Well tonight we had another big episode featuring the Braxton brothers…Heath is charged with possession and released on bail tonight, and as usual is being his charming self. He strolls into the diner, and no one in the town looks pleased to see him out of jail. Ruby and Casey freak out when they see him, with Ruby running straight to Charlie, and Casey running straight to Brax. Ruby is worried about her mother now that Heath is out, and is scared about what he might do to her if he finds out about her relationship with Brax. Charlie assures her daughter that she is taking care of it, and nothing is going to happen to her. Casey has a similar conversation with Brax, and he warns his little brother that this is why he doesn;t want him involvedc in any of this.
Roo has gone missing after she walked out on Sid, and when Alf finds out he does the ring around, but she is nowhere to be found. Marilyn overhears that she and Sid have had a falling out, and instead of jumping for joy like most normal people would, she actually feels sorry for Roo? Marilyn seems to be abck to her bubbly self, and has appeared to have moved on with her life. Roo finally turns up after spending the night in a motel (why does she not just tell Indy to suck it up, and go back to her own place I don’t know), and Morag informs everyone that she is going back to the city. Which means, Roo can move into the spare room at the Summer Bay house, with her Dad and Marilyn and Miles. Awkward set up, lets see how long that lasts hey?
Morag has a warning talk with step-daughter Charlie about her career and her relationship with Brax. Charlie explains that she knows all this, and has thought of all the scenarios. But apparantly she is in love with Brax. Oh dear, something tells me this is going to change everything. Leah also has a talk with Charlie, telling her that both she and Ruby are terrified of the river boys finding out. Charlie learns that Liam was bashed, but is too afraid to go to the cops about it. Surely she must be starting to see everyones point now? Charlie speaks to Brax, and he assures her that is he thought that she or her family were in danger Heath wouldn’t be out of jail. The two agree that they need to lay low for a while, but Brax tells Charlie that nothing is going to keep them apart…. Aww. Casey also has a change of heart, pushing (and by pushing, I mean physically pushing) Ruby out of his house. Apparantly because of Charlie and Brax’s relationship, them seeing each other is a bad idea. Casey clearly doesn’t want Ruby anywhere near this one. In quite possibly the most awkward scene ever, the two stand leaning against opposite sides of a glass door staring at each other all upset.
Back at the police station, the Inspector informs Charlie that they have had a major breakthrough in the drugs case. One of the River Boys has cooperated and given them the leader and where the money has been laundered. ‘Great’ says Charlie, that is until she steps out of her office and sees who it is they are dragging in. Yes, you guessed it; Brax. The insepctor wants Charlie to sit in on the interview ‘If it wasn’t for you we would never have nailed him’. Charlie agrees, but looks like she is about ot be sick the whole time. The interview doesn’t get far as Brax is quite tricky, but he doesn’t deny anything either. Charlie turns a whiter shade of pale when she realises the warnings everyone has been giving her just might be true after all.
Charlie and Brax have another meet up after the interview, and Charlie is less than impressed. She asks Brax straight out if he his laundering drug money into the restaraunt, and when he says is she asking as a cop or as his girlfriend, she realises the mistake she has made. She tells him what an idiot she has been, and that it’s her own fault for falling in love with him. He tells her he is in love with her too, but Charlie says that it is just not enough. Poor Charlie, why are ALL her relationships such a mess all the time? Every single one just seems to end in a trainwreck, and if the promos for next week are anythign to go by, it’s only going to get worse for her. Yes, even though she was reckless in all of this, I still feel quite sorry for her? And I do like the Charlie/Brax relationship… I am quite torn over this whole situation… :S
Next Week – Brax is upset that Charlie has walked away from their relationship, Ruby tells her Mum that if she is in love with Brax; surely they can make it work, and when Charlie goes to patch things up she finds Brax in bed with Tegan. Poor, poor Charlie.