Carmella telling Ray that the business is rightfully hers, Ray having a go at her for not leaving Theresa alone.
Paul telling Ned, that he is going to clear his debt with Ari
Steph telling Toadie, that she saw Abby with another man, and Toadie telling Steph to mind her own business, and that he is disappointed in her.
Ned seems to have found himself a handful of friends, Steph, Toadie, Dylan, Stingray and Oliver are there are playing video games. It seems that Steph has rediscovered her tomboy ways since Max left.
As Toadie goes to the fridge to collect a half dozen beers for the guys and Steph, Steph follows him.
STEPH: No date tonight?
TOADIE: No, why?
STEPH: Oh no reason.
There is a knock on the door, and the gang think that it is the pizza delivery person, at that prospect they all get excited, the chips Ned has provided are not enough to sustain them all.
As Ned answers the door, he discovers that it is not the Pizza guy, but his, 'partner in crime' Paul, who tells him it's time to lose the mates, he wants them out. He obviously wants to come in and hang out again.
Ned says No, and as Toadie shouts an offer of cash, which Ned refuses, since he has robbed most of his guests blind, it would be quite rude to then let them pay for the pizza.
Paul continues to try to get Ned to get the gang out, Ned speaks up for everyone inside to hear.
NED: I said supreme, not pepperoni, and don't come back until you get it right.
At that Ned slams the door in the face of an irritated Paul.
The Love Shack aka Number 28
Zeke is checking in the pies in the oven are ready yet, they are gluten free according to Karl, and flavour free according to Zeke.
As Susan comes in, she doesn't seem to realise that Zeke is home, as she quickly throws her coat on the floor in abandonment, and rushes over to wrap her arms around Karl.
SUSAN: Hello, I was thinking you and I just might head off to the bedroom..
KARL: Errm Susan....
SUSAN: Don't spoil it by talking....
SUSAN: Don't make me chase you..... (she spots a disgusted looking Zeke in the kitchen) Zeke, I thought you were out.
ZEKE: I wish I was.
Zeke is bemused, and Susan looks slightly embarrassed.
Ned's Flat- where everyone is having fun.
The gang are having fun playing video games, Steph has beaten everyone except Toadie, she flirtatiously tells him to 'get on down here and lets have it out then' but Toadie, says that he would rather retire undefeated with his record still intact.
Dylan and Stingray thank Ned for a great night, they have to go to the hospital, and Steph has to go and relieve the babysitter. As she says goodbye to Toadie, his eyes linger perhaps a little too long on her, for someone he is not interested in.
It seems that Oliver is still in the bathroom, so that leaves just Toadie and Ned, who decide to have another drink. Toadie wonders where Ned got all the new stuff in the flat, a few big wins on the nags, and then investment with his wins. Is it really feasible that Ned can play the stock market? Toadie doesn't seem too convinced, but tells Ned that he has done well for himself. He came to Erinsborough to make a new life for himself and that is what he has done.
TOADIE: I just hope the old Ned has not disappeared forever.
NED: No need to worry about that.
Ned opens up a cupboard which is chock a block full of DVD's, presumably of musicals.
TOADIE: How many Broadway musicals can one man own and still stand tall?
Ned smirks with pride.
At the Hospital
Sky, Janelle and Harold are finding it difficult to leave Kerry, but Janelle promises Sky that they will be back first thing in the morning.
Dylan and Stingray arrive in good spirits, laughing and joking, and still wanting to see Kerry, even though it is late.
SKY: Where have you guys been?
STINGER: Yeah he had like a house-warming thing.
HAROLD: This is the way you look after your daughter? By going out drinking?
DYLAN: I had one beer.
JANELLE: Yeah ease up Harold.
DYLAN: We were just letting off steam.
SKY: Yeah it's fine grandad, if your way of dealing with it is hanging with the boys, then that's your choice.
DYLAN: Give me a break, you think this is easy?
SKY: Well we all know it's not.
DYLAN: Well I have to find ways to cope with it, and so do you.
SKY: Well I guess my way is being here and caring for Kerry.
DYLAN: You don't have a monopoly on suffering you know, this is killing us all.
Stingray breaks up the argument, and Harold goes off to wait in the car for Sky, as Dylan and Janelle also go home. When it is just Stingray and Sky, she tells him that she can't keep fighting with Dylan, it's hard enough as it is. She is just really frightened of losing Kerry.
