Marco telling Carmella he can't have kids of his own
Mia assuring Marco she's not getting together with Oliver
Fitzy telling Libby him leading her on was due to his concussion
Lou saying he'll be fine once Harold leaves
Harold signs the contract that will see the onwership of his house go to Carmella and Marco instead.
TOADIE: Harold Bishop leaving Ramsay Street. It's just like Kevin Sheedy leaving Essendon. It's the end of an era!
Harry says it was a difficult decision to make, but he doesn't think he'll regret it.
MARCO: You'll have to join Facebook so we can follow your adventures!
HARRY: Ah, right. (thinks) Um, what book?
MARCO: It's sort of like an online diary thing.
CARMELLA: Get Lou to set one up for you. He's always been good with computers.
TOADIE: Don't worry about Lou, mate. Just get yourself to Cairns and get one of those hot backpackers to help you out.
Harold thinks he might actually be more of a ‘postcard man' though. Rosie grabs the paperwork and asks the new house owners to come by the lawfirm later to get their certificate. Marco invites the others to come to Charlie's for celebratory drinks, but Lou's not happy. Carm picks up on it and asks if he's coming too. He puts on a brave face for a second before going back to his sulky look when no one's watching.
Steve and Miranda congratulate the new home owners, but asks how they'll cope without Harold. Miranda says he's the nicest neighbour they've ever had. He doesn't have late night parties, he collects their mail when they go away, he makes excellent tomato chutney… Carmy and Marco have a lot to live up to! Steve and Lou make their way to the side under the pretence of picking up some more champagne and Steve tells Lou he realises it must have been a tough decision to give Harold his blessing about leaving. Lou says it was a walk in the park.
In another corner of the bar Oliver finds Mia sitting alone.
OLIVER: Are you sending me a message?
MIA: No, I'm just reading through old SMSes to try to make myself feel popular.
Oliver tells Mia about Carmella and Marco buying Harold house and talk about what it'll be like to go there for all the future family celebrations.
MIA: Don't pretent under this playboy exterior you're really just a sweet old-fashioned dag.
OLIVER: Finally she sees the real me.
They're about to kiss when Oliver notices his Mum and Paul watching them from afar, so no kissage ensues.
Karl finds Libby just as she's getting herself another drink.
KARL: What are you doing?
LIBBY: Marking creative writing. Allegedly.
Oh, and she's avoiding Dan too. Karl's surprised he's back so soon and seems very curious about why Libby's avoiding him when she and Dan are friends. She says they are. Or they were… It's complicated.
LIBBY: I kind of asked him if he thought there was something between us…
KARL: (very excited) I knew it, I knew it! I knew there was something… (notices the look on Libby's face) He said no?
LIBBY: He said nothing. Even worse, he blamed it on his concussion!
KARL: *major sigh*
LIBBY: It was excrutiating.
KARL: What are you going to do, just hang out here at the General Store?
LIBBY: Maybe for the rest of my life!
Karl suggests that maybe she just caught him by surprise. From what he's seen Dan's been very keen on his daughter. Libby says she doesn't even know much about him so Karl suggests she should start finding out. Karl points out that Susan says he's been great with the kids at school and Libby agrees he's a good counsellor.
KARL: So doesn't that say something about his character?
LIBBY: Do you want to date him, Dad?
Karl just meant that Libby shouldn't give up just yet. She already has though. From now on anything between her and Dan will be strictly professional. Karl's not amused.
The COMM gang (Carmella, Oliver, Marco, Mia) are discussing Chloe's christening. Everything's organised except the godfather bit. Carmella says they haven't even got a shortlist for that just as Oliver and Mia are playing footsie under the table.
Rebecca obviously can't stop watching them even though Paul reminds her that Oliver's a big boy now. He doesn't need his mother looking after him. Rebecca just wants to have a bit of a word with him or he might get left out with the others taking over. To help get her mind off things Paul brings up the topic of that decadent weekend away that he promised her. Oh yeah, the one with the tropical island hosting both a chocolate factory and a winery. How about two out of three? A spa retreat at Dalesville. Rebecca reckons she's the happiest woman in the world and hugs him. Paul isn't the happiest man in the world though as he looks mighty worried once she can't see his face.
