Prue says Frazer's always acting irresponsibly.
Ringo tells Didge not to read too much into their spending time together
Rebecca tells Elle to tell Ollie what she told her earlier or she will
Ringo asks Susan if he can move in
Prue asks Susan why Ringo would want to live with her and Susan thinks that with turning 18 he wants to make his own decisions. Prue thinks he needs a mother's love and support. Frazer weighs in; Ringo will live with him and Rosie as long as he's living on Ramsay Street. Ringo wants Frazer to go to Italy. Frazer huffs that no one gets a say in this as Prue decides that Ringo can't go to Italy and can't stay with Susan. Susan, Frazer and Ringo all talk at once until Ringo tells everyone to go away so he can talk to Susan alone. And once the chatter has stopped you can hear the delightful phantom lawnmower. Ringo sighs but I don't think it has anything to do with the lawnmower.
Oliver comes in. Rebecca is trying to study but is most probably struggling to think over the noise outside. Ollie makes a comment about his mum sticking her nose in Elle's business. Rebecca invites him to go ahead and have it out with her but Ollie isn't angry he knows Elle'll come around. Rebecca disagrees she was having doubts and doesn't want to start things up with him again. Ollie reminds her that Rebecca has busted them twice together but Elle put that down to being weak. Ollie tells her to let Elle work things out for herself. Rebecca thinks Ollie himself hasn't a clue. But Ollie says he knows what he wants.
Susan goes to fetch the others, having had her chat with Ringo. Prue and Frazer come in. Ringo tells them that their love isn't enough for him, although it should be. Frazer and Rosie won't go on their honeymoon because they're too concerned and Prue keeps coming back. All he's been able to control is his eating and he wants to change that. So he's going to move in with Susan.
RINGO: I need you guys to back off a bit. Do you think you can do that?
FRAZER: Yeah. Yeah, I think we can.
But Prue doesn't look so certain. Susan asks to speak to Prue privately.
Frazer apologises to Ringo for having to go through that. Ringo knows Prue means well. Frazer reminds him that he'll always have people who love him to watch his back. Ringo says it's time he did it for himself.
Didge wolf whistles at him and Frazer decides to leave them to it. Ringo asks whether he'll be alright with Prue as they seem to be going through all the old arguments again. Fraze pauses then says they'll be alright.
Taylah thinks the teens should through Ringo a proper grown-up party for his 18th with alcohol and no old people. Declan thinks there's no chance and Taylah is also annoyed with the fact her dad makes her stay home.
Declan introduces his footy buddy Chris to the gang and it becomes clear that he and Taylah know each other. Zeke very obviously makes a show of holding hands with Taylah.
Ringo comes in and tells Rach and Zeke about moving into their joint. They have no objections, although Zeke doesn't look entirely convinced. Taylah is surprised he's not moving into a flat and being independent but Ringo explains it's complicated.
Rachel hugs Didge, thanking her for saving Ringo's life. She reckons Ringo's into Didge. Didge looks pleased to hear it.
Susan tells Prue how Ringo has good friends here but no one will ever take her place. RIngo simply wants her trust. Prue says she drives them away and she can't help it. Susan says they all overprotect but Prue isn't talking about that. She tells Susan of how she once blamed Frazer for Paul's death. Even though Frazer was only three, she still blamed him and hurt him so much by doing so.
PRUE: I've lost one son. And I've driven two away.
Susan says it's never too late with your kids Frazer can still forgive her. Prue wishes that were true.
Miranda is so impressed by Marco's baked goods that she can't wait to tell Steve about them when he comes in. They're so good she might have to make a pass at Marco! Steve tries to laugh but really he's more concerned about her helping him out at the surgery. Steve takes one of Marco's mini cakes and, tasting it, tries to hide his delight at their sheer magnificence. Marco can only laugh.
Declan says they can have Ringo's party at his place. Zeke discovers that Taylah briefly went out with Chris and she tells him she didn't mention it because it was so brief. Declan says he has an awesome ute with a killer sound system. Taylah moves the subject back to the party as Zeke looks thoughtful.
Some time later and Zeke can't decide what dessert to have. Declan arrives, having excused himself from dinner. Zeke tells him that they have to get grog for Ringo's party. Declan says that he's being watched too closely by his mother and besides he called him a moron at the under ages gig. Zeke argues he isn't doing this to show off to Taylah and it has nothing to do with her older ex! Declan has to go but relents on the grog issue and tells him he'll see what he can do.
