- Mary tells Paige that she found out she was stolen when she was 10.
- Lauren thinks Mary's explanation puts a different spin on things. Terese wouldn't be surprised if Mary leaves.
- Lauren encourages Mary to stay in Erinsborough and show Paige she cares.
- Lauren tells Paige to give Mary another chance.
- Snr Sgt Frost tells Mark the police are planning on making a deal with Tyler. Mark says Tyler hasn't been trained for this.
- Tyler agrees to the offer as it means he won't get jail time.
- Tyler tells Toadie and Mark he's signed the deal and he's meeting Michelle tomorrow.
Tyler is shirtless. No one is surprised. Mark gives Tyler a listening device and connects a microphone to his chest (allowing a completely justified and not at all leering close up of his nipples). Mark briefs Tyler on what the plan is for the sting. The plan is for Tyler to say that he wants to wipe clean his debt but going legit isn't cutting it, so he wants back in. Toadie says they need to record Michelle admitting to illegal activity so that the evidence holds up in court. Mark finishes attaching the wire to Tyler's chest.
TYLER: Looks like I'm wearing a flashing sign saying ‘look at me, I'm bugged.'
Mark says Tyler should act normal and shouldn't draw attention to the device. Mark will be nearby in case anything goes wrong. Mark says Tyler can still change his mind, but Tyler wants to do this.
Lauren asks Naomi how things are going with the rebrand, and if they've decided on a logo yet, and Naomi is heading to a meeting about it now. Lauren shows Naomi some sketches she's done for the logo. Naomi likes them and asks to take them with her to show Paul. Naomi thanks Lauren, saying she's made her day.
Lauren goes over to sit with Brad and Paige, reminding Paige her shift is about to begin. Brad jokes that Lauren should dock her pay for every minute she's late. Mary arrives and asks if she can join them. She gives Paige a late birthday present. Paige opens the bag and unenthusiastically notes ‘it's a box.' Mary says it's an art supply box, with Paige's name inscribed on it and Mary's started filling it with some pencils and other supplies. Paige says thanks but doesn't seem overwhelmed with joy. Paige takes it away and goes to start work. Brad tells Mary to give Paige some time, she'll come around.
Terese knocks on Mary's hotel room just as she returns from Harold's. Terese asks how things were going. Mary says it could be better, and she chickened out of inviting Paige to Singapore. Mary plans to leave, she gave it a ‘red hot go' and thinks she should work on the relationship in small doses. She also says she operates best when she's busy. Terese notes that Mary is an events manager. Mary has a large conference to organise and plans to go home to deal with it and then come back when the dust has settled. Terese suggests Mary holds her conference here in Melbourne, it'll give her an opportunity to keep busy but work on her relationship with Paige at the same time.
Naomi shows Paul the final designs that Robin has done for the new logo. Paul doesn't think they're good enough to submit to head office, and Naomi agrees, and can't understand why Terese hired the guy. Terese arrives, apologising for being late. Paul wonders if Terese even briefed Robin. She assures him she did, but he went his own way with it. Paul thinks they should start from scratch, but Naomi passes along Lauren's sketches to Paul. Before he can look at them, Terese interrupts and says she has a potential new client who will bring in a lucrative conference. Naomi leaves the room to answer a phone call while Terese tells Paul that the events manager is Paige's mother. Paul wonders what Terese is up to. Terese admits that she wants Mary to stay here so she can reconcile with Paige and take her to Singapore with her. Paul grins, admitting it's a fabulous plan and if it brings in a lucrative new conference then even better. Terese smiles proudly.
Tyler is alone speaking into the microphone, while Mark and another policeman are in a car outside listening. Tyler says he hopes Mark can read him loud and clear, while Mark rolls his eyes. Paige arrives and asks what Tyler is doing here, as she thought the place had been shut down by the police. Tyler tries to get rid of her but Paige wonders what is going on. Tyler asks her to trust him, and then sends her away.
Paul and Terese try to convince Mary to have the conference at Lassiters. Mary says she usually has events close to base so that she can pop in and out during operation. Terese says that she understands it is a long flight, but she can appoint someone here to help her. Naomi arrives and offers to help, as she's skilled in events planning, having just organised the Erinsborough Festival. Mary recognises Naomi's name, realising she was Charles Tranner's assistant. Mary gives a judgemental look. Paul asks if the phonecall Naomi got was from Sue Parker, and asks for Naomi to take some documents down to her.
As Naomi leaves, Mary says there is no way that they can go forward with this if Naomi is involved. She says that this conference is for a law firm and all the partners are friends with Charles Tranner. There is no way they will get this contract if Naomi is involved.
Mark and silent police officer watch from the car as Michelle and Joey arrive, walking inside the garage. Michelle tells Tyler she's training Joey in debt collection. Tyler apologises for not meeting this month's instalment, which is why he wants back in. Michelle asks about Paige. Tyler says they broke up, so Joey thinks that means he can get a crack at her, and wants tips on how to get her over. He knows Paige likes boxing, and he starts swinging his fists towards Tyler. As he playfully hits Tyler, it ruins the signal so that Mark can't hear the conversation. Michelle says she'll check with Dimato. He's been keeping his head down but she says Dimato is making contacts to broaden their horizons.
