- Ringo giving Rachel the exam paper he stole
- Rachel almost being caught by Karl when returning the paper
- Adam asking Pepper what's going on between her and Sophie.
Karl wakes up and sees in the local newspaper that Janae and Co have saved Stingray's wall. He begins to tell Susan but she's too busy vacuuming. Karl shouts over the noise, wondering why Susan has to be cleaning so early on. She has to though, as she has a staff meeting at the house today. Karl manages to break Susan's cleaning rampage by showing her the newspaper. For a moment Susan is joyful at the news before handing the paper back to Karl and resuming her vacuuming.
Pepper goes to hug Adam who has just come through the door but Adam doesn't seem interested. Adam explains that he's been working nights so he hasn't been able to reply to any of Pepper's messages. Intuitive Pepper realizes that he's still angry about the dinner the other night but Adam doesn't want to talk about it and so goes to retrieve his missing hat.
Susan is explaining to Karl that she thought an informal atmosphere for the meeting would be better. Susan instructs Rachel and Zeke to do some washing up while Susan fiddles around with some paper work. Zeke asks about the meeting so Susan explains that there is a lot of money up for grabs and all the departments at the school want to get their hands on it even though there won't be enough to go around. Talk comes around to the stolen exam paper with Susan saying that they'll find out who did it - somehow. She gets something out of her briefcase and the stolen exam paper floats about before landing on the floor. Karl picks the paper up and hands it to Susan who realizes that she's just been given the stolen exam paper - she must have had it all along! Or so she thinks. Susan is annoyed as she turned her bag inside out looking for that exam paper. Rachel tries to comfort her by saying that at least now she knows it wasn't stolen. Karl examines Rachel's reaction and seems suspicious.
Frazer and Rosie are debating on what time to leave for Rosie's talk. She wants to get there early as parking could be a nightmare. Pepper walks in so Rosie asks for her opinion on her outfit. Even though Pepper thinks she looks nice, Rosie thinks that she hates it - despite further praise from Frazer. Ringo "I'm wearing a tight green top to go running with" Brown walks in and is handed 'brain food' by Frazer. Ringo has to remind him that it's school holidays but Frazer wants him to eat it anyway. Pepper begins to ask Frazer about the trust between him and Rosie. Whilst discussing this Ringo sneakily scrapes his breakfast 'brain food' into the bin before announcing that he's going for a run. Frazer gets serious and asks Pepper what's bothering her. She explains in her usual blunt way that Adam hates her because she was mean to Sophie the other night. She's jealous that Adam and Sophie spend all day together - it's making her insecure, as well as giving her pimples. Frazer advises Pepper to tell Adam the truth about her history with Sophie or back off all together as she can't have it both ways.
Rachel, walking out her bedroom, senses Karl's suspicions so decides to head out. Karl asks her to wait for a minute and he wants to talk to her. He asks her out-right if Rachel put the exam paper back into Susan's briefcase.
RACHEL: So you think that I'm the thief?
KARL: I'm asking you. That's all.
RACHEL: What are you going to do?
Karl is disappointed that Rachel would do such a thing so Rachel apologizes. He doesn't understand why she felt the need to do it as she's not even struggling at school and her grades are good. He's disgusted that she would let Susan blame herself when she's so ill at the moment. She begs for Karl not to tell her but Karl insists that he has no choice as its gone way beyond a family matter.
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Rosie is advising Pepper what she should present in her school meeting this afternoon. Rosie think Pep should use statistics about rising obesity but Pepper is cynical as they'll probably spend the money on library books. Rosie can tell that Pepper is passionate about the money going into a school gym so tells Pepper to put that passion onto paper. Talk quickly changes to Adam as Pepper tells Rosie the advice that Frazer had given her.
ROSIE: And who made him a relationship guru all of a sudden?
However, Pepper agrees with Frazer's advice and decides to let the situation play out. Rosie gets a disturbing phone call from the bank saying that Frazer has just withdrawn $40,000 from their joint account.
Over at Charlie's Frazer is placing 'a big one' - using all sorts of racing technical jargon. Don't do it Fraze!
Susan is attempting to extract the reasons behind Rachel stealing the exam but Rachel is remaining quiet. Susan comes to the conclusion that she's been pressurizing Rachel too much but Rachel assures that's not the reason. Apparently, Rachel 'wasn't thinking' but Susan thinks she may have stolen the exam for somebody else. She can't even pretend to understand why she did it as it's so out of character for Rachel.
SUSAN: Is there anything you want to say to me before I make an official report?
RACHEL: I'm sorry.
A disappointed Susan tells her that she can go - although the advanced literature programme will no longer be going ahead.
Susan is moaning to Karl that Rachel has made a fool out of her especially in front of the new principal. In the middle of her rant, Susan comments on how hot it is so goes about fanning herself with her clothing. Karl goes over to open a window while Susan explains that she thinks that by praising Rachel's academic achievements so much she pressurized her into trying to keep it up. Perhaps, Susan suggests, the fact that she's been so tired lately has meant that she just hasn't seen the stress that's been put on her. They both agree that she's been missing Bree and Katya a lot so her stealing the exam paper might be attention seeking. Susan begins to fan herself again while Karl goes to feel her forehead prompting Susan to slap his arm in disapproval.
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Rachel is sulking in the corner while Adam goes to sit down next to Pepper. Pepper gets straight to the point - she knows that Adam is still angry about the way Pepper acted around Sophie during dinner. Adam tells her she was out of line but Pepper says that she just had a momentary lapse of confidence. Adam just wants some support as Sophie is his partner so it's important that they both get along. An understanding Pepper decides to no longer get in the way.
