Rosie telling Fraser that he should talk to his parents when they come over for lunch tomorrow
Ned coming clean to Elle that he has feelings for Janae
Rosie reading the inscription on a gravestone and Fraser realising it's his little brother
Fraser isn't sure what to do with the information about his brother. Rosie reassures him and he blames his parents for never mentioning him.
FRASER: They're heartless, selfish and cold.
Rosie tells him that Ringo has managed to get out of lunch and suggests he brings it up with them then.
Janae knocks on the door but Ned ignores the knocking, she walks in and Ned tells her that he has an ear infection and he can't hear. He also can't train.
NED: Yeah I am sick, sick of being at your beck and call. What with training and the garage I'm spending all my waking hours with you. I want my own life back.
JANAE: It's stressful isn't it, being around me all the time.
NED: You have no idea. (Obviously he finds it stressful because he fancies her!)
Janae releases him from being the family slave, Ned looks shocked until she tells him that when she sees Steiger she'll let him know that he robbed their house.
JANAE: I'm sure that sharing a cell with a burly tattooed beefcake named Shirley will be much less stressful than my company.
He tells her she might be right and she replies that because of his little tantrum she's going to be even more in his face so he better get used to it. She leaves Ned who looks as anxious.
Number 26 –Where they await the return of Steiger
Bree is playing with a train set when Janelle walks in all dressed up.
BREE: Ewww mum you look like a cheap and tacky forty year old desperado.
JANELLE: Wash your mouth out, I'm not forty!
Bree's reaction lets on that this conversation is had a lot. Janelle is adamant that while she may be near it she's not 'swimming in that lake yet.' Bree tells her she's in denial.
There is a noise at the door and Janelle runs towards it thinking it's Steiger but it turns out it's just Janae. She asks if she smells – Ned hates being around her and she can't work out why. Janelle is examining her boobs.
JANELLE: What do you reckon, too much, not enough or just right?
JANAE: Not enough…
BREE: Too much!
STEIGER (appearing at the door): Just right!
Steiger and Janelle kiss getting rather carried away while the girls shoot worried faces at each other.
Rosie walks into the living room with coffee; she tells Fraser that she thinks talking to his parents will be a really good thing. Fraser isn't so sure, just because she met them when she was engaged to Jonny doesn't mean she knows what they're like. She tells his she's got a good feeling about it. There's a knock at the door. Rosie goes to answer it. Prue looks at Fraser in his wheelchair but doesn't react at all. She says hello to 'George'.
FRASER: Where's dad?
PRUE: He couldn't make it.
Rosie says she hopes it's nothing serious.
PRUE: His workload's enormous. He hasn't got time to scratch himself let alone take unnecessary leave.
Rosie is really surprised, after all so much has happened since they last saw Fraser but Prue says that Ringo kept them up to date.
ROSIE: (sarcastically) which is practically the same as being here…
Prue goes to freshen up leaving Rosie and Fraser to chat. Fraser thinks that under the circumstances it will be impossible to talk about Paul now, but Rosie is adamant that she has a soul – it just needs rescuing.
Outside number 26
Bree come out to find a young boy leaning into Steiger's truck. He says he's just looking, she asks his name, he tells her it's Mickey and his dog is called Jake. He's there because his mum and he are moving into the street. Apparently his mum said that number 22 would be his new home.
Someone keeps knocking on the door and Ned assumes its Janae and tells her it's open. He gets up to open the door and looks shocked at who it is on the doorstep. Whose name according to Ned is Kirsten; he wonders why she's there.
KIRSTEN: Hugs first – questions later.
Apparently she's his ex girlfriend. She went back to Oakey to track him down and Stu told her where Ned lived. This seems to make more sense to Ned but he still doesn't know what she wants. She starts crying.
NED: What's wrong?
KIRSTEN: You've gotta help me, please?
Rosie is thanking Prue for some sort of baked treat she brought with her (according to Fraser they're called Lambingtons whatever they are!)
FRASER: As far as I can remember mum was always in the kitchen mixing up a batch
PRUE: They're really very easy.
FRASER: Didn't matter who was upset or troubled these lambingtons always took top priority.
Prue changes the subject and starts asking about the wedding. She's horrified that he's not going to ask Jonny to be part of the wedding party. He tells her they hate each other but she tells him that's not true.
FRASER: Of course if I don't ask Jonny the guests from our side may think we're not perfect.
Prue decides that it's time to leave and gets up.
FRASER: Course – run from any topic that may require some emotional honesty.
PRUE: How could you talk to me like this? That accident has changed you.
Fraser looks genuinely shocked and sarcastically comments that she's finally mentioned the accident and tells her that if she really focuses she might see the wheelchair too. Prue storms off without a word.
FRASER: Don't know how you're going to dodge all the questions at the wedding but I'm sure you'll give it your best shot.
Rosie pleads with Prue to stay, she tells her that Fraser is just nervous because he needs to speak to her about something important – his brother who died, Paul.
Bree has told Janelle about Mickey and his mum buying number 22, Janelle is surprised. Janae wonders what Ned is going to do and Bree asks why she cares. Anyway it doesn't matter because Bree says she texted Elle and it's all news to her so either Mickey or his mum is lying. Janae goes to look out the window and says Mickey is still there while his mum is in number 22 with Ned.
