- Detective Illich telling Annalise and Jo that he wants them to work with the police.
- Cheryl telling Janine that Ross is there. Janine ordering Ross out.
Ross tells Janine that he's come to apologise. Cheryl says she doesn't want to see Janine upset, so if he could go... Ross insists that he just wants to make sure Janine is OK - and to ask her to forgive him. He takes Janine's arm, but she pulls away and orders him angrily not to touch her. Cheryl snaps at him to get out. Ross tells Janine that he's changed, but he leaves as requested.
Outside No. 22
Cheryl follows Ross down the driveway and asks him angrily how he could turn up and harass Janine like that. Ross insists that he isn't harassing her. Cheryl snaps at him that he should scuttle back to whatever her name is and thank his lucky stars that she didn't lose her temper with him. Ross asks her blankly what she's talking about. Cheryl retorts that Janine told her all about the affair. Ross tells her that he and Janine are adults and they're really none of her business; he and Janine have got to be allowed the chance to work this out for themselves. He goes on that he was an idiot, but he does love her. Cheryl tells him that Janine needs time for herself. She suggests that he leave it for a few days.
Sam offers Jo, Annalise and Cody another drink, but they all decline. Stonie comes in and Cody quickly says she's off. Jo tells her that she and Stonie have got to talk, but Cody isn't interested. She heads out. Annalise follows her, but Jo stays to comfort Stonie, who's asking Lou for work, to no avail. She tells Stonie that he was fantastic in those ads; and he Cody were a great match - all it needs is a bit of a push.
Jo, Annalise, Sam and Cody go to head inside No. 24, but Colin quickly opens the door and stops them, asking for a password! Marlene comes to the door and Sam asks what's going on. Marlene tells him curtly that if her house is going to be made the headquarters for the National Crime Authority, they're going to do it properly. She lets Cody, Sam, Annalise and Jo in, but makes them sit down on the couch. Annalise asks her how much she knows. She replies:
MARLENE: Enough. Detective Illich - oh, er, Richard Cross - was here earlier.
ANNALISE: Oh. Well, you don't mind, do you?
MARLENE (roars): MIND? Of *course* I mind.
Jo tells Marlene that she would have sworn she was the socially responsible type. Marlene, however, retorts that she thought she made it clear at their family meeting that this is her home, not a refuge, an office or a police station. She goes on that she knows they have to fulfil their obligation to Detective Illich, but once the criminal is caught, AnnaJo is out of there. Jo tries to protest, but Marlene snaps that she wants her home back.
Janine is pouring teaspoons of sugar into a mug of coffee. Cheryl comments to her that she was very agitated when she saw Ross. Janine snaps that she wasn't expecting him to turn up, that's all. She asks if they can change the subject. Cheryl suggests that it might help to talk about it, but Janine points out coolly that they've never been the type to bare their souls to each other. Cheryl suggests that perhaps they should start now, then. Janine doesn't respond. After several seconds' thought, though, she pulls down the back of her top to reveal a scar three or four inches long below her right shoulder. Cheryl asks in shock how it happened. Janine replies slowly:
JANINE: Kitchen chair.
CHERYL (shocked): *Ross* did this? Ross *hit* you?
Janine just nods. Cheryl looks at her sadly.
Driveway of No. 24
The next morning, Sam and Stonie are working on their bikes. Sam tells Stonie that he's going for a long ride with Gruff, one of his footy mates, and he asks Stonie if he wants to come along. Stonie, however, replies that he's got an audition for a commercial - not that it'll do him much good. He then asks how Cody was this morning. Sam, however, tells him that she needs some space. Stonie accepts reluctantly that he's right. Sam rides off. Jo runs down the driveway suddenly and tells Stonie to keep this evening free as she's got a brilliant idea!
Jo and Annalise are sitting with Detective Illich, making plans, when Colin comes over and asks 'Mr. Cross' for a word. He tells him that it's occurred to him that his Mr. Big could become suspicious about AnnaJo's lack of customers, so he has a solution. He then puts on a beret and false moustache and introduces himself in a bad French accent as:
COLIN: Monsieur Taylor - an artist who wishes to publicise his exhibition of paintings de Paris. Ça va?
Annalise chuckles that she doesn't think they've heard of AnnaJo in Paris just yet. Colin then puts on a flat cap and puts a pipe in his mouth! Detective Illich, however, tells him impatiently that this is a serious police matter: although Reynolds is not considered a violent man, there is still an element of danger, and they must all promise to follow his instruction to the letter.
Lou is warning Cheryl not to push Janine; she'll talk when she's ready. At that moment, Janine appears and comments that it's too nice a day to talk about her ex- boyfriend. Lou heads out with Louise and Cheryl offers Janine some breakfast. Janine apologises to her mother for making her miss that ad yesterday, and she suggests she see if she can reschedule it for today. She adds that she feels like having a good laugh. Cheryl looks worried.
