Adam suggesting that Pepper get her smear test done.
Toadie telling Tim that he and Rosie will tender for the office space at Lassiters.
Paul having a Lassiters Fire flashback (2004 season finale) – he lit the match.
Rosie and Toadie tell Paul that they are constructing a civil case – Paul must not start confronting Richard. Oliver and Rebecca think Paul looks shaken, and he admits that he threatened Richard. Declan and Oliver are not impressed. Toadie reminds Rebecca that she has a team behind her, but she says she's been fighting him for seventeen years, and he hasn't slipped up yet.
Rosie says that Richard may be smart but he's a criminal, so he has to have some weakness – and they have to find it. They *will* find it.
Number 30 where we find Special Agents Rebecchi and Cammeniti
Rosie and Toadie talk about the Richard Napier case, and they try and think laterally. There must be other women that he's harassed, victimised. They need another witness for the basis of a different case, and they'll start with his female colleagues at school.
They realise it's going to be a lot of work.
TOADIE: You ever feel this good working for Tim Collins?
ROSIE: Not for a second.
The Scarlet Bar where Tim finds it's also Not So Good
Tim is talking to Oliver and Elle about renewing his lease, suggesting that Rosie and Toadie couldn't give the rental commitment that he can. Oliver tells Tim that the rental increase will be 30%, along with some refurbishment which he will foot the bill for. Plus, they'd like Lassiters' legal work done at a reduced rate – say, 50%.
TIM: You two! You're not serious!
ELLE: No, we're not.
OLIVER: No, we don't want you there at all.
Atta boy. Tim looks rather shocked – they've already given the lease to Toadie and Rosie. Tim tells them they're making a big mistake, and they'll regret it. Oliver and Elle agree they still have good business sense.
Elle hands Oli a present – a book of baby names. Oliver tells her he misses her.
Number 22 where Nothing Happened today
Paul is still miserable over his pathetic attempt with Richard – he was too smart for Paul. Elle is sympathetic. Paul asks his daughter if he was ever in a fire, but she denies it. She suggests it wasn't a memory but a dream, perhaps, and he thinks that's possibly true.
They move off the subject, and Paul instead asks Elle if they should go away together – him, her, Rebecca and Declan. Elle isn't sure about going away with the three of them, and thinks that Declan should be the centre of attention for now.
Speak of the devil (hmmm…), Declan and Rebecca walk through the back door.
REBECCA: So nothing happened at school today? Absolutely nothing?
DECLAN: Nothing. The absence of ‘thing.' Zilch. Nada. I spent the day in a void.
Wish I'd had that line when my parents used to ask me that.
Paul trundles in with his idea of a weekend away. Declan doesn't like the idea of being the third wheel if his mum and Paul are going, but Paul is adamant they go as a family.
The General Store where it's All A Fantasy
Pepper can't believe that Carmella is going house hunting with Oliver. Carmy tells her that it's a business arrangement – but admits that she did pretend she was house hunting with him for real. She knows he's still hung up on Elle, though.
PEPPER: Let me ask you something, missy. Who is he making the ongoing commitment to? Her? Or you?
Carmella looks confused, but that's not very unusual.
The Scarlet Bar where Adam bring it Down
FRAZER: You're buying a *house* together?
OLIVER: (nods) Well, no, I'm buying a house. For the baby.
ADAM: Well, it's the commitment, innit, mate?
Some nice dialogue going on, there, and then Adam brings it straight down with his East Croydon chaviness of ‘innit'.
OLIVER: Yeah, to our kid.
FRAZER & ADAM: Ah! Okay.
Oliver tries to convince them that Carmella knows it's nothing more than that.
The General Store where Pepper should really Shut Up
CARMELLA: It's just a house.
Pepper tries to convince Carmella to wise up. Oliver clearly wants to make a commitment to her. Carmella stresses that this is for the baby – Oliver doesn't want his child growing up in the back of a fruit van. Pepper begs her not to rule him out yet.
PEPPER: These are not the actions of an ex keeping his distance.
The Scarlet Bar where The Boys are not Convinced
Frazer and Adam think that Oliver might be giving Carmella the wrong idea – especially now he's not with Elle. Oliver says that he and Elle will work things out.
The General Store where Carmella is More Convinced
PEPPER: He's never offered to buy *her* a house, has he?
CARMELLA: Yeah, but Elle's the one who ended it, not him.
Pepper says that Oliver's not fighting his split with Elle – he's accepting it. And yet he's fighting Carmella's side. He's moving on with his life and it's a good thing! Carmella looks pleased.
Number 30 where it's not really a Music Montage
Rosie has done her research around Richard's female ex-colleagues, and she and Toadie start a ring-around whilst some groovy music plays in the background. Like a music montage, only……not. You can hear from their responses that everyone is singing his praises.
A Cottage Somewhere which is all Sickeningly Nice
Paul, Rebecca and Declan have managed to book their weekend away, pack, and drive there quick smart. I guess we lost a day during the commercial break. They make their way into the cottage, and Declan seems to be relatively impressed with the whole thing, especially his queen size bed. Paul tells him that Rebecca will have that bedroom – he and Declan will take the bunks.
