- Josh and Declan acting jealously over Bridget
- Bridget seeing her parents arguing
- Zeke annoyed about Angus playing sleepovers
- Carmella and Oliver kissing after Marco's funeral
- Karl roughing up Angus
Rachel checks to see if Angus is OK while Karl remains outraged that "this person" was allowed into his house without his knowledge. Susan explains that she had no choice, she could either let Angus stay or Rachel leave. While they continue to argue, Angus confesses to Rachel that he was about to go anyway. He didn't want to cause anymore trouble for her family. Annoyed, Rachel announces to Susan and Karl that she's going back to Angus' place with him. Karl starts to follow her out but Susan barges past and instructs him to stay put - he'll just make things worse. Sighing, Zeke welcomes Karl back home.
Ty and Libby are just about to drive to the gym when they see the ruckus at #28. Susan chases Rachel to Angus' car and begs her not to leave. She adds that they care enough to know that this whole situation is wrong. Frowning, Rachel replies that it's right for them. They drive away. Libby follows her mum into the house.
Libby fusses over her mum and welcomes her dad back with a hug, but Susan kindly sends her on her way, assuring her they'll be fine. Zeke trundles off to finish his homework, leaving Karl and Susan to duel it out.
KARL: I wish you'd let me know how bad things were.
SUSAN: Oh do you? And what would you have done exactly? Come running home? No I don't think so, you were far too busy over there with your other family.
Karl looks quite taken aback.
Rachel states that they're just going to have to forget about all the family nonsense and concentrate on themselves, but Angus doesn't think that's a good plan. He thinks they need to win both of their families over again. He tells Rachel that she should probably head back home tomorrow, but Rachel is sick of being the one who always makes concessions - her family will just have to wait.
Ty snits that Angus is a creep and Libby teasingly asks if he's jealous, but Ty claims that he and Rachel are just friends. Giving the stink eye towards Dan (who is conveniently on the treadmill giving Libby the stare eye), Libby scoffs that men and women can't be "just friends".
Toadie and Callum emerge from the change room and see Steve laying into some boxing pads Oliver is holding. A quarter of Ramsay Street is here, it's quite ridiculous. Callum wonders if Steve's angry because of his break-up with Miranda, and then asks Toadie if Steve was abusive, drunk or a druggie. His mum's old boyfriend was a drunk and the police had to take him away. Shocked by how worldly Callum is, Toadie assures him that Steve is none of the above - he's just a top bloke going through a hard time.
Declan bugs Didge for clues about his birthday present while they play video games, but she won't elaborate. He then bugs her about his surprise party, claiming that he has to work on his 'surprised' face so he doesn't look freaked out instead. Ignoring a text from her mum, Didge lies and says there isn't going to be a party. Declan stands up regardless and starts to practise his thank you speech.
DECLAN: I'd like to thank all of you for coming. A surprise party for me! I really didn't expect it, thank you so much. And a stripper!
Didge gets another text and Declan is jealous to learn this one is from Josh. Didge reassures him that Josh is just a mate - he was there for her, now she's going to be there for him.
Taking dishes out to the sink, Declan is still stewing over the Josh SMS - he doesn't trust the guy. Didge sighs and says not to be so paranoid and that he needs to play fair with Josh. Declan promises - so long as Josh plays fair first. Not-so-covertly checking her watch, Didge announces that she wants to go for a walk... So Oliver can secretly bring in some party supplies via the back door with Carmella and Chloe. Carmella happily watches Oliver have some cuddle time with his daughter.
The atmosphere is quite tense between Karl and Susan. Susan's still put out that Karl was too busy with his other family to help his family out here. Karl states that Izzy and Pete are kind enough to tolerate his visits; he thought Susan had accepted that. Susan replies that she has, but wonders how he would feel if the tables were turned.
KARL: You still haven't forgiven me for loving someone else. Now what does that say about our relationship?
Zeke walks into the hall just in time to hear Karl and Susan arguing.
SUSAN: Holly has two parents, does she really needs you there every other day?
KARL: Excuse me for trying to be an adequate husband and father. Clearly I don't measure up in either department. Sorry that I'm not Alex.
SUSAN: You leave him out of this!
KARL: Oh it's alright to throw my past in my face but I'm not allowed to mention yours?
SUSAN: Alex was a good man, you could hardly say the same of Isabelle.
Well, no you couldn't really with Izzy being a woman and everything.
KARL: (sarcastic) Oh I know, Alex was a saint and I'm deeply flawed for daring to love another human being. Maybe if I had a terminal illness I'd measure up.
SUSAN: (shocked) Karl that is a dreadful thing to say!
KARL: Well put it down to jet lag and the fact that I'm made out to feel like the bad guy the second I walked through the door.