Stingray reassures her that everything will be fine, and gives her a big hug.
Ned's Flat, where the party is over
Paul is standing at the door, he is not impressed that he was disguised as the pizza boy, it's not a role that he particularly relishes. Apparently he has been sitting in the car for hours waiting for them to leave, he is obviously desperate to hang out with Ned. The guy must be desperate.
Paul tells Ned, if he is going to entertain, there are to be no Timmins'. Ned tells him that he can't tell him who he can and can't see, but Paul reminds him that he 'can give, and take away' The message seems to ring clear with Ned, who seems to be getting the message.
After the break, Ned and Paul are fixing themselves drinks, as Ned wonders why Paul was so riled up about him having guests over. Paul says it's because the rug cost him a fortune. Ned thinks the real reason is that Paul is jealous that Ned has friends.
NED: You don't really have many mates do you? or family for that matter, they all got sick of you and took off, or are criminally insane.
PAUL: I've got Elle.
NED: True, but you do still have a lot of enemies.
PAUL: Well, I'd rather have enemies than friends that way I don't have to buy Christmas presents.
NED: Must be pretty lonely in that big house of yours, no partner, no friends.
PAUL: You throw one party and you think that you're Hugh Heffner, they came for the plasma not you.
NED: I'm a nice guy Paul remember, people like me, and not because they are scared of me.
PAUL (looking at the game): SO this is what all the fuss was about eh? Doom Slayer... looks like my kind of game actually.
NED: You're not leaving are you?
PAUL: Hell no, I just got here. So come on why don't you show me how this is played, that way I can thoroughly enjoy taking you apart.
Ned rolls his eyes, he doesn't really want to sit playing video games with Paul.
The Organic Veggie Market
Carmella and Oliver are up early to collect their order. They realise that half of their order is missing, when they question Carlo about it, he says that he couldn't get what is missing. Carmella can't 'run a business with a couple of boxes of mangoes' Carlo looks suspicious, but is unwilling to give an explanation. He has work to do and ignores their pleas.
Carmella spots her uncle in the crowd, and is quick to assume that he has something to do with it.
Number 28 @ 6.30 in the morning.
Karl is up early trying to catch up with the work he has to do for Toadie. He is having trouble working the computer, and is being very vocal with his exasperation.
Susan wearing a very fetching purple dressing gown, wants to know what all the noise is about, she wants to go back to bed, but Karl begs her for her help trying to figure out 'mail merge'
Karl doesn't seem to be a very good pupil, so Susan takes the show approach, but Karl doesn't appreciate that. When he asks to do it without the condescension, when Susan's solution to this is to go back to bed, he resorts to grovelling, then asks her to come to work with him, to show him how to get to grips with his secretarial responsibilities.
There is a knock at the door, and neither seem shocked that there is such an early visitor. It's Dylan, he is out for a run, and has come to ask advice on healthy living from Karl. Is half past six in the morning the ideal time to do this? Perhaps Dylan is the impatient type, and just can't wait a normal amount of time. Karl is happy to give Dylan advice, and offers him veggies from his garden. Dylan asks if red meat is also a good idea. Of course it is muses Karl, and happens to mention that two thirds of the world's population go without red meat, so that the richest third of the population can eat as much as they like. Karl says that he will also include some reading material on ethical eating along with the veggies from his garden.
Susan tells Dylan that he can do that, or he can meet her at the bar at lunch time, and she will shout him a steak.
Ned gets a rude early awakening, when he goes into the lounge to see what all the noise is, he finds that Paul is still there trying to complete the game. Paul is quite frustrated at the game, he can't get through the doom tower, and he can't kill Medusa.
Ned tells him that he doesn't have to kill Medusa, if he gives him some food it will let him through. Paul doesn't seem to like this idea, he is not playing the game to negotiate, he wants to blow stuff up. Ned says that when he gets to the Molten Lakes he can blow stuff up as much as he wants, and Paul seems to like the idea of this, and asks Ned to show him. Ned thinks Paul has had enough computer games, and a knock on the door hurries this idea along.
