- Terese telling Roxy and Paul that Vance was her first love
- Leo discovering that Roxy slept in the bar's office
- Terese asking Paul what it will take for him to forgive her
- Andrea assuring Heather she's finished with hypnotherapy
- Toadie not happy with Dipi's attitude towards Andrea
- Sheila advising Dipi to keep an eye on Andrea
- Andrea looking at the photo Ian gave her
- Heather turning up in Erinsborough without Andrea knowing
Andrea's Hotel Room/Lassiters Complex
Andrea's on the phone with her mum, letting her know how much Ian is hassling her.
HEATHER: It's so tiring being lusted after. That's why I take so many afternoon naps.
ANDREA: Here I was blaming the day drinking.
Heather says that Andrea needs someone to run interference, suggesting again that she could pop into town for a while and help. Andrea's still very much against this plan and reminds her mother to stay put in Geelong. Heather promises her daughter she'll stay away (as she inelegantly skulks around the Lassiters Complex). They hang up their call and Andrea realises there's a gift bag on her nightstand. She's creeped out to discover that it's a rose quartz in the shape of a heart, with an accompanying card that reads: Not as pretty as you, but close. Ian.
Terese attempts to engage Paul in a conversation about Roxy, worried that her niece is going off the rails. But Paul (who has only called in to pick up some clothes as he's staying at the hotel) tells Terese he's more concerned with how the horse debacle has upset the Lassiters board members. Paul leaves and Ned tells Terese to look at the bright side – Paul hasn't moved out completely yet. Roxy arrives and ignores her aunt to chat with Ned, who is strapping his hands to box.
ROXY: Having a go at the old bag, huh? (She glares at Terese) Sounds like fun.
She rummages around in the laundry room before informing them that she's heading across the road for a swim to “get the stink of this place off me.” Terese is vexed.
TERESE: Is there a bright side to that?
NED: … She took half her bikini with her?
Andrea stops to chat with Toadie about her first day at work. She says that Terese is a good boss and she's very grateful, to her and Toadie. Andrea heads to the bar for a coffee and some food. Shane's polite with her but Dipi gives her short answers when spoken to, which doesn't go unnoticed by Toadie. When Andrea moves off to a table, Toadie goes over and lets Dipi know she needs to act less hostile.
TOADIE: Is it too much to ask that we all just try to keep our cool and we don't antagonise Andrea?
DIPI: She doesn't deserve that from us.
TOADIE: Any conflict could destabilise Andrea and then upset Willow. I'd really appreciate it if you actually put in some effort.
Dipi looks taken aback by his tone.
Flora the Explorer (aka Heather) is continuing her trend of creeping through the Lassiters vegetation spying on people. This time it's Dipi and Sheila, who are talking about Toadie and Andrea's influence over him. Dipi's worried and Sheila says she should be, but at least with Andrea working at the hotel she'll be easier to keep an eye on.
SHEILA: She's not going to last long if she cleans that hotel the same way her wacko mother cleaned your place.
DIPI: What is the point of me watching her when Toadie's determined to make her happy? He's just not listening to me.
SHEILA: Well she's going to slip up at some stage, just like Nanny Nutjob did.
It takes all Heather's self- restraint not to verbally react. She quickly turns her back and pretends to peruse the real estate board as Dipi walks straight past her to Harold's.
Terese tells Paul that she loves him and wants him to move back in – or even just talk to her again. Paul says there's one thing he wants clarified: was she thinking of Vance during their bedroom antics with the ties and blindfold? Terese says having Vance back did bring back feelings and memories but he hasn't changed at all, “I have.” Vance was a small part of her past but Paul's her future.
Roxy is trying to encourage Sheila to put a “Flaming Sheila cocktail” on the menu.
ROXY: If you wanna stay ahead of the game, Mama Jugs, then you've got to evolve.
SHEILA: I have evolved into a senior executive bar manager without setting anything alight. And I suggest that you evolve into a blowfly and buzz off!
Ned sits with Roxy and tells her she needs to “take the screws off Terese” and talk to her again, but that's the worst idea in the world to Roxy. She's still incredibly upset about Vance and is adamant he would have told her about the horse in good time. Roxy says that Terese wrecked everything, but Sheila butts in and says it wasn't a one- way street. Roxy's angered to learn about the dance Terese and Vance shared, and even more so that Ned was aware of it and didn't tell her.
Kyle and Gary antagonise each other for what feels like the 88457575th instance, this time about how many bench crates they built for the tram. Amy sits there, getting eyestrain from all the eye rolling she's doing, until she snippily reminds the two meatheads they were only supposed to build ten bench crates max. “You idiots!” she huffs, before walking off.
Back Lane Bar
Roxy gets a small group of fellow loudmouths engaged in a game of “goon pong”, while Leo looks on from behind the bar, staring daggers at her. Ned asks Leo if Roxy was supposed to be working, but Leo says he's been picking up the slack for her all week. Having had enough, Leo tells Roxy her and her mates need to clear out. So Roxy takes some bottles of booze and goes off to find some keys before she leaves.
The next morning, Karl stops by to chat with Andrea. He wants to know if she's given anymore thought about seeing a specialist for hypnotherapy. Karl wants to refer her to his colleague, Beverly Robinson, but Andrea isn't keen on more sessions. She claims that she's only just getting over the nightmares, but Karl believes that a professional will be able to help her deal with the past in a safe way. Andrea eventually brushes him off, saying she needs to get back to work (and secretly deal with the fact that Ian keeps trying to ring her).
