Fox tells Paul to take one last roll of the dice.
Lolly finds the others in the school.
Paul is told he has a brain tumour, the doctor tells him he is in for quite an ideal.
Rosie proposes to Frazer with a watch, and he says no.
Fraser pursues an upset Rosie, who is not impressed that he has turned down her proposal. He tells her that he didn't mean no in that way, and asks her to come with him, she is at first reluctant, but he begs her to give him a chance and come with him, as he has something to show her. Rosie is softened and turns around and follows Frazer.
The kids are playing spin the bottle, it's Zeke's turn and he says he hates the game, Bree agrees. Rachel tells them that they have to test out Ringo's spark theory. Zeke's spin lands on Bree, and he gives her a little peck, Ringo tells him to put more effort in to it, after all he is not kissing Susan. The others think that means that there is no spark between Bree and Zeke, but they disagree saying that they don't want to put a show on for the others. When it comes to Lolly's turn the bottle lands on Ringo, and she cautiously decides to forfeit, but Rachel tells her that there is no need, because she is fine with it, though it does seem that there is a bit of tension in the air. Ringo tells her that it is just a game, and the two share a lingering kiss. Rachel doesn't look too impressed, especially when Bree concludes that 'That's what spark looks like' but Lolly and Ringo are quick to dismiss this theory and get back to their respective places in the circle. The scene ends, which is perhaps a good thing, as I have been dreading Rachel or Zeke drawing each other, how wrong would that be.
Paul is sitting at a picnic bench, counting his change, it seems that Mr Robinson has taken a mighty fall from grace, as he looks at the measly amount of cash in his hand in horror. Things get worse for him when his nose starts to bleed, and Pepper rushes to his aid with a tissue. She is concerned about him, but he tells her not to worry, when he mentions that he has been getting a lot of these lately, Pepper seems to be even more concerned, but Paul brushes it off, saying that it is a bad cold, and she best not get to close. With that Paul tries to make a quick escape, before he has to say more than he wants Pepper to know, but she stops him from leaving and asks him to come to lunch, adding tactfully that it will be her shout. Paul who could probably do with a free meal, is not keen to accept the pity of others, not even Pepper, so he declines her invitation and makes himself scarce, leaving a dejected Pepper to sit on the bench and wonder what on earth is going on with Paul.
Susan and Karl are picking up the remnants of a load of burnt vegetables from the kitchen floor, he was trying to make a culinary delight with the veggies from his garden, but it seems that it was not a success. Susan and Karl seem to be getting on better, and are chatting away. Susan muses that she can't believe that Zeke threw and egg at Tom, and the two agree that the situation has been a bit silly and pitiful. Karl tells Susan that even Bree gave him advice on how to woo her back, to which Susan assures him that she never left. Susan and Karl agree that they need to put it all behind them for the sake of the kids, as they don't want them to get hurt.
KARL: You and those kids are my life, I'm sorry if I made you feel less.
Susan seems to like Karl's smooth talking, and the pair are soon smooching again. Susan tells Karl that she is starving, so he offers to scrape off some on the burnt bits from the veg to salvage a meal, but Susan tells the miserly Karl not to be disgusting, and informs him that he is taking her out. Karl doesn't put up much of a fight, I guess a bashing on his wallet or credit card is worth it to have his wife back.
Zeke looks frustrated as he is sitting at a desk, first writing something on a piece of paper, and then screwing up that piece of paper and hurling it on the floor. Lolly asks him if he needs a hand, and he sharply tells her that he doesn't.
Out in the corridor Bree and Rachel are discussing the apparent spark between Ringo and Lolly. Bree assures her friend by telling her, that with her (Rachel) Ringo gets the spark and someone he can hang out with and have fun with. Bree tells Rachel that is called love, and Rachel is very quick to dismiss this theory, telling Bree there is no way that Ringo loves her, Bree perseveres however, telling Rachel that as a guy, Ringo won't admit to that. Bree asks Rachel what the spark feels like, Rachel is surprised that Bree doesn't know, but Bree tells Rachel, if she knew what it felt like, she wouldn't be asking. Rachel asks if everything is OK between Zeke and Bree, but before she can answer, Ringo interrupts. He asks if everything is OK, and Rachel is harsh when she answers him. Ringo seems hurt, but Rachel and Bree disappear leaving Ringo wondering what he has done wrong.
