- Kyle firing Sheila as wedding planner
- Kyle telling Roxy he's looking for a new wedding planner
- Ned apologising to Amy and Levi for his behaviour
- Amy telling the boys her relationship with them is liberating
- Amy divulging her threesome dream to Ned and Levi
- Ned and Levi agreeing to have a threesome with Amy
- Amy's daughter, Zara, finding her mum in bed with Ned and Levi
Hastily tying a robe around herself, Amy joins Zara in the living room and asks how she got in. Zara says she "borrowed" a master key from the front desk. When Amy questions her about her surprise visit, Zara says that Amy "shacking up" with two guys is infinitely more interesting than her own story. But Amy tries to play it off as Ned and Levi being her mates who just stayed over after an impromptu party. Speaking of, Ned and Levi slink out of the bedroom, fully dressed, and greet Zara sheepishly.
ZARA: (smirking) Heard you guys had an epic night.
AMY: I was just telling Zsa Zsa here that we had a few too many so you stayed over.
The boys quickly scurry home. Amy offers to make Zara pancakes, but Zara would prefer decent food and instructs Amy to get dressed so they can get a real breakfast.
Ned and Levi are both mortified they were sprung in bed with Amy by her teenage daughter. Levi was under the assumption that Zara was in her twenties, but Ned explains Amy's eldest, Jax, is, while Zara and Elijah are younger. Ned then starts to bring up the previous night's activities but falls silent when Toadie walks in. Toad says he's been trying to contact Amy, so the boys let him know about Zara's surprise visit. Toadie then asks Ned how Terese is holding up. Ned says he hasn't seen her yet but Roxy texted to let him know she's doing okay. Toadie then clocks a weird vibe between the boys but they run away before he can ask questions.
Number 26 Backyard
Sheila's cleaning up to make a good impression on the wedding planner Kyle hired. She's somewhat buoyed when Kyle says he'd like her to stick around to give her opinion on who he hired. Kyle says the planner has put together quick weddings before and sounded funny on the phone. Lo and behold, the wedding planner appears and it's none other than Mick Allsop. Sheila's horrified while Kyle's none the wiser. Sheila soon warns Kyle that when Roxy finds out "you will be divorced before you even walk down the aisle".
Number 22/Ramsay Street
Ned returns from taking Terese a cuppa and tells Roxy she's travelling okay. Roxy then asks how his night with Amy went. Cagey, Ned says he, Amy and Levi just hung out, before changing his mind and asking Roxy if she's got a second to talk.
Levi returns from a jog and bumps into Nicolette, who is taking out the rubbish. She asks him why he didn't pop over yesterday so Isla could see her favourite Uncle Levi for Christmas. When he starts to act evasive on his whereabouts, Nicolette starts interrogating him because he has a terrible poker face.
Ned does an awful job of trying to explain what happened with Amy and Levi, but Roxy guesses anyway and bursts out laughing. She wants him to tell her all the details, then quickly backtracks and tells him to keep it C rated, "for cousin".
NED: All I'm going to say is that it was very Amy-focused. Levi and I, we kept our distance.
Levi has also told Nicolette about what went on and she asks what's making him question his choices. Levi thinks they all got a bit too carried away with the "life's too short thing", but they had fun. Nicolette doesn't see what the issue is and Levi admits that it's not something he wants to keep doing, but he's worried Amy does.
When Roxy finds out that Amy's teenage daughter also walked in on the trio, her face lights up even more. "Ned Willis," she grins, "you are just the gift that keeps on giving". Roxy can't help but ask if the daughter ended up seeing "the whole enchilada", which of course was a 'no', but Ned states she probably saw enough.
Levi admits to Nic that he didn't even realise Zara was only sixteen, but Ned did and apparently has chats about Amy's kids with her. Nicolette asks if it bothers Levi that he doesn't have those kind of chats with his girlfriend. "Maybe?" Levi replies.
Still giggling, Roxy thanks Ned for making her morning. "I'm glad one of us feels like a winner," Ned sighs. He's worried because the trio crossed a line last night and he isn't sure where they all go from here.
The Flamingo Bar Interior
Amy asks Zara what she thinks of her mum's bar, but Zara remains unenthused. Amy then asks what's happened with Zara's dad to make her want to rock up in Erinsborough out of the blue. Zara says it's nothing specific, just everyone is on her back and she's over it.
AMY: Who's everyone?
ZARA: Dad, my stepdad, even Jax's dad thinks he can tell me what to do. None of them know what it's like to be a girl. It's the holidays, I need my mum.
