- Sue Parker tells Naomi she's back in the running for the daycare centre launch contract
- Ben has a tantrum when Karl and Susan question him about deleting his social media account
- Russell tells Aaron he only ever wanted his sons to be comfortable with themselves
- Amy sends letters to the Lassiter's laundry contractors without getting them checked first…
- … Leading to an unpleasant backlash for Paul, when it turns out she mixed them up
- Terese tells Paul that Amy is incompetent, and to get rid of her before she costs them any more
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Paul is on the phone arguing with the accounts manager from the linen company that Amy has offended, insisting that the email she sent was meant for the other company and not them. But once he's finished the call, he tells Naomi that the firm is insisting they won't give Paul the reduced rates anymore.
Paul also reveals that Terese said he should fire Amy; and Naomi says if it had been her who sent the email, she'd have at least been put on notice. Paul insists Amy will learn, and adds that if Amy doesn't have a job, she and Jimmy will leave Erinsborough. Naomi suggests Amy could help with the Erinsborough Daycare Centre opening day party bags she's putting together for tomorrow.
PAUL: I meant a full- time job.
NAOMI: Hey – your world is not hers.
PAUL: Why don't you just take care of your goodie bags and leave this to me, hey?
Mark is trying to unblock the vacuum cleaner, while Russell and Aaron watch.
AARON: Have you tried mouth- to- mouth?
MARK: Yeah, very funny.
Mark's displeased to find someone's broken a cup and tried to vacuum the pieces up, rather than putting them in the bin. Aaron teases him for being a neat freak. Russell makes a remark about Tyler having left a mess last night, but says his coming to dinner was ‘the highlight of his visit so far'.
Russell offers to cook tonight, but Aaron says he and Mark are going to a fundraiser for the local LGBTI group.
RUSSELL: The what?
AARON: It's a gay thing, Dad. You would hate it.
RUSSELL: Mark's going, isn't he?
AARON: Yeah, absolutely.
RUSSELL: Well, I'm always up for a good cause.
Aaron's pleasantly surprised that Russell wants to come too.
RUSSELL: I'd better slip into something more comfortable!
Aaron and Mark exchange a look.
Amy is having a printer nightmare, and starts screaming at it just as Kyle comes in – Jimmy's left an exercise book at the yard, so Kyle's come to drop it off. During their conversation, Kyle tells Amy he's taken on an apprentice.
AMY: How's that working out?
KYLE: Awesome. Well, it will be once he shows up. He had trouble finding the place.
The apprentice is a ‘local kid', Kyle explains – and ‘a natural'. He asks how Amy's job with Paul is going.
AMY: Just as I work out the difference between portrait and landscape, the printer runs out of paper. But apart from that I am loving it!
Things are still awkward between them, and Kyle rushes off back to work.
Ben is listening to music, ensconced in stalking his friends on his smartphone. Karl pointedly wonders why he bothered deleting his social media pages if he's just looking at other people's, but Ben says he has nothing better to do. Karl suggests Ben go out and get some fresh air, but as he's grounded he'll have to be supervised. Karl has an idea, and goes to get changed…
The LGBTI fundraiser is in full swing. Naomi comes in – she's still organising the daycare centre launch for tomorrow, and asks if Sheila will help out (Kyle and Mark have already agreed to assist, she explains). But Sheila says she's too busy at the moment dealing with today's fundraiser, and heads off to play host to her LGBTIs. Mark and Aaron come in.
AARON: Actually, according to his girlfriend, it's just Mark now.
Mark confirms to Naomi that he's still free to talk to the kids at the daycare centre tomorrow (heaven knows why toddlers need a lecture from a policeman), and they go to one side to discuss it.
Russell comes in, and Nate jokes to Sheila that he might be coming out of the closet. But Russell confirms that he's here with Aaron, and he and Sheila immediately start flirting. She promises to fetch him a ‘Sheila Special', which he says sounds great. Naomi, Mark and Aaron are watching them; Aaron points out it would be weird if they started dating, since Naomi and Mark used to date. Naomi gets a text and rushes off, telling the boys to keep an eye on Russell and Sheila.
