Lou winds Julie up, suggesting that the Lim family ate Holly.
Rick is annoyed that Debbie is interested in other guys.
Phoebe thinks Stephen believes she's not a good mother.
Julie confronts Jenny over Holly.
JULIE: I hear our dog was in your yard last night.
JENNY: Yes, she paid us a visit.
JULIE: So you admit it!
JENNY: Admit what? She wandered in and played with Tommy until it was time for dinner.
JULIE: Have you no shame?!
Julie is appalled to think that the Lim family barbequed Holly and tells Jenny that whilst that thing might be acceptable in Hong Kong, but in Australia it is considered barbaric! Jenny is angry and tells Julie that she's never been so insulted. Helen appears and asks what's going on. Jenny leaves and tells Helen to ask Julie!
Erinsborough High Classroom
Jonathon and Debbie are doing work together; he's helping her out. She's appreciative but thinks he's nuts to enjoy doing it. He tells her that it's her company that he's enjoying. Rick looks through the window at the pair. He walks in just as Debbie invites Jonathon around to Number 32.
DEBBIE: Rick. I didn't see you there - are you spying on us or something?
RICK: Don't you think I've got better things to do, Deb?
DEBBIE: Why don't you go and do them. We'd like a bit of privacy.
Rick leaves. Jonathon asks for the story between her and Rick. Debbie says that it's all over between them and she's not interested in getting back with him.
Helen is apologising to Jenny and Raymond for Julie's behaviour. Jenny is upset but Raymond thinks it's hilarious - after all, everyone knows what Julie is like. Helen looks uncomfortable.
JENNY: It's hard to believe that you two are related.
HELEN: Well, sometimes I wish we weren't.
Helen makes her excuses and leaves. Jenny reckons that she should sue Julie for defamation of character. Raymond reminds her that they knew that they'd meet people like Julie. He tells her not to take it all so seriously, but Jenny thinks that racial hatred is a very serious matter.
Phoebe is talking to Pam. She's upset that Stephen seems a better parent than her with Hope. Phoebe tells Pam about Stephen's plan for him to look after Hope whilst he studies and Phoebe to work fulltime. Gaby lets it slip that he had discussed it with her. She says that she thinks it's great, but Phoebe isn't keen on the idea. It turns out that Phoebe is more worried that people with think that she is a lousy mother if she doesn't stay at home with Hope. Pam and Gaby tell her to go for it.
Helen and Phil are very unhappy with Julie. Helen thinks that she and Jim brought Julie up better than that, and Phil's worried that having a racially prejudiced wife might impact upon his business dealings with Raymond. Helen says that it should be ok as Raymond found it all very amusing. Julie says that no harm has been done but Phil orders her to go over to Number 22 and apologise. Julie refuses but Helen agrees with Phil.
HELEN: You've made her life a misery ever since they came to this street. You've given her a bad impression of us all.
JULIE: So she's allowed to be as rude as she likes to me but when I make one tiny remark about her eating our dog, I'm the bad guy?!
Phil points out that Jenny has never been rude to Julie without Julie being rude first. Julie tells him the story of Jenny barging over, accusing Hannah of having a toy gun.
JULIE: Hannah doesn't even own a gun.
PHIL: Yes, she does! A water pistol.
JULIE: She does not.
Phil pulls out a water pistol.
PHIL: What's this then? I found it hidden underneath the stairs out the back. She's been saving for something; I assume this is it.
JULIE: She didn't tell me!
PHIL: Probably because she knew you'd say no.
HELEN: What do you have to say for yourself now, darling?
Julie admits that Jenny was right about that but she reminds Phil and Helen that Holly is still missing, so she might not be wrong about the dog. With impeccable timing, Hannah bounds into the living room with Holly - she was in the back garden of Number 30. Phil tells her it's time for the apology he was talking about and squirts Julie in the face with the water pistol!
Stephen offers to go to the cops and tell them the story from the start. Wayne says that it won't help. Stephen reckons that the cops have a pretty strong case. Wayne is outraged that he's reacting in the same way to Gaby. He's upset because if his mate and his girlfriend don't believe him, how is he going to convince a courtroom full of strangers? Wayne believes the only way forward is to get the witness to change her story.
Raymond and Jenny are sitting on the sofa. Julie is apologising, with Phil watching over her.
JULIE: It was a natural mistake. Lou's fault really!
JULIE: How was I supposed to know he was only joking?!
