- Terese catches Piper and Tyler pashing on the sofa. She tells Piper as long as she is living under her roof and at school then the relationship is not going to happen.
- Mark tells Tyler he isn't comfortable with Piper living at their house.
- Elly tells Amy that Leo was only chasing her because she had made a bet with Elly. Amy tells Leo goodbye.
- Sonya and Toadie announce she's pregnant to Mark and Steph.
- David tells Paige she's pregnant.
- Leo chats up Paige.
- David tells Aaron to never speak to him again.
- Toadie calls a PI to investigate the disappearance of his first wife, Dee Bliss.
And as the titles roll, the three spelling errors in yesterday's episode have been fixed in record time.
Number 30 - Toadie & Sonya's bedroom
While Sonya sleeps, Toadie is whimpering, clearly having a nightmare, the same one he had yesterday of DreamDee standing in front of the ocean (or a green screen of the ocean in something which would fit quite well with the new opening titles.)
Sonya wakes Toadie and asks what he's dreaming about. She guesses he's dreaming about the baby and apologises for making him so unhappy. He assures her it isn't about the baby, it's just a dream and it doesn't mean anything.
David and Leo's Flat
Paige sits on the sofa, looking clearly uncomfortable. Leo arrives from the other room shirtless, offering her a coffee. She says she has to go to work. He hopes what happened last night won't make things awkward between them. Paige says they're still friends but asks to have a shower.
Number 24 Pool
Tyler and Aaron are drying off from their swim. Tyler wishes everyone would stop acting like he and Piper are making a mistake. Aaron says with the tension that Piper moving in here would cause, Mark made the right decision in not letting her stay. Tyler shakes his head and walks away. Mark and Steph arrive as Tyler walks past. Mark guesses he's in the bad books with Tyler, Aaron says for a little while. Aaron leaves to go to work.
STEPH: So just a reminder, don't eat too much today, you've got to save some room for dinner.
MARK (laughing): I'm a guy, we don't do that.
Mark gets a text from Sonya, she wants the four of them to sit down for a meal together tonight. Steph is shocked he's even considering it, it's their engagement dinner! Mark says the text looks serious and claims that part of making the surrogacy work is keeping communication open and being there for each other. Steph doesn't look happy but then nods and says he's right. (Stand up for yourself Scully!)
Paige is staring into space looking glum when David joins her. She tells him about last night, for a split second she almost followed Leo into his bedroom. She says she considered it for a moment, and then broke down crying. Leo was apparently a real gentleman, he gave Paige his bed while he took the couch. Paige thinks this isn't just about her anymore, and she has to start making better decisions. David tells her not to be too hard on herself.
Piper tells Lauren that she wishes her parents would accept that she and Tyler are together now. She hates being treated like a kid. Lauren suggests she show how mature she is. If she wants to be treated like an adult, act like one.
Toadie discusses the court case with Brad and Terese, and Aaron is also there. Apparently since Brad and Terese admitted that they covered up the fire at Maxine's they've both been let off with a warning and they are in the clear, and it hasn't affected Terese's suspended sentence for the last cover up she was involved in. Toadie is looking to get character references for Ned but Elly is yet to confirm hers. Piper arrives carrying bags of shopping and tells them she's putting on a big family dinner tonight. Brad doesn't want any dramas tonight, Piper assures there won't be from her.
Leo tells Paige he had no expectations about last night and he's glad she pulled the plug. Paige tells him she left her bra at his house after her shower and wonders if he's seen it. Leo doesn't answer the question, which to me looked quite suss, as he goes to speak to Amy and Jimmy who have just arrived. Jimmy angrily asks Leo what he wants, but Amy sends Jimmy to sit down at a table. Leo asks Amy how the Blue Mountains were, but Amy does not want to pretend they're interested in each other's lives. Leo tells her he came to her yard every day hoping she came home, he doesn't do that kind of stuff ever. He asks for one chance. Amy says he had one chance and he blew it. Leo gets the message and walks away.
