter's car park
Elle checks to make sure there is nobody following her as she makes her way over to where the cars are parked. She hits the button on the keys to see which car responds and discovers it's a silver Nissan x-trail. She secures the car again before heading off but she stops, waits a few seconds then turns back towards the car, opening it up again and getting in and driving off.
Just as Elle finishes reversing the car out of the space, another car starts its ignition and follows Elle out of the car park.
Looks like Loris and Bree have hit a bit of a dead end in their search for the Baxter's, they weren't at the first airport Loris drove to but tells Bree that there are two more to try plus the train station and the ferry terminal. Bree decides to be realistic and tells her Gran to stop the search because it is pointless – they are never going to find them because they don't want to be found.
LORIS: One day they are going to be very sorry for the mistake they have made in running away from you.
Bree tells her Gran not to but Loris is insistent – it is the Baxter's loss that they are missing getting to know a wonderful girl. Bree asks to be taken home and Loris agrees but via a bookshop she saw.
To Katya's annoyance, Ned ignores her when she is trying to talk to him because he is interested in an article in the paper. She takes the paper from him to see what he was reading and finds that there is an article about the Back Street Boys. While Katya gushes about the BSB, Ned tries to deny that is what he was reading but eventually gets ousted and proudly pulls out of his wallet his membership card of their fan club from when he was a kid. He tells her they were his inspiration for wanting to sing and dance…and invites her to accompany him to their gig in Erinsborough because he doesn't want to look suss going by himself. Katya tells him that the band is staying at Lassiter's!
Bree and Loris return but there is no sign of Janelle. She arrives a few seconds later and after finding out that their mission failed, hugs her daughter but not in a celebratory manner but in a consoling one. Janelle thinks that Bree is looking tired and sends her off for a lie down…so she can have a go at Loris or taking Bree off to find her birth parents. The two of them have a bit of a ding-dong and Janelle tells Loris to pack her bags, she's out of here.
Loris goes straight round to tell Harold that she is going to buy 40% of Lassiter's and wants him to give her all the dirt on Paul! Harold looks a bit reluctant to so that so she turns on the charm and tells him that she wouldn't want Paul to take advantage of her which works as he starts to tell her.
First up is saying that she has to be very cautious as he can be notorious and expends on it at her request.
HAROLD: He ruins people. He destroyed my son and then he just comes up smiling so please, please just stay clear, invest elsewhere. I'd hate to see you get stung too.
LORIS: Harold, in business I'm the Queen Bee. The likes of Paul Robinson are merely drones. It's me that does the stinging!
HAROLD: But this isn't some little country business like your husbands.
LORIS: It was a multimillion dollar property portfolio and I ran it, he merely took the credit. Don't be a worry word; it's going to be fabulous.
She adds that her entire family will benefit from it, like jobs for her grandchildren that will secure their future. Harold seems surprised when she tells him that is all what this is about.
LORIS: Of course. And no loud-mouthed Bogan daughter in law is going to stop me.
HAROLD: Oh dear. I'm beginning to think that our Mr Robinson may have met his match eh?
LORIS: He's about to…and you are going to help me!
Harold and Loris are having lunch when Paul arrives and he introduces Paul to her. Paul picks up that she isn't introduced as Loris Timmins but as Loris Beaumont and Loris turns on the patter by saying she is all alone now. Harold conveniently says that they were talking about him selling off part of Lassiter's and Loris just so happens to say that she is on the market for an investment and that she likes what she sees. Paul thinks that she has a commercial background but Loris replies that she left all that to her hubby…but she has lots of money to invest for her twilight years.
Paul likes what he is hearing and hands over a business card saying that she should stop by his office to chat further about a deal.
LORIS: (As Paul is leaving) How exciting. [A] bona fide business meeting. I wonder what I'll wear?
Harold has seen the look Paul has given her as she said that last part and she ask why the expression and he says that it was quite some performance she gave.
At the bar, Max gets a call on his mobile with news on his car from the person following Elle (PI Ray McQueen). He informs Max that he is looking at her right now and using a fancy camera with a long lens is taking pics of her too. McQueen refuses to tell Max where Elle is as she gets out of the car and wipes it down, instead preferring to put it all in a report that he'll present to Max tomorrow.
McQUEEN: Let's just say you aren't paranoid.
Commercial break over, Boyd enters the bar to tell his dad that he can't find the car and that perhaps someone did steal it. Max tells him not to worry about it because Elle has it and that she is trying on another one of her mind games but the PI he's hired will confirm all of his suspicions.
BOYD: You got a private investigator?
MAX: Yes, to tail Elle. It's the only way to prove I'm not going crazy.
Boyd gives him a ‘OMG I can't believe this' sigh which Max picks up on, so he adds that is what he hopes Elle will be doing when all is revealed to her, so that it can all be over.
