At the memorial, Kat notices Ricky’s awkwardness around Nate. As Kyle performs his song, Ricky glances regretfully at Nate, disappointed she missed her chance to be with him. Kat sees this look, definitely suspicious that something is going on with Ricky, but shakes it off. After the memorial, Kat invites Ricky to have a drink with her and Nate at Angelo’s, but Ricky turns it down, leaving Kat even more curious. Kat visits Ricky at home, and tells her that she doesn’t have to keep her distance from Nate – she understands that nothing else is going on, and she is always welcome around them. But when Kat leaves, Ricky feels horrible. How is she going to make her feelings for Nate go away?
Tuesday 24th November
Upset about her break up with Tank, Evelyn takes her hurt out on Leah, accusing her of wanting it to happen. Leah tells her she just wants what is right for Evelyn, but Evelyn’s now worried that Tank hates her, and won’t talk to her again. Later, Tank shows Evelyn his room – he’s cleaned it up for her. Tank tells Evelyn he doesn’t want to mess with her life, and she leads him to his bed, falling further under his spell…
Ricky, Nate and Kat go back to Ricky’s. When Ricky tells Kyle that lunch was painful, Kyle thinks it’s because she still has a thing for Nate, but she denies it. But when she gets a text from Nate, texting back gives her a little rush. Her feelings for him are as strong as ever.
With the memorial behind her, Phoebe feels like she’s ready to live her life again, suggesting to Ash they make a six month plan to find their own place – starting with him moving in, and he agrees. Phoebe asks Kat and Hannah, and they accept, as long as he follows the ground rules of the house. Chris finds Ash moving in, and warns him it’s not going to be easy as he thinks. Ash is cocky, pointing out if he can survive in gaol, he’ll be able to handle some chicks. But Ash is proven wrong straight away when he’s told to take his surfboard outside, and his housewarming idea is shut down in favour for a girly afternoon. After watching a movie, Ash claims he’s open-minded, but is proven wrong when he refuses to be given a manicure. He moves to the fridge to find his beers have been taken out. What has he gotten himself into?!?!
Wednesday 25th November
Evelyn catches up with Maddy, who’s just seen her and Tank together. Maddy decides to let things go for the sake of their friendship and her and Evie have a reconciliation of sorts. Meanwhile, Zac and Leah discuss Tank’s story about his father, Greg, hitting him. Leah thinks it’s just a way for him to get Evie back but Zac is unsure. They decide to talk to Evie. When they get home, they find Oscar. Oscar quickly suspects they are looking for Evie to talk about Tank. While Leah and Zac are certain they don’t want this relationship to continue, they believe Evie is a smart girl and won’t do anything stupid. Oscar scoffs and Leah asks if there’s something they should know. Oscar reveals that Evie slept with Tank without using protection.
Zac is fuming and wants to rip Tank’s head off. Leah tries to talk him down as they work out what to do with Evie. Zac warns that they want her to stop seeing Tank. Evie, angry, says it’s not up to them and storms off. Leah and Zac are left exasperated.
Oscar begs Matt to talk to Maddy for him. Matt’s tries to get out of it, not wanting to perpetuate his own feelings, but Oscar pleads until he relents. Matt goes to talk to Maddy and helps smooth things over. Maddy’s hurt that Oscar sees her like that. Matt tells her honestly that all he sees is a strong minded chick who isn’t afraid to be herself. Maddy is cheered up but Matt is left with his feelings of longing for Maddy renewed.
Evie is debriefing with Tank, still furious with Leah and Zac. Tank comments that they’re just like his dad, always trying to control everything. Then Tank distracts Evie by showing her the surprise. Tank has gotten a tattoo of the letter ‘E’ on his arm – for Evelyn. She’s taken aback; it’s so permenant. Tank counters that he’d do anything for Evie. Evie can’t help but fall a little more for him. Then he tells her he’s got a plan for getting Leah and Zac off their backs.
Charlotte is checking Denny’s facecloud page where Evie has left a message. She’s becoming overwhelmed at having to continue the charade so pours herself a drink to calm her nerves. As Charlotte stares at her reflection in the mirror, contemplating what she’s done, she sees something. It’s Denny – staring at her.
Andy turns up at Charlotte’s to see if she wants to grab some dinner. Charlotte is distant and Andy notices the smashed mirror so he asks what’s up. Charlotte says she’s struggling with all the bad things she’s done. Andy asks if it’s about covering for Hunter with the fire? Charlotte, not wanting to revealing too much, drops it. Instead Charlotte throws herself at Andy, hoping for a distraction. But Andy rebuffs her so she throws him out. Later, Charlotte finds Matt and quickly seduces him instead.
Thursday 26th November
Matt wakes post coital at Charlotte’s place and quickly gathers his clothes. He insists to Charlotte that last night only happened because they were both having bad days. it was a one off. Charlotte says it doesn’t have to be, but Matt is adamant he doesn’t want that. Matt goes to grab a shower before he leaves as Charlotte sneakily hides his car keys. When Matt comes out, there’s a knock at the door. Matt rushes to hide just as Andy comes in.
