asks Sarah where his dog, Happy, is and Sarah says she
doesn’t know. He tells her that Happy is his best mate
and Sarah insists that she’ll turn up. He says she’d better,
then storms out.
. . .
Toadie and Karen are at the train station, where they’ve
failed to find Tad. Karen asks what he looks like and
he admits that it’s been a while since he’s seen him.
Karen suggests phoning Coral, but Toadie says he wouldn’t
do that in a million years. They decide to go to West
Waratah and see if he got off there.
At number 30, Tad arrives and calls Sarah a babe.
He tells her he’s Tad – rhymes with bad. She says that
she thought it was short for tadpole, as in small, under-developed
frog. She introduces herself and tells him how worried
Toadie’s been. He explains that he’s been out sightseeing
and then tells Sarah that there’s a cab outside – and
not to forget the tip.
. . .
Karl tells Susan that he’s meeting with a social worker
to do some work on the community bus. She gives him
some sandwiches to keep him awake all night and tells
him it’s been a while since she’s seen him so keen to
Tad is busy eating and asking whether Joel is Sarah’s
boyfriend. Sarah says that he isn’t and Tad says that
if the position’s vacant, he can fill it. Just then,
Karen and Toadie arrives and Sarah tells them about
Tad’s $30 sightseeing trip.
. . .
Later on, Tad tells Toadie that the guy on the train
told him that West Waratah was the closest train station
to Ramsay Street. Tad says that when there was nobody
there, he caught a cab. Sarah reminds them of the $30
and Toadie says that the money will be coming out of
Tad’s allowance. Toadie tells Tad that he’s been told
to look after him and that there’s no prank he can pull
that Toadie won’t already know about himself. He warns
him not to step out of line, or he’ll be straight back
to Tindara. Toadie sends Tad to his room, and Tad says
that he won’t be sleeping on the floor, and that they
can top and tail.
The next morning, Tad is telling Toadie how great
the set-up at number 30 is. Tad asks Toadie if Sarah
is into toyboys, just as the woman herself walks in
and says she can’t believe what she’s hearing. Tad tells
her to eat some breakfast and she says she’ll have toast,
juice and coffee and will go and feed Bob. Tad asks
if Bob’s her boyfriend, but Toadie explains that it’s
the dog. Sarah comes back in and says that Bob’s missing,
since his food hasn’t been touched. They wonder if Mad
Joe Pringle took him.
. . .
Karl gets home and tells Susan how you can never really
appreciate the work that Harold does until you see it
for yourself. Susan tells Karl how fantastic it was
to have the bed to herself and asks when his next shift
is. Karl tells her about a woman with an 11 month old
baby who was suffering from malnutrition and Susan says
that they all underestimate Harold sometimes.
Toadie tells Tad about how Coral’s worried about him
being sent to a detention centre. Tad says he’s done
a few things like smoking, shoplifting, tagging and
stealing a car. Toadie is shocked by the last one and
says that Tad had better hope that Coral has a good
lawyer. Toadie tells Tad it’s no wonder his parents
moved from Colac to Tindara if he caused this much trouble.
Toadie tells Tad that he has work and exams coming up
and he wants to spend time with Karen, so he’d better
stay out of trouble and return home a reformed character.
Toadie says that when he first came to Erinsborough,
he was always in trouble, but Tad says that going to
uni makes him a saint in their family.
. . .
Sarah is telling Madge about Bob going missing, and
Madge tells her to stop worrying and gives her a coffee
on the house. Lou then comes in and Sarah tells him
about Bob, so he promises to keep a look out. Lou then
asks Madge if she wants to get up Portia Grant’s nose
again and they start discussing their entries into the
flying machine competition. He tries to find out about
her entry, but she says it’ll be a surprise.
Tad is offering to go and see Mad Joe, but Sarah and
Toadie warn him to just stay out of trouble. There’s
a knock at the door and it’s Joe again, saying that
Happy hasn’t come back. Sarah accuses him of taking
Bob, but he asks what he’d want with that old buster.
Tad then comes in and gives descriptions of the dogs,
saying he knows where to find them. He says it’ll cost
them, but Sarah grabs him by the neck.
. . .
. . .
Tad brings the dogs in the back door and says they
came running up to him in the garden. Karen wonders
where they were hiding and tells Tad he did a great
job, but next time, he should say something before everyone
kills each other. Joe apologises for shouting at Sarah,
admitting that Happy and Bob look like great friends.
They all decide to cut a hole in the fence so that the
dogs can be together more often, and then Joe propositions
a less-than-impressed Sarah.
. . .
Susan asks Madge to join the parents council, but
she says she hasn’t got the time and she did her bit
when Charlene was at school. Susan starts pleading and
Madge asks why she’s recruiting at this time of year.
Susan admits that Josie Greenwood’s resigned and Madge
recommends Harold instead. Susan says she would ask
him, but he already has enough on his plate. Madge asks
how Karl got on at the clinic last night and Susan tells
her to stop changing the subject…
Karen wonders if Joe will scrub up alright, but Sarah
has her reservations. Lou arrives and is introduced
to Tad. Tad is impressed to hear that Lou owns the pub.
Lou asks Toadie for help to move his flying machine,
but Karen says that she’s spending the afternoon with
Toadie, so Tad offers to help.
Susan arrives home with the shopping and finds Karl
asleep on the sofa. He says he didn’t intend to fall
asleep but he doesn’t have to go to the surgery until
three. She wonders if he’ll cope with all the extra
work he’s taken on and he says he’ll be fine. She tells
him about Josie resigning and about Madge suggesting
Harold, but she says that he’s a little too particular
for the school council. Susan says she’s got in touch
with the newspaper about some publicity for the school.
They decide to hide under the duvet on the sofa.
. . .
. . .
At the Coffee Shop, Karen asks Toadie how he’s coping
with Tad and they both admit they’re suspicious of Tad
agreeing to help Lou with the flying machine. Karen
tells Toadie that she’s still very freaked out about
the flying part of things and that she’s tried Joel’s
visualisation techniques. She says that whenever she
closes her eyes, she sees the ground rushing up towards
her, so he tells her to keep her eyes open.
. . .
Tad is telling Lou to back up the flying machine into
the shed, but he stops paying attention and Lou hits
a rock causing one of the wings to fall off. Lou then
runs the wing over and Tad suddenly notices and Lou
asks Tad what the hell he was doing. Tad scarpers and
Lou says he can’t believe it.
. . .
. . .