- Naomi quitting but not saying whether it's the job or Paul!
- Paige confirming to Mark she'd no idea what Tyler was up to or that she was involved.
- Paul giving Terese advice after she saw the text message on Paige's phone.
- Paige telling Tyler she's going to come clean to her mum.
- Writing a letter explaining all to Lauren.
- Mary giving Paige an escape route... going to Singapore with her.
Paige breaks the news to her parents that she intents to take up Mary's offer of heading to Singapore but can't confirm how long she will be away for. They are fine with her going and leave her to get the ball rolling to tell folk she is leaving (other than Mary they're the first to know) but before she does that, she rips up the letter she'd written to Lauren.
Tyler gets a shock as he is working at the garage - the owner is back! Dimato isn't up for much chit-chat, just informs Tyler to be at Warehouse B 3pm for a "little get-together" where they can discuss strategy without any interruptions from the police. "I'll be there," Tyler replies and Dimato puts the shades back on and slips away. However a Brennan has seen what's happened... Aaron and he wants an explanation.
"I couldn't say no, he set the meeting then and there," Tyler explains to Mark, Toadie and Aaron. Mark is fine with how it happened while Toadie can't believe Dimato being so brazen. Mark doesn't want to risk wiring Tyler up but reassures him that they will be very close behind him when he goes into the meeting to have his back.
TYLER: Gee thanks bro, I feel so much safer already!
Tyler heads to his room after that sarcastic comment and Aaron isn't too please at what is about to happen, so warns Mark not to screw up, reminding him that Tyler is their little brother. Before he leaves to go do a job, Aaron also has a final warning for Mark - not to be such a robot!
Mark can sense that Toadie is dying to say something and invites him to - he knows Mark isn't having an easy time but asks him to cut Tyler some slack as he's put himself on the line. Mark isn't dishing out the sympathy votes and is peeved off clearing up the mess as well as getting a lot of flack at work having a brother mixed up with Dimato.
TOADIE: You don't want to make more of a mess along the way, do you?
"I don't want progress, I want an event," Paul tells Terese after giving the thumbs up to the new Lassiters logo but not at what she had arranged for the re-branding launch (a string quartet and press conference). He drops in that she's also not mentioned it almost being 30 years since he originally bought the hotel from Jack Lassiter, a fact she wasn't aware of until now.
Naomi has arrived to join them and despite her promise of not working for Paul, decides this is something too good not to get involved with and volunteers to help Terese more so because it's a good way to re-launch Naomi Canning Enterprise. Paul doesn't want her to do the job but she sweet-talks him into letting her do it.
"I'm going to Singapore," Paige greets Tyler with when she arrives at #28 to see him. He thinks it's a good idea she is leaving and suggests staying away long enough for everything to die down but promises to cover her back should her name be mentioned. Paige isn't too happy to hear he's about to go meet Dimato (she wondered why he was rushing her out the door) but he reassures her that Mark will look after him. "You're making the right choice," he says to her before showing her out of the house.
Road beside Garage
Tyler is walking to the meeting when Dimato pulls up in a car and orders him into it - the time and venue of the meeting has been changed because Dimato doesn't trust Tyler.
TYLER: Are you serious?
DIMATO: Matter of fact you already know too much.
DIMATO: I reckon you need to be neutralised.
Just as Tyler looks ready to have a toileting accident, Dimato reveals it's just a joke because he loves to keep Tyler on his toes! Before they leave, Dimato asks for Tyler's phone and when he's handed it over, throws it away telling Tyler he won't need it.
Naomi runs through her idea for the re-branding with Paul/Terese - her concept is bringing the hotel out to the public by re-creating a luxury Lassiters Hotel room in a glass box!
NAOMI: A complete replica that is quite literally a window into the full Lassiters experience.
She also plans to hire a couple to luxuriate in it all day so potential clients can see what they can use a room for.
NAOMI: If we build it the guests will come!
Naomi leaves them to discuss her proposal, and like it they do with Paul commenting that he didn't have a shred of doubt that she wouldn't nail it!
Aaron runs into his brother as he exits the station and is surprised to hear that the operation hasn't happened already because he's just come past the garage and it's all locked up. This is news to Mark that Tyler isn't there and he leaves a voicemail for Tyler asking him to call back. He's about to head to the garage himself and Aaron wants to go with him but needs to do something first - which is try and persuade Nate to stand in for him for Naomi's gig but Nate turns him down.
