- Toadie arriving home and not being able to pack away Sonya's things
- Shane and Dipi taking on the task for Toadie
- Toadie getting angry and ordering Shane and Dipi to move out
- Susan and Karl agreeing to let Finn move in with them
- Toadie telling the Kennedys he won't let his kids near Finn
- Bea standing up for Elly when Ned has a go at her about Finn
- Ned walking in on Bea helping Finn with his bandage
Ned shoves Finn away from Bea and angrily says this is why Finn can't be trusted. Bea protests that Finn didn't do anything untoward and Finn agrees it's a misunderstanding. Karl and Susan wake up at the commotion and hear Ned warn Bea that she's being played. Susan tells Finn to go get dressed and then stops Bea from chasing Ned when he storms out, encouraging her to speak to him tomorrow when he's calmed down.
David arrives home while Aaron and Kyle clean up the kitchen, chatting about how Finn can't be trusted. Aaron's frustrated when he realises David's been helping Leo at the Backpackers again. Kyle admits he's no marriage expert but he thinks David and Aaron should hash things out instead of letting their tension simmer and leaves them to chat. Aaron tells David he's not sorry for telling the truth to Paul about David's black eye.
AARON: Leo has been off the rails. You were punched in the face because of him!
DAVID: Leo's hurting; he needs our support here.
AARON: Yeah and the best way to support him is to just let him man up and deal with his own mess.
DAVID: He's my brother, I can't help wanting to protect him.
AARON: David I just wanted to protect you. I was worried, Boo.
DAVID: I know. And I love you for it.
AARON: Leo needs to take responsibility. That fight at the Backpackers could have gotten much worse.
Aaron wants to make a deal – he'll try to be more understanding of Leo if David starts to put himself first for a change. David kisses Aaron and agrees.
The next morning Shane (wearing an ANZAC Day poppy), Dipi and Yashvi are on their way to look at a property in Anson's Corner but they're not really enthused by the prospect as the place sounds like a dive. Susan bumps into them and is worried they want to move because of Finn, but is even more surprised to hear that Toadie kicked them out because they misread the situation and packed up Sonya's belongings.
Toadie looks tired and defeated as he tries to get a crying Hugo to eat his toast while listening to Nell argue with him from the bathroom about not brushing her teeth. Susan drops in and offers to help but Toadie claims he's fine and he'll manage.
SUSAN: Toadie I know you're upset with me for bringing Finn into the street, but I hope in time you'll see that he's not a threat to anyone.
TOADIE: I don't share your optimism there, Susan.
Susan then says she knows Toadie asked his family to move out but reminds him their intentions were pure when packing up Sonya's things. Toadie flinches away from Susan when she puts a comforting hand on his arm, but Susan encourages him to reconsider his decision about Shane, Dipi and the kids.
Karl asks about David's black eye but David just waves it away as trouble at the Backpackers. When Karl learns David's there to talk about Finn he thinks it's because he doesn't want him living in Ramsay Street, but David actually wants to be part of Finn's medical team. Now that surgery's off the table, David needs to choose a new speciality and thinks he'd enjoy neuropsychiatry.
DAVID: Following Finn's case has been fascinating. I want to study the role trauma can play in the development of psychopathy. I want to study Finn.
Karl looks intrigued by David's decision.
Number 22 Backyard/Number 28 Backyard
Bea finds Ned hitting the punching bag and asks if he's taking out his anger on it. Ned asks if she's mad he walked off on her last night. Bea says no but adds, “If you're going to keep doing that every time you come over it's going to start to get old.” Ned can't believe Bea's changed her tune so much about Finn, plus she's ignoring his calls, but Bea says she did that because she didn't like the way he treated Elly.
NED: I'm sorry for that.
BEA: I should have picked up the phone when you called, but I just needed to be alone to get my head around Finn being in my space again.
NED: I wish you didn't have to do that.
BEA: Yeah I know.
NED: Do you? We got to know each other when you were getting over Patrick and all that stuff he did to you. Seeing you guys under the same roof, the two of you so close last night… There's something bad in him, Bea. I can feel it.
BEA: I know it's hard to believe he's changed, but he has. I truly believe that.
NED: What if he falls for you again?
BEA: That's not going to happen! He was obsessed with Elly and he wanted revenge. He never really loved me then. And he won't now either.
