Toadie telling Steph that her council vote makes her culpable in the warehouse collapse.
Kirsten telling Paul he owes her two drinks, and Paul offering her a job.
Zeke asking the gang if they want to go to a movie; Declan saying he and Rachel are on detention.
Ringo, Zeke and Didge realising that Rach and Declan aren't at school on detention after all...
Kennedys / Number 22
At the Ks' place, the standard backdrop is back and the brick wall outside the front door is gone. Didge is upset that Rachel lied to her but swears she doesn't care if Declan and her are together.
Over at number 22, Rach is coaching Declan in Maths cos, sin and tan. Brings back memories. Didge rings Rachel, and asks her how the detention is going. Rachel pretends they're stuck there, and says they'll be finished in half an hour. She claims that Fitzy's supervising, and he's just coming back to the classroom. She puts the phone down on Bridget, who is furious that she's been lied to again.
The Office of Law
Toadie is working when Rosie comes in, apologising for springing the whole pregnancy thing on him the other day. She admits she was probably hiding it from herself as much as anyone else.
TOADIE: You're a complicated little bunny, aren't you?
Rosie says she's happy about it, but she won't be taking time off...she's not an invalid. She asks if Steph got away alright, and comments that Toadie came straight back to the office.
Toadie tells Rosie there have been some interesting developments in the class action, and Rebecca Brocovich saunters in declaring that the Press will have a field day with the council information. Toadie tells her not to get ahead of herself, but Rebecca says she promised Evelyn Wallace they'd see some results soon; Toadie tells her she shouldn't be making promises and promptly dismisses Rebecca.
Paul sounds like he has a cold is coaching Kirsten in how to use the hotel booking and paying systems. She makes a mistake and is annoyed, but Paul reassures her. She compliments him on being patient with her and says she's happy to be passed onto a member of staff as Paul must be really busy.
PAUL: No, not at all. It's nice to be needed.
Number 22 / a green hill
Declan finishes a maths question, but Rachel is miles away, wishing she hadn't lied to Didge. She says she has to call her friend and explain what's happening, and that there's nothing going on between them. Declan tells Rachel that Didge knows that, but Rachel doesn't like lying. Declan says that getting coaching from a classmate is desperate! He doesn't want Didge to know!
Meanwhile, Didge is walking to the movies with Zeke and Ringo, still adamant that she doesn't care if Declan and Rachel are together it's the lying she hates.
Her phone rings, and it's Rachel who doesn't realise the call she made has gone through. Rachel and Declan are continuing their discussion about not lying to Bridget about what's going on, and she hears everything, and misinterprets it...
Carmella is packing away baby clothes, thinking she might as well give them to Rosie now. Marco points out that in packing them she's throwing away the hope of having another baby. Carmella says she has one perfect baby she doesn't want to ruin her record. She also knows that all she needs is Marco and Chloe and a dream home in Ramsay Street.
Marco wonders if they should ask Harold again about buying his place for them he wants to build a future for them. Carmella is adamant that Harold won't sell up.
Didge comes over to see Rachel and asks about detention. Rachel plays along with the lie until Bridget calls her on it. Didge says she heard Rachel and Declan discussing their secret relationship' over the phone. Rachel didn't realise the phone call went through and she can explain.
DIDGE: I stood up for you over the whole Angus thing. And the name calling...
RACH: And for that I am so grateful...
DIDGE: ...and the kids saying that you were easy...
RACH: ...I know, I'm sorry Didge...
DIDGE: ...and now I realise they were just right all along. You really are a skank.
Cut to moments later and Rachel tells Didge the truth about why she lied: she's helping Declan with maths after school. Bridget doesn't believe her, but Rachel says that Declan is really embarrassed.
Didge apologises, but Rachel won't have it. She apologises again, says she made a mistake and wants to talk about it. Rachel refuses and asks Bridget to leave.
The Office of Law
Rebecca is confronting Toadie, telling him he's blocking their case against the council because he has a conflict of interest with Steph. Rebecca suggests that he step down from the case.
TOADIE: Heeeey! Hey. Is that your considered judgement, is it? After, what, five months of answering phones and making coffee? Yeah, you know legal ethics like the back of your hand.
Wehey, go The Toad!
Toadie asks Rosie to tell Rebecca to go back to filing before he says something he regrets. Rebecca leaves. Rosie agrees that Rebecca is out of line, but she also questions whether or not he's being objective on this. Toadie resents her suggesting otherwise, and says he will remain objective and professional at all times on this. Rosie accepts his comments.
Oooh, I do like it when Toadie goes all lawlike and masterful.
