Elle trying to rescue Cat from under the house.
Rebecca telling Paul it's hard to hate him at the moment, and hugging him to show him gratitude.
Donna announcing that Didge and Declan are engaged.
Toadie telling Dan not to let Steph know that the girl in his play is her.
Steph realising that the girl in the play is, indeed, her.
Steph is reading through the play and criticising it to Libby.
Karl pointing out that Toadie can't blame Steph for being annoyed – he's made Steph's life public property. Toadie admits that the play is completely based upon their lives.
Steph is cross that their private life is out on the street for the rest of the neighbourhood to look at. Libby agrees that Steph has a right to be upset.
Karl realises that Toadie's anger at Steph being upset is because he's not really over how she treated him in the wedding debacle (agreeing to marry him when she didn't really want to). Toadie thinks she treated him like a schmuck, and Karl points out that if he's the schmuck, what does that make Steph?
Elle is telling Lucas the story of how she bought Cat some more food – salmon in gravy – but Cat only liked salmon in jelly. So she purchased lots of salmon in jelly, but now Cat doesn't like that either. So Elle is feeding her human food – the expensive variety.
Elle starts rabbiting on about motorbikes and the like, but Lucas knows she's only behaving like this because she's freaked out about Declan's accident. He tries to offer her some comfort but Elle doesn't want any; she defensively retorts that Lucas wasn't chatty when Libby lost her baby, so she's got no intention of being chatty about how things are with her now.
Upset, Lucas walks out, and Elle blames Cat for it all.
Declan is home from the hospital, and he and Didge fight over who will carry his bag to their room. The parents laugh at their kids, and there's a knock at the door – it's Paul. He is there for dinner, and Declan forgot to tell everyone that he'd invited Paul. No-one seems to mind, though, given that Paul saved Declan's life.
DIDGE: He did give Declan the kiss of life.
PAUL: Yeah. A little less garlic on the pizzas in future, eh, mate?
Rebecca laughs like a shy, besotted schoolgirl, and Paul smiles back.
Toadie is trying to get through to Steph, who is refusing to answer. Lucas sits with her.
LUCAS: Your phone's ringing, mate.
STEPH: (answering) Hi. You've called Steph. Please leave a message after the beep unless of course you answer to the name of a fish. (closes phone) Happy?
Steph recalls a time when people used to talk about their stuff privately without going on talk shows, or writing plays. Lucas points out that women like men to share, don't they? Especially when they're ranting on about cat food.
Cat food? Steph's confused. But she need be no longer because Elle appears like the wicked witch of the West by the table, and Steph offers her the seat, buzzing off to give them space.
Elle admits to Lucas that she's not coping. Lucas reminds her that this was Cass's fault, but Elle is still having a minor meltdown about it. Lucas gives her a cuddle, and Elle is upset because she thought she was over the whole warehouse thing. She doesn't want counselling again because last time her counsellor fell asleep when she was talking.
Lucas offers her a picnic, instead.
Under the house, Lucas has prepared a picnic. Elle isn't sure it's working, but Lucas reassures her that he has her and won't let anything happen. He has champagne, cheese and crackers...and him. Elle agrees, reluctantly, to stay.
Libby has bought a bunch of flowers for Steph to apologise for underplaying the whole Stella-gate scenario. She now realises that having your private life acted out by a bunch of 17 year olds isn't really much fun.
LIBBY: But! There is a positive to all this!
STEPH: What? The royalties?
LIBBY: No! The happy ending!
STEPH: What happy ending?
LIBBY: The real life one!
STEPH: Libby, we broke up! It was really messy, remember?!
Lib points out that they're still mates, but Steph says no longer! And she won't talk to him either...
Steph suddenly realises that Libby knows she doesn't like gerberas as flowers, and realises that they are from Toadie – who is hiding across the store. Lib wanted to help – she thinks Steph is blowing it all out of proportion. Toadie tells Steph he's written a new ending: they get married and live happily ever after!
STEPH: What?! That's worse!
TOADIE: Worse? What do you mean, worse?!
STEPH: Well, because the audience is going to wonder why there wasn't really a happily ever after, and they're going to be blaming me!