Naomi leaves a frantic voicemail for Aaron asking him to call her when she can't reach him.
Terese does a good job of hiding her joy after Brad tells her that Paige is heading to Singapore with Mary later that day. She tries to reassure him that Paige won't be gone forever but Brad admits that given they've just got her into their lives, it feels like they are losing her all over again. Again, Terese reassures him that Paige will be back before he knows it.
BRAD: Yes... maybe.
Mark reports to his superiors that the garage is all locked up and that he thinks Dimato is up to something. He then tries calling Tyler again and of course hears the phone ringing as Dimato threw it away. Mark now looks very worried!
"So your plan worked after all," Paul comments to Terese when she tells him that it looks like Mary is taking Paige to Singapore. Terese though is feeling guilty in her role in facilitating what happened but Paul reminds her what Paige's plan was.
Despite Naomi being unable to get hold of Aaron, but reassures them that it will be all sorted for the actual day, she continues the sales pitch to Paul/Terese. The sales pitch has worked and she gets the contract... which was a good thing as she's already commissioned the box!
Brad approaches Lauren to suggest they hold a farewell supper for Paige and she thinks that's a great idea. He gets Lauren to admit despite what they said to Paige earlier, that she isn't too happy at the prospect of letting more of her family go. Just like Terese with him, he re-assures Lauren that Paige won't be gone forever as he feels they've managed to worm their way into her heart.
LAUREN: You think so?
"You had to say it, didn't you?" Lauren says to him and he pulls her in for a much needed hug.
Aaron (and Toadie) are waiting for Mark when he gets back to the station. Nobody has heard from Tyler and Mark tells them about finding his phone. Toadie asks Mark if he knows what went wrong and his theory is that Tyler overplayed his hand and tipped them off. The how part is irrelevant to Aaron, he now wants to know what Mark intends on doing about it.
MARK: What do you want me to do?
AARON: Look after him like I told you to!
MARK: Some people don't want to be looked after!
AARON: Hey you guys are the police; you're supposed to be able to protect your witnesses.
MARK: If we can, when they do what they tell them to.
The pair ignore Toadie tying to get them to stop arguing as it's not helping anyone.
AARON: You told him you'd be there for him, so be there! FIND HIM!
Aaron storms off after saying his peace and Mark looks furious at being told to go do his job by his brother. "What's the plan?" Toadie asks and Mark replies that he doesn't know.
MARK: I don't know how to get him back.
Toadie is trying to reassure Mark that it could be a test from Dimato and if they go in gun-ho they could blow their chances and Tyler's too of getting out of it. Mark is fearful of doing nothing in case they lose him.
Dimato pulls the car into a warehouse and Tyler is surprised that it's just the two of them for the meeting. He begins by commenting that the takings are down recently and Tyler explains that it's through them going legit but promises to make the shortfall up. Dimato thinks Tyler is jumpy because of Mark but he explains that they don't talk because they aren't close.
DIMATO: You don't need him because you've got us now. We're your family.
"Awesome," Tyler eventually replies and confirms that he is cool with Dimato's thinking.
Toadie catches Paige as he arrives back in the street to see if he can suss out any information from her about when she worked at the garage that would lead him to Tyler. She is shocked to hear that Dimato has got Tyler and that the police aren't out there searching for him. Toadie replies that they don't know where to start and that they found Tyler's phone at the side of the road.
TOADIE: He could be in way over his head... why don't you have a think?
Mark is surprised to see Paige at his doorstep and goes to tell her that it isn't the best of timing but she gets it quickly in that she knows he is looking for Tyler. This is news to him and even more so when she then adds that perhaps she can help him.
MARK: What do you know about any of this?
PAIGE: I could call Joey Dimato and he'll tell me where the meet is.
MARK: Hang on why do you have Joey's number?!
PAIGE: Because I'm involved.
MARK: But no Tyler said that...
PAIGE: I know what he said; he was covering for me... I was part of the stolen car ring.
- Paige trying to explain things to Mark but he's more interested in finding Tyler.
- Aaron finding out more info about Tyler from Nate.
- Mark asking if Paige was really together with Tyler or if it was part of their plan?
- Mark canvassing the venue.
- Dimato is not happy with Tyler!