- Toadie meeting Sonya the guide dog trainer
- Sonya organising extra lessons for Rocky
- Highlights of Paul and Rebecca's relationship
- Rebecca and Paul's wedding ceremony
- Lyn gatecrashing the wedding: “We're still married”
Declan sits with Rebecca, who is sadly playing with the plastic bride and groom from the cake. Paul approaches Rebecca and says he'll fix everything once the annulment's gone through.
REBECCA: What I don't understand is how you could even get a marriage licence when you're still married to someone else.
PAUL: It's a stuff-up. A whole string of stuff-ups. I love you and I want you to be my wife. That is going to happen.
But Rebecca just sighs and walks over to Declan and Elle, who are near the doors, and tells them to let the guests in. Rebecca's day gets even better when Lyn shuffles in with Steph. Lyn assures the nearly-married duo that she didn't mean any harm - she was just trying to stop Paul from breaking the law.
LYN: I found out a month ago when I applied for a single mother's pension.
LYN: I needed money to look after Oscar but they wouldn't give it to me because I'm not single!
PAUL: Why didn't you tell me this a month ago?
LYN: To be honest Paul I couldn't be bothered dealing with you.
Lyn says she only found out about the wedding when Steph phoned her that morning. Rebecca's stunned, but Steph sheepishly explains that she felt guilty attending Paul's wedding and just wanted to let her mum know. Growing more frustrated by the second, Rebecca growls at Lyn to leave.
Steph and Lyn arrive home after picking up Charlie. Steph wishes her mum had have told her about her money woes and becomes even more concerned when Lyn confesses that she had to sell the salon - she borrowed too much money and couldn't pay it back. Steph says it would've been better if she was the one to deliver the ‘still married' news to Paul, but Lyn didn't want to pass the buck. Lyn then becomes upset and wonders why she always has to make a mess of things.
Declan gives Paul the stink eye from across the room before Elle stalks over to her dad and says he has some explaining to do.
ELLE: Why was Lyn applying for a single mother's pension? I thought you were sending her regular payments? You were paying her, right?
PAUL: I may have stopped doing that a couple of month's ago.
PAUL: Well why shouldn't I? It's not like Oscar's my child. We weren't even married for a day.
ELLE: I don't believe this!
PAUL: Hey listen, she blackmailed me and that is the only reason I agreed to give her anything in the first place. You know I don't happen to think that that sort of behaviour should be rewarded.
ELLE: Well it was a great day to get principles, dad. No wonder she pulled a stunt like this.
Over at the food table Dan, Toadie and Libby have just finished re-telling the whole wedding saga to Susan, who is quite stunned about Lyn. Susan's also quite famished from her earlier sick-fest and starts piling up a plate of food. Libby can't believe Paul didn't know he was still married, but Toadie says that if Paul's lawyer didn't file the annulment and nobody followed it up, it would've been an easy mistake.
Susan, and her food, check on Rebecca to see if she's OK. Rebecca can't believe that people like Lyn “get off” on hurting people.
SUSAN: (wary) Rebecca you know Lyn's an old friend of mine...
REBECCA: Are you defending her?
SUSAN: I'm saying this is a horrible, horrible situation.
REBECCA: Which she created for the second time!
SUSAN: I'm so sorry.
Elle sees her dad looking completely miserable and takes pity on him. Clinking her champagne glass she gathers everyone together so she can make a speech.
ELLE: I just wanted to say that even though today didn't turn out as we imagined, we don't need a piece of paper for Rebecca to become a part of our family. You are the bravest, strongest, most generous person that we know. And I know how much my father loves and needs you. So even though today completely sucked, there will be a wedding and we will all be there to celebrate because you deserve to be happy. To Rebecca!
EVERYONE: To Rebecca!
Rebecca gives them all a teary smile.
While Declan's making them a cuppa, something through the front window catches Rebecca's eye. When she goes in for a closer look she's appalled and immediately storms outside. Confused, Declan takes a peek himself and gets an, ‘Oh shoot!” look on his face. Carrying India, he rushes outside after his mum.
