- Paul is fired as mayor, so needs to sell houses from his property development to make ends meet
- Daniel unexpectedly proves his worth as a real estate agent, and is hired by Paul to take on the job
- Amber hallucinates about her birthing coach telling her she'll be a useless mum
- The baby's operation goes well, and Amber and Josh tell their families she'll make a full recovery
- Kyle and Amy finally reconcile their differences, and kiss for a second time
Kyle and Amy have apparently TITTNL™ on the living room couch, and hold hands under a blanket in the afterglow. Their bliss is short- lived, however, as they hear Sheila pulling up outside and coming towards the door with Bossy. Kyle rushes to get dressed, but fails to pass Amy her clothes – so she hides under the blanket in the hope that Sheila won't see her! Kyle then ushers Sheila straight out to the garden to help him get the washing in, so Amy can make her escape unseen.
AMY (to Bossy): That was close!
Amber and Josh are walking towards the car with baby Matilda. Karl, who is passing by, says hello to the newcomer and wishes them the best of luck as parents. He reminds them they both have family ready to help, but Amber explains they're going to try to manage on their own for a couple of days, to make sure they can.
KARL: But don't test yourselves just to make a point. If you need the help, take it.
Josh puts Matilda into his new car (which he explains that Pam and Doug have bought him), but she starts crying immediately. Amber tries to calm her down while Josh sorts the car out.
Daniel surprises Imogen from behind, as if he's erroneously been told he's filming a shot for the opening titles. He says he's in a good mood because he's just sold one of Paul's new homes to a family of four, and convolutedly explains why his arrangement with Paul doesn't require him to have an agent's licence.
Daniel also says he's earning more money than he ever has before, so wants to take Imogen out to help him spend some of it. But she's too busy revising for exams. She also wants to go and see her new niece; Daniel reminds her Amber has banned visitors, but Imogen says she's going to risk it anyway.
They go on to have a pointless argument in which Daniel suddenly seems uncharacteristically money- oriented, and says Imogen should come out with him so he can teach her all his newfound networking abilities, claiming that lawyers need social skills. This understandably gets up Imogen's nose, and she tells him she'd rather read about copyright precedents than go to dinner with him.
Amy comes into the kitchen, fully clothed and pretending she's only just come home from dropping Jimmy off at a friend's house. She and Kyle help Sheila put the shopping away; and Amy's just telling Sheila what an uneventful day she's had, when Bossy turns up, with Amy's bra in her mouth!
SHEILA: Well we all know what this means, don't we?!
KYLE: We do?
SHEILA: Yeah. She's having a relapse – she's chewing underwear again! Bad dog!
KYLE: Bad girl! Don't do that!
Having been thus wrongfully accused, Bossy lies down feeling sorry for herself.
Amber and Josh come in with Matilda.
AMBER: Welcome home, Matilda!
JOSH: How was your first car ride? Must have been so fun.
Amber says she's going to try breastfeeding when Matilda wakes up, but Josh fetches a bottle for standby just in case.
AMBER (to Matilda, not Josh): You are just so perfect. You are beautiful.
Sheila continues to admonish Bossy for chewing undies, while Kyle and Amy flirt with each other over the washing up. Sheila demands that they tell her what's going on between them, saying that whatever's happening between them is having a negative effect on the ‘more impressionable members of the household' (meaning Bossy). For some reason, Sheila then locks Kyle and Amy in the laundry room together.
Imogen is working in the garden, when Daniel turns up with a present for her. He's bought her some expensive first- edition law book, and his earlier crimes are quickly forgotten. They make up, and kiss, agreeing to go out for dinner after all. Daniel wants to ‘take this inside' (presumably to TITTNL) but Imogen replies ‘outside'!
Kyle and Amy are still locked in the laundry room. It's awkward.
AMY: So – what are you thinking?
KYLE: Well, I was wondering – hoping that we could get past things that have been in our way up until now. Other people, mainly.
AMY: Like Liam? It's over. And Georgia? Your marriage?
KYLE: I really want to get past it – if it means I get to have something real with you.
AMY: You can. And we can. What about Shay?
KYLE: As of now, it's over.
AMY: Just like that?
KYLE: Yeah. Done and dusted.
AMY: How do you think she'll be with that?
KYLE: She'll understand. She was clear from the start that she only wanted something casual. What about Jimmy?
AMY: He loves you.
KYLE: Yeah. And you love Jimmy. And that's what tripped me up in the first place. Amy, it was a scary prospect, committing not only to you but to Jimmy as well. Two people I could possibly let down. So instead of going all out, and proving what a great dad I could be, I did the complete opposite and messed everything up.
But Amy says she's already seen how great Kyle is with Jimmy. She then says Kyle needs to end things with Shay properly.
Kyle comes in; he's leaving a message on Shay's voicemail, saying they really need to talk. He then asks Nate if he's seen Shay – he tells Kyle to try the hotel.
Nate comes over with drinks for Daniel and Imogen. Daniel is still obsessed with his new job, and tells Nate to drop by the estate to see how it could be a ‘perfect entry- level home' for him. Tyler comes in. Daniel adds that Nate and Aaron could buy a place together, but Tyler reminds them that Aaron's already saving to buy into No 24 with him and Mark.
Daniel continues with the hard- sell to Nate, despite him saying he couldn't afford the mortgage on his own. Tyler chips in too to convince Nate that buying a house might be a good idea, and he agrees to join Daniel and Imogen for dinner once his shift's finished, to hear him out. Imogen congratulates Daniel on his technique.
