- Paul refuses to print one of Summer's articles so she puts it on the internet
- Paul terminates Summer's internship
- Lucas offers Chris a job at the garage, but Chris' father is against it
- Lucas receives notice of his inheritance
Lucas logs onto his bank account and looks at the balance post- inheritance: $700,114.23. He gets a footy and starts to throw and kick it around a bit, reminiscing about how he kicked a footy around with his father and Dan when they were kids. He gives Dan and call to tell him he's really not sure what he wants to do with the inheritance.
Summer and Chris are discussing Chris' pay rate - he's really not sure what it is but he doesn't want to ask because he's not comfortable asking for money. Sum is about to head off to her radio show, wearing really ripped stockings in what I assume is a fashion statement. Andrew sneaks up on them to tell them that his driving lesson has been cancelled because Paul found out that Andrew helped Summer go behind his back.
CHRIS: Has he said anything?
ANDREW: No. Remember, my dad doesn't say anything - he just acts.
Speak of the devil, Paul texts Andrew to tell him to meet him in five.
CHRIS: My dad's pretty bad, but at least he's not Paul Robinson.
Turns out the driving lesson isn't cancelled completely: Paul cancelled the driving school because he'll be teaching Andrew personally and he's borrowed a car from Lassiter's because he's not teaching Andrew in his Audi. Andrew is ultra suss about why his father is being so willing and helpful, but eventually gets in the car to start his lesson.
Chris arrives to work and Lucas quickly gives him the task of cleaning the windscreens. Chris wants to ask about his pay but he doesn't know how to start so Lucas thinks that Chris is uncomfortable because his father is giving him grief about the job. Thinking of his own father, Lucas tells Chris that his father is only looking out for him. Seeing his hesitation, Lucas can see that Chris still wants to ask about something but Chris chickens out and offers to buy their coffees.
Andrew swings the car into the parking spot and is complimented by Paul for being good, but chided for being overconfident and borderline cocky. Andrew tries to talk his father into giving Summer the internship back but Paul insists that it was his editorial right to change her article and it would happen at any other newspaper; it's best that she learns that lesson now.
Pirate Net/Lassiter's Carpark
Andrew is listening to Summer on- air while Paul is chatting on his phone outside the car.
SUMMER: You often hear people referring to newspapers as "rags". Well, sometimes that's an insult to rag. Yeah, there's no prizes for which rag I'm talking about so I might as well just name it.
Before she does, she sees Andrew calling her so she cuts to a quick song break. He asks her not to bad mouth his father on air but she's adamant on exposing him for "what he is". Summer is offended that Andrew would suggest that what they did was perhaps "unprofessional" and unable to talk her out of it, he merely asks her to tone it down for his sake.
Commercial break done, Andrew and Paul have finished practicing parking and are ready to go out on the open road. The voice on the radio catches Paul's attention and he keenly listens - but Summer has heeded Andrews's advice and is merely talking about the skate park. Andrew confesses that it was his idea to hack into Paul's computer and he wants Paul to punish him instead of Summer, but Paul suggests that perhaps Andrew is being influenced too much by Sum.
PAUL: It means that maybe you should be helping her causes a little less and worrying about yourself a little more.
He has a point, but Andrew gets out of the car in a huff because he thinks Paul is teaching him driving to keep him away from Summer.
Lucas is under a car when Chris finally works up the courage to ask what he's getting paid. Lucas suggests $20 - Chris is surprised, so thinking that Chris is unhappy with it, Lucas ups it to $22. Chris is stoked because it is way more than award rate, but Lucas can afford it. In fact, he suggests they take a break now since it's almost lunch anyway.
Lucas grabs them each a beer and makes small talk.
LUCAS: You like footy?
LUCAS: Who do you follow?
LUCAS: You're fired.
Jokes! Chris excuses himself and upon receiving his change, Lucas gives it back to the bartender so he can shout the extras. A lady named Carla comes over to befriend/hit on him but Lucas keeps on getting distracted by the horse racing going on in the TV. Carla notices this but Lucas denies that he's into the racing - Carla tells him he looks lucky though, so tempts him into helping her pick a winner.
The race is on, and Lucas has picked the winner and can undoubtedly feel the thrill of gambling once again although he didn't put money on the race himself. Carla shouts his next drink and gives him the paper, asking him to pick her another winner. Chris returns and Lucas looks uncomfortable at being caught gambling. He gives Chris some money to buy whatever drink he wants and Chris looks on, concerned.
Andrew has come to see Summer and give her permission to talk about whatever she wants. He's annoyed at Paul for keeping him from Summer and he's confident that Summer wouldn't try to keep him away from Paul.
They've won another race and Carla wants Lucas to go for another. Lucas starts talking in technical gambling jargon and Carla wonders whether that's how Lucas made his money since he's obviously "loaded". Chris tries to drag Lucas away from the racing but Lucas tells Chris to go home for the day and snaps at him to go away. Sense kicks in though, so Lucas puts $100 down to cover the last race and drags himself away from the horses.
It's raining outside and after some hesitation, he runs out into the rain.
A worried Chris has come to seek advice from Summer and Andrew. He thinks that Lucas may be gambling but Andrew doesn't think it sounds like anything. Summer, however, knows that Lucas is an addict and suggests that Chris let Sonya know but Chris is reluctant to say something in case he's jumped the gun.
A frustrated Lucas bangs things around before picking up the radio and tuning in to a horse race. He calls his bookie and wants to make a bet: "the biggest bet you can handle". Uh oh.
KYLE: Honger's moving in.
JADE: He's dodgy!
KYLE: He's a mate.
(Kyle holds up a roll of cash in front of Jade)
KYLE: Unless you can find someone better in the next twenty four hours, Honger stays.
(Kate talks to Sonya and Toadie at Charlie's)
KATE: Is there a problem with Lucas?
SONYA: We think he might be tempted.
(Lucas sitting alone while his phone displays an incoming call from Sonya)
SONYA (V.O): Any knock could set you off.
TOADIE (V.O): You don't think he's actually at the track?
(Sonya leaves to find Lucas)
TOADIE: Wait, I'll come with you.
(Susan looks at Jim outside his hospital room)
SUSAN: Karl, the man has a right to know his own fate.
KARL: Yeah, and that's the responsibility of his doctor. I can't interfere in that, and neither can you.
(Susan holds a manila folder while looking shifty in the hospital corridor)
JIM (at Charlie's): You don't reckon Karl might be able to take a look?
(Susan hands a manila folder to Karl at home)