Mickey asking Steve to change Zippy's filter for him.
Lou giving a statement to reporters regarding the Robinsons and Jill.
Steph inviting Greg to move in.
Steph and Lucas bantering about mechanical stuff.
Greg jealous of Lucas.
Lucas picking up Steph at the pool party, ready to throw her in; Greg telling Steph in front of her friends that playing around with Lucas like that makes her look cheap. Ouch.
Greg is storming in the house, running after Steph. He accuses her of flirting with Lucas, but she defends herself: they're just mates, and she doesn't understand why he's so threatened all the time. Greg doesn't like that Steph is so hands-on with her friends, male and female. But Steph ain't having any of it; he does not get to humiliate her like that, ever.
Bridget is demolishing a bowl of wedges. Steve is not eating his cake, and instead is pondering Paul's wicked life, and Elle and Lucas' relationship. He's avoiding the topic of Miranda, and assures his daughter that he's fine.
Over at the Parkers, seemingly slightly later in the day, Miranda is trying to sort out the smoke detector battery. Didge offers to get Dec or Steve, but Miranda is determined, and eventually sorts it.
Back at Charlie's, seemingly earlier again, Steve tries again to assure his daughter he's fine, and asks her what she's doing for dinner later.
Miranda offers to cook for Didge tonight, her favourite lamb cutlets. She also has chocolate.
Steve suggests 7pm for dinner.
Miranda says 7pm would be good. She'll go shopping.
Weird time shift thing over.
Toadie, Dan and Steph are reading through the final final final draft of the script – until Steph finds a typo in the stage directions. Toadie wonders why Steph is so stroppy, and guesses it's about Greg.
Dan, wanting to make an exit, goes to look at his watch to make his excuses.
DAN: Oooh, is that...my arm. I must remember to get a watch. I'm gonna see Karl and Susan. They rock.
Dan leaves, and Toadie tells Steph she has nothing to be ashamed of about earlier. In fact, Toad dreams about being called cheap in front of his friends! Steph admits to her best friend that Greg's upset about her being so touchy-feely with guys, and Toadie confesses that he can see where her boyfriend's coming from.
Cut to later where Lou is walking in with a picture of Harold in front of the store, whilst Steph and Toadie are still talking about Greg. Steph is sulking that Toadie is taking Greg's side, so he tries to explain why. Steph refuses to see it from Greg's side, and is determined that she will not change for anyone; and it's not that easy to tell Greg these things.
TOADIE: It actually is. You just open up your mouth and you tell him.
STEPH: Oh Toadie...
TOADIE: No, Steph. Look, I'm always going to be your sounding board, but if you're not going to do anything about it...
Lou is trying to find somewhere to hang the picture of Harry.
Steph comes home to find Greg on the sofa playing with the remote. She tells him she's still angry, but reassures him there's nothing going on with Lucas or any of her mates. Greg says he knows that, but it's not enough for him not to worry.
GREG: I'm trying really hard.
STEPH: You shouldn't have to try at all; you shouldn't even be thinking about it.
Greg doesn't understand why Steph is always over these other guys, and he believes that sometimes she takes things too far.
STEPH: In your opinion.
GREG: Yes, in my opinion. But I'm part of this relationship too.
He admits he has problems trusting Steph, and she says she won't change for him. So instead she walks out. I wonder how she'd feel if Greg picked up Elle and started throwing her around?
Cal and Dan come in, Dan chatting to Lib on the phone, and Callum having brought in some papers for Lou – because he's on the front of the West Waratah Star!
“Suburban Thug”, it reads, with a picture of Lou's mug on the front during the reporting of the Robinson story. “Local standover man takes the law into his own hands.”
Yup. Lou wonders if Dan has seen it, and Dan has.
LOU: I'm being set up, good and proper. But someone's going to pay.
CAL: Riiiight! Are you gonna, like, break their knee caps?
Lou thinks he will perhaps burn the papers instead, but he catches sight of some young, pretty girls seeing him on the front of the paper, recognising him. He realises he may be a celebrity instead!
Dan sits at a table with Didge. She tells him she's having dinner with her dad at Charlie's, and her mum at home. At the same time. Dan encourages her to say no to one of them, but she doesn't want to let them down.
Steve comes in and waves to his daughter.
Charlie runs across the bar to a table with a pretty girl on it who doesn't look unlike Kirsten. He picks up her ipod, and Greg chases after him. They start a conversation, and Greg sits down at the table with her. Steph comes over, and announces that she knows full well what Greg's doing.
GREG: Now you know how I feel.
