- Frazer telling Ringo that he's going to accompany him home
- Steve informing Karl that he's distributing dodgy drugs
- Carmella discovering that she's pregnant
Dr. Newton gives the Cammeniti sisters a moment alone to digest the news. Carmella's stunned that she's got a baby on board, but Rosie has turned from sympathetic sister to sceptical sibling in an instant. She believes that Carmella has been lying to her and it's Ringo's baby she's carrying. Imagine if it was… would they have to call it Yoko?
Looks like Steve didn't have to “say goodnight” afterall, as he's sharing a beer with Karl and discussing the dodgy drugs. Steve wants Karl to confront his boss about it ASAP, and offers his support, but Karl is extremely wary about rocking the boat at his new company. Somehow I don't think Steve will be taking no for an answer.
The sisters are still fighting over Rosie's refusal to believe that Carmella is telling the truth about not sleeping with Ringo. Frustrated with Rosie's lack of support, Carmella orders her out of the room.
Zeke, Rachel and Bridget bounce into the lounge room after dinner while Steve pesters Karl some more about the drugs. Miranda tries to change the topic, but Karl begrudgingly gives in.
KARL: I will make that call now. I'll make it from the bedroom; it's more private.
STEVE: I'll come with you.
Karl looks oh so thrilled as they head off. Miranda apologises to Susan for Steve's blunt nature, but Susan thinks it's great.
Meanwhile, the Kinski kidlets are arguing over what to watch on the telly (a chick flick or the footy). Rachel smugly passes the remote to Bridget so she can decide, but her plan fails when sport-nut Bridget immediately chooses the footy match. Zeke's stoked to discover someone he can kick the ball around with and rushes off to find his footy, leaving the girls in an awkward silence.
BRIDGET: Oh, I wanted to tell you, I loved what you did at Sky's party.
RACHEL: (embarrassed) Oh, thanks.
BRIDGET: Yeah, the way you went off at that Carmella chick was awesome!
Rachel hastily explains that Carmella kind of stole Ringo off her, which leaves Bridget very glad that she's never had a boyfriend before. There's too much drama involved for her liking.
Ringo unpacks in his room while Frazer rings Rosie (and tells her he's got a pocketful of posies). The camera also does this funny high-angled, probably unnecessary pan of the house ceiling all, ‘Loooook! We're totally in a real house! There's a roof!' Stressed, Rosie delivers the fantabulous Carmella news to her hubby.
ROSIE: Carmella's pregnant.
FRAZER: (eyes widening) What?!
(Ringo curiously turns to look at Frazer)
ROSIE: Yeah. I bet you can guess who the father is.
(Frazer tries to do a subtle glance over his shoulder)
FRAZER: … mmm-hmm.
ROSIE: I could kill her!
Frazer wonders if he should say anything yet, but Rosie thinks Ringo's been through enough already. Oh, I don't know. He's looking pretty fit and well for someone whose insides were caving in on them about three hours ago. Prue pops her head around the door and tells them that dinner's ready, signalling the end of Frazer and Rosie's call.
Suspicious, Ringo wants to know what's going on and won't accept Frazer's attempts at deflection. Frazer caves.
FRAZER: Carmella's pregnant. Apparently you're the father.
Ringo looks very confused, like, ‘Okay… I know I fell asleep in Sex Ed class that one time but, whuzzuh?!'
Carmella's Hospital Room
Dr. Newton gives Carmella some booklets to read (‘So You're Pregnant to Your Ex-Boyfriend', ‘Baby Nutrition: Pills Not Included' and ‘Remember… Selling Babies is Bad Mmm-kay?'), and a shoulder to cry on if she needs it. Left alone, Carmella dazedly places her hand on her stomach but can't help a faint smile flicker across her face. She's really pregnant.
Seriously. Just watch yesterday's preview.
Karl is playing ‘The River of the Soul' to his enthralled audience. And when I say ‘enthralled', I mean ‘bewildered'. Rachel and Susan are trying not to crack up laughing, while Miranda and Steve sit in stunned silence. Let's delve into their inner-most thoughts…
*mystical harp music - blinnng blinnng blinnnnnnng*
KARL: (sings his heart out)
MIRANDA: If I jump over Steve I think I can make it out the door…
RACHEL: Just wait until he breaks out ‘Free As A River'…
SUSAN: If Miranda moves back to Sydney because of this, Karl, I will kill you…
KARL: (is still singing… loudly)
STEVE: How many damn songs can there be about rivers?!
