Mary looking around the nursery, as an old answer phone message featuring Pepper and Kevin is playing in the background.
Ringo telling Frazer that although he doesn't want to look after him, he wants to stay in Erinsborough. Frazer says that he wants him to move back in with him.
Susan and Tom argue about the state of Erinsborough High, Tom telling Susan that he would be happy to accept her resignation.
Tom is at Number 30 to schmooze Pepper into coming back to work. He says that her former students say she is the best, she asks if that is true, and a group of students appear at her back to say that is the case, Ringo, Lolly and Rachel. Pepper is flattered, and Tom takes that as an acceptance of her job back. Tom welcomes Pepper back on to the staff, and the kids hug her.
Lolly has to go to her court case, she tells Ringo that he doesn't have to come, he wants to, but Lolly says that if he wants to keep Rachel he should go home. Rosie is all set to go, she asks Ringo if he is coming too, but Lolly says that he is going home to cook his girlfriend dinner, this is news to Ringo, he is not keen as he can't cook. Rosie says that if he goes home to clean the kitchen, she will help him cook when she gets back, and Lolly offers to pick up the ingredients on the way home. Ringo is stoked so disappears to clean the kitchen at Number 30!
Lou arrives and asks if they are all set for court, Lolly tells him not to worry, as it is 'just a bit of red tape' and tells him that she will meet him outside in a minute. When he has gone, Rosie worries that Lolly has not told Lou the whole truth, Lolly has been charged with a serious crime. Lolly says that she didn't want to worry Lou, so told him that she won't be punished because of what Sandy did to her. Lolly says that she has been enough of a burden to Lou already, Rosie looks like she understands.
Pepper bursts in on Susan to tell her that the new principle has offered her job back, and Pepper said yes. Susan congratulates her, and asked when that happens. Pepper tells her that he came round just before in person no less, something which has really impressed Pepper.
PEPPER: There's a man with the courage of his convictions.
SUSAN: You could say that yes.
PEPPER: Isn't he just such a dreamboat? He's so charming and dedicated, and he's kind of cute, and he's going to be at the school every single day. I think I'm going to have to find myself some new outfits.
As Pepper is unwittingly putting her foot right in her mouth, Rachel and Zeke motion to Pepper to stop talking, they are behind Susan so she can't see them. Pepper however doesn't take the hint and asks Zeke and Rachel what they are doing. Susan says it's alright. Pepper thinks that she has been tactless in saying what she did, she thinks that Susan is upset because this new principle got the job over her, but Zeke points out that there is more too it than that, telling Pepper that Susan used to go out with him. Pepper is shocked, but Susan tries to calm the situation by saying that it was another lifetime ago.
PEPPER: Oh My God, has everyone just had affairs with everyone on this street?
Susan doesn't have the answer to that one, in fact she looks dumb struck. Pepper back tracks, but should have just brought her spade to dig herself a bigger hole.
PEPPER: Susan, when I said he was a dreamboat before, I meant that in a purely professional manner, I mean a man of his age, that is just totally disgusting.
Pepper realises that she is doing nothing but unwittingly offended Susan, so makes her excuses and leaves.
Once Pepper is gone, Rachel and Zeke are surprised at how well Susan took that. They wonder if Karl has rung. Susan tells the kids that Karl has indeed called, and asked her what she thought of the pictures that he e-mailed. Susan accusingly mentions that she hasn't seen them, and Rachel and Zeke say that they got rid of them, because they thought that Susan wouldn't have taken them well. Susan tells the kids that they don't have to protect her from Karl, she tells them that they don't have to be anti-Tom Scully either. She appreciates the loyalty, but she and Karl are going to be just fine.
SUSAN: Karl and I have made it this far, we are going to be just fine.
The General Store
It seems that the sentence was lenient for Lolly. 100 hours community service, and a good behaviour bond. Lolly and Rosie are pleased by the verdict, but Lou is not, he wonders why Rosie hasn't challenged the ruling, and she responds by telling Lou that it was about time he was brought up to speed with the case. Lolly gives Rosie a look as if to say not to let he cat out of the bag with Lou, so before Rosie can say anything Rosie says that she is running late for her next meeting, so disappears.
