- Aaron yelling at Finn for upsetting David
- Shaun arriving back in Erinsborough
- Bea unimpressed that Finn invited his brother to visit
- Shaun telling Bea he called Elly and cleared it with her
- Sheila upset Clive didn't attend her party
- Mark angry with Roxy for outing them at Sheila's party
- Mark seeing Shaun back on the street
- Roxy pushing away Mark's drunken advances
Mark keeps trying to kiss Roxy but she angrily tells him to stop. She says he made her feel like dirt, "and some grog and a grab isn't going to get you in my good books". Mark says he's sorry and that he doesn't want to hide their relationship anymore. Roxy scoffs and asks what's changed. Mark says he missed her and he was an idiot to tear strips off her like he did. Roxy rolls her eyes and says he's too drunk for this conversation - she's taking him home so he can sober up.
Aaron notices that David's in a downcast mood and discovers it's because Shaun's back in town. Aaron wonders if the visit has anything to do with them, and while David agrees the timing's suss, Karl told him Shaun's not here to cause trouble. Aaron believes it's totally in Finn's wheelhouse to get his brother onside and score points, but David says they can't judge Shaun based on Finn's actions. Aaron admits David's right; he doesn't really know the guy, "Though he has caused his fair share of trouble forcing Elly to move Finn onto the street". Aaron also notes that Mark's not going to be happy Shaun's around either.
Mark is still attempting to be flirty towards Roxy, but Roxy isn't happy with the way Mark treated her like a dirty little secret. Mark says he let people's opinions get inside his head but he's decided he wants to live his life on his own terms.
ROXY: (wry) Good for you. You're not the only one who gets to make choices and I'm not sure that I choose this.
MARK: Roxy I like you. I do really like you. And I just want another chance to do things properly. I'll treat you right. Please.
Roxy is swayed by Mark's gentle tone and handholding and smiles at him before leaning in for a hug.
Gary finds Sheila eating tapas and listening to Ross Wilson songs - things she loved to do with Clive. Sheila tries to brush off her son's concerns but Gary says he knows what it's like to be humiliated. He's always had her to give him a kick up the bum when he's felt sorry for himself, though, and he wants to do the same for Sheila. Gary suggests his mum call Clive to sort things out but Sheila states that Clive is dead to her and she doesn't need Gary banging on about it.
Shaun has dragged Finn over to apologise to David. Finn says he's sorry for acting like a brat and he was wrong for saying what he did. David thanks him and Shaun says he wants to clear the air between everyone. He's happy to have David and Aaron in the baby's life and suggests the four of them attend a baby class for dads at the Community Centre that day. Shaun hammers the point home by saying he's spoken to Elly and she said she'd love for everyone to get along.
Aaron pops over just as Roxy's leaving Mark's room. He's worried to hear that Mark's been drinking and tries to appear enthused when Roxy says she's back together with Mark. Roxy heads home just as Mark appears dressed only in his boxers and a singlet. Mark isn't keen on hearing the concerned brother talk from Aaron, especially when Aaron asks too many questions about his involvement with Roxy.
MARK: You want me to be alone for the rest of my life? Is that it?
AARON: No Mark, that's not it. None of us want that.
MARK: Then what do you want, Aaron?
AARON: I want you to be careful with that girl for a start.
MARK: What are you, Roxy's minder now?
AARON: Chloe mentioned that she was upset before.
MARK: She's a big girl; she knows what she's doing.
AARON: She's not as tough as she seems, Mark. Plus, come on, she's not even your type.
MARK: Well maybe she is now!
Mark abandons his glass of water to take another beer out of the fridge much to Aaron's continued concern.
David, Aaron, Finn and Shaun are in attendance at the baby swaddling class for expectant dads. Nathaniel, the instructor, assumes all four of them will be raising a baby together, which Finn, David and Aaron make stuttered responses to. But Shaun's on board with the idea, labelling all the guys as uncles to the child. Nathaniel compliments Shaun on his great swaddling technique, while David and Aaron's is a bit too tight on the toy baby. Meanwhile Finn has no style and even accidentally drops the baby.
Sheila and Gary are over to help clean the house. Roxy faces the wrath of Sheila when she says that her and Mark are giving their relationship another go.
SHEILA: Well enjoy it while it lasts.
ROXY: I definitely will.
SHEILA: Because men are fickle you know. One minute you're their soulmate and you're looking at holiday houses to rent in Yorkeys Knob, and then you make one mistake... well, a few really. And then they drop you like a hot brick!
SHEILA: And then he refuses to like your Facebook posts even though you're talking about something you know he's interested in. And then he builds up your hopes on your birthday only to stomp on your heart one more time!
GARY: Yeah, uh, righto mum. Just...
SHEILA: And then you end up alone waiting to drop dead while your skeleton is discovered three years later in front of a television that's still on!
Roxy gapes at her, unsure of how to respond. Gary quickly ushers Sheila out the door.
Aaron, David and Chloe are all sharing their concerns about Mark. Chloe says more power to Mark if he actually wants to be with Roxy, but she's wondering if he just doesn't want to be lonely. Pierce is also in the room and Chloe asks for his take, saying he's part of the family now.
PIERCE: Living by yourself can be fairly isolating. Does he have anyone he can talk to? Any friends?
AARON: He used to talk to Sonya.
CHLOE: There's mum.
AARON: No, mum needs to lean on us right now not the other way around.
DAVID: So Roxy's it.
