- Frazer reading out Rosie's letter advising Toadie to contact top barrister Diana Murray.
- Tim Collins asking Kirsten whether she wants Mickey to call Janae “Mum”.
- Oliver telling Elle that he wants to be there for Carmella and the baby but also wants to be there for her, because he loves her.
- Elle telling Carmella she doesn't want to get back with Oliver.
Oliver's Hospital Bedside
Despite what the music suggests Elle and Oliver are not cloud watching. Oliver is still out for the count and Elle is artistically keeping vigil over him, eventually kissing him, but the Fairy Tale routine doesn't work here.
Cut to a shot of the hospital from the outside while on the inside Oliver is waking up. He suggests that bedside vigil is girlfriend territory. He jokes that she might be prejudiced against a guy with one kidney. He realises he has some competition with Lou and Harold, but he loves her and wants to get back together again if she still loves him. Elle tells him she can't go back to that place where her boyfriend is helping to raise another woman's baby. He asks her again if she still loves him but she doesn't answer and they're interrupted anyway by Carmella of the spectacular timing. She says she'll come back but Elle does the classic “I was leaving anyway” thing and tells Oliver to get better. Oliver tells Carmella that he thinks it's better that he only be friends with girls from now on, like him and her. Carmella thinks Elle will come round. Hmmm.
Charlie's: where all good business meetings are held.
Toadie is telling the illustrious Diana Murray about the cases they have on at the moment. Diana is interested to know why Toadie thinks that she might want to join a one-way-cold suburban solicitors practise. Toadie wants her to understand they didn't mean any disrespect by being so bold. He tells her they really look up to her, but she doesn't want to hear that.
TOADIE: Right. Ok…er, well, let's be honest then. The retainer will be modest…and the pace and vibe around here will be nothing like you're used to. But what we can offer you is freedom. Freedom to chose the cases you're interested in and run them however you like. Essentially you'd be your own boss and we'd look to you for guidance of course…
DIANA: …and a great deal of publicity.
Toadie agrees with some nervous laughter. Diana says it's her turn to be honest, she's sure he's heard she's looking for a change, that maybe she'd gone a bit soft, however as impressed as she is by his boldness she fears that that pace around Erinsborough might be too much of a change. She wishes him and Rosetta luck though, especially in Micky's case, she hears they're up against “that little weasel Tim Collins”. This raises a smile from the Toad and he suggests that if she has another five minutes there's an errand she might like to help him run.
Tim Collins and Associates
Kirsten is just leaving Tim's office with an envelope Tim says guarantees help in their quest. (Suspicious huh?) He finds Toadie in the reception sorting through some books . He greets him in his usual polite and cheery way.
TIM: What are you doing you cretin?
TOADIE: Oo, easy tiger! Get's angry easily doesn't he?
DIANA: Can't be good for the blood pressure…
TOADIE: Yes, as a wise man once said “Anger leads to hate, hate leaves to suffering.”
DIANA: Martin Luther King?
TIM: Shut up. Diana, it has been an age. To what do I owe this pleasure?
DIANA: Jerrod told me about your situation and I felt sorry for you Tim. Stuck here all on your own..
TOADIE: No-one to help you pack…
DIANA: And you have to be out by noon, is that right?
TOADIE: Yeah, when your lease expires!
TIM: Diana, I don't know how…or why you got involved with this waste of space, but I'm going to have to ask you both to leave before I call security.
DIANA: You sure you don't want some help to pack, it's a lot to get done by twelve.
TOADIE: I've got some brochures on anger management…
TOADIE: Diana, would you like a cup of tea?
DIANA: Love one.
TOADIE: Tim? (He drops a pile of books at Tim's feet)
Tim does not look impressed.
Number 26 with the best pancakes ever.
Bridget presents Mickey with a present for his Birthday Week - he's a Parker after all and apparently they have Birthday Weeks. Nice for some. The pressie is a Brisbane Lions footie shirt - get me knowing that! There's a knock at the door and it's the delightful Kirsten with her yellow envelope of doom from Tim. She tells Mickey that she scored tickets to the circus for them all to got after school. Ned takes the envelope and sees only three tickets, he asks why there isn't one for Janae. Kirsten explains they were freebies, Janae says that it's fine and to go and have a good time and to bring her back some fairy floss.
Tim Collins and Associates….or is it?
