Paul threatening Elle that he'll tell Dylan what she did to Max.
Oliver introducing himself to Carmella as Will's brother.
Ned stealing money from the till at The Scarlet Bar.
The Scarlet Bar
Max asks Frazer why he was in the kitchen; Frazer tells him that the chef was telling him about a bet. Max tells him it's kitchen staff only back there as Ned listens in. Frazer also tells Max he could do with a job right now.
Ned runs into Katya on the way out, and tells her that they're off to the casino – he's feeling lucky!
Oliver turns up with an orchid plant for Carmella, and she's a little too thrilled to see him, given that Will only left, like, a couple of days ago. Rosie comes out in a towel wondering why there's no hot water, sees Oliver and runs back to the bathroom. Oliver leaves, and tells Carmella he'll see her soon.
Rosie comes out the bathroom again (she has lovely skin, by the way), and wonders why Oliver needs to hang around at all – after all Will isn't here anymore. Rosie thinks that Carmy's using Oliver to try to recreate her relationship with Will.
CARMELLA: What if he is the guy I was supposed to meet all along? No, what if the thing with Will was just fate introducing us?
There's a knock at the door, and it's Toadie. Rosetta and her towel hide behind the fridge door. Toadie crutches into the kitchen.
TOADIE: So, do you wanna get dressed or shall I strip down and jump into the fridge, too?
ROSIE: I'll get dressed.
The General Store
Elle and Dylan arrive with Kerry in her pram, and Dylan's worried that Harry will be there, ready to criticise him. He's not. But Paul arrives, showing off his new diamond cufflinks to his daughter, and making fun of her living ‘in a house of bogans.' He also reminds her that she didn't pick up her opal earrings that she ordered, and he told their favourite jewellers that she had fallen on hard times.
What a horrible way to treat your daughter.
Paul creepily leaves, and Dylan brings over the cake that Elle had ordered for her dad's birthday.
DYLAN: It's not like you can ignore his birthday.
ELLE: No, you're right. But let's just make one minor adjustment.
She sticks her fist into the cake.
Rosie is updating Toadie on work, and he's pleased that she's covered well for him. He hands her some more work – conveyancing, fares disputes… She reminds him that her hands are full with Max's case, but he tells her that he'll be taking that on as of now. She is disappointed – she's done all the legal work, and she doesn't think it's fair of Toadie. Carmella, overhearing, backs her up.
Toadie pulls rank – he's taking the case. She can take the fares disputes.
The Scarlet Bar
In the backroom, Boyd tells his wife and father that he knows he blitzed the exam he just took. They're thrilled for him. Max tries to tell him that things between him and Steph will take a lot of time to fix, but Boyd isn't really engaged.
BOYD: But the hard part's behind you, now, you're back together. Everything's uphill from here.
JANAE: Um – doesn't uphill mean that it's a struggle?
BOYD: No, that's downhill.
JANAE: No, but downhill's easier than uphill.
You know? She's right. She really is.
In the bar, Carmella's on the phone to the plumber who can come over tonight, so she checks that Frazer has cash to pay him. He does, and he hands it to her. Boyd watches from the back room, where Max is looking at the till print out, and he realises there's a problem. He declares he has to talk to Frazer. Janae comments to Boyd that he's been smiling at his dad all night!
In the bar Frazer asks Max how much the till is out by, and Max responds it's $500. Frazer has to leave – he has a plumber coming. Boyd overhears, and tells his dad that he saw Frazer hand a wad of cash to Carmella just now. Max realises that something doesn't add up, as earlier Frazer told him he needed a job because he had no money…
Cut to later, and Max has double checked that the till is out by $500. Elle and Dylan are in the conversation, and Elle thinks there's no way that Frazer did it, but Boyd won't take the word of a Robinson, declaring that if Elle thinks Frazer's innocent then he *must* be guilty. Ouch.
Dylan lunges for Boyd but Max breaks the fight up.
Rosie knocks at the door, wanting to confront Toadie about the case. Carmella tries to stop her, but she won't listen. Toadie lets her in, and Rosie tells him that she thinks it's inappropriate that he represents Max, given his feelings for Steph. Toadie wants to know who else would represent him, and Rosie volunteers.
TOADIE: No. Back in your box, sweetie.
There is something so not right with Toadie at the moment. I really hope we get to see this turn into a depression / psychological storyline of some sort – one that's done well, of course.
Rosie thinks Toadie is threatened by her, and he doesn't take it well. He reminds her that one phonecall from him to Tim Collins, and she's fired. Rosie thinks that Toadie's trying to prove himself given that Steph really hurt him and he orders her to leave.
Max is at the door, talking to Carmella and Frazer. He explains the situation, and Frazer denies stealing it – yet won't tell Max where he got it from. Max leaves. Carmella follows Frazer into the lounge, and Rosie returns home, listening from the hallway.
Frazer says it's a matter of trust, not a matter of where the money came from; Carmy is annoyed at his stubbornness and likens him to Will, not being honest about things. He storms off to his room and Rosie comes in – she asks what Will wasn't honest about.
Elle and Dylan are in the kitchen, and he asks her why Will left – he wants to know all about it! Elle assures him that nothing happened between them, but yes – she does know something, but Will wanted it kept quiet.
Rosie is still asking about Will – it must have been something big…
Elle tells Dylan she promised she wouldn't tell Will's secret – it's nothing awful.
