- Imogen tells Daniel that Naomi thinks Paul framed Josh, to get him back for sleeping with Naomi
- Daniel tells Paul that he's done preaching, and done with him – he's moving out
- Tyler continues to struggle with his feelings for Paige as she dates his brother
- Lauren inadvertently reveals to Terese that Brad is going to be living with her permanently
- It's the grand reopening at Harold's Café – but Lauren and Brad come in to find it's been trashed
Lauren and Paige are busy cleaning up the carnage. Brad comes in, and says he's spoken to security – no- one's seen anything. He advises Lauren not to move anything, in case the police want to see it, but she flatly informs him that she won't be calling them.
PAIGE: Come on. We all know it was Terese.
BRAD: No, she wouldn't do something like this.
BRAD: What, you agree with Paige?
LAUREN: Look, I just want to clean up this mess. We can worry about who did it later.
Lauren does point out, however, that she gave Terese a key to the café. Brad is still sceptical.
LAUREN: Look, we all know the motive wasn't theft.
PAIGE: And who else would write ‘homewrecker' up on the board?
Terese is ascertaining with Sheila the minutiae of The Waterhole's hand sanitiser stock, informing her that they'll be using Liam's product from now on, at Paul's express instruction. Sheila still seems sceptical that the product will pass quality assurance, but Terese is unperturbed. Paige comes in, and has a go at Terese, outright accusing her of trashing Harold's.
PAIGE: What you did – that was lower than dirt.
TERESE: Excuse me?
PAIGE: You are lucky that my mother's such a nice person, or you would be talking to the police right now.
TERESE: I am sorry, Paige, but I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
PAIGE: Do you really expect anyone to buy that?
Paige mentions how nothing was stolen, and that the vandal wrote ‘homewrecker' on the board. She then walks out, leaving Terese and Sheila to draw their own conclusions.
It's breakfast- time at the Brennans', as Nate waits hand- and- foot on a still- injured, job- hunting Aaron. Meanwhile, Mark is drawing up a schedule for his babysitting session with Nell today, much to Tyler, Nate and Aaron's amusement.
MARK: Laugh all you want. I like to be prepared.
In the outdoor area, Daniel explains to Karl the principle behind his newly launched suspended coffee scheme – which encourages punters to buy an extra hot drink, which will then be allotted to a homeless person. Karl is sceptical that they'll be able to execute the scheme fairly as they won't know who is entitled to a free drink – and asks what happens if there's none on the tally.
DANIEL: We'll cross that bridge when we get to it… Karma has a way of working these things out.
Karl says he's all for helping, as long as the bar doesn't suffer. Daniel insists it will be win- win.
Lauren is cleaning the word ‘homewrecker' off the blackboard, and tells Nate that she's cancelled the grand reopening, as she no longer wants to make a big deal of it.
Aaron is looking at Mark's schedule for babysitting Nell, with nap- time, maths and ‘animal flashcards' all meticulously pencilled in.
AARON: This is like toddler boot camp!
TYLER: Remember when he used to babysit us as kids? Tried to get us to play ‘clean the kitchen'?
AARON: We always had to do our homework before watching any telly.
TYLER: Yeah. So many rules. No wonder he loves being a cop.
AARON: Poor little Nell. This is gonna be the longest day of her life.
Mark comes in, carrying Nell. Tyler and Aaron try to creep away, but to no avail.
MARK: Look who it is! It's Uncle Aaron and Uncle Tyler!
TYLER: Hey! How are you? How long's she staying for?
Mark announces that, due to an outbreak of ‘hand, foot and mouth' at the daycare centre, they're going to have her all day. Aaron and Tyler look worried about the potential to contract disease, but Mark assures them it's unlikely Nell has it.
MARK: But symptoms don't occur until three to four days afterwards. So if you're worried, good hygiene is a very effective deterrent. But we don't want to talk about that, do we, Nell?
Nell swiftly identifies a horse on Mark's first animal flashcard, while Tyler and Aaron look bemused.
AARON: Dude, we have to help her. It's only fair.
TYLER: Yeah, but what if she's got mad cow disease, or whatever it was?
TYLER: Alright, I'm in! Poor kid.
Terese comes in, to encounter a terse Lauren. Terese claims she wanted to see if everything was okay, as she heard about the vandalism. Lauren doesn't say anything, but it's clear from her body language that she suspects Terese is to blame. So Terese confronts the issue head- on and assures Lauren she had nothing to do with it.
TERESE: You don't believe me, do you?
