- Terese has a lump in her breast, but the biopsy comes back negative, much to Gary and Piper's relief
- But on learning that her grandmother died of breast cancer, Terese asks David for a retest
- David tells Aaron he's done with both him and Tom; Aaron insists nothing happened with Tom
- A distracted Aaron then fluffs the introduction of Shane's lawnmower to investor Charles Diaz
- But Shane later learns that Diaz has decided to invest anyway; everyone celebrates
- Yashvi and dropkick Luke mock Xanthe behind her back, but Ben overhears and attacks Luke
- Yashvi is knocked over and hurt during the fracas
Erinsborough High School
Susan chastises Ben for his childish behaviour in attacking Luke. He insists that hurting Yashvi was an accident, and will only admit that Luke was ‘annoying' him. Susan says she knows he's upset about Xanthe but that that's no excuse to get physical.
SUSAN: Who started it?
BEN: It's my fault. I started it. There's no excuse, I'm sorry.
SUSAN: Well, I'm very disappointed in you. With everything else I've got going on, I haven't even got the energy to come up with a good punishment for you.
Ben offers to clean some graffiti on the wall they're standing next to. Susan agrees.
Dipi finds Mishti looking glum. The reason – she hasn't found ‘her purpose, her thing'.
DIPI: You know, when you were little, you always wanted to be the yellow Power Ranger!
MISHTI: Not so many jobs in that area, as it turns out!
DIPI: You used to be passionate about being a cop. Hope you're not thinking about going back?
MISHTI: I can't. Anyway, you hated me doing all that.
DIPI: That's true. But I hate you being unhappy more.
Dipi advises Mishti to go and do something she likes – that makes her smile from ‘here' (she points to her heart). Mishti agrees, and they hug.
As Mishti leaves, Shane tells Dipi that the school has been on the phone – there's a problem with Yashvi.
DIPI: Here we go – what's she done now?
SHANE: She's been injured.
Mishti catches up with Aaron, telling him that she's heading to The Shed, the trendy new workout space in town. (Aaron opines that it's better than Dingoes'.)
Aaron seems quite glum, and Mishti correctly surmises that he hasn't sorted out his ‘boy troubles' yet. She suggests he come to work out with her, and he agrees.
Nearby, Karl is having a coffee when Terese comes to talk to him – she's wondering about her second biopsy results. Karl tells her that the results are expected sometime today. She admits she's struggling to concentrate with it on her mind, and Karl says he'll let her know as soon as the results come in.
Erinsborough High School
Dipi and Shane have come to collect Yashvi from school. Her injury isn't serious; it's just a sprained wrist. Shane wants reassurance that she wasn't ‘the ringleader' in the fight. Yashvi acts aggrieved at the very suggestion, but Shane reminds her of the ‘brouhaha at the footie club on finals day' or the ‘brawl' she started at the show last year.
YASHVI: How many times do I have to say – neither of those things were my fault!
SHANE: Oh, really – and how about this one?
Yashvi claims that she was minding her own business when Ben and Luke started pushing one another.
YASHVI: They fell on me, knocked me over – pain, tears, end of sad story.
SHANE: Okay, so it was an accident. Nothing to be done about it.
DIPI: Shane! The boys shouldn't have been fighting in the first place! It's because of that she's seriously injured.
SHANE: I reckon Susan'll knock ‘em into line.
DIPI: It's her grandson. She'd better not let him off lightly.
Shane tells Dipi to cut Susan some slack, as she's having a tough time. Dipi understands that, but says there have to be consequences.
DIPI: When you send your kids off to school you expect them to be safe, not coming home battered and bruised.
Shane says Susan will be in the café later for a meeting, so Dipi can talk to her then.
Mishti and Aaron are having a slow- motion workout at The Shed. Afterwards, Aaron confides in Mishti about his ‘boy troubles'. He says he doesn't regret not taking up Tom on his suggestion to rekindle their relationship, but that he is sorry about what happened with David – adding that there's nothing going on for him at Brand Enthusiasm either.
Mishti admits she's also facing a bit of a crossroads – she can either do a job she doesn't like for the rest of her life, or get a new life. At that moment, the pair notice a poster on the wall, showing that The Shed is for sale. They both comment on what a good opportunity it would be for someone – and each look as if they're rather considering the idea themselves…
Yashvi breaks off from table- cleaning to talk to a passing Ben, asking him what he said to Susan about her role in the fight.
