- As Paul is carted off to jail, Mark and Steph disagree over whether he should have been
- Toadie is unimpressed to find Walter looking after Nell, albeit supervised by Sonya
- Sonya and Toadie watch Nell and Walter hunt for fairies in the front garden
- Sonya tells Walter that having a father will take some time to get used to
- Paige whinges to Amy about John holding back from being in a relationship with her
- Paige tells John she doesn't want to move on from him – and that he doesn't want that either
- John recognises a woman, and the logo on the van she's driving – and pursues in the ute
John returns in the ute, and tells Paige that he lost the van. He hasn't remembered the registration, but he knows the logo on the van had two words beginning with B. Paige isn't able to help either, but promises John that they'll find out who the mysterious woman is.
The titles roll.
Sonya is on the phone, when Walter arrives with his things, to move into the spare room. Sonya says she's really glad he's here, and she's not the only one.
Sonya tells Walter she has to take Nell to daycare on the way to the nursery, but admits Nell's still getting over her illness. Walter offers to stay at home with her, while Sonya goes to work. Sonya seems wary of leaving Walter to fend for himself with Nell, but he insists he's more than capable.
WALTER: Come on, this is one of the perks of having a live- in grandparent! I can help!
While clearly conflicted, Sonya agrees to leave Walter with Nell, and gives him a few basic instructions, before leaving.
Mark arrives to find Steph busy working. He wants to know why she hasn't been replying to his messages – she says she's just been busy. He wants to go for a coffee with her, but Steph makes a point of saying that she's now having to do Paul's job as well as her own – and to balance all that with spending time with Charlie, too.
Mark offers to look after Charlie, but Steph rather tersely replies that she wants to spend time with her son, not pass him onto Mark. Instead, she says, she's working all hours of the day and night. Mark quickly surmises that Steph blames him for this, for being instrumental in getting Paul put away. Steph doesn't deny it.
STEPH: I don't even believe Paul's guilty. How can I not feel resentful that he's in jail?
MARK: I had to do my job, Steph.
STEPH: Yeah, I know. Now so do I, without my business partner, and with the threat of legal action!
Charlie comes in after a dip in the pool, and overhears them arguing. Steph tells him everything's okay, but it clearly isn't.
A busy Sonya bumps into Sheila and Susan, on their way back from a Pilates session; they've been comparing notes on the teens' bad behaviour of late. Sheila mentions to Sonya that Xanthe has ‘turned a corner' since her almost- plastic surgery, but Susan reminds her of the recent charity fraud she and Ben have been embroiled in.
Sonya explains that Nell is at home with Walter while she's working, but she's clearly worried as to whether he'll be okay on his own. Sheila suggests that she and Susan could pop in to make sure everything's okay, under the guise of welcoming Walter to the neighbourhood. Sonya seems keen on this idea, so Susan and Sheila bustle off to do just that.
Amy and John are doing repair work in the kitchen. Amy mentions that Paige has told her about the van, and the woman John recognised. John says it's nothing Paige needs to worry about; and Amy remarks that Paige is upset about the way John's been acting towards her.
JOHN: She seems to have moved on easily enough. She's out partying and having fun.
AMY: Well, I'll let you in on a little secret about women. Sometimes we say things just to get a rise out of someone we really like. Sort of testing the waters.
Amy explains that Paige didn't hook up with any guys when she went out with Courtney, contrary to what Paige was trying to imply to John.
AMY: She didn't do anything, because she's too hung up on you.
JOHN: Well, I kind of was hoping there was someone else. I can't give her what she wants. She deserves to be with someone who can.
Paige and Tyler are going through footage from a CCTV camera trained on Power Street, in order to find the van that John saw – in the hope that they can track down the woman and get her to help John regain his memory, so he can move on with his life.
TYLER: And if that's without you?
PAIGE: Then it's without me. He can't think about his future until he knows what's in his past. He's in limbo hell.
TYLER: So are you.
PAIGE: Pathetic, isn't it?
