Sky and Serena being hassled by some boys - Liljana yelling at Harold that if he was a great dad he'd be out there looking for David - Stu signing the Life Mechanics contract
House of Trouser:
Toadie and Connor are running through a list of things Taj has to do while living with them. Taj asks about the humus. Toadie tells him it's his job the recycle it and Taj's to spread the humus or compose over the garden. Taj then asks about landlord distraction. Toadie & Connor tell him that's keeping Lou entertained when he comes around to collect the rent. Taj says they would be more suited to that but Conner says he has to do that as Lou always thinks they are up to something. The boys say that they can always swap jobs. Connor suggests Toadie do the vacuuming and Taj walks Bob. Toadie disagrees and they start to argue Taj interrupts saying it's fine. Taj tells them it feels strange staying in Stuart's room when he didn't want him to move in. Toadie tells him not to worry and to burn a bit of incense and look for dirty socks in the corners. Taj says he thinks he should have done more to help Stu. Toadie tells him not to worry and these scams usually come to an end. Taj says they were doing pretty well last time he was there. Toadie tells him they won't be for much longer.
Stuart is in bed and woken by the ringing phone. He answers it; it's a journalist from a national paper confirming his interview with Stuart. After he gets off the phone Stu runs around the house cleaning all the old takeaway food containers.
Sky is reading a Life Mechanics flyer out to Boyd. Boyd asks her if she's serious about going. Sky says yes and asks Boyd if he's going to come. Boyd tells her he has more interesting stuff to do. Sly asks him what could be more interesting that watching a group of wackos lead by their very own wacko Stuart Parker. Boyd sticks up for Stuart saying he's not a wacko and he helped Boyd when he needed it. Sky asks him if Stuart helped him get back on the road. She tells Boyd maybe Stuart could teach him about protecting girls from wacko's. Boyd tells her to stop it. Sky says she was only teasing. Boyd tells her if it came down to it he would stick up for her and they only got out of their car because she yelled at them. Sky tells him not to worry about it. Boyd asks her if she thinks he chickened out. Sky says no and she doesn't need a knight in shining armour she can look after her self. Boyd storms out.
Stu gives the reporter a coffee. The reporter makes a comment about people thinking Stu was in the miracle business. Stuart says he's just an ordinary bloke but he's seen miracles happening in people in the way hey change everyday. Stuart says it's not a job it's a joy and he really feels like they're helping people.
Boyd and Sky are walking through the car park. Boyd stops and points to a car saying it was the one from last night. Boyd tells Sky to cover him as he takes out his compass. He tells Sky he's going to teach them a lesson. Sky sees a lady coming and pulls Boyd away. They hide behind another car and watch as she gets in the car Boyd was about to put a hole in the tyre. Boyd looks at Sky and she shakes her head.
The reporter is taking photo's of Stu with the Life Mechanics manual. As they more to another part of the garden Stuart tells the reporter that he looks familiar and asks if they've met at a party before. The reporters says no. Later the reporter is talking to Stu about Jonathon and Life Mechanics and Stuart asks him if he went to Erinsborough Uni. Stuart tell him he remembers him, he is a friend of Libby's and Toadies. The reporter says he doesn't know what he's talking about. He tells Stu the article will be out in a week he goes to shake Stuart's hand but he won't shake it.
Boyd asks Sky when she became Miss Responsibility. Sky asks him when he became juvenile delinquent of the year. Boyd says he wanted to teach them a lesson. Sky says slashing tyres is going to do that. She tells Boyd that if she likes him for who he is and he doesn't have to try to be anyone else.
Harold walks into the kitchen where Liljana is making some meals. Liljana apologizes to Harold for trying to blame everything on him. Harold says it was good of her to apologize and he thinks that if he was a better father David wouldn't be trying so hard to prove him wrong. Liljana says the main thing is he's making up for it now. Liljana tells Harold he's one of these people who shines during a crisis. Harold asks her how things are between her and David. Liljana says that when people fight about money they're usually fighting about trust. Liljana starts to cry asking Harold if she's such an ogre and wonders why David didn't tell her. Harold hugs her and tells her it' because of his pride saying it's a Bishop curse.
