- Mark asks Sonya if she has a problem with him and Steph
- Mark discovers that Steph has bought stolen beer, but she says she had no idea
- Jacka tells Steph not to dob him in or else...
- Steph tells Paul she can't lie to Mark
- Tyler is concerned about Piper, and Aaron tells him not to interfere
- Piper discovers that Brodie has replied to texts on her phone
A road somewhere
Brodie returns with the drinks, and Piper says they're not leaving until he explains the text. He tells her it's not a big deal. She's going to get out, but he locks the door.
After the titles, he tells her to calm down while he explains. She says she's not sure she wants to go to Perth, and living with him was never the plan. He says he hoped she would want to stay once she got there. She says he could be right, and asks him to let her out for a minute. This time, she takes her phone...
Xanthe is chatting to Tyler, who asks her about Piper. Xanthe says she's busy with Brodie.
TYLER: How well do you know him?
XANTHE: Not very. But he's hot.
Tyler gets a text from Piper saying she's with Brodie, and asking him to come and get her. He drives off.
Mark is "interviewing" Steph about the booze, and she is being economical with the truth. He's not convinced.
MARK: We both know you got it from a friend and you don't want to give him up.
He asks why she's protecting this person who's dumped her in it, and she blames him Mark for reporting her. She insists that she can't give him the name.
Ben arrives and apparently he's staying for a while since Libby is back and forth to China. (Actually Kym had a baby today - congratulations!) Susan tells him he'll have to repeat Year 11. Karl wonders if he'd be interested in jamming, so Ben removes his guitar! Karl comments to Susan that he'd been working on some compositions with Nene so Susan tells him to give her a wide berth.
A road somewhere
Brodie orders Piper to get back into the car, but she tells him she doesn't want to go to Perth. He says they had a great time together in Canada, but she reminds him that when she wanted to come home to her family, he dumped her. Tyler arrives and Piper gets her stuff from the car. Brodie tries to stop her, but Tyler intervenes. Brodie says he loves her.
PIPER: Wanting to own someone isn't love, Chas, it's messed up.
Tyler and Piper leave and Brodie is very upset.
Josh finishes a call and Paige asks him if he's OK. He says that Matilda's not well. Paige suggests that he go for a visit. He says it's a good idea.
She sees Steph and asks if everything's OK. Steph says that Mark always wants to do the right thing. Paige sympathises. (St least, I think it's Paige. Maybe it's someone who looks like her.)
STEPH: There's just something I should have told Mark and I didn't.
PAIGE: Ooh, you lied?
STEPH: No, I would call it more of a half truth.
PAIGE: The last time I lied to Mark, um, I ended up in cuffs on my wedding day.
Steph says if he finds out it will be worse for her. Paige says he *will* find out, and asks if it would be better from her or someone else.
Terese is relieved that Piper is home, and she, Piper and Josh thank Tyler for his help. Piper says she had no idea how messed up Brodie was. Josh says he needs help, and Terese says he could be really dangerous. Doug arrives with some lemons, which he puts in the microwave instead of the fridge.
Xanthe is on the phone, and Paige tells her to clear a table. Xanthe comments that Lauren says please, so Paige tries again with please. Xanthe goes over to Karl and Susan's table and puts their plates on a tray. They introduce Ben. Xanthe is instantly smitten and drops all the plates.
Steph tells Mark that she bought the booze from Jacka. She insists that she had no idea it was stolen, as he'd told her he'd straightened himself out. She apologises for not telling him:
STEPH: But the last time Jacka didn't like something, he trashed the motel and assaulted Paul.
She tells him to do what he has to.
Xanthe is grinding pepper on Susan's salad whilst chatting to Ben, and she carries on and on until Susan is forced to catch the pepper in her hands. She discovers that Ben plays guitar, and tells him that she *loves* guitar, but he doesn't like pop and she's never heard of Angus Young, lead guitarist of AC/DC. Karl stops her clearing the plates, so she smiles at Ben and walks over to the counter.
PAIGE: That was like watching a car crash in slow motion.
XANTHE: He's like all the best bits of 5SOS put together.
Paige tells Xanthe she's not Ben's type since he likes "bad girls" (you know, like those who dare you to burn down schools).
XANTHE: Hello, I can be bad.
PAIGE: No, not naughty schoolgirl bad. I'm talking cool bad. Edgy.
XANTHE: Oooh. Edgy. Right.
Talking of edgy, Steph arrives at the motel, where Jacka has scrawled DOG on the window by Reception. The camera pans over the word, to emphasise how edgy it really is.
Xanthe arrives to see Ben (explaining that "Xanthe" begins with X for danger). Ben tells her that he's busy studying.
XANTHE: It's the holidays.
He says he needs to catch up before terms starts. Then he relents and invites her in.
Tyler asks Terese about Piper. Terese says that she's shaken up. The lights dim, and Terese says she can't get anything fixed without permission from Julie. What is a manager for? Anyway, Tyler offers to have a look. So she can let a mechanic check out the electrics, but she can't authorise an electrician to fix it. OK. Brodie turns up, saying he wants to apologise and to ask for a fresh start. He'd like a job in the hotel. He claims he acted out of love, but Terese tells him it was self- interest and he needs help.
TERESE: Now I want you to stay away from me, my family and my workplace. Now get out before I call security.
TYLER: You heard her.
Brodie leaves and Terese says she hopes it's the last they see of him.
Piper tells Josh that she feels stupid falling for Brodie. Josh asks why she called Tyler and she explains that she didn't want him or Brad doing something they would regret. Doug arrives to ask Josh for his help with the surprise, and the two of them go out.
Doug tells Josh that he's booked a room, and that Josh shouldn't tell anyone.
Mark tells Steph that Jacka has been charged, and Steph tells him about the "message" Jacka left her.
MARK: Why did you decide to give Jacka up?
STEPH: Because I didn't want to jeapardise us.
He smiles and offers to help her clean up the message. Paige watches them leave, and Josh asks her if she's OK. She says she's getting there, and asks if he's booked the flights. He says he's working on a secret project with Doug.
Xanthe and Ben are drinking something green, and she tells him he has to pay by playing his guitar. She sings along badly. Piper comes in, greets Ben and comments how she's in better shape than Xanthe.
PIPER: What are you drinking?
XANTHE: Just my special blend.
PIPER: There's alcohol in this.
XANTHE: I put heaps of sugar in it so it wouldn't taste bad.
Karl and Susan arrive home and Xanthe, who is obviously tipsy, greets them.
XANTHE: Is it hot in here?
KARL: Not really.
Xanthe says she feels woozy, then she throws up over Susan.
Tyler calls Terese, and tells her he hasn't found anything wrong with the power board. Brodie comes down the stairs on ScaryCam™, and creeps up behind Tyler
- Julie tells Terese they are going to poach the Citizen of the Year award from Paul
- Paul tells someone to make sure the ceremony is a disaster
- WHO WIL DIE?
- Daniel? Josh? Kyle? Brad?
- Doug is missing
- HOTEL HORROR