Leah returns to work at the Pier Diner to relieve Irene only to discover that Chris has reorganised her entire business, and much her to disgust, is acting like the manager. When Chris then tries to give Phoebe a coffee on the house, Leah pulls him aside to tell him he can’t give away free coffees. When Chris tells her that everyone likes the way he’s running things Leah kicks him out of the Diner. Chris then goes straight to an exhausted Roo, telling her that she needs to come back to work to replace Leah. When Chris very bluntly tells Roo that, even though she’s worried about Harvey, she can’t just abandon him, Alf kicks him out of the house. But this makes Roo realise that she needs to call Harvey and get him to come home. Chris goes back to the Diner to apologise but his attempted apology quickly turns into him still trying to change things at the Diner like he’s in charge. When Phoebe comes in looking for a place to stay, Leah is quick to point out that Chris won’t have time as he’s too busy running the Diner, to which he quickly responds that Leah’s the boss, not him. Taking the victory Leah lets him clock off early. Back at Irene’s Chris wants to hook up with Phoebe again, who rejects his advances.
In a city hospital, Bianca’s life still hangs in the balance, when Nate arrives to tell Heath that he has brought Ricky in.
Tuesday 11th March
Roo is struggling when Harvey still isn’t returning her calls. Marilyn tries to cheer Roo up by taking her out to dinner. But she becomes more upset seeing John and Marilyn being a happy couple. Despite Marilyn’s best efforts Roo is still worried about Harvey’s continued absence. The next morning, Roo checks Harvey’s bank accounts online to see if there’s any activity, she then thinks about checking his phone records and she starts to fall apart as she realises she’s been forced to spy on her own husband. At the Diner, Marilyn tries to apologise for acting too coupley around her and invites Roo to a girl’s night in. Meanwhile back at the house, Harvey has returned home and Alf takes the opportunity to have a chat with him.
When Tamara talks to Leah about Kyle dismissing her, Leah points out that she doesn’t really have any friends who aren’t Braxtons, and perhaps time she did put some space between her and her exes. Meanwhile Nate has refused to leave despite Kyle telling him to. Nate insists he’s just helping out a friend and doesn’t want anything more form her. Ricky then overhears as Nate questions why Ricky is still living in the house of the man who dumped her. After Kyle goes to bed and Nate is asleep on the couch, Ricky packs her things and leaves. The next morning, Kyle and Nate find a note saying that Ricky’s gone, and worried for her health they head out to find her. Nate finds Ricky on the beach and Ricky tells him that he had a point last night, she needs to move out and let Brax go. But after hearing Ricky on the phone to Heath, Nate realises that she is a part of that family and her ties to the family run deeper than Brax.
Wednesday 12th March
Spencer starts to get annoyed with Phoebe crashing in his room when he can’t access his clothes in the morning.
The twins, after finding out that Zac slept with Hannah, are angry at the house feeling out of control.
Alf continues to try and get through to Harvey, but he is struggling to open up about what happened when was lost at sea. Meanwhile Roo discovers that Harvey wasn’t visiting Lottie at all, she has no idea where he was. When Harvey finally goes to Roo, he lies and tells her that he did see Lottie. Roo calls him on the lies and implores him to talk to her about it. But Harvey tells her that she may not like what he has to say. Harvey tells Roo the bare bones of the story and when Roo tries to talk more about his feelings, he shuts her down. He tells her that he’s a different person now and he should have let her believe he was dead. Roo admits to Alf and Marilyn that she’s scared the new Harvey and her aren’t meant to be together.
Jett is still missing Nina, who has gone away to boarding school. John tries to suggest that Jett move on and meeting new people, but having not heard from Nina in a week, Jett is struggling. John is sick of seeing Jett moping around on the school holidays so puts Jett to work in the surf club, where a catches the eye of a group of cute girls. Jett wanders into the gym to find something to do where he learns from Sasha and Spencer that Irene is away. With an idea, Jett starts handing out flyers about a house party and when Spencer and Sasha find the flyer they assume that Chris has organised the party.
Thursday 13th March
VJ and Jett run interference with Leah and John to make sure their party goes off without a hitch. They pass out flyers telling people to come to Irene’s house this evening. They hand out a flyer to a suspicious man who’s looking for Andy Barrett. Chris is confused about the flyers for the party, thinking Spencer’s been planning one behind his back. When the party gets underway both Spencer and Chris are surprised to find neither of them planned the party. They decide to go with the mantra if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. They might as well enjoy themselves!
Maddy and Josh try and encourage Andy on a job search, but he doesn’t want to work for the Braxton’s – they’re hardly going to give him a job. When Josh dares him to, Andy approaches Casey for a job. Given their history, Casey’s shocked Andy would dare. But after Maddy admonishes Casey, he offers Andy a position at the gym.
Roo decides to go on a date with Harvey to try and rekindle whatever they had. When a stranger comes looking for Andy Barrett Alf sets him on his way. Roo tells Leah about her disastrous date with Harvey, but Leah is thinking about where VJ is. John reveals he’s also lost Jett. Overhearing them, Casey knows the boys will be busted if they catch wind of the party so he offers to go find them. Andy offers to close up the gym while Casey finds Jett and VJ.
While the party rages, the mysterious stranger arrives, still looking for Andy. He overhears Sasha and Spencer talking about how hard it is to have a doctor for a parent as Casey arrives to help the boys. The stranger finds out where Andy works and heads toward the gym. The party continues until Irene arrives to turn of the music. What the hell is going on here?! Irene, Leah and John are disgusted by the kids’ behaviour. They’re going to be punished with a huge list of tasks they’ll have to complete to pay back Irene.
As Andy closes the gym he doesn’t notice the stranger who’s been after him break into the gym…
Friday 14th March
Maddy is invested in Andy doing a good job at the gym, knowing that she fought for him. Josh is pleased Maddy supported his brother. The next day Maddy and Casey go to the gym and are dismayed to find the place completely trashed. Casey’s quick to blame Andy who reacts badly and tells Casey to stuff his job. As he storms out he runs into the stranger hunting him – Sean. He’s angry that Andy made a deal with the police to get out of prison. He threatens Josh and Maddy and tells Andy to clear his name with the cops by the end of the day. Andy wants Josh to help him get rid of Sean. Josh tells Casey and Maddy who really trashed the gym. Maddy goes to Andy, telling him she believes him. However, when they go after Sean she’s going to be there – prompting Josh to call it off. He doesn’t want Maddy hurt. Andy reveals Sean’s threatened both of them – but Josh is adamant that they’re staying out of it. So Andy goes after Sean alone. Unfortunately Sean is not alone and Andy is outnumbered.
Maddy comes home to find Roo and Harvey. She tells them about Irene’s shock at seeing a party in full swing in her house, and Roo thinks Maddy should apologise. However. Marilyn and Maddy realise things are still rough between Harvey and Roo when he refuses to engage with Roo. Alf decides to have a word with Harvey when he returns to work. He tries to get Harvey to come out on a fishing boat, but Harvey wants to stay on land – shutting Alf down. Roo asks Marilyn and Alf to be out of the house tonight – she needs to talk to Harvey alone. Roo wants to know when she’s going to get her husband back. She wants to work with him to help him come through this. Harvey explodes, revealing the full extent of his numbness. He blames Roo for him being in that boat, and he can’t talk to anyone. Roo is devastated. Has she pushed Harvey too far?
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