- Aaron finding out that David and Tom are dating
- Jack feeling overwhelmed about leaving the church
- Amy and Paul deciding to have a housewarming party
- Finn collapsing from a stroke
- Elly advising Susan not to take on too much at school
- Susan having a dizzy spell at school
Susan's experiencing blurred vision along with her dizzy spell, so she takes a seat on a bench to steady herself. But when Lana Kline from the Education Department arrives to start the investigation on Finn, Susan has to pretend she's feeling fine. Susan tells Lana that all of Finn's classwork needs to be re-marked, the vertical integration needs to be reversed and students will be offered counselling if they want it.
Amy, Jack and Leo are setting up for the housewarming party but Amy feels as though she should cancel because of everything the Cannings have been through. Leo and Jack convince her that a fun night is what everyone needs. Then it's Leo and Amy's turn to do some convincing when Jack says he's not attending the party. Jack's worried about having to play twenty questions about his new life when he doesn't have the answers.
LEO: Celebrating leaving the priesthood by shutting yourself off from the world. Classic Father Jack move.
JACK: It's just Jack now.
AMY: Well, just Jack, if a party is what we all need that includes you too. So you're coming.
Paul gives David a swipe card for the penthouse so he can come and go as he pleases - starting tonight with the housewarming. There's a bit of awkward to and fro about whether or not Tom's coming to the party, given his family's history with Paul, but Paul says Tom's welcome to come along. While Tom's at the bar, Paul and David chat.
DAVID: (smiling) I'm sitting here having drinks with my dad and my boyfriend. I just wish I'd seen this moment ten years ago.
PAUL: Yeah it would have saved a lot of angst wouldn't it.
DAVID: Thank you.
PAUL: What for?
DAVID: For making the time, the support you've given me and Tom. It means a lot.
Lana and Susan agree to reconvene their work tomorrow morning, but before Lana goes she wants Susan to read over something. Everything's still quite blurry for Susan so she pretends she's left her glasses inside. Karl arrives just as Lana leaves and asks Susan if she wants to join him for dinner. Susan wants to stay back at school and get stuck into fixing more of Finn's mess, but Karl convinces her to take a break.
KARL: What about the added pressure on you?
SUSAN: That's irrelevant at this point.
KARL: Well that's something we disagree about, but hey! That means we've got a topic of conversation for dinner! Oh come on, let's go. You can eat and you can find me irritating at the same time!
SUSAN: OK, I'll get my bag. You're a nag!
KARL: Yeah, yeah.
David's stressing about not having the German beer that Tom likes but Paul says he picked some up after he dropped Jimmy off. Amy teases David and says that Tom's only allowed to have the beer if he passes her "big sister interrogation".
DAVID: What? Noooo. What are you gonna ask?
AMY: Oh, what are his intentions? When are you guys going to move in together? Boxers or briefs?
AMY: What? I'm just teasing. (She stares at David) Or am I?
PAUL: Amy! You play nice.
DAVID: (panicking) But the beer wasn't a joke, right? We've got that?
Amy pretends to be confused to freak David out more just as Leo arrives with Jack aka "Just Jack!" aka "the life of the party". Jack looks a tad apprehensive and Leo says he practically had to drag him here.
AMY: Don't worry there's not going to be any awkward introductions. You know almost everyone who's coming.
JACK: Yeah, just all the people are going to ask me the same question. 'Hey Jack, what's the plan now?'
PAUL: (smirking) So what is the plan now?
AMY: Hey! Play nice.
Amy tells Jack that he won't have to present his life goals all night, he just needs to have a few drinks and relax. Jack reaches into the bucket for a beer but snatches his hand back when Amy yells at him.
AMY: But just don't drink the German stuff! David will kill you.
Jack tentatively plucks another beer from the bucket and shows it to David for his approval, earning a thumbs-up in return.
Karl and Susan want to peruse the menus but Shane's all set for a big old chat about what happened with Xanthe and Finn, comparing it to an incident that happened at the school back in their old home town. Thankfully Dipi comes to the Kennedys' rescue and drags Shane away, chiding him for sticking his opinions in where they're not wanted. Susan tells Karl that she just feels like Pad Thai to eat but Karl soon realises that Susan can't read the specials board. Karl tells her that after dinner they're going into the hospital to run some tests for her MS.