A sweaty Ringo, still wearing the yucky green top, walks over to Rachel and proudly tells her about the '8 K's' he's just ran. He comments on how scary the interrogation from Susan was the other week which Rachel agrees with. Ringo asks if something is bothering her but Rachel assures him that it's nothing so they decide that they'll 'see each other around' at the library.
The meeting is well underway as Pepper arrives in, apologizing for her lateness. Helen comments on how hard it's going to be compete with the glamorous Pepper. A polite Pepper takes the comment in her stride as Susan prompts for the meeting to start. Pepper starts by giving everyone a copy of her proposal which Helen likens to a novel. Pepper starts her speech by saying how old and inadequate the sporting facilities at the school are. She proposes the money be spend on upgrading the gym which Helen disagrees with. To her, the idea of spending half a million dollars to put a roof over the netball team, seems absurd. She apologizes and asks Pepper to continue after Susan gives her a look of disapproval.
Pepper is complaining to Adam that she should have stood up for herself at the meeting. Adam comforts her by saying that her proposal was as good as anything they could have come up with - her argument was professional and sound. Pepper remembers how half of them were once her teachers which leads Adam to say that she was probably running rings round them all. Adam thinks that no one is going to believe in Pepper until she believes in herself.
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Zeke walks over to a moping Rachel and asks how on earth she could lie to Susan like that. Rachel's excuse is that Ringo is a friend who has been going through a really tough time lately. Zeke doesn't think that Ringo is much of a friend to her. She assures him that Ringo is a friend but Zeke doesn't understand why she's going to sacrifice her place in the literature programme 'for a friend' - a friend who hardly talks to her unless he needs help. Zeke thinks that she's turned into one of those dumb girls she used to hate. The one's that used to spend their whole life running about for their dumb boyfriends.
Over on another table Rosie is asking if Diana would be able to manage without her for a while as she wants to talk to Frazer. Diana asks if she's going to 'hunt him down' so Rosie sits down and ponders why he hasn't consulted her at all about withdrawing so much money. Diana advises her not to accuse him before she knows he's guilty which Rosie agrees with. Diana is certain that Frazer loves her - anyone could see it. She thinks that trust is hard to regain after it's lost. Rosie wonders if Diana is saying this for her benefit but Diana knows it's too late for her.
Rosie walks in leaving a message on Frazer's phone apologizing for the last message she left on there. Before she can finish the message however, her face drops as she sees Frazer nervously biting his nails as he listens to the race. She slaps the table to gain his attention.
ROSIE: You fool. What have you done with our money?
Frazer assures her that the money is in the bank but Rosie lets him know that she's had a phone call from the bank telling her that he withdrew $40,000. He tells her that he didn't use it to bet, he put it straight back into the bank instead. Detective Rosie doesn't believe him as she knows he's been listening to the races. He tells her that the race he was going to bet on was fixed which is one of the reasons why he didn't do it. He grabs her face to try and make her believe him - which she does. He says that he wasn't proud of what he was considering which is why he never told her about it and he didn't want to loose her respect. She reminds him that they're married and so they should be able to tell each other anything. She thinks that they're not really friends anymore as they've just been snapping at each other since they got married. They realize that the money might be the root of the problem so consider just giving it away. He is never going to lock her out again - that's a promise. They give each other a small peck on the lips.
Susan has just got off the phone to the new principal as a confident Pepper strolls in and explains how disappointed she is with the negativity that was shown with her proposal.
PEPPER: Given that there is a nationwide obesity epidemic having a fully equipped gymnasium is not a luxury but a necessity.
Susan couldn't agree with her more but unfortunately it's been delivered about five hours too late and to the wrong person. She advises Pepper to speak up more if she wants to compete with people like Helen. Susan tells her that she is as good as any of them which Pepper says she now knows.
Rosie, Frazer and Diana are celebrating how great Rosie's speech was.
FRAZER: You could see all those first years looking at her thinking, one day I'm going to be just like her. Change the world, have my own firm and . . .
DIANA: And have a very handsome husband. . . . . I do give compliments, Frazer.
Watch out Rosie, looks like you might have some competition!
ROSIE: You are a hunk. I don't care what they say!
FRAZER: Thanks honey.
The subject of conversation quickly changes as Diana announces that she has good and bad news. Her association with Rebecchi-Camenitti is about to end as she has decided to take on the work her ex offered her. Rosie thinks it's great for her, but terrible for the firm so wonders what made Diana change her mind. Diana explains that it was the speech she heard about not assuming the worst of people. Diana is adamant that her and her ex will resume a purely professional relationship. She wants to go and say goodbye to Toadie to catch her flight to Sydney. They say their goodbyes before Diana advises Frazer to take care of Rosie as she's a star in the making. Diana and Rosie give each other a friendly kiss before saying goodbye.
Rosie goes back over to Frazer who lets her know that they would have won about $150, 000 if he'd bet on the fixed race. However, they both agree that they made the right decision as Frazer says that he's done with track and might go back to university.
Ringo is taking some multi-vitamins to try and bulk up as Zeke appears and tells him that he's weak and that if Rachel had any sense then she's drop him right in it. He explains that she got caught putting the exam paper back - the exam paper which he stole! Zeke is sure that she wanted to save his stupid butt - which is why she never told him when they spoke earlier.
Teacher Suse is telling Rachel that she's only going to get a one week suspension which will start straight after the holidays. Susan is clearly becoming weaker as she hears a knocking at the door - it's Ringo. Susan asks for Karl to get him to come back later. Ringo however, has other plans and wishes to talk to Susan. He storms in lets her know that he was the one that stole the exam paper. He is the cheat.