Kyle looking for work.
Lucas suggesting Kyle takes up work as a handyman, fixing stuff.
Michael telling Tash she's never seeing Ivan again.
Andrew telling Tash that Ivan's no good.
Michael telling Tash to stop going from one crisis to another, and spend time with her real friends.
Tash texting Ivan and asking him to hang out.
Montage of Tash studying, eating, and trying not to look at her phone. She gets a call.
Tash turns up to meet with Chris, Andrew and Summer, and they share cake and juice. She's annoyed that it's not just Chris she's seeing, but gives in, and tells them that she's no longer seeing Ivan. Summer suggests they all do something together, and Tash can decide - as long as, say Andrew and Chris, that it's not shopping. They're off to Chadstone!
Jade is telling Mark what to buy for the housewarming party, but it's a lot of stuff, so decides to make a list. Jade tells him not to bother; it's a party - just go to the store and buy stuff. Mark's brain can't cope with this idea, and he insists on list- making. Kyle comes home and is frustrated to be faced with so many bills, especially when he's trying to start a business.
JADE: Why don't you get a loan?
MARK: What bank would give him a loan?
JADE: Oh, I don't know, why don't we make a list?
Kyle admits he needs about ten grand to get his business off the ground, and he's only saved two. Hang on a minute - if he's saved two grand, why could he barely pay the rent last week? Hello, discontinuity fairy...
Kyle complains that he's paid minimum wage at the car yard, and despite getting a lot more business when Lou was away, and despite getting no commission, Lou refuses to pay any more than he does. Jade tells him to try speaking to Lou, if nothing else.
Carolyn is winding Lou by presenting him with some lavender bags she found just outside Daylesford that she thought were just *so* him. Lou is not impressed at the fun at his expense when Kyle turns up, demanding to talk.
He declares he wants a raise, working eight hours a day, six days a week and earning nothing. Lou laughs at him. He needs to sell more cars if he wants more money.
KYLE: I sell more cars than you!
LOU: Don't get into that again...
KYLE: Check the figures!
LOU: I don't have to, I'm not the one looking for a raise.
KYLE: Then put your money where your mouth is.
LOU: I beg your pardon?
KYLE: Let's see you prove you're better than me.
Harold gets concerned; he knows Lou stands no chance.
LOU: Name your poison.
KYLE: A contest. 'Til the end of the day. If I sell more cars than you, I get my raise.
Oh dear, Kyle - don't you think you should negotiate what raise, rather than just any raise...?!
Anyway, Kyle shows his hand - if he wins, as soon as he's saved up what he needs to start his own business, he'll be quitting. This interests Lou, who ups the stakes...
MARK: You bet ALL your savings on a car selling contest with Lou?!
KYLE: If I win he's going to give me enough cash to start up my own business straight away!
MARK: Yeah, but what if you lose?!
Harold's not impressed with Lou's approach, and reminds him that Kyle could lose everything. Lou points out that Kyle could have said no.
LOU: Maybe this is a lesson he could use.
CAROLYN: Maybe this is a good lesson for you. Ever thought the kid might win?
Kyle tells Mark that he has a good chance: he's younger, fitter and hotter than Lou, after all...
Lou declares that brains wins over brawn every time. Carolyn points out that Kyle is extremely attractive, to which Harold takes exception. Carolyn assures him that she's into the more mature man.
Mark tries to encourage Kyle out of it. No chance.
Harold tells Lou that he's just inviting trouble.
LOU: Stop sounding like an old fuddy duddy. Jelly- belly.
Kyle tells Mark to chill, because he's sounding like an old man! Kyle leaves for the contest.
The gang are laughing at Chris' shopping purchase - a cowboy jacket. Tash declares he looked all Brokeback Mountain. Plus Andrew bought a muscle shirt. Tash is playing with her phone and comes across a picture of her and Ivan, so Summer kindly tells her to delete it, which Tash does. She says she needs to go home and check with her dad about going to Summer's to watch the zombie movie.
Tash tells Michael that she had a good time with the gang, and that they're all friends again. She asks to go to Summer's, but Michael's not keen, and says no. Tash reminds him that she's done two hours of study today, and will be studying with the others once they've watched the zombie movie they made. Plus, her dad wants her to hang out with people her own age...
Michael gives in but tells her to be back by dinner, and he'll be checking what work she's done.
On the computer, Tash goes onto Facebook and checks out Ivan's page. She's upset to see him already posting pictures of him with another girl.
The zombie movie has ended, and whilst Summer, Andrew and Chris get ready to study, Tash texts Ivan, telling him she really needs to see him.
Lou closes a deal with a gentleman in the office, and gloats about his success. But a woman arrives and starts looking at a car, and Kyle gets to her first. Lou muscles in, but she insists she was dealing with Kyle. Lou's not impressed.
