- Josh suggests that Aaron should spend some one on one time with Nate
- Aaron accidentally kicks Nate in the groin
- Aaron admits to Josh that he's into Nate
- Nell doesn't want to go near Toadie in his wheelchair
- Russell loses his temper with Ben, and Karl intervenes
Ben explains that he and Tyler were fooling around and Russell "went psycho". Karl claims that Russell was about to hit Ben, and Ben says he should apologise for taking the joke too far. Susan (who wasn't even there) says he has nothing to apologise for, and Karl wants to go round to have it out with Russell. Susan persuades him to calm down. They ask Ben exactly what happened.
Aaron arrives with a white orchid to thank Nate, who points out that Aaron has already thanked him 7 times.
NATE: And I actually got a kick out of the tai chi.
MARK: So to speak.
Aaron has also included a voucher entitling Nate to the services of a man- slave for seven days. Nate thinks it's a joke, but Mark assures him it's not, warning him not to ask for anything domestic.
Tyler comes to see how Ben is doing. He tells Karl that it wasn't that bad… his dad didn't lay a finger on Ben. Karl says that someone has to stand up to him.
TYLER: He's changed. He wouldn't… Not now. Please, just leave it. It's over.
KARL: You saw what happened. You know what he's capable of. It's not over.
Tyler asks Karl to leave him out of it.
Russ tells Sheila he doesn't know what got into him, saying that he frightened Ben. She says that a while back, she traumatised Jimmy. Karl marches in and demands an explanation. Sheila interrupts, pointing out there are two sides to every story. Karl admits that Ben was out of line, but it doesn't excuse abusive behaviour.
RUSSELL: Abusive? I didn't touch him.
KARL: He felt threatened and physically intimidated.
RUSSELL: That's because he took the joke too far.
Russell tells Karl that Ben needs to learn respect, and Karl questions whether he means with the back of his hand. Tyler asks him to drop it, saying nobody got hurt. Sheila tells Karl to go, saying that Russell is sorry, and that he's not a violent man. Karl tells him to keep away from Ben. Russell thanks Sheila for her support, and she tells him to ignore Karl, who can't see past his family. Tyler looks nervous.
Toadie has put Nell to bed. Sonya is disappointed she has to go to work the following day, which is Father's Day. Toadie points out it's essential to keep the nursery going, since he can't work much at the moment. He says he's going to be a house husband. Unfortunately, he hasn't quite mastered reverse!
Karl returns, saying nothing was resolved. Ben says he was happy to apologise, but Karl says he doesn't have to see Russell again. Ben goes to his room. Susan wants to know if he apologised and Karl says cynically that he's not the sort. He adds that he can't say more without betraying a confidence. But that's never stopped him (or Susan) before…
…and Karl has blabbed. Susan asks what Mark and Aaron think. Karl says he hasn't told them they don't know. Susan says they have to interfere now Ben's involved. Karl doesn't think Ben will be a target… he's more worried about other people.
SUSAN: Sheila? Oh, we have to say something.
KARL: Would she believe us? She adores him.
Mark calls round to see Toadie. He's brought some beer, but Toadie can't drink alcohol. Anyway, Toadie is just about to have a shower / massage. Mark offers to clean up the kitchen.
Aaron says that Nate is not making full use of his talents as man slave, and he asks Nate what his wildest fantasy is. Nate says he'll get back to him. Aaron says he's done it before, but usually he gets paid.
AARON: I'll do anything you want.
Nate challenges him to do press up while doing turkey / chicken / dog impressions, which Aaron does. Nate gives up.
Mark wants ideas for Father's Day presents. Tyler suggests a plane ticket, and Mark tells him to make an effort. Aaron comes in. Tyler tells them that their dad is grumpy because the sale of the garage is not going well. Mark says that means Russell won't be able to afford Fitzgerald motors - which is a shame, since he came to Erinsborough to sort things out with them. Aaron and Mark agree to put in some of their savings. Tyler is not interested. Mark says even if he can't pitch in, he could at least show some support.
Nell gives Toadie one of her paintings, which he interprets as a family portrait. Amy is not in this episode, so she can't get the croissants, and Sonya is worried about leaving Nell alone with Toadie. Toadie insists they'll be fine, and Sonya leaves.
Sheila takes a photo of all the Brennans. Three smile, Tyler doesn't. He says he's going to see Ben. Russell tells him to say he's sorry Ben's not feeling good, and that they can work together any time on the bike. Aaron says he has to go and do some man- slaving.
AARON: Just because you and Sheila found relationship nirvana, doesn't mean it's as easy for the rest of us.
RUSSELL: And do you know why that was?
RUSSELL: Because Sheila was up- front with me. Why don't you just tell Nate that you like him?
Karl is on the phone to Mal, thanking him for the Father's Day present. Susan reminds him to wish Mal a happy Father's Day: his first. Tyler comes in, and says that his father is really sorry. Susan comments that it's a shame he didn't come over himself. Tyler says that his dad would never do the same to Ben as he did to him. Ben comes out of his room, and says he should go and apologise because it must be his fault. Susan and Tyler tell him he doesn't have to.
TYLER: With dad, there's no explanation. Trust me, I've seen it before. I used to cop it from him really bad, but there's no way I'll let him do that to you.
Ben says that Russell freaked him out, but Tyler says it wasn't his fault.
Aaron has produced a list of jobs he could do around the bar… and Nate accuses him of having a brain swap with Mark. He says those are not his wildest fantasies.
AARON: Come on then. Lay it on me.
NATE: I want you to disappear.
Aaron insists that nothing is more important to him.
AARON: I like you Nate. A lot.
NATE: I bet you say that to all your masters.
AARON: Well, yeah, but they're paying me. This honestly is for real.
NATE: Eh, you're good. You've even got the lost puppy dog eyes down pat. But you don't get it. You're free. I hereby officially release you of your bondage. You're fired. Go back to your life where we can't stand each other.
Aaron is upset.
Toadie and Nell are playing. The door is open and Nell goes out before Toadie can stop her. Tyler is across the road and he sees Nell walking down the drive. Meanwhile, Sonya is driving up the road, rubbing her eyes and is about to turn into the drive.
Sonya gets out of the car, and Nell tells her it was a bit scary. They hear Toadie shouting for her… Sonya tells Tyler they can't tell Toadie.
- Imogen asks her parents if they want to sort things out
- Terese wants Brad to admit he's been indulging Lauren for months
- Josh claims that Brad can't be blamed for this, and Imogen says he can
- Terese tells Paige that Lauren has had feelings for Brad ever since he moved back into the street
- Paul tells Daniel he's thinking of proposing