Contradicting this of course is the fact that Finn is out in #28's backyard, re- watching Bea's performance at The Waterhole on his phone with a big old smile on his face.
When Bea arrives home, Finn asks how Ned was and if she explained everything to him. Bea says Ned's still obviously concerned and bluntly adds that he's worried Finn might fall for her. Finn looks startled.
BEA: But that's never going to happen. We may share a home but you and I, we don't have any kind of relationship.
FINN: … Right.
Susan walks in just as Bea leaves to study for TAFE. Susan notices Finn looking a bit rattled and offers to help him get more settled into the neighbourhood. Finn protests, telling Susan it's a lovely offer but he doesn't want to cause any more friction for her.
FINN: I saw the neighbours when I walked in yesterday. They didn't seem very happy.
SUSAN: Well, we'll have to find a way to change their minds won't we.
FINN: Easier said than done.
SUSAN: I didn't say it would be easy.
Finn smiles and offers to make her a tea, which Susan only looks 90% perturbed about this time.
Toadie walks in with the kids and Nell spots Brinda from the childcare centre. Brinda expresses her condolences to Toadie about Sonya, “she was a lovely, lovely woman.” Toadie thanks her and says Hugo will be back at day- care tomorrow, but Brinda winces and says there have been a lot of changes at the centre since he's been gone.
BRINDA: A lot of activities have been shelved.
BRINDA: Cost cutting. The council have reduced the funding to the whole Community Centre.
Brinda says they've cut loads of other activities too like yoga and art therapy. Toadie's stunned and says when Sonya was mayor the centre was a priority. He looks sad when Brinda adds that the cutbacks are really affecting the kids.
Number 28 Backyard
Finn sits with Susan and Karl, listening as they talk about Toadie's grief and how it's making him lash out at his family. Susan hopes Toadie lets them back in soon. Finn wonders if Toadie will ever change his mind about him but Susan swaps a look with Karl before saying they should take it one day at a time.
Susan heads inside and Karl asks if Finn wants to help him in the greenhouse. Karl notices it's not locked like it usually is, but Finn promises he secured the lock last night. Nothing has been taken, though, and Karl is keen to make jam with the apricots. But Finn smiles and says they could offer them around to the neighbours as a gesture of goodwill. Karl says he'll come house- to- house with Finn to break the ice and asks him to get some paper bags from inside. Finn thanks him and Karl nods, but also looks a bit uneasy.
David has dropped by again, this time to chat to Finn. He introduces the notion of using Finn as a subject for his case study but Finn thinks it might not be the best idea.
FINN: Thanks, doc, but I'm trying to move on.
DAVID: And that's completely understandable, but as part of your sentencing you have to have regular medical check- ins and Doctor Gibbons has already agreed that they could be with me. So we could kill two birds with one stone…
Probably not the best turn of phrase there, Boo- boo.
DAVID: And this is another way to spin something positive out of your situation.
FINN: You realise this will make you very unpopular.
DAVID: Well it's purely professional.
FINN: You saw how people reacted to Imogen being my lawyer, and now Toadie's refusing to let his kids visit Susan and Karl while I'm here.
David knows it will be awkward but says it's important work and people will come on board eventually. Finn says if David thinks it's worth it then he gives his consent.
Toadie holds Hugo and finishes up a work call just as Shane and Dipi walk through the door. They didn't realise Toadie would be home and say they'll be out of his hair soon as they found a new place they can move into on the weekend, but Toadie looks quite apologetic.
TOADIE: About yesterday, I kind of lost it.
SHANE: It's all right we get it.
TOADIE: No, I'm jetlagged and I'm angry at Karl and Susan and, um, I'm missing Sonya.
DIPI: We get it; it's okay.
TOADIE: It's not okay. You guys have been nothing but supportive to me ever since I lost her. (He gets choked up) And I've only been back a day and I'm already completely overwhelmed by what life is going to be like without her, and I just, I don't think I can do this on my own. I need my family here. The kids do too.
Shane says they're always going to be there for him, even when they move out. Toadie says he doesn't want them to move out though. He knows they probably want their own space and a nice clean house but wonders if they can stay. Shane and Dipi exchange a smile and tell Toadie the place they looked at was terrible – they'd love to keep staying at #30. Dipi runs in for a hug with Toadie and Hugo, Shane not far behind.
