- Tyler and Piper become acquainted
- Brad and Terese ban Piper from digital devices as punishment for her role in the school fire
- Karl tells Sonya that her interruption of Toadie's surgery could cause Complications™
- Toadie gets feeling back in his toe
- Steph tells Belinda she loves her, but can't be with her
- Belinda tells Sonya that Steph's in love with Toadie, and that's why she's back in town
- Lauren encourages Josh to move to Brisbane to live near Amber and the baby
- Amber tells Josh he should come with them, so he plants an unwanted kiss on her lips
Amber demands to know what Josh was thinking by kissing her; he claims it was automatic. Amber asks if Josh thought they'd get back together if he moved to Brisbane.
Lauren and Brad are talking about Paige. She's Not In This Episode, but is apparently ‘all set' for her trauma counselling session. Lauren reveals she's going to Brisbane for a few days, to help Amber settle in there. She also tells Brad that Josh is thinking of going to Brisbane too.
Amber tells Josh she thinks he shouldn't come to Brisbane – not just because of the kiss, but everything that's been going on with him lately.
AMBER: You're not thinking straight. You said it yourself. The last few months have been really tough, and you shouldered a lot of the burden when Matilda was sick. I really think you need to take some time to process all of that. On your own.
Brad is super- excited about the news that Josh is moving to Brisbane, so he can be part of Matilda's life. He thanks Lauren for suggesting it, and decides to text Josh to express how proud he is.
Josh gets Brad's text, which makes him feel even worse.
AMBER: Well, I guess we'd better set him straight.
Sonya is having a cup of tea with Susan, who thinks Belinda's assertion that Steph is in love with Toadie is ridiculous. Sonya agrees, but doesn't seem too reassured.
SONYA: She is close to him, though, in a way that I'm not.
SUSAN: Yeah. A completely different way. A way that is not a threat to your marriage.
But Sonya points out their history together, and how they were going to get married. Susan reassures her that Steph must know she and Toadie were Never Meant To Be™ - and that in any case, he'd never reciprocate, since he's not that kind of man. Sonya agrees that she just needs to forget Belinda ever said anything.
Tyler and Piper are playing basketball outside the garage, as Piper laments her digital ban.
PIPER: I miss screens, Tyler. My eyes – they hurt from the natural light. They burn!
Kyle and Aaron turn up. Aaron asks Tyler if there's any work going at the garage – he's already asked Kyle, but his business is too quiet to take on anyone new. Tyler says the garage is quiet too, but on pestering, agrees to ask Lucas to give Aaron some shifts. Aaron pre- empts this conversation by asking Tyler if he can start today. Tyler agrees, while Piper appears rather taken with Tyler.
Josh and Amber have gathered Lou, Brad and Lauren in the café to tell them that Josh isn't going to move to Brisbane after all. Amber claims it's a mutual choice – and while Josh doesn't look happy, he explains that his feelings for Amber are putting her under unfair pressure, which will affect baby Matilda too.
Brad gets all sulky about the prospect of Matilda growing up without a dad, but Amber says Josh will still be involved.
JOSH: We both know that this is the right thing to do. And I'm happy with the decision.
Brad looks anything but happy.
Steph has brought Nell in to see Toadie; he's down in the dumps as he's getting no feeling in his feet today. Steph reassures him that he's been told the feeling will come and go, and to stay positive. Sonya comes in and is shocked to find Nell there, as she was supposed to be at daycare. Toadie reveals he had Steph added to the pick- up list and asked her to collect Nell early.
Sonya seems worried about this, but says it's fine and thanks Steph for collecting Nell.
STEPH: Oh, it's no biggie. I reckon it's good for Toad to spend as much time as possible with the people that love him, isn't it?
SONYA: … Yes, definitely.
Steph goes on to say that she's going to cook dinner tonight, since ‘now she's single' she's got lots of spare time. Sonya looks worried.
Aaron asks Tyler what profit- boosting plans he has for the garage.
TYLER: Well, I was trying to avoid hiring unnecessary staff (!)
As the book- keeper, Piper confirms that there's not enough work for two mechanics. Aaron says they just need more customers, and offers Tyler his marketing expertise, which he claims he picked up from Naomi before she left town.
