- Prue and Gary announcing their engagement
- Kyle telling Gary he's not attending the wedding
- Harlow telling Prue her engagement is a ridiculous idea
- Mark deciding to stay in Erinsborough longer to date Paige
- Paul admitting to Jane that he wrote the letter from Richard
- Terese discovering that Paul cribbed her wedding vows for the letter
Terese reads over her wedding vows and then Richard's letter to Jane one more time to make sure she was seeing things correctly. But her eyes haven't deceived her; her vows have been copied.
Sheila tells off Gary for not bringing her car back in time, now she's late for work. Gary apologises and explains he got a bit lost driving Prue around, which makes Sheila more irritated. Kyle arrives in a solemn mood and tells Gary he's decided to go to the island instead of the wedding. Gary is understandably upset.
SHEILA: Perhaps you should think about it, love?
KYLE: I have. You're jumping straight down the aisle; I can't get on board with it.
GARY: How's delaying the wedding going to change anything?
KYLE: You might come to your senses. Prue's messed with you once, and messed with Harlow more than once! I just think you should give it a bit more time.
GARY: Mate you don't know her like I do.
KYLE: I know enough. Dad, I want you to be happy, you deserve it. That's why I can't stand up there next to you and pretend like it's okay.
Gary hands Sheila the car keys and walks off disappointed. Kyle looks unsettled after hurting his dad's feelings but knows he has to stick to his guns.
Pierce looks on in amusement as Chloe and Aaron immediately pounce on Mark after he returns from a date with Paige. They bombard him with questions like, 'How was the kissing on a scale of sparklers to the Big Bang?' which leads to the Brennan siblings realising their big bro hasn't kissed Paige yet.
AARON: What the hell?
CHLOE: You haven't even smooched yet?!
CHLOE: Are you stupid?
MARK: With our history it's a little bit complicated. I've been waiting for the right moment.
AARON: This was your third date now.
CHLOE: Yeah, normally you'd have proposed by now.
MARK: Peanut gallery please pipe down. It's not that simple.
Mark turns to Pierce for moral support but Pierce says he's with the peanut gallery. He believes Mark needs to just get out of his own way. Chloe and Aaron drag Mark to the couch to dish out advice for his next date. They suggest he sits close to Paige, throw in some accidental hand brushing and then order one drink with one straw. But Mark's had enough 'advice' and walks off.
Roxy catches Harlow and Hendrix kissing at the foot of the stairs and teases them. She grins and tells them not to stop because she likes to watch. Hendrix awkwardly says he'll see Harlow for a study date tomorrow before heading home. Roxy smirks at Harlow.
ROXY: Now do we have to have a talk about the birds and bees? When a man and a woman love each other very much, or a little... Sometimes not at all...
HARLOW: Okay stop now.
Terese asks Roxy to give them some space so she can talk to Harlow alone. Terese asks how Hendrix is and Harlow says everything is good, albeit somewhat strange not to be insulting each other as much. But she's comfortable and happy with how everything is progressing so everyone can stop worrying. Harlow then notices that Terese is looking stressed and asks if she's all right. Terese admits she needs to deal with something and doesn't see it ending well.
The next morning Prue and Gary are looking at their wedding invite list. Prue points out that Kyle is still on there and Gary despondently scratches off his name along with Xanthe's. He believes it's hard for his kids to give their blessing when they don't know Prue as well as he does. Prue says neither of them are having much luck with their children. She's tried quite a few times to talk to Harlow and hasn't got a response, but she can't give up. Prue desperately wants Harlow at the wedding.
Terese tells Paul there's something he needs to explain to her, but Paul jokes that whatever she thinks he's done, it was Roxy's fault. Terese is in no mood for fun, though, and bluntly asks what's going on between him and Jane. Paul is confused.
PAUL: There's nothing going on between me and Jane.
TERESE: Then why have you written Jane a letter as Richard? And why have you used our wedding vows in it?
Paul explains everything to Terese and says he had to step in and protect Jane. Terese doesn't get why he didn't call the police, but Paul says it was the only way to ensure she'd get her money back. He's made up the difference until Mannix can eventually pay him back.
PAUL: I was always going to tell you.
TERESE: Where have I heard that before?
PAUL: Come on, Terese, this is different.
TERESE: How? If this is simply just about helping out a friend, then what's the big deal in telling me? Unless Jane isn't?
PAUL: Isn't what?
TERESE: Isn't just a friend. Do you still have feelings for her?
PAUL: Of course I do not have feelings for her.
TERESE: Really? Because that letter seemed really genuine.
PAUL: It had to be! It had to look like it was genuinely from Richard.
TERESE: Oh, so it had to have our wedding vows in it?
PAUL: (sheepish) Except that part was wrong. I'm sorry, but I needed to find something quickly that I knew would work.
