Sonya pointing out that Lucas doesn't have much cash right now.
Lucas selling tools to his mate Billy, who he met in rehab, to get some cash.
Sonya telling Toadie her sister pressed charges against her for something that happened years ago.
Sonya deciding to go to the New York fashion school, and Nick not liking her portfolio.
Tash telling Donna that there's nothing more pathetic than someone who keeps trying, even though they suck.
Donna announcing that she's not going to New York.
Kate and Mark are kissing when Lucas walks in. He's bored. Lou appears with the washing and comments Kate and Mark have come up for air, now. Kate says she and Mark are going for dinner - would Lucas like to tag along? With an invite like that, Lucas declines. Donna calls Kate - she's not going to New York.
Kate tries to convince Donna that fashion is her dream, but Donna says she's going to go back to uni and find something else to do with visual merchandising. She asks to borrow Zeke's iPad and look at the uni website to find another course. Her friends try to persuade her otherwise, and Susan and Nick even turn up to add their weight to the conversation, but Donna's sick and tired of it and walks off.
DONNA: Please stop telling me how to live my life.
Mark and Lucas are doing some male bonding when Kate comes home to announce that Donna is no longer going to New York. Lucas doesn't see what the big deal is but Kate reminds him.
KATE: Helloooo! Shrugoleros?
KATE: Come on, she's meant to do this!
LUCAS: Mmmm. Meggings?
KATE: Okay, yes, one bad design...
KATE: Mmmm. Two?
MARK: I've got no idea what you're talking about.
MARK: Still no idea.
Mark and Kate are off to dinner and invite Lucas, but he doesn't like to be a third wheel. He's left alone with a beer.
Zeke, Declan and Toadie are sharing a drink. Toadie and Zeke are wearing hideous shirts, and Dec is wearing a terrible tie. Zeke explains to Lou that they're hoping that Donna won't be able to help but interfere with their fashion sense, and it will boost her confidence.
LOU: (to Toadie) And you did well to get yourself into that monstrosity.
TOADIE: (genuine) I didn't know about it...this is my holiday shirt...
LOU: Oh. Right. Well, I think it's very...erm...um... Carry on.
He walks off. Donna comes in and orders a latte before wondering if someone threw up on Zeke and Toadie's shirts. Toadie points out again that there really is nothing wrong with his shirt, but Dec and Zeke join in and Donna quickly gets that this is an intervention. She leaves without her coffee.
ZEKE: What do we do now?
DECLAN: Let's go and get changed.
TOADIE: There is nothing wrong with this shirt!
Toadie comes home and lets Lucas in. Sonya is on the sofa, and Lucas explains that he's at a loose end. Jade isn't around for him to hang out with, and Toad and Sonya have planned a cosy night in. They invite Lucas to stay, but he's a third wheel again and decides to nick off.
At the bar Lucas drinks alone, and when Declan comes in he asks him to him, but Dec is busy. Lucas calls Michael, but he's got his hands full (full of Rebecca?) tonight. He calls his mates one by one, steadily drinking more and more...Murphy, Stacey then Jez. Downcast he's about to leave when he receives a phonecall. Smiling, he orders another drink.
Cut to later where Lucas is playing darts with Billy, the guy who bought his tools from him late last year when he needed cash. Billy suggests they go see his mate's band, but it costs too much for Lucas, and so Billy says he might have some extra work for him...
Billy is asking Lucas to store some stuff for him - but Billy says even he's not sure what it is.
LUCAS: I've gotta ask: is it dodgy?
BILLY: Look, there's dodgy, and then there's dodgy. Can't tell you anything more than that.
Billy adds that the storage is just for tonight - the boxes will be picked up tomorrow morning - and offers Lucas a whole load of cash. The boxes are in the boot of his car. Lucas agrees.
Next morning. Sonya and Donna are finishing a run. Sonya thanks Donna for taking Jade in the other night, and tries to find out if Jade has said anything about her. Lou wanders over to say hi and a cab pulls up with Lucas and Billy inside. Lucas gets out and sends the cab on its way, but not before Billy tells him that someone will be over for the merchandise later.
Lucas says hi to everyone and explains that Billy is a friend he met in rehab. They tried to make him go but he said no, no, no, no... (Sorry.) Lou tells Lucas that he needs a shower.