LAUREN: Oh, does it really matter, Terese?
TERESE: Of course it matters! This is my job, this is my reputation. I can't afford to have rumours flying around.
LAUREN: You can count on my discretion.
TERESE: It could have been any number of people! Are the police investigating?
LAUREN: No, because I'm not involving them.
TERESE: Why not?
LAUREN: Because there was no sign of forced entry. Whoever did it had a key. Look, I'd better get back to work.
Terese sighs frustratedly.
Brad is quizzing Imogen about the vandalism at Harold's.
BRAD: So you haven't heard anything?
IMOGEN: From who? My gang of street urchins?
Brad points out that there are only a few people who would feel strongly enough to break in and call Lauren a homewrecker. Imogen asks if he's accusing her; he says he's just trying to cover all bases.
BRAD: Listen – you don't happen to know where your mum was last night?
IMOGEN: Are you kidding me?
BRAD: Look, I'm not saying she did it.
IMOGEN: No, but Lauren is. And that's enough for you, right?
Brad says Terese is ‘way too smart to do something this dumb', but that she's the obvious suspect – so it would be easier for everyone if Imogen could confirm where Terese was.
IMOGEN: I was with Daniel last night. But Mum didn't do this.
BRAD: Yeah, I know. I had to ask.
IMOGEN: No. You didn't. You can let yourself out.
Imogen looks mardy as Brad leaves.
Aaron and Tyler are performing a sock puppet show for Nell. When Mark comes in, he's horrified – she's supposed to be winding down in preparation for her nap, and he accuses them of making her hyper.
TYLER: It's called having fun.
MARK: She can have fun later.
AARON: Oh, God forbid we don't abide by the schedule (!)
MARK: Kids love routine! Trust me, I looked after you two. I know.
TYLER: Yeah, sure you do. Mr Fun Police.
MARK: Just – do nothing while I go and get her milk, okay?
But once he's out of earshot, Tyler and Aaron use the sock puppets to make fun of Mark, much to Nell's delight, as she asks for ‘one more' puppet story before her nap.
Daniel is trying to drum up business for his suspended coffee scheme, when a homeless man (Leon Jones) arrives and asks for one of the free coffees. Daniel promises to bring him a cappuccino, which annoys Karl, since the tally of free drinks has run out. Daniel argues that someone will soon come in and buy another one, so they'll be even again, but Karl isn't happy with that.
Overhearing the conversation, Nate pays for the guy's coffee – and once Daniel's gone inside, tries to convince Karl that the principle is a good one.
NATE: Daniel's just being a nice guy.
KARL: That's all very well, but the bottom line is the bottom line. This place won't last if we don't turn a profit.
Terese is working at one of the tables, but is perplexed when Sheila seems oddly keen for her to take herself home and work there for the day – while the non- speaking bar staff stare oddly in her direction.
SHEILA: Listen, I don't know how to say this, so I'm just gonna spit it out. The staff have got a bit of a theory going about what happened at Harold's.
TERESE: They don't think I did it, do they?
SHEILA: Well, I just don't want to get into the details.
TERESE: What are they saying? Tell me!
SHEILA: That you lost it – woman scorned, that kind of thing.
Terese wants to talk to the staff to defend herself, but Sheila doesn't think it will help matters. She suggests Terese work from home, and that by tomorrow it will be old news.
Terese comes home as per Sheila's advice, and takes pills for a headache. Imogen is there, and tells her that Brad came round earlier to discuss the vandalism at Harold's.
TERESE: Go on, then. Take your shot.
TERESE: Well everyone else thinks I did it, so there's no reason why you wouldn't.
Imogen says no- one would blame Terese if she did do it, but adds that she doesn't think it was her.
TERESE: Well you'd be the only one.
IMOGEN: That's not true. Dad doesn't.
Terese is mildly surprised, as Imogen repeats Brad's suggestion that Terese is too smart to do something like that.
Nell is shrieking from the spare room, and Mark blames Tyler and Aaron for ruining her nap- time by getting her over- stimulated with the puppet show.
TYLER: How can someone so little make so much noise?
AARON: If anything, she's under- stimulated because of your boring schedule.
MARK: She was enjoying it!
AARON: Mate, she was bored out of her brain!
MARK: What do you know? You don't know anything about kids.
AARON: What I do know is what you're like as a babysitter. You managed to make cartoons boring.
TYLER: He's right, you sucked. Way too many rules, way too much homework.
Apparently without irony, Tyler suggests they should all ‘go see a movie or something' and leave Nell to ‘settle down in her own time'! Aaron and Mark look at him like he's an idiot.