Susan tells Zeke and Rachel that she's phoned Karl about Ringo and emphasises that it's important they voice any concerns. She tells them how Toadie's stay turned out more long-term than short-term. Rachel thinks Ringo moving in is great as he needs his mates around and Susan makes sure she's fine with it. However Zeke is a little worried about Susan having someone else in the house will make it harder for her. Susan tries to assure him by saying she'll tell him if she's having trouble but he reminds her she hasn't done so in the past. Susan promises him she will this time.
Prue is making a hot meal for a change'. Frazer takes offence at this, telling her they always have decent meals. Prue has cooked Ringo's favourite (Roast Lamb), but Frazer has got Ringo's favourite too Lamb Curry takeaway. This new favourite dish is news to Prue. Ringo leaves his mother and brother to fight it out between themselves and it's Prue's meal that wins out with Frazer deciding he'll eat later. Prue sighs.
Ollie, Elle, Declan and Rebecca are eating dinner together but there's an atmosphere and Rebecca puts the silence down to them enjoying their meal. She asks Declan what Zeke wanted.
DECLAN: He just wanted me to buy him some alcohol.
Rebecca laughs; such a nice young boy like Zeke would never do such a thing. Ollie goes to the bar and Declan follows, asking him if he had loads of crazy parties at his age. He ends up explaining about the party and asks if he'll buy him some alcohol. Ollie reminds him that after the joyriding incident he promised Rebecca that he'd never go behind her back again and by golly he's sticking to that.
So Declan tries Plan B: Elle. Rebecca's away so he starts on about the tension between Elle and Ollie and how it's getting him down as he sometimes thinks he's too blame. He asks her to buy him some alcohol and she can hardly believe it. He argues it's better she get it than some stranger as she can control how much they drink. With his best mate going through so much strife, he just wants him to have a memorable birthday. Elle agrees; she'll buy them two beers each and Declan promises to be responsible.
Rachel and Taylah are embarrassing Didge a little about Ringo; when she gets a text, they ask to see what he sent but she runs off.
Declan gives Zeke the good news and reminds him that they can't let Elle down. Zeke asks what about Taylah and Declan knew it was about Taylah but Zeke disagrees.
Rachel and Taylah chat about guys who try too hard. Taylah says that's what she likes about Zeke; he doesn't try to prove anything. Rachel would rather not chat about her brother when they're talking about boys but Taylah can't help it; he's more than alright. He's the real deal and so rare.
Zeke just wants this to be a good party. Declan says Taylah's already into him but Zeke says, for the last time, it's not about Taylah.
Taylah tells Rachel she went out with an older guy and it was cool at first but then it changed. She wasn't ready but she kept pretending she was. Rachel is surprised. Quickly Taylah says it's so great Zeke's so laid back and doesn't care what people think.
Chris comes in and Zeke asks him along to the party. He says he'll be there. Zeke tells him his name again, to which Chris just smiles then walks off. Zeke stares at him.
Elle's reading a mag when Ollie appears, wearing just a towel, having thought she was in her room. He's going to make coffee and checks if he can proceed. She asks if he always has coffee midshower but Ollie informs her he's airdrying his bod. He tells her he's a very patient man and he's no longer talking about airdrying. Elle says there is no us' and Ollie says that's because she thinks he's like Paul when he isn't. Elle knows the signs. Ollie says guys don't think about settling down until they meet someone to change that.
ELLE: And you think that I'm that someone.
Ollie says he's patient and will wait until she believes him. Besides could she resist a guy who makes her coffee while airdrying? She tells him she most certainly could so he asks if she could resist this and pulls away his towel, throwing it at her. Elle is *shocked* and dissolves into laughter.
Ringo thinks he might go to bed but Prue notices he hasn't finished. He can't eat any more. She tells him they should just sit and chat then but they haven't talked much during dinner. He thanks her for the meal then goes.
Frazer appears to see Prue checking Ringo's plate to see what he's eaten and tells her that he and Rosie do the same after every meal. Prue worries that he's only eaten half but Fraze says that's better than when he had his first episode. Frazer asks what they're going to do. She says they'll move on and keep in touch with Susan but that's not what he meant.
PRUE: We have our ups and downs but we always sort it out.
He feels she blames him for Ringo's eating problems and near drowning, just like with Paul. Prue says they've talked about this. Frazer knows it's still there and she admits it is.
FRAZER: You still make me feel like a failure, Mum. But Rosie needs me and so will my baby and I can't afford to feel like that anymore. I'm sorry - I'm sure you understand - but I just can't have you in my life anymore.
Prue is shocked.