The Scarlet Bar where there's A Compromise
Carmella has pages and pages of property details that she's showing to Oliver – who shows her the baby names book that Elle bought. Carmella is surprised, and asks Oliver if he misses her. He says there's no point moping – he has to move on.
Carmella suggests that she take out a mortgage and buy a place on her own. Oliver doesn't seem to mind this, but offers to pay the deposit.
A Cottage Somewhere where it's the Middle Of the night
It's the middle of the night, and Rebecca sits outside on the veranda. Paul appears, too, not able to sleep. He wants to tell Rebecca what he feels about her.
PAUL: Being here with you, it's just perfect. And it's not just because you're so beautiful.
REBECCA: In these old things?
PAUL: In anything. God, it's no wonder I'm so in love with you. You must have known, surely.
REBECCA: Well, we've had our share of distractions, lately.
PAUL: Oh. Too fast?
REBECCA: Oh Paul.
They kiss. A guitar plays in the background. They kiss some more in a moonlit night, with stars up above, and crickets chirping.
Cut to the next day with shots of birds. And bird noises that sound like they're straight from “The Morning Australian Bush” priced at $29.99.
Paul and Rebecca slept outside on the veranda all night, and Declan appears, not too happy to see her and Paul together.
REBECCA: Does this worry you?
DECLAN: Nah, I've seen you in those ugly pyjamas before.
Charming boy. Declan tells his mother that Paul makes her happy.
Number 30 / A Strange Place with Flowers
Frazer comes into the kitchen calling after Rosie – only to find Toadie asleep at the table. He waves toast in front of Toadie's nose.
FRAZER: (muttering) Unbelievable. (loudly) What have you done with my wife?
TOADIE: (waking up) Salami?
FRAZER: How has Rosie not killed you yet? This place is disgusting. Where are your pants?!
Rosie wanders in, dishevelled.
FRAZER: Hello! Haven't seen my wife anywhere, have ya?
ROSIE: Baby, I'm sorry, I had to sleep on the couch.
Rosie makes one last phonecall. How much do you wanna bet that it's the one call which will find them someone who will testify against Richard? Cut to a woman called Karen, who is wearing pink who says she doesn't know Richard's name, sorry. Rosie reminds her of when she worked with Richard, and Karen puts the phone down. Rosie tells the boys that Karen reacted to the name – she sounded scared.
Rosie calls her straight back, and tells Karen that she's not alone in this – they can help her.
A Cottage Somewhere where it's Rusty
The men are being manly and scraping old…stuff…off the barbecue outside. Paul's phone rings, and it's Rosie; she gives him the news of her hunch over Karen. Paul reiterates to Rosie that Richard has to be stopped. Paul tells Declan that the lawyers *may* have found something.
The General Store where Frazer's eating
FRAZER: What's the most serious crime you can let someone off for with just a warning?
Adam replies that it would be Crimes Against Fashion. And promptly warns Pepper. Carmella on the other hand, is miles away.
FRAZER: So, when are they going to put you out of your misery?
ADAM: Sometime today.
PEPPER: Oooh, I think my pap smear results are in.
FRAZER: …I'm eating…
Adam's phone and Pepper's phone ring at the same time. Frazer and Carmella are abandoned in favour of telephony. They have no conversation to make, so Carmella goes to leave. Frazer tells her not to – things have been strange, and he admits that he was out of line treating her the way he did. He offers her her room back. She says she'll get her own place.
She goes to leave again – Oliver and Elle are at another table and she wants to get out.
FRAZER: Look, however it pans out between you guys, I know one thing. You're gonna make a great mum.
CARMELLA: You think?
FRAZER: If I wasn't married to your sister, I'd ask you to adopt me.
Adam returns to the table – he's back in the police force. Pepper, on the other hand, is asking if she needs to go back in for further tests – before telling Adam that everything's fine.
The Scarlet Bar where it's a Freaky Resemblance
Rosie and Toadie are talking to Karen. Lucky she lived so close by.
They tell her about the investigation, and the civil case – can she tell them anything? She says she didn't know him very well. Karen asks if their client is called Rebecca, and Rosie nods. Karen told them Richard became obsessive with her when she dated him…and he called her Becca.
Come to think of it, she *does* look like her. Whaddya know.
The Bush Near the Cottage Somewhere
Declan is wandering through the bush with a stick. Because that's the manly thing to do. Richard follows him.
Oh, and turns out it's not Declan – it's Rebecca. My bad. So, Richard's standing alone with Becca in the middle of the Bush. Luckily, she has her stick. She tells him to stay away from her.
The Scarlet Bar where Karen won't help
Cut back to Karen telling the story of Richard being fixated with her, and very angry that she didn't want him. Angry that she “wasn't this Becca.” So Karen left the school, and Richard tracked her down. But Karen refuses to sign an affidavit. She won't help stop him, or make him pay.
The Bush Near the Cottage Somewhere
Cut back to Rebecca where Richard tells her he won't hurt her. Rebecca grabs her big stick. Go girl.
Richard tells her not to be silly. He's her family – hers and the boys, and he won't give that up to Paul.
Rebecca tells him to stop. And she holds up her big stick.