Izzy telling Max Steph obviously doesn't trust him because she kept he cancer news from him
Jonathon asking Toadie what he's afraid of
Steph asking Max why he is sticking by her, he tells her because he loves her.
Jonathon tells Stuart and Taj they did really well. Taj says he feels strange and Jonathon tells him it will take some time to get used to.
Max and Summer are over. Summer has brought Steph a basket of Goodies. She pulls out a motorbike magazine, a CD and some chocolates. Max tells Summer she should go home and do her homework because he doesn't want Steph to get tired. Summer tells Steph they have so much catching up to do and asks her to come over later. Steph says she will see how she feels. Steph hugs Summer and she leaves. Steph asks Max if he would like a cup of tea Max offers to help but Steph tells it's ok her mother has been fusing over her since she moved back in. Max asks Steph to promise she won't keep secrets from him again as it's important to him, Steph says she knows it is. Max asks her if it's important to her. Steph says some things are just too painful to share. Max tells her nothing is that painful.
Jonathon tells them the journey is not complete it will try to be blocked by loved ones and friends. Taj questions what happens when people give them a hard time. Jonathon tells him they're trying to stop him becoming the best person he can be and why should he sacrifice his personal growth of someone else's comfort. Jonathon gives them a free copy of his book and tells them there is no fee only a donation. A bloke jumps up saying he's going to give $300. Stu takes $100 out of his wallet, Taj asks him if he's going to give that much. Stu says it's worth it. Jonathon says they should only give what they can afford.
Max tells Steph to leave the dishes and come spend some time with him. Steph asks if it's ok if they call it a night and says she wants to sleep on her own tonight. Max asks her if she wants him to go. Steph tells him it's not that she doesn't want to spend time with him she just needs to be on her own. Max tells it's ok but he thought everything was going ok and says it's the closest he's been to her in such a long time. Steph hugs him and he leaves.
Summer tells Izzy it was great seeing Steph again and she missed her. Summer asks Izzy if she thinks Max and Steph are soul mates. Izzy says she doesn't know. Summer says you can tell they are meant to be together. Summer asks Izzy if she is excited about her birthday tomorrow and she's sure Rosie will send her something nice. Max walks in and Summer asks where Steph is. Max says Steph had to have an early night.
Taj and Stuart are talking about Life Mechanics. Toad makes a comment about them being let out of Psycho school. Stu tells him it's about self-discovery. Toadie asks Stu for his half of the electricity bill as it's already a week late. Stu says he will give it to him later as he had to pay for the workshop. Toad says he hope Jonathon has taught him how to run a house without electricity.
Max and Izzy are in the kitchen. Izzy wants to know what's going on with him and Steph. Max says he thinks Steph is holding back on him. Izzy tells Max she's just feeling guilty about cutting him out.
Cuts to Vision of Steph going through her tops and throwing them out. She puts on a big jacket and covers herself up.
Izzy says Steph's probably feeling guilty about cutting him out and she probably feels bad about her looks. Izzy says her confidence if shaken and she'll feel like her body has turned against her and tells Max to be gentle to give her time. Max says Steph looks great and it didn't' even occur to him.
Max, Boyd and Summer are in the kitchen .Izzy walks in they all shout "Happy Birthday". They give her gifts and cards. Summer serves her breakfast and asks her if anything has come from Rosie. Izzy tells her not yet but she's sure she'll call. The phone rings and it's Lou for Max. Izzy tells them she's sure Rosie will call tonight.
Toadie tells Stu there is a naked lady outside giving away gold bullions and free beer. Stu doesn't react and Toadie says he doesn't believe him but he gives Jonathon a $100. Stu ask Toadie why he is so threatened by it. Stu tells Toadie he's going back and life Mechanics has helped him into the fast lane and he tells Toadie last night was the first time he's been able to speak about his feelings for Libby, about Dee and ... Toadie interrupts and yells at him for talking to complete strangers about Dee. He tells Stu he can't talk to him anymore calls him a looser and walks out.
Harold comes out of the kitchen with a birthday cake and candle for Izzy. Harold tells her he gets all his employees birthdays and puts them on a calender. Izzy blows out the candle and thanks him. Harold asks her what Rosie gave her. Izzy lies and says Rosie got a voucher for her favorite spa. Harold comments on it being just like Rosie to be so thoughtful and asks how she is. Izzy says she hasn't called yet as Rosie knows she's not a morning person. Harold tells her she will probably call her at the coffee shop because she knows the number.
Steph walks out in a robe brushing her hair. She notices it's all over her. She looks at the brush and there are big clumps of hair in it. She throws the brush down pulls some hair off her and starts shaking.
Summer asks Izzy if Rosie has called yet as she wants to know if she got her last letter. Izzy tells her not yet because of the time difference. Harold tells them the time is the same over there but then changes his mind. Izzy goes into the kitchen and Harold follows telling her he knows Rosie will call, Izzy says "why start now? We've never really gotten on" Harold tells her that Rosie loves her and she always spoke fondly of her. Izzy said it must have been easier than telling her. Harold says that she sent her a present and that counts for something. Izzy tells him she lied about getting a present from Rosie. She tells Harold that Rosie once told her that she couldn't look at her when she got angry because she made the same expression as her dad made. Izzy then says it's time to stop moping over nothing and goes out to serve customers.
Steph is struggling on a car. Stu asks her if she needs any help. She snaps at him then apologies. Stu asks her if she can go home and do some paperwork for him .She aggress. Jonathon walks in and comments on all the work Stu has got to do and offers to help. Stuart walks outside and see Toadie. Toadie tell shim he is thinking about getting a car and ask for Stu's help. Jonathon walks out and Toadie leaves.
Harold is n his mobile leaving a message for Rosie about Izzy's birthday. Izzy walks in and Harold changes the conversation. Izzy says it's ok and she knows what he was doing saying it was a nice gesture. Harold tries to make excuses for Rosie. Izzy tells him it's ok she's not upset anymore as this is the first birthday she's been able to spend with her family. She hugs Harold telling him David is very lucky to have a dad like him.
Max comes over and gives Steph some flowers. He follows her into the kitchen while she's looking for a vase. He tells her he thought they could get a pizza before the movie tonight. Steph asks if it is ok if they skip the movie. Max says yea and a quiet night in sound good. Steph tells him she needs to be on her own. Max tells Steph to stop shutting him out. Steph tell shim she's not she's just looking after herself. Max tells her there are people who want to help and she doesn't have to go through it on her own. He tells her they don't have to go out, or be physical or do anything she doesn't want to do. He reminds her he's made a commitment to her and he promises to be there no matter what. Steph says she appreciate that. Max says that she can't push him away every time things get a little scary. He tells her he loves her and he can cope with her stress and the bad times but he can't do a thing if she keeps shutting him out.