Lou and Harold find Rosie taking photos of Darcy and she tells them about her calendar idea.
Tad informs Joe that Flick is back, and wants to talk.
Scully Front Door
Flick appears and stands next to Tad. She says hi to her dad, but he doesn't respond.
Harold admits to Rosie that a calendar of men isn't quite what he expected from a female minister. She thanks him for his honesty, but feeling the awkwardness he leaves. Rosie thanks Lou for supporting her, though he admits he was a little surprised. She picks up her camera and heads off leaving the film canister behind.
Sitting silently in the lounge, Joe pipes up and asks Tad politely to leave as it is family business. He agrees, commenting that he can go and find his impostor. Flick thanks him.
Joe informs Flick that Steph is at work, and has been staying with Drew and Libby. He has a few things to say to her himself, but decides they can wait and calls Lyn instead to let her know she's home.
Karl arrives home and dropping his bag rushes straight through to the bathroom, only to find Valda occupying it to wash her dogs. Calling Darcy, Karl informs him that he won't be able to come to work today as he has a stomach bug. Hanging up the phone mid conversation he rushes past Valda into the bathroom, who has meanwhile appeared with pooch in one arm and hairdryer in the other. Poor Valda thought she was doing the right thing by washing the dogs while everyone was out, but clearly not.
Flick is watching from the window as Joe sits in the driveway as Lyn arrives. Trying to make a quick exit, Flick isn't able to avoid her mother as she comes through the front door. Lyn gives her daughter a hug, while Flick apologises.
Karl reappears out of the bathroom, and not impressed with the smell of the doggy shampoo begins to waft the front door back and forth. Realising that he's come down with the bug that everyone else has had, she jokes that he should see a doctor. Annoyed by her hanging around, Karl asks when she plans to move on. She admits she's just been speaking to a friend about heading up north to Sydney, and turns to ask her doggies what they reckon. Only trouble is the doggies have disappeared out the front door that Karl left open. Whoops!
Valda isn't impressed and immediately starts fretting. Karl isn't so concerned, but Valda demands that he help look for them as he was the one who left the front door open.
Rushing out of the house, Valda starts calling after her pooches. Karl follows slowly behind and goes for the dramatic effect of kneeling on the grass, arms out wide, yelling for the pooch.
Flick reminds her mother how when she first met Marc she advised her to go for it. Lyn points out that she didn't know it was Marc, and Flick reminds her that she didn't realise either; it wasn't until he came over for dinner that they realised that he was Steph's boyfriend.
Flick admits that what she did was wrong, but she found it hard working so closely with him. She knows that she and Marc can't be together, to which Joe more than agrees. Flick tells her father that she can't change what's happened but that she came home because she wants to make peace with him, and her mum, and Shell and Stephanie.
Lyn enquires how Stuart fits into it. Flick explains how he was the only one who stood by her through all of this and that it was him who persuaded her to come home and make peace.
Still fuming, Joe asks Flick if she and Marc did anything before the wedding. She explains that they kissed. He doesn't understand why she didn't do anything; tell anyone about it before the wedding so that they could've prevented it from going so far, and save Steph so much pain.
Flick explains that she tried, but Steph was just so happy about the wedding, she couldn't find a way. She didn't have the courage. Lyn reassures her that she understands, and by coming home she has made a big step, but warns her daughter that there is still a long way to go before forgiveness.
Still calling after her pooches, Valda turns around to find them sitting quietly by the Kennedy's house. Attaching their leads, she is about to take them inside, when she changes her mind; she has another idea up her sleeve.
Returning inside, Valda slams the front door, waking Karl from his sleep on the sofa. She starts fretting about not being able to find her dogs, and how she won't be able to leave if she can't find them. She worries about having to go the following day, but Karl informs her that she is welcome to stay, more as an attempt to calm her down than anything. Getting up from the couch, he encourages her to sit down and put her feet up while he goes and makes her a cup of tea.
Rosie comes over annoyed at the Bishop for not approving with her calendar idea. She explains how he brought up the same points as Harold, only not so kindly. Lou goes quiet and Rosie forces her to admit that he's not so comfortable with the idea. He asks how she'd feel if she found him photographing young women for a motor vehicle calendar. Rosie doesn't agree that it is the same concept, besides it's for charity. She realises that she no longer has his support, and calls him a wimp.
Flick asks Harold if he's seen Steph at all, but Tad arrives and Harold points out that he might have seen her more recently than lunchtime. Tad asks how it went talking to her parents, and Flick admits it wasn't too bad, though she's still waiting for the explosion from her father. She thanks Tad for being a mate, but he points out that Stu has been more of a mate than he has; it's not everyday that someone follows you up country, to persuade you to come home.
Rosie arrives, so Harold takes the opportunity to apologise, only he isn't able to go through with it. Rosie gets annoyed at him, and all the other prejudices that are about surrounding her project. She starts going on a rage about how things have changed, or should've changed now that it's the twenty first century. The rest of the customers start to listen in and give her a cheer when she's finished. She tells Harold that he has a good heart, and that she hopes there are no hard feelings between them.
As Karl wanders back up the road, he overhears Valda in the back yard of Number 32 talking to her pooches, explaining that they have to hide a little longer so they can persuade 'cranky old Karl' to let them stay. Karl sneaks up and pops his head over the gate; informing Valda that now she's found her puppies she can move out first thing in the morning.
Organising a payment of some kind of business deal on the phone, Lou finishes writing a cheque and heads for the door. Opening the door he is met by Rosie who has come to apologise. She's decided that the calendar wasn't such a good idea and is going to raise funds by other means.
Lou decides it's his turn to speak. It wasn't the idea of the calendar he didn't like; it was finding her in the bushes with a younger man that made him feel uncomfortable. As a peace offering he returns her film of the photo's of Darcy, and gives her the cheque to go towards the fund.
Valda is telling Harold how she will be leaving the Kennedy's the following day. Harold thinks it's wonderful that she is footloose and fancy free with so many options ahead of her, but Valda admits she doesn't have many options as she's broke. Harold asks about Lyn, but Valda is concerned that she has too many other worries on her mind.
Tad arrives and Valda informs him it's soon to be goodbye, but Harold stops her. She's to come and stay with them until she's found somewhere more permanent. Harold insists, and Tad agrees to sleep on the floor.
Flick comes through as Joe gets off the phone from Stuart. He's lost his job because he went chasing after her. Flick asks her dad if he's still angry at her, but he comments that she still doesn't know the true extent of what she did.
JOE: When you betrayed Steph, you damaged this whole family; all of us.
He admits that he was worried about her when she disappeared, as he does love her, and she is special to him. She admits that she couldn't help it, and asks her father to be honest with her. To tell her what he's really feeling towards her. He points out that she might regret saying it.
JOE: I feel hurt. I feel very deeply hurt. But more than that, I feel ashamed; ashamed of you, and even more than that; ashamed of myself. That I could raise you in such a way, that you could do such a thing. You see, I'm full of shame.
FLICK: You hate me?
JOE: No, but you betrayed my love, the day you betrayed your sister, and that makes me sick to the guts.