- Annalise moaning that she didn't win the Miss Erinsborough contest.
- Michael and Phil are at odds.
- Hannah and Jesse's kites collide.
- Rick decides to plead guilty to reckless driving.
Hannah insists to Julie that Jesse broke her kite on purpose. She tells Hannah to try being a bit nicer to Jesse.
Julie tells her to get on with her calisthenics - that was the deal, and then they'll talk about ballet.
Annalise is in a bad mood, whcih is worsened by a customer criticising her top. The woman introduces herself as a consultant and says Annalise is "limiting her beauty potential". She goes on that everyone has a "season" and certain colours look better on them. Annalise looks interested and says maybe that's why she lost the Miss Erinsborough competition. The woman offers Annalise a full "colour analysis" and Annalise books her for this afternoon.
That wasn't weird at all(!)
Rick comes to tell Sally that his court case went OK. He lost his licence for a year, $200 fine and 200 hours community service. She's quite impressed that he pleaded guilty, saying it took guts and maturity.
Sally tells him that her gran is in hospital and Rick encourages Sally to visit. He carries her stuff out to her car.
Phil tells Michael off for not doing his shift in the Newsagency. Michael prefers working on the house with Doug and it's more interesting that selling newspapers. Anyway, he gets on well with Doug.
Phil comes to see Doug.
DOUG: I'm just going over to the house to meet your son, as a matter of fact.
PHIL: He's been behaving more like *your* son lately.
PHIL: Don't tell me you haven't noticed...if anything, you've been encouraging him.
PHIL: What would you call it? All the chummy little outings, father- son cricket match.
DOUG: Now, just a minute...!
PHIL: Fair enough, all your boys have left home, but if you don't mind, I'd like to be Michael's father while I still have the chance!
DOUG: Hey, I'm not trying to be a father to him, that's not my job! He's a great kid, easy to be around. I just try to be a friend.
PHIL: That's *not* the way it looks from where I stand.
DOUG: You know, that's maybe that's your problem. If you spent more time trying to be his friend, you might not have so much trouble with him.
Phil huffs off.
Hannah and Miranda are chatting. Hannah says she's no longer friends with Jesse. Just then, Jesse comes back from the counter with cake and milkshakes for himself and Miranda - apparently she invited him. Hannah runs off in despair.
The "colour analysis" is in progress. Weirdly, the analyst suggests the same colour as she rejected on Annalise this morning.
A massive pile of clothing develops by the end and Annalise starts putting it into black bags.
Hannah is moaning about Jesse and Miranda being friends.
DEBBIE: Ah, the brat's been dumped.
HANNAH: I wasn't dumped, Miranda stole him from me!
JULIE: Hannah, you didn't even like him in the first place!
HANNAH: I never said I didn't.
JULIE: Oh...sorry. I just got that impression when you called him...let's see. Creepoid, jerk and fink were the terms I think you used!
HANNAH: OK, so maybe I didn't *use* to like him...but that was then.
JULIE: Oh, I see.
DEBBIE: Still sounds like you were dumped to me!
HANNAH: Shut up, it's not like your love life's been perfect! 'Oh, Rick', 'Oh Darren', 'Oh Brett'!
Debbie just tells her that the older you get, the more you get used to being dumped(!)
When they've gone, Phil comes in. He's calmed down a bit now.
PHIL: I dropped in to see Doug on the way home.
JULIE: What about?
PHIL: Michael. I've really made a mess of things, Julie. I practically accused the poor guy of stealing my son!
JULIE: Why on earth would you want to do something like that...
PHIL: I was jealous. Jealous of the time they spend together, the way they get on so well...
Phil looks sheepish but Julie thinks he's being too hard on himself. Michael comes in and brushes Phil off again.
Mark and Rick are playing with Mark's video camera when Annalise comes in with shopping. She informs them that her colour code is "Summer- Spring" so she needed new clothes. Apparently she can only be happy in "cool, bright colours" (This does not explain why she's dressed all in black)
Sally drops around to tell Rick that her gran is better. She thanks Rick for encouraging her to go and clasps his hands. Then she realises that it's inappropriate and leaves.
No.26, the following morning
Julie tells Michael that Phil is hurt by how much time he spends with Doug, explaining that Phil feels Michael prefers Doug to him. Michael says he's just not interested in serving in the shop.
JULIE: You do love your father, don't you?
MICHAEL: Look, I admit we haven't exactly been seeing eye to eye lately, but that doesn't mean I don't love him.
JULIE: Then, why don't you tell him?
MICHAEL: He already knows that.
JULIE: Right now, I honestly don't think he does. You have to show him before all this animosity goes too far. Tell him.
Debbie has done well in her Japanese exam, and so did Rick.
SALLY: How does a B+ sound?
RICK: It sounds like somebody else's paper(!)
Sally says maybe Rick was Japanese in another lifetime(!)
When Sally has gone, Debbie looks at him suspiciously.
DEBBIE: Rick, I'm not stupid, OK, I know you're in love with her. The whole school knows you've got a crush on her the size of Mount Everest. I'm beginning to think it might be mutual.
RICK: What are you talking about, Deb, just because I got a good mark?!
DEBBIE: Look, forget Japanese, OK, I'm talking about body language. And hers is telling me that there's definitely something going on between you. What is it?
RICK: Nothing, I swear. Not yet, anyway(!)
Michael asks Phil if Vikram is coming in today, because he's going to do a double shift to make up for yesterday.
Michael turns to go, but then decides to sit down with Phil instead.
Phil is reading an article about swimming with dolphins and seals.
PHIL: There's a charter boat service that offers day trips out to the Bay.
MICHAEL: That'd be cool.
PHIL: Yeah, they say they're really tame, let you touch them and everything. You know, if that's the sort of thing you're in to, there's nothing stopping us from doing it.
MICHAEL: Us actually...go in to the ocean?
PHIL: It's just an idea.
MICHAEL: Well, if you wanted to do that...it could be fun.
PHIL: Yeah? I'll give them a ring.
Jesse is flying his kite when Hannah comes along, having fixed her kite. She's being very nice to Jesse and they make up about the previous kit tangle. She invites him to see her calisthenics, but he's doing something else - playing computer games with Miranda. She dejectedly goes off with her kite.
Rick is reading daft articles from Annalise's magazines. Debbie is reading the paper and reads out Poet's Corner's winning entry for the week. As she reads, Rick realises that it's Annalise's poem.
He takes the paper and rushes to the counter to show Annalise. She is very pleased and is convinced it's all due to her new way of life!
Michael is reading the article about swimming with seals. Debbie is surprised to hear that Phil and Michael are going to do it. Michael isn't sure about swimming with seals - he wants to spend time with Phil, but he's scared about the other things in the sea, like sharks(!)
DEBBIE: Just say something to Dad, he'll understand.
MICHAEL: But he *really* wants to go. I'll just have to figure out a way to try and deal with it.
Hannah is moaning about Miranda "stealing" Jesse off her to Julie.
HANNAH: It's all Miranda's fault, her and her stupid computer games. Hope the screen blows up in her face.
JULIE: Oh, that's not very nice!
Julie sees a couple ballroom dancing and looks over in admiration. She sends Hannah off and goes over to the dancers for a closer look.
Debbie suggests inviting Cody along. Michael muses that it is something "different and exciting" and goes off to ask her.
Michael is excited that Cody has agreed to come on the seal/dolphin- swimming expedition.
Annalise has bought even more new clothes. This time, glasses and a black shawl.
ANNALISE: I'm a poet! Well, what do you think?
Mark laughs, nervously.