- Annalise racing Stonie in a wheelchair. The two of them tipping over and Annalise falling on top of Stonie and kissing him.
- Marlene kissing Colin's twin, Alf!
- Susan and Karl finding a note from Billy saying he's gone to find Melissa.
Susan is on the 'phone to Mrs. Drenth, telling her anxiously that Billy and Toadie may be on the bus to her. Karl comes in as Susan hangs up, and he tells her that Hannah doesn't know where Billy's gone either. Susan goes to head out to look for him, but Karl suggests that before they head off anywhere they should apply a little logic. He suggests they call the bus stations and see if they've seen them. Susan panics suddenly about them possibly hitchhiking. She then suggests that they should tell Angie. Karl snaps:
KARL: How could Billy do something so stupid?
There's suddenly a knock on the front door and Susan opens it to Marlene and Colin - only Marlene explains that it's Alf, Colin's twin brother! Karl asks Marlene if she's seen Billy. Alf tells him that Colin's done a runner too - Marlene is in a bit of a tizz. Susan asks if Colin could have taken Billy and Toadie somewhere.
Side of a road
A truck pulls to the side of a road and the driver yells at Billy and Toadie to get out. His dog is barking at them. Billy and Toadie climb out and Billy snaps at Toadie sarcastically that trying to tag the guy's dog was *brilliant*. Toadie assures him that they'll get another lift. There are no vehicles anywhere in sight, though.
Helen opens the front door to Lou and Cheryl and Lou smiles that he's looking forward to having his face up there with all the others. Helen says he hopes he'll be pleased. Lou asks for a look, but Helen says she's wrapped it up. Cheryl asks her if she's afraid he won't like it. Helen admits that she is a bit. Cheryl then turns to Jen, who's watching her favourite soap opera on TV. She sits down to start watching it as well, but Lou drags her away! When they've gone, Helen murmurs to Jen that Lou is clearly expecting a traditional painting. Jen assures her that Lou is going to love it. Helen says she thinks some work at the community garden might help her. Jen turns back to her soap!
Driveway of No. 32
Angie is washing her car when Kev joins her with another sponge and almost covers her in suds! He grins that she'll miss him when he's gone! Karl walks over to them suddenly and says tersely:
KARL: Have you two any idea what your son has done *this* time?
Angie asks if he's been smoking again, but Karl retorts that he has no idea - he and Billy have disappeared. He shows Angie the note Billy left. Kev growls that Toadie was supposed to be in the good doctor's care. Karl snaps at him that the minute his boy turns up there's always strife. Kev asks angrily if Billy can't say no and just goes along for the ride. Angie yells at them to shut up! She goes on that those boys could be in big trouble.
Side of a road
Toadie is graffitiing a road sign. Billy is having a go at him for being a criminal, and he grabs the can of paint from Toadie's hand. Neither of them notices a police vehicle pulling up behind them. A police officer climbs out, walks over and remarks sarcastically that the paint job is very flash - good colours and nice style; but he's not sure the Road Department's into art appreciation. He asks Billy, who's still holding the paint can, if it's all his work. Toadie nods that it is. Billy glares at him.
Alf is telling Marlene that Colin will turn up - he's a responsible cove; he wouldn't walk out on his job and his friends without leaving any word. He goes on that it was only a hug; people do that with their friends. Marlene points out that *Colin* didn't think so - and there *was* Rachel... Alf insists that Colin has never understood about that; Colin is paranoid about him and women. Marlene says she wishes they could find him.
Colin emerges from the old bus to have a shave - just as Helen walks towards him and asks him in surprise what he's doing there. Colin explains that he's staying in the bus because he can't bear losing Marlene to his own brother. He sighs that his one last chance of true happiness is gone. Helen insists that Marlene is very fond of him. Colin says:
COLIN: It's not her I'm blaming; it's Alf - and his animal magnetism.
HELEN (wryly): Really?! I hadn't noticed...!
Helen suggests to Colin that he *talk* to Marlene. Colin, however, says he needs to be alone simply to nurse his own self- esteem. Helen shrugs that she'll let him get on with it. She walks off.
Susan and Angie are sitting at the table when Karl comes in with Billy and Toadie. Susan snaps at Billy that she's so disappointed in him. Karl tells Angie that Toadie has been charged by the police for defacing public property: graffiti on a road sign, to be precise. Angie sighs at her son that he's going to end up just like Shane at this rate - so it's back to Colac for him. Karl asks where he got the paint; any connection with the Lassiter's incident? Toadie retorts that Sam chucked the paint cans out. Angie asks her son angrily why he can't be more like Stonie. With that, she grabs him by the ear and drags him out of the house!