David is showing Toadie a new accounting software package. Toadie is impressed saying Tim will love it as he's obsessed with cash flow. Toadie asks David if he wants to stay and have lunch. David says no, Liljana made his lunch and it's back at the office. Toadie asks him why Lil made his lunch. David tells Toadie that he's told her everything. David goes to leave and Stu comes in. Toadie tells Stu he was in the middle of a work meeting a concept that Stuart wouldn't understand. Stuart asks Toadie if he sent the reporter around to see him. Toadie says he did. Stuart tells him it's his life and Toadie has to accept it. Stuart tells Toadie he's not going to waste his time or energy on him anymore.
House of Trouser:
Taj is studying and hears Connor coming home. Taj jumps up and starts to clean the windows. Connor says he hardly recognizes the place. Taj says he's been cleaning. Connor tells Taj that this was a test and he failed as he house of trouser prides itself on it's mess and it's now going o take hours to undo. Connor drops some mail on the floor. He then tells Taj he was only joking and he'll need to get a sense of humour if he's going to live there. Connor asks him if there is more important things he should be doing. Taj tells Connor he's going to fail his exams. Connor tells him he will help and puts on a pair of oversized glasses.
David and Serena come home. David tells her she could of stayed with her friends longer. Serena says they will just be discussing the trip to Paris. She takes out some money and gives it to David telling him it's the money from the sale of her uniform. David tells her she didn't have to but she tells him she wanted to keep the hat to remember the school by. She also sys the music teacher is going to sell her cello for her. David puts his arm around her and says he knows she's going to miss her friends. Serena says it's ok as she was only there for 6 weeks.
Stuart starts his session. Sky and Boyd are there. He asks the gathering if they are truly happy. He begins to tell them that he wasn't, his family was poor when he grew up and he was sick during his teenage years. Boyd tells Sky he didn't know Stuart was sick. Sky tells him it's just a lie to get them in. Stuart keeps going and starts to talk about a lawyer friend of his and a teacher about Erinsborough high who tried to interrupt his meeting. Sky makes a comment about it being like a Nazi rally. Boyd gets up Sky asks him where he's going. Boyd leaves and Sky follows.
Harold, Liljana and Serena are clearing the table after dinner. Serena asks Lil what time David will be home. Liljana tells her he's working late. Harold comments about Serena starting a new school tomorrow. Serena asks Liljana if she's forgotten what it's like to start at a new school, everyone gives you a hard time and she's had to do it twice. Harold reminds her Sky and Boyd will be there and they'll look after her. David comes home but says he can't stay longer he's just come to pick up some accounting books. David tells Liljana about the accounting package he introduced Toadie to. Harold says at least David's being positive.
House of Trouser:
Connor is quizzing Taj. Taj answer. Connor keeps asking why?Taj: Can you stop asking whyConnor: Isn't that what teachers do?Taj: Yes and that's why we hate them.Toadie comes in telling Taj there are dishes to be done. Connor says that Taj is studying and can't do them. Toadie is relived and welcome Taj to the house of trouser. Toadie starts to unbutton his pant and Connor tells him to keep them on. Taj thinks he's going to fail.Sky and Boyd arrive at Toadie telling them that they went to a Life Mechanics meeting for a laugh. Sky tells Toadie that Stu was talking about his mates. Boyd tells Toadie that Stu was talking about him and about his grief and how it warped him. Toadie looks furious.
Stuart ends the session. He passes the bucket around and everyone put money in. The plant shakes his head signalling that he's not needed. Stuart agrees.
Liljana is starring into space. Sky and Serena ask if they can watch South Park. Harold tells them they have to do the dishes first. David comes home and Liljana jumps up to meet him. David says he's going to bed but first gives Lil his pay packet. He tells her she should look after the money now. Liljana asks him if he applied for any other jobs. David says he has a meeting next week. Liljana asks how much it pays. David says he didn't ask and tells her to grill him in the morning. Serena and Sky are doing the dishes. Sky tells her not to worry about tomorrow and at least she'll be at the same school as Taj. Serena tells her that after exams he'll be gone. Sky reminds her that he still lives in the same street and he's going to the formal as well. Serena thanks her for making her feel better.
Stu tells the group that a celebration is in order and invites them down to the pub for a drink. As they are walking out Stuart tells them he use to be a mechanic but he always felt a bit lost but then he found Life Mechanics. The Plant tells him that it was a good session and he's never seen Jonathon raise as much money. Stuart says it just felt so right.