Tyler suggests Paige should move on and let John go – but at that moment, she sees the van on the CCTV footage.
PAIGE: Can you zoom in at all?
TYLER: No, this isn't a crime lab!
Paige wonders who the mysterious woman in the van is…
Charlie is looking bored while Steph has a work conversation on the phone. She just finishes up so they can go and spend some time together, when another call comes through. Charlie rolls his eyes. When Steph tells him she has to stop at the bank first, he loses patience and asks if he can go and hang out with Jimmy until she's finished all her jobs.
CHARLIE: And then you can do whatever you need to do without me being in the way.
STEPH: Hey! No, you're not in the way. I want to hang out with you.
CHARLIE: I know, but I don't want you being stressed about work.
So Steph agrees to drop him at Jimmy's while she finishes her work stuff, promising that afterwards they'll do whatever Charlie wants. He agrees.
Nell and Walter are both dressed in tutus and fairy wings, walking around the living room looking for fairies! Sheila and Susan turn up, and are thrilled to see how well Walter is looking after Nell. Sheila and Susan go into the kitchen to make tea and scones.
Walter thanks them for being so welcoming, saying he knows that Dave (his doppelganger) upset a lot of people when he was in town. Sheila reveals how Dave left her heartbroken, and Walter says it was ‘his loss'.
Steph comes in to collect Charlie; Amy tells her he's in the back garden with Jimmy. While Amy makes tea, Steph admits she's struggling to juggle work and Charlie, and also tells Amy about the tension between her and Mark because of how he went after Paul. Steph explains how they were beginning to work through their issues at the motel earlier, but then Charlie walked in.
When Amy says how good Kyle was with Jimmy, Steph says that Mark's great with Charlie, too – the problem is between Steph and Mark.
AMY: How do you guys usually resolve arguments?
STEPH: … Erm, we usually get hot and heavy, and talk afterwards! Bit hard with Charlie around.
Pointing out that Jimmy could do with a mate right now, Amy offers to look after Charlie today, while Mark and Steph sort out their issues. Steph thanks her, and goes to call Mark.
Mark arrives in the storeroom to meet Steph. He tries to explain that he was only trying to help in offering to look after Charlie, but Steph silences him with a kiss instead.
STEPH: Stop talking.
She puts a ‘do not disturb' sign on the door and suggests they spend the next hour TITTNL™ rather than arguing. She climbs on top of him and they start kissing passionately, as she unbuttons his shirt.
Sheila, Susan, Walter and Nell are now all wearing fairy wings, and dancing around the living room with makeshift wands! Then they all sit on the sofa together.
SHEILA: That was even more fun than my Pilates class!
WALTER: Better outfit, too!
Walter then tells them how he's always been a fan of costumes since his days in the ‘glam rock' band Starwagon. Susan thinks Karl has one of their albums, and Sheila finds a picture on her phone of a younger Walter with a mullet! Susan remarks that she and Sheila had been coming over to rescue Walter, but in fact he's rescued them – she'd forgotten how much fun it was looking after toddlers.
WALTER: Yeah, well, it's such a beautiful age, and it goes by so quickly.
SUSAN: That's true. One minute it's fairies and dragons, and the next it's boys and bad moods.
They all lean in to pose for a selfie, to send to Sonya.
SHEILA: Say ‘fairies'!
Sonya comes to pick up her car from Tyler following a service. She receives the selfie from Sheila, and shows it to Tyler. He remarks that Walter seems like a chick magnet; Sonya agrees that the ladies seem to love him. She admits her relationship with Walter is going way better than she dared hope.
TYLER: I'm glad. It can be weird, reconnecting with your dad.
SONYA: Yes. Yeah. How are things with Russell?
TYLER: Yeah. It's a work in progress. Probably always will be.
SONYA: So you're still staying in contact?
TYLER: Yeah, we talk sometimes. But you work with what you've got, right?
SONYA: Absolutely. No- one's perfect. Everybody's got their flaws – Walter included.
She adds that he's wonderful with Nell, and that it's been great getting to know him.