Ned banishes Paul to hide in the bedroom, so he can answer the door. It's Toadie who has been out jogging, he is struggling to speak, but does get the point across that he is there to look for his wallet, he must have mislaid it last night. He finds it without much delay, and Ned tries to get rid of him. Toadie thinks that Ned's eagerness to get rid of him means that he has someone in the bedroom. Ned tries to stop him going into the bedroom, but Toadie can't stop himself and takes a peek. Thankfully for Ned, Paul has hidden himself under the duvet, and Toadie is none the wiser. Toadie is impressed with Ned, and wonders who the mystery lady is.
Ned says that he went out after they left and picked someone up. Toadie is impressed, especially as the girl seems to like Doom Slayer. Ned concedes that she is the perfect chick.
Paul emerges from under the duvet, and doesn't seem impressed with Ned's sentiment.
At the Veggie Market
Carmella is upset and tells Oliver that her business is doomed. Oliver thinks that they should try and find the rest of the produce they need for their customers somewhere else, but Carmella is not convinced, she thinks that Ray has probably told all the fruit and veg markets not to sell to them.
Oliver tells her not to be intimidated, Buckling is what Ray wants them to do, so he tells her to get on with it, and walk out of there with their head held high, Carmella agrees, and seems to have some of her spirit back. With a smile Carmella lifts a box to put it on the back of her truck, but as she does the bottom of the box caves in, and the contents fall to the ground, there are apples, carrots and other produce all over the ground, and this seems to highly amuse Ray and his posse, who are all laughing at the other side of the market. Again Carmella looks defeated.
At the Hospital
Sky, Dylan, Harold, Janelle and Stingray are all assembled in the doctor's office nervously awaiting the results of the bone marrow tests.
As the doctor comes into the room, she tells them to relax, there is good news, both Dylan and Scott are a match to Kerry's bone marrow. There is a huge relief amongst the group, and Dylan is eager to have his marrow 'sucked out' of him. He says the sooner the better.
Unfortunately the doctor explains that it is not that simple, they can only use Dylan's bone marrow, as there were some abnormalities in his tests, which rules him out as a potential donor. As he was treated for toxic poisoning a couple of years back, by donating his bone marrow, he could put Kerry under an unacceptable level of risk. Dylan is not at any risk, but he does wonder if the 'gunk' in his blood could be the reason that Kerry got leukaemia in the first place. The doctor says that it's possible, but they would have to run more tests. Dylan looks heart broken, as Stingray looks slightly concerned that he is the one that is going to be the donor.
Dylan seems to be disappointed that it will be his brother Scott who will be saving his daughter's life and not he himself.
At the Scarlet Bar
Steph is not impressed to see that much of her fruit and veggie order is missing. There are no potatoes, pumpkin, strawberries, leeks and tomatoes.
Carmella says that some of what Steph wanted is out of season, but Steph won't accept that as an excuse, after all it is not the dark ages, and she never had this problem with her previous suppliers. Carmella promises to get it to her ASAP, and Steph demands what she needs by lunchtime. Oliver and Carmella offer their apologies, and promise that they will get the rest to her by lunchtime.
Steph also reminds Oliver that she is expecting him at 10 to fill in for Fraser's shift. Oliver has completely forgotten, and Carmella looks even less likely to fulfil her promise of the missing produce getting to Steph by lunch. Carmella says that there is only one thing for it, and they will have to pay people off, if they play it by the rules they will never get anywhere, and the business will go under. Carmella says that nobody has any faith in her with this business, and this is the only thing that she can do to keep the business afloat, she says that she has to play as dirty as Ray does to survive, and tries to convince Oliver to go with her.
The Offices of Tim Collins & Associates
Both Susan and Zeke are on hand to try and teach Karl the basics of computing. He still seems to be struggling, and as Susan asks his if he is going to get the phone which has been ringing in their ears, he says that if it is important they will leave a message, hardly the most professional of secretaries is he?
Zeke is complaining about the time it is taking, as he wants to get to footy training, but Karl is still trying to do something to the Wilcox file, as Susan shows his which buttons to click, Karl tries to copy her, but whatever he presses, he some how manages to delete it and starts to panic, Susan tells him not to worry as they can look for it. At that moment they are interrupted by Toadie, who is impressed that Karl is working on a weekend.
TOADIE: Well while you're here can you get me stuff on the Wilcox file.
KARL (As he reaches for a pile of paper files): Wilcox file, no problem sir.
TOAIDE: Erm.. It's in Merlin.
KARL: The wizard?
TOADIE: The server.
KARL: Ah yes, Merlin the server, of course.