Sam is talking on the 'phone to a customer while Stonie sits with Annalise at the kitchen table, staring at her longingly! When Sam hangs up, he announces that he has to head out to a job. Annalise closes the folder she's been working on and tells Stonie to look at Chapter 17 of the Maths if he's got time. The two of them head to the front door, where Stonie thanks Annalise for her help. Annalise says she wishes she could do more. There's awkwardness between them. Stonie leaves, but stands outside the door, looking wistful.
Marlene has turned up at No. 26 and she tells Helen that she's sorry but she can't come tonight as Colin has vanished. She asks Helen if she has a minute, as she'd like a cup of tea and a chat. Helen, however, tells her quickly that she thinks a walk would do her good - perhaps down to the community gardens... there are interesting things to see there, such as the new resident of the bus... Marlene realises what she's hinting at. She beams at Helen that she's a wonder and she dashes out!
Marlene knocks on the door of the old bus and calls for Colin. Up on top of the bus, Colin is crouched down low, out of sight. He slowly peers over the top and looks down at Marlene trying to pull at the door, and then at her walking away slowly and sadly.
Driveway of No. 32
Toadie is packing his bags into the boot of Angie's car. Kev orders his son to get in and shut up. Karl and Billy walk over suddenly and Billy says to Kev that he's come over to say goodbye and apologise for any trouble he's caused. Toadie holds out his hand to Billy, but Billy refuses to shake it. Kev tells him to get in the back of the car. Karl then wishes Kev good luck in the Territory and Kev climbs in the car. Angie starts the engine. Karl says to Billy:
KARL: Right. Home.
BILLY: So I'm grounded?
KARL (laughs): Oh ho, you're psychic, you know that?!
BILLY: I guess so. I sort of deserved it. Could've turned out a lot worse.
KARL: Oh, it's going to get a lot worse, believe me!
A crowd of people is gathered and Helen is standing with Sam, Annalise and Jen, asking impatiently when they're going to get on with it. Annalise comments that artistic uncertainty is a terrible thing. She adds that she knows how Helen feels: she remembers when her dad camped up that poem of hers and seemed to have absolutely no idea what she was going on about. Sam takes Annalise off to get a drink! Karl, Susan and Billy arrive and Susan directs Billy towards Sam. Karl tells Sam that Billy has something he'd like to say to him. Billy admits to Sam that he and Toadie took the paints. Sam comments in surprise that he expected a bit *more* from a friend. Billy adds that they tagged the seats of the rotunda as well. Sam groans that that's great. Billy says he's really sorry. He tells Sam that he'll work for him for nothing. Karl adds that it'll be for the remainder of the school holidays. Sam smiles that he can think of heaps of ugly, messy jobs for Billy to do! A woman - Mary Cochrane - suddenly calls for everyone's attention. As people gather together at the front of the chambers, Karl says to Billy:
KARL: That is the last you have to do with anyone named Rebecchi. You got it?
Stonie is sitting on the couch as Angie sighs that she misses Big Kev; she wasn't meant to be a single woman. Stonie remarks that they got the Colac bus on time, then. He's flicking playing cards onto the floor, one at a time, and Angie asks what's wrong. She adds that Cody would be a hard girl to get over. Stonie replies that it looks like he *has*, though. Angie smiles and asks who the lucky girl is. Stonie, however, says he can't tell her, as there are complications - but he'll work it out. Angie goes and sits down with him and tells him that she's proud of him - and any girl worth her salt would be too.
Lou is standing making a speech, saying he's proud to be part of Erinsborough's tradition of community service and he's delighted that Helen Daniels, their artist in residence, has done him the honour of immortalising his term of office. Everyone claps. Lou invites Helen to join him. Helen steps up and addresses the crowd hesitantly, saying:
HELEN: Well, firstly, I, um, hope you like it. It may not be exactly what you're expecting, but I believe we have in Lou a very modern Mayor, running a council with very adventurous councillors who are not afraid to move in new directions; so this portrait of Mayor Carpenter is designed to reflect that attitude. Secondly, I... well, as I said at the beginning, I hope you like it!
Everyone applauds and Lou then suggests that they see what she's made of him. He pulls the cord and the drapes in front of the painting fall away. There are gasps of shock from the crowd as they look at the painting, which shows Lou with three heads. Cheryl snaps in horror:
CHERYL: What the hell's *that*?