Steve telling Rebecca he thinks Declan would benefit from footy training.
Rachel telling Susan Angus shouldn't go to jail for meeting her by coincidence. (Hmm, not entirely sure that's the actual reason he's going to jail, Rach...)
Susan telling Angus he'll suffer the consequences if he ever goes near Rachel again - and Riley recording the whole conversation.
Erinsborough and District Court
Judge Anderson is summing up the case that Angus has taken full responsibility, which stands in his favour. She adds that Rachel's statement shows he didn't pressure her into a relationship, and that he admits his loss of judgement. However, she'd be remiss not to remind him that his breach of trust is a betrayal of his honour, his profession, his students and the community.
So she finally says that such a breach of trust won't be tolerated and she sentences him to six months in prison which horrifies Rachel.
Outside the Court, Angus is being led away, and a devastated Rachel calls out to him that she's sorry; he tells her she was honest and it doesn't change how he feels about her. Distraught, they run to each other and hold hands before Angus is pulled away, and Susan comforts a sobbing Rachel.
In the melee, Angus has passed Rachel a note which she holds tightly onto.
The General Store
Over in The General Store, Libby is telling Lou that she's teaching the kids how to dance ballroom but they're not so keen to learn. Steph asks after Rachel and Susan, but Libby hasn't had any news yet.
Ty looks longingly at Libby and says he'd love to know how to dance; she suggest he go to a dance club and pick it up, but Steph has a better idea - get Libby to show him! Well, we didn't see that one coming, did we?
Ty is showing his dancing 'skills' but isn't too good. He thinks he'd be better if he danced with Libby rather than just trying on his own. Steph pushes her friend, though, and gives her some enormous sheep slippers to wear so that if Ty treads on her toes she won't get hurt.
Steph puts some 3 / 4 music on, and they start to waltz slowly and rather clumsily.
The General Store
Sienna Cammeniti arrives, looking for her cousins. Lou looks up to find a pretty girl, and is on the scene in a flash.
Yeah, yeah, she's pretty and all, but all I can hear in my head is "how do I talk whilst I'm eating a muffin?"
Lou calls Marco out to introduce him to Sienna, who says she's in town permanently - argh - looking for work. Lou immediately re-appears and asks if she has waiting experience - sending Marco off to the markets to shut him up. Lou gushes over Sienna, whilst she gazes at Marco who, standing by the door, looks not at all impressed.
Steve is training with Declan whilst Becca watches from the car. Steve is doing the tough love routine with Dec, and it ain't washin'. Declan knows that his mum put Steve up to this, but Steve is adamant this is about the team and making sure Declan's up to it. Declan finally sets off on the two laps that Steve wants him to do, and Rebecca watches from her car, concerned.
The General Store
Sienna is relaying a story to Lou who is quite frankly more interested in her face and body than he is the story. Marco returns from the markets and Lou delightedly tells him that Sienna bakes muffins.
(Bet she can't eat them and talk at the same time, though.)
Marco asks Lou to get working because they have a lunchtime rush, but Lou has asked Sienna to start working for them so there's no problem. Hurrah. Marco says he needs to speak to Carmella first when she's back next week before he can let her work there. Sienna says that's fine - after all, now she has a crush on Lou she wants to stay forever.
Becca comes in to see Steve and she's not happy at all. Why is he pushing Declan so much? She thought the Neanderthal footie psychology thing went out in the 80s.
STEVE: It did. But it's very cheap so I still use it.
Steve iterates that Dec needs to be pushed, but Bex is adamant that he's a very sensitive little boy. Steve tells her to have a bit of faith in him.
Ty and Lib are still dancing to the music, and she encourages him to hold her less like she's his aunt (which she's not) and more like the belle of the ball. Steph suddenly watches with interest.
Libby leaves to see if her mum and sister are back from court, and Steph tells Ty to come and talk to her. The music unaccountably stops.
Steph tells Ty that their set up at number 32 works well for them as single mums. She's not kicking him out, but if he were - hypothetically - to get a crush on one of his flatmates, then he would have to keep it to himself. Ty said he's not got a crush on anyone, and Steph says that's good because Libby, especially, is getting over a whole load of problems.
STEPH: I will crush you like a bug if you stuff up.
Maybe that irritating buzzing whipper-snipper sound is actually the bug that Steph's referring to?
Libby comes home to find Rachel on the sofa, miserable. Rachel's still wearing that cream, shiny leather half-jacket that screams out "I'm a harlot."
