Libby telling Steph she's a great mum.
Steph driving off like a maniac on her bike.
Steph being charged with culpable driving, and realising she could go to jail.
Toadie frustrated that Steph won't fight the court case.
Andrew telling Summer he can't be around her because she is sticking by Steph.
Michael and Ruby telling Tash that they're going out for dinner.
Poppy is hunting for crisps in the kitchen whilst Tash bemoans to Summer that Ruby and her dad aren't right for each other.
Ruby and Mike banter about his sandman (car).
Tash insists that her dad deserves better than Ruby.
Charlie's (with Tash V/O from number 32)
Tash says that her dad's miserable, but he and Ruby are still bantering about the classic- ness of his car. Tash thinks Ruby's only after Mike for his money, but she insists on paying.
Summer points out that school principals don't earn that much, but Tash doesn't care; they have nothing in common.
Mike and Ruby play pool and kiss.
Tash begs Summer to help her break up her dad and Ruby. Sum doesn't answer because Poppy appears, wanting to watch a DVD.
Steph sits at the kitchen table, tired. Summer arrives home, and offers to make a hot chocolate or watch TV, but Steph just wants to go to bed.
Michael arrives home, creeping in. But Tash is still up on the sofa, waiting in the dark. She complains that she had a horrible time with Poppy, and wonders if he'll see Ruby again. Mike confirms that he will.
TASH: Great, so this is what I've got to look forward to. You staying out all night, me having to live off scraps in the fridge, begging a hot meal from the neighbours...it's fine. It's just going to take some time to adjust to this new life where I have to take care of myself.
Mike admits that he likes Ruby, and it's a long time since anyone liked him back. Tash says she just threw up a little bit in her mouth. Michael promises to take Tash into consideration when it comes to his relationships, and he will keep her in the loop. He adds that he's taking her surfing the next day after school. Tash isn't happy.
Michael is insisting that the surfing isn't a date, but Lucas is sure that it is. They walk past Tash and Andrew sitting at a table outside Harold's Store. Tash is pleading with Andrew to help her split her dad and Ruby up, but he's having none of it, and walks off to school.
Sonya and Toadie have bought Charlie out for a drink – mainly because Sonya can't bear to be in the house with a bird. Lucas appears and asks after Steph, so Toadie takes him aside, away from Charlie. Toadie explains that he hasn't spoken to Steph for a few days as she's not fighting her court case, and Steph won't listen to his reasoning. Perhaps Lucas could talk to her? Lucas doesn't like his chances, but agrees to give it a try.
Lucas arrives to see Libby, wondering where Steph keeps her spare key. Lucas explains that he's worried about her, as she's not going to fight her court case. Libby declares that Steph can't give up – and she'll get through to her.
LIBBY: She needs help, I'm gonna help her.
Steph lies on the sofa watching TV whilst Libby uses the spare key to get in. Lib switches the TV off and tells her friend that she's going to pick up the conversation where they left it at the hotel. Libby says that Steph is depressed, and as she can't change what happened, she has to take control over her own future. And she will do that by taking the first step, and trusting Libby.
Libby and Steph wait for Dr Doug who appears, busy and full of paperwork. He asks how Steph is feeling, and she says she's okay. Libby explains that Steph is struggling emotionally, and has been pretty down since having the baby, and Doug comments that PND isn't uncommon.
He suggests counselling, and he can offer medication, too. Steph declines the medication, but reluctantly agrees to counselling, and Doug says he'll get things started right away.
Excellent, so PND diagnosed with fewer than two questions, and in less than 40 seconds. Shame we don't have such brilliant doctors in every hospital.
Tash has convinced Summer to take part in Operation Deportation. Poppy appears, all chirpy and irritating, and Tash asks her what she and Ruby miss about the UK. Apparently it's breakfast cereal, Camden market and biscuits.
Ruby appears and Tash bleats on about how she and Summer are going shopping in the city, and there are English shops there that sell biscuits and cereal. Hmmm. Subtle. Summer drags Tash off.
Sonya tells Toadie she'll take Charlie to the park. He reminds her that there are more birds outside than inside. They're watching her, from the trees.
Ruby and Poppy in her silly hat walk past Tash, who asks them if they want to hang out. She says they can talk about England, whilst criticising Australian men for being gross. Tash complains about all the irritating things her dad does, and Ruby clicks onto why Tash is being such a pain: she doesn't like Ruby dating her dad. Tash defends her position – she doesn't want them getting serious, then Ruby just leaving to go back to her life in the UK.
TASH: This is our home. We've moved around a lot, and now we've finally found a place where we're really happy. I just don't want to see him get hurt.
Across Lassiter's Lucas approaches Mike, sitting at a table. He asks where Ruby is, but Michael doesn't know. At that moment, Ruby appears, and after Lucas makes a quick exit, Ruby declares that she can't go surfing. She tells Michael that Poppy's visa's about to expire, and she's going to go back to the UK with her. She misses London.
RUBY: I really like you Michael.
MICHAEL: I really like you too. I thought we were getting on alright.
RUBY: We are. That's the problem. The longer I stay, the harder it will be to leave.
MICHAEL: So no third date, yeah?
RUBY: Surfing's not a real date.
He smiles. That's what he's been saying. Across the courtyard Poppy and Tash watch Ruby kiss Michael goodbye. Tash wonders what happened and Poppy spouts some stupid line about destiny.
Michael is looking for his surf wax as he's off – without Ruby – to surf the seas. He tells his daughter he's fine with not seeing Ruby, but Tash isn't convinced, because her dad always goes surfing when he's upset. He hopes there will be someone else, sometime. Tash points out that he has his friends, and her.
Michael leaves, and Tash starts to feel guilty.
Libby waits for Steph who's completing paperwork. She thanks Doug for his help, admitting it must be weird for him.
DOUG: It's fine. I have broken up with girlfriends before, you know.
LIBBY: Yes. I heard you gave a new meaning to the term ‘nurses' round.'
Doug asks after Donna, which is nice, then says how impressed he is that Libby is being here for Steph; he's not sure he could do it. Libby says she'll stand by Steph, no matter what.
Steph and Libby arrive back at the Scullys', and Libby tells her friend how proud she is of her for booking the counselling session. Lib also pushes for her to fight the court charges, but Steph refuses. So Libby says that's fine, which seems to annoy Steph, rather.
STEPH: So what's this? Reverse psychology?
LIBBY: No. I accept your decision. You don't have to explain it to me.
Libby says they should go pick up Charlie; after all, Steph doesn't have to explain what she's doing to Lib, but she will have to explain it to her son...
Sonya is hiding on the couch from Dahl when Libby and Steph arrive. Charlie teases Sonya with a feather. As Sonya and Charlie play, Steph watches, and Libby reminds her that her son is worth fighting for.
Later, Sonya brings in biscotti for everyone, and takes Charlie off to Callum's room to play on the computer. Toadie sits with Lib and Steph, and Steph apologises to Toad for shutting him out. She says she'll do what she can to stay out of jail. Toadie is thrilled and says he'll get things started...but Steph says it will be on her own terms.
Steph says that Toadie has been her rock forever, but she has asked too much of him recently. And she's going to hire her own lawyer, do it on her own.