Sky denying she's been talking about Stinger all night to Dylan then asking if she has feelings for him.
Susan giving Karl an ultimatum - do chores or live with his chooks!
Rosie telling Carmella she gave Rocco's money away.
Stinger and Sky kissing.
Sky gets up to see Stinger holding Kerry and says it reminds her of a dream she had on the day Kerry was born. He thinks it is creepy but Sky says it was beautiful because it was about the three of them being together as a family. She goes on to say that she has been thinking a lot about what if it were true and Stinger replies that he too has been thinking that.
SKY: I finally realise how much you mean to me Stinger.
STINGER: Do you really think we could make it work?
SKY: It's worth a try isn't it?
And as they start kissing, guess who appears at the door - Dylan!
Carmella tells her sister that she and Rocco don't believe that Rosie has given away the money. Rosie isn't batting an eyelid, so Carmella decides to look her straight in the eye to see if Rosie flinches when asked if she gave the money away but she doesn't leaving Carmella to shake her head.
Steph and Max finish off the household chores as Boyd brings Summer home. She immediately hugs Max, grateful to see him back, and then the four of them have a group hug. Steph takes Summer off to show off her newly decorated room (the one Ned was sleeping in), leaving the guys to sort out the dinner.
Steiger and Janelle come round to the house (which looks an absolute mess - think how bad Toadie's office was and you have the general idea of how bad it looks) to complain about the noise his feathered friends are making. Karl tries to protest that he still has time to sort it out the noise pollution but bang on cue, Springsteen starts to crow.
JANELLE: I'd say your time's up.
STEIGER: I got an axe you can borrow.
KARL: Absolutely no way.
Susan comes out of the bedroom to see what is happening as Karl herds his late night visitors out. She then wants to know how he is going to sort things out and to her surprise he informs her that he will get Dr Little round and takes great delight in reminding him of what he said previously.
Carmella is turning over the livingroom trying to find the money because she doesn't believe her sister and finally Rosie confirms she does have the money but before Carmella can celebrate, Rosie reminds her it is business which isn't her strong suit. Carmella protests against her sister's generalisation of her and to back up Rosie's stance, she reminds Carmella of her business triumphs.
ROSIE: Firstly there was the magazine mum set up for you...ah that went belly up. Then there was...well what do you know, that's it!
CARMELLA: It was my first try.
ROSIE: It's always the same with you Carmella. As soon as it gets too hard you just give up.
CARMELLA: What would you know?
Rosie takes great delight in reminding Carmella about how long she didn't last at the church and rebuffs Carmella saying she takes chances by reminding her that the whole Teresa and Uncle Ray thing is all her fault. Carmella's response is that Rosie is so cold because everything is a business deal to her, even Frazer.
CARMELLA: Will he be an asset; will you be better off long term and worst of all will you have to make an emotional commitment?
ROSIE: At least I understand what commitment is and taking dad's money is a serious commitment and that is why I'm not letting *you* anywhere near it.
Janelle tells Steiger about how funny life is while she munches on the choccies and he massages her feet.
JANELLE: When I first came here, Suse was the fancy doctor's wife and I was the struggling single mum with the rabble of kids, used to look down her nose at me.
STEIGER: Can't imagine you letting anyone do that.
JANELLE: Now, I got shares in a company, a stash of cash and a crime busting boyfriend. (Steiger laughs). She's got a dirty house, an over the hill hippy and a dirty, smelly... (Springsteen crows)
Dylan comes home and Janelle wonders what is up given he was unresponsive to her going on about the state of affairs at No. 28. He tells her about Stinger and Sky kissing and it wasn't a friends kiss either, that they are together before adding he knew someone would come along but didn't think it would be his brother. Janelle asks if he is okay with that and despondently he replies that at least Kerry will have a great step dad. Steiger tries to put the opposite slant on things by saying he wouldn't be happy about his brother making a move on the mother of his child but Dylan replies he is wrong before heading to his room.
