Harold telling Lou that he met ‘lady people' on his travels...!
Jay being praised for his role in the fire.
Mickey takes a picture to an unconscious Kirsten to show her.
Donna wears a wig to look just like Rachel.
Elle being suspicious that maybe Paul started the bush fire.
Miranda and Steve are having breakfast, commenting to Mickey that they heard Mickey reading to Jake late last night. Mickey says he wasn't reading to Jake, he was reading to ‘Jerry'. Picking up on the signs that Mickey has an imaginary friend, Didge asks if Jerry would like some muesli.
MICKEY: (with a ‘der' face) Jerry's not there. He's in the loo.
Well, Didge was stupid not to notice that one.
Steph is reading about the fire in the Erinsborough News, and isn't happy about all the publicity it's getting. Jay arrives with muffins for breakfast, and Steph complains that she'd have preferred chocolate cake; how rude. Steph looks at the muffins and sees that they're burnt, inadvertently offending Jay who made them. Even more rude. Steph puts a muffin in her mouth, and Libby laughs at her friend's over-compensating for being so thoughtless earlier.
Steph shows Jay the paper, and says that Donna (on the front page) says she saw someone else lighting the fire.
Steph tells Jay she has to go back to work, and suggests he meet her on her break. Jay leaves, and Libby comments that Steph is glowing.
Miranda is getting more toast for ‘Jerry' who would apparently like some more. Oh yes, that's right. Pander to Mickey's every want by just giving him everything he asks for. Someone has to tell that kid ‘no' sometime.
Miranda is concerned that the Jerry business is all about Kirsten being in hospital, but Didge pipes up that she also had an imaginary friend called Kelly. She was about Mickey's age (eight) but she forgot about her when she was adopted...when she was six. Well, sure, that's like eight. Only two years out.
Miranda seems rather put out that she didn't know about Didge having an imaginary friend.
Toadie is blowing his own trumpet – literally – to get Callum to get out of bed. Dan lies on the sofa with his crutches, lazily. Callum appears, and Toadie immediately reprimands him for not doing his chores and leaving the house in a state.
CALLUM: I've done my chores.
TOADIE: No you haven't.
CALLUM: Have too.
TOADIE: Mate, have a look round, this is disgusting.
CALLUM: Have a look at the roster; the kitchen's mine. I'm going back to bed.
Callum indeed goes back to bed.
Toadie goes on to reprimand Dan for not doing his chores, and points out that a time comes, even in a bloke's life, where he has to tidy up – roughly about the time when they all get cholera. Dan says he'll get onto it, but he sounds about as un-definite as he can.
Ringo comes over looking for Ty who isn't in. He asks Toadie to help his friend who's in trouble...
Erinsborough Police Station
...and we wander into the next scene where Donna sits, accused. Toadie introduces himself, and Donna admits that she's scared.
She tells Toadie a story about a man she saw who lit the fire. But her story is full of holes which Toadie immediately picks up on and calls her on it. He explains to her that this is why the police don't believe her, and walks out.
Donna calls him back and asks him not to leave. Toadie knows she's lying about the man she saw which Donna agrees with; but she tells him she didn't light the fire. Toadie believes her.
The General Store
Harold is gathering food to take to Carmella to help her out at the moment. Lou ponders that life is not to be wasted, and Harry realises that Lou's referring to his lady friend; Lou doesn't think he should let her slip away.
Elle is at the counter when Toadie comes in and lays into her. He accuses Elle of being a ‘gutter journo' for the story she wrote about Donna which had no substance.
ELLE: I didn't even think it was her.
TOADIE: Then why write that?
ELLE: I was looking for someone else to blame.
TOADIE: Someone else? Why? What do you know?
Elle makes her excuses and rushes off.
Didge is listening to her MP3 and mouthing the words – the wrong words, I might add – to the music. Miranda comes in with the washing and watches her daughter. Didge is sprung, and Miranda admits to shamelessly spying.
DIDGE: Great. Busted doing Air Idol.
Miranda wants to know more about Kelly, and wonders if Didge was unhappy. Didge says she wasn't, but some of the foster homes were quiet, and Riley was into his own thing. Miranda doesn't want to not know stuff about her daughter's life, and wants to know everything! Bridget tells her mum that if Miranda had been caught in the fire, she'd have gone to pieces; she thinks Mickey's doing really well.
They cuddle. Aw.
Callum and Dan are watching TV.
CALLUM: The guy's just totally dumb. The cops know he's guilty. (pause) But she's hot...
