Everyone is very stressed so who will ruin Tori and Budget McDreamy’s big day is anyone’s guess.
Christian aka Budget McDreamy is still in the midst of his mid-life crisis after he nearly died, Alf is juggling three jobs, Tori is resisting the temptation to become Bridezilla and Justin loses the plot.
But first and foremost I simply can’t ignore Georgie Parker’s pronunciation of “appreciate” with an emphasis on the “c”. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt since she’s practically Aussie royalty and assume she’s such a pro, her scenes only get shot once.
Back to Justin, who still has plenty of time to ruin his sister’s wedding, unless Budget McDreamy ruins his own wedding first.
Justin is back to his old tricks googling medical centres – writing them down on a piece of paper and hiding it in his pocket – as if he couldn’t possibly remember the names of neighbouring towns Reefton Lakes and Yabbie Creek.
Then he rings them all and uses every excuse in the book, my prescription went through the wash, my dog ate it, it goes on.
He snaps a Ziggy a handful of times, tells her to mind her own business before reaching peak Justin, screaming and smashing his mug.
“I’m stressed,” Justin says.
Naturally he blames Leah’s obsession with finding Susie and subsequent crowd funding to hire a private investigator, plus “he’s got all the wedding stuff on top of that”
But we all know that’s a lie because Tori would know better than not to leave anything to her useless brother.
Anyway Justin gives Ziggy $50… for dinner – like that would pay for more than a pizza – to keep her quiet.
“Do you reckon we could not mention today,” Justin says.
Because one meltdown isn’t enough for this show, Dean – who isn’t even in tonight’s episode – has to get woven into the story.
No one can find him. It’s like a kids book.
He’s not at the beach.
He’s not at the surf club.
He’s at Movie World with Jai and Amber…apparently.
Thankfully Dean’s whereabouts is dropped for the most part, although for anyone on team Ziggy and Dean, Dean is still the cause of some tension between Tane and Ziggy.
While this is going on Jasmine gets a promotion.
“You’re looking at the new nursing manager at the Northern Districts ICU,” she says.
Just minutes after getting the call Jasmine tells Tori and Budget McDreamy (BM) the exiting news, but they already know because it’s Summer Bay.
The most pointless fight ensues between Jas and Tori because Tori is upset Jas didn’t say she was applying.
But BM is there is diffuse – if you can call it that – the situation by yelling at them to get over it because “life’s too short for this stuff”.
At that point Justin runs into the house like he REALLY needs the toilet, but he’s just getting his hidey stash of pills so he can get through an evening of Susie investigation with Leah and John.
It’s been a few hours since Justin’s outburst and Ziggy has decided that $50 isn’t enough the silence the witness and she raises her concerns about Justin with Leah.
Leah confronts her moronic boyfriend but she only gets the blame for it.
“You’re driving me nuts with this Susie crusade,” Justin says.
BM talks to Justin about pain management even though he should be picking up his wedding suit as he sits down for a beer.
But not even shouting BM a drink or dropping “mate” mid sentence gets Justin what he wants, more drugs.
Then Mac appears. She must be back from her bender but she’s back on it pretty quick because Ryder and Chloe have set up their food truck near Salt and there’s a good looking stranger at the bar to go home with.
There’s more yelling between Ryder, Chloe, Mac, Roo and Alf until Ryder backs down and says they’ll move the fan.
Ryder and Chloe are very glum – and not just because John informs them they’ve named their taco truck cockroach in Spanish – but Mac won’t let them set up outside.
It doesn’t occur to anyone that because the truck has wheels, they could put it anywhere.
Next thing they’re set up in the caravan park and we’re told the food is actually good.
“There can hardly be a conflict of interest when you own the place,” Alf says.