Amy wonders if that's why Zara's dad let her visit, then soon discovers that Eric has no idea his daughter has left home. Amy wants to call Eric and fill him in but Zara begs her to wait a little bit longer before he loses it: "I've missed you". Relenting, Amy says she's missed Zara too.
Number 26 Backyard
Roxy joins Kyle and Sheila and finds out, much to her dismay, that Mick is the wedding planner. Roxy reminds Kyle that Mick was the one who drove everyone crazy at Lassiters in the lead-up to Christmas. Meanwhile, Mick's been working on an unseen wedding mood board and asks if they happen to have a smoke machine lying around. Kyle and Sheila both offer to sack Mick, but Roxy mutters that she's the bride, so she'll do the honours.
Amy brings Zara around to meet her "bestie, the Toad". Toadie jokes that Amy doesn't really like him, he's just got a lifetime of dirt on her to bribe her with. But Zara's only response is to ask if he got the package she had delivered (as she thought Amy was spending Christmas at #30). Toadie retrieves it, apologising that the kids accidentally opened it. Amy's delighted by Zara's gesture, but slightly less so when she finds a black jumper with a skeleton on it inside. Zara smiles and says if Amy doesn't like it she can always hand it down to her. Amy then encourages Zara to head out the back and look at the pool, giving her a moment alone with Toadie.
TOADIE: So, that's the infamous Zara.
AMY: Yeah. You know the last time I was in Cairns she didn't want a bar of me. Now she's rocked up here saying that she needs me; I'm kind of blown away actually.
TOADIE: You have always said that she's been your most challenging kid.
AMY: When I was flying the international skies, Jax seemed to understand. Elijah didn't really care. But I think Zara felt my absence.
TOADIE: How long is she here for?
AMY: I spoke to Eric and he doesn't seem to mind. He said as long as she wants.
TOADIE: Well that's very chill of him.
AMY: Yeah exactly, seeing as he's always judged my parenting style. You know that he didn't speak to me for a month after the hotel fire.
TOADIE: Because you took the blame for her?
AMY: Well she's my kid. Like, a record, community service, juvie, that's not going to help anyone is it.
TOADIE: Yeah, well, it is important to take responsibility for your destructive behaviour though.
AMY: She made a bad decision and she's learnt from it.
TOADIE: Has she?
AMY: The Zara you just met, it's not really the real Zara. She's just exhausted and probably confused about what she saw this morning.
When Toadie asks what that might be, Amy cautiously says they're going to need stronger drinks than cups of tea to get through the conversation.
Number 26 Backyard
Roxy is all set to fire Mick, but first he reveals the mood board he's been working on. He's themed it 'on a night like this', which is very fireworks and neon sign orientated. Despite her best efforts, Roxy looks intrigued by the magic and sparkle of it all. "It's so us," Roxy admits, which pleases Mick. "I know, I'm a great people reader," he brags, "I'm practically psychic". Roxy still isn't sure it's the best idea for them to work together, but Mick says less thinking, more imagining. There'll be fairy lights, a neon pink sign that says 'Roxy & Kyle Forever' and a mobile tequila van outside for people to enjoy while they watch the fireworks over the lake. Roxy nearly looks sold on the whole shebang.
When Levi and Ned run into each other, Levi admits he talked through their situation with Nicolette because he needed a sounding board. Ned says he did the same thing with Roxy. Levi then says he had fun last night but doesn't want a repeat performance, which suits Ned fine because neither does he. The boys are both relieved, but it's short-lived when they realise Amy might not feel the same way. "She might want to keep exploring things," says Ned. "As soon as we can, we talk to Amy, we go from there," he adds. "I'm sure we can work it out."
Number 26 Backyard
While Roxy loves Mick's vision, she's still not entirely sure they should partner up. But Mick knows she just needs a bit more convincing and says he knows her better than she thinks.
MICK: You're not some typical romantic, you don't want the forest from Twilight. You want the indoor river from Crazy Rich Asians. You don't want some basic photo booth, you want LED lit, cardboard cutouts of you and Kyle for your guests to snap photos with.
ROXY: That actually would be really cute.
MICK: The wedding cake, it won't be cut with some boring, old knife. It'll be sliced with a glow in the dark samurai sword. And we haven't even spoken about entertainment yet. I have one word for you.
ROXY: As if.
MICK: It's all doable.
