Toadie looking at the Christmas present he has bought for Steph but putting it back in his bag instead of giving it to her.
Frazer telling Rosie she can seduce a guy naturally not with the help of lingerie and then kissing her but disappearing off for an appointment!
Guy holding everyone hostage but Zeke distracting his attention to let everyone escape whilst Toadie restrains him.
Rosie telling Paul about her plan that had to be done by midnight and Paul telling her it is only 8pm.
Toadie running out of No. 32 but collapsing after being shot.
New credit time, well really a mix of the 2006 titles and some new stuff. Here is the order they appear in:
Zeke/Rachel ) Ned/Carmella/Sky ) Rosie/Frazer ) Pepper ) Elle ) Katya/Rachel/Zeke ) Karl/Susan ) Toadie) Harold/Lou ) Carmella ) Max/Steph ) Steph/Boyd/Janae & hot air balloon! ) Paul/Elle ) Janelle/Bree ) Janelle/Bree/Stinger/Dylan ) Boyd/Janae.
Outside of No. 32
Boyd arrives home to a chaotic scene - Toadie in lying shock surrounded by Karl telling him to stay with it whilst telling Katya to check his pulse and Steph crying.
Guy comes out of the house and demands the keys to the 4x4 Boyd's just arrive home in but he refuses to hand them over. Guy starts to make his way towards Boyd but even though he's lying on the ground, Toadie still has enough awareness to stick his hand out and trip Guy up causing him to fall flat on his face and allowing the gun to fall out of his hand. Karl and Steph literally jump on him to restrain him while Boyd goes to help Katya. It isn't looking too good for Toadie as he has stopped breathing and Boyd has to perform CPR.
Rosie hands back Paul's watch since it doesn't impress her but he begins to caress her face while telling her he'll do anything to make her happy and at that she literally sucks his face off kissing him. Paul clears the desk of its contents and the two of them lie down on the desk but they are interrupted by Frazer knocking on the door wanting to talk to her. “Unbelievable” says Paul before urging her not to let him spoil their moment but Frazer's “I'm not leaving until you talk to me” has Rosie dithering over what to do.
Guy is led away by the police but still warns Katya that it isn't finished, they still have unfinished business while in the back of an ambulance Karl tells her she'll be alright. Toadie is wheeled into the back of an ambulance with Steph by his side, telling him she isn't leaving and reassuring him that he will be fine.
Boyd re-tells Katya and Karl what the ambos say - that Toadie is in a serous but stable condition. Karl praises Boyd for his actions and he volunteers to drive Steph to the hospital however she isn't leaving Toadie's side and asks Karl if he'll look after Charlie but not before having a go at Katya.
STEPH: And you (finger pointing at Katya), you cause nothing but devastation everywhere you go, just get the hell out of here.
Rosie opens the door to Frazer and he presents her with some flowers as way of an apology for running off on her earlier. She thanks him and tries to close the door but he prevents that and asks if they can go for a drink as way of making it up to her. “Fraz I'm flat out,” tries Rosie but he reminds her it is Christmas and Rosie replies that he should know by now that work comes first for her and adds she doesn't require his help when he tries to offer it. Finally she tells him to go and as she tries to get him to move his foot so she can close the door Paul makes an appearance so he decides to leave urgently!
Rosie now closes the door and Paul wants to get back to what they were previously doing but she tells him to go. He doesn't believe her and asks about her Christmas deadline but she just wants to be alone, which leads Paul to think this is in revenge for what happened in the cellar. Never one to give up, Paul tells her she is worth fighting for before he leaves the office. Rosie then gets out her mobile phone and calls Pepper, telling her to get to the office urgently, it's an emergency.
Karl phones Susan to bring her up to date with what has happened and Katya decides that she should do what Steph suggested (leave) but Karl says she isn't going anywhere. He also adds that and she can't blame herself either for what happened because nobody listened to her warnings about Guy and he apologises for that.
