- Lou gives Cheryl some of his clothes to sell as he's getting new ones.
- Cheryl takes over Annalise and Mark's wedding.
- Annalise tells Marlene that she doesn't want her wedding reception at Chez Chez.
- Marlene tells Cheryl that Annalise thinks Cheryl is sticking her now in too much.
Annalise is showing Mark some sketches of wedding dresses. He is indifferent, saying she looks beautiful in anything. They get a bit lovey- dovey, and Sam, who is working quietly in a corner of the room, rolls his eyes a bit.
Marlene comes in and says she's solved the problem of the wedding - having told Cheryl to butt out.
ANNALISE: You didn't tell her that I said anything, did you?!
MARLENE: No- o...I just told her that you weren't happy at having the reception at the pub. I didn't single you out...I said that half the street thought that she was interfering.
SAM:(dryly) I bet she would have loved that(!)
ANNALISE: Oh, just great, thanks heaps, Marlene!
MARLENE: Well, she was ruining the greatest day of your life, someone had to say something!
ANNALISE: Not like that, they didn't!
MARK: The thing is, we didn't want to hurt her feelings. That's why we didn't say anything ourselves.
MARLENE: Perhaps you should have.
Annalise stomps off.
MARLENE: I thought you'd be happy it was all out in the open!
ANNALISE: Oh, yeah, great(!)
Marlene wonders if she's done the right thing.
Cheryl is ranting to Lou, Brett and Danni about the wedding. They are supportive.
Mark is putting rubbish back in a bin (dogs have been at it). Annalise is fed up and says Marlene shouldn't have said anything.
ANNALISE: I'm not sure I even want a wedding anymore. I mean, it's just turned into a big hassle.
MARK: But I'm worth it, aren't I?
ANNALISE: Not at the moment, you smell like garbage!
Lou puts his new reading glasses on and Danni teases him. Lou asks Brett how to spell "Bosnia- Herzogovina". Brett says it doesn't come up in conversation much(!)
Danni heads off to bed. When she's gone, Lou asks about the pronunciation of "Rwandans". Apparently the community radio station is looking for a news- reader and he's thinking of applying.
LOU: News- reading's a very respectable profession. People look up to newsreaders.
BRETT: Right, this is all because you're sick of your image. You're sick of everyone thinking you're just some shonky used car salesman and you're desperate to do something about it, right?!
LOU: Thank you Brett, very nicely put!
Lou apparently has to make a professional- sounding demo tape. Brett offers to help - he'll record a jingle and help with the recording too.
No.28 (front garden)
Billy tells Hannah about the furniture he found on the road, and how he's going to put it in his clubhouse. They walk down Ramsay Street and decide to ask Sam for help building the clubhouse.
They see Brett doing Qigong in his front garden. He comes over and tells them that the council have finally sorted out the lake and re- stocked it. They agree to check it out later.
Lou is practising reading the news with Danni listening. Cheryl decides to go and talk to Annalise to "get a few things off her chest".
LOU: Oh, sweetheart, do you think that's a good idea?
CHERYL: Don't worry, I'll be fine.
LOU:(to Danni) It's not her I'm worried about, it's Annalise!
Sam has agreed to help Billy with the clubhouse and the furniture. As they're leaving, Cheryl arrives. Marlene makes herself scarce.
CHERYL: So is everything true? Everything Marlene said about the way you feel?
ANNALISE: Yeah, I guess so.
CHERYL: I only ever wanted the best for you, Annalise, I just wanted to see you and Mark get off to a really fine start. I was only trying to help.
ANNALISE: We know that, and we really appreciate it, we really do.
CHERYL: (upset) Well, you've got a really funny way of showing your appreciation. Letting me think that you're absolutely delighted with everything that I'm doing and all the time you're whinging behind my back to everybody else, making me out to be some...pushy brawd who's trying to hijack my wedding.
ANNALISE: It wasn't as bad as that, Cheryl, honestly.
CHERYL: Oh, don't you talk to me about honesty, Annalise! You've been acting so two- faced around me recently, I doubt you even know the meaning of the word. In any case, you will be glad to know that I am withdrawing my offer for you to have your reception at my hotel, you have it wherever you want it!
Sam, Billy and Hannah are picking up the dumped furniture, which seems pretty good quality.
