- Stonie shows Toadie a picture he took of a woman who looks just like his dead wife Dee
- Sonya's surprised to learn that Toadie has engaged a private detective to investigate Dee
- Toadie decides not to pursue ‘Dee' as he's sure it will be unfulfilling
- Brooke admits to Xanthe that she sold fake jewellery to the neighbours, then skedaddles
- Gary breaks the news to Karl that the necklace he bought for Susan is fake
- When Xanthe cheats at cricket, Ben accuses her of being just like her mother
- Gary tells dodgy Kev McNally that he'll do ‘whatever it takes' to clear his debts
- Gary is given keys for a car at the Complex to do Kev's dodgy work, but later finds it gone
A shaken Gary is having a beer at the bar, when he spots Tyler and goes over to talk. Gary asks if Tyler's heard anyone talking about a stolen car today. Tyler's offended as he thinks Gary suspects him of wrongdoing because of what happened with Tim Collins' car. Gary denies this, but claims a mate has had his car stolen.
TYLER: Well, call the cops then.
GARY: He can't.
Tyler wants nothing to do with this, but Gary asks if he knows whereabouts stolen cars are dumped, being a mechanic. Guessing Gary's into something dodgy, Tyler tries to walk away, but Gary begs him for help…
TYLER: Fine – I may know a place. I'll take you there, and then I'm done.
They arrange to meet up tomorrow so Tyler can take Gary there.
Toadie and Sonya are in bed. Sonya cuddles up to Toadie.
TOADIE: Can you smell that?
SONYA: Is it my hand cream?
TOADIE: No, it's not your hand cream. Some new washing powder or something?
SONYA: No, not unless Steph's got a new one.
TOADIE: What about fabric softener?
SONYA: No. Not fabric softener.
TOADIE: Have you changed your perfume?
SONYA: No, I haven't! What is going on?
TOADIE: Can you not smell that? There's something different in here.
Sonya has a sniff around.
SONYA: Vaguely, yeah. But why don't we try and figure it out tomorrow?
She kisses Toadie and closes her eyes, but he's still wide awake, looking worried.
Mark turns up while Steph's working, and asks to book a room for the night. She assumes he's joking and goes to kiss him, but he pulls back.
MARK: I think you're mistaking me for someone else. Did my secretary call and make a reservation?
STEPH (playing along): Oh, well, I'm not sure. What name would it be under?
MARK: Err, Mr Grayson Van Houten the Fourth.
STEPH: The fourth? Not the third?
MARK: No. Definitely the fourth.
STEPH: Oh, well in that case, Mr Van Houten, I'm sure we can find something suitable.
Mark puts his arms around her.
MARK: Now I'll be needing a room with a spa.
STEPH: Is that right?
MARK: Mmm. This heat has made me very sweaty. I need to get clean.
STEPH: Yes, well it is really, really hot.
MARK: Mmm. And I'll be expecting the very finest service from your establishment.
STEPH: Oh, we aim to please.
MARK: I'm sure you'll find that I'm a very, very generous tipper.
He starts kissing her, and she leads him to a motel room that she thinks will ‘tick all the boxes'.
MARK: Well, let's hope that our little Van Houten the Fifth inherits his mother's wonderful sense of hospitality.
STEPH: No, seriously, Mark – no. Kid talk, not hot – not hot.
MARK: Point taken.
STEPH: Not now, okay?
She drags him into the motel room and leaves a ‘privacy please' hanger on the door.
The next morning, Paul is with Amy and Jimmy. He's showing Amy the website for Leo's ‘exciting' new backpackers' hostel on his phone.
PAUL: Can't think of anything less exciting than a bunch of smelly hippies all sharing a dorm together.
Amy says it's a good idea, despite not being Leo's biggest fan. Paul's surprised that Aaron has agreed to work for Leo too, saying it's an unwise move.
AMY: He promised he wouldn't get caught up in Leo's…
PAUL: Inevitable bankruptcy filing, perhaps?
AMY: I was gonna say hype!
Xanthe comes over with milkshakes – Jimmy's has extra ice- cream, which he's pleased about.
XANTHE: No problem, you've always respected me. Unlike some other people.
Xanthe is referring to Ben, who's just walked in. Ben sees a ball that Jimmy's holding; Jimmy explains it's a dodgeball. Amy explains there's a game at the Rec Centre later, and asks if Ben wants to join them. Ben is keen. He assumes out loud that Xanthe won't be.
XANTHE: What makes you think that?
BEN: You're just not really into physical activities, that's all.
XANTHE: Shows how much you know. I actually signed up ages ago.
BEN: Really? I've never seen you get into any sport at all.
XANTHE: Err, street cricket ringing any bells?
BEN: You were the umpire.
XANTHE: Yes! Which goes to show how across the game I am! I can totally get into sports stuff if I want to, okay? You don't make the rules.
BEN: I never said I did.
Xanthe strops off, and Paul and Amy tease Ben about him having some competition for the dodgeball match.
Sonya is looking for her keys. Toadie suggests she look in the fridge, but it turns out Nell is holding them. Sonya then comes over with morning sickness.