Rosie is half-heartedly following Frazer, all the while telling him that she wants to go home, but Frazer says that she can't go home yet, as he stops his chair in front of two tables, decked out in red tablecloths, with what looks like champagne and flowers on each of them. Rosie wonders what Frazer is doing. Frazer takes a little red box out of his pocket and produces a beautiful solitaire ring and holds it out to Rosie.
FRAZER: Now you understand why I said no.
A shocked, but clearly elated Rosie looks on in disbelief, hardly daring to smile, at how romantic Frazer can be.
FRAZER: I know it's probably sexist and patriarchal, but Rossetta Camenitti, will you do me the honour of becoming my wife.
ROSIE: I will.
As fellow race goers look on in glee, Rosie reaches out her hand to Frazer, who places the ring on her finger, and then Rosie gets on Frazer's knee, to share a kiss.
FRAZER: I love you so much.
The two continue to sit in Frazer's chair and kiss each other, as a million Frosie fans shed a tear (or fifty) So understated, but so romantic, and I can just tell that it is exactly what old romantic Rosie would have wished for.
The kids are still stuck in the school, and Zeke is still rejecting Lolly's offer of help. She asks if he is annoyed that she kissed Ringo, which Zeke strenuously denies. Lolly wants to know what Zeke's problem is, and he tells her that he doesn't understand why she is hanging around, he accusingly tells her, that as she didn't want to prank Tom, it is obvious that she is on his side. Lolly informs Zeke that this is not the case at all, she just doesn't like the way that Zeke is going about it. Speaking from experience, Lolly tells Zeke that if he has a problem with Mr Scully then he should be upfront about it, and tell Tom to his face. She tells Zeke that it is thanks to him that the whole school know about Tom and Susan, Zeke doesn't seem to care, but Lolly tells him that gossip is horrible, and she still hears people gossiping about her. Zeke thinks this situation is different, but Lolly doesn't seem how. At that moment Ringo comes in to the classroom to announce that he has managed to pinch the lock with one of Lolly's hairpins, so they can get out of there. The others are keen to escape, but Zeke says he will catch them up later, Bree approaches his desk and tells him mournfully that she needs to talk to him, Zeke is not keen, he wants to finish what he is doing, and so tells Bree that he will catch up with her in ten minutes.
The Scarlet Bar
Pepper gets to the bar at a very busy time, Steph is rushed off her feet, so Pepper offers to lend a hand, but serving the meal in Steph's hand. By chance it is for Paul, who is over at table 17, which is quite surprising, are there really at least 17 tables in the Scarlet Bar??? Anyhow Pepper dutifully serves Paul's meal, which at the back of my mind, I am wondering how he is going to pay for. When Pepper gets to his table, she asks how his nose is, Paul assures her it is fine, and nothing to worry about, but Pepper thinks that he should see a doctor about it. Paul, not keen to talk about his own problems, changes the subject to Kevin Casey, asking Pepper if she has heard anymore, she tells him that she hasn't and it is all over, though she doesn't look entirely pleased at the prospect. Paul is glad to hear it, but Pepper who is not keen to talk about her own problems either, tells Paul that she can't stick around chatting, as she has offered to help Steph.
When Pepper has disappeared leaving Paul at the table, Fox arrives. Paul asks him what he is doing here, but Fox is there to taunt him, cruelly asking him how long the doctor said he had, when Paul gleefully shows him a plan to make Elle come unstuck.
