- Rebecca moving into #26
- Miranda organizing a fashion parade for the Dingoes
- Steph suggesting the parade to the fundraising committee
- Greg telling Veronica he wants to be with Steph
- Dan discovering that pregnancy is a no-no for Libby
- Greg asking to stay the night at Steph's
Steph and Greg are snuggling in the lounge room when Steph reveals that she wants Greg to sleep on the couch. Hearing Ty at the front door, Steph panics and orders Greg to hide. But Ty has seen Greg's car out the front and figured it out - he doesn't care anyway, “It's your life, Steph, you can do what you want”. Greg's delighted, but Steph says he's still snoozing on the sofa.
Steve compliments Rebecca on her dinner, but Declan cheekily suggests that Steve didn't need the extra mac & cheese. Rebecca tells Dec that there's a plate in the oven for Didge when she gets home and heads off to work leaving a very unimpressed Declan on dishes duty. Declan laments to Steve that he was getting used to not having his mum around.
STEVE: A lot more independence ay?
STEVE: No one there to nag ya.
STEVE: When you finish there, mate, make sure you dry them and put them away.
DECLAN: (scoffs) Well Miranda's not going to be too happy when she gets back. Mum's been through every cupboard in the house.
STEVE: Yeah I know... Hey chuck us a chocolate bar would you.
DECLAN: (looking in the hiding place) She's even re-stocked your stash.
STEVE: (grinning) I know!
Libby tells Ben off for playing with his food, but Ben's only doing it because he's bored. Rebecca takes him to get some old comics she has in the office and Libby lays it on thick to Dan.
LIBBY: I feel for him sometimes being an only child.
DAN: Well he won't be one for long, he's about to get a step-sister.
LIBBY: It's so not the same.
And I'm sure Rachel and Zeke love you loads too, Lib. Dan heads off to the loo, asking Lib to order him the lamb, but she orders them both the salmon when Rebecca returns with Ben.
Lucas catches up with Elle, who is excited about going out, but Lucas has had a full-on day and would just prefer a quiet night in with a DVD. They reach a compromise when Lucas promises to come to the fundraiser with her tomorrow. He gets some drinks just as Dan walks past, letting Elle know she has some grease on her arm. Princess Elle's suitably disgusted her boyfriend is so dirty - and not in the fun Christina Aguilera way either.
Steph hands Greg some bedding just as Ty bids them goodnight. Steph is quick to remind Ty that her and Greg aren't “together”, but Ty's all ‘Whatevs' and heads off. Feeling a weird vibe from Steph, Greg thinks he should just go and sleep in the car, but Steph insists he stay (even though she's not completely sure about the situation).
Later that night, Greg catches Steph sneaking into the lounge room to see him and she ends up sleeping on the couch with him.
Ramsay Street - Next Morning
Dan and Ben do some gardening while Libby zones out and flashes back to when she looked and sounded like Michala Banas and accidentally let go of Zeke's hand in the water. Ty runs over and breaks Libby out of her reverie, chiding Dan for not joining him on his morning jog.
DAN: Tai-bo, I've been working out on the weeds, check it out (he uses the rake as weights and flexes).
Things get awkward when they see Steph kiss Greg goodbye at his car. Ben excitedly waves and hollers hello to her. She waves back with a smile, but throws in a bitchy sneer to Libby.
Dingoes Locker Room
Rebecca's trying to enthusiastically explain the fashion parade to the Dingoes, but they are the opposite of thrilled. Lucas tells her he's got a date with Elle and can't be included. Declan's also less than accommodating.
REBECCA: (exasperated) Ty I've seen you do Britney Spears at the pie night so embarrassment can't be your problem!
LUCAS: Hang on a second, dressing up as a woman is a time-honoured football tradition.
Steve steps in and saves the day for his new BFF by threatening them with an early start to pre-season training if they don't volunteer. Sighing, Lucas steps up to the plate first.
LUCAS: Have you got anything in blue? Apparently it brings out my eyes.
(The team crack up laughing)
LUCAS: Shut up.
Steph's all smiles making sure Harold is coming along to the fundraiser, but her face drops when Libby and Dan walk in. The girls exchange curt ‘Hellos', but Libby can't help herself and digs the knife in.
LIBBY: Stocking up on cereal?
LIBBY: Extra mouth to feed and all that.
STEPH: (annoyed) Ah, yeah, see ya later.
LIBBY: The thing I don't understand is how could you do it to Charlie?
STEPH: I beg your pardon?
LIBBY: Kids are sensitive you know, you can't expect him to just accept whatever guy you drag home that week.
STEPH: I think you should probably just stop right there.
LIBBY: So he's not affected by this revolving door love-life of yours?
Having heard enough, Harold steps in and intervenes, telling Libby to come back later when she's cooled off.
LIBBY: She's with a married man, Harold. That's against everything you believe in isn't it?
HAROLD: So is sitting in judgement of others.
Harold sits down for a cuppa and a chat with Steph. Ashamed, Steph says the whole situation is a mess, but Harold wants to know what her heart's telling her. Steph thinks her heart has gotten her into more trouble than it's worth lately and she should be listening to her head instead.
HAROLD: But does he deserve your love? Your loyalty?
STEPH: I didn't think so at first.
