- Toadie giving Callum presents to make up for his absence and Sonya worrying he'll start taking things for granted.
- Rhys going golfing for a spot on the surgery programme.
- Kate accusing Noah of going in her room.
- Noah finding the lotion in his guitar case and telling Tash it's a present from his girlfriend.
Kate rejects calls from Noah and evades questions from Lucas. He doesn't help with dinner.
All hands are on deck to get ready for the BBQ and Dane is sure that Rhys won't have any problems in getting himself an interview. Jade is impressed that he made a dessert as well. Rhys tells them not to count on their being any left overs. Dane is confident that he'll be able to get to the food over the docs, but it turns out that Jade and Dane aren't invited! They're not so happy about this.
Callum is also not impressed as he gets ready for his paper round. Sonya teases him and thinks that his first day of work should be exciting! Cal moans that it is cutting into his online time, but Sonya reminds him there won't be any time unless he pays for it.
CALLUM: This is child exploitation.
SONYA: What? I thought you were too grownup to be a paper boy...
CALLUM: Yeah, I am.
SONYA: Well you can't have it both ways.
Callum tries to cut a deal to do chores instead, but Sonya reminds him she has all those birthday vouchers to use, so he'll be doing chores anyway. She waves him off.
Jade and Dane enjoy hanging out in their back yard, but Rhys isn't all that pleased.
RHYS: I thought we had an understanding.
DANE: Mate, we understand that you screwed us over. I've shut up shop for this arvo, so I'm staying.
RHYS: You made an assumption, I never said you were invited.
JADE: You never said we weren't.
RHYS: Guys, this isn't personal.
JADE: Well you obviously find us embarrassing, and that's not personal?
RHYS: I thought you'd be smart enough to realise that a work gathering wasn't going to mean an open house!
JADE: Right, so now we're idiots too?
DANE: (With a bottle cap stuck to his forehead) and embarrassing...
He wants rid of them so he bribes them. Easily won over by Rhys's wallet, they head down to Charlie's.
Lucas and Sonya chat about Callum's paper round. Lucas tells Sonya all the horror stories of his childhood paper round, particularly those involving a biiiig dog which freak Sonya out a bit, though she tries to cover it. Callum listens in.
Noah watches Kate go into Harold's from his seat outside Charlie's. Inside Sonya chats to Kate about whether she's ever thought of getting Sophie a job. Lucas' stories are still preying on her mind. Sonya checks up to see if Kate is ok. Noah comes in and makes Kate feel really uncomfortable.
Later Lucas bounces into the store. Kate is taken back by his good mood. Lucas asks if she's seen any body lotion in the kitchen, it was a private joke from Emilia. Eeek, Kate! She says she hasn't seen anything, maybe Lou moved it. Or maybe you jumped to massive conclusions, as usual.
Rhys schmoozes to some light jazz. He works hard and plays hard. Martin is intrigued as to whether this is just a social gathering then.
MARTIN: No hidden agendas I should know about...
RHYS: It's funny you should mention that... I did hear you're starting interviews for the surgical training programme soon.
MARTIN: You heard right. So what did you say you're making for dessert.
Charlie's / Number 26
Jade and Dane are enjoying chilling out and pigging out courtesy of Rhys. Dane could get used to living around Ramsay Street, and doesn't think Rhys is such a bad guy for a white collar.
DANE: I can see where he's coming from. If I was trying to schmooze my boss I wouldn't want my mates hanging around either.
JADE: Oh, he isn't your mate. He's got a pretty good act going on.
Rhys opens the BBQ to find a rat scampering around inside. He has no idea what to do.
JADE: Rhys has this amazing ability to make it look like you're the crazy one if you tell him he's wrong.
DANE: Sounds personal.
Jade's phone rings, speak of the devil, it's Rhys. She tells him not to worry, they're staying away, but he wants them back now to get rid of the rat. It was Jade's job to clean the BBQ.
JADE: In what universe was that my job?
She relays the information to Dane who finds it equally hilarious. She tells him that Rhys reckons it was her fault.
DANE: Yeah, you were meant to clean it.
JADE: Not you too!
DANE: Yeah, that was your half of the cleaning.
JADE: I cleaned the bathroom.
DANE: You cleaned your bathroom.
RHYS: JADE!! Just get back here and fix it.
