- Andrew being unsure about going to Uni but Summer convincing him to go with her
- Kate and Mark having a great night out
- Someone breaking into number 26
- Mark being pressured into witness protection
Unknown super- secret location
Mark's superior, Supt. Hayes, drives up alongside Mark and they talk through their respective open windows. Mark is still unsure that he can just drop everything and go into witness protection. Hayes realises that Mark isn't quite as single as he said, but when Mark assures him that it's not very serious, Hayes tells him to keep it that way. He tries to convince Mark that it's the only way to keep him and those around him safe and gives him a little more pressure by telling him that he doesn't have much time.
Mark comes over to invite Kate to a picnic consisting of leftovers from the party. Kate wants to invite Callum and Sophie so that she doesn't have to cook for them. Callum, who is practicing tying knots, declines on leftovers and Sophie declines because Callum isn't going.
CALLUM: You can help me master my knots.
SOPHIE: Or you could stop being such a loser and we could do something cool.
Soph tells Kate and Mark to have fun while she has a little matchmaking smile on her face.
Andrew is engrossed in reading information about the 'Billion Tree Campaign' which involves planting trees in the third world. Paul is not surprised that Summer was the one who wanted to get involved in it.
ANDREW: Actually, we thought you might be interested.
PAUL: If I get the sudden urge to plant a few trees, I'll just call a landscape gardener.
Andrew thinks it could be great PR for Lassiter's by getting guests to add a donation to their bill to offset their carbon footprint. Paul comments that all this "greenie- mush" talk makes Andrew sound like Summer.
PAUL: I think I preferred it more when you were dating Natasha Williams.
Andrew must have just repeated the quote to Chris who responds with "Ouch". Natasha randomly walks past and is not surprised that Paul doesn't like Summer because they're total opposites. She gets a text that makes her laugh but is unwilling to share the contents and then waltzes out.
Paul walks in and Andrew tries to sell him the merits of Summer. Paul clarifies that he doesn't dislike her per se; he just has nothing in common with her. He doesn't particular subscribe to her family's ideals either, but Andrew says that Summer is different. Paul agrees to lunch if Andrew manages to get Summer there.
Looks like that's not an easy task because Summer would rather have lunch with a pit- bull. Andrew acknowledges that his father has faults and can be difficult, but Paul is his father after all and he would like it if the two most important people in his life could at least try to get along. Sum points out that the only thing they could feasibly have to talk about is the weather, but she sees how important it is to Andrew so she relents as long as Andrew doesn't leave her alone with Paul.
Number 24/Harold's Store
Callum is blindfolding himself so he can tie a reef knot without looking. Kate walks out searching for her lip gloss and Sophie is sure that she doesn't have it because Kate freaked out the last time Sophie borrowed her makeup. The blindfolded Callum assures Kate that she looks great but as it turns out, you can see right through the blindfold. Kate is about to leave without the gloss since it's just a picnic, but Sophie tells her that it's not - it's a date. Kate doesn't agree, though: it's just a picnic with some friends. Sophie begs to differ - Mark came over to ask Kate out.
Meanwhile over at Harold's, Mark is having his own little pep talk.
MARK: Alright. I've got a date.
LUCAS: Well I didn't think you were buying camembert and choc- coated strawberries for the lads at work, did I?
Lucas comments that Mark looks rather keen and he questions whether Kate is just as keen. Mark isn't sure but he'll just have to find out.
Kate is surprised to see the bubbly and fancy stuff that looks nothing like leftovers. Mark gets straight to the point: he misses her, he still loves her, he wants to be with her and wants to know if that's what she wants as well. Kate is stunned.
After a commercial break Kate is still stunned. She would rather just be friends for now because she doesn't want to rush into it and stuff things up again. She needs time. Mark is disheartened to hear the word "time" because he knows it's something that he doesn't have much of. He takes it well and agrees to just be friends.
Andrew has prepared Summer's favourite: Mexican. Paul arrives home and he and Summer are left to find something to talk about.
SUMMER: So, Andrew was saying the traffic's bad?
