- Mark introducing Bea to Xanthe and Yashvi
- Bea telling ‘Patrick' that Mark and Elly used to date
- Amy accidentally stealing a necklace but then deciding to keep it
- Susan telling Karl she wants to be part of Rita's MS trials
- Clive and Karl at odds over the trial
Rita's thrilled to learn that Karl and Susan want to be part of the MS trials. She lets them know a member of the hospital board has just resigned, hinting that Karl should apply. Karl says another member would have to nominate him and Rita suggests Olive Murray. Karl wants to be courteous and let Clive know his intentions but Rita thinks he'd be better off remaining quiet. Susan agrees, telling Karl that Clive might try and put up roadblocks to stop the trials. Rita thanks Susan for her support and assures her there'll be a place on the trial for her.
Amy tells Elly she has too much spare time on her hands now Jimmy's gone. Elly says they should do intensive yoga, which involves getting up at 5am and working out for two hours for two weeks straight. Amy's like, ‘no thanks, ya lunatic'. Elly then spots Amy's new necklace and compliments her on it. Amy does a really bad job of not looking guilty, blurting out that Chloe made her go shopping, before changing the topic and asking about Bea. Elly's glad Mark took a chance on her, and Bea's agreed to let Elly tutor her for TAFE. But Elly wishes Bea was less guarded; she wants a better relationship with her so she'll stay in Erinsborough permanently.
Bea's working on her TAFE assignment but admits to Finn she's always had trouble with letters and numbers. Finn deduces she may have dyslexia and says he knows a few techniques to help her out.
BEA: I've always been dumb.
FINN: You're not dumb, Bea. Dyslexia is nothing to worry about. Heaps of successful people have had it. Albert Einstein, Jennifer Aniston…
BEA: Let me guess who you'd rather help study.
FINN: Yeah, Einstein was quite the looker. [Bea snorts out a laugh] There's no one I'd rather spend time with, books or no books.
Finn asks for a ruler and starts to show Bea one of his techniques he mentioned earlier.
BEA: You know what, Patrick? For a construction worker you're not a bad teacher.
FINN: What can I say? You bring out the best in me.
Karl doesn't have to work very hard to convince Olive to nominate him for a position on the board. She believes his voice is credible and persuasive and he'll be an asset. Karl's quite chuffed and thanks her. Meanwhile, David has overheard their exchange and looks a bit perturbed.
Elly stops by to ask Mark about the work experience kids for next term, but Mark has completely forgotten. He's been snowed under with invoices and things from Lucas because Lucas is concerned about the garage's performance lately. Bea arrives for work and shows Elly and Mark her assignment before she hands it in. But first, Elly wants to take a selfie with them to commemorate Bea's first full week of work. Mark then gets Bea to start on some paperwork. While all this is going on, Finn watches them from across the road like a creep.
Chloe catches Amy in the elevator and notices that she's still wearing the necklace. Chloe thinks the shop made Amy buy it, or Amy bought it anyway, but Amy crumbles and admits to Chloe she stole it. Chloe's amazed, she didn't think Amy had it in her. Amy feels terrible and wonders how she's supposed to be an adult and set a good example for her son when she's acting like this. But Chloe reminds her Jimmy's not here now and Amy should just relax and forget about “one little necklace”.
Mark notices Bea making a face when he brings Elly up so he asks her why she's so tough on her sister. Bea says Elly always had such an easy ride. Mark replies that it may have been the case when the two of them were younger but Elly's had it rough the past year. Bea smirks and says she doesn't think being dumped by Mark should be such a big deal for Elly, but Mark says it's more than that.
MARK: Last year an ex of hers came back on the scene and he wreaked havoc on her life.
BEA: What do you mean havoc?
MARK: This guy, Finn Kelly, he was a colleague and he smeared her name when he was acting principal. He even went after her family.
BEA: Who, Susan?
Mark says that Elly should fill her in on the rest but it might be time for Bea to revise her opinion of her sister. Bea doesn't look entirely convinced.
Amy leaves a voicemail for Jimmy to call her. She wanders past the ‘Haus of Elisabeth' pop- up shop where Toadie's office used to be and stops to take a gander. She looks as though she's tempted to steal something else when Sheila saunters out of the shop. Sheila notices that Amy's in a cranky mood and asks what's wrong.
AMY: A son that doesn't answer his phone. Funny that when he was here he wouldn't get off the damn thing.
SHEILA: You know what you need is a good vice.
AMY: I think that's an oxymoron.
SHEILA: No need to get personal.
Sheila says Amy should find an activity that'll take her mind off things. She leaves her at the shop and runs into David, who's trying to get a hold of Clive. Sheila says he's in Sydney for work, but becomes annoyed when David says that Karl's running for a spot on the hospital board.
