Rosie annoyed at Frazer trying to lecture her on being pregnant.
Mia and Ollie making eyes at each other before she asks him out for drinks.
Frazer giving Rosie an ultimatum – he'll raise the child as a single father if it comes to it.
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Rosie reiterates that she can't be a mother and likewise he reiterates that he'll be the dad.
FRAZER: If this were a normal marriage it would be you and I getting excited and getting scared and raising this child together but if you won't do it with me, if you don't truly think that you can I sure as hell will.
Toadie calls by to enlist Libby and Susan with their help in planning Steph's ideal wedding, with cars at the heart of the theme.
TOADIE: It's going to be beautiful in a Steph way. It's adventurous not girly.
The ladies assure him Steph will love it and then he shows them the plans for the wedding cake and whatever it is; they are gobsmacked as he cries out “it's insane.”
Meanwhile at Charlie's, Steph too is organising the wedding… a very low key wedding because it's the 2nd time for both of them! Valda seems disappointed when Steph comes off the phone to find out that a celebrant will be marrying them and isn't impressed either with what Steph wants by the way of food. She tries to tell Steph that Toadie was keen to organise the wedding himself but Steph replies that they're both doing it together because he has a law firm to run and it would be unrealistic for Toadie to do it all by himself.
Steph answers the phone to her dad and asks when they are all arriving.
Toadie tells them of the church he's lined up along with a priest that does bad jokes! Susan is delighted to accept his invitation to say something at the ceremony and the three of them celebrate with a group hug.
Steph comes off the phone from Joe unhappy that none of them are going to be attending because it's too short notice.
Hello, Bendigo is only a couple of hours north of Melbourne (fair enough excuse for the US ones though) and it is his eldest daughter but I suppose better to get the excuses in early this time unlike when Steph and Max got married.
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Frazer is cooing over Chloe as he holds his niece but tries to deflect attention when Carmella and Marco ask questions about him looking for a new job to who is going to be Chloe's godparents. Carmella replies that she has someone in mind for godfather - the gobsmacked Marco, but he wants her to talk it over with Ollie before it goes any further.
Toadie enters the store, and we'll cut a long story short unlike Toadie, and he asks Frazer to be his big best man so I presume that means Stonie isn't coming back for the wedding either!
Valda announces to Steph she has found a baker to make the cake but Toadie tells her to hold on as her enters the bar announcing that everything should be left to him. Steph thinks otherwise and tells Valda to arrange it before they lose it.
TOADIE: (In his best accent) Ah but Stephanie I have plans, bold plans and wondrous plans.
Steph isn't impressed with the dream wedding fancy folder he has in his hands and reminds him that its only 3 days to the wedding so she's been calling around. She then apologises to him for biting his head off and explains why – none of her family can make it.
TOADIE: Aww bummer.
Despite feeling that things have been ruined things for her, she asks to see his folder to incorporate some of his ideas but Toadie suddenly has to get back to the office for a meeting.
Valda is annoyed at Steph not running after Toadie and tells her she should fix things up with him “before he changes his mind again.”
Oops, this of course is news to Steph and Valda tells Steph what happened when she was in Shepparton with Libby – that after finding her divorce papers he was all set to end it with her before she did that to him. Steph is all set to go and see Toadie but Valda hauls her back because Toadie had sworn her to secrecy and tells Steph to patch things up with Toadie before it's too late.
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In the privacy of his office, Toadie removes a box hidden in a filing cabinet – his memory box of his first wedding to Dee and starts to look at the pictures in it.
Meanwhile in Rosie's office, Mrs Wallace is all teary as Rosie tries to go over things about the case and gets very personal while Rosie is trying to be more generic. Excusing herself, she heads out into the reception and “hears” Frazer's voice issuing her the ultimatum while she rubs her tummy.
Going back into the office, Rosie explains to Mrs Wallace that she is better with facts and asks if she'll be okay talking about Jessica in court, she is, so asks her to continue the story.
Libby gives Susan advice over what not to put in her speech for the wedding as she surfs the net for ideas. Unseen by Libby, Susan starts to feel her hand shake but covers it up well when Libby comes near the laptop and sends Libby away on the pretence of giving her some privacy.
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Toadie “hears” from FakeDee as he reads a letter she wrote to him on their wedding day.
DEE'S VOICE: I feel deep in love with my best friend and now our days together will never end. Honest, kind, gentle and sweet you make my heart feel complete. Today I start the rest of my life proud and honoured to be your wife.
Meanwhile through in Rosie's office Mrs Wallace continues her story and Rosie can see Frazer enter they “signal” that he's going to see Toadie.
Toadie quickly moves the memory box into his briefcase as Frazer enters his office to talk about the Buck's night – he has an idea of a river cruise. Toadie rejects the offer of a Buck's night citing that its too close to the wedding and there is still so much do to beforehand.
FRAZER: Being busy is not really an excuse. Let's not be un-Australian in this.
Toadie still isn't relenting and Fraz offers to scale back his plans to fit in with things but finally Toadie realises he isn't going to win so gives in graciously so he can't be accused of being un-Australian.
Frazer departs (after being told he can't play Minesweeper on the computer) and Steph enters the building, taking up position in the seat Frazer just vacated. Again, she apologises to Toadie for being grumpy because her family aren't coming.
STEPH: Seeing my family was the one thing I'm really looking forward to about the day.
