- Karl and Susan getting amorous with each other
- Paul telling Andrew to get over Summer
- Paul offering Lassiter's as a sponsor for the dance party
- Tomas bringing drugs into the equation
Summer and Andrew bump into one another and decide to put the awkwardness behind them and hang out as friends. Summer's thrilled for Andrew when she learns about the newest Robinson Entertainment venture from Paul (who stopped by for a chat). The teens agree to meet up with one another later to play some pool.
Karl arrives home from work and chats to Dahl - until he hears the shower running. Assuming it's Susan, he strips down to his undies and rushes in to join her, only to be met with another screaming woman: Lyn. They bolt into the kitchen, clad in a towel and a robe respectively, and are mortified. Lyn shakily explains that Susan said she could stay after things got too tense at #32.
LYN: This is so embarrassing.
KARL: Well, it's not that bad really. In my line of work I get to see all sorts of odd shapes and sizes! Not that you're...
Lyn shuts him up and says she's going back in the shower to rinse, reminding him that they need to keep this little faux pas under wraps. Karl nods, wishing the ground would open up and swallow him, while poor Dahl buries her head in the couch in shame.
Karl has already broken his promise to Lyn by relaying the whole embarrassing ordeal to Toadie and Sonya (he just needed to get things off his chest - probably not the best idea considering what getting a shirt off his chest led to before...). Toadie's in a playful mood, though, and somehow convinces Karl that Lyn might have a crush on him, using Karl's vanity to his advantage.
TOADIE: Karl is a very attractive man, just have a look at his picture in the calendar. That's enough to get any woman going.
KARL: Well it was a pretty suggestive pose.
Ruffled, Karl decides to leave but Toadie reminds him to keep a close eye on Lyn so things don't get even more out of hand. Toadie and Sonya crack up when he goes.
Summer has a happy reunion with Lyn and Charlie, while Lyn says that Susan forgot to tell Karl about them moving in (shiftily avoiding the nudie confession). When Andrew walks in, Summer chases him and shows him the poster designs she's been working on for the dance party. She offers to work for free to help him out, which is music to Tomas's ears when he joins them (and tries to hit on Summer again in the process). Summer becomes slightly suss when Tomas has to take a call outside and gives Andrew a wink about it (which in Neighbours code means 'I'm on the phone with my drug supplier'), but Andrew talks his way around it.
Andrew finds Tomas and tells him that Summer can't have anything to do with the party. She's already suss, and her curious nature will only harm them all in the long run. Tomas decides that Andrew needs to be the bad guy and tell her that they don't need her posters anymore. Tomas figures that since Andrew and Summer are 'just friends', he can do the dirty work and it won't harm his chances with Summer.
First Commercial Break
Andrew tries to let Summer down gently about the posters, explaining to her that his work relationship with Tomas is different from when they worked together and he doesn't want to complicate things. But Summer takes this to mean she's still working on the posters, but she just needs to stay out of Andrew and Tomas's hair while they organise the party. Andrew doesn't have the heart to correct her.
Summer tells Andrew she's going to head to the library to finish off the posters, giving him a quick hug before she leaves. Paul sees them and asks Andrew what's going on, but Andrew says she's just doing the artwork for the party. Paul isn't impressed, reminding his son that he was acting like a crazy person last week because of Summer, and he doesn't need any distractions with the business. In Paul's 'life lesson of the week' he tells Andrew that it never pays to mix business with pleasure. Yes, because you've remembered that lesson so well in the past, Paul.
When Toadie and Sonya make some not- so- subtle references to bathrooms in Lyn's presence she realises that Karl blabbed to them about the shower incident. Lyn feels mortified - she can't even look Karl in the eye anymore - so Toadie suggests she spoil Karl a bit to make him feel special and things will return to normal in no time. Lyn looks dubious but says anything's worth a shot.
Lyn's looking at the boys' calendar when Karl arrives home. He raises an eyebrow when she says she's done his washing for him, and when she tells him she's cooked shortbread. Karl feels worried when he sees the calendar on the table open to his page and latches onto Toadie as a barrier when he stops by. Toadie tells Lyn that Charlie wants to stay at his place for dinner, which means Lyn and Karl will be alone in the house for a while. Karl drags Toadie over to the entryway and has a whispered conversation about Lyn advancing on him.
KARL: I think you're right, Lyn does have designs.
TOADIE: She's only human, mate.
Karl figures he has to put Lyn straight, but Toadie says Lyn's really sensitive at the moment and rejection would tip her over the edge. Toadie advises him to just let Lyn's crush run its course, which doesn't sit well with Karl.
Second Commercial Break
Karl awkwardly eats some shortbread before telling Lyn that they need to talk about what happened earlier.
KARL: Any amorous feelings you have towards me are entirely inappropriate.
LYN: Amorous? OK, uh, where'd you get that idea?
KARL: Well the baking, the shower...
LYN: OK Karl, stop right there. I'm sorry but you are the last man on earth I'd ever be attracted to.
KARL: But what about the calendar? You were looking at my page.
LYN: (smirking) No I wasn't. It must have just landed that way.
KARL: So you weren't looking at me?
LYN: I was looking at Mark. I mean, he has such nice... Eyes.
When they both eventually realise that Toadie has misled them, they're annoyed. Karl shoves another shortbread in his mouth and plots to kill his surrogate son.
Toadie admits he was just messing with Karl and Lyn when they confront him about it. But he says he only did it to take their minds off the embarrassment in the first place, which worked a treat! Karl scored some shortbread and had his washing done, and Lyn gets a hilarious story to tell Susan, plus a bottle of champagne as a sorry gift from Toadie.
LYN: I suppose there's a vaguely funny side to all of this.
KARL: (unimpressed) It's very vague.
TOADIE: Seriously guys, you're lucky to have me around.
Summer sees Tomas and lets him know she's waiting for Andrew, but wants to show him the poster designs in the meantime. Tomas is confused and wonders why she's still included in the project when they already have someone else. Summer's surprised by this news, and then repulsed when Tomas tries to hit on her again. She tells him that she's not interested and storms out to find Andrew.
Summer tells Andrew that she wished he'd been honest with her and lets him know that Tomas is a jerk who doesn't deserve him as a partner. Andrew explains he can't ditch Tomas now when they've already done so much work on the party, but Summer says that she and Andrew should team up instead. She reminds him how well their plans for the school social went before it was cancelled. Summer tells him that she'll start working on some new party ideas and come back to see him later. Paul's overheard everything and tells Andrew he'd be mental to lose Tomas as a business partner. Andrew needs to sort his priorities out so Paul's investment money doesn't go down the drain.
Third Commercial Break
Summer returns and tries to engage Andrew in conversation about the dance party, but Andrew tells her he can't be partners with her. Knowing he has to keep Summer away from the drug scene, he says he started this whole thing with Tomas and has to see it through. Crushed, Summer says that at least she now knows what's more important and where she stands with him.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
LUCAS: There's nothing wrong with my guns.
KYLE: Yeah but check out these bad boys.
JADE: I'd like you to help me out at the gym. I need you to be the inspiration.
KYLE: We want a cut, though.
JADE: Look if I'm paying a fee I can't afford both of you.
LUCAS: I can attract more clients than this bozo.
(Michael is still on his hardline stance with Natasha)
MICHAEL: No computer, limited phone calls and I need to know where you are at all times.
NATASHA: This isn't punishment this is torture.
MICHAEL: You lost your friends because you lied.
(Summer isn't impressed when she sees Tash and Chris bonding)
SUMMER: Not cool Chris.
CHRIS: I'm your friend but I'm not just going to hate someone because you do.