Sindi suggesting to Stu she could go back to her exotic dancing...
Toadie and Eva play wrestling, then her kissing him
Karl noticing Boyd's ugly bruise
Sindi taking up the "offer of work"
Sindi cuddles up to Stu on the couch, whispering she loves him.
Summer whines to Sky and Boyd that Lisa has now stolen Penny's diary ... Sky can't believe the nerve of Lisa and asks if she's going to help Penny out. Summer however stands up for Lisa - she can be a cool friend sometimes. This chat is interrupted by Steph who has brought back some of Joe's homemade wine! Sky leaves to get her stuff so she can stay over, which raises some eyebrows on Steph. Boyd didn't think he'd need to ask, he's working and paying board now! It's just courtesy, Steph points out - the same he'd give his dad. Boyd sighs, and asks Steph permission for Sky to stay over. She then turns to Summer - asking "What's Lisa done now?" Summer simply stays silent, running off.
Carmella's not happy Connor wants to sell their story to a complete stranger and voices this over her mobile! In the process, accidentally waking up Stu. Sindi sees him to his room, then apologies to Carmella - he just needs some "special consideration". Carmella's a bit snappy about it, but they get side tracked when they hear Toadie in the doorway, with his new ladyfriend ... in true Lyn style, they run to the window to peek.
Outside, Toadie invites Eva in ... though she declines. He says "it's probably for the best" - but he meant it's better to keep some mystery in the relationship.
Inside, the girls notice she's not coming in, which is strange. Sindi muses Toadie is usually all over his new girlfriend the second he meets them. Hearing him enter, they resume their usual non-spying positions.
TOADIE: I saw you looking through the window, you're worst than Harold, or Lyn!
Carmella laughs he made up a real fight when she didn't want to come in and snarks he's afraid what his mates will think!
CARMELLA: Well, she's not exactly the typical, hipless, blue eyed vanilla chupa-chups you usually date! Oh, no offence Sindi.
SINDI: Oh! Well, it's true.
Toadie's offended, he's not like that! They were wrong. Well, according to the girls, they were right right right RIGHT!
Boyd's running a marathon on the treadmill when Krystal secretly informs she has "the stuff" in her office. He declines, he's decided to go clean and he's still going to win it. Walking away, Krystal calls him stupid for doing so.
Sindi comes back out, after seeing Stu off to sleep. Carmella asks if everything is okay for her as it must be hard when Stu has these irregular sleeping habits. She insists she's fine ... but then confesses she's not. Once knowing the boys are out for a drink, she hands Carmella a piece of paper - if Sindi isn't back by 10 tonight than she needs to send help to this address. Carmella demands to know what's going on, is she in trouble?
Toadie lays it down to Connor ... is he shallow? Aside from the joking, Connor replies that it's something only Toadie can answer. Toadie doesn't think he is ... then why haven't they met the girl yet, Connor asks? Toadie likes her a lot, he's so comfortable with her. He mentions Carmella was pretty snarky with him, even suggesting Genevieve wasn't his "usual type"!
TOADIE: Tell me honestly, am I the kind of guy who needs a trophy wife?
CONNOR: Don't ask me, I'm going out with Carmella.
TOADIE: Oh, so we're both shallow!
Connor laughs, no he's not. He'd still love Carmella even if she looked like Margaret Thatcher!
CONNOR: A young Margaret Thatcher?
(Toadie shakes his head)
CONNOR: Very young?
TOADIE: No, NO!
Toadie says he's not shallow, he doesn't need some size 6 ego boost. Yeah!
Sindi explains she knows this guy, Gary, from when she used to work at the club. He was a regular, who developed an interest ... they'd have after show drinks, private dancing ... He's now offered her $15 000 for more than a dance. Carmella wants to know is that all she's worth? What about dignity, or morals?
Butting in, Sindi wants to know about responsibility? He's blind because of her and all they need is money. She'll think of a way to tell Stu where she got the cash, but she does know what she is getting herself into.
Boyd wants to explain to Krystal about before ... he hopes she can keep on training him. She's highly annoyed at him, calling him gutless. Boyd has finally had enough - he gets the rest of the drugs out and pours it on the counter, quitting for good.
