- Sue Parker blackmailing Paul into getting Jayden a job
- Amy not being thrilled with the idea of hiring Jayden
- Sindi telling Toadie that Andrea's back in the country & passing on her number
- Terese telling Mishti that Tyler and Piper were on the run
- Tyler going to jail and breaking up with Piper
Terese is putting roses from Gary into a vase when Piper comes home in tears and says that Tyler broke up with her. Piper knows he was being harsh to push her away and protect her in the long run, but that doesn't mean it hurts any less. Terese comforts her daughter but looks guilty when Piper says she still can't figure out how the police knew where they were. The only person she told was Xanthe but Piper wants to believe that her best friend wouldn't betray her confidence like that.
Ben looks lost at work without Tyler, and even more so when Mark texts him to say he won't be in today. He takes a remote control car for a spin outside while he waits for clients and has a quick chat with Yashvi, who's in full eye roll mode over Jayden's incompetence. Amy's also not thrilled with Jayden's work and puts Yashvi in charge of the yard while she's out.
Steph and Stu have a belated catch- up about the end of his relationship with Sindi. Stu says that Sindi had a lot of issues to work through and he finally realised he wasn't the one who could fix them all for her. Toadie apologises to Stu for being so busy with Tyler's case – they've barely said two words to each other since he's been in town.
STU: If those two words are ‘Andrea' and ‘Sindi' they're probably better left unsaid.
TOADIE: It's not exactly the blast from the past I was hoping for at the party.
STEPH: What? What are you talking about?
TOADIE: Sindi turned up.
TOADIE: Yep. She gave me Andrea's phone number.
STEPH: Why would she do that?
TOADIE: Because apparently Andrea is back in town. She's been keeping tabs on me.
STEPH: No! Have you told Sonya?
TOADIE: No I don't want to worry her.
Toadie's had enough of talking about Andrea, though, and tells Stu he's going to clear the rest of his day and spend quality time with his mate. Stu's thrilled and starts up the, “Trouser! Trouser! Trouser!” chant, but also says he's starving and has a particular craving in mind.
Amy's doing some work on her laptop while Leo hovers around and tries not to micromanage her in his ‘head of business' role. They chat about Jayden, and Amy admits she's worried about having him on the worksite because he's so useless. But Leo reminds her they need to keep Sue Parker at bay and that Amy's just going to have to deal with it.
Elly drops by to say hello to Amy, but both women are concerned when Jayden wields a nail gun without supervision. Amy lies to Elly that she can't fire Jayden because “he's a mate's kid”. Elly says that's a tricky situation, but not an impossible one. Amy just needs to be direct and firm with Jayden so he gets sick of working there and quits.
Terese, Gary and Xanthe are talking about Tyler and Piper over a cuppa. Xanthe can't believe Tyler would break up with Piper, but Gary knows it's tough enough being on the inside without knowing someone's waiting for you to get out. Terese also thinks that once Piper is over the heartache it'll be a good decision in the long term.
XANTHE: Piper's just lost her soul mate and you both think it's a good thing?
GARY: It really doesn't matter what we think. Tyler's made his choice.
Xanthe feels guilty about telling Terese where Piper and Tyler were but Terese is grateful. Piper would have been a criminal if she ran and her life would be ruined. Terese admits she wanted to tell Piper she was the one who dobbed them in but Piper really needs her support right now.
XANTHE: If she asks again I think you should tell her it was me.
GARY/TERESE: What? No.
XANTHE: Piper needs you. And if she finds out you were the one who dobbed her in she'll be furious. It's just going to make things even worse for her.
Terese isn't down for that, though, and says she'll tell Piper the truth when the time is right. She doesn't want Xanthe to take the fall for her.
Stu and Toadie emerge from Grease Monkeys with handfuls of greasy goods. Stu's delighted and says that an Oakey burger just doesn't come with all the good memories – like the time they handcuffed a very nude Toadie to the bus stop. Toadie's like, ‘Yeah just before my wedding to Dee!' Man, Stu is just hopeless at this don't bring up the exes thing isn't he. Changing the subject, Stu looks over at the garage and remarks on how much it hasn't changed, asking Toadie who “the kid” working there is. Toadie drags him over to Ben to do some introductions.
TOADIE: Do you know who this is?
BEN: Yeah it's Stu, from the speech at your birthday.
(Stu looks embarrassed but still doesn't know who ‘the kid' is)
TOADIE: (gesturing) Ben Kirk.
STU: (realisation dawns) Drew and Libby's kid!