PHIL: You are here to apologise; not pass the buck. Now go on.
Julie apologises but Jenny wants to know what she's sorry for. Julie is outraged - she's got her apology; what more does she want? Julie to get down on the floor on her hands and knees? Raymond agrees and tells Jenny to be more gracious.
PHIL: No, I think Jenny's right. You said you were going to do this properly.
JULIE: All right! ... I'm sorry for saying you ate our dog.
Phil bites his lip to keep from laughing. Raymond looks amused. Phil turns his back to Jenny and Raymond as he tries to stifle his laughter.
JULIE: It was very rude and ignorant of me.
Julie angrily elbows Phil to stop him laughing.
JULIE: And you have my assurance it will never happen again.
Jenny is sceptical and Raymond tells her to accept the apology. Phil apologises and thanks them for listening. The pair leave. Raymond points out that it took Julie a lot of courage to come over and apologise and Jenny didn't make it easy for her. He tells her that if they stopped fighting, the pair could become friends as they're very much alike!
Julie is annoyed with Phil - she thinks he humiliated her by making her apologise and standing over her whilst she did it. Jonathon and Debbie are studying in the front room. Julie isn't happy to see him and reminds him that Jenny doesn't want the children socialising. Debbie thought that only applied to her and Sarah and Jonathon reckons that what Jenny doesn't know won't hurt her. Phil tells him that they have to comply to Jenny's wishes and he and Julie head into the kitchen.
JULIE: Heaven forbid if Mrs Lim were to find something else to complain about!
Debbie tries to protest but Jonathon says it's ok and leaves. They agree to meet tomorrow. Julie comes back into the living room.
JULIE: I forbid you to have anything to do with that family.
DEBBIE: It's a free country.
JULIE: Mrs Lim doesn't seem to think so.
DEBBIE: You are the only one having trouble getting along with Mrs Lim.
Debbie puts the television on. Julie turns it off.
JULIE: You thought she was the worst person in the world when she accused you of leading Sarah astray.
DEBBIE: Well maybe if you hadn't bugged her so much, she wouldn't have given us such a hard time.
Debbie puts the television back on. Julie turns it off.
JULIE: I repeat: You are to stay away from the Lims, especially Jonathon. I don't want his mother getting the wrong idea.
Phil wanders in and puts the television on. Julie glares at the television, then at Phil and then walks out!
DEBBIE: My mother the racist! That is all I need!
PHIL: I don't think she means to be, Deb.
DEBBIE: That's no excuse. The Lims have only been here five minutes and look at all the trouble she's caused.
Phil tells her that the dust will settle and in the meantime, she should just humour Julie.
Gaby comes out of Number 28 and spies Wayne.
GABY: I was just on my way to see you.
WAYNE: What do you want - a medal?
Gaby makes excuses, saying that work has been really busy but Wayne isn't impressed. He tells her to cut the bull and he knows why she's avoiding him. He's annoyed with her but Gaby tells him that it's not every day that your boyfriend is charged with murder - it's taken her some time to take it in. He says he's still coming to terms with it himself. Wayne tells her that he needs her and the two hug.
Julie is struggling with her maths equations. Debbie says that they're easy and Julie is surprised because she was finding them hard yesterday. Debbie says that Jonathon helped her to understand.
DEBBIE: Jonathon's a great guy.
JULIE: Yes, I'm sure he is.
DEBBIE: He's well mannered and smart... ambitious. He respects his elders. He's just the kind of guy you'd push me to go out with.
JULIE: You're too busy wasting your time with losers like Rick Alessi.
DEBBIE: Actually, I'm in love with someone else.
DEBBIE: Jonathon Lim.
JULIE: Debbie, you can't!
DEBBIE: You said yourself he's ok!
JULIE: Ordinarily I'd be delighted but... Can't you find someone from a nice family we can all get along with?!
DEBBIE: A nice Anglo-Saxon family?
Debbie tells Julie that she's just using the fight with Jenny as a convenient excuse - and that the only reason she doesn't want Debbie seeing Jonathon is because he's Chinese. Julie denies it. Debbie triumphantly tells Julie that she is a racist.
Stephen is criticising his own cooking. Phoebe snaps at him and tells him to stop fussing. He apologises for giving her the impression that she's a bad mother. They discuss switching work/home roles. He suggests they share responsibilities equally and he offers to give up the idea of studying. Phoebe says that it wouldn't be fair to make him give that up. They bicker in a circle and Phoebe seems annoyed that the decision will be left to her.