She says she gave a victim impact statement, and she wanted Susan to know she does appreciate her and she's really sorry. Libby asks what happened, and Rachel tells her; she says that she blames herself for Angus' punishment, but Libby tells her it was good that she was honest. The sentencing was out of her control.
Susan comes in and rubs her daughters shoulders, making the point that she was very brave. Susan suggests going for lunch somewhere nice and Rachel concedes, clinging tightly to the paper in her hand and not letting them see it.
Declan is still training, with Steve pushing him. He's usually the *really* tough love option, telling the boy that he doesn't want him on the team because he lets them down all the time, just like he lets his mother down. Declan is ready to swing a punch, and Steve tells him to go ahead.
Cut to moments later, where Declan is packing up and telling Steve he wants to be on the footy team. Steve says that the team comes first, and Declan doesn't behave well enough - lying to his mother (who should be his first loyalty) demonstrates that.
STEVE: If you can't be straight with your mother, how can your team relky on you to be straight with them?
Steve sits down next to Dec, who says nothing. Steve wants to know why he didn't hit him just then, and Dec admits it's because Steve is trying to help him. Dec knows that Steve has kids of his own, feels sorry for mum, and is trying to stop him going off the rails.
DECLAN: I don't need another father figure.
STEVE: Oh, I agree. I agree. I'm just asking you as a coach why you didn't hit me.
Dec again admits that he didn't hit Steve because he knew it would have been the wrong thing.
STEVE: Spot on. Thank you. You could make a giant leap forward if you could only recognise that every moment in life is a choice. A choice only you can make. And your life will be defined by those choices.
Steve tells Dec to make honest and good choices before going to pack away. Declan looks thoughtful.
The General Store
Lou is gushing over Sienna's muffins. She is confused as to whether he's the manager or owner, and he says he's the manager, training up Marco as the new owner.
Riley is at a table typing up his report on the Court. He gets a phonecall from the photographer who sends through the pictures outside the court and, sadly for Rachel, the pictures clearly show Angus passing his note to Rachel...
Marco returns from wherever he's been, to try Sienna's muffins and coffee. He's very impressed and agrees to a trial period. Sienna throws her arms around a man she only met a few hours ago, and kisses him as a thank you; Lou is delighted.
Susan and Rachel come into the store, and whilst Susan orders for them, Riley takes the chance to speak to Rachel on her own; she still hasn't read the note and shoves it in her bag as Riley appears.
Seriously, you'd have thought that she'd snuck to the bathroom or her room to read it, wouldn't you? I mean, why wait??
Anyway, Riley wants to know what was in the note Angus passed to her. Rachel feigns innocence but then gets angry with Riley, and with good ol' Kinski balls, tells him to go away - she remembers what happened the last time he got involved with her family like this.
Lib, Steph and Ty are talking about Angus, with Steph saying it was outrageous that a teacher overstepped the mark. Ty wonders if Steph has never fallen for the wrong person; Steph admits she has made mistakes, but teachers shouldn't betray that trust. Er, hello? Have you forgotten about your best mate's dalliance with Taj? Perhaps you should tone it down a little, preacher lady...
TY: Rachel's in her teens, this guy is barely into his twenties...no-one was coerced. A custodial sentence is way over the top.
Libby seems to like Ty's opinion, and then offers to try and teach Ty the waltz again. He declines, but Steph is suddenly all enthusiastic to learn. Ty watches them, smiling.
Rebecca is working at the kitchen table when Declan returns from training. Bex asks about his day, and Declan says he had a massive training session with Steve where he nearly decked him. But he thinks Steve's okay, and he's still on the team which is good. He kisses his mum's forehead and checks with her that they're still a team.
REBECCA: Yes. We're still a team.
Rachel sits at the table, because that's where you read private notes when you don't want anyone to see them. She opens the piece of paper and finds a silver ring inside it, with a photo booth picture of her and him. On the back of the photo is a note:
"Only love matters. Forever yours, A."
She breaks down, sobbing.
Ty is ironing the following morning, when Libby comes out in her dressing gown. He says there's coffee in the kitchen if she wants it, and she thinks he seems a bit - whatever. She knows something's wrong, and pushes him, so he tells her that he's moving out today to somewhere else.
He says it's better than here, but doesn't elaborate. Instead, he opens his arms to her to come and dance with him again. He dances a proper waltz with her, and admits that he lied initially - he can dance. He lied to her so that she'd dance with him
Libby suddenly clicks: he likes her.