Karl and Susan are arriving home from their meal out, and Karl is nervously trying to broach a difficult subject with Susan, something that he needs to talk to her about, and guess what the subject is? Yes that's right it's Isabelle. Karl cautiously tells Susan, that Izzy wants Susan to be Holly's godmother. Karl tells her to think about it, but Susan is not sure that you can be a godmother to a child on the other side of the world. Karl tells her that they can visit, maybe once or twice a year. Susan is not sure how they are going to pay for that, but Karl says that he will just have to get a proper job.
SUSAN: Do you think it's weird for me to be godmother to my ex ex-husband's and his ex girlfriend's child?
KARL: Yeah, it's a little weird.
SUSAN: Yeah it's pretty weird. Oh what the hell I'd love to.
Susan cuts herself, which makes the doctor instinct come out in Karl, as he goes to get the band aids, at that moment Zeke, Rachel and Bree arrive home, and are delighted to see Susan, they rush to hug her, and she tells them that she is fine, and that everything else is fine, which seems to put a smile on their faces. Bree thinks that she had better get going, but takes Zeke aside to tell him that he needs to talk to him, but it's kind of private. Zeke doesn't seem to realise that there is something bothering his girlfriend, so tells her that he will text her. Bree rolls her eyes and walks out without a word. As Zeke seems more excited about the presents that Susan has brought back for them.
The Scarlet Bar
Pepper doesn't seem to be picking up waitressing, as Steph has to apologise to a customer for a mix up with his order. Pepper thinks that she should maybe work behind the bar, but Steph says it's fine, Pepper worries that she is fired, but Steph tells her that she never actually hired her in the first place. Pepper begs for another chance though, telling Steph that she is a really quick learner, in typical Pepper style, she goes way off tangent, but gets to the point and asks for a job. Steph tells Pepper that she looks tired, and maybe she has somewhere better to be, but Pepper says that she doesn't. Steph doesn't seem too keen to employ Pepper, and is delighted when she sees Rosie come in to the bar, hoping that it will distract Pepper.
It does indeed distract Pepper, as Rosie and Frazer are keen to share their good news, showing off their ring and watch respectively. Pepper is confused, as she thought Rosie was going to ask Frazer, but Frazer and Rosie fill their friend in on the story, and Steph goes to get some champagne. Pepper excuses herself to go to the loo, but when she gets to a corner of the bar, she tells herself to pull it together, it seems that the stress is beginning to show.
After the break, Rosie, Frazer and Pepper are at a table enjoying some champagne, when Ringo and Lolly arrive. Ringo has obviously had a text from Frazer, telling him to come to the bar, he wants to know what's up, and Frazer playfully tells him to guess. Ringo asks Frazer if he is pregnant, but Pepper seems impatient for him to come to the right conclusion, and blurts out loudly that they are getting married. Ringo and Lolly are delighted, but Pepper jumps in to tell them all about it. Ringo thinks that he should start working on his speech, he also thinks that they should ask Uncle Chris for his advice, but Frazer says it's not funny, he tells Ringo not to tell them about Uncle Chris or Auntie Joan, but Rosie wants to know what they are talking about. Ringo tells Rosie that Uncle Chris has a habit of over-indulging at weddings and making impromptu speeches. He tells an embarrassing story about the topic of Frazer making out with a cousin, which Frazer is quick to point out was a third cousin by marriage. Rosie thinks that they should get some OJ to go with their champagne, it seems as though the champagne she has already had, has gone to her head, as she trips and drops her bag on the way to the bar. Her bag falls at Paul's table, who tells her she is looking good. When Fox wolf whistles, Rosie asks Paul if it was him, she clearly can't see Fox, but Paul tells her that it definitely wasn't him who whistled. He congratulates Rosie, and tells her that she deserves the happiness, she thanks him and heads to the bar. Paul turns to Fox, and tells him to grow up, a wolf whistle is so immature.
Over at the other table, Pepper is quite hyper, and begs Frazer not to go out, he has booked a table for himself and Rosie, but Pepper thinks that they should be celebrating with all their friends, she tries to get Ringo and Lolly to side with her, and Frazer concedes by agreeing to Pepper's demands to appease her. Pepper apologises, she thinks that she is being pushy. Frazer asks her if she is OK, she doesn't want to admit that she is anything but OK, so goes to the bar to help Rosie.