BEN: That's me.
STU: Look at you working at your old man's garage. That's great!
BEN: Yeah! You're a Parker, aren't you? You're mates with my family back in Oakey.
STU: Yeah, I was crashing with your parents when you were born.
BEN: (grinning) No way!
Noticing that Ben and Stu are enjoying the memories and nostalgia, Toadie convinces Ben to shut up shop for the rest of the day and join them back at Number 30.
Piper comes downstairs while Gary and Xanthe are still there, but she's only emerged to retrieve her headphones. Xanthe tries to get Piper to come shopping with her to take her mind off things, but Piper is quite short with her and says going outside will just make her anxious. Xanthe then asks if Piper wants her and Gary to go, to which Piper replies with a curt, “yes please” before putting on her headphones and blocking everyone out. Terese looks at Piper in concern while Xanthe and Gary leave.
Robinson Heights Building Site
Amy sets Jayden and Yashvi to work, making sure she's extra vigilant at keeping Jayden on his toes. Jayden's finding it amusing for now, but Amy's only just begun.
Ben regrets his decision to have lunch with the boys when Stu and Toadie immediately unbutton their pants and drop their dacks when they get in the door. They explain the “long- standing but recently forgotten tradition of The House of Trouser” to him while a bemused Steph looks on, but Ben's still wary.
TOADIE: Welcome to The House of Trouser, where you leave your worries at the door. We drink beer, we shoot the breeze, and we take our pants off!
(Stu hands Ben a beer while he and Steph chuckle)
STU: I can't believe he's old enough to drink that.
TOADIE: Maybe he's not, mate. Maybe he's not old enough for any of this.
STEPH: Well he did only just get his license.
TOADIE & STU: Ooooh!
BEN: Alright, alright. (He pulls down his jeans) I am so ready for this!
Toadie and Stu high- five Ben and welcome him to the HoT.
Robinson Heights Building Site
Amy allows Yashvi to take her lunch break, even encouraging her to have an extra half an hour for all her good work. Jayden thinks this means he's on lunch too, but Amy stops him and says he hasn't earned it yet. Jayden sighs and says he thought working with Amy was going to be fun. Amy looks slightly guilty.
Piper tells Terese that Tyler has taken her off the visitors list so she can't even try and see him to work things out. Terese gets an important business call that she takes upstairs, just as Xanthe pops back over. She's brought a book for Piper from the book exchange since Piper doesn't want to go outside, but Piper's not in a thankful mood.
PIPER: Were you the one that called the cops?
(Xanthe looks like a deer in headlights)
PIPER: I didn't want to accuse you before in front of mum and Gary, but I've been going over and over it in my head and it's the only explanation that makes any sense.
XANTHE: … Yeah it was me.
PIPER: Xanthe I thought you were my friend? I trusted you.
XANTHE: But I knew that if you'd run then they'd catch you and it would just make things even worse for you.
PIPER: Get out.
PIPER: Xanthe, get out.
Xanthe leaves and Piper looks so betrayed.
The gang are playing truth or dare and Steph's so grossed out by the big spoonful of mustard that Toadie just ate for his dare that she chooses truth. Stu can't think of a question but Toadie grins and says he's got one.
TOADIE: Have you always been attracted to women?
STU: (stunned) You what?
STEPH: No, Belinda was my first. The moment I saw her my heart and my body just came alive. She blew me away… That's only ever happened a few times to me.
BEN: Well who else?
STEPH: You guys don't want to know about my love life!
TOADIE: Nah, nah, it's alright, we all know who it was anyway. It was me!
STEPH: (playing along) You got me, Toad.
BEN: No offense but I don't think it was Toadie.
(Toadie tries to change the topic but Steph confesses)
STEPH: It was Drew actually. It was Drew.
BEN: (surprised) You were in love with my dad?
STEPH: (nods) Anyway that was way back in the past.
STU: Your dad was a legend and everybody loved him. The whole reason I became a mechanic was because I looked up to him.
BEN: Really? What else do you remember about him?
Toadie jumps up and retrieves the history of Ramsay Street album from the cupboard to show Ben all the photos in there, including one of Drew and his beautiful shampoo commercial hair. Bless.
Yashvi tells Mishti and Leo that Amy's getting really snappy with Jayden today and hasn't let him have a proper break yet. Mishti thinks Amy would have everything above board, but Leo's concerned about this turn of events.