Twelve o'clock on the dot Toadie, Steph and Diana enter “Rebecchi-Cammeniti” - it might not look like much but they have big plans. Steph asks if Diana is joining them for lunch because they're having a bit of a celebration at the bar. Toadie thought lunch was cancelled because it was for Rosetta since she's getting her articles today, but she's away. Steph corrects him, saying the celebration is for RebecchiCammeniti and it's still on. Frazer arrives remarking that he *loves* what they've done with the place. Toadie introduces Frazer to Diana and things get a bit awkward about making a toast without glasses. Steph retreat to the bar to find glasses etc and Toadie explains to Fraze that since Rosie isn't here maybe they shouldn't have the lunch. Lucia mother of Rosie is not impressed to hear this - fabulous soap entrance there. Cue more awkardness.
Charlie's where the party is at.
Carmella and Pepper have joined the gang to celebrate Rosie getting her Articles, Toad is still rather awkward about the whole thing but Pepper tells him she's got Rosie on the phone and Steph tells Toadie to give his speech.
TOADIE: Today I send documents to the board of examiners to officially mark Rosie's transition from Article Clerk to full member of our noble profession. We all know that Rosie is fearsomely intelligent but in the last year she has taught me that intelligence is meaningless if it's not balanced with care and compassion. It's said that if the pupil fails to outdo the master then both have failed. Rosie has taught me to see things from different perspectives and for that I will always be grateful. She has made me a better lawyer and a more compassionate human being. She's a great friend and there's noone in the world I would rather share this partnership with.
The propose a toast to Rosie (who is apparently crying). Hmmm…Diana looks rather impressed.
Back at Charlie's
FRAZER: To Rebecchi-Cammeniti
TOADIE: The law firm with heart…
It is a unanimous feeling that that's a bit cheesy.
DIANA: As a wise man once said “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Ooo, she speaks the Toadfish's lingo. Toadie has impressed Diana today, Toad seems as perplexed by this as I am. Diana trusts that if she comes on board they'll find her a desk to work on, she suggests a trial period, at least while Rosie is in Italy. She's serious about furniture though, if she's going to bring in clients… AwkwardToadieMoment #4/5/6? - he explains they did have a budget for furnishings but now they have to pay her retainer. Diana tells him to forget the retainer, she's there for the freedom and she'll bring her own clients with her. Toadie wants to know why she's helping them. She explains she's helping herself. It's her fresh start and he'd better not stuff it up.
Elsewhere in the bar, Lucia is telling Carmella how proud she is of her girls. She spies Frazer talking to Rosie on the phone all cute and loved up, she doesn't see why Carmella and Oliver couldn't have the same thing. Carmella wants to know what happened to praising her independence and asks her mother to drop it. She and Oliver won't be getting back together, Oliver loves someone else and she deserves someone who adores her too.
Number 26 where we're pulling with the punches.
Janae is releasing her anger by the medium of boxing, with the aid of Bridget who is pretty surprised by Janae's aggression. Riley tells his sister to remind him not to get into a fight with her. In the kitchen Karl has his eye on the last Danish Pastry. Miranda reports that Riley is really trying to make an effort with them and hasn't said anything more about the flat. Susan advises they just let things happen naturally. Karl adds they'll drive themselves crazy if they try to second guess him, citing Mal as an example, and Susan remembers problems with Billy. Aw.
Back in the lounge room Didge has the gloves on and Riley the pads as Janae moodily watches on. She goes to look out of the window and sees that the circus goers have returned.
Mickey runs off into the house to tell Janae about their trip. Kirsten thanks Ned for coming along. She flirts outrageously, saying it was fun being a mum and dad together, and puts a hand on his hip as Janae looks out of the window again.
KIRSTEN: I'd forgotten how great we are together.
NED: That was yonks ago Kirsten.
KIRSTEN: Yeah, I know. I just wish things were different. That we were a family - for Mickey's sake.
NED: Well that's never going to happen, I'm with Janae.
KIRSTEN: I hope she knows how lucky she is.
Back inside number 26
It's taken Mickey blooming ages to get inside, but when he does he bursts in to show everyone all the stuff he got (Riley thinks he knows how to work the Birthday Week) and tell Janae that she should have come. Wow, it really is an episode packed with awkward moments. And stay tuned because there's more to come.
Karl, for instance, now sitting on the sofa with his arm around his wife (aw) thinks the circus isn't any fun without lions and animals.
MIRANDA: Oh Karl…
BRIDGET:Yeah, because animal cruelty is so entertaining.
STEVE: Yeah, I just love it when they hit the elephants with those big sticks
KARL: Ok, fair point.
MIRANDA: Well I did warn you.
