- Tim Collins pressuring Sonya to step down as Mayor
- Leo getting a reminder that Tim “owns him”
- Paul realising that Terese and Gary are together
- Elly looking shocked when new teacher Finn Kelly arrives at Erinsborough High
- Elly telling Finn to resign from the school
Finn approaches Elly and hopes a cup of tea and an apology will make some headway between them. He knows they have a chequered past – him being married while they were dating as problem number one – but Finn's split from his wife and wants to make amends. Elly's not buying it and tells him she doesn't trust him and wants him gone.
Tim Collins tells Paul that he's planning to run against Sonya to become Mayor, which is met with derisive laughter from the motel owner. Paul reminds Tim of how popular Sonya is with the public, which is why Tim wants Paul and all of his old mayoral contacts as an ally. Paul basically tells him to get lost.
Xanthe's having lunch with her dad and Terese, making them laugh with her tales of the “hot” new teacher at school. One of the bar staff comes by to check on them and Xanthe asks her dad to pay for a juice, but is delighted when Terese says to just put it on her tab. While Xanthe's preoccupied Gary tells Terese that he appreciates the effort she's putting in with his daughter. Sheila approaches Terese once she's alone, none too impressed at the “lovely family lunch” being had without her. Terese says they waited for her, but Sheila says she was busy thinking up ideas for the promo event Terese wanted. Sheila's big idea is of course “The Big Bonza Barbie Bash!” (Please, for the love of god, no more sausage puns). Terese isn't too keen on the idea and suggests a soiree might be classier.
Elly finishes up a phone call with Paige and lets her know she'll visit after school. Susan finds Elly and heaps praise on Finn, delighted at all the innovative and cost- effective ideas he's brought to the table for his lessons. Elly doesn't look too thrilled, even more so when Susan asks her to show Finn the ropes at school.
Leo and Amy are chatting about the Jack and Paige situation over lunch and Leo believes that Amy is so disappointed in Jack's actions because she's so used to being let down by people she cares about. Amy admits there may be some truth to that and Leo counsels her not to push Jack away or she'll regret it in the long run. Tim arrives and Amy makes her exit, thanking Leo for lunch (they didn't even eat any of their sandwiches that's so annoying). Tim makes some crass comments about Amy, Leo tells him not to disrespect her, but Tim couldn't care less. He's there to put his little minion to work to mess with Paul. Leo says he's taking a break from Paul but Tim reminds him if he doesn't follow his rules the backpackers will be toast.
Finn is making fast friends with Ben and Xanthe talking about music gigs he's been to. Elly watches them in the background with a grimace on her face.
Leo notices one of his cash- strapped guests sewing up her clothes (no it's not Piper) and lets her know there's a job going at The Flametree restaurant, cash- in- hand, effectively setting up Paul for Tim because the woman is on a tourist visa. Amy's been watching them from afar and assumes that Leo's trying it on with the woman and doesn't believe Leo when he says he was just helping his guest with a room issue.
Elly meets up with Mark to talk about her police record (aka the time she nearly ran over someone back in Sydney), and lets him know that said person is Finn Kelly, who just took over Brad's job at school. Mark advises Elly to let Susan know what's going on, but Elly's worried about lumping yet another problem on her aunt after the whole Angus ordeal. Mark is insistent, though, and says Susan should know the truth before it comes out some other way.
Xanthe saunters in for lunch with Ben trailing behind, slightly freaking out about being there with no adults around. But Xanthe's like, “OMG UR OTT BAE CHILL LMAO” and says Terese is practically her step- mum so it's okay. Originally Xanthe orders a bowl of chips but when the employee from earlier asks if it's on Terese's tab again, Xanthe's eyes light up and she takes back the menu for another look.
Elly bumps into Finn in the hallway and lets him know she's going to tell Susan the truth, about their history. Finn says he was surprised Susan didn't bring up their time together in his interview but Elly says she conveniently left that school off her resume – those few months she was there weren't the best for her. Finn smirks and says they had some good times too but Elly doesn't want to hear it. Finn then gets serious and tells Elly he doesn't want to make trouble so he'll go to Susan and say he got another job offer.
Leo and Amy have their usual merry- go- round conversation of, ‘I don't care who you're dating Leo', ‘I'm not with anyone Amy', ‘I don't believe you but whatever I totally don't care', ‘It's the truth because I wanna be with you' etc. which ends in a truce and some smiles and they play a game of pool together.
Meanwhile, Xanthe and Ben look fit to explode after ordering an entrée, main and dessert each courtesy of Terese's tab. Sheila finds them and screeches at Xanthe after she realises what her granddaughter's done.
Gary and Terese have been called in as Sheila lets Xanthe know she owes the pub eighty- six dollars. Xanthe apologises and Terese says there was just a misunderstanding, but Sheila's on the warpath calling Xanthe “Melania Trump” and telling her that she can wash dishes to pay for everything. Once Sheila's stomped away, Terese tells Xanthe not to worry about it, just as long as she doesn't do it again. Xanthe's relieved and Terese and Gary share a smile.
Paul compliments his new worker on a job well done and tells her there are more shifts if she wants the money. Leo lurks in the background and takes photos on his phone of Paul handing over cash to the woman.
Susan sits down in her office to have a chat with Finn, not realising he's there to ‘humbly' blurt out his whole history with Elly (getting in first just like Mark told Elly someone would). The gist of it is that Finn and Elly had a relationship while he was married, he had to take out an AVO against Elly when she drove a car at him and now Elly wants him to resign. Finn tells Susan that he doesn't hold anything against Elly but he just thought she should know everything.
Sheila's found out what happened with Xanthe from Gary and approaches Terese, pretty peeved that she undermined her authority. Terese says that wasn't her intention and adds “I'm sorry you feel like that”, but Sheila scoffs and says that's a “classic non- apology”.
SHEILA: You need to keep your nose out of our family business, because quite frankly I don't know how long you're going to be around. (off Terese's offended look) Gary's completely smitten but I think we can both agree that oil and water don't mix. Cannings are down- to- earth, no- frills and we like it that way. And for what it's worth I think your idea of a cocktail soiree is ridiculous!
TERESE: You said you liked it!
SHEILA: I was being polite. If you want my honest opinion I think it's pretentious and boring and none of our clientele will turn up for it!
Meanwhile, Susan's working at one of the tables when she sees Mark approach the bar. She brings up the time he had to do a background check on Elly and wonders why he didn't give her all the details at the time. Mark says it wasn't relevant to that particular case, but it's also complicated because Susan's both Elly's employer and her family. Susan frowns and is like, ‘Well as her employer I need to see those records again asap'.
Paul wonders why Tim is still skulking around the corridors but Tim's there to ask if Paul's changed his mind about helping him with the Mayor thing. Paul just laughs again but Tim has the last laugh when he shows Paul an advanced copy of tomorrow's newspaper front page – Paul handing over cash to the woman with the heading, ‘Shameless Robinson Exploits Illegal Immigrants'. Paul growls at Tim for setting him up but Tim's quite happy to make Paul his enemy once more.
Elly's a bit shocked to learn from Susan that Finn had got in first and told her about their history – and the fact that she's now read her whole police record. Elly looks ashamed and says Susan wasn't supposed to find out like this, but warns her that she can't believe a word Finn says. “There's more to it than what you've been told.” Susan tells Elly that she'd better start at the beginning and tell her the whole story.