-Steph giving Greg the silent treatment
-Greg seeing Steph and Toadie having fun and getting jealous.
-Ringo yelling at Donna that she's just like her mum.
-Zeke and Ringo fighting.
-Karl and Susan wondering how the Ramsay children will manage.
-Susan asking Katie if she can help them in any way.
-Steph reassuring Donna over Elle not telling her about Paul.
-Donna trying to help Elle.
-Donna riding Steph's motorbike down Ramsay Street and falling off.
Ringo spots Donna and runs over to her. Steph calls an ambulance.
RINGO: I didn't know you could ride.
DONNA: Yeah, I can't.
Radiology has given Donna the all clear and Karl tells her she's very lucky. He also suspects she's well enough to have visitors. She looks up and sees who is waiting outside. Donna would rather not see Steph.
DONNA: Can't you just tell them I'm too weak to see anybody?
KARL: Donna, I expect there's some music to be faced here. Better do it sooner rather than later.
Steph comes in and let's rip, Donna grits her teeth and takes it and meekly apologises. Dan and Steph leave to call Elle and Donna and Ringo have a funny sort of moment which gets awkward and Ringo leaves too. Bless.
The Ramsay House (Not number 24 though)
Susan and Elle are hovering outside. Elle's phone ringing attracts the Ramsay kids' attention so they go to meet them. Susan explains they wanted to check they were ok and Elle proffers a cheque for $15,000. Katie sends Harry and Sophie inside. Katie realises Elle is a Robinson and asks if she's not hurt them enough. Harry comes back and tells them to leave. They do.
Elle has a rant that she wasn't called then spots Ringo sitting cuddling a toy lion.
ELLE: What are you doing out here?
RINGO: It's complicated.
ELLE: Story of my life at the moment.
Ringo asks about Paul. It's complicated. Elle asks Ringo why he hasn't given Donna the lion yet. It's complicated. Yeah, my brain can hardly take any more of it! Ringo hands the lion to Elle and mooches off. Elle goes in to see Donna, hugs her and tells her she's grounded.
ELLE: Why didn't you call me?
DONNA: I didn't want to worry you, with your father in trouble with the police. I thought you'd be busy with your family.
ELLE: You are my family. But you're still grouded. No television, no internet and no phone.
DONNA: What?! (rolling her eyes) Yes mum....
Steph and Greg have bits of bike scattered around the living room and are talking about scratches and alignment when there's a knock at the door. It's Lucas and Elle. Elle apologises to Steph and says she'll pay for everything. Steph tells her to go easy on Donna and it's cool about the bike. Lucas tells her she'll need to check the alignment and get the scratches tidied up, they banter banter and are joined by Dan and Callum with an invitation to a pool party with water polo. Lucas batters Steph with a water float and they trade friendly insults. Greg looks unsettled.
"Dear Donna, I think you're....special. And really cute... about you night and ....could fall into yout....around forever. You....beautiful golden hair....sand at the beach. You complete me.."
Well strike me down with a feather, Ringo is sitting right down and writing a letter or lurv. Zeke and Sunny come in and ask after Donna, he explains about the terms of her grounding but says Donna is ok with it. Zeke comments that it's a bummer for Ringo, but he says there's nothing going on so it's cool. Sunny sends Zeke to get coffee.
ZEKE: It's always my turn to get the coffee.
SUNNY: In my culture the boy always gets the coffee.
ZEKE: Ok, and in my culture...
Sunny grabs Ringo's notepad and starts to read. Sunny says that Donna will laugh. Ringo wants to know what she'd suggest.
SUNNY: Donna, my wild and beautiful girl. Anything I write will be just words, words are easy, honesty is harder so how's this for honesty?
She takes Ringo's hand just as Zeke looks over. He narrows his eyes as they start to write together.
Elle brings Donna a special delivery, she thinks it's from Ringo but Donna doesn't see Ringo as a letter writer.
DONNA: More of an SMS kinda guy...if I had a phone. It's a boy girl issue. I talk too much, he talks too little, no one actually ends up saying anything at all....
She starts to read the letter and beams. It's from Ringo and it's going down well!
Donna is all bouncy and tells Sunny about the letter. Ringo comes out of his room and asks how she's feeling. She gives him a great big hug, so I'm thinking she's ok.
Callum thinks it's time to hit the water but Ben says they have to wait an hour after eating.
CALLUM: Who makes up all these dumb rules?
BEN: I dunno. Mum?
(And he's so cute when he does that because his facial expression and tone match Kym's really well. Aw.) Callum protests that there's always food at pool parties but Ben says if you get cramp you could drown. In the background Steph and Lucas are goofing around while Greg glowers in the corner. The boys go to play on the Wii and begin the countdown to pool time post food gorging. Steph nags Lucas about the thickness of burger he's creating, he goes to fire up the barbi instead and Greg comments that the two of them get on well.
STEPH: He's a riot.
GREG: Yeah, so it seems.
STEPH: He's always on that guy.
GREG: Guess it depends if that's what you're after. Is that what you're after.
STEPH: Are you jealous?
