- Bea and Ned making up after their fight
- Chloe shutting the door in Mel's face
- Mel winning over Chloe's family & friends
- Mel admitting she's still attracted to Chloe
- Chloe telling Mel they can try & be friends again
- Amy wanting Gary to change his ways
- Terese snapping at Leo for trying to help her
- Paul telling Terese to work on her relationship with Leo
- Piper admitting to Terese she told Paul to stay away
Terese is extremely unhappy with Piper for telling Paul to keep away from her and the two women engage in an angry back and forth shouting match.
TERESE: Just so we're completely clear, you told Paul to stay away from me because you thought I was going to jump on him the first chance that I got?
PIPER: What? No! I'm trying to give you space for you and Leo to get your relationship back on track.
TERESE: Leo and I are fine!
PIPER: Really, mum? Because you just bit his head off for trying to make you a sandwich!
This makes Terese pause for thought and she adopts a quieter tone, saying she apologised. But Piper scoffs and says it was half- hearted at best. She adds that running off to Paul straight after wasn't Terese's best move either – she's just trying to make things as uncomplicated for her mum as possible.
TERESE: So does Paul know about this?
PIPER: Oh my god, that shouldn't even matter! Stop thinking about Paul!
Piper walks off, frustrated with her mum.
Lassiters Hotel – Terese's Office
Mel walks in with a coffee for Chloe, but Chloe says she's too under the pump with the upcoming Robinson Pines event for prospective buyers. Mel learns Paul and Amy are involved and takes an interest in the development, but Chloe doesn't get why Mel wants to invest her time and effort into Erinsborough. Mel flirts a bit, and while Chloe can't help a small smirk, she reminds Mel she's not looking for a relationship. Talk soon turns to Elly's hens party, which Chloe is helping to organise.
MEL: Cute. So you and Elly hang out a little bit?
CHLOE: It's future sister- in- law 101. I'm like the free gift with purchase.
MEL: So this is you fulfilling a duty?
CHLOE: It's not like it's a chore. You know me, I love a party!
Chloe smiles but Mel doesn't look entirely convinced.
Amy's stressing over the Robinson Pines event and Paul isn't succeeding in calming her down. Ned drops by to pick up a file to take back to Terese, which makes Amy suss. She asks Paul why he can't just deliver it himself, so Paul tells her about Piper's ban. Amy can't help but wonder if Paul still has feelings for Terese, and his non- answer confirms that he does. Amy then agrees with Piper's sentiments – Paul needs to back off, not only for his own sake but Leo's as well.
Elly, Chloe, Bea and Aaron congratulate Mark on getting back into the police force, although Bea looks a little edgy about Mark leaving the garage. Mark says he has to wait for a position to become available, so that'll give Lucas more time to find a new manager. He's also got more good news for everyone.
MARK: Tyler got his Huntington's results back. Negative.
AARON: Are you serious? Oh that's brilliant.
CHLOE: Everything's coming up Brennan!
Mark heads off and the rest of the gang get back to planning Elly's hens. Things get uncomfortable, though, when Chloe bags Bea's idea of a quiet night in as opposed to a huge party. And Aaron can't even get a word in over his sister. Elly struggles with being caught in the middle and says she'll think about both options.
Piper finds a vase for the flowers Leo brought home for Terese. She tells him not to worry about Terese snapping earlier, she's been doing to everyone because she hates having to ask for help. Leo feels it's also because he broke Terese's trust, but Piper says Terese has a hard time being vulnerable and that Leo's good for her mum. Leo smiles and says that Terese is good for him too, which is why he'll do whatever it takes “to get out of the doghouse”.
Terese stops by to tell Paul she knows why he's been staying away and apologises for Piper being inappropriate. Paul can't help but wonder why Piper was so adamant about him keeping his distance, and Terese admits a hazy version of the truth.
TERESE: I may have blurted out some things whilst I was on painkillers.
PAUL: What sort of things?
TERESE: Nothing, just gibberish. But Piper kind of got it in her head that I might still have feelings for you.
Paul can't help looking hopeful for a moment until Terese adds that it isn't true. She says everything can go back to normal now and they can move on, but the weird vibe between them suggests otherwise.
Bea and Ned share a cheeky smooch while Ned works, but Bea also needs someone to vent to about Chloe taking over Elly's hens night. Ned says that big personalities do get under Bea's skin, and Chloe definitely has one of those. He adds that the siege also brought Elly and Chloe closer together, but Elly will always be Bea's sister. Bea's also worried about the possibility of losing her job once a new manager comes aboard, but Ned kisses her and says it won't happen, “you are irreplaceable”.