JADE: No. No way, Rhys, I'm busy.
Jade and Dane are ready to make a day of it at Charlie's, but they're stopped by another call. This time to Dane, who assures Rhys that it's not his problem.
JADE: Don't you dare let him blame it on me.
RHYS: Now I know this is Jade's fault, but I have Martin and the bigwigs standing right behind me.
DANE: Can't you just distract them or something?
RHYS: But I'll need someone to sort out the rat!
Dane suggests Rhys gets them all inside and then sort it, but Rhys is concerned Martin would come out in the middle of the rat catching. Dane tells him to man up and reminds him that he was a bit of a jerk earlier. Jade urges Dane not to help, but Dane just looks far too amused by the situation.
Rhys is frustrated that he can fix people but not barbeques, but at least he lives with a handiman. Martin and the bigwigs make things uncomfortable by complaining how hungry they are, so Rhys deflects to talk about Martin's valve replacement surgery.
Outside, meanwhile, it's Dane vs Rat.
DANE: Come here little dude, I've got something way better than barbi grease. Hello little Rhysy!
Inside Rhys is starting to feel hot under the collar, so Dane comes in and makes thing a lot less awkward.
DANE: Mate, you would not believe the size of it or what it took to coax it out.
MARTIN: Coax what out exactly?
(Rhys looks worried)
DANE: Moth. Behind the ignition switch. Bogon. Huge. But it's all sorted and I warmed it up for you.
MARTIN: Oh excellent.
Dane leaves to go “back to work”. Rhys follows him and doesn't quite thank him, but I suppose does in his Rhys sort of way. Time to get cooking!
Callum arrives home and Sonya wants to know what happened to his hi- vis vest. He took it off because it made him look stupid and it didn't stop Dean from picking on him. Sonya remembers that Lucas said that might happen. Callum tells her that the weather is going to be in the high 30s next week, he could die of heat stroke.
SONYA: You won't die of heat stroke.
CALLUM: Not if the dog gets me first.
CALLUM: Yeah, there's this massive dog on Bennet Crescent. Tried to jump over the fence and bite me when I went past. I was lucky. This time.
SONYA: Well... I don't want you to get hurt.
CALLUM: And I get it now, money is important. I reckon I've learned my lesson.
Sonya tells him she's proud of him, but they're not going to Harold's to hand his bag back in just yet.
CALLUM: What? I still have to do it? But what about the dog?
SONYA: The dog is where you overplayed your hand, my friend. Tell me that Lucas and you weren't in on this!
CALLUM: If I say yes, will he have to deliver papers as well.
SONYA: No, but you'll be volunteering yourself for the early shift all next week.
Rhys says goodbye to his guests and Martin tells him to drop by his office to set a time for an interview. Rhys is naturally pleased. Dane and Jade listen in and agree that he's such a suck- up and there's no way in hell they are helping with the clean up.
Kate pointedly starts clearing up the store, hoping that the last customers will leave.
Sophie arrives home with a whole new haircut! Lucas wonders whether any work actually went on at music camp and tells Soph that Kate is still at work but she wanted to have a late dinner with her. Sophie decides to go and meet her sister.
SOPHIE: I want to show her my new hair. I think she's going to go nuts.
LUCAS: Mmm, in a good way?
SOPHIE: Probably not!
LUCAS: Rock on sister!
Kate has finally turfed the last customers out and tries to call Noah. She senses someone is in the kitchen...it's Noah. She demands to know why he's there. He thought she wanted to see him because she said she was closing up.
NOAH: Hey, I got the lotion...
KATE: That was a mix up.
She explains that she thought he had given it to him and she was giving it back.
KATE: I just want to get this clear, ok. There is nothing going on between us. I can understand how you might have got the wrong idea, but this can't happen.
NOAH: Alright, I get it.
KATE: No, I don't think you do.
NOAH: It's cool, I'm only in school for two more weeks.
Kate tries to get him to listen to her, but Sophie is outside. Kate looks like a rabbit in headlights.
VO: We've all had those freak outs about exams before. But model student Summer has a different plan. A plan on how to ace her final English exam.
MICHAEL: Summer you've been out of the exam too long, come one.
SUMMER: Yeah, sorry Michael, I'm coming
MICHAEL: What's that?