- Dipi banning Jake for life from Harold's.
- Jake retaliating by launching a ‘Boycott Harold's' campaign online.
- Dipi refusing to give into Jake.
- Liam hoping Amy calms down so he can give dating Elly a shot.
- Amy giving Elly her blessing to date Liam.
- Chloe getting due plaudits but a warning from Terese too for her idea.
- Xanthe warning Chloe about hooking up with your boss.
- Chloe pashing Leo
Both Leo and Chloe can't quite get the right word to describe how good they were as they re- dress after TITTNL™! Initially Chloe was all set to accept Leo's offer of a lift home but on seeing Mishti as Leo's desktop photograph on his lappy, she quickly forgoes the lift, wanting to walk home instead.
The Flametree Retreat
Dinner seems to have gone well for Liam and Amy as well as him passing her ‘unofficial' test about his job as they stand waiting in the reception to pay for dinner (and almost seemed surprised to have Steph appear). She does though turn down the offer of a drink in his room, citing that she has work to do, so Liam instead escorts Elly to her car.
Terese heads over to talk to Chloe when she comes in to collect her order. She brings up that it's the end of Chloe's probationary period tomorrow and the lass desperately tries to convince Terese why she should be kept on. Terese is not at all convinced by the arguments and warns Chloe that while she may have a fan in Leo, she isn't “won over easily!”
“Just a blip on the radar,” is how Dipi is interpreting the boycott! Other than Aaron, there is barely anyone else there but Dipi is still refusing to lift the ban on Jake.
Number 30 (next day)
Despite being rushed to hospital last week, Amy is round to raid Toadie's supplies for Jimmy's forthcoming school camping trip!
Steph brings up who she saw at the Flametree Retreat last night to Amy and Toadie especially seems surprised to hear that she gave Elly and Liam her blessing. “I really believe he's hear to make amends,” Amy says to try and convince everyone (Sonya and Mark are there too), which isn't really working but thankfully for her, the safety inspector calls, so she goes to take the call.
Aaron is very much surprised to see his sister casually lounging on the sofa, he thought she'd be out trying to salvage her job, but she simply replies that “it's all okay.”
And Terese is convincing Leo that Chloe's contract should be ended but he is still fighting her corner… at least he did that before finding pieces of the condom wrapper lying on the floor!
Aaron is looking pleased with himself that Chloe listened to his (and Mark's) advice to be creative but can sense she did something else too! “Nothing,” she pleads!
“I know what's going on,” Terese says and Leo thinks she's spotted what's on the floor!
“There is nothing else going on,” Chloe pleads to her brother. He seems to have bought it and now tells his sister that they (even though Mark probably wouldn't admit it) are proud of her and thinks the job will bring out the best in her.
Luckily for Leo, as he tries to manoeuvre himself so that he stands on the evidence, Terese thinks the break up with Mishti is why Leo isn't quite on top of his game. He turns down the offer to her covering for a few days and begins to sing Chloe's praise and why she should be kept on.
Amy calls by to tell Elly in person that she can't be one of the chaperones for the school camp as she is going to be tied up with the safety inspectors visit. Elly is fine with the news and after Amy brings up the fact she knows about the date, reports that Liam is here for the right reasons and is trying to do the best for her and Jimmy – she herself needed convincing too.
Elly then suggests that Liam could be Amy's replacement, but that suggestion goes down like a lead balloon, however Elly thinks that it would be a good test of his intentions and they agree to chat about it more over dinner.
When she goes to put the rubbish out, Dipi finds another reason why she is quiet – Gary has set up his food stall in the grounds!
DIPI: You're peeling off my customers Gary!
“Hardly,” is Gary's reply and tries to explain that he simply follows the customers around, he wouldn't deliberately try to sabotage her business. She isn't at all happy at what she perceives is Gary attempting to close her business.
GARY: No, I think you are doing a good job of that yourself!
Dipi then demands to see the certificates to prove that he is above board and even though he confirms its all sorted out, she still wants to check.
Chloe finally shows up for work and after closing his lappy (it still has the picture of Mishti on it), Leo tells her about the calls he is receiving about the Rebecchi's being the Face of Lassiters and people cancelling bookings. “Things are getting out of control,” he laments before adding that they obviously need to “try and fix it.”
