- Summer being annoyed at not being able to do journalism related things at work
- Paul complimenting Summer's rewritten article as showing promise
- Kate having nightmares about chasing Mark
- Kate blaming Sophie for them not being able to leave with Mark
Harold's Store/Number 24
Kyle sees Sophie loitering around Harold's and Sophie confesses that she's avoiding Kate because her sister is acting all weird and getting angry at her ever since Mark left. Kyle sympathises with her but tries to convince her that Kate just needs some time. He offers to buy a sundae to share with her.
Meanwhile at home, Kate is having flashbacks of the night that they chased after Mark. She sadly curls up on her bed.
Kyle and Jade are making smoothies.
KYLE: So I think you should talk to Kate.
JADE: Sure. What about?
KYLE: I dunno, whatever chicks talk about?
JADE: Why don't you talk to her?
KYLE: Dude, I'm a dude.
Jade isn't sure what she can say short of slagging Brennan off and spouting a cliché about fish in the sea, but Kyle thinks that it might not be about Mark and just be a "chick thing". Kate walks in unannounced because Kyle and Jade didn't hear the door, and things are a tad awkward. Kate has come to grab a book that she lent Mark and Kyle coaxes her into staying for lunch.
Summer is complaining about Paul knocking back her article suggestions. Chris provides some more:
CHRIS: What about 'How to sweeten your boss' coffee'? Or '101 ways to order stationary'?
Andrew suggests that Summer write an actual article instead of giving Paul ideas for articles, but Summer complains that it would be too difficult without resources. Karl gets ready to leave to pick Susan up from the airport and asks the kids to clean up the house. Before he goes, there's a call from Susan: she's in a cab because the flight was early. Karl is a little upset and he sullenly puts away the holiday brochures he was holding.
Summer and Andrew have sneaked around for a make- out session (and potentially more) until they're interrupted by the smell of compost. Sonya walks nearby and asks if they'd like to help. Andrew quickly declines but Summer has an idea for a story.
Sonya describes to Summer the purpose of the program while she jots down notes on Callum's notebook. He thinks that should give him permission to throw in a few jokes.
CALLUM: What's the only vegetable you need a plumber for? A leek!
Cal thinks it'd draw in more readers and when talk turns to organic vegies and kids eating fresh fruits, Callum comments that the readers will all be gone! Andrew is a little annoyed that their study period is almost over but Sum is really keen on getting information for the article.
Kate's helping out with cleaning up after lunch and she finds a box of Mark's stuff that is going to be thrown out. She gets agitated that it's just going in the bin and she snaps at Jade's suggestion that Mark isn't coming back. Once Jade is out the door to throw out the rubbish, Kyle pulls Kate aside and warns her to keep it together because the way that she's carrying on will clue people in that Mark didn't choose to leave.
After the commercial, the rest of Mark's stuff is being sorted in the lounge room. Kate goes through some books when Jade brings out some of his clothes; Kate picks one up and does the cliché TV thing of sniffing it.
Susan has let herself in and Karl has picked her some flowers from the garden. Karl is not happy that she's gotten home, boiled the kettle and not announced her arrival to him. He's also not happy that she seems to have had a great time with Billy and the grandkids and neglected to call back often. She rightly points out that he could have called them if he wanted to talk to the kids but he just pouts. She goes off to unpack and he keeps pouting.
Harold's Store/Number 28
Karl has slinked off to Harold's where he bumps into Sonya who asks about Susan and whether they have something special planned. This doesn't boost Karl's mood at all and he makes excuses about Susan resting at home.
Meanwhile Susan is putting the flowers in a vase and talking to Libby on the phone. Lib asks about her father and Susan tells her that she and Karl have plenty of time to catch up later. Susan pulls out a drawer to get her phone charger and she sees the brochures and looks quite happy.
Andrew and Chris are sneaking a look at Summer in the classroom.
CHRIS: Yep, she's got that look. That 'don't bother me or I'll bite your head off' look.
Andrew joins Karl in being a sulky male feeling neglected by his other half. He whinges that he wouldn't see Summer at all if he weren't in the same classes. Chris advises that perhaps if he tried to help Summer out then she would get everything done quicker and be able to have "smoochy- time" with Andrew, much to Andrew's annoyance at it being referred to as smoochy- time. He gets an idea and makes a call.
Andrew has a surprise for Summer: he's sourced one of the photographers of Erinborough News to take some pictures for Summer's article. She's initially reluctant because Paul doesn't know about it but Andrew reasons that it's a legitimate article and deserves legitimate photos so they haven't "stolen" a photographer - Summer is just doing her job.
Karl comes home and Susan reaches out by offering biscuits, tea and a chat about everything she missed out on during her absence. He's thrilled about that but before anything else is said, Summer bounds into the house with Andrew and starts talking about herself and her internship. Susan offers to help and they get engrossed in conversation while Karl looks at the travel brochures, sullen once again. He throws the brochures out.
Outside Harold's Store
Karl is back at Harold's, and bumps into Sonya once again.
SONYA: Karl. We've got to stop meeting like this.
Sonya talks about Summer and the article but she notices that Karl is a little down. Talk turns to why Karl isn't at home talking to Susan about the trip but Karl makes excuses about leaving Susan and Sum alone to talk shop. He offers Sonya a ride home.
The rest of Mark's belongings are being boxed and sealed. Jade has separated some valuables that could be hawked when money is tight. Kate immediately objects that the stuff should be going to Salvos because there are people who don't have anything at all and could benefit from it. Jade OKs it, but she's not going to carry it down, so Kyle offers to help Kate. She just asks him to carry it to her place though since she has some bags that she needs to take down later.
Number 26/Number 24
Jade still thinks they could have made a bundle by selling the stuff but Kyle reasons that by giving it to charity it was good for Kate and good for the Salvos. Jade's a little suss about Brennan leaving Kate so suddenly but Kyle does a good job covering.
KYLE: I reckon Brenno leaving means nothing was meant to happen. You know, its closure.
JADE: Thank you, Dr. Phil.
Jade is browsing her laptop for potential roommates but nobody is standing out.
Over at number 24, it looks like the Salvos aren't benefitting much just yet as Kate is going through all of Mark's things. She finds his passport with two people listed as emergency contact details: Jack Brennan and Elaine Brennan.
(Kate is on the phone)
KATE: My name's Kate, I'm a friend of your son's.
(Hayes confronts Kate at Harold's Store)
HAYES: You've caused anxiety for his family, you could have jeopardised the whole program!
KATE: I just want to talk to him! Just once, OK, that's it and I'll never ask again, I promise.
(Susan comes to see Karl at the hospital)
SUSAN: Karl, I hate the tension in the house. I just want to sort it out, don't you?
KARL: I'm not sure what you expect me to do.
(Toadie and Lucas at a law firm)
TOADIE: Patrick wanted you to have one particular right as soon as possible.
LUCAS: Whatever it is, I told you, I don't want it.
TOADIE: You don't have to accept it but you might as well see what it is.
(Somebody walks in the door and Lucas looks surprised)
UNKNOWN VOICE: Here we go.