- Paul asking Elle if she still loves Lucas
- Libby confronting Lucas about the money he stole from her and Dan
- Steph telling Lucas he can still turn things around
- Donna posting a video blog looking for her real Dad
- Zeke telling Donna off for posting the video on her blog
- Zeke deleting a message from a man who thinks he could be Donna's Dad
Donna is checking her blog. She has no new messages.
Zeke is reading Donna's blog. He imagines Donna opening the door to someone and then a big shadow falling over her from the person at the door.
Later, Karl comes home and finds Zeke doing the washing up. Karl wonders why Zeke never did any of this stuff when he actually lived at no. 28. Zeke says he just came over to ask Karl about something and they take a look at Donna's blog entry about finding her Dad.
Donna is trying to get Elle to eat something, but she isn't interested.
DONNA: But you're stressed and you always have toast when you're stressed.
ELLE: Look, you know what, this isn't a toast situation.
DONNA: But I cut your toast into soldiers and I made coffee!
Elle hurries upstairs just as Karl knocks on the door. He's come over to talk to Donna about the video she posted on the Internet. Donna works out that Zeke must have told Karl about the video. Karl is worried about who might see this video, but Donna says she doesn't know how else she will find her Dad. When Karl asks if she's tried it Donna has to admit she hasn't actually checked Births, Deaths and Marriages, known places of employment, the electoral roll or a private investigator yet. He reckons Elle would probably help out if she knew about it. Donna confesses she hasn't told Elle though with all the Lucas stuff going on recently. Karl says he understands how important this is to Donna as he found it a big thing to meet his birth father, but he wants to make sure she's careful in how she goes about things. They make a deal that Karl won't tell Elle about the blog if Donna stops posting in it.
Dan spots Elle as she's reading the paper in the hopes of finding a suitable job for herself.
DAN: Why are you looking for a job? You own half of Erinsborough.
ELLE: Just because I this place it doesn't mean that I want to work here.
DAN: But your newspaper work is going so well. You get to just slag off anyone you're not happy with.
Dan says Elle's attacking the wrong guy as Lucas hasn't said a single bad word about her as he loves her. He wants Elle to try to talk to him as no one else can get through to Lucas. When Dan asks Elle not to give up on his brother Elle says it's already too late for that.
Lucas is making a toast to freedom with an unknown girl at the bar. They talk about her ex-boyfriend and how their mums warned them about chatting up strange people in bars. Lucas asks if they should take things somewhere else.
Lucas and the girl from the bar are on the couch making out with the lights off. Callum and Ben are watching them from the doorway to the living room. Libby suddenly turns the light on and wants to know what's going on. Toadie and Dan appear as well and the girl from the bar takes off. The young boys are sent back to bed so that the adults can talk in peace and Lucas looks a bit embarrassed.
Later, Lucas says he's sorry, but Dan wants to know what they should do about the current situation. They can't have Lucas continue to bring home random women and sleeping on the couch. Dan also wants to know whether or not the girl paid for the drinks or if Lucas took money from someone else's wallet to pay for it. Lucas admits that Rebecca let him start a tab. Libby comes in and asks Lucas if he's proud of himself. She's worried about what Callum and Ben might have seen had she not turned up when she did.
LIBBY: (to Dan about Lucas) You need to fix this, ‘cause I won't tolerate it.
DAN: He won't do it again, Lib.
LIBBY: Yes, he will.
DAN: (to Lucas) You need help, mate.
Lucas looks like he's not sure what to do or think.
The next morning Lucas is still asleep when Ben, Callum and Toadie enter the living room making a lot of noise, inevitably waking Lucas up. Dan tells Lucas he's wrecked everything he had and now he's close to losing the last thing he's got left.
DAN: Either get some help, or get out!
LUCAS: I don't need help.
DAN: Fine, then get out!
Lucas is doing some training, but stops when he sees Steph enters the gym. He approaches her, apologises for his recent behaviour and asks if Declan is doing okay. Steph says Lucas will have to speak to Declan himself sooner or later, but Lucas thinks it's still too soon for that. Telling Steph a half-truth about him getting in the way of the others over at no. 30, Lucas asks if he can stay in Steph's spare room for a while. Steph isn't sure that's a good idea given how that would look to Elle. Lucas says Elle doesn't care anymore and he could really use a friend to support him right now.
Donna is on her computer and Zeke isn't impressed she's still using it. She tells him not to worry as she's closing down her blog anyway and one way or another she's still going to find her dad.
Behind the counter Kate and Harry are talking about finding their own dad. Harry has thought about it, but Kate says she doesn't think about it at all and tries to avoid the subject. Harry says their dad must have thought about them even if he wasn't there when they were growing up as he sent them presents. Elle walks in through the door and heads straight to the kitchen without speaking to anyone.
Ben, Callum and Sophie are trying to get Rocky to roll over, but the dog isn't going along with it. As Callum's yelling isn't working Ben decides to try bribe Rocky with a biscuit to get him to roll over.
