- Piper is struggling to pay for school stationary. Terese offers to pay for school stuff as long as Piper moves home.
- Piper says her parents hate seeing her and Tyler together.
- David tells Paige's family that he's the baby's father.
- Toadie asks 'Dee' why she didn't come and find him. She says she find him, she saw him with Sindi Watts.
- Willow reads 'Dee' a text from “Emily” who wonders when the money is coming.
- Toadie answers 'Dee''s door to someone. He tells 'Dee' to get ready for a blast from the past.
Robinson's Motel: Dee's Room
Sindi Watts is at the door. ‘Surprise!' she says. ‘Dee' says hi to Sindi, who claims to be surprised that ‘Dee' remembers her. Toadie hugs Sindi, wondering what she's doing here. Sindi says she was heading through town and saw on Facebook that Dee was back. She thought it was a hoax so she thought she would see for herself. Sindi tells Toadie that she and Stu broke up and since then she's been travelling around. Toadie goes to the car to get Willow, telling Sindi that they have a lot to catch up on. As Toadie leaves, Sindi turns to ‘Dee', giving an angry look. Andrea asks what she is doing here. Sindi says she wasn't answering her phone and she was worried. She wants to know what is going on.
Number 32 Back Yard
Ned and Brad head towards the ‘Doug Out.' Lauren comments on this being unlike any baby shower she's been to. Paige says baby showers are boring, instead this is to be called a ‘baby's 18th'. David works out that it's because the baby is 18 weeks old.
BRAD: Give that man a cigar!
NED: I'll get my Cubans.
DAVID: No I don't smoke.
NED: It's a joke.
Paige gets a text from Piper who says she isn't coming. Paige says if Piper isn't coming then Tyler won't come. Brad didn't invite Tyler despite Paige putting him on the list, and realises that is why Piper won't come. Paige tells Brad that she wants Piper at this party and asks him to make that happen.
Robinson's Motel: Dee's Room
Andrea angrily whispers at Sindi, asking why she came here. Sindi didn't think she'd run into anyone. She tells Sindi this is Steph's motel. Sindi says when she spoke to her last week she sounded close to cracking and then she stopped answering her phone. Andrea says everything is fine, she was just busy. Sindi wonders what Willow is doing hanging out with Toadie. Andrea tells Sindi that Toadie thinks she's his.
SINDI: Andrea, this wasn't part of the plan. This will already be hard enough on him.
ANDREA: It's a little bit late to start playing little miss morals now, isn't it? Unless of course you want me to keep your $20,000 pay check. It's not exactly like you're doing anything for it.
SINDI: What do you call talking to the cop for an hour on the phone, pretending to be Emily, convincing him that I'm some crazed hermit lady?
ANDREA: Yeah alright, point taken.
Andrea tells Sindi that Toadie bought her explanation right away, she visualised everything Sindi told her, she imagined herself in the water, being washed up on the beach. Sindi says breaking into his house was a risk, but that's the only way she could get her hands on the box Sindi told her about. Andrea says she even sprayed Dee's perfume around the house. Andrea and Sindi laugh about it, Sindi's impressed that Andrea thought of every single detail. Andrea even had Dee's wedding ring remade thanks to Sindi's description. As Toadie arrives ‘Dee' pulls Sindi in for a hug, proclaiming she's missed her. Toadie says Willow is still in the car, she's keen to get going. Toadie invites Sindi and ‘Dee' over for dinner tonight and they agree.
Toadie tells a surprised Sonya that Sindi Watts is back in town. Mark says Steph had mentioned that Sindi had ‘health issues' as he puts it. Toadie updates them that Sindi was in hospital for a while but she's ‘come good now', she and Stu broke up and she's been travelling around ever since. Toadie tells Sonya that he's invited Sindi, Dee and Willow over for dinner and hopes its okay. Sonya takes in a breath and then smiles saying of course it is. Toadie takes his coffees and goes to join Willow.
Meanwhile, Elly tells Piper that there are student allowances, but Piper wouldn't be eligible. Elly says that Piper's parents earn good money and should be able to support her. Piper says they won't, but Elly says those are the rules. Elly offers Piper some money to fill up the fridge. Piper thanks Elly but gives it back, she says she has another option.
Back with Mark and Sonya. Sonya thinks it's weird that Dee and Sindi are hanging out. Mark assumes they're friends, but Sonya doesn't think they are, if anything she thought Sindi was a rival. Mark thinks Sindi's just curious about Dee after everything that's happened. Sonya's curious herself.