Meanwhile Mark frustratingly plays with the receiver but still can't make out what they're saying. Mark calls the sergeant and says he'll have to get in there, and rushes out of the car towards the garage. Inside the garage, Michelle tells Tyler he can't back out again as he doesn't want to be on the wrong side of Dimato. Michelle threatens to call the thug that beat Tyler up down here to pay him another visit, but Tyler promises he'll be good.
Paul refuses to go through with the deal without Naomi, she's part of the team. Terese says if Naomi is involved then the deal will fall through, and she can't let Mary leave yet. She knows the shrewd businessman in Paul doesn't want that either.
TERESE: Lose Naomi or lose the contract.
Mark eavesdrops while Michelle asks if the books are up to date. Tyler shows them to her and sees Mark hiding behind a car. He stands close to Michelle to block her view of Mark, but she asks him to give her space. Mark rushes outside the garage and out of view.
Paul tells Naomi that Mary has postponed the meeting, and in the meantime he has booked her in for a spa package. Naomi says that's thoughtful but she'd rather spend the time with him. Paul says he has his monthly reports to do and insists she go to the spa. She continues to argue, but he claims he finds her too distracting to get her work done and pushes her towards the lift. She agrees to go since he insisted.
Terese tells Susan about Mary staying to reconnect with Paige, and about doing the conference at Lassiters, and also admits that Mary wants to take Paige back to Singapore. Susan thinks Brad and Lauren will be against that, but Terese insists that she has to save her marriage. Susan still isn't convinced that Paige is trying to get them back together as Terese still hasn't asked Paige about that text message.
SUSAN: I get that you're threatened and that's very real to you.
TERESE: And in the process I'm turning into Paul.
SUSAN: Yeah, you are a bit.
Susan tells Terese to be straight forward with everybody, otherwise it could blow up in her face.
Brad, Lauren and Paige are together laughing while Terese enters. She tells them that Mary is considering Lassiters as a venue for her conference. Terese admits to Paige that it was her suggestion. Paige says if Mary stays or doesn't, it makes no difference to her. Paige goes back to work. Lauren tells Terese she knows what she's doing and thinks it's lovely, manufacturing this extra time for them could make all the difference. Terese checks it'd be okay if Paige and Mary make up, as Paige may want to spend more time with her. Lauren and Brad say they'd work it out. Brad is happy with whatever is best for Paige.
Meanwhile in the kitchen, Paige looks at the art supplies box that Mary got her. She opens it and smiles.
Lassiters: Mary's Room
Mary is surprised to see Paige and invites her in. Mary tells Paige that Lassiters have offered to be the venue for her conference and is hoping they can spend some more time together over the next few days. Paige thanks Mary for the artist box and says it's one of the best gifts she's ever given her. Mary asks if she'll be seeing her, and Paige says if she's staying she will. Mary looks delighted.
Mark tells Toadie that after he saw Michelle and Joey leaving he cut his losses and left, so all they have is Tyler's account of what happened, which won't hold up in court. Tyler rushes in and tells Mark off for putting his head in like that, it could have blown the whole thing. Mark explains about losing the feed. Tyler and Mark start shouting at each other before Toadie interrupts and gets them to calm down. He asks Tyler for his account of what happened, but Tyler can't remember. After a deep breath, Tyler remembers that Dimato's got another job lined up, ‘something to do with overseas stuff.' He says that Dimato will be back next week. Mark is pleased, this means they can go after Dimato himself.
Sonya is eating alone, and says hi to Naomi as she arrives, looking for Sheila. Sonya asks if Naomi's alright, as she knows they're not exactly friends but she hopes they can put the past behind them and start again. Naomi agrees and sits down and tells Sonya about Mary recognising her, and about Paul organising the spa day, and that she thinks Paul was trying to get rid of her.
SONYA: Did you call him on it? Because you should. You're not just his assistant anymore, you're his girlfriend and if he's got a problem then he should talk to you about it. He can't just buy you off with gifts, you're worth more than that.
NAOMI: Yes! Thank you Sonya, that is exactly what I needed to hear.
SONYA: Yeah. Well that wasn't that bad, was it?
NAOMI: No, it wasn't. That was really nice. Thank you.
SONYA: Thank you.
Naomi arrives, she hears Paul and Mary on the balcony, standing on the other side of a curtain. Mary apologises for making that stipulation about Naomi earlier. Paul says it is no problem and that Naomi is understanding. Naomi angrily leaves.
- Naomi angrily throws darts.
- Naomi asks Paul if it's better if she's just his mistress, as “secret girlfriend equals mistress.”
- Forrest and Imogen spend time together.
- Daniel asks why Imogen is wasting her time with something that won't go anywhere.
- Josh calls Forrest and says that Imogen suspects that something is up.
- While sitting in the car with Forrest, Imogen asks to go home now. He tells her they only just got here.