SONYA: I just hope it's not too good to be true.
TYLER: You should go for it, you know. People change. At least he's showing you how much you mean to him.
SONYA: Yeah. Thank you.
TYLER: You're welcome.
Sonya drives off.
Paige finds John loading up the ute in the car park. She explains she's done a bit of snooping, and found the CCTV footage of the van John saw. They couldn't make out the woman, or the registration, Paige says – but she's managed to identify the logo as belonging to a company called Braun & Bell Engineering. Paige says they're based just down the road – John should check them out.
JOHN: I will. Thank you. You didn't have to go to this much effort.
PAIGE: That's okay. I still care about you; you know that.
He smiles at her.
Braun & Bell Engineering
John arrives and immediately sees the van with the Braun & Bell ‘cogs' logo. He speaks to an employee at the company (Graeme Lewis), and explains about his amnesia. Graeme doesn't recognise John and says he'd know if he'd ever worked there, but he does say that the brown- haired woman John saw “could be one of our techs”. However, she's gone home for the day.
John's just leaving, when Graeme calls after him and says that Braun & Bell is a franchise – so it's possible that John worked at one of the other sites.
JOHN: What do you guys do?
GRAEME: Air conditioning, ducting. Boilers.
JOHN: … Boilers?
GRAEME: We build them, we maintain them, we repair them.
John looks worried…
Steph and Mark are getting dressed, having TITTNL™. They seem to be in a better place now relationship- wise, and Steph says she thought it was a good idea for them to remind themselves they are a couple. Mark agrees. They sit and talk; Steph apologises for being snappy with him, and Mark forgives her, saying he knows she's been under a lot of pressure.
STEPH: And about Paul…
MARK: Yeah, I know. You're upset because I helped put him in jail.
STEPH: Yeah. Yeah, but I also get that you were just doing your job.
MARK: Yeah. I was.
Steph admits she's disappointed that Charlie saw them fighting, but Mark says they don't need to protect him from the fact that things get tense sometimes. Mark says he knows Steph's waited a long time to have Charlie back in her life, so he'll understand if Charlie's her priority while he's in town.
MARK: I'm happy to be as involved as you want me to be.
Steph kisses him, and thanks him. She gets a text message from Charlie, asking for Steph to pick him up from Amy's.
STEPH: Just so you know, I really like you.
MARK: I really like you too.
They kiss again.
Sonya arrives to find Walter, Sheila and Susan having a cup of tea. She's amazed to hear that Walter has already fed Nell and put her to bed. Susan and Sheila go to leave, thanking Walter for a fun afternoon.
Once they've gone, Sonya thanks Walter for giving Nell such a special day. Walter goes to wash some food from his hair (!), but while he's gone, Sonya comes across his phone in the kitchen by accident – and sees a message on the screen. It reads, ‘Have you asked Sonya yet? We don't have much time… Roxanne.'
Sonya looks perplexed.
Paige is just closing up when John arrives, to tell her how he got on today.
JOHN: I found the company.
PAIGE: But it didn't trigger any memories?
Suddenly, John has a disturbing flashback, of what appears to be a huge boiler letting off steam, and an alarm blaring.
PAIGE: Did you speak to the woman?
JOHN: Erm, she didn't recognise me. It's another dead end.
PAIGE: Oh, John, I'm so sorry.
John has another flashback, again of what appears to be the Lassiter's boiler room (or at least someplace similar), with steam everywhere and an alarm sounding. He makes his excuses and leaves. Outside, he looks scared.
- John gets a telling off from Paige for lying to her
- John tells Paige she knows nothing about him, or what he's capable of
- Brad tells Ned how amazing Lauren is, but Ned doesn't need telling
- Lauren warns Ned to stop looking at her ‘like that'; he says he can't help how he feels
- Tyler interrupts a conversation between Lauren and Ned, and looks worried
- Sonya tells Toadie that she's worried his first instincts about Walter were right
- Toadie tells Sonya it's about time Walter stopped keeping secrets and came clean