Darcy doesn't want to be Chloe's toy boy.
Stu assuring Flick that he and Steph are just friends.
Susan and Karl kissing goodnight.
Susan's raving on about Karl to Libby, who isn't really wanting to go over the subject again. Well Susan's over the analysing, but she has been thinking about the divorce. Libby goes and picks up Ben because he's grizzling, saying to that she's said her piece about the divorce. It's up to her parents now. Someone's at the door so Libby answers the door to Lyn. Libby heads off to put Ben to sleep while Lyn talks to Susan in the kitchen about Karl. Susan's a tad confused, she thinks by saying no to the divorce it's like she's saying yes to marriage and that's too big a leap for her. Her lawyer has dropped off the papers but she doesn't know what to do. Lyn just wants her to answer this question, all thoughts on marriages and divorces aside; how does she feel about Karl? Her feelings are weird, she can't stop thinking about him. Lyn thinks that's wonderful but Susan doesn't think so because she's never felt that way before. Lyn suggests that Susan makes a romantic dinner for her and Karl tonight and... take things from there.
Steph and Stu (woo!) trying to decide on a movie to go see (double woo! Date!). Love the sound of the movie Stu suggests "In this house walls don't have just ears, they have teeth!". Steph doesn't want to go see it because it's a teen horror flick and it has Josh Hartnett in it. She suggests they go watch the footy at his place but Stu tells her it's full of bickering Rebecchi's. He doesn't like her feeble going to the hardware store or drive suggestions either. She wants to take the limo but he doesn't want too. Flick interrupts this Stuph moment, even more so now that Steph's invited her on this road trip. Stu thinks this will be great! Not.
Darcy thinks Karl is buying some wine for Darl but in fact it's for him and Susan, he has a date. Darcy thinks this will be great. Karl asks how Darcy is, Darcy at first replying that he isn't too great then just before Karl leaves adds it's about him and Chloe. He thought they are friends but now he's a pet. Darcy's rambling on about how he feels embarrassed etc until he notices Karl giggling at him. Karl wishes he didn't have say 'I told you so' but what the hey he'll give it to him. Darcy could win an Oscar for self delusion, plus how many people has he used as playthings? Darcy tells him he's moved on from that. Yeah at the start he may have been friends with Chloe for some social prestige but he really likes her and he thought she liked him. Karl leaves, saying it isn't a nice lesson to learn. Wishing him good luck before opening the door, Karl finds Chloe walking in to glare at Darcy for a second.
Susan and Lyn are going through recipes for tonight's dinner. Susan wants to cook Peking Duck. Lyn warns it's hard to cook but Susan won't budge. Also for dessert she's going to make some rhubarb island ... thing. Lyn suggests a fruit salad but once again Susan won't budge. Her ideas excite her more than Lyn's fuddy duddy family feed meals. Libby's back after Ben finally got to sleep. Susan asks if she wants to help them cooking but Libby isn't in an indoorsy mood, and rings Steph. Steph answers in an extremely posh voice, so much so Libby thinks she's gotten the wrong number. Steph explains where she is and what their doing. Libby tells her to have a good time, agreeing that they will catch up soon. Libby tells Lyn and Susan she doesn't understand why everyones avoiding her. Susan thinks that maybe people just want to give her some space. Libby decides to take Audrey for a walk.
Chloe doesn't want Darcy to make it worse that it is, she feels bad enough. It's a petty old school rivalry and she's been a complete fool. Darcy find this amusing, he tells her he could win an Oscar for being a fool. If she wants him to play that toy boy role give him some notice. Chloe can't believe what he is saying and wants to know if this means he's still going to Cookie's party with her. He sure is, he had a new suit!
Libby's walking Audrey back to her house when the limo pulls up next to her and Steph pokes her head out the window asking if she wants to come along. Libby's just going to put Audrey out the back and she's there.
In the car Steph jumps over to the other seat so she's closer to Stu who's telling her it was a good idea to invite Libby. Steph thought he was all mister give her some space. Steph and Stu start some playful fighting over him saying she might act like an idiot. Surely Flick can see how good they are together.
Now Stu's done a three point turn so he can get out the street again, Libby gets in. She asks where they are going to go. Steph answers that it's Healesville because it's got a great tea place. Stu adds they'll also go to the Wildlife Sanctuary. Steph remises of the old days of going there as a kid. Flick also mentions the gardens. Libby is grateful they invited her but if they are doing the gardens tour she might just stay at home. Flick admits they only thought she didn't want to do anything frantic. Libby sure doesn't want to do anything boring, she wants to have fun. She asks what they were going to do before they came to her rescue. Flick replies that it was the Bayview Hotel. Stu thinks if it's too far though... but it's not. Libby thinks it sounds perfect. They drive away for a good ol' afternoon drive.