TERESE: Keep digging, Paul.
PAUL: Of course it was an act! I do not have feelings like that for Jane!
Having heard enough, Terese grabs her handbag and storms out to work on the wedding expo.
Roxy keeps staring daggers Paige and Mark's way while she makes a coffee for Hendrix.
HENDRIX: Sorry to interrupt you and your stalking.
ROXY: I'm not stalking! I'm watching.
ROXY: Because they're back together now and I don't like it.
HENDRIX: Because you're still into him.
ROXY: For the last time, I am off the dudes.
HENDRIX: Then what's the problem?
ROXY: She's not good enough for him.
Regardless of how Roxy feels, Hendrix reminds her that staring still isn't a good look. Roxy scoffs and says she's being subtle about it. Cut to Paige and Mark at their table commenting on how much Roxy is staring at them. Mark says there are far too many people interested in him and Paige for his liking, so they decide to hang out elsewhere.
Over at another table, Sheila takes Roxy's 'subtle' path and points out a new item on the menu for Kyle to try.
SHEILA: It's called the unsupportive son.
KYLE: Don't start, gran.
SHEILA: I will start and you will listen.
KYLE: Why should I when he won't? I've told him that I'm worried about him and why, and he only hears what he wants to.
SHEILA: I am not happy about this wedding either.
KYLE: Then why are you going?
SHEILA: Because being there for family is sometimes more important. Plus there'll be all the food and drink we can eat paid for by Bags.
KYLE: Food and drink's free on the island too.
SHEILA: If you don't turn up your father may never get over this. And that's what got me across the line.
KYLE: After everything dad's been through - a lot of it down to me - I want him to have an easy life. Prue's not going to give him that. I have to make a stand.
Terese is organising wedding details with Prue and Gary. Prue asks how the honeymoon packages are going and Terese says they're a surprise. While Gary steps out to check on something, Prue brings up her sadness over Harlow. Terese says for what it's worth she did try and put in a good word for Prue but thinks it might be better coming from Prue herself.
PRUE: I know what the issue is with Harlow. She thinks she's second best to Gary and she thinks I'm going to hurt him. Which of course she's not and I won't. It's just, how do I convince her? She's not even answering my messages.
Terese takes it upon herself to let slip that Harlow's at home right now studying with Hendrix.
One drink with one straw is delivered to Paige and Mark's table. Paige comments on it, thinking it a little odd, and says she'll grab another straw. Chloe and Aaron arrive, knowing that's where Mark will be, and proclaim how much of a 'surprise' it is to see them. Mark and Paige just smile and nod when Chloe and Aaron say they're going to sit on the other side of the shop, 'Pretend we're not even here!' Mark shakes his head.
MARK: They are unbelievable.
PAIGE: I forgot you can't go anywhere around here without prying eyes.
Meanwhile, Chloe and Aaron are congratulating themselves on Mark using the one drink one straw trick before realising Mark and Paige have snuck out to escape their scrutiny.
Harlow is less than thrilled when Prue walks in to see her holding a laptop and a bottle of champagne. Prue introduces herself to Hendrix.
PRUE: Aren't you the one who almost ran over my daughter?
HENDRIX: Uhh... that's me.
PRUE: Well, lovely. I'm not one to judge one's romantic choices. And I just hope you wouldn't do the same to me.
Hendrix asks Harlow if she wants him to stick around, but Prue takes it upon herself to say she really wants some mother and daughter time alone with Harlow. After Hendrix leaves, Prue tells Harlow that she's truly committed to Gary, and she's committed to Harlow too. Harlow sighs and says that she knows her mum believes what she's saying. But Prue insists it's true - she can't have the wedding or hens party without her! Prue has decided to have her hens do right now with her daughter, aka her best friend. She cracks open the bubbly for both of them. Harlow musters up a small smile.
Sheila finds Gary sitting outside the pub writing his wedding speech on the back of some cardboard coasters. Gary says not to worry; he's got something in there about what a great mum Sheila is. Sheila asks if Kyle gets a mention too.
GARY: What am I going to say? I'd just like to thank my only son who couldn't make it because he's got to work on his suntan.
Gary then says he has to head off and pick up his wedding present to Prue. But while he's gone he wants Sheila to look over his speech and give him feedback. He crosses paths with Kyle and Roxy on his way out. Sheila says she's reading Gary's wedding speech and asks Kyle if he wants to take a look. Kyle doesn't but Roxy sure does, snatching the coasters from Sheila.
ROXY: Aww that's so cute! He calls her his little English muffin!
KYLE: What? Give me a look (He takes the speech, scoffing) I trust you with my heart and soul. Oh he's deluded.
ROXY: Don't be jealous okay. You'll find your Prue one day.
KYLE: Yeah that's not what this is. He can call that woman a lot of things but trustworthy is not one of them.
