- Elly and Bea getting harassed by constant phone calls from a journalist
- Shaun returning to Erinsborough
- Toadie telling Shane he's furious at Andrea, Heather and Dee
- Toadie writing Dee a letter to express how he's feeling
- Toadie telling Dipi he loves Dee but doesn't think they can be together
- Roxy deciding to forget Kyle and start having fun again
- Kyle believing that Roxy hasn't given up on him yet
- Roxy and Levi flirting and sharing a kiss
Levi invites Roxy back to his place but she decides to call it a night instead. Levi hopes he hasn't done anything wrong by her but Roxy says he's fine, she just wants to leave the evening on a good note. They joke around for a bit, promising to build up a friendship, before Levi heads home.
Shaun brings up the idea of making a permanent move to Erinsborough, which delights Elly. He explains that he doesn't want to miss out on any of Aster's milestones and he wants to be there to support Elly too. Bea overhears them talking and agrees that it's a great idea. She asks Shaun what he might do for work while he's here. Shaun states that he wants to do something meaningful and that he might give Toadie a call about volunteering at the Buddy Club until he finds something that pays the bills. Bea receives a phone call, annoyed that it's the same journalist ringing her on a different number. Elly says it's a twenty-four hour news cycle and that the journo will move on soon enough.
BEA: Have you read the book?
SHAUN: I managed to get my hands on a copy - sensationalist crap! The book is written by a moron and anyone who believes it is one too.
Bea says he's right. Elly smiles and tells Shaun they should talk more about his move to Erinsborough.
Kyle and Sheila are watching telly together. Kyle wonders how Levi's night is going, just as Levi returns home from the pub. Levi smirks and says there are definitely some welcoming locals around and that he might have had a "pash" with someone. Kyle and Sheila ask for more details - Sheila especially keen in case it's someone she knows from the dating app - but Levi doesn't indulge them. He correctly assumes that Kyle didn't hear back from the girl he's interested in. Kyle says he saw her at the pub earlier but she said she was busy tonight. Sheila decides to head to bed but not before telling Levi the list of girls from the dating app is his if he wants it. Levi's like, "thanks... I think" then tells Kyle he hopes everything works out with his girl.
The next morning Toadie pays a surprise visit to Heather out in the garden. At first Heather is alarmed that something has happened to Dee, but Toadie's there because he's still fuming about everything and wants Heather to know just how much her relationship with Dee has affected his relationship. Heather tries to tell Toadie that Dee still loves him very much, even promising that she'll tell Dee to stop visiting her so they can have a second chance.
TOADIE: I have given all of you so many chances and every time it's either me, or Sonya or my kids who pay the price. I'm letting you know now; Dee and I, and all of you, we are done.
Heather looks upset as Toadie walks away in anger.
Kyle has a chat with Toadie and can see how on edge he is about Dee. Toadie says he knows he needs to see Dee, but instead he woke up this morning and headed to the prison because he was drawn to Heather. He wanted to "let her have it" because this whole thing started because of her and Andrea and he was just done with it all.
KYLE: Including Dee?
TOADIE: Yeah. I need a clean break, mate.
KYLE: How do you feel now? Because if you really mean that, you should be feeling good.
TOADIE: Yeah... I am.
KYLE: Yeah? Don't look like it. Mate, you keep telling everyone how mad you are at Dee but you won't face her. Why's that?
TOADIE: It's not an easy thing to do, is it. She's living right next door. She moved here because of them.
KYLE: Did she? I thought she moved here for you. Dee was going about life in Byron, minding her own business. You called her out of the blue. True or false?
TOADIE: ... True.
KYLE: Couldn't really expect her to move here and have nothing to do with them.
TOADIE: Yeah, well, I still warned her about them.
KYLE: Put yourself in her shoes: they're the only family she has left. Maybe you can't face her because you know that you're the one in the wrong.
This hits Toadie like a ton of bricks because he knows Kyle's right. He becomes annoyed with himself and questions why he's getting everything so wrong. Kyle doesn't know why but says it might be time to start doing things right.