The party's in full swing while Jack hides out in a corner. He sees Steph near the beers and tries to strike up a conversation.
JACK: Ooh, German. Don't let David see you with that one.
JACK: Uh... I don't know. (he looks awkward) Apparently I've lost the power of small talk.
Steph smiles and says that it's overrated anyway. She can sense that he's stressed and tells him to try and not overthink everything because he won't be able to solve it all tonight. Instead, he should just have a few drinks and have some fun.
Elly tells Leo that she doesn't want to talk about Finn tonight; instead she wants to celebrate her suspension being lifted and the fact that Leo lives with his "daddy". Leo rolls his eyes and says they're just in the same building.
ELLY: No, you should move in here, go full Brady Bunch. Matching outfits, the whole thing!
The two of them then commiserate about neither Mark nor Mishti being at the party. Meanwhile, Amy introduces Tyler to a tradie mate of hers called Jezza (who doesn't appear to approve of the way Tom, David and Aaron are interacting with one another). And speaking of the boys, David's astounded to learn that Tom and Aaron used to date one another.
Karl and Susan are looking over the MRI results, which show that Susan has a new lesion on her brain. Her MS has flared up again. Karl wants Susan to stay home and rest but Susan's determined to keep working. She believes that fixing the problems at school will help her get better.
SUSAN: If I stay at home I'm just going to be anxious and constantly worried about the students.
KARL: Oh great, great. So in the meantime your family can be constantly worried about you!
Susan concedes that he has a fair point and wants to discuss her options. She believes that if they both keep an open mind then they'll be able to find a compromise.
David takes Leo and Amy aside and berates them for not telling him about Aaron and Tom's history earlier. Leo and Amy are both like, 'oops I though you'd tell him'.
LEO: What's the big deal, mate?
DAVID: Tom's going to be comparing us! And who can compete with all those muscles, and abs and dance moves...
AMY: OK just breathe.
DAVID: It's not fair! I'm still on my L plates!
LEO: Just chill. Look there's no comparative analysis going on. It's just a smaller pool in the gay dating world. This must happen all the time.
And now it's time for everyone's favourite Jack - Drunk Jack! Old mate Jack's got a broom out trying to encourage all the random extras to limbo with him, but when they don't play along he tries to get Steph and Paul to join in. They aren't keen either.
PAUL: Limbo's not something I do a lot of these days.
JACK: Ah, the wooden leg thing (he whacks Paul's leg with the broom).
Jack then moves on to his next limbo victim, "Hey! Man whose name I do not know!" This turns out to be Jezza, but Jezza's too busy judging people to play limbo. The game gets benched anyway when Jack swings the broom around and knocks a whole bunch of glasses to the floor. Amy leaps to the rescue and sets about getting water for Jack.
Tyler and Aaron are having a chat out on the balcony about Mark, who hopped on a plane to go up North today. Tyler wants to head back inside to see who caused the noise and chaos ("my money's on Elly!"), but Aaron wants to stay put because he doesn't want to see David and Tom together.
TYLER: I get it, it sucks. You missed the boat.
AARON: Yeah, twice! I turned down two awesome guys. Naturally karmic sense prevails and they get together just to prove what an idiot I am.
Inside, Elly's having a great time dancing with the crew until she gets a text message that wipes the smile from her face and she leaves in a rush. Over by the drinks, David tells Tom that he's feeling a bit uneasy because he just found out about Tom's history with Aaron. David starts to ramble about not being mad, he's just confused, and that he hopes Tom had fun tonight. Tom smiles and silences him with a kiss, which Aaron sees - as well as Jezza the Judgy Jerk. When Tom leaves, David turns to Amy with a big, satisfied grin.
DAVID: This boyfriend thing is good!
AMY: Hmm, seems like it!
Aaron asks David how he's going and David says he feels very lucky and that he couldn't have asked for a better boyfriend. Aaron smiles and says they make a great couple and that he's happy for them both, but he's legit dying on the inside.