Katya & Ned “pretend” with the aid of some smart clothes, shades and a dodgy fake American accent by Ned, that he is part of the BSB and that they *need* to get up to the penthouse suite to join the rest of the band. The front desk manager is having none of it though because they haven't got their security passes but when Katya has a public go at him for ‘insulting' the “band member” he decides to go make some enquiries. When he is out of sight, they make a bolt for it.
Bree comes into the kitchen to find her mum crying and reassures Janelle that she doesn't need to cover up the fact she was crying about losing Anne in case it makes her think that Janelle doesn't love her. Janelle tells Bree that they can now forget all about the Baxter's and isn't happy when Bree replies that she isn't giving up.
JANELLE: They cut and run and you still want to know them?
Bree replies that it is just Anne she wants to know because she belongs here…with her mum. Janelle seems a bit surprised at that, especially given what Anne did but Bree tells her that you can't wipe family. “Sometimes you bloody well can,” replies Janelle in particular her Nan because Janelle thinks that Loris just wanted to stick her nose in and is now thankful that she has left.
BREE: She's right to, she's family.
JANELLE: She's a meddling old fool and she just wants to control us all.
BREE: She wants to be loved and I want to love her…like I love you.
(Mother and daughter hug)
JANELLE: Oh baby.
BREE: Anne's gone but I know we'll find her again and with Anne back in our lives I still think we're the lucky ones. Best family around.
No we are not in Paul's office but the reception as he explains to Loris that he really wanted to sell the business to someone with real business brains so that he could get a challenge but he likes her so brings out a pen so that Loris can sign the contract. Acting like a naive person, Loris enquires if she can get a little more percentage of the business. Paul asks if she meant an equal share…49% of the business and she nods her head.
PAUL: Loris, this is a family business and I've sweated blood to build it up, so no offence intended but why on earth would I give a grandmother with little experience enough power to destroy that?
Loris replies back that you can't blame a girl for trying and Paul informs her that it is irrelevant anyway because he's sold the remaining 9% to the Johnson Corp, so waving the pen in her face, says it is 40% or nothing.
Hotel security have caught up with Ned and Katya and despite their protestations that they only wanted to see the group, they get thrown out of the hotel. They aren't too despondent though…because they managed to get some souvenirs – a pen and someone's socks!
Back inside reception, Paul calls Katya an idiot which Loris backs up as she signs on the dotted line.
Max's PI is still snapping away on his fancy camera but Elle notices him since he isn't exactly making himself invisible. He tries to play it cool by stopping taking pictures and driving away but just as he starts to, Elle puts herself in front of the car, stopping its progress, demanding to know who he is and refusing to move until he explains who he is and why he was taking her photo. The look on her face indicates that she isn't moving anytime soon.
Katya and Ned now try and recreate some of the BSB's dance moves. They give up and decide to have a glass of wine and he thanks her for cheering him up, adding that he hasn't had this much fun for ages. Katya then decides to lean in to kiss Ned and tonsil hockey begins before she suddenly breaks it off, announcing that she has to go home. Ned says that time hasn't arrived yet but she replies that he isn't the only one to play hard to get.
Harold enters the bar just as Loris is finishing a call to Terry Johnson…of the Johnson Corp who has agreed to sell her his 9% stake in Lassiter's! Eventually the penny falls and Harold realises that Loris and Paul are now hold equal shares in Lassiter's.
LORIS: With only a pesky little 2% shareholder between us and as soon as I find out who that is… Funny how things work out isn't it? Mum's the word.
HAROLD: You're really quite ruthless aren't you?!
LORIS: You afraid of strong women Harold?
HAROLD: Oh you wouldn't even ask that if you knew some of the women in my life!
LORIS: Harold Bishop, I could eat you up.
We cut to Ned as he enters the bar and Loris enquires where Katya is and after he replies that she had things to do, she winds him up by asking if there is trouble in paradise. The look on his face would suggest yes but he says otherwise before Loris excuses herself to go sign some papers.
In the office, Boyd is apologising to Max for doubting him and not trusting him and Max tells him to forget about it, it doesn't matter. Boyd asks if he is going to take the report straight to the police and seems stunned when Max says no - he's going to contact Paul and get him to talk to her and find out what is going on so that Elle can get some help without getting the police involved.
MAX: Look, she's struggling with her own grief, who am I to make it worse?
Through the office blinds, Max spots Paul entering the bar and leaves the office to talk to him. Boyd wishes him luck as he exits.
Max goes up to the counter and tells Paul that he needs to talk to him again about Elle. The look Paul gives is the equivalent of a ‘what now' look.
An angry Paul makes coffee while he waits for Elle to enter the house. She finally enters and sees he has a look on her face and her hackles are immediately raised. Paul wants to know what she was authorising (she was telling someone that on her mobile as she came home) and Elle isn't happy why he is giving her the third degree.
PAUL: Since I had a talk with Max. Oh Elle, what have you done?