Steve waking up from his coma to see Miranda and Didge.
Callum attacking Nicola's flowers with a toy sword.
Callum being driven away by human services.
Ty and Rachel getting together.
Ty worried he won't be able to play the guitar anymore.
Ty telling Ringo that a few clichés and action flicks isn't going to make his hand better.
Ty, trying to get his shirt on, answers the door to Rachel who has brought a movie and food round. He's struggling to get dressed, and Rach offers to help him, but he refuses. Pulling on his shirt over his hand cast, he loses a button, and Rachel goes to help him sew one back on.
She puts her hand on his knee, all stroky and suggestive. But Ty, all melancholic, tells her he's fine – he'll just grab another shirt.
Cut to hours later that evening where Toadie is sitting sadly on the couch, playing with a bit of one of Callum's Wii gadgets. Susan has cooked Toadie some dinner, and goes to answer the door for him when Steph storms in the house, furious.
STEPH: This is wrong! You've let him down!
TOADIE: I did what was right. He's going to have a proper home, now, with people who can give him everything that he needs.
STEPH: Like what? Like love, acceptance, a bit of stability...he had all that here, Toad.
TOADIE: I did the right thing.
STEPH: No, you did the easy thing. You know what? You're a coward, Jarrod Rebecchi.
She storms out.
Steph is telling Toadie she can't just pretend that this is all okay, but Toadie thinks that Callum needs help, in a proper home. He feels like he's let Callum down by bringing Nicola into their home and not providing him with stability. Steph reminds him that everyone makes mistakes with their kids, and Callum believed in Toadie – that's the most important thing. Steph says that Toadie is making out his actions are some big sacrifice for Callum, when the reality is that Toadie was scared.
STEPH: Toadie, you're gonna regret this if you don't put it right. And I'm sorry, but I love you way too much to just sit back and let you make such a huge mistake.
Toadie walks out.
Rachel is telling Ringo at the table how embarrassed she is over Ty, whilst Zeke is trying to get Ringo out the door to go footie training.
RACHEL: He blew me off completely.
ZEKE: Ringo, let's go.
RACHEL: Oh, thanks for your sympathy, Zeke.
ZEKE: Oh, yes! Bad Zeke for not wanting to give his sister advice on how to pick up her boyfriend!
Zeke waits impatiently at the door.
Ringo assures Rachel that Ty's really into her, and suggests she go and talk to him.
ZEKE: Oprah! Let's go.
Ringo wonders if Ty missed the signs, and thinks Rachel may need to be more obvious.
RACHEL: Not possible.
ZEKE: Okay, that's enough. I'm going.
Ringo reminds her that guys are dumb – she needs to give Ty a sign he can't miss!
Steve is giving instructions to Rebecca on how to coach the footie team in his absence, but when he goes into detail, Miranda takes the phone away from him, telling him he has to stop. She also says to Steve that she won't push the marriage counselling thing with him anymore – instead, she wants them to go dancing together instead!
Didge and Lou come in with some ‘real food' for Steve, and Didge is rather taken aback to see Miranda's excitement about the dance classes whilst Steve is still so ill.
STEVE: I'm not exactly a Fred Astaire.
MIRANDA: That's why they're called lessons.
DIDGE: Is it just me, or is this the last thing we should be worrying about right now?
Lou is telling Bridget that Miranda is trying to focus on something good for Steve right now, but she's all snappy, and even has a go at Bronte. Lou decides to take Bronte out for a walk, whilst Declan – on the sofa with Bridget – asks her what's wrong. Bridget says that Bronte reminds her of Nicola.
DIDGE: Nicola's in a psych ward, my dad's in hospital, and all my mum can say is ‘let's go dancing.'
Declan thinks Didge should talk to her dad, but she thinks that Steve should focus on getting better. Bridget wonders why Declan hasn't gone to footie training yet...he replies that he loves it, but not since his mum became the coach...
Rebecca tries to get order amongst the footie team in the changing room, but Zeke, Declan and Ringo are having a hilarious conversation about some girl who thought the stars had moved. It's not any part of the scene that's important, but I really, really want to know what they're talking about, it's annoying!
Rebecca starts a speech, when Declan sticks his hand up to be excused. Rebecca refuses him, and realises that she has to talk tough. Only Rebecca's really, really not very good at it, as Paul's facial expressions show throughout the talk (quite why Paul is there is, of course, another question entirely).
REBECCA: Alright, just listen up, everyone. Okay? I'm not Steve Parker. Newsflash! But...whilst he's away, he's given *me* the whistle. Okay? So we're all just going to have to...suck it up, and get on with it. Okay?
She orders them to go do three quick laps at the oval, unless they're dawdling in which case they can do four. The team troop out, and Paul comments that he heard she was the new coach, he had to come and see how she was doing.