Cody heads into No. 24 as Marlene finishes making a cup of tea. Marlene comments to her that she thought she was hitting the books today, but Cody tells her that Jen was in a foul mood so she decided to come home. Marlene remarks to her that *she* hasn't been a bundle of laughs either. Cody explains hesitantly that it's Jo: she drives her round the twist and gets up her nose. Marlene asks her if she can just bite her tongue or be a little more tolerant. Cody remarks that she sounds like her mum! That causes Marlene to remember that she has a letter for Cody from Darwin, and Cody exclaims that that's the best thing to happen all day! Jo emerges from her room at that moment and says to Cody that she knows they haven't exactly got on, but she wondered if she'd like to have dinner with her tonight. Cody goes to refuse, but Marlene gives her a look, and so Cody says reluctantly that she'd love to!
Outside Chez Chez
Gruff emerges from the bar and hands Sam a beer. Sam beams that he'd forgotten what a buzz a long ride can be. He then asks Gruff about the club he belongs to, and Gruff explains that it's The Lemmings; it's very exclusive. They sit down and Gruff goes on that they take weekend trips... they ride bikes... talk about bikes... Sam asks how come no one has asked *him* to join. Gruff replies that he seems tied up all the time. Sam asks where he signs, but Gruff tells him that they have rules and initiation tasks - just like any normal gang. He adds:
GRUFF: Look, meet me at Doobie's tonight and be prepared to...; well, just be prepared. That's if you want to be a Lemming!
He then proposes a toast:
GRUFF: Death before courtesy!
Cheryl and Janine arrive home, Cheryl exclaiming that she can't believe she said that in the ad! She then adds that she couldn't concentrate; she was thinking about Janine. Janine insists that it's over, done with and finished. Cheryl tells her that she saw the look in her eyes and she's still hurting; can't she just *help* her? Janine asks her why she'd want to do that, as she's never been interested before. She goes on coolly:
JANINE: For as long as I can remember, it was always 'Darren's got problems. We have to look after Darren.' Then Danni had problems; and then Brett. It was always the younger ones.
CHERYL (surprised): 'Cos you were always the *happy* one.
JANINE: I wasn't *allowed* to have problems.
CHERYL (sadly): Janine...
Janine sighs and says it's OK: she learnt to cope; it made her quite strong in a way - so she'll deal with this like she always has. Cheryl tells her:
CHERYL: I always loved you like I loved the others.
JANINE: Course you did. Don't worry about it.
She goes to make a cup of tea, leaving Cheryl looking taken aback.
A group of bikers - including Gruff - is sitting round a table when Sam comes in. Gruff grins that he didn't think he'd turn up! He then tells Sam that the main initiation task starts now: in keeping with the creed and motto of the Lemmings, he will, until further notice, respond to all communications with a grunt! Sam looks around and says:
SAM: A grunt?!
GRUFF (pointing a finger): Uh- uh. A grunt we said and a grunt we meant. As from now, not one single identifiable word or phrase is to pass your lips.
With that, he snaps his fingers and Colin comes over. He asks the bikers if they're ready to order. Gruff points to Sam and replies that *he's* ordering. Colin asks Sam how he is this evening. Sam just shrugs and grunts! Looking surprised, Colin asks him to repeat what he said. Sam again just grunts. Colin mutters that Sam doesn't wish to appear on speaking terms with a hired help. He adds:
COLIN: Don't worry: I know my place. But just wait until I tell your nana!
The other bikers burst out laughing!
Marlene tells Jo that she's sure she and Cody will have a lovely dinner. Annalise adds that it's good that she and Cody are getting to know each other. Marlene suggests to Annalise that she shouts her to a pizza. Cody emerges from her room and Jo asks her in surprise if she couldn't put on something a little more sexy. Cody points out to her that *she's* wearing jeans. At that moment, there's a knock on the front door and Jen comes in. She tells Cody that she just wanted to say sorry for being so narky and horrible before. Cody insists that it's just the exams; *she's* being a real bitch at the moment. Annalise invites Jen to join her and Marlene for pizza.
Colin places a third large pizza on the table. Sam is trying to eat them all, but has only managed a single slice of the first pizza! Marlene comes in and Gruff asks him if that isn't his nana - with the lovely Annalise! Annalise joins them and asks Sam if he's had a good day. Sam puts some pizza in his mouth and manages to grunt through it! Annalise comments that the guys are tucking into a bit of pizza. Gruff, however, tells her that they're all Sam's. Annalise frowns:
ANNALISE: What, *all* of them? Honestly, Sam, sometimes you are absolutely disgusting. You are a *pig*.
Colin finds Marlene, Annalise and Jen a table well away from Sam! Gruff tells Sam that he did very well!
Stonie is sitting at a table on his own when Jo comes in. She tells him that Cody is in the toilet and will be there any second. At that moment, Cody comes in and Jo does a quick:
Looking taken aback, Cody asks what Stonie is doing there. Jo tells her that he's there to have dinner with *her*; it's all arranged and being paid for; they just have to sit down and relax and have a wonderful romantic evening alone together. Cody, however, snaps:
CODY: How *dare* you interfere in my personal life.
STONIE: Hey, Code...
CODY: You stay out of it. [Furiously] That is it, Joanna; that is the final straw. You are totally and utterly unbelievable.
Jo stares at her in astonishment.