- Paul resuming his affair with Kirsten
- Toadie unsure if he can be friends with Steph
- Lou unveiling his caravan to the Parkers
- Sam asking Dan for another chance
Sam tells Dan that she's never stopped thinking about him and swore that she would only come back for him once she was better. She asks if he still loves her, and Dan admits that she was the love of his life... But there has been too much pain in between to ever go back. Sam assures him that she won't let her illness ruin it for them this time, but Dan replies that there is no ‘this time'.
SAM: We're still married Dan, OK? I won't agree to this divorce while there's still a chance for us to be happy.
Valda cuddles Steph and tries to tell her that she'll always be a part of Toadie's life, but Steph knows she's hurt him quite badly. Steph then apologises to her grandma for Charlie's being so busy while she was away, but Valda pretends she's not as tired as she looks. Non-bar Charlie then keeps them occupied by getting out of bed in a niggly mood. The girls try their best to cheer him up but Steph knows who her son really wants to see.
Frazer answers the door to the “T-Fish” (and Bob), who are hoping to take up residence in the hot water cupboard for a while. Toadie doesn't want to impose on the K's any longer and says it's a bit crowded there anyway (as opposed to here where there's an abundance of space?). Rosie looks a little bit perturbed, but Frazer says that Toadie owns the house so he can stay as long as he likes! He offers Toad a beer but Toadie heads off for a shower instead. Fitzy arrives home not long after and also declines Frazer's beer offer.
ROSIE: (mocking) Feel like a beer? Feel like a beer? Is that bloke speak for ‘do you want to talk about your feelings?'
FRAZER: On planet guy it is Rosie, yes.
ROSIE: I love men. So sophisticated.
FRAZER: We get by.
ROSIE: Although I must admit watching those two and their infinite woes makes me so much more grateful for a simple bloke like yourself! (laughs)
FRAZER: (smirking) Oh does it?
ROSIE: Yeah, especially since we've been through that and got through all that (pats stomach), all three of us.
Rosie goes to sit down on Frazer's lap but he yells out in “pain”.
ROSIE: (leaping up) What? What?
FRAZER: Well... You're sitting for two now.
Rosie laughs and jumps on him while he teases her about how ‘fat' she is.
Paul & Rebecca's Room
Rebecca and Paul are snuggled under that L-shaped bedspread all TV couples own (where the guy's bare chest is shown to prove there has been “shenanigans”). Rebecca thanks Paul for letting Ollie stay with them and for being so understanding about her neglecting him lately. She smiles and says how lucky she is to have him. Looking guilty, Paul kisses her and says he doesn't deserve her.
Ramsay Street - Next Morning
Lou has cooked up a feast of eggs, eggs and more eggs out the front of his caravan for he and Steve to eat for brekkie. Steve brings out the sauce and says that Miranda won't be joining them.
Frazer walks Rosie out on her way to work and thanks her for letting Toadie stay, but Rosie says she'd prefer Toad to stay with them than have to camp out in the office.
Dan is also on his way to work but bumps into Libby near his car. They make small talk about school matters until Dan offers her a ride to work. Libby happily accepts... Just as Sam approaches them to return Dan's jacket from last night. To Sam's credit she tries to explain that Dan just dropped her off at the hotel, but quickly leaves to avoid more awkwardness. Dan reiterates to Lib that Sam was telling the truth and nothing happened, but Lib plasters on a smile and says he doesn't have to explain anything to her.
Oliver happily watches Toadie play trucks with Charlie, but soon turns into the cranky ogre we've all become accustomed to when Carmella arrives Chloe-less to meet him. Carmella tries to explain that she's been having trouble feeding Chloe, but Oliver thinks she's just withholding access from him to spite him.
Steph brings Valda a cuppa and encourages her to have a rest. Toadie hands Charlie back to Steph, who in turn asks him over for dinner that night.
We don't hear his answer, however, as we're treated to more of the “Carmella and Oliver Snippy Snappy Variety Hour”. Oliver blows up again when Carmella says she's taking Chloe to see Lucia that afternoon and he's not allowed to come. Toadie intervenes when things get more heated, and he and Carm are stunned when Oliver announces that wants formalised temporary access of Chloe until they get to court - he's also hired Catherine Michaels as his attorney. Carmella defiantly states that she won't be bullied into anything, but Oliver snipes back that he has his rights. Steph watches intently as Toadie tells them both to pull their head in. Privately thinking about his own pain, Toadie angrily says that things are already ugly between the two of them; why make things even worse than they already are?
Elle sees Oliver have a hissy fit at the front desk and stops to have a chat. She sympathises with him about the Chloe situation, and says that if he ever needs someone to talk to she can lend an ear. Elle reveals that she's actually there to get some travel contacts from her father for an article she's writing, and Oliver offers to help look for him.
Two seconds later, Kirsten appears at the front desk with Paul not far behind her. Grinning, he hands her a Yuri Fujiyama (get used to that name - it's the product placement of the evening and don‘t we all know it by the end of the ep) jewellery box with a silver necklace inside. Kirsten gasps and says she can't accept something so expensive, which is just as well because Elle reappears and Paul pretends that the necklace is for Rebecca - he was just getting a woman's opinion on it first. Elle doesn't respond but looks suspicious.
