- Cody has talked 'Mad Dog' Morgan into a basketball match between girls and boys, or as Cody puts it "us against the losers."
- Pam and Cheryl plan a weekend getaway to get in touch with mother nature.
- Len flirts with Mrs Borobokas, while Michael watches.
- Helen says she's going to sell her Lassiters shares to fund her new business with Len.
Gaby shows Cheryl the media layouts for Lassiters. Gaby notes that Kris might be able to get these ads into inflight magazines or a feature article in an up- market lifestyle magazine.
CHERYL: Quite the mover and shaker, your Kris.
GABY: He's not *my* anything.
CHERYL: Hmm... whatever you say.
Helen joins them and admires the new magazines. Helen tells them she's selling her Lassiters shares, and offers them first option to them. Neither of them are financially able to buy the shares. She tells them she's planning to go into business with Len Mangel.
Michael and Debbie discuss Len and Helen. Debbie thinks they should butt out, but Michael doesn't want Helen wrecking her life with Len. Michael thinks Len is out hunting for his next victim. The conversation shifts to the boys v girls basketball match. Debbie thinks it's sexist that the girls haven't been allowed to play basketball before. Debbie steals Michael's basketball and he chases after her.
Brett is in the drivers seat of a car, while Sassy sits behind him.
SASSY: I could teach you something a lot more fun than driving, sexy. Only you'd still need a car to do it.
LOU: Little shush in the back please, let the boy concentrate!
Lou is standing beside the car, he calls on Danni to hurry up, while Debbie and Michael arrive, still playing with the basketball. Debbie passes to Danni, then Danni passes it back. Michael asks for a lift but the car is full. As Michael and Debbie head off, Sassy tells Danni that Debbie is a nerd. Danni says she's not that bad, and she'd be good on the team, but Sassy refuses. Brett is nervous behind the wheel as Lou instructs him to check his mirrors and then drive off. Brett instantly stalls the car.
Pam asks if Helen has had any luck selling her shares. Pam says not everyone thinks it's good news, Julie and Philip have their concerns. Pam says the venture with Len could be risky, and isn't it a bit disloyal to the family by selling her shares in Lassiters.
PAM: It's none of my business Helen, but are you sure about this business venture with Len? It could be risky.
HELEN: You're right. It is none of your business.
PAM: Fair enough. But there's been one of the Robinsons at Lassiters now since as long as I can remember. Won't you feel a bit disloyal?
HELEN: To the family? Pam I have given them more than 20 years of my life. Since Lucy was born I've cooked and I've cleaned, I've patched up cut wounds and arguments. I've given advice when they asked for it and support when they needed that...
PAM: All the more reason not to...
HELEN: I think that's loyalty enough. Don't you?
PAM: You sound a little bitter.
HELEN: No I'm not bitter, I'm just disappointed. My relationship with Len, both in business and personal has given me a great deal of pleasure. I had hoped my family would share in that, but since they won't, I intend to enjoy it, regardless.
Erinsborough High Car Park
Debbie, Michael and Cody are waiting as Brett pulls up in the car park. Brett thanks Lou for the lesson as Lou drives off. Debbie and Sassy argue. Mr Morgan calls all players over to the basketball court. Packo arrives and says one of the players isn't able to make it, so they're one player short. Danni suggests Debbie replace her. Debbie says she wouldn't play in their team in a million years, but Cody says this is about the principle. Mr Morgan shouts the girls over - "this isn't a tea party ladies, do we have a game or what?" Cody drags Debbie down to the court.
Pam has packed some food for their trip. Doug brings over a pair of bongos, wondering what Pam needs them for out in the bush.
PAM: To beat out the rhythm of life, of course.
GABY: Women's things dad, mysterious and spooky.
DOUG: I hate it when you go all female on me.
Cheryl arrives dressed for her trip to the bush. Cheryl sees Gaby is wearing synthetic clothes and says she needs to wear natural fibres only as synthetics interfere with the ritual. Doug is confused by what they are talking about. Pam says it's for them to know and for him to find out.