JANELLE: I smell some hanky panky
JANAE: He better not…
BREE: Ooo jealous much?
Janae says she's not jealous – she just wants him focused for training. Steiger walks in, he's been trying to call Pepper but still can't get hold of her. Janelle says not to worry, she'll call eventually, and she could just be in a double counseling session or something.
JANELLE: Let's scoff lunch and get rid of the girls and get down to the welcome home that really matters.
STEIGER: What can I say girls, it looks great but…
Steiger doesn't look so good and starts covering his mouth. He runs off looking like he's going to be sick.
Prue accuses Fraser of tricking her into coming and then getting an outsider to ambush her. Fraser puts her straight – he only saw the grave this morning and Rosie is family so Prue can treat her with respect. Fraser tells Prue he needs answers. Rosie reveals that Fraser's paralysis is psychological and something about Paul might be repressed. Prue finds this laughable.
PRUE: Paul's death was tragic but we got on with our lives.
FRASER: Happily ever after?
PRUE: Eventually yes.
FRASER: That's bull; you spent your life trying not to get too close to any of us, especially me.
He tells her he wishes she'd let them deal with it as a family, maybe then they wouldn't be so messed up. She thinks this is ridiculous. Fraser reminds her that he is messed up and she scoffs that even though he has an accident miles from home he still manages to blame her. He wants to know how Paul died but Prue refuses to share it, she has put it behind her and is dammed if she's going to let Fraser drag it all up again. She leaves.
Out on the street
Janae waves off Janelle and Steiger who we assume are off to the hospital. She tells them to call her as soon as there's news. She sees Mickey still sitting outside number 22 so she goes to say hi. He tells her that he's still waiting for his mum.
Inside number 22
Kirsten is telling Ned that her parents died over seas and her grandparents also passed away recently. She tells him she's done really well for himself –she's lucky to afford a one bedroom flat on her hairdresser's wage. She points out Mickey and he asks why she didn't bring him in, he'd love to meet him.
KIRSTEN: I'm counting on that, you're his father.
Ned is severely shocked and Kirsten explains that Mickey was born 9 months after the year 10 formal. He is shocked that she'd prefer to struggle through on her own than ask for help. She needs space to grieve for her grandparents without upsetting Mickey and asks Ned to take Mickey for a few days. She apologises for not telling him sooner. She hasn't told Mickey who is dad is and wants Ned to do it.
Janae walks in saying Mickey is starving and has been outside for ages. Ned tells her he won't be at training or work for a while and asks her to leave.
Rosie has just left Karl a message seemingly asking him to hypnotise Fraser to see if that will shed any light on the paralysis. Fraser isn't happy but Rosie thinks it's worth a try if he can remember Paul. Fraser tells her that he thinks he can remember him – he remembers a Christmas where he was a toddler and his mum had a baby in her arms – it must be Paul. They were happy and laughing. The memory gives him a sense of dread but he doesn't know why. He says he knows that he's not supposed to know her but she says it could be the key to moving forward.
Janelle and Bree are talking when Janae comes in, she's really irritated and only manages to blame Ned before Steiger comes out telling them it's Malaria which thankfully isn't contagious or serious. They're all pleased and Janae goes to call Pepper to tell her not to meet them there but Steiger says not to worry he'll do it.
Steiger comes back and overhears them talking about Ned, they tell him that for a joke they're treating him like a slave but Steiger says he knows they're not being straight with him and he wants to know what's going on. They look worried until he runs off to be sick again. They all sigh with relief. Bree says that if he finds out that Ned robbed them he'll be arrested for sure. Janae says she wouldn't be bothered the way he's been lately. Janelle reminds her that Ned owes them and has no place giving Janae lip.
Ned is using tongs to get odd looking hotdogs out of a giant glass jar when Kirsten walks in with Mickey and Jake. He gives Mickey a hotdog and Kirsten tells him that Ned is a friend of hers from Oakey. Mickey introduces him to Jake and asks Ned if he's going to sell them the house, when Ned doesn't say anything Kirsten tells him that she might not be buying it but him and Jake might be staying for a while as she's off to find them an amazing place to live, but not to worry as Ned is a very special friend. She says goodbye and tells Ned that she can't let him see her cry and she'll leave his suitcase outside. Ned panics about the rules and what to feed him but Kirsten tells him that he's his father, he can figure it out. She leaves Ned looking lost. Mickey tells him not to worry, they're not much trouble. (How cute is this kid?!)
Mickey is asking him how long they've been friends where they is a knock at the door which Ned presumes is Janae, she storms in yelling at him but stops when she sees Mickey still there. She apologises – she thought they'd gone since the car was gone. Ned tells her that Mickey is staying for a few days. Ned asks him Mickey if he wants to go unpack. Janae is surprised and says she thought he didn't even know Mickey, they went out in high school and Mickey is his son. He's seen the birth certificate and the timing fits. Janae is really surprised.
NED: Janae I feel so sick, how can I be a father? He's not even a baby, he's like a little person. I'm a loser, I can't do this.
JANAE: Shut up and listen, you are not a loser. When you're at your best you're amazing and you have a hell of a lot to offer that kid.
He says that's hard to believe but she says it's believe or fail which is not an option anymore. Mickey comes down to ask which room is his and then asks what Ned has got to offer him and what did she mean when she said he was a special friend, what makes him so special? Ned is left lost for words.