DAVID: I'm worried he's taking too much on.
SHEILA: It's not his health I'm worried about. He just wants to get on that board so he can make a lot of noise and out- vote Clive.
DAVID: On what issue?
SHEILA: Rita Newland of course. She wants to run her MS trials out of the hospital. And we all know Karl is doing this for Susan, we get that. But Clive says the trials will be a waste of time and money and reflect really badly on the hospital and the whole thing's going to end up in disaster!
Bric- A- Brac Shop
Amy loiters out the front, eyeing off some picture frames. She's about to walk off with one when Steph appears around the corner with a box of stuff to donate. Steph chuckles and says it looked as though Amy was about to do a runner but Amy plasters on a smile and says she wanted to buy a frame to put a photo of her and Jimmy in. She tells Steph she's been shopping to fill the void of missing him but it's no fun when you max out all your credit cards. Steph kindly says Amy will be OK and that she has a lot of people keeping a close eye on her. Guilty Amy quickly puts the frame down and scurries back to work.
Bea takes a call from Finn. She tells him she's not only learning heaps about the job but about Elly too. This catches Finn's interest and he asks her to elaborate.
BEA: She had a rough time with some crazy ex- boyfriend called Finn. It really messed her up.
FINN: And what exactly did he say?
BEA: He didn't go into detail. He said I should hear about it from Elly. So I've arranged to have lunch with her and maybe I'll ask about it then.
Before Finn can say anything else, Bea gets a customer and has to hang up.
Elly joins Bea and Mark, happy not to be eating at her work desk for once. Bea's surprised to hear all the work Elly does and Elly says she works hard so no one pulls the nepotism card on her and Susan. The topic of Finn comes up and it looks as though Elly's about to tell Bea more about the ordeal when Bea gets a sudden text letting her know there's an emergency at home. Elly's disappointed when Bea runs off.
Bea's full of concern when she opens the door to find that Finn has fallen out of his wheelchair. He's embarrassed because he dropped his glasses and tried to lean down to get them. Bea helps him to sit up and Finn apologises for interrupting her lunch, but Bea says she's always there to help him no matter what. Finn ‘casually' asks if Elly spoke more about her ex and Bea says she wasn't keen to get into it. Finn says it might be best not to push the issue then, for Elly's sake.
Amy charges inside and tells Chloe they need a girls' night, which Chloe's thrilled about. She says she'll organise it because she loves a project.
AMY: Nothing too wild.
CHLOE: OK, can we define what your idea of a girls' night is?
AMY: Bit of dancing, some cocktails, bit of flirting.
CHLOE: Phew, I thought you were gonna say like dinner, a movie and in bed by ten.
AMY: That'd be good too.
Chloe says Amy needs to make up for lost time – all thirteen years worth that she's spent looking after Jimmy.
CHLOE: Thirteen years distilled into one cracking night!
AMY: OK now I'm scared.
CHLOE: Well if you lose your knickers, that's on you. [Amy laughs] Seriously though, I've found that hitting the d- floor is the best form of therapy. And it's free!
AMY: If you don't count the cover charge.
CHLOE: I'm the bouncer- whisperer – never pay to get into a club.
Amy just wants one thing to be off- limits, and that is talking about her stolen necklace. Chloe's like, “What necklace?” and they share a smile.
Harold's Café/Erinsborough Hospital
Susan chats with Elly and Mark about Bea's abrupt departure. As far as Elly knows, Bea lives by herself, so she doesn't get what the emergency could be. Mark offers to get Bea's address off her employment forms if Elly's that concerned and Elly accepts. Susan joins Karl and Rita back at their table where Karl's told Rita the good news about Olive. Rita says as far as she's heard, Karl's the sole nominee.
But lo and behold, David has just found Olive at the hospital and tells her he'd like to run for the vacant position on the board. He explains to her that young practitioners like him make up a large part of the hospital and they need a voice too. Olive looks intrigued by this.
Sheila storms over to Karl and co, angry on Clive's behalf for going behind his back with Rita. She warns them that things are going to get ugly.
Mark tells Amy that he's happy to hear she and Chloe have been hanging out. He thinks that Amy's responsible side will be a good influence on his sister. Amy runs away before he can load more unwarranted praise on her. Bea arrives back at work and Mark says that he gave Elly her address to check on her. Bea's alarmed and says she needs to head back home, so Mark says she can take the rest of the day off and do paperwork there.
Elly knocks on the door and calls out to Bea, telling her she can hear the music on. Inside, Finn is on edge at the prospect of Elly finding him. He sits in his wheelchair and stares at the door as Elly slowly starts to open it.