Joe and Evan each prepare their battle against one another for a position on the council.
Darcy finds a note in a nightclub.
Matt has got the engine of his car revving very loudly as Toadie comes out to see what he's doing so early in the morning, though Matt doesn't seem to understand. Maggie comes out to see what the noise is about and comments on Toadie's pyjamas, sending him running back inside. Lyn and Susan wander past telling Matt they can hear it three blocks away. Maggie tells them she's still on for book club and is having celebratory drinks after the elections no matter what the outcome. They head off leaving Matt to his noisy engine.
Maggie comes in with the paper, which Evan snatches off her. He is disappointed to see that there are not yet any results been printed. He comments that he knows how George and Al feel, but Maggie tells him it's only local council. Emily wonders who George and Al are, so Leo tells her they are Muppets, and they're similar to Sesame Street. Maggie tells Evan of her plan for a few drinks later with the Scully's and Kennedy's. Evan isn't so keen and wonders if Joe will show up.
It appears Lyn has just told Joe about the drinks at the Hancock's, but Joe isn't very impressed. She reminds him that they are also neighbours, but Joe points out that if Evan wins, Joe may not have a building development to work on and therefore no income to provide for the family. He decides to talk to Marc about a possible work position.
Stuart, Matt and Leo are all peering under the bonnet of the car, with the engine still running. Stuart admits it's going to need some work, but nothing a few mechanics like them can't fix. Toadie arrives and complains about the noise and mess it's going to make, but Stuart tells him they'll clean up after. Maggie wanders over and invites them all for a drink later. She asks if Toadie has been running, and he blushes. Matt wonders who the lucky girl is, and Maggie comforts him telling him not to listen to the teases as she's sure it's someone special. He makes an escape!
Inside the boys lay out newspaper as they start work on the engine. Maggie pesters Toadie about asking Meredith out on a date, to which he finally agrees. She asks Matt if he'll come to the party as it'll mean a lot to Evan and her. He tells her he will, but on one condition; that Genevieve doesn't come. It appears that Maggie doesn't know about the meetings Evan and Genevieve have been having, and how she's been using the cancer scare to get back at everyone.
Genevieve walks in and bumps into Evan who's nervous about the results. They realise that what they thought about each other when they were together wasn't necessarily true, but he invites her to join the little party at their place.
Susan tells Darcy that it's good news that he's found someone he likes in Serena. Darcy admits it's good news she's leaving the surgery as it might take some pressure off, but Karl soon arrives and informs them he's just had a call from the police, who want statements confirming that Serena Lucas stole the prescription pads from the surgery. He asks Darcy what's happening.
Karl is not impressed that Darcy found out it was Serena and covered it up. He tells him he should never have given him another chance at the partnership. Darcy sits there silently, and Karl realised he should've fired Serena when he had planned to. He tells Darcy she played him for the fool, at which point Darcy leaves. Susan points out that he thought he was in love with her, which leads Karl to decide that he's an even bigger fool.
Toadie isn't impressed that the guys are still mending the engine in the front room. Matt tells him he'd never be able to do this at number 32 and thanks Toadie for letting them do it there instead. Toadie suggests they use Stuarts place, but Stu tells them it's a no go area. Toadie gives in and takes Bob for a walk.
Lyn and Susan are impressed by Maggie's cooking but she tells them it was very simple. Susan relays the story of Karl and Darcy to them, and admits she felt sorry for Darcy. Lyn says she remembers when she used to cover herself with polo-necks in the summer to keep the love bites hidden. Maggie is shocked to hear she's talking in past tense and mentions that they can still rekindle it now, otherwise what's the point in men. Susan agrees, but Lyn looks a bit left out.
Toadie returns, but Stuart tells him they're almost done. Toadie is impressed that it's only taken them five hours, and Matt asks if he's asked Meredith out yet. Toadie tells him he hasn't and leaves Matt to ask Stuey about chicks in Oakey. It would seem Stuart has no clue as he continues to polish the part of engine in his hand. Matt is shocked that a discussion about cars and chicks has turned to nothing.
Lyn has just finished drowning herself in perfume as Joe comes home. He tells her he's had trouble with a truck and had to cancel some work tomorrow. Lyn tries to encourage him into having a romantic evening with her, but his mind is set more towards a take away and a film.
Evan tells Maggie that he's been meeting a couple of times with Genevieve, but didn't tell her under Genevieve's wishes, as she had a cancer scare. Maggie tells him that Matt told her, but Evan tells her that she also broke up with Roger. Maggie points out that Matt feels he's ganging up with Genevieve against him, which Evan points out as ridiculous. Evan tells Maggie that he's invited Genevieve to the party, and Maggie tells him that if he wants to keep his relationship with Matt he better un-invite her. Realising what he's done, Maggie passes him the phone.
The guys manage to get the car fixed, and Stuart announces he's heading to the party for some grub. Matt is surprised to hear he's not coming for a drive, but Stuart points out that he was invited so he's going. He asks Toadie if he's coming too, and he reluctantly says yes.
The quiet party, with music and many people, is well under way and Evan is pleased to see that Matt has come. Maggie too is pleased to see him there and tells them it's nice to have the whole family under one roof again. Joe is annoyed that Lyn has brought him to the party, but she tells him to be neighbourly. Karl has to leave but wishes Evan luck on the way out. Matt is annoyed to see Genevieve turn up, and Evan tells Maggie he left a message on her answer phone.
Genevieve tells Evan she got the message, but decided to come anyway. Maggie tells her that she isn't welcome, as the rest of the room falls quiet. Genevieve points out to Maggie that she is Matt's mum, and would've thought that Maggie could understand the need for her to come. Matt walks over to stand by Maggie and tells Genevieve that she should go. They turn to Evan who tells Gen that if she's here for Matt she should come at another time which suits Matt. Genevieve leaves.
Joe and Lyn arrive back, and Joe is clearly amused by what happened over the road. Lyn isn't so impressed and tells Joe it makes her think that they are lucky to have such a strong marriage. Joe tells her to stop going soft, and wonders how good it would've been if the press had picked up on it. He tells her he's too nervous to think at the moment and gives the electoral register a ring to find out what's going on with the results.
Darcy tells Karl that he'd always been the one calling the shots with Serena, which is what made it so humiliating for him, and why he couldn't tell him. He apologises for what he's done, but Karl admits he was just angry. Darcy admits he can't control who he falls in love with, and if it makes him a bad person, then so be it.
The party is still going, but in a slightly more quiet form. The phone rings and Evan goes to answer it. It turns out he won, and they all cheer, as Maggie and Evan hug. Toadie watches on.