- Sonya gives another parent the impression that she and Toad are married
- Mark asks Kate to leave with him
- Kate chasing after Mark in the rain but she's too late - he's already gone
- Kyle comforts a crying Kate
Kyle isn't sure how to comfort a teary Kate so he gives her a paper towel for her tears - it's either that or toilet paper. Jade comes out with a robe and hair in a turban, complaining that somebody moved her shampoo. Kyle draws her attention to the crying Kate on the couch and Jade finds out about Mark's "promotion". She rants about how Mark is jerking Kate around again and not wanting to hear any more, Kate leaves.
In her room, Kate starts sorting out some clothes when Sophie knocks on the door. Not long after, Lou announces that dinner is ready and Kate assures him that everything is fine when he asks whether they're OK. Kate wants Soph to give her some space and after Sophie leaves, Kate puts on the necklace that Mark gave her.
Mike is trying to drum up volunteers for the school's kitchen garden program. None of the teachers are gardening- inclined, but unfortunately, neither is Toad. Fortunately, Sonya is. They hadn't heard about the working bee before, though.
TOADIE: When was the last time you cleaned out your bag?
CALLUM: Why, does it stink?
The notice is located in the depths of Cal's bag, and Sonya is happy to help out with Cal although the teen himself would rather bring his PSP.
Somewhere that gardening is done
Sonya is showing some kids how to get started on growing organic vegies. When she's done, Michael tries to convince her to be a permanent volunteer, even for only a few hours a week if she's busy.
SONYA: Can I think about it?
MICHAEL: 'Course, yeah! As long as you say yes in the end.
Karl is having a passing chat to Toadie about his holiday plans with Susan. He's not sure where exactly he wants to go, but he wants it to be perfect and before he leaves, he asks Toadie to let him know if he comes up with any ideas. Sonya comes in and Toad orders a green tea for her but it might take a little longer since Kate has called in sick. Sonya looks a little down and at first Toadie is worried that something went wrong with the gardening but Sonya confesses that as much as she enjoyed working with the kids, she's concerned that it will raise questions about her police record. Toad assures her that she won't have a problem with the working with children check.
Supt. Hayes has come to reiterate the importance of secrecy to Kate. He reminds her that it extends to Sophie as well, but Kate tells him that Sophie doesn't know anything. She becomes irate when he refuses to divulge anything more about Mark's whereabouts and she starts shouting at him and cutting him off.
KATE: If you had done your job half as much as he had done his, he'd probably still be here.
HAYES: Have a good day, Ms Ramsay.
Nicely done Hayes, keep it dignified. He leaves, and Sophie comes creeping out of her room to see Kate looking flustered.
Sophie has come to seek help from Paul who is reluctant because the last time Sophie came over, she scammed him. Soph wants him to talk to Kate but Paul is dubious that he should do it.
PAUL: Come on Soph, you know how Kate feels about me at the moment; I'm not exactly the right man for the job.
SOPHIE: You're family!
PAUL: Yes, but Kate also knows that Brennan is not my most favourite person. Him leaving? More inclined to celebrate.
He suggests asking one of Kate's friends to talk to her but Sophie blasts him for backing off whenever they actually need him as an uncle. She tells him to step up because Kate needs him.
Kate gets a frustrating call from an electricity company telemarketer and tells them not to call again. Taking Sophie's advice, Paul walks in to check that Kate is OK. He asks about Brennan but Kate gives him noncommittal answers and the newspaper mogul in him twigs that Mark's departure may have something to do with the corruption investigation. He drops the subject and offers his help but Kate asks him to leave. Once alone, she lamely swipes some stuff off the table and storms off to her room.
Jade is still ranting about Mark leaving everybody in the lurch since they now need to find another housemate. Kyle wants Jade to go easy on him because Kate is upset. Jade makes a joke about Kyle being the shoulder to cry on but Kyle is miffed and not at all amused. His attention is drawn to Paul in the background who is asking Harry on the phone (Kate's brother, for those newer viewers) to check in on Kate. Kyle learns from Paul that Kate is not OK but probably wants to be left alone. Not taking the suggestion, Kyle powers off to find Kate, leaving Jade looking sad.
