Nicola's work colleagues wondering which member of the family she will move onto next.
Didge being invited to move home since her dad has.
Didge commenting to her parents that it's nice they are back together although unknown to her it is just a façade.
Nicola trying to wind Miranda up about how many time she kissed Steve.
Zeke telling Ty to back off of Rachel.
Rachel being freaked out while babysitting by the anonymous creepy texts and noises coming from outside.
Rachel hitting an intruder as they enter No. 32.
Rachel runs into the street and spots Dan so she tells him about some freak who is after her while she was babysitting. He checks that she and the boys are okay (Rachel has taken them to No. 28) and tells her to lock herself inside until the police arrive while he heads off to investigate.
Dan quietly creeps into the house and finds the intruder coming to on the floor. He realises that it is Ty and tells him about freaking Rachel out. Rachel arrives and gives Ty a rant about freaking her out.
Karl remarks when Nicola is having trouble finding a file that she might be able to concentrate more if she had more rest before her shift instead of causing trouble at fundraisers. She tells him that her tiredness is actually down to double shifts and when she eventually finds the file Karl is after, reminds him that she can be efficient if given a chance.
Nurse Smith (her supervisor) dumps a pile of files to be processed by the end of the shift onto her despite Nicola's protestations that she won't have time but her boss isn't taking no for an answer.
A woozy Ty appears and is brought straight through for Karl to treat. Dan tells him that it was Rachel who caused the injury and despite his woozy state, Ty tells him that he didn't do anything but Karl just wants to get on with treating him and to leave the talking for later. He is interrupted treating Ty when his family arrive to check on Ty, all surprised that it was Ty who was doing the stalking.
Steph, Libby and Susan can't believe that Ty is the stalker but Zeke lays down the evidence – the messages started after Rachel knocked back his present, he knows her number, knew that she was babysitting and left the fund raiser early. Susan is surprised to hear that Ty has these feelings for her and asks if Rachel knew Ty had these for her.
RACHEL: I knew that he liked me. I just… I didn't think…
Karl ticks Nicola off for eating at her desk but she tells him about food going missing from the nurse's fridge more than likely because she isn't the most popular person in the hospital. Nurse Smith reprimands her for flirting instead of working as she passes but is forced to change it to “less chit-chat and more work” when Karl takes offence at what she was implying. Her face drops further when Karl suggests that the hospital administrator has a look at the rosters she is making, just for quality control's sake, and has a go at her too for giving Nicola files to sort that she should have been doing herself.
Nurse Smith scuttles off with her tail between her legs and Nicola can't but praise Karl for what he did even though he confesses that he enjoyed it before saying that he is off home.
NICOLA: At least you've got one.
Karl takes a detour home to ask Toadie if Nicola can move into his spare room. Toadie readily and quickly agrees so Karl leaves to tell Nicola the good news. Callum arrives to hear who is moving in and to say the lad is happy would be the understatement of the year, so much so he gets down on his knees and prays for thanks! laugh.gif
Susan shows the police out and the family discuss who the stalker could be but they dismiss the names that are suggested although Zeke still has Ty as the likely candidate.
Steph and Ty arrive although Karl doesn't think it is the right time but Steph thinks that Ty needs a chance to explain himself and Rachel is happy enough for him to enter the house.
Rachel apologises for his head injury and Ty tries to find out how she is but meets guard dog Zeke instead (who receives a ticking off from Susan). Ty asks if they really think he is the type of person to stalk Rachel and Karl replies that just now nobody knows what to think. He again reiterates that he wouldn't and couldn't stalk her.
RACHEL: I really want to believe that.
TY: Don't you know how I feel about you?
Ty and Steph then depart leaving Rachel to think about what he said.
The General Store (next day)
Rachel and Zeke try to finish having their breakfast in record time when some random idiot drops a copy of the newspaper onto their table – Rachel is front page headline again (Teacher's pet has new admirer). Zeke tells her not to look at it and Rachel remarks that the boys at school are going to have a field day over her being front page headline again but Zeke promises to take care of the idiots for her.
Rachel then mentions Justin's name (since he'll be the worst) and after having a flashback twigs that it was him who was sending her the text messages. Zeke still has Ty at the #1 suspect but Rachel rejects that because Ty likes her unlike Justin.
Justin is chatting to his mates when Rachel comes up to confront him and tries to make him confess but Justin keeps quiet despite their best efforts. Eventually though he does confesses and explains that he did it because she made fun of him in front of his mates. Rachel tells him to go to the police, which he eventually agrees to, when Rachel says she'll do it if he doesn't.