Roxy updates Terese on what happened last night. She says the guy she kissed was "fire" but all she could think about was Kyle. Terese says it's hard to just erase your feelings overnight but questions if it's even what Roxy really wants. Roxy admits that no other guy compares to Kyle, but it doesn't matter because he's out with a different chick every night. Terese wonders why Roxy doesn't just tell Kyle how she feels, but Roxy doesn't want to get her heart smashed again.
TERESE: Okay, but whatever you're doing right now, going around and kissing randoms for whatever reason you want to justify, isn't really working right now is it?
TERESE: Why don't you try something else?
ROXY: Hmm, I'd rather not. I might lose my dignity and my self-respect if I get knocked back.
TERESE: Look you can't control what Kyle says or does. But you can focus on what you can do. And you know what, so what? If he knocks you back he's an idiot! At least you know where you stand.
ROXY: (grinning) You know you're pretty great, Aunty T.
Roxy decides to head over to Number 26 right now and sort things out.
Elly and Shaun are taking Aster for a walk in her pram when Elly is approached by Kasper Perry, the journalist who has been hounding her. He says he's got a few questions for her and claims his boss has been pressuring him to get some soundbites. Elly keeps telling him no, and gets even more frustrated when Kasper tries to take a look at Aster. Shaun steps in protectively and tells Kasper to back off. "No more texts, no calls, no nothing. Do you hear me?" Shaun says gruffly. Kasper nods and says sorry to Elly before leaving.
Number 26 Backyard
Levi is surprised when Roxy wanders into the yard, as is Roxy to find him sitting there enjoying a coffee. She's shocked to learn that Levi and Kyle are cousins. Before she can process things further, Kyle and Sheila walk out. Kyle's happy to see the two of them are "finally meeting" and introduces them to each other.
KYLE: Roxy, this is my idiot cousin, Levi.
LEVI: We met last night at the pub.
KYLE: At the pub? Did you see the girl he cracked onto, because he wouldn't tell us anything.
KYLE: What? (Levi nods his head towards Roxy and Kyle clicks) You're the side chick? Seriously, my cousin?
ROXY: I didn't know he was your cousin.
LEVI: Is this the chick you were talking about?
KYLE: So you just went out and pashed some random guy?
Roxy scurries home and Sheila frowns. "Honestly, she'll be after me next," she quips.
Toadie is trying to do some work but he can't stop thinking about Dee. He has flashbacks to their fishing trip where he admitted to Dee he would have asked her to Erinsborough sooner rather than later, even if Andrea hadn't mentioned her. Another flashback to their conversation in the Rebecchi Law office where Dee said that Toadie was the same man he was when they first dated, the time Dee hugged Toadie when he broke down about Hugo being missing, and finally when Toadie and Dee broke up but tearfully said they still loved each other. Back in the present, Toadie takes out his phone and scrolls down to Dee's number, deciding whether to ring her or not.
Elly tells Bea how Shaun stepped in when the journalist was harassing her. Bea can't help but grin at how much Elly's gushing about Shaun and his good qualities and teases her sister that she might have more than just feelings of gratitude towards him. Elly scoffs and says she's just grateful Aster has her dad around.
BEA: Yeah, and if anything happens along the way...
BEA: I'm just saying it how I see it!
ELLY: Drink your tea.
They smirk at one another.
Toadie is surprised when Dee initiates a video call with him. Dee says she needed to see his face to try and make sense of the way he's been treating her. She can't believe she had to hear from Heather about how Toadie really felt.
DEE: She's requested a transfer to another prison.
TOADIE: I didn't ask her to do that.
DEE: No you didn't, but you made it pretty clear that you blame us for Hugo's kidnapping.
TOADIE: The only person to blame is Andrea, and I know that now.
DEE: That's not an explanation.
TOADIE: When you came back I really wanted something to happen between us.
DEE: So did I.
TOADIE: When you started seeing Andrea, then you started getting close to Heather, that was threatened.
DEE: You told me you understood. At least about Heather.
