- Levi telling Amy that he wants to date other people
- Amy trying to adjust to the idea of sharing Levi
- Mackenzie and Hendrix having a make out session
- Brent feeling angry and upset when Harlow takes Paul's side
- Harlow explaining to Brent that she didn't want to give Terese more ammo
- Brent breaking up with Harlow
Mackenzie catches up with Hendrix after his busy work shift. He's keen to expunge some customer- related rage by playing zombie video games and asks if Mackenzie wants to join him. Hendrix also 'casually' mentions Karl and Susan will be out all afternoon, so they'll have *all* the rooms in the house to themselves. Mackenzie smiles and says that's good to know.
Terese finds Brent sitting out the front of the hotel by himself and learns he and Harlow broke up. Sighing, Terese asks if it's because of what Paul did to him. Brent says it's not just that - Harlow's changed too much. Terese tells him that Harlow's been through a lot lately and truly missed him, but Brent's convinced she doesn't care about him anymore: "I just don't want to have anything more to do with her, Terese."
Paul stops to chat to Terese and finds out about Harlow and Brent. Terese says she's meeting Harlow because she doesn't want her to be alone right now. But when Harlow arrives, her emotions are strangely muted and she sums up the ordeal with an "it is what it is" shrug. Terese and Paul are surprised by her reaction, but Harlow says things have changed since Brent went to the army. Paul suggests Harlow could take a few days off work to recharge, which Terese agrees with. Harlow, though, is keen to get on with things. "Isn't that what you two would do?" she says nonchalantly.
Number 26 Backyard
Levi is putting new shoes on when Amy pops by. She's bothered when she learns that he's all dressed up for his date, which is happening at The Waterhole very soon.
AMY: Well good for you. I'd be very impressed if I was Felicia.
AMY: (dismissively) Yep.
Amy would 'love' to know what Felicity's like, seeing as Levi already knows all about her other boyfriend. But Levi reminds her Felicity's not exactly his girlfriend yet. Amy asks if Felicity knows about her, then tries to backtrack when she notices Levi doesn't appreciate all the questions. Wishing Levi luck, Amy goes in for a kiss but Levi backs away, saying that another woman's lipstick wouldn't be a good look right now.
Ned tells Amy all about a documentary he thinks she'd love, but Amy's too distracted by what just happened with Levi. Amy feels out of sorts because she knows nothing about Felicity, or what Levi wants from the date. Ned thinks she might be obsessing just a tad, and tells her he's got a plan to take her mind off everything.
Harlow is scrolling through photos of her and Brent on her phone when Paul approaches. He knows he's probably the last person she wants to speak to about Brent - plus Paul's thrilled she's finally rid of him. "But I know you Harlow, and I know that you're probably hurting more than you're letting on." Harlow reiterates that she's fine, and if she were Paul, she'd be more focused on getting Terese back. Scoffing, Paul says that's turned into a long game, but Harlow begs to differ.
HARLOW: Not necessarily. Did you see what happened earlier? Terese is willing to engage with you if it's about me.
PAUL: Yeah, today was a first and it was because she was worried about you.
HARLOW: There you go, there's something to connect over.
PAUL: I just don't know if I'd be comfortable with this.
HARLOW: We could pretend that I'm devastated. And you're terrible with all things relationship- related anyway, so you wouldn't be able to help me on your own. But if I had you and Terese again I'd be more comfortable in opening up.
PAUL: (smirking) You're serious aren't you?
HARLOW: It's your best shot.
Sheila is telling Kyle all about the table she's set up for Levi and his date, plus a little plant she bought for "ambience". Noticing Kyle's not listening, she asks what's distracting him, but Kyle says he's just thinking about something Roxy said earlier. He then says he knows Amy's not Sheila's cup of tea, but Levi's into her. Levi finds them and is pleased to learn that while Sheila's set up a table for his date, she's got another person out there serving them so she's not hovering. "This is growth, gran, I'm proud of you," Levi smiles. They see Felicity walk in, so Sheila shoves the plant at Levi while she and Kyle scurry away. Levi approaches Felicity and they banter about succulents for a bit before heading out to their table. Kyle and Sheila look pleased with the couple's vibe.