DANIEL: I really think I can help him.
IMOGEN: Yeah. Over our romantic dinner for two. (!)
DANIEL: I'm sorry – we'll do it another time.
But Imogen says it's fine, and adds that it's nice to see Daniel so pumped about something.
DANIEL: I'm so pumped about you.
IMOGEN: Smooth. Real smooth!
Josh is running out of the house when Karl pulls up across the road. He explains he's heading to No 22 to fetch more blankets for Matilda. Josh reports that all's well so far, but that he's waiting for something to go wrong. Karl reassures him that he'll be fine; parenthood is a challenge, and everyone makes mistakes, but Josh should just make sure he enjoys it. Josh thanks Karl.
Nate is just joining Imogen, Daniel and Tyler to discuss his mortgage options, when Kyle comes in.
KYLE: Can I ask you all an honest question? Is it okay to break up with a chick over text?
IMOGEN: No. Never.
Kyle admits he's talking about Shay, and says they were never properly dating in the first place. He says he's tried calling and looking for her, but is having no luck.
TYLER: Why can't you text her? It's clean, it's neat…
IMOGEN: It's stone- cold! Do not do that – be a man and talk to her.
TYLER: He just said he can't find her! Go text her.
KYLE: Yeah. Yeah, okay.
Kyle leaves again, as Daniel turns conversation swiftly back to Nate's prospective mortgage. Nate says that settling down isn't for him, but that his army mates might feel differently. He and Tyler are going for a drink with them, so Daniel quickly invites himself along. Imogen says she has to study, and Daniel says they can do dinner properly next time. But she looks mildly concerned as they leave.
Later, Karl comes in to pick up a bottle of wine, and finds Imogen sitting on her own. They talk a bit about baby Matilda; Karl says Josh seems to be taking fatherhood in his stride. Imogen then moans about Daniel ditching her to schmooze potential house- buyers, and “throwing money around like it's a Trump election campaign” – this in the context of her parents' messy marriage and the new baby.
IMOGEN: I just wish everything could go back to the way it was.
KARL: Well, those feelings are reasonable. But change is inevitable.
IMOGEN: Yeah, I know. But knowing doesn't make it any less exhausting. Or weird.
KARL: Change is healthy.
IMOGEN: Well, climate change would beg to disagree.
KARL: Touché. Yeah, I don't want to brag, but I'm on a bit of a roll lately with my sage advice. In fact, I'm thinking about charging for it. Life does change, but as long as who people are stays the same, there's no need to worry about it. It's a good thing.
IMOGEN: Thanks, Karl.
Kyle comes in, and says to Sheila he's been ‘sorting stuff out'. She demands to know what stuff, but Kyle won't say. Sheila tells him that he and Amy are good for each other, and tells him to sort the mess out. Amy comes in, and Sheila locks her and Kyle in the laundry again so they can finish their talk!
AMY: So have you worked things out with Shay?
KYLE: Yeah. Broke it off, like we said.
AMY: So no grey areas? No misunderstandings?
As they speak, we see a text pop up on Kyle's phone in the other room, from Shay, saying ‘call me ASAP'.
KYLE: All done, all clear.
AMY: So there's nothing in our way now.
They agree not to tell Jimmy that they're together just yet, until they know ‘exactly what this is'. They then close all the blinds in the laundry- room and get back to TITTNL™.
Matilda is crying, and Amber is worried because she doesn't know why. She's starting to regret asking everyone to give them space, but Josh reminds her she just wanted to be a good mum and to get close to their daughter.
AMBER: Yeah, well it's not working, is it? I thought if it was just the three of us, we'd be more relaxed – there'd be less distractions.
JOSH: It's gonna get better, don't worry.
AMBER: Yeah, that's easy to say. I don't even know how much milk she got before. If she even got any. What if she doesn't put on weight?
Josh tells Amber she's done all she can – now she just needs to get some sleep. An exhausted Amber grudgingly accepts Josh's advice, and goes to bed. Josh then tries to calm Matilda down.
The next morning, Imogen is working again in the garden. Daniel turns up and brags about how he got two more potential sales from Nate's army chums. Imogen's desperate to get on with her work so she can go and see the baby before her exam, but Daniel ignores her and gives her another present. It's some kind of expensive jewellery (I'm not an expert). Imogen thanks him, but looks worried, and says she'll try it on later – right now he needs to leave her to work. As he leaves, Imogen looks concerned about his personality shift.
Josh is asleep on the sofa and we hear Matilda crying. Amber comes in, and is horrified to find the baby lying on the sofa right behind Josh. She wakes Josh up.
AMBER: You fell asleep on her!
JOSH: I just closed my eyes for a second!
AMBER: YOU COULD HAVE SUFFOCATED HER! SHE COULD HAVE DIED!
Josh looks shocked.
- Sonya tells Josh that it isn't just the mother's world that's turned upside down with a new baby
- Paige tells Mark that Josh fell asleep next to the baby; and Amber says he could have smothered her
- Steph plays cricket with Jimmy and Daniel in the No 26 garden
- Amy tells Paul that Toadie thinks Steph is being set up ‘to appear sicker than she is'
- Paul asks an associate on the phone for some more pills, but stronger this time
- We see Paul doing something shifty with pills in the No 26 garden