Lou tells Lolly that he wishes that they had got Toadie to represent her, as he is not pleased with Rosie's work. Lolly says that he should be happy as she was looking at five years. Lou disputes this, saying that he believes that she was exempt due to her age, and what she has been through, so Lolly is forced to admit the truth. Lou still wants to blame Rosie, but Lolly says that it was she who lied. She didn't want Lou to cancel his travelling plans to protect her. Lou says that protecting her is his job, and he wants to. Lolly also takes the opportunity to mention that she has stopped the counselling sessions too, and that she has been seeing Rosie instead. Lou is still sceptical about Rosie, maybe there is a hint of jealousy there, but Lolly tells Lou that Rosie is unreal, she is the first woman that she has been able to trust in ages, and that she is like a big sister and a best friend to her. It seems that Lolly has convinced Lou of Rosie's merits, and with a hug he tells her that he is pleased to see her happy.
Rachel is busy taking a call from Katya, it seems that Katya has some fantastic news that Rachel wants to tell everyone, and it's hearing all about it, that means Rachel doesn't notice a very dapper suited and booted Ringo at the door. Susan asks how Frazer is, and Ringo fills her in. When Rachel gets off the phone, she is excited to tell everyone that Paul McLaine (remember him, the kid that lived with Harold, liked to ride his BMX and was best friends with Tad? Well he went off to Adelaide to play footy) and Katya are officially an item. I am not sure if it is just me, but I am having trouble picturing Paul as an adult, so I keep getting images of Katya dating the 15 year old Paul that I remember, and it is worrying.
Anyway, Rachel is impressed by Ringo's suit, but is a bit bemused when he hands her a silver platter as a gift. She is not sure what to do with it, there was supposed to be an invitation to dinner at his place, but alas it has fallen on the floor. Ringo retrieves it from the floor and tells her that it will be a romantic dinner, he asks if he will see her at his place in half an hour, to which Susan answers yes. It seems that Susan has taken a bit of a fancy to young Ringo. Rachel also agrees, although not as enthusiastically as Susan, with Rachel's acceptance of his invitation, Ringo goes home.
SUSAN: What a nice boy. Excellent, excellent son-in-law material.
Rachel disappears to her room to get ready. Susan asks Zeke why he hasn't seen much of Frazer, and Zeke says it's because he is worried that he will say the wrong thing. Susan says that won't happen, but Zeke thinks that he can no longer talk to Frazer about normal things, as he is not normal anymore. Susan assures him that he is still the same old Frazer, and he will just be happy that he has friends who care about him.
As a thoughtful Zeke goes to his room, enter Pepper who is there to apologise about what she said about Tom earlier. Susan tells her that there is no need, she understands that Pepper has had an awful lot on her mind lately. Pepper agrees and says that she is just glad that they have finally locked Kevin up now.
It seems that Kevin is not the only one who needs to be locked up, Mary is in the nursery again, with a can of WD40, she uses it to oil the lock, and then comes out into the hallway, checking the lock on the nursery door as she goes, humming to herself the whole time.
Frazer's hospital room
Pepper is there to see Frazer, he can't seem to stop talking about Rosie. He seems to be singing her praises.
When Zeke arrives, he is hovering by the door, and Pepper wonders why. Frazer tells her that the rehab psychologist told him to expect some people to react to his accident badly, and Frazer thinks that it is at least reassuring that there is at least one text book case out there. Pepper thinks that she should give them some space. Frazer tells Pepper to let Rosie know that he will call soon, before adding it's about the case, but Pepper can see right through Frazer, Frazer lurves Rosie, he can't hide it.
When Pepper gets outside, she asks Zeke why he is not going in, and he says it's because he doesn't want to crowd Frazer. Pepper reassures Zeke telling him that Frazer would be wrapped to see him, and that he misses him, so with that Zeke makes his way in to see Frazer, and Frazer welcomes him.
