Miranda commenting that her son, Riley, is too busy to return her calls.
Karl asking Julia, his PA, if another colleague has left for the night.
Karl rifling through his colleague's files; Julia catching him.
Vivex HQ where Karl is So Sprung
Karl tells Julia that he's brushing up on client files, but she points out that he's looking at quality assurance files. Karl tells her he wants to explain, and Julia suggests that they go elsewhere to talk where they can't be heard.
Number 26 where Miranda might have OCD
Miranda is making the Parkers right at home in Janae's house, but Steve thinks they should try and find a hotel instead.
STEVE: We love hotels.
DIDGE: Mum collects those little soaps.
MIRANDA: I can't get enough of them!
A touch of the OCD in Miranda, methinks. A woman after my own heart.
Ned insists that they stay with them, and there's a knock at the door. It's Susan who claims that she wasn't expecting to see Miranda there, but we all know she was probably watching out of the window to see when her Bestest Friend in the Whole Wide World turned up. Miranda and Bridget tell Susan the reason they're there:
MIRANDA: We had an emergency at the flat.
DIDGE: A tsunami.
*Slight* exaggeration. But hey. Susan says that she came to leave the enrollment forms for Bridget with Ned, so that she can start school soon. Didge takes the forms, and Susan suggests that she and Miranda have coffee tomorrow which Randa is absolutely thrilled about! How super! Susan leaves, no doubt to get back to her husband for a night of making out on the sofa.
MIRANDA: How great is she? Offering help, sorting out Bridget... You know, she even gave me some great advice about Riley the other day, put everything into perspective.
Bridget, meanwhile, listens to her mum telling her about Susan's advice on Riley - he's out there discovering himself and will come home when he wants to. Janae spots that Bridget doesn't seem to be in agreement, and asks her to come help her make the tea. In the kitchen, Janae tells Bridget that Riley ignoring their mum is really hurting Miranda, and Bridget has to tell her mum the truth: Riley might not come back.
The Law Office where it is very Late At Night
Toadie and Stonie are packing up to leave for the night, whilst Rosie appears to still be working. Stonie drops a packet on the floor which looks suspiciously like drugs, but he sweeps them up before the others notice. There's a phonecall for Toadie from Andrew Harper, but Toadie tells Rosie to tell his client that he'll call him in the morning.
Tim Collins appears in a mist of evilness, and comments that Toadie's leaving early - even if it is 9pm. He seems pleased, on the other hand, that Rosie is still working. She tells him that she has a meeting because her client couldn't make any other time. Tim comments that Rosie has done twice Toadie's billable hours this week, and he's very impressed with that. In her office, they sit and chat - and Tim offers her a partnership, even though she isn't admitted to the bar until next week. He says that he sees her in charge of their city office in five years' time, in the corner suite - especially as she's smart, young, and has no kids or a no-hoper brother dragging her down.
He also lets on that he will be firing Toadie soon. He doesn't think Rosie should let misguided loyalty get in the way of her career.
Number 26 where Miranda has to Know The Truth
Bridget tells Janae that she hopes Riley will be back eventually, but she doesn't know when. Janae asks Didge what Riley's been saying, but she says she doesn't know that, either. All she knows is that he doesn't want anything to do with their parents, and now apparently her. Miranda walks in on the conversation and notices their silence.
DIDGE: It's nothing.
JANAE: Actually, Bridget has something she wants to talk to you about.
Dum dum dum!
Charlie's Bar where it's all Dimly Lit
Rosie and Carmella wander in, and Carmella is telling her sister that Oliver has been very supportive over her pregnancy. Rosie tells her sister she may have a great opportunity at work.
Cut to Julia chatting with Karl. She tells Karl that she's been turning a blind eye to Vivex's actions, but she knows something's not right. But he can't snoop after hours because they have CCTV everywhere. She tells him they're in it together this time, but he has to be careful - he should be very careful who he talks to. Karl goes off to get another drink, and Julia answers her phone.
JULIA: I can't talk now, I'm still with him.