Carmella refuses to tell Rosie the secret on the grounds that it's none of her business.
Ned and Katya have had a good evening, and run into Paul. Ned tells him that he doubled his investment at the casino. Ned flashes his cash in front of Paul, and tells him that getting sacked from Lassiters was the best thing for him! He also goads Paul over Rosie knocking him back – probably because he was too old. He also heard that his daughter walked out, so it must be pretty lonely at home. Oh – and he's heard that Paul's lost control of this place, too. What a bummer.
Paul orders one of the extras (or Lassiters staff) that Ned never sets foot in this place again. Rosie turns up, looking for Paul – she wanted to give him a chance to cancel his meeting with her. She thinks maybe she should withdraw from the training programme now that she's with Frazer, but he begs her not to and she agrees.
The Scarlet Bar
Katya and Ned sit down to eat. Very quickly he says he needs a serviette, and heads for the cash till. Luckily, Max and Frazer come out from the back room before he can open it. Frazer asks about his next shift, but Max says it depends on when he finds out about his money that went missing. Frazer tells him that if he's not rostered on tomorrow, then he'll quit; he won't work for a man that won't trust him.
Ned sits at his table listening in to the whole thing.
In the back room, Janae and Boyd are ready for her day in court against Rex. Toadie comes in – he's defending her. He says he might have a coffee whilst they wait, but Boyd tells him he's not welcome.
BOYD: He nearly split my family apart.
JANAE: The point is, he didn't. You got your happy ending, he got nothin'.
BOYD: Just what he deserved.
Ooh, I really hate Boyd, sometimes.
Out in the bar, Max apologises to Toadie about Boyd's behaviour. He also knows that Toad's doing Janae's defence for free – even more reason for Boyd being at least civil, then. Toadie reminds him that he's taking over his case, now, and that he'll fight hard for him.
Lassiters Office Place
Rosie talks business stuff to Paul, and he tells her she's hot, in the business sense, but she doesn't want there to be any confusion between them. Paul hopes that they can be good friends, now that she's happy with Frazer.
PAUL: Rosie, I need your friendship, and Lassiters need your legal talent.
(Wow – almost a direct quote from 4828!) Rosie tells Paul that Toadie's throwing his weight around in the office and pulling rank – so Paul offers her a full time legal position at Lassiters. She reminds him that she's not qualified, and she would need time to think.
PAUL: About the job? Or about the effect it would have on our…relationship's too strong a word. Our friendship.
ROSIE: The job.
She gives him a cupcake with a candle in it and wishes him happy birthday. She tells him it's a peace offering – nothing more, nothing less.
The Scarlet Bar
Max brings Ned and Katya coffees, and goes back to the bar. Ned has his eye on the till, and Katya goes to the bathroom to freshen up. Bold as anything, Ned walks up to the till and puts back the money that he took.
Katya watches him, making an angry face.
The General Store
Rosie and Paul come in, and she's telling him no – she won't work for him. It will be window dressing. She doesn't want to run away from her job. Carmella sticks her head in, looking for Frazer, and leaves.
Rosie and Paul sit down with coffees, and talk about Will leaving.
PAUL: I wonder which of his sixteen hotels he did move into.
ROSIE: I'm sorry.
PAUL: (said in a very not-whoops way) Whoops. I hope I haven't spoken out of turn.
Rosie wants the dirt.
The Scarlet Bar
Elle tidies. Dylan follows her round.
DYLAN: He's in the army? No. Maybe a devil worship cult. Okay. Something to do with his family, then, his old man's a transvestite…
ELLE: Okay okay! I can't take this any more! If I tell you, you have to promise on your oath that you will keep it a secret.
DYLAN: Cross my heart and hope to die.
ELLE: I mean it.
DYLAN: I promise.
ELLE: Will… Will was born with six nipples.
DYLAN: SIX NIPPLES?!
ELLE: SSSSH. You promised you would keep it a secret. He is very paranoid about it.
DYLAN: Are you for real? Poor guy. I'm trying to picture if I've seen him with his shirt off. *gasp* D'ya reckon it runs in the family?
In the background Janae, Boyd and Toadie return to see Max. Toadie tells Max that Janae was awesome, and she won the case. Rex made an amazing apology. Oh, and Janae won $10,000.
Elle asks her what she's going to do with it. Janae says that she'll donate it to the Centre Against Sexual Assualt. Max, meanwhile, finds the $500 by the till and wonders what he's done.
Katya and Ned return home. Ned wants some hanky panky, but Katya tells him that she saw him put the winnings by the bar – is he covering for Frazer? He admits the truth – he stole them in the first place. He was out of funds, and he took a loan!
Katya can't believe it. But Ned knows he took a risk, a good one, and it's all fine. She orders him to leave. Wow – not a good day for conversations in the Kennedy House.
Max is at the door, explaining to Frazer that he found the money. He admitted he jumped to conclusions, and Frazer tells him no worries. They agree he'll keep working for Max.
Rosie is in the lounge, and comments to Carmella that she knows why she moved so quickly from Will to Oliver – she knows about their family now!
ROSIE: You're only after the money!
CARMELLA: No I'm not!
They argue, but then Carmella spots that Rosie has an unopened letter in her hand – and it's their dad's handwriting. Rosie opens it – he wants a visit from his daughters in prison; he's dying. And doesn't have long to live.
Well, duh – that's what it usually means when you're dying.