- Zeke asking Sunny if she's still mad about Lost Boy and Sunny telling Zeke that he doesn't matter to her.
- Donna sussing that Sunny is into Zeke.
- Dan assuring Toadie that Steph will never find out that the play is about her.
- Steph ranting to Libby about Toadie making their personal life public.
- Steph excited that Greg is returning.
- Greg asking Charlie if he wants brothers and sisters and Steph freaking out.
Karl is feeding Dahl when Steph pops over to ask hypothetical scientific questions like about whether frozen eggs lead to a successful pregnancy. Karl tells her that there have been no reports of abnormalities but there have been very few successful pregnancies. Steph wonders why the system if it doesn't work, but Karl says there have been successes, they're just minimal. Steph seems happy with that information and bounds off leaving Karl looking bamboozled and then suspicious.
Later on at Number 28 Sunny is doing school work and listening to Zeke on PirateNet who is apologising to everyone he hurt and giving a sermon about being truthful with the people closest to you. Libby drops in to see Susan, but Susan is out shopping so she sits down to have a listen to Lost Boy as was, stopping Sunny from switching it off.
LIBBY: No leave it, I want to listen.
SUNNY: So long as I don't have to.
Libby smirks to herself, Donna's not the only one who has picked up the clue phone. Zeke continues his apology for hurting his friends and listeners.
Steph is also listening to PirateNet and is pensive as Zeke talks Dr Phil and Opera. Steph's phone rings. It's Greg, but she doesn't answer.
ZEKE: Remember, truth's a good thing, but the messenger always gets shot. So make sure you're wearing some armour or at least have someone ready to perform CPR.
Positive message there Zeke.
ZEKE: I've got some buddies who have been going through a tough time. They've got some big stuff going down. Anyway, yesterday they bit the honesty bullet and all the hard stuff just fell away. It was amazing to watch. I might even try it myself.
Sunny comments that whether he's LoSTBOY or Zeke, he's still a pain who thinks he knows everything. Libby thinks Sunny should prepare herself for some soul baring from Zeke. Sunny can't see what it would have to do with her. Libby smiles and leaves.
Libby wants to know if Susan heard Zeke but she didn't. Libby says she'll hook her up to an iPod but Susan provides a wonderfully Mumsy response complaining about ear plugs. Libby thinks that Zeke is very natural on air and was very brave talking about being honest with your nearest and dearest. Susan is very proud of him. Libby spots Greg trying to get in touch with Steph about cheese so she goes over to help out and tells him it's good to see Steph so happy.. For the record Steph's cheese preference is a Bardy/Body/Barty/Bitey cheddar or brie but no blue. Libby checks the rest of Greg's shopping for a calming picnic which is all good but he's forgotten the essential chocolate.
GREG: Tell me though, do you think she's freaking out?
LIBBY: Steph tells it like it is. If something was wrong you'd hear about it.
GREG: Sounds a bit scary.
LIBBY: Nah. Not really, she just expects the same in return. Upfront, that's Steph.
Sunny is doing something with red cabbage which Zeke thinks smells lethal. She tells him it's the best taste in the world and mentions she heard the show and thought he was great.
ZEKE: You'd better stop there or I'll get a big head.
Sunny explains she was talking about what he said, about being honest with the people you love. She's sure everyone wants to do that, she does. Zeke says it worked for Didge and Dec but Sunny gets so enthusiastic agreeing that she drops the bowl and cabbage goes everywhere. Zeke tries to help her pick it up but she tells him to leave it.
ZEKE: Hey, look on the bright side, we don't have to eat cabbage.
SUNNY: I had that soaking in salt for ages!
ZEKE: Sorry, I didn't know.
SUNNY: No, that's because you're not interested in anything anyone else has to say!
She storms off. Zeke tries some of the cabbage stuff and pulls a face.
Steph is scolding Toadie for not having had his car serviced since he bought it. They make car engine small talk until Greg comes over to steal Steph away but Steph's busy. Greg says he has a picnic, it'll only take half an hour or twenty minutes. The gale force winds and overcast sky are Greg's idea of a gorgeous day for a picnic.
GREG: Fifteen minutes. We can skip the chocolate.
Steph protests because Lucas won't be back until after lunch and other lame-ass excuses. Greg just wants to take the pressure off, no D&Ms. Steph assures him they'll talk later and kisses him. He mooches off and Toadie wants to know what is going on. He tells her to go after him because if everything was fine between them she'd be on the picnic in a flash.
STEPH: I'll ring you when your car is ready and don't expect mates rates this time.
Sunny has cooled off a bit and comes back into the kitchen. Zeke tells her he tried some of the cabbage and thought it was really good he didn't mean to offend her earlier. Susan, Libby, Dan and Karl arrive with shopping bags and Libby thinks it would be nice to have Steph and Greg around for dinner. Karl thinks they might just want some time together as he's only just arrived.
LIBBY: He's only been in Darwin.
KARL: Sure, but we are inviting Toadie over tonight as well don't forget.
SUSAN: Oo yes, there is that.
Libby doesn't think Toadie should be a problem and Dan says that Steph's cool with the play. Karl the optimist supposes they could always say no. Libby wants the evening to be adults only and Susan agrees if Steph can find a baby sitter. Libby grins at Zeke.
LIBBY: You and Sunny got any plans this evening?
Zeke looks like he's trying very hard to think up an excuse but his brain isn't helping him!
Later on Susan is trying to persuade Zeke to babysit the boys, but he says he has things organised.
ZEKE: Like stuff....
SUSAN: Come on Zeke, Libby's counting on you.
KARL: Mate, all you have to do is put on a DVD. Ben is your nephew after all.
SUSAN: A..and and Sunny will keep you company.