SONYA: It's just the gift that keeps on giving.
But it passes.
TOADIE: Are you sure you're not wearing a new perfume?
SONYA: No – no, I told you that.
Sonya asks if Toadie could meet her back here later once he's back from work, to spend a bit of time together, given how busy things have been lately. Toadie agrees it's a date. Sonya and Nell leave.
Sonya has put Nell into the car, and goes over to fetch the bin. Sheila is doing some exercise warm- ups outside No 26, and greets Sonya. Gary comes out of the house – Sheila remarks that he's up early given it's his day off. He says he has stuff to do with Tyler, so doesn't have time to come for a walk with her, or play dodgeball later.
SHEILA: Since when did you become friends with those shirtless Brennans?
But Gary rushes off, and meets Tyler outside No 24. Tyler passes him a motorcycle helmet, and they ride off together on the bike.
Sonya is about to get back in the car when she gets a phone call on her mobile. It seems like a routine call, but we see this in CreepyCam™ from across the road, which seems to imply that somebody may be watching her…
Sonya and Nell are with Steph in the café. Steph is saying that she and Mark both want to be at Sonya's first ultrasound, and Sonya's on board with that – seeing as it will be their baby. Sonya asks how things are going with Mark since she told them she was pregnant; Steph says he's really excited.
SONYA: But how have things been going, you know – with – you know…?
STEPH: Oh, you're asking how… Oh…
SONYA: Yeah. I mean, you don't have to talk about it if you don't want to.
STEPH: No, cool, no. Yeah, good. Very, very good. In fact, since he's come back from Glenrowan, he's been very… attentive.
SONYA: Err… It's just Jarrod hasn't been, you know, as attentive recently.
STEPH: Oh, really?
STEPH: Maybe he's just trying to be sensitive. You know, doesn't want to put pressure on you.
SONYA: Yeah. I think it's very different than what it was with this little munchkin here.
STEPH: Yeah, right – do you think it's because it's not his bub?
SONYA: Well, I dunno. Maybe. Yeah. I mean, Mark's getting very red- blooded about it. It must be a primal thing. You know, ‘I'm a man, hear me roar'.
STEPH: … Yeah.
Sonya says she and Toadie probably just need some time to reconnect, alone. Steph offers to take Nell later, while Sonya and Toadie meet up, to give them some space. Nell seems keen on spending the afternoon with Steph, and so it's agreed.
SONYA: I could find us something… to watch. To get us in the mood.
The Rec Centre
Jack is presiding at the dodgeball match, and explains the rules. Ben is on the blue team, and Xanthe, Piper and Jimmy are in purple. Paul and Amy are watching.
Xanthe asks Amy where Gary is, as he was supposed to be the umpire. Paul uses this as an excuse to slag off Gary.
The game begins, but Piper just stands at the side, texting someone – until she eventually gets hit in the head with a ball!
XANTHE: It's okay, bae – I'll avenge you!
Predictably, play between Xanthe and Ben gets particularly competitive – especially when they're the last ones standing.
XANTHE: Wait, is that your mum?
Ben turns to the door, presumably expecting to see Libby. But it's just a ruse so that Xanthe can fling the ball at him as hard as possible, and win the match. The purples all cheer, while Ben looks disappointed.
Toadie is on the phone to Leo, discussing a conveyancing issue, presumably to do with the backpackers' hostel. Mark comes over – he's bought Sonya some gingerbread for her morning sickness, and gives it to Toadie, who seems a bit put out.
Mark asks how Sonya's doing; Toadie says she's great. Mark says he's heard otherwise, so Toadie backtracks and says she's just ‘okay'.
MARK: I'm not overstepping, am I? I just want to help. But if I'm making you feel uncomfortable…
TOADIE: No. No, it's not that.
MARK: Is everything okay with work?
TOADIE: Yeah, yeah. It's fine… Erm, this is gonna sound a bit weird, but… when Kate died, did you ever feel her presence? Like, physically?
MARK: Like she was really there?
TOADIE: Lately I've been smelling Dee's perfume. And it's not like some woman has just walked by with the same brand on. It's in places that it shouldn't be. Like in our house… Okay, I just heard myself. I sound crazy.
MARK: No, no – you don't sound crazy. I mean, seeing that photo would bring back all those feelings. And it'd make you question what's real and what's not.
TOADIE: Yeah, I guess.
MARK: How's the investigation going?
TOADIE: Yeah, I pulled the pin on that. No good's gonna come from it.
MARK: And how does Sonya feel about it?
But before Toadie can answer, Sonya texts him, asking him to come home. Toadie asks Mark to forget everything he just said about Dee, attributing it to being overworked. Mark agrees, but looks worried as Toadie walks away.
Tyler has shown Gary to a dodgy warehouse, where he finds the stolen car.
TYLER: Just remember, I was never here, okay?
GARY: Got it.
Tyler leaves. Once he's gone, Gary heads over to the car, unlocks it with the key so he can open the boot – and finds it empty. He looks worried.
Toadie comes in, apologising to Sonya for being late. He finds her sitting seductively on the couch; she explains Nell is with Steph, and tries to tempt him with a bowl of popcorn.
