- Shane scheduling a meeting about his generator with Levi Jansen
- Mishti learning that a member of the public made a complaint about her
- Leo and Mishti saying ‘I love you' to each other
- Gary on the warpath because of Xanthe and Ben sleeping together
- Xanthe and Ben getting into an elevator at Lassiter's & Gary following them
- Gary barging into Levi's hotel room and scaring the life out of him
Gary quickly scurries out of Levi's room, just as Xanthe appears in the hallway to retrieve her jacket from the cleaning cart. As it turns out, her and Ben were just having a chat while she cleaned. She invites Gary to hang out with them and have something to eat, but Gary claims he was looking for Terese before bolting away.
Meanwhile, Terese is at reception on the phone with Levi, who is rightfully upset at what happened, and gives him a refund on the room. Gary stops Terese from calling the police, shamefully admitting that he used the Lassiter's master key and stormed into Levi's room thinking Xanthe and Ben were in there. Terese is angry and doesn't want to hear Gary's apologies.
Dipi and Yashvi are listening to Shane practice his spiel about the generator, but Shane can't concentrate because Levi's late for their meeting, which makes him more nervous. Dipi offers him words of encouragement and tells him to relax, but just as Shane's about to take her advice he gets a text from Levi cancelling their meeting.
Jack and Leo cross paths and Jack happily shows Leo photos of Gabe on his phone. Jack wanted to stay in Queensland longer but he promised Steph he'd help out at the retreat. He and Leo arrange to catch up and have a few beers at the Backpackers that night. Mishti arrives as Jack leaves and Leo's pleased to hear that she finally has a night off. Despite just making plans with Jack, Leo's happy to take a raincheck with him to spend much- needed time with his girlfriend.
Shane and Dipi are trying to figure out why Levi cancelled so abruptly without any reason. Yashvi's been Googling her dad, though, and the first thing that appears is an article about his generator blowing up at Diwali. Downtrodden, Shane believes that Levi probably read that and thought he was a prize dill. Dipi encourages Shane to change Levi's mind and brings up one of her favourite musicals, Hamilton, where the man in question, Alexander Hamilton, never gave up on anything. And neither should he! Shane smiles and praises Dipi for always having his back. He's going to track Levi down and chat to him face- to- face.
Sheila gives Mishti her drink before walking over to a miserable looking Gary.
SHEILA: Animal, vegetable or mineral? Are you going to make me play twenty questions to find out why you have such a long face? Or do me the favour and just spit it out!
Gary tells his mum to leave him be, but Sheila gets her answers when Xanthe storms into the bar to give her dad a piece of her mind. She found out about the Levi Jansen debacle from Terese and can't believe her dad would invade her and Ben's privacy like that. Xanthe reminds Gary that she's not a little girl anymore and he needs to accept that her relationship has moved to the next level. Not to mention that she'd never betray Terese's trust by hooking up with Ben in the hotel!
XANTHE: You told me that you didn't want me to be with Ben inside the house out of respect for Gran. But clearly you're the one who has no respect for me.
GARY: (stuttering) No, princess, I…
XANTHE: If you need me I'll be at Ben's.
(She walks out and Sheila side- eyes Gary, deciding on a topic)
SHEILA: Mineral. Because you've got rocks in your head! You need to have a good, hard look at yourself Gary Francis Xavier Canning.
The Waterhole/Police Station
Mishti's enjoying her drink and is just about to send Leo a ‘can't wait to see you tonight!' text when Senior Constable Fagan rings her and tells her they're down a person and she needs to work the night shift. Mishti says that she hasn't had a night off with her boyfriend in ages and suggests her co- worker Ian. But Fagan gets sassy with her and says Ian's looking after his son in hospital who has whooping cough, “unless you think your date trumps that, I'll expect you back in a couple of hours.”
Shane has come to see Terese in regards to tracking down Levi. He says he tried Levi's phone a few times but just kept getting voicemail, so he thought he'd be cheeky and try the hotel. Terese looks uncomfortable since she knows exactly why Levi's gone, but she tells Shane that she can't give out guest room numbers and besides, Levi's already checked out. Shane can't help but ask if she knows why Levi left so quickly but Terese says she doesn't and politely halts the conversation, telling Shane she's got work to do.
Leo's all excited to see Mishti arrive early for their date, but Mishti tells him she has to cancel. Leo tries to convince her to stay by covering her in kisses, but Mishti says she needs to prove that she's capable at work. She tells him that when she went on indefinite leave some of her colleagues thought she couldn't hack the job. Leo reminds her that her partner did get killed, but Mishti wants to show everyone she's able to handle whatever's thrown at her. She promises Leo it won't be like this forever.
Number 32 Backyard
Xanthe has told Yashvi about how embarrassing her dad was today, but Yashvi's more excited to have learnt Xanthe and Ben slept together. She tells Xanthe her and Ben are awesome together, and Xanthe wishes her dad could see that instead of acting like such a caveman. Yashvi admits her dad would have behaved the same way.
YASHVI: That's what dads are like, right? They don't want anyone taking advantage of their ‘precious little girls'.
XANTHE: Yeah but that's the thing! I'm not a little girl anymore I'm seventeen.
YASHVI: Exactly, that's why it's our duty as first- born daughters to teach our dads how to let it go.