Pam, Wayne and Gaby are chatting about the situation whilst they wait for Doug to get home so they can eat. Gaby's trying to get Wayne to think about potential witnesses but he's reluctant. Pam puts her foot in it, making it seem like she doesn't believe Wayne, which causes him to snap. Gaby laments him having his gun with him.
WAYNE: Yeah, a dumb move, all right.
PAM: Such a coincidence that the murder weapon was the same type.
WAYNE: Not really, they're common.
PAM: Why did you bring that back again?
WAYNE: Look, I'm starting to feel like I'm on trial here!
PAM: Well you'd better get used to it, Wayne because with the amount of evidence against you, you're going to have a tough time convincing a court you didn't do it.
WAYNE: What about you, Pam? What do you think?
PAM: It makes no difference what I think.
WAYNE: Well thanks very much for making it perfectly clear. I'd better be going.
PAM: What about dinner?
WAYNE: I can't accept hospitality from someone who believes I'm a murderer.
Wayne storms out and Gaby is annoyed at Pam for her behaviour. Pam is surprised that Gaby didn't air her own opinions. Gaby tells Pam that she has to stick by Wayne until a court makes a decision on whether he is guilty or not.
Coffee Shop Outside
There's a woman outside with a baby who's crying. Phoebe quietens the baby and the parent chats to Phoebe about how she couldn't pick up her career again because of the baby and she'll be too old when he's grown up. She's sure the baby realises that she doesn't want to be stuck at home with him.
Pam and Stephen are chatting about him studying and he's interested in social work. Pam reckons he'd make a good one.
Gaby is chatting to Helen. Helen comments on Pam's lack of tact - Wayne knows how bad it looks and doesn't need to be reminded of it! Gaby asks if he's upset but Helen says he's more bewildered than anything. Wayne walks in and tells them that he knows how to clear his name. Wayne says that the witness, Jean, was carrying an umbrella when she saw him, but it wasn't raining on the day of the murder - so if she recalls that she wasn't carrying an umbrella, it clears him. Gaby is stoked but Helen plays devil's advocate, suggesting that people carry umbrellas on all sorts of days. Wayne still thinks it's worth a go and Gaby tells him to ring the police. Wayne says that they'd never follow it up, so he has to come up with a way to make Jean remember.
Debbie and Jonathon are chatting and Rick grabs a seat with them.
DEBBIE: Who invited you?
She gets up and goes to talk to Phoebe. Rick tells Jonathon that she's only using him to make Rick jealous. Jonathon thinks Rick is very sure of himself. They disagree over who she's interested in.
Coffee Shop - Outside
Phil and Julie are walking over the bridge and Julie is made up that Phil's asked her to have lunch. She's less happy when Phil walks her to a table where Raymond and Jenny are sitting - the two men have decided that the women need to talk things out. Julie makes to leave, but Phil pulls her back.
PHIL: You're carrying on like children. In fact, our kids have put you to shame.
He sits Julie down. Raymond points out that the kids want to be friends but Jenny and Julie's feud is preventing that from happening. He tells them to stop using the kids to get at each other.
Phoebe tells Stephen that she's happy for him to study, but it's on a six month trial period and if things aren't working out, they're to rethink things. Stephen wants to know what changed her mind. Phoebe says that Hope won't be happy unless Phoebe's happy and she needs to work to keep her sanity - they're just lucky to have Stephen who doesn't have any sexist hang-ups. Phoebe admits that she's still worried about being perceived as being a bad mother. Stephen tells her it's all about quality time.
Coffee Shop - Outside
Jenny and Julie apologise to each other and admit that they've both been at fault. Julie concedes that Jenny has had a lot to cope with due to them moving to a new country. Julie suggests that they should both try a bit harder.
PHIL: Thank goodness that's settled. Let's eat!
RAYMOND: Yes, I hear dalmation is excellent.
They all laugh.
Wayne is making lunch. He's got classes at the school in the afternoon and Gaby's worried about the kids giving him hassle. She's pleased that he seems keen on following through with the umbrella lead, but she's worried when he says he wants to confront her himself instead of going via the police. She tells him that he could be accused of intimidating a witness and end up in more trouble. Wayne says she's right - and that's why he wants her to do it for him.
WAYNE: Look, you said you believed in me. I guess what I'm asking you now is that you prove it.