Lolly is telling Ringo all about the court case, but he is a bit distracted, he is not sure that he is doing the cooking right. Lolly tells Ringo that Sandy is moving out, she says that if John had known what was going on he would have put a stop to it. Ringo thinks that John should have maybe have paid a bit more attention, but Lolly doesn't blame John, she tells Ringo that Sandy was always good at hiding what she was doing. Ringo gives Lolly a hug and tells her that she is amazing always putting other people's feelings before her own. Lolly pulls away, telling him hat Rachel will be there any minute, so she is going to go. Ringo double checks that there is no seafood in whatever Lolly was cooking, and Lolly assures him that there is not, as she knows that Rachel is allergic.
Pepper and Rosie get home, Pepper telling Rosie that all Frazer could talk about was her. When they get in to the kitchen Pepper is impressed by the table and the food. Rosie mentions that it is all her doing, asking Ringo if he actually did anything. Ringo defensively says that he chopped. Ringo leaves Pepper to stir while he finishes getting ready, Pepper obliges whilst continuing the conversation about Frazer not being able to stop talking about Rosie. Rosie thinks that it's only because she is in every aspect of his life at the moment.
ROSIE: I'm his legal advisor, his flatmate...
PEPPER: Soul mate.
ROSIE: Give me the spoon!
Rosie ignores Pepper and tastes the cooking, but uh-oh they have left out the fish sauce and Rosie puts a big dollop in the pan, I sense danger.
Anyway, Pepper keeps singing 'Rosie's in love' but Rosie, with a laugh tells her to shut up.
Zeke is asking Frazer lots of questions about his legs, and Frazer is answering with honesty. Zeke asks if he will ever walk again, to which Frazer says that it is possible, but not probable. Zeke still seems awkward. Zeke says that he is handling it really well, Frazer says that since he has being going to rehab he has realised what is important, namely he is still alive, he has got his mates and a lot to learn. Zeke smiles, and it seems that Frazer is trying to reassure the young boy by making jokes. Zeke apologises for taking so long to come and see him, Frazer tells him not to worry about it, and it seems that they are best buds again.
Tom seems to be enjoying his dinner at the bar, as Susan walks in sees him, but ignores him, it doesn't seem that Tom has seen her.
Over at another table, Lou is asking Lolly about what sports she would like to do, but Lolly says that she sucks at sport. Lou thinks that there must be something. Lolly wonders what Lou used to do, and he says that it was boxing, Lolly thinks that it sounds cool, but Lou can't see her in boxing kit, Lolly is defensive, telling Lou that girls can box too, but Lou says that doesn't mean that they should.
Rachel seems to have got all glammed up for the meal too, telling Ringo that it is perfect, and that he has gone to so much trouble. He tells her that it was nothing (no not when he had Rosie doing all the work) and tells her to dig in. It must be an oriental meal, as they are using chopsticks, which I must say is always fun. As Rachel takes a bite, she can smell fish, Ringo assures her there is no fish, but as Rachel takes a mouthful, she tells him there is definitely fish in there, and she can't eat it. Rachel is not too pleased when she hears that Lolly helped with the meal, Rachel thinks that Lolly has tried to sabotage the meal on purpose, Ringo assures her that she was not, but Rachel is not for turning on her theory. That is until Rosie hears the commotion and comes to admit that the fish sauce was her fault, she apologises, and tells Rachel not to blame Lolly, as she was the one who suggested the dinner in the first place. Ringo backs Rosie up by saying it was Lolly's way of trying to prove that she was not out to ruin things between the two of them.
Rosie suggests that she gets some take away as an apology, but Rachel thinks that she should go. Ringo tells her not to, as they are going to get some free take away. Also now that she can see that Lolly is on their side, they don't have anything to worry about, but Rachel says that she now owes Lolly a massive apology.