Elly and Ben are waiting in the corridor for Susan and Karl to emerge from the consult room. Ben wonders if he's been a contributing factor to his Gran's declining health, especially since he stressed her out by leaving school thanks to Finn's misguided advice. Elly says it's not his fault that Finn's a manipulator and she's there if he ever needs a chat. The K's walk out and Susan lets them know that she's going back to work, but she'll be working from home some days and also delegating tasks. Elly and Ben are concerned but it's what Susan wants.
Old mate Jack has his arms wrapped around Steph and Amy's shoulders, promising them he won't do Gangnam Style if they dance with him. But Steph reminds him he's already busted that move three times tonight. So Jack sets his sights on Aaron (or as Jack likes to call him, "Arrow") and they start to twirl around (throwing in some stripper moves too by the looks of it). Poor David tries to strike up a conversation with Jezza, but Jezza the Judgy Jerk spits out some venom about it not being right "two blokes gettin' it on". Amy hears this and immediately sees red, just as Leo and Paul join them.
AMY: How dare you come here and insult my family and friends like that?!
LEO: What's going on?
PAUL: Do we need to call security?
AMY: (to Jezza) No you have exactly ten seconds to get out before I throw you off the balcony! NOW GO!
The music cuts out and everyone stares at Jezza as he leaves. Amy and Leo check to see if David's OK but David looks upset and heads out to the balcony. Aaron sees him and follows him out.
DAVID: I can't believe I said something like that to you once. No one's ever made me feel this way before.
AARON: Yeah well, as much as it pains me to say, it's not going to be the last time.
DAVID: I hate it! I hate being gay!
AARON: David you do not.
DAVID: What's the point if Tom and I can't be a normal couple?
AARON: Hey, you are normal.
DAVID: Kissing, holding hands, dancing, I don't want to do any of it if it makes me feel this way. It's unfair!
AARON: It's OK, be upset, be angry. But you remember that the positives in this situation, they outweigh the negatives.
Aaron says that he knows plenty of people who have changed their views once they got to know him. And it'll be the same for David too.
AARON: But you should never hide your affection and love.
DAVID: Out and proud.
AARON: Yeah. It provokes change. You have to embrace who you are every single day. And you know what? One day people like Jezza, they're going to start to embrace it too.
David is a lot calmer after hearing Aaron's words and Aaron says that he'll be there for him any time he needs it. David smiles at him and they share a sweet moment.
Back inside, guess who's dancing like a lunatic in the middle of the room? JUST JACK! Amy decides it's time he says goodnight once he starts throwing chips around like confetti, then proceeds to wear the bowl on his head like a hat. All the gang try to work out where Jack's going to stay so someone can keep an eye on him. He's too loud for the motel, and Amy doesn't want Jimmy to see him in this state. So Aaron and Tyler offer to take the Lord of the Dance home with them.
Karl brings Susan a cuppa in bed to help her relax, but Susan's more concerned about how Elly and Ben are coping with her latest diagnosis. Karl says they just want to help her out - Ben's going to do more housework and Elly's going to run the staff meetings at school. Susan snuggles into Karl's side and says she knows he'd prefer her to take time off but she's grateful that they've been able to compromise. Karl says that as soon as it starts to be too much pressure, though, he's pulling Susan out of work.
Paul and Leo are having a nightcap on the balcony. Paul gives Leo a swipe card as well, which Leo takes, but says for Paul not to hold his breath for many social calls. They chat about how happy Paul is to be back in the penthouse and how he's glad he can leave a legacy for his family now that he's got money again.
PAUL: I want to be able to look after you, all of you, even when I'm gone.
LEO: I don't want you to look after me.
PAUL: Well I've already put you in my updated will, so tough.
LEO: Everything you went through, everything you still want, it's all for some noble legacy?
PAUL: Yep. And I also like to win. And I'll tell you right now, I ain't finished winnin'!
The next morning Aaron and Tyler take great pleasure in taunting a very hung-over Jack, half-asleep on the couch, by opening the blinds and teasing him with cooked bacon. Jack rewards them by puking on the floor. Not for the first time judging by the boys' reactions. Things get awkward when Paige suddenly arrives home from Queensland with Gabe and takes in Jack's dishevelled state with a frown.
PAIGE: Is this what happens to priests when they leave the church? Must've been one hell of a break up.