Frazer and ‘I hate everyone and everything today' Rosie enter and walk right past the COMM gang. Oliver suggests they ask Frazer to be a godfather, but Carmella thinks he'd be too focused on his own baby to have time to invest in Chloe. Plus, it doesn't feel right.
Over at their table, Frazer can't help noticing the COMM gang watching him.
FRAZER: Geez, look at them. They look like the judges on Idol about to shatter someone's dream.
Rosie correctly says they're actually just trying to iron out the last details for Chloe's christening, the position of godfather is still up for grabs. Frazer wonder why they'd be looking at him until it clicks- he could be a contender! Both he and Rosie seems pleased.
Erinsborough High School
The teens are talking to Dan about the footy game where he got hurt. Libby tries to sneak past without being seen, but isn't very successful so when she goes into The Classroom™ Dan follows her so they can have a chat. Libby says she thought Dan would have gone straight home from the hospital, not to school. He says he had some stuff to do and people to see though. People such as Libby. Dan says the knock on the head turned him into a moron. He told her things he shouldn't have and then she was so nice and his mouth just wouldn't get into gear. Interrupting him, Libby says their discussion about what happened is over. She was inappropriate, he had concussion. They should just pretend like it never happened. To show she's serious she hands over her proposal for the self-esteem project they've been talking about. It's called ‘Full steem ahead' and despite its corny title she thinks he should have a look then let her know what he thinks. And that's all she's got to say, so goes all ‘kthnxbi' (OK, thanks, bye!) on him by taking off before he has time to say anything else.
Rebecca finally gets to have a chat with Oliver. Starting out by making small talk about how Mia's doing it doesn't take long for Oliver to understand what she's getting at. He says he's a grown man so his mother should leave him alone.
OLIVER: I know being with Mia, it'll cause problems.
REBECCA: Duh, yeah.
OLIVER: But what we've got, it's a good thing.
REBECCA: Good because it's good or good because it's taboo? This is the last thing I'm going to say on the topic. Secret relationships are fun, but they don't work. Not in the long-term. But your relationship with Chloe and her extended family on the other hand, it has to last a lifetime.
Oliver says he understands, but doesn't seem too happy about it.
Rosie's multitasking by eating a mouthful of biscuits and working on the computer just as Carmella and Marco come in with Chloe in the pram. They've also brought some more baby clothes over and Rosie asks why they're not keeping them in case they have another baby. Carmy says they're happy with just the one child, Chloe's all they need. Rosie wants to know how the hunt for a godfather is going and Carmella says it's going forward. Rosie says the godfather needs to be someone she knows and loves just Frazer comes in. He tells them Harold's got something to show them outside.
Leading probably half of all Ramsay Street residents across the Lassiter's complex in order to get to his big surprise Harold is very excited. He's not very amused at Frazer's guess that the surprise will be some jelly wrestling Salvos though. Turns out it's one of those mobile homes. A pretty expensive one too since if Harold's going to spend several years in it then he may as well be comfortable. They all go inside to have a look at the snazzy functions and everyone's really excited except Lou who's still sulking. Steve notices and asks if Lou would want a beer instead, but he says he's fine.
Erinsborough High School
Fitzy convinces Libby to agree to a chat about her self-esteem project. He thinks it's great and even loves the corny title. Parts of it are a bit patchy, but he's got ideas for how to flesh it out. Time to change the topic fo that of what happened at the hospital. Dan says he knows he doesn't talk about his personal life much, but there's a reason for that. The reason is what's going on between him and Libby, and there *definitely* is something going on, he just doesn't know if he's ready for a reltionship. They're two seconds away from kissing when a football is thrown into the office where they're standing. Way to ruin a moment. Libby takes off and says they'll see each other next week.
Toadie, Rosie and Rebecca come in and they're just over the moon. The council have got the ball rolling as far as compensation is going and they're working on a much higher figure than they would have expected. To celebrate, Harold will give them all mudcake on the house. The girls, plus random Carmella who just happened to be at the store, make their way over to a table so Toadie takes the opportunity to have a talk with Harold. He'd like to return the cufflinks Harold gave him before the wedding to Steph. Harold refuses to take them back since he's convinced Toadie will need them one day, if not for another wedding to Steph then with some other lady. Toadie says he and weddings don't really mix, but Harold tells him not to give up. There's someone out there who's right for him! He's a lovely young man with a lot of love to give. Carmella overhears and smiles.
