- Lyn tries to rub her new ownership of Harold's in Rebecca and Paul's faces.
- Lucas sides with Libby over Dan giving Sam the house deposit.
- Libby asks Dan if he still loves Sam.
- Susan confront Dan about lying to Libby about the telephone call.
- Ben overhears Libby and Dan shouting and Dan saying that Ben isn't his child.
Dr Karl has some more top money saving tips for us folks. Circulating your money through the right three accounts can earn you an extra 15% interest. Move over Harold from the Halifax, eh? Susan's only concern is that they have the money to give to Libby and Dan for their house deposit. Ben bursts in upset and asks if he can hang out with them for a bit. Susan pops over to number 30 to suss out what's wrong, while Pop teaches Ben about the short term money market.
Dan and Libby are still arguing when Susan arrives. Instead of scurrying away she announces herself and wades in. She tells them that Ben is at number 28 and that he's a bit upset. Dan offers to go and get him, but Libby is his mother so she will go.
Libby finds Ben playing scrabble with Karl. Ben doesn't speak so Libby just strokes his hair and waits. Susan comes back and over in the kitchen she tells Karl that it's clearly all about Sam and she's sure that he's lying to Libby about the call. Karl tells her that Libby will tell them if there is something she wants them to know.
Back at the scrabble board Libby knows that Ben knows Dan didn't mean what he said and that he loves him. She suggests they go home and they work it out. Ben has to finish his game so Libby and Susan decide to play too.
Dan is looking really orange as he does sit-ups. Lucas checks up on him and Dan admits that he's stuffed things up and maybe for good. Lucas says that he and Libby are as solid as a rock, but Dan tells him it's Ben he's hurt and he can't make it up to him because Libby is giving him hell. Lucas suggests they need some space and maybe he needs a distraction.
Lyn is having trouble with suppliers and knows that Paul must be behind it somehow. She gets distracted by someone trying to open the door and tells the suppliers to cancel her account. Who is behind the door? It's LOU!! Sporting a I Heart NY t-shirt. He greets Lyn with open arms but Lyn wants to know what he's doing there. Steph didn't pass on the memo that it's ok for Lou to keep his room. Lyn is frantic and says that things have been a little bit stressful since she got back.
LOU: Stressful? In Ramsay Street? After three months in New York this place is downright relaxed 'cause they're right in your face over there.
Oh and it's not like everyone is in everyone else's business in Erinsborough. Lyn tells him that there's trouble at t'store. Lou can't believe that and says he'll get right onto it.
LYN: Lou, the last thing I need is an ex-employee breathing down my neck.
LOU: Well that's all very well, but I'm not an ex-employee.
LOU: Just read the contract that you signed with Elle. Now it states very clearly that both Kate and I get to keep our jobs.
LYN: I didn't read anything like that.
LOU: Well there you go, maybe that's why your business is going pear-shaped. Ha ha ha. No eye for detail. I'll have white with one.
He potters off to his room leaving Lyn frazzled.
Callum is finding it hard to find a milkshake he wants to drink as Harold's are all out of well...everything really other than Blue Heaven, but who wants to drink a blue milkshake?
HARRY: Well I can only sell you what's here kid.
CALLUM: Yeah, this place sucks.
HARRY: Any complaints, I suggest you bring them up with management.
He points over to the other side of the store where Lou is hovering around Lyn complaining that he's seen better stocked shelves in Moscow. Lyn tells him that when she first took over they were going great guns until Paul slapped the embargo on her.
LOU: Why would he do that?
LYN: He wants me out of Erinsborough.
LOU: Well today is your lucky day. Put me in charge and I'll have this place fully stocked by the end of the day.
CALLUM: Yay! Lou to the rescue!
LYN: Hang on, what you mean in charge?
Callum and Harry get excited that Lou is going to save the store and there'll be customers and all sorts, but Lyn isn't convinced that anyone will sell to her. Lou tells her to leave it to him and takes the boys off on a mission.
Ben is now getting a chemistry lesson from his granddad and Susan and Libby agree that he seems to have calmed down now. Susan invites Libby to stay for dinner, but they have to head home. Susan tells her daughter she can talk to her about anything.