Steph tries to encourage Summer to talk about her Lisa problems ... and Sum finally lets on about Penny's stolen diary. Sky comes back in and Summer continues - she can't dob on Lisa or else it'll end the friendship! Steph encourages her to do the right thing, even though sometimes the right thing isn't necessarily the easiest.
Boyd overhears the end of this before coming in and announcing he's quit the gym. Everyone looks fairly happy. Steph even does the thumbs up to Summer.
Swanky City Hotel
Looking very snazzy, in a glittery black dress, Sindi cautiously makes her way up the grand staircase. She's about to knock on the hotel door, but changes her mind, opting to call Stu. She feigns an excuse she's at "All Her" as coffee got spilt on some mockups. She says she loves him...before hanging up and walking to the door.
Stu asks Carmella what was the disaster at "All Her" ... oh, it was the coffee-spilt mockup mess of course! He's fishy, shouldn't she be supervising? A little uncomfortable at all the questions, Carmella explains Sindi knows what she's doing...
Swanky City Hotel
The hotel door opens to reveal, a middle aged man - Gary! He's pleased to see her.
Toadie's staring at cakes when Eva gets him in a headlock. He in turn traps her into an armlock. She's waiting for her sister but asks if he wants a drink. Of course he does ... he's shouting, haha. Though, they could settle it the "old fashioned way" Toadie sighs, he wants to know if they could have a drink like non-wrestling type people...and then kisses Eva. She's surprised, but pleased. A new move from the LawMan! He needs to show her that more often.
Detective Stu continues to interrogate about the disaster at "All Her" ... he wants to call her, but Carmella stops him. They don't answer the main phones afterhours. So, he'll call Sindi's mobile. She tries to say she probably won't as she's just too busy (yeah who are you kidding Carmella, this is DetectiveStu on the case) Toadie arrives, which gives Stu enough time to duck out and call Sindi. Of course, it's voicemail.
At a fairly angry level, Stu demands Carmella tell him where Sindi is! She's always said since his accident, he could call her ANYTIME and now she won't answer? He jumps to the conclusion she has gone back to the strip club, but Carmella meekly shakes her head. It's a lot worse.
Swanky Hotel Room
Gary hands her a glass of wine, complimenting Sindi on looks and dancing and how much he missed her. Sindi's very vague about what she's been up to, and he gets the hint. So, he places his hand on her leg. Sindi jumps up and asks about him, what has he been doing? How did he become so powerful? He took a lot of risks, they paid off ... he asks Sindi to dance for him and goes to turn the music on. (he brought a CD, how handy...)
Summer gets off the phone upset, she needs to get to Penny's pronto! But won't tell Steph why... Boyd wants to have a glass of wine, he's practically 18! Steph agrees...he can have one civilised glass of wine over dinner...while they discuss his going back to school and she'll take Sum to Penny's after dessert. Summer bursts out how upset Penny is, as she knows her diary is missing! She still won't tell Steph because it's NSFA (not suitable for adults). Boyd jokes about how she's turned into a DesperateHousewife, replacing CoolSteph who would let him have wine! Steph laughs, heading into the kitchen to get dessert.
Swanky Hotel Room
Gary has Sindi in an embrace ... Sindi freaks out and goes to freshen up in the bathroom. While in there, she fumbles around dropping her purse. She sighs, putting her mobile and money back in and then thoughtfully stares at a coin (remembering Stingray and his neat little trick) ...
Coming back out, she's a lot more confident. She struts over to the bed and mentions how she loves a betting man. She wants to add a little wager - spice things up you see. She shows him a coin:
Heads - he gets her, all night...
Tails - triple the amount of moolah
Steph arrives back home to see Sky struggling to keep Boyd up. Boyd struggles to stand up and speak. They help him down onto the couch - Steph berates them both for drinking so much, but they swear he only had half a glass. Sky wants to call an ambulance, and Steph grabs Boyd's face, wanting to know exactly what he's been taking.
Toadie and Stu make their way up the stairs, Stu's extremely annoyed at Sindi and at Carmella's for keeping such a secret. Meanwhile, Sindi walks on out with a huge grin on her face. She tries to explain that it's not what he thinks, but Stu is having a hard time believing it. Sindi insists the most important thing is that they have the money for his operation! Stu backs away, tripping over a little but gets back up straight away.
STU: Get away from me, you make me sick!
SINDI: Stuart, it's not what you think.
STU: You make me sick!