- Libby and Lucas hooking up
- Lucas saying he still loves Steph and kissing her
- Lucas and Steph agreeing to be friends
- Steph painting over the mural in the nursery
- Steph bumping into ex- boyfriend Woody
Steph's pleased when Lyn suggests they put Rebecca's bins away as well as their own. Lyn says that any feud can be resolved eventually - even Steph and Libby's - but Steph changes the subject to talk about Summer's night. Steph thinks Summer has a crush on Andrew, which doesn't please Lyn but she knows Summer won't listen to their advice. Speaking of boys Lyn doesn't approve of, Woody rides up on his bike to pass on his phone number to Steph so they can catch up sometime.
Lyn hopes Steph isn't seriously going to call Woody, but is aghast when Steph keeps saying she “probably” won't. Lyn reminds her Woody's a convicted criminal, but Steph says that he's done his time and is harmless.
LYN: I saw the paint job you did in the nursery.
STEPH: You mean the spare room?
Lyn tries to gently bring up the fact that Steph needs some time to process things, and doesn't need Woody hanging around, but Steph cuts her off to invite Summer out for breakfast.
Lucas walks up to Toadie, who is trying to have a hushed phone conversation with Lyn about Steph (who is chilling at a table with Summer within earshot). He tells Lyn that he knows Woody is bad news but he can't exactly ban her from seeing him. Lucas asks who Woody is and Toad explains he's Steph's ex and is bad news. Steph then catches up with Lucas and asks if she can start back at work tomorrow, assuring him that she's up to it. Summer approaches Natasha (and Michael) ‘casually' asking what happened with Andrew last night. Natasha says Chris walked her home not long after Summer left so she has no idea. Lucas also swings by their table to invite Michael along for a gym session.
Lucas is trying to convince Michael to be his wingman so he can pick up some new women (“ones that don't live in Ramsay Street”), but Michael reminds Lucas that he's a parent and one night stands aren't his thing. So Lucas changes tack and says they'll just have a few beers instead... With only a small chance of chasing women.
Lucas sees Zeke trying to chat up a girl setting up for a gig so decides to swoop in and play the hero, effectively stealing her off Zeke. Michael ends up hanging at a table with Zeke and Ringo until Lucas successfully returns with the girl's number. Zeke and Lucas get into a debate about whether chicks prefer older or younger men and eventually make a bet - whoever gets the number of the next chick to walk in the door, wins. I fully expected Lynnie to walk in but no, it's a young British girl all excited to be in a “genuine Australian bar” with her friend. Lucas and Zeke look happy.
Toadie invites himself to hang out with Steph but then gets in her bad books when he starts to chat about Woody. Steph figures out Toadie and Lyn are acting as a tag- team and says she's had a “gutful” of being told what she should and shouldn't be doing. Lyn says they're just trying to help her, but Steph snaps that she doesn't need their help.
Lyn follows Steph into the kitchen and says she shouldn't take her frustration out on Toadie. She thinks that Steph needs to deal with the fact that she just gave her baby away, but Steph says she already has.
STEPH: I'm fine with what I've done, it's everyone else that has the problem.
Lyn wants Steph to be honest with herself, but Steph claims that her mood isn't about Adam - it's about Libby. She's still hurting about losing their friendship, especially now since Libby's made up with Toadie. Steph tells Lyn that once she goes back to work and gets into a routine again everything will sort itself out. But when Lyn leaves, Steph immediately takes out her phone to call Woody for that catch up.
Today's nostalgia pic is of Bronwyn and Mike kissing from 1988.
Steph gets kitted up in all of her motorcycle gear, fully bringing out the biker chick. She pauses on her way through the hallway to stare at the now- wrecked mural, but doesn't take too much time to mull over it. Summer sees Steph and says she looks amazing, but isn't too keen on the idea of Steph hanging out with Woody. Steph says she'll be fine, she just needs to have a bit of fun. Summer tells Steph to be careful but it falls on deaf ears.
Lucas and Michael watch as Zeke and Ringo get to know the new girls - who we soon find out are Poppy and her older cousin Ruby (who is an Aussie but lives in London). Zeke tells the girls his sister goes to uni over there and Poppy straight away guesses Oxford.
Natasha finds her dad and Lucas, amused to see that they're “cruising”. Natasha tries to give them tips (e.g. Pretend to be firemen), but Michael's mortified that his daughter is giving them pointers - and knows about this stuff! Lucas, meanwhile, is taking it all on board. Michael ends up dragging Natasha away so he's not embarrassed any further.