Steph arrives with a gift from Aaron who has to work. She passes one to David and gives one to Lauren to give to Paige. David takes out a mug with his photo on it which reads ‘World's Greatest Dad.' David takes some snacks outside. Lauren asks Steph if she's okay. Steph admits she did a runner on Mark this morning. Lauren wonders if Steph is still thinking about Victoria. Before Steph can answer, Terese joins them and asks if Piper is here. Lauren takes a breath.
Brad sees Piper putting a ‘For Sale' sign on her car, Hermione. Piper says she has no money so she has no choice. Brad asks Piper to come to the baby shower. Piper says she won't if Tyler isn't invited. Brad says this is about Paige and she really wants Piper there. Brad says there is a new baby going to be joining this family and Paige wants to celebrate with Piper. He asks her again to come to the baby shower.
Robinson's Motel: Dee's room
Sindi tells Andrea that she really looks like Dee now with the blonde hair and the clothes.
ANDREA: It's a far cry from that catering kitchen. Hair nets never did suit me.
SINDI: Well I wish I'd never got a job in that place. Then I wouldn't have met you and opened my big mouth about Dee.
ANDREA: No one is going to get hurt alright, just think about the money. What is it with you, this was the whole plan. It's dead money! It's no one's money!
SINDI: Didn't you ever think there might be easier ways to get ahead, like finding Willow's real dad?
ANDREA: Right yeah, brilliant. That dropkick is floating around the UK somewhere. And excuse me, I don't see you rushing off to see your ex for cash.
SINDI: You could say that bridge is… it's burned.
Andrea tells Sindi not to give up. They've made such a good team up until now. All the backstory and quirks that Sindi told her, Andrea being able to pull it off by some miracle, everyone believes it. Sindi never thought they would actually go through with it, it was a crazy ‘what if' and then Andrea went ahead with it and made it real. Andrea says Sindi will thank her when the money comes in. Sindi wants it to be over. Andrea asks her to be patient.
There's a knock at the door from Sonya. Andrea mouths to Sindi that it's Toadie's wife, and Sindi is surprised. As Andrea reaches the door she fakes a smile, before opening the door to Sonya. Sonya says hi to Sindi. ‘Dee' invites Sonya in, giving an angry look to herself as she closes the door.
Number 32 Back Yard
Elly arrives and joins Ned while the others are inside opening presents. Ned says there are only so many plush toys and jumpsuits that you can get excited about. Elly says she thought the baby would have enough presents, so she got Paige a massager. She tries it out on Ned. As Ned asks Elly to go harder, Brad and Terese arrive. Elly tells them that Piper was asking about student allowances to get a laptop. Elly says that Piper was gutted when she told her she wasn't eligible, but she genuinely thinks that Piper is struggling. Elly heads inside to see Paige. As Ned listens in, Brad thinks that he and Terese should consider getting Piper a laptop, but Terese says that if Piper is looking for a student loan then she's obviously on the verge of cracking and that's what they want. Terese says they can't cave now.
Mark comes in and kisses Steph. He tells her that Sindi is in town, she's at the motel with Dee. Steph is surprised as she hasn't seen Sindi in years. Mark says this has thrown Sonya. Steph thinks it's a bit odd, but Sonya has nothing to worry about. Steph explains that this morning she just needed to go for a ride and clear her head. Mark gets that, but he wants them to make an effort with each other to get through this rough bit. Steph says she isn't going anywhere and kisses Mark. Steph immediately says she has to go, she needs to pick Nell up. Mark offers to do that, so Steph can relax or catch up with Sindi. Steph agrees and thanks Mark. After Mark leaves, Steph looks at a photo she posted this morning of her posing with her bike. #morningride. Victoria has liked the photo.
Robinson's Motel: Dee's Room
Sonya has heard Western Australia is lovely. Sindi nervously says she just landed there after she split from Stu, got a job in a mine site, in the kitchen. She's taking a holiday at the moment. There's a knock at the door. ‘Dee' says she's enjoyed catching up. Steph arrives and hugs Sindi as they catch up.
‘DEE': It's like we're a congregation of the exes of Toadfish Rebecci.
SONYA: Well, we're not all exes.
SINDI: You know I was never very serious with him.
‘DEE': Really? It's just when I first came back here to find Toadie, you both seemed so happy. It certainly sent me packing.
SINDI: I didn't know, I'm so sorry.
