Terrence tells Sky that she can help people the way he can.
Elle admits to Oliver that she might be falling for him.
Toadie gives in and lets Steph kiss him.
Carmella tells Charlotte that her break-up with Oliver has left her falling apart.
Carmella is dancing around as she cleans out the fridge. Oliver comes in and remarks he's never seen anyone so happy to be cleaning out a fridge. He tells her that Alan Napier has yet to regain consciousness and Carmella thinks he needs to cheer himself up - by dancing! Oliver is reluctant but Carmella guarantees it'll help. Oliver mentions her good mood and Carmella puts it down to Dr Stone's help - she's amazing. Oliver admits he hated seeing her so stressed. They look at each other for a moment, as if they might kiss, but Carmella says she'd better get back to the fridge. Oliver pulls her back but Carmella tells him he doesn't have to say anything. They had their chance and she blew it. She can see he has a connection with Elle and that's fine with her. Oliver decides to leave her to it, leaving Carmella slightly confused.
Charlotte and Boyd are giving Harold a check-up. A blood test is required so Boyd prepares the syringe and gives it to Charlotte, who holds it for a few moments before deciding that Boyd should do it. Harold agrees to it and Boyd performs the procedure successfully. Charlotte asks Boyd to write it up for pathology.
Once Harold has gone, Charlotte commends Boyd on his work at the surgery. Boyd's just glad he's doing something right and Charlotte reminds him they have to keep their personal and professional lives separate. However, she is there if he needs to talk and he can take on a bigger workload at the surgery if he needs to take his mind off things. Boyd thinks that's exactly what he needs and smiles at his good fortune.
Sky's had such a lot of energy since Terrence came into her life. She tells Harold that Terrence told her she's able to feel things; like him, she's able to communicate. Harold looks alarmed and says that's a different thing. Terrence brings them comfort and hope, but for her to suddenly get this new gift...Sky says it isn't sudden and reminds him of the visions she had when Kerry was sick. Harold doesn't like to meddle in things they don't understand. Sky doesn't see how it's different to what they're already doing. Harold asks her not to do anything hastily - they'll talk about it later.
Once Harold has gone Sky calls Terrence and tells him to meet her at the General Store instead of number 24.
Elle is sitting with Paul. Oliver comes in and kisses her, Paul's prompt to leave 'the lovebirds' to it. Once Paul has gone, Oliver tells Elle that he's going to tell Carmella the truth as he hates keeping things from her. Elle is not pleased - if Paul sees Carmella and Oliver together it'll ruin everything. Oliver promises they'll be discreet, knowing Carmella will be determined as they are to get Paul back once she knows the full story. Elle is still dead against it but Oliver refuses to back down.
OLIVER: If I don't tell her, then it's not going on at all.
Elle reluctantly agrees - but she's coming with him.
Carmella asks Charlotte if the pills have any side effects; she has tons of energy but her emotions have gone weird. She used to feel awful when she saw Oliver, but now that pain has disappeared. Charlotte says the pills are simply returning Carmella to her true happy self, which she might not have been for some time. Her past feelings will now be almost unrecognisable to her. Carmella is somewhat slow to accept this but Charlotte reassures her that she should enjoy her happiness. Charlotte jokingly asks if she can help her with anything else - clothes, make-up or boys - but Carmella says the boys are sorting themselves out and Charlotte is glad to hear it. Carmella thanks 'Dr Stone' but she tells her to call her 'Charlotte'.
Carmella is frantically cleaning a plughole with Oliver's toothbrush when the toothbrush's owner and Elle turn up. Carmella notices that Ollie and Elle are 'looking grim' and asks them to 'fess up. Oliver tells her that her being in bed with Dylan was all Paul's doing. Oliver explains it was so he and Elle got together and Paul got his greedy mitts on his money. Carmella is angry - everyone gave her such a hard time about the Dylan thing. They tell her Paul doesn't know they know.
CARMELLA: What are you going to do?
ELLE: We have a plan.
After commercials Carmella reiterates Elle and Oliver's plan; they pretend to be in love and get married so Paul thinks he's won. He'll let his guard down and Elle and Oliver can use that. Elle thinks the only way to teach Paul a lesson is to give him a massive dose of his own medicine. He won't see it coming. She won't be able to outsmart him in a business sense so she won't even try. Carmella wonders why they're telling her this and Oliver admits this morning made him they think there's still something between them.
CARMELLA: So none of this is real?
OLIVER: No, it's a total act.
ELLE: Completely fake.
Oliver asks hopefully if she's in. Carmella remarks bitterly that it's some offer...
CARMELLA: A vague sniff of romance and *ridiculous* non-plan involving you getting married to someone else...
She makes a face.
CARMELLA: I'll think about it.
She runs off, leaving Oliver to observe sarcastically that it went well.
Paul watches, smiling, as kids play a noisy game of footy. Suddenly his ears start ringing. Toadie walks up to him and, seeing that he's holding onto his ears, asks if he's okay. Paul says he doesn't have time for this and Toadie repeats his question but his words are completely muffled to Paul. Paul shouts to him that he doesn't have time for this before hurrying off.
Charlotte asks Boyd for advice on a patient and he tells her what tests he would order (funnily enough, the exact same test she's ordering). Paul barges in, needing to see Charlotte, and she follows him into her room.
Paul tells her he couldn't hear what Toadie was saying - instead he only heard a noise that was everywhere. Charlotte tells him to calm down and thinks it might be a good thing - a sign the toxins are working their way out of his system. Gloomy Paul thinks it might be a sign things are getting worse; he needs a second opinion. Charlotte hurriedly begins to give him a shoulder rub, telling him to relax. He needs to trust her; he's stressed and must take better care of himself. Paul flirtatiously says it's a big ask, but concedes he's enjoying their little visits, as is she. She'd much rather he comes in for a chat than keel over with a heart attack. Paul would hate to deny her the pleasure of his company.