Number 30/Ramsay Street
Stu and Ben laugh as they look out the window and watch Steph wrap a whole bunch of cling wrap around Shane's car as her dare from Toadie. While Steph and Toadie are busy outside, Stu and Ben keep chatting. Stu asks if Ben has a girlfriend and Ben shows him a photo of Xanthe on his phone, gushing about how wonderful and kind she is.
STU: (grinning) You are so much like your dad.
BEN: (pleased) Really?
STU: Drew could have had anyone he wanted but then he met Libby and that was it. It was never going to be anyone else for him.
Meanwhile, Steph scurries over to Toadie's hiding spot outside after she finishes her dare, giggling as she imagines Shane's reaction. But Toadie appears to have lost his jovial mood as he mulls over the whole Sindi/Andrea's phone number debacle.
TOADIE: Hanging out with Stu today, Sindi turning up at the party, it's just brought back a lot of memories. [He takes Andrea's number out of his pocket] I can't make this decision alone.
Number 30/Port Macquarie
Toadie has decided to call Willow and get her opinion on everything. Willow's sitting outside at a marina café with a ‘mystery blonde' while Toadie tells her that he's spoken to Sonya and they both agree it should be Willow's decision if he calls Andrea or not.
TOADIE: I'm sorry, honey, this has probably come as quite a shock.
WILLOW: It's fine.
TOADIE: I guess there's really only one question: do you want your mum back in your life or not?
WILLOW: I like it here with dad. And I like Port Macquarie too.
TOADIE: So that's a no?
WILLOW: Throw the number away.
TOADIE: Alright, but there is a chance that Sindi could call you too.
WILLOW: Then I'll tell her the same thing.
They say their goodbyes and hang up and the mystery blonde is revealed to be none other than Sindi! She doesn't understand why Willow didn't tell Toadie she was visiting and wants to know what's going on.
Ben excitedly tells Xanthe that “the guy who gave that shocker speech at Toadie's party” turned out to know his dad pretty well and they hung out, but Xanthe's quite subdued after her ordeal with Piper. Terese hangs up from a call with Gary and asks Xanthe if they should try and get Piper to join them for a family dinner. Xanthe says that's probably not the best idea since she told Piper she was the one who dobbed Tyler into the cops. Terese is shocked.
XANTHE: It's better this way. How she was before, it was heartbreaking. She needs you. And I mean when you think about it, technically it was my fault because if I hadn't have told you then they wouldn't have been caught.
TERESE: I'm going home to tell the truth.
XANTHE: No, you can't.
TERESE: I can't let you ruin your friendship with her because of me.
XANTHE: It's not because of you! It's because of Piper. And it's not going to ruin anything. I mean she wasn't even that angry with me. She was upset, sure, but she'll get over it.
Xanthe begs Terese to stay quiet and Terese reluctantly agrees, but only until Piper's feeling stronger. Or if Terese sees any sign that Xanthe's getting hurt then she's going to step in. Xanthe nods and says it's a deal.
Port Macquarie/Ramsay Street
Sindi's really on the ‘let's call Toadie back and sort this out' train, but Willow's acting quite cagey and says she doesn't want to cause more chaos in Toadie and Sonya's lives. Sindi says they should at least get back the money Andrea stole, but Willow's pretty certain that's not going to happen.
SINDI: Sweetie, I know this is confronting for you but we can go and see her together.
SINDI: I will be right by your side.
WILLOW: I said no!
SINDI: Well I can't just sit back and do nothing. I'm going to go and see her myself.
SINDI: You know she was in Erinsborough before Christmas. What if she's still fixated on Toadie?
WILLOW: She's leaving them alone now.
SINDI: … Have you been in contact with her?
Willow doesn't answer as we cut back to Ramsay Street, where Toadie rips up Andrea's phone number and throws it into the bin. Sindi wants to know why Willow didn't tell Toadie that she's spoken to her mum.
WILLOW: There are things that you don't know. And when I tell you you'll understand why Toadie and Sonya can't know either.
Robinson Heights Building Site
Jayden isn't impressed that Amy has him doing paperwork, but catches a break when Leo arrives and tells him to go have lunch. Amy's annoyed that Leo has butted in but Leo's just trying to save face in case Jayden tells Sue they've been treating him harshly. Amy angrily replies that she's been treating Jayden like she would any bad employee but Leo doesn't want Paul's project to be in jeopardy.
LEO: Paul's already lost the hospital; I'm not letting him lose Robinson Heights as well. I'm issuing you with a workplace bullying warning.
AMY: You're what?
LEO: Two more strikes and you'll be let go.
Amy can't believe Leo has done this to her.