Steph doesn't rise to it. She takes Charlie home, with Greg left standing there looking rather stupid.
Steve sees Lou on the front of the paper, and hopes that Lou's going to sue.
STEVE: You're not a thug.
CALLUM: No, he's a vigilante.
Lou is clearly pleased with the publicity, and says that the store has never been busier. He walks off saying ‘excuse me, no breast for the wicked' which seems rather odd.
At a table, Didge is making a reservation for dinner at Charlie's at 7pm.
Dan wonders what's happening with Harold's house now that Cass has moved out. He was wondering if they could use the lounge room for rehearsals, and makes a quick exit as Steph comes over. She thanks Toadie for his advice. She told Greg that he has to love her for who she is, and she'll be friends with whomever she likes.
TOADIE: How did that go...?
Steph complains that he sleazed onto another girl and this has made it all worse. Perceptive Toadie wonders if this is really the issue...or is it that Steph perhaps isn't all that happy with Greg after all...
Steph is cleaning up Charlie's toys and having a little hissy fit at the same time. Greg comes in and said that Charlie's asleep, before telling her that what happened at the bar earlier wasn't deliberate. Steph points out that Lucas is a mate, and the girl at the bar was a stranger.
Greg doesn't like that Steph's guy mates make her laugh and have fun with her, and she insists on knowing the reason why. Greg says that at trade school she was always interested in the fun guys, guys like Lucas, not guys like him. After all, he cheated on his wife so maybe Steph will cheat on him. That doesn't go down too well...
GREG: I can't help the way that I feel.
STEPH: Yeah, well I can't change who I am. These are your issues, not mine.
Greg doesn't want Steph to give up her friends, but to change who she is for them. But Steph tells him that this has made her realise that she really loves her friends, and she loves who she is. And she can't be with someone who won't accept her for who she is.
GREG: So are you going to hook up with Lucas, then?
STEPH: (walking off) Oh, please...
GREG: I know, sorry...
Greg is left sitting alone on the sofa.
Outside the house Greg is packing his stuff into the car, and won't let Steph help him. They admit to each other that this relationship was always going to be difficult, and Greg asks that Steph give Charlie a big cuddle for him before driving away. Steph is teary, and Toadie walks up behind her to give her a big cuddle too.
Miranda is shopping, as Miranda does. Lou offers to help her choose some herbs, and asks her what she thinks of where he's put Harry's photo. She loves it. Callum comes in with a Lou face mask, made from the West Waratah Star; he's been selling papers! Lou is pleased that he's a celebrity, but Miranda worries that perhaps Lou hasn't seen the negative stuff in the paper – perhaps some people might take this celebrity stance the wrong way.
Lou says it's all good...just as a strange woman walks in, whacks him around the body with a paper, saying his name loudly and in an irritated manner.
LOU: What was that for?!
WILMA: You don't remember me!
LOU: I've never seen you before in my life!
Wilma whacks him again, and reminds him that they met in a bar in 1989 and he stood her up! Lou pretends to remember, and realises she found him from the paper. She gives him a nipple cripple before casting a spell on him of bad luck.
Freaky, weird and blowing in Lou's face, she walks out.
Callum is retelling the story with not a small amount of hyperbole to Dan. Dan thinks that Lou, also at the table, might be jinxed. Lou can smell something, and Callum reiterates that it was so much better than Harry Potter! Lou goes to buy a round, but instead of money, finds a stone in his pocket.
CALLUM: Man, that is a cursed stone, okay? You are cursed, okay?!
LOU: Stop it, there's no such thing as curs...what *is* that stink?!
LOU: Oh, yuck!
CALLUM: You've stepped in dog poo!
LOU: I know what I've stood in!
Dan suggests that Lou get rid of the stone...!
Lou is leaving as Miranda and Didge walk in for dinner, where Steve is sitting at a table, waiting. Bridget explains that she couldn't say no to either one of them, and Miranda asks Steve to stay for dinner, too. Didge goes to get menus, and looks back hopefully at her mum and dad.
At the table Miranda apologises to Steve about Dean, and says she remembers now why she chose Steve in the end.
MIRANDA: You've always been there for me. You gave me the courage to start my own business, you're the reason we're the family we are. I think I just took it all for granted. I took you for granted because you're safe – but safe in a good way, safe in a way that I don't want to lose. I really miss you, Steve. I miss us. (pause) Steve?
Steve quietly tells her that he's selling the practice; she's moved on with her life so he's going to move on with his. Didge comes back over, and Steve announces he's moving back to Oakie for good...his dad needs help with the farm so there's plenty of vet work.