Chloe takes the opportunity to raise what happened last night and both concur that it should never have happened! He also makes it clear he doesn't make decisions after sleeping with someone… however in the next sentence he tells Chloe that her job is safe, she is no longer on probation. She too questions if the decision came about because they slept together (she says it clearer than he does!) but he confirms no, it was all down to her ability to do the job. Leo does stipulate that its got to be “all work and no play” between them from now on.
Liam finds a lame excuse to go visit Elly (giving her some hand sanitizer for the camp) and while they are almost getting to the kissing stage, they are interrupted by Mark dropping off some abseiling equipment. Although he is no longer an officer, Mark is almost treating Liam as a suspect after Elly asks if they know each other, and Mark can't leave quick enough.
Liam seems almost disappointed that she knows about Mark arresting him, he wants to make it clear to her that he has changed from the guy he was back then. “I don't want that to stop us getting to know each other,” he adds, and it appears Elly does want things to progress as they then go on to declare that they like each other with the proviso that they call it quits if things start to affect Jimmy or Amy.
Sonya would rather gossip about the café being quiet than about Elly and Liam as she and Mark enter with buckets of flowers. “Elly is my friend,” Mark justifies his concern with when Sonya questions him about being over invested with what is happening between Elly and Liam before pointing out that whatever happens, its Elly's decision to make. “Just leave it,” she warns him!
Dipi is trying to convince Leo that Gary is flouting the rules by what he is doing but as Gary himself to told her, Leo reiterates that everything is above board. He then brings up the damage her ban is having on her business and the complaints they have received. Dipi, while within her rights to ban someone, is told that it isn't a good look for the Lassiters brand and Leo isn't impressed at her thinking he is doing this because of breaking up with Mishti.
LEO: I'm not that kind of guy.
Shane finally comes forward to ask how many complaints they have received but Leo refuses to say, instead mutters that he hasn't time and can't get away from them quickly enough but does leave them with some advice:
LEO: Fix this before it gets worse!
After Paul turns down her request to cover her at the school camp, Amy explains her dilemma to Mark and why (she doesn't want Jimmy there with his dad and Elly). “I know I'm being unreasonable, but it just makes my skin crawl,” she further adds! She confirms to Mark that there are no residual feelings for Liam and explains that giving them her blessing “was the right thing to do.” After what happened the last time too, Amy is definitely not wanting to say anything to Elly and will just have to “suck it up” as long as Liam continues to “the right thing by her.”
Toadie gives his thumbs up to Chloe's suggestion although he is suspicions (after Leo arrives) when the pair of them are literally saying the same thing! He describes the pair as “a well- oiled machine” and despite them trying do downplay things, adds that “they are on fire!”
I would say Chloe is on fire for another reason… Leo was shirtless when he popped into the office for his bag and she just about can't keep her eyes off his body!
Dipi finds her husband on the bridge and thanks him with a kiss for what he said to Leo. While Shane may have defended her in front of Leo, he tells her that she needs to let the ban end. He asks what she wants to achieve, and she replies standing up for her principals and setting a good example for the girls. “Running the café into debt?” he then asks before the pair have a public argument with each other.
SHANE: I know Jake's a jerk, but you've made things a million times worse. You say you're doing this for us. What kind of example is it really setting our girls?
Since Amy won't do so herself, Mark decides to tell Elly about how Amy truly feels. “Do you really think that she's okay with you and Liam?” Mark asks, and Elly replies back that she “said yes.”
MARK: Elly, come on, open your eyes.
“I have,” she replies and is taking things slowly with Liam and being honest with them both. Mark wonders if she is he being honest (yes) or if she is “just telling herself that?”
ELLY: Why are you even here Mark?
“I just told you,” he replies and denies that its personal, he is simply there for Amy. “I'm not stupid,” she points out as she knows exactly what it's about.
MARK: Liam says that he's here for Jimmy, but all he's doing is hanging out with you.
ELLY: Not even close to true!
MARK: The guy is a thief and a serial liar. Elly, you can't even see that he's conning you. I mean this guy is wrong! Elly, you're making a bad call.
ELLY: (annoyed) You don't get to tell me who I can and cannot date.
MARK: I'm just trying to help.
ELLY: You told me not to put myself on the shop? for you.
MARK: I don't have…
ELLY: Those were your exact words Mark and now you have a problem with the first guy I date?
ELLY: Go to hell!
- Toadie warning Karl to be careful.
- Fay trying to give her daughter advice.
- Mark asking Elly if there is anything else…