Susan says hello to Tom on her way out, and congratulates him on re-appointing Pepper. She tells him that she was a born teacher and he won't regret re-employing her. Susan turns to leave, but Tom says that while they are talking he has noticed that Susan has signed up for the year 10 camp, Susan says that was before she realised he was going. Tom says that is she wants out he will arrange it. He also says that he has no intention of asking her for her resignation, he was out of line. They agree to work together in the future and Susan takes a seat. She asks Tom what he has been up to for the last three years, and Tom wants to know all the gossip on Lyn and Paul.
Lolly is practicing her boxing moves, and Lou concedes to teach her the basics and then think about getting her lessons.
Back at the Susom™ table Susan and Tom are still discussing Lyn, Susan says that she misses her, she has to make do with phone calls, or the odd trip to Shelly Bay, Lyn understandably will not come back to Erinsborough, I am guessing that aside from bumping into Paul, the fact that her contract wit the show has expired has a lot to do with it. Tom says that is a shame, as he thinks that Susan could use a friendly ear, especially with this business with Karl and his new baby. He quickly apologises for again being out of line, when he sees that Susan is not impressed. She says that she has to go anyway. Tom tells her that they used to talk about everything under the sun, and he had forgotten things had changed. Susan says if they are going to be friends, then they will have to set boundaries about what they can talk about, and obviously Karl's private life is off limits. Tom agrees and Susan goes on her way.
Pepper seems to be back in to the swing on things teaching, with Susan watching at the door. Pepper tells them that their class project is to be Tom's personal trainer for the term. Tom says that they have one term to turn him from this (he is drooping to demonstrate) in to this (he unfolds a poster of a body builder minus the head, and places his own head above the poster) the kids laugh, and Tom tells them to be tough on him, he can take it. Susan laughs at Tom's antics as she watches from the door. The bell goes, but Pepper tells them that she will see them next week for project Scully.
Pepper takes a call on her mobile, it's Mary who says that she is feeling a bit lonely, so Pepper offers to pop by and see her on the way home from work. When Pepper hangs up Mary has a shifty look on her face, as she picks up a bottle of pills and eyes them up with malice in her eyes.
Frazer, Ringo and Zeke are having a rowdy game of basketball in his hospital room, much to Rosie's disdain as she comes in to this noise. Rosie tells them to keep it down, and sends the boys outside to play basketball.
When they are alone, Rosie says that she is pleased that Zeke has finally made an appearance, and Frazer says that so far he has been the only one with the guts to ask what everyone wants to know, people like her for example. Rosie flirtatiously tells him if he wants an interrogation she will see him for dinner tomorrow night, but Frazer can't do tomorrow night, as he has a bucks party with one of the guys from rehab. Rosie is surprised to hear that the groom is in a wheel-chair.
FRAZER: Yeah, believe it or not, people in chairs can fall and get married too.
Rosie suggests the night after, Frazer says maybe, but he has got to get to rehab, and disappears. It looks like Rosie is regretting her reaction, as he leaves the room.
Mary and Pepper are taking a walk in Mary's garden, Mary tells Pepper that she is sure she makes a wonderful teacher, and Pepper says that she loves it. Mary says that Kevin is just like her, too kind hearted for his own good. Mary tells Pepper that how she could even suspect that Kevin might want to hurt her is just beyond her (Mary) Mary thinks that he is just the sweetest boy. Pepper in an attempt to be polite says that he certainly used to be. Mary suddenly remembers that she has baked Pepper a walnut cake, and says that she will go and get her a slice and a cup of tea.
As they are having their tea, Pepper gets a text from Rosie, who needs to talk to her. Pepper tells Mary that she is going to have to go, but Mary is reluctant to let her go, asking her to at least finish her cake first, but Pepper says that she doesn't have time. Mary starts to get upset and says that she was hoping that Pepper would let her cook her a meal, Pepper says that it is sweet of her but she has to go. Mary however turns on the waterworks, telling Pepper that she is lonely. Mary tells her to at least have a piece of cake to boost her energy. Pepper says that she will, and asks Mary to have a piece too, Mary says that she is allergic to nuts however. With a sinister grin she tells Pepper that she made it especially for her.