Naomi's text was from Paul, and she arrives in Harold's, where Amy is having trouble getting to grips with the Lassiter's presentation software. Paul asks if Naomi can help Amy out, as he has to go to a meeting. Naomi's really busy, but agrees nonetheless. Amy, who is clearly in over her head, asks Paul if he read the email to the linen company, and whether it was too much. Paul lies and tells her she's doing a terrific job, before rushing off to take a phone call.
While Paul's on the phone, Naomi tells Amy that she sent the email to the wrong linen company, and that they've withdrawn their favourable rates as a result, which has cost Lassiter's a lot of money. Amy's concerned that Paul didn't say anything to her about it, but Naomi says she thought she should know the truth.
Sheila is working while Mark sits on his own at the bar. A bloke called Eddie starts chatting him up, gesturing over to Aaron who is showing off his biceps to some LGBTI- folk.
EDDIE: So that guy over there – he's your brother?
MARK: Oh, yeah. He's always been the show- off of the family.
EDDIE: Personally, I find the strong, silent type much more interesting.
EDDIE: Can I buy you a drink?
MARK: Oh, erm – look, I'm flattered, but I've got a girlfriend.
EDDIE: I can still buy you a drink.
MARK: Yeah, seriously, I'm just here purely as my brother's guest.
EDDIE: That's too bad.
Mark looks disconcerted. Meanwhile, Nate goes over to serve Russell, who is just finishing his drink at a table. Russell asks Nate what he makes of ‘all this', as a ‘fellow non- BLT'. Nate corrects him, pointing to the LGBTI society poster, which has a picture of him and Aaron kissing with the ‘boysinabox' hashtag above it. Nate explains it's from a publicity stunt, but says he is gay, too.
RUSSELL: But you don't look like a… Sorry. Didn't mean to offend. It's just that I didn't pick it the other day, when we were talking.
NATE: A gay ex- army boy from Karratha.
Russell asks where Nate was based – he replies ‘Afghanistan'. At which point Aaron comes over and tries to drag Nate away so they can get ‘boysinabox' selfies with the LGBTI crowd. Nate isn't interested and goes back to work.
RUSSELL: Ex- army, you know.
AARON: Dad! Don't start!
Karl comes out in full lycra, ready to take Ben out for a bike ride. Ben looks horrified, and even more so when Karl hands him his own bike helmet, complete with anti- magpie antennae.
BEN: Well I'm not wearing this. Anyone at school sees me, I'll never be able to show my face in public again.
KARL: Sorry, mate, but helmets are compulsory.
Karl goes to get the bikes out of the shed.
Aaron is still trying to pester Nate to agree to a selfie with Eddie. Sheila persuades Nate to do it if Eddie gives $10 towards the fundraiser. Nate agrees, but a queue rapidly forms of LGBTI- folk wanting to get in on the selfie action too.
AARON: Ten bucks for a selfie, twenty bucks for a kissing selfie.
NATE: Whoa, whoa, whoa, I didn't sign up for that!
But Aaron reminds him it's for a good cause, and drags him away to pose with their fans. Meanwhile, Sheila brings Russell another drink – he says the fundraiser's ‘a bit of an eye- opener'. Sheila immediately starts prying about his love- life; Russell admits he's divorced.
SHEILA: A man like you alone in Port Lincoln. Such a waste!
RUSSELL: I could say the same about you. What's wrong with the blokes in Erinsborough?
SHEILA: I am extremely fussy, I'll have you know.
RUSSELL: As a classy lady like you should be!
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Amy comes up in the lift, and Paul asks how she went with Naomi's software tutorial. Amy's finished the presentation, but says that she's resigning – explaining that Naomi told her about the mix- up with the linen companies. Amy says she doesn't want favours just because she's Paul's daughter, and can't do a proper job without feedback. She adds that she can't speak corporate, and knows nothing about hotels.
