- Toadie and Callum watching Nicola being taken away by the police
- Callum overhearing Kelly tell Toadie she has to report her concerns to Human Services
- Elle telling Libby to “look at the pictures” and Lucas telling her it's “what they mean”.
- Lucas standing Elle up.
- Elle storming into her surprise party ranting to Lucas about his feelings for Libby.
- Elle accusing Libby of coming to the party to bump into Lucas as a back up plan.
The party is over and Elle is sitting in a sulk. Lucas tells her she should get over Libby. She retorts the same. Hand over his heart Lucas declares that he is totally over Libby Kennedy and ready to move on. He tells her to give him a call when she feels the same and leaves. Donna, who has been listening in, comes in. Elle asks her to warn her before she throws her another surprise party.
Susan and Steph are having a drink. Susan feels sorry for Elle though Steph can't understand why, she was slagging off her daughter. Susan admits she was out of line, but still can't help feeling for her.
Over at Toadie and Callum's table Callum is also in a mood, giving Toadie the silent treatment as he tears up paper. Toadie goes to order some Death by Chocolate and finds Kelly at the bar. She assures him she's only concerned with Callum's welfare. Toadie assures her that the best place for Callum to live is with him.
TOADIE: He's going through a rough time at the moment, this is only going to make things worse.
KELLY: Do you think you're the best person to deal with this?
TOADIE: He trusts me.
KELLY: You're a single man in a high pressure profession.
TOADIE: None of this is his fault, I blame this on all this business with Nicola…
Suddenly all Callum can focus on is everyone around him saying Nicola (in some weird Goosebumps sort of a nightmare way) – Toadie, Kelly, Toadie, Steph, Susan etc. He runs off to the toilets.
Lucas is working under the bonnet of some car when he is interrupted by Albert the bear. Lucas directs him towards Toytown, but Donna pops up behind Albert to reveal her master plan. She thinks he should give him to Elle with flowers as an apology for the previous night.
DONNA: I think some major sucking up's in order don't you?
LUCAS: You want me to give her a bear?
DONNA: Well you can try flying solo, but I think you and Albert might work better as a team…
Lucas doesn't think Elle's the soft toy kind of girl, but Donna informs him that she has a wardrobe full of them. Lucas says it's a really nice idea, but it's a little more complicated than that.
DONNA: Elle was right, this is about Miss Kennedy isn't it?
LUCAS: I'm not going to talk to you about that.
Donna exits left out of the garage, though not pursued by Albert the bear.
Erinsborough High Classroom
Libby is giving some sort of staff funding talk when Donna interrupts. Libby asks her to leave or she'll put her in detention. Donna wonders if she should write 200 words on how Libby is trying to steal someone else's boyfriend. The other staff look entertained, Libby excuses herself. Donna tells Libby she ruined Elle's party and wonders if Dan knows she's not over Lucas. Libby tells her she'll be calling her parents.
DONNA: Good luck with that.
LIBBY: Alright, your guardian then.
DONNA: Would you like her number?
Later in the classroom….
Elle, Donna's guardian, sits down with Libby and asks what Donna has done.
LIBBY: She made comment on my personal life.
ELLE: On your personal life?
DONNA: Yeah, on how you're trying to steal Lucas from Elle.
ELLE: So you want to suspend her because you still have a thing for Lucas, no wait, sorry, because she said that you still have a thing for Lucas.
LIBBY: No, not just that. No, she interrupted me in an important meeting, she refused to leave when asked, and then she threatened to tell Mr Fitzgerald.
ELLE: Which one?
LIBBY: Mr Daniel Fitzgerald.
ELLE: So she's not suspended because of Lucas, who you're not still attracted to, she's suspended because she's a whistleblower?
LIBBY: OK, now you're twisting my words.
ELLE: Well it's a little over the top isn't it?
LIBBY: Donna was extremely confronting.
DONNA: Yeah, the truth often is.
ELLE: (to Donna) Thank you. I'm sure Donna has had a chance to think about her actions and will be prepared to apologise in return for a lesser punishment. Won't you?
Libby accepts the terms and Donna apologises. Libby decides that instead of a suspension she can stay back for the rest of the week.
Callum is in the street with a toy sword. He starts by hitting at Nicola's car tyres, then goes on to thwack the heads off some daffodils and lilies. Toadie comes out and shouts at him to stop. He takes the sword off him and asks what's wrong with him. Callum pushes him away saying it's just a toy and then that he hates him as Toadie orders him to come back. This outburst is witnessed by Karl, Susan and Rebecca who are walking past. Toadie explains that Callum planted the flowers with Nicola.
(They grew pretty quickly, mind. Obviously good soil.)
Callum is watching the television, while Toadie tries to get him to talk about what happened out side. Every time Toad tries to switch the TV off Callum puts it back on. Callum runs for his gameboy, but Toadie gets to it first. He's not having it until he explains what's going on.
CALLUM: Alright, you really want to know. I was about to plan an vegetable garden.
Seeing through the sarcasm Toadie says he's keeping the gameboy and he won't find it because he'll put it in his safe in the office. Callum asks if he can watch TV. No. Can he go to his room? Yes.
Lucas and Albert are waiting for Elle. Elle arrives and Lucas introduces her to Albert. He explains that Albert is shy, but he says that he'd like to get to know her better.