HAROLD:(smiling) And this heart of yours, is it telling you to love him?
STEPH: ... Yeah I think it is.
HAROLD: Well then, do as you're told!
Steph laughs. I puke.
Dan wants to know why Libby's been such a moody cow lately (not in those exact words of course). Libby knows she went too far before with Steph and says she'll apologise. Dan thinks there's a deeper issue at play - namely Zeke - and Lib flashes back to her time as Michala again, but won't admit there's anything wrong.
Dingoes Locker Room
Lucas has outfitted himself in a blue shirt and asks for feedback.
RINGO: (serious) You're right, it does make your eyes look kind of sparkly.
DECLAN: (incredulous) What was that?
RINGO: It does!
(Declan gives him a look)
RINGO: Aww get stuffed the lot of you!
TY: Nah, he's right.
DECLAN: ... Yeah I can kind of see it too.
RINGO: What colour for mine?
LUCAS: Let's have a look, mate!
Ringo stretches his eyes wide and the boys all have a good stare, but when Rebecca wheels the clothes in with Steve they look embarrassed. Rebecca, however, thinks it's grand they're all embracing their metrosexual sides and hands out some clothes. The boys excitedly gabble about them, Ringo extra excited because his has lots of handy pockets.
STEVE: (shaking his head) I turn them into super-fit killing machines and you bring out a rack of trendy clothing and look at ‘em.
REBECCA: Don't worry, I've got some vertical stripes for you (she pats his stomach).
Dreaming about the rafting disaster, Libby wakes up screaming and shouting. Dan tries to calm her down and she ends up sobbing into his arms about how Zeke's disappearance is all her fault.
LIBBY: (crying) I promised him I wouldn't let go and I let go!
Dan brings Libby some water and says she's not to blame for Zeke's disappearance. Lib thinks believing him is easier said than done, but knows it's a good sign she's getting things off her chest. Dan states that this is probably why she's been so cranky with Steph lately and Libby knows she has to make things right.
Veronica (looking like she's attending an Animal Planet fancy dress party in her peacock-print shirt), wraps up a meeting with the fundraising committee and thanks Rebecca for all her assistance. Steph rocks up late, apologising for being held up at work, much to Veronica's chagrin. Steph has a quiet word with her nemesis, letting her know she isn't treating Greg very fairly.
VERONICA: Fair?! (She stands up looking outraged) You want to talk about fair? What about what you're doing to me, how is that fair?
STEPH: I haven't done anything to you.
VERONICA: Oh really? Where did Greg spend last night then?
STEPH: You kicked him out, he had to stay somewhere.
VERONICA: Oh isn't he lucky he's got you!
REBECCA: (stepping in) Hey. Do you two want to take it into my office?
VERONICA: I've got nothing more to say to this husband-stealing piece of trash!
She walks away leaving Steph quite mortified. The old guy's shocked face in the background is priceless.
Later on, the catwalk has been set up for the fashion parade and Rebecca is doing her best to instruct each guy on how to walk. Ty needs to look cool and throw his hat, Lucas needs to wiggle his hips (“You're a man not a machine!”) and remember to do a 360 and not 180 turn.
REBECCA: Just glare at the crowd.
REBECCA: No stop grinning, that's not a glare!
(He tries again with more sad face)
REBECCA: No, get off.
Lucas does the sad Charlie Brown walk over to Elle while Ringo takes his turn on the runway.
REBECCA: You're a dingo, prowl for me!
(Ringo does a ridiculous tiger-looking walk)
REBECCA: Prowl, prowl, prowl, that's right. Now look bored!
Ringo glares up at the ceiling. Declan's up next, and doesn't look as enthused, but when Rebecca yells at him for his best “Blue Steel” he gets into it. Lastly, Rebecca calls for Steve but he just gives her a “Whatchoo talkin' bout, Willis?“ look.
Cut to: the boys changing behind a big screen near the office. Ringo's worried because Elle's taking pictures of them for the paper, but Declan jokes they're going to cut his big head out of it anyway. Rebecca and Elle check on them, and Elle is delighted to see Lucas all glammed up in a suit (even though he's as uncomfortable as hell). He heads off to the runway with Elle staring ravenously at him like he's the last glass of champagne at a party.
Greg wants to know if Steph's angry with him, but she's more angry at herself than anything. She tells him that Veronica humiliated her in front of a roomful of people. Greg says they've done nothing to be ashamed of (Really, Greg? Really?), and that she shouldn't let Veronica bully her.
GREG: You need to stand up for yourself.
STEPH: How am I meant to do that?
GREG: I think you know.
Libby and Dan walk in, looking for Steph, but Rebecca doesn't think she'll show after what happened earlier. But Steph and Greg waltz in arm in arm, much to Veronica's disgust. Veronica angrily goes up to them and raises her hand to slap Steph again, but Steph catches her before impact this time.
STEPH: (sneering) You got me once, you don't get me again!
She turns to walk away but Veronica gives her a hard shove in the back, sending Steph careening into the runway.
VERONICA: She deserves it!
Seeing red, Steph full on lunges at Veronica, screaming and snarling like a complete chav, but Greg and Dan step in to separate them before anything more violent can happen. Rebecca looks on in disapproval.