SUSAN: Rachel and Zeke were left in my care by their father. You weren't here, I did my best, then you swan in...
KARL: Give me a break here. Do you think I care for those kids any less than you?
Having heard quite enough, Zeke storms out the front door much to Karl and Susan's shame.
Rachel lights some candles for mood lighting while Angus prepares dinner.
ANGUS: (in a dodgy French accent) And now for my signature dish. Le baked beans on le toast.
RACHEL: ... Please don't do that again.
There's a pounding on the door and Angus lets Zeke in, who heads straight for Rachel and tells her to come home. He gets slightly hyperbolic and squeaks that Karl and Susan are about to break up because of her, but he's just worried because they've already lost their mum and dad. They can't lose Karl and Susan too. Rachel looks conflicted.
Susan and Karl are relieved when both Zeke and Rachel arrive home. Rachel lets them know that she hasn't left Angus, but she wanted to make sure that her family didn't fall apart. Susan whisks Rachel off to make some dinner while Karl thanks Zeke and apologises for running his mouth off about Alex earlier. But Zeke says it's cool - he had to live with the guy and he was definitely no saint. Zeke checks if Karl and Susan are going to be OK, but Karl assures him they'll be fine.
Oliver returns from settling Chloe and remarks on the paint bottles in the lounge room. Carmella explains that she was doing some fingerprinting with Chloe to brighten up the nursery, hinting that it was Marco's idea. Oliver reveals that Marco was starting to teach him some Italian so that it would be easier for Chloe to learn. Really? How on earth did they fit it into their busy schedule of bitching and punch-ups? Carmella asks him how far he got and Oliver tragically sounds out a sentence in mangled Italian, ending with quite an ocker accent. What is it with dudes murdering foreign languages tonight? Giggling, Carmella suggests he stick to painting instead. Oliver gets all precious about his expensive shirt, but Carmella soon rectifies that by slapping a handprint on him. They chase one another and the inevitable kiss happens.
OLIVER: Are you kissing me or Marco?
OLIVER: So what happens now?
CARMELLA: I have no idea.
Paying Ty for her bottle of wine, Libby notices all of the #30 boys eating dinner together at the bar. Ty explains they're all a bunch of tragics (including himself) who have to stick together.
Callum is looking forward to some ice-cream when they get home but Steve sheepishly says he ate the last one. Dan shouts them all a dessert before they head off to play darts. Callum stops Steve and asks if he's happy at #30 - because Callum loves living with The Lawman, but sometimes he misses his gran too. Knowing where he's going with this, Steve admits that he misses Miranda a bit too.
Angus is in the middle of packing up his belongings in a box when Karl stops by to thank him for sending Rachel home. Angus exasperatedly wonders when Karl and Susan are going to stop seeing him as some predator. Eyeing the box, Karl's angry to learn that Angus was just going to skip town without saying goodbye to Rachel. Angus has no idea what to say to her - he's only going so Rachel doesn't have to choose between him and her family.
KARL: You can tell her whatever you like as long as you tell it to her face. Otherwise you really are the gutless wonder I always thought you were.
Abby Dobson and her band perform for all the patrons.
Oliver slumps in to join Steve and Dan's pity party at the bar. They all moan about how confusing women are while Ty tries to be the voice of reason.
TY: Where would we be without them?
DAN: We'd be free, Ty.
OLIVER: We'd be single, Ty.
DAN: Yeah... (realising what he said) No, that's unnatural.
TY: That's weird, man.
STEVE: No you think about it. A life of peace and prayer.
OLIVER: Peace and prayer? We wouldn't last five minutes.
TY: Love 'em or hate 'em, we gotta have 'em.
DAN: They are a necessary evil.
OLIVER: (raising his glass) Alright, well here's to the women we love ay?
They do a blokey cheers.
Musical montage time. Rachel glumly plays with the ring that Angus gave her.
Declan and Didge are play fighting (and Eloise gives James quite the slap on the face!), but they kiss and make up.
Carmella looks at Chloe's painted handprints and thinks happy thoughts about Oliver. But then she finds Marco's glasses in the drawer and thinks sad, guilty thoughts about her dearly departed.
Oliver unfolds a page with little blue handprints on it and can't help smiling, thinking about his two girls - or that really awesome time he got Papa Smurf's autograph.
(Rachel looks upset and explains what happened to Susan)
RACHEL: Angus is gone. He didn't even say goodbye.
(Angus drives away in his car)
VO: Angus will break Rachel's heart, and she will send a message that will put a knife through his.
(Rachel prepares a video message for Angus on her mobile - Angus receives it)
RACHEL: (sullenly in the message) Hey Angus...
VO: Neighbours 6:30 tomorrow.