- Danni is offered a contact at a shop in town.
- Darren rants at Libby that she's a prejudiced snob.
- Darren tells Mal that he's got the money together to buy into the business - he's got a loan.
Danni and Luke are having breakfast. Danni is happy with her new collection and has already called Samantha. But she wants to check out the shop first and suss out the competition.
Mal rolls his eyes that Karl and Libby are still not talking. Libby comes out and Karl offers her a lift.
LIBBY: Why? So you can lecture me about Darren while I'm trapped in a moving vehicle?
KARL: I'm trying my best here, we can't keep snapping each other's heads off.
She softens a bit but tells Karl to stop putting Darren down.
Karl is worried about Darren buying into Mal's business. He's not sure where Darren got the money from - is Mal really sure it's Darren's? Libby and Mal stomp off.
Libby asks Mal where Darren did get the money, but Mal doesn't know. Just then, Darren comes over and gets into the ute. Mal doesn't ask him about the money.
Libby has come to ask Stonie to help her with a music soundtrack for her project. He agrees.
Danni and Luke are looking at fashions in designer shop windows. Danni isn't feeling completely confident about showing her designs to Samantha.
A customer's house
Mal and Darren have arrived to do the job. The customer is not sure about them as her friend recommended Sam, not them. She wants a new kitchen and asks them for a quote. She hands them some sketches.
Darren muses to himself that he seems to recognise the customer's name - Kotsonis.
Danni is in a shop looking at designer clothes looking a bit freaked out. She tells Luke that the clothes are amazing and she doesn't think she can compete - she's still an amateur. She walks out of the shop, upset.
Jo has brought Marlene some flowers. She asks how Cheryl and Lou are getting on. Marlene explains about the pub situation and Jo isn't happy that Cheryl will mortgage Marlene's house, but not consider her as a partner. Marlene didn't know about this, but says that Cheryl wants to keep things in the family. Jo says that she could be a silent partner and asks Marlene to put in a good word for her. Rob has been in the business for ages and they won't mess Cheryl around. Marlene agrees to talk to Cheryl.
Mal and Darren are discussing Mrs Kotsonis's kitchen. Darren thinks granite worktops will cost at least five thousand dollars. Karl comes over and look suspiciously at Darren. Darren tells him that it's lucky Cheryl came up with the money for him.
Luke is trying to get Danni to have more confidence in herself. He thinks she should still show her designs to Samantha.
Stonie and Libby are watching her video, but it seems that Toadie and Hannah have taped over it.
LIBBY: That's it, they're both dead! This calls for serious revenge.
Mrs Kotsonis thinks Darren and Mal's quote is very competitive. Just then, Mr Kotsonis arrives home and Darren recoils in shock, it's clear they've met before. It turns out that Mr Kotsonis defended Darren in his trial a few years ago! Darren tells him that he's made a fresh start now, but Mr Kotsonis says that he doesn't want him working for him.
Karl comes in to find Mal sitting dejectedly on the sofa. He's about to tell Karl what happened when Libby storms in looking for Billy. Karl tells her not to be so dramatic.
Mal explains about Mr Kotsonis turning the quote down because of Darren. Karl says he can understand his attitude and that is the price for doing wrong. It'll be hard for him to get work. Mal and Libby strop off.
Libby has come to see Darren. He's not happy to see her. Libby says she's trying to get over her prejudices and she does really care about Darren.
They talk about the incident with the quote. Libby thinks Darren should go back to Kotsonis and try to change his mind.
Darren has come to see Mr Kotsonis and calls him a "gutless hypocrite" (yeah, that'll get him on side!) He's about to slam the door in Darren's face but Darren gives him an impassioned speech about just needing an opportunity to get on with his life.
DARREN: What's the point of spending all this money on rehabilitation and training if I don't get a chance to use it?!
MR KOTSONIS: You argue as well as a barrister, don't you?
Libby is begging Mal not to pull out of the partnership with Darren. Darren comes in and tells them that he's managed to convince Mr Kotsonis to give him the job. Mal is very pleased and goes off to grab a couple of beers for them.
LIBBY: I'm proud of you.
DARREN: Might be hope for the old loser yet, eh?