PAUL: Yeah, road works.
SUMMER: You should really try cycling to work, you know. Good for you, good for the environment.
PAUL: Yeah, a little difficult with one leg, though.
Oops. Paul brushes it off but Sum looks horrified. Later everyone is seated and eating and Summer brings up the one thing she thought would be neutral: the weather. Unfortunately, Paul doesn't pay attention to the weather since he spends the whole day in a climate controlled office. Andrew brings up the fact that Summer is interested in journalism, so Paul makes a snide remark about a "left- wing" paper wanting her. Summer returns with a snide remark that newspapers are dying - digital media is the way to go. It looks like things will escalate into an argument, until they're surprised to find that they agree that one of the greatest challenges facing news organisations is censorship. There are too few organisations controlling the news.
Unknown super- secret location
Mark looks at a picture of Kate and himself and then at his police badge. Hayes drives up and Mark agrees to witness protection and the terms that come with it. He's told to go home and wait for Hayes to call him.
Sophie teases Kate about her "date" which wasn't a date. Mark comes around to apologise to Kate for being pushy but she's grateful for his honesty. She asks him if he wants to watch a movie on Saturday and he agrees although he's unsure that he'll even be around by then. He looks like he wants to say goodbye but in the end, he just tells Kate to have a good shift.
There's urgent knocking on the door from Lucas, who is surprised that Mark has the door locked and bolted. He's over to get the goss on the date.
MARK: You came over to debrief about my date?
LUCAS: Yeah, well my world's pretty dry right now.
Mark confides that they're going to do the "friends" thing to a disappointed Lucas, and then Mark shoos him out.
Chatter is going non- awkwardly for Paul and Summer until Uni is brought up and Summer lets on that Andrew is planning on going to Uni. He wants to do it part- time while running Robinson Entertainment and Paul is obviously less than thrilled because he was expecting Andrew to go straight into a management traineeship at Lassiter's, but he pretends like he's OK with it before offering to grab dessert.
Andrew goes to get drinks and chat to Chris and Tash about how lunch went well. Over at a table, Paul makes Summer an offer of an internship at Erinsborough News because she has potential. The one thing he wants in return, though, is for Summer to convince Andrew that Uni and Robinson Entertainment is a big mistake because he should be Lassiter's, the family business. Summer looks torn as Andrew returns but Paul and Sum assure him that everything is fine.
Dessert is finished and was delicious, but they must have spent a long time there since it's now night- time and the dessert was for their lunch meal. Paul goes to get the bill and leave and Summer excuses herself to have a chat with him. The answer is no, because she won't be bribed. He counters that he's not trying to rob Andrew of his dreams because Andrew has no idea what he wants to do and he will thrive in a structured environment whereas Robinson Entertainment is not exactly known for its successful ventures. Summer hesitates, but she still thinks that Andrew should be the one to choose his career. Paul points out that Andrew is not passionate about Uni and organising dance parties like Summer is about journalism and asks her to think about the offer some more.
(Ivan approaches Tash and Chris)
NATASHA: I thought I told you not to bother me again?
IVAN (confused): What?
NATASHA: It's over, OK?
(Natasha explains why she knocked him back)
NATASHA: Chris was getting suss!
IVAN: Look, this is all starting to feel a bit high school.
(Ivan and Natasha kiss in the car)
NATASHA: Kind of hot isn't it.
(Paul and Summer at number 22)
SUMMER: No strings?
PAUL: No strings.
SUMMER: How do I know?
PAUL: You don't.
(Summer is reading the internship offer)
SUMMER: This internship would pretty much guarantee me a spot at Uni.
CHRIS: Then you get to sell out your boyfriend. Wow, it's a win- win.
(Summer shows Karl the offer)
PAUL (V.O): You're young, you're smart, you're articulate. You're prefect journo material.
(Karl confronts Paul at number 22)
KARL: So what's in it for you?
(Paul talks to Summer at Charlie's)
PAUL: I am trying to be a better father. Now I would hate for this to ruin it.
(Summer with Andrew at number 22)
SUMMER: It's about your dad.