Toadie and Rosie enter the bar only to find Frazer lament about his injuries to Mia. Carmella and Marco have asked them all to meet up there so they can announce who Chloe's godfather will be. Mia says Marco told her it had been an obvious choice, but she's got no idea who it is. Rosie and Frazer are pretty sure who the lucky man will be though. Finally Chloe's three parents arrive and Carmella gets to do the honours of telling everyone who they've chosen.
CARMELLA: As you know it's taken us a while to agree on godfather. But we've finally chosen someone who's such an obvious choice I can't believe we didn't' think of him before. So without further ado…
Frazer stands up in preparation of the announcement.
OLIVER: Toadie, we'd be honoured if you'd be Chloe's godfather!
Toadie and the rest of the people around the table are very surprised. The Toad doesn't take long to make a decision though- yes, he wants to be Chloe's godfather! Frazer and Rosie aren't amused.
After the commercial break we return to a grumpy Rosie who's talking to Carmella about the christening. Carm wants to know what's up with her sister, but Rosie says she's just tired. That excuse isn't very convincing though so it doesn't take long before Carmella catches on that her sister is disappointed Toadie was chosen as godfather ahead of Frazer. She tries to explain, but Rosie says she and Fraze will get over it. Swiftly changing the topic she says it's hard to believe though that Carmella and Marco don't want any children of their own. Carm says Chloe's enough. Rosie wonder if Marco's told her sister that she doesn't want to have any children. No, Carm says. He does want kids desperately, but he can't have any of his own. Rosie wants to know how long this bit of information has been out for because Marco should have told Carmella about this before they got together. Carmella says she's willing to live with Marco without having any more children. Rosie says if there's the slightest doubt about that then her sister shouldn't be buying a house with Marco.
Steve has come to speak to Harold in private. Lou hasn't been himself lately and Harold puts it down to recovering from a heart attack. Steve says it's not that- Lou's devastated about Harold leaving town. They head over to the kitchen just as Fitzy comes in. He soon finds Libby who's sipping away at a glass of OJ.
FITZY: We need to acknowledge that they almost kissed in the staff room. And the only reason we didn't was because we nearly got hit by a football. Would you have dinner with me?
LIBBY: You mean a date?
FITZY: Yeah, there's something going on here. We need to see more of each other, work out what it is.
LIBBY: Even if it scares you?
FITZY: Even if it petrifies me. What do you reckon?
LIBBY: Yeah. I could do dinner.
FITZY: Great, I'll call you tomorrow.
Lou's on the computer looking at old pictures of him and Harold just as Harry returns home. Pretending to be busy, Lou hold up a newspaper with the rental listings to avoid having to look at his friend. Lou asks what Harold's going to do about Tazzle since he can't take the cat with him when he goes. Harry says he was hoping Lou would look after Tazzle for him. Lou says he doesn't need a cat, he's quite capable of looking after himself. Harold's not so sure and wants to know what's going on. First Lou gives him his blessing about going away and now suddenly they're back to snide remarks. Just then Lou starts to experience some chest pains, but tries to pretend that it's nothing so heads outside.
Oliver's writing cards for Chloe's christening when Mia finds him. They get onto the topic of their secret relationship and how they can't be seen in public together. Oliver even re-tells his mother's line from before about how these kind of relationships don't work out in the long run. That means they've got two options- either they're compeltely open about their relationship and cop the flak for it or they end it there and then. Mia mentions Marco, but Oliver says he doesn't care about Marco. Where they go next is up to Mia to decide.
No. 24's driveway
Lou's sitting in the car struggling to breathe when Harold comes down for a chat. Harold says it's obviously Lou isn't alright and that he wishes his friend would be honest about how he really feels.
LOU: I don't want to rain on your parade. You're the best mate I've ever had.
HAROLD: But we'd always be best mates.
LOU: Yeah, but it would never be the same, would it?
Lou says he wants Harold to go off and explore, but then there's the other side of it too… We don't get to hear any more as Lou makes his excuses about having to feed Tazzle.
Marco's just dropping Toadie off after giving him a lift when he sees Harold so stops to say hi.
HAROLD: I've made a big mistake. I'm sorry, Marco, but I'm not leaving Erinsborough and I don't want to sell the house.