Aaron suggests that a new online marketing video is the way to go, and he and Tyler quickly conclude that expert vlogger Piper is the person to film it for them. Piper reminds them she's banned from her digital equipment, but Tyler says they can use his work laptop and phone – while Aaron has a radio mic they can use too.
PIPER: Oh, you're pathetic when you grovel! Okay, I'll do it.
In the back garden, Lauren, Lou, Brad, Imogen and (for some reason) Susan are gathered to toast Amber, prior to her departure.
LAUREN: I'm incredibly proud of you, for getting this opportunity, and for taking it by the horns and going for it. And I know your dad would be very proud too. To Amber and Matilda!
Everyone raises their glasses. Amber goes over to Susan and thanks her for getting her out of the school fire when she was pregnant. They hug. Meanwhile, we learn Paige is still in hospital and that's why she's not able to be here.
Lauren is struggling with the prospect of saying goodbye to Amber, but Lou says that Lauren coming to Brisbane to help Amber set things up will help them both adjust. Looking pensively at Brad, Lauren says having some time away will do her some good.
Amber gives Imogen her keys to their shared car, Hermione, and says it's all hers now. She also tells Imogen not to give up on Daniel, as they're perfect together. Amber and Imogen hug.
Sonya and Nell are still with Toadie, who explains that the doctors will be discharging him in a few days – but that they've recommended he moves into a rehab facility to help spur on his mobility. However, the closest one is half an hour away. When Steph's name comes up in conversation, Sonya looks highly peeved and suddenly has a brainwave.
SONYA: What if we got some help? What if we hired a professional person to come and help with your rehab at home?
TOADIE: Keep talking…
SONYA: I know it might sound a bit out there, but what about Belinda?
TOADIE: Are you serious?
Sonya justifies this idea by claiming Belinda has ‘a lot of different experience in nursing'. Toadie points out that Sonya thought Belinda was sabotaging his surgery, but she says she got it wrong – and would like to give Belinda another chance now she's jobless and Sonya's partly to blame. Toadie's worried it would be awkward for Steph, but says that if she agrees, he'll go along with it.
Piper is filming Tyler as the front- man of the new online video for the garage, but he's having trouble with nerves.
TYLER (stilted): Car broken down? Need to get out on the road in a hurry?
Piper yells cut – Tyler isn't convincing enough.
AARON: You suck, man!
TYLER: We're not all show- ponies like you!
In order to help loosen up Tyler's delivery, Piper suggests that he improvise for a practice run and say the dumbest things that come into his head, so that when they film the real thing, he'll be less uptight. Tyler agrees, and Piper starts filming again.
TYLER: Fitzgerald Motors is super dodgy!
PIPER: Good! More, more!
TYLER: We overcharge all the time, and I don't even know what I'm doing!
He starts whacking a customer's car with a spanner!
TYLER: I don't even know what this stuff is. I just bash it with a hammer and charge you hundreds of bucks for it. But hey, even if we trash your car, at least the eye candy is not that bad. Check it out!
Tyler whips off his shirt for the camera.
TYLER: So come down to Fitzgerald Motors, where we'll trash your wheels and empty your pockets!
He winks to finish, and Aaron and Piper laugh. Now feeling more relaxed, Tyler says he's ready to start filming the real ad…
Amber and Imogen share another emotional hug, as Lou loads up the taxi ready for their departure. Lauren shares a meaningful glance with Brad before getting into the taxi with Lou, and Amber gets in last. Josh appears from No 22, and his eyes connect with Amber's from across the road – both of them looking sad. Josh continues to look forlorn as the taxi drives away. Brad looks worried for Josh.
Sonya is telling Steph about how great she thinks Belinda would be at nursing Toadie back to health, and how it would mean Toadie wouldn't need to stay at the rehab facility. Steph is shocked at the sudden turnaround, but confirms that Belinda would do a great job.
STEPH: It's just… when you break up with someone, it usually means you spend less time with them, not more.
SONYA: Yeah. It is a crazy idea. But I mean, we just have to think about Jarrod. This way he's going to be able to be at home with me, with Nell…
STEPH: Look, I reckon I know why you're pushing this so hard.
SONYA: Why's that?
