- Karl heading off to Milan to pick up his glasses
- Summer and Andrew bickering with one another
- Steph confessing her pregnancy to Toadie
- Toadie telling Steph to say the baby is his
- Lucas punching Toadie
- Toadie and Steph realising they'll have to get used to lying
Lucas watches with a scowl from #26 as Libby and Susan greet Toadie and Steph, who in turn stun the Kennedy women with news of their re- coupling.
Libby and Susan are trying to digest Steph and Toadie's announcement over a cuppa. They're curious about how Lucas took the news but can't quite bring themselves to ask. Zeke walks in just as Toadie plants a kiss on Steph's forehead and asks if he's in the Twilight Zone. The #28 folk head to the kitchen to make pancakes but can't quite hide their shock - not just about Toadie and Steph - but also about Signor Karl who has just sauntered in the door looking like a fashion tragic.
It's Summer's first day back at Erinsborough High and Lyn is fussing, reminding her granddaughter that the teachers will look out for her (and probably wonder why she's not at university, but whatever), but Summer says she can look after herself. Steph and Libby head in as Lyn and Summer head out. Libby unintentionally makes Steph feel guilty by saying that she wished Steph called her.
LIBBY: You were such a rock for me when things fell apart with Dan, why didn't you give me the chance to return the favour?
STEPH: I just didn't want to bother you.
LIBBY: Don't be ridiculous. I'm your best friend, I'll always be here for you.
Looking ill, Steph quickly makes her escape to have a lie down. Libby's concerned.
Rebecca is nattering away to Lucas about how he and Steph were such a good pair and how her hook- up with Toadie doesn't make any sense, but she soon realises she's making him feel uncomfortable and offers him another coffee. Libby appears to check up on Lucas and ask where he's staying. He figures he'll bunk down at a motel or a backpackers but Rebecca overhears and says she's got another solution.
Lucas feels weird about staying, especially when Andrew puts his two cents in and doesn't approve, but Rebecca says Lucas is staying and that's that.
Lyn packs a lunch for Summer and says how nice it is to have her back. Andrew and Harry clamber over to talk to Summer, letting her know that they're more than happy to show her the ropes at school. But Summer reminds them she's been there before and she has no desire to try and “fit in”.
Susan and Zeke (with tag- along Toadie) are filling Karl in on how Zeke's trial went, but Karl isn't impressed with how Zeke handled himself. Things turn giggle- worthy, however, when Karl brings out his new glasses to read the menu. They're white, they're attached to a lovely gold chain and they're completely effeminate! Susan, Zeke and Toadie are highly amused.
SUSAN: What are those?!
KARL: These? These are Giovanni Santinis.
SUSAN: Well give them back to him.
KARL: He happens to be the most cutting edge designer in Milan today.
SUSAN: And they are from the... Men's collection?
KARL: In Europe fashion's not defined by gender, my love.
SUSAN: So they are! They're from the women's collection!
KARL: In six month's time everyone will be wearing these.
KARL: Oh I knew this would happen. Australians are so narrow- minded when it comes to fashion. It's like this shirt.
[He proudly points out his lilac attire]
KARL: I stocked up before I left Milan.
SUSAN: Oh no.
Their laughter subsides though when Lucas reappears with Rebecca. Toadie summons the courage to speak to Lucas and tell him how sorry he is, but Lucas really isn't in the mood for it.
TOADIE: You're a mate, I never meant to hurt you.
LUCAS: Sure mate, why don't you help yourself to my girlfriend while you're at it?
TOADIE: No it wasn't like that.
LUCAS: So what happened to, ‘I'll bring her back, it'll be alright'? Alright for who?
TOADIE: Mate come on.
LUCAS: No. You're not a mate you're a liar, and if I was you I'd stay the hell out of my face. OK?
Lucas walks off. Toadie looks drained.
Susan settles Toadie with a cuppa. He feels bad for putting a dampener on Karl's homecoming, but Karl says he'll survive. Susan tells Toadie that it's just going to take time for everyone to calm down and accept things. She asks how things went with Sonya and Toadie quickly says it was never going to work.
TOADIE: I realised that when I was with Steph. I've always loved Steph, you know that.
SUSAN: If you're sure. I would just hate to see you hurt again.
TOADIE: Oh I wouldn't be doing this unless I was one hundred percent sure. [Putting on a fake smile] I love Steph, there's nothing I wouldn't do for her.
Susan considers this then decides to let the matter rest and check up on Karl, who is massacring a piece of toast in the kitchen.
SUSAN: Karl do you need that much jam?
KARL: It's how we do it in Italy mio bello.
SUSAN: [muttering] Oh God...
Harry offers Summer the spare locker next to his but she already has one, conveniently placed next to Andrew's (or where Andrew's happens to be this week - it was on the other side of the island last time). Classmate Macca saunters over and Summer thinks she recognises him. Macca sees the Harold's Store logo on Summer's lunch package and starts insulting the store and “the crazy old bag that runs the place”. Harry and Andrew smirk, thinking that Summer's going to go off her nut, but instead she smiles and asks Macca to show her around.
Later on in the classroom, Summer has a flirty chat with Macca, who she now remembers from primary school. Harry and Andrew can't believe she's giving Macca the time of day.