Harold is telling Kate about Kyle's bet when Mark walks in. Kate insists that Mark has to do something, and stop Kyle losing everything.
CAROLYN: You don't have much faith in your friend. What if he wins:
MARK, HAROLD: He won't win.
Kate literally begs Mark do to something to help, and he finally concedes.
HAROLD: He's a nice young man.
CAROLYN: (staring out the door) Lovely.
Harold glares at her again.
Beatrix says she can't make a decision on the car just yet, and is about to leave when Mark arrives. Kyle makes a comment about Mark being his housemate, and a policeman. Beatrix seems impressed by this: if Mark's a policeman, then Kyle isn't going to be selling her a shonky car, is he?
Mark confirms that the cars are all good, and Bea goes ahead with the purchase.
Kyle goes to get the paperwork whilst Mark and Bea chat. Lou declares that Kyle can't bring in reinforcements, but Kyle says it's actually law enforcement he's got. This gives Lou an idea, and he makes a phonecall...
Cut to later where Kyle and Lou have sold the same number of cars. Kyle is asking Mark to help out more.
KYLE: Hey, do you reckon you could flash your badge next time?
MARK: What? I am not flashing my badge.
KYLE: Yeah, sweet, play it cool...good cop, bad cop. I like it.
But across the yard Harold has arrived in his Salvos uniform where Lou has promised Harold ten percent of sales to the Sally Army to feed starving families...
LOU: Did you bring your oboe?
HAROLD: It is not an oboe, and no I most definitely did not.
Kyle comes over, furious that Lou has taken his idea of having a wingman. He tells Mark they have to ramp this up. Kyle and Lou both storm off, leaving Mark and Harold standing together.
HAROLD: Oh. I'm afraid our efforts to stop this have gone awry.
MARK: Those two are as bad as each other.
HAROLD and MARK: Two peas in a pod
They laugh at each other. Mark appraises Harold.
MARK: Nice uniform, by the way.
HAROLD: Ah! You look pretty smart yourself!
Mark turns back to watch Kyle and Lou, standing straight, his arms crossed. Feeling the need to be just as smart, Harold looks at Mark, and tries to cross his own arms in the same way.
Summer, Andrew and Chris are debating persuasive language, but Tash is distracted, fiddling with her phone. She gets a text, tells the others it's from her dad and that she has to go home. As she leaves, Sum tells her that it's nice to have her back.
Kyle is pushing for a sale with Juanita, with Mark by his side.
Lou is pushing for a sale with Reverend Lewis, as Harold stands by, and Lou tells the Rev that if he wants to help the Salvos, he has to buy today...
REV: How much are you donating again?
LOU: (proud) Ten percent.
HAROLD: Oh, I thought it was more generous than that, I thought it was twenty.
Lou shoots Harold an evil look.
Juanita asks Kyle about the engine, and it's roadworthiness. Mark backs Kyle up.
The Rev double checks: it will be twenty percent on all of today's sales, not just his? Lou looks over where Kyle is persuading Juanita to buy today, and concedes; twenty percent on all sales. Harold looks dead chuffed, as does the Rev, and they make a deal.
Juanita wants to get her boyfriend to look at it, too, so Kyle desperately turns to Mark.
KYLE: What would you say if you guys were together?
MARK: What?! (reluctantly) Yeah, I'd tell you whatever you want, you should have.
JUANITA: Really?! (Charmed) Then I'll take it!
But Lou comes over and denies him the sale; the yard closed one minute ago. He tells Juanita to go home and think about it. Mark and Harold don't think this is fair, but Lou declares himself a winner.
Outside Grease Monkeys, Tash meets Ivan in his car. She admits that her dad doesn't know she's here, so he tells her they're over; he doesn't need the hassle.
TASH: Quality comes at a price. Could be pretty hot, though, sneaking around, meeting up in your car. Nobody knowing but the two of us, our little secret.
Ivan's worried she'll get caught, but Tash is being all seductive and leaning in for a kiss. She tells him if he wants to call it off, they can...
He kisses her.
Kyle is waiting at the bar with a cheque for Lou for $1947. He's upset. Jade comes in and says she heard what happened, but Lou isn't going to make him give up all his savings.
Lou comes into the bar, gloating and happy. Kyle hands over the cheque. Harold and Carolyn tell Lou that he's made his point, so he has to give Kyle his money back, now. Lou returns the check but continues to gloat, pointing out that he's more clever than Kyle, and can't be outwitted.
LOU: Never backchat your boss, never try an outfox a fox, and never make a bet you can't afford to lose. I'll see you at work tomorrow, and please show up with a better attitude, will ya? Maybe a brain cell or two.
He turns to leave.
KYLE: Oi! You suck as a boss, and you suck as a bloke. I quit.
KYLE: And a bet's a bet.
He shoves the cheque into Lou's hands and storms off...