Sunny also take a minute to look like a rabbit stuck in headlights before rather reluctantly agreeing. Zeke thinks she could do it herself but Susan reminds him she's a guest. Zeke gives some backchat that all she has to do is put on a DVD. Susan thinks that as they've been bickering for days, babysitting will give them a chance to sort things out.
Ben and Callum don't need a babysitter. Toadie lets Callum stay at home alone all the time. Zeke calls him a fibber and tells them to keep the noise down or they'll wake up Charlie. Ideas for games of zombie golf are vetoed for being too loud. A movie is suggested but Saw 5 is also out of the question. (I didn't realise there were that many Saw films) Zeke suggests Iron Man and that gets Callum and Ben's seal of approval but Sunny wants to watch one of Toadie's chick flicks. Zeke votes Iron Man, he's not watching mush. Callum has changed his mind, he'd rather watch Urban Love (i.e. mush). Ben thinks he's mad. Zeke and Sunny go to make popcorn.
BEN: Are you out of your mind?
CALLUM: Man, the film is all about love. They're going to be all kissy and we're going to be able to do whatever we want.
BEN: But Sunny and Zeke hate each other.
CALLUM: Just like Toad always says...watch and learn.
The wine is flowing and the conversation is polite and undramatic. Steph admits that its nice having Greg around and Libby agrees that blokes can be quite handy. Not as handy as Toadie, says Dan, who does all the blokey things and writes the school play. Greg feigns being impressed, or maybe he is impressed. It's hard to tell with this guy. He wants to know what the play is about. Steph shoots him a warning look.
TOADIE: It's about a girl who feels she needs to please her boyfriend rather than being honest with him, nearly wrecks the relationship.
STEPH: It's not very good.
DAN: Oh no no no, it's great.
STEPH : No, but I wouldn't have given it to school kids.
TOADIE: Well they seem to be enjoying themselves don't they mate?
DAN: They certainly seem to be.
STEPH: They couldn't possibly be learning anything.
TOADIE: I don't know about that. I think we can all learn from our mistakes.
Ooo, awkward. Libby pulls Steph to one side and Steph admits that she's freaking out because Greg wants to start a family. She doesn't know how to tell him she's not sure, but Toadie worked out that something was wrong. Libby tells her she needs to find a way to tell him or Toadie will.
I'm sure everyone is sitting far too close to the screen, but they all seem engrossed. Ben isn't convinced that people really talk in the manner they are in the film, but Callum assures him his mum and dad did all the time.
BEN: Romance sucks.
Callum feigns tiredness and subtly tries to get Ben to say he is too. Ben wants to see how the film ends, and Callum tells him that all chick flicks end the same way. The boys leave the room and Sunny asks if they should turn the TV off. Zeke is pretty involved in the mush now so they should probably see how it ends. He remembers that before the cabbage catastrophe it seemed like she had something she wanted to say to him. Sunny gets flustered and says she can't remember. Peering around the corner Callum concludes that their work is done and he and Ben go to find ice cream.
Things are obviously still rather awkward at the dinner table. In the kitchen Susan comments to Karl that it's excruciating but Karl jumps in saying that its none of their business. Susan knows Karl knows something but back at the table the conversation has swerved back into dangerous waters - the play. Greg wonders where Toadie got his inspiration. Awkward sirens go off. Greg picks up on this and asks if he's touched on family skeletons. Steph admits that she and Toadie had a relationship.
STEPH: We got engaged and then Toadie left me standing at the alter.
TOADIE: That's the edited version.
GREG: And so you wrote a play about it? And you're getting the kids to put it on? Do you think that's fair to Steph to put it on in public?
Susan suggests coffee.
TOADIE: Steph's not that upset by it.
STEPH: Oh and Toadie thinks he can read my mind. He's got no idea.
TOADIE: I'm pretty good at it actually. We're still mates afterall.
TOADIE: Unfortunately Steph's a bit of a coward when it comes to relationships.
Libby reprimands Toadie but Steph is on her feet ready to leave. She thanks Susan for a lovely meal and she and Greg go.
Steph is distractedly tidying up Charlie's things and Greg asks if she's still in love with Toadie. She tells him that the problem is that she never was. Greg thinks he's still in love with her but Steph doesn't think so. Greg wants to know why he thinks she's being a coward then. Steph admits she's freaked out about the baby stuff. Greg says that it's not a big deal, what's important is that they talk. Obviously didn't say that to his wife. They hug and Steph tells him she is no good at relationships. Greg likes a challenge.
Sunny forbids Zeke from telling anyone if she cries at the end of the film, but Zeke is confident he won't so tells her she can tell anyone she likes if he does. She thinks he might do the shuffling in your seat thing to stop yourself from crying. Zeke doesn't know what she's talking about, so she demonstrates. He copies her and oh it's such good fun! Oh and their eyes lock. Sunny comments that they're missing the movie, but Zeke doesn't really care. Neither does she. It's kissy time....but! Who should arrive home but Libby and Dan. Libby says they can stay and finish the movie but they beat a hasty retreat back across the road. Libby is gleeful that they appear to have busted something. Dan is clueless so Libby gives him a demonstration of what they busted.
Toadie is helping clear up, but Susan tells him he needn't think that it will get him off the hook. She lays into him for being cruel to Steph. He says that she's going out with a guy she doesn't love, they all know how that will end. Susan thinks it could end happily ever after.
TOADIE: Oh it won't.
SUSAN: Why? Why won't it Toadie? Because you don't want it to?
Toadie is typing another new ending for the play. Callum doesn't know what was wrong with the old one, but it didn't say what Toadie wanted. Callum looks over his shoulder and tells him he can't write that. Toadie tells him to go back to bed.
CALLUM: Are you sure you wanna write this?
CALLUM: What's Steph gonna think?
TOADIE: Huh, truth hurts baby!