Karl's returning a leaf blower because his one broke down. Karl makes small talk with Lyn over the leaf blower (very stimulating conversation there!) until someone knocks on the door. When Lyn answers the door she immediately heads out and shuts the door behind her because it's Susan asking for help. The duck has gone weird and the pancake mix isn't turning out. Lyn tells her to go home, don't do anything, and she will be there in a minute.
Random Empty Grassy Space
The limo is bogged. Steph's driving it while Stu's trying to push it out of the hole while Flick and Libby encourage him from nearby. Stu tells her to stop the revving. Steph gets a bit angry, that she told him not to make the turn there. He shoots back that it's not a motorbike. They're mad, Stu walking away to pick up twigs I think. Libby apologises, saying she thought it was the shortcut. No one gets mad at her but she doesn't want that so Steph tries to blame her. Stu puts the twigs under the wheel but he's feeling a bit exploited as the only male so the girls are the ones going to be doing the pushing. Steph thinks he's hormonal. Stu reves the car while the girls push the car out of the muddy hole... and they fall face first into it. Bwahaha! Everyone has a good old laugh at the sight of them.
Lyn's taken out the duck to inspect it. It looks a bit black to me. Lyn tells her it's a bit overdone. She asks how Susan's custard is going so Susan gets it, commenting that it's a bit lumpy and this is a disaster. Lyn's scrounging up some tinned vegies from the panty and offers some steak she has from home. She assures Susan that Karl's looking forward to the dinner. As she's running off to get the steaks Libby and Steph burst in all muddy. Susan asks what happened and they explain they had a mud bath. Lyn invites Libby over for dinner before running out. Libby asks Steph if she's noticed the way Flick and Stu look at each other but she hasn't. And she can't see why they would keep it from her either. She leaves to get changed.
Meanwhile Susan's in shock laughing at Libby. Libby laughs as well before going over to Ben and taking him for a bath. I think she's the one that needs it.
Stu's on the phone booking out the limo to someone. Flick offers to help him clean it seeing as he had one hour to get it done by. And look at that, by the time we cut it's all cleaner and they're starting a wet sponge fight. Cut further forward and it's all polished and done. Flick leaves but I bet she doesn't want to, and he doesn't want her to either.
Lou's Place - Night
Chloe's here to pick up her date. He tells her late then gives her a complement. He asks if she wants a drink but she would rather just go. He admits the party doesn't really interst him as they bump into Lyn. She goes up to the bar and orders some wine, trying to start some gossip about Chloe and Darcy to Stu but he isn't too interested. She asks how he is but nothing really going on. Lyn offers for him to come over and have dinner with the family but he doesn't really want too, he's not up to it. Aww poor Stuey.
Karl and Susan are having dinner, Karl complementing her on the tinned sauce and food in general. She asks if they used to have dinners like this, Karl replying they did every week. He asks if it's a memory. It isn't, she gets more déją vu type feelings like today when she looked at Libby on the couch she got a sense of holding baby Lib in her arms. Susan never realised that loving someone so much could make someone so sad.
Lyn must've told the story of how Susan messed dinner up because as she's clearing away their plates Libby is saying how her mum used to be such a good cook. Lyn tells Libby that she feels as though everything will be alright. Libby helps take plates to the kitchen saying that because Lyn's fed her and her parents she should help. Flick's going to head off. When Lyn asks how she's going to get back Steph offers to give her a lift which Flick agrees too. As they leave Steph says it must be a pain for Flick to live with Luke Dawson. Flick asks if that means Steph wants her to move back. It does. They have a good old hug and then finally leave.
Back in the kitchen Lyn's saying she should've sent some chocolate cake over to Lib's parents because it would help the romance. Urgh what an image I got there. Oh Lyn's caused Libby to cry now! She's feeling guilty over having fun. Lyn tells her she shouldn't because she's allowed to have fun. Libby's afraid of forgetting Drew, she wouldn't know what she would do if she did. All Lyn can do is give her a cuddle.
The two on their date are doing the washing up and having a good old laugh over the old days she can't remember. She's glad that they shared the housework, she was beginning to think she had big shoes to fill. Karl still thinks she's perfect, even with soap suds on her nose. He wipes them off awww. She thanks him and ooo they kiss. Karl pulls away, not wanting to make her feel uncomfortable but she walks over to him and kisses him again. Ooo. She asks what now? All he can think of is to hug her I guess.