The girls arrive at the cabin in the bush, Pam's excited to listen to the birds. Cheryl tells Gaby to take it easy, they're here for relaxation.
Lou is drinking after his driving lesson with Brett. Doug joins him for a beer. Doug wonders about this retreat the girls are on. Lou says it's Cheryl's 'new age' kick, and they're only being secretive about it because they know it drives them crazy. Doug suggests they go for a drive in the country. Lou jokes that Doug's a stickybeak, but he is too.
Pam, Gaby and Cheryl are reciting their new age chants together. Pam tells Gaby that being a mother will change her life in ways she can't hope to imagine. Gaby insists she'll cope.
Michael talks strategy with Brett and Stonie. Then the game continues, Debbie passes to Cody and she scores another basket. Brett compliments Debbie, saying her team couldn't do it without her.
Doug is shaking a big blanket in the house, with dust going everywhere! Lou comes in and starts coughing, wondering when the blanket last saw the light of day. Doug says it was when Adam took it to a scout jamboree. Doug talks to Lou about the development - that Cody wants to save the world but has no sense of the economics. Lou says Doug has put a lot of time and effort into the house, isn't he worried that the developers want to knock it down? Doug isn't attached to it. Lou and Doug grab their camping gear, they've got all the essentials.
The girls and boys have equal scores in the basketball game. After a foul, Debbie has a penalty shot. Sassy tells her 'blow this and you're dead, Martin.' We have slow motion close ups on all the players faces, then Debbie scores a winning basket. Sassy says 'good on you Deb', as Debbie celebrates.
Lou and Doug use their binoculars to spy on the Cheryl, Pam and Gaby. Doug and Lou realise they haven't brought any food with them - Lou suggests they go to a pub they passed earlier. Doug doesn't want to leave, he wants to see what the women are doing.
LOU: If you think spying on them means I go hungry, then you can count me out!
DOUG: It's a long walk home.
LOU: You're a stubborn man Doug Willis.
Doug suggests they wait until the girls go for an evening walk, then they'll do a lightning raid on their supplies.
The Coffee Shop
The girls celebrate their win. Sassy says they had a secret weapon, Debbie did it for them. They applaud Debbie. Sassy buys Debbie a drink to bury the hatchet. Sassy says she was wrong about her, and they shake hands. Sassy offers Debbie a full time place on the team, Debbie has to decline as she has a lot of study on. Michael rushes in and tells Debbie they need to talk. Michael tells her he saw Len talking to that woman he was with yesterday. Debbie says they'll have to tell gran.
Doug and Lou are eating some of the girls food, when they come back and catch them. Cheryl asks them what they're doing here, Doug can't answer as he has a mouthful of food.
Debbie and Michael tell Helen that the girls won the basketball match. Michael and Debbie ask Helen not to sell her Lassiters shares. Michael warns her that 'that old creep' will take her shares and dump her. He tells Helen that he saw Len with another woman a couple of times. Helen says Michael has a vivid imagination and the discussion is closed. She walks out. Michael and Debbie realise they need proof about what Len is doing, set a trap he can't get out of. Michael thinks he knows what to do.
Cheryl asks for an explanation.
LOU: Don't look at me it was Doug's idea.
DOUG: Oh thanks a bunch.
LOU: Don't mention it.
They realise Doug and Lou have been spying on them. Doug says all this 'woman stuff' makes him nervous, he's worried they'll decide they don't need him anymore. The girls laugh, and Pam gives Doug a hug. Cheryl hugs Lou too. The two couples decide to go for a romantic walk in the woods. Gaby looks put out and tells them she'll stay at the cabin.
It's night, Gab is lying on the sofa inside. She struggles to get to her feet, obviously distressed about something. Pam comes back, apologising for being late. Gaby cries out to Pam.
GABY: Mum! I think I'm bleeding! My baby!!