BEN: I didn't tell her anything about you.
BEN: I didn't do it for you. I did it for Xanthe. She's had enough people talking about her, without her so- called friends joining in too.
YASHVI: It was a joke.
BEN: It's not a joke to Xanthe! I don't want it getting back to her that you were in on it.
YASHVI: She wasn't there! It wasn't like I was gonna say it in front of her face.
BEN: Oh, that's big of you (!)
YASHVI: Okay, fine. Thanks for not dobbing on me, anyway.
BEN: Yeah. Unlike others, I'm not a fan of sticking people in the back.
YASHVI: Right. I'm sorry.
BEN: Whatever. Enjoy your afternoon – don't worry about anyone else, and just focus on looking after yourself.
Yashvi looks contrite as Ben walks away.
Terese is struggling bringing in the shopping while on the phone to somebody called Val – apparently an employee finding it difficult to follow her instructions. Alexis the disgruntled spa manager has come back, we're told, but Val doesn't seem to understand that this means the interviews they were holding for the role are no longer necessary.
Tyler comes in just as Terese ends the call, and asks whether he or Terese is taking Piper to her hydrotherapy session today. Terese is distracted, and explains about Alexis's return to Tyler, before realising she hasn't hung up her call to Val. Val is apparently still confused, so Terese prepares to go through the spa situation ‘one last time', while Tyler rescues one of the shopping bags from collapse.
In the garden, Mishti is talking to Toadie about her new idea to buy The Shed. Toadie asks why she wants to buy a gym.
MISHTI: It's not a gym; it's a functional fitness space. Part of the reason I left the force was because I was injured, so I spent a whole year recovering – lots of physical therapy, rehab…
TOADIE: You're fit now though.
MISHTI: Super- fit and addicted to exercise!
TOADIE: Heh. Yeah – same (!)
Toadie points out that running a small business can be pretty tough, with constant headaches and sleepless nights. But he says the contract she's given him to look over is ‘very sound', and the financials look okay too.
MISHTI: Great! I'm gonna put in an offer, then.
Toadie gets a text from Yashvi, asking if they can talk…
Tyler is playing with his remote control car, while Aaron runs through his own plans to buy The Shed! Aaron thinks the contract looks good, but concedes he doesn't have the best record in business, and seeks advice from Tyler.
TYLER: Having a workout space in the family would be awesome.
AARON: So that's a yes?
TYLER: Hang on, let me put my Mark hat on for a second.
AARON: Okay. It's a no.
TYLER: No, no – it's not a no. But just a few months ago, you were broke. Can you afford to do it?
Aaron explains he had been putting money away from his dancing gigs before he hurt his back, and he's also got the commission from Shane's lawnmower. Tyler says he should think about it.
AARON: But this feels right. And I don't want to miss out.
Aaron calls the agent, and says he wants to make an offer on The Shed.
Yashvi convenes with Toadie in the garden.
YASHVI: This is me consulting my lawyer. Are we good with that?
TOADIE: If you're talking about client confidentiality, well, then, yeah. That's fine. But if these family consultations keep coming up, I am gonna have to start charging for ‘em.
Yashvi responds to Toadie's uncle joke with a withering look – then says that her injury was her fault, not Ben's. She started it by making jokes about Xanthe, and now Ben's in trouble and she's not. Yashvi feels bad for being horrid about Xanthe, who has been ‘awesome' to her and Kirsha – so Toadie asks why she did it.
YASHVI: I dunno. I've never really had to make friends before. The ones I had in Bourke, I've known forever. There were these kids, and they were finding me funny, and it felt good not to be the one being laughed at for once.
Yashvi is worried that Shane will be disappointed if she tells him, and also that ‘Mrs Kennedy will spew' because Ben has been falsely punished. Toadie says that Yashvi is a loyal person, and knows what she has to do.
TOADIE: You, my dear, are gonna have to come clean.
Mishti and Aaron run into each other outside. Aaron explains he's put in an offer for The Shed – and Mishti then says that she did, too. However, when they get to the door, they see that the business has already been sold. Neither of them have received a call, so they realise it's gone to another bidder with a much higher offer. They declare the situation a ‘bummer' and head for a drink.
Susan arrives to meet with Shane, Dipi and Yashvi. Yashvi's wrist ‘hardly hurts' now, but Dipi says she's keen to know how Susan will be dealing with Ben.
YASHVI: Mum, I've got something to say first.