Sonya walks up to Mark, wearing her mayoral robes. She tells Mark she was opening a swimming pool and felt jealous that she had to wear this while everyone else got to wear bathers. Sonya tells him she's just come in to use the toilet for the 15th time today, she doesn't know why, if the baby is so small, it is having such an effect on her bladder. Mark says the baby is the size of a raspberry right now, she thinks that would be a good nickname for the baby before it is born. She starts to talk about him and Steph coming over when she stops and looks like she is going to be sick. Mark grabs an ice bucket for her. She tells him she's going to go to the toilet before she publicly disgraces herself.
Toadie is standing by a wall, looking at an envelope with the photo of 'Dee' that Stonie showed him, and another photo of Dee when she was younger. He looks at the post box.
David and Leo are eating together, talking about dinner. Leo says he won't be at dinner tonight as he has a meeting in the city. David says he's spoken to Paige and he's glad that nothing happened between them, Paige has some stuff going on. David says it's nice to have a brother he can be proud in.
LEO: Thanks bro. Wish I could say the same for you, what's with this mullet situation you've got going on?
Leo calls Aaron over and thanks him for the flowers he got their great grandmother. David puts his head down and doesn't make eye contact with Aaron, something both Aaron and Leo notice. As Aaron leaves, Leo asks David what is going on. David says they were friends and now they're not, that's all.
Paige tells Piper she thinks she's going to too much effort here, sucking up is not going to change her parents' minds about Tyler. Terese and Lauren arrive.
TERESE: First rule of parenting, when kids do something without being asked, it usually doesn't bode well.
Piper assures her she just wants to cook a nice meal for her family. Terese has taken a pre-emptive step of putting their favourite Thai restaurant on speed dial. Piper says that won't be necessary and they can apologise for the jokes when they see how much effort she's gone to. Brad comes in, having got off the phone with Ned who is nervous about tomorrow. Brad reminds Piper he doesn't want any drama, Piper assures him there won't be. As she gets back to cooking, Paige whispers to Piper that she isn't fooling her. She knows Piper is up to something.
Toadie has a flashback to his wedding car under water, and him calling out Dee's name, trying to find her. He remembers being under water and looking into the empty car. As he remembers banging on the car door trying to get in, Sonya sits down with Toadie. She tells Toadie that Nell will be with Karl and Susan tonight, so they can have dinner with Steph and Mark without interruptions. Toadie doesn't want to have a big talk tonight, but she thinks it is just an opportunity to check in. Sonya says they have 30 weeks of this and while they are agreed on the final outcome, there could be insecurity and fear along the way. Toadie asks if she's doing this for his benefit because of this morning, he assures her he's fine. Sonya still thinks it is a good idea for everyone. Sonya sees the envelope and asks if he wants her to post it. Toadie says he needs to go to the office, but he'll see her later. He kisses her goodbye and then takes the envelope with him.
Leo walks past shouting 'Azza' at Aaron (since when did he start calling him Azza?) Leo asks what the deal is between him and David. Aaron doesn't know, it's been weird since Leo's great grandmother died. Leo invites Aaron to dinner, he was meant to have a work thing on but it has been cancelled and he insists Aaron come. Leo knows his brother and he just needs a little push.
Number 26 Back Yard
After a water pistol filling montage, we see David getting squirted with water as he arrives. Amy sends Jimmy to get some towels. Amy says they're trying out their Christmas pressies as they didn't get a chance to take them to the Mountain. Amy says it was a good holiday, she asks how David is. David says it's been a tough couple of weeks, but it also has been for Leo and he's really taken the death to heart. David invites Amy to dinner tonight, he assures her that Leo won't be there as he's working. It will just be them as a way for David to thank her for the lovely flowers and for her support.
Paige is standing in front of the fan, but tells everyone that she has to go and lie down as she's feeling a bit sick.
PIPER: Maybe it's because you ate all that bread.
PAIGE: Ugh, brat!
