Rebecca and Lydia talking about proving that Jackie is corrupt
Karl talking to Lou about Broken Heart Syndrome
Toadie knocking Fitzy over during the footy game
Kirsten telling Paul she wants a good life for herself
Libby and Toadie are waiting outside Fitzy's room when Karl comes out after an examination. The verdict: Fitzy's badly concussed, but he'll be OK. They're just keeping him in for observation. Toadie wants to go in to have a chat to Fitzy:
LIBBY: What, you want to finish him off, do you?
Actually, no. Toadie just wants to apologise so heads off.
Karl notices that Libby's a bit on edge so gives her a bit of a look to let his daughter know he's noticed. She says it was just scary to see Fitzy lie on the ground like that, but Karl knows there's more to it.
The Napiers are fixing up after dinner talking about the footy game. In the living room things aren't quite as fun though with Paul and Kirsten sitting on opposite sofas looking uncomfortable. There's a knock on the door and Paul offers to answer it.
DECLAN: No, it's OK. I'm quicker, I've got two legs.
Turns out it's Zeke and Ringo popping over. Rebecca asks how Susan's doing at her retreat and Zeke says she's doing better and will be back home in the next few days. She wasn't very happy about that article in the newspaper about Steph in the paper though. Stuff like that's no good for her health. Elle looks quite uncomfortable at that information. The boys head upstairs and Rebecca announces that she and Elle are going out for an hour or so. They've got some 'late night shopping' to attend to.
Once in the laundry room the girls discuss their upcoming breaking and entering. Elle doesn't seem too keen on it, but Rebecca says they're not really breaking in since Lydia's provided then with the passwords that they need to get inside.
Back in the living room Paul tells Kirsten he doesn't give into blackmail. Kirsten says she's not doing it for fun. This is her chance to become someone Mickey can be proud of. Paul can't believe she'd choose this way to go about it. He says he might just go and tell Rebecca all about what happened. Kirsten dares him to go through with it, but before they have time to talk further on the subject the girls come back into the living room. Rebecca wants to know what the topic of conversation is and Kirsten says Paul's happy to tell her. He doesn't look very amused anymore.
Libby's visiting Fitzy. They're both pretty smiley and seem a bit nervous. Fitzy wants to know which team won the game. Lib tells him they never finished it once he was knocked over.
FITZY: And here I was trying to impress you.
LIBBY: Why would you want to do that?
FITZY: I can't remember. [I've got a] Concussion.
Fitzy thanks her for sticking around, but she changes the topic to people who should know he's in hospital. He says no, there's no one who should be told. Things seem to be building up to a bit of a moment, but then Karl interrupts it by entering the room. He needs to check Fitzy's pupils to see that everything's normal. Those pupils seem very intent on focusing on Libby rather than Karl though. Libby watches on intently until she realises she's being a bit obvious so leaves the room while Karl finishes off his examination.
The girls have joined Paul and Kirsten on the sofas and Paul's telling them how impressed he's been with Kirsten's work at Lassiter's. So impressed in fact that he's decided to take her on as a trainee manager. Rebecca's all smiley, but Elle's far from convinced. They decide to have a toast as a bit of a celebration.
The Lou Carpenter Fan Club a.k.a. Steve and Karl pop over to see how their big idol's doing.
HAROLD: If it's a grumpy man you want then you've come to the right place.
STEVE: Not a good patient then?
They talk about what cardiac patients should and shouldn't eat that is if you really are a cardiac patient. Lou grumbles some more. Then Steve broaches the topic of Harold's upcoming trip. Harold says he can't go anywhere knowing that Lou's sick, he'd be too worried about Lou having another attach while he's away. Steve says Miranda would miss his supply of fresh herbs if he did go. Harold offers to go get some now, but Steve says no. Karl would like some though, so Harold heads to the garden giving the other blokes a chance to talk to Lou in private.
Karl comments that it's obvious Lou's not feeling well because Harold's leaving. Lou eventually admits that yes, he is a cranky old coot who's afraid of being alone. Now would Karl please just let him be. As Lou heads off to his room, Steve and Karl discuss the broken heart syndrome. Steve wants to know if there's anything they could do to help and thinks he might be able to help.