Steph throws the flowers back at Toadie and storms out.
Miranda, Steve, Declan, Didge, Rebecca and Paul sit around the table finishing up their meal. Paul compliments the chef (thinking it was Rebecca) and it turns out Miranda made the casserole. Does Miranda make anything *but* casserole?
Rebecca initiates a conversation about the economic downturn, whilst Paul congratulates the kids on their engagement. Karl comes to the door with a medical certificate for Declan, and suitably makes it known that he's on his own for dinner.
KARL: I've got a packet of oven chips at home with my name on it...ooh, is that garlic bread...?
Steve tells Karl he can stay for dessert, and Rebecca suggests that Karl probably has to get home. But Karl is sure he can squeeze some mud cake in.
Underneath the house Elle and Lucas are eating and drinking, and Elle concedes that this may have helped her a little. Lucas gloats, and praises his girlfriend for being the gutsy-est girl he knows. They share a kiss, but Elle has had enough.
ELLE: I'm under the house, my clothes are filthy, and my manicure is a day old.
They start to pack up when Lucas spots something with his torch: a bit of foil. But then something else...a gold locket.
Everyone is finishing up with dessert, and Karl has a money saving idea for the kids' wedding: send text invitations instead of real ones.
KARL: Just put a group message on MyFace.
DIDGE: This can't be happening.
STEVE: Your face?
KARL: No, no, not your face, MyFace.
In the kitchen Miranda watches Rebecca tidying up.
MIRANDA: You tell me!
Rebecca defends herself; Paul saved Dec's life, she has to be civil to him. Miranda points out that it doesn't change who Paul is, and is Rebecca sure she's really over him?
Back in the lounge:
KARL: Another thing: have the wedding in a park. That way everyone brings a picnic.
STEVE: Geez, you're really good at this stuff, aren't you?
Declan and Bridget look on in horror.
Back in the kitchen Rebecca gives her son a big hug, and he assures her that everything will be fine from now on. Oh, plus he also has another ask – a BIG one.
Declan has taken Bridget to Charlie's, and he's been doing some thinking about how this engagement doesn't really feel real. So he has a way of making it real: give her his grandmother's ring. Bridget thinks it's beautiful, but she can't possibly take it. Declan puts the ring on her finger: he loves her, and he's going to marry her. Bridget smiles.
Lucas is fiddling with the locket but can't get it open. He's soon distracted by Elle coming downstairs in a silky dressing gown, though. She thanks him, and he thinks he should force her under the house more often.
Back on the locket, he wonder what's inside. Probably spiders, comments Elle, nonchalantly. Lucas throws the locket down.
ELLE: Oh! I reckon a phobia!
Elle is loving this.
ELLE: What is it? Their eight legs? Their fangs? Or the fact that some of the girls kill and eat their husbands on the wedding night?
Lucas grabs Elle and they run up the stairs together for a nice bubble bath.
The evening over, the men leave, and leave the girls behind. Steve kisses Miranda on the cheek, whilst Paul says his goodbye to Rebecca. Meanwhile, Declan and Bridget return with his grandmother's ring on her finger, which delights Miranda no end.
Steph is working at the garage, when Toadie comes in, having written the play with yet another ending. Steph says she doesn't care; it's the fact that Toadie wrote it in the first place that annoys her.
He asks her to read it through with him, and she obliges. They read through the ending together – maybe their story isn't over yet. They're not sure if they're friends or what, and they still have to learn from their mistakes.
With the voiceover still happening, Rebecca ponders, staring at her son, Didge and Miranda.
Still with the voiceover, Paul sits alone.
Back at the Parkers', Rebecca sits on the couch, and calls Paul.
Rebecca joins Paul at the bar, and awkwardly says that she doesn't want to believe in Hollywood endings anymore. Paul says that if he could go back in time and undo all the things he did to her, he would. He promises he'd never hurt her again if she'd give him the chance.
Rebecca says he can't give her those guarantees because she knows what sort of a man he is. He's the love of her life, and she doesn't want to lose him. Paul is gobsmacked. And tells Rebecca he's not going anywhere.