Marco learning that his dad was faking his illness.
Paul meeting Nicola, and Elle not looking very happy about it.
Rebecca telling Elle and Declan that Paul has offered to find her entire education, no strings attached. Can she trust him on this? Elle telling her no; she wouldn't trust her father.
Rebecca is unsurprised that the answer was 'no, she can't trust Paul', and is grateful for Elle's honesty. Elle backtracks a little: Rebecca can trust Paul where money's concerned - there won't be any catches. But despite her father saying that Rebecca is the only woman for him, she saw him trying it on with someone else.
Rebecca has turned up at Paul's, and tells him she won't accept the money. Whilst there's still some feelings in her, she can't tie herself to Paul - she can't let those feelings become something else, when he hurt her so badly. Paul promises never, ever to do that again.
PAUL: Now I know what it is like not to have you, I would never jeopardise us again.
REBECCA: Oh, you're good. If my head wasn't in charge right now, I might even believe you.
PAUL: It's true.
Rebecca thanks Paul for the offer again, but says no, and walks away. Paul is left looking rather confused.
Sienna and Carmella return home with Chloe, and Franco. Carmella is furious with her almost father-in-law, who admits that Marco no longer wants anything to do with him.
Sienna takes Chloe off, and Franco tells Carmella that he did what he did because he was desperate not to lose his son. He begs Carmella to help him find a way through to Marco.
Karl is in doctor mode, examining Callum's throat across the dining table. Toadie and Suse are chatting in the kitchen, and he's not sure about the drug trial that she wants to take part in. Susan says that the drugs have been tested, and Karl points out that they've been tested on animals which isn't the same! Susan says that the tests were just on animals, and insists that she would have signed up there and then had Karl not been so difficult about it.
Susan quietly asks Toadie how Callum's doing; Toadie admits that the boy's not sleeping well, and his gran's still pretty ill. Susan reminds him that it took Rachel and Zeke quite a long time to settle in, and Callum will get there, too.
A mobile phone rings, and Susan recognises it as Steph's ring (because, hey, only Steph has a bog standard ring tone on her phone in the whole of Erinsborough). They realise that it's coming from Callum's bag, and he races to get there, but Toadie beats him to it.
In the bag are phones, cameras, and other assorted electrical accoutrements. Karl and Susan make a swift exit. Well, Karl does. Susan hobbles.
Toad orders Callum to sit down, and Callum promises to give it all back as long as Toadie doesn't call the police - and besides, he *needed* it. He wanted to sell them so he had some money in case his gran dies.
TOADIE: Mate, I'll look after you.
CALLUM: You'll get bored.
TOADIE: No I won't.
CALLUM: You already are.
TOADIE: What are you talking about?
Callum tells Toadie he's always busy, but Toad reassures him he doesn't need a back up plan - he'll be there for him.
Declan, Ty and Ringo turn up with music equipment, and Declan is taking the mickey out of Ty for only selling three tickets to his kissing booth, and says that apparently his own mum didn't buy any of his.
DECLAN: Face it, all my tickets sold fair and square.
TY: We'll see.
Ty is plugging in something next to Steph's computer, where she sits, typing away. Jay appears, telling her he's left her six messages, and is worried she isn't interested after all.
TY: O-h-h-h, she's interested.
Steph shoots Ty a look, before telling Jay that she lost her phone. He wonders if she'd like to go to the fundraiser with him, as a date.
TY: Oh, now you can answer.
STEPH: Shouldn't you be working?
Steph agrees to make it a date.
STEPH: Sure, let's do it.
STEPH: Erm, when I say 'it', I mean, the date. Not 'it'.
STEPH: Erm...yeah. Do you want a drink?
From three feet away:
TY: That's a great idea.
Steph shoots him another look.
Franco turns up to see Marco, but his son's not interested. Franco tells his son that he's sorry for what he's done, but he's known poverty, and he won't see his kids or grandkids go through that. Marco softens a little, and tells his dad that he can't be the son he wants him to be.
He walks away. Carmella looks upset.
Declan, Didge and Ty are assembling the kissing booth. Declan wonders who bought his tickets, and checks out all the girls in the bar, much to Didge's chagrin.
DIDGE: I guess you would want it to be someone hot.
DECLAN: (thinking hard) Yep.
Paul arrives, wanting to know where Rebecca is, but Declan's not interested.
PAUL: Hi, Declan, mate...
DECLAN: Great, more advice from Yoda.
Paul asks why Rebecca turned his offer down of funding her education. Declan suggests he try rescuing Nicola instead of his mother, before walking off. Paul looks thoroughly confused.
Declan tells Ty that all of his tickets have now sold, and Ty feigns pleasure. Across the bar, Ringo and Rachel are talking.
RACHEL: Look at him, he doesn't even want to do it.
RINGO: Well, can you blame him? It's kind of gross. All those random people slobbering on you. You know, I'm just glad that it's them and not me.
Donna walks in and approaches Ty. Rachel is horrified.
RACHEL: I'll pay you twenty bucks to take Ty's place.
Donna proudly tells Ty that she'll be first in line when the booth opens. But Rachel, as his fake girlfriend, comes and rescues him and says she's found a replacement so that his coldsore doesn't have to infect anyone else. Ty plays along, and Ringo waves at Donna, pleased.
TY: You are the best fake girlfriend, ever.
RACHEL: Well, it's a job...
Callum sits on the sofa, watching TV. He looks bored. Toadie is in the kitchen, looking at the phones in Callum's bag. He appears in the lounge moments later, dressed like...well, like Joseph from the nativity play, actually.
He tells Callum they can sort this out by sitting and talking about responsibility and other people's property, or they can sort it out like real men.
Cut to the two guys wrestling and fighting in the lounge. Callum wins, and suggests giving all the property back.