ELLE: And what makes you think Albert's my type?
LUCAS: He knows he's your type.
ELLE: How's that?
LUCAS: He knows what you've got in your wardrobe!
At this point I should mention the incredulous looks Steph is giving them from behind the bar. Elle supposes he is kind of cute, and probably wouldn't lie to her. Lucas thinks that sounds like a perfect date, but Elle thinks they should probably take things slow, maybe start off with meeting for a drink. No can do though, Albert has a drinking problem. Lucas thinks he might be able to fill in for him though. That would be great, says Elle.
Donna is relaying the events of the Libby/Elle meeting to Paul who seems to wish that Donna came with a mute button.
DONNA: I'm really annoying aren't I?
PAUL: Let's just say you've got a really great career ahead of you in infomercials.
DONNA: Well that's something to aim for!
Elle comes in with Albert. Paul wonders whether Albert will fit in the cupboard. Elle wonders whether he said something to Lucas. Donna looks guilty and tries to escape to the kitchen.
DONNA: I was looking for a cue tip…
ELLE: In my bedroom cupboard?
Donna explains that she just wanted Lucas to do something special because he is * so * gone on her. Elle says she will kill Donna if she tells anyone else. Paul looks highly entertained at the whole thing.
Susan arrives with a casserole. I wish she'd bring me one sometime. I love a good casserole. Anyway, Toadie tells Callum who doesn't really care because he doesn't like casserole. Psssh. Toadie tells him to apologise to Susan, Callum gives some backchat and goes off to his room. Susan says not to punish him on her account, she's seen far worse. He asks what he should do, and Susan suggests giving him some more time. Toadie doesn't know if he has any time as Callum's teacher is contacting human services. He doesn't think Callum knows. Susan says that he's done a wonderful job with him and they'll be able to see that. Toadie used to think that but now he thinks he's more messed up than ever. Susan disagrees but Toadie worries about how aggressively Callum attacked the flowers.
TOADIE: Everything about this kid is extreme. And he won't even talk to me about it.
SUSAN: Ah well, that is normal.
Toadie thanks Susan for coming over. She takes her cue to leave and they have a hug. Toadie finds the number for Callum's aunt and uncle and gives them a call.
(After the break, back at number 30)
Toadie finishes the call and Callum comes out of his room, gives him a fed up look and goes to tickle Bob. He glares at Toadie who leaves.
Susan thinks Toadie is underestimating his abilities as a parent but Toadie asks if she thinks he'd be doing this if he had any other choice.
SUSAN: I know there seems like there's no other choice, but that's not the case…
TOADIE: (cutting across her) No there isn't.
SUSAN: Toadie, please, just wait until you get the assessment from Human Services.
TOADIE: So what? They can tell me what I already know? I don't have the right to go on stuffing up Callum's life. It's not as if there's nobody else to look after him?
Susan questions whether this suddenly remembered family who he doesn't even know is better for him. Toadie doesn't think they could do a worse job than him.
Toadie has invited Kelly around. He wants to know if she's called Human Services yet. No, she hasn't. He asks her to call them now, she was right all along, he is not the person to be bringing up Callum. Kelly says that's not what she meant. Toadie ploughs on saying that he needed some stability and he let an unstable person into his life. Neither of them are coping.
KELLY: So you think he's better off in some foster home?
TOADIE: He won't be in a foster home. He's got an auntie and uncle in Ballarat, they live on a farm, they've got kids of their own. They are the type of people who should be bringing Callum up.
Anyone else think it sounds like Toadie's having Callum put down? Hey maybe all the Lassie's live on this farm! Whey hay! Kelly looks upset and reminds him that if he does this, it will probably be very hard to get him back. Toadie, close to tears, just wants him to have a normal life. Kelly dials Human Services.
Callum arrives back from Mickey's and Toadie want to speak to him. He explains that he's been speaking with his mum's sister, his Auntie Denise, who is very nice and lives in Ballarat. (Coldhole as Callum's mum used to call it.) Toadie proceeds to wax lyrical about the farm with all the Lassies, and a couple of Skippy's too, I'd imagine. Callum picks up the signals and realises Toadie's sending him away. He promises he'll be good from now on.
TOADIE: Oh mate, this has nothing to do with how good you are. It's because they'll be able to look after you better than what I can.
CALLUM: I don't want to live on a farm. Everybody leaves me. Mum, Gran and now you. Nobody wants me. They all get sick of me in the end.
There's a knock at the door. Toadie calls he'll be there in a minute and tries to explain that he's not sick of him, but Kelly comes in. The people from Human Services (hit squad presumably) are here. Toadie asks if they can wait and Callum wants to know what's going on. He looks confused and hurt as Kelly takes him off to help him pack.
We get a nice shot of the battered daffodils to remind us why Callum has to be sent away so soon as he comes out of number 30 with his little suitcase. Everyone looks at the flowers with sadness. Toadie says it's for the best. Karl, Susan and Rebecca (still walking around Erinsborough) come past and do their shocked look again. Toadie tells Callum he'll be thinking of him, but Callum mutely gets in the car. Once in the car he stares out the window at Toadie, the one person he trusted, stunned and hurt.
The car pulls away and Toadie, realising he still has Callum's gameboy shouts after it, but they don't stop. Susan goes and puts her arms around him.