LIBBY: Thank you, but we're just going to head home, Dan's going to apologise. Simple as that!
Ben doesn't want to go home and will only go if his Nan can go too. Susan and Karl look uneasy.
Dan isn't back from his motorbike ride with Lucas. Ben shouts that he hates him, and Libby tells him that he doesn't and that Dan will talk to him when he gets back and make it up to him. Ben runs off, pulls off his All Blacks shirt and throws it on the ground before locking himself in his room. Susan asks what's going on.
Later on, Susan has gone and Libby has hot chocolate for Ben who is busy erasing "Fitzgerald" from his school books.
BEN: I don't want a surname. It's just Ben.
LIBBY: Well everyone has to have a surname.
Ben doesn't argue, he just decides to take his hot chocolate to his room. Poor love.
Lyn is busy fretting over the store accounts when the men return with box loads of two major food groups, chips and chocolate. Lyn is amazed at what Lou has managed.
LOU: No need to thank me, just stand back and let me get this place up and running. Oh good, I'll have to go over these accounts later, but first things first I'll to redesign the menu and start cooking for tomorrow. Why don't you unzip some of this and start stocking the shelves? I can only deal with one disaster at a time Lynnie!
All through is little schpiel, Lyn splutters and tries to get a word in and as he goes off to the kitchen she calls to him that they really need to talk about it all but he doesn't listen, and there are other annoying issues to deal with. Paul has just come through the door. He wants to know how she's got all the stock, but Lyn says she's sworn to secrecy and is enjoying the fact that Paul doesn't know when to admit defeat.
LYN: I would say the embargo is over and we can just chalk this one up to me.
Hearing a familiar whistling sound Paul slips into the kitchen and discovers Lou in the fridge. Paul wants to know what he's doing back at Harold's.
LOU: Just between you and me, someone has let this place slide.
PAUL: So you're working for Lyn then.
LOU: Well I'd say working with her, yes. More of a business partnership really.
PAUL: Ah right yes, is that the way she sees it?
Lou doesn't think she has much choice seeing how grim things are. Paul doesn't think that resurrecting Harold's would be worthy of his talents, Rebecca could probably use him at Charlie's. Lou isn't so sure, it's not just about money, it's about what he owes to old Jelly Belly.
LOU: Besides, if it goes under he's likely to ask for his kidney back!
Paul tries to convince him to buy the place back as he doesn't need Lyn to run the store. He'd be better off on his own. He leaves Lou looking suspicious. Lyn wants to know what the two of them have been cooking up, but Paul assures her that they were just shooting the breeze. Lyn shows him the door, but Paul is staying since they're so short on customers.
PAUL: Lyn, we both know that I'm going to win so why don't you just save yourself a lot of grief and give up now ey?
Libby is sitting glumly on the couch when she catches sight of Dan's cases. Ben comes back wondering if he can have another hot chocolate and Libby says he can if he talks to her for a second. Ben doesn't want to talk about that man, she can forget about the hot chocolate. Ben goes to his room and Libby goes to Dan's bag and retrieves his address book. She calls Sam.
Lou is on the phone to presumably the bank or Boris, whoever he might be, looking for funds to buy Harold's and have a bit extra to spruce it up a bit. Lyn comes in demanding to know how long he's been working with Paul as he's evidently been sent to spy on her. Lou says he's there to help her save the store.
LYN: Well I don't need your help.
LOU: Oh yes you do.
LYN: Then that's my loss. Out!
Lou reminds her of the contract she signed and Lyn says she'll see him in court. Lou marches out of the kitchen and over to Paul to ask if the job offer is still open. Paul smugly tells Lyn that Lou is going to work at Charlie's. Lyn knows he set it all up and Paul and Lou leave.
HARRY: You'd better order that chocolate milkshake while you can. This place is going under.
CALLUM: Yeah. And fast.
Paul and Lou toast Lou's new job with champagne and Paul delivers the news that Rebecca couldn't be happier. Lou tells Paul that he tried to help Lyn but Paul thinks some people can't be helped.