Chloe tells Aaron she thought Bea would have been more hard- core since she used to live on the streets. Aaron tells his sister he's not even going to share his idea for the hens now in case he gets bagged out too.
CHLOE: Az come on; a large Hawaiian and Love Actually? It's not Toadie's buck's night!
Aaron says Chloe's being too full on for someone who isn't even a bridesmaid anymore and thinks she's overcompensating to cover up her awkwardness about the wedding. He thinks she should try another distraction in the form of Mel. But Chloe's still indecisive about giving her ex another chance.
Gary sees Amy nervously practicing her spiel for the Robinson Pines event by herself and goes over to show her some encouragement. Amy admits she's still really jetlagged and not in the right headspace to be making such big decisions about work. Gary says even if no one bites tomorrow it won't be the end of the world, but Amy remains stressed and rushes off to do more work.
Over by The Waterhole Mel sees Elly sitting outside by herself, looking troubled. Mel gets Elly to warm to her by discussing the problem she's having with Chloe and Bea over her hens night.
ELLY: I can't choose sides otherwise someone will get hurt.
MEL: I understand. I think bridal party politics should have its own branch in the UN.
They keep chatting and Chloe sees them from afar, wondering what's going on.
Terese has stopped by to grab a drink. She trades small talk with Gary about how her arm's feeling, and how Amy's going. They also talk about Leo moving back in.
TERESE: It's not that easy flicking a switch and erasing everything that happened with Delaney.
GARY: Is that what Leo wants you to do?
TERESE: No. I mean maybe we should just sit down and get everything out in the open.
GARY: Business meeting?
TERESE: Well what else am I supposed to do?
GARY: I can think of a couple of things.
GARY: (smirking) Well it is possible to have too much talk not enough action if you know what I mean.
Terese does know exactly what he means and let us praise everything in the universe we got through that scene without anyone mentioning a ladybird.
Paul finds Ned at the front desk and asks if he delivered the contract to Terese. Ned says yes but is confused when Paul asks how Terese seemed. Paul drops the matter and is soon pounced on by Mel, who has been waiting for a moment to talk. She puts the hard sell on him about being a wonderful sales agent and how she'd love to work on Robinson Pines. “I know what people need to hear and how to get them across that line”. But Paul says his daughter already has a team, handing back the business card Mel gave him.
Mel has met up for a coffee with Aaron and brings up Paul, saying she thought he'd be taller. Aaron says that what Paul lacks in height he makes up for in personality, but wonders if Mel really called him to chat about his father- in- law or Chloe. Mel breaks into a grin and asks if Chloe's seeing anyone. Aaron asks Mel if her intentions are good and Mel promises she'd never hurt Chloe again. Amy bustles in with nervous energy aplenty and Mel tries to offer her advice about the launch, but Amy says her team's on it. Aaron says the launch will go off without a hitch but Mel has a calculating look on her face.
Terese arrives home and compliments the flowers Leo got her. Leo says he bought them to say sorry and that he knows he hasn't done nearly enough to make up for everything he did to her. He thinks they should sit down and have a good talk to get everything off their chests, but Terese thinks about Gary's advice and tells Leo she thinks she's said enough. Terese leans in and kisses Leo then takes him by the hand and leads him upstairs.
Elly's surprised when Chloe says she should do Bea's idea for the hens – even more so when Bea then turns around and says she should choose Chloe's instead. But Elly has a different idea.
ELLY: What I want to do is combine your two ideas together.
CHLOE: … You want us to go out for pizza?
ELLY: No we'll have pizza and mani/pedis at mine then a night of dancing at The Back Lane Bar. But no actual dancers you two!
CHLOE: I love it because you love it.
BEA: Me too, it's perfect.
ELLY: Are you sure?
BEA: Yeah I'll just deck out the house.
CHLOE: And I'll deck out the party bus!
Elly's like, “… party bus what now?”
Mel overhears the tail end of a phone call between Chloe and Amy, confirming the Robinson Pines start time as 3pm. Mel was hoping they could have a drink, but Chloe wants to send Amy's email out first. Chloe then comments on seeing Mel earlier with Elly, touched by the fact that Mel went out of her way to help Elly with the hens dilemma. Mel then convinces Chloe they can have a drink at home while Chloe works. While Chloe's outside picking mint for their “Chlo- jitos”, Mel hijacks Chloe's laptop and changes the Robinson Pines event start time to 11am instead of 3pm in the email. Once Chloe returns, Mel makes sure Chloe hits send without proofreading it.