Cheryl is moping. Lou suggests that she comes down the car yard and helps him and Brett with the demo tape, but Cheryl is off to work. Lou tells her that none of the neighbours think she is pushy, apart from an odd comment occasionally(!) They all end up laughing and hugging.
Annalise is very upset and is telling Mark what happened with Cheryl.
MARK: He that digeth the pit shall fall into it.
Apparently he has been reading the Bible and says that Annalise should have been upfront in the place. He doesn't know what the Bible says about getting out of pits though(!) He says she'll just have to try to make it up with Cheryl.
Lou and Brett are making the demo tape for the newsreader job. Brett plays a news jingle on his keyboard.
LOU: I haven't done a lot of things I can be really proud of in my life. Do you know, I was worth a couple of million bucks about five years ago. Lost the lot through bad investments. Guess you could say, I've been a good used car salesman and a crook husband once or twice.
BRETT: You did your best.
LOU: That's a great epitaph isn't it, 'He done his best'!
He advises Brett to make the most of his life. Brett turns back to the demo tape to see what they can do with it.
Bric- a- brac Shop
Billy and Hannah are storing the furniture in the back room of Marlene's shop. Marlene says the furniture is worth a lot. She says they could drive a truck round on big rubbish day and pick up a load of stuff to sell. She wants Sam to get involved in her business. He snaps and says he'll make his own choices in life.
Mark skulks in, trying not to look at Cheryl. He finally comes to the bar.
MARK: Listen, I've come round to apologise. I'm partly to blame for this whole mess. The misunderstanding about the reception. And I feel really terrible about it.
CHERYL: I see.
MARK: Look, we were really blown out that you wanted to organise everything for us. We really were, it would have been a fantastic gift. It's just that, well, we had our own ideas.
CHERYL: I'd have understood that, Mark, if only you'd bothered to tell me.
MARK: We were going to. It's just that, well, the longer it went on, the harder it got. And believe it or not, we didn't want to hurt your feelings. So, all I can say is, I'm really, really sorry, Cheryl.
CHERYL: OK. I appreciate that Mark, at least you've had the decency to apologise. I only wish Annalise could have paid me the same courtesy.
MARK: She will. I know she's coming round to see you. It's just that, well, she's been busy.
Outside the Coffee Shop
Annalise is really apprehensive about going to see Cheryl. She decides to leave it for a while, but Mark says Cheryl is expecting her.
Annalise comes in.
ANNALISE: Hi. Pretty busy in here for this time of day.
CHERYL: I'm surprised to see you here, actually, I heard this place wasn't quite to your taste(!)
ANNALISE: Cheryl, I'm trying to apologise, don't make it any harder.
CHERYL: I think you deserve a little bit more than just some sarcasm, don't you?
ANNALISE: Probably. I just hate this fighting, I'd do anything to be friends again.
CHERYL: Would you?
ANNALISE: Yes, I would! I mean, a public apology, even a notice in the paper.
CHERYL: I think that's going a little bit too far.
Cheryl calls over some of the drinkers and gathers them around Annalise.
ANNALISE: What do you want me to say?
CHERYL: I want you to say something really nice about me, to make up for all the damage you've done. Off you go.
Annalise looks uncomfortable.
Billy and Hannah are working on his clubhouse. Hannah tells him that she's coming on a visit to Erinsborough High this week. Billy looks a bit worried(!)
Annalise tells Marlene about having to apologise to Cheryl in public. She's not happy with Marlene.
ANNALISE: I'm going to have to be very careful about the things I say to you in future, Marlene. I don't think I can trust you anymore.
Lou's demo tape is complete, and Brett has even done an inlay card. They talk about Libby. Brett says that kissing her was like kissing a piece of sashimi, and now he's stopped chasing her, she can't get enough of him(!)
LOU: Welcome to a lifetime of confusion in the wonderful world of women.
Outside the Coffee Shop
Marlene tells Sam that she's arranged for him to go and look at a van. He is not impressed. He says she's even worse than Cheryl for sticking her nose in! Marlene is not pleased.
MARLENE: I don't like you speaking to me like that Sam Kratz!
SAM: Yeah, well, you don't have to worry, cos I'm not going to be around much longer. I've decided to move into the office. I'm too old to be living with my Nan anyway!
MARLENE:(shocked) You don't have to move...I mean, if bringing girls home is a bit of a problem...
SAM: Girls aren't the problem, Nan, *you* are. I'm sorry, the sooner I move out, the better.
Marlene looks upset.