Steph is still distraught as Boyd tells her that Toadie is still unconscious and critical and until they get him stabilised, they can't give a prognosis. She asks if he can die and Boyd replies that it isn't looking good, which causes her to break down even more as we head into the first ad break.
Pepper arrives and Rosie wastes no time in telling her the details but while Rosie talks about Paul, Pepper thought she was talking about Frazer. Rosie starts gushing again about Paul however Pepper wants to know about Frazer but that doesn't interest Rosie at all because he knocked her back after she threw herself at him dressed in lingerie. This stuns Pepper and she threatens to kill him! but it does allow Rosie to get back onto talking about Paul and she tells Pepper about him clearing the desk just before Frazer turned up and if he hadn't turned up then she'd have done the business with Paul! Pepper tries to warn her off of Paul especially after dumping his new wife Lyn on their wedding day but it doesn't seem to be having much of an effect on Rosie, she's still cut up about the guy. Pepper comes up with a plan – she needs a buffer someone to save her from Paul and herself and promptly volunteers for the job even citing previous experience!
Paul decides to visit the gents and who does he run into but Frazer who is in the middle of spending a penny. Paul is having trouble performing probably because Frazer is prattling on about his car breaking down whilst it was very hot. Told you he was prattling on and before he leaves, Frazer turns on all the taps to help Paul spend a penny. Weirdest scene of the new season and we're only 10 minutes into it!
Outside in the bar, Pepper arrives and gives Frazer what for including slapping him with the carnation flowers, over rejecting Rosie. Frazer thinks he's back in the good books for giving her white carnations but she tells him that is something you give someone when their mother dies! Pepper tells him to go and tell Rosie how he really feels and then gives Paul the evil eyes when he finally comes out of the gents.
A new doc dishes out instructions to the various medical staff before telling Toadie to stay with them and we cut straight into dream mode. I let out a big yawn and we see DreamyToadie™ asking a masked doctor what happened and being told he was shot in the back and that it must hurt. DreamyToad™ replies he can't feel anything and the doc tells him he should be suffering…just like Max is after he stabbed him in the back. The doc adds that he should be ashamed of himself for moving in on Steph even if he'd wanted to do it for ages. DreamyToadie™ protests his innocence and the doc tells him not to complain before removing the mask to see Toadie has been talking to himself and I begin to wonder what the hell is going on!
ToadieDoc™ says it is karma why he is here and that the bullet wasn't an accident and he deserves everything he gets. “You deserve to die” says ToadieDoc™ and bang on cue we exit dreamland and hear a heart rate monitor being to flatline and the real doc say they are beginning to lose Toadie. RealDoc™ issues more instructions as we head into the next commercial break.
Commercial break over and things are indeed worse for poor Toadie, he's being shocked but is still in VF the RealDoc™ says aka it hasn't worked. Ah the famous words – dial it up to 360 and stand clear before the paddles again try to shock Toadie back into life. It isn't working though and RealDoc™ tries twice more to no avail and asks for Toadie to be given more adrenaline and we go back into dream mode.
Another big yawn from me before we hear Steph urging him not to give up and DreamStephie™ comes into focus. “I'm hear if you want me to be,” says DreamSteph™ and Toadie replies back that he does and is told not to let go by DreamSteph™ followed by an “I love you”.
The doc shocks Toadie again but the heart rate monitor is still showing no signs of life and the doc pronounces life extinct at 20.55. Ah but don't give up on him just yet doc because DreamSteph™ has just appeared again to tell him not to let go and to the amazement of the medical staff, the machine is registering Toadie's heart beating so they quickly re-attach ventilation.
Zeke is feeling guilty for Toadie getting shot even though Karl tells him he should really be a hero for ensuring everyone got out by his actions. Poor Zeke doesn't fell like a hero though despite Karl's reassuring words. Karl turns down Zeke's suggestion that he goes to the hospital to help out, saying he'll just get in the way, but instead suggests that they go down to see how Toadie is and to keep Steph company especially as she will be wanting to see Charlie. Katya doesn't want to go and Zeke decides he isn't going either, so Karl puts Charlie into his buggy and they head off.