‘DEE': It was probably for the best. Otherwise he might not have had the beautiful family he has now.
Sonya smiles and says she has to go, asking Sindi if she has any dietary requirements for dinner. Sindi says she can't make it now, she has a flight to catch tonight. She asks Sonya to say goodbye to Toadie. Steph says she has a pile of work at the office, but hugs Sindi goodbye saying it was good to see her. Sonya and Steph leave.
SINDI: Forget $20,000. I want 40!
SINDI: This is becoming more stressful by the minute.
ANDREA: That money, that's for Willow. That's who I'm doing this for.
SINDI: You'll have more than enough for Willow by the time we're finished.
ANDREA: Keep this up Sindi and you won't see a cent.
SINDI: Well then maybe I should stay for dinner tonight. Drop a few truth bombs! That's what I thought. 40 grand! And you finish this as soon as possible!
Number 32 Back Yard
Paige is showing us all how not boring this ‘baby's 18th' is (you'd think Paige would be able to throw a better party than this.) Paige and Elly are dancing and laughing. Ned meanwhile is leering at Elly. Paige gets a text from Jack who has been held up at the church. Elly can't believe she invited him. Paige says they're good at the moment, they're trying to be friends. Piper arrives and Paige looks thrilled, hugging Piper. Paige tells her that she's sorry for the way they're being about Tyler, she knows she loves them. Piper says that's the only reason she's here. Piper gives Paige a book of vouchers for things she can do for her.
PAIGE: 30 minute foot massage. An uninterrupted hour of listening to pregnancy related complaints.
DAVID: Saves me from doing it.
PAIGE: Seriously best present I've had all day.
Piper says it's all she could give when she has no money. Paige would give her money if she could. David offers to lend Piper some. Piper politely declines. She goes over to her parents, saying that until she can sell Hermione, she's wondering if they can help her getting a loan. She says she has to be over 18 unless she has an adult guarantor and it would just be for a laptop and school supplies. Terese says they can't. Piper says she isn't asking her for the money, she just needs help to get it from somewhere else. Terese says it is still a no. Piper heads off. Paige begs Piper to stay but Piper has to go sort out this money problem. As Piper leaves, Paige angrily turns to Terese and gives her one of her classic death stares.
Mark has made Sonya a camomile tea as it has calming properties. Mark asks how it went seeing Sindi.
SONYA: I mean it was a bit strange seeing the ghosts of Jarrod past, but yeah it was fine.
Mark says things are fine between him and Steph. If she feels pressured she stresses out, so he thinks if he doesn't push it and he keeps his distance then things will be good, just like things between her and Toadie.
Number 32 Back Yard
Paige, Terese and Brad are shouting at each other inside, Paige is angry that they are driving Piper away. Meanwhile by the pool Elly tells Ned he should go in there, try something less confrontational. She tells Ned that they need his help. They overhear Paige shouting.
PAIGE: …TOO PIG HEADED TO EVEN SEE IT!
Toadie comes back, raving about the museum. He, Karl and Willow loved it. Sonya tells Toadie that she took it upon herself to meet Sindi and it was all fine. Toadie thinks that was fair enough. Sonya says she isn't coming over for dinner as she has a flight to catch. Dee and Willow are still coming though. Toadie sees a file on the table. Apparently Aaron brought it over and he has to see it straight away. Toadie looks shocked when he sees the file. It's from the lawyers handling the Bliss estate, apparently it is insolvent. Dee won't get any money, not one cent. (A ha ha ha!)
Brad has brought in more dishes to wash. Terese says Piper is coming over to talk. Paige tells Terese this doesn't mean she's coming home. Paige apologises to David for all the fighting. Ned laughs when Paige says they aren't normally like this. David likes it, in his house no one ever yells or expressed a thought. At least by fighting they're showing they care. Brad tells Terese not to get her hopes up about Piper. Terese happily says they saw how Piper is struggling, what else could she have to talk to them about? Piper arrives with some forms. She asks them to sign this for her.
PIPER: It's a declaration, to say that I'm officially independent from you guys. That way I'll be eligible for the school allowance and I'll be able to buy everything I need.
BRAD: Officially independent?
TERESE: Are you saying you want to divorce us?
- Ned tells Piper to consider what she's about to do.
- Brad tells Ned to stay out of it.
- Willow says Toadie is trying so hard to be her dad, and she doesn't know how much more of this she can take.
- ‘Dee' says there's always other options, as she puts some a wad of cash into her purse.