- When Aaron is attacked by a thug, a mysterious hero comes to his rescue
- Aaron is shocked to learn that Nate was his secret saviour
- Sonya advises Terese to attend AA meetings, but Amber sees her arrive then change her mind
- Amber is furious when she learns that Josh is the real face behind her online friend ‘Phoebe'
- Angie and Kyle are excited for Georgia's homecoming…
- … but a stranger named Greg beats her to it, telling Kyle that he and Georgia are in love
We pick up right where we left off, as Kyle reacts with incredulity to Greg's statement that he and Georgia are in love. Greg claims he thought Georgia had already told Kyle, but Kyle reveals Georgia is still in Birregurra with Rhonda. Greg attempts to leave.
KYLE: No, hang on. You can't just rock up here, drop that on me and then walk away!
GREG: You need to talk to your wife.
KYLE: And what's she gonna tell me?! That she had a fling with you?!
GREG: It's not like that. Look, we shared a strong – bond, I suppose you could call it. And if she wasn't married it probably would've developed into something else, but – we never let it get that far. I'm making this worse – I came here to clear the air. I'm sorry.
Greg walks off, leaving Kyle looking worried.
Naomi and Sheila listen on tenterhooks, as an angry Kyle leaves a message on Georgia's voicemail, telling her to call him back.
SHEILA: I wouldn't worry about that Greg, love. He sounds like a crackpot.
But Kyle says Greg knew about Rhonda, that he claimed to have met Georgia at the hospital – and that it sounded like they all flew home together. Naomi and Sheila think that Greg has probably got the wrong idea with Georgia, but Kyle is desperate to talk to Georgia to hear her side of the story. He adds that it's been difficult to get hold of her lately, saying he only knew she was coming home because Angie told him.
KYLE: She's been avoiding me.
He then gets a text message from Georgia, saying she'll drive over first thing in the morning to explain everything. Furious that she hasn't called him, Kyle goes for a walk.
The following morning, Aaron and Josh are practicing their latest dance routine. Once they're done, Josh tells Aaron about his liaison with Courtney, telling him they're now ‘friends with benefits'. Josh then teases Aaron about being rescued by his ‘Nate in shining armour'.
JOSH: So you like him?
JOSH: Uh- huh.
AARON: Well he's so moody, and broody, and strange. Like, he doesn't even have one single social media account.
JOSH: You're into him.
AARON: Even if I was, all I've gotten from him is static.
Josh says that if Aaron does like Nate, he needs to work out how he operates.
AARON: And how do you propose I get to know a brick wall?
Josh encourages Aaron to spend more one- on- one time with Nate, so he can learn to read his signs more clearly.
Amber has just been to an ultrasound appointment alone, and is now catching up with Imogen for a chat. Amber mentions that she saw Terese arrive for the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, but that she never went in. Imogen assumes that Terese must have gone to a later meeting, as she told the family she'd attended. Amber looks sceptical, and offers to cancel a photography job so they can chat about it further. But Imogen insists Terese has her drinking under control.
Josh comes in, and Amber makes a swift exit, without saying a word to him. Imogen berates Josh for not attending the ultrasound with Amber, but it's clear from his reaction he was unaware of it.
Amber's getting ready for her job when Josh arrives, demanding to know why she didn't tell him about the ultrasound. Amber tells him he'll be involved with all the big things in their baby's life; that doesn't mean he needs to be there for every little moment. Josh says he knows Amber is keeping him at arm's length because of his pretending to be ‘Phoebe', and Amber doesn't deny it.
JOSH: Are you really going to keep punishing me for it?
AMBER: I'm sorry! You don't get to guilt- trip me about this. Apart from this baby, we are not tied to each other in any way.
JOSH: Yeah. I got that.
AMBER: I don't owe you any explanations as to how I spend my time. So if I want to go to an appointment on my own, I will go to an appointment on my own. I'll walk you out.
Kyle's at home alone when there's a knock at the door. It's Georgia; she's forgotten her keys. Kyle briefly asks after Rhonda and their flight. Georgia confirms her mum's doing well.
GEORGIA: I'm really sorry about Greg.
KYLE: Yeah, what the hell was that all about?
GEORGIA: I had no idea that he was gonna come here. I'm so sorry about that.
KYLE: So why would he rock up on a stranger's doorstep and just say all that stuff?
