- Pierce introducing his fiancée to Chloe.
- Chloe wanting to know what background searches she can do on Ebony.
- Ned learning what charges he is facing.
- Gary and Kyle being offered the job of renovating and running the tram.
- Amy giving the Canning men a piece of her mind!
- Terese telling Paul that Vance was her first love.
- Roxy finding the old photo of Terese and Vance.
- Terese proposing to Paul.
“I can't marry you Terese,” Paul replies in response to her proposal, however not because he doesn't love her. “I was trying to fix things,” she tries to explain, adding that she wouldn't have proposed if she didn't want to genuinely marry him, but Paul thinks it's been asked because of “the whole Vance thing.”
PAUL: You don't think that I haven't dreamt about being married to you? But just, you know, after everything that's happened…
TERESE: So, what are you saying?
PAUL: I'm saying I think I should stay at the hotel tonight.
Number 32 (next day)
Roxy looks like she is in a party zone for one as she dances around beside the pool while Leo tries to placate the other housemates about her and to reassure them that she will be gone in a couple of days!
Kyle is reluctant to go to work to avoid his old man… and Amy. Chloe is reluctant to go in too because of having to work with Ebony, whom she is more than certain is trying to scam Pierce.
Ned is busy getting ready for his court appearance, hoping that his lawyer is right and that he won't get any jail time. He can tell Terese is bothered about something and she tells him about proposing to Paul.
Amy is thrilled to hear from her dad about the proposal and after hearing why he said no, points out that while the timing might not be right, ultimately they both want to get married.
PAUL: Yeah, but it was the way that she did it, it just felt insincere.
While at #22, Terese describes the proposal as “a disaster!” Ned asks if it was as bad as Leo's proposal, which at least gets Terese laughing about the situation. “Don't go there!” she laughingly warns before explaining that it felt like it was something she needed to do to reassure Paul.
“I can't pretend it doesn't bother me,” Paul explains about Terese hiding her past from her. Amy sees both sides of the fence – why Terese has feelings for her ex but equally why she wants to be with him. Paul can't and describes the proposal as an “insult to injury.”
“I don't know how to fix this,” Terese admits and Ned replies that she could be facing a jail sentence today! She decides to go with him to court, but he vetoes that, wanting to face it alone.
Despite her plea that it should be a wedding planner who takes care of it, Chloe now has a new task to look after – arranging Ebony and Pierce's wedding, because the bride to be knows exactly what she wants and doesn't want anyone changing her mind!
Pierce drops by to check if the crystal bottle delivery has been made – it has but he seems underwhelmed by the boxes they were delivered in given what was charged. Ebony doesn't want him to open the boxes unless they're already filled with perfume so that he gets the full effect.
The aptly named ‘Clean up the mess' is playing when Terese finds her niece drinking in the bar. The atmosphere is very frosty between the two ladies, even after Terese tells Roxy how worried she is about her, including concern over where she is living. “You can't put this all on me,” Terese tries to say to her, it was Vance's choice to leave.
ROXY: Because you were the one that scared the pants off him.
TERESE: No, because he knew it was wrong to stay.
ROXY: You don't even know him, alright. We were going to get married; we had a future together.
TERESE: You deserve more. More than he can offer.
ROXY: Wasn't your call to make.
TERESE: Okay, you know what, you can blame me, sure, but the truth is, Vance chose to leave. He put himself ahead of your relationship.
ROXY: He's not a scumbag.
TERESE: Oh really?! Well then why did he ask me to leave with him!
ROXY: (scoffing) You're lying.
TERESE: No, no I'm not. I didn't want Vance. I didn't want that life and I certainly don't want it for you!
Chloe drops off some wedding (and honeymoon) information for Ebony and Pierce. When the duo head off for lunch, Chloe can't resist opening the boxes that contain the bottles and despite Ebony's claims she'd ordered expansive crystal ones, these look nothing special and come from Indonesia.
Ebony must realise that Chloe is suss or something, because a few minutes after she left with Pierce, she is back to lock up the office but thankfully for Chloe, she didn't get caught.
Terese and Paul are looking over a proposed press release (about the stolen horse) when Pierce stops by to give them the heads up that some investors are nervy and to advise them on how to proceed with the press release.
TERESE: Seems like everyone's struggling to have faith in me.
PAUL: Terese I'm just… I'm trying so hard to trust you. Its just… its not the same at the moment alright.
Ned and Leo are chatting about his forthcoming court appearance when Roxy stomps over demanding Ned's help tracking Vance down as nobody in the Territory has heard from him apparently. “I just need to find him,” she pleads. Ned tries to tell her that Vance doesn't want to be found and tries to back Terese up, by reminding her that Vance is bad news. That goes down like a lead balloon and she yells “thanks for nothing losers” when Leo refuses to help either, preferring to let the police deal with things.
Paul drops off a cheque from Terese to Kyle to cover the stolen tools. The Canning men then argue who's job it is to take the cheque to the bank and buy the replacement tools and eventually Gary is given the task to do.
Meanwhile Paul tells Amy that he has talked to Terese but admits that “it's still rocky” and that “there's no easy answers.”
When Paul heads off, Amy volunteers her services to help Kyle try to get back on track.
