Magic Moments > 2001 > The 2001 Season Premiere Episode 3681
Written by Patrick Edgeworth, Directed by Robert Meillon
warns Dee that she and Darcy should just stay as friends,
but Dee says that she wants more than that. Lou tells Lance
and Toadie that his eviction threat is real, but Toadie says
that they’ll fight it...
the pub, Toadie is serving someone when Lou appears to talk
about the state of the house. Toadie says that they can only
discuss it when Lance and Joel are present. Lance and Allana
walk in and realise that Toadie might need some back-up. Lance
watches them argue, and decides that they should leave. Allana
says that they can’t go to her place, as it’s not a good time.
She says tomorrow night would be better, and they leave as
Susan comes in. Lou tells her he’s got a few minor problems,
and Susan asks if it’s anything to do with his threats to
evict the boys. He says he’s not going to, he’s just teaching
them a lesson.
number 32, Tess is looking at her horoscope, which says she’s
going on a long journey. Dee says that’s amazing, as Tess
will be cruising the Whitsundays soon. Tess then explains
that the travel agents went bust so she’s lost her holiday.
Dee says that she could try re-booking with someone else,
but Tess says she has no chance in the middle of the school
holidays, and her only hope now is to win the lottery.
is going through the mail, and finds that the tickets to the
dinner dance have arrived, and there are some for Darcy too.
He says that he’s hoping that Alice is going to come down
too. Darcy asks Susan what Lassiter’s is like, but Karl insists
that they stay at number 28, not realising that they want
to spend some time alone. Susan recommends a few others hotels,
and Karl still doesn’t get the point. Darcy goes off to make
some calls, and Susan tells Karl that he can be really thick
arrives back at number 30 with a pizza, and tells Allana that
he’s the only sane one in the house, the only one who’s worried
about getting evicted. He says that it could easily be all
sorted out if they just sit down and talk to Lou. He then
asks Allana what she would do in his position. She claims
that it would never happen, as her landlord is her flatmate’s
boyfriend. He mentions that she told him that her flatmate
had just split up from her boyfriend, so Allana quickly says
that the landlord is the boyfriend of her other flatmate.
He starts to get suspicious and asks her how many flatmates
she has and why it sometimes seems like she’s the only one
home. She changes the subject, asking what he wants for dinner
the following night, saying that she’ll make dessert a surprise.
number 28, Susan is still trying to think of places for Darcy
and Alice to stay, and Karl tells her to stop trying to engineer
romance for them. Darcy appears and says that Alice wasn’t
home, so he left a message for her. He hopes that this time
apart will help things. Karl suggests that they simply talk
things through, but Susan says that they never do that, they
just fight and play Monopoly.
the pub, Lou is trying to discuss the house situation with
Toadie. Toadie is being awkward about it, and says he won’t
discuss it without Joel and Lance present. Lou goes into his
office and chuckles to himself.
arrives home and tells Lance how he’s got the upper hand over
Lou. Lance suggests that they just try to communicate, because
otherwise they’ll end up homeless. Toadie says that they need
to show a united front, as they have tenant’s rights. Lance
is very unenthusiastic about it all.
next morning, Karl and Susan are having breakfast and she
is trying to suggest some activities for the day. He says
he doesn’t want to do anything, but she tells him he should
start on his father of the bride speech. She then tells him
to make the coffee.
arrives outside number 30 and Lance and Toadie block him,
saying he can’t enter without their invitation. Toadie says
that he’ll be breaking the law if he doesn’t give them 24
hours notice. Lou tries to explain that he’s their friend,
but Toadie tells him that he has to go through the proper
procedures if he wants to evict them. Lou tells them that
this means war.
sees Tess in the Coffee Shop and she tells him about her holiday,
before leaving. Lou arrives and explains what’s going on with
Toadie. Karl says he’s about to start writing his speech,
and Lou tells him he’s going to get in contact with his lawyer.
the hospital, Darcy asks Dee if she’s going to the dance.
She says she has nobody to go with, and he says he’s going
with Karl and Susan. She suggests that she go with them to
make up a foursome, but he says that Alice called him earlier
and she’ll be coming down. He thanks Dee for helping him to
work through his relationship problems.
and Libby arrive home, complaining about the heat. Libby tells
Karl that Ron will be out of hospital tomorrow and will be
fine for the wedding. Libby says she’s got to go to work,
she’s working on a story at the prison. Karl is worried, but
Libby says that this story could be her big break. She tells
them that it’s at a minimum security prison and that it’s
about a former jewel thief, Kev Kelly, who’s now gone straight.
number 30, Lance and Toadie are thinking about asking Lou
for air-conditioning, just to see the look on his face. Lance
asks Toadie for help with a big gardening job, and they eventually
do a deal. Allana comes in from the pool, while Lance goes
to get ready for work. Allana apologises to Toadie for snapping
at him when he mentioned Clementine. She says she has a bit
of a rivalry with her sister, and she also has been known
to play a few practical jokes. Allana suggests that the four
of them catch a movie together.
is on the phone to Alice, who says she can’t come to the dance
as her sister’s visiting. He explains to Dee, and asks her
if her offer’s still open.
number 32, Dee is asking Tess if she should accept the offer
from Darcy. She says she really wants to go, and doesn’t stop
talking until Tess shouts at her. She tells her if she wants
to go, just go.
finishes writing up her questions for the interview at the
prison. Susan asks if Libby believes that the guy is reformed,
and she says she wouldn’t interview him if she didn’t believe
in the story. Darcy gets home and explains that Alice can’t
come to the dance, so he’s asked Dee instead, he’s just not
sure if it’s appropriate. He asks Libby for her opinion, and
she says that there’ll be four of them, and it’s a work function.
the pub, Lou is on the phone to his lawyer. Meanwhile, Dee
and Tess are discussing her holiday problems. Lou appears
and says that if the boys at number 30 want to play hardball,
then he’s their man.
and Toadie are on their gardening job, and Toadie says that
Allana’s place is just around the corner, so he should drop
in there. Lance explains that Allana’s flatmates don’t like
people dropping in, and Toadie accuses Lance of being scared.
Lance finally agrees to go round there.
and Karl arrive at the pub with Darcy, and they meet up with
Tess and Dee. Susan and Dee discuss dresses for the dance,
and Dee says she saw a gorgeous one in a shop, but it would
cost three weeks’ pay and the shop was shut. She says she’s
going to go back to have another look anyway. Tess tries to
put her off, but realises that she’s fighting a losing battle
and asks why Dee’s trying so hard for a work function, before
glancing over at Darcy.
and Toadie arrive at Allana’s house and they start knocking
on the door. Just then, Allana appears from the street and
shouts at them, asking what they’re doing there. The door
then opens, and Allana screams at them not to go in…
The 2001 Season Premiere was originally scheduled to be Episode
3671, but a last minute schedule change by Network
Ten meant that this episode was the first one screened