Well tonight’s main attraction was definately Roo… as much as her character annoyed me at the start, she is just full of entertainment these days. The episode kicks off with Roo, Sid and Dexter at the farm playing “happy families”. Roo is making breakfast and they all look very settled, lucky Indy and Dexter are used to having their “Mum” switched on them every few months. They seemed to have learnt how to adapt to their fathers instability. Indy comes to collect some books, and Roo suggest that they all have a family dinner. Indy doesn’t look too happy about that, and is clearly still annoyed at Roo for breaking up her Dad and Marilyn. Within a minute everyone has cleared out, and Roo is left all on her lonesome. *sigh*.
Xavier and Kelly struggle with whether or not to tell Gina that they are a little bit ‘more than friends’, and while Kelly wants to be upfront with Gina, Xavier is against telling his Mum. He is worried that once she finds out, she will kick Kelly out of the house and she will be left with nowhere to stay. Or even worse, have to go back to where she came from! Apparantly Xavier really likes this girl (well weve heard that one before), and he can’t stand the thought off being so far away from her. Number one; you barely know this girl, and number two; a few hours drive won’t kill you buddy. Xavier finally works up the courage to tells his Mum, who is surprisingly cool with it and allows Kelly to stay. Apparantly Xavier’s honesty has paid off.
Roo is struggling with her new relationship and sudden family with Sid. She meets Elijah in the diner with a box of mango’s she just bought (strange I know) for the “3 of them”. Marilyn who also happens to be in the diner overhears and quickly mutters “1 of you”, and gives Roo a helpful tip that both Sid and Dexter hate manog’s. Not such a good idea. Roo comes up with a better plan, organising a romantic evening on the Blaxland for her and Sid. She goes to a lot of trouble, Romeo sets up the boat, Colleen makes a picnic basket, and just as she is on her way there Sid phones and tells her he has to work a double shift and cant make it. Poor Roo.
After a night at the farm watching Dexter and April all over each other, Dexter freaking out about the weird smell in the house (and Roo shouting ok I hid a box of mango’s in the pantry), and then the final kick in the guts of April giving her “tips” on how to cook a roast, well it’s no wonder she has had enough. By the time Sid gets home, Roo has packed up her suitcase and tells him that it’s too early for her to become a housewife. Good on ya Roo!
On the upside, the romantic date that Roo had planned got to be used by Romeo and Indy. Romeo actually did a really nice job of setting it up, with a private table, champagne and candles on a secluded part of the beach. Very romantic. The two have a lovely time, and Indy even forgives Roo after she sees how much effort she put in for her Dad. The best part about it; Romeo has a idea for the business to start up ‘Romantic Dinner Cruises’. Sounds like a winner to me.
Tomorrow Night – Heath is released on bail, Roo makes a decision about her living arrangements, and Charlie realises how much she cares for Brax, and just how involved in the River Boys he actually is.