- No.30 is burgled.
- Toadie sees a girl selling his stereo in the Coffee Shop and makes a citizen's arrest.
Sarah comes in.
TOADIE: Hey! Call me brilliant, call me a genius, call me the man of all men, master of the universe!
He relates the day's events, telling her that he's caught the thief - the girl in the Coffee Shop turned out to be the house- mate of the actual thief. They'll get their stuff back (although not straightaway). Sarah is surprised to hear that Libby helped out.
SARAH: Bet she didn't think she'd ever be helping me out again.
TOADIE: It's a strange and beautiful world, Sar!
SARAH: I wonder if Libby and I will ever make up.
TOADIE: It's not *that* strange and beautiful(!)
SARAH: She was the only real girlfriend I had in Erinsborough.
TOADIE: Well, give it time, SB, you never know what might happen. Look on the bright side, huh? One day we might be able to watch TV!
Billy tells Anne that he had a dream about Clare the French Exchange student painting a sign with "Kennedy's Fine Furniture" on it! Billy says that he hopes he'll have his own business in the future. Anne isn't sure he should take the job - after all, it wasn't advertised. Billy tells her the job just won't be around in six months if he waits. She thinks he'd be better off completing his VCE.
Madge is worried about making her speech and is asking Susan for a few pointers. Susan advises her to pick someone in the room she feels confident with and direct the speech to them. Madge says there isn't anyone really. Susan says she could rearrange her day so she can make it to the speech - then Madge could direct her speech to her.
Alex drops around to see Sarah. She tells him that Toadie has been receiving a lot of toads lately. Alex tells her to open the card.
"To the most fantastic girl in the world"
It was actually Alex that's been sending her ornaments - they're frogs, not toads. He tells her that she's right - they should haven't to sneak around at work.
Toadie comes in and Sarah breaks the news to him about the toads!
Billy is back from his interview and tells Karl that Jack was great, and all the furniture was amazing - he's been offered the job. He's not sure whether to take the job or stay at school though. Karl says it's up to Billy to decide.
BILLY: You know, it's times like this I really think I need the old you. Telling me what to do.
KARL: Yeah, well, the old me's gone. I've had to face a few hard facts about myself. One of them is the way I've treated my kids.
BILLY: You've been a good father.
KARL: Sometimes, maybe. But Bill, I can't tell you to do what I want you to do. It's your life. You have to make the choices.
Billy has come to see Anne, who is looking through jeans that have been donated by shops for Jeans for Genes day. She explains the charity to Billy, and that she's a "Jean Genie" to raise money. Billy tells Anne that he's been for his interview. She advises him to stay in school.
No.24, the following morning
Hilary pops around to see Madge. She tells her that her house is "quaint"(!) Apparently there's been a change of plan - Madge will only have five minutes for her speech, so she should just edit out all the boring bits(!)
Susan comes to see Karl. He invites her to have a coffee, but she says she just wants him to sign a paper from the bank.
KARL: What exactly am I looking at?
SUSAN: I want to close our joint bank account. I need your signature to authorise it.
SUSAN: Because it's sensible...and it's what I want. It's over between us, Karl, we both have to face the fact, I'm just trying to make sure that things are done properly.
Sarah goes over to Billy and asks to talk to him.
BILLY: I don't think we've got anything to talk about.
SARAH: This is important, it's important to me, anyway.
BILLY: I've got to get going.
SARAH: Could you please just sit down and hear me out? It's going to be pretty hard to avoid each other forever.
BILLY: I'm not avoiding you. I've just got nothing to say, that's all.
SARAH: Look, I know you're angry. You've got every right to be. Please, sit?
SARAH: We can't walk on opposite sides of the street forever.
BILLY: Well, I don't know how you expect me to react.
SARAH: I feel terrible about what's happened. I've made a lot of mistakes, but I'm not the only one.
SARAH: So I need you to know that there's nothing going on between Karl and I.
BILLY: Oh, that makes it all better, does it?!
SARAH: No, it doesn't! But I'd like a truce between us!