JANELLE: He nearly killed Scotty last time.
STEIGER: Let's hope he's learned his lesson.
Sky and Stinger are capering and trying to steal kisses in front of the oblivious Harold until Janelle storms into the house demanding to know what they are up to. They are then the oblivious ones until she tells them that Dylan observed them 'sucking face' and Harold pipes up that they've always had an affectionate relationship.
JANELLE: Dylan reckons it's gone up a couple of notches but that can't be right, 'cos I'm sure you'd both have a lot more respect for him than that.
Boyd and Max joke about cooking sausages while Sum plays with Charlie and letting us know why Janae isn't here - she's been invited to dinner at with her boss, but Boyd says he wouldn't miss this. Steph enters the kitchen with a couple of guests - Karl and Susan. Sum hugs Susan and Karl tells her all about his new occupation. Susan overhears Boyd remarking that it should only be the family for dinner and Susan suggests they should leave but Steph insists they don't...because she has made a cake especially. Steph and Summer are joking about Steph's bad cake making and Max takes offence at what his daughter said. Sum looks at Steph wondering what has happened.
Janelle is not amused to find out that Dylan was right; Sky and Stinger are together and makes her displeasure known. Harold is miffed too about not being told but Sky says they don't need to explain themselves since they aren't kids anymore. Janelle makes the point, on Dylan's behalf, about how he is going to feel being pushed out of Kerry's life by his brother but Stinger is quick to reassure her that nothing will change.
Janelle reminds them that is what they said that the last time they were together. Stinger tells his mum that they knew then they'd done the wrong thing and Sky backs him up but Janelle doesn't see it that way, adding "who is going to be comfortable seeing their brother with their ex?"
STINGER: Mum, this doesn't have to be a big deal.
JANELLE: It could rip the family apart again Scotty. Is what you've got going really worth it?
Sky and Stinger look at each other.
Steiger tries talking to Dylan about the situation over a beer but Dylan is still playing it cool, that he's okay with what is going on while trying to escape from Steiger's chat! He eventually gets out of the house, reaffirming to his mum that he is okay with everything, as they pass each other on the doorstep. "What you think he is going to do?" Janelle asks Steiger and he replies that Dylan is fine. Janelle is still worried; remember how he can be, before wondering why they are still having the "same old bogan problems" despite them being wealthy. Steiger reassures her things will be okay because Dylan is handling it before giving Janelle a hug.
Carmella ignores Rosie's peace offering of a cuppa, continuing to send a text message before eventually biting back at Rosie's sniping. Finally, Rosie issues her a challenge to find the money and prove she is mature.
CARMELLA: You think I'll fail?
ROSIE: I make no predictions. You've got until tomorrow!
CARMELLA: You're on.
ROSIE: (sarcastically) Good luck.
Max and Karl give Boyd their congratulations on passing his exams before Susan makes a comment which Karl doesn't like about his new profession and they have a mini ding-dong before making their excuses to let the Hoylands have some time together.
They don't get their together time together though because Sum leaves with them to give Rachel a pressie and Boyd departs to pick Janae up. Steph is almost pleading with Karl and Susan to stay and when Karl, Susan and Boyd leave (Sum runs back to get the pressie) the situation becomes rather awkward because Steph and Max don't know what to say to each other. Eventually Steph decides to do the dishes before watching TV and Max decides to go to bed. Sum has overheard the "conversation" when she exits the kitchen and senses things aren't rosie in the garden between her parents.
Holding a sleeping Kerry, Stinger and Sky discuss their relationship and if they are doing the right thing and both decide that they are. A loud knock at the door interrupts their chat and Harold speaks for them in saying he can guess who the caller is and is proved right when he answers the door to Dylan. Harold sets his stall out from the start - that he doesn't want any trouble and Stinger says the same. All are surprised when Dylan explains that he isn't round to punch Stinger's lights out but instead invites them away to the Valentines retreat with Elle and himself, to help get used to things.