“She's definitely up to something,” Chloe declares after telling Mark about the not- crystal bottles Ebony received.
Lassiters hotel foyer
Chloe gets into full ‘detective' mode when she ends her conversation with Mark and follows Ebony around the foyer. While Ebony chats obliviously to someone on the phone, Chloe is trying to listen to what is being said. We hear Ebony ask someone “how much money do you need this week” and whatever the figure mentioned is, Ebony is confident that they'll get the money in a couple of days. Ebony also tells the caller “I love you too” and that she can meet up with them in a couple of days when Pierce is away on a business trip.
Chloe thinks all her Christmases have come and once and immediately confronts Ebony to gloat that she knew there was something going on and she is “playing Pierce!” “Excuse me!” Ebony replies and Chloe explains about hearing the conversation and declares that “the games up!”
CHLOE: Who were you talking to, your real boyfriend?!
“It's none of your business,” Ebony bluntly replies back but Chloe informs her unless she's told the truth, she is off to tell Pierce.
EBONY: Chloe, you do not know what you are talking about, okay.
CHLOE: You think I'm bluffing?
EBONY: Fine! If you must know, I was talking to my sister.
Chloe doesn't believe her at all but as far as Ebony is concerned, she's answered the question and barges past her having more than had enough!
Roxy approaches Paul in the pub to ask for his help in tracking Vance down as he is the only one that can tell them the truth about what really happened with Terese. “We both know she is hiding something,” she points out and Vance is the key to unlocking that, hence its in both their interests to track him down. Paul buys her rationale and agrees to get his PI to do some digging on condition of “no more Terese bashing from you” at least until she finds out the truth, which Roxy is happy to agree to.
Kyle and Amy have finished making all the tables, having easily slipped into their old routines when working together. He gets “a right good look” of Amy when she stretches to get the kinks out… something spotted by the newly returned Gary who looks absolutely furious!
Mark can't get peace to eat his sannie as Chloe bursts in to tell him all about overhearing Ebony's clandestine phonecall. “That's not really an arrestable offence,” he points out however Chloe thinks otherwise, describing it as a fraud by “syphoning money to her secret lover!” but of course she hasn't got the concrete proof to back her claim up.
After she spots Pierce entering the café, she plans to go tell him, but Mark advises against it as it will come down to her word against Ebony's and is confident on who Pierce will believe.
CHLOE: He trusts me.
MARK: Over his own fiancée?
She gets it now and acknowledges that she needs “more proof,” although Mark thinks that should actually be “any proof!” And she leaves her brother to go get this proof.
“Go make up with her,” Leo tells his dad after seeing him sit despondently outside the brasserie. “You don't know the full situation,” Paul says but it appears that Leo does. Paul confides in his son that he can't “un- see the cracks,” which surprises Leo “after everything she's done to be with you?”
LEO: You guys are undeniable alright and nothing's going to change that unless you let it.
Paul admits he believed that too and now wonders if they aren't built to last? That infuriates Leo and he points out that while Terese may not be perfect, she is perfect for him and adds a warning to his dad:
LEO: If you let her go after everything you guys have been through, I'll never forgive you.
Its good news for Ned, he's got 240 hours of community service although admits that he's “got off easy.” Terese replies that he was “lucky,” and he tells her that the magistrate gave him a “proper dressing down” but could see that he wasn't “a big part of Harry's plan,” and instead made “a couple of dumb decisions.”
Paul looks happy to hear the news too when he enters the house. Terese is somewhat surprised to see him, so he explains about Roxy's request and is puzzled at Paul agreeing to help find Vance. Turns out, Paul isn't going to help look for Vance, he just agreed to, to get Roxy off her back. Terese is already fearing what will happen when Roxy finds out the truth. “That's the beauty, she's not going to,” Paul replies and explains that he will drip feed her information and then slowly, over time the case will be shut down… “by which time she's over Vance and onto the new boy,” Terese finishes off with and gets his plan.
When Paul entered the house, he also brought his suitcase with him, and he leaves Terese to go return it upstairs. “Does this mean you're staying?” she hesitantly asks. He acknowledges that its going to take time…
PAUL: But I love you and I know you love me, and I do want to make this work.
Chloe lets herself into the unoccupied office and begins to look through Ebony's stuff to find the proof. Eventually in a bank statement she finds a $1000 transfer into the account of a C. Walter, along with another transfer for $980 further down the statement.
And of course she is caught red handed by the newly arrived Ebony, who demands to know what she is doing!
CHLOE: Just admiring your work. Never more than a thousand at a time… that's smart.
EBONY: Give them back to me right now Chloe!
CHLOE: Oh, but these transfers are to a personal account… that's not so smart!
Chloe then looks through the statement and sees the transfers have been happening weekly for months.
CHLOE: You're stealing money from Pierce. Who are you paying off?
‘He has been fooled before' the caption says in big red letters.
TOADIE: Am I really about to see Dee again?
Shots of ‘Madeleine West' appear onscreen
‘Will he be fooled again' the caption says in big red letters.
Another shot of ‘Madeleine West' first on a bench and then some cliffs with some loose rocks falling down them.
‘It's time' the caption says in big red letters.
More shots of ‘Madeleine West' including a close up of her eyes, ones looking very scared. We see folk at the top of a big cliff followed by a female scream!