AUDREY: This is the real reason I'm depressed…
*end mystical harp music - blinnng blinnng blinnnnnnng*
After one false ending where Steve and Miranda prematurely applaud, Karl finally finishes torturing, ah, entertaining his guests. Bridget and Zeke return from kicking the footy outside. Zeke reckons that Bridget should come to Dingoes training with him tomorrow, which pleases Bridget to no end. Susan checks on Karl skulking around the kitchen.
SUSAN: Hey, you alright?
KARL: Why wouldn't I be?
SUSAN: Well, you've got a captive audience and you only did three encores.
Karl admits that he's feeling a bit railroaded by Steve and all this drug business. He's worried about keeping his job and wishes that he could have gone about things a different way. Susan reassures Karl that he'll be fine: at the end of the day she'd rather be married to an honest man than an unscrupulous businessman.
Prue has been informed of the pregnancy news and it suitably shocked and unimpressed. She lays some blame on Frazer for not keeping a better eye on Ringo. Feeling the pressure, Frazer stands to get Ringo from his room to “face the music”. Prue mutters about Mr Brown hitting the roof (‘cause they totally have a roof) when he finds out. But for now they've got something else more urgent to worry about.
FRAZER: Mum, he's gone.
Did you check in the roof?
Carmella's Hospital Room
Dr. Newton tells Carmella that she's booked in for an ultrasound tomorrow morning, and gives her some forms to fill out. Her face falling, Carmella spies the section about medication history and looks distraught when Dr. Newton says that some meds can affect the baby's health.
Outside, Rosie is keeping watch over Carmella without her knowing. Just then, Oliver conveniently appears after “visiting Alan Napier”. What are the chances, eh? He spots Carmella in the hospital bed and wants to check on her, but Rosie lies to give her some privacy and says that she's just suffering from some food poisoning. Bye now, Oliver! Thanks for playing ‘My Timely One Scene Appearance' *cue pre-recorded applause*
Look out! Four people dancing in a circle – Charlie's is going off!
The Parkers have escaped Karl's fourth encore it seems, but Steve still has to listen to Miranda chide him for ganging up on Karl. However, Steve reminds her that he's a passionate man and he won't just sit back and let matters slide. The girls sit while Steve gets their drinks. Miranda's a little disheartened to learn that Bridget's going to train with the rough and tumble footy boys tomorrow, but Bridget reckons she's just as tough as them. Her mum really needs to chillax.
Susan is practically hoovering up the rest of the dessert Miranda made while she goes on and on about her new best friend. She's even bringing around an amazing book for Susan to read tomorrow.
KARL: Of course it's amazing. Everything Miranda does or says is amazing.
SUSAN: You having a go?
KARL: (laughs) Look, I'm just pointing out that for the last half hour you've done nothing but tell me how wonderful Miranda is. I feel a bit threatened.
SUSAN: Well so you should, love! Anyone that cooks like this…
SUSAN: No, I'm just excited to have a friend. I miss Lyn like mad, I even miss Janelle. It's nice to have another woman around to talk about, y'know, women stuff.
KARL: Like swapping stories about your husbands?
SUSAN: Karl, please, as if.
But after she gives him a kiss she gets a cheeky look on her face that suggests he's spot on.
Miranda gets up to pay but can't help fussing over Bridget's hair, much to Bridget's annoyance. Bridget vents to her dad and tells him that Miranda won't stop her from trying out for the Dingoes. Steve's pretty blasé about the whole thing. He figures if he just lets Miranda fuss and Bridget rail against it, everyone's happy. Bridget sticks her tongue out and Steve reciprocates. It's very cute.
Car park Somewhere
Ringo's doing the sad, sad hunched-shoulder Charlie Brown walk when a car full of P-Platers stops near him. Turns out it's Ringo's old mate, Gags, and the rest of the crew. They're stoked to hear he's back in town and offer him a can of beer. But the reunion is quickly halted when Frazer drives up and does his protective older brother routine. Snatching the can out of Ringo's hand, Frazer tells him it's time to leave. Gags tries to get Ringo to stay, but once he realises that Frazer is twenty times bigger than him, he and his mates vamoose. Ringo then tries to shove Frazer away, but Fraze will be having none of that.
FRAZER: You're not the first man to get his heart broken, mate. But you know what? You suck it up and you move on.