DAN: (tips his head) Mmmm. I mean – easy. Easy, mate.
CALLUM: I know. Toadie told me. We're not supposed to talk about girls like that. But she's still hot.
Callum is eating junk food, and Dan wonders if he should have a sandwich instead, but Callum think sandwiches suck. Toadie returns home.
TOADIE: Oh, she's hot.
Toadie switches the TV off and tells Callum to get out whilst he talks to Dan; Callum rats on Dan, telling Toad that he hasn't done his chores...
Toadie tells Dan that he needs him to counsel Donna, as she needs some help. Dan refuses, he's on his holidays.
The General Store
Susie and Rachel come into the store just as Donna's leaving. She throws her arm around Rachel and thanks her for sending Toadie to get her out of jail. She asks Rachey why she didn't call her.
RACHEL: I don't even have your number.
DONNA: Still, you could have called.
Donna says that she didn't think she had any friends here, so what Rach did means a lot. Rachel awkwardly says that it's fine.
Over at a table, Harry tells Susan that he's in need of advice; he's behaved so badly. He met a lovely lady on the road, and has become a Caravan Park Casanova! He felt like a new man, and so he told her a few fibs, and now doesn't know what to do. Susan finds the whole thing rather funny, and suggests that he tell her the truth.
HARRY: And admit to being some sort of Walter Mitty? I'd rather die.
Lou comes over, and Susan pays for her milk. Harry rushes off to take food to Carmella, leaving his phone behind...which Lou finds...
Paul is furious with Elle for writing the story on Donna, and thought she would have checked it out. Elle yells back that she thought her dad would have had the decency to stop her...because she clearly thinks her dad did it.
Elle wonders what Paul is hiding. Paul finally admits that he is indeed hiding something...he left Kirsten in the fire. He thought she was dead, and had he had the guts to save her then she'd be okay now. Elle still persists: did he light the fire? Paul yells that he didn't, and Elle throws the Lassiters fire back in his face.
Paul walks out, with Elle accusing him of being a liar. He tells her to do what she has to do.
Toadie had brought Donna round to see Dan, who is half asleep on the sofa. He thought that her legal bill and his chores could be worked out at the same time...!
Cut to later, and Dan is counselling Donna whilst he tidies up the lounge. Donna is saying that she finds it hard to make friends, and everyone pushes her away, like her parents did. She makes the obvious connection and wonders if that all she's ever tried to do is get their attention and approval.
Cut to later again, and they're having tea.
DONNA: I always thought it was my fault. And all I needed was a little love.
Hmm. I'm not so sure you should absolve yourself of all the responsibility in your behaviour, love.
She's starting to sound a little flirty and asks Dan if they can talk again. He declines; he's busy, and she's not his student, so she should talk to the counsellor at Eden Hills Grammar. Donna notices his discomfort and smiles irritatingly to herself as he walks off.
Mickey is making more sandwiches for Jerry – because, you know, an eight year old can do what he likes without asking. Steve asks to talk to Mickey, and sits down with him. Mickey wonders if his uncle is worried about the bread because Jerry eats a lot of it, but Steve says that's not an issue. Mickey tells Steve that Jerry also likes milkshakes – strawberry ones at that. Well, what would you know.
Steve tells Mickey that talking to Jerry is fine, but he also needs to talk to Steve and Miranda and the family, too.
Mickey wonders if Steve doesn't believe in Jerry...
The General Store
...and so we cut to the store where Mickey is being given two milkshakes. Because that's the way to reward a brat; give him everything he demands.
Lou wonders who the third milkshake is for, and so Steve explains about Jerry to Lou. He also asks for chocolate cake with three forks.
Jay is playing with Ben, telling him all about an aircrane heli-tanker called Elvis. Steph and Libby watch, and Lib thinks Jay's great with kids – when will he want hundreds of his own?!
Lib calls Ben over – she needs his help to make chocolate brownies. Ben and Jay do a little handshake thing.
Jay goes to Steph and they kiss. A lot.
Lou is sitting alone at a table, and gets another message from Harry's lady friend, Kate. He starts to text back – but Harold comes in and snatches the phone away. He reads that Lou sent a message telling her where he lives!
HAROLD: Well, that's an offence. I should call the police.
At that exact moment, the police turn up.
HAROLD: Oh! Well, I...
But they're there to see Paul, who's sitting at the bar.
DET SGT MICHAELA MORRIS: Can I ask you to accompany me to the police station? We have some questions to ask you regarding the recent bush fires. We have a witness who claims to have see you at the scene of the crime...