Sheila says if Kyle isn't going to the wedding then he should stay out of it altogether.
Number 22 Backyard
Harlow and Prue are sitting at the table in the backyard with Prue's laptop open in front of them. Prue wonders if she could get ready at #22 on the day and says she might be able to convince hair and make up to glam up Harlow too. Harlow wonders if this is her mum's way of checking she'll be attending the wedding.
PRUE: You got it. Oh come on, Lo-Lo. A face as beautiful as yours has to be my maid of honour.
HARLOW: You'd really want that?
PRUE: There is nothing I'd want more than to have you, the most important person in my life, standing right next to me when I'm marrying the second most important person in my life.
HARLOW: Wow, you're really laying this on thick aren't you?
PRUE: I am because I mean every word of it.
Harlow thinks this over before telling Prue she'll come to the wedding. Prue is thrilled and pours them more champagne.
Paige is stoked that she finally beat Mark at a game of death by dice. He notices her glance at the door and Paige says she's just half expecting another interruption. Mark says he thinks everyone just wants them to be happy, and he wants them to be happy too. Paige curls herself closer to him on the couch.
PAIGE: So why has it taken you this long to kiss me?
MARK: You could have kissed me.
They lean in even closer.
MARK: Someone's about to come through the door aren't they.
PAIGE: Any second now.
They wait a moment longer before finally kissing.
Terese asks how everything went with Prue and Harlow says it was better than she expected. She's even signed herself up as maid of honour. Harlow goes outside to clean up just as Paul strides in and hands Terese a folder. It contains all of the emails between Jane and Richard - he wants Terese to read them so she can see he was just trying to mimic the language they used.
TERESE: Paul I am not going to read Jane's private emails! And neither should you.
PAUL: All right read them, shred them, it doesn't matter it's your choice. Terese I love you and only you. And nothing or no one is ever going to change that, do you understand? Ever.
TERESE: Listen, I know you don't have feelings for Jane. But the fact is you gave her money without telling me. And you recycled my words that I put my heart and soul into. Now that is disrespectful.
Harlow brings Prue's laptop and the empty champagne bottle back inside. She asks Paul and Terese if everything is okay but is met with a disgruntled 'it's fine' from both of them. Harlow then hears an email alert tone from the laptop. A message pops up from The Restoration Order with the subject 'Urgent Action Required!' She opens the email.
Number 22 Backyard
Prue returns for her laptop but is confronted with one very angry daughter. Harlow is fuming that Prue has still been lying to her and to Gary.
HARLOW: You haven't left The Order, have you?
PRUE: I have!
HARLOW: You have overdue payments. You said you left willingly when in actual fact you were suspended.
PRUE: Darling it's semantics.
HARLOW: And you claim you had some weird awakening. But in reality you were turfed out on your backside. Gary thinks you were so courageous and that's one of the reasons why he loved you. But really he's your backup plan.
PRUE: That is not true, how dare you!
HARLOW: You need to set him straight.
HARLOW: Because you're being dishonest, mum. He has to know.
PRUE: I promise I will speak to him, just after the wedding.
HARLOW: Count me out.
PRUE: This is none of your business! It's mine and Gary's.
HARLOW: Yeah mum, that's right. Be nasty. That's definitely going to make me come around.
PRUE: Are you seriously going to leave me on the one most important day when I need you?
HARLOW: (shrugging) Guess so.
She shoves the laptop back at her mum. Prue walks off.
Hendrix finds Harlow getting some air and immediately knows Prue has done something wrong. Harlow just says it's more of the same and leans in to him for a hug. Roxy strolls over with a huge grin and joins in with the hug.
Over at #26, Gary drives up in a second-hand car he purchased for Prue. Sheila and Kyle don't look impressed. Sheila can't help commenting on how much it must have cost and says she didn't realise Gary had the funds.
KYLE: He doesn't. You still owe Amy stacks of cash. You can't afford to be spending up big on Prue.
GARY: I just don't need to be hearing any more negativity from you.
KYLE: It's not negative if it's true.
SHEILA: That is enough.
KYLE: Nah he needs to hear it like it is.
GARY: I'm looking after my new wife.
KYLE: You mean giving her something to flog when your back's turned?
GARY: If you've got something else to say then let's just hear it.
KYLE: All right, that woman is all over the place. She lies, she judges people without knowing them. You can't trust her as far as you can throw her.
SHEILA: Kyle stop this.
KYLE: No, you are wrapping yourself around her little finger.
GARY: Is that right?
KYLE: If you marry her you'll be the biggest idiot in town. You probably already are.
This cuts deep for Gary as he suddenly grabs Kyle by the scruff of the neck and chucks him up against the car. Sheila screams at them to stop fighting while Roxy, Harlow and Hendrix look on in shock.