Woody rides over to Steph and smirkingly tells her that she still makes her leathers look good. He asks where they're going but Steph doesn't care so he jokes with her about keeping up. They take off and Steph keeps up and then some, driving right past him before zooming ahead.
When they stop again Woody gets Steph chatting about her life. He's disappointed at first to learn that Summer's her step- daughter, but then perks up a bit when he hears that she's no longer married.
WOODY: I always got the feeling you wouldn't have minded the whole family thing.
STEPH: Me? You're kidding.
WOODY: So no commitments?
STEPH: Some things never change.
I guess Charlie's locked in the broom cupboard again. Woody asks about the future but Steph says this is it. They put their helmets back on to head to the pub. Woody's all, “This is good!” but Steph can only muster half a smile when his back is turned.
Michael returns with Natasha and asks “Fireman Sam” how he went with the ladies. Lucas pretends everything went well, but Natasha clues in that Lucas told them the truth about being a mechanic. Lucas reckons he'll drift back in soon and “close the deal”. Natasha's had enough of hanging out with the oldies and goes off to find people her own age.
Steph walks in with Woody and introduces him to Michael and Lucas (who gives Woody a jealous once over). Michael's surprised to see Steph in her bike gear - he didn't know she rode. When Steph and Woody go to the bar for a drink, Michael can see that Lucas is a bit rattled so he plays the friend card and says he'll be Lucas's wingman just this once.
Cut to later: Natasha has returned to ask Ringo and Zeke how the oldies are faring with the ladies. Zeke reckons since he struck out those “dinosaurs” have no chance. At the table, though, it seems as though telling the truth is scoring Michael brownie points with Ruby and he doesn't even know it. She likes the fact he's a school principal and that he forged a strong relationship with his daughter after his wife passed away. Before they leave, Poppy urges Ruby to give Michael her number, much to Zeke and Ringo's astonishment.
Cut to even later and the boys are having a beer together. Zeke doesn't think Lucas won the bet seeing as Michael got the number, but Lucas claims it as a team effort. Michael asks them to keep it down - the less Natasha knows about the phone number the better it is for his sanity. Lucas shifts back and Woody accidentally bumps into him, but Woody has a psycho attack and accuses Lucas of spilling his drinks, insisting that Lucas buy him more. They get up in each other's grills until Michael separates them and Steph appears to ask what's going on. Lucas gets protective of Steph and tells Woody to get lost - he'll make sure Steph gets home OK - but Steph says she can take care of herself and leaves with Woody in tow.
Lyn's sitting in the dark, waiting, when Steph and Woody return home, souvlakis in hand. Lyn's ropable because Lucas called to see if Steph got home OK after being “thrown out of the bar”. Steph sends Woody home (after he bids “Lynnie” and the neighbourhood a loud goodnight), and tells Lyn that she was just having a bit of fun.
LYN: Why would you hook yourself up with Woody again?
STEPH: Because he helps me to feel good.
LYN: How does he? I mean, what does he know about what you've been through?
STEPH: Nothing, that's why it helps. Because when I'm with him I can just be me. Just free and independent me.
LYN: Like you were when you knew him.
STEPH: That's right.
LYN: But you're not like that anymore, love.
STEPH: Well I am when I'm with him.
LYN: But it's not real is it.
STEPH: I don't want real. I'm sick of real.
Lyn looks worried as Steph heads off to her room.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
ZEKE: It's your wedding anniversary.
KARL: I haven't bought Susan anything.
ZEKE: I knew it!
(Karl gets Ringo to help him out with a ‘special' song)
KARL and RINGO: (singing) I've started losing my hair...
(Lyn chases Steph when she walks out of Harold's)
LYN: I'm worried about you.
STEPH: It's hard being a single mum. It's tough juggling things, you know that.
(Lyn goes to see Karl for advice)
KARL: She has been under a lot of stress for a long time.
LYN: How do I get her here?
KARL: Any way you can.
(Lyn stages an intervention for Steph with Toadie, Lucas and Sonya)
SONYA: All we can do is show her we're on her side.
LYN: That we're there for her. All of us.
(Steph hugs Charlie)
STEPH: (to Lyn) Just because you went through post natal depression means I have to does it? Just let me deal with it.
(She has a bag packed and is ready to bail on the intervention)