MARK: You're an idiot!
Karl spots Daniel giving the homeless guy Leon a free muffin, and is not happy. Daniel says that the reason he got into running his own business was so he could do things that made him feel good. Karl whines about the practicalities of giving away free food to all and sundry, but Daniel tells him to relax.
DANIEL: This isn't gonna make or break us, but it'll make a world of difference to him, alright?
Lauren and Paige are also at Off Air, and Lauren tells Paige off for giving Terese a public dressing- down about the vandalism at Harold's.
LAUREN: I know you're happy that your dad and I are together. Just don't push it too far.
PAIGE: Me push it? What about her?
LAUREN: Just try to be sensitive. You trashed the store once, remember?
PAIGE: Why would you bring that up?
LAUREN: To remind you that I understood why you did it in the first place. You were an emotional wreck at the time. That's what Terese is now, and I've contributed to that.
Paige insists Lauren didn't deserve to have the newly refurbished café turned upside down.
LAUREN: I stole her husband. I've destroyed our friendship. It's the least I deserve.
Nell is back in the living area, and has stopped screaming. Mark suggests a lullaby to get her to go to sleep, and Aaron volunteers Tyler.
TYLER: The only song I know all the words to is our old footie anthem.
MARK: Yeah, okay, go! Sing it!
Tyler begins singing in a hushed whisper, to the tune of Waltzing Matilda.
TYLER (singing): When the siren calls, it's time to play our favourite game / Under the bright lights of Belmont Park…
He encourages his brothers to join in.
TYLER, MARK and AARON (singing): And we'll tackle, and we'll jump, and we'll leave the opposition sore / Marlins will bite like a tiger shark / Port Lincoln Marlins, Port Lincoln Marlins / We are the boys in the red, white and blue / And the crowd will be proud when they see our fighting spirits rise / We'll be victorious through and through.
The boys all smile and quietly celebrate, as Nell drifts happily off to sleep!
Terese makes a phone call to Brad, to thank him for believing that she didn't trash Harold's – but halfway through the call, she decides to go to say it to him in person.
Lauren and Brad are relaxing in the spa. Brad remarks that the day turned out well in the end; everyone seemed to like the new- look café. Lauren agrees. Brad starts to give Lauren a shoulder massage, but then stops. Meanwhile, unseen by them, Terese turns up in the garden and sees them in the spa together.
LAUREN: What's wrong?
BRAD: I love being here with you. But every time I try and relax, I think of all the damage we've caused.
LAUREN: Yeah, me too.
BRAD: I wish we'd done things differently. But we can't go back now.
LAUREN: No, we can't.
Upset at what she's seen, Terese leaves without a word.
Aaron, Mark and Tyler are pleased that Nell has finally gone to sleep. Mark compliments Tyler on his lullaby, and Aaron admits that Mark wasn't a bad babysitter after all.
MARK: Do you reckon she's warm enough?
AARON: Man, you're clucky! About time for kids of your own, maybe?
MARK: Yeah, well – I wouldn't mind it.
AARON: Well then you'd better get a move on, old fella.
MARK: No, there's no hurry. When the time's right.
AARON: Really? How do you reckon Paige would feel about that?
Tyler looks worried all of a sudden. Mark says they haven't talked about it, but if they did have kids it would be a long way off.
AARON: But one day?
MARK: Yeah. If we're still together. I think she'd make a great mum.
Paige comes in, and is surprised to find Aaron and Tyler staring at her intently.
PAIGE: What's with the staring?
MARK: Ignore them.
PAIGE: So, how was it, taming the beast?
MARK: Nell? She was an angel!
PAIGE: Oh. Well you must have had the knack for it, then, because I certainly did not.
TYLER: No, you'll make a great mum one day! Won't she, Mark?
Mark just drags Paige off to the kitchen, while Aaron eyes Tyler suspiciously.
AARON: What's up with you?
TYLER: Me? Nothing.
Daniel is locking up the bar for the night, and finds that the homeless guy, Leon, is asleep at one of the tables. When Daniel wakes him, Leon leaps up, shouting ‘don't touch me!' – and punches Daniel in the face. Daniel drops to the floor unconscious, and Leon hurries away into the night.
- Liam asks Jimmy: ‘What did he say?'
- Kyle is concerned when Jimmy hangs out with Steph, reminding Amy what she's capable of
- Amy sends Jimmy out on his own while she kisses Liam, but Jimmy sees something that scares him…