On the other side of the bar Dan gets another call from Sam and Lucas comments that she's persistent. Dan wonders what he's supposed to do, ignore her? Er, yes. Lucas says his problem is that he's always the nice guy, captain cuddles. Dan's phone rings again.
LUCAS: Look, someone like Sam just latches on....mate!
DAN: She's such a mess.
LUCAS: Yeah well she needs to sort out her own problems.
DAN: Yeah well I need to check she's ok.
Dan answers and tells Sam that the calls have got to stop. Sam evidently tells Dan that Libby called her. Dan doesn't look pleased.
DAN: What do you think you're doing? Sam told me you called her, Lib.
Libby knew she'd call him straight away and isn't surprised to hear that Dan believed her when she said Libby had threatened her. Dan doesn't think Libby should have stirred things up by accusing Sam of destroying his relationship with Ben.
LIBBY: She's interfering with our family. I had to do something because you wouldn't!
DAN: She was in tears!
LIBBY: What about Ben's tears?! She's a grown woman, he's just a little boy.
DAN: I said I was sorry, Lib.
LIBBY: Oh yeah you were so sorry you jumped on your bike and took off with Lucas.
DAN: You wanted me to back off I backed off! Look, I will talk to him ok.
Libby doesn't think it'll be so easy, he was erasing Fitzgerald off his exercise books. Dan reasons that he's just angry if he explains...Libby wishes him sarcastic luck and leaves the house.
How to alienate your husband lesson no.1 - run crying to your parents straight away. Karl and Susan are shocked to have their daughter burst in in tears because Ben is so upset and she and Dan are just yelling at each other. Susan decides enough is enough, she is going over to have it out with Dan. Karl doesn't think that's wise. Neither does anyone else I imagine. Karl goes back to comforting his daughter.
Dan is having trouble getting Ben to let him explain what happened earlier and is getting steadily more wound up by Ben's defiance so having Susan turn up all guns blazing really is the icing on the cake. Susan warned Dan that there would be trouble if he hurt Libby again.
DAN: I'm really not in the mood for this.
SUSAN: I don't care what mood you're in. Ben's upset, I've got Libby over there in tears...
DAN: Susan the last thing I need right now is a lecture.
SUSAN: Well tough because you're gonna get one. This family has done everything for you and this is how you repay us? You hand in your house deposit to Sam. We step in, we lend you more money, you want to have a baby, we do everything that is humanly possible to make that happen for you, but none of this is enough is it? Because you are so selfish....Don't walk away from me!
DAN: Get out. GET THE HELL OUT!!
Well....that went well. I'm sure everything is sorted now. Nice one Suze. And Dan...well....
After the break Libby is back and wonders if Dan has any idea how upset Susan is. Dan has some idea.
It's time for Susan to get a lecture from Karl who tells her that she can't hold Dan to ransom. She can't hold what they're doing for him over him. Susan says she's not going to sit back and let him hurt Libby and Ben.
Dan explains to Libby that just because Karl and Susan are helping them if doesn't give them the right to interfere. Libby says that her mum is just worried about her and Ben.
DAN: This our marriage. Your mum doesn't get a vote.
LIBBY: She's just trying to help.
DAN: No, she's telling me how to live my life. The money, the baby. I didn't know it would be like this.
LIBBY: Like what?
DAN: Lib, how are we ever supposed to pay back a debt like that? They own us.
Susan tells Karl that Libby is their daughter so they're a part of this. Karl wonders how many people there should be in a marriage.
SUSAN: Well that's great coming from you.
She says that she's the one risking everything but Karl wasn't aware it was about entitlement.
SUSAN: This baby is going to be born in a few months. We need to know that Libby and Dan's marriage is up to it.
Libby points out that Susan carrying their baby ties them all together whether they like it or not. Dan says it's not just the baby. Deep down, Libby knows that.
- Karl reassures Libby that none of what is going on is her fault.
- Lyn defends her home.
- A video of Kate being rejected by Jason Coleman circulates.
- Kate knows Amanda was at the bottom of the video and confronts her.