BILLY: Do you realise what you've done?!
SARAH: Billy, it's not just me! You're Toadie's best mate, and you won't even come to the house in case I'm there!
BILLY: I don't feel comfortable about it! What you have done is split my family. There's no changing that.
SARAH: I can only apologise so many times. Can you forgive me?
BILLY: I've got to get going.
SARAH: Billy, at least have a think about what I've said.
BILLY: Yeah, alright, we'll see.
When Billy has gone, Alex asks her what it was all about.
SARAH: You don't want to know.
ALEX: I think I do, Sarah. Please, just tell me what's going on.
SUSAN: Please, Karl, just sign the form.
KARL: No. No, I'm not going to sign myself out of your life.
SUSAN: Don't make this any harder than it has to be!
KARL: It doesn't have to be this way.
SUSAN: I didn't come up with the idea overnight, you know, I've given it a lot of thought. It's not something I go into lightly!
KARL: What does this mean for us?!
SUSAN: Karl, there is no "us"! I'm not trying to pay you back. And I don't want to hurt you. But I can't operate on my own with a joint bank account!
KARL: I just don't want you to slam the door on our marriage.
SUSAN:(getting angry) *You* slammed the door on our marriage, not me. I'm just trying to get on with my life!
SUSAN: Are you going to sign the form, or do we have to bring solicitors into it?
KARL: Oh great, we're talking about solicitors now, are we? Why don't you bring the divorce papers down here, we could have done everything at once!
SUSAN: Oh, now you're just being childish!
KARL: It's childish to want to amend a marriage, is it?
There is a pause, and then Karl grabs the paper and signs it.
KARL: There you go, got what you wanted.
She walks out.
Little Tommy Tucker's
Madge and Susan have arrived for the Erinsborough Businesswomans Brunch. They sit down with another lady who's also making a speech. She's also been harrassed by Hilary.
MADGE: I wonder which rafter the old bat's hanging from?! Really, just the sound of her voice makes my blood curdle.
LADY: Well, you're not alone there.
Madge looks around and sees a few people that she knows - including someone she sacked from the Coffee Shop!
HILARY:(coming over) It's too late to be hiding now, dear!
MADGE:(under her breath) Oh, she's out of her cave!
Hilary recognises Susan and says she's honoured to have her there(!) Madge will be the last speaker before the brunch.
Sarah has told Alex what happened between her and Karl, and the split between Karl and Susan.
ALEX: You've just got to let yourself move on. Is it really over?
SARAH: Oh, it's over. I've never been more sure of anything in my life.
Little Tommy Tucker's
Madge's speech is being well- received by the business women, and at the end they give her a good round of applause and a standing ovation. Hilary looks rather put out(!)
Madge and Susan clink their glasses of wine!
Anne is putting up posters for Jeans for Genes day. She tells Karl that Billy has decided to take the job, but she thinks that he should stay at school, hinting that Karl should tell him so. Karl tells Anne crossly that he would have liked Billy to stay in school, he's have liked him to go to Uni, but he's not going to argue about it.
Billy has told Susan that he's going to drop out of school. She tells him she isn't over the moon about it, but is glad that Billy has made his decision. She tells him that now he's a working man, he'll have to start paying board and shutting the fridge door(!) Billy is sure he's doing the right thing, though.
Alex and Sarah stroll round the bare house, talking about the break- in. They are getting on well. Sarah says she misses the TV, and Alex says he can lend her one. They sit down on the bare floor and Alex gives Sarah one more frog - a bracelet. Alex goes to kiss her, but Sarah just hugs him instead.
Billy is surprised to hear that Karl has heard about his job. Karl congratulates him, but admits it wouldn't have been his first choice for Billy.
KARL: Everyone's getting on with their life, you've got yourself a new job, and your mother's doing her own thing...
BILLY: Have you guys had another fight?
KARL: You could say that. She wants to close our joint bank account.
BILLY: What does that mean?
KARL: Seems pretty clear. She's taking the necessary steps to put an end to our marriage.