Writer: Piet Collins
Director: Chris Adshead
Chloe Lambert: Stephanie Daniel
Heather Green: Megan Harrington
Ruby Dwyer: Maureen Edwards
Harold tells Rosie about Ruby's financial troubles.
Heather tells Boyd not to call her.
Max is talking to Boyd about the following day's cricket practice, but he's distracted because of Heather. Max thinks he was pretty brave to tell everyone and Heather might appreciate that. Steph comes to show the photos from the fashion parade and is persuaded by Summer to stay and watch the cricket with them. Max and Steph laugh when Summer pulls Boyd out to help get some snacks, obviously to leave them alone.
Ruby refuses Harold's offer of financial help, but kisses him and tells him he's wonderful. Rosie comes in and Ruby's not too pleased that she knows about Derek's problems, though she covers it up. Rosie says she has an idea to help Derek, which involves asking the local church. Ruby thanks her and says it's in a remote place so there isn't a local church, but Rosie looks very surprised/disbelieving about it.
Max and Steph are enjoying the cricket together. Boyd tells Summer off for matchmaking them. He think she's wrong to do it because max isn't looking for a girlfriend and they never do anything other than watch sport. She feels they're an 'item waiting to happen.' When he says she wouldn't know anything since she's ten years old, she answers with one word 'Heather'.
Chloe and Darcy are having dinner at Susan and Karl's. The talk turns to who is to be 'best man'. Susan feels it should be family and Karl's not at all keen on talking about it, because it's obvious they're trying to get him to ask Darcy but he doesn't want to and is avoiding the issue. When Susan won't let the subject drop, he aims a kick under the table, but gets Chloe instead. He tries to cover up by saying it's a recurring muscular spasm he developed while playing squash but Susan and Libby just contradict and pick holes in his story-('you don't play squash' so he gets more and more uncomfortable.
Max and Steph are still enjoying themselves when Steph has to go. Summer reminds her about the air-hockey competition. When Max sees Steph out, Boyd gets very angry when Summer talks again about how romantic it is. He says she seems to have forgotten about their mother; Max loved her and he'll never go out with anyone else. Max has come back in and overhears the last remarks.
Rosie says how nice Ruby seems and it's a pity her son's so far away. Harold says no, it's a couple of hours away and Rosie says she knew he told her that, but Ruby said it was a different place. She makes as big a deal of it as she can, but Harold answers that Ruby's been under a lot of stress and just made a mistake. He tells her it's so serious Derek could lose the farm and Ruby's too proud to accept a loan although he can afford it now, having nobody else to look after. He goes on to rave about Ruby's inner strength.
Ruby comes back in and says she appreciates them, but it's a family matter and she should be able to help her own son without relying on friends. Harold says that like him, she's the first to offer help and the last to accept it. She tells him shell go with him to a concert the following night and then she and Rosie give one another a little wry look as Harold refuses to let her pay for a quiche to take home.
Karl's still trying to avoid discussion of the wedding, but Susan returns to the topic and the question of best man and asks directly if there's any reason why it shouldn't be Darcy. Darcy says he'd love to do it, but Karl says he has to ask Ian Roberts, the best man at their first wedding. Susan and Libby keep picking holes in his story that they've kept in touch and again he gets very uncomfortable when Susan mentions they must have met 'playing squash'.
Max talks to Boyd about the way he upset Summer by yelling at her. He feels Summer is just excitable and loves making up stories when Boyd says she kept saying he and Steph would be together. He says he and Steph are mates, but nothing will ever replace what he and their mother had. He loved her a lot. He wants to know, that if ever he does meet someone, they'll be nice to her, but he and Steph are just mates-end of story.
Libby and Steph have breakfast together at the Scullys' and Steph talks about the house being crowded. They discuss who is the most tragic-a single mother going to Uni with her mother or someone who shares a room with her kid sister. Libby starts to tease her about the air-hockey competition.
STEPH: ........me and Max, we're too much the same. It would be like dating a male version of myself.
LIBBY: You guys aren't that similar.
STEPH: You wanna bet? We've got the same taste in sports, favourite foods....
LIBBY: Sense of humour...
STEPH: Same. Sometimes we even finish each other's....
STEPH: Exactly - spooky.
LIBBY: Well you know, it seems to me like you've found a good looking, single guy that you have everything in common with. I'd stay right away from him-it would never work.
Harold and Ruby have been to the concert and had a good time, but she's very down because she's heard that Derek will lose the farm if a payment isn't made. She tells him what's happened and agrees to let him help her when he points out that Derek and his family will end up on the streets. She promises to pay him back within the month. She says she just got confused about the place of Derek's farm.
After they see her in the Coffee Shop, Max persuades Boyd to go after Heather and talk to her. She doesn't want to talk to him, but when he says he told everyone he made it up, she softens and thanks him then calls after him to say she might see him around.
Boyd apologises to Summer, who says she hasn't forgotten about their mother but Max deserves to be happy. He's pleased that he 'may not be as dumb as she thinks about girls', but still insists Max won't be with Steph. They go off to the air-hockey competition, Summer still saying she's right about Steph.
Susan and Karl are laughing over their wedding photos, her dress and his hair. She gets him to point out Ian Roberts 'best friend and squash partner' and then asks who the groomsman is, as he's a bit of all right. He goes very quiet and after a few glib remarks she realises it's a sore point. He tells her his name is Martin.
Steph unexpectedly beats her opponent in the air-hockey competition and they'll win if Max beats his.
Karl has told Susan about Martin and that it was when things were shaky after Sarah. She can't imagine being interested in anyone other than him, but he says he feels that she might have somehow wanted to punish him. She's very sorry she put him through that and then asks why, when the memories and all the pain of his relationship with Sarah were coming back to her, he didn't retaliate by talking about Martin. He says he couldn't see why he'd want to put her through all that pain again, so she answers 'Now I know why I married you the first time round'.
Max wins his match and he and Steph hug as he lifts her off the ground. Boyd looks on, then gets a bit serious as it goes on longer.
Darcy says goodbye to Chloe outside Lassiter's as he has to go and check on a patient. He walks to his car, watched and followed by someone who grabs him just as he's going to get in.