Kyle's not keen to take the fruit from Karl and Finn but Karl reminds him the rest of the household might like the apricots.
FINN: I just appreciate you not throwing them back in my face.
KYLE: I'm thinkin' about it. I hate you for what you did to my sister. But if Karl and Susan are going to give you a chance, I will too. Just don't make me regret that decision.
FINN: I won't.
They leave Kyle and make their way next door but Karl doesn't think it's the best idea to rock up at Toadie's house. He thinks they should just leave the fruit on the doorstep instead. Finn sees Ned and limps across the street to apologise for last night, giving him a bag of fruit as a peace offering.
NED: (scoffing) You think fruit's going to get you in people's good books?
KARL: It's a neighbourly gesture. Take it in the spirit it's given.
NED: Give me a break.
Ned walks off and Finn looks downcast, telling Karl they should probably pack it in. Karl agrees it might be a bit soon to reach out to people and that he'll drop them off on everyone's doorstop, not just Toadie's. “We'll save the chats for later.”
Shane plays cars with Hugo while Dipi comes in from the backyard and says Nell's having a ball playing with Kirsha and Yashvi. Toadie hangs up from another phone call.
TOADIE: That was Andrea's hospital. Apparently they've been trying to call me for the last few weeks to let me know that Andrea has been discharged.
SHANE: Oh, um, did they give you a forwarding address for her?
TOADIE: No. But even if I knew where she was I've got no interest in looking her up. I've got full custody of Hugo so there's no need to be in contact with her.
Toadie adds that he's got more important things to focus on like the Community Centre. It was one of Sonya's passions when she was mayor and he's going to do everything he can to make sure it's not shut down. Shane and Dipi offer to support Toadie in any way they can. When Toadie leaves the room to call the council, Shane and Dipi have a hushed conversation about Andrea. They decide that they'll keep the possible ‘doppelganger' news from Toadie a while longer so they don't rock the boat again.
Aaron and David are having a nice chat together about how their day is going, that is until David drops the bombshell that he's opted to work with Finn.
AARON: Why him?
DAVID: He's an ideal subject. I want to examine the link between trauma and psychopathy to gain an understanding as to how people become psychopaths.
AARON: You want to work with a guy who tried to kill all our friends? (He's met with David's uneasy silence) Did you think about talking to me first?
DAVID: Well you don't brief me on every new client you have at the gym.
AARON: No that's not the same thing. David you could be in danger.
DAVID: Everything will be done at the hospital; it'll be completely safe.
AARON: Being forced to have Finn as a patient, that's one thing. But asking to do it? David that is a really bad idea.
Number 28/Number 32 Backyard/Number 30
Susan chops up a fruit salad while she chats with Dipi, telling her she's glad Toadie's going to let them stay. Susan hopes Toadie will forgive her soon too because she misses him a lot. Dipi isn't sure Toadie will be keen too, though, as long as Finn's living with them. Dipi admits she feels weird about being in #28 herself while he's around.
Aaron and David take their dispute into the backyard where Kyle's doing some paperwork. Aaron wishes David would have spoken to him first because married couples are supposed to make decisions together. Kyle tries to diffuse the tension by offering the bag of apricots to Aaron, letting him know Karl and Finn left them.
Yashvi brings the bag of apricots inside from the doorstep. Toadie's busy on the phone with the council and asks Yashvi to keep an eye on Hugo in his high chair for a second while he's out of the room. Yashvi's late for footy training, but Toadie pleads with her to just give Hugo something to eat before she leaves. She grabs an apricot.
Dipi tells Susan it's not just the Ramsay Street residents who are concerned about Finn. The PTA are too. Susan says she'll do her best to put their minds at ease and hopefully in time they'll see he's not the same person anymore. As Susan says this, however, she cuts into an apricot and finds something unnerving.
Aaron shoves the bag back at Kyle, saying he wouldn't even feed one of them to Doctor Muscles. Kyle keeps waving the bag in his face so Aaron hits it away, spilling them everywhere. When he starts to pick one up, something cuts his finger.
Yashvi leaves an apricot in front of Hugo before calling out to Toadie that she's leaving.
Dipi's aghast when Susan shows her the razor blade embedded in the apricot. Susan says she has no idea how it got in there… but Finn and Karl have just delivered the fruit to every house on the street.