STINGER: What the four of us?!
DYLAN: And Kerry and half the street.
SKY: You don't think that will be a little bit awkward?
DYLAN: Well that's one way to do it, give us a chance to get rid of the awkwardness.
He then leaves them to think about it and Stinger admits it will be weird but Sky says it will be weird for Dylan too but since he's making an effort they have to too.
No. 24 (next day)
Sky gets Kerry's bottle ready while Harold is looking forward to his day with Kerry. He leaves to get some nappies allowing Sky and Stinger to talk about Dylan's proposal. Stinger admits he still isn't sure but feels he owes it to Kerry to at least try.
Carmella digs up the garden looking for the money as Rosie arrives and teases her about never being able to find anything she'd hidden before. Rosie departs to work and Carmella gives up the digging after calling her mum to see if she can call by.
Karl kisses Susan off to work and pleads with Karl to do some housework while she is at the school. He nods his head enthusiastically and I don't think Susan is holding her breath at any being done as she starts walking.
She runs into Summer and Steph and they invite her to join them in a trip to Shelly Bay to see Lyn (she is staying there with Valda) but turns it down in favour of spending Valentines Day with Karl, despite Summer teasing her that she thought they'd be dying to get away from each other!
Steph and Summer head up the driveway and she tells Sum it will just be the three of them going to Shelly Bay since Max will be busy running the bar on Valentines day.
SUMMER: He's never been too busy before.
STEPH: Well that's the price you pay for running a successful business.
SUMMER: It's got nothing to do with the business Steph. There is something wrong with you and dad.
SUMMER: I mean ever since I got back you've been playing at happy families but I know it's not true. What's going on with you two?
Steph looks like she's just been caught out or glad someone has twigged as to what she has been afraid to say.
Boyd surprises his dad with a Valentines Day pressie for him and Steph - a romantic trip for two away but Max replies that he doesn't think he'll manage to get away since the bar is booked up. Boyd offers himself and Janae to cover since it is only for the one night just as Steph and Summer arrive, and asks Steph to repeat what he just said. Once she does that she wants to know what it was all about and Max fills her in and Boyd seems surprised by Steph's cool reception to the pressie.
BOYD: Hey, no excuses.
Steph tries to come up with one and says that he can't afford it but Boyd is quick to say it will be covered thanks to Max paying overtime for working Valentines Day! Realising that Boyd won't take no for an answer, Max takes the pressie, well the envelope with the details in it, mumbling when Boyd heads off to Uni that his son is generous to a fault.
Steph subtly mentions that she was planning on going to see her mum and Valda on that day and Max thinks that would be a great idea so she can catch up. Steph leaves Summer with Max for a minute to get her credit card and Summer tries to get the truth out of Max about what is going on.
MAX: Tell you what?
SUMMER: Please, you are trying to find excuses not to be together. It's like you hardly know each other.
MAX: I think that is a bit of an exaggeration.
SUMMER: No its not. Dad I need you to tell me.
MAX: Look we've been through a tough time yeah. It's going to take a while for things to get back to normal but we're getting there.
(Steph rejoins them)
STEPH: Yes, that's right. Don't you worry about us, we're fine.
Sum raises her eyebrows at that statement before Steph drags her off to go shopping and as if to reassure Summer that things are okay, she kisses Max on the cheek before leaving.
Carmella enters the bar and Rosie thinks she is there to admit defeat but Carmella informs her sister that she paid a visit to see their mum and shows her a doll she took from the house.
Outside Grease Monkey's
Harold pulls up in the car and he gets out of the car to head to get Kerry but his back gives him jip so he leaves her in her car seat while he nips inside to get the milk. However, unknown to him, two evil looking guys have seen this and head over to the car and get into it when they notice that the key is still in the ignition and drive off with Kerry in the back!