Xanthe says she should have a chat with her dad, but Yashvi slyly suggests Xanthe could hang out with Ben instead at the very empty, very private Kennedy house. Xanthe grins and tells Yashvi she's onto something.
Dipi tells Shane he shouldn't be so discouraged about this setback with Levi and that there's plenty more fish in the sea. But Shane's tired of getting his hopes up about his inventions and decides to put the generator on the backbench until he gets his mojo back. He asks Dipi to roster him on at the café so he feels more useful, but Dipi's concerned about all the breakages he's been responsible for because of his injury and tells him to go home and relax instead. Shane doesn't look too thrilled at this prospect.
Leo and Jack are buying beer for their reinstated boys' night when they see Shane solemnly approach the bar. Taking pity on him, Jack and Leo invite him to join them at the Backpackers for a few drinks and some pool and foosball. Shane smiles and tells them he's totally up for some “drinkin' and no thinkin'.”
The boys are sitting outside around a bonfire, quite a few beers in each. Leo's a bit down because he's missing Mishti, and Jack echoes the sentiment: he hasn't seen Steph since before Christmas. He then tries to show Shane pictures of Gabe on his phone but Leo and Shane put up a protest.
SHANE: No kid pics, this is man time. We're having man time.
JACK: But come on, look!
SHANE: Trust me, no one's ever gonna find your kid as interesting as you do.
LEO: He speaks the truth.
But ‘man time' is interrupted when Shane gets a phone call from Dipi and realises he better answer. But Dipi didn't realise she'd called the phone of Drunky McDrunkpants.
SHANE: Dipilicious! My queen! How ya truckin'?
(Leo and Jack crack up laughing)
SHANE: No, no, just hanging with, uh, Jack the lad and Leo the lion. Blowin' off some steam!
(Leo snatches the phone off Shane)
LEO: Dipi! Dipi is that you?
LEO: Dipilicious it's Leo!
SHANE: Oi, don't call her that. Only I get to call her that.
Dipi hangs up from her ‘enlightening' call with Leo and wryly tells Yashvi that her dad bounced back quicker than she thought. Eavesdropping from her table, Sheila asks what Shane needs to bounce back from. Dipi tells her that Shane's meeting about his generator didn't happen and then Yashvi rattles off all of Levi's credentials she found online. Turns out he's worth heaps and Shane really missed out. But after hearing the name Levi Jansen, Sheila realises it's the guy Gary scared off from the hotel and admits to the girls what Gary did wrong. Dipi tries to call Shane and tell him but gets his voicemail, deciding to let him know when he gets home.
Gary tells Terese he was really glad when she called him in because he knows he made a big mess of things and acted like an idiot. Terese understands the need to protect his daughter; she's been the same way with Piper, but he needs to dial it back. Gary swears he'll never act like that again, and Terese knows he's telling the truth, but there's still consequences. She needs the master key back – and she also has to ban him from Lassiter's to set an example. Gary's stunned, especially because it means he can't even come to the office anymore to see her, but while Terese feels bad about it, she has to uphold the hotel's reputation.
Number 32 Backyard
It's the next morning and Shane still hasn't arrived home, causing Dipi to leave yet another concerned voicemail on his phone. But Shane suddenly appears, still quite sauced from his night with the boys. Dipi's annoyed but Shane says Jack and Leo nicked his phone then he passed out. He tries to lay a drunken smooch on Dipi but she shrugs away, telling him he stinks and to sober up in the shower before the girls see him. Shane's like ‘go easy on me love you know the day I had' but Dipi retorts that if he'd actually answered his phone he would've found out he wasn't to blame for Levi's departure – Gary was. The Kill Bill sirens immediately go off in Shane's head.
Number 26 Backyard
Gary's fixing up his fishing gear while Sheila gripes some more about his actions with Levi. She's also none- too- pleased Gary used her as an excuse for Xanthe not having Ben stay over.
GARY: I wasn't using you as an excuse; I genuinely thought you wouldn't be happy about it.
SHEILA: I will have you know that I am a modern and enlightened woman. And I will thank you not to paint me as the fuddy- duddy in this scenario.
Sheila says she thought Gary would be pleased that Xanthe's with someone she loves and that they're safe. Gary genuinely replies that he is, just as Xanthe arrives home from Ben's place. Things are a bit weird when Gary offers to cook Xanthe breakfast and she says she's already eaten, but then Xanthe changes her mind, which makes Gary happy. His good mood doesn't last too long when they suddenly hear Shane screaming “GET YOUR SORRY BACKSIDE OUT HERE GARY CANNING!” from the street.
Dipi rushes over to Number 26's driveway where Shane's yelling and tells him to come home before he makes an idiot of himself. But he's a drunk man on a mission, and nothing will change his mind. Gary appears, along with Sheila and Xanthe, thoroughly confused by Shane's behaviour. Shane yells at Gary for stuffing up his meeting with Levi and kicks over some bins. Gary says he had no idea about the meeting and apologises, but Shane's in no mood to listen. While this is going on, Fagan drops Mishti home, alarmed to see the commotion. Mishti tries to calm Shane down but he pushes her away. Dipi yells at Shane to be careful while Fagan asks Mishti if she's got things handled. The last straw is when Shane grabs Gary's fishing rod and breaks it in half, his anger shocking everyone. Mishti has no other choice but to cuff Shane and arrest him.