TOADIE: (startled) The one thing? The one thing I'm looking forward to is actually marrying the woman of my dreams.
Steph realises she's put her foot in it and quickly says she didn't mean it like that but Toadie plays things very cool but departs quickly from his office saying he has a meeting to attend.
Carmella and Marco spot Mia as they push Chloe and he runs ahead to quietly and quickly ask that she doesn't reveal his secret to Carmella, which she agrees to.
Ollie arrives and Carmella pulls him aside to seek his views on Marco being godfather. He isn't exactly jumping for joy and she leaves it with him to come up with a good excuse as to why not but his mood improves as Mia looks at him as she heads off.
Susan is having trouble chopping up the veggies and thinks she's got away with it as Karl, Libby and Ben are capering around but Karl spots something is up and suggests they go to Charlie's for supper instead. Karl and Susan head off with Ben after Lib decides to stay when Steph comes round to “talk dresses”.
Naturally Libby knows Steph isn't round to talk dresses and asks what is up and Steph tells her about being horrid to Toadie even thought she hates herself for doing so. She goes on to explain that after finding out about her divorce from Max coming through, he was going to dump her. Libby urges her friend to talk to Toadie but Steph can't because she promised Valda, even though Libby thinks that their relationship is more important than Valda.
LIBBY: Steph, what's this really about?
STEPH: It's just… We're getting married in 3 days and there's this huge secret between us.
LIBBY: If that was really the problem you'd go and talk to him about it.
(Steph shakes her head)
LIBBY: If you're having second thoughts lay it on me. (Pause) Do you really have a problem with this marriage or are you just looking for problems that aren't there?
Steph backtracks and says she is okay and just needed to talk to someone about it even though her face doesn't say that and Libby knows it too.
Karl sets Ben up doing some colouring so he can talk to Susan about her MS symptoms. She denies she's had any but promises to let him know if there are any.
Ollie enters the bar and spotting Mia, quizzes her about her change in attitude over Carmella and Marco. She replies that she is cool about them now and Ollie offers to buy her a drink, which she eventually accepts.
Toadie resumes looking through the memory box but quickly puts it back in his briefcase when Steph comes into the livingroom asking to see his dream wedding plans. He refuses to on the pretence that there isn't enough time to do things his way and her simpler version makes more sense. Steph accepts this and he tells her about asking Frazer to be his big best man which she is fine about.
You could just about cut the atmosphere with a knife with all the tension in the air as Toadie heads off for a shower.
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Frazer enters the office and apologises for the ultimatum he gave her. Rosie explains that she has thought all day about her walking out on him and their child…
ROSIE: And I don't think I can't do it. I love you Fraz (cue one big smile on Frazer's face) and I'll do my best to love this little one too.
Frazer tells her she has no idea how happy that makes him feel as they hug and kiss each other before getting serious.
ROSIE: We're not going to destroy this little person's life are we?
ROSIE: Oh great… Aren't you scared?
FRAZER: I'm terrified beyond belief… and I'm over the moon. I'm emotionally multi-tasking but here's the deal. We are going to do it together as two people who love each other and just try to do the best they can. And you know something? We are going to stuff up, we're going to make mistakes, we're probably going to wonder what the hell we've gotten ourselves into but we are going to do it together.
ROSIE: Yes… as a family.
Aww! They have a hug and a kiss to celebrate.
Susan asks Karl if she should put a quote from Shakespeare in her wedding speech but he doesn't think so and Ben pipes up that she should put one in about footy instead… and he is serious!
“'course you are” replies Susan and as she starts to write Ben's suggestion in her book, her hand starts to shake again but this time she can't cover it up as both Karl and Ben spot it. Susan explains to an inquisitive Ben that it's just one of her MS bad days and is forced to agree that is why she couldn't chop the veggies.
Thankfully for her, Libby arrives and the conversation instead turns to Steph and her pre-wedding jitters although Libby tries to allay those fears to Susan.
Valda breaths a huge sigh of relief when she enters the livingroom as Steph tells her that her secret is still safe. She also tells Steph that Toadie put a lot of work into the wedding plans, which Steph agrees with, before Steph comes to a decision – he's going to get the dream wedding Toadie wants. When she goes to get them from his briefcase she finds his memory box and as Steph looks though it, we hear more of FakeDee.
DEE'S VOICE: Tomorrow I shall make my public promise to you my darling and we'll be together forever and ever and I can't wait. Did you know that when I see you around the corner or across the street I get a little gasp and my knees go to water
Toadie comes into the livingroom and asks what she is doing with his box because it's personal.
Toadie is explaining to Steph about the box.
TOADIE: I wanted to remember what a real wedding felt like.
STEPH: This is real?
TOADIE: Back then I felt wanted, felt desired.
STEPH: You are now.
TOADIE: No, no I'm not. I'm running around like an idiot seeking your approval. I'm looking for any sign you actually want this wedding.
STEPH: You know I do. How many times do I need to keep reassuring you? Okay, okay, I know may have been a bit abrupt about your plans but that's why I was going through your briefcase, I wanted to do it all your way. I want this wedding to work.
TOADIE: Then change your attitude.
STEPH: (stunned) My attitude? (Still stunned) And what exactly should my attitude be to all of this?
TOADIE: You leave Dee out of it.
STEPH: Toadie this is really bad timing, we're getting married in 3 days and you're comparing me to your dead wife.
Both of them seem to realise that they've said something a bit too much to each other.