Ned, Kirsten and Mickey are celebrating her job. Mickey thinks she looks like an air hostess and runs to the toilet. Ned and Kirsten chat, and she admits that she can finally see a way forward. She's also pleased they're getting on so well, as friends. Ned wonders if there's a new man in her life, but she denies it.
Rebecca runs in, all frantic and cross, declaring she's just been humiliated by her boss. Elle sympathises, and suggests maybe she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Rebecca sees an opportunity when she realises that a good scoop could help Elle back to work from her enforced sick leave...and tells her that certain facts have come to life with the class action...
The Vet Surgery
Steve and Miranda have been working at the surgery all day, and Steve thanks his wife for helping him. He gets a bit frisky with her but Toadie walks in.
TOADIE: Oh. Get a room.
Toadie's come to collect Bob, and Steve says he's pulled through with flying colours. Toadie goes to pay, but it turns out that Frazer has already paid.
Paul is showing Kirsten around the hotel suites and oddly brags that their internet connections are both dial up AND broadband!!! Dial up?? It's not like they're in Tasmania, they're supposed to be a high end hotel complex. I mean, I know Australia is a little behind in the internet stakes, but...seriously, DIAL UP????!
He shows them the other luxury features: the view, the TV with cable and in-house movies. He role-plays with her on how to accept a tip from a client, and in doing do their hands touch and linger for a while. Oh, please.
Kirsten tells him they can't do this he has a partner. Paul lies, and tells her that he and Rebecca aren't together any more. Kirsten looks dead pleased and vixen like and pounces on her road kill.
In the words of Toadie get a room.
Oh, hang on, you're already in one...
Rebecca has given Elle all the info for a scoop on the class action. Silly girl. Elle is, of course, thrilled and promises she won't let her friend down. Rebecca hopes she's doing the right thing, and runs off to go shopping.
Riley and Heather chat at the bar, and Elle hears their conversation, which seems to distract Riley's attention away from his new mate. Riley tells Heather he's worried about Elle as a friend, nothing more.
At a table, Marco and Carmella are eating, whilst Chloe sleeps in her pushchair. Harold asks if he can have a cuddle with her, but Carmella says she's just gone to sleep. Honestly, let the poor baby out sometimes, will you?! She's only a couple of months old...a cuddle will hardly wreck her routine. But Marco goes one better. After declining Harold a cuddle with his sort of stepdaughter, he asks if he can buy Harold's house.
Unfortunately Harold seems to be up for thinking about it, despite Lou standing behind him refusing the offer...!
Declan is fine with Bridget knowing about the coaching, but Rachel feels guilty for letting him down. Rebecca comes home with shopping bags. Rach is still stunned by her friend's behaviour which seems rather hypocritical given her own behaviour not very long ago. Didge forgave Rachel some terrible things she said and did, yet Rachel can't find it in herself to forgive Didge? Seriously, friendships shouldn't be so hard. Just TALK, girlies!
Declan asks if they can continue their maths session, but Rachel implies she doesn't think they should, so Declan goes along with it. Just as Rach is leaving, Bridget arrives to talk to Dec, but Rachel makes some sarcastic remarks and flounces all, all princess like and stroppy.
Paul and Kirsten leave their hotel room, kissing. Back in the room, Paul tries to remake the bed, but seems to suddenly realise what he's done.
In their bedroom I'll repeat that: in their BEDROOM Rebecca asks why Paul's late home, and he confesses he was working late. She admits that she might have been neglecting him lately, and she feels like an idiot for missing his signals last night. She's all flirty, but he tells her he just wants to go to sleep; he turns over, and Rebecca feels stupid.
Carmella tells Rosie and Rebecca that she and Marco made an offer on number 24. They seem pleased about it, and whilst Rebecca looks at the baby clothes that Carmella gave her sister, Carmella seems uncomfortable about talk of further little Cammenitis running around.
Over at another table, Riley and Heather are eating. They're discussing a story which isn't going too well, until Elle joins them and tells them she has the scoop of the year and Brad can't do it without her!
The Office of Law
Toadie arrives for work and asks to see Rebecca. In his office, he tells her she's a valuable member of the office, and he's not compromising the case. In fact, Steph has given them the paperwork which will lead them to the council as the culpable party...
Rebecca's idea of taking the story to the Press is suddenly looking less rosy. Toadie explains to her that he's kept it under wraps til now because fighting bureaucracy is tough. They don't have the money to take the council to court, so they need an out of court settlement. And that paperwork is the only chance they have which is why he freaked out when Rebecca said she'd go to the Press with it. If the Press have it, Toadie and Rosie lose their leverage, and they lose the case.
Rebecca looks distinctly uncomfortable.