ROXY: Fireworks, a glow in the dark sword and a famous DJ? My wedding is in two weeks and we have a tiny budget, there's no way you could pull this off. Mick, you're fired.
MICK: (genuine) No, no, I need this job, Roxy. I'm broke. And, look, I know I can be a bit OTT but I'm an epic hustler and I can pull anything together quickly. I see a kindred spirit in you - firecracker to firecracker.
Sheila and Kyle return and wonder why Mick is still hanging around. Roxy tells them that she's decided to keep Mick on as their wedding planner after all.
Number 30 Sunroom
Toadie has been filled in on Amy's night with Ned and Levi and asks if Zara had a lot of questions when she found them. Amy thinks she managed to convince Zara that it was all pretty innocent, which makes Toadie burst out laughing. He then says that would explain why Zara's acting so off today. Amy says she wants to make the most of her time with Zara while she's here - she never did enough of it while she was "trotting around the globe". Toadie reminds Amy that it was her job, so there's no need to guilt trip herself. But Amy knows Zara doesn't it see it that way. "She wanted a full-time mother, and I was not that," Amy says. "Now's my chance, I just want to put her first." Zara joins them and immediately takes a sip of her mum's alcohol, much to Toadie's disappointment. He throws a look to Amy and then tells Zara to put the drink down. Rolling her eyes, Zara puts the drink back and asks Amy if they can leave. Amy throws a quick "sorry" Toadie's way before following her daughter.
The Flamingo Bar Exterior
Mick bumps into Karl, aka "Doctor Dreamboat", and they talk about how he's landed himself the role of Roxy and Kyle's wedding planner. Karl can't help but boast about how he's a folk/rock musician ("think of me as a mature Pete Murray") and offers his services to play at the wedding reception. Mick shrugs and says he was looking into hiring Flume but Karl will do. "I'm sure I can think of something you can do for me in return," Mick says with a grin.
Roxy escorts Kyle to his meeting with Mick, double checking that he's going to be okay supervising things while she's looking after Terese. Kyle promises he'll be fine, but Roxy warns him that Mick can be quite chatty. On the flip side, though, Mick could annoy the suppliers so much that they give them a good deal just so he shuts up. Roxy then says that Kyle has to sign off on all of Mick's ideas just in case he buys "a thousand sombreros or something". She just has to keep reminding herself that he knows what they want. "As long as we get hitched, that's all I want," Kyle replies.
Susan is going through wedding procedure with Roxy and Kyle and tells them the most important part is their vows. She encourages them to think about what they want to say, and what kind of feel they want the ceremony to have. Karl arrives home, looking smug, and says he heard the good news about Roxy and Kyle's wedding planner. Kyle hopes it'll turn out okay, but Karl's sure it will, "it'll add some real razzle dazzle to the big day" he raves. Roxy and Kyle head home and Susan immediately questions Karl on his enthusiasm, wondering if the wedding is suddenly a cabaret now. It doesn't take long for Karl to admit that he made a suggestion to Mick that he be the wedding singer.
SUSAN: Oh, love. No offence, but you know very well what Kyle thinks of your music. He is never going to agree to that.
KARL: Don't be silly, he's only joking about that.
SUSAN: Is he?
KARL: Yes! Deep down he loves it.
SUSAN: Does he?
KARL: I saw him bopping along to one of the tracks I wrote.
KARL: Yes! He was bopping.
Karl says that Mick is just going to put the idea on the table because he's interested in Karl's talent. In fact, Karl might go and grab his guitar right now to practice.
Amy tells Zara not to worry about Toadie, he's just not as relaxed about the booze as she is. But Zara gets distracted when she spies Ned and Levi. "Look mum," she smirks, "the guys you had a 'sleepover' with are here. Should we say hi?" Uncomfortable, Amy says they should just keep to themselves because she's loving their mother/daughter time. When Zara goes to the bathroom, Amy ducks over to the boys and tells them that she hasn't informed Zara about their relationship status as yet. Levi asks if Amy wants them to lay low while Zara's in town, which Amy thinks is a good idea.
AMY: Can we just press pause?
NED: Okay, yeah. We were actually talking about it and taking a break might be a good idea.
AMY: A break? I didn't call it a break.
LEVI: Well whatever it is I think it's a really good time for us to just think about what we really want. Sorry, how long is Zara staying for?
AMY: Well she hasn't said.
NED: So this is an indefinite break.
AMY: Why do you keep saying break? You're making it sound so final.
LEVI: So if it's a pause, when do you think we can press play again?
AMY: I don't know.