Nicola finding the letter from Riley to his parents, warning them about her
Bridget telling her dad that she ran from Chris and he must've fallen over
Declan finding Bridget's necklace (given to her by Chris) near where he was found
Bridget telling Nicola it's too late for apologies
Nicola is making brekkie again but she burns the toast. Bridget isn't impressed and doesn't hide it .
Sam is cleaning and tells Fitzy not to tell Libby as she wouldn't be pleased. Dan says he just told her to butt out their business. Sam says she was only looking out for them. Dan tells her she doesn't need the added stress and he's proud of her.
Toadie comes in, practicing his Portuguese as his adoption has come through already. He has a photo too - his name is Dia and he doesn't speak much English. So in the short time he has before his adoptive son arrives, Toad is going to learn some of his language. Dan and Sam can't believe it's only a few days until Dia's arrival. Sam isn't happy Toad fast tracked the adoption - it's best to go through due process. He has to be serious about this. Toadie assures them that he's wanted kids for ages and it must seem weird as they're having kids the natural way, but this is right too.
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Steph is fixing her bike and Toadie works his Aussie Male sexist banter on her as it's a bit rusty. Toad was wondering if he could have his car back as he's got his licence back and Dia arrives tonight! Steph offers to go with him if he's nervous about driving but Toad says he's okay. Toadie asks her opinion on some playing equipment and decides on the most expensive one.
Carmella tells Marco that Lyn made her realise that she needs time for herself. So why don't they have dinner tonight? Rebecca can babysit. Marco isn't sure Rebecca would be up to it, which leads Carmella to reveal she told Rebecca and Declan they could move in. Marco is okay with it but it'll be even harder to get time alone. Carmella says that means dinner together tonight is even more important.
Declan, Rachel, Ringo and Zeke walk in to find Didge sitting at a table. She tells them she was feeling sick earlier so didn't show for school, but she's better now. Ringo ribs Rachel about her nerdy performance in class earlier - she knew all about Iraq. Didge isn't in the mood and walks off.
Marco's on the phone to his dad who needs help with the stock taking tonight. Carmella overhears him and isn't pleased when she hears him hardly protest before agreeing to it. She tells him he has to let his dad know about his new business. Marco wants to break it to him gently. He encourages her to let Rebecca babysit anyway and go out and have some fun without him.
Declan finds Didge trying to contact Riley, but he's not answering back. Declan says she can talk to him instead - people say he looks like Riley (if you really squint your eyes and use your imagination). Didge doesn't laugh. She says he'd hate her if she told him. Declan asks if it has anything to do with the necklace Chris gave her. He says maybe she should tell him what happened that night.
After ads Didge tells him her dad wasn't even near Chris - it was her. Declan assures her that she's not gutless. Steve is such a caring dad that loves her - he'd give anything to have a dad like that. Didge doesn't know what to do and asks him to keep quiet.
Rachel appears, concerned, but Declan pretends Didge is upset about a personal medical condition. The rest of the gang go to the General Store while Didge hangs about herself.
Rachel sends Zeke and Ringo away so she can interrogate Declan. She thinks he's getting close to Didge again, those meaningful looks and so on. Declan reminds her of the time she kept Ringo's secret for him that time he was in trouble, even though Didge nagged her to tell. Well, it's nothing like that.
Toadie tells Sam to stay away from Dan as he might have chicken pox but it turns out the rash is down to Bob: Fitzy is allergic to him. Sam suggests Bob goes and moves in with Steph.
TOADIE: Maybe Dan can go stay at Steph's.
Dan thinks he'll need them around when Dia comes to stay. Toadie takes it personally, thinking they're saying he'll be useless when Dia arrives but they're not. Sam tells him she knows just how dirty his rooms are and he's going to need some help. Fitzy apologises for it and Toadie sits next to Bob, unhappy.
Carmella is depressed by the sight of her cousin turning up dressed to the nines. Sienna thinks she looks exhausted and asks her to join her after work but Carmella isn't interested.
Libby tells Steve and Miranda that Digde's been missing classes. Steve says he'll handle her - he wishes Riley was here, as Didge misses him. Nicola looks a little guilty and defends Riley's timing, saying all kids are trying to find themselves at that age. Steve wishes he could get in touch with him. Nicola is sure he'll hear from him soon.
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Steph offers to let Toadie (and Bob) have a listen of her newly tuned bike but he passes. He asks if he can have a favour and tells her about Fitzy's allergy. Steph thinks he'll miss Bob if she takes him in but Toadie says he can visit anytime. She agrees. She wishes him luck with Dia - she hopes it's what he's looking for.
Sam isn't impressed with Toadie's cleaning skills. Karl pops over to Sam's surprise. Fitzy organised for her to have a quick checkup as he was worried about his rash's effect the baby. Sam goes to 'freshen up' but in the hallway she picks up the phone and dials a number. Her mobile goes off a minute later and she goes to pick it up. She has a pretend conversation with Rebecca and tells everyone she has to go to the office to find a file for an unpopular case. Karl heads out after her, but he sees the home phone lying, the dialling tone sounding and looks intrigued and slightly worried.
Libby and Steph share some cake. Steph thinks Toadie has no idea what he's getting into with Dia. She hopes he'll be happy, even though he practically told her to butt out. Libby says she was told the same vis a vis Sam. Carmella appears and Steph and Lib say they're desperate for another night out. Although Carmella isn't keen at first, she's soon talked round. Carmella goes to the till, overhearing Libby as she says she's more fun than Marco and Steph makes a quip about her swinging from the chandeliers. Carmella takes out a fifty dollar note from the open till.
Nicola calls for Steve or Miranda but no one appears. She pulls out Riley's letter again and is about to burn it when Bridget comes in. Miranda appears too and brings up the issue of her skipping classes. Didge tells her not to worry - she's fine - and goes to do homework. Didge gone, Nicola stands with the letter hidden behind her back as she pretends she talked Didge round. Miranda thanks her, hugging her, and sees the letter. She grabs it and is confused when she finds it's from Riley.
After ads Miranda asks how long she's had it. Nicola says it's for her own good - she'd be hurt if she read it. Riley has his side of the story and she has hers. She'll explain it to her when she calms down. Nicola walks off as Miranda looks on, confused.