Libby catches the end of the confrontation but Zeke signals to her not to interrupt and when they explain everything to her a few seconds later Zeke apologises for accusing Ty. Rachel ask how Ty is – he's spent the morning in his room – so Libby gives her permission to take some time off school.
Susan is surprised to see Rachel home from school and thinks it's because of Paul's latest headline, which she is annoyed about too. She ropes Rachel into helping with the gardening and as they settle in to start, Rachel tells her that the stalker wasn't Ty but Justin and why. They share a hug after Susan reminds Rachel that she can come to talk to her. Susan spots Ty leaving No. 32 and prompts Rachel to go over to talk to him.
Rachel tells Ty that they found out who the stalker is and he reminds her that he said it wasn't him. He looks very down and as he starts to head back into the house, Rachel calls out that she is trying to apologise but Ty keeps on walking.
The General Store
Susan is telling Karl about what happened in the street and wishes that everyone could leave Rachel alone. Karl suggests that Rachel needs some fun and proposes that he could write her a song.
SUSAN: Oh that's a good idea.
SUSAN: Yes. Your songs always make me laugh.
KARL: Ha-ha, so good. Music has healing powers you know, that's a medical fact.
SUSAN: Yes they're also used for torture, also a fact!
Nicola comes in to thank Karl for finding her a new home and gives him a hug and a kiss as a reward. Susan is not amused with him rescuing a damsel in distress and reminds him how Steve & Miranda are going to feel knowing Nicola is living across the road.
Susan is giving Karl the silent treatment, still peeved at Karl being weak-kneed at a female in distress. Steve's arrival (to see how Rachel is) stops the argument they were having from developing any further although Karl can't resist having a subtle dig at Susan about having an open mind when Steve said that he didn't think Ty was the stalker.
SUSAN: Unless of course the person has a history of bad behaviour in which case you would be A MORON not to doubt their motives.
Steve realises that there is something going on and tries to do a runner but Susan forces Karl to tell him about Nicola moving into the street. He isn't happy at the news and wishes Nicola would sort out her own mess for once and after departing Susan shakes her head at Karl.
Callum reports to Toadie that he's cleaned and tidied up for Nicola's arrival and left her a shelf in the bathroom.
TOADIE: Only one? This is a woman we're talking about mate, their toiletries just spread. It's kind of like prickly pear, once they get a toehold…
They hear the door knocking and Callum asks Toadie how he looks.
TOADIE: Are you wearing my aftershave?
Callum goes to let her in and is a bit dumbstruck as he moves into the hallway, even volunteering to carry her belongings in.
Toadie welcomes her fondly but Dan is a cooler with her citing that Steve is a mate although she tries to get into his good books by adjusting his sling to make it more comfortable for him.
Callum enters the livingroom and says that she can have his bedroom and takes great delight in being called a man when Nicola replied that she couldn't kick a man out of his room. He goes to move her case but the lid opens and he just about has a heart attack at seeing her black undies. “Perhaps I better take those,” Nicola says after spotting them in his hands.
TOADIE: And the lady gets her nickname. Welcome to the house ‘knickers'.
Steph shows Rachel into the kitchen where Ty is tinkling away on the keyboard before leaving them to talk. Rachel tries to apologise and eventually Ty lightens up..
TY: So how'd you crack the case? Was it torture?
RACHEL: Nah, much worse than that.
RACHEL: (nodding) He spilled like a baby.
TY: You're a tough lady.
RACHEL: Yeah, you know it.
They smile awkwardly at one another.
RACHEL: I was a real jerk about the keyboard.
TY: Yeah you were. But hey it's OK, I'm gonna use it for the band.
RACHEL: Cool, maybe I could come over and play it sometime yeah?
She plays a really bad version of Chopsticks. Ty shakes his head and puts his hands over hers to stop her.
TY: No, no, no, no. Not if you play that.
They smile at one another, in a more natural manner this time.
We've got another guard dog but this time its Toadie trying to restrain Callum from going into Nicola's room and instead tells him to do his homework but he changes his attitude when Nicola offers to help him when she comes out of her room.
The house loses its happy atmosphere though when Toadie answers the door to Steve who isn't amused at him letting Nicola stay especially as his marriage is barely hanging on by a thread.
NICOLA: (to Miranda) Well how do you sleep at night knowing that your husband and your sister kissed twice?
MVO: Nicola's already destroyed her sister's marriage.
FVO: But she's about to do something that's far worse. Neighbours 6.30 tomorrow.