She admits her role in Ben and Luke's fight – saying she was being awful about Xanthe and that Ben was just sticking up for her.
YASHVI: I don't have any friends at school. I was just trying to be cool, so the other kids would like me, and it backfired on everyone. I'm sorry – I should have told you straight away.
Susan says she's relieved that Ben wasn't just fighting at random, and Dipi and Shane turn their ire on Yashvi for starting it and lying to them.
YASHVI: Yeah. I was hoping to get out of that with no punishment, and that option's still open to you – just saying. But my lawyer advised me to ‘fess up.
SHANE: Your lawyer?
YASHVI: Uncle Toadie.
Susan tells Yashvi that she'll have to help Ben clean up the graffiti once she's up to it.
SHANE: Yashvi's up to it now.
SHANE: Use your good hand!
Dipi apologises for thinking the worst of Ben, and Susan says they should arrange to find a time to meet so they can all help Yashvi settle into school better. Susan offers Yashvi a lift back to school.
Once they've gone, Dipi remarks that Shane didn't seem pleased that Yashvi had gone to Toadie instead of him. He admits that he isn't – but Dipi says it's a good thing that Yashvi now has other respectable influences in her life. Shane nods along, but doesn't look convinced.
Erinsborough High School
Ben is hard at work scrubbing the graffiti off the wall when Yashvi turns up to help.
YASHVI: I confessed.
YASHVI: You're not gonna say anything?
BEN: Oh, sorry – I lost your medal. You really, really deserved it for being so honest (!) Wait, no – you didn't. You're late.
YASHVI: Oh, right, sorry – I must have dropped your Academy Award for comedy (!)
BEN: Where are you going?
YASHVI: I'll go to the other end of the wall if it's too difficult.
BEN: There's only one bucket.
BEN: Well, waste of time going back and forth.
He hands her a superior brush to the one she was going to use, and they get to work together.
Karl searches for Terese's test results on the computer at reception, and finds that ‘a localised tumour growth' has been found in her breast, with ‘cancerisation of mammary lobules at the medial aspect'. He looks worried.
Toadie catches Shane sneaking a cheeky bevvy in the back garden, and comes to join him. Toadie mentions about having helped his ‘junior client' iron out a problem today, and Shane thanks him for his advice to Yashvi – but admits he felt a bit weird that Yashvi went to Toadie first.
TOADIE: You're not miffed by that, are you?
SHANE: Maybe a little bit.
TOADIE: Oh, no, don't be! I mean, coming to an uncle is like one step away from real trouble.
SHANE: Yeah, but I'm not an ogre.
TOADIE: You don't have to be. I mean, there's not a teenager around that's gonna choose to confess everything to their old man.
SHANE: No. But I suppose it brings back a bit of the old, ‘I'm the black sheep and you're the golden child' thing.
TOADIE: Yeah. Yeah, cos that's how it was, wasn't it? (!) Before I straightened myself out, I was always pulling pranks and getting into trouble, just like Yashvi. And besides, you are doing an awesome job raising this family. Compared to my adultery and separation status, you are the perfect family man. So much for the black sheep, eh?
SHANE: Yeah. Cheers mate.
We cut to a redundant shot of Clancy the dog in his kennel!
Aaron and Mishti emerge from the house for dip in the pool, each lamenting their failure to buy The Shed. They decide it Wasn't Meant To Be™.
AARON: You know, who cares? You're awesome.
MISHTI: So are you!
Karl welcomes Terese into his office – she hasn't brought Gary with her, despite Karl's suggestion that she should. Terese was under the impression that it would be bad news, so wanted to deal with her own feelings first before she worried about Gary.
KARL: I'm afraid your instincts were right – it's not good news. You have breast cancer, Terese.
TERESE: … How bad is it? Do I need chemo?
KARL: I'll refer you to an oncologist. They're better qualified to explain the treatment options to you.
TERESE: Well, can you tell me anything – something?
KARL: Well, no doubt they'll use a combination of chemo and radiation, and possibly surgery. But the specialist will take you through all that. And decision you make will be made with him and your family. I'm very sorry.
Terese looks rattled.
- Terese tells a perplexed Paige that babies help put things in perspective
- Steph tells Leo that someone was just on the phone talking about delivering glass slippers
- She again opines that Leo's mate (who we see slamming his door on her) is dodgy
- Paige tells a shocked Mark that she doesn't want him to come to her party
- Paige looking upset