- Paul kissing Terese.
- Paige keeping it a secret.
- Susan thinks it would be better in the long run for Terese to tell Gary the truth. Terese says she can't.
- Paige tells Terese that Paul is coming back tomorrow - just in time for the wedding!
- Terese leaves Gary at the altar, telling him that she slept with Paul.
- Xanthe slaps Terese while Piper and Paige look on open- mouthed.
- Terese goes off to see Paul, but Courtney is there. Paul tells her that he and Courtney are engaged.
Terese is shocked to hear that Paul and Courtney are engaged.
TERESE: But...you barely know each other!
Paul explains that they bumped into each other in Queensland and ended up spending a few weeks ago. Terese awkwardly tells Paul that she didn't go through with the wedding.
TERESE: I told Gary what happened between us.
COURTNEY:(looking at them) You two?
TERESE: Anyway, I just thought you should know. And I didn't do it for you.
PAUL: I wouldn't have thought otherwise.
TERESE: Good. I just thought I'd warn you that everyone know.
PAUL: Doesn't bother me, either way.
Terese heads off, looking rather mortified.
No- one is really sure what to do. Xanthe is very upset and Ben is comforting her. Susan has confessed to Karl that she had prior knowledge.
PAIGE: Ladies and gentlemen. I want to apologise for the unexpected development. It appears that the festivities planned are no longer taking place at this current time.
SHEILA: Current time, my right bum cheek! I just got off the phone from my bar staff and they told me that Paul Robinson has just arrived back today. Coincidence? I think not!
PAIGE: Well, listen, we'll be sure to update you as the matter progresses.
SHEILA: Will you stop acting like you're announcing a train delay on the Belgrave line? It's obvious that Terese has hopped off with her one- legged lover!
XANTHE:(to Paige) Did you know about this? Did Piper? (To Susan) Did you? Is that why you didn't want to marry them?
PAIGE: Listen, I think that who- knew- what is not going to help the situation right now.
XANTHE:(scoffs) So that's a yes?!
PAIGE: I think Gary and Terese need space and time to sort out their issues.
SHEILA: We need to make sure that that toxic turnip goes nowhere near him!
KARL: Sheila, I realise you're upset, but is this the most constructive attitude to have?
SHEILA: Oh, trust a member of the International Cheaters' Union to stick his bib in where it's not wanted!
SUSAN: Now, hang on...
SHEILA: Oh, and listen to me, Your Highness! I am not hearing anything you're saying because you knew about this and you kept your little mouth shut!
SUSAN: The most important person in all this is Gary. Does anyone know where he is?
Gary is walking up the street with his bowtie untied, looking lost.
Amy, Leo and David are awkwardly talking about the wedding. Amy says she's going to keep a low profile because she's related to Paul.
LEO: This wasn't his fault.
AMY: He *slept* with an engaged woman!
LEO: She slept with him, too! It happened after she got some good news about her tumour shrinking, so...
AMY: What? How do you know that?
LEO: Paul told me.
DAVID: So you've known this whole time, and haven't said anything?
LEO: He told me in confidence.
They all get a text at the same time - Paul wants them all to meet him at the penthouse.
Piper comes to find Terese.
PIPER: Did you go and see Paul?
TERESE: He's engaged. To Courtney(!)
PIPER: What? Er...OK. The only Courtney I know is law- suit Courtney.
TERESE: Yeah, well, that's the one.
Piper takes this in.
PIPER: What did you say?
PIPER: Mum...did you even tell him what you just did?
Terese nods, tearfully.
TERESE: Yeah...that I didn't do it for him.
PIPER: Is that the truth?
TERESE: I don't know. I don't even know what's going on in my head.
PIPER: OK. Let's just focus on what you can do, right now, OK? So, the first step is, to stay away from Paul. OK, and the second step is, we need to find Gary and we need to make sure that he's OK.
PAUL: Hello, my wonderful family! Come in, I've missed you all!
David, Leo, Amy and Jimmy come out of the lift into the apartment.
AMY: So, what's this big news?
PAUL: Sit down, and I'll tell you all.
PAUL: Right. I'm engaged.
They all laugh.
DAVID: Wow! You and Terese didn't waste any time!