As Paige goes to bed, Piper serves the entrée. She says it is just a salad as she wasn't going to put on the oven in this heat. There's a knock at the door, so Piper reveals that she invited Tyler. Piper assures them they are just going to sit and have dinner in a mature and rational manner. Tyler knocks again, so Piper goes to get the door. Brad tells Terese this was Piper's plan, butter them up with dinner then force her inappropriate boyfriend on them. Tyler arrives and says hey. Brad says hey back but he and Terese look far from happy.
The camera zooms in on Tyler's mouth as he shovels salad into it, while we see Brad and Terese's eyes as they stare angrily, while we also see Piper and Lauren's eyes all reacting to this very uncomfortable silence. Tyler thanks Piper for the dinner. Piper lays into her dad for not saying anything, she was hoping they could have a conversation tonight. Terese has made it very clear how they feel about Tyler so there isn't anything more to be said.
TYLER: Piper just wants to talk about our relationship, like adults.
BRAD: Except some of us are still children.
Lauren tells Brad and Terese to give Piper a go. Piper wants them to put forward their arguments about why she and Tyler are a bad idea and they will calmly respond. Terese says she's still at school and doing her VCE, they can't have her underperforming. Brad says when she finishes school she can do what she likes. Piper says when she first came to Brad with the possibility of being with Tyler he was supportive. Terese says they have been against this from day one and Piper has never shown any respect, why should they give her the courtesy now? Brad says they won't support this relationship.
David and Leo's Apartment
Amy makes a toast to good friends and a great year ahead, which she realises is too generic and suggests she and David make resolutions which they have to stick to. Amy wants this to be the year she doesn't get sucked in by anyone. She's going to be stronger and wiser, and toasts to the new Amy who doesn't get her heartbroken. David is about to make his when Leo and Aaron walk in. Leo explains his meeting got cancelled but says this doesn't have to be awkward. Aaron and Amy are about to go but David and Leo make them stay. Aaron and Leo both say they should sit down and have dinner together.
If two awkward dinners aren't enough, we're at the Rebecchi's with Mark and Steph. Everyone is wondering why Sonya has very little on her plate, but it's all she can manage. Sonya says they're on the verge of something huge and life changing, so if they're feeling upset about something they should lay it all out on the table. They all toast to that.
Awkward dinner #1 is in full swing.
PIPER: Tyler and I love each other.
BRAD: You are too young to know the meaning of the word!
PIPER: Dad just listen to me! And honestly do you know how insulting it is when you say stuff like that.
Piper brings up how young Brad and Lauren were when they met and asks if their feelings meant nothing (they were a good deal older than you are now Piper so don't know why you brought that up.) Brad doesn't want them to make the same mistakes they did. Terese tells them to wait until she graduates. Lauren suggests they keep a close eye on Piper's grades throughout the year. Terese snaps back at Lauren, but Lauren just wants to be constructive. Terese is angry that Piper sees her as the bad cop again. Brad thinks that Tyler should leave. Tyler says he didn't want to cause trouble and starts to leave. Piper runs after him. Tyler says this is for the best as nothing will be resolved tonight. Piper says she's coming with him and they leave together.
In the kitchen, Sonya tells Toadie he should tell everyone how he's feeling. Toadie assures her he has nothing to get off his chest. Sonya doesn't believe him as he's still waking up crying. Toadie says this isn't about the baby. Sonya heads into the living room, and goes looking for some documents she found online about similar couples going through this to show to Steph and Mark. She opens the drawer and takes out a large envelope, and looks shocked when she pulls out the document with the photos of Dee.
SONYA: What is this? Why are you paying someone to investigate Dee?
Everyone looks shocked as they turn to Toadie.
- Toadie apologises to Sonya for not telling her sooner.
- Mark tells Elly that her secret is safe with him.
- Leo and Amy smile at each other over dinner.
- Elly tells Brad it isn't up to her to fight Ned's legal battles.
- Toadie tells Brad that Ned is looking at a lengthy jail term.