Steve says he's going to the Zoo to see the new tigers they've got and wonders if Mickey would like to go too. Riley asks if he can go along to hang with his “Main Man Mick on his Birthday Festival”. Oh he's got the lingo too. Janae comes in and Miranda leaps to her feet asking Steve to come and help her clean up in the kitchen. Susan cottons on and says that she and Karl will help too. Bridget asks Mickey if he wants to feed Pouch and Riley says he'll warm a bottle.
WOW. Way to clear a room!
Janae asks Ned if he had a good time. Ned says he did until the end when Kirsten said she wants to get back with him. He thinks she's mixed up and lonely at the moment and he told her that he was with Janae. They have a cuddle. Aw.
The General Store
Karl is salivating over Danish Pastries again. Susan tells him to wait for arvo- tea. Eh? What was that they were having with the Parker's then? Time continuity within a day needs some work! Susan asks Harold what all the clipboards are for. He explains they're Steph's for gauging public opinion. Susan signs the one on Stingray's memorial wall. Karl doesn't think he'll sign the one about reintegrating ex-cons into the community. Susan tells him that if he just thought about it for half a second he'd remember his daughter is living with an “ex-miscreant”. Karl thinks Darren is different, these aren't nice people. Enter Lou who wants to know who aren't nice people. Karl and Susan make a hasty exit and Lou berates Harold telling him he doesn't want him canvassing in the store.
Oliver's hospital room
Oliver sees that Carmella was right, in time Elle would come around. He has good news and bad news, bad news it's lasagne for dinner, good news he'll be out of hospital in a couple of days - it was keyhole surgery. How convenient. Elle has come to set the record straight once and for all. She'd be lying if she said she hadn't missed him, but she'd turned into a pining pathetic version of herself she doesn't want to be. She's gone with her heart before and it's ended in disaster. Oliver says you can't just turn off your feelings. Elle says you can and she is. ..and she leaves.
The General Store of light Jazz
Harold knows what Lou's problem is. He's still annoyed that Mickey called Harold “Pop” too. Lou argues that he didn't call Harold “Pop”, he said it was like having two Pops. Harold tells Lou to put the picked onions down and talk to him. Lou thinks he'll get more sense out of the picked onions. Harold tries to explain that Mickey was caught up in the moment and that in no way detracts from how important Lou is to him. Lou holds the jar of pickled onions to his ear. Harold gives up.
Elsewhere in the GS Janae is asking Kirsten to stop messing Ned and Mickey around. Kirsten says she can't help it if Ned still has feeling for her but Janae tells her just to stop playing games. Kirsten isn't playing games (apparently) she just wants her son back.
JANAE: If you think you can take that beautiful boy from us…
KIRSTEN: You don't get a say, and don't think you know the whole story. Today in the Street? He got this look, took me a while to figure it out but then I remembered, it was a look he had when we first were together.
JANAE: You know what, if you don't stop this….
KIRSTEN: Is that a threat? I shouldn't be surprised I suppose, you come from a family of criminals.
In which case she shouldn't have been surprised that Janae was going to throw a glass of water at her! Kirsten screams and unnecessarily falls over, for goodness sake the water was at her chest, not even in her face. I'd have chucked the glass at her too for good measure. Lou and Harold rush over and Kirsten tells them Janae attacked her for no reason. Janae makes towards Kirsten calling her a liar, but Lou grabs her, asking what she thinks she's doing. Tim was just about to ask the same question. It's all about the well timed entrances today too. Janae looks stricken at what she's just done.
Entering the kitchen with Lou and Harold she tells them she's stuffed everything up, they try to pacify her, but she's having none of it, they saw the look on Tim's face. She thinks it's like the fight all over again, she let her emotions get the better of her, Kirsten pushed her into losing it and she did.
JANAE: And now Ned's going to lose Mickey and it's going to be all my fault.
Tim drops a file at Toadie's feet, apologising because he couldn't see an “In” tray.
DIANA: Do you mind, Tiny Tim? We're in a meeting.
TIM: Oh doing charity work now are we Diana? How the mighty are fallen.
Toadie says that in a battle of wits Tim is clearly unarmed but Tim asks how this is for funny. Toadie's client's girlfriend has just physically attacked and threatened his client in front of witnesses . He's slapping an AVO(?) on Janae saying she's violent, aggressive and dangerous. Toadie tells him to get out. Ned is shocked and wants to know if he could lose Mickey over this. Toadie confirms that if what Tim says is true, then yes.