Elly's leaving number 28 as soon as she's sixteen
Toadie tells Maggie that he loves her
Toadie just had to tell her; he's really in love with her. Maggie doesn't respond but then turns off a tape player and pulls off her headphones, which were cleverly covered up by her hair.
MAGGIE: I'm sorry, did I miss something?
Like, yuh - huh. But before Toadie can say anything Matt appears and stares at Toadie, not taking up the offer of pizza as he isn't hungry. Maggie goes to the kitchen and Matt asks Toadie what the hell he's doing. Toadie is sorry and doesn't know what else to say. Maggie returns and can see the tension in the air but Matt just heads off to the pub and Toadie doesn't say anything.
Tad gets prepared for his gig and tells Flick that he doesn't think he'll be seeing Cherry anytime soon; Flick thinks that it's her loss. Luke appears and asks Flick how she's getting on. He tells her that they need help handing out promotional material and she thinks it sounds good. Tad thinks that Flick has a boyfriend; Flick thinks Tad is a moron.
The Coffee Shop
Michelle tells Elly that she can't go to the dance marathon and then realises that the worst that can happen if she disobeys Joe is she'll get into trouble. And she's already in trouble. Plus the gig is for charity.
Susan reminisces as she pulls out the christening outfit that each one of her kids wore. Karl seems a bit too distracted with his hair to remember. Susan looks at Mal's baby book and she and Karl argue over what was Mal's first word; Karl thinks it was 'Dada' and Susan thought it was 'Mama'. The word in the baby book is 'Bird'.
Karl talks about keeping an open mind about things and Susan spots that he's reading 'Feeling Good About Me: Herbal Remedies for Body and Soul'. Susan reminds him that, during one stressful time, she wanted to try a float tank and Karl said it was a waste of time. Karl isn't ashamed to admit he was wrong (while he still messes with his hair). He's just saying that they shouldn't rule anything out.
SUSAN: Vanity, thy name is husband
Karl asks what it is but Susan tells him to get a life. That stops him playing with his hair.
The City (Night)
Toadie sits, glum and alone, with a cup of coffee.
Matt returns, looking around the place but finds nothing but a note for him from Maggie, asking him over for a meal on Wednesday.
The next morning and Leo orders a lift off Flick and Tad for the dance marathon.
Elly and Michelle talk about seeing Tad spinning some tunes and Elly jokes about Michelle wanting to see Leo doing some dancing.
Maggie assures that she'll do her best to see Leo breaking.
Karl comes out and tells Elly that she's left her dishes in the sink, leading her to go inside.
Toadie rolls up and Maggie says she thought he was going to get some rest. Toadie says he'll meet her later on and walks away.
Toadie goes in, quietly. Matt is standing there, silent and ready - really scarily! Toadie's expecting a battering and tells him to get it over and done with. Matt only wants to know what's going on. Toadie says it's nothing. Matt asks why he had to say that and Toadie replies that he just had to. He knows she's married and nothing's going to happen. Matt wants to know why he told her he loved her then. Toadie just had to get it off his chest, even though he knows that she's in love with Evan.
Elly and Michelle come in. Luke remarks to Flick that he sees that Joel isn't on the scene anymore and Flick manages to avoid telling him if she's seeing anyone else or not, as it's unprofessional.
Elly thinks Tad's a freak for liking Lionel Richie. She goes off to get him a drink after choosing his next record. Flick thinks that Elly must be in love with Tad. Tad knows that Luke's acting very keen with Flick. Flick thinks he's only human! She wants to know when Tad's marrying Elly and he jokes that it will be right after her and Luke. Elly hears this and doesn't look one bit happy.
Toadie tells Matt that he was going tell Maggie that he couldn't work or live near her anymore, because of what he feels. He's going to leave Erinsborough. Matt has no sympathy. Toadie can't help what he feels but Matt thinks he hasn't tried hard enough. They give up; the discussion is getting them nowhere.
Lou is catering for the Christening. Harold is with David and the kids and won't be back in time. But he has helped them out by getting them a minister for the service. Lou has to answer the phone. He tells Karl and Susan that someone left the pub last night with an alcohol level of .12 (three times over the limit) and, under new licensing laws, he's libel. He could lose his license over this! Jeez-oh!
Maggie arrives to see Leo breaking.
Flick thinks Elly is coming over to her and Tad and ribs him about it. Tad says she's just a kid.
Lou tells Matt about his meeting with the licensing board. They're not too chuffed with Matt and neither is Lou. Matt is sorry but Lou says he's hearing that all too often from Matt. He asks for another chance but Lou doesn't think he understands the severity of the situation. Matt thinks the laws are stupid and promises to do better next time. Lou tells him there won't be a next time.
Time for Matt to whinge about what he's going to do now. Lou says he'll repay his bond and he can move back home - that's the rent problem sorted. But Matt won't go home.
Toadie comes in and Lou asks him to close up for him, to which he agrees. Matt storms off in a huff at being so easily replaced. Lou notices the uneasiness between Matt and Toad but Toadie won't be drawn on what's up.
Lou and the Kennedys discuss the plans for tomorrow. Karl asks just how fuddy duddy the minister is. Lou admits he hasn't spoken to him yet.
Lou tells them that he feels bad about firing Matt but enough was enough. Karl thinks that mantra can be applied to Elly.
Tad realises that Luke's hopes with Flick have been dashed. She thinks she's far too mature for Luke; she needs a real man.
Maggie thinks that Lou might cool off but Matt thinks there's no going back. She tells him he can move back at any time but he says he'll find something else. She tells him to cheer up; is everything else okay? Matt admits that it isn't. Matt asks her if she loves Evan, to which Maggie answers yes and wonders why he asked. Matt tells her to forget he asked, apologises and dashes off.
Elly and Michelle are in a conga line.
The Coffee Shop
Maggie tells Karl and Susan that Elly is at the dance marathon. Susan tries to get Karl to calm down and reminds him that they have to handle this the right way.
The Coffee Shop
Karl isn't going to waste energy by becoming all angry. He won't put up with the lack of respect though - grounding didn't work and now he's at a complete loss. He wants her out of the house: for good.