STEPH: ‘Cause you're feeling guilty. You shouldn't. She's responsible for everything that's happened.
But Sonya says that either way, it will help Belinda get back on her feet and be good for Toadie too. She begs Steph just to give it a go, and Steph agrees, saying it's worth it for Toadie.
In the garage, Piper is editing the footage from the ad they've filmed, and watching Tyler and Aaron through the window, who are eating outside Grease Monkeys. Unfortunately, Tyler is still wearing the radio mic that they used for the ad – so unbeknown to the brothers, she can hear everything they're saying!
AARON: You seriously haven't noticed?
TYLER: I seriously have no idea what you're talking about.
AARON: Dude – Piper has a massive crush on you!
TYLER: No she doesn't! … Do you think?
AARON: I can't believe how oblivious you are to this.
Over the road, Piper is increasingly alarmed at the way the conversation is going.
TYLER: You've got to be kidding me. I have never even thought about her that way. She's like a crazy, funny little sister, that's all.
We see Piper's heart breaking.
TYLER: She's an immature kid – practically a baby.
Piper's almost crying now, and takes off the headphones in anger.
Having spoken to Belinda who's agreed to help nurse Toadie back to health, Sonya has come crawling back to Susan for more tea and advice. Susan is judging Sonya for hiring Belinda, and has correctly surmised that there's an element of Sonya wanting Belinda around so that she and Steph will get back together, thereby keeping Steph distracted from Toadie.
SONYA: Look, there may be a part of me – a very small part of me – that would like to see Belinda and Steph reunited, but that doesn't make me a bad person, does it?
SUSAN: No, no, no, no! Of course not! As long as you're sure it's not the main reason you're doing it.
SONYA: … Mmm.
Piper has come to Imogen for advice about what to do ‘if a person made you really angry'. Imogen suggests talking to them, but Piper rejects this on the spot, instead giving Imogen the analogy to work with of a ruthless corporation dumping toxic waste in her backyard.
IMOGEN: So first I would recommend some form of arbitration. Then if that doesn't work, I'd try the relevant ombudsman. There's always civil court, but that's a last resort.
Concluding Imogen's advice isn't going to be of much assistance, Piper leaves, saying she needs to work it out for herself.
Brad asks Josh why he didn't attend Amber's farewell; he admits he couldn't handle it.
JOSH: At least I got there in time to wave goodbye.
BRAD: And how do you feel, now that they've gone?
JOSH: Yeah, I'm alright.
Brad suggests Josh wait a couple of months, then go up to Brisbane to fix things.
JOSH: There's nothing to fix. Amber will land on her feet, and Matilda will grow up surrounded by people who love her.
BRAD: You are gonna be a part of Matilda's life.
JOSH: Yeah, I guess.
BRAD: What do you mean, you guess? She's your daughter!
JOSH: I just need to give them some time, I think.
BRAD: Because of your feelings for Amber?
Josh nods. Brad advises Josh to move past that, since Matilda is going to need him, even if he'll only be visiting. But Josh becomes tearful, and Brad comforts him.
JOSH: It's just so hard, Dad.
BRAD: Hey, mate. It's gonna get easier.
The next morning, Tyler is on the phone to a furious garage customer, who's told him he'll no longer be using the garage because of the new video that's been posted on the website. After the call, Tyler and Aaron log onto the website – and see that Piper's put up the improvised video, in which Tyler makes out that the garage is ‘super dodgy' and hits customers' cars, rather than the real one!
TYLER: I didn't know she was filming this part!
AARON: Lucas is going to be ropeable!
TYLER: Piper's just totally dumped me in it. This might have just cost me my job. So much for having a crush on me!
They continue to watch in horror as video- Tyler whips his shirt off and declares that he'll ‘trash your wheels and empty your pockets'!
- Imogen is worried about Josh's whereabouts, given how upset he is about Amber and Matilda
- Josh is having an Angry Workout™ on the gym equipment in the park
- Piper moans that Tyler and Aaron were making fun of her and that Tyler said she was immature
- Sheila tells Terese she'd be discouraging a preference for older men
- Terese tells Tyler that Piper is only 16, and thus ‘very much my business'
- Piper is jokingly throwing things at a towel- clad Tyler, when a shocked Terese walks in