GEORGIA: I'm sorry…
KYLE: Don't apologise. Just tell me I've got nothing to worry about.
Georgia looks sheepish.
GEORGIA: I think that we should sit down.
Aaron has come in to see Nate, under the pretext of asking him to teach him his Batman- style self- defence moves, so that he can take care of himself next time he's attacked!
NATE: The guy who spends 400 hours a week in the gym wants tips from me?
AARON: Yeah, because I want to learn technique.
NATE: You know what? Sheila can teach you. She does self- defence classes, don't you, Sheila?
SHEILA: Yeah. I've been going for ages! Anyone lays a hand on me, I sing.
NATE: What, like ‘I am woman, hear me roar'?
SHEILA: No! Sing – S- I- N- G. Solar plexus, instep, nose, groin!
She proceeds to demonstrate her well- honed defence technique on Nate, much to his discomfort! But Aaron insists he needs Nate's tutoring. Nate isn't keen, admitting it'll bring up memories for him that he'd rather forget.
Georgia and Kyle are still talking.
GEORGIA: Nothing happened between us. Nothing physical, anyway.
KYLE: But you had some kind of moment? Where something could've happened but it didn't? That's not so bad. Unless you want to be with him instead of me?
KYLE: Right, then we're all good, then.
GEORGIA: No, it's not that simple.
KYLE: But you just said that you didn't want to be with him.
GEORGIA: I don't. But then, watching my mum go through so much pain, and being overseas all on my own, and meeting Greg, I… It just stirred up all these questions I have about my life. Mainly about being married.
KYLE: Oh my god! It was you!
KYLE: Those secret letters we wrote to Sonya last year to make her feel better. You wrote that you regret getting married!
GEORGIA: How do you know that?
KYLE: Does it matter? It's how you've always felt, even way back then.
GEORGIA: …. I'm so sorry, Kyle. I just – no, I – I thought that the doubts were going to go away. And then I had to take my mum overseas…
KYLE: What do we do now?
GEORGIA: I don't know.
Paige is whingeing to Imogen about Mark making her watch sci- fi films, but Imogen isn't really listening – she's too busy texting Daniel, who's working.
IMOGEN: He's sending me descriptions of his customers in haiku. ‘Man with a cow lick, disappointed there's no eggs, buys latte instead.'
Unimpressed, Paige snatches Imogen's phone away from her, just as Amber comes in. She asks why Imogen told Josh about her ultrasound; Imogen admits she didn't realise Amber didn't want Josh to know.
PAIGE: Is this residual catfishing anger?
AMBER: Yes, absolutely.
IMOGEN: He just wanted to be involved. To support you.
PAIGE: Yeah, fair enough.
AMBER: No! Not fair enough! Whose side are you on?
Paige and Imogen argue that Josh behaved badly, but that he's still the dad. Amber backs down a bit, and apologises for taking it out on them. Paige decides that the three of them need some time out.
PAIGE: How do you feel about camping?
Aaron is still lingering around. He apologises to Nate for pushing him into defence- tutoring him before, saying he doesn't know much about PTSD. Nate admits it freaked him out when it flared up the other night, having thought he was over it. Aaron suggests that he could help Nate with some tai chi sessions, which he claims are great for stress. Nate is sceptical.
AARON: You won't know until you try.
NATE: You don't give up, do you?
Nate rolls his eyes.
Kyle and Georgia continue to talk.
KYLE: So you still want to be with me, but you don't want to be married. What does that even mean? What, we go and get a divorce, and then what – we're boyfriend and girlfriend again?
GEORGIA: No, that doesn't make sense.
KYLE: Tell me what you want.
GEORGIA: I don't know. Maybe I just need some time to be on my own.
KYLE: How long?
GEORGIA: I don't know! A year. I want to travel! I want to explore and try new things.
KYLE: Like Greg.
GEORGIA: He – he doesn't even come into this, okay? This is more about spreading my wings. Doing all of the things that I wanted to do before I settle down and have kids. What about that emergency course that I used to go on about, or volunteering with Doctors Without Borders?
KYLE: Yeah, and what about me? What am I supposed to do – just sit around here and wait for you?
GEORGIA: No. No, I don't expect you to do that. That wouldn't be fair. So, if you do happen to meet someone else –
KYLE: I don't want anyone else.