PAUL: No, not to *her*
He calls out.
PAUL: Come on out!
They are all surprised to see Courntey walk into the room.
COURTNEY: Hi there, Robinsons! Or, should I say...Williams and Tanakas!
PAUL: Now, I'm pretty sure you've met everybody, except maybe Jimmy.
COURTNEY: I've seen you around. I can't forget that handsome face!
They all laugh, awkwardly.
AMY: Um...just to clarify, when you say "engaged" you're not meaning engaged to have a massage or engaged to discuss the lawsuit? You two are...
PAUL: ...getting married.
COURTNEY: Look, I know it might seem like a bit of a shock, but Pauly...sorry, your dad, is such a wonderful man...and I'm just so lucky. Oh, and just to get it out of the way, you don't have to call me Mum or Granny! Courtney will be fine.
They all laugh awkwardly again.
Later, things are still awkward. Paul and Courtney say they haven't told Courtney's dad (Tim Collins) yet.
Amy goes to get some water and Leo goes with her. They whisper in a corner.
AMY: I'm not hallucinating, right? This is actually happening?
LEO: Maybe he's given up on Terese and traded up for a younger model? I mean, it's not the first time in history that's happened.
AMY: Maybe, but I just don't buy it all.
LEO: *Could* be love, right?
AMY: After two weeks? Please.
LEO: So, you're saying she's a gold digger.
AMY: Yeah. At the Paul Robinson mine.
Sheila is on the phone to someone telling them that Terese is "laying low". Gary comes out of the kitchen and Sheila sympathises with him. He is silent.
SHEILA: OK. Paul arrived back this morning.
GARY: Did he speak to Terese before the ceremony?
SHEILA: I honestly don't know. But she was seen going inton Lassiter's after she left the ceremony.
Gary doesn't say a word.
SHEILA: Where are you going?
GARY: There's someone I need to see.
SHEILA: Oh, don't do it, Gary, he's not worth it!
GARY: When I woke up this morning, my heart felt so big that it was like it was going to burst. Now it's been ripped out. If I achieve anything today, it's going to be to make sure that scumbag regrets the day he was born.
Ellie observes to Susan that Mark looks at Paige very differently to the way he looks at her. She heads off with Karl and Susan.
Terese bumps into Mr Udagawa who congratulates her on her wedding.
MR UDAGAWA: Best of luck. I believe Gary Canning is a good worker and a nice man.
TERESE: Yes. Yes, he is.
Piper takes Terese off. In the background, Gary enter Lassiter's and gets into the lift.
Paul, Courtney and the rest are still hanging out when Gary comes in.
GARY: I need to have a few words with your father.
DAVID:(getting in between them) Maybe we should go someplace and talk...
GARY: This is between him and me.
COURTNEY: I understand that you're hurting and those feelings that you're...
GARY: What's she doing here?!
JIMMY: She's Granddad's fiancée.
This rather takes the wind out of Gary's sails.
GARY: But I thought you and Terese...
PAUL: No. I've moved on.
GARY: Then why come back today?
PAUL: Because I had a business meeting, alright? I had no intention of derailing your wedding.
GARY: I know Terese was here.
PAUL: Yeah she came here to tell me what had happened and that it had nothing to do with me.
Gary takes this in.
GARY: I still ought to clock you for what you did...
PAUL: Oh, really? Want to try, do you?
AMY: Hey, come on, Gary, not here.
Terese and Piper drive up to find Sheila and Xanthe putting the green sofa out on the nature strip(!)
They get out of the car and awkwardly approach them. They're all still in their wedding clothes.
TERESE: Do you know where Gary is?
SHEILA: You want to make him feel even worse than he does already? Because I don't think that's even possible.
TERESE: We've got some things that we need to discuss.
XANTHE: Things to discuss?! Oh, could you not have brought this up, I don't know, last week, yesterday...or any time before the exchange of wedding vows in front of family and friends?!
TERESE: Look, I'm so sorry...I owe you both an apology because I've let you both down too.
SHEILA: We don't even begin to come into it.
XANTHE: The only thing that matters right now is Dad. And removing you from his life. Starting with this.
She indicates the green sofa.
SHEILA: We've told the council there's some hard rubbish to pick up. So...if you don't grab it, it'll be landfill.