CHLOE: I'm guessing conversation isn't high on their list of activities.
Pierce asks about Mark's workmates but Chloe says they're giving him a hard time about "cradle snatching". Chloe then gets a sudden idea of something that might help.
Mark is sitting on the couch drinking, still clad in his undies and singlet. He gets a text from Roxy inviting him over just as Aaron and Chloe stop by. They make themselves comfortable next to Mark while Chloe says she has a favour to ask - Number 32 is getting too crowded and messy so she'd like to move back in with him. Mark is instantly suspicious though and is annoyed his siblings think he needs a babysitter. Aaron asks if Mark really likes living alone but Mark retorts he likes living without his know- it- all younger brother.
CHLOE: Your relationship trainwreck sister is also worried about you.
MARK: Don't be, all right!
AARON: Mark come on man, you've been drinking a lot. You've been hooking up with this girl you're not even that into.
MARK: I'm not drinking a lot. And you know what, this is what you guys did in your twenties.
CHLOE: You're not in your twenties.
MARK: You told me to have fun.
CHLOE: Are you?
AARON: You look pretty miserable to us.
MARK: I am not miserable. And now my family, whose mess I've had to continually clean up, have decided that they're perfect!
Mark tells them to get out. Chloe and Aaron protest that they're not going anywhere and turn the conversation into an intervention. But Mark scoffs and solves things by leaving the house himself to head over to Roxy's.
Gary has called Clive to have a chat with him about Sheila. Gary asks why Clive bailed on Sheila's party and Clive admits he was never going to go. Gary says Sheila was gutted about it but Clive replies it hasn't been easy for him either.
CLIVE: I really did love Sheila.
GARY: Mum's not the easiest person in the world to have a relationship with, trust me I see that. Everything she does is all about protecting her family.
CLIVE: What, the pig's head and teaming up with Paul to break up you and Amy?
GARY: Well I'm not saying there's a lot of logic to everything she does.
CLIVE: She lied to me.
GARY: And me but I learned how to forgive her. You were part of our family; I was hoping that you might learn to forgive her too.
Clive says it's not as easy as that, things have got complicated since the breakup. Gary wonders if Clive could just take five minutes to talk to Sheila, that's all he's asking.
Shaun laughs at Finn because he bought one of the dolls from the centre to practice looking after. Susan asks how the class went and Finn says he failed. Shaun, however, was the teacher's pet and did everything perfectly. Susan then asks about Aaron and David, and Shaun states that Finn could make more of an effort with them. Susan says Elly will be delighted they're all trying regardless, and Finn smiles when Susan adds that Shaun's visit was a good idea.
Number 26 Backyard
Sheila is alarmed when Gary tells her he's spoken to Clive, and even more rattled when Clive appears to have a chat with her. Gary gives them space to talk. At first Sheila's glad Clive's there, especially when he apologises for missing her party and for the "past month and a half" too. But then things take a turn for the worse for Sheila.
CLIVE: The reason why I didn't come over was I have some news and I didn't want to tell you on your birthday.
SHEILA: You're sick.
CLIVE: I'm seeing someone else.
SHEILA: (shocked) Since when?
CLIVE: Since we broke up.
CLIVE: Old acquaintance.
SHEILA: So you knew her when we were together.
CLIVE: She's not the reason we broke up, Sheila.
SHEILA: Well that's easy for you to say now. And convenient that you go from my bed to hers.
CLIVE: It didn't happen like that. You know why I ended the relationship, I was really clear about that.
SHEILA: Yes and things are very clear to me now.
CLIVE: Well if you want to think that I can't stop you, but I didn't do anything with anyone while we were together.
But Sheila won't hear it and tells Clive he should go. Clive nods and says he thinks that's a good idea. Gary asks if Sheila's okay but Sheila just growls at him to zip it.
Chloe and Aaron walk up the street talking about Mark. Speak of the devil; they walk past Number 22's driveway just in time to see a half- naked Mark and Roxy play chasey around a car with Roxy holding Mark's trousers. Mark sees his siblings staring and snarks at them to take a photo so it'll last longer. By the looks on Chloe and Aaron's faces, they do not want that kind of photography in their lives.
Number 32 Backyard
Aaron's stressed about Mark but David says he can't force his brother into anything. The boys both get text messages from Elly who is really pleased they're making an effort to hang out with Shaun. Aaron comes to the realisation that Shaun might just be a good guy after all and David says it's nice he's so involved with the baby. David wishes he had that sort of father growing up. Aaron takes hold of his husband's hands.
AARON: I know things haven't been easy lately, there is a lot going on. So why don't we just stop and focus on the future from now on? Hey, Uncle David!
DAVID: (smiling) All right, Uncle Aaron. (They kiss)
AARON: It'll be fun helping Elly out when the baby finally comes. It'll be like practice for when we have our own little bambino.
DAVID: That's a nice way of looking at things.
AARON: It'll happen to us one day. And it'll be awesome.
They share another kiss and smile at one another.
Finn comes in from outside to let Susan know Karl's "mansplaining" about cooking on the BBQ to Bea, so Susan goes out to rescue her. A courier arrives and Finn's surprised to see it's an envelope for his brother. Shaun explains it's just a work contract he had sent to this address, which Finn buys, but Shaun looks way too guilty. When Finn heads outside, Shaun opens the envelope and written on a sticky note on the first page of the document is: 'Get Elly to sign these ASAP'.