Carmella telling Will she's not going back to the convent.
Will telling Paul that the family trust prevents him selling his share of Lassiters and Paul blackmailing him into agreeing his decisions in board meetings.
Rosie fobbing Fraser off saying she's busy working and then Paul coming up and standing behind her.
(Poor new credits where Karl and Susan appear only once)
Fraser and Rosie come in chatting, she sees Paul and becomes flustered and goes to get drinks for them and Pepper who is sitting at a table. Fraser sits down. Pepper tells him not to worry- she's going to be his new personal cupid. Pepper goes to the bar to talk to Rosie, Paul leaves which Rosie is relieved about. Pepper says she's got in all in hand.
ROSIE: (/is being sarcastic) because matchmaking is so your forte, how are your parents by the way?
Pepper says it's different and leaves, Rosie looks worried about what Pepper is going to do.
Paul is sitting at his laptop, Pepper comes in.
PEPPER: I was hoping we could have a little bit of a chat, about Rosie?
PAUL: Let me guess, you want me to stay away from her because you're worried she's going to get hurt?
PEPPER: Well it's actually me I'm worried about; you see if you start giving her all the attention I'm going to start feeling left out.
PAUL: Is that right?
PEPPER: I know what kind of man you are Mr. Robinson, you're forceful, powerful, strong urges, but you don't really do love do you?
She carries on flirting with him…. Cut to
Harold opens the door to Susan, who reports that Toadie demanded eggs, bacon and sausages for breakfast. They all laugh, pleased to see Toadie is on the mend. Harold asks how Katya and Zeke are; Susan avoids the question a bit, saying they are dealing with it.
SKY: You know it just really scares me that someone can get shot on Ramsay St
SUSAN: Yeah well let's just hope that's the last of it…
(This part really made me laugh, after all Ramsay St must have a seriously disproportionally high rate of incidents)
Anyway as Harold points out, they have good news- Sky got the job she went for, Stingray and Susan are very impressed.
SUSAN: I don't suppose they have childcare
SKY: Actually I didn't ask…
SUSAN: Didn't you? Why not?
SKY: Well I sort of didn't mention Kerry
SKY: Well it's a really great job Susan and I just kinda wanna just fit in.
Stingray is surprised to hear ‘Sky Mangel' saying that, but she says she never thought she'd be a single mum. Harold seems pleased and says he's been considering cutting his hours at the general store to look after Kerry.
(Hang on, if he's cutting his hours and Lou is a flight attendant who is managing the general store?!)
PAUL: You're right, I am a man with urges.
PEPPER: Oh, you're not the only one, women can get them too.
PAUL: really? (He stands up and moved towards her) In what way?
PEPPER: I like a man who can apply himself diligently.
PAUL: Keep talking.
PEPPER: A man who takes his time. (she loses her train of thought as he moves closer)
PAUL: You were saying?
PEPPER: Umm…A man who can…take his time (becoming flustered) You smell really nice.
As he touches her face, he tells her that he couldn't because ‘basics as my instincts are I actually care deeply for her' and it wouldn't be fair on Rosie.
Elle walks in disgusted at Paul being with another floozie so soon after his wedding, when she came back because she thought he might be falling apart. The leave to have a drink which will of course be champagne, this is the Robinson's after all.
Rosie and Fraser are sitting as far apart as possible whilst being at the same table, they are attempting to make conversation with little success. He goes to get them another drink from Will at the bar, he orders wine but changes his mind for a double scotch.
WILL: Date going well then?
FRAZER: It's not a date but yes, I've had more fun at funerals
WILL: What's up?
FRAZER: Three words – Paul Frickin' Robinson (Yes it was frickin despite all the wonderings)
WILL: You can't let that scumbag win
FRAZER: Easier said than done mate, she's got a thing for him and is kind of…(tails off)
WILL: Kind of what?
FRAZER: I dunno, rich, powerful, cocky…
WILL: He's twice your age, and has got half as many legs, (cannot for the life of me work out what he says next) have a go.
Fraser leaves and goes and sits down giving Rosie an ultimatum, ‘who's it going to be? Him or me?
Sky (whose pregnancy weight shifted faster than you can say digestive biscuit) is relieved that Kerry is finally asleep; she goes and sits with Stingray on the couch. He asks about work, she says that despite missing Kerry like crazy she's just going to have to go with it and think about their future. She tells him how friendly and social the company is –she's already been invited out to drinks by a guy called Rowan. Stingray warns her that it's probably cracking onto fresh meat rather than friendliness that Rowan is worried about.
She suggests that if she took along a pretend partner that will stop anyone cracking onto her…he assumes Dylan and says he thinks he has a night off during the week, she gives him one of those looks, he immediately refuses but she tells him that as a filmmaker it will give him the opportunity to expand his storytelling skills. He agrees as long as he can wear what he likes and the most touching they do is holding hands –only with palms though as his fingers get sweaty (nice…)
Paul and Elle walk in, she doesn't seem happy with him. He makes it quite clear that he has no intention of becoming the snivelling wreck he was when Cameron died again.
ELLE: Who are you then?
PAUL: I'm just your humble father sweetheart, simple man, who enjoys money and power and all the fun things that come with it. And hasn't your coming back got just a teensie bit to do with all of that stuff as well?