PAUL: (cheekily) You can boss me around anytime.
Toadie appears from nowhere, making Paul jump, and demands that Rebecca get to the office, right this minute. He yells that she's lost the Davidson file, so she has to go and find it for him.
Rebecca refuses. She firmly and authoritatively says that she's sorry about Callum, but if she's lost a file then she'll sort it out after training because it's a weekend. Toadie threatens to dock her pay and storms out.
Rachel comes in, says hi to Steph, and sees Ty asleep on the sofa. She writes him a short note – presumably this is her being obvious – and tucks it into his hand cast.
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Lou is on the phone to Steve, trying to get him to let him go and help Rebecca at the coaching, but all his offers of help are being refused – even supplying oranges at half time!
At a table, Didge cannot believe that Rachel left the note that she did.
DIDGE: And he's just going to wake up and read it?!
DIDGE: That's really putting yourself out there!
RACHEL: (horrified) You think...?
DIDGE: But you like the guy...
RACHEL: What if I've done too much?!
DIDGE: No. I'm sure he'll like it.
RACHEL: (alarmed) What if he doesn't?! What if he just...thinks I'm a freak...oh my God, what have I done?!!!
Didge tells her to relax because Ty has just walked in. He comes to their table asking after Carmella, and makes no mention of anything. He goes outside again.
RACHEL: He obviously just thinks I'm a stupid kid who wrote him some disgusting note. Oh, just kill me now.
Declan is explaining to Steve that Bridget's worried about Miranda being too positive, and that she doesn't want to burden her dad with it. Didge comes in and realises that Declan has told her father. Steve reassures his daughter that their family will not fall apart.
Cut to later by the bed where Didge has picked up a DVD on dance instruction – Steve needs to pick up some tips before the first dance lesson. He watches the screen and instructs Declan and Didge on what to do.
STEVE: Your fingers rest against her back. Her back, Declan. Her back.
They dance round before kissing so Steve reminds them that there's a parent in the room. He watches his daughter and her boyfriend dance when Miranda comes in and looks on, smiling.
Ty is dialling a number on the phone when Steph snatches it away. Ty tells her he's trying to cancel gigs.
Steph says she's going to stick her nose in – she can see that he's unhappy, and tells him that he'll make himself more unhappy if he doesn't let people help him. Ty spots a note on the floor and picks it up to read it. He does, and tells Steph he has to leave, straight away.
Rachel is singing along to her pink ipod nano (hello, Apple product placement), when Ty springs her. Rachel immediately starts to ramble on about how she knows that he's so not interested in all that, and he's worried about his hand, and she probably shouldn't throw herself at him the way she did and she's really sorry and...
Ty holds up the note.
RACHEL: Would you believe me if I said it was a joke?
TY: Yeah? Oh, bummer.
TY: I was kinda looking forward to you...what does it say...”tearing my shirt off.”
Ty tells her to turn around, and he writes a reply to her note, clearly in the affirmative.
TY: Why not?
Rachel goes to tear his shirt off like in a film, unsuccessfully.
RACHEL: Oh. It's not as easy as it looks.
So they just start pashing instead. What is it about the Kennedy house that makes people get it on in the living room where anyone may walk in at any second? Why don't they go to a room? And preferably their own?
Ringo, Declan and Zeke have come to see Steve with a footie update. Miranda and Didge are also there. Steve wonders if the boys are ready for the game, and they are; Miranda tells them that Steve needs his rest, now. They and Didge chant the ‘Erinsborough Boys' chant on the way out. I wonder which writer had the pleasure of making that song up.
Steve tries to pull Miranda into bed with him, and she concedes. They have a little cuddle and friskiness (thank goodness, not enough to compete with the Kinky Ks), and Bridget watches them through the window of Steve's room, happy.
Toadie comes home and sees Callum's backpack on his sofa, thinking that Callum is back. Steph runs in – it was left at her place so she brought that and some more of Cal's stuff over.
She apologises for being so harsh on Toadie before, but he dismisses it. She wants to be there for Toadie, and tells him to change his mind – go after Callum, and this time make sure he knows he's loved and wanted.
Rebecca comes out the office and walks into the Ks. She explains that she's at work because Toadie's all worked up today, and Karl offers to help. But whilst they're talking, Toadie runs up. She tells him that the folder was in his out-tray under all his records, but he's not interested – he needs her help. He grabs her hand and runs off with her, leaving a bemused Karl and Susan behind.
Susan and Steph are chatting about Toadie, when Susan asks Charlie (new Charlie) what he is holding – it's a fire truck! Just then, Toadie runs in – he needs Steph to go to Ballarat with him to get Callum back, whilst Rebecca does some research at the library!
Susan offers to mind Charlie whilst Steph and Toadie run off.
SUSAN: (to Charlie) Wow!