Susan and Nick are having a coffee - which I resent, because it makes them look like the parents of Zeke, Declan and Kate who are also at the table. Susan comments that everyone looks really smart today and Declan explains that there's a fashion conference on, and that Donna has a ticket to go. Nick hopes that it will inspire his daughter to stay in fashion.
Donna walks through at that point and hopes that they're not there to do another intervention. She says she has to keep moving - she's on her way to visit Andrew. Nick's disappointed that she's not going to the fashion event.
Donna visits Andrew and apologises for not coming in more often. She tells him that she's not going to New York and he accepts it, which surprises her. He points out that there's no point in doing something if you're scared, and Donna retorts that she's not scared - then realises that Andrew is in on the whole 'make Donna change her mind' thing.
She wishes people would listen to her, but Andrew tells her she's being an idiot, and she's in denial. He also tells that if she goes to the fashion conference, everyone will get off her back.
Back at Lassiter's Donna approaches everyone and says she's going to the conference for an hour, and then they all have to leave her alone.
As she walks off to the conference she's accosted by Lindsey, someone she worked with at Saffron's office. Lindsey is pleased to see a friendly face - and checks that Saffron's not coming! Lindsey tells Donna that she's launching her own collection this year, and Donna has to come! She then starts talking about Ringo and how he stood up to Saffron, and heard that he and Donna got married...in fact, she'd love to see him again. Donna gets upset and runs away.
Donna rushes back home, and Zeke offers to go and explain to Lindsey about Ringo, but Nick asks him and Kate to leave them for a moment. Nick makes Donna sit down with him and Susan.
Nick knows this is about Ringo, and explains that when he lost Carmen it took him a long time to get over it. Nice continuity, there! Donna tells Susan and her dad that the fashion school was Ringo's last gift to her - what if she's not good enough? What if she lets him down?
Lucas, Mark and Toadie are talking about guy evenings out, and Lucas invites them on a night out. Toadie says his leg's playing up, but Mark finally agrees. Kate then calls Mark and asks him to go for coffee, so he disappears off, and Lucas pays for their drinks. He also pays for Sonya and Toadie's coffees.
Sonya sits with Toadie and she starts asking questions about Mark. She very unsubtly tries to understand whether or not police are allowed to talk about details of people they know. Toadie assures her that Mark's a professional and he won't say anything about her and Jade. It's in the past.
Cut to later where Lucas saunters in (seriously, does he do ANY work?) to meet Billy, and tells him that the boxes were picked up. He thanks his mate for a good night, and Billy suggests Lucas do more 'storage' work for him. Lucas has empty space, and Billy has stuff that needs storing. Plus, there's good money in it...
Lucas has clearly agreed as he's waiting nervously at the front of the Garage. Lou appears and starts asking questions, so Lucas asks him if he'd get him a coffee. Suspecting nothing, Lou walks off to get the drinks.
Billy drives up with the boxes in the boot. But at that point Mark Brennan drives up and Lucas goes up to him, telling Billy to stay put. Mark tells Lucas he can't make tonight - he has to work. Lucas stays friendly to get rid of him, before going to back to Billy who says he's off - he can tell an unmarked police car anywhere.
Lucas lies and assures him that Mark is his accountant, not a cop. Why would he have police running around his business? Billy concedes, and they start to unpack the car.
LYN: (to Paul) Rebecca is loyal, and she's proud...
Shot of Paul seducing Rebecca.
LYN: ...and for some unknown reason she loved you.
PAUL: Yeah, well, we'll get back there again.
LYN: Oh no, no. You don't get back with someone like Rebecca. You cheated on her, Paul. And then you clawed your way back into her heart and you then you promised to be faithful and you broke that promise. Imagine if she did that to you.
Shot of Rebecca and Michael kissing (properly this time).
REBECCA: (to Declan, upset) I have these moments with Michael where it's just the two of us. So perfect. Then I have to come back to this lie. I don't know how long I can do it for. (she crumbles)
REBECCA: (to Michael) I want us to be together. And I'm gonna find a way to make that happen. As quickly as possible.
MICHAEL: That's fantastic!
REBECCA: Yeah, but it's...it's gonna be really tricky.
MICHAEL: You do whatever you need to.
Shot of Rebecca falling into Michael's arms and he hugs her. Out on the love, love, love!