SONYA: So I found a series for us to watch. It's called Outlander. I bought the first season. It's very, you know, adults- only. It's kind of romantic, and, you know, heaving bosoms, and that sort of thing.
TOADIE: … Okay.
SONYA: Yeah, it's racy.
TOADIE: Ah. Well, then – you'd better stick it on, you saucy minx, eh?
Sonya starts the DVD – she looks a lot more excited about it than Toadie! Soon she's leapt on top of him and starts kissing him, but he's barely responsive.
SONYA: Do you not want to?
TOADIE: Just not really in a ‘heaving bosoms' kind of mood, I guess…
SONYA: Is it me? Am I doing something wrong?
TOADIE: No, you're perfect.
SONYA: It's the pregnancy, though, isn't it?
SONYA: It's different than it was with Nell.
SONYA: It's just, we made this huge decision, Jarrod. And we said that we would support each other. That we'd talk to each other.
Sonya separates herself from him, sadly.
SONYA: Let's just watch the show, then. Yeah?
Ben is nursing a sore arm after the dodgeball match, and Piper is teasing him about it.
PIPER: Does Benny have a hurtie- wurtie? Does Benny have an ouchy?
BEN: It actually does hurt!
PIPER: You hit me twice, Ben, and you don't see me crying about it!
BEN: Xanthe played dirty.
PIPER: Oh, sure. Boo- hoo (!)
BEN: I'm serious. That and beginner's luck.
PIPER: Face it, Ben. She owned you.
BEN: Apparently she's joining the league. She just tweeted it. So, I think I'm gonna join. You know, show her how it's really done.
PIPER: Could you be any more obvious?
PIPER: You're joining so you can hang out with Xanthe, to get into her orbit!
BEN: No I'm not!
PIPER (singing): You like her, you think she's pretty…
BEN: Shut up! Shut up! Has anyone ever told you how annoying you are?
Meanwhile, Mark is drawing pictures with Nell. Steph brings over a drink for her. Mark gives Steph a kiss and gets her to sit on his lap. Steph is a little bewildered by his friskiness!
STEPH: I'm all for your exuberance. But what's… what's it about? Is it because Sonya's pregnant with your baby, or is it just, like, a primal, man thing?
MARK: What?! Where is this coming from?
STEPH: Don't get me wrong, I really like it! I just wonder what it's about…
MARK: I seem to recall you started the exuberance.
STEPH: Yes. But you have been taking the ball and running with it!
MARK: Is there anything wrong with that?
STEPH: No, no – I just can't help wondering what's behind it.
MARK: Well, I'm in a great place. I just got engaged. I'm about to start a family with the woman I love. And let's not forget what it took to get here. I mean, the countless negotiations with Toadie and Sonya. The consultations with Victoria. I mean, aren't you happy too?
STEPH: Yes, of course…
Steph looks worried, as Mark goes back to drawing with Nell…
Gary meets up with Kev McNally, and tells him that the car boot was empty – so he doesn't have the ‘goods'.
KEV: That's not ideal.
GARY: What was in there, anyway?
KEV: You didn't look?
GARY: I didn't want to know. Then.
KEV: About thirty grand worth of laptops.
GARY: Thirty grand? That much?
KEV: Yeah, you're in quite the pickle.
Gary says he only took on the job to pay his neighbours what he owed them; he can't cover $30,000. Kev says he's a reasonable bloke and would give Gary time to sort it out, but that his boss is a different story.
GARY: So what should I do?
KEV: Well, figure it out. Fast.
Kev leaves, and Gary looks worried.
Sonya is eating the popcorn and watching Outlander, while Toadie sits with his laptop, utterly uninterested in what's on the TV!
SONYA: It's their wedding night now.
TOADIE: That sounds good.
SONYA: Kilt's coming off… It's off!
SONYA: Is this what it's gonna be like?
TOADIE: It's gonna be so good.
Fed up of Toadie just saying what she wants to hear, Sonya throws popcorn at him!
SONYA: Look at me! I'm gonna be pregnant for the next seven months!
Toadie finally looks up.
TOADIE: Yeah, I know!
SONYA: Well, we're a team, aren't we?
TOADIE: … Yeah, always.
SONYA: I know this is gonna be hard. But we have to find a way to just – to get through it.
TOADIE: Yeah. I haven't been very good with this lately, have I?
TOADIE: I've been distracted. You deserve better. So that's what you're gonna get. You're gonna get all the bodice- ripping, kilt- in- the- air attention that a sexy woman like you deserves!
Toadie sits on Sonya and starts kissing her!
SONYA: I love you.
TOADIE: I love you!
But their pashing is interrupted by a knock at the door. Toadie kisses Sonya, then goes to answer it. He gets the shock of his life when he sees who's on the doorstep.
DEE: Hi, Toadie.
- Karl tells Susan he could have sworn he just saw Dee going into Toadie's place
- Susan gets upset as she looks at the order of service from Dee's funeral
- A tearful Sonya tells Mark that Dee has turned up on their doorstep
- A tearful Toadie asks Dee if it's really her; she nods, crying