TOADIE: Yeah, well, I didn't mean it, okay? Then when Hugo was kidnapped, all of my anger just came out and you were caught in the crossfire. I guess I'd still be blaming you if Kyle hadn't of knocked some sense into me.
DEE: I've been going crazy trying to figure out what's going on in your head.
TOADIE: I'm so, so sorry. Can you ever forgive me?
DEE: Life's too short to hold grudges.
TOADIE: Thank you. It's more than I deserve.
DEE: It's also too short to stay in the wrong place.
TOADIE: What do you mean?
DEE: I'll always remind you of them. That's understandable.
TOADIE: Are you saying that you're leaving?
DEE: Well Heather's not going to be here anymore, and this idea I have, this fantasy of a real family, it's not going to turn out the way I want.
Toadie says she's got a job and friends, and a friendship with him if that's what she still wants. But Dee gets upset and says she thinks they need to give each other some space. Toadie becomes upset as well and says he'll give her space but begs her not to make any big life decisions just yet.
Sheila dusts Gary's urn and chats to him about Kyle, Levi and Roxy, mumbling that "it's just like the Amy triangle all over again". Levi sits with Kyle in the lounge room and says that if he knew Roxy was the girl his cousin was into, he never would have kissed her. Kyle says it's fine, but doesn't accept Levi's offer of kicking the footy around, preferring to go for a walk by himself instead. Once he's out of the room, Sheila 'can't help' asking Levi if it was him who made the first move last night or Roxy. Levi doesn't understand what difference it makes but Sheila says Roxy has form. "You should have known her when she first arrived here, not to mention all the trouble with Shane," she gossips. But Levi tells his gran to give Roxy a break, she didn't even know who he was.
SHEILA: I don't think that for a minute. I think she probably sussed you out.
LEVI: No, Roxy wouldn't do something like that.
SHEILA: You don't know the girl from a bar of soap.
LEVI: I know people. And trust me, Roxy's straight up. I mean, she definitely cheats at darts, but besides that, nice chick.
Levi hopes Roxy and Kyle can work things out because he thinks they'd be good together. But Sheila disagrees, calling Roxy a "hot mess" who would break her grandson's heart if they ever became a couple. And that is going to happen over Sheila's dead body. Levi's eyes widen and he placates her like "okay, gran", not wanting to poke the bear further.
Roxy finds Kyle and apologises to him, saying she never would have kissed Levi if she knew he was Kyle's cousin.
KYLE: But you kissed another guy. So I guess that clears up what you think about us.
ROXY: Hey, no, that's not fair. You just did it to me.
ROXY: I saw you here the other night, Kyle, with a girl after you said you were going to wait for my decision.
KYLE: No that wasn't a date. Okay, I mean it was, but gran set it up and she forced me to do it.
Kyle insists he would have told Roxy the truth if she'd asked. And Roxy admits she only kissed someone else because she thought Kyle didn't want her. She says they both like each other so she doesn't get why they can't just stop being angry with each other and try dating for real.
KYLE: I wish I could but you kissed my cousin.
ROXY: Firstly, I didn't know he was your cousin.
KYLE: I know you didn't know, but I can't get it out of my head. It's way too much like Amy and dad and that nearly broke up my family, Rox. And I need all the family I have left. I can't do it, I'm sorry.
He gets up and leaves Roxy, who is quite upset.
Bea and Elly realise they haven't received any unwanted calls from journalists ever since Shaun's efforts earlier with Kasper. Shaun says he would have done what anyone else would have, but Elly says no one has done anything like that for her before. "I really appreciated what you said," she adds with a smile. Bea senses a vibe between them and says she's heading down the shops to get some milk. While she's gone, Shaun and Elly talk about how cute Aster is. Elly says when Aster was born everyone said she looked just like Shaun. There's a nice moment between them that's cut short when Aster starts to cry from her room. Shaun gets up to tend to her.
Toadie gets a phone call from his PI, John Wong. John's got some interesting news for Toadie.
TOADIE: You've found Dee's father.