Ned has filled a picnic basket with sandwiches, salami and cheese for he and Amy to enjoy. He wants to take a ride out to the cliff near Eden Hills and watch the sunset. While Amy's on board with the idea, she's also still stressing about Levi. So she cons Ned into stopping off at the pub first so they can pick up a bottle of wine. Ned is none the wiser that's where Levi's date is happening, and cheerfully goes along with the plan.
Hendrix and Mackenzie joke around with each other while they play video games. Wrestling over the controllers soon turns into kissing, and they're getting pretty into it just as there's a knock at the door. They try to ignore it, but the person on the other side is persistent, so Hendrix reluctantly answers and finds Harlow. She was looking for Mackenzie because she needed someone to vent to about her break up. Mackenzie and Hendrix are surprised by the news.
HENDRIX: That sucks, I'm sorry.
HARLOW: Yeah it's terrible. And do you know why? Because I've put serious effort in, helping him, protecting him, caring about him when no one else would. I sacrificed, I went to war with my family and for what? Another rubbish relationship that's going to mean zero in the scheme of things.
HENDRIX: Gee, thanks.
MACKENZIE: (reassuring, to Harlow) Hey, every relationship is meaningful, okay?
Mackenzie then suggests she and Hendrix take Harlow out for drinks to cheer her up.
Lassiters Hotel Penthouse
Terese isn't happy to be in Paul's presence, but she's surprised when Paul admits that he wants to help Harlow and is aware he's not equipped to do it on his own. "That's the truest thing you've said all year," she says wryly. Terese also agrees that they need to be united in their support of Harlow.
PAUL: Perhaps you could start by apologising to her?
PAUL: Well I don't want to speak out of line but Harlow is in pain right now because of you.
TERESE: Excuse me?!
PAUL: She's fighting with family, she's broken up with her boyfriend, and all because of what you told her.
TERESE: Paul she deserved to know the truth!
PAUL: Really, Terese? Really? Is that why you dropped the bomb? You decide to do it in front of Brent for the most possible outrage, and the most possible damage to me. She was furious. Now, I think you used her as a pawn in our separation.
TERESE: You've got to be kidding. If anyone uses people as pawns, Paul, it's you.
PAUL: I look after the people I love.
TERESE: (scathing) No, you look after yourself.
PAUL: You dredged up something which was bound to be painful for Harlow, and you did it to make her turn on me without thinking about the consequences, which were severe. Now am I wrong?
The Flamingo Bar
Mackenzie can't believe what Harlow told them about the Holden and Paul fiasco, but Hendrix mutters that he can. Mac says she's so sorry about Brent. "At least he had a loving girlfriend," Harlow snits, "a fierce ally and an all- round cheerleader who he could just dump when she wasn't perfect enough." Mackenzie is sure Brent's grateful for everything Harlow did for him, though, which Hendrix agrees with.
HARLOW: I just feel like I've been used. Why do I always end up in relationships that feel one- sided?
HENDRIX: (gives her a bewildered look)
Harlow is even more unimpressed when she sees Brent near the entryway. Mackenzie offers to give them space to talk, but Harlow doesn't have anything to say. Noticing Brent staring, Hendrix tells him he's not going to have a crack at him. "Great, neither am I," Brent shrugs, heading to the bar. Downing the rest of her drink, Harlow gets up and leaves. Hendrix isn't far behind her, but Mackenzie feels sorry for Brent standing there all alone and stays.