Carmella and Marco are preparing dinner, and she reminds him that his dad's leaving town, soon, and he needs to sort it out. Carm suggests that Marco has tried to push his dad away, and that he has actually told just as many lies as his father - he hasn't told his dad that he can't have kids, for one.
Marco tells Carmella that his dad would never forgive that, as he'd be ending the family line. Carmella reminds him that nothing could in worse in Franco's eyes than losing his only son.
Paul comes home to find Elle cleaning. He confesses to his daughter that he's confused about Rebecca's answer to his offer...she accused him of moving on, and Declan accused him of having something with Nicola. Elle retorts that she's not surprised...even she saw her dad coming onto Nicola in the bar.
Paul tells Elle that Nicola got hit upon by a thug at Lassiters, which nearly ended up with Steve in a fight; he wanted to make sure she was alright. Elle looks remorseful, and Paul guesses that Elle told Rebecca what happened, but Elle denies it. Paul apologises for being paranoid.
The band are setting up to play. Declan's kissing booth is empty. Donna is kissing Ringo. A lot. A queue forms outside his booth.
Declan strops off to the bar to see Didge.
DECLAN: Ringo is doing a roaring trade.
DIDGE: Declan, would you trade your one biggest fan for all those women?
DECLAN: Depends who my one biggest fan was.
Didge is about to say something, but Declan looks off in the distance...
DECLAN: Cos if it was someone like her...
Didge looks upset and Declan has no idea.
Across the bar, Susan toasts Rebecca as the smartest woman in Erinsborough, for passing her law school entrance exam. Jay comes over to collect money for the Erinsborough Fire Service. Rebecca admits that 92% or not, she won't be going to law school; she can't afford it.
Susan can't believe that she got 92%, and calls her a teacher's pet and a nerd. Rebecca takes exception - she's not a nerd, and when Jay reminds them they're supposed to be donating some cash, Susan apologises - she got distracted by her sucky mate. I like their friendship, I really do. Karl looks on, bored.
Ned and Kirsten make a random appearance, and are playing truth or dare. Kirsten wants to know if Ned is falling in love with her, and he admits that something is happening, but he wants to take it slowly, especially for Mickey's sake.
The band start up, and we see the rare fourth wall - only it is, actually, a wall. Everyone bops along to the music. Ringo is still kissing Donna.
The General Store
Sienna approaches Elle with cake, and wonders if she wouldn't have more fun over at Charlie's. Elle replies that she doesn't deserve fun, and when Oliver comes in:
ELLE: I'm not in the mood for a serve. And anyway, nothing you could say could make me feel any worse, so save your breath
OLIVER: Is that why you're drunk on cream pie?
Elle says she knows that Oliver knows that she told Rebecca about Nicola...or something. Oliver tucks into the cream pie. He does know.
Elle takes the pie back, and Oliver tells her he doesn't want Paul anywhere near his mum, so there's no problem.
Except, Elle points out, now Rebecca can't go to uni and it's all her fault.
OLIVER: You did what you thought was right - unlike your dad.
Elle smiles girlishly.
Steph is flirting with Jay on the sofa. Toadie and Callum turn up, and Cal returns Steph's phone.
STEPH: Where was it?
CALLUM: Found it.
STEPH: Thanks, mate!
CALLUM: (sincerely) I was going to sell it.
CALLUM: (even more sincerely) Because I didn't think it through. Sorry, it won't happen again.
STEPH: Did Toadie help you think this through?
CALLUM: No, he just put me in a headlock and then I bit him.
Declan approaches Didge again and, indicating a blonde over the other side of the bar, wonders if she bought his tickets.
DIDGE: No, it's not her.
DECLAN: How do you know? You didn't even look.
DIDGE: I know who bought your tickets.
Declan shrugs in confusion, and Didge whips out a very very very long ticket tape.
DIDGE: You seem disappointed. Well, good. Because I was joking, I just knew you wouldn't beat T...
But she doesn't get to finish her sentence because Declan grabs her and kisses her, with Ringo and Donna staring in the background.
Steve and Rebecca are watching. Steve looks as if he might be watching a guy do a striptease; ugly, yet somehow compelling.
STEVE: What are we going to do?
STEVE: She's my little girl.
REBECCA: Well, not any more.
Steve put his head in his hand. Rebecca slaps his cheeks laughing.
Declan pulls away from the kiss, and they both look rather shellshocked.
DECLAN: One down.
DIDGE: (whipping out the ticket tape) Forty nine to go.
They run to the booth and throw their arms around each other.
Rebecca runs into Oliver, who guesses that Declan and Didge have finally got their act together.
REBECCA: How do you know that?
OLIVER: It's the talk of Lassiter's! The romance. The drama. The nausea...
Paul appears and begs Rebecca to believe him when he says he's not interested in Nicola. Oliver butts in that even Elle wouldn't believe that, and Rebecca shoots her son a look. Paul guesses that Elle is the culprit after all.
Cut to later, by some cars, where Marco is helping his dad pack his car up, and blurts out that he can't have kids.
MARCO: I guess I was scared and ashamed, and that's why I stayed away. Dad, I don't want to lose you.
Carmella encourages Franco to say something back. He doesn't.
Elle returns home.
ELLE: Charlie's is on fire. Well, not literally.
She turns around to see her dad has packed his cases and is leaving home, and realises that he knows. She offers to go and explain to Rebecca, and says that it will all work out, but Paul is adamant that if Elle doesn't believe him, Rebecca certainly won't.
PAUL: You know, right now, I don't even wanna know you. You know, when I get that company back - the one that you stole from me - yeah, yeah, you're not getting any part of that, either.
Paul walks out, and Elle is left gobsmacked.