Terrence and Sky hold hands as a candle burns on the table between them. Sky shakes her head and thinks he might be wrong about her. Terrence says he's read her dream diary and knows she has a gift - the only trouble is her conscious mind blocking messages. He asks if she really wants this. If she doesn't then maybe she should say goodbye to Stingray and move on. Many people do so and there's no shame in it. But Sky doesn't want to. She apologises for being negative and tells him she can do this.
TERRENCE: Good girl.
Steph is wearing a snazzy dress. She puts on earrings as Boyd comes in. She makes sure he's okay with her asking him to babysit with her while she's on a date with Toadie. Boyd says she's been total class through all of this, even when he nagged her to get back with his dad when she knew it wouldn't work out.
STEPH: Yeah, well, y'know, I had to give it another shot.
BOYD: I know you did. Because you're a good person.
Despite the Glenn thing, she never gave up on him. Steph says you don't give up on those you love and Boyd says *she* doesn't, anyway.
BOYD: Look, I think you're unreal, and you deserve any bit of happiness you can get. *Even* if it has to be with Toadie...
BOYD: I feel really lucky to have you in my life.
STEPH: Oh, right back at ya.
They hug and Steph encourages him to go and visit Max, who has a lot of things going on in his life right now. Boyd says that's Steph, always thinking of other people, and agrees to go and see his dad.
Terrence asks Sky if she felt something and she thinks so. He asks if it's Stingray and Sky can't be sure - she can't remember what they said, either. Terrence says the dead often contact us when they need something; has she scattered the ashes yet? Sky jumps to the conclusion that Stingray is angry with her but Terrence assures her he's glad she's going on this journey and she must have felt that. Sky thinks she did. Terrence says with some work she'll get there. He had doubts of his own - it took him ages before he contacted Ann but now it's like she never left him. These lessons will help her to advance like he has. He covers her hands with his, saying she'll just have to trust him on that.
The door opens and Harold asks them what's going on.
Toadie's having a bad time of it as he prepares dinner for Steph; he splashes dishwater on his shirt and then smears gravy over it as he attempts to clean up. Not good. Then there's a knock at the door.
Steph walks in, wearing a long shawl over one arm, and holding a six pack. Toadie is wearing a flowered apron.
STEPH: Uh, that's very -
Toadie thinks dressing to impress is lame and predictable. Steph asks if that means he doesn't want to impress her and Toadie says not in the traditional sense. Wearing a floral apron just suggests he's in touch with his masculinity, thus rendering him much more attractive.
Toadie asks if he can take her shawl but Steph doesn't want to give it up and Toad wonders if everything's okay; just look at the shawl, which can hardly be called fashionable. She pulls it off to reveal "Chuck's chuck" on her dress. Toad comments that not everyone can be at the cutting edge of fashion, revealing his own stained outfit. Steph chuckles and says it won't really matter now if they make a mess if they eat. She turns around to find the kitchen in a state of chaos and Toadie agrees to her suggestion of takeaway for dinner.
Sky doesn't know why Harold's getting so upset about this. Harold is annoyed about her going behind his back when they agreed they'd talk about it first. Terrence listens outside the kitchen as Sky tells her grandfather she can do things on her own. Harold agrees, but asks why she had the meeting in secret and used his money for Kerry to pay Terrence. Sky says that one day she'll be able to get Kerry in touch with the guy who saved her life and imagine how she'll feel! Terrence comes in and asks for a word with Harold, alone.
Terrence knows why Harold's concerned. He doesn't think he can continue seeing Sky as she doesn't seem to be coping with Stingray's death. They both know how vulnerable a person can be when they lose a loved one and the spiritual side of things should only be explored by someone in touch with their emotions...something that can't be said of Sky.
Terrence thinks that maybe she should see a doctor - there's a new one in the complex - and she can then refer her to a grief counsellor. Harold thinks it's an excellent idea and is so glad Terrence is thinking his way. Terrence says the last thing he wants to do is take advantage of Sky.
Toadie asks Steph to tell him something interesting about herself; she says she's ridden her bike across the deserts of Africa with Charlie as navigator. Toadie tells her he's rescued an orphan from the Mumbai slave markets.
Steph would rather they talk about Abby and Toadie would like to talk about Max too. He admits to her that he felt like the was a massive 'Loser' sign above his head when she gave it another shot with Max and so he decided to call 'Dial A Dinner Date'. That's how he met Abby.
TOADIE: I actually had to pay someone to go out with me - that's how low I was.
Steph sighs, taking this in.
Charlotte gives Sky an all-clear after her check-up and Sky'd like it if she passed that information onto Harold. She tells her about seeing a spiritualist and says he's helped her in ways no one else has. Sky asks for her opinion and Charlotte admits she doesn't know. When she was at med school she was focused on fact and wondered what other forces were out there. She widened her approach, which isn't always popular with her colleagues. Sky asks whether she thinks it's bad if she continues to see Terrence but Charlotte tells her to trust her own intuition. As for the grief counsellor, Charlotte thinks she sounds as if she's fine with what she has now but, as she's a qualified grief counsellor, she could see her, if Sky would like. Sky thanks her - it means a lot to have someone on her side. Charlotte wishes her luck.
In reception, Sky tells Boyd that Charlotte is 'amazing'. Charlotte listens from her room as Boyd says she's been so supportive of him and Sky tells him she'd love to see her again. Charlotte smiles to herself.
After the commercial break, Charlotte appears to take her next patient. Boyd hands her a case record, introducing the patient as 'Mr Chesterton'. Charlotte shows Terrence into her room. Once inside they stand and look at each other for a few seconds before Charlotte passionately kisses him.