HARRY: What is with that? He is such a creep.
ANDREW: I thought she had better taste.
HARRY: Maybe she just wants to be one of the cool kids.
ANDREW: How old are you?
HARRY: I want to be one of the cool kids!
Another student, Lisa, tries to introduce herself to Summer but Macca guides her away. Harry tries to advise Summer that Macca's a psycho but Summer gets a mischievous look on her face and says she can look after herself.
Libby accompanies Steph, who is wanting to find Lucas for a chat. She spies him at the dartboard and starts to say how sorry she is, but Lucas just thinks her and Toadie have planned the same spiel.
STEPH: You've got every right to be angry.
LUCAS: Gee thanks for that I'm glad it's OK with you.
STEPH: No, please don't...
LUCAS: What was I, a charity case? A bit on the side until you and Toadie got back together?
LUCAS: No? Because one minute you're in love with me, the next you're in love with Toadie.
STEPH: It's not like that.
LUCAS: It's not like that? Well then you tell me how it is then.
Libby and Rebecca intervene when things get heated and Lucas shouts out to the bar patrons, wondering if anyone else wants to give him their opinion.
LIBBY: We're trying to help.
LUCAS: Now I know how Dan felt. I don't blame him for leaving.
Libby looks miffed while Steph just looks devastated.
Libby wants to talk but Lucas doesn't see how it's going to make things better.
LUCAS: You told me she loved me.
LIBBY: I was wrong.
She reminds Lucas that he was there for her during the whole Dan debacle, now she's just returning the favour.
LUCAS: How come I'm the only one who thinks this whole ‘falling in love' thing is a crock?
LIBBY: I know it's weird.
LUCAS: Seriously, do you believe it?
LIBBY: Steph and Toadie were together for years, long before you came along.
LUCAS: But they broke up because Steph realised that she'd never be anything more than friends.
LIBBY: People change.
LUCAS: Not overnight they don't.
LIBBY: I know it's hard but you have to accept this.
LIBBY: Because she loves him, that's why.
Lucas just shakes his head - he's not convinced in the slightest.
Macca is horrified when he learns that someone has dug up an old photo of him from primary school dressed up as Dorothy for a Wizard of Oz production and made posters of it.
LISA: I didn't know you could sing!
HARRY: I didn't know you wore dresses.
[Summer smirks when Macca passes her]
SUMMER: You're not in Kansas anymore.
Harry and Andrew grin at Summer.
Lyn and Zeke are catching up with Summer about her first day (so bizarro with Zeke acting all older brother- ish), but Summer says she had a great time. She even found her old yearbook. When Lyn and Zeke leave, Harry and Andrew both try and sit in the seat closest to Summer (Andrew wins out). They try and get the goss from her about the Macca prank but Summer just feigns ignorance.
Summer passes Steph and has a quick chat about her day before heading home. Steph starts to call Lucas but is startled when his phone rings right behind her. Walking up the street, Lucas says he wants to know the truth about everything. Steph replies that she already told him she and Toadie love one another, but Lucas wants her to look him in the eyes and say it. Steph complies, but doesn't sound or look terribly convincing. He says he doesn't believe her and pulls her in for a lingering kiss, which she doesn't back away from. Toadie rushes up the driveway to usher Steph inside (who is upset).
TOADIE: I think it's about time you got out of here, mate.
LUCAS: This is such a crock.
TOADIE: Steph and I are in love. Just get over it, she doesn't want you.
Ooh, don't make Lucas madder, Toad. He's got his Hulk!Smash face on.
Ramsay Street/Number 30
Lucas stares at Number Thirty and seethes.
Inside, Steph's freaking out because she's hurt Lucas so much and Toadie's trying to calm her down.
Lucas gets into his car and starts the engine, staring at Toadie's car across the street.
Toadie promises Steph that things will start to settle down soon. He hugs her.
Lucas revs the engine and stares at Toadie's car some more before something snaps and he slams on the accelerator, driving head on into the side of it.
Steph and Toadie race outside when they hear the smash and are stunned when they see Lucas speed away from the car, which now has a gigantic dent in it.
[Tomorrow on Neighbours]
STEPH: Have you spoken to Sonya yet?
TOADIE: [leaving a phone message] Listen, we need to talk...
(Sonya bursts into #30 looking very upset)
SONYA: Are you cheating on me with Steph?
(Toadie is trying to explain things to Sonya)
SONYA: Then what we had, it doesn't mean anything?
TOADIE: No, I'm sorry.
SONYA: You made me fall in love with you.
(Toadie looks like he's about to cry)
SONYA: I can't believe you've done this.
(She walks out and Toadie breaks down)
(Lucas is at the police station)
COP: Take a seat there. Simon will take you to front the magistrate soon.
(Toadie walks in, which does not impress Lucas)
LUCAS: You have completely stuffed my life.
TOADIE: You stay away from me and Steph or I'm going to make sure you're put away for a very long time.
(Donna creeps into HS with Kate wearing a scarf and sunnies ‘disguise')
KATE: OK the coast is clear.
DONNA: Are you sure?
(They run into Susan, Libby and Karl who all look pleased to see Donna)
SUSAN: Donna, how are you? It's lovely to have you back.