XANTHE: I'll be needing our things from your place. I don't want to go there if I don't have to.
TERESE: You have every right to hate me. My God, I hate myself! But do you have any idea where Gary might be?
XANTHE:(coldly) He's gone to see Paul.
Gary has rung Susan to meet him. She apologises for not saying anything before, but Terese asked her not to. She tells him how devastating it was when Karl was unfaithful, so she understand a little. But she and Karl got through it. Maybe Terese and Gary can too.
GARY: I still love her. Even after everything. I'd take her back in a heartbeat. Does that make me pathetic?
SUSAN: No. No. It makes you human.
Gary tells Susan what happened with Paul - Terese telling him that calling the wedding off had nothing to do with him. Susan is shocked to hear that Paul is engaged to Courtney.
GARY: Maybe her and Paul are in the past...maybe we still have a chance. What do you reckon?
Amy asks Paul what is going on. He assures her that things are over with Terese and that Courtney is not a gold- digger. Amy insists that she's not going to let Paul be taken advantage of, but he assures her that everything is fine. She wonders if Paul is trying to get back at Tim Collins.
PAUL: No! Courtney and I have a connection.
AMY: Her youth and your cash?!
Paul understands why Amy is concerned, but says he knows what he's doing.
No.22 (Garden Room)
Karl advises Terese to work out what she wants and then go and do it, being mindful of everyone's feelings. Susan arrives.
SUSAN: I've been talking to Gary.
TERESE: Where is he?
SUSAN: He's at the caravan.
TERESE: I should go and see him.
KARL: Good luck.
Everyone is leaving.
COURTNEY: This was so much fun! I've never really had a big family, so we have to do it again soon.
She hugs everyone whether they want to or not(!)
JIMMY: See you, G- Mum!
COURTNEY: See you.
When they've gone, Paul offers to take Courtney shopping tomorrow.
In the living room, Leo has hung back.
LEO: Look, Paul, I get she's attractive, but marriage?
PAUL: Oh, come on, you're as bad as Amy!
LEO: When you left, you were in love with someone else!
PAUL: Yes, and the best way to mend a broken heart is a lovely tropical island and a new romance!
LEO: So, this is to get back at Terese?
PAUL: No, not exclusively, although it wouldn't hurt that she's annoyed by it. Particularly after everything I tried to do for her.
LEO: She left Gary, isn't that what you always wanted? She chose you.
PAUL: No. No, she will never love me. She made that perfectly clear.
LEO: And Courtney?
PAUL: She's the next chapter of my life. Come on, relax, hmm?
Gary is taking down the "Just Married" signs when Terese approaches. They look at each other for a while and then Gary comes up to her. He hands her the "Just Married" notices, then walks off without a word.
Paige gives Mark his gift back. They talk about their own non- wedding and Mark apologises for what happened back then.
MARK: I should have remembered why we were together in the first place. I should have talked to you. It was a mistake. I loved you.
PAIGE: I'd better get back to Terese.
Courtney and Paul pop round to see Terese. Piper is not happy to see Paul.
PIPER: You took advantage of my mum when she was ill. A woman that you knew was with someone else. When...what, because you love her so much you come back from holidays engaged to a woman with a five million dollar lawsuit against her?
COURTNEY: Those feelings are totally valid and I acknowledge that you're feeling...
PIPER: OK, no, no! That stuff might work on middle- aged men looking for a massage but it's not...
She is interrupted by Terese coming down the stairs.
TERESE: Piper. I'll talk to them.
PAUL: It's about the lawsuit. And I think it might be best if we do it alone.
Paige and Piper go into the kitchen.
PAUL: Courtney has agreed to drop the lawsuit.
TERESE: But...she has? Why?
PAUL: Because I talked her out of it.
TERESE:(relieved) Right, well...I don't know what to say. Is that why Mr Udagawa was here?
PAUL: Mmm, well, you could say that made the sale a lot easier.
PAUL: Mmm. You see, the lawsuit was the last straw for Hiro, so he's decided to cut his losses and sell his share of the hotel to me.
PAUL: Mmm. I'm your new investor. So from now on, you answer to me.
COURTNEY: And me!