Karl chats with Toadie and Shane, telling them that the hypnosis has left Andrea vulnerable to more memories resurfacing. He admits he feels a bit responsible and suggested to Andrea she see a specialist in memory loss, but she's resisting. Karl then asks if Toadie would have a word with Andrea to try and encourage her to take up the offer. Toadie looks somewhat put upon but agrees.
Gary and Kyle are getting along fine without Amy around, until they arrive at the tram and realise there's been a break in. They discover Roxy sleeping inside, half- naked after a big night with her hooligan mates. Kyle and Gary are angered to discover that one of the guys Roxy was partying with stole all the tools from the tram. They want answers, but a very hung- over Roxy wants coffee first… and also her bra.
Toadie tries his best to get Andrea on board with more hypnotherapy sessions, but she says that she doesn't think anymore bad memories will come up. Toadie thinks that prevention would be better rather than just waiting for the worst to happen, so Andrea pacifies him by saying she'll think about it. Toadie leaves and Sheila brings over Andrea's coffee, most definitely to go.
SHEILA: I didn't write a name on it because, well, you have so many.
ANDREA: Oh. Well I'm sorry you feel that way, Sheila.
SHEILA: I'm not alone. Toadie has a lot of friends around here. People are watching you.
ANDREA: (smiling) Well I hope I don't disappoint them. There's nothing to see here.
Her smile fades, however, when she realises Ian's standing at the bar. He gives her a creepy wave like the stalker he is.
Terese is now involved in the tram shenanigans while Gary and Kyle try to get Roxy to remember the name of the tool- stealer she was with. But Roxy's foggy alcohol brain isn't exactly a fount of knowledge.
TERESE: What were you doing in a situation with a bunch of strangers, Roxy?
ROXY: As if you can lecture me on proper behaviour like your tram doesn't stop at all the stations.
She flings the set of keys she stole from Paul at Terese and swaggers away just as Karl arrives to berate Kyle and Gary. Karl's angry about the burglary and wants to call the cops, but Terese begs him not to and says she'll replace everything that was stolen.
Andrea drags Ian to a quiet spot behind the buildings and tells him, through gritted teeth, that he can't be here. In Ian's deluded mind, though, he just thinks they've been having some misunderstandings over the phone so he wanted to clear the air. Speaking of people that shouldn't be in Erinsborough, Heather's lurking through the bushes again so she can spy on them. Andrea starts off calmly at first, telling Ian he needs to stop with the gifts and the phone calls and turning up uninvited. But Ian doesn't listen and says the deal they had was in the past and now they can start fresh.
ANDREA: I can't be involved with someone else. I've got to focus on me.
IAN: We can take it slow. I'll help you. We can work on you together!
ANDREA: (finally cracking) It's not going to happen, Ian, okay! You need to take your deluded fantasies, you need to stick them in your grotty little rock box and you need to go far, far away! Or you're going to regret it…
Andrea storms off while Heather mentally calculates how much shortbread she needs to feed him.
Terese tells Paul that she knows they're not on the best of terms but she was hoping they could put on a united front to help Roxy. After hearing about the tram episode, Paul agrees. They sidle up to Roxy at the bar, but Roxy isn't in the mood for a chat. Terese tells her niece she sees so much potential in her and she doesn't want her to throw it all away over this one incident. Paul completely understands that Roxy's angry but says she needs to rise above it all.
ROXY: Nuh- uh. I am not taking advice from a compulsive liar and her lame little lapdog. If nothing happened between you and Vance then why is everyone talking about you two grinding up on each other in public?
Sheila just shrugs unashamedly at Terese, who looks like a deer in headlights. Meanwhile, Paul's pretty wounded/angry hearing this latest bit of info and Roxy throws her coffee on the ground in a huff before storming out.
Amy asks Kyle and Gary what needs to be done now they've had the burglary setback. But the Cannings can't go a second without arguing in front of Amy, so she finally blows her stack and yells at them.
AMY: Oh shut up! Both of you, I am so sick of this. When I'm around you all I see are two little boys, beating their chests, trying to one- up each other. It is sad and unprofessional.
GARY and KYLE: (start rambling in unison trying to make excuses)
AMY: SHUT UP, YOU IDIOTS! You both need to grow up and pull your heads in or you'll get the sack.
Karl, who has been cleaning up the tram, is in agreement with her. He's supposed to be on his way to the airport right now but he's concerned about leaving the tram in Kyle and Gary's hands. Kyle reminds Karl the robbery wasn't their fault but Karl says it was on their watch. Amy sighs and says she'll babysit the Cannings for him.
Ian has gone into full creep mode, finding Andrea again and letting her know that everything she said to him “wasn't very nice.” Frustrated, Andrea reminds him she's working but Ian thinks he has the upper hand with all the info he holds. He also doesn't care that he's been paid because now he wants interest, starting with dinner tonight. Also, guess who's slithering around the complex eavesdropping again? Nanny Malice!
IAN: If you say no, I might have to tell Mr Rebecchi the version of the truth you don't want him to hear. I might even tell him about that photo I gave you that I actually kept a copy of.
Knowing she needs to play it cool around this guy, Andrea smiles and says dinner sounds nice. She could do with a friend right now. She flinches when Ian forcefully grabs her arms.
IAN: We're already friends. If you're not open to exploring romance, my hands are tied.
Andrea shoves him away when Toadie stumbles upon them, very confused as to what Ian's doing in Erinsborough. Andrea frets, Ian's lost for words, Toadie's brow is furrowed and Heather is one banana peel away from a complete Three Stooges routine in her latest farcical reaction.