Kirsten's saying goodbye and Rebecca's all cheery. As the former leaves for home and the latter for the bathroom we're left with Paul and a suspicious Elle in the kitchen. Elle says she thinks it's a bit sudden to fast track someone like Kirsten. The way she treated Mickey and Ned Kirsten doesn't really strike you as a reliable type of person.
PAUL: Well, Lassiter's isn't really your concern anymore, is it?
ELLE: I just hope you know what you're doing.
Harold's telling Lou he can't leave town knowing is best friend's ill. Lou says there's no need to worry, he won't be a burden to Harold much longer. Poor Harry thinks the docs have given Lou a time frame of how much longer he's got to live until Lou clears the matter up. He's not dying! Not yet anyway. He thinks Harold would be happy to see the back of him though.
HAROLD: Well then you're a silly old fool!
Paul meets up with Kirsten and hands over a book full of stuff that needs to go in their database. Kirsten says that sort of stuff is secretarial work, not what she should be doing, but Paul tells her that if she wants to be a manager then she has to learn the job from scratch.
KIRSTEN: But that could take days!
PAUL: You better get started then.
She says he knows what Paul's trying to do, but warns him she's not going to quit her job. He says she's made that point perfectly clear.
Steve and Bridget come over to see Lou as they've got some extra pie plus they need some help with fundraising for the Dingoes. Lou susses out what they're trying to do and says he's not a charity case. Steve says they just want to say thanks for everything Lou's done for them since they moved into the street. Lou's not convinced. At least not until Harold shows up, then Lou and the Parkers are best mates. Lou even tells Harold he can go on his trip now since the Parkers have fixed a job for him. Harold should just call Carmella and Marco and get the sale of the house organised ASAP. Harold wants to know if Lou's really sure about this.
LOU: Oh, I'll manage, mate. Don't you worry about that. I'll be able to put as much sugar in my tea as I like without you tut-tuting in my ear! This is going to be bliss!
Harold looks a bit concerned over Lou's sudden change.
Toadie comes to visit Fitzy.
FITZY: You're not going to kick me while I'm down, are you?
They have a bit of a chat about wanting to knock other blokes down on the footy field when you're going through a rough time in your life just as Libby comes in. Toadie heads off and Fitzy and Libby straight away have a bit of a moment when Fitzy asks if he was just dreaming before or whether she was really there. Suddenly Lib 'remembers' there was something she had to talk to Toadie about so have to go. Toadie's just outside and is quite perplexed when Libby apologises to him for being out of line earlier in the day. He can't remember what it was all about and says it was rather him who was out of line since he was actually knocking people unconscious! Then he notices that Libby's just trying to put on a bit of an act in front of Fitzy (who is able to observe the whole conversation from his room) and Libby says Toadie's just as bad as her Dad.
TOADIE: If you're not really into the guy then there's not really a problem, is there? But if you are into the guy and you're holding back because of what people might think well then I think that's pretty gutless, don't you?
He keeps babbling on until both he and Libby start to laugh. The bottom line though is that Libby's being gutless. Yeah.
Rebecca checks that no one is around before they get down to business. She's feeling a bit guilty about what they're doing, but isn't going to pull out now. That would make her feel like a total wimp! Elle's going through Jackie's computer and offers to do the whole thing herself since Rebecca's not a 'break and entering type of girl'. Besides, Elle was the one who spread Jackie's lies so needs to do what they're doing to clear her conscience. Then they discover that there's nothing at all on Jackie's computer- the hard drive is clean! Rebecca says there must be *something* there, this is Jackie's office after all! Just then the lights are switched on and Jackie and some random people turn up at the door.
JACKIE: Good evening, ladies!
When we return after the commercial break Elle tries to make the mayor feel guilty about what happened in the roof collapse, but Jackie says Steph Scully is the bad guy in this matter. Rebecca says she and Elle know Steph though, she'd never agree to something like this. Jackie says they just think they know her, but they're wrong. Besides, they should have both Rebecca and Elle charged over breaking and entering, but will overlook this matter just this once.
Rosie can't believe that Rebecca and Elle would break into the council chambers. Do they realise how much they may have ruined by doing so? Would anyone really believe that Toadie and Rosie had nothing do with it if people found out about this?
ELLE: Someone had to take Jackie down.