There's a traitor in our midst, ladies and gentlemen...
Number 26 where there's a Family Discussion
The Parker family are talking about Riley, and whether or not he'll come back,
NED: It's normal at Riley's age to want space.
MIRANDA: Yeah, that's what Susan said.
NED: Look at me. I did a runner, didn't I?
STEVE: And Ned's a massive sook. Who dotes on mum even more than Stu did. Mr Musical Theatre...
Steve sniggers. He then adds that Riley's stress will be about a girl, or something to do with uni, and that his wife is overreacting. Miranda asks her daughter what she thinks. Bridget isn't sure, but she does believe that Riley has more on his mind than surfing or girls.
The Law Office where it's a Little Awkward
Toadie and Stonie turn up for work with Toadie feeling on top of life, but find that Tim and Rosie have already been at work for a while. Toadie admits that he would have been at the office earlier had Charlie not had porridge issues. Tim tells Toadie that Rosie has taken on Andrew Harper's case because she's around when Andrew needs to meet - Toadie's never at work.
Tim walks out, saying he's off to the city office; he comments to Rosie on the way out that she should come see the office - particularly the corner suite. Rosie half-smiles at Toadie, but he looks less than pleased with her.
The General Store where the Kennedys are Still Notorious
Rachel and Zeke are buying breakfast because Karl and Susan need some time to say a proper goodbye before Susie's off to Queensland.
LOU: Ah. I take it you're going the long way round, eh.
Good to hear that Karl and Susan's love life is still well known around the street!
Zeke asks Lou how Lolly is, as she hasn't returned any of his emails. Lou says his daughter will probably be in touch, and he quickly walks away. Rachel tells her brother that long distance relationships never work out. And as she does, Ringo walks in. Rachel is rather too enthusiastic to see him, and realises that she's been rather full on, and then doesn't really know how to end the conversation. Zeke comes to her rescue.
ZEKE: Hey, erm, maybe we should get this stuff home before it gets too mushy.
RACH: Yeah, good idea.
Zeke puts his arm around her and they walk to the door.
RACH: (meekly) Thank you.
She's a great comic actress, Caitlin.
Frazer appears as if from nowhere at the counter, and says hello to Lou, asking him about his family (Lolly and Mishka). Lou asks him if he plans to start a family with Rosie soon which kinda throws Frazer.
Number 26 where it's all Rather Suggestive
Miranda is mixing cream.
MIRANDA: The secret to the perfect waffle is the right cream. Here. Try.
Ned takes a finger of cream and licks it. Janae looks...well, desperate.
NED: Mmmmmm. Yum.
MIRANDA: Mmmm. Here, you try.
JANAE: Ah, no, thanks. I'm fine.
MIRANDA: You're not on a diet?
JANAE: Oh, hardly. I'm a boxer, so... Alright.
She takes a finger of cream. And licks it very slowly. Ned looks...well, even more desperate.
NED: Erm, I'm, um, gonna, ah......go.
Janae stares after him.
MIRANDA: (cheekily) So how was last night?
JANAE: Great. Mickey had a nightmare and climbed into bed with us.
MIRANDA: Oh. I'm guessing the cream thing was a bit much.
Bridget wanders in to find her mother making Belgian waffles, and Janae says she's off for a really, really long jog. Bridget is suspicious about the waffle making - her mum must want something. Miranda does: she wants her daughter to talk to Riley and find out where he is. Bridget refuses to sell Riley out, but Miranda pulls rank as her mother and demands that she find out what's wrong.
Susie is hugging the kids goodbye, telling them she's going to miss them. She tells Karl she might miss him, too, and they kiss. Rachel pulls a face.
Karl answers the door to Julia, and Karl introduces her to Susan who is pleasant, but not over enthused. He then introduces the kids. Rachel is polite, and Zeke just stares in adoration.
JULIA: What a beautiful family you have.
KARL: Yes. I've done alright.
Julia tells Susan that her limo's outside, and passes her some tartan golfing clothes in a bag. Susan says she hasn't worn tartan since high school.