Lyn, still wearing her oversized red poncho, is mucking around in the garden. Rebecca, still wearing her wedding dress, storms over and demands to know what the hell Lyn's doing.
LYN: I thought you were still at the reception. Those roots are exposed. Now, I planted them years ago and...
REBECCA: (having a hissy fit) You don't live here anymore! Listen to me, I live here, this is my garden and I don't want you anywhere near it!
LYN: I am trying to help!
REBECCA: (screeching) No you are NOT trying to help me out you are trying to cause me trouble like you ALWAYS DO!
Meanwhile, Paul and Elle arrive home in a taxi just in time to witness the fun and games. Susan, Karl, Dan and Libby aren't far behind.
LYN: Alright, calm down, I'm going. But, this is not your house actually, is it.
REBECCA: (seething) You...
She gives Lyn a fierce shove in the back and nearly sends her flying.
LYN: How DARE you push me!
Lyn shoves Rebecca in return, forgetting that her hands are covered in dirt from the garden. Rebecca's wedding dress is now a nice shade of mud.
LYN: Serves you right.
She charges at Lyn and full on rugby tackles her to the ground where they have the biggest scrag fight that ever scragged. There's yelling and rolling and limbs flailing about everywhere. Dan and Paul rush over to break them up, but Rebecca screams at Dan to let go of her. Gathering up her dress, and what's left of her dignity, Rebecca goes inside the house as Lyn shirks herself away from Paul.
LYN: Good luck with that one, Paul.
Number 26/Number 32
Declan and Paul stand by as Rebecca angrily paces around cursing Lyn. Paul wants her to sit down so they can calmly talk things through.
REBECCA: Oh what is there to talk about, Paul? You're still married - I'M NOT!
Over at #32, Steph and Susan stand like stunned mullets when Lyn insists she was just trying to help. Lyn doesn't understand why they don't believe her.
Rebecca is angry that Lyn tries to act all innocent when she is such a liar.
PAUL: That's probably true... But did you have to have a scrag fight in the middle of the street?!
REBECCA: Paul she was goading me what did you expect me to do?
Paul wants to know why Declan didn't do anything. Declan reminds him he was holding India but reckons “the nut job” deserved it anyway.
Lyn tells the girls that she'd never hurt anyone on purpose. Susan knows... But there *was* that one time she tried to blackmail them. Exasperated, Lyn points to her head and insists she was ill when all that went down.
LYN: I never stop to think, that's why all these things keep happening to me.
SUSAN: (trying to stay cheerful) Oh well. I guess these things all work out in the end.
Rebecca is left sobbing into Paul's arms - everything was starting to work out and now it's all ruined.
Later, Steph and Lyn are having a chat on the couch. Steph gently asks if Lyn came back for Paul but Lyn laughs and says she wouldn't touch him with a ten-foot pole. Steph's confused why her mum would be hanging around #26 but Lyn says she was just feeling nostalgic. She misses living in Ramsay Street.
Paul lets himself in and starts a slanging match with Lyn.
PAUL: Just what is it going to take for you to get out of my life?
LYN: Don't blame me for this.
PAUL: Oh spare me the wounded victim routine, I've seen it before remember?
LYN: You think I like being married to you?
PAUL: I don't know because I've got no idea how that twisted little mind of yours works. I want a divorce!
LYN: Sounds good.
PAUL: Good I'll have Toadie draw up the papers.
LYN: Great! Why don't you try and get a two-for-one deal while you're at it.
PAUL: I'm sorry?
LYN: Well you've cheated on every woman you've ever met. What makes you think Rebecca's any different?
PAUL: You are going to be my most favourite divorce ever you know that?
Paul leaves and Lyn blows a big raspberry at him, which amuses Charlie greatly. Steph's face is priceless like, ‘Am I looking after TWO 4-year-olds now?!'
Toadie wants to change out of his suit but Callum insists that he keep wearing it. The reason becomes clear when Sonya arrives for a Rocky lesson (that Toadie has no idea about). Dan and Libby watch from the couch as Callum claims it's his bed time and races off - knocking into Sonya on the way out so she bumps into Toadie. Embarrassed, Toadie explains the set-up to Sonya but then lays his pride on the line and asks if she *would* like to go on a date sometime. Sonya pauses before spluttering that she has a self-made policy not to date clients. Toadie's a little disappointed but tries to hide it. After Sonya leaves Libby tells Toad that Sonya so wants him - the body language was all there. Dan disagrees and reckons Toadie got the brush-off.