Marilyn is talking to Irene about all the memories that are flooding back, but that she still can’t remember John or Jett. Then Alf walks in and Marilyn is reunited with a familiar face, which lifts her spirits. After Alf departs, Irene reminds Marilyn that they’re due to drop in on John this morning. Marilyn is anxious at all the expectation.
Alf is welcomed at home by Roo and Maddy waiting. They’re excited to see him and Roo reveals that James will be returning this afternoon, and he’s bringing his parents. Alf suggests he come round to this new house of Roo’s and meet them at the same time. Roo thinks it’s a great idea, clearly in a great mood. At the diner, James returns and finds Roo and Maddy. Roo’s excited to meet his parents but James says he sent her a message last night – they weren’t up to the trip. Roo tries to hide her disappointment as James apologises that she didn’t get the message.
Andy runs into Matt and calls him an idiot. Matt asks Andy not to say anything. Andy says he won’t but warns Matt that Charlotte isn’t in a good way and he should stay away for his own sake. Meanwhile Charlotte is sitting at home, having another daytime scotch, when she sees Denny again. She’s sitting across from her, staring. Charlotte remains calm and tells her to stop turing up here. There’s no point. She’s going to get away with it. Denny’s ghost disappears and Charlotte is smug – maybe accepting her dark side is exactly what she needs to do.
Maddy finds James at the diner and confronts him. She knows what’s going on – she hands him his phone. James holds his breath, not sure what she’s found. Then Maddy asks, is he going to propose to Roo? James sighs; yes he is. Maddy excitedly hugs him and James is glad she approves. She apologises for snooping but knew something was up and then saw photos of rings and venues on his phone. James dismisses it but asks that she keeps it a secret for now.
Matt returns to Charlotte’s to collect his missing keys but Charlotte playfully refuses to give them to him. Matt insists he’s only there for the keys but Charlotte pulls all the right strings and soon Matt can’t resist. They surrender to lust.
Maddy is with Alf, deciding to give Roo and James some alone time. Alf decides to ask why Maddy was so quiet earlier. Maddy admits it was because James was acting a bit weird but it’s nothing. Alf is curious and asks why she was suspicious so Maddy tells him about James’ two phones, his sudden rushes off to work and the business of his parents never making it to visit. This leaves Alf thinking… Meanwhile at James’ place Roo has just arrived home and James hands her a glass of wine as she settles on the couch with him. She comments how perfect this is and James agrees he could be here with her for the rest of his life. Then James fishes out a box from the couch and gives it to Roo. She’s stunned but opens it – it’s an engagement ring. James asks Roo if she will marry him. What will Roo say?
Friday 27th November
As Matt leaves Charlotte’s after another mind-blowing night, she tries to seduce him to get him to stay, but he doesn’t want them to get busted together again. He escapes, watched by an unknown person from a nearby car. Matt visits Josh, and confides in him about his night with Charlotte, and his plan to keep seeing her. Josh warns him that he will be expelled if Principal Snelgrove finds out, but Matt’s not worried, he just has to hide it until the HSC is over. Josh tells him to do himself a favour and end it now, but Matt thinks it’s all under control.
With the unknown person continuing to watch Charlotte’s apartment, Josh arrives, as she continues to cover up Denny’s murder by responding to Denny’s Facecloud messages. Josh tells Charlotte he’s worried about Matt stuffing up his HSC again, but Charlotte attacks him – if Josh ruins this for her, she’ll ruin him. Josh tells Matt that Charlotte threatened him, but Matt refuses to take him seriously. Josh gives up, telling him that it’s not going to end well. That night, Charlotte hears banging on her front door. She’s scared, but no-one’s there when she answers the door. Instead, she finds a note, which reads, “I’m watching you”. But who is it? And what do they want?
Alf visits Irene’s to check on Marilyn, but when he gets talking about Roo, he reveals he still a doesn’t trust James, and is worried they’re taking things too quick. Meanwhile, the newly engaged Roo and James agree they have to tell Alf the good news. But Alf can’t give them his blessing – he thinks they’re out of their minds! Roo argues that she knows in her heart that she wants to spend the rest of her life with him, but if that’s the case, Alf doesn’t see the harm in waiting – she’s always jumped into things too fast, and look where it’s landed her! Roo storms out, upset.
Against Roo’s strong advice, James tries his luck with Alf. But Alf is firm that getting married after a couple of months is not a good idea, and he’s worried about Maddy too – the last thing the girls need is another bloke walking out on them. James has no choice but to leave Alf with a thinly veiled threat – they’ll miss having him in their lives if he doesn’t give them his blessing. James thinks Alf understood his point, but the conversation pushes him to make a discreet call to Morag for a favour, asking her to run a background check on James. But what will they find?
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