TOADIE: How's everything going anyway?
KARL: Swimmingly thanks.
As Toadie goes into his office, Susan admits that she can't find the file, and she and Karl start to panic, Zeke suggests that it might be in the temporary files folder, there is an Ah from Susan who concedes that he may be right. Karl shoos Susan away to fetch a coffee for Toadie, and sits Zeke down at the computer, telling him to find that file. Zeke asks about getting to his footy practice, but as Karl takes Zeke's footy from him, he uses a paper knife against the ball, and says if he doesn't find the file, the ball will get it.
Back at the Veggie Market
Carmella has managed to pick up the veggies that she couldn't get earlier from Carlo. They are back in business. Carmella has had to pay him off though, and Oliver thinks that this means that they will have to pay him off every week, and they will never make any money, but Carmella tells him that it is only for the short term.
Ray appears to ask them what is going on.
CARMELLA: We run a business remember?
RAY: That can be dangerous around here
CARMELLA: You think I'll run when things get tough? Try me.
Ray seems amused by Carmella's tough stance, and with a laugh, says that there may be room for some competition, he backs off and Carmella and Oliver are overjoyed that they are back in business.
At The Hospital.
The doctor is explaining that Kerry's immune system is weak, so there will have to be extra precautions when visitors come to see her. The family are taking it in, but Sky wishes that Dylan was there to hear it. Janelle thinks that he is in the cafeteria so goes off to find him.
When it is just Sky and Stingray, Doctor Marley explains to Stingray that he will have to give blood every day for the next couple of weeks. Stingray is trying to disguise his nerves, and admits that he is 'a bit of a hufta with needles' and that maybe she could just punch him in the nose and she can have as much blood as she likes.
Sky enquires if there are any risks for Stingray. Doctor Marley says that as it is major surgery, there are some risks, albeit slight. Although the resident haematologist is one of the best in the state, there was me thinking that it was Karl, but since he has quit medicine, I guess Erinsborough General hospital had to employ a whole new bunch of staff. Doctor Marley also explains to Stingray that there will be other side affects from the operation, he will experience quite a bit of pain, similar to falling heavily on a hard surface. As well as fatigue, nausea, headaches and vomiting, but it should pass in a couple of days. Stingray thinks, that it will be a piece of cupcake, he wants Kerry to be feeling like 'a million bucks' in no time.
When Doctor Marley leaves, Sky tells Stingray, that she doesn't think that he should do it, as she has been getting bad vibes about things. She tells him that she had a really weird vision when she was at her mum's grave, and she could see Timmins on the grave. Stingray laughs this off, and asks Sky if she has been eating cheese. Stingray says that it's not a bad omen, it may just mean that they are destined to be with each other, and their names will be entwined forever. He tells her that he is not going anywhere. Pretty soon he will be a part of Kerry, and she will never be able to get rid of him. Sky seems to be appeased and gives Stingray a big hug.
Janelle comes back to tell the pair that Dylan is not in the cafe. Stingray worries that the 'buttmunch is blaming himself' the three of them look pitiful, until a worrying thought crosses Sky's mind. With an 'Oh No' from Sky, she seems to have an idea of where Dylan has gone.
Sky's ideas seem to be correct, as Dylan wearing a very cool Guns N Roses T-shirt, that I really want, chases after Paul for a word.
DYLAN: My kid's got Leukaemia, and it's your fault.
PAUL (Nonchalant): I haven't heard that one before
DYLAN: Does the wetlands mean anything to you?
PAUL: Mud, mosquitoes....
DYLAN: What about drums of chemical waste and a company called Affirmicon.
PAUL: Ancient history.
DYLAN: We both know that you poisoned those lakes.
PAUL: Do we?
DYLAN: When it was just me I could hack it, but now it has affected my baby girl you have to pay.
PAUL: OK, what'll it take, a hundred, two?
DYLAN: This is not about money.
PAUL: Alright then, three. I tell you what, why don't I give it to you in twenty cent pieces. That way you can use it in the showers in the caravan......
An enraged Dylan, punches Paul in the face, and Paul falls to the ground with a bloody nose. Dylan still furious stands over Paul.
DYLAN: I looked up to you like a father, but you're not even human.
Dylan storms off, as a crowd gathers, and a disinterested Paul looks more worried about the damage to his face than what he has done to Dylan.