Paul tells Amy she's blowing it out of proportion, and tries to persuade her to give the job a chance for another week. But she says she's a tradie, and that they both know she's wrong for this job. Amy says she and Jimmy will go back home so she can find work on the south coast, and she might even start her own business. Paul says if Amy does that here, he'll lend her the capital. Amy reiterates that she's not going to take handouts.
AMY: I think it's better for everyone if I go. And that's not something you can fix with money.
Dial- A- Kyle
Kyle asks his clumsy new apprentice, Ashtyn, to hose out the back of his ute. Ash is having trouble getting the hose to start, but Kyle quickly realises it's because he hasn't turned on the tap! Kyle and Ben cycle round the corner in their ridiculous helmets – and just as they turn up in the yard to say hello, Kyle turns the tap on, and Ash accidentally gives Karl a good drenching! Ben sniggers and Karl splutters in shock, as Kyle rushes inside to get paper towels. Poor Ash looks horrified.
Sheila is amused as Kyle tells her the story of Karl getting soaked, but Kyle is grumbling at how useless Ash is as an apprentice. Sheila suggests that Kyle shouldn't have let Amy go. Mark tells Russell he's ready for home.
MARK: No offence, but getting hit on by a bunch of guys is not my idea of fun.
KYLE: Yeah, good call!
But Russell says he's going to stick around for a bit, and stays to talk to Sheila while Mark and Kyle leave. Sheila asks him how he's getting on with his sons – he says things are okay, but that he had his doubts about coming to Erinsborough to see them.
RUSSELL: We don't always see eye- to- eye. I guess I struggle with some of the choices they've made over the years.
SHEILA: Oh, don't get me started on my kids' choices. We'd be here all night.
RUSSELL: Well at least they didn't move interstate to get away from you.
SHEILA: Actually they did.
Sheila explains that her situation with Naomi was similar, but that it's water under the bridge now. Russell looks concerned when Sheila says she knows what happened between him and Tyler in Port Lincoln. But she quickly reveals that she only knows they had a falling- out.
RUSSELL: I woke up one morning and he was gone. I've been trying to mend bridges with him, but he seems determined to keep me at arm's length.
SHEILA: Oh, but you're here now, and that's a start. The important thing is with our kids that we be there for them. And then eventually, they come round.
Russell smiles, but frowns again when Sheila turns away.
Susan is preparing dinner when a happy- looking Ben comes in and offers to help – it's obvious the outing with Karl has cheered him up, even though Karl is moaning incessantly about his soaking lycra. Ben admits it's the best laugh he had in ages. Susan is in a good mood too, because she's won some kind of competition and is going to use the money to buy new computers for the school. She declines to contribute towards dry- cleaning Karl's lycra, however!
Meanwhile, Ben gets a text from someone called Harry, stating: ‘hey u deleted ur profile but ur still a loser!' This searing attack changes Ben's mood instantly, and he promptly goes off to his room, saying he's remembered he has homework to do. Karl and Susan are concerned by the sudden switch, but have no idea what it's about.
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Naomi turns up to spend the evening with Paul, but he's deeply unhappy with her – saying that Amy's quit her job and is going back to New South Wales, and that it's all Naomi's fault for telling her about the linen mix- up. Naomi said she only did it out of concern for Paul, and says it's his fault for hiring Amy when she clearly wasn't capable – but Paul angrily tells her to go home.
Naomi storms out, sarcastically making it clear that Paul hasn't even thought to ask her about her daycare centre launch tomorrow and how it's going. Paul fumes as she leaves.
Naomi comes around the side of the house and into the back garden. Her mouth drops open as she sees Sheila and Russell sitting in the spa in their swimming costumes, chatting and drinking bubbly!
SHEILA: Oh, hello, love! Did you have a good day?
- Amber is shocked to see Daniel kissing Imogen
- Russell asks Tyler why he never told his brothers about their ‘rough patch'
- Toadie sweeps a delighted Sonya off her feet
- Amy talks to Kyle about their ‘weird moment' and how wrong it was
- An angry Ben confronts Tyler, shouting that he promised not to say anything
- Josh shouts at Terese, telling her to stop
- An ambulance pulls up at the daycare opening, as Naomi, Susan and Kyle look worried