ELLE: (Goes to protest but ends up saying nothing)
PAUL: Yeah I thought as much; see organic veggies and brown rice with your mum doesn't really float your boat does it?
ELLE: I appreciate both your lifestyles
He then orders champagne but Will asks him for a word in private first. Will is annoyed that Paul used his 2% share of Lassiters to sack Ned, Paul reminds him that he found an old scrapbook with a picture of his whole family in it.
PAUL: Be a bit of a shame if that found its way into Carmella's pretty little hands wouldn't it.
Fraser and Rosie arrive home, she is telling him that she's not trying to hurt him, she just can't answer him. She has a go at Pepper for leaving them at the Scarlet bar.
PEPPER: I threw myself at Paul
ROSIE: You what?
PEPPER: I did it for you
ROSIE: Ok, this is obscure, even for you
PEPPER: I throw myself at him, he jumps on me, you see he's a total sleaze…
But she says her plan failed and he was a perfect gentleman refusing her for Rosie's feelings. Rosie is more confused than ever and joins in eating ice cream.
Carmella comes in all riled about Karl's replacement, she rants about how she can't stand these arrogant, stereotype private school, fancy uni snobby doctors. (Basically if Will was a doctor). Paul interrupts saying that it doesn't matter and people with power don't have to play by the rules. Will follows Paul out and warns him that he's not the only one who could lose their girl; he could tell Rosie what Paul's really like.
Will comes in and asks if the others could give them some space as Carmella is there. They catch on what he means, Pepper says that they could all stay at dads, Rosie isn't keen
PEPPER: Carmella your sister is staying over with Will and she's about to break her vow of celibacy; do you really want to hear that?
Rosie agrees and they leave, but not before Fraser adds his 2 pence
FRAZER: Just keep it in the broom cupboard ok, I sit on that couch.
Carmella comes out and asks why Will didn't go to Pepper's dads, he gives her a look and carries her off to his broom cupboard a.k.a bedroom.
Pepper, Fraser and Rosie arrive back in Fraser's odd looking car, they all seem tired. Pepper protests saying that he gets lonely so is excited when he has visitors. Carmella is leaving as they arrive.
PEPPER: Ah, the morning after, almost as good as the night before
WILL: Hey guys how'd it go?
PEPPER: Good, it was great; we had a really good time
FRAZER: Alan's a blast, top bloke
WILL: So… more pigs?
FRAZER: You better believe it
Carmella leaves and Pepper tells her she'll be over in ten minutes as she wants all the gossip.
Rosie spots Paul across the street and looks stressed out. Pepper tells her she has a plan.
Paul is still staring at Rosie as Elle comes out in her running gear disappointed that he's still after her. He denies it but she doesn't believe him (Well why would she!?) He appeases her with her Christmas present – what looks like a diamond bracelet, she's thrilled.
Stingray comes round in a ChavTastic™ outfit for Sky's work drinks, she isn't happy but he insists that it's imported Italian nylon. She says she wants to take him shopping and asks Susan to look after Kerry for a few hours, they leave. Susan who recently arrived is asking Harold about homelessness for ‘Rachel who is on work experience with Libby in Shepparton' (sp?) (blatant lie from Suzie Q). She starts to look awkward as he's trying to find information and asks her if she's all right.
SUSAN: No, Harold I'm so sorry, I've told you a pack of lies and I think I'm in the process of braking the law.
Rosie is sitting behind the desk, Paul and Fraser are on the other side.
ROSIE: Now I know this might seem strange, but since you're both businessmen, of one kind and other, I thought you'd both relate to this process. Now, Fraser I find you very appealing; you have a sharp intellect, a great sense of style and I admire the way you live on the edge…
PAUL: Edge of poverty
ROSIE: Whereas Paul, you're very commanding, you're worldly and seem to have an intuitive sense of what a woman needs to feel special. In short; I'm attracted to both of you and am finding it impossible to choose.
Fraser wants to know what the deal is, Rosie looks like she doesn't really like the plan but suddenly gets a twinge of pain (who thinks Pepper is involved – doesn't take a brainiac). She tells them she would like to date each of them separately over the next few weeks, giving her a chance to assess her feelings and come to a decision. She tells them it's the only way she can decide between them.
They leave and Pepper appears from under the desk
ROSIE: Did you have to pinch me?
PEPPER: You were losing focus
ROSIE: How the hell did I let you talk me into this in the first place?
Susan explains to Harold that Karl is out searching for Katya and that she thought the Salvo contacts may help them, Harold wonders if she would go to a shelter and asks if the police wouldn't be the best option as if they find out they could report Karl and Susan for not informing them.
Sky and Stingray arrive home, they seem to have bought him a frilly blue shirt (and that will look good how?)
Fraser is getting home from a run, he stops outside Paul's to do some stretches as Paul is arriving home
PAUL: You getting in shape or you running from the fear?
FRAZER: Always get a little tight in the calves after a jog, you get that?
PAUL: I'd rather have different forms of exercise
Paul tries to convince him that he's out of his league and should back away from the competition, Frazer tells him that unlike him he doesn't see Rosie as a prize. Pepper comes over to both of them and Paul tries to embarrass her by talking about their ‘misunderstanding', Frazer looks surprised.
PEPPER: I'm here to deliver the rules.
They aren't allowed to sabotage each other, date anyone else and hanky panky is banned too.