Julia then gives Karl some quality assurance stats, telling Karl that they are widely available and suggesting that maybe there are two sets of stats. She leaves the Kennedys to say their goodbyes. Susan comments that Julia seems switched on but wonders: why is she helping Karl? Waiting til now to say something? She warns her husband to tread carefully...a wise comment seeing as Vivex appear to be getting her out of the way just as Karl's investigations get going...
Number 30 where Rosie is Happy
Rosie is on the phone to Tim who is asking her work questions. Frazer comes home and she throws her arms around him, thrilled to have him home. She then sees that Ringo's with him, just as Carmella walks in. Ringo asks Carmella if he can talk to her, just as Rosie and Frazer decide to subtly leave the house.
Carmella apologises to Ringo for her behaviour, and Ringo thinks that maybe it's a good thing - he's gotten the heartbreaking out of the way, and now he's wise beyond his years. He tells her that she'll make a great mum.
The Law Office where we find The Good Kissing
Rosie and Frazer get a little cosy in the office, with a little bit of kissing, and Tim walks in on them. Frazer quickly says he's looking for a lawyer for his mother.
TIM: Shamelessly milking the family for business. I like your style.
Tim gets a text message. He's able to read it and comment on it faster than lightning.
TIM: It's my slush partner; his son's been involved in a hideous boating accident. Might be some work in it for us. (he leaves)
ROSIE: Remind me why I want to work for someone like that.
Rosie tells her husband that she doesn't want to betray Toadie over this, but Frazer thinks she's just good at her job - something she shouldn't have to apologise for. They kiss again and realise that with Ringo and Carmella back on track they might get some peace and quiet. Frazer suggests that they might make a family of their own!
ROSIE: Sure! I'll just give birth to a couple of kids by the end of the year and Tim will be thrilled!
Toadie arrives loudly in the office before Frazer has a chance to respond. He's dancing badly. He and Frazer are courteous to each other, but nothing more. Tim appears in an evil mist again, and Toadie announces that he's managed to get the business of Long & Long Industries. He's obviously very pleased with himself. But Tim retorts that there are bigger fish to fry than Long & Long, and he'd rather Toadie went to get him a coffee.
Vivex HQ where Christian (noun) isn't very Christian (adjective)
Julia asks Karl if he knows about the meeting with Christian. Karl does, and he's off to get a coffee before it starts. He runs into Christian on the way out, who then asks Julia if Karl trusts her, and if she has him under control. Julia replies in the affirmative, but looks a little bit uncomfortable about it.
Number 26 / The Beach
Didge, Steve and Miranda have eaten the waffles. I want one. Steve also thinks that Randa has an alternative motive in eating them. Bridget gets the hint and goes to call her brother. Obviously, we're not at the beach here, but Riley is, and he's pleased to hear from his little sister. Bridget tells him that their mum is best friends with a teacher who's promised to get her into school soon.
Miranda listens to her daughter's conversation, and Didge asks Riley if he's still in Byron, but he says no - he's in Eden. It's quiet, but he's met some cool people. She asks him to visit her whilst they're visiting Ned, but Riley says everything he needs is in Eden. Didge asks him if he wants to talk to Miranda, but he immediately hangs up, and goes off to surf.
Number 32 backyard where Frazer jumps To A Conclusion
Stonie is smoking a joint over the balcony but hears his brother coming out, so lobs it over the side. He pops a mint in his mouth and Toadie drags him back off inside the house.
Frazer pops up over the fence, with the discarded joint, thinking it's a cigarette. But then he realises...and thinks that it belonged to Toadie...
The Law Office where Rosie jumps Along With Frazer
Rosie s turning down Tim's offer of a partnership because she doesn't want to sell Toadie out. Tim thinks she's making a huge mistake. Rosie's phone goes and Tim leaves. Frazer tells his wife to accept Tim's offer - because he's just busted Toadie smoking a joint. Rosie is horrified and stops Tim before he leaves. She agrees to his conditions and takes the job.