CALLUM: No, you can't give him one of these.
BEN: Why not?
CALLUM: Duh! They're mine.
Sophie's method to get Rocky moving is to sit down on the floor and pet him. Callum thinks that's a stupid idea.
CALLUM: (shouts) You got to show him who's boss!
SOPHIE: Yeah, well he knows you're not!
Toadie and Libby enter the room and sit down on the couch where Lucas has left some of his stuff in the form of an old sock. Just as they've sat down Steph comes in to check on them after the night before when Lucas stayed over. Toadie mentions the random chick and the pashing on the couch and this gets Steph's attention. She tells the others about how Lucas asked if he could stay at no. 32 for a while, but strangely enough he left out the bit about how bringing home a girl was what got him kicked out of no. 30. Libby works out that Steph agreed to let Lucas stay with her. Steph says it should be alright as she can now stand by Lucas the way he stood by her before, he just needs some time to sort himself out.
Lucas and Steph are out riding their bikes and stop to have a break. They make some small talk about how much they like being out on the bike and how nice it would be to just keep riding into the sunset. Lucas thinks there's a ‘moment' there and leans in to give Steph a kiss. She pushes him away and wants to know what he's playing at. He doesn't understand why she's reluctant as they ‘like each other'. Steph says she's not just some girl he brings home from the pub. Her comments hits home with Lucas who realises someone at no. 30 has filled Steph in on what really happened the night before. Steph tells Lucas that she was probably the only friend he had left and now he's blown their friendship too. She hops back on her bike and takes off leaving Lucas behind to think about what he's done.
Lucas has come over to the store and in the kitchen he apologises to Elle for his recent behaviour. She says it's just words though after she trusted him. Now she'll never to that again. Lucas says he doesn't expect Elle to forgive him and she says she won't anyway. He tells Elle that he's going to get help with overcoming his problems and that he's going to his first meeting that same afternoon. Elle turns away and then Lucas leaves.
Harry is cleaning the tables as Donna is on her computer at the next table. He's curious as to whether she's had any luck with finding her real dad and she says no. In fact, she should close her blog according to everyone else's opinion. Harry tells her not to care about what people tell her to do then walks back to behind the counter where Kate is waiting. Kate works out that Harry and Donna were talking about her looking for her dad. Kate tells Harry not to interfere with Donna's business as such things are really complicated. Just then Elle storms out of the kitchen and is met by Donna before she can reach the door to leave the store. Elle has clearly been crying and Donna doesn't buy the excuse of Elle cutting up onions as she saw Lucas come out of the kitchen earlier. The girls hug and Elle changes the subject to Donna and how the two of them could go to a new spa that's just opened up as they haven't spent much time together lately.
ELLE: You exfoliate, then you soak in hot water, then you jump in a cold pool and then you do it all again!
DONNA: Is that why Japanese chicks are so hot?
The spa will have to wait for later though as Elle has somewhere to be. Donna says it's good to have her friend back.
The Ramsay kids are unpacking their shopping. Harry asks Kate where they keep all their old photo albums as he wants to have a look at pictures of their dad. Kate pulls Harry into the living room and tells him off for talking about their father in front of Sophie. Harry wants to know why his older sister is acting strangely whenever he brings up their dad and asks her if she isn't interested in finding out more about him. Kate says she isn't. Harry thinks back to when Paul told them their father had died and how he didn't really feel anything. Kate says it's no wonder they didn't feel anything when they didn't know their father. He just sent them present because he felt guilty, but that didn't mean anything.
Dan is replacing the light bulb in the living room when Lucas comes in. Lucas has come to return the house key for no. 30 and tells his brother he'll be staying at the garage for a while. Lucas apologises to Dan and Dan says that if there's anything else that he can do then Lucas just needs to say the word. As it happens, there is something Lucas would like help with and he takes out a leaflet from Gamblers Anonymous asking if Dan will go with him to a meeting.
Gambler's Anonymous meeting
Lucas and a group of other people are sitting in a circle in a big room. He starts by introducing himself and the group welcomes him. The group leader asks Lucas to tell them his story.
LUCAS: I used to race bikes and I liked to win. (nods to Dan sitting at the other side of the room) My brother here will tell you all about that. I think it was the adrenalin and Dad liked a winner. After that it was the touring circuit. Parties, greet girls. It was a lot of fun.
Elle turns up in the doorway of the room and stops there so that she can hear what is being said, but no one can see her standing there.
LUCAS: After I left the circuit I moved here. Met a girl, fell in love. And it was great, at first. Then she changed. And then it became all about renovations and wallpaper and suburbia and domesticity. And I looked into the future and all I could see were babies and strolls in the country and more wallpaper. You know, I'm a biker. I need space, not shopping centres. I felt like I couldn't breathe.
When Elle hears this she quickly leaves without making herself known to the people in the room.