Toadie and Rosie talk about the Carm/Oliver custody dispute. Rosie thinks that it might be best if Toadie opts out - she feels that it might be too close to the bone due to everything that's happening between he and Steph. Seeing his face, Rosie says she's only suggesting it because she cares, but to her surprise Toadie agrees with her.
Rebecca brings in some coffees and Toadie asks her if she can have a chat with Oliver and get him to calm down a bit with the whole custody thing.
Once she departs on her mission, Toadie tells Rosie that he's going to take a break from work for a little while. Rosie's all for it and says she'll get someone in to help her if she needs it. As if by magic, Sam stops by to see Rosie. She's upset by all the divorce talk with Dan and needs a friend to chat to.
Valda absentmindedly brings Oliver and Rebecca their drinks.
VALDA: There you go ladies, bon appetite.
REBECCA: Ah, I ordered English Breakfast...
But flustered Valda is already off tending to another unsuspecting patron. Rebecca asks her son about Carmella, and Ollie becomes outraged when she suggests that he's being deliberately provocative. To further enrage matters, Oliver sees Carmella stroll in with the pram and mutters that she must have lied about seeing Lucia. Rebecca walks over and invites Carmella to sit with them. Looking like she'd rather bathe in a vat of hot oil, Carmella says she can't stay long - she's just picking up wine to take to her mum's. All three sit down for a nice awkward chat while Chloe's pram is left a million miles away at the bar for anyone to steal. Mad parenting skillz, dudes. At this rate Dahl is going to win the custody battle.
Sam has given Rosie the low-down about what went on last night and how she knows that Dan wants to move on. Every time he's around Libby she can see him light up. Rosie takes pity on her friend and offers her a job at the law firm while Toadie's on holidays. Sam looks intrigued.
Get your coins, everyone. According to the blackboard, Friday is $1 hot dog day.
Dan sidles up to Libby in the one and only classroom and tries to re-reassure her that nothing happened between he and Sam last night and that they're getting a divorce. Lib guards herself and again replies that he doesn't need to tell her anything - what happens between Dan and his wife is none of her business. Dan asks whether she can really just switch off her feelings ‘just like that'. Libby sadly answers that if she could, she would.
DAN: OK, then I'll back off then. Is that what you want?
Sombre, Libby nods.
Steph wants Valda to take another break after the lunch rush, but Valda stubbornly changes the subject and tells Steph to check on Charlie (who is napping in the office).
Oliver and Carmella politely listen to Rebecca tell a work story but can't help picking at one another in the meantime. Rebecca barks at them to chill out and stop fighting. She lets them know they're making life miserable for everyone around them, when all everybody wants to do is help them out.
Steph rushes out in a panic - Charlie has disappeared - but Valda thinks she knows where he might be.
Steph finds her son playing paper planes with Toadie in his office. Seems like the little tyke walked himself over there - but why didn't Toadie ring straight away to let Steph know? Anyway, Toadie tells Steph to forget all the custody talk he had with her. Steph thanks him and says that he'll always have access to Charlie no matter what. Toadie also lets her know that he's going away for a while - it's just something he has to do. And he may even dress up in a special outfit, call himself Buttons and encourage people to yell out “BEHIND YOU!” while he's there - it's just something he has to do.
Oliver thanks his mum for lunch and promises to try and be a bit more civil towards Carmella. Rebecca wants to know if the same courtesy extends to Marco, but Oliver's face is like, ‘Don't push it, mother.'
He heads off, passing Paul and Elle on the way. Paul presents Rebecca with the Yuri Fujiyama necklace and Rebecca's delighted - Yuri Fujiyama is an awesome designer. It's a different silver Yuri Fujiyama necklace to the one that was there earlier, though, and Elle's eyes pop out.
REBECCA: (giddy) What about your dad, Elle. Isn't he naughty!
Rebecca thanks Paul for the thoughtful Yuri Fujiyama gift and heads off to work to show off her new Yuri Fujiyama piece to the gang. Elle immediately rounds on Paul and asks if he's cheating on Rebecca - she's a big fan of Yuri Fujiyama, and she knows a fake Yuri Fujiyama when she sees one! Paul admits that she's right... But not about him cheating, just about the necklace. He says he put the fake in the Yuri Fujiyama box to make Rebecca feel special because he couldn't afford the original.
PAUL: I'm a cheapskate, guilty as charged. But hey, I'm not a rat.
Elle watches her dad skitter off to eat cheese and play in some sewers.
Rosie and Sam are having a random coffee break with Steve, Miranda and Lou, chatting about random things until Sam sees Dan walk in.
She approaches him for a chat and admits that getting a divorce is a good idea. Dan's relieved until he finds out that Sam going to stay on in Erinsborough and work with Rosie at the law firm.
SAM: Are you going to be OK with having me around for a bit?
DAN'S FACE: *oh HELL no*
Elle finds Kirsten and wants an answer to a simple question - “Are you having an affair with my father?” Kirsten outright denies the accusation and says that she wouldn't dare jeopardise her job by sleeping with the boss. Not only is the job important to her, it's important to Mickey as well. But when Kirsten turns to leave, she makes the mistake of dropping the folder she had been clutching to her chest and eagle-eyed Elle spies the 100% genuine Yuri Fujiyama necklace hanging there.
ELLE: That pendant...
(Kirsten looks sprung)
ELLE: (fierce) I want you to go home, pack your bags and leave today.
ELLE: And if you don't, I will tell Rebecca and Ned and Mickey what a lying, scheming little home wrecker you really are.