Yup, yup, looks that way Steph. Tool.
This time Susan and Dan are hanging around outside. Maybe Susan should just set up a tent. She suggests Harold's place to Dan as a place the kids could stay. Dan wonders if it would just be easier to get the DHS involved, but the kids are terrified of being split up. Harry comes out to shoot some hoops. Dan steps in to do his counsellor extraordinaire job. Or rather to talk basketball jargon. Harry chucks him the ball and Dan slam dunks one. Well, I say he does, I don't know, he gets it through the hoop. I'm just trying to join in and get down with the kids...bro. He gets another hole in one, and another and another. Hey, Susie Q, get Dan on the netball team!
Men talk meat.
STEVE: So the key is just to sear the meat so it locks in the juices.
KARL: Doesn't that just toughen it up?
STEVE: No mate, it's tender as.
KARL: Well my study of physiology would beg to differ. Tissue contracts when subjected to high heat.
TOADIE: Gentlemen, let us conduct an experiment. We shall have one burger on high and one burger on low and then we can do a taste test.
Men are happy with this. Miranda asks if Steve wants anything else. No woman. Go away now. Men at work.
Over by the pool Ringo tells Sunny she's amazing. He's had about 20 texts from the girl grounded from her phone raving about the letter. Zeke spots them talking. Ringo asks Sunny to help him out with another one and Sunny tells him Zeke can't find out about it. Toadie helpfully remarks to Zeke that footballers are home wreckers. Yeah, good one Toad.
Ringo is really pleased with the new letter. He thought girls liked the soppy stuff, but Sunny tells him it's all about the deep stuff.
RINGO: Does Zeke like your letters?
SUNNY: Oh, I don't write him any letters. I couldn't.
RINGO: Why not?
SUNNY: Hey look, there's a party to go to. What do you want to say?
RINGO: Ok, dear Donna, I think about you night and day. (Sunny gives him a look) Well I do!
SUNNY: Dear Donna, no matter where I am, no matter who I'm with, you're with me.
RINGO: I love you.
SUNNY: I love you...
Oh look, Zeke's at the door! Man he has bad timing.
ZEKE: What the hell is going on here?!
Ringo gathers everything together and runs. Sunny tells him nothing is going on. It's private and retreats to her bedroom. Zeke seems a bit angry...
Harry's arc thing is working. Susan is looking a bit bored. Harry spells horse. I don't know why, I think I missed the joke there. Dan shoots, misses and offers Harry his hand for a good game. Not literally, obviously. Harry heads back towards the house and Dan tells him they don't have to do things on their own.
HARRY: Oh here we go.
DAN: There are people out there to help mate.
HARRY: Yeah, so showing me a few basketball tricks is going to bring my mum back is it?
DAN: No, but it'll help you improve your game.
HARRY: H.O.R.S.E, loser.
Dan offers him his card for a rematch and Katie orders Harry back inside. Susan knows Dan lost the game deliberately.
Elle tells Donna she should go to the pool party, but Donna wants to take her punishment seriously. Lucas come in to try and persuade Elle to the party.
LUCAS: Backyard pool, burnt meat, intrusive neighbours....
ELLE: I don't think so.
LUCAS' FLIP FLOPS/THONGS: Come on, all work and no play makes Elle a dull girl.
ELLE: Dull? My father is being charged for running down his sister, Donna's stolen Steph's bike and pranged it and there's three children without a mother. How's that dull?
Lucas forgot the other reason she should go to the party. He wants her there with him. Nawww. Grudgingly Elle agrees.
Men eat meat. Men argue over which steak is whose. Karl wears manly flowery apron. Toadie doesn't know either and ends the experiment. Another Erinsborough mystery to go unsolved. Miranda wants to know when she and Steve are going to talk about what happened. He thinks there's no need. Greg comments that Elle and Lucas look full of the joys of spring, Steph agrees. Greg stomps off. For Your Love is playing in the background, old skool.
Zeke storms over to Ringo and grabs the letter. Ringo grabs it back and Zeke wonders if this is all some sort of pay back and pushes Ringo in the pool. Just as well Ringo can swim now.
Later somehow the letter did not get ruined by the dip in the pool and Ringo is explaining why Sunny is writing the letters.
RINGO: Mate she's just helping me out. You know what she's like at this sort of stuff.
ZEKE: No I don't. She doesn't talk to me about that stuff, about anything. You can keep writing the letters with Sunny, just show me them first. I've got to get to know my girlfriend somehow.
Lucas checks whether Steph is all right because it's mandatory to have fun at a pool party. He picks Steph up and threatens to throw her in the pool. Everyone jokes about until Greg the Grump comes out.
GREG: Hey hey hey, get your hands off her!
LUCAS: Woah mate...
GREG: I'm serious, get your hands off her.
STEPH: Hey, we're just fooling around.
GREG: Yeah, I can see that, you fool around wit everyone.
STEPH: No, don't do this.
GREG: I could say the same thing.
STEPH: Greg, these are my friends.
GREG: No, they're blokes. And it makes you look cheap.
Woah Greg, don't hold back. Say what you really mean!