Standing on the bridge, Kate glances over at a hill and remembers having a picnic with Mark a week earlier where he said he wanted to get back together with her. Kyle comes up behind her, puts his arm around her and after a few seconds she leans on his shoulder. And it looks really awkward because Kate is so tall.
Somewhere that gardening is done
Sonya and Cathy are planting away with the kids when Cathy compliments Sonya on being a natural. Mike sidles up behind them and asks Sonya if she's decided on the volunteer gig and she has - she'll do it! Mike says they'll start scheduling when her working with children check comes through and Cathy notices that Sonya looked a little uneasy.
Toadie and Sonya are getting a little lovey with Karl third wheeling.
TOADIE: Between the guide dogs and the gardening, is there going to be any time for me?
SONYA: Oh I might be able to pencil you in. Maybe every second Tuesday?
Karl the cheapskate pulls out his own sandwich from home because the budget is stretched with the plans for the trip. Sonya spots Cathy at the counter who looks jittery and cancels Thomas' sleepover with Cal. Sonya asks if there is something wrong and Cathy confesses that she's not comfortable with Thomas sleeping over at Sonya's place because of Sonya's past. She makes a hasty exit and Toadie and Karl are quick to reassure a teary Sonya that she shouldn't worry.
Sonya paces back and forth in the kitchen, worried that Cathy's gone and told all the parents who then won't want their kids to play with Callum. Jade points out that Sonya has a son who loves her, a man who adores her and she should just enjoy it without over- thinking everything.
Later, Kyle and Kate arrive to see Jade peeling labels off containers and she starts a rant again about how irresponsible Mark was. Kate initially looks confronted but she starts to peel a label off in agreement. Taking that as encouragement, Jade continues raving about Mark's obsessive compulsive tendencies but it's still making Kate uncomfortable so she declines lunch and goes home.
Kate looks around for her framed photo of Mark and looks at it wistfully. Lou appears at the doorway armed with tea and cookies and offers to be an "older ear" should Kate ever need one. He kisses her forehead and leaves her alone. Kate looks at the photo again and cries into her necklace.
Sonya is still pacing and ranting about Cathy calling her irresponsible. She's angry that Callum will be affected and other parents will stop their kids from sleeping over.
TOADIE: Not all parents are like Cathy, I mean, her idea of parenting's about sixty years out of date. It's actually her kids I feel sorry for.
Sonya suggests getting married in order to give the impression of a happy and stable family. Toadie looks suitably shocked as we break to a commercial. We come back from the commercial with a wide- mouthed Toadie.
SONYA: I know it's not the most romantic way to propose but it kind of makes sense, don't you think?
TOADIE: (confused) Not really, no.
Toadie gently tries to dissuade her from the idea because it's for the wrong reasons but Sonya still thinks getting married would make things easier. Cal walks in during the last line and looks absolutely stoked at the idea of Toad and Sonya getting married.
(Andrew scoffs down a sandwich at number 22)
CHRIS: Thinking about Uni makes me just want to throw up.
(Lucas chatting with Chris at Harold's)
LUCAS: Find out something you want to do, then do it.
(Chris stacking tyres at the garage)
CHRIS (to Lucas): I reckon I'd be good at this. You know, fixing cars. Just wondering if you need another worker?
(Lucas checking his phone at Charlie's)
KARL: Is that your student?
LUCAS: No, my dad.
KARL: Things not good between the two of you?
LUCAS: No, never have been. We were never on the same page, seemed like I could never please him.
(Karl with Toad at number 30)
KARL: Your history with marriage hasn't been that great.
(Callum is excited about the potential wedding)
CALLUM: I mean, I knew it was going to happen eventually. Hey, can I be the best man as well?
TOADIE: Squid, we feel a bit differently about it.
CALLUM: What does that mean?
(Sonya at Harold's)
SONYA: We need to respect that that's the way he feels.
CALLUM (V.O): It's pretty obvious you want to get married.