TOADIE: Was it a come-on or a brush-off?
LIBBY: It was so a come-on.
LIBBY: It was totally a come-on. You don't understand these things.
DAN: What are you talking about? She came up with the old, ‘I don't date clients' excuse.
LIBBY: Just trust me.
Toadie is uber confused and buries his head in his hands.
Ramsay Street - Next Morning
Toadie and Callum are washing the car and Toadie has made it clear that he never wants Callum's help with the laydeez again. Suddenly, Sonya appears on her bike. She thought she'd pop in for a friendly visit (Come-on 1 - Brush-off 0). Toadie pretends he's totally into bike riding as well and asks if she wants to go on a ride with him some time - they could be exercise partners. Unable to resist, Sonya smiles and says she'll come back at 3pm.
CALLUM: Oh yeah, you are on fire! (He makes a whip cracking noise)
TOADIE: (worried) Yeah except I don't have the right wheels for this mission.
Susan is heading to #26 with a container of scones when she notices the flowers in the garden bed have all been ripped up.
Susan walks in behind Rebecca, who has a slightly mischievous bounce in her step.
SUSAN: So how are you?
REBECCA: I'm OK.
SUSAN: I see you've been doing a bit of gardening. Those camellias aren't coming back anytime soon.
REBECCA: I didn't like them anyway.
Rebecca's happy when Susan suggests a tea and sympathy chat, but not so happy when Susan says that Lyn's really a good person and that she was just trying to help yesterday.
REBECCA: Oh, you're on her side.
SUSAN: I'm not on anybody's side, you're both my friends.
REBECCA: Well, no! Not her, not after what she's done.
SUSAN: I'm not going to choose between you!
REBECCA: Oh, well I guess I know whose side you're on.
She shoves the scones back at Susan, who judging by the sigh, is not looking forward to playing piggy in the middle.
Callum has got Toadie working up a sweat on the exercise bike while Dan checks out all the bike-related stuff they borrowed from Karl (including his super sexy lycra shorts - woot-woo). Paul barges in (this is becoming a habit), and tells Toadie that he's drawing up his divorce papers - now. Toadie wants to keep on training but Paul reminds him that it's for Rebecca. Toadie stops killing himself on the bike and walks away like he's been riding a horse while Dan flings Karl's shorty-shorts at Callum.
Lucas was hoping to get his car back from Elle but she says it got left at the marina in all the kerfuffle. He'll have to get the keys from Paul. Lucas bumps into Sonya and it appears they know one another - GA meetings perhaps?
SONYA: I didn't know you lived around here! So... How are you going?
LUCAS: (quiet) Yeah up and down, but OK.
Elle doesn't look too happy seeing Lucas all buddy-buddy with another woman.
Dan, Callum and Libby are all hanging out the front waiting to see Toadie off on his bike date like he's 12-years-old or something. Callum calls for hush when Sonya rides up.
CALLUM: Look like you know what you're doing.
TOADIE: It's a bike not a rocket ship.
They're about to set off when Lucas arrives home with his car. Toadie introduces Sonya to him and they pretend they don't know one another. Curious. The BMX bandits kick off and the #30-ites smile.
LIBBY: I think she's a keeper.
CALLUM: Me too.
DAN: I don't know it's a bit early yet. What do you reckon, mate, any good?
LUCAS: Don't ask me.
Paul hands Lyn a pen to sign the divorce papers but Lyn can't see anything in there about division of assets.
LYN: It doesn't seem very fair, Paul.
PAUL: (blasé) For forty-five minutes of marriage I think it's about right.
LYN: You want me to sign this so I want something in return.
PAUL: I'm not divvying up my assets, Lyn, so you can just forget about it.
LYN: I don't want your property. No, see, I want money. Lots of it. You owe me.
Paul glares at her but she just throws down the pen.
LYN: No money, no divorce.