Ringo snits that he's trying to do just that, but Frazer scoffs that “sinking tinnies with your moron mates” is not the solution.
FRAZER: (angry) Mate, you're about to be a father…
RINGO: No, I'm not.
FRAZER: You've got to start acting like a man.
RINGO: (yelling to be heard) I'm not the father, alright? Carmella and I… we never did anything. I'm not a man. I'm nothing.
Carmella's Hospital Room/Brown Bungalow
Rosie is tenderly stroking Carmella's hair while she sleeps, but has to quickly run out of the room when her mobile loudly rings.
It's Frazer, who is also sitting beside his sleeping sibling. Frazer tells Rosie that Ringo definitely isn't the father and that it must be Oliver – or some other random they don't know about. Stressed, Rosie doesn't even want to think about that possibility and asks Frazer when he'll be home.
FRAZER: I might be longer than I thought. Got a few things to take care of here.
ROSIE: I wish you were here.
FRAZER: Yeah… I'm sorry.
ROSIE: What for?
FRAZER: Everything. I don't want to fight.
ROSIE: Me neither.
FRAZER: I love you.
ROSIE: I love you, too.
They hang up and gaze at their respective sleeping siblings, probably wishing they were only children right about now.
Footy Ground – Next Morning
Zeke and Bridget are gearing up for training when one of the footy meatheads (Justin) butts into their conversation. Say… is Justin my old mate Jake Weasley? The red-headed dude who went on a date with Rachel once? Sure looks like him. Anyhoo, the Weasley wannabe isn't impressed about having a girl train with them.
JUSTIN: Don't expect me to go easy on ya.
BRIDGET: Well same to you.
Zeke grins. That girl's got moxie!
During the training drills, Bridget's up against Justin and manages to out-run him. Zeke and Bridget swap thumbs-up, but the next time Justin's up against Bridget, he shoves her so she goes sprawling face-first into the dirt. Zeke rushes over to check on her, but Bridget simply brushes the dirt off and says she's fine. Another grin creeps onto Zeke's face. Seems like Bridget's earnt herself a fan!
The Kennedy and Parker clans have gathered to meet Karl's boss, Christian, to discuss the drug fiasco. The men sit down to talk business while the women order coffees. Christian informs Karl and Steve that there were three dodgy batches in total, but they've all been isolated. Steve wants to know how certain Christian is, but Christian says that they based it on a national sample. He thanks Steve for his eagle eye, and tells Karl that he's lucky to have him on board, before scooting off for another meeting. Suitably convinced, Steve apologises to Karl for firing up last night, but Karl's all about the bygones. They notice Susan and Miranda getting along like a house on fire and rightly assume they're the main topic of conversation.
The kids have finished their training for the day and Bridget bodes everyone farewell, telling them she'll see them next time. Justin can't believe that the coach invited her back again. Bridget walks off and Justin snits to Zeke that “chicks shouldn't be allowed to play football with guys; it's embarrassing”. He doesn't want to see her face again and figures that since Zeke brought her there, he can be the one to get rid of her. Zeke ain't grinning now.
Carmella's Hospital Room
Rosie quietly walks in and tells Carmella that she now knows it's not Ringo's baby. Carmella confirms that it's Oliver's and tells Rosie that she really needed her last night. Rosie sits and replies that she'll be there for her sister from now on. Getting upset, Carmella reveals how worried she is about the ultrasound.
CARMELLA: What if I've harmed my baby?
Susan's marvelling over the fact that Vivex have just delivered Karl a brand new car for his excellent sales figures. The Parkers drop by on their way to Janae's for lunch so Susan and Miranda can BFF4EVA!!! some more, and the men can chat about the car. Karl's highly suspicious, however, that a mere two hours after he met with Christian, he has been presented with a new car. Steve's unsure until he finds out that he's also been ‘bought' as well with a set of new golf clubs. Suss, the men indulge in an eyebrow raising competition.
Carmella's Hospital Room
Dr. Newton is performing Carmella's ultrasound. Aww, look, it's got eight limbs. I shall call it ‘Octavius'. No, from what Dr. Newton can see, all is well, Carmella's seven weeks along, and the baby is healthy. Carmella's relieved and Dr. Newton steps out to print up the ultrasound pic. Rosie shares in her sister's relief and says that it's one less thing to worry about.
ROSIE: You know what you have to do now though.
CARMELLA: (sighs) Tell Oliver.
ROSIE: Yeah, and the sooner the better.