GEORGIA: Then, please. Just give me a year. And after that, we can see where we're at. And maybe I will be ready to settle down. And maybe you will still be waiting for me.
KYLE: And if I'm not?
GEORGIA: Then I guess we get divorced.
KYLE: I don't want a divorce. I love you.
GEORGIA: I love you too. But if I don't listen to this little voice inside of me that's telling me to go, then I know I'm gonna regret it. Please just give me a year. And if it's Meant To Be™ then I will come back, and we will start all over again. Without any doubts.
Kyle hugs Georgia, as they both cry.
Paige and Imogen are packing for their camping trip. Imogen wants to call in to Off Air to see Daniel before they leave, much to Paige's exasperation.
PAIGE: Why don't you just text him a haiku?
But Imogen whines that the overnight camping trip will be the longest they've been apart since they got together. Paige wisely says that these intense feelings ‘come with the territory' of new relationships, but says it's good to have some time apart too.
PAIGE: Daniel's gonna miss you; and then when you get back, he won't be able to take his hands off you!
Amber comes in, and agrees to come camping with them on the condition that there is no boy- talk.
AMBER: Because listening to you talk about my ex- fiancé is really not relaxing, or de- stressing, on any level.
IMOGEN: Of course. I'm sorry.
AMBER: I'm serious, though. No talking about him, no calling him, no soppy looks – otherwise, I'm out.
PAIGE: Okay, okay, deal.
IMOGEN: Yeah, boyfriend talk - it's officially banned. Daniel who?
Cue oriental backing track, as Aaron stands in front of Nate, teaching him the art of tai chi.
AARON: So this one is the lotus flower closing.
While they wave their arms around (Nate rather clumsily mimicking Aaron's actions), Aaron asks Nate a few questions about joining the army, and coping with stress. He tells him that tai chi will ‘create harmony, cultivate your chi, your inner energy.'
NATE: My chi is fine.
AARON: I'd say that it teaches you to learn to love the enemy inside you. So you can stop being at war with yourself.
But Nate isn't digging the tai chi. Aaron decides to speed it up a bit, and ‘add a bit of a punch to it'.
AARON: If you want, we can even start to improvise a little.
To underline his point, Aaron kicks his leg backwards – and straight into Nate's groin! Aaron looks guilty as Nate rolls around on the floor in agony…
Aaron complains to Josh (who finds the whole story incredibly amusing) that he's ‘ruined everything' with Nate.
AARON: The worst bit was, he was just about to start opening up like a little lotus flower…
JOSH: And then you kicked him in the petals!
AARON: Oh, you're hilarious.
JOSH: Well, did you at least find out if he was into you or not?
AARON: No. But I think I did figure out something else.
AARON: I might just be the tiniest bit into him.
JOSH: Yep, knew that.
But Aaron says he's now ruined any chance he might have had. Josh points out that Nate can't possibly hate Aaron as much as Amber hates Josh. Aaron insists she'll get over it, but Josh isn't convinced. Aaron thinks Josh should take a break, to get away from Amber for a while.
JOSH: And I know just the place to go…
Georgia has left, and Kyle is convinced it's over for good. Sheila says there's a chance she'll change her mind, but Kyle doesn't look convinced, and sits out the rest of the scene in misery. Sheila goes into the kitchen and speaks in hushed whispers to Naomi, expressing shock that Georgia could do this to Kyle. Naomi says she obviously wanted more from life.
SHEILA: Well I think she's a fool. He doesn't deserve this.
Amber stares peacefully at the lake, before rejoining Paige and Imogen over by their tent. Amber enthuses at how beautiful the place is, and Imogen admits that she was here a few weeks ago, unwilling to mention that it was with Daniel because of the no- boy- talk rule.
PAIGE: Okay, enacting boyfriend- and- ex- boyfriend- free zone in three, two, one…
Josh suddenly shows up.
JOSH and AMBER (simultaneously): What are you doing here?!
JOSH: What does it look like? Camping.
IMOGEN: Well where's your tent?
JOSH: Courtney's bringing it.
Amber looks annoyed.
- Susan tells Terese that she has a drinking problem and needs to sort it out
- Brad makes eyes at Lauren and whinges about always having to be ‘a person that he's not'
- Someone tells Imogen something about Terese
- Brad and Terese have a row, and he tells Susan he's done helping her
- Are Brad and Lauren about to kiss?