ROSIE: Oh, well I guess I should be thankful to you that you didn't convince her to hire a hitman!
Rosie points out that they're a law firm, they have to use other methods of getting things done. Elle says it shouldn't be up to their receptionist to make sure things happen. Rebecca says Jackie's not going to go to the police as she's got too much to lose by doing so, then picks up on the fact that Toadie's been very quiet. He's not even trying to save Steph here. Toadie does have an idea of what they could do though.
The councillors are about to start their meeting when Toadie, Rebecca and Rosie turn up with a bunch of fellow Erinsborough citizens in tow- Elle, Riley, Bridget, Ringo, Rachel, Zeke, Karl, Steve and a few others.
JACKIE: I personally don't see what this could achieve.
TOADIE: I think this speaks volumes.
JACKIE: If you are determined to turn this into a circus...
TOADIE: I think today we'll find out who the real clown is.
Libby's visiting Fitzy again. He wants to know how long she's staying for this time. She says it depends... she doesn't really know why she's there in the first place.
LIBBY: I mean, am I a work colleague, a friend... What am I to you exactly?
FITZY: All of the above I hope.
LIBBY: Right. It seems there's a little bit more to it. Maybe I'm wrong, we see each other every other day and I hardly know anything about you.
FITZY: That could change.
Libby says she can't believe she's doing what she's going. After Darren she swore never to do it again, but then there's this thing going on between her and Fitzy and why not give it a go and see what happens! Fitzy can feel it too, right? He says he was pretty concussed the night before so... Libby realises she might have embarrassed herself quite a bit now so quickly makes her excuses and leaves.
Jackie tells the Ramsay Street residents that Steph was not an innocent party, in fact she averted money meant for safety issues to her child care projects instead. Toadie tries to object, but the mayor reminds him that this isn't a court of law. Steph might end up in one though if she's not careful. Councillor O'Brien interrupts and says she'd like to hear what Mr. Rebecchi has to say. Jackie tries to stop it, but she's unsuccessful when other people in the room want to hear as well. Toadie asks Zeke to step forward to tell his story.
ZEKE: I was in the warehouse when the roof collapsed.
JACKIE: And we're all very sorry for you, Zeke.
ZEKE: But it didn't end there. The pressure that it caused my family afterwards, it was much much greater.
Jackie tries to put an end to the storytelling there, but Toadie suggests she sit back and listen to what all the victims have to say. Bridget says she'll never forget what happened while she was trapped in the collapsed building and Declan explains that he's still got nightmares about what happened. Elle says she thought she was going to die and if it hadn't been for a very good friend of hers she probably would have. Ringo says he held the hand of a friend of his and told her it would be OK, but she wasn't.
Jackie says they all sympathise with the victims, but their stories just emphasies the improtance of Steph Scully's actions. Rebecca wants to know what Jackie's trying to hide then if it's all Steph's fault. Why did Jackie erase everything on her harddrive? And why has Steph been publicly villified without a fair hearing? Toadie says the victims deserve to be given a full council enquiry into what happened. Councillor O'Brien says she supports an investigation and then Jackie can't stand it anymore so leaves the room.
It's celebration time and Paul's shouting everyone drinks. Elle and Riley come in to announce the latest developments- mayor Jackie Jones has just handed in her resignation effective immediately! The acting mayor has agreed to start up a full investigation to what happened. Eveyone's cheering and Rebecca tells Toadie she'll now be working in full consultation with him. Toadie calls Steph to let her know what happened.
Kisten shows up and tells Paul she's finished all the work he gave her. All the information has been added to the computer system. It's noticeable the he's very impressed with Kirsten's work. Elle who's been watching on from a distance is not very impressed though.
Paul and Rebecca are all kissy-kissy and he tells her she's amazing. She says she never gets tired of hearing it and tells Paul he's amazing too, especially with the way he's been dealing with Kirsten. Rosie calls to speak to Rebecca which leaves Elle and Paul a chance to speak alone. Elle says her Dad's come a long way over the past year, he's like a totally different father altogether. Paul says that's probably true.
ELLE: But I guess some things never change.
PAUL: Elle, I'm so happy you're talking to me again, but I wish you'd make a bit more sense.
Elle tells her Dad he's got a very special thing going with Rebecca and Declan and that she's watching so he'd better not stuff things up.