Zeke and Bree are having that chat, and Bree tells Zeke that they are not really boyfriend and girlfriend, as they are not like other couples, when Zeke asks who she is comparing them to she cites Rachel and Ringo. Bree tells him that they can't feel the sparks, she likes him heaps, but she wants to split up, as she doesn't want to lose him as a friend if they keep on pretending. Zeke agrees, with a wry smile agrees that they can still be friends. It seems that it is RIP to another Ramsay Street couple.
The party is in full swing, Lolly is filling Rosie in about her kiss with Ringo, meanwhile a still hyper Pepper, with champagne bottle in hand is telling Steph that it is just a practice run for the real engagement party. They go to get another bottle of champagne.
Ringo answers the door to a down looking Rachel, she is not seeming pleased to see Ringo, and Rosie gives Rachel and Lolly a lecture about playing spin the bottle. When they are alone, Lolly apologises again to Rachel, saying that she wants to forfeit. Rachel tells her that it is fine not to worry.
Frazer and Pepper are wondering what is wrong with Rachel, and Ringo flippantly tells them that it might be because he kissed Lolly. Pepper and Frazer are shocked, but Ringo impresses to them that it was just a game, and Rachel says that she is fine with it. Pepper and Frazer are not so sure that she is, and tell Ringo to go and talk to Rachel, he is not keen, but a firm 'Get in there now' from Frazer has Ringo running in to the lounge to see Rachel.
Unaware of the engagement party next door, or perhaps lacking an invite, Karl and Zeke are playing chess. Karl bemoans Zeke moving his knight, he didn't see it coming, poor Zeke tells Karl that it happens, Bree just dumped him and he didn't see that coming either. Karl places a reassuring hand on Zeke's shoulder, and tells him that he is sorry, but putting on a brave face Zeke tells Karl that he is fine, he guesses that they have just grown apart. He tells Karl that he is sure that it is a good thing, as it's the only way that they could still be friends. Karl tells him that it was very mature of him. When Zeke gets a check mate, he says he is heading off to the party. Karl gives him a hug and tells him that he is a pretty special kid. Susan watches on with a smile as she sees Karl with Zeke, when Zeke leaves, Karl tells her about Zeke slaughtering him at Chess, but Susan stops him talking by holding his face in her hands, tells him she loves him and gives him a big kiss. Nice to see them back on track.
The party is over, and Rosie is hugging Pepper, thanking her for making the night a special one. Pepper assures her it was nothing, and tells her to wait for the real thing. Rosie says goodnight, but Pepper tells her that she should not spend the night in Frazer's room, as she should wait for the wedding night so it is special. Pepper is very forceful and insists that Rosie should still share a room with her. Rosie seems taken a back, but agrees, and says that she will just go and give Frazer a cuddle. When Zeke and Lolly say they are going out to see Ringo and Rachel, Pepper is again pushy when she tells them not to, as Rachel and Ringo are catching up. Zeke thinks that they have been doing that all day, and can't see the problem, but Pepper doesn't want them to leave, she asks them to stay and watch a DVD with her, but they say it's a school night, so they better head home. It is becoming more apparent that Pepper doesn't want to spend any time on her own.
Outside Number 30
Ringo and Rachel are still catching up, out on the porch, Ringo apologises for the kiss with Lolly, he tells her that he could kiss a million girls, and it might be hot, but it's not going to even come close to how it feels when he kisses her, he and Lolly might have the spark, but with Rachel he thinks that they have way, way more than that. It seems to work, as Ringo kisses Rachel, and there is a definite spark.
Fox is trashing the place over at Number 22, Paul is trying to stop him, but Fox is telling him that Elle deserves it. Paul seems to be thinking about what Fox is saying to him. When they hear Elle coming home, Fox escapes out of the back door, leaving Paul to stand among the mess.