Karl arrives and asks the new doc (Felicity) about Toadie and his injuries. She tells him and adds that a fragment of the bullet is lodged very close to his spinal cord but it's too early to rule out spinal damage.
Steph with Charlie and Boyd now appear wanting the latest news on Toadie and Karl replies that he is stable. She isn't impressed when the doc denies her access to Toadie's room because it is immediate family only, so Steph lies and says she is Toadie's girlfriend . While Boyd and Karl are , the doc agrees to let Steph into the room and she hands Charlie to Boyd.
Karl tries to rationalise it as Toadie needing someone with him and Boyd agrees with that especially since Toadie hasn't any family around. In reality, he looks stunned at what Steph said to gain entry into Toadie's room and suddenly decides he'll go home to get some things for Steph in case she decides to stay, so Karl resumes his babysitting duties again.
Boyd enters the house and begins to put things back into some sort of resemblance and picks up the bag Toadie had earlier. He has a look inside the bag and spots the box and an unsealed Christmas card, which he opens to reveal Toadie writing ‘To my second family, Merry Christmas, Toadie.' Boyd then spots that the box has a gift card on it, saying ‘Steph' so he removes it and reads the message – ‘A small gift for my best mate Steph. All my love, Toadie.'
Toadie is still out for it and we see the monitor indicating a heart rate of 106, which is surely pretty high? Anyway, Steph starts talking to Toadie.
STEPH: Just try to imagine your half of the conversation ‘cos if you were awake I'm not sure I would be able to say this stuff. Toad, we've always been mates. It's really amazing what goes through your head when something like this happens. I still remember crystal clear the first time we met (episode 3419 if you want to read my summary) and apparently you went around saying I had this thing for you (someone has done their research or read my summary!). I just remember thinking ‘yeah dream on'. Its funny how first impressions change. When I look at your face now you look so beautiful, so serine. I don't want to lose you Toad. I love you…I really love you.
She picks up his hand and kisses it and I quickly go off and rip up my Stax membership card during the last commercial break.
Rosie is about to let open the door when Paul spots her and offers to continue where they were earlier at his place and there isn't a risk of being interrupted either since nobody is home. Great plan Paul but he hasn't counted on the new plan Pepper has instigated and as he is about to try and kiss Rosie, pepper opens the front door and tells Paul to get lost and orders Rosie inside! Paul tries to ignore her and give Rosie a kiss but again Pepper interrupts and sends him packing before they head inside.
PEPPER: Really, I leave you alone for ten minutes.
They walk into the kitchen where Frazer is conveniently waiting and with a single red rose this time, so Pepper decides to make herself scarce, well to really move into the corridor and listen through the slats in the door.
Frazer apologises for what happened earlier because he knew from Pepper that she was inexperience and didn't want to freak things by rushing it or taking advantage. Rosie reminds him that she threw herself at him and he says that he is the biggest idiot of all time especially as she looked seriously hot.
FRAZER: I'm crazy about you Rosie and I want to be with you.
Aww but he totally ruins it by his follow up “so what do you say” and doesn't look impressed when she replies that she doesn't know adding that although she appreciates his honesty, she can't deal with it right now.
Frazer decides he's cool with her decision but goes off for a walk after presenting her with the rose and while he exits one door, Pepper creeps into the kitchen via the corridor. She gushes on about how he never said those sorts of things to her but Rosie admits she is confused like nothing before and wonders if she is supposed to follow her head or her heart.
Boyd arrives back at the hospital and asks Steph and Karl (who are watching Toadie from the corridor) how Toadie is. They reply that Toadie is being prepped for surgery and it is in the lap of the gods now. He hands Steph a bag of things in case she wants to stay on, which she is thankful for, and hands her the box with the necklace in it. Boyd explains how he come across it and Karl decides its time to get some food aka lets leave Steph alone.
She opens up the box to see the necklace (it does look really beautiful – a gold chain with a heart attached) and is really impressed by the gift and whispers out “thank you” as the preparations for surgery continue.