The Waterhole Exterior
Levi is telling Felicity about the worst job he's ever had, which was saving an ungrateful guy from a storm drain. Felicity flirts and says she'd be stoked if Levi ever had to rescue her. Unbeknownst to them, Sheila has rushed out with a retractable barrier to cordon off the beer garden, just as Ned and Amy are about to walk through. Sheila claims she's fumigating, which confuses Ned who is trying to buy a bottle of pinot. He's even more confused when Amy keeps trying to sticky beak in the beer garden until he realises Levi's on his date. Wanting them to leave Levi in peace, Sheila shoos Amy and Ned away.
The Flamingo Bar
Mackenzie asks Brent how he's coping with everything. Brent says he's been through worse, but Mackenzie knows it doesn't make things any easier. She asks if he's spoken to David and Aaron about what he's going through. Brent tells her that David suggested contacting Kids Helpline, except he's not that desperate at the moment and won't need to. "It isn't desperate needing someone to talk to," Mackenzie assures him. She tells him that the people at Kids Helpline are kind and compassionate, plus they don't have a personal stake in your life so they stay neutral.
BRENT: You've done it?
MACKENZIE: Yeah. I used to get bullied a lot when I was in school. And when my mum died, I didn't have anyone that I could talk to about what was happening. So writing it all down in their online chat really helped. Growing up I felt so ashamed, being transgender and my body - it helped me be honest being confidential.
Brent looks as though he might take Mackenzie's advice about the helpline.
Terese finds Harlow and apologises for the way she sprung the news on her about Paul and Holden's deal. While Terese believes Harlow still deserved to know the truth, she shouldn't have blurted it out in front of Brent. "I was more concerned about making you understand what Paul's capable of, then whether it was the right time or place," Terese confesses.
TERESE: It was insensitive and damaging and I'm really sorry.
HARLOW: Granddad got to you, didn't he.
TERESE: Yeah we talked about it. But Harlow I'm just confused because you've been acting like what he did wasn't so bad.
HARLOW: I was just trying to stay calm. I thought if I fell apart then that would give you more reasons to be angry at granddad.
TERESE: Does Brent know what you're going through?
HARLOW: Doesn't make a difference apparently.
TERESE: I'm sorry, Harlow. I know you felt that what you had with Brent was special.
HARLOW: I thought he felt the same.
TERESE: He seemed pretty devastated when I saw him this morning. And I'm guessing that he probably has a few regrets.
Brent finishes up an online chat with Kids Helpline on his laptop, then notices Paul glancing in his direction. Harlow then walks in and ignores Paul as she sits at the bar, so Paul leaves. Brent comments on her disregarding her granddad, but Harlow says she's not "engaging in family communications right now". She asks Brent how he's going and then says the break up has been hard.
BRENT: I think we should talk about us moving forward.
HARLOW: (surprised) Oh yeah?
But her slight hope is deflated when Brent says he's going to stay with his mum and Emmett earlier than he planned. As in he's leaving tonight for New Zealand. "I need to be around people who actually care about me," he explains. While hurt, Harlow also acknowledges that it makes sense.
BRENT: Harlow, I just wanted to say that I loved you.
HARLOW: (doleful) Past tense, nice.
BRENT: I loved who you were, not who you are now.
HARLOW: Maybe I grew up.
BRENT: Maybe. Guess this is goodbye then.
HARLOW: Guess it is.
He leaves her at the bar. Picking up her phone, Harlow deletes all the photos she was looking at earlier of her and Brent. She doesn't notice that Brent has stopped to take one last look at her before he goes.
Amy and Ned are eating their picnic food outside Harold's, but Amy immediately leaps up when she sees Levi and Felicity heading their way when their date wraps up. Ignoring Ned's warnings, Amy says a 'cheerful' hello to the couple.
AMY: You must be Felicity! I'm Amy.
LEVI: (jumping in) Yes, a friend. And that is her boyfriend, Ned.
Felicity says it's nice to meet them both, then Levi quickly escorts her away so Amy and Ned can enjoy the rest of their meal. Amy is crushed that Levi didn't tell Felicity about her, but Ned reasons that Levi's probably just working up to it.
AMY: It was like I didn't exist. He didn't tell her because he's figuring out who he wants to be with.